ARTICLE: “Is Kate Middleton an Exhibitionist? Or Just Stupid?”
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October 8, 2012
ARTICLE: “Is Kate Middleton an Exhibitionist? Or Just Stupid?”
by Elaine North, published author, screenwriter, editor, ghostwriter – www.elainenorth.com
Is Kate Middleton fit to be Queen of England? Kate’s last sense should have told her not to take all her clothes off outside when mountains were overhead. An eight-year-old knows that while they are naked outside someone could be on the mountain with binoculars peeping. And with advanced technology today taking pictures on the moon and Mars, surely someone can snap photos from that mountain top to where Kate was naked outside down at that chateau.
Maybe she is an exhibitionist, which I wondered the day after the scandal of her naked pictures broke and she was touring in Asia wearing an extremely tight pair of pants, which is not fit for the future queen of England. The pants were tight to the point of showing the outline of her crouch and thighs.
Being the royal family has its image to keep up, maybe they will find a way to get rid of Kate and not allow her to become queen. The only way a divorce would work is if she spends the rest of her life in a dusty castle, which she will not likely do. And with a divorce, if she is an exhibitionist, we would not want to see her someday streaking across a soccer field. Hopefully she doesn’t mysteriously die as Diana did.

Elaine North is author of political, science, fiction, romance and detective books and screenplays. She is also an editor for books, scripts, dissertations, papers and grants; and a ghostwriter. For more info visit www.elainenorth.com

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BOOKS AND SCREENPLAYS BY ELAINE NORTH: The Obama Factor, fiction, political romance * Adventures of Nebraska Wade, a historical black cowboy novel * Time Travelers: Quantum Magic, science fiction (book one of a trilogy: books and screenplays). * Election 2000 Enchantment, political romance novel that tells the whole story of the 2000 election crisis * Stonefield, a detective, science fiction screenplay * For Overviews on books and screenplays by Elaine North, visit: www.elainenorth.com

ARTICLE: Dianne Reeves Excels Sarah Vaughn’s “Misty” at Chicago Jazz Festival 2012
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ARTICLE: Dianne Reeves Excels Sarah Vaughn’s “Misty” at Chicago Jazz Festival 2012

by Elaine North, Published Author, Editor, Screenwriter, Lecturer – www.elainenorth.com

It was quite a treat attending the Chicago Film Festival, Saturday, September 1, and experiencing Dianne Reeves performance. I had heard Reeves perform in New York 15 years ago, and since then her voice has improved considerably. Her performance at the Chicago Film Fest was different, for she began with two jazzy, mellifluous African songs, which she sang beautifully displaying her wide range and great vocal talent, with a number of beautiful high tone arias in the African songs. Reeves continued with “Stormy Weather”, not one of my favorite jazz songs, and not sung as beautifully as Reeves’ jazzy African tunes. As a matter of fact, she sang two songs I never heard, and not very talentedly, sounding more like her earlier singing, like what I heard in New York, quite flat, little harmony, and limited display of vocal talent.
What made the night worthwhile, other than the beautiful jazzy African songs, was when Dianne Reeves sang “Misty”, one of Sarah Vaughn’s most famous tunes. Reeves brought tears to my eyes with “Misty” Saturday night, absolutely great singing, as good or better than Sarah herself, with a full range of fabulous diverse harmonious phrasing with the song. I wish Reeves had sang more great jazz songs, like her superb rendition of “One For My Baby,” the theme song to the movie “Good Night, and Good Luck” with George Clooney.
Reeves connected with the audience in grand fashion at the Chicago Film Festival 2012. She even sang a tune about how her plane flight to Chicago for the Festival was cancelled, but with persistence she made it to the Festival, which wowed the audience. She also announced that Chicago jazz great Von Freeman died, who was one of the best. Not missing a beat in her performance and sometimes singing out her words, she told us about her life, how she is from Denver, Colorado, where her uncle introduced her to jazz at a young age, and the singer that inspired her most was Sarah Vaughn. She also introduced her band in grand fashion, while singing in a very entertaining manner.
Another great performance that I enjoyed Saturday evening at the Chicago Film Festival was Jerry Gonzalez Y El Commando De La Clave, a Latin group performing excellent jazz, and Jerry Gonzalez was talented with his saxophone, as well as playing drums and the piano. I hope to see them perform again someday.
Thousands attended the Chicago Jazz Festival, and I was surprised that there were scores of exhibit booths, which I enjoyed. The Jazz Festival was put on by the Chicago Jazz Institute, with the help of sponsors that include: Pepsi, American Airlines, WGN TV Chicago, Downbeat magazine, Chicago Tribune, and Smucker’s. Thank god, someone sponsored the Jazz Festival, for strangely jazz has been taken off the radio, WBEZ, in Chicago, other than a few stations that have a lot of static not coming in well. Therefore, I could not understand why the spokeswoman for the Festival said on stage that Chicago is the center of the universe for jazz. Apparently, it is not. I am a big jazz fan. As a published author, screenwriter and freelance editor, jazz is one of several art forms that inspires me, and I truly miss it on the radio. I find that Chicago does not welcome writers and artists, as it should—Let’s speak to this.

Elaine North is author of political, science, fiction, romance and detective books and screenplays, is available for interviews and welcomes book reviews. Elaine is also an editor and ghostwriter for books, scripts, dissertations, papers and grants. For more info visit www.elainenorth.com

The Politics of Sports, as America Discovers the Olympics
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ARTICLE: The Politics of Sports, as America Discovers the Olympics

by Elaine North, published author, screenwriter, editor, ghostwriter – www.elainenorth.com

Amazingly, Americans have become keenly interested in the Olympics with this 2012 spectacular. This can be due to the Olympics being held in the exciting city of London, which is culturally and socially linked to the U.S., or it could be the Internet, with social networking and instant news giving far more exposure to Olympics athletes, making them popular celebrities. Now CNN, Youtube, and other cable and Internet media can follow the Gold medal winners throughout the day during the Olympics, as though they are rock stars. In London, media cameras are watching every move of Gabby Douglas, Ryan Lochte, and other Medal winners, with Americans hungry to learn every big and little detail about them. Prior to Olympics 2012, only a small number of Americans appreciated the international sporting event and gave little attention to the Olympics athletes.
This sudden great interest in the Olympics is a very good development for the U.S. Before this 2012 Olympics Americans were overwhelmed with only national sports competitions, like football, baseball and basketball, which politically is instrumental to keeping the American mentality contained to focus inward, ignoring the rest of the world; thus making it easy to control and manipulate the American masses to adhere to the agenda of the powers that be.
This year, young people across America are intrigued with the new discovery of the Olympics and want to know how to become a part of it. Mothers, who little noticed the Olympics in prior years, are yearning for their children to make them proud by becoming an Olympian. And those over 30, beyond the age to physically compete in the Olympics, sigh, wishing they had gotten themselves involved in the Olympics while in middle school.
America’s phenomenal sudden interest in the Olympics this year, with great enthusiasm for this newfound discovery, is healthy for the country. It will be intriguing to see how Olympics 2012 brings forth maturity to America as it helps expand the mentality of this nation, which is long past due. The new focus on international sports will encourage the American people to learn what is going on in the rest of the world.

Elaine North is author of political, science, fiction, romance and detective books and screenplays. She is also an editor for books, scripts, dissertations, papers and grants; and a ghostwriter. For more info visit www.elainenorth.com

ARTICLE: Is it a Grand Political Conspiracy, Why are They Taking the Best Radio & TV Shows Off?
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ARTICLE: Is it a Grand Political Conspiracy, Taking the Best Radio and TV Shows Off the Air?

by Elaine North, Published Author, Editor, Screenwriter, Lecturer – www.elainenorth.com

What’s happening? Why are the best and very popular Radio and TV shows being taken off the air, particularly in Chicago . Why are they doing this to us? Why are they taking our joy from us? Obviously, it’s a political conspiracy. Could this conspiracy be a backlash against Obama, a black man from Chicago being president?
Jazz is now gone, taken off the air in Chicago . WBEZ was a great Jazz station, with stars like Kenny G and Ramsey Lewis working as DJs regularly. Jazz is a great art form, which is quintessentially African American. Jazz is a highly inspirational music, which enlightens people and makes people think about things beyond their everyday humdrum lives. It has been reported that Jazz is the only true American art form. It is a staple for African Americans, of all our great music. Jazz was cultivated and became famous here in Chicago, so why would they take it off the air here?
The first two hours of George Noory’s Coast to Coast AM radio show, which came on at midnight to 4pm on WLS radio Chicago , was taken off the air last year. And a few months ago, the entire four hour Coast to Coast radio show was taken off WLS completely, leaving Chicago listeners without Coast to Coast. The Coast to Coast talk show discusses highly serious and important political issues exposing government corruption, government secrets, the shadow government, the Illuminati and global elite that want to take over the world, and other serious concerns that plague the nation and threaten to ruin our great nation. Coast to Coast discusses issues that the mass media and other radio and TV shows fail to mention, not informing the public on serous issues relative to what’s going on in our country and the world. Strangely, the Coast to Coast show remains on the air across the country, everywhere but Chicago .
They tried to take Jay Leno off the air, one of my favorite TV shows, when I watch little TV. Jay is liberal, and they took him off TV and put the corny redhead in his place, who failed as a Tonight Show host. But fortunately they had to put Jay back on the air.
What is left without these great enlightening shows is nothing but bland, unartistic, right wing, conservative shows that tell all lies.
People must wise up to how the media manipulates us and denies us from having insightful, inspirational broadcast on our airwaves.

Elaine North is author of political, science, fiction, romance and detective books and screenplays. Elaine is also an editor and ghostwriter for books, scripts, dissertations, papers and grants. For more info visit www.elainenorth.com

ARTICLE: Is Racism Why Chicago Lost the 2016 Olympics? by Elaine North
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ARTICLE: Is Racism Why Chicago Lost the 2016 Olympics?

by Elaine North - www.elainenorth.com

Martin Luther King stated that “ Chicago is the most racist city in the U.S. ” From my experience living here, I find this to be true. In Chicago , typically, white people don’t speak to black people, and most black men here look broken. If a black person is smart looking, or makes an achievement, white people constantly pick on them with insults and abuses. It appears they don’t want to see smart looking black people, so that they can believe all black people are trash.
Chicago tried to fool the Olympic Committee, by putting Oprah out front as a spokesperson for the Olympics. Sure, Oprah is doing great. But when it comes to black people in Chicago , there’s only Obama and Oprah, and that’s the end of it. Countless other brilliant black people in Chicago striving in the arts and business are being starved out and literally stomped on to stop them from achieving.
You may have heard that some people in this country are marginalized. This means they are ostracized and excluded from every opportunity. Well, in Chicago marginalization of African Americans is a norm. In other cities, those that are successful extend help to those seeking opportunities, in Chicago the successful ones strictly stick to themselves and have nothing to do with those struggling and striving to get ahead.
I have a rich professional background, worked as a secretary at the United Nations, published author of six books and five screenplays, speak three languages, graduated with a history degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago, but all this does not count for a can of beans in Chicago if you are not white, as a matter of fact it all work against me.
Chicago is a place that does not like writers and artists, so life is tough here for me as a writer. I am a published author of exceptionally good books and screenplays. I am able to survive slings and arrows here because I have a small business as an editor and ghostwriter of books, scripts, papers, dissertations and grants, from which I earn very little money, because there is no great sense of networking with African Americans in Chicago.
Maybe you can suggest to me where I should relocate.
I will write more on this topic, in coming days. In the meantime, visit my website for more info, articles and facts, at: http://www.elainenorth.com. My last article is “15 Important Life Rules to Deal with the Colorado Massacre.” Enjoy Olympics 2012.

15 Important Life Rules to Deal with the Colorado Massacre.- Is Society Part of the Blame?
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www.elainenorth.com - As a researcher, editor, ghostwriter and published author, I have spent considerable time studying books on self-improvement and spiritual life of most religions. Following are 15 Life Rules to help you deal with the Dark Knight Massacre in Colorado, with more on my website www.elainenorth.com:
1. Don’t be full of yourself. A spiritual law is to lose your sense of self, which is quite the opposite of those who think the world evolves around them. Learn to be humble.
2. Never live with fear. Fear is the most damaging emotion, and when you fear it throws off your mental balance and nothing good can come to you.
3. Relax and have faith. Always believe things are going to work out well any ole way.
4. Never worry. Worry is another dangerous emotion, which you should avoid, and nothing good comes to you when you worry. If worry creeps into your mind, shake it off, and focus on good things about life and the world.
5. Accept life as it comes to you. Sure, life can sometimes get tough, but face the challenge. During hard, disappointing times, think of ways to improve yourself and strive toward goals to uplift yourself. There’s always tomorrow, and wonderful experiences and people will come your way in time.
6. Don’t let incidents, like the massacre at the theater in Colorado during the Batman premier, cause you to change the way you live. Bravely face life, and don’t let bad incidents cause you to stay at home due to fear.
7. Be observant. If something or someone doesn’t look right, quickly get way from it. People in the Aurora theater were shown signs that the young man standing before the audience was not right, and some took the cue and may have been able to get out of that theater at once.
8. Be friendly. Have a harmonious attitude toward neighbors and friends, and all people you encounter. Never be rude, because that can hurt those with psychological issues badly and they may act out by wanting to kill others. Our society has to focus on being nice and congenial to others. It is possible that if enough people had smiled and been friendly, warm and helpful to the young man who committed the Aurora killings, his mind would not have bent to kill.
9. Don’t get mad, or angry about anything. My mom was a very wise woman and she would say, “If you get mad, just scratch your ass and get glad.”
10. Forgive. Don’t hate anyone, forgive those that hurt you and others and this will heal your soul. When you dwell on hatred or dislike and fail to forgive, it eats away at your mental balance and good thinking.
11. Let your kids know that the Aurora massacre is an isolated incident, unlikely to occur anywhere again.
12. Reflection. Think about how the world can be a better place, about how human interaction can be improved. And try to make that happen by the way you live and interact with people.
13. Reach out to people. If you see someone, and notice they are a loner, invite them to tea or for a glass of wine, and let them know about upcoming social events in your town. Don’t let anyone in your community feel ostracized.
14. Organize people in your community to have social affairs, like picnics, inviting everyone there. Make sure you reach out to everyone at the affairs harmoniously making them feel welcome and liked. You can get a local philanthropist, or big national corporations, to fund your picnics and affairs when you tell them that this is to encourage community well being and hospitality to improve our society in view of the Aurora massacre.
15. Pray. Prayer works, whatever your religion or philosophy. And always pray for spiritual protection, which will shield you against anything happening bad to you, like being in the wrong place at the wrong time, such as that theater in Aurora, Colorado at the Batman premier.
* Elaine North is an editor, ghostwriter, published author of books and scripts, and lecturer. North is author of political, science fiction, detective, romance and historical books and scripts. For more info visit www.elainenorth.com – or call 312-543-9919

Mrs. Romney Taking Care of Your Kids is Not Like the Challenges of Holding Down a Job.
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Mrs. Romney Taking Care of Your Kids is Not Like the Challenges of Holding Down a Job.
Mrs. Romney, I am sure you have maids, nanny, cook, chauffer as you raise your kids. There's nothing great about you saying you never worked and spent your life raising kids. Some women have a job and raise kids, and some do this wirthout a husband, let alone a rich husband. Yet, First Lady is only ordering flowers for the White House. But in the real world, what exceptional thing have you done?

Mrs. Romney Taking Care of Your Kids is Not Like the Challenges of Holding Down a Job.
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Mrs. Romney, I am sure you have maids, nanny, cook, chauffer as you raise your kids. There's nothing great about you saying you never worked and spent your life raising kids. Some women have a job and raise kids, and some do this wirthout a husband, let alone a rich husband. Yet, First Lady is only ordering flowers for the White House. But in the real world, what exceptional thing have you done?

J. Edgar a Great Movie, Long Time Cominig
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Hollywood makes few great movies these days. With J Edgar we see a superb movie about an important historical figure. I was always frightened and intrigued by J. Edgar Hoover. DiCaprio does an excellent job of depicting the FBI director who was the most feared person in Washington. I am a publsihed author, screenwriter, editor and ghostwriter, and on this my Blog I analyze and critique movies from all decades. I even have some things to say about J. Edgar. First, I think there should have been some mention of who Charles Lindbergh was in the beginning of the film, maybe an announcement on the radio that he was the first man to fly across the Atlantic solo; because some people today do not know the importance of Lindbergh's sature. I think DiCaprio should have had more rigid body movements for Hoover, who was a stiff type of man, not a romantic type. Then I think Hoover's mom, played by Judi Dench, should have been a more domineering type of woman since she had full control over her son, and usually those type of mothers are domineering. Other than that I truly enjoyed the movie and congratulate Clint Eastwood for bringing us a great historical film. * I am author of historical, political and science fiction books and screenplays * www.elainenorth.com

"Hugo" the movie, Analysis and Critique
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This movie had lots of great imagery, particularly the automaton, but the robot idea was not well used in that it was not directly related to plot, nor a twist, or minor plot. I am an editor, ghostwriter, published author nad screenwriter, and I analyze and critique movies from all decades. visit www. elaiennorth.com

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