Half of the phone wiretaps set up in the United States in 2013 were authorized in only four states, according to a report released this month that details last year’s intercepted wire, oral, and electronic communications. California accounted for more than a quarter of the total and New York made up 12 percent, while both Florida and Nevada contributed six percent of the 3,576 requests authorized by federal and state government.
The vast majority of the wiretaps were authorized in narcotics cases, and only five states — Hawaii, Montana, both North and South Dakota, and Vermont — had no requests at all.
film genre meme: [2/10] mystery/thriller » Léon: The Professional (1994)
"You’re not going to lose me. You’ve given me a taste for life. I wanna be happy. Sleep in a bed, have roots. And you’ll never be alone again, Mathilda."
Just three more weeks until the book comes out! I can’t wait. In the meantime, here’s a sneak peek at some of the fun stuff inside.
A.J. Weberman is a pathetic sack of dog crap (if you don’t believe me, search his YouTube videos). He is, nevertheless, an interesting character in the story of Bob Dylan. Here is the first conversation between Dylan and Weberman following Weberman’s use of some candid comments by Dylan for an interview in an underground newspaper.
When John Lennon was not able to leave America while waiting for his Green Card in the mid 70’s, him and son Julian would send audio tapes back to each other. In this tape Julian (Age 11) is saying thank you to his father for his birthday presents for his 11th birthday in 1974! (This birthday Julian received two guitars. One guitar that was given to him had a mirror on it, a fake Ruby, and a bunch of other little things that John himself glued on to it.)
Here is what Julian says:
“Dear Dad, Thank-
Dear Dad and- sorry!
Dear Dad and Yoko thank you for the presents you have given me for my birthday.
I don’t know what to say, and I thank you very much.
And I hope to hear from you soon on your recorder.
And heres some music from um, some of your albums
on the other side and this side after. Over.”
(Then he plays “Love Me Do”)