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Mickey Deans

Mickey Deans was an American musician and entrepreneur, the fifth and last husband of actress and singer Judy Garland. Born Michael DeVinko in Garfield, New Jersey on September 24, 1934, Deans was the youngest of three children of Mary and Michael DeVinko, he grew up in a musical family, playing the accordion. He played the piano at Jilly's, a nightclub in Manhattan working as the manager of the discothèque Arthur. In 1966, according to Deans' book Weep No More, My Lady, he met actress and singer Judy Garland at her hotel in New York City. A mutual friend of theirs asked Deans to deliver a package of amphetamines to Garland. Deans recalled that she seemed disoriented; because Garland's two youngest children were present, Deans felt it appropriate to introduce himself as a doctor. After three years of intermittent dating, Deans proposed, they were married on March 15, 1969, in London. Deans worked to promote Garland's career toward the end of her life, but he found it impossible to control her excessive use of prescription amphetamine and barbiturate drugs.

Deans discovered Garland dead on the morning of June 22, 1969. Although many obituaries at the time stated Garland was found on the floor of their bathroom, Deans stated that he found her seated on the toilet; the coroner's autopsy determined she died from an accidental overdose of barbiturates. Following Garland's death, Deans co-authored Weep No More, My Lady, a biography of Garland written with Ann Pinchot; the book includes autobiographical elements of their time together. The book was published in 1972 by Hawthorn Books with paperback editions issued by Pyramid Books. In 1985, he bought the Franklin Castle, a historic four-story stone mansion on Franklin Boulevard in Cleveland's Ohio City, for $93,000 and had it restored. Deans donated a feather boa, he placed the highest bid in order to maintain ownership of it. After selling Franklin Castle in 1999, Deans lived in Ohio. Deans died of congestive heart failure in Cleveland, Ohio on July 11, 2003 at the age of 68. Rather than being interred with Garland at Ferncliff Cemetery in Hartsdale, New York, his body was cremated and his ashes were sent to an unidentified person in Florida.

Weep No More, My Lady ISBN 0-515-02989-0 Pyramid Books Edition, & ISBN 0-8161-6039-2 G. K. Hall, aka Judy's Story Mickey Deans on IMDb Mickey Deans Obituary NY Times Judy Garland obituary Mickey Deans at Find a Grave

Hoary bat

The hoary bat is a species of bat in the vesper bat family, Vespertilionidae. It lives throughout most of North America and much of South America, with disjunct populations in the Galápagos Islands and Hawaii; the hoary bat averages 13 to 14.5 cm long with a 40 cm wingspan and a weight of 26 g. It is the largest bat found in Canada, its coat is dense and dark brown, with white tips to the hairs that give the species its'hoary' appearance for which it is named. The body is covered in fur except for the undersides of the wings. Males and females are dimorphic with females 40 % heavier than males; the bat roosts alone on trees, hidden in the foliage, but on occasion has been seen in caves with other bats. It prefers woodland coniferous forests, but hunts over open areas or lakes, it hunts alone and its main food source is moths. The bats can cover an impressive 39 km while foraging. Hoary bats are long-distance migrants, spending the winter in Central America and the southwestern United States and the spring and summer in more northern latitudes in the United States and Canada.

The reproductive cycle of the hoary bat is not yet documented, but it is thought that they mate in August with birth occurring in June of the following year. It is thought that the gestation period is only 40 days and that mammalian embryonic diapause may play a role; the female bears a single pup, or sometimes twins. The young spend about a month with the mother before dispersing. While not listed as threatened or endangered, hoary bats suffer significant mortality from wind turbines. Across the United States in 2005, 40% of all bats killed by wind turbines were hoary bats—over 1000 hoary bats were killed in 2005. Most bat deaths occur during migration in the fall. Bats of Canada Bats of the United States NatureServe Animal Diversity Web Media related to Lasiurus cinereus at Wikimedia Commons Data related to Lasiurus cinereus at Wikispecies

Johann Christoph Arnold

Johann Christoph Arnold was a Christian writer and pastor. He was the elder of the Bruderhof Communities between 1983 and 2001. Arnold authored 12 books. Arnold is the son of Annemarie and Johann Heinrich Arnold, grandson of Eberhard Arnold, who co-founded the Bruderhof Communities in 1920. Arnold was born in the Cotswolds, he traveled with his parents to Paraguay but moved to New York in 1954. He lived in Rifton, New York until his death in 2017. On May 22, 1966, he married Verena Meier with. Arnold helped found Breaking the Cycle of Violence, a conflict resolution program in the wake of the Columbine high school massacre. Through the program he spoke to school students and adults about the importance of forgiveness in the US, United Kingdom, Northern Ireland and other places, he traveled and spoke extensively with Steven McDonald, a US police officer, shot and paralyzed, who contributed to Arnold's book on forgiveness. Arnold had a wide circle of co-workers. On September 11, 2017, an event was held in New York City to commemorate his life.

Speakers at the event included First Things editor R. R. Reno, veteran civil rights activist John M. Perkins, Professor Robert P. George of Princeton University, others. Arnold wrote a total of twelve books; the books are published by Plough Publishing House. Many of these books have become bestsellers and large numbers of copies have been given away for free, or are available as free e-books. Arnold's best known book is Why Forgive?, published in more than 10 languages. The book details the stories of people; the book has been endorsed by Nelson Mandela, who said: "A much-needed message not only for South Africa, but for the whole world." Read this book. It deals with head-on, it might give you more. But I think it will help you see, as it helped me to see, that there are more stories of love and forgiveness in the world than there are of hatred and revenge. In 1996, Arnold wrote A Plea for Purity renamed Sex and Marriage; the book was endorsed by Pope Benedict XVI while he was still a cardinal saying "I am happy for this book and for its moral conviction."

The foreword was written by Mother Teresa, who wrote: In this book we find a message needed today in every part of the world. To be pure, to remain pure, can only come at a price, the price of knowing God and of loving him enough to do his will, he will always give us the strength. Purity is the fruit of prayer. If families pray together they will remain in unity and purity, love each other as God loves each one of them." Arnold's works are: Their Name Is Today: Reclaiming Childhood in a Hostile World, 2014 Rich in Years: Finding Peace and Purpose in a Long Life 2013. Why Children Matter, 2012. Why Forgive?, 2010. Be Not Afraid: Overcoming the Fear of Death, 2002. Seeking Peace: Notes and Conversations along the Way, 1998. Sex and Marriage Cries from the Heart: Stories of Struggle and Hope Drained: Stories of People Who Wanted More Escape Routes: For People Who Feel Trapped in Life's Hells, 2016 Seventy Times Seven, 1998 A Little Child Shall Lead Them, 2005 Author Page at Plough Publishing Breaking the Cycle of Violence Bruderhof Communities

Homer's Paternity Coot

"Homer's Paternity Coot" is the tenth episode of The Simpsons' seventeenth season. It first aired on the Fox network in the United States on January 8, 2006. Mail from forty years earlier is discovered, a letter from Homer Simpson's mother's old boyfriend states that he is Homer's true father. Homer sets out to find his supposed new father, it was directed by Mike B. Anderson; the episode guest stars William H. Macy and Joe Frazier as themselves, Michael York as Homer's new father, Mason Fairbanks; as Marge drives on a highway to go shopping, she finds a toll booth, but she and other Springfield residents drive through an adjacent forest trail to avoid paying. A week Mayor Quimby enforces tire spikes and blocks off the escape route, needing money to "de-python" the town fountain; when Marge comes up to the booth, she refuses to pay and backs up, blowing out many cars' tires, which are thrown in the tire fire. The heat and smoke from it reveals a mailman frozen for 40 years, his letters contain one is delivered to Homer's mother, Mona Simpson.

It is from her old lifeguard boyfriend, whose name begins with an M, who writes that if Mona replies to the letter, she has chosen him, if she does not, she is choosing to stick with her husband and that either way, he knows the baby she is carrying is his. Wondering who his biological father is, Homer goes to the library to look in "Lifeguards of Springfield in the Twentieth Century." The only person in there whose name begins with M is Mason Fairbanks. Homer goes to his house posing a reporter, but tells him he thinks he is his father, Mason is delighted, he takes the Simpson family on a ride on his ship and tells them the story of the lost emerald treasure of Piso Mojado, which impresses them. However, when they come home, Grampa angrily accuses Mason of having tried to steal his wife and now trying to steal his family, is saddened Homer would think that Mason could be his real father, they have a DNA test, after a suspenseful wait, Homer is thrilled to learn his real father is Mason Fairbanks.

While Marge, Bart and Maggie have an awkward, uneventful visit with Grampa and Homer are underwater in individual submarines looking for the lost treasure. Homer gets separated from Mason, he follows a small light, thinking it is him, it is a glowing fish, Homer gets stuck in some coral. As his oxygen begins to run out and he starts to lose consciousness, he sees poignant flashbacks of himself and Abe. After three days in a coma, Homer wakes up in a hospital, tells Abe of his memories, says he considers Abe his real father. Abe reveals he switched the labels on the DNA samples after seeing how happy Homer was with Mason and the confirmed biological father-son duo share a hug. Ryan J. Budke of TV Squad gives the episode a strong positive rating, quoting its ingenuity and charm, he calls it a funny episode with a lot of heart, quotes that it was a great episode by comparing it alongside his other favorite, "The Girl Who Slept Too Little". "Homer's Paternity Coot" at The "Homer's Paternity Coot" on IMDb "Homer's Paternity Coot" at

Fight for the Future

Fight for the Future is a nonprofit advocacy group in the area of digital rights founded in 2011. The group aims to promote causes related to copyright legislation, as well as online privacy and censorship through the use of the Internet; the organization was founded by Tiffiniy Cheng and Holmes Wilson in October 2011, is incorporated in Boston, Massachusetts. There is all staff work remotely. Cheng and Wilson were involved in Participatory Culture Foundation, a nonprofit in the area of free culture. Initial funding for the organization was provided by Media Democracy Fund. Cheng and Wilson became friends when they attended the Massachusetts Academy of Math and Science, a school for talented students in Worcester. Cheng was born in a Macau refugee camp to parents. Before starting FFTF, the two formed Participatory Culture Foundation, a nonprofit that works to increase cultural collaboration, built Miro. After Cheng and Holmes left FFTF in 2018, Sarah Roth-Gaudette, former Chief Operating Officer, became the Executive Director.

Roth-Gaudette managed campaigns for U. S. PIRG and Former Campaign Director Evan Greer is now Deputy Director. Greer is an international punk folk musician and transgender activist. Fight for the Future was involved in the online protests against the Stop Online Piracy Act and PROTECT IP Act in January 2012; the group was involved in coordinating the action in which a number of websites displayed messages advocating against the proposed bills. Protests were based on concerns that the bills, intended to provide more robust responses to copyright infringement arising outside the United States, contained measures that could infringe online freedom of speech and Internet communities. Protesters argued that there were insufficient safeguards in place to protect sites based upon user-generated content. According to FFTF, more than 115,000 websites joined the Internet protest. Major sites like Mozilla, Google, Reddit and Craigslist blacked out much of their homepage and directed visitors to link through which they could contact lawmakers.

In addition to the online protests, there were simultaneous physical demonstrations in several U. S. cities, including New York City, San Francisco and Seattle, separately during December 2011 a mass boycott of then–supporter GoDaddy. Fight for the Future created the Internet Defense League as a means of coordinating possible future protests, similar to the ones it helped organize in January 2012; the League was focused on the passage of net neutrality at the Federal Communications Commission. Working with Free Press and Demand Progress, FFTF launched the Battle for the Net to serve as the hub for the campaign. FFTF, together with Demand Progress, Engine Advocacy, Free Press organized this Internet-wide protest on September 10, 2014, during which thousands of sites across the web displayed an alert with a symbolic'loading' symbol to promote a call to action for users to push comments to the FCC, the White House; the tool was credited with breaking a 1-day submission record of 780,000 comments to the FCC.

On March 12, 2015, the FCC released the specific details of its new net neutrality rules, on April 13, 2015, the final rule was published. Fight for the Future organized The Day of Action to Save Net Neutrality on July 12, 2017 to advocate for net neutrality in which over 50,000 websites and apps that supported net neutrality displayed the dreaded “spinning wheel” of a stalled connection and mimic what could happen if the FCC rolled back the rules; the protest drove millions of phone calls, tweets and comments to Congress and the FCC. Major participants included: Twitter, Etsy, OkCupid, Vimeo, ACLU,, Greenpeace. Reddit, Spotify, 4chan, Mozilla, OkCupid, Tinder, PornHub Expedia and Yelp. On December 7, 2017, a week before the FCC Chair Ajit Pai moved to repeal net neutrality, FFTF and Free Press organized over 700 protests in front of Verizon stores in every state in the country. A NYT article highlighted the role of young people in these protests. After the FCC voted to repeal the 2015 Open Internet Order, FFTF applied pressure on Congress to pass the CRA which would undo the FCC’s decision.

On May 16, 2018, fifty United States senators including three Republican Senators, voted to restore net neutrality under the CRA. FFTF’s campaign targeted the 16 House Democrats who did not support the Act, listing total donations each official received from the telecom industry. The Congressional term ended before the House could act; when ISPs made an estimated $1.3 million in donations to California lawmakers to try to eviscerate the state’s robust net neutrality bill, FFTF activists fought back through phone calls, texts, ad buys, lawmaker scoreboards, crowdfunded billboards. Following reports that Verizon throttled service to firefighters battling the worst wildfire in the state’s history, more than 1,000 firefighters and other first responders signed on to an open letter calling for the restoration of the rules; the California bill passed with bipartisan backing on August 31, 2018. The LA Times and other major outlets credited the public outcry for the turnaround. After the U.

S. Department of Justice challenged the law in court, the state agreed to delay its implementation until a final ruling. On October 1, 2019, the D. C. Circuit C

Sciotodale, Ohio

Sciotodale is a census-designated place in Scioto County, United States. The population was 1,081 at the 2010 census. Sciotodale is located at 38°44′59″N 82°51′51″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 2.0 square miles, all land. As of the census of 2000, there were 982 people, 378 households, 291 families residing in the CDP; the population density was 499.0 people per square mile. There were 397 housing units at an average density of 201.7/sq mi. The racial makeup of the CDP was 97.86% White, 0.20% African American, 0.51% Native American, 0.10% Asian, 1.32% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.31% of the population. There were 378 households out of which 32.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.4% were married couples living together, 11.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 23.0% were non-families. 20.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.3% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older.

The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 2.97. In the CDP, the population was spread out with 23.2% under the age of 18, 9.0% from 18 to 24, 28.4% from 25 to 44, 24.2% from 45 to 64, 15.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females, there were 94.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.9 males. The median income for a household in the CDP was $35,865, the median income for a family was $42,250. Males had a median income of $36,979 versus $21,181 for females; the per capita income for the CDP was $20,469. About 19.6% of families and 24.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.6% of those under age 18 and 21.8% of those age 65 or over