How media stories are created…one photo, 3 different countries


Here is an example of why you can not believe what the media prints or shows….same photo used by 3 different countries…..
1. Ukraine: “Russia deals a blow”.
2. Russia: “Ukrainian death squads fire at their own citizens.”
3. Al Jazeera: “Israel launches airstrikes in Gaza.”a

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Interesting Treasure story…..Feds chase treasure hunter turned fugitive


COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — One of the last times anyone ever saw Tommy Thompson, he was walking on the pool deck of a Florida mansion wearing nothing but eye glasses, leather shoes, socks and underwear, his brown hair growing wild.

It was a far cry from the conquering hero who, almost two decades before, docked a ship in Norfolk, Virginia, loaded with what’s been described as the greatest lost treasure in American history — thousands of pounds of gold that sat in the ocean for 131 years after the ship carrying it sank during a hurricane.

On that day in 1989, Thompson couldn’t contain a grin as hundreds cheered his achievement. But his victory was short-lived.

In this February 2010 photo provided by Donn Pearlman, the gold remains of a wooden cargo box unearthed from the SS Central America is shown at a coin collection expo in Long Beach, Calif.AP Photo: Donn Pearlman

In this February 2010 photo provided by Donn Pearlman, the gold remains of a wooden cargo box unearthed from the SS Central America is shown at a coin collection expo in Long Beach, Calif.

For the past two years, the U.S. Marshals Service has hunted Thompson as a fugitive — wanted for skipping a court date to explain to investors what happened to the riches. The rise and fall of the intrepid explorer is the stuff of storybooks, a tale receiving renewed attention amid a new expedition begun this year to the sunken ship.

“I think he had calculated it, whatever you want to call it, an escape plan,” Marshals agent Brad Fleming said. “I think he’s had that for a long time.”

Around 1983, Thompson grew obsessed with tracking down the SS Central America. When the ship went down off the South Carolina coast in 1857, 425 people drowned and gold worth millions was lost.

Thompson, an oceanic engineer at Battelle Memorial Institute in Columbus, convinced 161 people to invest in his quest, raising $12.7 million. On Oct. 1, 1988, he finally found the treasure, which he would later describe as “otherworldly in its splendor.”

In this February 2010 photo provided by Donn Pearlman, assorted gold bars recovered from the SS Central America are shown at a coin collection expo in Long Beach, California. The gold was unearthed from the SS Central America after treasure hunter Tommy Thompson found the ship in 1988.AP Photo: Donn Pearlman

In this February 2010 photo provided by Donn Pearlman, assorted gold bars recovered from the SS Central America are shown at a coin collection expo in Long Beach, California.

But his joy faded fast. Thirty-nine insurance companies sued Thompson, claiming they had insured the gold in 1857 and that it belonged to them. In 1996, Thompson’s company was awarded 92 percent of the treasure, and the rest was divided among some of the insurers. Four years later, Thompson’s company netted $50 million after selling 532 gold bars and thousands of coins to a gold marking group.

Yet his legal troubles weren’t over.

By 2005, Thompson’s investors still hadn’t been paid, and two sued — a now-deceased investment firm president who put in some $250,000 and the Dispatch Printing Company, which publishes The Columbus Dispatch newspaper and invested about $1 million. The following year, nine members of Thompson’s crew also sued, saying they, too, were promised some proceeds.

Thompson went into seclusion, moving into a mansion in Vero Beach, Florida. After that, his behavior turned bizarre.

Thompson refused to use his real name on his utility bills, telling realtor Vance Brinkerhoff that his life had been threatened and asking him, “How would you like to live like that?” Brinkerhoff recounted the exchange in a court deposition.

Brad FlemingAP Photo: Al Behrman

In this May 28, 2014 photo, U.S. Marshal Brad Fleming displays a wanted poster for fugitive Tommy Thompson in Columbus, Ohio.

In another deposition, maintenance worker James Kennedy recalled once going to the house and seeing Thompson on the pool deck wearing only socks, shoes and dirty underwear. “His hair was all crazy,” Kennedy said. “After that, me and (a friend) referred to him as the crazy professor.”

It’s not clear exactly when Thompson disappeared. On Aug. 13, 2012, he failed to appear at a hearing in the court battles, and a federal judge found him in contempt and issued an arrest warrant. Not long after, Kennedy went inside the Florida mansion and found pre-paid disposable cellphones and bank wraps for $10,000 bills, along with a book called “How to Live Your Life Invisible.”

The Marshals Service has splashed Thompson’s face on electronic billboards and run down hundreds of tips — from the guy who thought he might have shared an elevator with Thompson to a report that the name “Tommy” was signed on a memorial website for a dead friend of the treasure hunter. Nothing has panned out. A “Wanted” poster even hangs in the barge making a new voyage to the Central America.

Since April, Florida-based Odyssey Marine Exploration has brought up millions of dollars in gold and silver bars and coins. That work will continue indefinitely, an Odyssey spokeswoman said, and Thompson’s original investors are expected to receive part of the recovered riches.

Tommy ThompsonAP Photo: Columbus Dispatch, Doral Chenoweth III

In this Aug. 29,1991 photo, Tommy Thompson, left, stands at the helm of the Arctic Explorer as Bob Evans, center, and Barry Schatz look on in Norfolk, Va.

An attorney for the investors who sued did not respond to requests for comment, nor did a number of the investors.

As to where Thompson, now 62, might be, theories abound. The crew members’ attorney, Mike Szolosi, asserts that he’s seen records indicating Thompson took 500 gold coins worth $2 million and took potentially millions from his own company on top of his approved compensation.

“Presumably all of that is still somewhere with Tommy,” he said.

Attorney Rick Roble, who defended Thompson’s company until he withdrew from the case last month, said there’s no proof Thompson stole anything.

FILE - This 1989 file photo shows gold bars and coins from the S.S. Central America, a mail steamship, which sunk in a hurricane in 1857, about 160 miles off the North Carolina coast. Columbus-America Discovery Group, owned by fugitive treasure hunter Tommy Thompson, argues that it has the exclusive rights to the treasure from the shipwreck.AP Photo, File

FILE – This 1989 file photo shows gold bars and coins from the S.S. Central America, a mail steamship, which sunk in a hurricane in 1857, about 160 miles off the North Carolina coast.

Author Gary Kinder, who chronicled the treasure hunt in “Ship of Gold in the Deep Blue Sea,” said nothing in his time with Thompson gives him any insight into his whereabouts. “I don’t know what it would entail to hide like that. Get your teeth fixed? Buy a blond wig?”

Agent Fleming believes Thompson is likely still stateside, although “we definitely never rule out … that he may be abroad or at sea.”

If caught, Thompson would be asked to account for the missing coins and explain where proceeds from the treasure’s sale went. He could face jail time and hefty fines if he refuses.

Gil Kirk, a former director of one of Thompson’s companies, said he put $1.8 million into the treasure hunt. Though he hasn’t gotten any of that back, Kirk still supports Thompson and insists he never bilked anyone.

To Kirk, Thompson remains an American hero, “like the Wright brothers.” The tragedy, he said, is that Thompson’s dream became his doom.

“Tommy used the word, what’s the word?” Kirk said. “Plague of the gold.”

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Talking With Dave Wise


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Great show on Inside Detecting…

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Join me tonight, Thursday Sept. 11th, 2014…..8:30PM EASTERN TIME.. as we go INSIDE DETECTING with this man…
Mr. Dave Wise!!
Join us as we talk cellar holes, metal
detecting, strategies, finds, and who knows what else may come up!!
Dave’s had some killer finds, and has been tenacious in this hobby/lifestyle… Let’s find out what keeps him intense and passionate about this lifestyle!!
As always pay close attention, it just may reward you!!
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Lindisfarne treasure hoard: Plea to raise final £3,000…..


Campaigners aiming to buy a hoard of treasure unearthed in Northumberland are appealing for the public to help raise a final £3,000.

Builder Richard Mason found a pottery jug on the island of Lindisfarne in 2003, but it was not until 2011 that he found the jug contained 17 rare coins.

After being declared as treasure, Newcastle’s Society of Antiquaries campaigned to keep it in the region.

The society said a final £3,000 is now needed to reach the £30,900 target.

The campaign currently has £26,000 thanks to donations from the V& A Purchase Grant fund and the Headley Museums Archaeological Acquisitions Scheme.

However, in order to secure it at the Great North Museum in Newcastle, a final £3,000 must come from donations by members of the public.

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Great North Museum manager, Dr Sarah Glynn, said: “We are so close now to being able to secure this fantastic hoard of coins and we are extremely grateful for all the support we have received so far.

“It will be wonderful if the hoard can become part of the museum collection and put on display for the people of this region to enjoy.”

The 10 gold and seven silver coins span the reign of six English sovereigns and several European states with one – a gold scudo of Pope Clement VII, who refused to annul the marriage of Henry VIII to Catherine of Aragon in the 1520s – thought to be worth about £30,000 alone.

The oldest coin is a silver groat of King Henry VI, minted in the late-1420s or early-1430s, and the latest is a silver sixpence of Queen Elizabeth I, minted in London in 1562.

In 1963, Alan Short, from Seahouses, found a hoard of 50 Elizabethan silver coins in almost the same spot on Lindisfarne – also known as Holy Island – which is also housed at the Great North Museum

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New York: Fireman returns diamond ring found on beach…..


A New York beachcomber has found a missing wedding ring and found its original owner after searching for her on social media.

Erin Carrazzo lost both her wedding ring and her engagement ring on holiday on New York’s Fire Island, and posted later on Facebook that she hoped a “metal detector dude” would find it. Her wish came true when retired fireman Mike Cogan uncovered the rings when running his detector over Robert Moses Beach.

“It was very heavy and inscribed.” Cogan says of the wedding ring, local news station NBC 4 New York reports, adding that he turned to Facebook to try to find the owner. “This isn’t a kid’s ring,” he says. “This is platinum and these have to be real diamonds. I knew how empty she had to feel. I don’t want anybody to feel like that.”

The photos on Facebook were shared over 19,500 times, and eventually reached people who knew Carrazzo in the New York City neighbourhood of Flushing. Ten days later they spoke on the phone and then met in person. “Getting in touch with her was as good as finding the diamonds,” says Cogan, who slipped the ring back on Carrazzo’s finger on the beach. Meanwhile, Carrazzo can’t believe her luck. “I’m amazed how much good there is in the world,” she says.

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Who’s buried in the largest tomb in Greece??


http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/09/140909-ancient-greek-tomb-alexander-biggest-statues-science-archaeology/

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About Inside Detecting…..


The popularity of Inside Detecting and Dave McMahon is growing:

I thought today was the time to address what makes a great radio show, and why the host is so important. The quality of the voice is a must, and often that’s something given at birth. Other than a good-sounding voice, a good host is able to speak clearly and articulate well, and talk “on their feet” (able to improvise and make it sound natural). This is something that puts Dave McMahon far above the rest of the internet radio show hosts. Dave loves what he does, and it’s reflected in his work. Dave is not someone that speaks down to you, he speaks “TO” you. The Detecting Lifestyle Radio, Inside Detecting and Metal Detecting Beyond Sight and Sound operate on the same principle of “To the People, From the People” and do not use the approach of “We’re hip and you’re not, so we’re going to degrade and humiliate our guests”. Instead you will find that The Detecting Lifestyle Family Network of shows, tries to have good wit and also the Host makes himself the butt of the jokes rather than the listeners. His ability to relate with his audience in a personal way is what make it seem as he is your “friend”.
I grant you I have known Dave McMahon for many years and that may seem to some that my opinion expressed here is biased but it is my opinion. If you have not listened to Inside Detecting yet, I do encourage you to do so, if you have time listen to the archives of previous shows, they are available soon on Itunes for your enjoyment any time of the day or night.
You the listeners are why Dave does this and your support is greatly appreciated.

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40 mind blowing quotes from Obama…..


  1. 20 Quotes By Barack Obama About Islam and Mohammed…..

    #1 “The future must not belong to those who slander the Prophet of Islam”

    #2 “The sweetest sound I know is the Muslim call to prayer”

    #3 “We will convey our deep appreciation for the Islamic faith, which has done so much over the centuries to shape the world — including in my own country.”

    #4 “As a student of history, I also know civilization’s debt to Islam.”

    #5 “Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance.”

    #6 “Islam has always been part of America”

    #7 “we will encourage more Americans to study in Muslim communities”

    #8 “These rituals remind us of the principles that we hold in common, and Islam’s role in advancing justice, progress, tolerance, and the dignity of all human beings.”

    #9 “America and Islam are not exclusive and need not be in competition. Instead, they overlap, and share common principles of justice and progress, tolerance and the dignity of all human beings.”

    #10 “I made clear that America is not – and never will be – at war with Islam.”

    #11 “Islam is not part of the problem in combating violent extremism – it is an important part of promoting peace.”

    #12 “So I have known Islam on three continents before coming to the region where it was first revealed”

    #13 “In ancient times and in our times, Muslim communities have been at the forefront of innovation and education.”

    #14 “Throughout history, Islam has demonstrated through words and deeds the possibilities of religious tolerance and racial equality.”

    #15 “Ramadan is a celebration of a faith known for great diversity and racial equality”

    #16 “The Holy Koran tells us, ‘O mankind! We have created you male and a female; and we have made you into nations and tribes so that you may know one another.’”

    #17 “I look forward to hosting an Iftar dinner celebrating Ramadan here at the White House later this week, and wish you a blessed month.”

    #18 “We’ve seen those results in generations of Muslim immigrants – farmers and factory workers, helping to lay the railroads and build our cities, the Muslim innovators who helped build some of our highest skyscrapers and who helped unlock the secrets of our universe.”

    #19 “That experience guides my conviction that partnership between America and Islam must be based on what Islam is, not what it isn’t. And I consider it part of my responsibility as president of the United States to fight against negative stereotypes of Islam wherever they appear.”

    #20 “I also know that Islam has always been a part of America’s story.”
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    20 Quotes By Barack Obama About Christianity and the Bible…..

    #1 “Whatever we once were, we are no longer a Christian nation”

    #2 “We do not consider ourselves a Christian nation.”

    #3 “Which passages of scripture should guide our public policy? Should we go with Leviticus, which suggests slavery is OK and that eating shellfish is an abomination? Or we could go with Deuteronomy, which suggests stoning your child if he strays from the faith?”

    #4 “Even those who claim the Bible’s inerrancy make distinctions between Scriptural edicts, sensing that some passages – the Ten Commandments, say, or a belief in Christ’s divinity – are central to Christian faith, while others are more culturally specific and may be modified to accommodate modern life.”

    #5 “The American people intuitively understand this, which is why the majority of Catholics practice birth control and some of those opposed to gay marriage nevertheless are opposed to a Constitutional amendment to ban it. Religious leadership need not accept such wisdom in counseling their flocks, but they should recognize this wisdom in their politics.”

    #6 From Obama’s book, The Audacity of Hope: “I am not willing to have the state deny American citizens a civil union that confers equivalent rights on such basic matters as hospital visitation or health insurance coverage simply because the people they love are of the same sex—nor am I willing to accept a reading of the Bible that considers an obscure line in Romans to be more defining of Christianity than the Sermon on the Mount.”

    #7 Obama’s response when asked what his definition of sin is: “Being out of alignment with my values.”

    #8 “If all it took was someone proclaiming I believe Jesus Christ and that he died for my sins, and that was all there was to it, people wouldn’t have to keep coming to church, would they.”

    #9 “This is something that I’m sure I’d have serious debates with my fellow Christians about. I think that the difficult thing about any religion, including Christianity, is that at some level there is a call to evangelize and prostelytize. There’s the belief, certainly in some quarters, that people haven’t embraced Jesus Christ as their personal savior that they’re going to hell.”

    #10 “I find it hard to believe that my God would consign four-fifths of the world to hell. I can’t imagine that my God would allow some little Hindu kid in India who never interacts with the Christian faith to somehow burn for all eternity. That’s just not part of my religious makeup.”

    #11 “I don’t presume to have knowledge of what happens after I die. But I feel very strongly that whether the reward is in the here and now or in the hereafter, the aligning myself to my faith and my values is a good thing.”

    #12 “I’ve said this before, and I know this raises questions in the minds of some evangelicals. I do not believe that my mother, who never formally embraced Christianity as far as I know … I do not believe she went to hell.”

    #13 “Those opposed to abortion cannot simply invoke God’s will–they have to explain why abortion violates some principle that is accessible to people of all faiths.”

    #14 On his support for civil unions for gay couples: “If people find that controversial then I would just refer them to the Sermon on the Mount.”

    #15 “You got into these small towns in Pennsylvania and, like a lot of small towns in the Midwest, the jobs have been gone now for 25 years and nothing’s replaced them. And they fell through the Clinton Administration, and the Bush Administration, and each successive administration has said that somehow these communities are gonna regenerate and they have not. And it’s not surprising then they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.”

    #16 “In our household, the Bible, the Koran and the Bhagavad Gita sat on the shelf alongside books of Greek and Norse and African mythology”

    #17 “On Easter or Christmas Day, my mother might drag me to church, just as she dragged me to the Buddhist temple, the Chinese New Year celebration, the Shinto shrine, and ancient Hawaiian burial sites.”

    #18 “We have Jews, Muslims, Hindus, atheists, agnostics, Buddhists, and their own path to grace is one that we have to revere and respect as much as our own”

    #19 “All of us have a responsibility to work for the day when the mothers of Israelis and Palestinians can see their children grow up without fear; when the Holy Land of the three great faiths is the place of peace that God intended it to be; when Jerusalem is a secure and lasting home for Jews and Christians and Muslims, and a place for all of the children of Abraham to mingle peacefully together as in the story of Isra — (applause) — as in the story of Isra, when Moses, Jesus, and Mohammed, peace be upon them, joined in prayer. (Applause.)”

    #20 “I believe that there are many paths to the same place, and that is a belief that there is a higher power, a belief that we are connected as a people.”

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Talking with Tim “Half Cent” Glick


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Come join me tonight as we go INSIDE DETECTING with Mr. Tim Glick…
We’ll discuss the hobby/lifestyle of metal detecting, and much more!!
Join us tonight, September 9th, 2014…..8:30PM Eastern Time!!
Don’t miss the fun tonight folks!!!
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Talking With Capt. Carl Fismer


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