HenrietteSimonPicker“We’re living in an upside down world.” Henriette Simon Picker

Artist Henriette Simon Picker, age 97, is not slowing down. In fact she’s speeding up — producing 70-80 paintings per year. Mrs. Simon Picker had her first solo show at age 95. One of her latest works: Coney Island is on display at Carter Burden Gallery in NYC, through August 21, 2014.

Photograph: Stephen Wise

JohnDean073014bJohn Dean, White House Counsel for Richard Nixon (1970-73), was hawking his latest book: The Nixon Defense on the Upper West Side this evening.

It seems an odd title for the book given Dean’s role in the Watergate break-in, and the subsequent bringing down of the Nixon White House.

Mr. Dean recounted confronting Nixon with the news that a “cancer” had formed on his Presidency, and yet it doesn’t appear that Mr. Dean did anything, as White House Counsel, to prevent the cancer in the first place.

He was asked about “Nixon’s illegal bombing of Cambodia” and why he didn’t say anything to oppose it? Dean replied: “Why did I (as Counsel) not step in and say something about his bombing of Cambodia and the additional deaths that that would cause? The primary reason is because I was totally unaware of all those activities.”

Photograph: Stephen Wise

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TimesSquareNYPD072814New York City may have solved its problem of predatory Spiderman and Elmo characters, intimidating tourists for tips, in Times Square.

Today in Times Square, one tourist-after-another got their picture taken with this member of the NYPD, and he wasn’t asking for tips.

UN-Avengers2014Jewish Thinking (Cain): characterized by a strong sense of exceptionalism, security, and vengeance; finds expression in rebellion and domination — while seeking identity, redemption, and freedom.

The patient needs to be helped to overcome self-centeredness, to be truthful, and to understand that real justice starts with respecting and serving others.

Every effort should be made to disarm the patient, but ultimately the change has to come from within.

Golub2014lGolub2014qArtist Andy Golub is at it again — along with an army of artists he painted 40 nude models today in Columbus Circle. This year’s performance was sanctioned by the City. In the past he’s been arrested for his ‘art’.

Perhaps NYC officials wanted to distract the people away from the evil being perpetrated by the U.S. and Israeli governments, vis-a-vis Ukraine and Gaza.

Photographs: Stephen Wise

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West 27th St. NYC, July 24, 2014

LuvBombLove Bombs by Georgian artists Eteri & Gocha Chkadua.

UkraineIntAirlinesLE met up with a flight crew from Ukrainian International Airlines (UIA) today in NYC, and asked one of the pilots about Malaysia Flight 17’s route-of-flight over Ukraine.

It hasn’t been widely reported in the Western media that Malaysia Flight 17 was ordered, by Kiev Air Traffic Control, to descend and change course, while passing over Ukraine — putting it dangerously close to the restricted air space in the combat zone.

The pilot we spoke with confirmed that Malaysia Flight 17 had indeed been ordered to descend and was rerouted toward the combat zone prior to being blown out of the sky.

Analysis: In January 1914, Tsar Nicolas II of Russia (to appease the revolutionaries and warmongers in his government) gave Serbia a blank check — “For Serbia we shall do everything.” The result was the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand and World War I.

President Obama, attempting to appease the revolutionaries and warmongers in Washington, supported the February 2014 coup in Kiev — giving the new gangster government there a blank check — which doesn’t bode well for the region and the world.

MosaicManThe Mosaic Man of NYC is finishing up his homage to gangster Lucky Luciano, on St. Mark’s Place in the East Village.

Mr. Luciano’s family lived in the area after moving to the U.S. from Italy in the early 1900’s. He was deported back to Italy in 1946, but before leaving is credited with creating organized crime in America — and being the ‘boss of bosses’ (a title he never accepted).

Today the gangsters in the neighborhood include Private Equity firms who are buying up commercial and residential properties, and charging exorbitant rents.

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