RETRO TV: THE THIRD MAN

RETRO TV: THE THIRD MAN

Rennie in 1958

Jonathan Harris, c. 1967

EPISODE ” A LITTLE KNOWLEDGE” FROM SEASON 3 EPISODE 5

The Third Man was a TV series which ran from 1959 to 1965.

It was based on the novel and film The Third Man and starred Michael Rennie as Harry Lime.

The series was a co-production between the NTA Film Network and the BBC.

The first twenty episodes were shot at 20th Century Fox studios in Hollywood.

Later episodes were filmed at Shepperton Studios and Associated-British Elstree Studios, in England.[1]


TRUMP CHANGES THE FOCUS AGAIN

TRUMP CHANGES THE FOCUS AGAIN

House Passes Bill Bolstering Postal Service With $25 Billion

The Democratic-led House on Saturday passed legislation preventing U.S. Postal Service cutbacks at least through January,

And providing it with $25 billion in additional funding,

Reflecting Democrats’ concerns that delivery delays affecting basic mail service would spill over into an election being held during the coronavirus pandemic.

PELOSI CALLS CONGRESS BACK FROM BREAK ON A SATURDAY

In a rare Saturday session held during August recess,

The bill passed 257-150, with the support of 231 Democrats and 26 Republicans.

It was opposed by 149 Republicans and one Independent.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) brought the measure to the floor over the objections of House Republican leaders.

They say she is promoting conspiracy theories that Postmaster General Louis DeJoy,

A major Trump donor appointed to the position in May,

Is cutting costs at the financially struggling service to hinder voting by mail, which President Trump has criticized.

TRUMP CHANGES THE FOCUS AGAIN ON THE DEMOCRATS

Republicans say it is routine to decommission mail-sorting equipment,

And remove mail drop-boxes that the Postal Service deems underused.

They also say the Postal Service has the money and capacity to handle the heavy volume of mail-in ballots expected.

They note that Mr. DeJoy has agreed to suspend operational changes until after the general election, which is less than three months away.

THE BILL STILL NEEDS SENATE APPROVAL

The House bill faces opposition as a stand-alone bill in the GOP-controlled Senate.

Congressional leaders had been discussing funding for the Postal Service as part of a broader coronavirus relief package,

But those negotiations collapsed earlier this month.

Mrs. Pelosi said she brought the postal funding bill up separately to address the public alarm over changes implemented by Mr. DeJoy.

“It makes absolutely no sense to implement these dramatic changes in the middle of a pandemic less than three months before the November elections,”

House Oversight Committee Chairwoman Carolyn Maloney (D., N.Y.), the bill’s lead sponsor, said on the House floor Saturday.

“The American people do not want anyone messing with the post office.

They certainly do not want it all to be politicized, they just want their mail.”

Complaints about delays have spilled over into concerns about the election,

In this election, which mail-in voting is expected to hit historic highs because of the corona virus pandemic.

POST OFFICE KEPT SAYING THEY DIDNT NEED MONEY

“Representatives of the Post Office have repeatedly stated that they DO NOT NEED MONEY, and will not make changes,”

Mr. Trump said Saturday on Twitter.

“This is another HOAX by the Democrats to give 25 Billion unneeded dollars for political purposes,

Without talking about the Universal Mail-In Ballot Scam that they are trying to pull off in violation of everything that our Country stands for.”

DAWG SAYS: ANYONE NOTICE NO ONE IS TALKING ABOUT THE DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION

AND JOE BIDEN ANYMORE?

THE MASTER OF REDIRECTING STRIKES AGAIN.


NORTHERN CALIFORNIA ADVENTURES: DONNER TRAIN TUNNELS

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA ADVENTURES: DONNER TRAIN TUNNELS

The abandoned train tunnels at Donner Summit are hands down one of the coolest places to explore.

History, nature, and modern evidence of human visitors are all rolled into one here.

The tunnels are located toward the top of Old Highway 40 above Donner Lake near Truckee.

They are almost 1,700 ft long and were completed in 1867.

This icicle was photographed in Summit Tunnel.

Built primarily by Chinese immigrant workers in the 1800s, this was the first railroad line to traverse the Sierra Nevada.

A new route through this area was built in 1993, and since then people have been exploring this area.

The pull off to the tunnels is on the left if you are heading west from Truckee up Old 40.

It’s a fairly mellow walk if you just want to check out the tunnels, although you can spend hours up here exploring.

If you want a little more exercise, the Historic Donner Pass Trail is a 5.5 mile hiking path that winds through this area.

The abandoned tunnels were originally made of wood but were slowly replaced over the years by concrete structures.

The retaining wall known as the Chinese Wall is 75 feet high.

The craftsmanship is extremely impressive, especially considering that it was built without modern technology on very steep terrain

And is still standing over a century after it was constructed.

Pictured here is the entrance to Tunnel 8.


Many openings and breaks in the tunnels reveal the spectacular beauty of Donner Summit.

It’s very obvious that there have been many visitors to these tunnels since the trains stopped running through.

Inside tunnel 7.

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA ADVENTURES: DONNER TRAIN TUNNELS

The further along you walk through these tunnels, which were mostly built to keep snow off the tracks,

You will see the older construction styles.

This snow shed resembles the original shape of the wooden tunnels more so than the first models you will come across.

Not only is Donner Summit beautiful, it’s also the site of about 200 ancient petroglyphs.

They are believed to have been carved by hammerstone by the ancestors of the Washoe approximately 1500-4000 years ago.

If you zoom in on the foreground of this image, you will see the zigzags, circles, spirals,

What appear to be suns, and bear and deer tracks as well as stick figures.

If the name of Donner Pass is ringing a bell,

It’s because this is the site where the infamous party of pioneers was stuck for the winter and resorted to cannibalism to stay alive.


Snow drifts here can pile up quickly.

Historical photos from the time these tunnels were first being built show the rugged landscape and the steep mountain sides that workers had to deal with.

Pictured here is Old Highway 40 looking down from the tunnels.

A helpful map shows how to find each tunnel and where other landmarks are located.


Watch this video made by Josh from California Through My Lens. He’s pretty spot on for most of his descriptions, but we think those are bats he heard at the end of the video, not rats!

There’s really no place in the world like these tunnels. Would you walk down an abandoned railroad track?



FRANK CARSON OBITUARY AND SERVICES

FRANK CARSON OBITUARY AND SERVICES

Frank Clifford Carson
June 29, 1954 – August 11, 2020

Stanislaus County has lost a great crusader for justice and speaking the truth. Frank spent his whole life fighting injustices, and saving innocent lives from wrongful incarceration. He even saved lives after his death with his organ donations.
Frank was born at Memorial Hospital in Ceres to Fallis and Vallie (Wade) Carson. He took to heart the family motto: “Work hard. Do your best to do the right thing.” He embraced the true grit of his Texan ancestors.
Thanks to Mary Ritter, Modesto High Debate Team coach, Frank became a star debator, leading to his destiny. He graduated from Modesto High in 1972 and spent two years at MJC. In 1977 he graduated from George Washington University in Washington D.C., and in 1987 he graduated from Lincoln Law School in San Francisco. He was admitted to the bar in 1988. His schooling was financed by his hard work in an interesting variety of jobs from grocery delivery in San Francisco, to selling used books and antiques at the Marin Swap Meet, and working as a car salesman in Modesto.
After spending five years in the Public Defender’s Office in Stanislaus County, he opened his criminal defense practice where he fought vigorously and valiantly for his clients.
Frank endured fire, flood and 17 torturous months in the Stanislaus County Jail, and was prosecuted in one of the most egregious trials in the history of Stanislaus County before being aquitted by a jury of his peers.
Frank enjoyed collecting treasures all his life. His best times were spent traveling with his father to antique car swaps around the country with all the “old car guys.”
He was a good friend and a kind man who was looked up to and loved by many. The world was a better place with Frank Carson in it.
Frank is survived by his wife Georgia, his step daughter Christina, granddaughter Reese Aubrey, mother Vallie Carson, Brother Terry Carson, Sister Rhonda Eriksen, Aunt Dell McBurney, three nieces and three nephews. He was preceded in death by his father Fallis Carson, his brother Brian Carson, and step daughter Dayna DeFilippo Brown.
A gravesite ceremony will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, August 25, 2020 at Lakewood Memorial Park in the Garden of Hope. Due to the COVID-19, heat and smoke the outdoor ceremony will be heartfelt but brief. The ceremony is open to all. A proper celebration of life will be planned in the future, and Frank’s life will be celebrated enthusiastically.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Frank’s name to Seva Hospice in Salida, CA who took care of his step daughter Dayna.

www.cvobituaries.com

DAWG SAYS: REST IN PEACE FRANK