The First Meeting of Jerusalem and Ancient Greece: Josephus on Alexander, 333 B. C.

   Alexander, the pupil of Aristotle for a while, met with the High Priest at Jerusalem on his way to conquer Asia, as reported by Josephus. From Book xi. 4-5, Jaddua the high priest was in terror when he heard that Alexander was coming. Alexander had sent a letter to Jerusalem during his siege of Tyre, asking for provisions, auxiliaries, and suggesting that Jerusalem send tribute now instead to him rather than Darius. The high priest had answered Alexander that…”he had given his oath to Darius not to bear arms against him; and that he would not transgress this while Darius was in the land of the living.” After the siege of Tyre, when Alexander was approaching, he and the people then appealed to God for protection,…

…whereupon God warned him in a dream, which came upon him after he had offered sacrifice, that he should take courage, and adorn the city, and open the gates; that the rest should appear in white garments, but that he and the priests should meet the king in the habits proper to their order, without the dread of any ill consequences, which the providence of God would prevent. Upon which, when he rose from his sleep, he greatly rejoiced; and declared to all the warning he had received from God. According to which dream he acted entirely, and so waited for the coming of the king. And when he understood that he was not far from the city, he went out in procession, with the priests, and the multitude of citizens…

Alexander, when he saw the multitude at a distance, in white garments, while the priests stood clothed with fine purple and scarlet clothing, with his miter on his head, having the golden plate whereon the name of God was engraved, he approached by himself, and adored that name, and first saluted the High priest. The Jews also did altogether, with one voice, salute Alexander, and encompass him about; whereupon the kings of Syria and the rest were surprised at what Alexander had done, and supposed him disordered in his mind. However, Parmenio alone went up to him, and asked him how it came to pass that, when all others adored him, he should adore the High priest of the Jews? To whom he replied, I did not adore him, but that God who hath honoured him with his high priesthood; for I saw this very person in a dream, in this very habit, when I was at Dios in Macedonia, who, when I was considering with myself how I might obtain the dominion of Asia, exhorted me to make no delay, but boldly to pass over the sea thither, for that he would conduct my army, and would give me the dominion over the Persians. whence it is, that having seen no other in that habit, and now seeing this person in it, and remembering that vision, and the exhortation which I had in my dream, I believe that I bring this army under the divine conduct, and shall therewith conquer Darius and destroy the power of the Persians, and that all things will succeed according to what is in my own mind. And when he had said this to Parmenio, and had given the High Priest his right hand, the priests ran along by him, and he came into the city; and when he went up into the temple, he offered sacrifice to God, according to the high priest’s direction, and magnificently treated both the High priest and the priests. And when the book of Daniel was showed him, wherein Daniel declared that one of the Greeks should destroy the empire of the Persians, he supposed that himself was the person intended; and as he was then glad, he dismissed the multitude for the present, but the next day he called them to him, and bade them ask what favors they pleased of him whereupon the high priest desired that they might enjoy the laws of their forefathers, and pay no tribute on the seventh year. He granted all that they desired; and when they entreated him that he would permit the Jews in Babylon and Medea to enjoy their own laws also, he willingly promised to do hereafter what they desired; and when he said to the multitude, that if any of them would enlist themselves in his army on this condition, that they should continue under the laws of their forefathers he was willing to take them with him, many more were ready to accompany him in his wars.

One interesting point in this story is the double true or verdical dream.  That Alexander had seen the name on the breastplate, and the high priest was instructed to show the name is rather astonishing. There is nothing like this in all the history of dreams. Another is of course the interpretation of Daniel. The five are Babylon, Medo-Persia, Greece, Rome, the legs being the East and West empires, then the feet and toes…5 from each, iron and clay, and from this will emerge 10 kings, in ch. 12, etc.

   A personal note: My first history lesson came from Mad Magazine, when at the age of 12 I read from Al Jaffe: Alexander the Great was not really so great.” I wondered about this through all my studies. One wonders why Alexander was not better advised- though he had dismissed Aristotle.

 

1) The goal is not world conquest. Don’t keep going east, but establish and consolidate- and enjoy! Rule for the good of the ruled and the realm: Why not?

2) Deal with the question of succession immediately, and work on institutions that secure Greek liberty. What if Alex had Thomas Jefferson and James Madison?

3) Don’t be all full of yourself. You MIGHT be lucky, but learn what a mortal god is- and go find Diogenes in his bucket!

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Remember? Reblog From Straight Arrow: No “Collusion?” Sater, Cohen and Trump Tower Moscow

Through: A Nibble, A Bite or a Meal, on WordPress, from New York Magazine, Weekend Edition, September 1 2017.

…..But Wait!….There’s More!…..on  ……”the Russian thing”……………

   Just so there’s no confusion: Donald Trump’s longtime personal lawyer emailed Vladimir Putin’s personal spokesman? Seeking help from the Kremlin on a deal to build a Trump Tower in Moscow? During the presidential campaign?
   Yes, this really happened. While most attention was rightly focused on the devastating flood in Houston, there was quite a bit of news on the Russia front — all of it, from President Trump’s perspective, quite bad.The revelations begin with a Trump business associate named Felix Sater . A Russian émigré who bragged about his Kremlin connections, Sater was a principal figure in development of the Trump Soho hotel and condominium project in lower Manhattan. Sater wrote a series of emails to Trump’s lawyer, Michael Cohen, touting the Moscow Trump Tower project as a way to help Trump win the presidency.In November 2015 — five months after Trump had entered the race for the Republican presidential nomination — Sater wrote to Cohen that he had “arranged” for Trump’s daughter Ivanka, during a 2006 visit to Moscow, “to sit in Putins private chair at his desk and office in the Kremlin.”The email went on, “I will get Putin on this program and we will get Donald elected. We both know no one else knows how to pull this off without stupidity or greed getting in the way. I know how to play it and we will get this done. Buddy our boy can become President of the USA and we can engineer it. I will get all of Putins team to buy in on this.”

Felix H. Sater, right, attends the Trump Soho Launch Party in 2007 in New York with Donald Trump, left, and Tevfik Arif, center.

Could Sater be just a blowhard who exaggerated his influence with the Russian president? Perhaps. But Ivanka Trump did tell the New York Times that she took a “brief tour of Red Square and the Kremlin” during that 2006 visit. The Times reported she said that “it is possible she sat in Mr. Putin’s chair during that tour but she did not recall it.”

There is no evidence that Cohen, one of Trump’s closest associates, found anything improper in Sater’s pledge to get Putin “on this program.” Nor did Cohen or anyone in the Trump Organization bother to disclose the emails — or the Trump firm’s effort, even during the campaign, to profitably emblazon the Trump name on the Moscow skyline — until the correspondence was turned over to the House Intelligence Committee on Monday.

And there’s more: In January 2016, with the Moscow project apparently stalled, Cohen went straight to the top to get it back on track — or at least tried to. He sent an email to Dmitry Peskov, Putin’s longtime personal spokesman, “hereby requesting your assistance.”

   Peskov confirmed that the email was received but said he did nothing about it and that it was not given to Putin.

So Trump was lying when he tweeted, shortly before his inauguration, that “I HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH RUSSIA — NO DEALS, NO LOANS, NO NOTHING!” The truth is that in October 2015, on the same day he participated in a GOP candidates’ debate, he signed a letter of intent for the Moscow Trump Tower project.

That is a “deal,” and Trump’s hunger to keep it alive may explain his reluctance to say anything critical about Putin. Or it may tell just part of the story.

The other part involves the whole question of collusion between Russian officials and the Trump campaign to meddle with the election and boost Trump’s chances. Sater’s boasts, by themselves, are hardly definitive. But of course there is the larger context, which includes the infamous meeting that Donald Trump Jr. convened in New York at which he hoped to receive dirt, courtesy of the Russian government, on Hillary Clinton.

Thus far we have the president’s son, son-in-law Jared Kushner (who was at that meeting), then-campaign manager Paul Manafort (also at the meeting) and now his personal lawyer all seemingly eager for Russian help in the election. Who in the campaign wasn’twilling to collude?

All of this is under scrutiny by special counsel Robert S. Mueller III and the various congressional committees that are conducting investigations. Some have suggested that Trump’s pardon of Joe Arpaio, the unrepentant “birther” and racial profiler, might have been a message to Trump associates facing heat from prosecutors: Hang tough and don’t worry, you’ll get pardons.

But there was more bad news for the president: Politico reported that Mueller is now cooperating and sharing information with New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. Presidents can only issue pardons for federal offenses, not state crimes. Uh-oh.

….Moose and Squirrel Must Die…….OR NOT…..Weekend Edition…..

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   Responding to a Russian government demand to drastically slash its diplomatic staff in Russia, the Trump administration Thursday ordered Moscow to close three of its consular offices in the United States.

Russia will be required to close its Consulate General in San Francisco, the chancery annex in Washington and the consular annex in New York, the State Department announced.

The move was the latest tit-for-tat action in worsening relations between Washington and Moscow, despite President Trump’s expressions of friendliness toward President Vladimir Putin.

Angered over a package of congressionally mandated economic sanctions, Russia had ordered the U.S. to cut its staff in Russia by around two-thirds, to 455.

The Nine Muses and the New Socratic or Philosophic Psychology

   Our medical psychiatry is at best partial, and in the current crisis, we encourage the study the soul and man to follow the Socratic philosophers, or make the turn to the study of the human things. The only context for the study of the soul, or any genuine psychology, is the lifelong study of the liberal arts, through which each cuts their path, doing the best we are able in a mortal life span. Humans do not, we say, know man in any final science that would justify drugging each, or otherwise interfering as anything but an extreme last resort. We do not know what we are doing when it comes to man, with either education or the healing of the soul, but the most complete theoretical education is again the pre-requisaite of any genuine science of the soul.

   The ancient Greeks identified nine muses, prior to Socrates, and these- together with the trivium and quadrivium- constitute what we would call high school studies, though none of us are sufficient even in these. Of the nine muses, two are directly concerned with sciences- Cleo is the muse of history, and Urania the muse of Astronomy. The study of the stars would also include geometry and arithmetic and physics. We add biology and chemistry.

   Three Muses are related to drama: Melpomene of tragedy, Thalia of comedy, and Terpsichore, of choral dance Calliope is she who cares for rhapsodes, and is over epic poetry, as at the opening of the Iliad. Polyhymnia cares for sacred poetry, Erato love poetry, and our favorite, Euterpe, the muse of the lyric poet. It is a good question what sort of poetry Hesiod’s poem would be. It is perhaps under all the muses.

   Music and gymnastics together are the classic education from ancient Greece and Rome.

   Above these studies is the university, where it is possible to complete the background that will allow for the best that can be done for the knowledge of the soul or a genuine psychology. The departments are called Philosophy, theology, politics, psychology, literature and history. Languages and departments such as Classics and Hebrew are possible supplements, and many variations to these study are pursued according to the excellences that happen to develop. But the theoretical background is necessary not only as a context for psychiatry or the practice of the healing of the soul, but also because it is the health of the soul, and its cultivation the best part of the best souls, on which too, a genuine psychiatry would depend. 

   Under these, and distinct from the liberal arts, are any professions, such as medicine, psychiatry and law, teaching or education, engineering business and such, sometimes a part of the university not only to support the enterprise with funds, but also to improve these practices by association with the theoretical or liberal pursuits. It is not clear that psychiatry or education should be professions at all, since Socrates refused to take any money for what he said was found within those he questioned. The subsistence of teachers might be secured for practical reasons, making the work possible, but Socrates again would not sacrifice a shred of his liberty.

   These studies are pursued by association with the greatest minds through the reading of the greatest books, and in the mortal span there is no replacement for this enterprise. The leaders are Plato, Aristotle Xenophon, Plutarch, Shakespeare, Lao Tzu, the Abrahamic texts and the like, expanding out into those responding to this tradition, aiming to include the twelve greatest minds, such as Homer and Rousseau.

   Consider the question of suicide in practical psychiatry, and how much difference it might make to know how to speak in terms of the faith of the subject. Another example is the neglected teaching oin divine madness from the Phaedrus: There are 4 kinds, and our psychiatry- in a sort of barbarism- might easily drug and suppress divine prophesy of love, according to the narrow human sense of the medical psychiatrist.

   Hesiod recommends the muses as a remedy for depression:

Mnemnosyne (Memory) queen of the  of Eleuther, bore these powers that make evils forgotten and bring a cessation to sorrows.

(Theogony, 55)

According to Hesiod R. M. Frazer translation), Kalliope, the muse of epic, is the most important of all…

…for she grants her ready attendance to honorable kings. He to whom these daughters of almighty Zeus are gracious every Zeus-nurtured king they look on with favor at birth, receives from them on his tongue a sweet pouring of heavenly dew, and from his mouth, words flow with gentleness. Then the people all look in honor to him interpreting the laws with verdicts showing straight justice; and he by his smooth and unerring speech swiftly brings to great disagreements a skillful solution. Kings are considered wise because whenever their peopkle need some redress they in assembly see to it that they gain it easily, using their skill in the gentle art of persuasion… 

 

 

 

 

The First Meeting of Jerusalem and Ancient Greece: Josephus on Alexander, 333 B. C.

   Alexander, the pupil of Aristotle for a while, met with the High Priest at Jerusalem on his way to conquer Asia, as reported by Josephus. From Book xi. 4-5, Jaddua the high priest was in terror when he heard that Alexander was coming. Alexander had sent a letter to Jerusalem during his siege of Tyre, asking for provisions, auxiliaries, and suggesting that Jerusalem send tribute now instead to him rather than Darius. The high priest had answered Alexander that…”he had given his oath to Darius not to bear arms against him; and that he would not transgress this while Darius was in the land of the living.” After the siege of Tyre, when Alexander was approaching, he and the people then appealed to God for protection,…

…whereupon God warned him in a dream, which came upon him after he had offered sacrifice, that he should take courage, and adorn the city, and open the gates; that the rest should appear in white garments, but that he and the priests should meet the king in the habits proper to their order, without the dread of any ill consequences, which the providence of God would prevent. Upon which, when he rose from his sleep, he greatly rejoiced; and declared to all the warning he had received from God. According to which dream he acted entirely, and so waited for the coming of the king. And when he understood that he was not far from the city, he went out in procession, with the priests, and the multitude of citizens…

Alexander, when he saw the multitude at a distance, in white garments, while the priests stood clothed with fine purple and scarlet clothing, with his miter on his head, having the golden plate whereon the name of God was engraved, he approached by himself, and adored that name, and first saluted the High priest. The Jews also did altogether, with one voice, salute Alexander, and encompass him about; whereupon the kings of Syria and the rest were surprised at what Alexander had done, and supposed him disordered in his mind. However, Parmenio alone went up to him, and asked him how it came to pass that, when all others adored him, he should adore the High priest of the Jews? To whom he replied, I did not adore him, but that God who hath honoured him with his high priesthood; for I saw this very person in a dream, in this very habit, when I was at Dios in Macedonia, who, when I was considering with myself how I might obtain the dominion of Asia, exhorted me to make no delay, but boldly to pass over the sea thither, for that he would conduct my army, and would give me the dominion over the Persians. whence it is, that having seen no other in that habit, and now seeing this person in it, and remembering that vision, and the exhortation which I had in my dream, I believe that I bring this army under the divine conduct, and shall therewith conquer Darius and destroy the power of the Persians, and that all things will succeed according to what is in my own mind. And when he had said this to Parmenio, and had given the High Priest his right hand, the priests ran along by him, and he came into the city; and when he went up into the temple, he offered sacrifice to God, according to the high priest’s direction, and magnificently treated both the High priest and the priests. And when the book of Daniel was showed him, wherein Daniel declared that one of the Greeks should destroy the empire of the Persians, he supposed that himself was the person intended; and as he was then glad, he dismissed the multitude for the present, but the next day he called them to him, and bade them ask what favors they pleased of him whereupon the high priest desired that they might enjoy the laws of their forefathers, and pay no tribute on the seventh year. He granted all that they desired; and when they entreated him that he would permit the Jews in Babylon and Medea to enjoy their own laws also, he willingly promised to do hereafter what they desired; and when he said to the multitude, that if any of them would enlist themselves in his army on this condition, that they should continue under the laws of their forefathers he was willing to take them with him, many more were ready to accompany him in his wars.

One interesting point in this story is the double true or verdical dream. That Alexander had seen the name on the breastplate, and the high priest was instructed to show the name is rather astonishing.

 

Socratic Psychology

   In our current crisis of the studies and practices called psychology and psychiatry, it is possible to return to the foundations, both of this and the Western science of man, to correct a few wrong turns and to replenish the enterprise, as by the watering of roots.

   Psychology is of course the account, or –logy, of the psyche or soul and mind. As an enterprise of knowledge, or scientia, science- it has a basis that is part philosophical and part included in “natural philosophy” or material science. From the teaching of the oracle of Delphi, commanding “know thyself,” Socrates teaches in his Apology that “the unexamined life is not worth living for men” (38a). So he would go about examining his fellow Athenians, as he did the poets, politicians and statesmen. The truly useful part of modern psychology, from the “talking cure” discovered by Freud, is in our self reflection or the healing effects due to the capacity of the soul to know itself. All therapeutic enterprises are measured by their ministry to this- despite the occasional apparent benefits of deception.

   Psychology as a division of the university was just being born as the School of Athens declined and went underground in ancient Alexandrian Greece. Hence, Keats, in his “Ode to Psych,” calls her the “latest born and lovliest far/ Of all Olymopus’ faded hierarchy.”

   The most elaborate account of the soul in a Socratic writing is most likely found in Plato’s Republic, and the erotic works add significantly to what is there abstracted. But the Apology is the place to start when looking to gather principles of a psychology from this most enigmatic teacher, who always claim he knows he does not know anything worthwhile. He claims to know that human wisdom is worth little or nothing, but that divine wisdom- even that knowledge of nature sought by the natural pre-Socratic philosophers- is the possession not of man but of the God. This is the basis of what is called his moderation, and it is a principle of psychology. The mad are unable to question some first principle they may have, but have a bit wrong, often with tragic consequences.

    Another first principle of the Socratic regard for the soul is that the soul is more importand than the body. In the Apology, Socrates tells the Athenians,

I go around and do nothing but persuade you, both younger and older, not to care for bodies and money before…how your soul will be the best possible

(Apology, 30,b)

He also teaches:

Not from money does virtue come, but from virtue comes money, and all other good things for humans both publicly and privately.

Apology, 30b)

He has plenty of other more enigmatic sayings, too such as

…for to fear death is nothing other than to seem to be wise, but not to be so0. For it is to seem to know what one does not know.”

(Apology 29a)

Hence,

I do not care about death in any way at all…but my whole care is to commit no injustice or impious deed

(Apology32b)

   Other famous Socratic maxims are such as that virtue is knowledge, that the just man harms no one, and that there is no harm possible for a good man (41d) and better activity than conversing with the great and wise (41b).

   For our psychology, we ask: What is the health of the soul? It seems to know all these things about the abnormal, the dysfunctional, the maladaptive, the unprofitable and the non-compliant, we ask, what then is the proper function of the soul? What is the health of the soul? With rare exceptions, as perhaps Jung and Maslow, our psychology and psychiatry simply assume answers to these questions, and base life-altering diagnoses on these unexamined assumptions. They literally seem to mean, “you know, normal, like us,” but with all the authority of medical science. We ask: “What if justice either IS, or is necessary to, the health of the soul? If so, our entire psychology must fail from the start, due to the attempt to imitate the natural sciences and to follow the apparent conclusion of modern sociology, that all “values” are culturally relative. We get our “first principles” from common sense, tradition, philosophic ethics and fashionable opinion, and our psychologists and psychiatrists, being human, are in the same boat as all, so to speak. Every statement made by professional and our pop psychologists contains and at the same time denies making an ethical assumption, because the heath of the soul is in truth an objective basis of ethics. While, as Socrates, we cannot know this within a body of science and practice, we can make progress in the pursuit if we try, but will not if we do not try. Our suggestion is that some might spend their lives inquiring, and psychology by this make the Socratic turn, becoming philosophical.

   The two clearest statements of the principle of Socratic psychology are found in the Minos and Laws. At the end of Book I of the Laws, The Athenian Stranger says to Klinias:

This then- the knowledge of the natures and the habits of souls- is one of the things that is of the greatest use for the art whose business it is to care for souls. And we assert (I think) that the art is politics. Or what?

Kl. It certainly is.

And from Minos:

…whatever are those things which the good lawgiver and pasturer distributes to the soul in making it better?”- …but surely it is shameful for the soul of either of us to be manifestly ignorant of those things in which good and base inhere, while having investigated the things that pertain to the body and the rest!

 

(Translated by  Thomas L. Pangle, in The Roots of Political Philosophy: Ten Forgotten Socratic Dialogues, p. 66)

Reading the Allegory of the Cave

   The following is a draft for an essay on the Republic, begun in a response on Twitter, attempting to be quick and clear. A Comprehensive Exam question was written on the topic, but mysteriously vanished with University files. This study, though, might be reconstructed from notes if time allows. The account may be said to begin from a point made by Seth Benardete, that there seems to be no place for political philosophy in the three images of Sun, Line and Cave. We argue that it is there, but veiled, as might be demonstrated by following suggestions in the works of Leo Strauss and Alan Bloom.
   The cave is “by nature.” Here: Where is the place of political philosophy in the Sun, line and cave images? Bloom: “Only by constant reference back to the divided line can one understand the allegory of the cave.” The key to the demonstration is in Book 10. What fun! Plug in the city.
   Bloom: The poetic images are to be used as the geometers use the figures they draw… Strauss: The human things are the key to understanding all things. There are no artificial things outside the cave. Man is the highest image. City and soul have the same form, in Books III-V.
   3/3 Draw the three images, sun, line and cave, together on the same paper. Where do the images of the poets go? And images as the the three part city and soul? Now watch the soul, as the female element is added. And at 501, the imago Dei: the cause of the laws, Genesis 9:6; 1:26.
   The particulars of the image of of course very important, and the account recurs at 517 and 535). There are shadows and phantoms seen in water, divine appearances in water, and such, and the things themselves, including humans. Note that the entire pattern of the line- a segmented line divided again in the same proportions- is repeated outside the cave. The account makes up what reminds of Jacob’s ladder, a pattern helpful for ascending and descending in metaphysics. To say the least, there is a bit more to Plato than linguistic universals and the originals of math.
    There is of course the one and the two, and within these, the philosopher and king, one king of the visible, while the good is king of the intelligible. Third from a king and virtue” is a key phrase, from Book X.

Tom Waits: Waltzing Matilda

Pasted from Songmeanings.com:

Wasted and wounded, it ain’t what the moon did
I got what I paid for now
See ya tomorrow, hey Frank can I borrow
A couple of bucks from you
To go waltzing Matilda, waltzing Matilda, you’ll go waltzing Matilda with me

I’m an innocent victim of a blinded alley
And I’m tired of all these soldiers here
No one speaks English, and everything’s broken
And my Stacys are soaking wet
To go waltzing Matilda, waltzing Matilda, you’ll go waltzing Matilda with me

Now the dogs are barking
And the taxicabs parking
A lot they can do for me
I begged you to stab me
You tore my shirt open
And I’m down on my knees tonight
Old Bushmills I staggered
You buried the dagger in
Your silhouette window light
To go waltzing Matilda, waltzing Matilda, you’ll go waltzing Matilda with me

Now I’ve lost my St. Christopher
Now that I’ve kissed her and the
And the one-armed bandit knows
And the maverick Chinaman, and the cold-blooded signs
And the girls down by the strip tease shows go
Waltzing Matilda, waltzing Matilda, you’ll go waltzing Matilda with me

No, I don’t want your sympathy
The fugitives say that the streets aren’t for dreaming now
Manslaughter dragnets and the ghosts that sell memories
They want a piece of the action anyhow
Go waltzing Matilda, waltzing Matilda, you’ll go waltzing Matilda with me

And you can ask any sailor
And the keys from the jailer
And the old men in wheelchairs know
That Matilda’s the defendant, she killed about a hundred
And she follows wherever you may go
Waltzing Matilda, waltzing Matilda, you’ll go waltzing Matilda with me

And it’s a battered old suitcase
To a hotel someplace
And a wound that will never heal
No prima donna, the perfume is on
An old shirt that is stained with blood and whiskey
And goodnight to the street sweepers
The night watchman flame keepers
And goodnight Matilda, too

   The Louis Armstrong voice and the drunkenness of the song is part of the brokenness, as the Matilda” is said to be the backpack of a wanderer. This replaces his dancing partner, in the trauma of a broken love that sent him on the road. The episodic stream of half rational images, too, is like muttering drunkenness, reliving the trauma that set him on the road Traubert is said to have been such a man.

   So Matilda is the emptiness where woman goes, the universal defendant in a thousand trials for the striking of the heart of every failed lover, and it is his own fault, too, dragged down by the vices that now flock to have a piece of him. But as Robert Plant says, Many, many man/ Can’t see the open road.”

End July 2019 Tweets Preserved

“Tweets Preserved No longer functions on the new Twitter, so that will be the end of that series. We hope Twitter preserves archives in an accessible way. Previously, one had to scroll backward, and it slowed to a stop. I’d copy-paste, then remove all the extraneous. We like the old Twitter, and were switched by compulsion. Americans are slavish!

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Let’s do Giuliani a favor and only undercharge Trump and then overcharge him with treason, ignoring what he actually did that is impeachable: such as OBSTRUCTION. Passively receiving foreign election fraud assistance is not the same as active collusion, but it is “coordination.”
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“They are doing it as we speak” is not news. The “R” is asking, like its an open question! Gee, do ya think Russia is messing with the elections? Americans are just a bit slow- a side effect of OXY!! But we are not stupid enough to elect Trump without help- he’d have been weeded

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I’m still failing to read the Mueller report on the machine, and can’t get a book. The only book I’v read on the machine is Sister Lucy: Fatima. I almost read Baukham on the Revelation of St. John the Apostle.

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Mark A. McDonald
@mmcdonald77

Let’s do Giuliani a favor and only undercharge Trump and then overcharge him with treason, ignoring what he actually did that is impeachable: such as OBSTRUCTION. Passively receiving foreign election fraud assistance is not the same as active collusion, but it is “coordination.”
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Mark A. McDonald
@mmcdonald77

Ja, we thought the House needed a little help drawing up the articles. Nancy, give ’em a hand, will ya?
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Mid July 2019 Tweets Preserved:

Ja, we thought the House needed a little help drawing up the articles. Nancy, give ’em a hand, will ya?

    1. A new star: Satirist Randy Rainbow Uses Show Tunes And Pop Songs To Lampoon Trump

    2. Shit, I could have been a real estate scam artist! With my own blowdryer, rug, and T.V. show!

    3. If I had $4.90, after reading Bloom’s Republic!

    4. Czechoslovakia is in fine shape, eh

    5. Hey, at least he didn’t say go back to the kitchen and help their husbands fix the countries they came from! He’d never get laid again, but that’s probly a For-gone, eh?

    Hey, at least he didn’t say go back to the kitchen and help their husbands fix the countries they came from! He’d never get laid again, but that’s probly a For-gone, eh?

  1. 4.90$, like a college philosophy book, Bloom’s Republic!: by

  2. This: To read with a pen and take notes: The Mueller Report: The Final Report of the Special Counsel on Russian Interference in the 2016 Presidential Election by Robert S. Mueller III

  3. Look, part of the reason Trump is still sitting there is WE let the stuff go that has gone by, then get worked up about “racist” comments. Being a calloused idiot is not impeachable. Obstruction is, but WE have to hold him accountable. The executive agencies apparently cannot.

  4. On the Moon: It was a great oversight to fail to leave a steele, you know, a granite carved stone like those guys left by Petros, so in 3.5 billion years, someone might find it. I guess granite is heavy. Aluminum would have worked, like 2001 Odyssey

  5. The swing states votes do not jive with the popular votes. Data collection and internet interference was used even to influence or obstruct the voters themselves, as well as IRA propaganda techniques, fake news and fake dirt.

  6. Look, the impression of the Mueller report is overwhelming. What are the 10 instances of obstruction? Some very strange stuff went on with Page, Manafort, Cohen, Sater, Popo and Flynn. Don was told the election would be turned for him. (You know they’d not trust ‘im to figger!)

  7. Bad taste in whores is not an article niether.

  8. “Unfit” is probably not an article. Nor are racist comments. The real articles are : I) Election fraud II) Bribery III) Obstruction IV) Oath of office violated V) Emoluments And the payment to Stormy. (Or is she an emolument? I think not! Yuuch!)

  9. He did this in 2017 with almost ZERO press! Imagine! What are the articles? Rep. Al Green: Donald Trump unfit to be president via

  10. Again, the bone swamp cow, very similar to me to the rock swamp cow tooth, looking for a paleotoothological identification

  11. We are so secularized, we do not believe in miracles, but that too is just what love is. Hope.

  12. What does the love song aspect have to do with my old teacher speaking philosophically on lyric poetry? Or with the Democratic Convention, for that matter, as they were using the great line. Miracles.

  13. I never did believe in miracles But I’ve a feeling it’s time to try I never did believe in the ways of magic But I’m beginning to wonder why Don’t, don’t break the spell It would be different and you know it will You, you make loving fun And I don’t have to tell you but …

  14. Woke up dreaming this song, surprised that my old teacher was explaining something from it: Fleetwood Mac – You Make Loving Fun via

  15. Here’s an old one: We had an analysis of this, as if it were laid out on a map of the Middle East

  16. A Conversation with Justice John Paul Stevens via

  17. Districting, Guns, Campaign finance and the death penalty: How retired Justice Stevens would change the constitution via

  18. Any sane president would appoint Obama to the Court. He’s be then like Taft, holding positions in each branch, terminal. If Barack does not retire to study political philosophy! Or translating St. John!

  19. Obama on Justice Stevens’ Retirement via

  20. And pot smoking- the Ruskies are not big pot smokers over here. Wouldn’t want Vlad to know they’s marvellin’! But we can deport them for spying or election fraud activity, whorin’ (but not not be’in a good dissident).

  21. We do not get that IF Russia threw the election to harm the US executive branch, there IS something we can do about it Constitutionally aside from IMPEACHment. Our Constitution does not prevent us from remedy: The Court CAN void the election.

  22. Here is another “Swamp Cow” tooth, this one not of rock but bone or enamel, more from the megafauna days. Can anyone identify it? I’ll Google “Prehistorical paleo Swamp Cow”

  23. A commentator discussed the “likes” business in relation to the old Skinner box, deferred gratification, etc, the principles of animal training that pass for psychology to men who do not think about the psyche. I always forget that humans mostly act like animals. Follow the money

  24. And Biden has 8 years experience staring into the abyss of the nuclear circumstance of modern man. And seeing the Presidency run basically correctly.

  25. Centrists: We do hang up on the “S” word, and call for a detailed discussion of the Bill of rights, say, property rights, forced charity and the difference between this and just taxation. But Bernie cares for the common good, and can fix Big Pharma and internet. Warren gets money

  26. So, it does seem to have been a bit more than a few Trolls and Russian whores, so that one must wonder who was paying for this journalism. Why would someone say such a thing?

  27. Gotta love the controlled cynicism in the very music of his voice. It is the music of reason- not fooled, yet knowing what it does not know.

  28. Just say “No” to tyranny.

  29. So, ya, we the centrists are voting with the Democrats until anything conservative recovers from being snowed by Trump-Russia and grows back the conscience that would not invite THE foreign power to pervert elections for partisan gain. IMPEACH! Boycott the “Republican” party!

  30. How about “Republican Fascist? Easier than to get away with “Democratic Communist.” Right “POP-ulism.” Bullshit. Tyranny, and its un-American. Our whole credo, the four assertions of the second sentence of the Declaration, is a rejection of this “Republican” slavishness.

  31. Today, his comment on the label “Democratic socialist,” and how the Trumpsters want to make all issues about the rejection of the Democrat’s left. Try rejecting DISHONESTY. Gerrymandering. Prostituting oneself.

  32. and they’ve done a fine, journalistic job through the Trump-Russia episode of American history. Q-Anon is doing that of which they accuse, intentionally lying, propaganda. Some guys like Bannon and Bright Bart thought that was how one does it- make popular opinion for one’s own.

  33. Let the Q-Anon guys tell us about “Main stream media”- what a crock and line of Bull. W@hat sort of media is that? I do CBS and NPR simultaneously all day long if possible, out in the shed, with some T.V. news thrown in, and they’ve done a fine, journalistic job through…

  34. Masha? One called her Much-a guessin’

  35. That Big Tech got us to accept a medical level of the publicity of the private for their purposes of data collection is beyond belief. And we had Orwell! The majority was somehow persuaded to accept this as necessity, about which nothing can be done, Congress, legislation failed.

  36. Ya, incidentally, Don, we are America, ya know, the guys who say it is a self evident truth that all men are created equal. Happy Fourth!

  37. Ja, go back to NY and Michigan and IMPEACH! Bring a Supreme Court case to void the fake Russian election. Fake elections have consequences- like setting a moron atop half the world’s nukes, at the whim of the guy set atop the other half.

  38. “Go back…” Bizarre, the levels of…but the great Trump tweet reveals that racism is behind the immigration concern, as might have been suspected from the lack of white guys from Russia being deported. (Apparently, the Russian mob avoids petty crimes like election fraud).

  39. Mueller report: by p. 50, it is clear we will not have another free election. It is amazing that these things were learned, and the confidence with which the report identifies the actor as GRU. Ok, Vladdie.

  40. Tommy- The Who (With lyrics!) Part 3 via

  41. Guinevere understand? Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young – Country Girl (unreleased, live version) -… via

  42. Gee whiz, if the GRU used Twitter messes to contact wikileaks, they must trust the privacy of these things! I always assume Putin himself could be listening if he wanted, especially when we had KASPERSKY, from, you know, MOSCOW!

  43. Wow! Crosby, just 10 years ago:

  44. Crosby & Nash – The Accoustic Concert – Guinnevere via

  45. Guinevere (Remastered) via

  46. I remember Moshe Gessen saying “a few trolls,” and we called her on it then.

  47. Mueller, p. 40, GRU eh? Contracts worldwide? So, when that guy says “60 million voted for Trump…” The election was thrown by Russian interference, and does not confer legitimacy. Look, America is simply not that stupid or corrupt without a great deal of help.

  48. I like how one can feel the night air as the cats would feel it, and the streetlamps. The writer Weber WAS a cat!

  49. BARBRA STREISAND memory (theme from CATS) via

  50. Barbra Streisand – The Way We Were via

  51. Barbra Streisand – Evergreen via

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  52. One is reminded of when Goneril says, “the law is mine. Who can arraign me for it…”

  53. Now I’m poking about p. 47. The GRU hacking of the Dem’s computers implanting malware is a marvel, and depends upon them helping one self-interested- that is base or debased- party. Trumpsters do not mind the unethical if legal, the illegal if unprovable, called “winning.”

  54. Scrolling down to p. 33, man, there is a lot redacted! How can anyone gather? We expect these to be filled in to Congress, as some of these ongoing matters come out. The Don needs to answer in an Impeachment trial in the Senate, for receiving election fraud help +rewarding Russia

  55. Stuff like this is absent from the Mueller report why? Remember? Reblog From Straight Arrow: No “Collusion?” Sater, Cohen and Trump Tower Moscow via

  56. So, what’s up with that Grand Jury? And what might be those ongoing matters? Surely Barr has been diligently completing the investigation. Two spaces in the obstruction section would go to Manafort and Page.

  57. Intimidation was also used. I was sent an impressive collection of tweets that had angered Trump-Russia, together with medical information, likely from a pharmacy. Access to my location was indicated, and a photo sent that looked like me, but was Bruce Willis. Etc.

  58. Russia used every means possibly, weighing the risk, but being wrong about the means being undetectable. Kaspersky was then handling computer security for 400 million., from Moscow. Data was collected and algorithms employed, similar to a marketing action without limits.

  59. It is impeachable because they told him the election would be turned for him, the means undetectable, so as to receive foreign policy considerations such as the weakening of NATO and sanctions. THAT is bribery. Obstruction is committed to avoid revealing this truth.

  60. Flynn, Page, Manafort, Cohen, Papadopoulos, These have, Geeze, not been in the news for a while. Congress is going to go, “Now what was the question again? If Russia turned the election for the Don, how is that impeachable?

  61. It is almost impossible to scroll the Mueller report for reading. I went to 191 this time.

  62. What kind of “data” is being collected on those who read the Mueller report on their computers? Are these then being interfered with? Can we trust the federal executive to check? To care, if it serves their short term advantage? IMPEACH!!

  63. Why is the Mueller report so difficult to access? Is it even print-able? It cannot be copy-pasted. Read the redacted Mueller report

  64. Horrific footage from Venezuela.

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  65. One Big question: Why is the border problem suddenly 10x worse? One said we had ceased aid to central American nations, given obviously for our benefit as well. Is it a Trumped up crisis, an attempt to inflame division? Putin again?

  66. Joan Osborne – One Of Us (Official Music Video) via

  67. If Canada would take us, we could just make the US a province or maybe a territory, like the Yukon used to be! But they wouldn’t want the nukes and the garbage. They send their garbage here! Then they’d have to clean it up!

  68. O Canada, Canadian National Anthem. via

  69. 100% brown guys, is it? I’m sure glad all the Russian immigrants obey the law!

  70. A rational guest worker program might be a good place to start. We do not trusty ICE with immigration policy, period. Transition cities and good neighbor policies might help. We could educate the central Americans to return and free their nation, if we could do that for our own!

  71. I’d reached an end here in the states, and was trying to avoid what then occurred and almost occurred- a charming story, as I was seized, drugged, attempted psycho-drugged, held for 20 days and finally released despite having done not a single thing wrong, nor said a thing false.

  72. I tried to get deported on inauguration day, no shit. The Canucks would’t let me in, or else the US guys wouldn’t let me out! Said I did not have enough money to go in, and I had their permission to leave Canada immediately! I’s wantin to stay if Trump attacked the demonstration.

  73. They’ll prob’ly go back two generations and try to deport me to Canada …for smokin’ weed! ‘Least then the’d have themselves a token “White” guy (get it, tolkein? Sarcasm does not come across on Twitter.

  74. Wonder if ICE is getting time and a half on tax money to work on Sunday. Least we know whose work they are NOT doing!

  75. Wowza👍🙌👍

  76. What the heck is “hydra” and psy group?

  77. CSNY – Southern Man – 1970 @ Fillmore East via

  78. “Won’t you roll away the stone Why be cold and so alone? Won’t you roll away the stone Don’t you let it die” “Roll away the stone” is Easter, Eh?

  79. Mott The Hoople – Roll Away The Stone (1974) HD 0815007 via

  80. Oh, man, I need T.V When I got T. Rex.

  81. Mott the Hoople All The Young Dudes via

  82. All the Young Dudes – Live! – Mott the Hoople, David Bowie via

  83. Is that concrete all around, or is it in my head?

  84. Mott The Hoople – All The Young Dudes (Live) via

  85. Robin Trower – Bridge of Sighs – 01 – Day Of The Eagle via

  86. Read Mueller report: Weekend all nighter, just like college.

  87. Karn Evil 9 – Emerson, Lake & Palmer via

  88. One of the few of the 70 candidates for top 20 left out on the Fourth: Emerson, Lake & Palmer – Welcome Back My Friends – Live In Montreal, 1977 via

  89. “I did tell them that they had facilitated multiple crimes in the EU referendum. That as things stood, I didn’t think it was possible to have free and fair elections ever again. That liberal democracy was broken. And they had broke it.”

  90. ‘Here’s another way to say it: the biggest FTC fine in United States history increased Mark Zuckerberg’s net worth.’ It really is amazing. I think this might be the moment we later realise that Facebook broke the American dream

  91. Everything about this is extraordinary & chilling. Here’s his associate making clear the explicit connection between this investigation & the DoJ’s into Trump & Russia

  92. Banks is suing me for my TED talk but he is not suing multi-million $ global media organisation . He is trying to personalise this. To make it about me. When this is ALL about him. His police investigations. His dealings with the Russian government. His offshore dealings

  93.   Retweeted

    …his comms with Russian embassy while accompanying Farage to US to campaign for Trump. His diamond-less diamond mines. These are stories reported but just by & but & & . I am not the story. He is.

  94. Putin used KASPERSKY computer security to run Trump up the flagpole then deflect the vote in swing states. Oxy deaths were higher in the swing states. The “R”‘s went along with it for partisan advantage.

  95. For how long has mmcdonald said ad-nausium, to dis-believing hearers: The election was turned by data collection and targeted interference?” And we mean YOUR tech is spying on YOU by camera, microphone and other means unknown. And we mean RUSSIAN intimidation AND mechanical.

  96. Back just one or two steps, though: The US Congress took “campaign contributions” to NOT regulate, that is, LEGISLATE in the new Wild West of the internet. And WE keep electing them and do not require that they DO THEIR JOB. But there we can fix it. Will we? IMPEACH!!

  97. My TED talk: how I took on the tech titans in their lair | Carole Cadwalladr

  98. Aguirre was the last one up on the Moth today, with a story of paranoia in Chile: She was nearly murdered by a guy who tortured folks from the Resistance.

  99. Comedy is interesting. On Saturday on NPR, we have “Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me,” and here it is possible to know, and for them, even to speak. What is the knowledge on which comedy is based? It has to do with common sense, but teaches because it is above the common.

  100. …Is that in part to secure future foreign election assistance, because you think that is a fine way of winning?

  101. Trump must be asked, in trial in the Senate: Did someone tell you the election would be turned for you? And the means ‘undetectable?’ And did you then reward Russia, t as by weakening NATO and sanctions? Is that in part to secure future foreign election assistance?

  102. History of the Alphabet and the Mystery of Hebrew

  103. Spanish nuns: Hope for the world on a Saturday morning. SIERVAS – Gente más que buena (Video oficial) via

  104. So, how bout we all stand up at once, and bring the Trump-Russian fraud to a close, before even more people are hurt? If they call for a civil war, just don’t show up. Let ’em start without us! IMPEACH!!

  105. We favor a simultaneous Supreme Court case brought by whole states, such as PA, MI, NY. #16-907, 16-1464 and 17-857 were brought by citizens, but massively obstructed. Impeachment would end obstruction.

  106. Putin has been cultivating fascism throughout the world, a peculiar sort of modern tyranny, the opposite of Marxism in many ways, right and left. Putin himself may be neither and willing to use both, along with using other gangsters, for power. Power as a goal is very strange.

  107. Te quiero Señor, te adoro mi Dios, me siento vivo

  108. But how DO we know? It is NOT equal, the lie and the reality. Our nature IS capable of an accurate view of the world, despite the fact that we do not know many things, and so do not know the whole.

  109. Q-anon is being done intentionally, taking advantage of the fact that humans do not know, yet are very gullible. Trump-Russia knows that they are criminals and use opinion, and must change the whole picture of reality into one in which they are innocent, because it is useful.

  110. There is a house of mirrors. There is the images in the mirrors. And then there is the house of mirrors. When we dream, we are almost always convinced that awe are in a circumstance but are not. We are wrong, and we awaken, and go about our day.

  111. How do we know? A genuine conspiracy may be behind the far right conspiracy theory cult. An intentional effort to accuse the Dems of something very similar to that of which the right is guilty. An intentional use of “shadow,” characteristic of Russian propaganda theory.

  112. Congress is too stupid to check for this. We are TOAST! The result could be nuclear war. Would we care?

  113. Again, if certain accounts or messages are suppressed on Twitter, how would we know? What prevents it? Channeling of, say, every tweet with the word “IMPEACH!! Just by, say, 18%? Youtube is being questioned about a tendency toward right wing extremism. The M.O. of Putin.

  114. When does Facebook pay US the value of our data and the voters rights implied by their 500 B$ sale of our privacy? When does Congress “secure these rights,” rather than take campaign contributions? We will likely never have another free election. Because we are not going to fix.

  115. If you take pleasure in these images, YOU’RE the one that should be deported.

  116. ‘Government sends (only teenage) migrant girls to new Florida facility’ 9 miles from Mar-a-Lago.

  117. Nice. Oligarchs who do not know there are Nazis who will eat them.

  118. We suspect Vlad prepped us with OXY and pocketed the profit from a Russ mob- Big Pharma deal. Where does he GET all that money he launders, eh?

  119. That is what happens when one bans genuine thought. 10,000 free persons will make Vlad eat his 2016 election, IF we GET IT and STAND UP!! But this was obvious 2+ years ago: Congress is ON OXY!!

  120. The sane “Republicans:” those who reject tyranny- ought have bolted on the Trump wing two years + ago. Stateside: Amash says two-party system is broken; Michigan’s tech scene; future of manufacturing

  121. My computer clearly does not like it if I try to read the Mueller report. We need print out copies at the library.

  122. That is the meaning of his inability to reach a conclusion regarding the Russian election interference investigation. There are 10 instances of obstruction, and they keep count of

July Tweets Preserved 2019

  1. This includes the Fourth of July celebration Twitter DJ session, listing the 70 candidates for the top 20 rock songs, “rock proper,” as we call it, only the NOISY.

    My computer clearly does not like it if I try to read the Mueller report. We need print out copies at the library.

  2. That is the meaning of his inability to reach a conclusion regarding the Russian election interference investigation. There are 10 instances of obstruction, and they keep count of lies.

  3. Again, at 3:00-3:13 of the Mueller SPEECH, he says something close to: “When there is obstruction and lies it goes to the core of the ability of the investigation to find the truth and hold wrongdoers accountable.” That is the meaning of his inability to reach a conclusion…

  4. Good, we have another week to try to read the redactions in the Mueller report for Congress. And Russia has another week to use their selection of Trump. Process is a bit slow for the nuclear age, no?

  5. The suggestion is to remove Trump, rather than see what Russia can do with his destruction of the executive. The method is to motivate BOTH the other branches: States need to bring suit for the election fraud. And IMPEACH!!

  6. Only 5 days left to read the Mueller report and suggest questions to your representative. The first sentence: Russia acted to turn the election. The question is what do we do about it. A great deal is at stake.

  7. Trump-Russians are liable for separating these children from their parents in order to punish. This is unconstitutional executive power, and criminal. IMPEACH!!

  8. Ja, no “white” immigrants who committed crimes being deported, not a single one? No Russians, all the Russian gangsters are fine-o? Chrissakes, gimmie a Belgian or a Canuck, anything! I did hear of ONE Ruskie, like a year and a half ago. Seriously this is such bullshit!

  9. Ja, dudes are, like, “Monophysite!” “Off with ‘is ‘ed!!” A Pelasgisan, er ya? Arian er Al- Bagensian! Took their theory seriously back then. Dudes should-a worked at the gas station, but they didn’t have em then. Plowman, go!.

  10. Ja, the Age of Faith one has a good study of Islam from before the contemporary era, before opinion was warped. Medieval political orders are all messed up in the same way, like men were obligated to them to hold the right opinion of the Deity. Justinian unity, Eh? Weird.

  11. A 900’s dude name-a Abu Said, a Sufi mystic, wrote: Said I, “To whom belongs thy beauty?” He Replied, Since I alone exist, to Me; Lover, beloved, and Love am I in one; Beauty, and Mirror, and the eyes that see.” Imago and object, he could add. Mystics.

  12. I keep trying to think of Durants as a mere historialn- Will and Ariella, , while I milk the volumes for the encyclopedic study. then they include something amazing: Avicenna read Aristotle’s Metaphysics 40x without understanding. Then the Al Farabi commentary: joy! (IV, p. 255).

  13. Has the Senate yet questioned Google? And has Google contributed to campaigns?

  14. “Deep fakes, we are worried about SHALLOW fakes! And how easy it is to get the Americans to fall for this stuff. And Senators who were told of these things many months ago, and did not hear their constituents.

  15. The abuses of Google etc. by Trump Russia and the Republicans are about to be revealed- so they do the counter accusation first, just like with “election fraud” and the supposed fake voters

  16. One half of Trump’s Twitter followers were fake. Congress would not regulate the sale of fake followers, for that crowd effect.

  17. Poor Don, he thought it was just a real estate deal. He thought it was about “HIM.”

  18. Ja, after shooting her mother and sister, with a bit of torture thrown in, they told her she had 45 minutes to leave. But the Republicans think Russian election interference is in their partisan interest.

  19. Maybe then I’ll play him the nice clip on immigration this morning from NPR, about one fleeing MS 13 who actually got a lawyer, so we heard. Just so he knows what happens if we allow crime to seize the executive branch.

  20. Maybe I’ll take this with me when I hitchhike to my representative’s office, wait there for him to attend, and read the Mueller report to him line by line. Have to make sure these kids do their homework.

  21. Remember? Reblog From Straight Arrow: No “Collusion?” Sater, Cohen and Trump Tower Moscow via

  22. BREAKING: Trump’s Russian mob-linked former Advisor Felix Sater got a sweetheart plea deal like Jeffrey Epstein’s… on steroids. Barbara

  23. Our Evangelicals know all about politics:

  24. PASS IT ON: The Delta Aquarids Meteor Shower peaks on the night of July 28th through the predawn hours of July 29th. Around 20 meteors will be possible per hour!

  25. They had a chance, but failed. The cost to Russia is Trillions: Tyranny is expensive. Mob rule does not make a nation flourish.

  26. These kids do not Remember: The worst tyranny in world history hsad a chance to be OVER, but may have instead chosen to use “Glassnost” as a trick to “wuin” their envisioned aim of world conquest. That means the goal of Putin has been underestimated. Duh. Hey Vlad: GET OUT!!

  27. This means that what just happened may have been planned pre-Gorbachev. The Hidden History of Trump’s First Trip to Moscow via

  28. WOODEN SHIPS ~ CROSBY STILLS NASH ~ LYRICS via

  29. I’m about to hitchhike to my Representative’s office and spend 48 hours reading the Mueller report to him manually, just to make sure he has it by the 17.

  30. I’m still trying to adjust to how pissed I am about Canty’s report on rape in prison. I want to know how many CHARGES have been filed. If it’s f’n zero, I’m moving to Canada. Had it. My fellow man and citizen has let us down bad. Happens in some ages. And nations.

  31. Word has it he got a “D” on a college paper titled “Evolution,” making it say “Devolution.” Perhaps we will regain our tails. My cats make fun of me, when I show them, and say “Where isd my tail? Dogs too. Goes over big at pet parties.

  32. Ja, jammin, then everyone dancin at the wedding! Wedding music, especially for dancing, is usually lame. Lowest common denominator. We have a wedding list for the Twitter DJ that would do it. Its in the Rock Commentaries.

  33. A good wedding song. I’d like to hear it electrified, as by The Birds. Hey Gilmour! Thing could be jammin. Gimmie a band!

  34. Sunrise/ Sunset from Songmeanings:

  35. Fiddler on the Roof – Sunrise, Sunset Lyrics | SongMeanings Sunrise, sunset. Swiftly flow the days. Seedlings turn overnight to sunflowers. Blossoming even as w

  36. They tell us that We lost our tails Evolving up From little snails I say its all Just wind in sails Are we not MEN? Are we not kids?

  37. The Hidden History of Trump’s First Trip to Moscow via

  38. Devo – Jocko Homo [2001 Remaster] HQ via

  39. Are we not KIDS? Just wind in sails. Devo- Are we not men we are Devo via

  40. In totalitarianism, too, there is the suspension of “reality,” as if the Devil taught them a trick: How to use human ignorance. Just say, “prove it.” And there are no courts. Broad daylight in Manhattan, and no one will hold him accountable. Well, lets. IMPEACH!!

  41. The articles of impeachment are: I) Election fraud II) Bribery III) Emoluments IV) Obstruction V) Violation of the oath of office Plus the check to stormy. Are “Republicans” deaf to the testimony of Cohen and Mueller?

  42. An appeals court has decided not that there is no problem with Trump and emoluments, but that DC and Maryland have no standing to bring suit. Typical Trump Justice: Who can hold me accountable? The courts decide no obne can do anything? This is tyranny.

  43. Has anyone noticed that civilization itself- built up by our ancestors for generations and millennia- is threatening to break down, if we do not act? Are we all on Oxy? Amazing.

  44. Within man there is the knowledge of man- We can awaken in it if we try How this should be Assures us that this world Is mystery.

  45. We expect to see charges brought regarding the prison brutality and homosexual rape as in the story of Cynthia Canty on Stateside yesterday. The badge has been badly dishonored, and law itself must be restored. Expect to hear from us repeatedly until this sinks in.

  46. Ok, we’re gonna lock up some fake cops. You don’t like it- come git me, boy. I am one p.o.’ed Scotsman. Bastards. Satanic sissies. It’l take days to clean up my language, so don’t even talk to me. But we’re gonna lock up some fake cops, judges and “corrections officers.” Enough.

  47. Another old article. Don’t talk to me yet…for a couple days. Prison Brutality and the Constitution via

  48. A 2015 article. Hillary, incidentally, promised prison reform. You slaves. Prisons and Injustice via

  49. After years of state opposition, teens allegedly raped in adult prisons to get their day in court

  50. Now I’m pissed. Don’t even talk to me for a while. Don’t claim your badge has any honor till this is fixed: After years of state opposition, teens allegedly raped in adult prisons to get their day in court

  51. Were’s all the paleodontasaurusologists when ya need ’em!

  52. No doubt, a very rare Megalodontadentasaurus, worth a zillion dollars- now I’ll pay my student loans! Bet it’s ‘orth 13.65!

  53. The darkweb visitors show an overwhelming interest in my family history page, which may be useful for intimidation purposes. WordPress does not have a clue. But they’re about to get a clue- as is Congress.

  54. There’s the top view, where the dude chewed. It is obviously a tooth, and seems to be rock rather than enamel, with even a cavity below the gumline! Carnivore? Cow-type swamp critter? Some brainiac must know!

  55. The top looks a bit like a big old megafauna eatin’ cow, chewin grass.

  56. But youtube gets to answer regarding its algorithms! SOMEONE paid to slant things in US politics toward “right wing extremism,” according to NPR. Opinion can be controlled by simply deflecting and channeling certain Twitter accounts. There are not even laws forbidding such yet.

  57. So, today on wordpress, I get 56 pages visited by 7 visitors, and the pages uniquely do not register, because it is (likely) dark web. Prior examples were from Romania, the Ukraine, and in connection with someone in the US. WordPress does not get it.

  58. Can any anthropologists guess what kind of a tooth this petrified thing is?

  59. Look under that rock, you may find a snake-mm Hey Vlad: GET OUT OF THE UKRAINE!!

  60. Breaking on NPR today: Youtube must answer for its algorithms bending people toward right wing extremism. We had the obvious suggestion on mmcdonald 77 months ago: tyrants like Putin can pay to have accounts channeled, etc. These are the “undetectable” means election was turned

  61. The Who – Go to the Mirror! via

  62. At the time of the election, proudly advertising on NPR, forbidden from Gov’t computers, then quietly removed? Oh, HOM redaction. Cool.

  63. The Russian Government interfered in the 2016 election in sweeping and systematic fashion” is the first sentence of the Mueller report. Do you think they avoided unprovable ways, like mechanical interference with computers using KASPERSKY, handling 400 m accounts- FROM MOSCOW!?

  64. The Who – I Can See for Miles via

  65. But Ja, Vlad needs to GET OUT OF THE UKRAINE. But he does not take well to free advice.

  66. Ja, we may not have time, and so one wishes the people of this fine Democracy would wise up quick. One cannot know what we know and do nothing-simply allow it. THAT is fatal.

  67. But the power of pardon extends to all cases other than impeachment. Hence, Ford could pardon Nixon. We needed to go to the Court 2+ years ago: #16-907; 16-1464 and 17-857. Whole states must bring the case.

  68. Trump must be asked under oath in trial in the Senate: “Did someone tell tyou the election would be turned for you? And the means undetectable? And did you then reward Russia by weakening NATO and sanctions? He will resign before he sits for that, just like Nixon resigned.

  69. So far, our KNOWING is the only thing that has had any good effect, but it has countered the deal.

  70. Trouble is, we may not have time. Putin wants us in a war in the Middle East, so he can watch his competitors bash each others brains out. We suspect Putin in Bali, Christchurch and Las Vegas, and it is being looked into. After Skripal, you say he WOULD not?

  71. Voters want Trump held accountable. Party bosses and big donor fundraisers say don’t do it. So who do House members listen to? We’ll soon find out.  Jul 9

  72. And WE need to get off ours and persuade the 30% sitting in the center, so the 27% who are armed to the teeth for Putin do not start a civil war. Pelosi is right to be cautious, till Dorothy realizes she has the ruby slippers.

  73. And here’s the kicker: the tape atop only covers one camera, while those who put tape over that are really in a category!

  74. Now I’ll go try to read the redactions in the Mueller report, since my “R” representative won’t even read the OBSTRUCTION.

  75. Ja, Kaspersky was handling computer security for 400 million accounts…-from MOSCOW! Look it up on wiki. Then look up your tech-Magnovox, Vorizon, Microsoft, Netflix, Toshiba, etc, and learn that they have been spying on you by camera, mic and other means.

  76. And took Russian internet help against “terrorism.”

  77. Normally, our election process would have weeded Trump out with 9% in the primaries, even in the weak “R” field for cheif exec. Putin told Sater he could get the Don elected, and he was right- because WE allowed data collection and targeted “marketing.” And took Russian internet

  78. Ja, Obama needed bi-partisan support to do something, as the appearance of the thing might have caused civil war. It was fine with Mitch if the Ruskies threw the election, aiming to hobble our executive branch, so long as his party won. FIRE the GOP! Failure of integrity.

  79. Obama might have corrected the 2016 election debacle were it not for Mitch. Now we have to wait till the people “Get it.” This may take a while!

  80. No one has ever read this! Athens AND Jerusalem. Thoughts While Reading DeHart on Leo Strauss [Draft]

  81. Conversations With Famous Persons III: Joseph Campbell

  82. The menu shows the sections. “Music” is included, too. Psychology via

  83. The Who – Love Reign O’er Me (Live At Hyde Park) via

  84. The Who – Love, Reign O’er Me (Outside Lands Festival 2017) via

  85. !! No shit!

  86. The reason for the fourth Amendment is not even privacy, but rather SECURITY. And it reads not Congress shall pass no law, like the First A, but “No person shall….”

  87. And the FIRST time private data is used to assist an assassin, as occurred for example with a doctor’s appointment in a nearby town-dude was shot-The first time, I want a lawsuit and damages to be paid. THAT might give this new tyranny pause.

  88. Ja, what will be the recourse when ICE uses the facial recognition from our drivers licences to target those who call for Congressional oversight of ICE! I want to see it! Who will sue, who be the lawyers, and in which courts will the cases be heard?

  89. Recourse when these powers are abused: We want to sue Facebook, since their 500 Billion is about the value of our collected data. Minus about 1 B for the value actually created by Facebook. Oughta pay their lawyers!

  90. Spying, and it only seems to help against terrorism perpetrated by brown Middle eastern people. The white guys and the school shooters have walked right through!

  91. And I am supposed to read the Mueller report, about dirt on Hillary collection? Why is the massive data collection, sale, and the violation of our voter rights not in the Mueller report?

  92. Ladies and gentlemen, your government has been spying on YOU- and this allowed the election to be turned, by data collection and targeted RUSSIAN interference- offshore, so out of the reach of US law.

  93. Now its on the radio: Both Zuckerberg and Comey put tape over the camera hidden in the top of all computers- apparently even they cannot buy one one can trust.

  94. The Who The Song Is Over Lyrics via

  95. Good at setting bones, but terrible at maladies and determining causes and prescribing drugs. What occurred regarding Oxy is occurring 3-10 fold regarding antidepressants, and it will something next when we get hold of Big Pharma on these. They like unknown matters, for profit.

  96. The Who Slip Kid Lyrics via

  97. One characteristic of madness is the error regarding certainty, and we can find our own way out of errors by being self critical; and humble. But what if there is, as Socrates taught, knowledge “in” the soul that we can “recollect,” as if the soul were made to know?

  98. That’s right, we do not know or care what these words mean, and they change through time in the supposed science. But disorder is theoretical and practical, an example of the latter is “paranoia.” Errors in comprehensive practical judgement. The world IS a scary place.

  99. Or, follow Aristotle and consider Psych: separate off the character disorders and ethical virtues, and consider the mind. It has a right and wrong functioning of the theoretical and practical faculties, we call “psychosis” and Schizophrenia,” without regard for the meaning.

  100. The Who – The Real Me via

  101. This organisation is currently small but I hope it grows. Survivors of institutional abuse in psychiatry have nowhere to land. Change won’t come from above. May we gather, grow an claim our rights

  102. Indeed, the whole model of shrinks, couches, 50 minute sessions en masse, was an error. Hence, it was easily replaced with drug-them-all-for-profit after a 15 minute session! Not that dreaming while awake does not occur, nor that there IS no such thing as madness. Not for profit!

  103. QUADROPHENIA- 5:15, Sea and Sand (W/ Lyrics!) Pt. 6 via

  104. QUADROPHENIA- Love, Reign O’er Me (W/ Lyrics!) Pt. 10 via

  105. But tyranny can, as in Russia and Russian method, use the accusation of insanity for ideological purposes. Our psych is well adapted to becoming an instrument, as, like “behaviorism,” it has no end of its own.

  106. Hence, the NORMAL is different from the standard or health of the soul. What if justice is rare? They also say the “functional,” the “adaptive,” the whole, the “self actualized,” in addition to the “ordered,” all assumed, never studied and never spelled out. The measure assumed.

  107. Our “personality theories” studies without considering the well ordered soul. Strauss does consider this, in Natural Right and History, like p. 124. The well ordered soul is rare: “the most admirable human phenomenon,”

  108. His essay is actually pretty good, but they want to treat tyranny in the terms of modern psych, from Rogers. Better than nothing, maybe. Tyranny bursts the seams of our DSM. Go to Plato, Republic books I, II and then VIII, IX, and Gorgias. Its Thrasymachus, Critias, Callicles.

  109. Point bein’, in the seat of the first principles, our psychology- knowledge of the soul- is “ecclectic.” Psych-iatry- the iateia or healing of the soul- is based upon NOTHING. Common sense, tradition, fashionable opinion or philosophic ethics.

  110. Freud was do’in his wife’s sister. Campbell says so, in his Intro to the portable Jung. So don’t give us this Otto Rank power bullshit. Our psych literally does not know what it is doing. Humans do not have the knowledge required for that authority. We are at best instrumental.

  111. Pretty bad though, to get blocked by a shrink!

  112. I only say the above because Winarick blocked me. Not even when I spoke against the drug scam-similar to Oxy- regarding antidepressants, not when I asked: What IS the well ordered soul.” It was rather when I said friendship heals, and allowed Sybil to be healed.

  113. The famous Dr. Winarick, who wrote on the “authoritarian personality” in Psych Today, said he thinks Jung is “cuckoo!” Rather, we think like Freud, he cuckolded, his wife! (But she-Emma- was prob’ly cool with it by that time- [fine milkman!])

  114. Ja, that’s why the word is “integrity.” Consider Jung on “integration.” Jung is the guy- but if he wasn’t rich, they’da locked him up, too!

  115. As in Quadro, but from a different angle than the Punk and Godfather.

  116. So, because Tommy’s parents wished to hide an affair, they subjected Tommy to his neurasthenia. It is an allegory for the musical genius of Townshend himself. He ends, though, becoming like a cult leader. Critical of the whole rock band phenom.

  117. Indeed, Don, we cannot trust our federal government even to ask if one is a citizen, without using this to hurt brown people- in flattery of their base. IMPEACH! Our problems are hydra arms, and these have a head: Russia turned our election.

  118. They do not even study the question in this way: How is it right to feel. And if one tells them there is a way to study this- the right order of the soul- they will not look: for fear they will go….! But such are those given care of our souls.

  119. Imagine being seriously or even a bit in trouble or confused, then being seized by a bunch of white-coats who start drugging you and doing shit to you- keep you from your cigarettes- then ask you how you feel! I had written How TO feel” Yes, how do they say it is right to feel?

  120. Hence, we have a First Amendment. It allows people to speak about even the highest things, and you violate the rights of no one, they cannot call you mad and seize you.

  121. The base will also accuse one of insanity if he shows them the way of Life, the way of penance. 1/3 of humans are like this. We can no longer distinguish evangelism from insanity. The worse if it is not like tele-evangelism or Trumpster style, secured with wealth.

  122. …And what ever you say will be only used against you, if you did not want to be imprisoned. And we’re the nuts ones!

  123. We seek a psychology and a psychiatry that is much more humble, observes the Bill of Rights, and is able to serve, rather than indoctrinate into a drug cult with all the power of opinion and law. And money: these cultists are paid six figures to do these things to people.

  124. Most people have little trouble telling the hero from the villain in a story. Even the rare villain who chooses villainy knows he doing such, and sees the difference. Go figger.

  125. Incidentally, Townshend, if he knows what he writes, knows more about “psychology” than by far most shrinks. What do shrinks study? Neurons? Rats? Bodies? Sex? The shrink of Sybil, Dr. Wilbur, studies the soul, and had some success. But such would not work with the unjust.

  126. You want keep “sources and methods” secret, don’t violate your own f’n constitution, eh, Cowboy? Don’t worry: You didn’t see it.

  127. But I myself was called “insane” to cover an affair between a friend and a fiance- and still am. I have also been called that in a much more complex matter, and been seized- illegally, as I said nothing true nor that I had not a perfect right to say.

  128. Tommy was told that he did not see it when he saw an affair between his mother and stepfather: Townshend is likely being simple here. Molestation, as occurs later regarding “Uncle Earnie,” has that effect.

  129. Because it IS their job to oversee the executive branch, and they won’t do it.

  130. And indeed, if the government WERE using something like “Confidential Informants,” say, on PhD politics students who turn down the invitation to apply, would they think twice to slander? And would anyone check? Would Congress hear such a complaint? Because it IS their job…

  131. Justice, we say, either IS or is necessary to, the health of the soul. Now, IF that is true, our whole psych is shot. We have tried to have a science that does not make judgments about the just. Then at the same time, suddenly does, based on common sense, (at best).

  132. Hence, our psychiatry is wrong in its first principle, and is not a science at all in the sense of the physical sciences, not an art as are the technea based on these sorts of physical knowledge- not even like bodily medicine And medicine is notoriously flawed: good at injuries.

  133. …Because JUSTICE, and not the lack of an erratic appearance- IS the health of the soul: Our souls are well if we love, seek and find true righteousness, and ill if we do not. It is of course quite difficult.

  134. Tommy- The Who (With lyrics!) Part 1 via

  135. And does our psychiatry, with its power to seize persons upon a mere accusation, take THAT into account? They DO take liability into account, however, and figure they have less to lose seizing the least powerful: lawyers. If one has no lawyer, he can be seized. +, no recourse.

  136. Here is a hard one: The accusation of insanity is used, when possible, by the unjust, to hide injustice seen. I have seen this at least twice. It is like the Who, Tommy, “You didn’t hear it, see it, you won’t say nothing to no one, never tell a soul What you know is the truth.”

  137. The solution to third parties in America is: Set aside self interest. If you are not going to win, throw your votes. It will also pull the parties back toward the center.

  138. I have a book on my desk, “The Lais of Marie de France.” Imagine, if one were so noble a knight he got laid! And by Marie de France!

  139. End of “Recycling.” It started with the tariffs, and China getting our garbage in boatloads. Turns out we were supposed to be washing ALL the containers. The labor costs more than the object. Try again.

  140. It’s on Amerika’s tortured brow… “Rule Britannia is out of bounds To my mother, my dog and clowns:” The bounds of the political are limited by nature. Grass through the sidewalk. Hope.

  141. Sums the whole of Bowie. He did it as his last song, too. About art and man, and us. David Bowie – Life On Mars? (Official Video) via

  142. Already way more adult than the hippies: Happiness is possible. David Bowie – Kooks via

  143. The comic side of Bowie, goes with the haunting tragic London Boys.” Like “Kooks.” David Bowie – The Laughing Gnome – 1967 via

  144. Uriah Heep – Easy Livin’ ( il giradischi ) via

  145. David Bowie London Boys original via

  146. “He thinks that people owe loyalty to him, but people are elected to Congress with an oath to support and defend the Constitution.” – Rep. Justin Amash responds to President Trump calling him a “loser” for leaving the GOP

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  149. Before the funeral of Medgar Evers, about 5,000 people marched through the streets of Jackson, Mississippi. Thereafter, as a WWII veteran, Evers was buried at Arlington Cemetery. More pics:

  150. Obama chose to save lives now and deal with the unconstitutionality later, and it was probably the right choice. If fraud and scams were not milking the stupid Americans for the tax dollars, minimal public health care would be possible. But look at Oxy! And now “rehab”!

  151. I wish my Rep would read the Mueller report instead of the Barr report, so I wouldn’t have to. I can’t get to it on the machine, and its not printed. Plus, I think they mess with your computer when you read it. If so, who will check? The executive!

  152. Reading Hannah Arendt, The Origins of Totalitarianism. Had it not just happened like twice, we might be as excusable as Wiemar Germany or Czarist Russia. “Anastasia Screamed in Vain.”

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  154. A disillusioned 60’s rebel’s song. Bowie saw past it. To what is the question. Suggestions? David Bowie – Cygnet Committee via

  155. David Bowie Eight Line Poem via

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  156. But the freak and his type, all for nothing…. David Bowie Young Americans via

  157. Who will love a lad insane? David Bowie – Aladdin Sane via

  158. F Davey Duke. “White” men and indeed all Americans with any spirit need to STAND UP and show tyrants what they can expect when they trample on Free men- and women.

  159. So, I get this mailing from the Trump Machine, I have been chosen to represent the voters in the x district. in 2016, I got one from the Don and Davey Duke. ‘Cause I gave 15$ to McCain in the first Barack election. I wised up by his second term, but McCain was a good guy too.

  160. Ya, Congress to protect the data and the citizens RATHER THAN be tricked into thinking they will use it for partisan advantage. Democracy cannot deal with this. Frankly: The people are too stupid. Their representatives MUST STAND UP!!

  161. Data collection: NOW it is the job of CONGRESS to protect it. All your vulnerabilities, real and exaggerated, are collected for use by anyone perfidious.

  162. Amash needs to form a Centrist Republican party, with Bill Weld, Mike Rogers MI and maybe Romney. Then we’ll see how many “Republicans” were only there for the favors. No one believes in Trump. There is no substance but intimidation.

  163. Justin Amash resigns from House committee after dumping GOP via

  164. ICE has downloaded all the state ID photos, you know, looking for illegals- and people hip to ICE FIRE ICE this is tyranny. You want immigration to work, RESTORE LIBERTY! The Americans cower. F’n slaves.

  165. It’s a bit like how, by 1965 everyone had forgotten World War II and the reason: what is at stake in defeating tyranny generation after generation. The great rock operas begin with fathers lost in the war.

  166. I have arachnophobia but I just had to share this video I saw of a peacock spider dance. Isn’t it amazing?

  167. How to conquer the Americans? Just don’t tell them your doing it. It’ll be over before they ever notice. And they still won’t believe it if the party doesn’t say to believe it, on Fox “News.” F’n slaves, unworthy of liberty.

  168. 13,000 is the number dead in the Ukraine since Putin invaded. He is rehabilitating the memory of Stalin- likely the greatest mass murderer in history, for sheer volume. Trumpsters continue to praise and exonerate Putin. You’ve been snowed. Be ashamed.

  169. David Gilmour ”Dark Globe” tribute to Syd Barrett

  170. In loving memory of Syd Barrett

  171. Hot chick, Dave.

  172. David Gilmour and Jeff Beck

  173. Simon & Garfunkel – The Sound of Silence (Original Version from 1964) via

  174. Cat Stevens – Wild World via

  175. Natural good and not the conventional measure is the reality.

  176. On “What is money”: a representation of value in transactions. It is worthless if there are no transactions, but GOODS are the real value.. The reason that Governments issue currency:: Foreign and domestic protection of the rights of property. Believe it or not.

  177. I wonder if Cat Stevens and Iggy would ever form a band: Cat Stevens – Morning has broken via

  178. The Stooges No Fun IGGY POP via

  179. Ja, we’ve got like one foot in the grave, the other on a bannana peel i’ this world, and gonna be the dog of a real estate scam artist hoisted by Putin. Ok. Where is my Iggy.

  180. I’m so scared, my stocks might go down. I won’t even be able to pay the lawn guys.

  181. Ok, Don, you tell us what to think like you do those left as “Republicans.” Unity characterizes tyranny. It might also characterize a free people: Unity on liberty.

  182. Point is, no one is righteous- otherwise, we could not measure, eh?

  183. Ja, its like, Don’t even look at a woman like that, Don’t swear any oaths, or “Do not swear at all, because…and of Cain, he who hates his brother, do not even say “You fool” to the guy, or you will be liable to the flames. Point is, no one is righteous-

  184. One man Must work for free.

  185. Ope, were noddaposta say “You Fool” a Sundy: Matt about 6-7, Jesus is commenting on the five ways Justice is above and beyond the Mosaic character. Ok, Ace, tell us what it is advantageous for you that we think, on the Sunday of the Fourth.

  186. Then he tells us what to think, like Nixon with the peace signs: No obstruction, no collusion.” OK. The Lady doth protest too much, eh?

  187. Amash Time: Ja, The Don is one of the dumbest and most disloyal people in the White House- even, or especially if loyalty is not to the Constitution and nation, but himself.

  188. Old King Cole was Coel hen, Coel the old, the father of St. Helen. We show why that is likely, and why we think Guinevere was a descendant of these, among the pre-Arthurian Welsh or Roman Christian Britons.

  189. Back to editing: Arthur, Guinevere and the Ancient British: For Ticia Verveer

  190. At Midnight, it’s over, the DJ session for the Fourth, cause it’l be Sunday: David Bowie – Starman Lyrics via

  191. When the punks took Rock away from the go-go, a turning point: Ramones – “Sheena is a Punk Rocker” (Subtitulada en Español) via

  192. RAMONES – Teenage Lobotomy via

  193. RAMONES – Havana Affair via

  194. Once there were sunbirds to soar with…

  195. Had to stop somewhere. This one is special to us who read Shakespeare’s The Tempest with Irv and Plato!

  196. Ja, the one’s sent up the pole by Russia…least they haven’t done that much harm yet, ‘cept to the executive branch. Executive order was it? How about a treaty?

  197. Station To Station – David Bowie via

  198. David Bowie Hang On To Yourself via

  199. David Bowie – Soul Love via

  200. David Bowie – 1984 via

  201. David Bowie – Sound & Vision via

  202. David Bowie – The Man Who Sold The World via

  203. Still can’t drive my module!

  204. David Bowie All The Madmen via

  205. David Bowie – Saviour Machine via

  206. Bowie – The Supermen via

  207. But the narrator had a rough visit to Mexico (as if they don’t really appreciate tourists sometimes.)

  208. Hopi Prophecy Ours are kept at the Hopi Reservation in Arizona at Four Corners Area on 3rd Mesa. I talked to …. They said the gourd of ashes will fall from the air. It will make …

  209. Ja, The Hopi where the four states make a cross, must think a wall a good idea in hindsight! Gourd of Ashes: Hopi Prophecy Ours are kept at the Hopi Reservation in Arizona at Four Corners Area on 3rd Mesa. I talked to …. They said the gourd of ashes…

  210. Well, Americans What, nothin’ better to do? Why don’t you kick yourself out? You’re an immigrant too Who’s usin’ who? What should we do? Well, you can’t be a pimp And a prostitute too

  211. The White Stripes-Icky Thump via

  212. The White Stripes – ‘Blue Orchid’ via

  213. Where is that f’n pridge…Oh ya, what you oughta know…l

  214. Led Zeppelin – Over the Hills and Far Away (Official Music Video) via

  215. Through the invocation, he becomes one with the Jacknife barber, is the best I can figure. At first he is the victim, making Love while he knows the truth and has to deny it to follow the compulsion. Dissociating.

  216. Led Zeppelin – How Many More Times (Danmarks Radio 1969) via

  217. Heartbreaker – Led Zeppelin HD (with lyrics) via

  218. David Bowie – Suffragette city via

  219. Ok, Time to Breathe from the Fourth Fest of pure Rock: Pink Floyd – Time (2011 Remastered) via

  220. Ja, goeth with “Dazed and Confused.” And “How Many More Times.”

  221. If things get any worse, we’ll lose it= New Orleans prophetic blues: Led Zeppelin – When the Levee Breaks via

  222. I dated that chick, poor Greenie low hanging fruit for the Jack-knife barber.

  223. Sits like a man but he smiles like a reptile She love him, she love him but just for a short while She’ll scratch in the sand, won’t let go his hand He says he’s a beautician and sells you nutrition And keeps all your dead hair for making up underwear Poor little Greenie.

  224. David Bowie – The Jean Genie (Official Video) via

  225. But if we do anything mellow: The Elysian Mystery: T.Rex Cosmic Dancer Lyrics via

  226. Pink Floyd – See Emily Play (1967) HD 0815007 via

  227. The Universe reclining in er air, has she? Brian Wilson’s had such, a word on the wind that lifts her perfume through the air. Bet Patty Boyd had nothin’ such… Plus, she goeth with him to a blossom world!

  228. See Emily Play – Pin Ups [1973] – David Bowie via

  229. T.Rex ‘Jeepster’ via

  230. Dragon head, machine of lead Cadillac king, dancer in the midnight Dragon head The planet queen, perchance to dream… …Well, it’s alright, love is what you want Flying saucer, take me away, gimme your daughter

  231. Actually, Marc Bolan just kinda talks that way: T. Rex Planet Queen with Lyrics in Description via

  232. 2/2…alright Don’t worry, baby Don’t worry, baby Don’t worry, baby She told me “baby, when you race today Just take along my love with you And if you know how much I loved you Baby nothing could go wrong with you” Oh what she does to me When she makes love to me And she says

  233. I guess I should’ve kept my mouth shut When I started to brag about my car But I can’t back down now I pushed the other guys too far She makes me come alive And makes me want to drive When she says “don’t worry, baby” Don’t worry, baby Don’t worry, baby Everything will turn out

  234. With Jeepster, the other Girl-car song. Hot rod guys came about ’63, between racers (James Dean) and Musclecars: Don’t Worry Baby via

  235. Car. Girl, head, car:+ Highway Star via “Nobody gonna take my head I got speed inside my brain Nobody gonna steal my head Now that I’m on the road again Oooh I’m in heaven again I’ve got everything Like a moving ground an open road And everything

  236. The Who – Won’t Get Fooled Again (Glastonbury Festival 2015) via

  237. #69 Stay – Station to Station – David Bowie via

  238. Take Me to the River (2005 Remaster) via

  239. Talking Heads – Once in a Lifetime (Official Video) via

  240. The Stooges – I wanna be your dog (1969) via

  241. [2/2] Three nights and days me sail the sea Me think of girl constantly On the ship I dream she there I smell the rose in her hair Louie, Louie,… Me see Jamaica moon above It won’t be long, me see my love Me take her in my arms and then I tell her I never leave again

  242. Louie, Louie, oh, oh, me gotta go Louie, Louie, me gotta go Fine little girl she waits for me Me catch the ship for cross the sea Me sail the ship all alone Me never think me make it home Louie, Louie, …

  243. The Kingsmen – Louie Louie via

  244. The Kingsmen – Louie, Louie (Shindig 1965) via

  245. IGGY POP – LOUIE LOUIE – Live via

  246. Patti Smith Group – Because the Night (Official Audio) via

  247. And I lay right down in my favorite place: The benefits of solitude: Iggy Pop – I Wanna Be Your Dog [Lyrics] [HD] via

  248. RAMONES – We’re A Happy Family via

  249. #68 Cream Crossroads via

  250. Ramones – I Wanna Be Sedated (Official Music Video) via

  251. Ramones – “Ramona” – Rocket to Russia via

  252. Surely I remembered to list this: Sunshine Of Your Love via

  253. End: I crossed the ocean Where no one could see And I put a time-bomb In your submarine Goodbye to old friends The secret’s in hand With phonied up papers And counterfeit plans You never will understand

  254. #67: Alice Cooper – Halo of Flies via

  255. #00: The Jimi Hendrix Experience – All Along The Watchtower (Audio) via

  256. FRANK ZAPPA COSMIK DEBRIS via

  257. #66: Frank Zappa – Cosmik Debris via

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  258. I also like Van Halen’s Kinks, but AC/DC is just too ugly to watch. I turn off the radio if they play it, especially on Sunday, let alone the Fourth!

  259. Amusing to see the death metal and Ozzie types, Ja, we don’t do them: except some early Sabbath, Paranoid: Sweet Leaf and: “Will you fear when death is near, and say that you may as well worship the sun?”

  260. #65: The Kinks – All Day And All Of The Night (Official Audio) via

  261. Jack White, even Chain by Fleetwood Mack and Stevie Wonder: Top 10 Guitar Riffs of All Time via

  262. David Gilmour Shine On You Crazy Diamond Pompeii 2016 via

  263. David Gilmour – Comfortably Numb Live in Pompeii 2016 via

  264. David Gilmour Comfortably Numb Guitar Solo in HD! via

  265. Top 10 Guitar Solos via

  266. Top 10 Guitar Solos via

  267. Deep Purple – Made in Japan – Highway Star (video) via

  268. Car, girl, head.Come take a free man. Deep Purple – Made in Japan – Highway Star (video) via

  269. And this again: Deep Purple – Highway Star via

  270. Ya, the question would be whether it is noisy enough for the Fourth. I included “Summertime” on account a she screams and cries a bit: Rock proper.

  271. While My Guitar Gently Weeps (Remastered 2009) via

  272. Correction, this is 15, and Day Tripper is #64! While My Guitar Gently Weeps (Taken from Concert For George) via

  273. Watch “Jimi Hendrix Castles Made of Sand lyric video” on

  274. I’m still procrastinating the Mueller report- hard to read on line. I’ll send Tweets out, though, of highlights, if I get to it. I’m still trying to write my paragraph on the context of Arthur, 516-542 AD, what was going on then in Rome, France and Byzantium.

  275. Lets have this one again, Come on in…Humble Pie – 30 Days in the Hole (Lyrics) via

  276. #62: Cream – I Feel Free via

  277. Some Redcoats were still about last night, bomb bursting in air, gorgeous- George- in the field across the street, here in the burbs, where the rich pop off enough fireworks to support a migrant or two- in addition to the ones we are trying to house and failing: LET MY PEOPLE GO!

  278. #61: Here’s some we left out: Hendrix “Third Stone from the Sun” is available only with the amplified message from the aliens on Youtube. Maybe we can get it off “Experience.”

  279. Updating this July 5, as the week of the Fourth continues: 14 Candidates for the 10 Greatest pure Rock Songs: Happy Fourth!

  280. It almost seems that NO Russians who’s death advantages Putin CAN die an accidental death. Soon it will be so with foreigners as well. Free men would have stopped this long ago.

  281. In the aftermath of his death, the lawyer’s client, Bill Browder, campaigned to enact a series of anti-corruption laws all over the world in his name. The U.S. Magnitsky Act was passed in 2012.

  282. “It is likely that the meeting with Veselnitskaya concerned the fallout from the death of Magnitsky, who had been working to expose a massive fraud that implicated the Kremlin when he was incarcerated, beaten, and left to die.

  283. Our psychiatry is is pseudoscience.

  284. Every day there’s a new story of Russia interfering in foreign elections. This time two Russians caught trying to influence the vote in Libya’s elections in support of Qaddafi’s son

  285. Pink Floyd – Hey You via

  286. Pink Floyd – Hey You (With Lyrics) via

  287. Dream Theater “Hey You”

  288. One wonders if maybe people who think woman-ness is a primary qualification for intell. and security work are really in the right business to begin. Granted it is ditto for maleness. … Not like the liberal arts departments for the past 20 years, safe to use for gender politics.

  289. Caption: George III when he/she read Jefferson: (Or was it when he learned his favorite petticoat was not back yet from the cleaners?)

  290. Calley has seen it 19 times, but wants me to make it stop “Not till the Redcoats go home.”

  291. Man there’s skirmishes with Redcoats all about in the woods here by the burbs, where the neighbors set off more fireworks than the amount of money I live off in a year. I tell the squirrels et. al, ., freemen feed the birds and squirrels better!.

  292. Did I mention that “King” George wears tights? Poofs his wig at the vanity? Lets his horse ride him? Liberty or death, and make the other sucker die for his, come fight freemen, you slaves, or join us against tyranny@!

  293. #70: The Bob Seger System – White Wall via

  294. Creed – Beautiful via Self indulgeance: (Not as famous as it should be).

  295. #68: Creed – Higher (Official Video) via

  296. #67: Higher! Cinnamon Girl – Neil Young – LIve – 1991 [HD] via

  297. Uriah Heep – Traveller In Time – Live 1973 via

  298. #66: Uriah Heep – Traveller In Time – Live 1973 via

  299. #65: Uriah Heep – Wizard via

  300. #64: Uriah Heep – Stealin via

  301. #63: The James Gang – Walk Away via

  302. #@62: Fantasy will set you free: Steppenwolf – Magic Carpet Ride 1968 HQ via

  303. #61: Steppenwolf – Born To Be Wild (Easy Rider) (1969) via

  304. HEY GEORGE!: Reenacting the Boston Massacre via

  305. Crispus Attucks | Boston Massacre | Crispus Attucks Boston Massacre via

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  306. #61: Fortunate Son (Live At Cobo Hall 1986)- Bob Seger (Vinyl Restoration) via

  307. #60 The Bob Seger System – 2 + 2 = ? via To be played with Creedence cover:

  308. #59: The Who – Won’t Get Fooled Again (Live at Kilburn 1977) via

  309. #58: Jethro Tull – Locomotive Breath (Live) via

  310. #57: Deep Purple – Highway Star via

  311. #56: Cream – Strange Brew via

  312. Guest Lyricist- some roadie! Mine is better poetry, but not music: Seeing Nausikka via

  313. “Gimmie my release, Come on…”

  314. 55: Humble Pie-30 Days In The Hole via

  315. #54: Robin Trower – The Fool and Me. via

  316. #53: Robin Trower – Bridge Of Sighs – 07 – Lady Love via

  317. #52 Lou Reed – Sweet Jane from Rock n Roll Animal via

  318. #51: Eric Clapton,Jeff Beck,Jimmy Page-Layla via

  319. #50: Blind Faith – Presence of the Lord via

  320. #49:Sunshine Of Your Love via

  321. #48: Cream – White Room – Lyrics via

  322. #46?:Cream – Tales of Brave Ulysses via Ya, we’ll have to redo the order by next Fourth!

  323. The Who – Magic Bus – Live At Leeds HQ via

  324. The Who ~ Shakin’ All Over via

  325. #42: Who’s nod a mod? The Who – I Can’t Explain (Live) via This is where it began, in a way:

  326. The Who – I Can See For Miles via

  327. The Who ~ Summertime Blues via

  328. #39: The Who ~ Substitute via

  329. #39: The Who ~ Substitute via

  330. Protesters at Richard Nixon’s July 4th celebration at the Lincoln Memorial in 1970.

  331. …and are doing it now, because WE DON”T GET IT! Could Facebook cause a civil war with targeted marketing? Well, do you think Putin is more villainous but less stupid than Zuck?

  332. Git yer guys in the executive agencies and secure elections and communications from data collection and targeted interference. Restore the security of the 4th Amendment, or you will never have another free election. They messed with the voters themselves, channeled opinion,

  333. Trump would have been eliminated in the primaries. Instead, Putin ran him up the flagpole, and the stupid Americans salute. I do not want to hear another “D” assume they lost a faif election and discuss adjustments on that basis.

  334. The cruelty is the goal. It’s called “deterrence” – a policy stance that if our country inflicts enough pain on refugees, they will think twice before believing America is worth their dreams & aspirations. Only policy change can end cruelty, not blank checks to the status quo.

  335. We cannot be proud of our military might because it no longer upholds justice, the “end of government,” according to Madison: “‘Till liberty be lost in the pursuit.”

  336. Last surviving prosecutor at Nuremberg trials says Trump’s family separation policy is ‘crime against humanity’ Richard Blumenthal

  337. IMPEACH!! REMOVE!! VOID!! This is the consequence of our not acting according to the truth: Trump and the Trumpsters are tyrants. Our tradition of Liberty does not allow that we acquiesce.

  338. -> Safe to assume THIS man knows exactly what he’s talking about.

  339. Notice that the best songs and the best “Classic Rock” is not pure rock at all.

  340. Pretty good way to conclude. I’m trying to stop the list, but it keeps flowing. We’re on the edges of the Genre, though. No more stuff like Entwistle’s base in “Real Me, etc, stuff that might make the top 10 and is not mellow, but Rock, for the Fourth, like fireworks!

  341. #38: Jethro Tull – My God via

  342. #38: Jethro Tull – My God via

  343. #35: Janis Joplin – Summertime via

  344. #36: Stevie Wonder Superstition via Written for Jeff Beck, like white guys could recover the ability to dance!

  345. 37: Time of the Season – The Zombies (Lyrics on the screen) via

  346. #36: Stevie Wonder Superstition via Written for Jeff Beck, like white guys could recover the ability to dance!

  347. #35: Janis Joplin – Summertime via a fine way to end the 35 candidates for the top 10 Rock songs of all time, if it’s gettin’ a bit mellow on us…

  348. #34: Jefferson Airplane – White Rabbit (1967) HQ via

  349. #34: Jefferson Airplane – White Rabbit (1967) HQ via

  350. #33: janis Joplin – Piece of My Heart via

  351. #32 Jefferson Airplane – Somebody To Love, American Bandstand, 1967 via

  352. #33: janis Joplin – Piece of My Heart via

  353. #32: Jefferson Airplane – Somebody To Love, American Bandstand, 1967 via

  354. #31: Neil Young – Southern Man via

  355. #31: Neil Young – Southern Man via

  356. The Declaration of Independence (as read by Max McLean) via

  357. The whole Declaration is to be read on the Fourth, as it was in Lincoln’s day and at the Constitutional Convention. + it has a list of examples of tyranny, + ethics of war. The Second Sentence of the Declaration via

  358. There, 30 is a wide enough net to catch the top 10 pure Rock tunes of all time, by Twitter DJ M.A. Mack, the son of DJ CJ Mac .Twitter. Gratis all, and Happy Fourth!

  359. #30: The Jimi Hendrix Experience – All Along The Watchtower (Audio) via

  360. #30: The Jimi Hendrix Experience – All Along The Watchtower (Audio) via

  361. #29: Watch “Voodoo Chile” on Hendrix would be earlier, but the poetry is off on the great rock tunes.

  362. #29: Watch “Voodoo Chile” on

  363. #28: Day Of The Eagle – Robin Trower. via

  364. #28: Day Of The Eagle – Robin Trower. via

  365. #27: Heart crazy on you via “I was a willow last night in my dreams…”

  366. #26:Heart crazy on you via I was a willow last night in my dreams…

  367. One of the great friendship songs, like Gypsy: Counting Crows – Mr. Jones (Official Video) via

  368. Counting Crows – Round Here (Official Video) via

  369. Tal Bachman – She’s So High via

  370. Profound lyrics, (for a rock band!) #26: Dream On – Aerosmith via

  371. Profound lyrics, “for a rock band!) #26: Dream On – Aerosmith via

  372. Dream On – Aerosmith via

  373. 3 doors down – kryptonite (lyrics) via

  374. Cake – “Short Skirt/Long Jacket” Live At KROQ via

  375. Cake – I Will Survive via

  376. Cake: I Will Survive Lyrics from

  377. I’m likin’ this new stuff, from the Bakers of short skirt long jacket: Cake – i will survive via

  378. Back to our regular programming. Wedding lapel is a Blue Orchid: The White Stripes – Blue Orchid lyrics via

  379. Replying to 

    That was like one of their/his Debut tracks.