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My namesake... http://youtu.be/GgXzWhexJh0 ... If I were asked to recommend only one political / history book it would be this one... http://www.amazon.com/Treason-America-Anton-Chaitkin/dp/0943235006 ... Treason in America: from Aaron Burr to Averell Harriman, by Anton Chaitkin. I do NOT endorse all of the views by Chaitkin external to this book, nor all of his actions, nor all of his associations, but I DO highly recommend this book. It is one every US citizen and everyone interested in its history should read. It it well written, meticulously sourced, and it is eye-opening -- even for those who consider themselves already knowledgeable. If you have not read it before, you need to read it, it is need-to-know information, and what it has to say is not going to be found in many places, if anywhere, else. That is my tip for whoever is passing by.

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Always one of my faves, thanks for posting it!

That song made P&G stars. (I thought Gordon was a cutie, too -- I was 14 then.)

Another McCartney song done by another artist, a big hit although it didn't go to #1 I don't think, was this one by the Everly Brothers in 1982... "Wings of a Nightingale", up there on my list of faves too...

Posted by Waiting For Everyman | Thu Feb 14, 2013, 02:23 PM (1 replies)

"Only one thing I did wrong, stayed in Mississippi a day too long..."

Well my shipís been split to splinters and itís sinkin' fast
Iím drowniní in the poison, got no future, got no past
But my heart is not weary, itís light and itís free
Iíve got nothiní but affection for all those whoíve sailed with me


Posted by Waiting For Everyman | Thu Feb 14, 2013, 01:45 PM (0 replies)

"What About Love?" by Heart

"Life is simple -- it's either cherry red, or midnight blue..."

For those who prefer blues over rock...

Happy Valentine's Day! And especially to those kind folks who gave me hearts
Posted by Waiting For Everyman | Thu Feb 14, 2013, 12:50 PM (0 replies)

Thank you!

I (and others of course) have been arguing against the double standard which is rampant here since last year at this time -- the "do as I say, while I do as I please" crowd, which dominates Meta, and thereby indirectly, the whole board.

You're exactly right, the alert system is the designated way to deal with any problems that come up. Call outs and the piling on which that facillitates, are really not even for the purpose of dealing with anything, because Admins make up their own minds on PPRs.

The call outs of the specific-by-name piling-on variety are purely and simply character assassination parties, usually based on a trumped up false charge from the git-go, designed to gin up emotion to get people to turn against given posters, or to drive them away, or shut them up by making it not worth the aggravation to post anymore. I call that TROLLING, according to the commonly known definition of it. Ironic, isn't it?

The troll-hunters use trolling to supposedly smoke out the trolls. Bull pucky. The Emperor isn't wearing any clothes.
Posted by Waiting For Everyman | Wed Feb 13, 2013, 06:52 AM (1 replies)

Here were go again with the cheesy innuendos.

Really? In this, of all threads? Why don't you and Sid (and whoever) write up your concerns and send them to Admin? I, for one, am tired of watching this death-by-mockery b.s. go down. If you know something, then make your case -- to TPTB, not here.

Otherwise I guess I and those of us who don't like it will have no choice but to start alerting on this stuff, and see what happens? I'd prefer not to go that far, but whatever. It is rude, ok? And abusive. Does that matter?
Posted by Waiting For Everyman | Tue Feb 12, 2013, 03:16 PM (1 replies)

The privilege of obscenely excessive (usually fraudulently ill-gotten) money

is the only privilege that matters. All the other privileges can't do much without that one in operation first to enable them.

The "privilege" bought by extreme amounts of corrupt money breeds lots of other "sins". Fighting those offshoot sins (such as white male privilege, alias the patriarchy) is only fighting the symptoms instead of the disease. And it's just as ineffective as that.

Think about it... the more opportunity there is for everyone-and-anyone to advance, the less privilege of any kind can exist; or to the extent that it does still exist, the less it matters.

Having lived 60+ years, I for one don't care about the lesser battles anymore. Those that do care, that's fine for them. But I see it as a diversion of attention from the only one that matters. I'm more interested in seeing a solution than just having a harangue to engage in.

Big money, on the scale that we have today IS the problem. Confiscate it back and put it to some good use re-leveling the playing field, and we can get on with our lives... instead of spending so much time being part of a (necessary but largely ineffective) permanent counter-lobbying machine.
Posted by Waiting For Everyman | Tue Jan 8, 2013, 10:24 AM (4 replies)

"The Story" -- Brandi Carlile

"All of these lines across my face tell you the story of who I am
So many stories of where I've been and how I got to where I am..."

I like the gutsy, intense "attitude" she puts into that thought. Outward aging doesn't matter, ageless in the head is what rocks! Some never have that, some never lose it.
Posted by Waiting For Everyman | Fri Jan 4, 2013, 08:33 AM (0 replies)

Heads Up: today is the deadline to submit an Independent Foreclosure Review, if any are interested.

Online applications can be filled out at the link below, which I just did:


Be aware though, about half a dozen times I got a "505 error" before getting on the site at all. Then, I couldn't get my identifying info to bring up an app form to fill out. I called the help numbers, and guess what, no representatives are available today due to "high call volume". Finally though, an application page did come up and I got it done... after about 2 dozen tries. Just keep trying.

I was thinking, ya know, some things never change. It's probably that way on purpose, just so lots of people will get frustrated and give up.

Anyway, I just thought that some here may be interested before it's too late tonight at midnight. It applies to primary homes in any stage of the foreclosure process in 2009 and 2010, google for further info. It's a pretty simple form, actually.

And... Happy New Year to all!!!
Posted by Waiting For Everyman | Mon Dec 31, 2012, 03:24 PM (0 replies)

A Carlos Santana carol (an instrumental)

It's called "Posada (Pilgrimage to Bethlehem)". A long while ago I got a Christmas cd called "Platinum Christmas" and this was on it. One of my favorites since, but not found much anywhere.

Merry Christmas, everyone, and Happy Holidays!

Posted by Waiting For Everyman | Tue Dec 25, 2012, 05:19 AM (2 replies)

Billboard's Top 100 for any year -- 1950 to 2011.

Thanks, Faygo Kid! 1964 to 1967 were my favorite years. Wish I could do them over again, I'd do it in a milli-second. The songs do bring it back though -- I stayed into "the classics" since they were new.


I'll say one thing -- we knew how to throw a dance then, and we weren't ashamed to be romantic. (Btw, those who don't know about slow dancing are really missing out.)

Happy Holidays to you!
Posted by Waiting For Everyman | Mon Dec 24, 2012, 11:41 AM (1 replies)
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