August 13, 2022 Edition
Welcome to this edition of Nooz Now! Today is Saturday, August 13th, and it’s absolutely gorgeous outside-sunny, 78 degrees and not a cloud in the sky!
I would like to congratulate all the new and first time authors out there. I myself am not too far removed from that special moment. My first book was published in 2021, and the second in 2022. If I could share any advice, it would be to not get lost and caught up in the excitement of publishing your work, especially if you’re self-publishing. There’s a business side to this and make sure you’re getting exactly what you pay for. Also, I would go over all the sales reports and make sure you either have access or there will be some proof of who’s buying your books, where they’re buying it, and how many copies they’re purchasing. I just recently ran into a first-time issue with my publishing company that hasn’t been resolved yet. They’re telling me two recent sales that showed up on one of my reports are actually not new-they were apart of a bulk order made by a company in 2021-yet they can show no proof that that’s actually true. These are the technicalities you will never think of when you’re publishing for the first time, but you’ve been warned.
In NFL Preseason action tonight; the Pittsburgh Steelers play the Seattle Seahawks-kickoff is scheduled for 7 PM. The Dallas Cowboys and the Denver Broncos kickoff at 9 PM. At 7:30, it’s the Miami Dolphins and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, at 8 o’clock the New Orleans Saints and the Houston Texans will have their start, and at 10 PM this evening, it’s the LA Rams and the San Diego Chargers.
For those who missed it, the first NFL preseason game took place on Thursday, August 4th; it was the Raiders and the Jaguars, and the Raiders won 27-11. So, this is actually week two.
Anna Maria Tolomello, the owner of a pizzeria in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, has her appearance in front of a judge yesterday morning. Tolomello was accused of killing her partner and trying to bury the body. The District Attorney in this case is seeking a 1st-degree murder conviction.
Did you know two publishing giants were in court in Washington, DC? I didn’t-until five minutes ago. Apparently, Penguin Random House and Simon and Schuster are in court, and PRH is fighting to purchase S&S from Paramount Global. According to Esquire Dot Com, President Biden’s Department of Justice filed suit to block this deal in November of 2021. What they’re saying is if PRH purchases S&S it could be destructive to the whole industry especially as far as authors and customers are concerned. Personally, I find it interesting, that I wasn’t even aware this case was going on, and you’d think as an author, you’d at least be updated about what’s going on in the publishing industry. The second thing is that here again we have government involvement.
I was surfing the web the other day. I was looking for news articles from other countries concerning the moon landing and the JFK assassination, but what I found were documents that at one time, were Top Secret, but have obviously been released to the public.
In a Top Secret document, from the Gerald R. Ford Library, titled, Reaction of Soviet and Communist Party Officials to the Assassination of President John F. Kennedy, Gus Hall, General Secretary, Communist Party, USA, informed a source on December 4, 1963, that it was his opinion Lee Harvey Oswald was killed by the “ultraright” in order to prevent him from talking.
It was also mentioned in this document, Progressive Labor, the official publication of the Progressive Labor Party, issued a Special Supplement dated November 27, 1963, which contained an article attempting to raise doubts as to weather Oswald actually killed President Kennedy. In the same magazine, it was also mentioned that Oswald could’ve possibly been “framed” and the Warren Commission did not make a through investigation of the assassination.
On September 16, 1965, an unnamed sourced claimed the KGB was in possession of data purporting to indicate President Lyndon B. Johnson was responsible for the assassination of the late President John F. Kennedy. In view of this information, the KGB indicated that it was necessary for the Soviet Government to know the personal relationships between LBJ and the Kennedy family, especially that of Robert “Ted” Kennedy.
From what I’ve gathered, it seems like the Russians were conducting there own investigations into the JFK assassination, and I think part of that had to do with Lee Harvey Oswald visiting Russia in 1959. While in Russia, the report says he tried to commit suicide.
Lots Going On! Thank you for visiting Nooz Buffet, and reading this edition of Nooz Now! Enjoy the rest of your day!