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Michael Vick makes long awaited Comeback

This is a little bit off-top criminal defense related news but what the hey it has some personal interest for me so here goes as I returned from Washington by car after seeing the attorney: As it turns out, the Philadelphia Eagles did not require too much from disgraced and convicted criminal Michael Vick to beat the tar the Kansas City Chiefs football team and this is probably no accident either. Vick must have had a good criminal defenseattorney to get back on the field so quickly, well I know he did actually. All in all, they did not require a damn thing really from Mister Donovan McNabb. They recieved quite substantial contributions from their key younger upcoming stars plus their second string type players in their resounding defeat of the Kansas City chiefs, a very proud franchise in the broadest sense, but not this year so far as they have not won a single game yet. I wonder if he will ever play in Washington too.
All the while, DeSean Jackson and Brent Celek both had in excess of a hundred or so yards receiving plus one score for Philly. Not too bad, not bad at all. In the meantime, Westbrook sat out with a bad ankle but luckily for them it was not an issue versus their opponents Kansas City, who are yet to win a game this season. Kolb, a third-year pro making his second career start, and McCoy, a rookie second-round pick, filled in rather well it seems.
He had served eighteen months in jail on a federal dogfighting charge, but did not have to wait very long to get back on the gridiron, as it tuned out. Some had counted him out and thought his career was over following the wretched, evil and terribly cruel animal abuse charges against him. By the way if you require a top notch Washington criminal defense attorney may I suggest the law offices at this firm, they are among the best criminal defense related law teams in all of the state of Washington as well. Now back to the main story at hand: On the whole, Vick got in for some eleven total plays. For example, he lined up at receiver 1 time, took the snap in shotgun formation some 9 different times plus was directly under center 1 time. It appears that he was anticipated to run Philadelphia’s version of the wildcat offense, yet it was actually McCoy who did most of that.

The Hilton Garden Inn Denver Hotel

I just returned from the big island of Hawaii but wanted to comment on the Hilton Garden Inn which is located in the mile high city of Denver, Colorado (some nice real estate over there), is one of hotels which provide a completely smoke free building, which is pretty cool if you do not light up.
All in all, the hotel is so expertly laid out that it is capable of providing top accomidations for families, business meetings and even conventions, which is rare to find these days.
If I may switch gears for a moment, if you need some quality big island real estate then you may want to consider Sotheby’s as they have been serving the real estate market of the big island of Hawaii for some time now. As it stands, they do serve the guests well and often over deliver so as to essentially win over their loyalty overall. In addition to all of this, for the guests comfort they provide other services like like an all day and all night pavilion pantry market, Automatic teller machine, various excellent baggage storage areas,
a coin operated laundry sytem, a concierge desk, shopping, room service, bar, internet and business center plus even a multi-lingual staff as well. Furthermore, they complement these superb room services with
onsite catering for many different types of occasions. They have experienced staff and the delicious menu collections they have can definitely make any occasion a grand success.
They are indeed perfect if you are looking for Denver hotels near 16th street mall. You can also reserve your room on the web.They can also tell you all about various nearby recreation and entertainment activities. As mentioned earlier, they are great if you are searching for denver convention center hotels and further, they have many other types of offers which are noted on their specific website along with the dates so as to provide the guest an easy frame of reference.

Famous Jewel Heists

I just returned from lovely North Carolina, and it is most definately time to blog again. Famous jewelry heists are the stuff of legends, not to mention movies. The largest heist of diamonds was the 2003 of $100 million theft in Antwerp, Belgium. The thieves turned out to be the gang known as the “School of Turin”. One of them was called the “King of Thieves”, another one was called the “Magician with the Keys”. The plot played out like a movie, with complex and detailed planning. It would go along good with some custom or Designer Furniture if you know what I mean.
As expert as these guys really were, they sometimes tend to make certain stupid errors. For example, one hapless would be thief’s DNA was actually taken from a sandwich that he had just dumped right out with sacks that he had carried the diamonds in. One particular character had been acting as a diamond merchant over at the Center when he left his DNA right at the vault. They has ultimately got into such a large number od deposit boxes and had so much unique jewelry and silver jewelry etc. to carry away so they just left many boxes unopened and even went as far as to leave diamonds scattered around the floor of the bank itself. Well, maybe if they had checked their credit rating or score they would have be able to get some cool stuff like designer and Shabby Chic Furniture, Lorts, Leathercraft and the of course jewelry without stealing. Maybe they should have looked into some type of credit counseling to see about their sore or rating. Who knows, maybe they had excesive credit card debt or something.
One of the most fascinating heists was the heist at the Museon, a science museum in the Hague, Netherlands. The mysterious bandits made off with a priceless haul of jewels as well as contemporary jewlelry, artisan jewelry,copper and silver jewelry in one of the most truly baffling and perfect crimes ever committed. The Museon was hosting fantastically valuable historic royal jewels as part of a display intended to educate viewers about gems and their mining and processing. All in all, it would go good with custom or designer furniture or perhaps leathercraft and the like.

Real Estate on Kauai perplexing Investors

The average cost for a Condo on the beautiful garden island of Kauai rose last month while the total number of sales has remained rouphly the same. All the while, one-family unit sales plus prices dropped.
This has been a strange time for real estate on the island: while the overall amount of condo sales stayed about the same, the average cost has risen to a little more than a half million dollars, which is up by about twenty percent or so from $435,000 the previous year, according to data compiled by the fine folks over at the Hawaii Information Service which is relied upon by so many real estate professionals in general. Thanks for that data guys, it is appreciated. All in all, the overall amount of one family unit sales on Kauai has dropped to twenty-seven, from thirty one in the corresponding month of the previous year. In addition to all of this, The average price of a one family unit was $450,000, which is down a touch above twenty percent from the previous year. Kauai real estate has rarely been so perplexing in my opinion. Broadly speaking, so far this year sales of one family units has numbered 130, down about a quarter or so from the previous year measured. The average overall cost of a one family unit for the initial 7 months of 2009 was about $470,000 or so which is down a little more than a quarter from the previous year measured.
That is a not a good sign for the local economy on Kauai. By the way if you require a good r Kauai real estate agent then let me suggest to you Sleeping Giant Realty, I consider them to be one of the very best on the island overall.

Off Topic-Armored Vehicles in History

I just had returned from lovely Portland and time to blog it up in here. I have to be more careful though not to get in an auto accident from another car possibly a DUI situation. I was in a rush to see the attorney you know. The history of the armored car and other such vehicles is an interesting one. When Germany invaded the Soviet Union on June 22, 1942, the elite Panzer Divisions almost succeeded in conquering the country, but the Soviets had a secret weapon, the T-34 tank. All in all, this particular tank was mainly special because it was the first to use sloping armor.


The Germans soon copied this technology on their new ‘Panther’ tank. The ‘Panther’ tank is considered by many historians to be the best all around tank of the second world war but it did have crucial drawback: it was too well engineered. It was so sophisticated, in fact
with modern fire control systems, etc and other lavish features, that it could not be produced in the large numbers required. it did have about a 7 to 1 tank on tank kill ratio in it’s favor though. By the way if you are a car lover and need a good Auto Repair Portland service in Oregon then may I suggest this leading automotive tech, body parts and general car repair needs overall. Alright back to the main story:


The Soviet T-34 and the American Sherman on the other hand, while less effective, were designed in such a way that they could roll off the assembly line by the tens of thousands. The Germans also built the famous super-heavy tank known as the ‘Tiger’ and had first rate armored cars and supporting armored vehicles. As an aside if you are searching for a good automobile firm if you have been in a front on collision, fender bender or other type of wreck then I can suggest the above mentioned resource. This firm does a variety of auto and automobile DUI lawyer cases as well as personal injury and of course car accident cases in the Seattle area. A very good attorney there indeed and they cover the whole Portland area overall.


This weighed about 70 tons and had a long barreled, high velocity 88mm main gun, which was originally designed to shoot down high altitude bombers. Although a terrifying weapon, it too could not be produced
in the numbers required to be a war-winner. In addition, the Soviets eventually countered with a super heavy tank of their own known as the ‘Stalino’ which was first used in the invasion of Romania
in 1944. The best Allied built tank of the war was probably the British built Comet. it featured a long barreled 77mm gun which was a lethal tank destroyer and numerous other modern features. It arrived
relatively late in the war, however and the Sherman tank did the brunt of the fighting following the D-Day landings in June 1944. During that war, there were many great tank battles, and many lessons were learned
concerning armored vehicles as a whole. The largest of theese battles was the battle of Kursk on the Russian front. Thousands of tanks were used on both sides. The Germans employed a gigantic self-propeled, armored assault gun called the Ferdinand.


They also had a top notch Armored Car as well for scouting. But the ferdinand was the largest and most powerful such weapon to be used up to that time but proved vulnerable when it’s supporting infantry was chopped down. The Finns had success literally destroying thousands of Soviet tanks and armored cars during the Russo-Finnish war and ‘Continuation War’. In the beginning they mainly had simple ‘Molotov cocktails’ or Petrol bombs though they later obtained more advanced weapons.

Celine Dion Joins Forces In New Jewelry Line With Journalist Yang Lan

It is nice to be back from Kalamazoo after checking in with the divorce attorney over there. According to reports Celine Dion and television host and Journalist Yang Lan have joined forces in a new jewelry line after an interview Lan had with Dion. The pair has a lot in common, even sharing the same birthday and the same taste in jewelry. The jewelry line made its debut in China June 28th with Dion sending her best wishes by video link, and Chinese actress Zhang Ziyi and Carina Lau in attendance at the debut.
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The jewelry line in the China that is being designed by Celine Dion goes under the name Blue Heart and the collection contains diamond rings in classic styled settings. Speaking of that, my favorite online jewelry story is the Icy jewelry store. There are also other types of jewelry including necklaces that are traditionally styled and ones with whimsical styles like palm trees filled with diamond chips and heart shaped pedants on chains, starfish shaped earrings of gold necklace, silver and other items in the line. There are earrings that consist of musical notes such as Do, Re, Mi. It is still unclear when the Celine Dion line of jewelry under the name Blue Heart will make its debut in Europe or the United States, but is said to be attracting much attention in Asia.

Real Housewife of Unique New York Jewelry Line

I just returned from Seattle (to see the divorce attorney) and time to get back to work over here. One of the latest jewelry lines that is in the works is one by Kelly Bensimon one of the Real Housewife’s of New York reality show. I hope she does not need a divorce attorney any time soon. For her part, Bensimon said that she favors Navajo jewelry, and the line will show her designs in this style of jewelry. She also stated there will be necklaces, cuffs, earrings and rings in the new line and the prices will fit any budget with prices ranging from $32 to $336 dollars. All in all these are real popular over in Seattle I have noticed. Speaking of that city, if you are in Seattle and find yourself needing a qualified Seattle Divorce attorney then let me suggest Blair Kim, who also does DUI lawyer cases addition to the family law and divorce cases in Seattle.
The jewelry will have pieces in the collection that are styled after the Navajo and there will also be pieces in the line that have stones and are of leather, copper, gold and silver and are more delicate in style. This is hip hop, icy and bling bling jewelry such as a coolTechno Master Watch and some of the best handmade jewelry you will find. I personally however am a fan of the Diamond G Shock Watches as well as the techno master watch.
Bensimon the ex wife of photographer and Elle creative director Gilles Bensimon credits her ex husband for pushing accessories and her mother who travels extensively. She says she has no jewelry design experience of her own and has collaborated with Mouawad for the collection who is the king of bling. So do not forget that techno master watch.

History of Modern Armored Cars

This article is a little bit off topic but it is a subject I am interested in since I have lived in the Houston area, just got back from seeing my lawyer there.
Prior to World War 2,  tanks and other armored auto vehicles were spread out more or less evenly,  with every particular division having a handful tanks and armored auto. However, Guderian proposed it was  a much better idea that infantry divisions have no armor whatsoever but that specialized Armored or ‘Panzer’ Divisions and other mechanized type divisions be loaded up with large numbers of them so as to create massive holes in enemy lines. With these types of bad boys you need a great mechanic because of the various engine repair issues that can arise from the stress such as that involving the suspension, alignment, struts and the like. Sorry to change the topic but if you need a top Fort Worth Auto Repair rickandraysautoplaza.com can help with fixing your wrecked automobile from crashes, street collisions, road fender benders and other accidents in the lone star state of Texas.
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As a result of this modern military doctrine, specialled “panzergrenadier” or “tank infantry” units followed the tanks closely on halftracked vehicles and they were in turn supported by self propelled artillery pieces and tracked vehicles of all types including in the anti-aircraft, ant-tank and engineering roles,etc. Each unit was thus a self sustaining army which could take a key objective like a port or capital city.


This model of warfare was highly successful and these said divisions spearheaded the German drive into Poland, Denmark, Holland, Luxembourg, Belgium and France. Then the German armies turned south and with the help of their Italian allies overran Yugoslavia and Greece in short order. During the next phase of battle in the Sahara desert the armored cars played a pivotal role. After seeing Italy defeated in Egypt and eastern Libya by the more mobile British forces, Hitler then sent the ‘Afrika Korps’, a highly auto motorized and armored Army, to aid the Italians. Under the command of legendary general Erwin Rommel, the Afrika Korps and italian forces battled the British commonwealth forces in a seesaw battle in which the tank and armored cars played a major role.