The Doors - Riders On The Storm
(1971) L.A. Woman
John Hartford - Gum Tree Canoe
Call this country, Americana, bluegrass, whatever. I like it. One of my favorite John Hartford tunes. A one man band: banjo, voice, and shuffling feet.
An Interview with Dr. Dana Myatt, NMD ( Focus on Allergy Research, April 2013) Note: Magnesium stearate, a common “inactive” ingredient in many nutritional supplements…
This common filler in vitamin and supplement pills has had some bad press lately. Dr. Myatt attempts to set the record straight with facts. There is virtually no evidence this ubiquitous filler is harmful.
SCOTT JOPLIN PIANO RAGS
In a must-read essay, former GOP congressional analyst Mike Lofgren analyzes America’s “Deep State,” in which elected and unelected figures collude to serve powerful vested interests.
The military industrial complex has metastasized into the military industrial financial intelligence complex. Who really runs the government? For a large part of our economy, the Fox News vs. MSNBC and the Republican vs. Democrat fighting is just a sideshow. When the Wall Street-financed Deep State speaks, both sides line up “like iron filings obeying a magnet,” says the author, a former Congressional staffer with insight into the Deep State as it actually operates. All three branches of government are influenced by this monster that hides in plain sight.
Robert Palmer - Johnny and Mary
Robert Palmer’s hits were rock ‘n’ roll gold. But many of his album cuts were more esoteric, odd rhythms, more sparse and diverse instrumentation, nothing at all like the overdriven electric guitars that propelled Addicted To Love. The album Clues was diverse — and very good, even if there wasn’t a big hit on it.
I tried to resist, but I can’t. At the risk of being accused of pro-Soviet tendencies, I have to comment on a bizarre but real report in The Telegraph (March 6):
As European leaders [who else?] met in Brussels [where else?], President Barack Obama denounced plans for a referendum on whether the occupied Crimea region should join Russia as a “violation” of international law.
A violation of Ukrainian law, doubtless; but how does international law get into it? And just who is it that deliberates on international law, passes it, and provides for its amendment? Doubtless “European leaders.” So can they decide that Crimea should be part of Ukraine, despite all evidence that the majority of its population doesn’t want things that way?
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Obama makes similar nonsense statements:
“We are well beyond the days when borders can be redrawn over the heads of democratic leaders…”
Hmmm. Which democratic leaders are we talking about? Putin? Yanukovich? European leaders? Do the people have no say via referendum or local elected officials?
Muddled thinking. Hypocrisy. Situation normal.
Deodato - On Hearing The First Cuckoo In Spring
(1975) First Cuckoo
Deodato is a jazz artist, with an affinity for arranging classical music themes. This is his arrangement of the classical tone poem by Frederick Delius, a piece which itself is based on a Norwegian folk song.
The poor artist copies. The best artists steal.
Nonfarm Payrolls rose by 175,000 vs. a Bloomberg consensus expectation of 150,000.
Beneath the surface, things look worse again. The household survey shows a gain of employment of only 42,000 while unemployment rose by 223,000.
— Mish’s Global Economic Trend Analysis
"The new health insurance marketplaces appear to be making little headway in signing up Americans who lack insurance, the Affordable Care Act’s central goal, according to a pair of new surveys.
"Only one in 10 uninsured people who qualify for private plans through the new marketplaces enrolled as of last month, one of the surveys shows. The other found that about half of uninsured adults have looked for information on the online exchanges or planned to look". — WaPo
In other words, Obamacare is a near-total failure with regard to remedying the central problem reason used to sell the law.
Did we have to upend the entire system just for this???
One survey showed that only about half of the uninsured had actually paid for their insurance, which means that while 10% of the uninsured signed up for coverage, only about 5% are actually covered.
Can we repeal this turkey now? In full?