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My namesake... http://youtu.be/GgXzWhexJh0 ... If I were asked to recommend only one political / history book it would be this one... http://www.amazon.com/Treason-America-Anton-Chaitkin/dp/0943235006 ... Treason in America: from Aaron Burr to Averell Harriman, by Anton Chaitkin. I do NOT endorse all of the views by Chaitkin external to this book, nor all of his actions, nor all of his associations, but I DO highly recommend this book. It is one every US citizen and everyone interested in its history should read. It it well written, meticulously sourced, and it is eye-opening -- even for those who consider themselves already knowledgeable. If you have not read it before, you need to read it, it is need-to-know information, and what it has to say is not going to be found in many places, if anywhere, else. That is my tip for whoever is passing by.

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Heads Up: today is the deadline to submit an Independent Foreclosure Review, if any are interested.

Online applications can be filled out at the link below, which I just did:


Be aware though, about half a dozen times I got a "505 error" before getting on the site at all. Then, I couldn't get my identifying info to bring up an app form to fill out. I called the help numbers, and guess what, no representatives are available today due to "high call volume". Finally though, an application page did come up and I got it done... after about 2 dozen tries. Just keep trying.

I was thinking, ya know, some things never change. It's probably that way on purpose, just so lots of people will get frustrated and give up.

Anyway, I just thought that some here may be interested before it's too late tonight at midnight. It applies to primary homes in any stage of the foreclosure process in 2009 and 2010, google for further info. It's a pretty simple form, actually.

And... Happy New Year to all!!!
Posted by Waiting For Everyman | Mon Dec 31, 2012, 03:24 PM (0 replies)

A Carlos Santana carol (an instrumental)

It's called "Posada (Pilgrimage to Bethlehem)". A long while ago I got a Christmas cd called "Platinum Christmas" and this was on it. One of my favorites since, but not found much anywhere.

Merry Christmas, everyone, and Happy Holidays!

Posted by Waiting For Everyman | Tue Dec 25, 2012, 05:19 AM (2 replies)

Billboard's Top 100 for any year -- 1950 to 2011.

Thanks, Faygo Kid! 1964 to 1967 were my favorite years. Wish I could do them over again, I'd do it in a milli-second. The songs do bring it back though -- I stayed into "the classics" since they were new.


I'll say one thing -- we knew how to throw a dance then, and we weren't ashamed to be romantic. (Btw, those who don't know about slow dancing are really missing out.)

Happy Holidays to you!
Posted by Waiting For Everyman | Mon Dec 24, 2012, 11:41 AM (1 replies)

Oh, oops, wait a minute... "we can't hold a group responsibile for the actions of an individual"

Remember that? Isn't that what I heard all last week or maybe two... in the context of... something else? But that's different, I know.

I'm against gun promotion too, but it's just the self-serving, double standard, hypocrisy that I find so interesting.

And advocating jury nullification? If that's even suggested about some, um, other issues... I can just imagine the outcry.

I'm laughing to myself watching the values gymnastics that goes on here. This is just a "note to self" observation for me, carry on...
Posted by Waiting For Everyman | Sun Dec 16, 2012, 05:57 PM (64 replies)

Don't ask for whom the bell tolls, it tolls for you.


For Whom the Bell Tolls, by Ernest Hemingway, 1940.




The title of the book is a reference to John Donne's series of meditations and prayers on health, pain, and sickness (written while Donne was convalescing from a nearly fatal illness) that were published as a book in 1624 under the title Devotions upon Emergent Occasions, specifically Meditation XVII:

"No man is an Island, intire of it selfe; every man is a peece of the Continent, a part of the maine; if a Clod bee washed away by the Sea, Europe is the lesse, as well as if a Promontorie were, as well as if a Mannor of thy friends or of thine owne were; any mans death diminishes me, because I am involved in Mankinde; And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; It tolls for thee."

I'm not trying to be overly dramatic with this. The subject of literal death is primary and obvious, .but there is a legitimate metaphorical connection to be drawn from it too.

Don't ask me for explanations of what I mean. I don't have to draw anybody a map of what has gone on in this most recent episode, we all know what we saw.

Domineering, arrogant, entitled people disguest me -- the ones who have a need to constantly bend others to their will in some way. I see in that the character flaw, among all others, that is the most potentially destructive... to myself and other people. Add to that a complete disregard for the truth, which infers along with it zero objectivity and integrity, and "Houston, we have a problem".

That sort of thing, I'm going to resist every way I can. To me, that is what a liberal has to do in this world; it's the most basic calling we all have.

And to see RW tactics used here openly, repeatedly, is to say the least very disappointing. That is the kindest way I can put it. If you don't know what I mean by that, think of the RW's tactics and then ask yourself if you've seen that done around here this week.

(This song wasn't necessarily about the Spanish Civil War, the subject of Hemingway's book -- but it could have been. It certainly fits.)

p.s. To those who would like to make fun of my (admittedly corny, but I like that occasionally) little tune Fernando in order to create a diversion from the point, let me note in advance the simple fact that it's one of only 38 songs to sell 6 million copies the first year.

That's my opinion (it's what we're here to give after all), YMMV.
Posted by Waiting For Everyman | Thu Dec 13, 2012, 11:12 PM (24 replies)

Who are you really

Meta: A Love Story, or Trollology Condensed

Rick: Who are you really, and what were you before? What did you do and what did you think, huh?
Ilsa: We said no questions.
Rick: Here's looking at you, kid.


Another one...

Rick: I'm on their blacklist - their roll of honor!


Who knew Casablanca was so like Meta?

That's it, it sums up the whole shebang of posting here in a nutshell, imo.
Posted by Waiting For Everyman | Wed Dec 12, 2012, 10:29 AM (20 replies)

"For a Dancer"

Keep a fire burning in your eye
Pay attention to the open sky
You never know what will be coming down
I don't remember losing track of you
You were always dancing in and out of view
I must have thought you'd always be around
Always keeping things real by playing the clown
Now you're nowhere to be found

I don't know what happens when people die
Can't seem to grasp it as hard as I try
It's like a song I can hear playing right in my ear
That I can't sing
I can't help listening
And I can't help feeling stupid standing 'round
Crying as they ease you down
'Cause I know that you'd rather we were dancing
Dancing our sorrow away
(Right on dancing)
No matter what fate chooses to play
(There's nothing you can do about it anyway)

Just do the steps that you've been shown
By everyone you've ever known
Until the dance becomes your very own
No matter how close to yours
Another's steps have grown
In the end there is one dance you'll do alone

Keep a fire for the human race
Let your prayers go drifting into space
You never know what will be coming down
Perhaps a better world is drawing near
And just as easily it could all disappear
Along with whatever meaning you might have found
Don't let the uncertainty turn you around
(The world keeps turning around and around)
Go on and make a joyful sound

Into a dancer you have grown
From a seed somebody else has thrown
Go on ahead and throw some seeds of your own
And somewhere between the time you arrive
And the time you go
May lie a reason you were alive
But you'll never know
Posted by Waiting For Everyman | Tue Dec 11, 2012, 03:16 AM (2 replies)

Dire Straits -- "Romeo & Juliet"

I usually don't like "live" versions, but this is one of the most perfect live performaces I've ever seen.

Posted by Waiting For Everyman | Mon Dec 10, 2012, 03:08 AM (0 replies)

It's a tossup: "For America" or "Shelter from the Storm"

Posted by Waiting For Everyman | Mon Dec 10, 2012, 01:03 AM (0 replies)

What sorts of people travel in packs. And why. ^^^^^^

How boring.

Yet it could be said that it's interesting to display behavior like that in a thread with this title.
Posted by Waiting For Everyman | Sat Dec 8, 2012, 05:23 AM (1 replies)
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