“Carole Lombard died in a plane crash near Las Vegas, on TWA Flight 3, returning from a War Bonds tour. At her peak, she earned $500,000 a year, roughly $8,000,000.00 in today's money.
After her death, Clark Gable joined the Army Air Corps and flew 5 missions. Like so many veterans, he returned from the war a prematurely aged man. Despite two later marriages, he asked to be buried alongside Carole Lombard.
Comparing Carole Lombard to Marilyn Monroe is comparing apples to oranges. Lombard has to be seen in the context of her times and movies and costars. The movie that defines her may be "My Man Godfrey," a silly piece of froth that still is very funny but has darker elements that resonate in today's economic hard times. . Her costar was William Powell, her ex-husband, and an astonishingly good actor. His drunk scene alone is remarkable. Watch it free on www.archive.org”
“Time and again, newspapers are surprised when a nurse is announced as a beneficiary, or sometimes the sole beneficiary of a will.
Hey, that's one of the perks of being a private nurse. :Perhaps the best reason for taking such a disagreeable job.
Private nurses historically have benefitted from the wills of the rich and reclusive. Nothing wicked there.. The nurse is olften the old and lonely person's last connection with the world.”
Seeker1014 on Oct 6, 2012 at 02:44:43
“Oh, if only the FAMILY took more time out of their lives to visit and/or help out with something that she may have needed help with. I have a cousin that works in a nursing home and she said about one third never have visitors from anyone. Did none of her family ever check in on her$ They should be ashamed of themselves. There is no way (unless court ordered I guess but try to find a loophole somewhere) if I were the nurse or the doctor's families I would give thoe gifts back. They saw her more than her own family and besides, gifts are gifts. You don't give them back unless your attorney is not even in the same league as theirs. That could be a problem. And, now you have to resort to Plan B. Always have a Plan B. I say, sell everything, liquidate all papers, then make donations to places like St. Judes, Children's homes, Women's shelters, and more. Do something with it that will make a difference.”
“When the US Supreme Court opened up the asylums and let out the mentally ill (O'Connor v. Donaldson, 422 U.S. 563 (1975), many of them went out into the street. The rest wound up in state legislatures.”
“Jordan performs the function of a buffer state, neutralizing the fever pitch of neighboring politics. Under the King, it is a stable, if not democratic society, carefully walking the tight rope of Middle East tensions; something like Spain during the Second World War, holding both the Allies and the Axis at arm's length. International politics require the services of such neutral countries, loved by no one, courted by everyone.”
“It's not going to work. They'll be too distracting. Perhaps they might use that distraction to advantage though: as lecturers and motivational speakers. They should also start a writing career.”
geewilikers on Oct 5, 2012 at 09:58:15
“Actually kids are more accepting sometimes than adults after you explain what is going on. We have had special ed teachers in wheel chairs and with other impairments and the kids handle that very well if the teachers have good rapport and really care about the students.”
“NEw Orleans may have different rules:
1. Louisiana is still partly governed by the Napoleonic Code; perhaps it's allowed there.
2. British barristers(QCs) can work for either side; they're the Crown Prosecutors as well as attorneys for the accused (and they are also the judges!) Perhaps New Orleans allows prosecutors to take on private clients as well. The city is so corrupt, rotten and weird it would be no surprise. .”
“They won't get a thing with these little brush fires. They need Walter Reuther, Samuel Gompers, Big Bill Haywood and John L. Lewis.”
ts1945 on Oct 3, 2012 at 11:45:48
“I would suggest you actually read what these men had to say, which was that an employees first obligation is to see to it that the company makes a profit. If it doesn't then there are no jobs for anyone”
“Best kidnapping movie ever: The Japanese movie made from an Ed McBain novel:
"High and Low" (天国と地獄 "Heaven and Hell") a 1963 film directed by Akira Kurosawa, starring Toshiro Mifune, Tatsuya Nakadai and Kyōko Kagawa. It was loosely based on "King's Ransom", an 87th Precinct police procedural by Ed McBain”
“Doesn't this come under the provisions of the Superfund?
The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (CERCLA), was a federal law designed to clean up sites contaminated with hazardous substances.
Superfund created the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), and it provides broad federal authority to clean up releases or threatened releases of hazardous substances that may endanger public health or the environment. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is supposed to identify parties responsible for contamination of sites and compel the parties to clean up the sites. Where responsible parties cannot be found, the Agency is authorized to clean up sites itself, using a special trust fund.”
kwyang on Oct 2, 2012 at 19:15:29
“The Superfund doesn't clean up individual meth houses. It's meant to clean up industrial scale environmental disasters.”
metusmetu on Oct 2, 2012 at 18:44:32
“Hey BB Woof, get the word to these people, and help them out! I'm sure they could use it! Very good of you to remember something like that.”
Roger Funk on Oct 2, 2012 at 17:23:25
“Yeah your probably right but if you dont know than nothing you can do. Knowledge is power...”
Roger Funk on Oct 2, 2012 at 17:22:42
“That might be correct. But if you don't know it than nothing you can do...”
“"Rebecca"'s author, Daphne Du Maurier, was one of Alfred Hitchcock's favorite writers. This sounds like a Hitchcock movie and/or an old-fashioned publicity stunt. Either way, it's worked: we now know there's a gothic musical based on "Rebecca." What's next? A minstrel show based on "Gone With The Wind"?”
David Amaya on Oct 2, 2012 at 14:01:56
“Well Broadway had a musical version of "Debbie Does Dallas" so that is no longer considered far fetched idea”