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Some songs are just songs, others are anthems to an era, this is the latter. Some songs are a blend of instruments, others are dominated by one instrument, this is the latter.

In the 60s, it looked like nuclear war but this song isn’t really about that, methinks, though it became a theme of his. It was more about that protest generation which was so against exploitation of the earth for profit but then, he says, that generation lost its way, which is interesting, as the song was written for the 1974 album, so he already sees the Boomers as having lost their way?

Here are extracts from two comments which seem to me close to the mark on what this song is about:

I saw Jackson Browne at the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium last night, and he closed with this song as the second encore.


Warren Zevon knew how to get down where the hurt was.

Classic case of which version of Carmelita to play. Zevon, the writer’s original was, of course, good, his version with his friend Jackson Browne suffered from two individual talents not quite meshing on the track, unlike a song further down.

The version by his friend Linda Ronstadt was superlative.

But this, by a relatively unknown Spanish girl [“Sorry for the accent, I am Spanish”] melted many hearts:

Ivanka interview

Hmmmm, if Papa doesn’t, she might get many women into the Trump camp. He needs to have her close by most of the time to mop up the narrativist vote.…

Paul Le Roux

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We come in halfway through a story and pick it up from there.

And thus a life on the other side of the law continued:

Paul Le Roux always knew that the end would come, or so those inside his organization told me. Some believed that the sheer vastness of his criminal appetite implied that he was all but daring law enforcement to take him down. Others remembered that Le Roux talked for years about how the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration was on his trail. They’d always assumed he was boasting, exaggerating his importance.

Moses Mordecai Levy

russian revolution

When you have people high in the public eye having actively covered their tracks, e.g. Barry Soetoro on everything from his birth certificate to his student record [and I’m not referring here to its authenticity but to the way he approached the request] … or Ted Cruz and his faux-Christianity when his wife is a practising globalist and one of the main CFR supporters in creating open borders … then all one can get are snippets and that creates an issue.…

Morgan James

morgan-jamesFor some time, your humble blogger has been thinking that if Monday evening is quiz question evening, Tuesday might be biography or look at some person for some reason evening.

One who’s been floating around the mind for days is Morgan James:

James was born Morgan Grunerud[7] in Boise, Idaho,[8] the daughter of educators and actors Allen Grunerud and Shellie Harwood.[7] The family moved frequently when James was a child, going from Idaho toUtah, Tennessee, and eventually Modesto, California where she spent her high school years. James was inspired by her actor parents to enter the performing arts, and she joined a choir while in middle school. Her grandmother also bought her a karaoke machine and agreed to pay for singing lessons until James went to college.[8]

Robin Ramsay

It takes Robin Ramsay until page 77 of Who Shot JFK, Pocket Essentials, revised 2007, to write:

Because there is enough evidence to plausibly construct an initial case for many candidates, the Kennedy assassination has always been a kind of mirror which reflects the researcher’s and reader’s own preoccupations and prejudices.

Don’t think anyone disputes that principle but detractors of Robin Ramsay would say he does just that, in pointing to LBJ as the man behind the killing.

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Mark Lane wrote a book “Rush to Judgment” in 1966 and then proceeded to nominate his solution.

His book was vital because it caught the American imagination at precisely the time when the revelations about the CIA and Ike’s military industrial complex had also caught the public mood.…

Zoey Quinn and Gamergate

Maybe it’s one of the reasons why I do believe in a God as there seems no one else who could sort this issue out. It was at the Washington Post.

First and foremost, it’s almost impossible to see it in non-gender or non-political terms, i.e. if it’s written by a typical man, it will be heavily down on the female and if a female writes it, you’ll get support for the female and anything for the male couched in “hate mob” terms.…

The rise of the secret sociopath

Part One: The overview today

There’s an awful lot of tension about just now on many levels and it seems to me to come down to a few things:

1.  A clear agenda by forces which can be loosely grouped as Them – some call them the PTB, some specify the UN, the EU, whatever – they can be seen in Call Me Dave’s utterly pointless stance at the moment, holding the country to ransom and at odds with 69% of the population on this issue at least.

2.  A clear increase in madness of a sort at ground level, at grassroots level, manifesting itself in strange behaviours, in noble and decent mindsets subordinated and such things taking their place as firstly – no one caring about anyone else – it was ever so that people looked after N1 first but this is so nakedly done now, it’s a product of our time.…

The betrayal by Rosy Canale

rosie canale#  This is a partially edited translation from the Italian:

She had become a name and a face antimafia known for her campaigns in favor of the women of San Luca, but with money from institutions and foundations was actually spoiled with clothes and brand new handbags, furniture for her home, travel and even a car.

For this reason, the judges of the Court of Locri sentenced to four years in prison the now former starlet antimafia Rosy Canale, exposed by the investigation of the prosecutor in Reggio Calabria which exposed how she diverted for herself most of the funds intended for the “Movement of the women of San Luca”.

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