Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Link roundup

1.  Gawker:
U.S. District Judge Katherine B. Forrest ruled today that the owners of 650 Fifth Avenue, a 36-story building near the Rockefeller Center in Midtown Manhattan, used the property to launder money for the government of Iran. Though open to appeal, the ruling authorizes the federal government to seize the tower and donate the seizure’s profits to the families of Americans harmed by terrorist attacks aided by Iran.
2.  From a list of Puritan names: "Die-Well. A brother of Farewell Sykes, who died in 1865."

3.  "19 Real Sinister Conspiracies That Actually Happened."

4.  Bloomberg:
The two Mexican couriers were hauling a tractor-trailer full of cash: $3 million collected for drugs sold on the streets of Chicago. Juan Gonzalez and David Zuniga were driving their rig through Indiana in October 2011, transporting the money to Mexico. As they stopped to fix a flat tire, three members of the Gangster Disciples, Chicago’s biggest street gang, held them up at gunpoint.
5.  Seth Green says there are 39 finished episodes of the Star Wars cartoon Detours, but they shelved it to avoid damaging the brand.