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January 3rd open thread: Ace of Spades

January 3, 2016

 open-thread Here is the open thread for Sunday, January 3rd. Please feel free to post links to interesting articles and to discuss whatever issues arise during the course of the day. Nothing is off-topic here.

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  Heavy metal music lost an icon last week when Lemmy Kilmister passed away at the age of 70, just two days after being diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer. Lemmy rocked right up until the end having played his last show about two weeks before his death, and although he preferred Motorhead to be labeled as a rock and roll band and not a heavy metal band take a listen to this song and decide how you would classify them.

  Here is Motorhead performing “Ace of Spades” live in 2004:

You know I’m born to lose and gambling’s for fools
But that’s the way I like it, baby
I don’t wanna live for ever

  And who could forget this scene from the movie Airheads?

  It turns out Lemmy wasn’t God after all.

frui diem

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  1. January 3, 2016 7:57 am

    Hi Steve, here my selection for this Sunday ….


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    • January 3, 2016 7:15 pm

      I never heard that version of Motorhead doing Metallica before, thanks for sharing!

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  2. lou222 permalink
    January 3, 2016 4:06 pm

    Hey SDL, not sure about the first 2 songs, but love Motorhead! Guess if I could understand what the first one was saying, I might have a different opinion!

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    • January 3, 2016 11:00 pm

      Hello Lou

      Well the first is about Mafia and political Power. There is this system to bribe politicians..nothing new under the Sun. But if the Head of the Mafia is also the Head of the political establiment..
      He said more or less my Doctor told I had 6 months to live…and he died…just like that ! A journalist predict the end of my political career ..well, him also is dead..

      Music : Cassius

      Music : Discharge can see in the logo : > Hear Nothing See Nothing Say Nothing <
      It is valid for both, if you have to deal with Mafia But Hell On Earth it is when politicaly
      ( I mean law that are put on you..and loose grasp on it…

      ""When the leaders choose to make themselves bidders at an auction of popularity, their talents, in the construction of the state, will be of no service. They will become flatterers instead of legislators; the instruments, not the guides, of the people.""
      Edmund Burke

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      • lou222 permalink
        January 4, 2016 9:37 am

        Sounds not unlike the Clintons!

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  3. January 3, 2016 4:19 pm

    my first concert was Motorhead. 1978, my cousin snuck me in under his coat. at that time they were a nothing band, playing in a bar in maine on a tour. I was 8, I don’t remember much of it. I do remember lemmy being very surprised that I was there

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    • lou222 permalink
      January 3, 2016 5:04 pm

      I got into the stage performance of “Hair”, before I was 18 (there was an age limit), guess all things are relevant!

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      • January 3, 2016 7:17 pm

        Not exactly the same but you still beat the system! I have never snuck into a show. 😦
        Spellcheck tells me snuck is not a word, is that true? Sneaked doesn’t seem right!

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      • lou222 permalink
        January 3, 2016 8:08 pm

        It is whatever you want it to be, this is YOUR blog.

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      • January 3, 2016 8:11 pm

        Then I am sticking with snuck!

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      • lou222 permalink
        January 3, 2016 8:22 pm

        I am good with that!

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    • January 3, 2016 7:16 pm

      Cool story Allen, does that mean you have been a metalhead ever since then?

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      • January 4, 2016 2:52 pm

        oh hell yes. still a metalhead. I had a prospective girlfriend as me “you still listen to that stuff? here let me change it to the rap station…”

        dropped her butt off at the next corner, and never looked back…

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      • lou222 permalink
        January 4, 2016 4:20 pm

        Never have liked the rap, well except for Nelly.

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      • January 4, 2016 7:51 pm

        Good call on the ex-girlfriend!

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      • January 4, 2016 7:52 pm

        I like a little bit of rap but not much.

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  4. January 3, 2016 9:12 pm

    Something different 😊

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    • lou222 permalink
      January 3, 2016 9:37 pm

      Pride is the greatest sin of all, hmmmm. That was different, Zip!

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      • January 3, 2016 9:58 pm

        That subtle pride is dangerous! Boasting pride is easy to see – another reason we can’t stand the politicians! But, that religious pride brings down Nations as well as the boasting!

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    • January 4, 2016 6:26 am

      Very interesting Zip. She does not realize what sin is anymore because our society accepts so much and has been brought down to this level over the years.

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      • January 4, 2016 12:20 pm

        Interesting thought Steve. Good point. I was thinking more inlines of indoctrination of the religious twisting of God’s Word, similarly to the Jews developed their own man-made religion (which didn’t include God!). How can ‘a sinful nature’ correct or purge itself? It can’t.Man’s view of liberalizing God’s Word and meaning corrupts the purity of it, just as you stated, resulting in ‘bringing down a society, which no longer values or knows God. And like Eve, desire to be a god without a capacity of godly character: Love, Truth & Life!

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      • January 4, 2016 7:54 pm

        Having been raised Catholic I was told what the Bible said by teachers and nuns but we never had to read it. When you actually read what is in there it puts a whole new perspective on the whole thing!

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  5. lou222 permalink
    January 3, 2016 10:36 pm

    Zip, thought this might interest you:

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    • January 4, 2016 6:29 am

      Very good, thanks for sharing!

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      • lou222 permalink
        January 4, 2016 9:35 am

        Crowder is young, but has alot to say, thought you might like to see him if you have not before.

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      • January 4, 2016 7:55 pm

        I am familiar with him but I never really listened to him before.

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    • January 4, 2016 3:53 pm

      Yes, I’m familiar with him Lou – thanks for posting this! A few years ago he was covering a Union protest and was punched a couple of times – pretty hard – knocked the wind out of his sails for months. I think he even sued – don’t know how that turned out.

      Here he is ‘distributing Halloween Candy’ being PC – see how the kids liked THAT!

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      • January 4, 2016 7:57 pm

        He has a little Breitbart in him! Thanks for sharing these videos, that last one is great!

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  6. January 4, 2016 3:25 pm

    Got this from Swiss’s website https://swissdefenceleague.wordpress.com
    A BIG difference from the sickies in the WH. Grant it, Russian, uses it’s people their own way, but at least Putin speaks of ‘values and the importance of family, a secure and proud Nation!’ Not like the stick shill puppet we heard nothing of meaning or of value from to encourage the New Year! BIG DIFFERENCE!

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    • lou222 permalink
      January 4, 2016 4:17 pm

      He is not perfect, that is for sure, but Putin takes care of his people (at least from what is visible) and doesn’t bad mouth them like Obama to every Country that will listen to how BAD we are. One would think that Obama is not the President of the United States…..oh wait, he IS? At any rate he is the most sorry excuse for a President that I have ever seen.

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      • January 4, 2016 5:53 pm

        Yep, Lou, at least he could ‘act’ like he liked us, but all ‘his acting’ is to puff himself up so he doesn’t look like the ‘stick’ animation that he is.

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      • January 4, 2016 5:59 pm

        Meant to mention that the fraud prez is ‘projecting’ – he’s the one calling for bombings and killings not us! We don’t want war, but the hypocrites do!
        Had to laugh too at your comment about the ‘sorry excuse’ … yep!

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      • lou222 permalink
        January 4, 2016 6:17 pm

        That is exactly what he is…one would think with all the intelligent minds that have ethics and morals, we get him? Cannot think of better words than “sorry excuse” for this man (term used lightly). Glad you got a laugh out of it…someone needs a bit of cheer when it comes to this Administration.

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      • January 4, 2016 6:38 pm

        It would be nice if the rest of the people in the world didn’t associate us (American’s) with those in position of power/leadership! – who represent and serve the evils of the world.

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      • lou222 permalink
        January 4, 2016 6:50 pm

        You know that is what is bad,,,,Americans go to foreign countries and are in danger because of HIS policies. I would not want to be traveling anywhere now.

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      • lou222 permalink
        January 4, 2016 6:21 pm

        With all the intelligent people in this country that have ethics and morals and love the USA, we get stuck with this man (term used lightly) as our President…somehow there is just something just plain wrong with that picture. Glad you got a chuckle out of it, we get so few laughs when it comes to this Administration other than those head shakes we do when we cannot believe how stupid they are or how gullible some of the American people are, then I laugh, but it is a different kind of laugh.

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      • January 5, 2016 4:49 am

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      • lou222 permalink
        January 5, 2016 8:40 am

        SDL, that was crazy! It is early and you got me smiling after watching that! Don’t see you on here much during the week, what do we owe the pleasure to????

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    • January 4, 2016 7:58 pm

      Thanks for sharing this Zip!

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      • January 4, 2016 7:59 pm

        At least he seems to see the value of the family, which is more than I can say for America today.

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      • lou222 permalink
        January 5, 2016 8:46 am

        Oh, for a minute I thought you meant OBAMA, but if I read it correctly after my vision cleared, you meant PUTIN! The only family value Obama has is for photo ops walking to church with his “girls” and the hand holding….I am sorry, but I was a “girl” at one stage of my life and after about 6 or 7, I stopped sitting on the arm of my Pops chair or holding his hand. Well, I will say that is not entirely true, in the later stages of his Parkinsons/Dementia I held his hand/arm, he needed ME at that point and I was glad to be there for him. I just do not see Obama as a “family man” in any sense of the words.

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