Tuesday, September 24, 2013

The United States is set to seize control of a midtown Manhattan skyscraper prosecutors claim is secretly owned by Iran, the justice department said, though the ruling is to be appealed.
The seizure and sale of the 36-story building, in the heart of New York City on Fifth Avenue, would be "the largest-ever terrorism-related forfeiture," the statement added.
A federal judge ruled in favor of the government's suit this week, saying the building's owners had violated Iran sanctions and money laundering laws.

Manhattan Federal Prosecutor Preet Bharara said the decision upholds the justice department claims the owner of the building "was (and is) a front for Bank Melli, and thus a front for the Government of Iran."
Bharara said the funds from selling the building would provide "a means of compensating victims of Iranian-sponsored terrorism."
Prosecutors allege the building's owners, the Alavi Foundation and Assa Corporation, transferred rental income and other funds to Iran's state-owned Bank Melli.
Alavi also ran a charitable organization for Iran and managed the building for the Iranian government, the statement said.
Built in the 1970s by a non-profit operated by the Shah of Iran -- and financed with a Bank Melli loan -- the building was expropriated by the new Iranian government after the 1979 revolution, prosecutors allege.
They said the Shah's non-profit, the Pahlavi Foundation, was renamed the Mostazafan Foundation of New York and then the Alavi Foundation.
A former president of the Alavi foundation pleaded guilty in 2009 to obstructing justice in destroying evidence related to the case, which was first filed in 2008.
The Alavi foundation plans to appeal, saying on its website it was "disappointed" with the ruling and that "it did not have the opportunity to rebut the Government evidence before a jury."
The US Treasury Department has instituted tight sanctions against Iran, blacklisting a number of Iranian companies and organizations and putting controls on the ability of any group or business to transfer funds into Iran.
The restrictions seek to pressure Tehran into giving up what the West says is a program to develop nuclear weapons.


Tuesday, September 10, 2013

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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Edward Tj Gerety and the Ghost of Yesterday

Here is an eerie item to find on the Internet, an ex-girlfriend who is so obsessed with me that she created a Facebook and other social media pages with her name but as if we were married.

Is that not freaky or what?

I am no great catch, just an average everyday Joe who is seeking the best that he can provide his family in the messed-up world but to find that is just scary. Whose life is that bad and whose current boyfriend (if one exists) is that bad that they pretend to be married to me?  That is just one of the few things that blows my mind.

But hey, if their world still revolves around me then I say let them pretend.

So here are a few helpful hints my obsessed fan that can help your fantasy more true:

1. I detest short hair on women, it makes you look like a men,
2. I detest those really high heel shoes, makes you look like a streetwalker,
3. Cooking is a desired trait but alas my wife, my real wife doesn't cook so maybe you can try to,
4. Steak is the old me, the new me is FISH,
5. Sushi is a good start to learn how to make,
6. Finally, I like a well pressed and bleached shirt.

Thanks and have a great fantasy life!






Sunday, March 17, 2013

Where to find Edward Tj Gerety

I recently thought I would seek out all the sights that listed me in some form or fashion. Most where just old logs and a few ones that I created and then got bored with and/or forgot the passwords to -- so without delay here is what I found:

edwardtjgerety.blogspot.com 

This is not me but a cool map -- www.edwardjgerety.com

I was not aware that one can even have their own YouTube Channel.

What is bigsigh anyone have any idea?  Look here

I actually have my own online photo album just like five billion other people, take a look here.

Now here is one I really want to access but cannot remember how...

So with this say good night, good morning or good afternoon.


Wednesday, January 16, 2013

The Days Ahead

Where have all the good men gone?

Why does it seem that evil is allowed to go unchecked in today's society?  The label of freedom of this and that guards individuals for taking direct responsibility for what they say and do.

Do not get me wrong I am for the FREEDOM OF SPEECH.  Say, write and post whatever you like but do it under your name. Let someone have the ability to defend their honour. To hide behind the Internet's fake name database is not being a freedom fighter.  Thomas Paine did not print his pieces under a false name.  He had a belief and he stated it for the world to see and read.



Saturday, March 31, 2012

The question of how?

How is it that people can post to the Internet anything they want and hide behind fake emails and names?  I am for free speech but at some point when does the value of free speech become worthless when lies are permitted without the fear of repercussions?

The value of the truth disappears as no one knows what a lie is and what the truth is both the lie and the truth could be confused for the other.

Monday, March 26, 2012

The Cold

The cold weather is making its way around the East Coast and it brings memories from my childhood of April birthday's in the scorching heat and sitting in mountains of snow.

Read more at http://edwardgerety.info

Monday, January 23, 2012

Having a Baby in Year of the Dragon Is Too Lucky to Be Left to Chance

Having a Baby in Year of the Dragon Is Too Lucky to Be Left to Chance
Chinese Couples Use Science to Make Sure Kids Are Born in Auspicious Period

LOS ANGELES—What does every aspiring dragon mother want? A dragon baby.
Monday begins the year of the dragon, considered the luckiest of the Chinese lunar years. Some Chinese and Chinese-Americans are so committed to welcoming a child this year that they are getting fertility treatments to boost their chances.
Evie Jeang, a 34-year-old Los Angeles lawyer, and her husband, Vincent Chen, 40, are one such couple. Ms. Jeang doesn't have known fertility issues but froze her eggs two years ago as "insurance" since she wasn't ready to have a child yet. The couple is now trying in-vitro fertilization to try to ensure they have a dragon baby.
If she isn't pregnant by March—or maybe April, says Ms. Jeang—then "it isn't meant to be." They will stop treatment and try again in a few years.
Assisted-reproduction clinics in the U.S., China and elsewhere are reporting a surge in demand tied to the year of the dragon. The Los Angeles-based Agency for Surrogacy Solutions and sister company Global IVF Inc. have seen a 250% increase in business from Chinese or Chinese-Americans so far in January, according to co-founders Kathryn Kaycoff-Manos and Lauri Berger de Brito.

They expect the trend to continue until mid-May, the time by which couples need to conceive in order to deliver a baby by Feb. 9, 2013. Any baby born after that will be a snake not a dragon.
Being aligned with cosmic forces is important in Chinese culture. The year of the dragon is supposed to be particularly fortunate for babies, marriages and businesses. Those born as dragons are "the strongest, smartest and the luckiest—supposedly," says Yibing Huang, a professor of Chinese literature and culture at Connecticut College. Mr. Huang has a dragon brother, though he himself is a sheep, a "mediator," he says.
Chinese often schedule important life events to take advantage of the luckiest times. A recent lunar year that spanned two springs spurred a spike in weddings. And even though births are trickier to plan, in 2000, the most recent year of the dragon, 202,000 more babies were born in Taiwan than a year earlier, according to the Taipei Times citing government statistics.
Ringing in the New Year
Now with improvements in fertility treatments—and more affluent families in China—couples are deciding not to leave their luck to chance. Some are traveling long distances to the U.S., where reproductive medicine is thought to be more successful though more expensive. One cycle of in-vitro fertilization, a procedure in which a woman's eggs are harvested, fertilized and placed back in her womb, costs upward of $10,000 in the U.S. compared to about $2,400 in China, according to the website IVFcost.net.
K. and G. Lam, a couple who live on the southern coast of China and both work in finance, have been trying to conceive naturally and through in-vitro fertilization for years in China without success. With the coming year of the dragon, they decided to "accelerate" their efforts to have a dragon boy by using a surrogate in the U.S., says Mr. Lam, 40. Surrogate mothers are illegal in China, as is picking the gender of the child.
As the Lams prepared to meet their surrogate at a clinic in Los Angeles one recent day, Ms. Lam was sober. "I'm putting my dreams in [her] hands," says Ms. Lam, 39.
During their first meeting with the woman, Shereen, Ms. Lam was so moved she cried. Shereen seemed kind, and though she isn't Chinese, the Lams say that doesn't matter. Any baby born during the year is a dragon baby, no matter where or to whom—and the child will be biologically theirs.
A lucky zodiac means "more hope for [the baby's] success," says Mr. Lam.
Robyn Perchik, owner of Beverly Hills Egg Donation in California, said a doctor told her about the coming year of the dragon, so she increased the clinic's database of donors of Chinese origin by targeting Chinese-language newspapers. The group has seen a 250% surge in contracts signed for those eggs in the past few months compared with a year earlier, says Ms. Perchik.

There has been an increase at some clinics in Asia as well. Chen Hsin-Fu, president of the Taiwanese Society for Reproductive Medicine in Taipei and a doctor at National Taiwan University Hospital, known for its expertise in fertility treatment, said the hospital has seen a 30% to 50% increase since May from patients all over Asia.
Many couples undergoing fertility treatment don't have a medical need for doing so. Ms. Berger de Brito says that 30% or so of Global IVF's current Chinese clients have no medical necessity, a percentage echoed by Lin Tseng-kai, head of the Artificial Reproductive Technology Center at Hsinchu Cathay General Hospital in Hsinchu, Taiwan. "It doesn't matter if you have an easy time or a hard time [getting pregnant], when it comes the dragon year they all want to have one," says Dr. Lin.
Ms. Jeang, the Los Angeles lawyer, grew up in Taiwan until the sixth grade surrounded by family who believed intensely in astrology and went to psychics. She had a two-year engagement before getting married because her mother told her that it would be more auspicious if the wedding took place after she turned 30.
Being born a dragon should be good for the baby but also for her husband, she says. She has been told that a baby born the following year, which would be a snake, wouldn't get along well with him. In fact, taking her husband's pig sign into account, if she doesn't have a baby this year, she should wait five more years before giving birth. The couple hasn't decided if they would wait that long, as Ms. Jeang would be 40 by then.
Her Asian-American husband "thinks I'm crazy, but he just wants to have kids," she says.

Friday, January 20, 2012

The Life and Times of Edward John Gerety III: Pictures by Edward Gerety III

The Life and Times of Edward John Gerety III: Pictures by Edward Gerety III

Binge Drinking—Especially by Wealthy—Is Surging in US

Binge Drinking—Especially by Wealthy—Is Surging in US


Binge drinking by Americans is much higher than originally thought—especially among the more affluent households, a recent report by the Centers for Disease Control finds.
About 17 percent of the US population—or 38 million Americas—binge drink at least four times a month, the CDS says. The average number of drinks during each sitting is eight.
That’s way higher than the CDC’s definition of binge drinker, which is five or more alcoholic beverages for a man in one sitting and at least four drinks for a woman.
According to the CDC, binge drinking is more common among those with household incomes exceeding $75,000 a year.
“One possible reason why binge drinking is more common among people with higher incomes is that it is not yet widely recognized as a serious health risk,” said Dr. Robert Brewer, the Leader of the CDC Alcohol Program and a co-author of the report.  “If it were, we would expect people with a higher socioeconomic status to be among the first to avoid binge drinking, as is generally the case with other risk behaviors, like smoking and obesity.”
Got that? The doctors figure you are out there getting wasted because you don't know it's bad for you.
We're not so sure about that. We decided to take a shot at another proposal: people with high incomes get drunk because they have hard jobs. (See what we did there? "Take a shot." We're practically wizards at punning.)

we decided to ask an expert if binge drinking rates are climbing for the finance crowd – especially since working on Wall Street hasn’t exactly been sex on the beach these days.
If they’re not trying to schmooze clients with bottles of wine, they may be drowning their sorrows over their firms’ recent disappointing earnings announcements.  Or, maybe they’re at the corner bar trying to self-medicate after getting a donut.
Dr. Harold Selman is a psychiatrist who treats some of the wealthiest New Yorkers. Many of his patients work in finance and law. He said it’s hard to say if people are drinking more alcohol.
“People tend to underreport how much they drink. If they had six drinks, you have to figure they really had ten or 12,” said Dr. Selman.
[Editor's Note: this seems problematic. If you know your doctor is going to assume you drink twice as much as you say, you have to lie to him and claim you drink half as much as you actually do. Honesty is penalized.—JC]
But, he senses there is an increase in overall substance abuse. Dr. Selman said he notices more people using prescription drugs, opiates, stimulants and tranquilizers. Why? Heightened stress levels caused by their jobs and the struggling economy.
“I have people (patients) burning the candle at both ends and they are so stressed out they can’t believe it,” said Dr. Selman. “They are promised bonuses or titles or directorship jobs, et cetera – only to be disappointed when the earnings come in below expectations. They don’t get the raise, they don’t get the bonus, they don’t get anything. And, they have been working 20 hours a day.”
Maybe the government will commission a study next year reflecting alcohol drinking rates among the top one percent in the financial world. Until then, bottoms up.


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