“I, The Jury” – The Prologue [Part 0] [An Original Online Series]

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“Whoever we are … Wherever we reside … We exist on the whim of murderers …”— Miles Davis, “The Rock”


An original online series based on characters and situations from the Vampire trilogy “The Endless Night” by H. P. Lovelace; dedicated to Mickey Spillane, his Mike Hammer, and the original, his “I, The Jury”. So, if you’re looking for Sherlock Holmes, Perry Mason, Nero Wolf, et al, you’d best look elsewhere. Mickey Spillane … dead … but not forgotten … never …


Series starts January 08, 2011

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The Endless Night, The First 16 Pages – [an excerpt from IUP, Book 01]

Poisen Elves
Be careful what you wish for … sometimes you get it

Click on the image of Jenny Miller, Mondo’s BFF, to read the pages … Enjoy … :)


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WWE WWF Raw Magazine March 1999 -- Debra, Chyna, Sable on the cover

WWE WWF Raw Magazine March 1999 — Debra, Chyna, Sable on the cover

No captions needed, one provided anyways – Debra, Debra, & even more Debra!!!

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Self-Defense Quote for the Day, Tuesday September 16, 2014

“If violent crime is to be curbed, it is only the intended victim who can do it. The felon does not fear the police, and he fears neither judge nor jury. Therefore, what he must be taught to fear is his victim.” — Lt. Col. Jeff Cooper, USKMA

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Krav Maga-USKMA Law Enforcement Training, Shades of “Babe Ruth” Better and “Killer” Keith

The USKMA is a nationally recognized certifying body for Law Enforcement instructors.

Krav Maga is the world’s most battle tested self-defense system, and it is very adaptable for law enforcement. Obviously, law enforcement officers are held to a higher standard concerning use of force, and may need to have different end games in mind compared to the average citizen protecting himself. Our training will cover the use of force and response to resistance from the law enforcement perspective, and we will cover articulating responses to resistance for reporting and testimony. As you know, every fight a law enforcement officer engages in should ideally end with a handcuffed suspect(s). Part of our adaptation for law enforcement includes arrest and control techniques created around our combatives and concepts. We believe that an officer properly trained can end violent encounters safely and quickly, and using such concepts, he/she can often gain control of suspects before they have a chance to violently resist. The USKMA is a nationally recognized certifying body for Law Enforcement.

Original Source: http://www.hahnextremefitness.com/

USKMA – choke from the front

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Dr Zimmerman’s Tuesday Tip — The Wonder of Gratitude

“You’ve never met an ungrateful person who was happy, nor have you ever met a grateful person who was unhappy.” — Zig Ziglar, author of “See You At The Top”


Gratitude leads to happinessZiglar is right. Happiness and gratefulness go hand in hand.

But I’ll even take it a step further. Business success and gratefulness go hand in hand. Over the years, I’ve had the privilege of working with hundreds of organizations and I can say unequivocally that the most successful businesses are extremely grateful for their customers. They know they couldn’t survive a week without them and so their gratefulness is evident in everything they say to and do with their customers.

By contrast, the struggling companies I’ve encountered tend to be the ones that are also struggling with their lack of gratefulness. They complain about the ever-increasing expectations of their external customers and their internal customers. Not smart!

If you truly want to be thoroughly happy and incredibly successful on and off the job, I’ll show you exactly how to do that in my upcoming book, “The Payoff Principle: Discover the 3 Secrets for Getting What You Want Out of Life and Work.” In fact, you can get a sneak peek by clicking the link above.

For the moment, here are three reminders to help you become more grateful. Trust me. It will be good for your heart and soul as well as your business and relationships.

1. Remind yourself: Gratefulness precedes greatness.

In her powerful book, “8 to Great: The Powerful Process for Positive Change,” author MK Mueller recommends “Gratitude Homework.” She advises all of us to write out three things every day for which we are grateful in the last 24 hours. And no repeats on your upcoming lists. It can be a little challenging, I know, but it’s also amazing how great this makes you feel!

If that sounds like a silly exercise, let me ask you a question. Do you feel better when you are dwelling on what you don’t have? Or do you feel better when you’re thinking about what you are thankful for? Of course the latter.

As Mueller puts it, “Ever notice how people with lots of love, support, health, and wealth in their lives seem to be really grateful? Which do you think came first, the success or the gratitude?”

Gratefulness precedes greatness.

2. Remind yourself: You can always find something to be grateful for.

Even if it’s a dead seagull.

Max Lucado reminded me of that when he wrote “In The Eye of the Storm.” He related the story of “The Man Who Thanked the Sea Gulls” or “An Old Guy And A Bucket Of Shrimp.”

Every Friday evening when the sun was starting to dip into the blue ocean, Old Ed would come strolling along the beach, clutching a bucket of shrimp in his bony hand. Everybody is gone, except a few joggers on the beach and Ed is alone with his thoughts … and his bucket of shrimp.

Before long, however, a thousand white dots come screeching and squawking, winging their way toward the old man. Dozens of seagulls have enveloped him, their wings fluttering and flapping wildly. Ed stands there tossing shrimp to the hungry birds. As he does, if you listen closely, you could have heard him say with a smile, “Thank you. Thank you.”

In a few minutes the bucket is empty. But Ed doesn’t leave. He stands there lost in thought, as though transported to another time and place. When he finally turns around and begins to walk back toward the beach, a few of the birds hop along the pier with him until he gets to the stairs, and then they, too, fly away. And Old Ed quietly makes his way down to the end of the beach and on home.

If you were sitting there on the pier and watching him, you probably would have thought the old man was “out of it.” Indeed, that’s what many of the Florida folks near him thought.

That’s too bad. They would have done well … as we all would … if they had known him better. After all, he was teaching a great lesson on gratefulness … that you can always find something to be grateful for.

But now … the rest of the story. Old Ed’s full name was Eddie Rickenbacker, a famous hero back in World War II. On one of his flying missions across the Pacific, he and his seven-member crew went down. Miraculously, all of the men survived, crawled out of their plane, and climbed into a life raft.

Captain Rickenbacker and his crew floated for days on the rough waters of the Pacific. They fought the sun. They fought sharks. Most of all, they fought hunger. By the eighth day their rations ran out and they were hundreds of miles from land and no one knew where they were.

They needed a miracle. That afternoon they had a simple devotional service and prayed for a miracle. Afterwards, Eddie leaned back and pulled his military cap over his nose. Suddenly, Eddie felt something land on the top of his cap. It was a seagull!

Old Ed later described how he sat perfectly still and with the flash of his hand, he managed to grab the gull. He wrung its neck, tore off the feathers, and made a very slight meal for his team of eight men. They used the intestines for bait, caught some fish, which gave them more food and more bait, a cycle they continued until they were rescued after 24 days at sea.

Eddie Rickenbacker lived many years beyond that ordeal, but he never forgot the sacrifice of that first life-saving seagull. And he never stopped saying, “Thank you.” That’s why every Friday night he would walk the beach with a bucket full of shrimp and a heart full of gratitude.

Interestingly enough, Eddie went on to become the founder and CEO of Eastern Airlines … something I suspect he never would have done if he had left his Pacific Ocean ordeal with bitterness instead of gratefulness.

3. Remind yourself: You can turn your gratefulness into a gift for others.

That’s what Ginny is doing. She’s in her 90′s, with terminal cancer, but decided to forgo treatment. Instead she has decided to spend her remaining energy and remaining days giving to others. In particular, she’s so grateful for the gift of reading that she once received that she is doing everything she can to pass the gift of reading to others.

She’s become a big part of the Little Libraries movement sweeping across the country and around the world. You’ll see her sitting in her red jacket next to the Little Library Chalet. Initially she was concerned people would contribute books but no one would take any. But that’s not how it worked out.

Ginny’s gratefulness is catching on. As Dr. Sally Webb recently wrote me, “I was driving down Vine Street today and noticed a new little library. I turned around and went back. I went through it and found a book I had not read and took it. And of course I’ll return it after I read it and contribute more books.”

Take time to experience gratefulness. Now. You can always find something to be grateful for, and chances are, your gratefulness will light a spark of gratitude in someone else.

What are three things for which you are grateful today? And find another three things tomorrow, and the day after, forever.

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Quote for the Day, Saturday September 13, 2014

“There are no strangers here; Only friends you haven’t yet met.” — William Butler Yeats

Read more at http://www.brainyquote.com

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Quotes for the Day, Wednesday September 10, 2014

“You never know the depth of your passion until you play with yourself.” ~ Morrie (DQVIII)


“How can something that looks so good, hurt so bad?” April Hunter, pro-wrestler

April Hunter


DDP (Diamond Dallas Page) worked for WWE for a bit.. I remember in a shoot interview with him, he never understood why he got the stalker gimmick following Undertaker’s wife. He said something along the lines of “why would I stalk another man’s wife? Have you seen mine?”

A lot of fans were asking the same question. Ms. Page (Kimberly Page, The Diamond Doll, the hottest woman who have never worked for WWF/WWE) was the kind of woman who gave you an insta-boner. I mean, most of the time, you know when one is coming on. But by the time she’s out there, it skips the whole ‘blood-rushing south’ stage and it just stands at attention.

Taker’s wife [at the time] as no Ms. Page. And let’s just say closeups were never her friend.

I’m The Offseason. Everyone sees me eventually.

Kimberly Page #1 Kimberly Page #2 Kimberly Page #3 Kimberly Page #4 Kimberly Page #5

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Dr Zimmerman’s Tuesday Tip — Laugh Your Way to Success!

“Gentlemen, why don’t you laugh? With the fearful strain that is upon me day and night, if I did not laugh I should die, and you need this medicine as much as I do.”

Abraham Lincoln, during the Civil War

Even though many people refer to me as a motivational speaker, I keep on going to various motivational programs myself. I want to keep on learning and keep on improving.

At one event, the motivational speaker on stage got me so excited that I had chills running up and down my spine. He convinced me that I could be anything or do anything I wanted. According to him, I was Superman!

I left the presentation, feeling ten-feet tall, to get on a plane, and sat in my assigned seat. The gracious flight attendant with a delightful smile walked up to me and asked me to buckle my seat belt. I politely responded, “No, you don’t understand. I’m Superman and Superman doesn’t need a seat belt.”

The first thing to go was the flight attendant’s smile. In a very firm voice she replied, “And Superman doesn’t need a plane either. Now buckle up your seat belt!”

Of course, I’m teasing. That didn’t really happen. But I have learned that everyone has problems, even though most people don’t have all the skills they need to prevent or resolve all their problems. That’s part of the reason I wrote my new book, “The Payoff Principle: Discover The 3 Secrets For Getting What You Want Out Of Life And Work.” If you’d like a sneak peak at the content, click here. The book itself will be released later this year.

For today’s “Tuesday Tip,” however, let me suggest that one of the most important skills you need to have to help you through the tough times is a sense of humor. And you can develop or improve your sense of humor by doing the following.

Laugh your way to success

Resist the urge to strike back.

When life is difficult, we often feel the urge to make life difficult for someone else. If, for example, your plane is late, you might almost automatically strike out at the airline agent. Typically that is neither smart nor effective.

So fight the urge to be bad just because you’re in the midst of a bad situation or around a bad person.

For example, one of my top ten heroes in all of world history is Winston Churchill. He was an incredible leader that helped prevent the world from falling into Hitler’s Nazi horror. However, Churchill was also known to use humor to strike out at his critics.

At one dinner party where he had had too much to drink, a woman said, “Mr. Churchill, you’re drunk.” To which he replied, “And Madam, you’re ugly. The difference is tomorrow I’ll be sober.”

The right thing to say? You decide.

After World War II, while Churchill was still the Prime Minister in England, he was seated in a large conference hall attending a meeting. A couple of rows behind him he could hear two people whispering, “You know, they say Churchill is getting senile. He’s too old for the job. He’s doing more harm than good for England. He should step aside and let a younger person run the country.”

When the meeting was over, Churchill walked back to those two whispering folks, stepped into their aisle, and said, “They also say he’s deaf.”

I know that it’s easier to say “resist the urge to fight back” than actually do it. So this what I recommend … a 3-step process that reduces your stress and improves your effectiveness … all by using your sense of humor appropriately. You need to SEE the facts, ACCEPT the facts, and WORK with the facts.

1. SEE the facts.

When troubles hit, most of us replay the scenarios in our heads over and over again. We even dream up things that aren’t happening or imply motives in other people that they don’t have. We get stuck in a destructive fantasy world.

Stop it!

Instead, get your facts straight, first. SEE the facts for what they really are, not your trumped up and over-personalized interpretations of the facts.

A new naval military commander had to learn this skill. On his first mission where he was in charge of a huge battle, he was nervous because it was a dark foggy night. In the horizon, however, he saw a light in the distance and immediately realized they were on course for an impending head-on collision. So he sent a message telling the other person to turn ten degrees to the north. The other person replied by telling him to turn ten degrees to the south.

This annoyed the commander, so he decided to pull rank. He signaled, “I am the commander of a U.S. military battleship. TURN ten degrees to the north.” The other person replied, “YOU turn ten degrees to the south. I am the keeper of a lighthouse.”

Once the commander could SEE the facts, and indeed have somewhat of a sense of humor about it all, the problem was resolved.

2. ACCEPT the facts.

We can all wish certain things in our jobs, our lives, and our relationships aren’t the way they are. But wishing doesn’t do you much good. Wishing doesn’t change anything.

But ACCEPTING the facts gives you a chance to let go of your unrealistic fantasies and get on with your life, with a bit of humor to help you through those less-than-desirable situations.

When the legendary comedians Bob Hope and George Burns were in their 80′s and 90′s, their ability to accept the facts of getting older allowed them to keep on working and enjoying every day … even though their physical bodies had some challenges.

For example, one time Burns was teasing Hope, saying that Hope was getting senile. Hope replied by saying he had checked with his doctor, who told him there were four signs of senility and that he didn’t have any of the signs. The first sign was forgetting names. The second sign was forgetting faces. The third sign was forgetting to zip up. Burns asked what the fourth sign was. Hope said, “Forgetting to zip down.”

What an answer! So much better than some folks who spend most of their time talking about what’s wrong with their bodies and how awful they feel. In Florida, where I have one of my national offices, we call that an “organ recital.” They would be much better off learning to ACCEPT the facts with a sense of humor like Hope and Burns did.

It’s one of the skills I teach in my ever-so-popular program called “Take This Job and Love It! Managing Stress and Balancing Life … On and Off the Job.” You can check it out by here, or give me a call if you’d like to discuss how this program could fit into one of your future meetings.

Finally, in the process of developing your sense of humor…

3. WORK with the facts.

You’ve only got what you’ve got. So forget the if-only’s. “If only I had a different job, a better boss, a kinder spouse, a nicer house, a stronger education, a healthier body, or whatever.” You’ve got what you’ve got. So learn to WORK with it, applying a bit of humor at the same time.

It’s like the young man who married a woman who’s father owned a very large and profitable business. Once the two were married, the father took his new son-in-law aside and said, “To welcome you into the family, to show you how much we care about you, I’m making you a 50% owner of the business. All you have to do is go to the factory every day and make sure everything is working well.”

The young man said, “Dad, I hate factories. They’re dirty, noisy, and smelly. That’s not for me.”

So his father-in-law said, “Okay, you’re still a 50% owner of the business. Just go into the office each day, sit behind one of the desks, and glance through the paperwork to see if everything is in order.”

But the young man replied, “I hate offices. I can’t be stuck behind a desk eight hours a day.”

“I just made you 50% owner of the business, but you hate factories and you hate offices,” responded the father-in-law. “What am I going to do with you?”

The young man said, “Buy me out.”

As much as the father-in-law might have wished the young man was more appreciative or cooperative, he was still stuck with the young man’s attitude. And the same is true for all of us. As much as we might wish things were different or people were different, we must learn to WORK with what we have … which is another great time to engage your sense of humor.

Without trivializing any of our challenges in life or at work, you’ll do much better when you engage your sense of humor.

Where do you have the most difficulty? Seeing the facts, accepting the facts, or working with the facts?

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Boeing’s New Laser Decimates Drones Even in Foggy Conditions


Boeing’s New Laser Decimates Drones Even in Foggy Conditions

If you’re wary of an impending drone invasion and your usual headgear consists of a homemade tinfoil hat – worry no longer. Boeing has got you covered.

The aerospace giant recently conducted testing on its High Energy Laser Mobile Demonstrator (HEL MD) against aerial targets at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida. And we’re pleased to say it works, quite well.

Effectively, the HEL MD is a giant high-energy laser outfitted atop a 500-horsepower Oshkosh 8×8 tactical vehicle. In its most recent testing, Boeing focused its 10-kilowatt laser on more than 150 airborne bogeys, which included both mortars and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Inducing a high level of heat on contact, the laser system burns the target until it either blows up – in the case of the mortars – or crashes.

RELATED: See Photos of the 2008 Oshkosh Sand Cat

However, according to Wired, Boeing confirms its next step will be to install a more potent 50- or 60-kilowatt laser on the HEL MD in order to combat larger threats, which will vary but are bound to include rockets, missiles, artillery, and full-size drones. The HEL MD tracks and engages its targets through a state-of-the-art infrared targeting system.

The brute sources power from a 60kW diesel generator, which spools energy to a bank of lithium ion batteries, giving the HEL MD a feasibly endless supply of drone-zapping laser power … so long as the operators pack a few diesel jerrycans.

Considering its highly mobile base, the HEL MD should prove to be an incredibly valuable defensive weapon on the battlefields of tomorrow.

RELATED: See Photos of the 2014 Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG 6×6

Original Source: https://autos.yahoo.com/news/boeing-laser-decimates-drones-even-foggy-conditions-143025253.html

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Voluptuous would be an understatement when describing the incredibly-endowed June Wilkinson whose va-va-voom 43-22-37 contours filled out a 5′ 6″ frame that rivaled Jayne Mansfield and Mamie Van Doren during the heyday of the pneumatic blonde bombshell. Of the titillating, top-heavy trio, June wound up a distant third in film popularity but has to be acknowledged and complimented for her continued perseverance in a tough business. Still seen around town here and there broaching age 70, June was one of the most popular cheesecake models lensed nationally during the late 1950s and early 1960s.
 The British-born stunner was born on March 27, 1940 in Essex, England and wasted little time. Intially trained in dance (Sussex School of Dancing) to become a ballerina, she was performing on stage from age 12. The one-time brunette began as a topless dancer at age 15 and joined the legendary Windmill Theatre in London as a fan dancer in 1957. Discovered by Hugh M. Hefner within a short time, June came to America and first appeared in Playboy magazine in September 1958. Hefner rather unimaginatively but appropriately dubbed her “The Bosom.” The tag stuck and enhanced her eventual transformation from a stunning brunette to platinum blonde in 1960. A sensation on the pages of Playboy, she appeared again in both August 1959 and November 1960, and in several other issues over the years, although she would never become an official “Playmate.”
 The uninhibited June took her “Playboy” publicity and ran with it. She started appearing in scores of girlie magazines and newspapers from 1958-1970, like fellow pneumatics Mansfield and Van Doren, June vied for attention in films. Under contract to Seven Arts, her attempt at movie stardom, however, fell flat (sorry). After being unbilled in such lowgrade films as Thunder in the Sun (1959) and The Immoral Mr. Teas (1959) (here she appeared faceless as a topless figure called “Torso”), she was showcased in Career Girl (1960), the tale of a girl trying to make it in Hollywood. With such lurid tag lines as “June is bustin’ out all over!” promoting her pictures, one need not be a rocket scientist to see where her film career was headed. Subsequent romps in “Golden Age” turkeys like The Private Lives of Adam and Eve (1960), Macumba Love (1960) (her best known), and The Continental Twist (1961) sealed her fate as a serious movie actress.
 June, however, kept her name alive throughout the 1960s and 1970s in nightclubs (notably as a sexy foil to Spike Jones), and on the live stage in such sex comedy teasers as “Three in a Bedroom,” “The Ninety-Day Mistress” and “Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?” via the dinner theater and Las Vegas hotel circuits. Her most successful vehicle was in “Pajama Tops,” a show which amplified her still-gorgeous figure as well as her comedy timing. She returned to this well-received show quite frequently for decades and took it briefly to Broadway in 1963. She also appeared glamorously in such TV shows as “Batman,” as the villainess Evilina, and “The Doris Day Show.” In 1972, June married Dan Pastorini, the NFL quarterback for the Houston Oilers and L.A. Rams, who was known for his playboy-like reputation. He sometimes appeared as an actor in films and TV, and the couple appeared together in the film The Florida Connection (1974). They had a daughter, Brahna, before divorcing ten years later.
 A savvy, health-conscious businesswoman, her later projects have included running a successful string of fitness centers in Canada, hosting the Encore cable show “The Directors” in which she interviews filmmakers, and a historical fashion show called “Glamour’s First 5000 Years.” June recently made a rare film appearance in the low budget western Three Bad Men (2005) with George Kennedy. 

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Gary Brumburgh

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No narrative on my part is necessary, whatsoever. Enjoy!!!

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