Pill City by Kevin Deutsch

I read the 2017 book from St. Martin’s Press called Pill City: How two honor roll students foiled the Feds and built a drug empire. The author is Kevin Deutsch a criminal justice journalist and author. The book, Pill City, is his account of two high tech teens that used opioids, stolen during the Freddie Gray Riots in Baltimore, to sell using an Uber like app and form a nationwide syndicate. Deutsch worked for the Miami Herald, Daily News, Riverdale Press, Palm Beach Post and Newsday. At the time of this post he has written two books.

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Michael Collins Dies

Michael Collins was born on October 31, 1930 in Rome, Italy , his dad James Lawton Collins was the U.S. military attaché there from 1928-1932. For the first 17 years of his life he lived in Rome; Oklahoma; Governors Island, New York; Fort Hoyle (near Baltimore, Maryland); Fort Hayes (near Columbus, Ohio); Puerto Rico; San Antonio, Texas; and Alexandria, Virginia.

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Geoff Stephens Dies

Geoff Stephens was born October 1, 1934 in New Southgate, North London, England. He started out writing songs for amateur theatricals while working as a school teacher, air traffic controller and silk screen printer. His first hit was in 1964, “Tell Me When”, co-written with Les Reed, a Top 10 hit for The Applejacks. Later that same year, with Peter Eden, he discovered and managed Donovan.

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Drill Bit Sizing Chart

Drill bits are used to remove material to create a hole. There are several considerations like the spiral (rate of twist or how it controls the rate of chip removal), the point angle (harder materials require a larger point angle where soft material require a sharp angle), the lip angle (the amount of support provided to the cutting edge)

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Hair (1979)

I watched, for the first time, the 1979 United Artists comedy/drama/anti-war/musical “Hair” on Netflix DVD. A Vietnam War draftee, Claude Hooper Bukowski, visits New York City a few days before his draft board appointment. Here he meets and befriends a group of hippies and falls in love with a rich high society girl. The movie is based on the 1968 Broadway musical Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical. The film has a lot of differences in plot from the musical.

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Easter Eggs

No, not that kind! Here we’re talking about those that describe a message, image or feature hidden in a video game, film or some other electronic (usually) medium.

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Mad as a Hatter

Have you ever wondered where the colloquial English phrase “Mad as a Hatter” came from? It is used to lightheartedly suggest that someone is crazy, suffering from insanity, not playing with a full deck, etc.

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Cubicles

A partially enclosed workspace, made up of partitions, separating you from your office neighbor. Why? They save space. Cubicles make it possible to house multiple employees in a single space without altering the layout of the building. Offices for each employee take up a lot of room and as the number of employees grow leave little options. In the past, they would just put everyone in a big open room at desks with no privacy.

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