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2023.06.06 21:40 kimicky New releases June 6
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- Outrun the Rain (The Storm Boys Series #1) by N.R. Walker - https://a.co/d/aXOXhOz - (contemporary, opposites attract, only one bunker) - 190 pages
- Pole Position (Lights Out) by Charlie Novak - https://a.co/d/inPwXxg - (multi-author series, contemporary, F1, established relationship, secret relationship, teammates, relationship under pressure) - 258 pages
- Finding Finlay (Hawthorne Bluff #1) by RJ Peterson - https://a.co/d/8k5mL42 - (contemporary, second chance with crush, ex-con mc) - 159 pages
- Washed Up Former Child Star Ryan Lee by Lisa Henry & J.A. Rock - https://a.co/d/bWwvyZg - (contemporary, second chance, alcoholic & drug addict mc, antagonism-to-lovers) - 234 pages
- Not My Groom: M/M romcom (Am I the Problem? #2) by Devon Doe - https://a.co/d/1NH9TXT - (contemporary, jilted mc seduces someone else's groom, cheating, enemies-to-lovers, romcom (although I don't see the 'com')) - 248 pages
- Vampire Chained by Karen Tomlinson - https://a.co/d/jl3seGh - (paranormal, dark, vampire mc, assassin mc, enemies-to-lovers, assassin x intended victim, captocaptive) - 133 pages
- High Proof: A Moonlight & Moonshine Novel (Bluegrass Dynasty #17) by Deanndra Hall - https://a.co/d/06V2CXw - (contemporary, veteran mc, amputee, married mc, cheating, religious mc) - 299 pages
- His Mafia Sugar Daddy (Dark M/M Mafia Romance) (Toscano Doms #4) by Leo Rivers - https://a.co/d/g1vcJrt - (contemporary, mafia, BDSM(?), camboy mc, private shows, hidden identity) - 138 pages
- Wrong But So Right by Storion Robinson - https://a.co/d/5347Mkr - (contemporary, religious upbringing, running away from home) - 124 pages
- Forged In Love (Nightwood Clan #4) by Harper Dakota - https://a.co/d/iUcvHwv - (paranormal, vampire mc, fated mates, thwarted by bigots) - 219 pages
- Return to Telegraph Creek (Northern Horizons #3) by AE Lister - https://a.co/d/hDxrr7F - (series must be read in order, contemporary, established relationship, found family) - 309 pages
- Butterflies I Have Known by Kristoffer Gair - https://a.co/d/dfq3XNn - (contemporary, antagonism-to-lovers, 'meddling' photographer, possibly reincarnated WWII casualties who got a second chance to be together) - 263 pages
- The Initiate: MM Monster Romance (Summoned Pleasure) by Saint Idiom - https://a.co/d/9dlQCpS - (paranormal, Cult of Hedonism, incubus, this sounds like erotica instead of romance - unsure if there's a HEA) - 25 pages
- Magic, Monsters, and Me (The Magicals' Alliance #1) by Timoteo Tong - Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/magic-monsters-and-me & Amazon: https://a.co/d/2lGW0Wf - (YA, paranormal, magic, best-friends-to-lovers) - 407 pages
- The Big Time (Hollywood Hearts #2) by Ian O. Lewis - Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/the-big-time-28 & Amazon: https://a.co/d/067wRXx - (contemporary, second chance, actor mc, musician mc, no time for a relationship) - 175 pages
- Pitchout by David-Matthew Barnes - Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/pitchout-1 & Amazon: https://a.co/d/2kDKpmM - (contemporary, college, baseball) - 194 pages
- Man to Man Coverage (Rangers Football: Hard-Hitting Sports Romance #6) by Kameron Claire - https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/man-to-man-coverage - (contemporary, American football, teammates-to-lovers, friends-to-lovers, secret relationship) - 116 pages
- We Could Be So Good: A Novel by Cat Sebastian - https://a.co/d/8Y32EEs - (historical, boss's son, forbidden relationship) - 383 pages
- All the Right Notes by Dominic Lim - https://a.co/d/8IfkkL3 - (contemporary, romcom, jock/nerd, famous actor mc) - 385 pages
- King Hunt: A Marriage of Convenience Gay Romantic Suspense (Perfect Play #3) by Layla Reyne - https://a.co/d/2em1ZgG - (series must be read in order, contemporary, established relationship, single dad who hasn't been single since book 1, marriage of convenience that's now real, law enforcement mcs) - 223 pages
- Scion of the Morningstar: Why Choose Dystopian Romance MMM+ (Rise of the Fallen #2) by Lissa Kasey - https://a.co/d/8MqI1kT - (MMM+, series must be read in order, fantasy, incubus mc, falling angel mc, magic) - 408 pages
- Countries of Origin: A Novel by Javier Fuentes - https://a.co/d/bbeTk7M - (contemporary, undocumented immigrant returning home, class difference, set in Spain) - 294 pages
- Rules to Love By: Learning to Adult Together: A MM Romance (Bed, Breakfast, and Beyond Series #4) by Jaime Samms - https://a.co/d/cLvTIe4 - (contemporary, navigating dating together, found family) - 352 pages
- Shadows of the Lost: An LGBTQ Fantasy Romance (Guild of Night #1) by Maxym M. Martineau - https://a.co/d/gof0eoJ - (spin-off series, high fantasy, enemies-to-lovers, reincarnated/reanimated immortal assassin mc, possibly second chance, pining) - 382 pages
- Farrell Covington and the Limits of Style: A Novel by Paul Rudnick - https://a.co/d/5q0qy7H - (spans over 50 years, class difference, forbidden romance) - 365 pages
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- Love in the Safe House (Love in Chaos #3) by Eve R. Hart - https://a.co/d/gvftxsD - (MMX, contemporary, non-binary hacker mc, asexual hacker mc, gym bro himbo mc, only one safe house) - 314 pages
- ROUND TRIP by D.A. Hartman - https://a.co/d/0uQjlHd - (FF, paranormal, suspense, author mc whose book characters' fates become those of real people, other mc's book character doppelganger is going to die in the book) - 336 pages
- Love's Learning Curve by Lindsey Pennington - https://a.co/d/0lgYkUN - (FF, contemporary, age gap, former student/teacher, small town, best friend's daughter, one mc still has a girlfriend at the start of the book) - 331 pages
- The Alchemist's Rose by R.S. Parker - https://a.co/d/1CC8Xfs - (FF, contemporary, inheritance with conditions, pressured to marry, very scarred mc) - 203 pages
- Keep Your Witches Close (Love & Magic #2) by Colette Rivera - https://a.co/d/7VZRDVK - (FF, paranormal, one-sided-enemies-to-lovers, forced to work together, grumpy/sunshine, forced proximity, magic) - 307 pages
- The Cheerleader and The Roommate by Chelsea M. Cameron - Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/the-cheerleader-and-the-roommate & Amazon: https://a.co/d/7K4TIGc - (FF, duet, contemporary, high school, college, sexuality awakening, roommates-to-lovers) - 446 pages
- A Love So Dark (Fatal Fidelity #4) by Rien Gray - Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/a-love-so-dark-2 & Amazon: https://a.co/d/bNrBVYt - (FX, series must be read in order, contemporary, established relationship, contract killer mc, accused of a crime they didn't commit) - 160 pages
- Love is All: Volume 6 by BL Maxwell, Chantal Mer, Susan Scott Shelley, Connor Peterson, Gabbi Grey, Nic Starr, Sean Michael, V.L. Locey, RJ Scott, Lee Blair, Xio Axelrod & Piper Malone - https://a.co/d/5caG4eu - (anthology, proceeds go to LGBTQIA+ organizations) - 706 pages
- Pride Not Prejudice: A Romantic Charity Collection Celebrating the LGBTQIA+ Community by Amalie Howard, April White, Camille Duplessis, Cynthia St. Aubin, Darynda Jones, Erica Ridley, Hildie McQueen, Jade Lee w/a Kathy Lyons, Janna MacGregor, Jennifer Ashley, Mila Finelli, Kerrigan Byrne, Kim Loraine, Kristan Higgins, Mira Lyn Kelly, Piper Huguley, Robyn Peterman, Rosalind James, Ruby Dixon, Sara Ney & Clare Rebecca McCarthy - https://a.co/d/3mVAFlf - (anthology, proceeds go to LGBTQIA+ organizations) - 1763 pages
- Show Girl by Alyson Greaves - https://a.co/d/1msuMKg - (MM or MX or MF, I think one of the mcs is trans but their gender identity is unclear from the blurb, boss/employee, self-discovery) - 420 pages
- Mortal Follies: A Novel (The Mortal Follies #1) by Alexis Hall - https://a.co/d/hc8ZUfJ - (FF, historical fantasy, cursed mc, witch mc) - 400 pages
- Best Worst Prize (Quaint City Sweet Romance #7) by Avery Morstan - https://a.co/d/iAHFBzC - (FF, contemporary, enemies-to-lovers, winning a date together) - 79 pages
- This Gilded Abyss by Rebecca Thorne - https://a.co/d/i7fBJeV - (FF, fantasy, horror, enemies-to-lovers, second chance, bodyguard/charge, mystery illness) - 361 pages
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- Got Me Talking (Vet Shop Boys #7) by Casey Cox, narrated by John Solo - https://a.co/d/7eHvASD - (contemporary, sexuality awakening, age gap, unexpectedly meeting past hookup again) - 5 hrs 6 min
- We Could Be So Good: A Novel by Cat Sebastian, narrated by Joel Leslie - https://a.co/d/dJWcbqr - (historical, boss's son, forbidden relationship) - 11 hrs 46 min
- All the Right Notes by Dominic Lim, narrated by Aaron J Albano - https://a.co/d/4TncdLZ - (contemporary, romcom, jock/nerd, famous actor mc) - 9 hrs 43 min
- Countries of Origin: A Novel by Javier Fuentes, narrated by Timothy Andrés Pabon - https://a.co/d/fTq0UCx - (contemporary, undocumented immigrant returning home, class difference, set in Spain) - 8 hrs 29 min
- Shadows of the Lost: An LGBTQ Fantasy Romance (Guild of Night #1) by Maxym M. Martineau, narrated by Mark Sanderlin, Nick Mondelli, Jess Nahikian & Jay Alder - https://a.co/d/fNH6hPR - (spin-off series, high fantasy, enemies-to-lovers, reincarnated/reanimated immortal assassin mc, possibly second chance, pining) - 11 hrs 51 min
- Farrell Covington and the Limits of Style: A Novel by Paul Rudnick, narrated by Daniel Henning - https://a.co/d/fn4I8Es - (spans over 50 years, class difference, forbidden romance) - 14 hrs 18 min
- Mortal Follies: A Novel (The Mortal Follies #1) by Alexis Hall, narrated by Nneka Okoye - https://a.co/d/jkJXgxE - (FF, historical fantasy, cursed mc, witch mc) - 11 hrs 49 min
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2023.06.06 12:09 TheGeekyZoologist Jurassic World: The Hegemony of Biosyn (JWD rewrite) - Act II
See my post from yesterday for more information about this series of posts.
Act II: Malta The abducted
Victoria is brought by Rainn to some airstrip. While waiting for his contact's plane to arrive, he has a phone conversation with her. At first, she's satisfied he got an Achillobator but when he precises it's the young and not the mother, she reprimand him for only getting Victoria and after he confess that he might have badly injured Blue and that Owen was there, she calls him a jackass as the Raptor Whisperer will probably want her head if he learns that she originally ordered the capture of Blue. And if he decide to follow the trail up to her, Claire will too and she's worse than her husband-to-be. Due to his stupidity, Rainn might have triggered a whole deal of undesirable consequences.
Claire and Owen have a video call with Vuillier. He tells them several things:
- His other agents have seen Rainn in Malta on several occasions and that the poacher serves as a liaison between the Maltese black market and the North American poachers.
- One of their overseas colleagues, Dougal Benett, is already there, acting as a civilian supervisor for the group of grey guards the WDMC recently deployed on the island with the agreement of the Maltese authorities.
- As Dougal has asked for reinforcements but that the other European WDMC field agents are busy with another operation, Vuillier propose the couple to go to Malta and help their colleague. Thus, he can hit two birds with one stone. They accept.
- He adds that the black market is about to be taken down during a joint operation with the CIA's DSD, something that Vuillier reluctantly agreed after some pressure from its superiors and a meeting with Isaac Gibbon. He tells the couple to be wary of the DSD agents.
- Lester Nyamu will join them in Malta as he was tasked with following Claire in her missions.
The truth about Charlotte
Maisie and Theo arrive at the Citadel, where they are greeted by Wu, Dodgson and Doctor Katia Lesser, another geneticist. The two scientists and the CEO leads Maisie to a room with a laptop, where Wu shows the teenage girl videos on which her mother Charlotte appears, explaining that the whole car crash thing was a lie and so on... (basically the same stuff as in Trevorrow's version, with Charlotte as a child visiting Site B and Charlotte as an adult working in some lab). While Maisie digest those revelations, Dodgson promises that he will help her follows her mother footsteps, become a great scientist, restore the name and prosperity of the Lockwoods, and protect her against some dangerous people who would like to harm her (When she ask for an example, Dodgson say "Claire Dearing", who didn't received Lockwood Foundation's help as initially promised. Among other things, he tells Maisie that Claire might want to target her in her revenge because of that). The only thing she has to do in exchange is stay a little bit in Auronzo and collaborate with Doctor Lesser. Maisie is pissed that Wu left her in the dark about this and relations between the two don't improve, not at all. As Maisie and Theo are being shown the facility by Lesser, Wu lets out a bitter sigh while Dodgson has a smirk, implying that something isn't right.
In the middle of the night, a message reading "Invisible Fence deactivated" can be read one of the control room's monitors while a dot is seen leaving the valley on a map. Suddenly, another message appears, reading "Invisible Fence reactivated", telling the audience that someone in Auronzo is messing with the Invisible Fence system.
The farmer and his son
One afternoon, in a remote village of the Sabine Hills, in central Italy, a farmer and his son are attacked in their home by a (or several) strange creature which belongs to the same species as the prologue's attacker and its appearance is revealed: It's a small grey theropod with bulbous eyes and sickle-like claws on its feet, a Pectinodon, once known as Troodon (it's indeed those from Jurassic Park: The Game), a species which InGen once confined in the darkest and deepest parts of Isla Nublar's underground. The farmer and his son defends themselves with tools like pitchforks but just as the Pectinodon is about to bite one of them, one of the family's dogs rush to their aid and at the cost of his life, manage to kill the attacker.
Wasting no time, the farmer takes the dinosaur's body and show it to the other villagers. With pictures and videos of it being taken and shared on social media, word quickly spreads out, reaching Biosyn's ears.
The Maltese Dragons
Claire and Owen arrive in Malta the eve of the operation against the black market. At the airport, they meet with Dougal and Nyamu, who arrived a few hours earlier, and their British colleague brings them to a residence. It's where he and the Grey Guard Mediterranean Company are housed and the trio of newcomers meet them and their leader, the Italian Laurenzo Cesare. The expeditionary force is made of 13 members who hail from various Mediterranean countries (Spain, France, Italy, Greece, Egypt, and Morocco) and the United Kingdom due to Malta's history with it. They also recognize one of them, Vincent Chapuy, who was on Nublar when JW fell, and the Frenchman tells them about the whereabouts of some of the surviving main and secondary grey guards characters from the JW rewrite.
Dougal, Cesare and a couple of other guards then talks about the black market and their targets in the operation along with the code names they gave to them: Santos ("Lady Gaga"); Kayla ("Launchpad McQuack"); Rainn ("Daryl"); François Chartiers ("Jabba the Hutt"), CEO of the maritime transport company Cetus and one of the black market's pillars as his docks and ships are used to transport illegally de-extinct animals in and out of Malta; and two of the latter's henchmen, Laurent and Sylvain ("The Attic Gamers"). Corruption of some Maltese officials is evoked and eventual connections between the black market and Biosyn are also shown (pictures of Dodgson or Murdoch meeting Chartiers, mention of Sonoya acting as an intermediary between Dodgson and the market, and Kayla used as a "flying Uber" between Malta and Auronzo Valley), with Dougal theorising that Biosyn use the market to acquire and sell specimens, dead or alive. Cesare tells the couple he has two men infiltrated: Frenchman Armand Massoud in the market itself, where he pretends to be a Syrian merchant; and British Ada Digby within Chartiers' inner circle. In parallel to the presentation, we have a montage showing the grey guards spying the market, its secret entrances, Chartiers' residence and docks, the airstrip where Kayla usually lands, while posing as tourists or local inhabitants and workers; footage of the Market itself from Massoud's POV.
Later that day, Dougal, Cesare, and the couple meet with Bigelow and some of her men in St. Dominic Convent, where they discuss the collaboration between the UN and the CIA on this operation.
The farmer from the Sabine Hills receives the visit from a couple of people who claims to be from the local veterinarian services and announce they're here to take the Pectinodon's body. However, the farmer notice several cues which indicates that the two individuals are not who they pretend to be. Aware they're being unmasked but having seen that the farmer had modest incomes, they offer him a considerable amount of money in exchange of the body and his silence in front of the media but he categorically refuse, telling them he'll give the body only to the competent authorities. Defeated, the two shady individuals leave and once they're in their vehicle, they phone Dodgson, informing him that the soft approach failed. Dodgson orders them to keep an eye on the farmer and his relatives while he prepares a new tactic. Meanwhile, the farmer tells his son they have to hide the body.
Dining with Chartiers
In the evening, Chartiers invites Santos for dinner at his residence (Kayla could also be there as she flew the pack Santos intent to sell the following day). Both discuss business while Ada Digby listens carefully. During that scene, we also meet Chicot, Chartiers' pet Dilong, which he treats like a dog (His henchman Laurent has even to walk it in the residence's garden).
During a drinking session with Drummond in the palaeontologist's office or in Biosyn village's bar (He's one of Wu's few real friends within Biosyn. Both have the common point of having lost their romantic partner: Drummond's wife died years ago and Wu's boyfriend was killed by his own creation during the Lockwood incident), Wu confesses that the Charlotte videos he showed to Maisie are nothing but bullshit. Drummond asks why and Wu says that the woman on the video looks a lot like Charlotte but isn't her, that those videos are fake, an illusion made by Dodgson in order to ensnare and manipulate Maisie, and that he forced him to summon her. Had Wu not complied, Dodgson would have thrown him to the media and the authorities for some of his past ethical misconduct. Drummond then asks why Wu doesn't explain the whole deal with Maisie but the geneticist answers he has no real proof and is among the last persons the girl would trust.
Earlier in the scene, the two talked about Jack Horner (Both badmouth him and Wu even met him several times during the JW years, precising that Horner sat in a corner and just waited for his paycheck) and Steve Brusatte (he was the paleontological advisor for the "based upon real events" film Universal made about JW's fall, directed by none other than Colin Trevorrow) who also work for Biosyn as a consultant. Drummond knows him and tells Wu that they had an argument about some CGI short film full of anachronisms Biosyn's media division made and uploaded online. He even says "A T rex and a Godzilla-like Giganotosaurus fighting in the Maastrichtian? What a f*****g disgrace!").
In the Sabine Hills, shortly before daybreak, a squad of Biosyn soldiers park near the farmer's house and invade his property, with the son having just the time to escape. While he runs to the village in order to warn the other villagers, his father is brutally interrogated by the squad's leader about the body's location. The other villagers, along with a Carabinieri or two, soon arrive at the farm and a standoff between them and the soldiers occurs, which reach its paroxysm when one trigger-happy Biosyn soldier shoots on the crowd. While the Carabinieri are powerless, The villagers retaliates and the soldiers barely escape while they're being stoned.
The La Vallette Incident
The day of the WDMC-DSD operation in Malta, Rainn is spotted near the black market in La Valette. Disguised, Owen and Dougal enter in the latter with Massoud while Claire (who can't go in the market due to her celebrity, as a disguise can hardly hide her gash while entering with her face concealed would have aroused suspicion. It could have worked in a Muslim country but not in Malta) and Nyamu waits outside with other grey guards. The WDMC agents are disgusted by what they see in the market: various small species (like Diictodon) or juveniles sold to be pets; poached specimens like horns, pelts, bone powder...; pit fights (one of them could oppose an Anzu to a juvenile Udanoceratops)... Owen asks Massoud if he recently saw a young Achillobator but the under-cover grey guard says he hasn't. The WDMC agents then founds Rainn (I don't know yet if the potential buyer for Santos' pack is him like in Trevorrow's version or another person). Chaos erupts soon after and while the unfolding of the La Valette incident is still unclear in my head, I have the following ideas:
- While on watching duty, Claire spots Bigelow walking alone near the market. Noting the CIA agent has a suspicious behaviour, she decide to follow her and ends up spying a conversation between Bigelow and Rainn. During the latter, we learn that Rainn is the CIA's informant within the poaching circles and Bigelow warns Rainn about the WDMC's raid, telling him to spread the word to the market's pillars. Claire rushes back to the grey guards to warn them about Bigelow's treachery.
- Following Bigelow's orders, the DSD team betrays the grey guards at the last moment. It's revealed that their true objective is trying to discredit the guards by turning the whole operation into a fiasco. However, Claire's warning help mitigate the consequences of this betrayal.
- Owen chase Rainn through the market and up to a pit which contains predators (I'm imagining either small or juvenile carnivorous dinosaurs; either predatory mammals like Hyaenodon or a large sabre-toothed felid). After being violently interrogated about Victoria's whereabouts and telling Owen that she never went to Malta and was directly sent to one of Biosyn's scientists, Amelia Everett, Rainn insults Blue's memory. Angered, Owen throw the poacher in the pit, where he is ripped apart by the predators it contains. Among our protagonists, only Claire witnessed this but as they both let Blue devour Mills alive at the end of the Lockwood Estate incident, she isn't shocked.
- During the market's chaos, various creatures end up freed including a Carnotaurus, another theropod of similar size, and the fighting pits' veteran, a mentally-broken and scarred Gigantopithecus. Some of those are deliberately released by the DSD agents as part of their sabotage plan but it backfires against them, with the animals killing several of them. The animals escape into La Valette's streets.
- With her colleagues either dead or routing, Bigelow knows she must get out of Malta. She prevents Kayla from being captured by the grey guards and both women flee aboard a vehicle, heading towards the airstrip where the pilot has left her plane. On the way, they are chased by one or two of the loose creatures (one of the large theropods for example). They manage to take off and the CIA agent asks Kayla to fly to Italy. As her flat is in Rome, the pilot sees no objection.
- Having been told of her true identity (probably by the DSD agents), Chartiers is holding Digby hostage and some of her characters have to rescue her, fighting the businessman's henchmen and even Chicot the Dilong (which might die, accidently thrown in the open mouth of a larger predator). I'm not sure if this side plot happens in the black market or Chartiers' residence but Digby ends up being killed by one of Chartiers' goons.
- After the beginning of the market's raid, Santos have her transport truck driving away. She lures the WDMC agents, Nyamu, and the few grey guards or Maltese police officers with them into an enclosed location where she releases her pack, made of Herrerasaurus. With her laser pointer, she sends the dinosaurs on her enemies and ensues another action-suspense scene where the herrerasaurs have to be defeated (I'm not sure if I include a motorcycle chase). Before she can points Nyamu with the pointer, Claire shoots Santos' hand, saving the Kenyan's life, and bleeding, the dinosaurs' seller flees to a nearby house where the two women have a fight. Santos ends up being eaten by one of the Herrerasaurus. Claire also gets minor wounds (bruises) during that part of the incident.
- Once Sonoya's and the herrerasaurs' situation is solved, the WDMC agents go help the grey guards and the Maltese authorities stop the loose creatures (the Gigantopithecus is pursued on the roofs and the ramparts; the Carnotaurus or the other large theropod is stopped near a large plaza...). During the incident, Claire also fights side by side with the grey guards and as she had bad relations with those on Nublar before the Fall of JW, they're surprised to see how she evolved.
In the evening, the UN agents and the Maltese take care of their dead and wounded, and our protagonists have some rest. Searching through the deserted black market, one of the WDMC agents finds parts of an animal exclusively bred by Grendel and which Biosyn supposedly captured and sent to the Dolomites Sanctuary, confirming Dougal's suppositions. The couple and Dougal ends up talking about Victoria's whereabouts and when Owen mentions the name of Amelia Everett, Claire tells him that she used to work at Jurassic World as she was one of Wu's scientists and part of the team who created the Indominus and the Indoraptor. They fear that she was tasked with resuming the behavioural research on dinosaurs for military applications.
End of Act II.
See you tomorrow for Act III
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2023.06.06 07:07 RyanB333 Was first in the state for a while. Then some guy comes from out of no where in the last hour and gets a nice lead. It was weird because his username and profile picture kept changing. I didn’t think you were able to change your username in such short intervals. Felt like a bot to be honest.
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Second race event complete. I don’t really know how I feel about this one. I played from beginning to end. Saved up my atlas bucks for the event so that I could play all the way through. After about 90 wins or so it felt like I was only winning every 1 out of 20 races. Felt like I was playing against bots or maybe the other players were just better than me. Hard to really tell. It was weird how people could get so far ahead so fast. They must have the timing down. Oh well. I ranked top 100 in the US and came in second for the state. I think I’ll break even on AB spent. My brain hurts. submitted by RyanB333 to AtlasEarthOfficial [link] [comments]
2023.06.06 03:09 sullycantwell Augie Maniaci cooperating notes
August Maniaci Link: https://www.maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=95092#relPageId=11&search=caminiti_rockford
History of the Milwaukee Outfit
-Al Capone was a camorrista and an associate of Masseria and Capone had a large scale gambling and bootlegging operation
-Joe Aiello would gamble at Capone's places, but when he would lose, he would have the gambling operation raided and Aiello's men would take much more money than was lost
-Capone was paying protection to Masseria
-A dispute arose between Masseria and Aiello and Masseria than brought Capone in and made him a capodecina and told Capone to kill Aiello
-In 1926 or 1927, there was a "Appalachian type meeting" (Generale assemblea?) in Pewaukee, Wisconsin. The meetings purpose was to make peace in Chicago, but other families attended
-Tough Tony Capesio was one of the shooters in the St. Valentine's day massacre
-Jack Zutta, a Jewish Aiello associate, was murdered by Capone's gang
-The Milwaukee mafia banned people from helping Aiello.
-Sam Aiello, Joe Caminiti, and Migele Mineo were former Aiello members who fled Chicago to join the Milwaukee family
-Sam Aiello wasn't sympathetic about his brother. Sam returned to Chicago later and was in Jim DiGeorge's crew
-Carl Caputa left Chicago and went to Madison where he became boss. Joe "Joe Pizza Pie" Aiello (unspecified relation to the Joe Capone wared with) went with Caputa to Madison
-Milwaukee didn't try to extort any gamblers until Sam Ferrara
-Al Capone was Neopolitan, the next boss was Tony Accardo who was "Thelast Sicilian to be an important boss," Accardo was succeeded by a Neopolotan Sam Giancana (Pretty sure this info is wrong)
-Chicago outfit was a "Money grabbing operation" where only a few leaders profit "at the expense of the general membership" this had an effect on Milwaukee
-Chicago took over Milwaukee in 1952
-Sam Ferrara wanted to have a piece of the Ogden social club which was a gambling place that Frank Balistrieri had a piece on and Balistieri was Son-In-Law to John Alioto. Balistrieri said no to Ferrara and then Ferrara shelved Balistrieri. Milwaukee then asked Chicago to help them with all the trouble.
-A general meeting was held in 1952; Tony Accardo, Rocco Fischetti, and Sam Giancana attended. Sam Ferrara was taken down as boss and replaced by John Alioto
-Alioto reinstated Balistrieri and made him a capodecina
-While Alioto was boss, no gamblers or businessmen were extorted
-John DiTrapani was a capodecina who didn't like Alioto, so he said he would spend $90,000 and even was willing to finance some murders
-One of DiTrapani's friends "Pasternak" lost a lot of money gambling with the outfit and DiTrapani made it known he was very upset
-Furthermore, Alioto heard about Ditrapani's plans to become boss and this sealed DiTrapani's fate
-Chicago were the ones who ordered DiTrapani's murder, not Alioto
-DiTrapani and Frank LaGalbo (a member and DiTrapani associate) were called to a meeting by the Chicago outfit. The meeting was going to be in Milwaukee though.
-LaGalbo warned DiTrapani not to go. LaGabo himself wasn't going to go.
-DiTrapani went anyway and on March 16, 1954 he was murdered. the following day he was found shot in his car
-LaGalbo was very well connected to Chicago and he set up a transfer where he would be in the Chicago family in the decina of Frank LaPorte
-LaPorte was centered in Chicago Heights
-Jack Enea was also apart of the faction that wanted Alioto taken down as boss. he wasn't killed until November, 1954 (Chicago authorized it)
-In January of 1962, Joe Alioto retired and Frank P. Balistrieri took over, Alioto was upset about this. Alioto apparently felt it should've gone to an older man
-furthermore, Alioto was upset that Balistrieri had an affair with his wife's cousin
-Balistrieri began shaking down gamblers and businessmen
-Balistrieri was collecting $500-$600 from Bruno Ramazini and John Volpe who ran the Holiday House
-Despite not collecting from Frank and Jimmy Fazio who ran restaurants, there was an incident where a bomb went off. After this, Balistrieri went to Florida and when he came back he said that they had a piece of Jimmy Fazio's place in Fort Lauderdale
-Balistrieri was not liked by older members because he never consulted with anyone before making decisions and Maniaci even said it would not surprise him if Balistrieri was murdered. Maniaci said if anyone were to kill Balistrieri, it would be the outfit
II. Organization and Leadership -The 1957 Apalachin meeting was due to Albert Anastasia taking forcible action which affected other bosses without telling them.
-Anastasia was killed due to the disappearance of two unnamed men
-John Alioto and Frank Balistrieri were going to go to Apalachin but didnt at the last moment. Also, attendance was not mandatory at Apalachin
-Maniaci didn't know too much about the commission or its structure, but he said it had around 7 members and though he doesn't know if there is a "boss of bosses," if anyone was it would be Giancana (clearly shows his midwest bias)
-Giancana had control over Madison, Rockford, and Springfield
-Balistrieri went to Chicago periodically for meetings with Giancana, Battaglia, or capodecina Felix "Milwaukee Phil" Alderisio. These meeting were at the underboss Sam Battaglia's farm
-occassionally, Balistrieri would meet with Alderisio, Battaglia, and Marshal Caifano in a Milwaukee hotel
-Ralph Capone of Mercer, Wisconsin isn't connected with Milwaukee or Chicago
-At one point, the Pfister hotel manager Marvin Billet made a deal and Kansas City member Sebastian "Buster" Balestrere (who was "imported" to Milwaukee along with Joseph Gurera for the purpose of shaking bookmakers and businessmen down) found out and this led to Balestrere having leverage over Billet. Eventually, the Fox Head Brewery bought a hotel in Jamiaca and Buster made Billet manager. Balistrieri asked Giancana if he wanted to "take over a large gambling casino in the hotel." Billet lost the managorial position and their plan didn't work.
-Balistrieri is involved in the Continental Music Company.
-The chicago outfit may have 500 members (this is wrong as they may not have had 100 at their peak, though it shows how the smaller families saw them)
-Sam Giancana is the boss, Sam "Teets" Battaglia is the underboss, and the following are capodecina: Felix Alderisio, Marshal Caifano, Frank LaPorte, Tony Maccalucci (ph), and Ross Prio
-Ross Prio is a north side leader who was originally in Jim DiGeorge's crew
-Maniaci heard complaints that people are upset in Chicago that only a few are making money. Also, they are upset that Sam Giancana "is too much of a playboy." CI also advised that John Cerone may be Giancana's successor. Cerone is very close to Tony Accardo
-Frank Balistrieri is related to former Kansas City boss James "Big Jim" Balistrieri (It appears his real last name was Balestrere, though his fathers last name was Balistrieri)
-Joseph Cusimano and Joe Jellosa (or Jealouso) are two Kansas City members who have visited Milwaukee in the past
-The Kansas City import Joseph Gurera was said to have killed two politicians (clearly referring to the infamous hit that left Charles Binaggio and Charles Gargotta dead)
-Balistrieri made Gurera a capodecina and Buster Balestrere worked under him. Both members went back to Kansas City in 1963 after pressure was put on Milwaukee for Anthony Biernat's murder
-On April 18, 1964 Peter Balistrieri's (Frank's brother) daughter married Leonard Drewek, a non-Italian. John Molle, Buster Balestrere, and Jim Balestrere (Not made) all went to the wedding
-Peter Balistrieri is a capodecina
-Rockford's boss is Joseph Zummutto, the underboss is Frank Bucemi, and the consigliere is Joseph Zitto. (FNU) Caltegerone is a member who's old and used to be close to Milwaukee capodecina Pasquale Migliaccio. Caltergerone may be a reference to Carl "Charlie Vince" Caltegerone
-Madison, Wisconsin has 10-15 members. The boss is Carl Caputo and Joseph "Joe Pizza Pie" Aiello is a member. Both are wealthy with real estate investments.
-Benny DeSalvo was a capodecina in Madison, but died in February of 1964 at 84 years old. He was buried in Chicago
-The following is the boss succession of Milwaukee: Vito Guardalabene (Nicola Gentile reported Joseph Vallone was the underboss in 1915) Peter Guardalabene (Son of Vito) Joseph "Big Joe" Amato Joseph Vallone (Boss from mid 1920's-mid 1930's) Joseph Gumina was the underboss to Vallone (also says Gumina was capodecina, maybe he controlled a crew along with being consigliere) Charles Zarcone was the consigliere Pasquale Migliaccio was a capodecina Migele Mineo was a capodecina Tom Lucua (ph) was a capodecina Sam Ferrara (Mid 1930's-1952) Joe Gumina was the underboss (again lists him as capo too) Charles Zarcone is listed as consigliere Pasquale Migliaccio was a capodecina Migele Mineo was a capodecina Joseph Caminiti is also a captain (may have been captain under Vallone as well) John Alioto (1952-1962) Joe Gumina was the underboss (again lists him as capo too) Migele Mineo was a capodecina John DiTrapani was a capodecina until his murder in 1954 Pasquale Migliaccio was a capodecina Frank Balistrieri was a capodecina as well Frank Balistrieri (1962-time document was typed) appears he had no underboss Charles Zarcone would be consigliere if Balistrieri had one, Maniaci doesn't know if he actually was though John Alioto was a capodecina and had the older members in his crew Peter Balistrieri was a capodecina "who has active members under his direction" -Older members are displeased with Balistrieri for not consulting any members and making Joseph Gurera (Kansas City) a capodecina instead of a local member
-Older members blame Balistrieri for the publicity LCN is getting due to Anthony Biernat's murder also there's resentment because no one is making money
-Maniaci said he wouldn't be surprised if they killed Balistrieri one day
-On January 4th, 14th, and the 31st Balistrieri held parties at Gallagher's restaurant in an attempt to get the opposite faction to like him. He planned to have another similar meeting a month later. He also assured the members that jobs would soon open up and he gave Vito Aiello, John Aiello, and Maniaci himself jobs at gambling places.
-Balistrieri is very cautious in regards to his personal movements
-Another CI reported the meeting at Gallagher's was to fix the bad feelings between Myron Jennaro and Paul Bogosian who are both associates of the Milwaukee family
-the following is the structure according to Maniaci: capo: boss sottocapo: Italian not Sicilian term for underboss "consuleri": (see previous comment about spelling) the consigliere is the counselor who is usually an older member capodecina: heads a crew, means "head of ten", but members sometimes have 50 members in their crew (or in some cases zero members) No mention of soldiers
-the following are popular terms used by members: Amico Nostro: friend of ours; used by fellow members to indicate someones a member avugad: means lawyer, Maniaci said there's no significance as a term in Milwaukee, but it probably was just not for low level members. Normally the avugad is a representative on the commission. for example, Milwaukee's avugad would've been Chicago's boss cumpare: means godfather; used to show closeness to someone don: Italian term of respect, not a mafia term onorata: means honor, Maniaci said he's never heard the mafia called onorata society which many sources have reported omerta: Maniaci said it's to express any qualities in the word "manly" sagia: "chair, committee of boss, underboss, consuleri [sic], and capodecina [sic] Tourna: general meeting where all members attend; for an important reason
-the following are members of Milwaukee identified by Maniaci: John Aiello: made under Ferrara Vito Aiello: Made under Ferrara John Alioto: Made under Guardalabene, was boss then capodecina Albert Albana: Suspect in Biernat's murder and was made a month after in January 1963 Mike Albano: Runs Angelo's Pizzaria, long time member
III. Membership -John Alioto did not make any members, but Vallone, Ferrara, and Balistrieri did. (which must've happened when the books were closed either suggesting the midwest didn't follow this or he did it on the sly)
-To be made originally, you had to be Sicilian, but they switched it to just be full Italian
-Members don't have to kill, but this has been a rule in the past, to be made
-Associates are proposed by a made member who knows the associates potential. In the past, the name would go around to all members and if they objected, he couldn't be made
-the associate could cooperate with law enforcement to be made
-in the past, all members had to be present at the initiation ceremonies (Maniaci calls them "tourna" meaning a general membership meeting). They no longer do that though
-The Biernat murderers were alleged to be Steve DeSalvo, Dominic Principe, and Albert Albana. DeSalvo contacted Biernat before the killing
-during the making ceremony, both the proposed member and his sponser's fingers are pricked and their blood is mixed. Then everyone present joins hands and a picture of a saint is burned (presumably in the proposed members hand) and the proposed member takes an oath in Italian to put the organization over everything including family and religion
-Members must obey all orders under threat of death
-No members can deal drugs or they will be killed
-Members need permission before engaging in something that may affect another member
-In the past disputes between members were taken before the "Sagia" (This is also called the Seggia, consiglio, or the Sicilian term consignu)
-The "Sagia'' was composed of a boss, underboss, "consuleri", and the capodecina (the term "consuleri" suggests multiple consigliere, but the document has used the singular and plural terms interchangeably. traditionally, the consiglio had multiple consigliere though. Also "capodecina" suggests one captain, which wouldn't really make sense in the context so it can be assumed they mean all capidecina in the family)
-Balistrieri no longer consults anyone except Chicago and only for big issues
-Maniaci named the following as members of the LCN family in Milwaukee (these are just from memory): John Aiello: Made under Ferrara Vito Aiello: Made under Ferrara; John Aiello's brother John Alioto: Made under Vito Guardalabene; capodecina Albert Albana: Made in early 1964, after the murder of Anthony Biernat Mike Albano: Runs Angelo's Pizzaria; long time member Tony Albano: Mike's uncle; retired Frank Balistrieri: boss; made with John DiTrapani; in Joe Ferrara's crew?; Made capodecina under John Alioto Joseph Balistrieri: Frank's dad; longtime member Peter Balistrieri: Frank's brother; capodecina Joseph Caminiti: Secretary treasurer of Local 257; made in Chicago under Joe Aiello; came to Milwaukee during Aiello-Capone war; bootlegger during prohibition; capodeinca under Vallone and Ferrara; Balistrieri's closest confidant even closer to Frank than Peter; Married to John Alioto's daughter Harry DeAngelo: Ferrara didn't like him; made in 1963; works sanitation or garbage department; 55 years old Carl Di Maggio: long time soldier Salvatore DiMaggio: Carlo's son; burglar eith extesnive record; made under Ferrara Benny DeSalvo: Made in 1963; nephew of old Madison boss Benny DeSalvo who died in 1964; lived in New York for a while but moved back to Milwaukee and went into construction Steve DeSalvo: Close to Balistrieri; primary suspect in Biernat murder; made one month after the murder Sam Ferrara: former boss; operates liquor store; inactive Joseph Gumina; underboss and capodecina under Vallone, Ferrara, and Alioto; he was a boxer after coming to America; bootlegger and then worked at A.O. Smith corp.; capable of murder; his son married Ferrara's daughter August Maniaci: Long time soldier Santo Marino: Brother-in-law to Ferrara; not active; operates tevern Migele "Mike" Mineo: Made in chicago; came to Milwaukee during Aiello-Capone war; capodecina under Vallone, Ferrara, and Alioto; employed by Schlitz Brewery John Pernice: former bootlegger; unemployed; not known to hold leadership position Dominic Principe: Another Biernat murder suspect; made following murder; lives in Illinois Joe Rizzo: inactive; worked as bartender in multiple places Vito Seidita: inactive; 55 years old; works for city of Milwaukee, maybe in street department Joseph Spero: inactive; works for city of Milwaukee, maybe in garbage department Charles Zarcone: consigliere during Vallone, Ferrara, and Alioto; may be consigliere under Balistrieri, but Maniaci doesnt know
Maniaci also listed the following as members affiliated with other families that live in Milwaukee: Frank LaGalbo: runs Chico's restaurant; was supposed to be killed along with DiTrapani; transfered to Chicago under Frank LaPorte John DiBella: member from Italy; close to Joe Bonanno; head of Grande Cheese Company Ralph "bottles" Capone: Chicago member; no importance in the underworld James DiGeorge: operates stock farm; owns land in Adams county, Wisconsin; former capodecina of North Chicago; years ago he was supposed to be killed, but got a pass; lives in exile in Wisconsin (likely shelved)
-Maniaci said that even your immidiate family may not know your made and it's typical for people to keep their sons out of the mafia
Maniaci named the following as people not members of Milwaukee, but closely associated with Milwaukee: Walter "Walter Blackie" Brocca: worked forvarious businesses on behalf of Frank Balistrieri Tony Bruno: No member of Bruno's family has ever been a member Sam Cefalu: gambler; lives at 1606 North Jackson; employed by Balistrieri Sam Cefalu: lives at 3461 North Cramer; not related to the other Sam Cefalu; worked for Balistrieri in a gambling office Anthony "Sheriff Cefalu" Cefalu: Brother of Sam (doesnt say which one); employed as gambler Gus Chiaverotti: Working for Frank Balistrieri in Continental Music Co.; closely associates with Balistrieri Sam DaQuista: No other DaQuista family member has been connected Joe Dentice: No Dentice has been a member Dominic Frinzi: Lawyer for Milwaukee mafia Nick Fugarino: closely associates with LCN Ted Gagliano: Gambler Nick Gentile (Doesnt specify if its Nicola Gentile, the one who wrote a book): not a member, but associates with LCN Joseph Guarniere: not a member Dr. Vito Guardalabene: Son of former boss Pete; no living Guardalabene is a member of mafia Danny Lampone: No Lampones are made Tony LaRosa: associated with LCN, not member Sam Librizzi: Gambling LCN associate Tony and Tom Machi: gamblers John Mandella: not a member Vincent Mercurio: not a member John Percurio: creditor to Frank Balistrieri who he's related to Tom Piscitello: not a member John and Joe Piscuine: Gamblers; no Piscuine's have been members Bruno Ramazini: former operator of Holiday House Frank "Big foot Hogan" Sansone: gambler; runs a restaurant Joe Sardino: no other Sardino's are connected with LCN Tom Sorce: Gambler Frank Stelloh: Close to Frank Balistrieri and Steve DeSalvo; non Italian, so couldn't be made Nick Tarantino: "very close" and trusted by Frank Balistrieri; couldn't be made because he helped police in a burglary investigation, this was well known to LCN John Triliegi: LCN associate Sam Vermiglio: former head of a counterfeit cigarette stamp ring; deals drugs; murdered John Volpe: runs the Holiday house
-An informant, possibly Maniaci, advised in 1964 tht Frank Balistrieri has a share in William Covelli's gambling operation (CI doesnt say, but Covelli may have been made)
-Aforementioned informant said Balistrieri also has a share in John Rizzo's bookmaking operation. Al Albana is the one who brings the money from Rizzo and Covelli to Balistrieri
-Both Maniaci and another CI reported that Balistrieri, Rizzo, and Covelli thought about buting a Key Club in Park City, Illinois. Maniaci said that if Balistrieri was serious, he would have to talk to Chicago first since its their terretory
-On April 5, 1964 CI (aforementioned informant, probably not Maniaci) advised that he expected Buster Balestrere and Joe Gurera were expected to come back to Milwaukee before June of 1964. They are coming back to act as hosts in a big crap game. Nick Tarantino would be a treasurer in the game. Frank Balistrieri will own the game and Buster Balestrere will be pit boss and host. The reasoning for starting the game was it would make a lot of money and wouldn't violate a federal law.
-Sam Cefalu and Sam Librizzi run a gambling office recieving a line from out of state, this is the only out of state line. Sam Dentice is a runner for the operation. Anthony "Sheriff Cefalu" Cefalu used to be involved, but is inactive
-a CI advised that 70% of gamblers are represented by Dominic Frinzi. Frinzi has represented Anthony Cefalu, Charles Piscuine, Robert Pick, William Cole, Steve Halmo, and Harvey Wach
-A CI advised on March 7, 1964 members of "Chicago and Miami outfits" (maybe meaning Tampa) were trying to build a motel in the bahamas. Balistrieri was going to have a 5% interest in it
-A different CI advised that Giancana was interested in a casino at Cat Cay in the Bahamas.
-Ben Novac owned the Fountainbleu Hotel in Miami and was a close associate of Chicago and New York LCN. He applied for a license to operate a casino in the Bahamas in April of 1964 and was denied due to his financial ties to gangsters
-a CI (probably Maniaci) reported on April 3, 1964 that Balistrieri and former capodecina, but current soldier Joe Caminiti had a meeting where they discussed the Milwaukee Police Department (MPD). Balistrieri said he helped get cheif of police Harold Breter into office. Blaistrieri said he felt the MPD was trying to put heat on him by arresting young people who frequented Gallagher's restaurant and they surveilled LCN members. Balistrieri met with inspector Kremsreiter who was the number 3 man in the MPD. Kremsreiter and Balistrieri met at Fazio's and had lunch. At lunch, Balistrieri suggested that the MPD should stay away from his kind and that there are not enough police to be just focusing on him. Balistrieri told Caminiti that he was happy with how it went.
-Frank Ranney is a secretary-treasurer of Teamsters local 200 and is very close to Balistrieri even working together at Atomic Industries, a bubble gum company
-An informant advised on March 24, 1964 that Balistrieri, Frank Ranney, and Joe Caminiti met at Fazio's. The informant said Balistrieri had "some form of domination over Ranney"
-One CI stated that Balistrieri is connected to Jimmy Hoffa and could get a multi-million dollar loan to build a motel in Milwaukee.
-Tony Volpe is connected with Chicago and has access to the money from the welfare and pension fund of the teamster union in Chicago and that many Las Vegas casinos have been financed with the money.
-On April 3, 1964, a CI (or wiretap) reported that Joe Caminiti and Frank Balistrieri had a meeting where they discussed "the disposition of money supplied by the Teamsters to Frank Balistrieri for distribution to some of the candidates for Alderman in the City of Milwaukee." Caminiti told Balistrieri he'll advise the candidates that they are backed by the teamsters.
-During the same meeting Caminiti insuled Robert Kennedy saying he operated a gestapo. They also talked about a speech Congressman Alvin O'Konski gave talking good about Jimmy Hoffa. The Teamsters gave money to O'Konski and Senator Morse (ph) for political purposes
-Caminiti said Robert Kennedy infringes on civil liberties, this was after O'Konski told him about an investigation coming by the DOJ
-Caminiti also said that the Teamsters had trouble getting the poney to pay for Jimmy Hoffa's legal expenses. Out of 35 locals in Wisconsin, 20 wouldn't pass anything in support of paying. Because of this, they decided they would take the money out of the joint counsil, meaning every member will pay .05-.10 cents
-Joe Caminiti told Frank Balistrieri that Frank Ranney said to be careful giving money to Alderman Allen L. Calhoun. This was due to when Calhoun once moved districts, he came into conflict with Al Hass who was close to the Milwaukee LCN. Balistrieri already knew and met with Calhoun and told him that Hass is who they're most loyal too, but they will support whoever won. Balistrieri gave cash to Calhoun as an unreported donation
-Balistrieri gave a donation to Art Else, who's opponent was Henry Maier. Balistrieri gave Else the donation at Gallagher's restaurant.
-Angelo Provinzano was a member of the city service commission who was mobbed up. Balistrieri gave money to Provinzano who then donated money to mob backed candidates. Provinzano donated $995 to mayor Henry Maier. Provinzano also was used in the past to get Italians in positions in the city government and police department. Informant said Provinzano wasn't made
-On April 17, 1964, Dominic Frinzi (mob attorney) was going to run for governor and the mafia backed him. Frinzi himself wasn't confident he could win, but it would give him publicity which he could later use to become a judge
-Anthony Biernat was found buried in a cellar of an abandoned farm sprinkled with lime, but it wasn't the right kind which would disintegrate a body
-Frank Balistrieri partly owns The Pitch Specialty Co. Balistrieri's relative Peter Picciuro operated the business. His father John Picciuro also has a piece or co-owns it.
-Carl Dentice has a jukebox operation in his name for Frank Balistrieri
-Sam Dentice got a jukebox license under his name for Balistrieri
-Peter Sciotino's bakery was targeted in a bombing because of Balistrieri's shakedown campaign. Sciortino was personally connected to Joe Bonanno in some way and ended up not having to pay. Sciortino himself wasn't a LCN member
-Balistrieri's shakedown campaign began in the summer of 1962 with Joseph Gurera and Buster Balestrere shaking businessmen and gamblers down. Some people did resist so Balistrieri wanted to send a message. They were going to kill either Bill Cole or Bobby Pick, but when LE found out they stopped trying.
-An informant though Tony LaRosa might be killed because it was said the Milwaukee family heard he gave information to LE
-In may of 1964, an informant said that Steve DeSalvo and Frank Stelloh now operated as musclemen for Balistrieri. They even planned to murder someone who the informant didn't know.
-The informant thought the murder target may have been Izzy Tocco who was a booker for Sam Cefalu and got in trouble, but the informant thought that this would be too little a reason to murder someone
-A different informant supplied information suggesting the murder target may be Joe Beck. Beck was making complaints against the Continental Sales Co. Balistrieri made comments to the acting manager Gus Chiaverotti where he expressed his anger against Beck.
-An informant advised on April 10, 1964 that he heard a story about a Milwaukee gangster being offered $5,000 by the Chicago LCN "to make a hit" on a prominent businessman who was made. The reasoning was because the man owed the Chicago family between $18,000-$20,000. The man either stole the money or bet and lost the outfit's money
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2023.06.06 01:02 Reddit-1924 VOTE Column C!
VOTE! VOTE! VOTE!
June 6, 2023 Primary Election
Mihaela G. Motintan and Helene Tobin
Hudson County Democratic Committee, Members
📷Committed to our community
📷Committed to making it better
📷Committed to keeping it affordable
📷Committed to addressing your issues.
About Helene Tobin JC resident for 22 years, earned a BA in Education (Queens College), and MA in Education, (Rutgers University). Taught in public and private schools. Developed and administered programs, as well as advocated, for the rights of immigrants, refugees, and minorities. Secured funding to promote and develop women entrepreneurship. Collaborated with Federal, State, and Local governments, and non-governmental and grassroots organizations, creating positive change for underserved communities including healthcare, social and legal services.
About Mihaela G. Motintan JC resident for 13 years with an international background. Studied Economics at ASE, (Bucharest) and LMU, (Munich). Studied Blockchain technology at MIT. Worked in banking, and real estate development in Romania, Germany, and Spain. Currently working in Compliance for a Taiwan based corresponding bank, (NYC). Involved in the Paulus Hook community. Served on the Board of Directors of the Historic Paulus Hook Association (HPHA). Assisted with the preservation and the development of the Paulus Hook Park, located on four corners (Grand St. and Washington St.), JC.
Election day: Tues., 6/6, 6:00 am - 8:00 pm.
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2023.06.05 23:23 StarryEyed_Ironlady Looking for a real estate agents in St. John’s
Could you please recommend any real estate agents / companies? We are looking to rent a house in St. John’s for at least a year. Thank you!
Edited to add - thank you everyone for your recommendations.
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2023.06.05 23:21 cya_cyco Marcus (Online Banks) snatching deposits from Big B&M Banks like Truist etc
From today's Wall St Journal
"Online banks have managed
to pull off what has become a
tall order in 2023: They
brought in more deposits than
Deposits in the first quarter
fell from December at regional bank
powerhouses such as U.S.
Bank, Truist Financial and Citizens
Financial. They were
down more sharply at the
smaller regional banks that
have been under investor scrutiny,
like Western Alliance and
But deposits were up quarter
over quarter at Ally Financial
and Goldman Sachs
Group’s online bank Marcus,
which don’t have branch networks.
Deposits also were up at
Capital One, which has far
fewer branches than the other
big regionals. Online-focused
banks can often offer higher
rates, as they don’t have to pay
for the real estate, employees
or equipment required to run a
traditional network of
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2023.06.05 19:00 SFMatchThreadder Match Threads, 22/23 Season Rewind
Hi all, posted a similar thread at the end of 2022 which had a shitload of stats about the Match Threads for all who care about that sort of thing. That thread can be found here
. Over the 2022-23 season there have been 411 Match Threads, 95,115 comments on those threads and 2,716 unique people commenting on them.
The average score on each post was 28.61, the average score on a comment was 4.30 and there were 231.42 comments on each thread on average.
Heres a bunch of stats about all those threads:
Congratulations to u/methylated_spirit
who has made the most amount of comments in total (1,469) this year!
Congratulations to u/Scratchlox
who has made the most karma (7,148 avg: 4.87) this year!
Congratulations to u/BillOakley
who was the most popular commentor, with an average karma of 10.56 over 186 comments this year!
Commiserations to u/KingKamara1872
who has made the least karma (-412 avg: -0.99) this year
Commiserations to u/BunguintheZungu1872
who was the least popular commentor, with an average karma of -5.23 over 26 comments this year
Congratulations to u/Scratchlox
who has made 719 comments in other teams threads this year!
Most Obssesed (Old Firm Edition)
Congratulations to u/Scratchlox
who supports Celtic but has made 595 comments in Rangers threads this year (41.0% of their total comments)! They got an average karma of 4.79 on their comments there.
Best of the rest:
Words, words, words
There was 1,213,874 words said over all comments, of which 11,324 were one of the below swear words (0.93%).
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|fucking ||3388 |
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|shite ||1871 |
|shit ||802 |
|cunt ||612 |
|cunts ||405 |
|fucked ||380 |
|fuckin ||298 |
|bastard ||229 |
|bastards ||135 |
|fucks ||130 |
|shitting ||73 |
|shiting ||32 |
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For all teams
Not including the Old Firm or National Team
The average number of comments made by each user was 35.02, 408,833 karma was given out in total in the comments, an average of 150.53 per user. There was also 67 comments with the phrase 'half time pet' in them, gaining a total of 515 karma.
Total comments by team
This is the number of comments made in the threads for each team. For the 'Most popular thread' column, this cannot involve an Old Firm match or either of the Old Firm (otherwise they're all Rangers/Celtic games).
|Team ||Number of comments ||Number of threads ||Average comments per thread ||Most popular thread ||Top Commenter |
|Celtic ||42,901 ||55 ||780.02 ||Match Thread: Heart of Midlothian vs Celtic / Scottish Premiership (22/10/2022) (26 karma/1,872 comments) ||u/comradepartypanda (761 comments, 4,478 karma) |
|Rangers ||42,282 ||58 ||729.0 ||Match Thread: Ajax Amsterdam vs Rangers / UEFA Champions League (07/09/2022) (42 karma/1,490 comments) ||u/methylated_spirit (1,048 comments, 4,255 karma) |
|Heart of Midlothian ||11,382 ||50 ||227.64 ||Match Thread: Heart of Midlothian vs FC Zürich / UEFA Europa League Qualifying (25/08/2022) (30 karma/880 comments) ||u/stvbles (295 comments, 1,163 karma) |
|Aberdeen ||9,316 ||46 ||202.52 ||Match Thread: Darvel vs Aberdeen / Scottish Cup [BBC] (23/01/2023) (55 karma/710 comments) ||u/Yerdas_Selzavon (664 comments, 3,109 karma) |
|Hibernian ||8,320 ||43 ||193.49 ||Match Thread: Hibernian vs Heart of Midlothian / Scottish Premiership (07/08/2022) (41 karma/446 comments) ||u/MassiveArseMcGinn (151 comments, 749 karma) |
|Dundee United ||5,723 ||44 ||130.07 ||Match Thread: AZ Alkmaar vs Dundee United / UEFA Europa Conference League Qualifying [BBC] (11/08/2022) (43 karma/939 comments) ||u/methylated_spirit (109 comments, 560 karma) |
|St Mirren ||5,511 ||44 ||125.25 ||Match Thread: Aberdeen vs St Mirren / Scottish Premiership (24/05/2023) (8 karma/91 comments) ||u/w0wowow0w (176 comments, 588 karma) |
|Scotland ||4,874 ||17 ||286.71 ||Match Thread: Scotland vs Spain / European Championship Qualifying (28/03/2023) (113 karma/1,665 comments) ||u/SanguinePar (104 comments, 263 karma) |
|Motherwell ||4,742 ||45 ||105.38 ||Match Thread: Sligo vs Motherwell / UEFA Europa Conference League Qualifying (28/07/2022) (37 karma/324 comments) ||u/AjenoMerveilles (137 comments, 482 karma) |
|Ross County ||4,666 ||46 ||101.43 ||Match Thread: Ross County vs Partick Thistle / Scottish Premiership Promotion/Relegation Playoffs (04/06/2023) (29 karma/686 comments) ||u/Worth-Ad1358 (242 comments, 713 karma) |
|Kilmarnock ||3,999 ||48 ||83.31 ||Match Thread: Kilmarnock vs Ross County / Scottish Premiership (28/05/2023) (18 karma/97 comments) ||u/thestorriebook (189 comments, 600 karma) |
|St Johnstone ||2,381 ||43 ||55.37 ||Match Thread: Hibernian vs St Johnstone / Scottish Premiership (21/10/2022) (18 karma/162 comments) ||u/comradepartypanda (94 comments, 545 karma) |
|Livingston ||2,234 ||45 ||49.64 ||Match Thread: Livingston vs Aberdeen / Scottish Premiership (08/11/2022) (8 karma/87 comments) ||u/Scratchlox (89 comments, 508 karma) |
|Partick Thistle ||2,134 ||17 ||125.53 ||Match Thread: Ross County vs Partick Thistle / Scottish Premiership Promotion/Relegation Playoffs (04/06/2023) (29 karma/686 comments) ||u/methylated_spirit (60 comments, 256 karma) |
|Queen\'s Park ||637 ||11 ||57.91 ||Match Thread: Queen's Park vs Dundee / Scottish Championship [BBC] (05/05/2023) (38 karma/570 comments) ||u/caramelchewchew (32 comments, 146 karma) |
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The formatting is a bit weird here, apologies but I cba fixing it, I'll make up for it by having the top 20 instead of top 5 :)
Cheers to all for participating in the threads throughout the season, hopefully I got all of the stats right, if something seems wrong @ my personal account (u/mf__4
) and I'll check it. Can upload the script I used to gather the data from reddit into a mysql db and to then construct this post if anyone wants, happy to answer any questions on it (unless youre moaning about dodgy practices).
EDIT: some of the karmas might be a bit off, got a fix and rerunning, will be updating this thread as it updates, will be finished in about 2/3 hours
EDIT 2: Should all be fixed now
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2023.06.05 14:19 Then_Marionberry_259 MAR 29, 2023 GCX.V GRANITE CREEK COPPER ADDS TO BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND ADVISORY BOARD
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" or the "Company
") is pleased to announce the appointments of Mr. Robert Sennott to the board of directors of the Company and of Mr. Peter Harris, P.Eng., to the Company's advisory board as it embarks on the next stage of development of the Carmacks copper-gold-silver project in Yukon, Canada. François Lalonde will step down from the board of directors to focus on his leadership role at TSX Venture listed Stellar Africa Gold. Granite Creek wishes to thank François for his dedication and contributions to the board and wish him the best in all his future ventures.
Tim Johnson, President and CEO, stated, "We look forward to working closely with Rob Sennott and Peter Harris as we advance our promising critical mineral projects for copper and molybdenum toward development and production. It is an exciting time for the Company with the recent 43% expansion of the resource at Carmacks and a robust PEA released in January 2023 as well as the acquisition of the 90+ million-pound bulk mineable LS molybdenum resource in central British Columbia. We look forward to providing updates in the near future on the Company's recently initiated process test work for improved oxide recovery at the Carmacks project and exciting exploration potential for resource expansion developed from our 2022 geophysical and geochemical surveys, proximal to the existing resources." Robert Sennott
Rob is a long-time investor, entrepreneur, philanthropist and film producer. He has been a long-time resource investor and is an investor and supporter of each of the three Metallic Group companies. Rob was the founder of Market Intelligence, a real estate information services company, that was acquired by Alleghany Corporation, which in turn was recently acquired by Berkshire Hathaway. He has served on the board of directors of First Community Bank and was a Beige Book respondent for the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. Rob has also served on the board of a non-profit organization addressing poverty in rural communities, where he brought an entrepreneurial approach to fundraising. Rob's success in business management and focus on building prosperous communities will be a great benefit to Granite Creek as it moves from exploration stage to developer. Peter Harris
Peter is a mining engineer with over 40 years of global mining industry experience in project evaluation, development, mine construction and operations. Peter's career is highlighted by prominent roles with Placer Dome (now Barrick Gold) as Senior Vice President of Project Development and President & CEO of Placer Dome South Africa. He also was part of the early formation of NovaGold Resources as Chief Operating Officer. Peter brings a deep understanding of what it takes to have a successful mining project having been involved in various stages of evaluation, development, construction and operation of over 20 mineral projects in his career in North and South America, Africa, Australia and Papua New Guinea. His experience ranges from high-grade underground operations to large scale open pit deposits of base & precious metals. He has a strong track record of leading corporate development teams in strategic acquisitions, financing as well as structuring of engineering initiatives to optimize costs and identify opportunities. A mine engineering graduate of the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne with executive and board of director experience in mining and related industries, Peter also led the design and introduction of World Bank recognized employee programs for affected mine-workers related to major mine re-structuring and AIDS programs. Peter's experience in all aspects of major project and mine development including working with communities will add tremendous value as the company advances to the next stages of development at our critical mineral projects. About Granite Creek Copper
Granite Creek, a member of the Metallic Group of Companies, is a Canadian exploration company focused on the exploration and development of critical minerals projects in North America. The company's projects consist of its flagship 176 square kilometer Carmacks project in the Minto copper district of Canada's Yukon Territory on trend with the high-grade Minto copper-gold mine, operated by Minto Metals Corp., the advance staged LS Molybdenum project and the copper-nickel-PGM Star project both located in central British Columbia. More information about Granite Creek Copper can be viewed on the Company's website at www.gcxcopper.com
. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
Timothy Johnson, President & CEO Telephone: 1 (604) 235-1982 Toll-Free: 1 (888) 361-3494 E-mail: [[email protected]
) Website: www.gcxcopper.com
Metallic Group: www.metallicgroup.ca
Twitter: @yukoncopper Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release. SOURCE:
Granite Creek Copper Ltd.
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2023.06.05 12:01 ShackleDestroyer "Mario Bros. is the greatest Catholic animated franchise ever"
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"But the real reason for its [The Super Mario Bros. Movie] success is simple: Mario Bros. is a Catholic franchise. Before you think that this is some sort of pipe dream, take a good look into the plot and characters.
It’s a classic good versus evil story. The hero must overcome the forces of evil and sacrifice himself (even if he does have multiple lives) for the sake of another.
But it’s much deeper than that. Princess Peach is obviously a Marian figure who represents goodness, purity and innocence. She rules from her castle, first depicted in Mario 64 as a Gothic revival pile, studded with stained glass-windows. She is attended to by a legion of toadstool servants.
The villain Bowser obviously represents the evil one, with his dragon-like appearance and demonic demeanour. His only desire is to pursue to the end the enmity between him and the woman (Gen 3:15), and keep her hidden in his dungeon while he sends out his mindless-mutated minions to corrupt her kingdom.
Enter Mario and Luigi, two migrants from Catholic Italy to Brooklyn. Without a doubt these two plucky plumbers heard Mass at one of the borough’s historically Italian parishes, perhaps St Rosalia’s (before it was demolished), Regina Pacis or St Francis of Paola.
Surely Mario has wept bitter tears in these parishes’ confessionals, calling to mind the great sinners of scripture and mouthing a mournful, “it’s a-me.”
The brothers have strong family values and a firm moral code, which had to come from somewhere. I would be surprised if there wasn’t a print of Da Vinci’s Last Supper and a cross stitch of St John Paul II in their home.
As the pair make their journey across the Mushroom Kingdom, they take out minion after minion, with the help of one of Princess Peach’s servants, Toad. After each world, the brothers are greeted by Toad who famously tells them that “the princess is in another castle.”
Toad is here clearly evoking Augustine’s teaching that God’s summum bonum, or greatest good, cannot be found on Earth; our hearts will always be restless as long as we search for fulfilment in the castles of this world.
Toad also gives the brothers extra items to help them along the way. Some may say that Toad is an angel, bestowing these item boxes (let’s call them graces) on the protagonists, so they may be able to fulfil their mission.
Others may draw parallels between Toad and that of the Archangel Raphael who helped Tobias along his journey to rescue Sarah from a jealous demon.
Toad give Mario a cheep cheep fish as his last item and instruct him to burn its heart and liver (Tobit 6:8-17) when he finally meets Princess Peach at the game’s conclusion.
So the next time you make it past the final world, pull the axe, release that bridge and send King Koopa down into the fire, remember that you are playing as one of the greatest Catholic characters."— https://www.catholicweekly.com.au/mario-bros-is-the-greatest-catholic-animated-franchise-eve
Catholic idolatries, Mary on a decorative plate
For Catholics the name Mario is the masculine variant of Mary (Maria).
"Mario - Italian Spanish and Portuguese: from the personal name Mario from the Latin name Marius which is probably of Etruscan origin and possibly related to the name of the Roman god Mars but was widely adopted from an early date in the Christian era as a male equivalent of the female Christian name Maria."— Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022
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2023.06.05 07:36 scarlet2248 Wedding Venue in The US: Our Recommendation Part II
Popular wedding venues in the western and central states were featured in Part 1 of US wedding venues
. So in part two, we'll focus on wedding venues in the eastern states. Whether it's a luxurious hotel, a rustic barn, or a spacious meadow, all are included. Again, the features of these venues and the approximate prices will be written. Let's explore these beautiful wedding venues!
Wisconsin Wedding Venues
The Paine Art Center and Gardens
This is an art museum located at 1410 Algoma Blvd, Oshkosh. It is an English-style country estate and has nearly four acres of gardens. It has perennial plants and is a great outdoor ceremony venue. Also, there is a historic mansion, charming carriage house, and greenhouse. The venue can accommodate up to 200 people and costs approximately $3000 to $4000 For 100 Guests
This is a professional event venue located at 515 E Main St, Stoughton. This historic venue offers industrial and rustic charm with exposed brick walls, high ceilings, and wood beams. It has ample space for ceremonies and receptions. The venue offers event coordination, customizable lighting options, a bridal suite, and access to preferred vendors. Accommodations for up to 250 people start at $3,500 for a 12-hour rental
The Enchanted Barn
Located at 1543 6 1/2 Ave, Hillsdale, this barn has an old-world rustic atmosphere around every corner. Featuring several indoor and outdoor venues, one of the most popular ceremony locations is located in Barn's upper-level Hayloft, featuring old wood timbers. Several wedding package options are available here and can accommodate up to 220 people. Off-season all-inclusive wedding packages are $5,000 plus $21 per person.
Illinois Wedding Venues
This is a historic mansion located at 3S501 Naperville Rd, Wheaton. a short drive from Chicago. The mansion is also surrounded by a forest preserve that allows for nature-filled photos. There are seven ceremony locations in total, and the largest Magnolia Garden can accommodate up to 300 guests. Venue rentals start at $3,500
The Morton Arboretum
This is a public nature garden and outdoor museum located at 4100 IL-53, Lisle. Inside there are not only mature trees and flowers but also a playground for children. Offering beautiful woodland and lakeside views. The large garden has a total of 12 venues to choose from and the largest room can accommodate up to 300 guests. Prices range from $600 to $9,000 depending on the size of the room and the time of year it is held
Located at 1840 W Hubbard St, Chicago, this is a very unique location that serves as a store besides being a wedding venue. It preserves treasured furniture from the past. This old Chicago warehouse offers an enchanting vintage atmosphere. The ceremony and banquet space can accommodate about 200 people and space rentals start at $4,000
Kentucky Wedding Venues
The Barn at Cedar Grove
The address is 1000 Brockman Keltner Rd, Greensburg, which has a rustic barn setting with picturesque scenery. Offering outdoor ceremony space, climate-controlled reception space, bridal suite, groom's quarters, and fire pit. The venue in the barn can accommodate up to 230 people. For fewer guests, the average budget for a wedding here is between $6,000 and $9,000
The Brown Hotel
This 100-year-old hotel is located at 335 W Broadway, Louisville. The hotel has a striking Georgian Revival look and offers elegant ballrooms, luxurious accommodations, and a gorgeous rooftop garden. The hotel also has extensive experience in hosting weddings of different cultures, such as Jewish and Indian weddings. Prices are $18,000 in the off-season and can accommodate up to 300 guests
Talon Winery & Vineyards
This winery has a large outdoor space at 7086 Tates Creek Rd, Lexington. Offers vineyard and winery backdrop, outdoor ceremony space, and rustic barn. The best part is the wine-tasting and vineyard tours. The venue can accommodate up to 250 guests and prices for ceremonies start at $1500
Tennessee Wedding Venues
Located at 28 Bussell Rd, Gordonsville, our vacation accommodations are perfect for small weddings. Surrounded by scenic walking trails, mountains, and woods. This venue specializes in small weddings of 30 people or less, with a focus on an intimate and cozy experience. Wedding packages range from $1795 to $5000
Dixon Gallery and Gardens
An art gallery on 17 acres of gardens located at 4339 Park Ave, Memphis, offers a romantic and artistic setting for weddings. The gallery offers two indoor reception venues as well as woodlands and gardens, both of which can accommodate up to 200 guests. Prices are approximately $4000 to $5000 For 100 guests
The Bell Tower
The Bell Tower, located at 400 4th Ave S, Nashville, is almost 140 years old. The ballroom features large windows that provide plenty of natural light, creating a charming and historic setting for weddings. There are two floors beside the lobby. Seated dinners for up to 400 people range from $3,500 to $16,000 depending on time and venue
Mississippi Wedding Venues
The site at 4145 Old Canton Rd, Jackson is the oldest residential building in Jackson, with a history of 175 years. The courtyard in front of the house with trees such as cedar, oak, and magnolia provides a natural backdrop for weddings. The venue can accommodate up to 300 people and costs $3,500 for a two-day weekend rental
Dunleith Historic Inn
A National Historic Landmark located at 84 Homochitto St, Natchez, the mansion features Greek Revival columns and original pine floors. The event space has a main floor, courtyard, and South Lawn, which can accommodate up to 700 people. Wedding packages start at $6,500, not including catering
The Gin at Flora Station
The address is 4819 MS-22, Flora. The refurbished cotton gin blends rustic charm with modern amenities. It offers indoor and outdoor spaces, including a covered gazebo and a patio with an old-fashioned truck bar. Rentals for ceremonies and receptions start at $3,500
Alabama Wedding Venues
This building, located at 1531 1st Ave S, Birmingham, is historic from the outside. With its industrial-inspired design and high ceilings along with red brick walls. Three indoor venues can accommodate up to 300 guests, and the cost of a ceremony starts at $4,000
The Sterling Castle
This castle is located at 389 Deseret Dr, Shelby, and has been voted the best wedding venue in Alabama. The fairytale-style castle, elegant ballroom, charming courtyard, and lakeside and drawbridge venues. This beautiful venue can accommodate up to 300 guests and all-inclusive weddings are priced at $10,000+
Huntsville Museum of Art
This is an art museum located at 300 Church St SW, Huntsville. With unique indoor and outdoor spaces, the museum is a contemporary art gallery. Offering outdoor spaces with a rooftop terrace, and five indoor hospitality venues. The starting venue fee for a wedding reception in high season is $1,500
Michigan Wedding Venues
Colony Club Detroit
Located at 2310 Park Ave, Detroit, this Georgian-style, historic venue features stunning architecture and gorgeous interiors. The hotel features a grand ballroom decorated with crystal chandeliers and intricate details. The ballroom can accommodate up to 350 guests and is priced between $12,000 and $15,000
This historic building, built in 1918, is located at 5052 M-66, Charlevoix. With a total of four site combinations in the summer. It offers several ceremony and reception spaces, including a charming outdoor garden and a majestic stone courtyard. The largest of these, the East Garden and Queen's Courtyard can host up to 300 guests. And the price range is between $6,750 and $9,250
The Inn at Stonecliffe
This is a Victorian village located at 8593 Cudahy Cir, Mackinac Island. away from the hustle and bustle of the area. With beautiful gardens and breathtaking views of Lake Huron and the Mackinaw Bridge. Accommodates up to 300 people and prices range from $4000 to $10,000
Ohio Wedding Venues
Franklin Park Conservatory
This is a horticultural and educational institution located at 1777 E Broad St, Columbus. The most popular venue is the indoor garden with an all-glass ceiling. Besides, there is an industrial-style venue and a 200-year-old barn. The venue has plenty of space and can accommodate up to 500 people, with prices ranging from $7,000 to $11,000 for a wedding of 100 guests
The Columbus Athenaeum
The historic building at 32 N 4th St, Columbus, was built in 1899. With a total of ten venues to choose from, the Grand Ballroom boasts gorgeous details and a stunning atrium. It is decorated with classical Greek art as well as soaring ornate ceilings. It can accommodate up to 230 guests. Prices for receptions start at $3,000
An oversized wine estate located at 1700 55th St NE, Canton. Picturesque vineyard setting and sparkling lake views. The open-air venue can accommodate up to 300 people, while the indoor venue can accommodate up to 120 guests. Full-service event planning, vineyard tours, and wine tastings are available. Prices for receptions will start at $1,450
Georgia Wedding Venues
This resort is located at 597 Barnsley Gardens Rd NW, Adairsville. With over 3,000 acres of land, it is a historic southern estate. With lush gardens, luxurious cabins, and grounds that can accommodate up to 250 people. Three wedding packages are available: $275 per person, $320 per person, and $350 per person
. And a least of 150 people is required.
This is a renovated warehouse located at 409 Bishop St NW, Atlanta. The roof is supported by massive bow trusses, which allow for a spacious, open floor plan without columns or supports. Through a wall of windows running the length of the space, there are breathtaking views of Atlantic Station and the downtown skyline. Accommodating up to 425 people, prices start at $4,000
The Biltmore Ballrooms
The ballroom is located at 817 W Peachtree St NW 208, Atlanta, and was established in 1924. The ballroom features a handcrafted plaster relief ceiling, ornate crystal lighting, and a marble floor. Capacity ranges from 50 to 1,500 people and offers eleven caterers. Rental rates range from $3,500 to $5,000, depending on the day of the week
Florida Wedding Venues
The Ancient Spanish Monastery
Located at 16711 W Dixie Hwy, North Miami Beach. This monastery was dismantled piece by piece from northern Spain and shipped to the United States, then rebuilt over 19 months. It offers a chapel and gardens for ceremonies. The garden can accommodate up to 300 guests for $6,500 and includes only the cost of the reception
The Breakers Palm Beach
This is a luxury resort located at 1 S County Rd, Palm Beach. This luxury resort is located in Palm Beach and enjoys magnificent beachfront views, lush gardens, and an exquisite ballroom. It boasts a timeless and elegant ambiance. It can host weddings for a maximum of less than 500 people, and detailed prices need to be communicated with the hotel
The Ringling Museum
The museum is located at 5401 Bay Shore Rd, Sarasota, with a breathtaking view of Sarasota Bay. This venue offers unique views of art, culture, and the stunning waterfront. It includes many event spaces, including a large courtyard and an elegant ballroom. The largest art gallery courtyard can accommodate up to 125 guests and prices start at $20,000
New York Wedding Venues
Mohonk Mountain House
Located at 1000 Mountain Rest Rd, New Paltz, this historic resort is surrounded by 40,000 acres of pristine forest. Featuring a majestic Victorian castle with panoramic mountain views. Choose from lakeside, garden, and mountain views for your ceremony. Wedding packages range from $275 to $375 per person
The address is 42-38 9th Street, Long Island City, with a history dating back to the 19th century. Offering an industrial chic atmosphere, a garden courtyard and conservatory, a stunning main space, plus rustic interiors. Accommodates up to 180 guests, with receptions starting at $14,000.
Estate at 2015 US-9, Garrison, with superb Hudson River views and Catskill Mountain views. The venue offers a modern ballroom, outdoor ceremony space, and golf course. The venue can accommodate up to 200 guests for $12,000.
Pennsylvania Wedding Venues
The Curtis Atrium
The historic building at 699 Walnut St, Philadelphia used to be the Curtis Publishing Company. It is now a building with a mix of residential, office, and retail space. It features a stunning atrium, marble columns, and a stunning rotunda. Space rentals start at $8,000
The Cork Factory Hotel
This boutique hotel is located at 480 New Holland Ave 3000, Lancaster, a converted historic cork mill with exposed brick walls. Offering industrial charm and modern amenities. The venue has a ballroom, a terrace, and a 2,300-square-foot warehouse. Space is available for up to 200 guests, and wedding packages start at $7,000
Terrain Gardens at Devon Yard
A stunning garden is located at 138 W Lancaster Ave Suite 130, Devon. The venue is decorated with elements such as reclaimed barn wood floors, raised holiday lights, and skylights to create a unique aesthetic. Of course, there is an essential gardening setting and open-air venue that can accommodate up to 140 guests. Prices for receptions start at $4,525
West Virginia Wedding Venues
The entire resort is nestled beside a tranquil lake at 940 Resort Drive Roanoke, a place of scenic beauty and rustic charm. Wedding venues are available on the lakeside lawn or in the courtyard, with an indoor grand hall and stone-walled ballroom. Spa services, golf courses, and entertainment can also be experienced with wedding packages ranging from $3,500 to $12,000
A luxury resort located at 101 W Main St, White Sulphur Springs. With stunning architecture, beautiful gardens, and breathtaking mountain views. The indoor venue has a dramatic chandelier and stage. The outdoor grounds feature expansive lawns and rustic cabins. Packages start at $10,000
and vary depending on the number of guests, season, and customization.
Sleepy Hollow Golf Club
The Club at 3780 Sleepy Hollow Dr, Hurricane. It is a private golf club for families. Featuring a scenic golf course, elegant ballroom, outdoor lawn ceremony venue, and picturesque countryside views. Wedding packages start at $3,500
Virginia Wedding Venues
Historic Manor River Park at 1700 Hampton St, Richmond. Inside are gardens, botanical gardens, and native wildlife habitats. The scenic setting includes 100-year-old Italian gardens, European-style manor houses, pavilions, expansive lawns, and the Robbins Nature Center. Prices range from $3,500 to $6,100
Inn At Willow Grove
This is a rustic accommodation located at 14079 Plantation Way, Orange. It is unusually peaceful and romantic, surrounded by ancient trees and beautiful gardens. One of the gardens, Boxwood, can accommodate up to 175 guests and offers idyllic views. A versatile barn is also available as a hospitality venue, with rates starting at $7,500
The Tides Inn
Located at 480 King Carter Dr, Irvington, the entire hotel is situated on a beautiful body of water with views of the Chesapeake Bay. It is a waterfront resort. You can also come here to take part in fun activities such as tennis, golf, paddle boarding, biking, and kayaking. Weddings start at $3,100
North Carolina Wedding Venues
Professional wedding venue located at 523 Pea Ridge Rd, New Hill. It resembles a European town building with charming gardens and rustic barns. It can accommodate up to 250 guests for a ceremony in the gardens. Wedding packages will vary depending on the time of year and are priced at $8,000 on Fridays and $9,800 on Saturdays
The Merrimon-Wynne House
The mansion located at 500 N Blount St, Raleigh was built in 1876 and has been well maintained and is now a venue for various events. The building has a main floor full of Southern charm. Inside are original floors and mantelshelves, ornate chandeliers, and a wide porch. The outdoor area is also large enough to host ceremonies in the garden and can accommodate up to 250 guests. Prices for receptions start at $5,000
It's an English-style country hotel located at 2000 Fearrington Village Center. Besides the quaint country setting there are dense gardens with water features. The largest venue is the barn, which offers spacious dining and dancing space and can accommodate up to 250 people guests. Prices for ceremonies start at $2500.
South Carolina Wedding Venues
This National Historic Landmark is located at 4300 Ashley River Rd, Charleston. You can experience daily life on an 18th-century plantation and enjoy 65 acres of unobstructed views and private garden rooms. Also, enjoy the oldest landscaped gardens on the property. There are 7 ceremony venues, ranging from small weddings of 50 to 400 guests. Prices start at $5,000
William Aiken House
The 1807 mansion is located at 456 King St, Charleston, a restored mansion that showcases Southern charm and architectural elegance. The yard features a magnolia tree that is over two hundred years old and an elegant terrace. It is also rated as one of South Carolina's premier wedding venues. The cost of a ceremony starts at $3,000.
The Cedar Room
Modern industrial event space at 701 E Bay St, Charleston. Featuring exposed brick walls, high ceilings, and large windows overlooking the cityscape. The indoor Cedar Room venue can accommodate up to 500 people for events, and the outdoor yard can seat up to 200. Events on Fridays or Sundays start at $3,500.
Vermont Wedding Venues
Inn at Mountain View Farm
The Inn at 3383 Darling Hill Rd, East Burke, has breathtaking mountaintop views. Enjoy mountain biking, cross-country skiing, and visits to animal farms, among many other activities. Venues can range from beautiful fields to cozy campfires. Weekend wedding packages start at $3,500
Hildene - The Lincoln Family Home
The building at 1005 Hildene Rd, Manchester is full of meaning. The Lincolns built Hildene as a summer home at the turn of the 20th century. Here you can look out over the Taconic Mountains to the west and the Green Mountains to the east. The outdoor venue can accommodate up to 200 people and wedding reception prices start at $8,000.
(Hildene - The Lincoln Family Home)
The Henry House
The historic house at 1338 Murphy Rd, North Bennington, built in 1769, is one of the oldest surviving houses in Vermont. Overlooks the authentic red-covered Henry Bridge. The site offers several vendors for you to consider. The large trees outside the house make for the best wedding photos. The venue needs to be contacted for a specific quote.
Massachusetts Wedding Venues
The Crane Estate
This is a Tudor Revival mansion located at 290 Argilla Rd, Ipswich. It was the summer home of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Taylor Crane, Jr. with winding salt marshes, miles of barrier beaches, and a beautiful hilltop mansion. And of course the rolling lawns and gardens. There are three sites to choose from in all, with the beachfront site accommodating 200 to 500 people. Weekend weddings are priced at $6500.
Red Lion Inn
The Inn at 30 Main St, Stockbridge has a 250-year history. The entire Inn combines traditional New England hospitality with the amenities of a modern hotel. The largest Hitchcock room capacity is capacity 30-175 people. Venue rentals start at $4,000.
A sophisticated hotel located at 215 Charles St, Boston. Located in the heart of downtown, just steps from shopping, dining, Boston Parks, and more. The hotel offers a private secret garden that can accommodate up to 200 people outdoors and an indoor 3000-square-foot ballroom. Wedding venue rates start at $26,000 for up to 100 guests.
Connecticut Wedding Venues
The Lace Factory
This historic factory is located at 161 River St, Deep River, and offers a charming and rustic atmosphere for a wedding venue. It has wood floors, high ceilings, and large windows overlooking the river. The Lace Factory offers event planning services, on-site catering, and a variety of rental options for weddings of all sizes. The Factory can accommodate up to 225 people and prices start at $5,000.
Eolia Mansion at Harkness State
The address is 275 Great Neck Rd, Waterford. Nestled on the shoreline of Waterford, Connecticut, this elegant mansion offers breathtaking views of Long Island Sound. It has manicured gardens, a stone terrace, and a beautiful ballroom. The price of $5,100
includes exclusive use of the mansion's first floor and south courtyard tent for 5 hours.
The Society Room of Hartford
This event venue is located at 31 Pratt St, Hartford, and the historic venue boasts magnificent architecture. It includes a marble staircase, beautifully frescoed ceilings, and crystal chandeliers. It provides a luxurious and timeless setting for weddings. The venue can accommodate up to 300 guests and prices start at 15,000.
New Hampshire Wedding Venues
Wentworth By The Sea Country Club
Country Club at 60 Wentworth Rd, Rye. This private club is near the shore and enjoys magnificent waterfront views and a romantic atmosphere. The hotel has manicured grounds and a historic clubhouse. It can accommodate up to 250 guests in this setting. Three options are available: lawn, clubhouse, and tent weddings. Reception prices start at $30,000
The Preserve at Chocorua
This venue, located at 88 Philbrick Neighborhood Rd, Tamworth, is a rustic and secluded wedding venue nestled in the White Mountains. It offers scenic views, a charming barn, and plenty of outdoor space for the ceremony. Outdoor activities such as sleigh rides and hiking are also available. Approximate prices will start at $1000.
The Farmhouse, located at 33 Bishop Cutoff, Lisbon, is a historic and beautifully landscaped site in the White Mountains. It offers a restored 1876 farmhouse, a barn, and lush greenery. There is also a romantic bistro with a terrace to relax in. Accommodating up to 200 guests, prices start at $15,000.
Rhode Island Wedding Venues
The Chanler at Cliff Walk
A luxury hotel located at 117 Memorial Blvd, Newport. The Chanler offers luxurious accommodations and a grand mansion setting with stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean and access to their world-class restaurant. Specializing in weddings for up to 120 guests with access to their world-class restaurant. Site rentals start at $10,000.
Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum
Historic mansion on 33 acres located at 101 Ferry Rd, Bristol with breathtaking views of Narragansett Bay. Large tents are available in the outdoor area, followed by sunset views. Accommodating up to 225 guests, weekend wedding rates start at $12,995.
Situated in the heart of Providence, The Dorrance is a restored bank building with a sophisticated atmosphere and elegant decor. The most special feature is the long, luxurious bar, which can accommodate up to 200 guests throughout the venue. Venue rentals start at $7,500
New Jersey Wedding Venues
The Ashford Estate
Located at 637 Province Line Rd, Allentown, this elegant property is nestled in a picturesque setting. Surrounded by hundreds of acres of beautifully preserved farmland, it features sparkling fountains, waterfalls, garden pavilions, expansive views, and of course, luxurious private suites. The wedding venue can accommodate up to 300 guests. Starting at $10,000
Mallard Island Yacht Club
A club surrounded by water at 1450 NJ-72, Manahawkin. six more venues to choose from in the luxurious private island mansion. The center plaza boasts grand arches and ornate ceilings reminiscent of old-world glamour. The ballroom can accommodate up to 250 people, and prices for receptions start at $20,000
Liberty House Restaurant & Events
This waterfront event venue is located at 76 Audrey Zapp Dr, Jersey City. It features unparalleled views of the New York City skyline, Ellis Island, the Statue of Liberty, and the Liberty Landing Pier. The Grand Ballroom features a marble floor and floor-to-ceiling windows. The venue can accommodate up to 300 people and venue rental fees start at $8,000
Delaware Wedding Venues
The Queen Wilmington
This dazzling venue is located at 500 N Market St, Wilmington is downtown. It is a historic music venue that offers a unique and eclectic atmosphere. The venue features a grand ballroom with a stage, state-of-the-art sound system, and elegant décor. The venue can accommodate up to 200 guests and wedding reception prices start from $3,000
The Cordrey Center
The address is 30366 Cordrey Rd, Millsboro, and its restored barn and surrounding gardens provide a rustic and charming setting. The venue offers a range of services, including in-house catering, bar service, and event coordination. It has indoor and outdoor options and can accommodate up to 200 guests. Venue rental rates start at $3,500.
The Waterfall Catering and Special Events
With an address at 3416 Philadelphia Pike, Claymont, The Waterfall has a modern venue. Centered around a stunning indoor waterfall. The spacious ballroom features contemporary décor and customizable LED lighting systems. The venue can accommodate up to 500 guests. Prices for venue rentals start at $6,000.
Maryland Wedding Venues
Located at 1 East Chase Street and built-in 1902 as a historic landmark in Baltimore, The Belvedere showcases stunning architecture and classic charm. It offers a variety of event spaces, including a rooftop ballroom with panoramic views of the city. Inside, the décor is more vintage and ornate. Accommodating up to 500 guests, venue rentals start at $8,000.
Evergreen Museum & Library
This grand Gilded Age mansion is located at 4545 N Charles St, Baltimore. It is full of history with a house museum and research library. With beautiful gardens, this venue offers a mix of elegance and history. It's architectural details and scenic surroundings provide a unique backdrop. As well as a tour of the museum's collection. Accommodates up to 200 guests and starts at $6,000
Chesapeake Bay Beach Club
Located at 500 Marina Club Rd, Stevensville, this venue offers stunning waterfront views and an elegant ballroom. It also has an oceanfront ceremony venue and luxurious accommodations. There are four ballrooms in total, three indoor and one outdoor. Accommodations for up to 300 guests start at $10,000
District of Columbia Wedding Venues
Larz Anderson House
Located at 2118 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, the Anderson House, established in 1905, is a stunning Beaux-Arts mansion that offers a romantic and intimate setting for weddings. The venue features beautiful gardens, a grand staircase, and gorgeous rooms decorated with historic artwork. It can accommodate up to 200 guests and has access to the house's magnificent library. Prices start from $8,000.
Located at 800 16th St NW, Washington, across from the White House, the hotel offers magnificent views of the iconic landmark. This venue has many event spaces, including a rooftop terrace from which the White House can be used as a photo backdrop. Wedding venues can accommodate up to 250 guests and prices start at $15,000.
National Museum of Women in the Arts
Located at 1250 New York Ave NW, Washington, this unique venue celebrates women artists and offers a distinctive setting for weddings. With its stunning architecture and world-class art collection, it provides an exquisite atmosphere for your special day. The venue offers a variety of event spaces, including an assembly hall and mezzanine level, and can accommodate up to 400 guests. However, the museum is temporarily closed for renovations.
Maine Wedding Venues
The resort's address is 354 Goose Rocks Rd, Kennebunkport, and is nestled in a secluded wooded area. Featuring elegant indoor and outdoor spaces. Surrounded by 60 acres of birch and balsam fir, it features two outdoor pools and a three-room treetop spa. It ensures an unforgettable wedding experience. Prices start from US$10,000
The farm is located at 254 W Fryeburg Rd, Fryeburg. This rustic and chic site features a restored 18th-century farmhouse and a spacious barn with panoramic mountain views. Of course, there are also seasonal gardens and a woodland church. The most special feature is the provision of a cable car to reach the top of the mountain, which is also a popular backdrop for photos. It can accommodate up to 250 guests and prices start from $6,500.
Portland Regency Hotel & Spa
The address is 20 Milk St, Portland, and is centrally located, offering a blend of classic elegance and modern amenities. With many event spaces, on-site catering, and a spa, it can accommodate intimate and large weddings. Accommodations range from 10 to 220 guests, with rates starting at $3,500.
Conclusion "When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible." When Harry Met Sally
Finally, we've rounded up our recommendations for wedding venues in each of the remaining states. Choosing the perfect wedding venue is an important step in creating your dream wedding. It sets the tone for the entire celebration and provides the backdrop for your special day. No matter what style of wedding venue you prefer, there is a venue above that perfectly suits your style and preferences.
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2023.06.05 02:20 JohnWarrenDailey Full review of Prehistoric Planet
Follow-up to my last post:
An Attenborough documentary on dinosaurs with the same CGI that made The Jungle Book so lifelike? I couldn't think of a greater sell. But was it worth it? Would it give me the same sense of wonder that I felt when Walking with Dinosaurs came out 22 years earlier?
The first episode, "Coasts", is overall the strongest episode of season 1. Starting immediately with a swimming t-rex (Tyrannosaurus rex) leading his children to an island where he smelled a dead archelon (species unknown, as no Maastrichtian-age archelon was ever found in the fossil record), that first scene showed the promise of the show as a whole. Seeing CG baby t-rexes interacting with live-action baby turtles is both concerning (as sea turtles are currently endangered) and entertaining, as they are demonstrated pretty goofily. But after that, we are done with dinosaurs for the rest of the episode.
We cut to the one scene that, while endearing with a riveting soundtrack by power couple Anže Rozman and Kara Talve, does give me pause. The pterosaurs featured in that episode were based on bones so fragmentary that they couldn't be diagnosed. How can we be sure that Barbaridactylus was a member of the antlerwing family, Phosphatodraco a member of the simurgh family, or even Tethydraco a member of the pteranodon family? How do we even know what Alcione even looked like? Also, the score doesn't really match the slower, less urgent movements of the pterosaurs.
The next scene was described as "the sunken continent of Zealandia", which is a refresher to see the lost continent bearing recognition for a change. Here, a family of plesiosaurs (Tuarangisaurus keyesi) comes to the coast to gulp themselves on anti-buoyant rocks, while the males ceremoniously poke their long, heavy necks up to the surface, the only good moment in an otherwise generic sequence.
After a quick focus on coral, we get treated to a Hoffmann's mosasaur (Mosasaurus hoffmanni) relying on fish and shrimp to give him a good, proper scratch, only to be pushed out of turn by a younger male. This sequence sticks out to me because it shows mosasaurs being portrayed as animals, not as monsters to shadow Nigel Marven or kaijuified Blackfish bootlegs.
The next scene shows a dazzling, mesmerizing mating ceremony of ammonites ("scaphitids", they were called, but that doesn't determine specific species, as it was a very huge family). They glow in the dark and mate very particularly. If the male's flashes don't sync with those of the female, he'd be rejected. Complimenting this alien but still soothing scene is Rozman and Talve's equally alien and soothing score.
Back in Zealandia, we end with plesiosaur pod mentality, as the whole group defends a pregnant mother from a kaika taniwha (Kaikaifilu hervei). As with the previous plesiosaur scene, it wasn't a scene that I got too crazy about.
The next episode, "Deserts", isn't really as impactful as the Planet Earth episode of the same name, both in regards to execution and the musical score, and it was riddled with confusing scene decisions. The first scene demonstrates a lek of dreadnoughts (Dreadnoughtus schrani) acting like a combination of elephant seals and frigatebirds, right down to the pops on their necks. The score in that sequence is definitely memorable, as it (literally) highlights the weights that the males take to demonstrate their fitness to attract the gaggle of girls in the audience. Though I'm left wondering--did the upstart beat the veteran because he was stronger, or because he popped one of the veteran's neck balloons, as male frigatebirds would do to ditch the competish?
Once the sauropod show is over, we now move to what was presumed to be Nemegtia, but it was portrayed to be as dry as Djadochta, which leads to the next problem. While there was evidence of Maastrichtian-age velos in Central Asia, calling them "Velociraptor" is just wrong. I grew up watching Walking with Dinosaurs, which means I watched "Giant of the Skies", which featured Utahraptor in the wrong place at the wrong time. And while the American cut justifies this with a demonstration of a land bridge that connected North America to Europe, I don't know how much water that holds, and that doesn't seem to be relevant anyway, for the damage has already been done. So having in Velociraptor, a genus of velos that went extinct 71 million years ago, in Nemegtia, which was set 66 million years ago, is just a rehash of that previous mistake. In short, Prehistoric Planet has Utahraptor'd the Velociraptor. And besides, hasn't the picture of pack-hunting raptors already been discarded?
The next scene, the one with the Nemegtian mononych (Mononykus olecranus), is cute but not top-notch memorable, and its color choice is teetering way close to the point of plagiarism.
Afterwards, the brief but violent rains have created a watering hole in the middle of the desert, luring in dinosaurs and pterosaurs from miles around, including a wandering khan (Tarbosaurus bataar). The reason that scene is so low was that it was just a near-identical rotoscope of the Water Truce sequence from The Jungle Book, right down to the herbivores making a clearing for the khan.
Then we go high up to see more Barbaridactylus. This scene I wasn't aware was a problem until Unnatural History Channel brought it up in his video, but the females were shown to be oddly consensual towards the similar-looking sneaky males, who use their feminine appearances to sneak past the larger, more impressive males. This is a problem, apparently, because the more extreme the sexual dimorphism, the more likely the sneaky male will be rejected and therefore resort to assaulting the females.
The last scene is an interesting one, albeit one that suffered an unmemorable score in the soundtrack. Apparently, salty southern duckbills (Secernosaurus koerneri) can thrive on dunes of gypsum, but when rains hit the coast, they rely on both their tenacity and their know-how of the sky to get to more productive grazing. This scene stands out to me because I question why any large animal would choose to thrive on such a taxing environment. It'd make sense for an animal as small as the cryptile, the scrofa and the gryken from The Future is Wild, but not for a duckbill bigger than 16 feet long.
It is unanimously agreed upon that "Freshwater" is the weakest episode in the first season. Apart from the humpbacked false duckbill (Deinocheirus mirificus) getting a scratch in the swamps of a more accurate Nemegtia and the devil frog (Beelzebufo ampinga) making a snack out of a baby whacktooth (Masiaksaurus knoplferi), the habitat itself has been relegated to the backseat, which is why the mating scene of the t-rex and the laying magnificent simurgh (Quetzalcoatlus northropi) are on the C tier, good scenes that have been damaged by simply being in the wrong episode. Speaking of the latter, memes have popped up in which the faces of dinosaurs have been pasted over two shots of Monty Python and the Holy Grail, with either Masiakasaurus or the Planet Dinosaur model of Majungasaurus being Galahad and the Quetzalcoatlus being the French taunter ("What are you doing in Africa?" "MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS!") when, really, that meme is more applicable to Velociraptor being in the Maastrichtian. On that topic, not only is it STILL in the wrong time, there is another problem, one I didn't pay attention to until Unnatural History Channel brought it up on his video. Instead of showing audiences raptor prey restraint (or "RPR"), the storytellers relied instead on mountain cats to show the velos hunting the pterosaurs (species unknown). Like the Deserts episode, Planet Earth has a far stronger "Freshwater" episode.
"Ice Worlds" didn't excite me as much as "Spirits of the Ice Forest" did, which is a shame, because dinosaurs in the snow is a refresher by default. We start at Prince Creek, which I couldn't ask for a worse place to start because the cast list is very fragmentary. In the opening scene, a pack of raptors (species unknown, though modeled after the pitbull raptor), shadows a herd of ugrunaaluk (Edmontosaurus sp.) for a long-delayed meal. Again, the picture of raptors hunting in packs has been debunked for a very long time now. Why insist on resorting to old cliches?
The Ornithomimus scene (can't think of a vernacular for them), while the designs look cool and add distinction to overall character, is still just a rotoscope of the Adelie penguin sequence from "Frozen Planet". Next.
The sequence with the swanneck (Olorotitan arharensis) is even less impressive. Are horsetails really more nutritious than grass? If so, then why have grasslands been the dominant plains since the Miocene?
The reason the scene with the tro-o is relatively low on the tier list is that it should have been longer, because a dinosaur with the intellect of a fire hawk is a very interesting prospect. But the final scene was just too short and too bland to show off any real gold.
We have spent so much time in the north that I question the necessity of a quick detour to Antarctica, rendering the scene with the polar macahutiul (Antarctopelta oliveroi) my least favorite of the series.
The final scene demonstrates the predator-prey dynamic between the northern boss (Pachyrhinosaurus perotorum) and the nanook (Nanuqsaurus hoglundi). The scene is great, the score has some very rhythmic moments, but what puts it low on the B tier are the nanooks themselves. From a distance, they look as good as most of the others. But in closeup, they look kind of fake, especially when they're running. Which brings up to the next problem--the story is based on fossil footprints of different lines pointing in the same direction. But how do we know that those parallel tracks were made at the same time and not separated within hours, days or even weeks of each other? And while it is true that nanooks were smaller than t-rexes, their portrayals in the show were just too small. More recent consensus shows that one nanook could easily match a boss in size, if not overtop it.
"Forests" is an everywhere kind of episode. The opening scene with the austroposeidon (Austroposeidon magnificus) is not long enough to get me invested.
Then a herd of trikes (Triceratops, species unknown) visits a cave to visit a clay lick to neutralize the poisons from their plant food. But why clay? Why not salt? Herbivores can clearly deal with poisonous plants without problem, but plants lack sodium, which is why the elephants of Mount Elgon (the inspiration behind that scene) scrape the caves not for clay, but for salt.
This next scene has gotten everyone talking. A male minotaur (Carnotaurus sastrei) clears the stage to wave his arms around to impress an impossibly stoic female. Everything about that scene--from the choreography to the score--is very goofy, and that is what makes it work so well.
While it is nice to finally see the Pinocchio-rex (Qianzhousaurus sinensis) in the flesh, its hunt for bright blue corythoraptors (Corythoraptor jacobsi) is not a scene I'd be in a hurry to revisit.
The fire scene is oddly slow, the only memorable moment in the whole sequence being my first official introduction to Atrociraptor marshalli...literally just one short week before Jurassic World: Dominion predictably ruined it.
The scene with the baby Therizinosaurus is passable. While it is cute to imagine babies having a taste for honey, it just wasn't executed memorably.
The final scene, the one set on Hateg Island, slogs on in pace, with the greatest focus being a bunch of odd-looking baby zalmos (Zalmoxes robustus) running and hiding from the real star of the episode, the robust simurgh (Hatzegopteryx thambena), looking more proper than how it looked in Planet Dinosaur. One question, though--weren't pterosaur wings supposed to be rounded at the tip? Sure, they've got the hands pointing backwards, but the pointed wingtips is now believed to be an outdated picture.
So it goes without saying that years of watching a moderate quantity of Attenborough documentaries has made the watching experience of Prehistoric Planet, at least in comparison to the original Walking with Dinosaurs, a bit numb. The creature designs are good, the CGI has not faltered in its photorealism from The Jungle Book, and even the soundtrack has enough of a score to make it memorable. But it's the stories that amount to the overall numbness of the first season. They hadn't opened my eyes in the way that Walking with Dinosaurs did.
When season 2 was announced literally one year after season 1, I had my doubts. Planet Earth 2 came out literally a decade after the first Planet Earth, and the differences in filming technology and musical score clearly show that. Same for the 16 years that separate The Blue Planet from Blue Planet 2. Dynasties 2, by contrast, came way too soon after the first Dynasties, and the end result is sloppy, from the stories being set at the tedious start rather than at the steady prime to the score from the first Dynasties being reused so often that the only episode to have any new music was "Meerkat". So to find Prehistoric Planet 2 come out literally one year after Prehistoric Planet, I was concerned that it'd be as shorthanded as Dynasties 2 was. The opening episode, "Islands", kind of suffered that, but it thankfully wasn't as severe a problem.
The first segment of that episode struck me as odd because the adult zalmo looks weirdly identical to the baby model from last episode.
While it is cool to see the robust simurgh being expanded upon, I personally wish we'd stayed at Hateg Island, where they'd hunt the Transylvanian dwarf duckbill (Telmatosaurus transylvanicus) and not the funky combbill (Tethyshadros insularis).
One of season 1's most recurring complaints is "no crocodiles", which is pretty apt when you consider how diverse they were during the Cretaceous period. So to see the Malagasy armadillo (Simosuchus clarki) at all, let alone stand up against a mahjong (Majungasaurus crenatissimus), is one to remember for the ages.
This next scene is actually pretty interesting, in which we see Adalatherium, which wasn't a true mammal, but rather something hovering closely outside the taxonomic boundaries. It's a long sequence, which is just as well, because this is as new a clade to me now as the cynodont was when Walking with Dinosaurs came out.
As with in "Ice Worlds", a quick detour to Antarctica doesn't seem necessary to me, as the hunt between the Imperobator and the Morrosaurus feels more like a skim.
The last scene in the episode is my personal favorite, in which a male robust simugh stands on a sandbar to do whatever it takes to impress a mate.
"Badlands" stands out in that there are only two settings. The first one is the strongest because of how the Deccan Traps, long reputed to be the co-culprit to the fall of the dinosaur empire, has been repurposed into prime nesting estate for a herd of sauropods (Isisaurus colberti). The journey seems reckless, but volcanic sand is hot and toasty, something that a modern species of dinosaur, the megapode, also exploits as it lays its egg in the hot volcanic sand of the Solomons.
The next scene hasn't fixed on last year's problems, in which Velociraptor is still there and it still hasn't performed RPR--it just kicks an herbivore off a cliff, and that was that.
The nesting Corythoraptor scene didn't interest me, but what really bugged me was that the antagonist of that sequence was a kuru (Kuru kulla), a raptor who, like the pterosaurs on the "Coasts" episode, was based on incomplete, fragmentary specimens.
The sequence with the tarchias (Tarchia, species unknown), is a refreshing detour from the previous sequence because we have a better idea as to what they would have looked like. And to see them slog around for an oasis is a second highlight (next to the Deccan nursery).
This next scene has nothing new added from either "Time of the Titans" or "Alpha's Egg", in which a herd of baby sauropods gets picked on by larger predators on their way to the safety of the forest.
The majority of the "Freshwater" sequences I feel fit better in "Swamps". The same unnamed pterosaurs from "Freshwater" have reappeared, this time trying to fly past an approaching population of alligators (Shamosuchus djadochtaensis).
The next episode features a grizzly bear gathering of austroraptors (Austroraptor cabazai) hunting gar. It stands out as highly as it does because it shows a species of raptor that looks and acts differently from the usual velo or nych. Plus, we know many miles more about austroraptors than we do about Spinosaurus, so that is a relieving plus.
The devil frog stands out in this episode, and to see a grumpy male try to fight off a herd of goavambe (Rapetosaurus krausei) is humorous. It also deviates from the usual picture of "the frog that eats dinosaurs".
This next sequence I was very concerned the moment I saw it in the ads. Thanks to Jack Horner, the poorly-known family Pachycephalosauridae has been under very hot fire with the notion of bone sponginess being a taxonomically viable method of identification, which it really isn't because all amniotes have spongy bones in their teens. But very thankfully, this sequence does not resort to Hornerism. It shows that older males do get longer horns on the backs of their heads, not the other way around. Also, new evidence has shown that the domes may have been covered in shiny skin, so this has me asking--is the dome a boys-only trait? Could that dracorex (Pachycephalosaurus hogwartsia) skull that I saw at the Black Hills Museum just be a girl entering her sweet 16 when she died? Could those stygimoloch (Pachycephalosaurus spinifer) skulls just be those of high school footballers?
"Swamps" ended on a high note with a couple of t-rexes hunting an anatotitan (Edmontosaurus annectens) in the dark. One just walks to the duckbill, and the animal, in its panic, goes right in the direction of the other t-rex in hiding. This perfectly reflects the current understanding that t-rexes exchanged fast running for better walking. Now can we see some duckbills fighting back, please?
On May 26, The Little Mermaid came out in theaters. A day earlier, "Oceans" came out. If I were to choose, I'd stick to the latter, simply because we're treated to fresh new stories with a wider variety of mosasaurs and ammonites than any of the Walking with programs ever did. The scene with the hesperorns chasing bait fish only to have themselves be chased by bulldog fish (Xiphactinus) is a classic, but a good one. However, "X-fish"? What's wrong with "bulldog fish"? But the highlight, no doubt, is the final sequence, in which a Hoffmann's mosasaur killed a juvenile plesiosaur simply by ramming it great white style.
"Freshwater" was weak due to being sorely unfocused. "North America", by contrast, is even weaker for being too rushed. Also, the "scars make the man" narrative with the trikes bugs me the most. What justification is there for that?
This has been a very exhaustive review of Prehistoric Planet, and it's way too early for me to worry about a season 3 coming out, if there is going to be one.
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2023.06.05 00:11 Infamous-Advisor6007 Barbara Gebel and the Williams Creek Neighborhood Deed scam
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Questions of how & Why was the name Barbara Gebel signed on 20 million dollars worth of real estate in the Williams Creek Neighborhood on Conifer Way Shelby NC. Homes purchased by Towery Maurice Burris-Hunt June 2013 - June 2014 prior to his devastating head injury. submitted by Infamous-Advisor6007 to shelbyncgossipnews [link] [comments]
2023.06.04 10:52 Superspanger Leasehold property
Can anyone please explain the concept of leasehold to me like I'm 5?
From the real estate listing:
- Buy the House
- Lease the land - $5,460 per annum
Step onto the property ladder by buying at this level. Pay the lease until you can afford to purchase the land."
Who do we pay? The house is .. A full number (e.g. 7 Smith st, not 7a Smith st) so I don't think it's sub-decided.
How long are these leases usually for?
It's in an ok area and it's within my tiny budget
Ngā mihi nui.
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2023.06.04 08:41 Gwenisiscoupe ISO: Portland Serial Killer Leads/ Victim Information
The major news outlets have yet to cover this so here I am. There have been multiple homicides in the Portland metro/ PNW area that appear to be connected. Here is what I have so far, us women are NOT safe. Kristin Smith 22
Found - Deardorff and Flavel , 3 miles from Jane Doe
Joanna Speaks 32
Found - barn , 800 s 5th st , body moved to barn post-mortem
CHARITY PERRY 24
Frequent locations -beginning of March in downtown Portland around Southwest Washington Street and Southwest Fourth Avenue
Found - Ainsworth Skate Park, East Historic Columbia River Highway and Northeast Tumalt Road, multnomah falls area
April 24th - Same day as Jane Doe
ID - Native American or Native Alaskan between the ages of 25 and 40, county officials said. She had black, medium-length hair, was just over 5 feet tall, weighed 135 pounds and had two large scars on her left lower leg
Found - 205 & Flavel, in Lents neighborhood , 3 miles from Kristin Smith
April 24th - Same day as Perry
BRIDGET Lee RAMSEY WEBSTER 31
Frequent locations- Portland metropolitan area, particularly Milwaukie, Oregon City and Portland
Found - harmony rd Mill Creek in Polk county
Ashley Real 22
Supposedly went missing - Burger King 12000 se division
Found - Eagle Creek , 29000 SE JUDD RD
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2023.06.04 08:19 Gwenisiscoupe Portland Serial Killer Leads and Victim Information
MISSING GIRLS/ POTENTIALLY LINKED HOMICIDES
We are in search of any leads or victim information regarding these cases. We’re hoping to find or eliminate a connection between these women, and possibly bring them justice they deserve.
KRISTIN SMITH 22
Found - Deardorff and Flavel , 3 miles from native woman
JoANNA SPEAKS 32
Found - barn , 800 s 5th st , body moved to barn post-mortem
CHARITY LYNN PERRY 24
Frequent locations -beginning of March in downtown Portland around Southwest Washington Street and Southwest Fourth Avenue
Found - Ainsworth Skate Park, East Historic Columbia River Highway and Northeast Tumalt Road, multnomah falls area
April 24th - Same day as Jane Doe
JANE DOE / UNIDENTIFIED NATIVE AMERICAN WOMAN
ID - Native American or Native Alaskan decent, between ages 25 and 40, S black, medium-length hair, just over 5 feet tall, 135 pounds and has two large scars on her left lower leg.
Found - 205 & Flavel, in Lents neighborhood , 3 miles from Kristin Smith
April 24th - Same day as Perry
BRIDGET LEANN RAMSEY WEBSTER 31
Frequent locations- Portland metropolitan area, particularly Milwaukie, Oregon City and Portland
Found - harmony rd Mill Creek in Polk county
ASHLEY REAL 22
Supposedly went missing - Burger King 12000 se division
Found - Eagle Creek , 29000 SE JUDD RD
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2023.06.04 00:30 Polyphemus117 Despite his powerful connections, one of the most prominent gang bosses in New England simply disappeared without a trace. What happened to Danny Walsh?
As the Roaring Twenties drew to a close, it was obvious to the American public that the “noble experiment” of Prohibition was a complete failure. Despite the promises of religious leaders and lawmakers, the total ban on the manufacture and sale of all alcoholic beverages had led to an increase in crime and violence throughout the United States. A lucrative black market for illicit alcohol had created a climate that allowed organized criminal syndicates to flourish. Public sentiment was turning against Prohibition, and more and more voices called for its repeal.The shrewder gangsters realized that Prohibition would soon no longer be the law of the land and they would need to find alternate sources of income. As the more prescient mobsters made plans to go into alternate ventures such as gambling, sex work, narcotics, or labor racketeering, it was clear there would not be enough business to go around. Competition would have to be eliminated. The long established partnerships between Italian, Jewish, and Irish gangs began to fray. The former two, in many cases, conspired together against the Irish mob. Irish immigrants had arrived in the US earlier and possessed the advantage of already speaking English on arrival. Irish gangsters enjoyed exclusive connections with politicians and law enforcement officials- connections that the Italian and Jewish gangsters knew they would need for themselves once the country went “wet” again.
Accordingly, from the years 1928 to 1933, there was a wholesale massacre of top-ranked Irish mobsters and bootleggers all over the United States. In St. Paul, MN, “Dapper” Danny Hogan started his car and was blown to pieces by dynamite planted by his Jewish counterparts. In New Orleans, the Italian mob gunned down Bill Bailey in a drive-by shooting. In Brooklyn, Charles “Vannie” Higgins was shot and killed in front of his 7 year old daughter. Similar stories were happening in many major cities throughout the United States.
Rumrunning in Providence, RI, was largely done by Danny Walsh. Born to Irish immigrants in 1893, Walsh was a true underworld success story. When Prohibition became the law of the land in 1920, he was a lowly clerk in a hardware store. Fast forward only five years, and Walsh was a multimillionaire with multiple country estates and luxury apartments in Providence. Walsh had assembled a fleet of boats and airplanes that supplied the thirsty Rhode Islanders with liquor under cover of darkness. His fortune grew further when he became involved in the lucrative world of horse racing. Even the stock market crash of 1929 hardly slowed down the bootlegging business. Despite a few minor brushes with the law- including a much-publicized 1929 incident when the Coast Guard killed three of his men- Walsh seemed largely untouchable. Like many gangsters of this period, he was something of a public figure, the local press often reporting on the exploits of his gang.
Walsh consolidated his power by making connections with the elite of the both the upper crust and the underbelly. His friends in Boston included both the notorious mob boss Charles “King” Solomon and a fellow Irish-American powerbroker by the name of Joseph P. Kennedy- though you may be more familiar with his children and grandchildren. Known as a gangster who preferred to settle disputes with a handshake rather than a tommy gun, Walsh was reportedly respected and well-liked even among his fellow criminal kingpins.
Someone clearly felt otherwise.
On January 24, 1933, King Solomon was shot dead in the men's room of a Boston nightclub he owned. With Solomon dead, Walsh no longer had the protection offered by his alliance with a larger outfit. This may have been a contributing factor to what happened next.
On February 2, 1933, Danny Walsh met six associates at the Bank Cafe in Pawtuxet Village, RI for a business dinner. These six men saw him off as he got into his car to drive home. They were the last people to ever see Danny Walsh.
For several days there was no leads for any of Walsh's family, business partners, or underworld partners to follow. Finally, an anonymous note was delivered to Walsh's brother Joseph- a ransom demand for $40,000 to be delivered to the Copley Plaza Hotel in Boston. While the idea of kidnapping a mob boss for ransom might seem laughable today, the “snatch racket” was hardly uncommon at the time, especially as the Depression forced more and more people into financial desperation. Criminal operations usually considered it more pragmatic to simply pay the ransom and recover their operatives rather than lose whatever talents or skills they possessed, which would cost them more money in the long run. Joseph and a few of Walsh's most trusted lieutenants complied with the demand, bringing $40,000 in cash to Boston and handing it around a hotel room door to a man they could not see. They returned to Providence and awaited word of Danny's release.
Word never came. It became increasingly clear that Danny Walsh had vanished without a trace and was never coming back.
Rumors spiraled in the press, the underworld, and even in an inconclusive federal investigation. There were reports of Italian men being spotted in the act of digging a large hole on one of Walsh's properties and sprinkling lime into it, but nothing came of further investigation. Some newspaper articles at the time gave lurid accounts of Walsh being stood in a tub of cement until it hardened around his feet and then hurled into the ocean- the first appearance of the “concrete shoes” trope that appears so often in gangster fiction. These, too, were dismissed as fabrication.
The disappearance of Danny Walsh has entered Rhode Island folklore. As recently as 2017, unidentified remains found in the area have been seriously investigated as possibly being his corpse. This practice will no doubt continue until a definite ID is made.
What became of Danny Walsh? In light of the wider wave of murders targeting Irish racketeers, it seems probable he was murdered. But who is responsible? Where are his remains? Was the unidentified man who collected a ransom at the Copley Plaza Hotel the real culprit or simply an opportunistic scam artist?
It seems probable that anyone with firsthand knowledge of this crime is long dead. Perhaps one day a corpse will be found that will answer at least one question, but until then this remains unsolved. Danny Walsh is doubtlessly but one of many victims of violent crime from the “noble experiment” of Prohibition.
If you're interested in learning more about the story of Danny Walsh, here's a few good articles. A writeup by the New England Historical Society An article about remains that were investigated as possibly being those of Walsh An interview with a descendent of Walsh
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