60 Minutes Australia

 

  1. 60 Minutes Australia :- Katie’s Revenge
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      • Chances are you will find this story incredibly hard to believe. It’s confronting and confounding, but it really happened. Raised in middle-class Sydney, Katie Lang’s future was almost assured – exciting and prosperous. But her big mistake was to fall in love with the wrong man. Katie thought Damion Baston wanted to be her boyfriend. What he really wanted was to be her pimp. He used violence to control her, turning her into a sex slave and trafficking her around the world. But what this monster didn’t anticipate was Katie’s strength, and when she was finally able to escape his abuse, she set about plotting her revenge.
    •  Videos
  2. 60 Minutes Australia: Death in a Cafe
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      • A young woman walks into a busy upmarket café in Jakarta to have a coffee with her friends. According to police, what happens next is truly shocking. A deliberate poisoning, all caught on CCTV cameras. Australian resident Jessica Wongso is now on trial for murdering her friend, Mirna
    • Videos
      • Parts
      • Cyanide coffee murder, Australian resident Jessica Wongso jailed for 20 years
        Link
    • Stories
      • Wikipedia
        • Murder of Wayan Mirna Salihin
          Link
    • Participants
      • Mirna Salihin
        • Sandy Salihin ( Twin Sister )
        • Jessica Wongso
          • Ms. Carter ( Jessica Wongso’s former manager )
  3. Lion Man ( 2014 )
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      • Kevin Richardson’s bond with Africa’s dominant predator is as astonishing as it is touching. He’s devoted his life to understanding and protecting the mighty Lion which is battling human encroachment and shrinking habitat. Along the way, he cuddles them, tickles them, even sticks his head in their jaws!
    •  Videos
    • Participants
      • Lawrence Frank ( Biologist )
  4. For my daughter
    • Profile
      • Antonietta Di Maggio made the ultimate promise to her daughter – the gift of motherhood. Claudia was unable to have children, so the age of 53, Antonietta carried and gave birth to Claudia’s child: her own grandson.
    • Videos
    • Persons
      • Antonietta Di Maggio
      • Claudia
      • Sonny ( Claudia’s friend )
  5. 60 Minutes Australia: The girl with the blue eyes (2017)
    • Profile
      • Raudha Athif was a stunning cover model known all over the world as “The girl with the blue eyes”. But what few people knew was that she was much more committed to a career in medicine than photoshoots. At 21, Raudha was attending university in Bangladesh and had plans to join her family in Australia to finish her studies and become a doctor. But in March this year she was found dead in her college dorm room. Police claimed it was suicide, but in a 60 MINUTES special investigation Peter Stefanovic discovers substantial evidence that points to murder. The question for her grief-stricken family is why?
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Must be a Sunday

Morning Wake Up Call

Woke up 6:50 and I did not have to take in too much convincing.

Had gone to bed early and I was well rested.

It is Sunday morning and I might as well go in and hear from the man of God.

Brought out the clippers and got a clean shave; there is no reason keeping any of this bad hair.

 

Who they are

Made it to worship late us usual.  And, so took that empty seat at the last row.

Service was good, the pastor brought up two congregants who faith has brought together.

His faith has held for sixteen years. Worn and Tested.

Hers has grown in a much more unruffled soil; the company of friends.

In time her faith was tested as well.

When he is the one doing the testing; everything turns out well.

Her friends were not just friends in what they believe.  But, also in whom they are.

Brother Ray

Saw Brother Ray.

Had asked for his prayers a week earlier.

Walking the hallways and sometimes there is not better place, but out there in the open.

Someone else might be encouraged by the humility of brothers saying lay your hands on me.

And, pray me in to the place of peace that you are standing in.

Thankfully things are now more settled.

One never knows what lays ahead and so when prompted by the Spirit, be sure to ask for that prayer and fellowship.

 

Brother Gary

Saw Brother Gary after Church.

Asked him to please keep us abreast of plans for laying Dad down.

And, of prayers for him; and how I will not say more than that.

He agreed that there is not much to say has we have been through it.

He said of the plans that it was actually happening this afternoon.  But, it is out of town.

In Jamaica Queens, New York.

I am just so thankful that he could have muttered Yes and held the plans to himself, but he chose not to.

And, that rendered us the opportunity to enjoin with him in Spirit.

 

Aunt Stacy & Uncle Alan

Aunt Stacy called on Friday Night.

And, so made time to go see Aunt T. on Saturday afternoon.  And, also on Sunday.

And, yes the grass needed to be trimmed in love.

And, so returned home and came back with the mower.

After Church on Sunday, came back and took care of the backyard, as well.

Just like my Hair mowed the grass down rudely and harshly.

As I returned to the front to get some more gas, saw Uncle Alan, Aunt Stacy’s husband, helping trim the edges.

He was picking up behind me.

All the stuff I rushed through while cutting the front yard, he was lovingly and affectionately placing a well.

 

Mama

Took Mama out for Sunday dinner.

Dinner was at Forbes Mills in Los Gatos.

Here is a link.

Made sure that we walked the outdoors and got Mama’s hair wet.

Worked up an appetite and took in the refreshment of the wild, tempered outdoors.

 

R.C.

Talking about Los Gatos.

RC from Cornell interviewed there a few years ago.

She gunned for the City Planner’s position.

And, it came down to her and another person.

Wouldn’t that be something if RC is the one running that city; responsible for keeping old money respectable and treasured.

What we are entrusted with ….

Intro

The last few months has been interesting.

 

Journey

Change Agent

There was a change I wanted to implement in our Development process, but I was not quite sure we had identified the right person in our Development group to make sure that the change will be well received and successfully carried to completion.

As chance will have it, some one sent me a script to deploy; as I reviewed the script, I suggested some changes.  The person actually received the suggestions and implemented them.

I suggested a couple of peripheral changes and he incorporated those as well.

Furthermore, he shared that he always wondered about same peculiarity in the system and he is happy that he now knows how to better accommodate it.

A week or two later he was let go as part of a cost cutting measure.

 

Guardian Angel

A story was told about a Guarding Angel.

A daughter was born and her mother soon became a single parent.

A man came forth promising employment within strict guidelines.

Both sides kept their ends.

Another lady came and gave money placed in a tidy envelopment.  Unrequested and Unexpected.  Asked why, she replied that the Lord asked her to do it.

That friendship lasted over twenty years.  And, only came to temporary suspension upon the Angel’s return to Heaven.

 

Nobility

It just so happens that there are organizational changes that we need to align with.

As these pieces are being moved and new homes tested out, natural and technical pairings are considered and given the opportunity to develop and nourish.

Better outcomes are more likely through nobility, upbringing, fellowship, self initiation, and ongoing commitment to growth.

 

Summary

Each of us is either headed into change or fastening our self in some change.

Both sides are more alike than we might first understand.

I pray encouragement, temperament, understanding, and providence in managing what we are entrusted with.

Adrián Alfonso Lamo Atwood

Forward

Clicking on one story after another took me to a piece on Adrián Lamo.

Wikipedia

Link

Adrián Alfonso Lamo Atwood (February 20, 1981 – March 14, 2018) was an American threat analyst and hacker.

Lamo first gained media attention for breaking into several high-profile computer networks, including those of The New York Times, Yahoo!, and Microsoft, culminating in his 2003 arrest.

In 2010, Lamo reported U.S. soldier Chelsea Manning to Army criminal investigators, claiming that Manning had leaked hundreds of thousands of sensitive U.S. government documents to WikiLeaks.

Early Life and Education

Adrian Lamo was born in Malden, Massachusetts near Boston. His father, Marcio Ricardo Lamo, was Colombian. Adrian Lamo attended high schools in Bogotá and San Francisco, which he did not graduate, but received a GED and was court-ordered to take courses at American River College, a community college in Sacramento County, California.

Known as the “Homeless Hacker” for his reportedly transient lifestyle, Lamo claimed that he spent much of his travels couch-surfing, squatting in abandoned buildings, and traveling to Internet cafés, libraries, and universities to investigate networks, sometimes exploiting security holes.

Despite performing authorized and unauthorized vulnerability assessments for several large, high-profile entities, Lamo claimed to have refused to accept payment for his services.

Security compromise

In December 2001, Lamo was praised by Worldcom for helping to fortify their corporate security.  In February 2002, he broke into the internal computer network of The New York Times, added his name to the internal database of expert sources, and used the paper’s LexisNexis account to conduct research on high-profile subjects. The New York Times filed a complaint, and a warrant for Lamo’s arrest was issued in August 2003 following a 15-month investigation by federal prosecutors in New York. At 10:15 AM on September 9, after spending a few days in hiding, he surrendered to the US Marshals in Sacramento, California. He re-surrendered to the FBI in New York City on September 11, and pleaded guilty to one felony count of computer crimes against Microsoft, LexisNexis, and The New York Times on January 8, 2004.

Later in 2004, Lamo was sentenced to six months’ detention at his parents’ home, plus two years probation, and was ordered to pay roughly $65,000 in restitution. He was convicted of compromising security at The New York Times, Microsoft, Yahoo!, and WorldCom.

When challenged for a response to allegations that he was glamorizing crime for the sake of publicity, his response was: “Anything I could say about my person or my actions would only cheapen what they have to say for themselves”. When approached for comment during his criminal case, Lamo frustrated reporters with non sequiturs, such as “Faith manages” and “It’s a beautiful day.”

At his sentencing, Lamo expressed remorse for harm he had caused by his intrusions. The court record quotes him as adding: “I want to answer for what I have done and do better with my life.”

He subsequently declared on the question and answer site Quora that: “We all own our actions in fullness, not just the pleasant aspects of them.” Lamo accepted that he had committed mistakes.

DNA controversy

On May 9, 2006, while 18 months into a two-year probation sentence, Lamo refused to give the United States government a blood sample, which they had demanded in order to record his DNA in their CODIS system.
According to his attorney at the time Lamo had a religious objection to giving blood but was willing to give his DNA in another form. On June 15, 2007, lawyers for Lamo filed a motion citing the Book of Genesis as one basis for Lamo’s religious opposition to the giving of blood.

On June 20, 2007, Lamo’s legal counsel reached a settlement agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice whereby Lamo would submit a cheek swab in place of the blood sample

WikiLeaks and Manning

In February 2009, a partial list of the anonymous donors to the WikiLeaks not-for-profit website was leaked and published on the WikiLeaks website. Some media sources indicated at the time that Lamo was among the donors on the list. Lamo commented on his Twitter page, “Thanks WikiLeaks, for leaking your donor list … That’s dedication.”

In May 2010, Lamo reported to U.S. Army authorities that Chelsea Manning claimed to have leaked a large body of classified documents, including 260,000 classified United States diplomatic cables. Lamo stated that Manning also “took credit for leaking” the video footage of the July 12, 2007 Baghdad airstrike, which has since come to be known as the “Collateral Murder” video.

Lamo stated that he would not have turned Manning in “if lives weren’t in danger … He was in a war zone and basically trying to vacuum up as much classified information as he could, and just throwing it up into the air.” WikiLeaks responded by denouncing Lamo and Wired Magazine reporter Kevin Poulsen as “notorious felons, informers & manipulators”, and said: “journalists should take care.”

According to Andy Greenberg of Forbes, Lamo was a volunteer “adversary characterization” analyst for Project Vigilant, a Florida-based semi-secret government contractor, which encouraged him to inform the government about the alleged WikiLeaks source. The head of Project Vigilant, Chet Uber, claimed, “I’m the one who called the U.S. government … All the people who say that Adrian is a narc, he did a patriotic thing. He sees all kinds of hacks, and he was seriously worried about people dying.”

Lamo was criticized by fellow hackers, such as those at the Hackers on Planet Earth conference in 2010, who labeled him a “snitch”.

Another commented to Lamo, following his speech during a panel discussion, saying: “From my perspective, I see what you have done as treason.”

In April 2011, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange called Lamo “a very disreputable character”, and said it was not right to call him a financial contributor to WikiLeaks, since Lamo’s monetary support amounted to only US$20 on one occasion. Assange said it was “mischievous to suggest the individual has anything to do with WikiLeaks.”

Lamo characterized his decision to work with the government as morally ambiguous, but objectively necessary, writing in The Guardian: “There were no right choices that day, only less wrong ones. It was cold, it was needful, and it was no one’s to make except mine,” adding to The Guardians Ed Pilkington: “There were hundreds of thousands of documents – let’s drop the number to 250,000 to be conservative – and doing nothing meant gambling that each and every one would do no harm if no warning was given.”

The Taliban insurgency later announced its intention to execute Afghan nationals named in the leaks as having cooperated with the U.S.-led coalition in Afghanistan. By that time, the United States had received months of advance warning that their names were among the leaks. Manning was arrested and incarcerated in the U.S. military justice system and later sentenced to 35 years in confinement, which President Barack Obama commuted to a total of seven years at the end of his term, including time served.

Lamo responded to the commutation with a single post on Medium and an interview with U.S. News & World Report.

Greenwald, Lamo, and Wired magazine

Lamo’s role in the Manning case drew criticism from Glenn Greenwald of Salon. Greenwald suggested that Lamo lied to Manning by turning Manning in, and then lied after the fact to cover up the circumstances of Manning’s confessions Greenwald places the incident in the context of what he calls “the Obama administration’s unprecedented war on whistle-blowers”  Greenwald’s critique of Wired has drawn a response from that magazine which suggests that Greenwald is writing disingenuously: “At his most reasonable, Greenwald impugns our motives, attacks the character of our staff and carefully selects his facts and sources to misrepresent the truth and generate outrage in his readership.”  In an article about the Manning case, Greenwald mentions Wired reporter Kevin Poulsen’s 1994 felony conviction for computer hacking, suggesting that “over the years, Poulsen has served more or less as Lamo’s personal media voice.” Greenwald is skeptical of an earlier story written by Poulsen about Lamo’s institutionalization on psychiatric grounds, writing: “Lamo claimed he was diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome, a somewhat fashionable autism diagnosis which many stars in the computer world have also claimed.”In an article entitled “The Worsening Journalistic Disgrace at Wired”, Greenwald claimed that Wired was “actively conceal[ing] from the public, for months on end, the key evidence in a political story that has generated headlines around the world.”

On July 13, 2011, Wired published the logs in full, stating: “The most significant of the unpublished details have now been publicly established with sufficient authority that we no longer believe any purpose is served by withholding the logs.”  Greenwald wrote of the newly released logs that in his opinion they validated his claim that Wired had concealed important evidence.

Personal Life & Death

In the mid-1990s, Lamo volunteered for the gay and lesbian media firm PlanetOut Inc.   In 1998, Lamo was appointed to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Questioning Youth Task Force by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors.

In 1999, Lamo was ordained a minister in the Universal Life Church. In 2001, he overdosed on prescription amphetamines.

In a 2004 interview with Wired, an ex-girlfriend of Lamo’s described him as “very controlling”, alleging “he carried a stun gun, which he used on me”. The same article claimed a court had issued a restraining order against Lamo; he disputed the claim, writing: “I have never been subject to a restraining order in my life”.

Lamo said in a Wired article that, in May 2010, after he reported the theft of his backpack, an investigating officer noted unusual behavior and placed him under a 72-hour involuntary psychiatric hold, which was extended to a nine-day hold. Lamo said he was diagnosed with Asperger syndrome at the psychiatric ward.

For a period of time in March 2011, Lamo was allegedly “in hiding”, claiming that his “life was under threat” after turning in Manning.  During this time, he struggled with substance abuse but later claimed that he was in recovery and that his security situation had improved.

Lamo died on March 14, 2018, in Wichita, Kansas, at the age of 37.  The cause of death was not immediately made public.

Listening

Listening to you know who….

Colicchie
To Whom It May Concern Part 3
Believe what you want, but my journey tells me God is Real
Link

Quotes

  1. Jonathan Hirshon
    • Adrián Lamo: Touched by greatness, mired in tragedy
      Link

      • Many people in the hacker community thought of Adrián as a traitor for turning in Chelsea Manning. No amount of humanizing his life will change their minds, and the same is true for those who viewed him as a hero for the same reasons. To this, I can only add a proverb that Adrián knew all too well: Excusatio non petita, accusatio manifesta. A guilty conscience needs no accuser.

 

Summary

Thanks to Wikipedia and all of those that labor to get concise, timely, and worthy information out there.

But, more so, here is gratitude owed to Adrián’s familia, your familia, and my familia for all we put them through.

 

References

  1. The Parallax
    • Jonathan Hirshon
      • Adrián Lamo: Touched by greatness, mired in tragedy
        Link

 

Real Live Stories through YouTube

Videos

  1. Mandy Bass
    • NBC News
      • Today
        • Mandy Bass: The Woman Who Forgave The Intruder Who Brutally Beat Her | Megyn Kelly TODAY
          Two years ago, Mandy Bass was home alone in Florida when an intruder on LSD broke in and beat her, injuring her severely. Now she joins Megyn Kelly TODAY along with the man who attacked her, who shares his own story. “All the divides between us just disappeared” when they met after his trial, Mandy tells Megyn.
          Channel :- Today
          Date Published :- 2018-Jan-11th
          Link
    • Stories
      • People
        • Woman Attacked by Man on LSD Forgives Him and Helps Him Avoid Prison: ‘Forgiveness Heals’
          Link
    •  Participants
      • Mandy Bass
      • Kevin Jackman
  2. Ginger Hubbard & Victor Hubbard
    • Videos
      • YouTube
        • Texas woman and homeless man now have lifelong bond
          A Texas chef changed the life of a homeless man with a little help from Facebook. Victor Hubbard and Ginger Sprouse join CBSN with more on their new friendship.
          Channel :- CBS News
          Published On:- 2017-March-14th
          Link
  3. Stephanie Arnold
    • NBC News
      • Today
        • Meet The Mom Who Predicted Her Own Death (And Lived To Tell About It) | Megyn Kelly TODAY
          When Stephanie Arnold went to the hospital for an emergency C-section, she predicted she would die. And she was right: she flatlined for 37 seconds. She tells Megyn Kelly that should could see what was happening in the OR and elsewhere during her near-death experience, and says she continues to have premonitions today. “I fought; It was not comfortable.”
          Channel :- TODAY
          Published On :- 2017-Dec-22nd
          Series :- She Got Faith
          Link
  4. Eugene Yoon
    • Two years after huge act of kindness, man shows it can be a calling
      Two years ago, Eugene Yoon made the craziest decision of his life. With no degree or plan, he decided he wanted to help a paralyzed man walk again. As Steve Hartman reports, after reaching that goal, he set his sights on a repeat performance.
      Channel :- CBS Evening News
      Published On :- 2017-April-7th
      Link
  5. In 2005, Jameel McGee was falsely arrested for drug dealing by narcotics cop Andrew Collins
    • NBC
      • TODAY
        • Innocent Man And Cop Who Unjustly Jailed Him Are Now Friends | Megyn Kelly TODAY
          In 2005, Jameel McGee was falsely arrested for drug dealing by narcotics cop Andrew Collins, who later wound up in jail himself. When their paths later crossed, Collins apologized for framing McGee, and they became friends and wrote a book together. The two men join Megyn Kelly TODAY to tell their unlikely story of forgiveness.
          Channel :- TODAY
          Date Published :- 2017-Dec-26th
          Link
  6. Julia Gladden
    • NBC
      • TODAY
        • Jaila Gladden was on a late-night trip to the supermarket when a man with a knife forced her into a car. On Megyn Kelly TODAY, she is joined by her boyfriend, Tamir Bryant, as she recounts her terrifying ordeal and explains how she escaped with the help of her smartphone and some quick thinking.
          Channel :- TODAY
          Date Published :- 2018-Jan-19th
          Link
  7. Brittany Diggs
    • ESPN
      • Outside Lines
        • Runner Brittany Diggs’ Harrowing Trunk Escape | Outside The Lines | ESPN
          Channel :- ESPN
          Date Published :- 2017-May-3rd
          Brittany Diggs tells Outside the Lines how her collegiate track career and insulin pump aided her in escaping a kidnapper who had locked her in the trunk of her car.
          Link
    • NBC News
      • Today
        • Trunk Kidnap Victim Brittany Diggs Recounts Her Daring Escape (Exclusive) | TODAY
          Channel :- Today
          Date Published :- 2017-March-20th
          Brittany Diggs, the 25-year-old nursing student who was forced into the trunk of her own car at gunpoint, speaks out about her terrifying ordeal. She hopes that her story leads to the capture of the suspect. NBC’s Kerry Sanders reports for TODAY.
          Link
  8. Joyce & John Smith.  And, Pastor Noble
    • Videos
      • YouTube
        • Meet The Mom Whose Son Survived After Being Clinically Dead For An Hour | Megyn Kelly TODAY
          After Joyce Smith’s 14-year-old son John fell through an icy Missouri lake, he was clinically dead for more than an hour. She and John are joined on Megyn Kelly TODAY live by their pastor, John Noble, as they describe John’s seemingly miraculous return from the dead.
          Channel :- TODAY
          Published On :- 2017-Nov-6th
          Link
  9. Gail Lukasik
    • Videos
      • Youtube
        • Meet The Woman Who Learned That Her Mother Passed As White | Megyn Kelly TODAY
          Megyn Kelly TODAY welcomes Gail Lukasik, whose book, “White Like Her,” recounts how she uncovered her mother’s secret: that she was keeping her mixed-race heritage hidden even from her own husband. She recounts her mother’s reaction: “Promise me you will never tell anyone until after I die.”
          Channel :- TODAY
          Published On :- 2018-Feb-5th
          Link

 

In depth

Stephanie Arnold

  1. The Spirit
    • When you die the Spirit seperates
    • The Spirit was there before your body and it is there when it leaves
    • The Spirit is there everytime

 

Joyce & John Smith.  And, Pastor Noble

  1. Quotes
    • Mother
      • Come Holy Spirit!
      • When Doctor said John was not going to live through the night…
        • I refused to believe that
        • There will be no negative talk
        • And, we guarded that
    • Son
      • I needed God and it was a desperate time
      • Our lives were on the line and we knew that
      • Cherish every moment
        • We are not promised
        • I love you son, I love you Dad
        • Do your best in every opportunity
        • Give a hundred to God
  2. Book :- The Impossible, Joyce Smith

 

Lakeviona Waters – “I am sorry for your loss”

Background

The composure of Lakeviona Waters is so touching to me.

Losing a parent is never easy.

And, the shame of having a family member commit such a heinous crime would have most scurrying away from a light that casts should a dark shadow.

 

Videos

  1. Fox4News
    • Daughter of man ID’d as Clinton police shooter says he suffered mental illness
      Link
  2. Kansas City
    • Man who killed a Clinton officer was ‘scared,’ haunted by prison, daughter says
      Link

 

Interview

Fox4News

Daughter of man ID’d as Clinton police shooter says he suffered mental illness

  1. I am sorry for your loss
  2. I don’t know why it happened
  3. “My dad has been in and out of jail my whole life. I don’t think my dad would intentionally do it if he was in his right state of mind, and it is very obvious that he has some type of a paranoid going on,” she explained.
  4. Lakeviona said her father suffered from mental illness — was bipolar and schizophrenic.
  5. “I told my daddy that I hated him,” she said.
  6. Lakeviona said she could see her father heading down the wrong path again, and cut him off.
  7. “Me and him got into an argument because of his new girlfriend or whoever she wanted to be, and I felt like she was coming between us and she did. That’s the crazy thing about it.”
  8. As police continue to sort out the details of what happened inside the house on Grandriver, the Waters family wants the Morton family and the Clinton police to know they are hurting too.
  9. “I am praying for your family. Do the same to mine,” Lakeviona said.

 

Summary

But, here she is saying I am sorry.

I, we tried to save my Dad, but we lost again.

Jordan D. – “People with a lot less that go through a lot more”

Background

There is a lot to be said when a man stands so closely with his wife….

 

Video

  1. Jordan D
    • Videos
      • YouTube
        • J. Davis – “People with a lot less that go through a lot more”
          Published On :- 2018-Feb-25th
          Link

 

Quotes

  1. Risk
    • Not to say that I am risk taker
    • But, I accept the challenge
  2.  People
    • There is people with a lot less, that go through a lot more
    • And, there is people with a lot more that go through a lot less
  3. Be cautious
    • Think before you move
    • Be cautious in all you do
    • In all you do, be cautious