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Hometown: Washington state, for half my life
Home country: USA
Current location: SW Alabama. for the rest of my life
Member since: Wed Feb 27, 2008, 02:09 PM
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About Me

Long time political activist, working to tint my lil "Mayberry" more blue. Collector of strays of various species and minds.

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Hey guys...I have a musical mystery that needs solving

Stumbled across a Youtube album by a group called The Distant Sons.
Lead vocal much like John denver, music is described on Facebook as:
Distant Sons' take the loose comfort of a Bluegrass foundation. With the long lost ghost of Bill Munroe a hoverin' and the harmonies of Old Crow Medicine Show a ringin' the 'Distant Sons' tip their collective hats to any true craftsman of the song. While there ain't much new here the 'Distant Sons' strike a lovely balance between consonance and dissonance

cannot find a single mention of them on amazon, or on torrents.

Anyone know of a source other than YouTube..?

Here is a sampling, from the Youtube album

this cut is found on Mark Knopfler's Notting Hillbillies album ( which is terrific )

A soldier died today..

I am furiously grabbing the Kleenex....

Belated find, for Memorial day, an excerpt from a well known poem, one which seems all the more apropo in these times.

When politicians leave this earth, their bodies lie in state,
While thousands note their passing and proclaim that they were great.
Papers tell their whole life stories, from the time that they were young,
But the passing of a soldier goes unnoticed and unsung.

Is the greatest contribution to the welfare of our land,
A guy who breaks his promises and cons his fellow man?
Or the ordinary fellow who, in times of war and strife,
Goes off to serve his Country and offers up his life?

The whole poem deserves to be appreciated, here:

President Obama close to authorizing mission led by the US military to train moderate Syrian rebels

This is important for a couple of reasons.

first of all, this is how we get into shooting wars...by "helping " one side, step by step, starting with sending "advisors"
( Remember Viet Nam???) and/or "trainers".

The other reason is THIS sentence:an open admission that the CIA is already involved with the Syrian war.
A new military training program, if implemented, would supplement a small train-and-equip program led by the Central Intelligence Agency which Mr. Obama authorized a year ago.

( this is called escalation..some of us older folks understand it too well)

It is just recently that the CIA has been openly reported as being involved in other countries' wars. Used toi be a secret, then became an open secret, but of late it is becoming more publicly reported.

Here is the article:what do you think?

WASHINGTON—President Barack Obama is close to authorizing a mission led by the U.S. military to train moderate Syrian rebels to fight the regime of Bashar al-Assad and al Qaeda-linked groups, a move that would expand Washington's role in the conflict, U.S. officials said.
A new military training program, if implemented, would supplement a small train-and-equip program led by the Central Intelligence Agency which Mr. Obama authorized a year ago.

U.S. officials said the new military program would represent a significant expansion of Washington's public efforts.
U.S. officials don't discuss the CIA's limited training program because it is covert.

( I used tinyurl link because the link to the Wall St. Journal article was incredibly long)

Question about cell phones in airplanes:

In the current movie Non-stop, the plot revolves around a cross Atlantic plane trip, with several people using cell phones to text each other on the plane, for hours, and our hero making/getting calls from TSA on a wall phone on the plane.

Is the technology accurate for this premise?
How are cell calls sent and received over the ocean from a plane going 400 mph.?

FREE------ Wi-Fi-to the entire world-from satellites.

MDIF is incubating its first project: Outernet, the world’s first truly global media delivery service.

Founded by MDIF’s Director of Innovation Syed Karim, Outernet will use a network of small satellites to transmit selected internet data – audio, video, text and applications – to any Wi-Fi-enabled device, including mobile phones, anywhere in the world at no cost.


and here:https://www.outernet.is/

What do you think????

White House accidentally outs CIA official

The White House accidentally identified the CIA’s top official in Afghanistan on Sunday, sending his name to reporters traveling with President Barack Obama on a short Memorial Day weekend visit to the U.S.-run Bagram Air Base outside Kabul.

The name appeared on a list of officials briefing Obama on security conditions in the South Asian country in advance of a second round of presidential elections there scheduled in about three weeks.
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In accordance with standard practice, a Washington Post writer serving as a pool reporter on the trip distributed the list via email to thousands of other journalists who receive pool reports on White House-related events where coverage is limited.

One official on the list was identified as “Chief of Station.” The CIA connection was not stated explicitly, but the designation is used by the top U.S. intelligence officer in a foreign country.

Why didn't someone tell me that Fleetwood Mac was a blues band?

And one of its earliest members was THIS good.

Russia Set To Build Eight Nuclear Power Plants In Iran

This will explode more than a few heads.

"......the Eurasian crescent of Russia and China would be made all that much stronger if the two nations had a toehold on the Straits of Hormuz, and were able to shut traffic - either tanker or military, with the US Fifth Fleet located in Bahrain - into the Gulf at their bidding.

Which is why it was not surprising that not even 24 hours after Russia and China announced the "holy grail" energy deal, that RIA reported Russia is already preparing to lock in the Tehran regime with a deal to build not one but 8 (!) more nuclear power plants in the country.

..........Iran’s only nuclear power plant near Bushehr came online September 2011 and began operating at full capacity a year after. Moscow handed over operational control of the Russian-made plant to Iran in September last year.

he Obama admin.vows to stop using health workers and fake vaccination programs in CIA Operations.

The Obama administration has vowed to stop using health workers and fake vaccination programs in clandestine operations. The move comes in response to the fallout from the CIA’s fake vaccination campaign in its search for Osama bin Laden.
The Taliban subsequently banned immunization efforts and launched a string of deadly attacks on medical workers, helping fuel a polio outbreak inside Pakistan.
In a letter to the deans of 12 U.S. public health schools, White House counterterrorism adviser Lisa Monaco said the CIA stopped the practice last August.

One of the fake "humanitarian" health services was to give Guatemalan women "vaccines" which were in reality birth control.

Write legal memos for killing Americans without trial, get rewarded with Circuit Court Judgeship.

same as it ever was........

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) says he has the votes to confirm David Barron, the author of memos justifying drone strikes against American citizens, to the 1st Circuit Court of Appeals.

Reid said most of the members of the Senate Democratic caucus were satisfied with the defense of Barron provided by White House lawyers at a private briefing last week.

Some Democrats had balked at Barron’s nomination because the Justice Department had refused to make public memos he authored justifying the lethal drone strike against Anwar al-Awlaki, an American citizen living in Yemen who was suspected of terrorist ties.

The drone strike against al-Awlaki also killed Samir Khan, another American citizen who published an online magazine promoting jihad.

The American Civil Liberties Union has weighed in strongly against Barron’s nomination and urged senators not to vote on him until they have researched his writings.

same as it ever was........
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