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  1. I would like to think its sick humor that inspired you to post that (and not that YOu are crazy! :wacko: )

    Who are all these fucking racists? Besides the ones in here, do I live on another planet or what!? This is creepy. I am fully aware weve never had a president who isnt a white guy, and few who havent been old. But this is 2008 and I can read and listen and comprehend and compare and make a decision. Theres no contest for me, none. Nor for most people I regularly associate with, the majority of whom are white.

    If you seriously dont believe this country is rampant with racism, you must not have traveled outside your own little village. I truly cant believe you dont realize this.

  2. Somewhere it was said, much of the warming is due to the flatulence of cows. If there werent so many damned people on this planet to feed there wouldnt be as much farting! <_<

    ZERO population growth will be the ONLY cure for impending calamities and disasters. That is within the control of people, the consequences of unmitigated growth are out of control.

    But we as humans have to make life complex, we cant stand simplicity. MUST have a challenge, an adversary!


    Lessen the impact.

  3. ledzeppelin.com/search/node/Nashville

    I believe that people in Nashville are being nicer to him now then they were back then. His hippiesque appearance in 1970 may not have been as well received in 1970 as it would be today. Long-haired hippies in the South encountered challenging situations in earlier times.


    Yes...they encountered hostility in several Southern cities. Heres some reference to the Memphis show. Im fully aware of their Nashville appearance as well, one of their few not documented on bootleg.

    From the Led Zeppelin Concert File booklet by Lewis and Pallett describing the content and atmosphere of the show:

    There was a heavy security presence at the venue and, as is typical on this tour, the authorities overreacted to the sight of thousands of kids enjoying themselves. By How Many More Times, the house lights had been raised. Plant tried to diffuse the situation: I want the policemen to put their hands together. Put those lights down! Youre beautiful -- even with the lights on!

    Events spiralled as the band launched into Chuck Berrys Memphis Tennessee. Backstage, the promoter tried to coerce Peter Grant into pulling Zeppelin off the stage. When he refused, a gun was pulled and thrust at Grants stomach. Grants response is blunt and to the point: You cant shoot me, ya c---. Theyve just given us the f---ing keys to the city.


    Here is a rare ticket stub from an early performance at the Mid South Coliseum in the heart of a music mecca – Memphis, Tennessee. This show was held April 17, 1970

  4. Music is such background to so many who dont have the ability or desire to allow themselves to be fully absorbed into the complexities of Gentle Giant and other progressive artists.

    Its NOT background music, it either pulls you in and engulfs you or pushes you away cause its sometimes hard to tap your foot to. :lol:

    I sorta laugh at what I see some people thinking what progressive rock is. The music isnt something you can just sit down and jam away on. You MUST know the material to play it. Its structured in a way that many players and listeners just cant grasp.

    Play it for your babies, it will make the smarter.

  5. Poll: Racial views steer some white Dems away from Obama

    By RON FOURNIER and TREVOR TOMPSON, Associated Press Writers

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Deep-seated racial misgivings could cost Barack Obama the White House if the election is close, according to an AP-Yahoo News poll that found one-third of white Democrats harbor negative views toward blacks — many calling them lazy, violent, responsible for their own troubles.

    The poll, conducted with Stanford University, suggests that the percentage of voters who may turn away from Obama because of his race could easily be larger than the final difference between the candidates in 2004 — about two and one-half percentage points.

    Certainly, Republican John McCain has his own obstacles: Hes an ally of an unpopular president and would be the nations oldest first-term president. But Obama faces this: 40 percent of all white Americans hold at least a partly negative view toward blacks, and that includes many Democrats and independents.

    More than a third of all white Democrats and independents — voters Obama cant win the White House without — agreed with at least one negative adjective about blacks, according to the survey, and they are significantly less likely to vote for Obama than those who dont have such views.

    Such numbers are a harsh dose of reality in a campaign for the history books. Obama, the first black candidate with a serious shot at the presidency, accepted the Democratic nomination on the 45th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.s I Have a Dream speech, a seminal moment for a nation that enshrined slavery in its Constitution.

    There are a lot fewer bigots than there were 50 years ago, but that doesnt mean theres only a few bigots, said Stanford political scientist Paul Sniderman who helped analyze the exhaustive survey.

    We still dont like black people, said John Clouse, 57, reflecting the sentiments of his pals gathered at a coffee shop in Somerset, Ohio.


    (A)Somerset! :o I thought this sort of prejudice only existed in the South.


    Now where did I read that the country is redneck and backward south of which Illinois town? The latitudinal parallel is Springfield. That must be northern reaches of Alabama. B)

    Do people truly not believe racial prejudice is rampant, not only in the deep South? It perpetuates in a large way, apparently unknown to many.

  6. I dont find any candidate that comes close to someone I want as president. The way it is, many people are never truly represented by our, for all practical purposes, closed system. Many dont vote because of apathy and thats brought on by them not feeling as though they are truly represented.

    No way a two party system can cover the ground it takes and offer substanitive ideals for everyone. To NOT vote is making a statement too. Disenchantment with the choices that have any chance of winning.

    That just tells me that most people are so compromising and wanting to be the round peg in the round hole and vote because they think thats the only way to be able to justify their own opinion.

    The day someone can become president without spending billions of dollars, I might lose some cynicism. Others too, maybe.

  7. Lay down lay down lay it all down

    Let your white birds smile

    At the ones who stand and frown

    So raise candles high cause if you dont

    We could stay black against the night

    Oh raise them higher again

    And if you do we could stay dry against the rain

    Lay down lay down lay it all down

  8. Im not anti-corporate, Im pro-corporate responsibility. If they have the same rights people have, they ought to be held accountable to the same degree.

    Besides the corporate entity, the CEOs should be hammered in the cases such as these of late. Not just the occasional ENRONers like Skilling and whatshisface, but ALL OF THEM.

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