Jackpot Winners Face Music

Lottery winners owe money to a music company. An Iowa couple, winners of $69 million lottery jackpot now fight an old battle with reps for music artists.   Read More - Winners Face Music

The day before the couple was to file bankruptcy for debts, including an old judgment against them as song stealing penalty fines, they found out they were now multi-millionaires!

At the lottery jackpot ceremony, the Iowa couple was told that a record company filed a lien against their winnings.   "Gosh, the money came in the nick of time. But, we have lot of bills to pay before we can enjoy it," said winner Ann Jones.

Once upon a time, the music industry saw how Napster, a song sharing platform put free music online. They did not like it. For them, it was letting a genie escape out of the bottle. It can be hard to put one back in it’s bottle.

So, the musicians filed lawsuits against deadbeat music thieves back in the old Internet days. They now lurk like collection agency hawks ready to swoop in and snag jackpots and windfalls of song stealers, now able to pay the old fines.

People owe big fines from being caught uploading MP3 music files. In the wild days of the early Internet, folks would swap songs free and easily like they would casual sex partners, throwing caution to the wind.

Pay what you owe in life when possible. "They can now pay those recording artists they had cheated on like lovers," says a music industry expert.

"Record companies watch for inheritances and good luck fortunes in order to pounce and demand payment if you still owe them one penny," added the expert.   ◆   Click to Close

Light Pollution Problems

Lots of money goes to pay for streetlights and yard lamps. It turns naturally dark, storytelling nights, into overexposed revelations of crass real estate projects, private schools, and empty shopping centers. See More - Pollution

It truly lights up the hell people mistakenly think this life represents. Ancient peoples, including our Native American families, worshiped the Sun, the Moon, and the Stars.   Even the three wise men in bible times in the Arabian territory, wisely followed the lights under dark night covers.

Street Lights
Street lamps overnight the night sky.

Astrologers know how to read the messages, and not everyone listens. The dark skies initiative wants to darken things up a bit. "It will put the heavenly lights on our minds again," says Reverend Polly Lumens, a dark sky activist. "People are missing the signs of heaven in front of their eyes," she adds.

The activists want folks to dim lights, set timers, and observe light discipline. They want city streetlights to go dark after one minute when no movement is detected. A goal is so people in the hearts of big cities can catch glimpses of the Milky Way Galaxy, or the dome over which covers the Earth say some.   ●   Click to Close

Do your best.. to keep your wits.

Mad English Cows

Cow bites are on the increase.   A United Kingdom (England) report shows that cows are more aggressive. Underway is a study of the effects of cramped living quarters on the living.
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  Unrest is rising among animals on farms. Factory farmers tell veterinarians that cows get violent. One dairymaid (worker) reveals that in alarming frequency, the cows kick and step on dairymaids.

  "Cattle were once nice," says Tillie Hale of Oxshire, a town near London. "It is changing. I don't grasp how! Now, brown cows, especially the Swiss Brown dairy cows bite," she explains.

  Animals experience and react to stress. To boost milk production, 100 cows were added to the warehouse farm where she works. Officials deny a link between more milk and mad cows.

  As city dwellers that live in "cage" apartments seek green space and room to stretch, they expect next, the best treatment for farm critters. Country living with happy cows and free-range chickens is popular again.   ▪   Click to Close


Look ahead, not behind.


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