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Eleanors38's Journal
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September 25, 2012

Hello! New to the "new DU". How does the link work?

I have been on DU since 2006 as "SteveM" and "SteveW," but a new computer and a new account gets me past go without collecting $200 or retaining 10,000+ posts! Been having trouble with the link, and don't know how it works. Thanks in advance.

September 20, 2012

On the "lighter side," the Motown group Temptations may have mentioned "gun control"

for the first time in the popular arts. In their 1970 hit "Ball of Confusion," the second verse after the chorus has this:

Evolution, revolution, gun control, sound of soul-shooting rockets to the moon,
Kids growing up too soon,
Politicians say, "More taxes will solve everything,"
The band played on.

IIRC, the term "gun control" was cited only two years earlier in the Democratic Party Platform. Anyone have earlier mentions?

The song is rather non-sectarian, citing all matter of problems like a shopping list. "...suicide, too many beers..." Many sites for lyrics to this song, but I haven't figured out how to post links yet, as my computer collapsed just after DU's overhaul.

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About Eleanors38

I have been on DU since 2006 under \"SteveM\" and later \"SteveW.\" Due to an account mix-up and a computer crash, I have \"rejoined\" as Eleanors38, but my history at DU includes the names cited.
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