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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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I want to share a tune from my rocker ex who's 65 and battling cancer.

Demian (aka Denny Romans) is one of my favorite ex's, my son's dad, and a 47-year friend, who has lived most of his life performing with his band in Europe but is now back in Florida and still at it -- a professional musician continuously since 1965. He's the guitarist, singer, and group leader. I think he has a lot of heart /guts / whatever we call that essential drive within us... kind and brilliant, a rare combination.

This is a cover, of course, which is something he rarely does. He has written, I don't know how many, but certainly upwards of 100 original songs, which are mostly what he plays. But I think his recent version of this is smokin', and wanted to share it with you... especially for some of us who may be feeling from time to time that we're "old and over" -- no, we're not!

A pic from roughly the 90's, in Holland.

Posted by Waiting For Everyman | Wed Aug 21, 2013, 02:10 PM (3 replies)

White House: US was given 'heads up' before Miranda detained

This is the latest entry from the Guardian's live blog on reaction to the Miranda story. It's about a comment by Josh Earnest, White House deputy press secretary, during a press conference.


Glenn Greenwald's partner detained at Heathrow - reaction

LiveRolling coverage of the reaction to the detention of David Miranda, Glenn Greenwald's partner, at Heathrow under terrorist legislation

Andrew Sparrow
theguardian.com, Monday 19 August 2013 13.35 EDT

6.47pm BST
White House: US was given 'heads up' before Miranda detained

This is more interesting: Earnest admits that the White House was given a "heads up" over Miranda's detention yesterday.

"We had an indication it was likely to occur but it's not something we requested," he says.

Pressed further, he says the US was told Miranda would be detained before he arrived at Heathrow airport in London.

"It probably wouldn't be a heads up if they had told us about it after the detainment," Earnest said.

Earnest refuses to say whether Miranda was on a terror watch-list either in Britain or in the US.

He would not comment on whether the US discouraged the UK from holding Miranda before his detention.

Updated at 6.49pm BST


The other entries are worth reading, some are very informative about the particular UK law Miranda was held under. Apparently it strictly must be used in relation to actual terrorism issues, and as soon a a person is no longer believed to be relevant to a specific threat, the person must be let go at once. So it would seem that the British are using outlandish interpretations of their law too, just as it's being done in the US.
Posted by Waiting For Everyman | Mon Aug 19, 2013, 02:04 PM (4 replies)

One thing we can always count on for sure...

Whatever we know about, there are things going on that we don't know about yet which are worse. We never find out all of the worst. It's always true, so figure that in. I always figure that whatever we know, it's twice that bad.

The only two reasons the government has to fear us the citizens is, if it is doing something that it knows we would not stand for -- whether it's in the past, present, or future, or all three. It's either that, or the domestic freaks really are ready to re-fight the Civil War. The reason I think those two are the likely possibilities is, if it was an outside problem we would be let in on it, to be part of the answer.

I tend to think the first possibility is the more likely, based on what we've already seen. I think it's only the tip of the iceberg, and some really dirty shit has been going on (against us) for a long time. To be a national threat and have all this secrecy not get out (any more than it has) it would have to be a both sides are equally guilty scenario, which fits too.

You don't arm for nothing. Even if it's a trumped up excuse, eventually, a reason for it has to be put on the table, if only to explain the expense and the hardware showing up in places, as in the video. I think there is a reason, and it's something we really would finally get the pitchforks out for (for instance if 9/11 was MIHOP). I think they know it's going to inevitably leak out soon, and that is why they're so upset about Snowden. Whatever he has, it must contain a tip off to it.

That's what I think, just fwiw. Time will tell.

ETA: As to whether what's said in the video is true, we can look around at reports of what's happening to police forces all over and know that it's true ourselves. It doesn't rely on this person's statement, it's already evident. Look on any page of GD.
Posted by Waiting For Everyman | Thu Aug 15, 2013, 12:37 AM (0 replies)

This is so interesting to me, and so good to see this project being done.

The incident happened a few years before my time, but I knew about it because the song you posted was one of my favorites ever since I first heard it on one of Judy Collins' albums in the mid 60's. Her version is just so beautiful, I thought some here might like to hear it.

Posted by Waiting For Everyman | Thu Aug 8, 2013, 12:58 AM (1 replies)

Nope. (I don't like the "rounded" cars at all.)

Regardless of costing a lot less, I still like the Datsun 280ZX better than any other car. The best model imo was the 1983 Turbo 2+2 T-top. I owned one from new for 25 years, and my late husband raced them (as team owner and master mechanic, not the driver) at Summit Point. If I had all the money in the world to burn, I would still find a restored 1983 ZX to buy, over anything else. Maybe someday again, who knows.

Summit Point WV, May 1983
Posted by Waiting For Everyman | Sat Aug 3, 2013, 11:13 AM (1 replies)

Heads Up: Hearing on Government Surveillance now on C-SPAN

Just an FYI for any who are interested and can catch it.

Franken is questioning now. I think it's been on less than an hour.
Posted by Waiting For Everyman | Wed Jul 31, 2013, 10:20 PM (0 replies)
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