Saturday, March 28, 2015
ALERT: J. Martinez prosecuted ex-husband of holdout juror 17. They married day before his 2000 sentencing.
I wonder if they've looked into the fact that she had ties to the Arias family through her current husband also? Granted myspace isn't used much anymore but he was friends with some of her family members so that should have been a disqualification also.
There is enough evidence to prove this woman lied to get on this jury. Her own personal vendetta against Juan Martinez and a anti DP stance. The 11 jurors initial remarks. People like her will continue to throw our system into turmoil unless we prosecute them when we find them.
This woman had an agenda. The 11 jurors who said she had bias from the start, wouldn't deliberate, called the DP revenge and at the end one juror said it seemed more like it was a "pride" thing with her ~ they picked up on the TRUE agenda of this woman!
They didn't know her ex husband, the father of her two children, was prosecuted by Juan Martinez! They just knew that she was biased and that she would not deliberate!
The verdict cannot be changed now, but the judge erred in not excusing this non deliberating juror. And, the scumbag defense knew of the conflict of interest the entire time.
What's left to do? Prosecute the lying, scheming scumbag.
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Fernbank Museum of Natural History (fernbankmuseum.org) will host a Spring EGG-stravaganza on March 28 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. This festive event is the perfect way for families to welcome in spring with opportunities to meet live baby animals, find prize-filled eggs, play fun games, participate in special activities and more.
Instead of a traditional egg hunt, this year Fernbank is offering a new format, inviting guests to enjoy a twist on the popular springtime activity. Visitors are invited to bring baskets to collect a variety of treat-filled eggs as they participate in activities, games and more.
Sam’s Path Petting Zoo will be celebrating spring in Fernbank’s Great Hall with baby animals that will include ducklings, piglets, baby goats, a lamb, a Flemish giant rabbit and a muntjac deer.* Ages four and up are welcome to pet the animals under parental supervision.
“Live animals provide an exciting way for children to learn in unexpected ways,” said Lynn Anders, Fernbank’s Animal Programs Educator. “We’re also pleased to welcome back the charismatic animal ambassadors from Sam’s Path Petting Zoo once again.”
In addition to the animals, the day will feature an egg drop obstacle course, spring-themed temporary tattoos, tic-tac-toe and a game of bird bingo.
Fernbank’s new Spring EGG-stravaganza is included with museum admission and free for members. This year’s event does not require timed tickets, but advanced reservations are recommended. Tickets are $18 for adults, $17 for students and seniors, $16 for children ages 3-12, and free for toddlers and museum members. IMAX tickets are $13 for adults, $12 for students and seniors, $11 for children 12 and younger, and $8 for Museum members. Upgrade to a Value Pass (includes IMAX and Museum admission) for the best value. (See Value Pass prices at fernbankmuseum.org.)
Fernbank Museum of Natural History, a nonprofit 501(c) 3 organization, inspires life-long learning of natural history through immersive programming and unmatched experiences to encourage a greater appreciation of our planet and its inhabitants. The Museum is located at 767 Clifton Road NE in Atlanta. Parking is free. For tickets, call 404.929.6400 or visit www.fernbankmuseum.org.
Saturday, March 14, 2015
Fernbank Museum of Natural History (fernbankmuseum.org) celebrates spring break with a variety of ways to have fun, including the museum’s family-friendly permanent exhibitions, two new IMAX® films, The Power of Poison special exhibition, live science shows and special activities throughout the week.
The Power of Poison presents guests with the opportunity to explore the story of poison from the pages of fairytales to the journals of modern medicine. Families can join the investigation to uncover the secrets of poison while learning about its role in nature, myth and human health. This new special exhibition creates an engaging and immersive environment through the use of interactives, models, multimedia games and live animals. The exhibition also features live, interactive science shows throughout the day, where guests are invited to follow the first legal case that used forensic evidence to try a poisoning suspect in court.
For those who are enjoying their spring break with a stay-cation, visitors can escape to the spectacular waters of Alaska, Hawaii and the remote islands of Tonga in the IMAX film Humpback Whales. This giant-screen film offers audiences an up-close look at how humpback whales communicate, sing, feed, play and take care of their young. Guests can also discover the mysteries of the unknown in the large-format film Mysteries of the Unseen World, which reveals phenomena that are too fast, too slow, too small or invisible to the naked eye. Audiences will journey into earthly worlds secreted away in different dimensions of time and scale.
Other special spring break offerings include the chance to meet some of Fernbank’s knowledgeable education staff during daily animal encounters. Fernbank’s collection of live animal ambassadors includes snakes, a blue-tongued skink, a lesser tenric and other species that may make an appearance for guests to touch and learn about under the supervision of Fernbank’s staff.
Fernbank’s permanent exhibition, NatureQuest is always an exciting and adventurous way to spend a day with children ages 2-10. This immersive exhibition turns kids into explorers, scientists and adventurers as they discover the many wonders of the natural world through hands-on activities, live animal displays and engaging encounters. Children will see alligators, snakes and explore a secluded tree house all while learning about different habitats. Guests are also invited to challenge themselves with special activity cards inside the exhibition. Museum-wide scavenger hunts are also available for download online.
For more activities, visit the events page on Fernbank Museum’s website.
All exhibits are included with Museum admission, which is $18 for adults, $17 for students and seniors, $16 for children ages 3-12, and free for toddlers and museum members. IMAX tickets are $13 for adults, $12 for students and seniors, $11 for children 12 and younger, and $8 for Museum members. Upgrade to a Value Pass (includes IMAX and Museum admission) for the best value. (See Value Pass prices at fernbankmuseum.org.)
About Fernbank Museum of Natural History:
Fernbank Museum of Natural History is located at 767 Clifton Road NE in Atlanta. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday.
Tickets and visitor information are available at www.fernbankmuseum.org or 404.929.6300 (info) / 404.929.6400 (tickets).
Events, activities and chances to win are also posted on Facebook (facebook.com/FernbankMuseum) and Twitter (@fernbankmusuem).
Saturday, March 7, 2015
Dear Younger Me -
The guarantee of safety in a battering relationship can never be based upon a promise from the perpetrator, no matter how heartfelt.
You can get caught in a trap of catering to him, trying to please him but no matter what you do, it will never be enough. He will just keep coming up with more demands because he believes his needs are your responsibility, until you feel drained down to nothing.
Physical aggression by a man toward you is abuse, even if it happens only once. If he raises a fist; punches a hole in the wall; throws things at you; blocks your way; restrains you; grabs, pushes, or pokes you; or threatens to hurt you, that’s physical abuse
Don’t see yourself through the eyes of those who don’t value you. Know your worth even if they don’t. You deserve better.
Friday, March 6, 2015
A new giant screen film adventure takes audiences on an extraordinary journey into unseen worlds and hidden dimensions beyond our normal vision to uncover the mysteries of things too fast, too slow, too small or simply invisible. On Friday, March 6 Fernbank Museum of Natural History’s IMAX® Theatre will premiere MYSTERIES OF THE UNSEEN WORLD, an original production by National Geographic Entertainment and Days End Pictures, narrated by Forest Whitaker.
MYSTERIES OF THE UNSEEN WORLD uses innovative high-speed and time-lapse photography, electron microscopy, and nanotechnology, to transport audiences to an enthralling secret world of nature, events, and breathtaking phenomena not visible to the naked eye.
“The premise of this new giant screen film experience is looking at the world through a variety of imaging technologies that allow audiences to see beyond what they can with the naked eye and gain a new vision of the world around them,” said producer Jini Dürr.
We see only a fraction of the millions of wavelengths in the vast electromagnetic spectrum--the rainbow of light waves called visible light. The film shows audiences what it would be like if we had infrared vision like a mosquito, or the ability to see through ultraviolet light like a bee. Audiences also experience X-ray vision and gain firsthand insights about what Gamma rays, microwaves and radio waves show us.
Time-lapse images capture mundane events that happen too slowly for humans to perceive. The film shows plants creeping toward the sun and astonishingly complex “slime mold” searching for food. On a grander scale, time-lapse allows audiences our planet in motion—from the vast and relentless sweep of nature to the restless movement of humanity.
High-speed cameras do the opposite of time-lapse, revealing secrets from the super-fast world of nature. The film shows slow motion sequences of events that happen too quickly for human perception: a rattlesnake strike; drum cymbals reverberating; a Eurasian Eagle Owl flexing its wings; a basilisk lizard running on the surface of water; popcorn popping; lightning rising upwards from the ground as well as striking from the sky.
The film also peers into the world of wonders too small for the human eye to see--from the minute structures on a butterfly’s wing and the tiny organisms that inhabit the human body, all the way down to nano-scale structures. See how electron microscopes create images that magnify things by as much as a million times--revealing a world that is both bizarre and beautiful. Guess which unusual image is a fruit fly’s eye, the skin of a shark, a flea on a cat, a tomato stem, an eggshell, and more.
MYSTERIES OF THE UNSEEN WORLD then moves from the familiar events of everyday life to the building blocks of matter itself. The filmmakers worked with a medical animation company to depict the atom-scale realm of nano-science and potential innovations in nanotechnology. In a complex zoom sequence, the shot moves in on a spider, then a strand of its silk, then into the silk itself where audiences see a bacterium. The camera then zooms even deeper, in on a virus on the bacterium, then into the DNA of the virus and finally into the actual atoms of the DNA.
MYSTERIES OF THE UNSEEN WORLD is funded in part by a grant from the National Science foundation and generous support from Lockheed Martin and FEI, a manufacturer of electron microscopes.
“This film provides a unique look at the world around us, showing us breathtaking events that are invisible to our naked eye,” said Kaden Borseth, a physical science educator at Fernbank. “We’re excited to be able to provide guests an opportunity to view the world around them in a whole new and exciting way.”
MYSTERIES OF THE UNSEEN WORLD will show daily at Fernbank Museum of Natural History’s IMAX® Theatre from March 6 until July 17, 2015. MYSTERIES OF THE UNSEEN WORLD will show in the IMAX Theatre opposite Humpback Whales (Humpback Whales closes June 18). IMAX tickets are $13 for adults, $12 for students and seniors, $11 for children 12 and younger, and $8 for Museum members. Upgrade to a Value Pass (includes IMAX and Museum admission) to see The Power of Poison and enjoy two great experiences with one visit. (See Value Pass prices at fernbankmuseum.org.)