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Sunday, March 6th open thread: ‘People Who Died’

March 6, 2016

  open-threadHere is the open thread for Sunday, March 6th. 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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  My most popular post of all time is a list I posted back in 2007 about all of the suspicious deaths surrounding the Clinton’s. Hardly a day goes by when this post is not read and with the election season upon us it has been either the most popular post of the day or within the top three for a few weeks now. However in the last three days this post has taken off at a remarkable pace (at least for America’s Watchtower) and it has been due to being shared on Facebook. I think this serves as a great reminder what a powerful tool social media can be when it comes to spreading our message and I  think we micro-bloggers could help each other out immensely if we make an effort to share each other’s posts on Facebook, Twitter, StumbleUpon, and the like. You never know when it will lead to a post taking off.

  The popularity of this post reminded me of a song by the Jim Carrol Band called “People Who Died” and so I thought I would share it with you today, it seems fitting. It is a little but morbid but here goes:

“Those are people who died, died
They were all my friends, and they died”

frui diem

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  1. lou222 permalink
    March 6, 2016 7:54 am

    Had not heard that song, interesting one! Have not seen SDL post yet! Will be interesting what he comes back at you with.

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    • March 6, 2016 7:47 pm

      He usually posts by now, I hope he is okay!

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      • lou222 permalink
        March 6, 2016 9:11 pm

        It is of concern to me, you start expecting certain people to post at certain time. He is an early poster, guess it is late for where he is. Hope he is not having problems and in the hospital.

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      • March 6, 2016 9:23 pm

        I hope all is well but I am worried…

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    • March 12, 2016 6:12 am

      Hello Lou Steve and Everyone,
      yes still here but once will be the last one, and I will no be able to communicate (Don’t know if they get wifi on the other side lol)
      Yes Lou if I were to live somewhere like you discrive it be much better, but I lived most of my life outside Switzerland and now I am back, I feel home, I’ve got my mountains and a landscape that i had missed (done my Army in the Mountain,was young and angry)and now music is life, life is music, I won’t move, the world has change but no for the best, Safe haven no more..They put Mosque in Iceland in Greenland supposedly Safe Haven left Antartic.. ???

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      • March 12, 2016 7:53 am

        Hang in there SDL, I will be praying for you. Thanks for the videos.

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      • lou222 permalink
        March 12, 2016 11:52 am

        I do not know that we are safe any where now for certain, SDL. I am unsure of what you said here. You are not well, that is for sure, will have you in my thoughts that this gets better for you. Music is a good healer, hope you are safe, where ever you are at the moment. Being home has to be a good feeling for you!

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      • March 12, 2016 11:59 am

        Thanks Steve and to You…and to You !!!

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      • March 12, 2016 7:31 pm

        You are welcome and take care.

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  2. petermc3 permalink
    March 6, 2016 8:01 am

    The Jim Carroll Band released this in 1979. The song was a bio of sorts of Carrol’s life as a self destructing drug addict and those around him who didn’t survive. This was popular, receiving air play around the same time as Vince Vance and The Valients’ Bomb Bomb Iran in early 1980.

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    • March 6, 2016 7:49 pm

      Catholic Boy was a terrific album and it has been called the last great punk rock album! Jim always considered himself to be more of a poet than a song writer and sadly a few years ago his name was added to the list of people who died.

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      • petermc3 permalink
        March 6, 2016 9:12 pm

        I haven he 46 as well as the album (33 LP.) I believe he died in 2009. I’ll have to look it up sometime.
        P.S. Bomb Iran was a parody of the Regent’s “Barbara Ann.” The Beach Boys hit was a cover. Imagine today a Bomb ISIS record, a parody of who knows what. The writer, arranger and performed(s) would be jailed for causing religion of peace terrorist attacks.

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      • March 6, 2016 9:25 pm

        Yeah, he died in 2009 of a heart attack. He was working at his desk when he passed away. I have not heard that song but will have to look it up. Nobody could get away with that today, remember when McCain took heat for singing “bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb Iran” when he was running for President?

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  3. March 6, 2016 8:33 am

    It’s always interesting which posts catch on. Sometimes I work for hours thinking it is a masterpiece only to get few hits. Then years ago, as a lark, I caught no doubt some intern over a the CNBC website with a post with great pics and stpries on the best kind of pot. Tens of thousands of clicks latter it still gets hits every day. So my blog focus wasn’t apparently on the right topic!! still laugh every day about it.

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    • lou222 permalink
      March 6, 2016 9:36 am

      Bunker, you have a “label” on you and probably a target file sitting somewhere in the US Government. Go figure!

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      • March 6, 2016 11:40 am

        No doubt true.

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    • March 6, 2016 7:51 pm

      I understand what you are saying about masterpieces! I wrote a couple of posts which I thought were my masterpieces and they never got any traction either, it is hard to figure what people are interested in sometimes.
      My second most popular post is a post I am embarrassed about now but it still shows up every day as one of the top read posts. I want to delete it but I figure as long as it brings people here maybe they will read some of my newer stuff so I have left it alone.

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      • March 6, 2016 7:55 pm

        The joke is on us… but that is what makes it fun at times!

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      • lou222 permalink
        March 6, 2016 9:12 pm

        Never know what appeals to some people and not others.

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  4. March 6, 2016 4:46 pm

    So, whatever the main media is push is what we should not be falling for!
    I was thinking the reason the FBi is being used to bring Hilly out – is the stronger of the group that say, ‘Dems have had the post for 2 terms now it’s the Reps time’ and they want Mitt – their buddy in the secret society who’ll do as they say, just as current crises actor.

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    • lou222 permalink
      March 6, 2016 5:39 pm

      Same crap, just a different day, Zip! I do not see much difference anymore within the “”establishment” of BOTH parties, do you?

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      • March 6, 2016 6:08 pm

        It is interesting to me Lou (not THAT interesting but …) that they’re bringing Mitt back in the game. Since the Dems have held the chair for 2 terms now it’s the Repb.s time. And since they don’t like Donald (who know if he’s in on the con or not? but the way they’re connecting him to the kkk, it’s as if they’re going for the throat!) they want one of their ‘own’ in who’ll do it their way (whichever ‘group’ holds the reins [reigns] and directing/controlling things). Strange that Hilly is being shuffled out – to me. And since they can’t knock off Trump – giving themselves away and have a rebellion of those who are torqued off enough to do something (within the Constitution), they have to streamline Mitt in like it’s legit and have Cruz or Rubio (drinks their water!) as VP. But like you state, one is as the other and if their not then their not IN.

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      • lou222 permalink
        March 6, 2016 9:07 pm

        Well, Romney is just making an ass of himself to alot of people. He was soft when he ran and he is soft now. Just what we need. McCain was just as bad! There are alot of things I do NOT like about Trump, but being soft is not one of them. Cruz is alright, too. I am to the point that I think we have no say in what is going to happen, they just want us to think we do.
        They keep messing with Clinton and Sanders and I think one minute they are out to get her and then something happens and she is untouchable again. Don’t you think we are being conned? I wonder why we are even wasting time on trying to figure it out when there is just no answer to the rhyme of reason to the whole campaign.

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      • March 7, 2016 11:58 am

        Yep, how can ‘reason’ be made from ‘no reason’. Their universal rules aren’t ours – that’s why their secret! Come from a different mindset.

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      • lou222 permalink
        March 7, 2016 12:03 pm

        I would say you are probably correct in your thinking. There are 2 sets of rules, their and ours…by theirs, I mean ALL of Congress, not just one side or the other. There is just that handful of people we have sent to DC that are still in the fight, but not enough to make a change. They do not have to cover up what they are doing anymore because there is no one left that can make a major stand against them. Sucks, doesn’t it?

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      • March 7, 2016 8:19 pm

        There are now two classes of people in the US: the rulers and the ruled and yes there are two sets of rules for the two classes of people!

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    • March 6, 2016 8:00 pm

      Interesting videos, thanks for sharing them! I had not though about Obama using this election as a means to secure an emergency nominee to SCOTUS but it sure sounds plausible.
      It is interesting to note that JFK was killed within a year of making that speech.
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cqfFsMPD7Fc

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  5. March 6, 2016 7:58 pm

    Too bad Romney wasn’t as worried about the USA during his campaign. Thanks George, I mean Mitt.

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    • March 6, 2016 8:01 pm

      Exactly!

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    • lou222 permalink
      March 6, 2016 9:18 pm

      http://insider.foxnews.com/2016/03/06/judge-jeanine-mitt-romney-just-confirmed-insurrection-donald-trump

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      • March 6, 2016 9:28 pm

        Good article, thanks for sharing it!

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  6. lou222 permalink
    March 8, 2016 4:27 pm

    This shows how a Commander is Chief should react to a “situation”. Would that we still had one that cared about America!

    Liked by 1 person

    • March 8, 2016 7:46 pm

      Just a little bit different!

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  7. lou222 permalink
    March 8, 2016 6:39 pm

    Here is so Zo for you!

    Liked by 1 person

    • March 8, 2016 7:52 pm

      Very good, thanks for sharing!

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