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QC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-18-09 10:51 AM
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The Dirty Fucking Hippies Were Right
 
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lib_wit_it Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-18-09 11:00 AM
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1. Solid, man! K&R!
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NOLALady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-18-09 11:03 AM
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2. Right ON!
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YOY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-18-09 11:04 AM
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3. 2:25...you know I have actually seen that.
Edited on Wed Mar-18-09 11:04 AM by YOY
We are destroying Caledor folks!

Please...think of the high elves!

On edit: not trashing the message...just laughing at one image few will know where it is from.
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Ernesto Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-18-09 11:05 AM
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4. QC......... You rock!
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midnight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-18-09 11:05 AM
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5. Happy to recommend this message.
The Hippies were right to make love and not war. War is the answer for criminals.
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L. Coyote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-18-09 12:30 PM
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29. War IS the crime.
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tavalon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-18-09 05:22 PM
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111. Yep,
and as I sit typing this from my communal household, the hippies are still right.
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Marblehead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-18-09 11:06 AM
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6. Far out!!!
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-19-09 12:42 AM
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171. Fuckin' A!!!! n/t
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annabanana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-18-09 11:16 AM
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7. Damn Straight! . . n/t
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L0oniX Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-18-09 11:22 AM
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8. I lived in Haight Ashbury back then and it wasn't just the hippies...
Edited on Wed Mar-18-09 11:31 AM by L0oniX
it was also the Berkeley students and I am sure there were those in NY and other places as well. There were studies from there that were about depleted fossil fuel sources, global warming effects and pollution. I remember them saying that if we waited until the year 2000 it would be too late to fix it. Of course there were also protests against policy war and protests for freedom of speech on campus. The hippies were more anti establishment and it's ironic that to this day the social war is still the hippies vs the establishment IMO.



Oh yea and our soldiers are your friends and neighbors too!



God ...I still get mad thinking about those days.
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backtoblue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-18-09 12:03 PM
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20. remembering "tank man"
The last photo reminds me of the guy who stood in front of the military tanks in China. That kind of force only happens in "communist" nations, right? Capitalism is the world's government....
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Dollface Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-18-09 12:36 PM
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31. The last photo is the best representation I've see of what it was like to be a Hippie in 1968
in what the Neocon/Republick'ns like to call the "Real Amerika".
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nichomachus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-18-09 11:23 AM
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9. I only wish
that I could recommend this more than once
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L0oniX Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-18-09 11:29 AM
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10. K & R
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winyanstaz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-18-09 11:37 AM
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11. About time they got a big thank you for the many things hippies ushered in,,,like
Recycling, bio-degradable, tie-dyes, sustainable yields,co-ops, pea-patches, communal living and communes, (some are still around and still working fine) organic foods, rock concerts and probably many others wonderful things that we all use as a matter of course now that I am not awake enough yet to think of.
I am sure with another cup of herbal tea I shall wake up enough to think of them just fine. ;)
By the way, fyi, most of us old hippies that are still around took a bath every day and still do.
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nichomachus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-18-09 11:49 AM
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14. Don't forget
hugging -- people didn't hug a lot before the '60s.
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reggie the dog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-18-09 03:54 PM
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78. I was born in 1979
in Illinois, Chicago. I did not see that much hugging in my generation. Is it different in other states?
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juno jones Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-18-09 04:46 PM
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104. I was born in Peoria and moved out to CA when I was 20 ('84)
I was taken aback, I tell you, when I first got hugged by people I hardly knew. The culture shock was pretty extreme. In Il culture any bodily expression of affection is generally either considered sexual or just plain gauche.

You get used to it after awhile. I like to hug now. :hug:
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reggie the dog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-18-09 04:51 PM
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105. I had to get used to it in France
I live in the South now, the South of France, you kiss people on the cheek to say hello here, and your buddies (I am a guy) kiss you hello once you are more than just the new dude hanging out. I also noticed that a thirty year old from San Fransisco (an american married to a French woman from Reunion Island, like my wife is, they are friends)whom I am not really that tight with hugged me hello when I arrived at his house in Paris to help him move to Lyon. He hugged me like I hug my best buddies from Illinois when they come visit me. My best friends still react akwardly, being from Illinois, but I thought it was cool that dude gave me a big hug, smiled and asked how the train ride was. I used to think I hated the USA, the more I go on I just think I hated Illinois.
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Caretha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-18-09 07:24 PM
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134. Then you were never in Carbondale
in the 70's. It was overrun with hippies from So. Illinois U, and the city shut down main street every Friday night so as we "Dirty Fuckin' Hippies" could just wander around...btw, there was a lotta huggin' going on too. :)
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stlsaxman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-18-09 08:06 PM
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138. Ah- beautiful "Car-bone-delay Illinwa" as we used to call it...
great music scene, great mind-set...

we went there every halloween for a time there.
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Tx4obama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-19-09 01:25 AM
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173. Howdy neighbor
I was born in Spring Valley, Ill and grew up in Streator, Illinios ... both are fairly close to Peoria.
I grew up with my hippie aunt that is now in her 70's and I have never seen her wear anything but blue-jeans.
She still lives her life as if it was the 60s.
I moved down here to Texas in 1975 - not much hugging going on down here.
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formercia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-18-09 12:12 PM
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22. Speaking of Herbal Tea
I'm giving up regular tea(I don't drink Coffee) after I watched the video 'Queen of the Elephants.'

It's It's a true story about an Indian Princess that became a Mahout and became a spokesperson for the wild elephants of India, that are being driven to extinction. One of the main losses of habitat are Tea plantations.

I'm going to Catnip Tea. The fresh dried leaves are best. My kitty will have some competition for the Catnip patch this year.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Queen_of_the_Elephants
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tabatha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-18-09 10:21 PM
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149. This tea is harvested in a very eco-friendly way.
http://www.guayaki.com /

MARKET DRIVEN RESTORATION

Guayak has pioneered an innovative business model called Market Driven Restoration in which Guayak serves as a bridge linking consumer purchases of healthy yerba mate products in North America with indigenous communities engaged in sustainable agriculture and reforestation projects in Argentina, Paraguay and Brazil.
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Why Syzygy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-18-09 11:01 PM
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155. I'll join you in that.
Edited on Wed Mar-18-09 11:03 PM by Why Syzygy
I need a good reason to give up tea/switch to herbal. Have you seen the video with the elephants painting? I'll see if I can find it.

edit: Yay!

http://fun.mivzakon.co.il/flash/video/2344/2344.html
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winyanstaz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-24-09 09:52 PM
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247. Just some suggestions to try for herbal teas...
It was easier to give up coffee after I discovered herbal teas...I like a nice apple Cinnamon tea in the morning to wake me up. Cinnamon is great for the sinuses as it is a natural expectorant and to head off colds. Apple is great for the tummy and digestion.
Later in the day I like a mild chamomile or peach tea and for a little pick up after supper I like a nice hot vanilla chi spice tea. It gets me going again until time to get to bed and then I like a nice cup of sleepytime...helps me sleep like a baby.
I like my teas with honey or if no honey is available I do use sugar. I prefer the raw sugar if I have to use sugar.
There are a lot of wild herbs that make a great sun tea too..like st johns wort (its also an antidepressant) or any of the mints.
Teas of blackberry leaves and strawberry leaves and rose hips help with cold weather as well..and colds.
Cleaver tea helps you lose weight as it speeds up the metabolism and be sure to use mellow or slippery elm with cleavers so you don't get a rough throat using Cleavers alone.
One needs to have a nice nettle tea in the early spring as it is a blood tonic that gets you running good for the planting time and of course..we sometimes need a dandelion tea to clean out our systems such as the urinary and blood cleaning systems and in case of water retention.
oops..ment to write a note and wrote a book ;) laters...enjoy your teas...
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Two Americas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-18-09 02:24 PM
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58. art fairs
Art fairs are another contribution. The revival of interest in traditional music and crafts and skills is another.
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go west young man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-18-09 02:58 PM
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65. Let's not forget political protest taken to a whole new level
and the use of rock music in that protest. Woody Guthrie was the real inventor of the political protest song but John Lennon, Bob Dylan and many others truly made it a staple of the mainstream diet in the sixties and early seventies. Of course they were all borrowing from the Irish folk tradition but the hippy movement was what took it mainstream.
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reggie the dog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-18-09 03:56 PM
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79. skibbereen
that old Irish folk song brings tears to my eyes every time I hear it, I love the Dubliners version.
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Imagevision Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-19-09 10:16 AM
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207. Because the the dirty fu*kin hippies were right_Rove cashed in on the lessons learned and
guided Bushco into preventing steps that insured too much 'power to the people' wouldn't happen again and more important not to upset the agenda for the Bush administration. Bush on WMD's; "our intel got it wrong"...
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reggie the dog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-18-09 03:53 PM
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77. every other day
that way less water is used, and really, do we stink that much after one day???
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pitchforksandtorches Donating Member (288 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-19-09 12:18 AM
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167. Yes and some of us actually had jobs...
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Lorien Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-19-09 08:43 AM
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197. Didn't Obama say that the ideas of the sixies don't apply to today?
I seem to remember him slamming the "old left" of the sixties and early seventies during the primaries. Seems to me that those ideas are needed now more than ever!
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mitchtv Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-25-09 10:25 PM
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249. Don't forget EarthDay
I was there
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dbonds Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-18-09 11:45 AM
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12. I regret that I have just 1 rec to give for this Post.
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FraDon Donating Member (316 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-18-09 11:45 AM
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13. 
n/t
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Hardrada Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-18-09 11:56 AM
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15. Children got a little more freedom too.
And grew up minus GI Joe toys and Barbies.
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reggie the dog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-18-09 03:57 PM
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80. ???
GI Joe and Barbie were still huge amongst gen Xers....We had less freedom than the hippies by the time we were teens, I am thirty now, because Reagan and the conservative revolution took away the freedom you hippies gained and then some.....
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Hardrada Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-18-09 05:23 PM
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112. Yeah, the old military/consumer culture came back.
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Why Syzygy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-18-09 10:54 PM
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154. We ran Nixon's ass out on a rail ..
which makes me all the more enraged about the past eight years!!
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reggie the dog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-19-09 04:26 AM
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177. you had help from the media
nowadays the media helps the neocons!
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handmade34 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-18-09 11:56 AM
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16. Excellent QC
I THOUGHT I was thinking proper back then and now I KNOW I was/am thinking proper.

....too many of the dirty fucking hippies bought in though, and turned into enablers of the destruction happening now.
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Raster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-18-09 11:58 AM
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17. The Dirty Fucking Hippies were downright prophetic...
...and we elect sociopath after sociopath.

The cancer runs too deep. We need a Revolution.
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L. Coyote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-18-09 12:35 PM
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30. We did not elect them. They steal elections. Reagan's Oct. Surprise, FL vote caging,
Ohio ballot-switching....... not to mention killing the Kennedys.
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Raster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-18-09 02:01 PM
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48. I concur!

Heads :kick:On :kick:Pikes!

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reggie the dog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-18-09 03:59 PM
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81. JFK, RFK, MLK
three great leaders dead. That would have been 24 years of Democratic presidents and ideals taking us from 1960 to 1984.....if only.......
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Enthusiast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-19-09 05:12 AM
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179. And Reggie, that's why they were killed.
These forces knew they were a threat to their objectives.
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Why Syzygy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-18-09 11:05 PM
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157. Tehran. nt
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backtoblue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-18-09 12:00 PM
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18. Love and Peace!!!
K & R Loved this video! Our society has been brainwashed and robbed blind.... :hippie:
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Jack Rabbit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-18-09 12:02 PM
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19. Power to the people!!
!!
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acmavm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-18-09 12:04 PM
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21. Absolutely 'dead-on balls accurate' as Mona Lisa Vito once said to
Edited on Wed Mar-18-09 12:16 PM by acmavm
her boyfriend Vinny.

edit: also recommend. This was very unnerving and moving, both intellectually and emotionally. We have become too complacent. We allowed it all to unfold without a peep. All except for people like Code Pink who were OUR troops on the front lines the last 8 years. (Not just Code Pink, but people here are bad mouthing them now that they aren't shutting their mouths and shutting down shop now that there's a new sheriff in town, so I believe they deserve honorable mention and a lot of credit.)

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Gabi Hayes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-20-09 10:05 PM
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239. those people would've badmouthed uppity troublemaker Crispus Attucks
way back in the day
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fascisthunter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-18-09 12:13 PM
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23. They Were Right and Still Are
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WheelWalker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-18-09 12:18 PM
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24. Power to the People, Right On, RIGHT ON !
:hippie: :kick:
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Political_Junkie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-18-09 12:24 PM
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25. K&R
Spot on!
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veganlush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-18-09 12:25 PM
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26. ...groovy...and accurate......K&R.....n/t
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Le Taz Hot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-18-09 12:28 PM
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27. K & R
I wish all the Gen Xers, Yers and Nihlers could get this before they blame all things evil on the boomers. Yes, we were right. We're STILL right and have moved to the intertubes as just one more arm of that activism. We've not gone anywhere.
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FatDave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-18-09 03:17 PM
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68. Hey, I've always gotten it.
And for the record, I think the problem my generation has with boomers is not what they did in the 60's, but what they did in the 80's and 90's. Seems to me that most of the hippies turned out to be wagon-jumpers who were dropping acid and protesting because it was the 'in' thing to do. They moved on to cocaine and disco, and then to corporate America.

Sure, there's a few of you out there who are still fighting the good fight, and I can't tell you how much I respect you for it. But there's also hundreds of thousands of you who abandoned your ideals for money. And they're the very cocksuckers who've fucked everything up.

I'm not trying to go all generation war on you though. Truth is most people are just greedy assholes, regardless of generation.
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reggie the dog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-18-09 04:04 PM
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84. cocaine and disco mixed with alcohol
does wonders to turn people into self centered, greedy assholes ripe for the pickings of corporate America........
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madmusic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-18-09 08:15 PM
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140. You don't think that was planned?
The War on Drugs was very powerful and meant to put a stop to it. It was easy to spot and stop a revoutionary and put him/her away. I'm not saying all the drugs were a good thing, but the War on Drugs was really a War on Freedom and Dissent. Bend and conform or get crushed.

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reggie the dog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-19-09 04:27 AM
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178. exactly
that is why the cops give long haired guys shit about cannabis when they know damn well that a lot of short haired guys smoke it too.
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Enthusiast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-19-09 05:20 AM
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180. The flaw in your argument is this
*Most* of the generation of which you speak were never politically aware to start with. Most were never concerned about the environment. Most never protested the Vietnam War. Most were not concerned with civil rights.

Hippyness, or whatever you want to call it, was not even close to being the universal condition. Those with real convictions in the 1960s did not become these greedy sellouts you speak of.
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Le Taz Hot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-19-09 10:52 AM
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214. Well, as someone upthread said,
Edited on Thu Mar-19-09 10:53 AM by Le Taz Hot
the percentage of boomers involved in 60's and 70's activism was probably fairly small -- my guess is about 10%. The rest of the boomers were doing what young adults always do; went to college, got a job, got married, had children, etc. They lived in the way they were taught to live and, in and of itself, there is nothing wrong with that lifestyle. However, there were those of us who would no longer be silent over the very real social injustices that had been going on for far too long without challenge and decided to be the change we espoused.

Just as there was a small percentage of boomers who were activists, there were also a small percentage of boomers that got into the disco/cocaine scene. Remember, it was covered ad nauseum by the media which way over-represented the number of people involved in that scene. I know I hated disco. I had a t-shirt that said so. Yes, our little group got into cocaine in moderate amounts and only for a time, but no one was living/dying for it. Most of us are and ever more shall be hopeless pot heads.

What happened in the 80's had far more to do with the fundamentalists being included in the Republican party (Reagan invited them -- he thought he needed them in order to get elected, and he did) and the Southern Strategy, which the Republicans had laid out in the late 60's. Add to that a hostage crisis for which Carter was blamed and it was the Perfect Storm. And we weren't in power in the 1980's yet. Most of us were only in our 30's, the strings were still being pulled by "the Greatest Generation," who, by the way, seemed to be perfectly happy with things like segregation and the draft.

The 90's brought Clinton with a LITTLE relief, but let's face it, Nixon was actually more liberal than triangulating Clinton and the DLC who proceeded to sell out all the Democratic ideals and gave us things like welfare "reform" and NAFTA. We hated him but we voted for him because he was better than the alternative.

All this is to say to blame all things that are wrong with this country SOLELY on the boomers demonstrates a mean spirit and considerable sophomoric, black/white thinking. And I am especially disheartened to see posts on DU stating, "I wish the Boomers would all just hurry up and die off. They caused all of this!" No, we didn't and we're going to be around for another 20-40 years so get used to it.



Meanwhile, the activists of the 60's are still active. Unfortunately, we're being included into the mix of
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reggie the dog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-18-09 04:02 PM
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83. I get it
but where did all that backlash of the right wing come from? Your parents generation????? Damn the eighties sucked.......the nineties sucked, it sucks now.........I know it is mean but I cannot wait for your parents generation, the generation of my grandparents, to die off. Then the Republicans will have a hell of a time getting elected as they will lose their base. Same thing goes here in France. The old people tend to be greedy, hate filled, vindictive assholes who want to go after hash smokers, leftists and what not just out of spite because they did not have the freedom and the welfare state during their youth. Old people suck, including all three of my still living Republican voting grandparents.
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rucognizant Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-19-09 11:36 AM
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222. I am sorry for you Reggie the dog!
Try getting to know some old people other than your Grandparents! I've been a live & let live liberal for 70 years now! I have been boxed in and NOT LET LIVE!
YOUR GEN peers really gave me a hard time when I returned to college at the age of 57.They a were shallow, selfish, insensitive, and DIDN"T LISTEN to what I was trying to say. If they had been able to hear me they might have become enlightened. I paid 13,000 for that year of hell, and still owe 8,500. in student loans......The art college was run like boot camp for young males who would be working ad agency deadlines, NO ROOM for any other approach. Perfect fit for the Greatest Gen old male President & Dean, Professor, young irresponsible, Boomer male, Yale Grad.,and Gen X students, like the girl who made the Deans list,not on her talent, with skull images in her work, but Daddy had bout ght her a computer of her own, the other 23 of us had to share only 56 computers available for our homework! ( My husband was drawing skulls in Jr. year high school back in 1955! One outgrows that!) At least I did learn computer software...totally obsolete now but one can spin off that with the basic knowlege.
How many of you are slaves to the offerings of Microsoft & Apple??? Planned incompatability?????? All you need is money to make them work together!

Until the age of 50. I had friends from all ages and in all walks of life, rich poor any color...............close friends many hugs.............WHAT HAPPENED TO CHANGE THAT?
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reggie the dog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-19-09 12:23 PM
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226. You are one of the cool people left from before the baby boom
there are not many of you from what I have seen, and yes many many gen xers are shallow, hence the nihlism of the other gen xers.
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veganlush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-18-09 12:29 PM
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28. it's not enough to just complain,

...though, we need to start by never entering another big-box store. It's grassroots from the bottom up. Buy local!
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reggie the dog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-18-09 04:06 PM
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86. I like the idea
but with my salary I have to stop doing that and go to the "big box" towards the end of each month......I still buy my school supplies at a paper and pen store, my bread ALWAYS comes from the bakery, as do all cakes I do not make myself. I still go to local fruit and vegetable stands/stores. But diapers and the like come from the big box. Come to think of it, we still have a hardware store that is just a hardware store......ah Draguignan, France.......
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axollot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-19-09 11:26 AM
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221. Buy Local is important and it's not always possible....
Edited on Thu Mar-19-09 11:28 AM by axollot
My 19yr old son who hates Walmart as much as I, always says "The High cost of low prices Mum" whenever we have no choice but to shop at that store. Luckily, we don't have to very often and I support local as much as humanly possible. Meat is purchased in bulk from a local small butcher, we grow as much as we can in veggies but shop in a local FL grocery store called Publix - it's employee owned. We try all sorts of creative ways to buy local/recycle etc (freecycle is our friend too)!

Cheers
Sandy
a dirty fucking hippy
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LaPera Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-18-09 12:38 PM
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32. You bet they were right - The 1st "hippies" (in the Haight in 1965 & 66) weren't based on greed...
Edited on Wed Mar-18-09 01:14 PM by LaPera
it was about sharing, not about consuming, music, loving, and the planet - back then in San Francisco....But after about the end of January 1967 it was pretty much over.....(after the Human Being-In Golden Gate Park on Jan. 14, 67)...By then, the mainstream media had gotten a hold of it, it became bullshit, commercialized and distorted by the media and the first true "hippies" took off, left SF, many up north to Mendocino, Humboldt Counties and some to New Mexico....

How the media can lie & distort for greed should have been a lesson for all of us, but we were too busy caught up in the bullshit we thought was real and presented to us by people capitalizing on us.

As the selfish, lying, greedy hateful republicans corporate fascist ideology was then and is now!

And those who listened to the mainstream media bullshit back then, as the same who now listen & believe what the greedy hateful Limbaugh has been preaching the same republican bullshit for years.
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winyanstaz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-18-09 01:39 PM
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43. and some went and cut their hair and tried to change the establishment from within
Edited on Wed Mar-18-09 01:40 PM by winyanstaz
others sold out while a few went on to become the teachers and gurus of the New Age Movement (no to be confused with the New World Order.
Others only tried to teach their own kids and to end the negativity by becoming the change they want to see in the world by starting at home.
It takes us all coming together for this to work. We could be living in paradise instead of this worsening hell on earth. We must chose.
We can change the wold world if we will only change our minds about how things need to be done.
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Two Americas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-18-09 02:21 PM
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56. I think that was a horrendous mistake
Edited on Wed Mar-18-09 02:22 PM by Two Americas
Around 1970, an idea swept through the counter-culture. Collective action was abandoned, politics were seen as obsolete and useless, and everyone was going to "find their personal truth" and focus on themselves and then do small things to make things better. The idea was to "change" people one at a time to new "value systems" - to "live" change somehow - and that this would magically transform social conditions.

That led directly to the nightmare we are now suffering.

I think we can safely say that this approach, this experiment, has failed catastrophically, and has merely served as a way to surrender the battlefield to the bigots and the right wingers.


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Hardrada Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-18-09 05:28 PM
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115. I agree. Oof course it didn't help that the SDS had been destroyed.
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Two Americas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-18-09 05:34 PM
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117. infiltration
There was a lot of infiltration, and intimidation.
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Hardrada Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-18-09 06:08 PM
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124. I knew some guys who were trying a little too hard and pushing
the rhetoric. And we wondered who were narcs as well as who were feds.
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wolfgangmo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-18-09 06:41 PM
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129. United we stand.
Divided we fell.
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Two Americas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-18-09 06:55 PM
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131. indeed
"Do your own thing" had unexpected consequences and was the death of the movement.
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stlsaxman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-18-09 08:02 PM
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137. The final death blow to the counter culture was "Up With People" n/t
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annabanana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-18-09 09:31 PM
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145. The beginning of the "me" generation... post hippiedom
The draft was over... people turned inward and danced until they were senseless.
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reggie the dog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-18-09 04:11 PM
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88. many true hippies never even had long hair
Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel come to mind. Their music was HUMANIST, the sound of silence is a great work of art.....I am a rock, I am and island......look at what they were saying back in the early sixties. Those guys were hippies and never gave a damn to "look" like hippies because they had the hearts of hippies.
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Why Syzygy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-18-09 11:11 PM
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159. You're not heavy, you're my brother...
was singing that to myself last night. Wondering where did all the people go ;)
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Two Americas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-19-09 12:15 AM
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166. most did not
In Detroit, while we had thousands of pro-Labor, Civil Rights and anti-war activists, I think as late as 1967 there were about 8 hippies in the city. That would be John Sinclair and friends, neighbors of mine at the time.

The 60's had little to do with sex, drugs and rock and roll and much to do with the fight for social justice and with political activism.

Suddenly after 1968 everyone turned into a hippy, and politics were out of fashion.

It was different on the coasts, I know.


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mitchtv Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-25-09 10:32 PM
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250. By 1968 Gay rights were coming into fashion
Pretty lonely on the picket lines/ Politics changed
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wroberts189 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-18-09 12:49 PM
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33. This is an excellent video. Highly recommended KNR n//t
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Lasher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-18-09 12:49 PM
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34. Peace, brothers and sisters.
It's still, like, a groovy idea.

:hippie:
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stubtoe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-19-09 10:17 AM
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208. ..
:hi:
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Lasher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-19-09 01:33 PM
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228. Guess you must be an old hippie too.
Far out.
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windoe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-18-09 01:01 PM
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35. Talk about killing the messengers
by labeling them dirty fucking hippies. People just taking this country in another direction, people who were awake, and people who could see through the illusion of institutionalization.

What happened to this movement, besides cointelpro infiltration? Multimedia changed the story, changed the perspective, and hid the enlightenment and these truths by mocking the drug culture and art culture, and distorted the messages. The 'soft' 70s resulted, watering down the fire of the previous generation, making way for the 80s--and the cycle of violence started all over again, as if the awakening had never happened!!

There is something to learn from this cycle of propaganda and manipulation, to admit that we can be manipulated, and be ever vigilant against it. Media has become a force that needs to be reigned in.

Sorry go go off on a tangent, but I was a witness to all of this, and seeing this video just hits that nerve. Dig it.
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reggie the dog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-18-09 04:16 PM
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91. thank you Rage Against the Machine
the song Wake up woke me up in 1993 when I was just 14

COINTELPRO "from counterintelligence reports we will be able to locate potential troublemakers and neutralize them" direct from COINTELPRO and Rage Against the Machine put it into their song, then scream "WAKE UP WAKE UP WAKE UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!" thank you Zach de la Rocha, you made me into a good leftist, I will make it a point to listen to their albums with my own daughter, as I do for the other greats, Simon and Garfunkel, Dylan,
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Not Sure Donating Member (334 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-18-09 10:52 PM
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153. I'm a few years older than you
and in my youth, it was the Dead Kennedys. But where DK left off, RATM picked up in a big way. I celebrate their entire catalog.

Why stand on a silent platform? Fight the war! Fuck the norm!
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reggie the dog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-19-09 04:24 AM
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176. thanks for the tip I will check out the Dead Kennedys
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reggie the dog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-18-09 04:18 PM
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93. sixties were the real revolutionary years
the seventies were about drugs and being self absorbed, like the eighties, but cocaine really got going at the end of the seventies beginning of the eighties and that is one self centered drug....
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Le Taz Hot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-19-09 11:03 AM
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215. Really?
Bye the 1970's the Women's Movement was just hitting it's stride and it's where I got to have my first real grown-up, full-time activism (I had been active before but was too young and too poor to be as involved as I wanted to be). I notice you keep talking for all of us. Please don't. A lot of us remained just as active in the 70's, 80's and 90's as we are in the 2000's. YOU may have been heavily into drugs and self-absorbed but not all of us were. Not even close.
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reggie the dog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-19-09 12:25 PM
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227. I was not even alive yet
I just noticed that the end of the seventies beginning of the eighties there was that whole Reagan revolution. I know recycling, womens rights, race relations and gay rights have only gotten better since the sixties thanks in large part to people like you.
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Not Sure Donating Member (334 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-18-09 10:48 PM
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152. I'm not sure this is a case of killing the messengers
It seems to me the video's narrator uses the term of the opposition to mock the opposition.
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Imagevision Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-19-09 10:36 AM
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213. Killing the messengers at Kent State (if that rings a bell?)
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silverweb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-18-09 01:02 PM
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36. Wow.
Just... wow.

I'll do all I can to make this go viral.

:kick:

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Why Syzygy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-18-09 11:18 PM
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160. Hiya!
:hi: I used to have a Wendell Berry quote. "The earth is what we all have in common".
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silverweb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-18-09 11:59 PM
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165. Hiya!
He's got some great ones.

I can't even remember where I read this one, but it grabbed me right away. :)

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tex-wyo-dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-18-09 01:04 PM
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37. Awesome vid!...big K&R!
Reminds me of this oped from about a year ago that got quite a bit of discussion on DU...

The Hippies Were Right!
Green homes? Organic food? Nature is good? Time to give the ol' tie-dyers some respect

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/g/a/2007/0...
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change_notfinetuning Donating Member (750 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-18-09 01:07 PM
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38. I wasn't a dirty fucking hippie, but I'll have a toke to that. n/t
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reggie the dog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-18-09 04:21 PM
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97. that is just not it
I smoke a lot of grass, I have even popped a lot of pills, but that is NOT what being a hippie is all about. Martin Luther King Jr. was a huge hippie in my eyes and he probably never toked grass. HIPPIES WANTED A PEACEFUL REVOLUTION! Not just drugs.
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backtoblue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-19-09 09:38 AM
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202. imho
I believe that the 60's uprising of civil rights and protests were diluted by "distractions" from the truth, such as cocaine and other egotistical drugs, movies, video games, television, and yes, now computers and technology.
It's like you know the problem is there, yet there seems to be so many other things to do that it takes a backseat to what has "become more pressing" in daily life. We are kept so busy by capitalism that we can't even see that we are being deceived by it....
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change_notfinetuning Donating Member (750 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-19-09 04:27 PM
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229. OOPS - This was a response to reggie the dog. sorry for the error, backto.
Edited on Thu Mar-19-09 04:35 PM by change_notfinetuning
I got it before you were born, pal. Next time I won't attempt a joke.

I never sold out, and I have paid a huge price for "committing truth". I have raised kids who have the flick better than many DUers about corporate America and questionable politicians. They could out-hippie the old hippies for real people values. I just don't really see a lot that has been accomplished over the years, and I don't see much hope for the future, although I did on November 5th. I've seen it before and, believe me, the honeymoon is over. I am a native Chicagoan and back here again. You said somewhere that you are a Chicagoan. Obama is a Daley guy, a Stroger guy, a MACHINE guy. I didn't think so before, but I see who he has surrounded himself with, and I think we have been sold a bill of goods. I am sorry, but it is the truth. I wish I were wrong.
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reggie the dog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-20-09 02:29 AM
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234. Daley is not so bad
he planted trees in front of each building in the city for example. Thankfully many people like you did not sell out. The "sell outs" were probably the college republicans.
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stlsaxman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-19-09 05:54 AM
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185. dude- there are PLENTY of Neo-cons, Republicans and Libertarians that'll "have a toke to that"...
Edited on Thu Mar-19-09 06:22 AM by stlsaxman
smokin dope and getting stupid was NOT all the counter-culture was about. We actually accomplished things, i'll have you know.

EDITED to remove indignant words that don't do anyone any good.
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balantz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-18-09 01:12 PM
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39. Sadly, the bombs are still falling, people are starving, and Earth is choking
Greed won
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Le Taz Hot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-19-09 11:06 AM
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217. The war's not over.
'ere. :smoke:
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Twinguard Donating Member (486 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-18-09 01:18 PM
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40. k&r
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ekwhite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-18-09 01:37 PM
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41. K&R
Loved the editorial. Unfortunately, the DFH's of the 60's turned into the Gordon Gecko's of the 80's and the right-wing rethuglicans of the 00's. A lot of us knew how farked up things were in the 60's and 70's, but a lot of us gave up, unfortunately.
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Bluenorthwest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-18-09 01:39 PM
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42. Were right
and still are.
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katty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-18-09 01:51 PM
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44. yup!
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cooolandrew Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-18-09 01:53 PM
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45. Very powerful. Mega K&R.
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Sancho Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-18-09 02:00 PM
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46. Loved it!
:dem:
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greyghost Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-18-09 02:01 PM
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47. SPOT ON! eom
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samplegirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-18-09 02:02 PM
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49. Excellent post!
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Starry Messenger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-18-09 02:09 PM
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50. kick.
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moundsview Donating Member (150 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-18-09 02:10 PM
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51. Heading out for some
Ripple and Boones farm as I type, where is my damn walker?
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Le Taz Hot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-19-09 11:09 AM
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218. LOL!
Boonesfarm Apple. We incorporated it as one of the Four Basic Food Groups - especially when we were out of pot which was often.
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janet118 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-18-09 02:10 PM
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52. And here's to those of us who went "back to the land"
We gained the know-how to raise, grow, and build things we wouldn't otherwise have. And it looks like we may well need those skills again real soon.

One more thing, for all the talk about the youth vote electing Obama - and it was amazing how many of these wonderful kids worked their butts off - there were many, many "old hippies" up in New Hampshire knocking on doors and making calls. I'm truly sick of the dissing my generation has gotten from both sides of the age divide. Our generation got soul. Say it loud. Say it proud.



Maine 1976 - just before the birth of my first child
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reggie the dog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-18-09 04:29 PM
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100. why why why oh why was I born in 1979
and not 1949??? so many Gen Xers were just nihlists and depressed. I wonder I would have tried to off myself if I were a part of the hippie generation like I did being part of gen X. In Gen x it was like we were all convinced something was wrong with US for rejecting greed and violence......our natural allies, the hippies, we were told were just dumb ass dreamers and the only way was the corporate way, enter the nihlism, hence the popularity of bands like Nine Inch Nails, Ministry....Once you see that revolt and trying to get real change gets you JFK, RFK and MLK killed what else can you hope for? I am so glad that I am out here in a country town, I am from the city, a long way from the city, and that is just where I want to be right now.....


you hippies gotta know this movie

"where you from man"

"its hard to say"

"hard to say"

"it's a real long word"

"I just wanna know where youre from man"

"a city"

"a city? what city?"

"it doesnt matter, all cities are alike....."

the movie that, in 1969, showed that "dropping out" doing the big deal and retiring was not a road to freedom, it was a road to dispair, "we blew it man" the movie that said how can you drop out and retire when the world is so fucked up

I will let one of you older folks tell others the name of this excellent underground low budget classic.
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garybeck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-18-09 04:55 PM
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106. the 60s have just begun, my friend, it's not over till it's over!
the fat lady is in the back room smoking a joint.... she hasn't even begun to warm up yet.
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reggie the dog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-18-09 05:06 PM
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109. was it over when the Germans attacked Pearl Harbor???
hell no


"Germans?"

"never mind, he's on a roll........."
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garybeck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-18-09 05:29 PM
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116. LOLOLOL!!!!!...........and you're right! n/t
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rucognizant Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-19-09 11:45 AM
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223. RIght on Janet!
It took me another 20 years to find my way to Maine from the lower 46, but I'm here now, and surrounded by knowledgable 2nd gen hippies organic gardeners, dedicated to growing good food!
Our strongest Obama fan in town is 93! In fact there was only one person, under 35 voting for Obama at our Dem. caucus. ( he won of course!)
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tomm2thumbs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-18-09 02:18 PM
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53. K&R!!!
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democrank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-18-09 02:19 PM
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54. We were right then and we`re still right now.
~PEACE~
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Stinger2 Donating Member (352 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-18-09 02:46 PM
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63. Buffalo Springfield - For What It's Worth -Smother Bros show
Buffalo Springfield - For What It's Worth -Smother Bros show


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wm6NeM-6vBE

The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour<1>, became one of the most influential and controversial American TV programs of the Vietnam War era, due to being very politically left. Despite popular success, the brothers' penchant for material that was critical of the political mainstream (and sympathetic to the emerging counterculture) led to their program's cancellation by the CBS network in 1969.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smothers_Brothers

Now they can tape your phone, through you in jail without trial, by calling you a name, Enemy combatant does not have a definition, that makes anyone eligible for detention.. Be afraid, very afraid, when they come hall your ass away, thrown in some prison and you just disappear.

Enemy combatant does not have a definition, that makes anyone eligible for detention

http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special:Searc...

Peace, Far Out, and Funky - The Dirty Fucking Hippies Were Right
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rucognizant Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-19-09 11:48 AM
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224. Obama just threw that term out!
enemy combatant as a label is history!
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Tx4obama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-18-09 02:20 PM
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55. K&R nt
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graywarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-18-09 02:23 PM
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57. Yes, we were....
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caseycoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-18-09 02:29 PM
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59. Yes, they were. K&R n/t
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pleah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-18-09 02:29 PM
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60. Cool! K&R
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Mira Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-18-09 02:40 PM
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61. We were right alright, and we still are. K&R
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colsohlibgal Donating Member (670 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-18-09 02:42 PM
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62. Totally Awesome!
This needs to go world record viral - raw unfiltered truth in a nutshell set to a beat.

Money, money, money (hey even ABBA had it right) - bought off legislators, Rush and Hannity booming out over countless megawatt corporate owned channels while progressive talkers are hard to find.

It's not just republican either - this new "moderate" group of Democrats looking the stymie meaningful health care reform disgust me - but again, I'm sure it's money talking.
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Pacifist Patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-19-09 08:07 AM
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193. This and Daniel Quinn's books.
I know Quinn's books are considered best sellers but I remain stunned how many people who consider themselves progressive, environmentalists, etc. have not read them.
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byronius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-18-09 02:49 PM
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64. So good. Thanks.
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butterfly77 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-18-09 03:00 PM
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66. Kick &Recommended!
these fuckers messed up a lot of lives..
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rrneck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-18-09 03:03 PM
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67. K&R The dirty fucking hippies
also got a lot better education than kids today I'll bet.
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FatDave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-18-09 03:28 PM
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69. Notice the corporate logos on that far out Beetle?
That's not a hippie bug. That's a "corporation trying to appeal to the hippie demographic" bug. That tiny fact speaks almost as much truth as the rest of the video does.
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scarletwoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-18-09 10:10 PM
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148. What corporate logos? The lettering on the Beetle says "NO CIA"
I'd be really interested in hearing what YOU thought you were reading. :eyes:
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Why Syzygy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-19-09 01:33 AM
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174. It looks like "Nokia" .. nt
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stlsaxman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-19-09 05:41 AM
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182. you are correct- and at first i thought it odd or a mistake...
now i feel it fits perfectly reflecting the corporate usurpation of the counter-culture, much like "Up With People".

if joeyess couldn't find a perfect picture of a "hippie bug" (and surely they're all over the net) and had to settle for one sponsored by Nokia- it turned out to be the epitomous "happy accident".
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paulsby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-18-09 03:35 PM
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70. hippies!
"Hippies, hippies... they want to save the world but all they do is smoke pot and play frisbee! - eric cartman
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RoccoR5955 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-18-09 03:38 PM
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71. Right ON!
RIOT ON!
I KNEW we were correct all along. We never predicted WHEN it would happen, just the matter of fact that it WOULD happen!

Capitalism is dead. It is not a sustainable model for society, as it implies infinite resources. ALL resources are finite, and thus should be shared amongst EVERYONE of WE THE PEOPLE!
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josephT Donating Member (29 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-18-09 03:43 PM
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72. I have to claim authorship.
I have often lurked and never posted. When I saw my video, I thought it only polite to stop by and say hello and thank QC.

Hello and Thanks!

J.


:hippie:


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QC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-18-09 04:20 PM
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96. And thank you for posting such a fine video!
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rrneck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-18-09 07:29 PM
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135. Damn fine work. nt
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MelissaB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-18-09 08:15 PM
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141. Very well done!
:toast: :yourock:
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corkhead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-18-09 08:29 PM
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142. Your video AWESOME!
I was scouring the intertubes looking for the artist, I assumed it was professionally produced and available, but eventually found your youtube page. any chance of a $.99 download for my Ipod?

:toast:
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TheUnspeakable Donating Member (960 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-18-09 08:58 PM
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144. awesome movie!! Thanks for making it
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NBachers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-18-09 10:07 PM
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147. Ya Did Good
Born in '49, People's Park alumnus; War on Drugs bust with long Fed time; lifelong Democrat; donated so much all over the map last election cycle that I'm still in debt; building trades & working outdoors where I can move and be free; San Francisco resident; miss JFK RFK MLK Jimi still talks to me; still rainin' still dreamin'

excellent video
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Oilwellian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-18-09 11:06 PM
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158. Farm Out
I gave ya 5 stars. :D
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Patchuli Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-19-09 12:39 AM
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170. Thank you!!
Keep 'em coming!
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Enthusiast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-19-09 05:43 AM
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183. Ya done good! nt
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stlsaxman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-19-09 06:04 AM
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186. Welcome To DU josephT!!!!
and thanks for the amazing video!

:yourock: :headbang: :hippie: :patriot: :yourock: :headbang: :hippie: :patriot: :yourock: :headbang: :hippie: :patriot: :yourock: :headbang: :hippie: :patriot: :yourock: :headbang: :hippie: :patriot: :yourock: :headbang: :hippie: :patriot: :yourock: :headbang: :hippie: :patriot: :yourock: :headbang: :hippie: :patriot: :yourock: :headbang: :hippie: :patriot: :yourock: :headbang: :hippie: :patriot: :yourock: :headbang: :hippie: :patriot: :yourock: :headbang: :hippie: :patriot: :yourock: :headbang: :hippie: :patriot: :yourock: :headbang: :hippie: :patriot: :yourock: :headbang: :hippie: :patriot: :yourock: :headbang: :hippie: :patriot: :yourock: :headbang: :hippie: :patriot: :yourock: :headbang: :hippie: :patriot: :yourock: :headbang: :hippie: :patriot:
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backtoblue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-19-09 09:45 AM
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205. Great video!
Thanks for sharing it
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-19-09 10:30 AM
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212. The dirty f**king josephT was right!
K&R
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Le Taz Hot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-19-09 11:15 AM
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220. Thank you!
Enjoyed it immensely -- had that Gil Scott Heron feel to it.
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Joanne98 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-20-09 07:00 AM
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235. Welcome to DU josephT. Awesome video. Keep up the good work.

Please consider making a "Republicans are babies" one!
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Number23 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-21-09 04:18 AM
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240. Joseph, you should repost this video so that you can link to it in your journal
This is really good stuff and I'm sure that everyone who recommended this would be happy to do so again and give you the proper credit.
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EC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-18-09 03:46 PM
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73. Is that Chuck D doing the
narration?
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josephT Donating Member (29 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-18-09 03:48 PM
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75. Nope.
It's me.

:hippie:
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EC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-18-09 05:24 PM
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113. Nicely done
I showed it at worked and all loved it...nice voice by the way..
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Joanne98 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-20-09 07:01 AM
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236. WOW
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josephT Donating Member (29 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-18-09 03:47 PM
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74. just in case.............
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DemExpat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-18-09 04:18 PM
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92. Incredible work, joseph.
Very impressive.

DemEx
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many a good man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-18-09 07:47 PM
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136. Nice job, dude!
I liked it a lot.

Oh the path not taken. We know the path, the problem is as always turning around the Establishment.
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The Wizard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-18-09 03:52 PM
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76. We are entitled to a full refund (NT)
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nilram Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-18-09 04:00 PM
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82. Excellent! Be sure to go to youtube and Digg it. -nt
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garybeck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-18-09 04:06 PM
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85. It's not very often a video made it to the top of the greatest page
Edited on Wed Mar-18-09 04:06 PM by garybeck
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josephT Donating Member (29 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-18-09 04:12 PM
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90. Frankly, I astonished at the attention.
I worked on the music for about a week and built it around the narrative. I guess it worked.


:hippie: :crazy:


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garybeck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-18-09 04:21 PM
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98. The power of music!
Very nice work, and you inspired me to keep my nose to the grindstone on my stuff. I haven't put video to any of my music but I know it will increase exposure bigtime.

I'll be sharing your work with many friends....!
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Starry Messenger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-18-09 04:21 PM
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99. It sure did.
:) Welcome to DU!
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josephT Donating Member (29 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-18-09 04:57 PM
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107. thanks for the welcome.
I want to thank each and every one of you here a DU but I don't have the time. So to you, for everyone here, say thanks for me. Ok?

J.
:hippie:
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Why Syzygy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-18-09 11:28 PM
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162. Especially appreciate the big pharma
expose'. Hits the right spot. :peace:
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reggie the dog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-18-09 05:24 PM
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114. welcome
I hope you stick around and let us in on some more videos
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NM Independent Donating Member (794 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-18-09 04:06 PM
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87. K&R & Bookmarked too. That was great!! n/t
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FiveGoodMen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-18-09 04:11 PM
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89. So K&R!
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Vanje Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-18-09 04:19 PM
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94. K&R
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20score Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-18-09 04:19 PM
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95. K&R.
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Runcible Spoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-18-09 04:30 PM
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101. :D :D :D
:kick: :applause:
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garybeck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-18-09 04:31 PM
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102. We fucking hippies are STILL right today !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
many of these issues still persist 40 years later. we were right then and we are right now.

we still want all the same things
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fascisthunter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-18-09 05:03 PM
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108. yes you were and still are
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newfie11 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-18-09 05:35 PM
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119. Damn Right!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! n/t
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Boudica the Lyoness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-18-09 04:34 PM
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103. Rec # 100
Right on.
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Lucian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-18-09 05:11 PM
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110. K, R, and bookmarked!
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GliderGuider Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-18-09 05:34 PM
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118. We knew it was important to be dreamholders
But none of us expected it would take this long for people to start waking up so we could give the dream back.

The hippie movement was one of humanity's early imaginal cells. Once those cells start to appear mysteriously in a caterpillar's body, it doesn't matter how hard the caterpillar's immune system tries to fight them off. They just keep appearing until eventually there are enough of them to trigger the change, and the caterpillar goes through a double transformation -- first dissolving into goo, then re-manifesting as a butterfly. Everyone who cares, everyone who wakes up, everyone who realizes this has to change and then works for that change is an imaginal cell in the body of humanity. That, not just its ephemeral beauty, is the reason the butterfly is the archetype of the Age of Acquarius.
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nevergiveup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-18-09 05:41 PM
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120. Hell no, we won't go!
Long live "The Dirty Fucking Hippies"
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ms liberty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-18-09 05:58 PM
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121. Cool. I have a t-shirt that says "THE HIPPIES WERE RIGHT"...k&r N/T
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espiral Donating Member (143 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-18-09 06:01 PM
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122. re:
I could barely make myself watch the whole thing. The pain and rage against the right can often get so overwhelming for me...and to think that there was once a time, a time before my time (also b. 1979 here), when the people still stood a chance against the imperialism, just fills me with grief. I cannot allow myself to believe that the machine really has won. It has to turn around again sometime...this cannot go on forever...
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NMMOM Donating Member (44 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-19-09 08:40 AM
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196. Viva La Revolution!!
Espiral, I felt the same way too. Although a pasifist at heart, I hate to say it but something has to give. When IS enough, enough?
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Dangerously Amused Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-18-09 06:04 PM
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123. Excellent! K&R.
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josephT Donating Member (29 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-18-09 06:20 PM
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125. Thank You All.
I just want to once again thank everyone here at DU for kicking and recommending this video. It's been a real hoot and an honor to boot.

everyone hoist a glass to peace and fairness in this country.

Thanks again.

:beer:
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Beam Me Up Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-18-09 06:21 PM
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126. Two things we got wrong ...
We WAY underestimated the opposition (and still do, IMO)

and we WAY underestimated the ability of most American's to think for themselves.
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Serial Mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-18-09 06:54 PM
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130. And one more... the way some sold themselves to corporate 'merika
Edited on Wed Mar-18-09 06:55 PM by Serial Mom
There are a few of my former hippie friends who fell into the greed is good (even tho' they remained true to the religion where I met most of them - like they aren't hypocrites! :sarcasm:) and did nothing but follow the money and unethical business practices to become rich, outspoken 'pukes!

BTW, this was great! I thought the words, the music and the images fit so well together - for some reason, it made me truly remember back to about 1971, a house I lived in then, my life, my husband/kids and what I was feeling then! Thanks!
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BobTheSubgenius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-19-09 01:40 AM
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175. Right on both counts, I'm afraid.
Still....we had a HELL of a time. :D
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antimatter98 Donating Member (537 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-18-09 06:24 PM
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127. Yup.
I was at university in the late 60's when 'the man's CIA' was banned on campus and
the National Guard lined the streets. We were right, but we dropped the ball and
took the cash. Today, our younger brethern have not even taken up the cause, they are
so busy trying to make the man hire them and love them. Boy, are they in for a shock
when they turn 40.

Yes, we were totally right, and got ridiculed, shot and jailed for our convictions---glad
I had some, unlike the kids today who have none.

RIP America.

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liberal N proud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-18-09 06:31 PM
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128. Well done
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mt13 Donating Member (281 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-18-09 07:08 PM
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132. far fucking out, man!
good stuff!
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geckosfeet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-18-09 07:14 PM
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133. Cool. Groovin on QC's stuff.
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TBF Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-18-09 08:07 PM
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139. K&R n/t
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baldguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-18-09 08:29 PM
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143. I've been saing this for years.
Peace, love & music

:hippie:
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Gman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-18-09 09:39 PM
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146. Of course we knew that back then
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HughMoran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-18-09 10:27 PM
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150. That's cool
We need more hippies...
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Why Syzygy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-18-09 10:36 PM
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151. We Still Right, Bro!
:hippie:


:smoke:
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avaistheone1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-18-09 11:02 PM
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156. Yes, the hippies were right.
I loved this clip. It is all true.
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BluePatriot21 Donating Member (143 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-18-09 11:26 PM
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161. I'm the son of 2 hippies
and it pisses me off that I've been right, why do nice guys always finish last?
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hraka Donating Member (218 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-18-09 11:44 PM
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163. Share this with others.
Share this with others. The YouTube link allows you to share it to the following:
MySpace
Facebook
Digg
orkut
Live Spaces
Bebo
hi5
Mixx
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GiveMeFreedom Donating Member (445 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-18-09 11:55 PM
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164. Right on man!
Excellent!!! Loved the music, the message.
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Tx4obama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-19-09 12:27 AM
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168. Another video
by the same artist...

Sorry Mr. Lennon
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KMrkZvj8W5Q

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Enthusiast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-19-09 05:50 AM
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184. Thanks, Tx4obama
That was good.
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NMMOM Donating Member (44 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-19-09 08:50 AM
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198. Yes, Thank-you!
This one got the tears welling up. John Lennon WAS god. At least to my friends and I. I remember when he died we all took the train into NYC to attend the memorial for him at Strawberry Fields. Such a sad day for many.
John Lennon was The One.
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onestepforward Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-19-09 12:31 AM
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169. Good job! Loved it!
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leftstreet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-19-09 01:10 AM
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172. K&R
:thumbsup:
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stlsaxman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-19-09 05:24 AM
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181. Thursday morning kick
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carlyhippy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-19-09 06:55 AM
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187. Right on
!
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DemBones DemBones Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-19-09 07:09 AM
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188. K & R


:hippie:
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stlsaxman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-19-09 07:11 AM
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189. this video just broke 8000 veiws on DU!!! is this a milestone?
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The River Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-19-09 07:29 AM
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190. Yes We Were
and still are.
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myrna minx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-19-09 07:31 AM
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191. Excellent. K&R n/t
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mackdaddy Donating Member (177 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-19-09 07:36 AM
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192. (First I Was A Hippie, Then I Was A Stockbroker)Now I Am A Hippie Again
http://www.bobs.com/Lyrics.cgi?First_I_Was_A_Hippie_The...

Artist: The Bobs
Song: (First I Was A Hippie, Then I Was A Stockbroker)
Now I Am A Hippie Again
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
(c) 1987 Gunnar Madsen and Richard Greene, Best of Breed Music (ASCAP)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------

First I was a hippie
Then I was a stockbroker
Now I am a hippie again

In the Summer of Love I was mellow and high
I had my bus and my dog
and everything I needed to get by
But the years rolled on and I settled down
I parked my bus and took a car pool into town

A stockbroker in a three piece suit
I gave up sellin' hash and started doin' toot
I had more money than I'd ever dreamed of
I forgot all about the Summer of Love

First I was a hippie
Then I was a stockbroker
Now I am a hippie again

The years went by faster and faster
Down on Wall Street they called me the master
I soon had more money than Lady Astor
I couldn't see an impending disaster

But I wasn't happy
I broke out in a rash
I just couldn't handle the stress...
And then came the crash

First I was a hippie
Then I was a stockbroker
Now I am a hippie again

I'm free -- I lost all I had and that's ok with me
I'm free -- I think I'll check the oil in my van
I'm free -- I've got tickets for all five nights
of the Grateful Dead
I'm free -- hey, see my new macrame briefcase
I'm free -- etc...

-----------

From 1987, Everything old really is new again.
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54anickel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-19-09 09:38 AM
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203. When we're called Hippies we're loved, when we're called Boomers we're resented and
labeled greedy, selfish, "Dirty Fucking Boomers". :shrug:

You've introduced a new take on things.

I believe what Hippies got right was recognizing "the system" as the problem. Not so much singling out individuals or particular groups but rather how the chaos was the result of something bigger, it was within the design, integral to the system - the system fed on chaos and destruction and would have become all consuming if left to it's own devices.

Seems the system may have learned the valuable lessons of divert, divide and conquer.

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C......N......C Donating Member (454 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-19-09 08:15 AM
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194. To the victor go the spoils.
Edited on Thu Mar-19-09 08:16 AM by C......N......C
Winning the battle doesn't qualify to lead. Level the field. Support Universal Entitlements. You know, I have a new realization of this old message. It's not about more, its about everybody. Proud to K&R.
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stlsaxman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-19-09 09:21 AM
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199. "It's not about more, its about everybody". Excellent thought and welcome to DU!
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guappo1 Donating Member (9 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-19-09 08:34 AM
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195. I always knew I was Right
for the last 42 years I had this idea if we did not control our greed it would come back to bite us.
Bend over and drop you shorts!!!! The sad thing it is not those SOB's who will the pain.
:hippie:
Mike
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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-19-09 09:25 AM
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200. Nice.
:)
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blossomstar Donating Member (772 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-19-09 09:35 AM
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201. I am sorry that I can only rec this once.
So true!
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Imagevision Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-19-09 09:39 AM
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204. Flash forward and today we say no to Code Pink? duh!
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winyanstaz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-24-09 09:54 PM
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248. not me!! I love code pink!!
Code Pink ROCKS!!!! Code Pink are some of the bravest patriots on the planet...you go!!!!
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T Wolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-19-09 09:51 AM
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206. Yes we were, so many years ago. And we still are, though most are still not listening.
The enemy is much stronger, more ruthless, more dangerous, and less humane than the foe we faced back in the day.

We have to keep fighting, each in our own way.
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Imagevision Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-19-09 10:20 AM
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209. who is the enemy within...?
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T Wolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-19-09 11:53 AM
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225. You want names, I'll give you my "enemies list." Rethugs, first and foremost. Their
philosophy of might (which they have) makes right has directly led to most of the problems. Their sick value system that places financial "success" as the only worthwhile goal has so warped our society that the only solution is a complete excision, by any means necessary.

The oligarchy that has ruled America since the beginning of (our) time has created a system that, simply put, works for them and them alone.

I also blame the stupid and ignorant among "we the people" who allow our prejudices and bigotry and pettiness to overrule any rational sense. Want to worship an imaginary sky being, fine. Just don't try and force me to.

In the final analysis, it really is the entire "system" as we used to say. The corporate elite and their media mouthpieces and their governmental minions are all part of the "enemy within" that, if this country is to survive, need to be taken down and replaced by a system that truly is "of the people, by the people, and for the people."

To be even more specific - the system cannot be attacked. It is a construct. The individual people who make up the institutions of control should be the targets. In a war, you do not attack a country. You attack the people who fight for that country. The same should apply in this war.
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tbyg52 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-19-09 10:25 AM
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210. Normally I'd kvetch about the lack of a synopsis, but.....
I'm very glad I was forced to wait for this to download. This is *exactly* what's wrong with the world.
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Amonester Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-19-09 10:30 AM
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211. Very well said, and true.
Now go out and leave (biodegradable) flyers everywhere (libs, laundros, phone booths, etc.)

(sorry if English is not my natural language)

... we as a nation still wage wars of choice.
Wars encouraged by PLUTOCRATS who never have to fight them.
PEACE IS NEVER DISCUSSED (even if Dennis Kucinich - and others - bring peace up in discussions, only to be ridiculed, even by many on the left).
...
Peace is no pejorative: PEACE IS ESSENTIAL TO THE SURVIVAL OF THE HUMAN RACE. (AND SO IS TRUE, CAREFUL AND THOUGHTFUL WEALTH SHARING POLICIES)

And those who advocate for war are a dangerous and fearful group, who should be marginalized and disavowed.

Now the oceans have been rising (and ACIDIFYING).
The polar ice is melting at alarming rates.
The climate is changing in irreversible ways.
Our survival as a species on this planet is on a precipice.
The science on this is clear: humans are now in trouble because of our reckless
We have polluted this fragile jewel in space.
Our only home.
The food we buy is contaminated.
The toys we give to our children as presents at Christmas are ...

POISON

.
The water we drink is ...


WE HAVE NOW COME FACE TO FACE WITH OUR OWN EXTINCTION



wall street SHOULD HAVE BEEN ... LONG AGO...



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axollot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-19-09 11:04 AM
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216. Rather accurate! Can only Kick - but would rec if it wasn't over 24hrs n/t
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Waiting For Everyman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-19-09 11:12 AM
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219. We were fuckin' right about everything.
(Hence the covert persecution for decades. That's what being right gets you.)

I'm proud of us all, who were part of it, we did good. No other generation of mere kids stood up to the "powers that be" like we did. I doubt that any will again either.

And we were right. About all of it. (Isn't that amazing - and with no multi-million-dollar-salaried pseudo-super-skilled-experts to tell us so - just humanity, common sense, and lack of the gene to knuckle under to fake demi-gods?)

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KoKo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-19-09 06:55 PM
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232. Yes...we were CORRECT...but they STILL Marginalize us!
After all these years...they still plug their ears...but we are the "ear worms" who can get around that...FINALLY! :D
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KoKo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-19-09 06:05 PM
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230. A HUGE KICK! from a Dirty Fucking Hippie who didn't even smoke a Joint!
It's an incredible view....and I thank QC who posted it and the person who made the film...because whether you know it or not there are those like me..who didn't do Joints or Stuff who are now classified as "Dirty Fucking Hippies" and we ARE PROUD OF THAT!

:toast:
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KoKo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-19-09 06:53 PM
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231. another kick...too good to let go to Archives on DU...I'm sending it around
Edited on Thu Mar-19-09 06:53 PM by KoKo
to anyone who still has "ears open."
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polichick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-19-09 07:00 PM
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233. It's heartbreaking to think about all that has happened...
...that didn't have to happen ~ and all that hasn't happened that should have.

As someone who has worked since the first Earth Day to protect our enviroment, I wake up every morning thrilled to know that we FINALLY have a fighting chance with Barack Obama in the White House.
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stlsaxman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-20-09 11:12 AM
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237. Keepin' it kicked for the weekend!
10,000 views on DU in two days time is pretty fuckin' impressive!
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Stuart G Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-20-09 11:46 AM
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238. Amazing............right on....
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fasttense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-21-09 07:07 AM
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241. K&R
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stlsaxman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-22-09 02:59 PM
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242. Kickety-kick!!!
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swishyfeet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-23-09 11:07 AM
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243. K&R!
Nice to see this is still around.
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josephT Donating Member (29 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-23-09 05:25 PM
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244. Re: QC
Whoever QC is, QC has taken my video, DFH and ripped it with Firefox or some other technology and has placed it on his own YouTube channel calling it his/her own. Getting hits when they should rightfully be coming to me. Now, to be clear... I made this video to share with everyone. But within the confines of embedding and sending links my way, where they belong........... at joeyess' YouTube channel.

This is wrong on so many levels. Now I'm being ignored by QC and repeated requests (polite ones, I might add) have been scrubbed from his channel and comments section. Sorry QC, you're a fraud and a rip-off.

You should feel shame, but alas, the convictions that you purport to hold are simply nothing but jello.

See for yourselves DUers.

Here's the links. Mine: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iKEZoY-TMG4 QC's: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=47PL6oq_X_k&feature=rela...

Nice, huh?

If someone can rein this in I would appreciate it.

Thanks everyone here for viewing my work. I got over 11,000 hits from here alone and would like to return with more of my work, but if this is what folks will do here, I will have to re-think the wisdom of coming here. QC thought he/she could troll for some views on my work. It's a little like plagiarism, isn't it?
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Number23 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-24-09 03:21 AM
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245. Joseph, the link has been removed
So it looks like everything worked out.

That's why in post #240 I was saying you should re-post this yourself here on DU so that you can get the proper credit, if that's what you want. People may even re-recommend it so that you get credit for the rec's too.
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josephT Donating Member (29 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-24-09 04:05 AM
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246. Re-posting DFH.
I'm going to do that. I just had to wait until the weekend was over. The job I do is very intense and I haven't much time to craft journals or diaries. I usually upload vids on Youtube on Wed. and post at kos and now I'll post here.

Thank you so much.

Look for a post from me tomorrow.

J.
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