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22. You're one of those valuable people, Octafish!
Thu Jun 2, 2016, 12:23 PM
Jun 2016

And I am certain your grandfather was/is too. I completely agree with him, what we know and understand is real wealth, the physical kind can be gone in an instant.

As the old Stoneground song goes "you must be one of us", I find myself thinking that here sometimes, it's why I like the place.

I know this is a corny thing to do, but this is for the theme of your OP, which did actually occur in a big way among the boomers as life got underway. I suppose it happens to every generation to some degree. But having been hippies and protesters, which was a somewhat idealistic and genuine undertaking, the selling out among us seemed more stark.

Then too, I think very few have any idea that as an after-effect of COINTELPRO, a huge number were actually blackballed via the Rand list for much of their lives. On the vet side, those who were "inconvenient witnesses" to various things that still aren't admitted to this day, were blackballed and worse via SPN numbers (which was unknown, and then when discovered was vehemently denied as "conspiracy theory" for quite a while; now there is a new unified system done via bank codes).

Many watched their rightful places in society being taken by B, C, and D listers, en masse. How many know that Bill Clinton spied for the CIA in college? That sort of thing was commonly done by some among us. And they soared to the top (and to this day there are concessions to "their own&quot , but their character deficit remained the same. We all watched this happen and we knew what was going on. The 80s greed followed directly from it, and then the 90s as we know, and the rest.

So the theme of this song was very real at the time (1976, I was 26 and the harassment was at its height), and of course still is.

And this (1980) is for the flip side, for those who choose to keep paying the price, rather than give in to those who would oppress us all.

I had to smile the other day to see that Jackson, Graham Nash, David Crosby, and Bonnie Raitt, among so many others of course, are all Sanders supporters.
Be a Republican without the guilt. PeoViejo Jun 2016 #1
Amazing how that works. hobbit709 Jun 2016 #3
WOW! You just hit the nail on the head! Lizzie Poppet Jun 2016 #6
"A Conservative Government is an organised hypocrisy." -- Benjamin Disraeli Octafish Jun 2016 #8
That was a description of the Democratic party, but you can apply it to the GOP too. JRLeft Jun 2016 #14
Damn!!! BINGO!!! haikugal Jun 2016 #26
Be a DINO and feel the same way... MrMickeysMom Jun 2016 #31
New Democrats are Republicans who like to smoke dope Zorra Jun 2016 #36
Frack it! Me, too! dchill Jun 2016 #2
Gonna channel Cheney! Octafish Jun 2016 #9
Sigh. I cannot ever vote for her. nr vintx Jun 2016 #19
One of my most politically advanced friends said we must forget she's owned by Wall Street... Octafish Jun 2016 #38
It's like a team sport now. People don't seem to actually care about policies vintx Jun 2016 #40
I'm already friends with Big Pharma to the tune Downwinder Jun 2016 #4
Gonna be a model citizen. Octafish Jun 2016 #11
Have to stay around. Downwinder Jun 2016 #13
It's like science why we gotta help the Banksters. Octafish Jun 2016 #18
At one time I was employed by Jay. Downwinder Jun 2016 #21
As a rule, they arent interested in people unless they are a multinational corporation. Baobab Jun 2016 #32
Management by spreadsheet. Downwinder Jun 2016 #33
If you have any job at all, you are probably already connected to one of these corporate entities. Jitter65 Jun 2016 #5
Gonna make my point with you. Octafish Jun 2016 #12
Currently, the Dems advocate NorthCarolina Jun 2016 #15
Come on in, the water's fine. nt firebrand80 Jun 2016 #7
I'm one of those avoid-the-boiling-frog kind of guys. Octafish Jun 2016 #16
Truth: anybody can be rich if they are amoral. Waiting For Everyman Jun 2016 #10
You brought a happy tear to my eye! Octafish Jun 2016 #17
You're one of those valuable people, Octafish! Waiting For Everyman Jun 2016 #22
Telling....Thanks for a great posting!! haikugal Jun 2016 #27
Thanks, Waiting For Everyman Jun 2016 #29
THIS vintx Jun 2016 #20
What's the matter with Kansas nadinbrzezinski Jun 2016 #23
The good people of Kansas know something is wrong. Octafish Jun 2016 #39
The conclusion. We are all going to be rich...someday nadinbrzezinski Jun 2016 #44
Force is strength, felix_numinous Jun 2016 #24
We should apply for jobs with NEOCONCOM, the Controlling People. Octafish Jun 2016 #42
Time for you to stop being a deadbeat! Book a quarter million dollar speech to wall street and Doctor_J Jun 2016 #25
Its great work if you can get it. CentralMass Jun 2016 #30
The Monetization of Democracy Octafish Jun 2016 #43
Another excellent threat Octafish!!! My thanks and K&R!!! haikugal Jun 2016 #28
K&R.. disillusioned73 Jun 2016 #34
"An honest public servant can't become rich in politics." - Harry Truman Cheese Sandwich Jun 2016 #35
Well, we know which one is rich and which one isn't, don't we? hobbit709 Jun 2016 #37
maybe not rich, but how about a solid 80-100K a year? Want a job in Texas? snooper2 Jun 2016 #41
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