Saturday, October 29, 2005

 

Calling All Men, All Boys, And All Of You Worthless Jack-Offs In Between!

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This message is for all of you dimwitted motherfuckers out there-- yes, I mean YOU. You know who you are! Read the article below. Print it off on a printer, and carry it with you always in your wallet. Read it every single morning, and memorize every word of it. Read it, especially, before every potential encounter you may be likely to have with any female on whom you are considering "putting your slimy, nose-picking, ass-scratchin' hands."

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What EVERY GUY Must Know About Date Rape
Your Guide, Mike Hardcastle

A Date Rape Fact Sheet for Guys

Call it date rape, call it acquaintance rape, or just call it what it is, rape; whatever you call it, it’s a crime and it is committed at a shocking rate of every 2 minutes in North America. While public education about rape has made great strides in the past decades, particularly in the area of victim blaming and shaming, many guys still just don’t seem to get it when it comes date rape. Sure we all know that forcing yourself on a girl is rape but when we picture this we usually imagine a violent attack, sometimes with a weapon, or drugging a girl with a date rape drug, yet there are other ways to coerce or instigate an unwanted sexual encounter that some guys may not even think about. Often non-violent on the surface and sometimes the result of mixed messages, not listening, wishful thinking, and/or diminished capacity on the part of one or both parties, date rape is one of the most misunderstood and controversial of sex crimes. In date rape scenarios many guys really don’t feel that they have crossed a line or done anything wrong and this is the biggest part of the problem. Society still sends a very mixed message on this topic with many people feeling that date rape is most often the result of miscommunication or misunderstanding rather than a true act of criminal intent. Regardless of society's confusion the law remains clear and we want to lay it on the line for all you guys out there in a no-uncertain-terms kind of way. Guys, believe it or not it is in your best interest to really get it where date rape is concerned because a date rape conviction is still a sex crime conviction and can follow you for the rest of your life. Here it is, the bottom line on date rape.

Date rape, also called acquaintance rape, is rape that occurs between two people who know one another and usually happens in social situations. It can happen between people who are dating as a couple and have had consensual sex in the past. It can happen between two people who are starting to date. It can happen between people who are just friends and it can happen between people who are friends of friends, a.k.a. acquaintances. You do not have to be on a date for a date rape to occur. The first and most important thing a guy needs to understand is that NO MEANS NO. This is a non-negotiable fact. As soon as the word “No,” comes out of her mouth you must stop what you are doing and you should not persist by trying again. Even if it is a hot and heavy make out session as soon as she puts the brakes on you must stop. Even if the kissing starts up again you must not move things any further than she clearly indicates she wants them to go. If you have even a shadow of a doubt about what she really wants you must stop altogether. Believe it or not guys, this is for your protection as much as it is for hers. Try not to lose sight of this fact. By stopping when she asks or when it is clear she is uncomfortable you are not only thinking of her (which is important) but you are protecting yourself. For everybody’s sake when she says “No,” or starts physically pushing you away even without saying no, or if she repeatedly stops you from moving past a certain point (for example: she is OK with kissing but physically stops you when you try to reach under her clothes - even without saying “no”) you MUST STOP. Just because she is OK with the kissing doesn’t mean she wants more. Kissing you is not a promise of giving in to anything you may want. Think of it this way, when you willingly give a buddy a ride home one day does that automatically mean you’ll do it everyday or that you’ll also start driving them to work and on errands as well? No, of course not. Consenting to one thing does not mean you are consenting to the same thing in the future, nor does it mean that you are consenting to similar or related things. This is the case with sexual contact. Just because a girl consents to one type of sexual interaction does not automatically mean she is open to others. Just because a girl has had sex with you in the past does not mean that she is obligated to have sex with you every time you get intimate together.

Date Rape: What happens when one or both of you are under the influence?

Another area of confusion on the date rape topic is intoxication. Bottom line, if a girl is intoxicated she cannot consent to sex and you could be charged with rape. It does not matter whether you knew she was intoxicated, it doesn’t matter if you were intoxicated too, all that matters is that she was not in a state of mind to consent and therefore it is rape. If you get a girl drunk or high and then “get together” with her you have committed a sexual assault. Again, it doesn’t matter if you are drunk or high as well. Your diminished abilities do not negate your responsibilities. A good rule to follow; if you are under the influence do not have sex. Now say you really had no idea a girl was intoxicated and that she truly appeared to be a willing partner, what then? The reality is that you could still be charged with rape if she is able to prove she was drunk or high.

Your knowledge of her state may only be a mitigating factor; it does not guarantee you won’t be charged. So another good rule to follow, don’t have sex with anybody you are not 100% certain is able to consent. In other words, don’t have sex with somebody you don’t know very well or have not spent most of your time with immediately before your sexual encounter. While it may seem unfair to say to a guy “Dude, you’re under the influence too but you need to be thinking clearly even when she does not need to be thinking clearly,” really it is in your best interest to be on top of the game. Why? Because it is your future and your life you could be messing up and it is not up to her to protect you, only you can do that. Like the issue of birth control and condom use, when it comes to consent and sex it is up to you to make sure you are protected.

So let’s recap quickly:

* Not stopping when she is indicating that she wants you to stop, be it with words, actions or both, is rape. If she seems hesitant don’t try to convince her to give in, just stop!
* Just because a girl has had sex with you in the past does not mean she has consented to having sex with you whenever you want it. Forcing the issue could result in you being charged with rape.
* Just because a girl is your girlfriend does not mean she owes you sex on demand. Push it when she doesn’t want it and you could be charged with rape.
* If you get a girl drunk or high and then get together with her you have committed a sexual assault. If you do this and then have sex with her it is rape.
* If you do not get a girl drunk or high but you know she is when you have sex you have committed rape.
* If you are unaware that a girl is drunk or high and you have sex with her you could be charged with rape.
* Even if you too are drunk or high when you have sex with a girl who is drunk or high you could be charged with rape. It is not a sufficient defense to say, “I was wasted too!”

Hope that clears up the so-called gray areas on the topic of date rape. Remember it is your responsibility to protect yourself, not only from pregnancy and STDs, but also from being charged with date rape. Don’t blame your partner for actions you can control. You should use a condom and protect yourself from pregnancy even if she says she is on birth control. You should use a condom to protect yourself from STDs even if she says she is clean. You should stop yourself from having sex when she seems uncomfortable, when she says no, when she physically starts pushing you away or when one or both of you may be intoxicated and protect the both of you from a date rape. It is the right thing to do for EVERYBODY concerned.

Writer's Note: This article is not gender neutrel but date rape is. Date rape can and does occur within homosexual relationships and all of the scenarios outlined above apply in these situations as well.

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Thursday, October 27, 2005

 

I've Always Suspected This Might Be The Case... But Now There Is Actual Proof!

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Hippies were (and still are) MUCH cooler that you are!

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Tuesday, October 25, 2005

 

My favorite Paintings, Etchings, And Drawings By Picasso -- He Was A Randy Ol' Satyr, Wasn't He?

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Monday, October 24, 2005

 

Canadian Attorneys Attempt To Bring George "Dubya" Bush To Justice For His War Crimes.... Go Canada!

Prosecuting Bush
10/24/2005 11:16:00 AM GMT

Last year, and in its battle to have George W. Bush face criminal charges for torture, Lawyers Against the War (LAW), an international group of jurists based in Canada, laid charges against the American President, accusing him of aiding, abetting, and counseling the commission of torture.

That was during Bush’s visit to Canada on November of that year.

The charge are based on well-known abuses used against suspects held in U.S. custody in Abu Ghraib jail near the Iraqi capital as well as similar abuses at the U.S. detention facility in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, including Canadian minor Omar Khadr; held in Cuba for more than four years.

Such brutal tactics used against the prisoners during interrogations first surfaced in April last year, with the release of appalling and sickening photographs depicting the psychological and physical sexual torture of the Iraqi prisoners at the hands of the American guards of Abu Ghraib jail. The photographs shocked the world, however, only low-ranking officials and few soldiers have been indicted in those crimes.

Similar interrogation methods are being used at Guantanamo prison to force detainees admit having link to Al Qaeda or any other “terror” network. Those tactics included intimidating the prisoners using dogs, desecrating the holy Qur’an, Islam holy book, since most of the prisoners are Muslims, as well as denying them food and sleep. Also used as interrogation methods were strip searches, including invasive and often intentionally painful examination of the mouth, anus, testicles or vagina, frequently accompanied by verbal or physical sexual abuse.

But the Canadian government used a claim of diplomatic immunity and blocked the torture charges laid under the Canadian Criminal Code against President George W. Bush.

Judge William Kitchen declared the charges ‘a nullity’.

“Of course, they’re not a nullity”, said Professor Michael Mandel, co-chair of LAW, who criticized the decision as “irregular in procedure and wrong in substance.” “These charges were properly laid and backed up by powerful evidence. The government didn’t deny that evidence because it couldn’t deny it. Diplomatic immunity is purely procedural. It doesn’t affect the validity of the charges, only whether they can be proceeded with, for the time being, in a foreign court, in this case a Canadian court. Even if Bush has immunity, it’s only temporary and it won’t shield him or anyone in his administration from Canadian law, or any other law, when they leave office. That the Canadian government would try to hush this up by hiding Bush behind diplomatic immunity was only to be expected. Paul Martin invited Bush here to ingratiate himself with the President, despite the President’s crimes against our laws and against international law, despite even his inadmissibility as a war criminal under Canada’s immigration laws – above all, despite the unending human disaster the President’s illegal ‘war of choice’ has brought to the people of Iraq.”

Vancouver lawyer Gail Davidson, who laid the charges on behalf of LAW, said “We have a lot of objections to the way these charges were handled. We can’t see the legal basis for sealing the courtroom and excluding the press and the public. We think the claim of immunity was premature and exaggerated, and the quashing of the charges not authorized by the law.”
In December 6th 2004, a secret hearing held Provincial Court rejected charges against Bush on the basis of arguments by the Attorney General of British Columbia that the visiting president was shielded from prosecution by diplomatic immunity- A ban on publishing anything that was to do with the case was imposed the same day.

But last week, the Supreme Court of British Columbia cancelled the ban on publication, stated an editorial on CounterPunch.

"This is a very important victory", Gail Davidson said, "because it ensures that the proceedings will be scrutinized by people in Canada and throughout the world, to make sure that the law is applied fairly and properly and, above all, to make sure that Bush doesn't get away with torture."

"The American legal system seems incapable of bringing him to justice and there are no international courts with jurisdiction. So it's up to Canada to enforce the law that everybody has signed on to but nobody else seems willing to apply."

Ms. Davidson, Howard Rubin, and Jason Gratl and Micheal Vonn representing B.C. Civil Liberties entered courtroom 55 of the BC Supreme Court in Vancouver hoping the publication ban will be finally lifted- after a session that lasted for 45 minutes they emerged successful.

"I don't know that I would call it a victory quite yet," said Ms. Davidson, "but it is at least a step in the right direction. People deserve to know what is happening here."

"Many Canadians don't realize that we have not only the right but the responsibility to pursue these charges, it is a responsibility that the Canadian government owes not only to the people of Canada, but to the people of the world. The 1987 Convention Against Torture [And Other Cruel, Inhuman Or Degrading Treatment Or Punishment] binds us to this action." Canada ratified the UN Convention on Torture along with 139 other nations; promising to protect the inalienable right of all the world's citizens to live a life free of torture. "

The next hearing in the case will bee on November 25th 2005, at the B.C. Supreme Court, 800 Smithe Street, Vancouver, B.C.


 

The Crimes Against Humanity Committed by the Bush Regime


International Tribunal Indicts Bush Regime for Crimes Against Humanity

Revolution #020, October 30, 2005, posted at revcom.us

The weekend of October 21-23 saw the coming together of an extraordinary tribunal that indicted the Bush regime for crimes against humanity.

The First Session of The 2005 International Commission of Inquiry On Crimes Against Humanity Committed by the Bush Administration was held at the Grand Ballroom of the Manhattan Center in New York City.

There were four initial indictments against the regime:

1. Wars of Aggression
2. Torture and Indefinite Detention
3. Destruction of the Global Environment
4. Attacks on Global Public Health and Reproductive Rights

Responding with outrage to the recent events, the Tribunal decided to also hold a hearing into whether there must now be a fifth indictment--around Hurricane Katrina and the crimes that have emerged surrounding this disaster.

The Tribunal presented and adopted an all-sided, comprehensive indictment of the Bush Regime. The weight of the tribunal was indicated by the gravity of the charges, the depth of the evidence, and the authority and prominence of the participants.

The Commission was opened by Marcus Raskin, of the Institute for Policy Studies and The Nation magazine’s editorial board--who drove home the importance of tribunals like this for holding governments accountable before the world. Michael Ratner, president of the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR), gave a searing picture of the current regime and drove home the importance of transforming a political landscape within which powerful rightwing forces and warmakers have carried out their horrific actions. The third keynote address was a videotaped presentation by historian Howard Zinn, who laid bare how the U.S. has from the beginning forged itself through war crimes and genocide--a legacy that today finds in the Bush regime such a dangerous concentration and continuation.

With that, the panel of judges took their seats onstage--Dennis Brutus (poet and educator), Abdeen Jabara (Arab-American Discrimination Committee), and Ajamu Sankofa (Physicians for Social Responsibility). And then the detailed, richly documented and passionate testimony began.

Legal experts and government targets rose to speak on torture and detention, among them: Lynne Stewart who faces prison for her own courageous legal work, Barbara Olshansky (CCR) detailing global U.S. torture, and a Palestinian exile describing the conditions he saw as a prisoner in U.S. jails.

The U.S. war on Iraq was indicted--as illegal aggression causing unjustifiable suffering among Iraq’s people--with testimony from Revolution correspondent and author Larry Everest, law professor Amy Bartholomew, and professor of political science Stephen Bronner; joined by Ray McGovern, former CIA analyst; Dr. Thomas Fasy of Mt. Sinai School of Medicine; Denis J. Halliday, former head of United Nations Humanitarian Mission in Iraq; and Camilo Mejia, GI resistor and eyewitness to U.S. military actions in Iraq.

Finally, the disaster and government crimes in New Orleans were laid bare by eyewitnesses and learned researchers, among them: Annette Addison and Malik Rahim spoke about their experiences in the devastated Black communities of New Orleans. Dr. Robert Bullard described how oppression and inequality have historically left African American people vulnerable to natural disaster. Democracy Now’s Jeremy Scahill documented racist murder and vigilante threat after the flood. Professor John Clark explored how the deeply rooted inequality of Black people within his native city and the surrounding area formed the foundation for their abandonment and loss in Hurricane Katrina.

The Tribunal will reach its findings after a second session to be held early next year. But meanwhile, it was clear from this first weekend of evidence that the Tribunal already established a series of powerful indictments against the Bush regime. Revolution will continue to cover the results of this tribunal.

Larry Everest shared a sense of the participants that "the session was amazing, and the effort was very significant, important and potentially historic."

On this page, readers can get a sense of the indictments and testimony at the tribunal. We will be making audio files of some testimony and interviews available at revcom.us. Also: visit the Tribunal's official web site bushcommission.org for more information.

Torture and Indefinite Detention

From the testimony of Barbara Olshansky, deputy legal director of the Center for Constitutional Rights:

Before I talk about this stuff, I usually want people to go get a shot of whiskey. And maybe now, given what I'm talking about, you need a whole lot...

Immediately after [9/11], people were snatched from their homes all over the United States... On Oct. 26, the USA Patriot Act is passed... On Nov. 13, two weeks later, President Bush issues an executive order creating a military commission, or a trial system, for trying non-citizen detainees... December of 2001 is when George Bush authorizes George Tenet to create the Special Access Program... It is the first official foray into secret detention...

Next is a memo that goes from Alberto Gonzales...to George Bush, telling him that, You don't really have to apply the Geneva Conventions to the people that are detained... That January 2002 memo is happening at the same time that we are starting to send people to Guantánamo...

Next...is an August 2002 memo that's provided to Alberto Gonzales by Jay S. Bybee, then of the Justice Department... It talks about what the traditional definitions of torture are...and it says that a very good case can be made for redefining torture. And the definition that is recommended in that memo is that torture really is only when someone is at the risk of complete organ failure or death. And that is a new definition of torture in the United States according to this administration. Then the memo proceeds to...examine all the ways that the government could avoid liability, even if its actions meet that definition of torture. It is a staggering document...

And here's I think a more staggering fact. That document came out after, unfortunately, Jay Bybee was appointed to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. The man who redefined torture in this country in a way that no other country in the world believes in or has accepted is now sitting as a judge in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.

What comes next...is a discussion, at the highest levels in the White House, of what is permissible under this new scheme of what's torture and what's not, and you have Alberto Gonzales overseeing a working group where this is discussed... One of the main components of this in October 2002 is Jeffrey Miller--a very innocuous name that will give me the willies for the rest of my life. He is the one who requests authorization for the use of torture techniques at Guantánamo... People were subject to horrible extremes of temperature. They were deprived of food and water. They were shackled to the floor in stress positions for days on end. They were subject to sleep deprivation for weeks on end. They were denied medical care--people lost limbs, lost eyes. Lived for years, now, with broken limbs, broken spines...

The last piece of this is when Rumsfeld individually decides that Miller should now be shipped off to Iraq, to take the practices that he's honed and figured out are the most helpful, and bring his kit bag to implement there.


Destruction of the Global Environment

From the indictment presented by Ted Glick, co-founder of the Climate Crisis Coalition

We are in a very deep crisis....What's happening is the melting of glaciers, the melting of the arctic, the melting of the antarctic, because of the burning of all the coal and natural gas that has gone on since the beginning of the industrial revolution, towards the end of the 19th century, through the 20th century.... The likelihood is that sea levels around the world will rise fifteen or maybe twenty feet...

Bangladesh is in deep trouble as the sea level rises, which is what's happening as global warming takes place, as ice melts, as the water expands--which is what happens when it warms. Something like 13 percent of Bangladesh will be inundated with water, and tens of millions of people will be forced to move...

When the Environmental Protection Agency listed the potential effects of climate change on its web site in 2003, in a document known as the National Assessment on Climate Change, the White House ordered the EPA to remove or alter all references to the dangers of global warming. The President dismissed the meticulously researched document which took four years to prepare and review as a frivolous "product of bureaucracy." [Listen to this testimony at revcom.us]


Attacks on Global Public Health and Reproductive Rights

From the indictment presented by Thomas Fasy, MD, Mt. Sinai School of Medicine

The Bush administration is using its political influence, aid and funding in HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment programs to advance policies and programs that worsen the AIDS pandemic. Guided by a Christian fundamentalist ideological agenda, the administration is promoting and forcing deadly abstinence-only sex education programs instead of proven comprehensive programs that emphasize safe sex and the use of condoms.

President George W. Bush re-imposed the Global Gag Rule on the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) population program. This policy restricts foreign non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that receive USAID family planning funds from using their own, non-U.S. funds to provide legal abortion services, even where a woman's physical or mental health is endangered, lobby their own governments for abortion law reform, or even provide accurate medical counseling or referrals regarding abortion.

This has resulted in the closing of reproductive health clinics around the world that depend on international funding for staying open. More than 50,000 women die every year from unsafe abortion, a statistic that could be virtually eliminated by the provision of appropriate health information and services. And with the closing of the clinics, condoms become scarce and life-saving HIV prevention information is denied to millions of people.

The Bush administration and its political operatives have distorted sound science and attempted to suppress medical research studies in HIV prevention when it conflicts with the ideology of the Christian Right. One particularly egregious example is that the CDC’s long-standing fact sheet on condoms was removed from the CDC’s Web site and revised. The original advised the public, in accordance with the overwhelming weight of the evidence, that correct and consistent use of latex condoms can help reduce the risk of HIV and other STDs. The new version misinforms the public about the safety and effectiveness of condom usage, which is still considered by scientists the most effective means of HIV-prevention.

The Bush administration has used its political and economic power to coerce other countries into agreements that severely restrict the manufacture and supply of generic drugs, the only affordable option for most HIV+ people in the Third World. [Listen to this testimony at revcom.us]


Wars of Aggression

Testimony by Camilo E. Mejia, GI resistor, member Iraq Veterans Against the War

When we conducted missions, it became clear that there was no regard for the lives of the Iraqis. We conducted our operations in the cities. There are no trench lines in Iraq. The war is being fought in every corner of that country. Not in the deserts, not in the mountains, but next to the schools, the neighborhoods, the mosques. In going out of our way to instigate firefights, I can't say that anyone in my unit died, but there were many in other units who died unnecessarily, and at the same time, on the Iraqi side, the people who died were mostly civilians. Because we knew for instance that if we conducted a tactical control point by a mosque, that this would infuriate the people, and by staying more than an hour and a half, and withholding people for no reason as we searched their vehicles, that we would instigate a firefight. I remember one firefight: Toward the end we knew there was going to be a firefight because we had stayed there too long and we had done it by Aramadi's biggest mosque. By the time the firefight was over there were seven dead civilians, no insurgents were killed and no soldiers were killed. And this is just one instance. I wonder whenever we hear from the news that there were 54 or a hundred insurgents killed how many of them actually had weapons. I remember that when I left Iraq, my unit alone had killed about 33 people and of those 33 people only three had weapons, about two of them were children, many were women.

I could stand here for hours, go on and on about everything that I saw that was wrong. But I think that the main thing that creates violence in Iraq is that there is a sense among the Iraqi people that we are there to stay permanently to occupy and oppress them --occupy and oppress their land--and they are resisting that occupation. It does not matter if we have good feelings or we are acting out of fear or we are acting out of frustration. The fact is that we have no right to be there and they realize that..

When I surrendered back to the military, there were about 500 cases of desertion in the military, people who for one reason or another were deciding that they were going to put their weapons down and were not going to go back to the war. When I got out of jail some nine months later, that number had jumped up to about six thousand.


Government Crimes in New Orleans

Testimony by Annette Addison, survivor of Hurricane Katrina

I’m struggling. I have nightmares. My heart is broken. I’m aching as I’m speaking right now, because of the suffering. And during the struggle that me and my sister went through in waiting for my son [who was brutalized in Orleans Parish Prison], my sister had two nervous breakdowns when we arrived in Houston, because of the disaster and the way we were treated in New Orleans during this period. Many of my friends died in New Orleans because of this disaster. So I came here to speak freely just to let people know what happened…

So many Army trucks just was driving past us. We even waved for the Army trucks to help us because we were so desperate. We was dehydrated. They did not give us any assistance. We even asked the police for water, and where we could get gas to get out of the city. The police just looked at us like we was nobody, as though we were nothing. Many were going into the stores, and they said they were looters. But to be honest, they was going into stores to survive. It was people helping people. It was not the Army, it was not the police. It was not the ones that were in authority to help us. It was just the community helping each other to survive.

Testimony by Malik Rahim, Common Ground Collective, New Orleans’ Algiers neighborhood

The government came into New Orleans as an occupying force. Many of know that wherever America goes it goes as an occupying force. I believe it is the first step in the militarization of America .…

Hunting season was declared on young Black men from the time that levee broke up until the military came in and took over. We had a governor that declared martial law with a shoot-to-kill order that only was controlled upon blacks. You had white vigilantes who were given carte blanche to kill whoever they suspected to be "a looter" and the only criterion you had to meet to be a "looter" was to be Black, in particular a young Black male… We’ve seen young Black men that was slaughtered, because they said they had guns on I-10, but we seen white vigilantes that was able to ride through the communities in pickup trucks with guns exposed, and the police literally just drove on by…We also know that [people were] told by Jefferson Parish police that "all the niggers should drown because they are a disease." There are three things that caused this tragedy: basically exploitation, corruption, and racism. Then the president waited for the last hour--because by then, most of the dastardly deeds was done…

The state would offer no services unless you were willing to leave… they offered nothing for people to live with, who wanted to stay. There were enough spaces that they could have made sure that everyone could have been allowed in the city of New Orleans. But their estimate is that 30 percent of the African American voters will not return to New Orleans, and when we lose that 30 percent then we cease to be a majority in that city. And then that plantation mentality will raise its head again in the state of Louisiana.


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Why Is Google's "Blogger" Such Total Nonfunctioning Shit So Much Of The Time If Google Is Making Record Profits?

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Perhaps Google should take some of their record profits and put them toward ensuring that "Blogger" actually functions correctly a few more days out of each month!
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Googling Stronger Than Ever

Published on : Sun, 23 Oct 2005 14:45

By : Phil Bateman

SAN FRANCISCO - Google Inc posted record revenues in the third quarter as its numero uno search engine's profits increased sevenfold to zoom past all expectations.

The Mountain View, California-based company's shares soared by over 10 percent as the result of the third quarter were released. Third quarter profits soared to $381.2 million taking the company's existing revenues to $1.58 billion.

In the backdrop of this news, Google shares zoomed to $346.43 on the Nasdaq Stock Market before reaching more manageable levels during the day. At close the shares had gained $36.70, or 12.1 percent to $339.90. Google officials were understandably elated at this news, "We had another strong record-breaking quarter in terms of both revenues and profits. We're very, very pleased.

Although this is typically a slower season for Internet properties, we had another exceptional quarter," said Eric Schmidt, Google chief executive officer in a statement. Last year's revenues were $805.9 million at the same time, so in that respect the current year's earning have zoomed 96 percent or almost double that of last time.

Analysts are amazed at Google's progress in only seven years. The point is that even though Google is investing heavily in new services like the Google Talk and the video search tools, its market share has kept on moving north. There is healthy speculation as to what Google's next step would be.

Last month, the search behemoth had put in a bid to build a wireless network over the city of San Francisco, which would provide free Internet access to all residents. "We are excited about Internet access in general. With better access to the Internet, people do more searches," said Larry Page, one of Google's co-founders. "San Francisco is an experiment."

He however categorically stated that Google was not going to expand on this front for the moment. "Internet access is becoming so ubiquitous, so practical; our lives are continuing to move online and change the way we live and do business," Schmidt said. "We believe that the most direct way to access the world's information is, and will continue to be, through Google."

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Below Are Two News Articles Concerning the Consequences Of Speaking Your Mind In Public -- Which Is The Worse Example?

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Ad Guru Resigns Over Comments About Women

October 23, 2005 5:17 AM EDT

LONDON - One of the world's most flamboyant advertising gurus has left his job after reportedly telling an audience that women made poor executives because motherhood made them "wimp out."

Marketing giant WPP Group PLC said Friday it had accepted the resignation of Neil French - a one-time debt collector, trainee matador and rock-band agent who served as the group's worldwide creative director.

The firm, which is based in London and New York, told Britain's Press Association news agency that French had offered his resignation, and it had been accepted. WPP could not immediately be reached for comment.

French made the contentious remarks during an industry discussion in Toronto on Oct. 6. According to a report in the city's Globe and Mail newspaper, French said women did not make it to the top because "they're crap."

Nancy Vonk, a Toronto-based creative director at WPP subsidiary Ogilvy & Mather who attended the event, said French described women as "a group that will inevitably wimp out and go 'suckle something.'"

The comments sparked outrage among many women in the advertising industry.

Vonk wrote on the advertising industry Web site http://www.ihaveanidea.org - sponsor of the Oct. 6 event - that "my jaded jaw hit the floor" at French's comments.

"If our greatest leaders are busy quietly persuading girls they're just not cut out for this gig, how far is this group going to get - the brave ones who soldier on in spite of the discouragement?" she wrote.

British-born French, 61, known for his ever-present cigar, worked as a debt collector, trained as a matador and was agent to the heavy metal band Judas Priest before going into advertising.

He was among a generation of innovative admen - including future film director Ridley Scott and brothers Maurice and Charles Saatchi - who made a mark on British advertising in the 1970s and 80s.

Many of French's print ads are considered classics. One of the most famous shows a bottle of Chivas Regal whisky without a label, and the tag line, "If you don't recognize it, you're probably not ready for it."

Singapore-based French - who during the Toronto event was served drinks onstage by a woman in a French maid's uniform - was unrepentant.

In an interview with the Globe and Mail published Friday, French said there were few female creative directors "because you can't commit yourself to the job."

"You can't be a great creative director and have a baby and keep spending time off every time your kids are ill," he was quoted as saying.

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Jail Threat Not Deterring Novelist Pamuk


Turkish novelist Orhan Pamuk leaves the stage with the award document after he received the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade in the Paul's Church (Paulskirche) in Frankfurt,
Germany, (JOERG SARBACH)


October 23, 2005 12:38 PM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany - Turkish novelist Orhan Pamuk is standing behind his controversial remarks about the killing of Armenians and Kurds, even though he could ultimately go to jail.

Pamuk, who is to go on trial in Turkey on Dec. 16 on charges of insulting his country's national character, is this year's recipient of the German Book Trade's annual Peace Prize.

"I repeat, I said loud and clear that 1 million Armenians and 30,000 Kurds were killed in Turkey," he told reporters Saturday at the Frankfurt Book Fair, but noted he never said the word genocide. " And I stand by that."

Controversy has surrounded Pamuk since he told a Swiss newspaper in February that "30,000 Kurds and 1 million Armenians were killed in these lands and nobody but me dares to talk about it."

He was referring to Kurds killed over the past two decades during Turkey's conflict with autonomy-seeking Kurdish guerrillas, branded as a terrorist group by the U.S. and European Union, and to Armenians killed around the time of World War I. Armenians and several countries consider the World War I killings as the first genocide of the 20th century, which Turkey vehemently denies.

If convicted, he could be sentenced to as long as three years in prison.

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If you have just read these two news articles above, and now find yourself trying to decide which was the "worse example" of inappropriate speech by one of the two speakers (who, as a result of their respective attempts to speak their minds, either was forced out of his high-paying executive position, or is potentially facing prison time for his remarks), you have missed the whole point of this little comparison.

There was actually nothing "wrong" with what either of them said-- after all, it is their right (or it certainly should be) to express what they respectively believe to be the truth, whether it is entirely correct, or not! As long as these statements were their true and correct beliefs-- and, in most cases, even if they were not-- it should be their absolute right to assert such positions or views in public forums without fear of retribution from others who seek to impose arbitrary forms of "political correctness" on everyone subject to their influence.

Thus, the correct answer to our headline's question is: that the reactions in both cases have been equally absurd and ridiculously extreme! Of course, that is the nature of "the consequences" everyone in this world faces for speaking out publicly and telling the truth as it appears to him or her.


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Sunday, October 23, 2005

 

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Saturday, October 22, 2005

 

Is There Any Thoughtful Person Who Has Not Yet Seen This Stunning Film?

I Cannot Urge You Strongly Enough To Rent The DVD If You Have Not Yet Seen This Amazing Movie!


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Friday, October 21, 2005

 

Highly Interesting History Of American Militarism From "The Bulldog Manifesto" blog.

"Most Peace-Loving of Nations"

In 1917, President Woodrow Wilson stated (without cracking a smile):
"We go to war but grudgingly and then only when compelled by the requirements of restoring peace, justice, and good order, for we among all the peoples of the world comprise the most peace-loving of nations."
Funny thing is, when President Wilson made that statement, he failed to mention that from the country's inception, the United States has been involved in some military conflict nearly each and every year.

Since 1917, little has changed. Here is a chronology of American conflicts since President Wilson made his speech. Tell me how "peace loving" we really are....

1917: Marines land in China to influence an American friendly outcome to a Chinese political crisis.

1917: U.S. enters the Great War (World War I)

1917-21: American troops are used to break up a mining strike in Butte, Montana.

1918-19: U.S. army invades Mexico a total of nine times.

1918-20: U.S. sends troops to Panama to oversee an election (This was about the fifth or sixth time the U.S. had sent troops to Panama).

1918-20: Marines land in Vladivostock, Soviet Union to support counter-revolutionary forces in Siberia. Soon, the marines are joined by 7,000 army personnel. Another 5,000 troops are sent to Archangel to combat the Soviet forces (500 Americans die). A separate marine unit participates in a Marine landing on the Murman Coast of the USSR.

1919: American troops land at Trau, in Dalamatia to "maintain order" during a dispute between Italians and Serbs because of the threat the dispute poses to American commercial interests.

1919: Marines land in Constantinople, Turkey during a Greek occupation.

1919: Marines land in Honduras (again!) during yet another attempted revolution there.

1919: Troops are used to put down an AFL general strike in Seattle. Martial law is used.

1920: Troops are sent to Guatemala to quell labor unrest.

1920: Marines land in Kiukang, China to put down a riot threatening American commercial interests.

1920-22: A marine garrison is set up near Vladivostock to protect a radio facility.

1920-1922: The army is used to break strikes in ten states.

1921: Naval forces are posted on both sides of the Panamanian isthmus to influence a border dispute between Panama and Costa Rica.

1922: Troops sent to the city of Smyrna to "preserve order."

1922-23: Marines go ashore five (5) times in China to protect American interests in China.

1924-25: Troops are sent to Honduras (again) to oversee elections.

1924-25: Marines land in Shanghai to settle political disputes.

1925: Marines land in Honduras (again) to counter popular rebellion against the outcome of the U.S. supervised national election held a year earlier.

1925: Army intervenes in Panama (again) to put down a national strike which threatens American interests.

1926: Forces are put ashore in Hankow and Kiukiang, China to protect American business interests.

1926-33: Marines are dispatched to Nicaragua to reinforce the pro-American government against a popular uprising and coup d'etat attempt.

1927: Increased naval forces are sent to numerous Chinese port cities. Americans fire upon Chinese troops.

1932: Marines land in Shanghai (again).

1932: 600 troops are used against impoverished American veterans of World War I (the "Bonus Army") peacefully encamped in Washington D.C. The veterans were seeking payment from the government for unpaid bonuses owed unto them.

1933: Naval forces dispatched to Cuba to help prop American puppet in Cuba, Gerardo Machado.

1934: Marines land in Foochow, China to protect American property.

1937: A U.S. gunboat is sunk by Japanese forces in China.

1940: "Lend Lease" air and naval bases are established in Newfoundland, Bermuda, St. Lucia, the Bahamas, Jamaica, Antigua, Trinidad and British Guayana.

1941: U.S. troops occupy Greenland, Iceland, and Dutch Guyana. Navy engages in antisubmarine operations against Germany even though the two nations are not at war.

1941: F.D.R. violates the Posse Comitatus Act by using federal troops at an aircraft plant in Los Angeles in order to break up a strike.

1941-45: U.S. participation in World War II.

1945: U.S. drops atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

1945: U.S. troops occupy Trieste.

1945-46: Troops are garissoned in Iran and China to counter the Soviets.

1945-52: War Department (Department of Defense) arranges for impoverished Navajo Indians to receive small business loans to become self-employed uranium miners in New Mexico and Arizona. Information concerning the extreme health dangers associated with the radon gas naturally emitted by uranium ore is intentionally withheld from the Navajos. Lung cancer mortality among the miners eventually nears 100%.

1945-54: Military conducts radioactive tests in the atmosphere, harming the civilian downwind populations (cancer) Thousands of troops exposed to the direct radiation of nuclear blasts so that the DoD can assess the "effects on combat efficiency attending committment to the atomic battlefield."

1945-54: In Alaska, DoD researchers coerce indigenous Inuits to swallow capsules of pure uranium in order to "study the effects of massive contamination on the human organism."

1945-58: Using the "trust authority" it had asserted over the Marshall Islands after World War II, the U.S. converts its "protectorate" into a test range for nuclear weaponry. The islands of Bikini, Kwaljalein, and Enewetak which had been inhabited were rendered uninhabitable thereafter. Moreover, residents of nearby islands Utirik and Rongelap are essentially used as human lab rats so that the DoD can study the fallout effects (horrific mutations occur in these islands as a result).

1945-2002: After what was supposed to be a temporary partition of Korea after WWII, America installs an American friendly regime in South Korea, backed with 50,000 troops. After numerous (2,617) troop incursions in the North, a war ensues when North Korea finally invades South Korea. A three year war takes place, ending in stalemate. American troops remain in South Korea to this day.

1946: U.S. deploys troops to Turkey.

1946-54: U.S. troops coordinate a counter-insurgency campaign in the Phillipines. U.S. gains 23 military bases in the Phillipines.

1946-73: The U.S. backs the army of Chaing Kai-shek with material assistance and 100,000 American troops. This army wages a bitter but unsuccessful counterinsurgency war against Chairman Mao's "people's liberation army." Chaing's forces take refuge on the island of Formosa (now Taiwan). Thereafter, CIA and American clandestine military forces conduct an array of operations against China, lasting until at least 1973.

1947-48: The CIA subverts free elections in Italy by threatening "another world war" if the communist party were to win at the Italian polls. The subversion results in the defeat of the communists, but vicotry for a corrupt anticommunist party.

1947-51: U.S. wages counterinsurgency campaign against Greek communists. Greece eventually is pushed into an anticommunist dictatorship.

1947-57: The CIA uses guerilla soldiers from Baltic states (many of them former nazis) to fight guerilla wars against Soviet troops. 80,000 Soviet troops are killed in these guerilla wars.

1948-49: U.S. deploys combat units to Berlin.

1950: Strategic planners prepare a secret study known as NSC-68, outlining the requirements for turning the U.S. into a fullblown "National Security State." The document calls for curtailment of political expression, comprehensive indoctrination of the general public against communism. NSC-68 shamelessly suggests falsifying data to serve its purpose.

1950-2002: The U.S. violates the Treaty of Ruby Valley with the Shoshone indians, thereby confiscating and using Shoshone land to detonate over 1,000 nuclear devices for testing purposes.

1953: The CIA overthrows the democratically elected government of Mossadegh in Iran and installs the anti-democratic Shah of Iran. Military is immediately sent into Iran to consolidate and control Iran's future as an American client state.

1953-54: CIA overthrows the democratic government of Jacobo Arbenz in Guatemala and replaces it with a military dictatorship "friendlier" to American business interests.

1953-54: Military airlift to supply French troops in Dien Bien Phu.

1954-55: CIA attempts overthrow in Costa Rica.

1954-55: U.S. military advisors sent to Laos. CIA personnel sent to South Vietnam.

1955-61: CIA and Special Forces troops create and lead and indigenous guerilla force in Tibet to liberate the country from China.

1956: Troops sent to Morocco.

1956: Troops sent to Egypt.

1956: CIA helps instigate an armed revolt in Hungary but then abandons the insurgents, resulting in the deaths of thousands.

1956-57: CIA attempts (and fails at) overthrowing Ba'athists in Syria.

1956-57: Military troops sent to Thailand and train Thai troops to invade Cambodian border areas.

1957-58: The CIA attempts eight (8) separate overthrows of the Nasser government in Egypt.

1957-58: The CIA sets out to assasinate the president of Indonesia, but fails. Then, the CIA supports a coup d'etat against the same government in Indonesia. That too fails.

1957-1988: The US government enters into an agreement to build nuclear reactors for the racist government of South Africa. South Africa finally begins production of nuclear weapons in 1979, thanks to American assistance. The US supports South Africa until the regimes collapse in 1988 despite a UN embargo.

1958: 14,000 marines land in Lebanon to "keep order" during the nation's civil war.

1958: The CIA coordinates a coup d'etat in Laos.

1959: Special Forces begin secret combat operations in Laos.

1959: Marines land in Haiti to prevent the overthrow of a ruthless and brutal (but American-freindly!) regime.

1959-79: The U.S. enters into an agreement to build nuclear reactors for the Shah of Iran. The reactors fall into the hands of the anti-American revolutionaries in 1979.

1959-2002: Troops land in Cuba to bolster a pro-American Cuban dictator. The dictator, however, is eventually overthrown in 1959 by Fidel Castro. CIA soon begins organizing what will become known as the Bay of Pigs invasion against Cuba. It fails. Over the years, the CIA attempts numerous assasinations of Castro. The CIA also uses bacteriological and chemical warfare against Cuba.

1960: CIA coordinates and backs a coup d'etat in Laos.

1960: The CIA leads, trains, and arms guerillas in Guatemala and puts down a popular insurrection meant to restore the democratically elected government.

1960-63: The CIA quells a leftist guerilla movement in Ecuador via a counterinsurgency campaign.

1960-64: The CIA deliberately causes a civil war in the Congo by exacerbating rivalries and ideological differences. the Congo's leader is assassinated.

1961: Escalation of troops in Vietnam

1961: CIA involved in a plot to assassinate France's President Charles de Gaulle.

1961-64: CIA uses disgruntled Brazilian army colonels to overthrow President Koao Goulart. As a result of the ensuing coup d'etat, the new puppet regime in Brazil allows the CIA to set up a political police apparatus which ostensibly serves as the prototype for the U.S. "Office of Public Safety" (OPS), the mechanism through which death squads are created later in the decade within Latin America.

1962: Cuban Missile Crisis.

1962: The 3rd Marine Expeditionary Unit lands in Thailand to support the country "from communism."

1962-76: From October 1962 until 1976, the United States plays a role of "military support" in Laos.

1962-96: CIA launches its most sustained counterinsurgency campaign ever, lasting over thirty years, supporting the military dictatorship (including the use of torture) it installed in Guatemala after the 1954 coup. By 1994, over 200,000 would die, mostly Mayan Indians, at the hands of the dictatorship.

1963: Troops land in Haiti (again!) to protect American business interests.

1963-93: U.S. agrees to build nuclear reactors for India, allowing India to begin nuclear weapon production in 1974.

1964: U.S. provides airlift for Congolese troops during a rebellion and to transport Belgian paratroopers to rescue foreigners.

1964-85: U.S. induces a rightwing coup d'etat in the Dominican Republic. A naval force is stationed in Panama to deteran initiative by Panama to nationalize the Canal. Military forces begin to move into Thailand, begining a twenty year long counterinsurgency campaign.

1964-72: The OPS created by the CIA in Brazil is used against Uruguay. During this period,approximately 20,000 Uruguayans are murdered and/or subjected to sophisticated torture. Thousands are wrongly jailed for indefinite periods. In 1972, the CIA finally overthrows the Uruguayan government.

1964-74: CIA sponsors a series of military plots against the democratic government. In 1967, a coup d'etat finally takes place, and the government is toppled. The US manages to put a military junta led by Georges Papadaopoulis into power. Over the next seven (7) years, hundreds of Greek opposition leaders are murdered, and thousands are tortured and imprisoned by the American-led junta.

1965: CIA uses the Indonesian military to overthrow the Sukarno government in Indonesia.

1965: The U.S. fabricates the "Gulf of Tonkin" incident, using the fraudulent attack as justification to engage the North Vietnamese. This event sets off a chain of events which will evenetually lead to the death of 3.2 million Indochinese over the next ten years.

1965: 23,000 troops are used in the Dominican Republic to put down a popular revolt meant to restore democratic governance.

1965-73: Secret bombing of Laos begins. Two million tons of munitions are dropped on the tiny country by 1973.

1966: In Ghana, the CIA overthrows pan-Africanist president Kwame Nkruhama in a coup d'etat. A dictatorship is then established in Ghana with U.S. military and economic support.

1966-69: The U.S. unlawfuly and repeatedly encroaches upon North Korea with Naval vessels. As a result, in 1968, the North Koreans seize an American spy ship, the Pueblo, and intern her crew. War is narrowly averted.

1967: A combined CIA/Special Forces group in Bolivia operates with an elite Bolivian unit, destroying a guerilla unit led by Ernesto "Che" Guevara. Guevara is wounded, captured, and then executed.

1967: The United States sends three military transport aircraft with crews to provide the Congo central government with logistical support during a revolt.

1967: 4,000 troops are sent into Detroit to quell a rebellion in Detroit. MOre troops are sent later during a massive anti-Vietnam war protest.

1967-74: The Army Security Agency and other military intelligence units begin Operation Minaret, illegally surveilling the communications and activities of American citizens. Once the public finds out about it, the government shuts down Operation Minaret. But immediately thereafter, the CIA begins operations Chaos, Merimac, and Resistance-- all for the same purpose as Operation Minaret. The three programs continue until 1974.

1968: After Martin Luther King Jr's assassination, 70,000 troops are deployed nationwide to quell civil unrest.

1969: 40,000 troops are deployed to Washington D.C. during a huge protest against the Vietnam War.

1969-72: The CIA, with DoD cooperation, ushers LSD and methamphetamines into the cities. Vast amounts of heroine are also released in the African American and Latino communities.

1969-99: U.S. enters into a thirty (30) year agreement with Argentina to build nuclear plants in Argentina, resulting in Argentina attaining nuclear weapons production capability in 1985.

1970-71: The CIA arms rightwing insurgents in Costa Rica to bring about a coup d'etat of the liberal democratic government.

1971: U.S. and South Vietnamese forces invade Laos.

1972-2002: U.S. enters into a thirty (30) year agreement with Taiwan to build nuclear reactors resulting in a Taiwanese nuclear weapon program in 1979.

1973: Military airlift of advanced weaponry and other materials to bolster Israel for war against its Arab neighbors.

1973: Counterinsurgency specialists, FBI, and U.S. Marshals are used to put down a Native American "uprising" at Wounded Knee, on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota.

1973-76: The CIA sponsors a coup d'etat in Chile, resulting in the overthrow of democratically-elected President Salvadoe Allende. Allende is assassinated during the coup, as are other. U.S. military advisors then join the CIA in propping up military strongman Augustus Pinochet as Chile's new leader. Pinochet brutalizes the Chilean people over the course of the next 27 years.

1973-86: Despite "ironclad evidence" of its carcinogenic/mutogenic effects, the DoD denies any link between diseased veterans and Dioxin (aka "Agent Orange").

1973-2002: U.S. enters into an agreement with South Korea to build nuclear reactors for the South Koreans, resulting in South Koreas ability to produce nuclear weapons in 1985.

1974: Troops land in Cyprus to rptect American commercial interests

1974-2002: U.S. enters into a an agreement to build nuclear reactors for Portugal so that Portugal can attain nuclear weapons by 1984. However, due to a nuclear reactor problem, in 1981, Portugal shuts down its nuclear reactor.

1975: Marines land in Cambodia and engage in combat.

1975: The CIA, in conjuction with the Shah of Iran and the Mossad of Israel, establish a program to arm Kurdish guerillas in northern Iraq. Later, when American interests change, the U.S. abandon the Kurds, resulting in the death of 50,000 Kurds at the hands of Iraq and Turkey.

1975-78: CIA intervenes in Zaire to reinforce dictator Mobutu Seso Seko. Moroccan troops are used as proxies for Americans in Zaire. In exchange, theMoroccans receive military support from the U.S. in Morocco's war against guerillas at home.

1975-79: The CIA uses mercenaries to bolster the regime of Anastasio Somosa, a U.S. puppet in Nicaragua. The dicator is finally overthrown by Sandanista guerillas-- 60,000 die.

1975-91: The CIA and mercenaries sponsor and support prowestern factions within Angola. 60,000 people die in fighting as these factions try to seize power.

1976: Troops land in Lebanon during a civil war created, in part, by Israel's Mossad.

1976-80: CIA subverts military and police officials in Jamaica, using them to depose the liberal government of Michael Manley.

1977: Troops are sent to Uganda in a show of force against anti-Israel dictator, Idi Amin.

1978-80: Troops are sent to Iran as Iran collapses.

1979-81: The CIA employs mercenaries to stage a coup d'etat (unsuccessful) in the Seychelles Islands.

1979-91: CIA and Special Forces establish a counterinsurgency campaign in El Salvador, eventually costing the lives of over 150,000 Salvadorans.

1980-91: The CIA and Special Forces provide extensive training and support to MUjahadeen guerillas fighting Soviet forces in Afghanistan. Among those trained, Ramsey Yousef (World Trade Center bomber in 1993) and Osama bin Laden.

1981: The U.S. shoots down Libyan planes in the Gulf of Sidra.

1981-91: The Iran-Contra covert operation takes place. In order to support Honduras, the CIA sells drugs to raise money, and sells weapons to Iran (in violation of an embargo). The money is used to fund a campaign against the Sandanista government in Nicaragua. The Sandanistats are eventually deposed at the cost of 85,000 lives. A U.S. puppet regime is installed in Nicaragua.

1982: Logistical support is provided to Great Britain in its war against Argentina over the Argentine Malvinas (Falkland) Islands.

1982-84: Marines land in Lebanon (again) to support and Israeli invasion and partial occupation. The CIA uses the threat of subversion to coerce the government of Surinam into refusing Cuban aid.

1982-96: Troops deployed to the Sinai to assist Israel.

1983: U.S. invades the tiny island of Grenada and topples the government there. A U.S.-friendly puppet is installed.

1983: The U.S. transfers sophisticated weaponry to the antidemocratic Saudi Arabian government.

1984-89: Special Forces and the CIA undertake a prolonged counterinsurgency campaign in the Phillipines in order to defeat leftist guerillas. 30,000 die.

1985: The U.S. bombs Triploi and Benghazi in Libya, personally targeting the head of Libya, Muamar Qadaffi. The attack is made in retaliation for the bombing of a German disco, however, German intelligence had already concluded that Libya was not involved in the disco bombing.

1985: After the International Court of Justice enters an opinion declaring U.S. military operations in Nicaragua to be in violation of international law, the U.S. (under Reagan) pulls out of the ICJ and thereby repudiates the ICJ's jurisdiction.

1987-88: The U.S.S. Vincennes shoots down an unarmed and clearly identified Iranian commercial airliner flying over the Persian Gulf, killing 290. At the time, the U.S. happens to be supporting Iraq against Iran in the Iran/Iraq War. The captain of the Vincennes is decorated as a result of this incident, citing his "bravery" during the incident.

1989: The U.S. shoots down Libyan aircraft (again) as they fly over the Gulf of Sidra

1989: U.S. troops dispatched to the Phillippines to prevent a coup.

1989-90: The U.S. invades the tiny country of Panama with a massive force. As a result, the U.S. topples the government, installs a U.S.-friendly regime, and arrests Panamanian leader Manuel Noriega who was himself a former CIA "asset". Hundreds of Panamanians are killed.

1990: Troops are sent to Liberia to protect business assets.

1991-94: Troops are sent to Somalia to protect U.S. business interests in the Horn of Africa. Unsuccessful, the troops withdraw. But a smaller "peace keeping" force is kept behind to rid the country of its warlords. This plan results in the "Black Hawk Down" incident in which a few U.S. soldiers and thousands of Somalis are killed.

1991-2002: The U.S. assembles a coalition of countries to attack Iraq after the Iraqi invasion into Kuwait. Known as "Operation Desert Storm," Iraq's military and civilians infrastructure is pulverized as a result of the war. Nevertheless, as a term of treaty, the U.S. imposes "no-fly zones" over most of the country in Iraq, and regularly takes part in bombing campaigns throughout the country over the course of over ten years. Simultaneously, the U.S. spearheads an economic embargo against Iraq, lasting over ten years, during which 1 million Iraqis die as a result of the embargo (half of them children).

1992: Troops sent to Los Angeles after riots break out due to the Rodney King case.

1992-99: U.S. "peace keeping" forces sent into the former Yugoslavia in an effort to ensure that any government which emerges is pro-USA.

1992-2002: Just like the Agent Orange denials, the DoD denies, despite clear evidence, that there is any connection between depleted uranium usage in Iraq and what is known as "Gulf War Syndrome."

1993: Delta Force sniper teams are sent to assist the FBI in a protracted siege of the Branch Davidian Compund near Waco, Texas. By the end of it, 78 people, including 23 children, are massacred. Litigation reveals the existence of a highly classified "Praetor Protocol" under which the President is revealed to hold the authority to secretly "waive" Posse Comitatus constraints at his/her desire. In other words, the President may employ the military against the domestic population whenever and for whatever he/she so chooses.

1993-96: Troops sent to Haiti (again!) to establish U.S.-supported government. Troops are sent to Rwanda to evacuate Americans, but not interfere with the simultaneous genocide that is occuring there.

1995-2002: Federal troops are sent to take part in what are normally civilian operations, namely border patrol. In essence, this is another violation of Posse Comitatus.

1997: The U.S. bombs a pharmaceutical manufacturing plant in Sudan, in an attempt to bomb an al-Qaeda base. It turns out, the factory was never used by al-Qaeda, but the U.S. tries to quash this revelation.

1998-2002: The U.S. refuses to conform to the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court.

1999: Delta Force troops are used against World Trade Organization protesters in Seattle (another violation of Posse Comitatus).

1999-2001: The U.S. deploys air and naval units to fight against Yugoslavia. The U.S. bombs Belgrade, destroying (by mistake) the Chinese embassy.

2001-: After the September 11, 2001 "attacks" by CIA asset Osama bin Laden, the U.S. undertakes a "War on Terror" against whomever it so chooses to label as a "terrorist." At the outset, this results in the invasion and occupation of Afghanistan. The U.S. installs former Unocal executive Hamid Karzai as president of Afghanistan and begins construction on the highly coveted natural gas and oil pipeline. Osama Bin Laden has never been captured, and it seems that his capture is no longer a high priority.

2002-03: Special Forces are sent to the Phillippines to destroy the Abu Sayyaf guerilla group whom the U.S. government claims is linked to al-Qaeda. (However, many Filipinos believe Abu Sayyaf is a CIA front)

2002-03: Special Forces are sent to Chechnya and the Republic of Georgia.

2002-03: President Bush designates Iraq, Iran, and North Korea as being a part of the "Axis of Evil." Although not linked to al-Qaeda or the September 11 incident, the U.S. prepares for an invasion of Iraq.

2002: The U.S. fired smart missiles into sovereign Yemen, killing alleged terrorists.

2002-03: Selected Afghanis and alleged al-Qaeda operatives captured in Afghanistan are drugged and brought to secret prisons in Guantanomo Bay, Cuba. The prisoners are said to have no rights under internation law or otherwise, and are subsequently tortured.

2003-: Claiming that Iraq is an emminent danger to the U.S., and creating a justification for war based upon countless lies, the U.S. invades and occupies Iraq, toppling the Saddam Hussein government. Eventually Hussein is captured and imprisoned. Thousands of Iraqis are imprisoned, many of them tortured by American troops. Over 100,000 Iraqis have died in this war, to date. To date, nearly 2,000 American soldiers have died.

2003-: The U.S. has made numerous threats to the governments of Syria and Iran that 'they could be next.'

 

That Famous Old Master Painting -- Revised And Updated For The Bush Era!


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Thursday, October 20, 2005

 

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 500 songs (not ranked) that shaped Rock and Roll:


A

  1. AC/DC - "Back in Black" (1980)
  2. AC/DC - "Highway to Hell" (1979)
  3. Roy Acuff & the Smoky Mountain Boys - "Wabash Cannonball"
  4. Aerosmith - "Dream On"
  5. Aerosmith - "Toys in the Attic"
  6. Afrika Bambaataa - "Planet Rock"
  7. The Allman Brothers Band - "Ramblin' Man"
  8. The Allman Brothers Band - "Whipping Post"
  9. The Animals - "The House of the Rising Sun"
  10. The Animals - "We Gotta Get Out of This Place"
  11. Louis Armstrong - "West End Blues"
  12. Arrested Development - "Tennessee" (1992)

B

  1. The B-52's - "Rock Lobster" (1979)
  2. LaVern Baker - "Jim Dandy"
  3. Hank Ballard & the Midnighters - "Work with Me Annie"
  4. The Band - "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down"
  5. The Band - "The Weight"
  6. The Beach Boys - "California Girls"
  7. The Beach Boys - "Don't Worry Baby"
  8. The Beach Boys - "God Only Knows"
  9. The Beach Boys - "Good Vibrations"
  10. The Beach Boys - "Surfin' USA"
  11. The Beastie Boys - "(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (to Party)" (1986)
  12. The Beatles - "A Day in the Life"
  13. The Beatles - "Help!"
  14. The Beatles - "Hey Jude"
  15. The Beatles - "I Want to Hold Your Hand"
  16. The Beatles - "Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)"
  17. The Beatles - "Strawberry Fields Forever"
  18. The Beatles - "Yesterday"
  19. The Beau Brummels - "Laugh Laugh"
  20. Beck - "Loser" (1994)
  21. Jeff Beck Group - "Plynth (Water Down the Drain)"
  22. The Bee Gees - "Stayin' Alive" (1977)
  23. Archie Bell & the Drells - "Tighten Up"
  24. Chuck Berry - "Johnny B. Goode"
  25. Chuck Berry - "Maybellene"
  26. Chuck Berry - "Rock & Roll Music"
  27. The Big Bopper - "Chantilly Lace"
  28. Big Brother & the Holding Company - "Piece of My Heart"
  29. Big Star - "September Gurls"
  30. Black Sabbath - "Iron Man"
  31. Black Sabbath - "Paranoid"
  32. Bobby Blue Bland - "Turn On Your Love Light"
  33. Blondie - "Heart of Glass"
  34. Kurtis Blow - "The Breaks"
  35. Gary U.S. Bonds - "Quarter to Three"
  36. Booker T. & The MG's - "Green Onions"
  37. Boston - "More Than a Feeling"
  38. David Bowie - "Fame"
  39. David Bowie - "Space Oddity"
  40. David Bowie - "Ziggy Stardust"
  41. Box Tops - "The Letter"
  42. Charles Brown - "Driftin' Blues"
  43. James Brown - "I Got You (I Feel Good)"
  44. James Brown - "Please, Please, Please"
  45. James Brown - "Say It Loud - I'm Black and I'm Proud"
  46. Ruth Brown - "Mama, He Treats Your Daughter Mean"
  47. Jackson Browne - "Late for the Sky"
  48. Buffalo Springfield - "For What It's Worth"
  49. Solomon Burke - "Everybody Needs Somebody to Love"
  50. Johnny Burnette Trio - "The Train Kept A-Rollin'"
  51. The Byrds - "Eight Miles High"
  52. The Byrds - "Hickory Wind"
  53. The Byrds - "Mr. Tambourine Man"

C

  1. Johnny Cash - "Folsom Prison Blues"
  2. Johnny Cash - "I Walk the Line"
  3. The Champs - "Tequila"
  4. Gene Chandler - "Duke of Earl"
  5. The Chantays - "Pipeline"
  6. Ray Charles - "Hallelujah I Love Her So"
  7. Ray Charles - "I Got a Woman"
  8. Ray Charles - "What'd I Say"
  9. Chubby Checker - "The Twist"
  10. Chic - "Le Freak"
  11. Charlie Christian with the Benny Goodman Orchestra - "Solo Flight"
  12. Eric Clapton - "After Midnight"
  13. Dave Clark Five - "Glad All Over"
  14. The Clash - "London Calling" (1979)
  15. Jimmy Cliff - "Many Rivers to Cross"
  16. Jimmy Cliff - "The Harder They Come"
  17. Patsy Cline - "I Fall to Pieces"
  18. The Clovers - "Love Potion No. 9"
  19. The Coasters - "Yakety Yak"
  20. The Coasters - "Young Blood"
  21. Eddie Cochran - "C'mon Everybody"
  22. Eddie Cochran - "Summertime Blues"
  23. Joe Cocker - "With a Little Help from My Friends"
  24. The Contours - "Do You Love Me"
  25. Sam Cooke - "A Change Is Gonna Come"
  26. Sam Cooke - "Bring It On Home to Me"
  27. Sam Cooke - "You Send Me"
  28. Alice Cooper - "I'm Eighteen"
  29. Elvis Costello - "Pump It Up"
  30. The Count Five - "Psychotic Reaction"
  31. Country Joe & the Fish - "The Fish Cheer I-Feel-Like-I'm-Fixin'-to-Die-Rag"
  32. Don Covey - "Mercy Mercy"
  33. Cream - "Crossroads"
  34. Cream - "Sunshine of Your Love"
  35. Creedence Clearwater Revival - "Fortunate Son"
  36. Creedence Clearwater Revival - "Green River"
  37. Creedence Clearwater Revival - "Proud Mary"
  38. Crosby, Stills & Nash - "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes"
  39. Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - "Ohio"
  40. The Crows - "Gee"
  41. The Crystals - "Da Doo Ron Ron (When He Walked Me Home)"
  42. The Crystals - "He's a Rebel"
  43. Culture Club - "Time (Clock of the Heart)"

D

  1. Dick Dale & the Del-Tones - "Let's Go Trippin'"
  2. The Damned - "New Rose"
  3. Danny & the Juniors - "At the Hop"
  4. Bobby Darin - "Splish Splash"
  5. Spencer Davis Group - "Gimme Some Lovin'"
  6. De La Soul - "Me Myself and I"
  7. Deep Purple - "Smoke on the Water"
  8. The Dell-Vikings - "Come Go with Me"
  9. The Dells - "Oh, What a Night"
  10. The Delmore Brothers - "Hillbilly Boogie"
  11. Derek & the Dominos - "Layla" (1970)
  12. Devo - "Whip It"
  13. Bo Diddley - "Bo Diddley"
  14. Dion - "A Teenager in Love"
  15. Dire Straits - "Sultans of Swing"
  16. The Dixie Cups - "Chapel of Love"
  17. The Dixie Hummingbirds - "I'll Live Again"
  18. Bill Doggett - "Honky Tonk"
  19. Fats Domino - "Ain't That a Shame"
  20. Fats Domino - "Blueberry Hill"
  21. The Dominoes - "Sixty Minute Man"
  22. Lonnie Donegan - "Rock Island Line"
  23. Donovan - "Sunshine Superman"
  24. The Doors - "Light My Fire"
  25. The Doors - "The End"
  26. Dr. Dre - "Nuthin' But a "G" Thang" (1992)
  27. Dr. John - "Right Place Wrong Time"
  28. The Drifters - "Money Honey"
  29. The Drifters - "There Goes My Baby"
  30. The Drifters - "Up on the Roof"
  31. Duran Duran - "Hungry Like the Wolf" (1983)
  32. Bob Dylan - "Blowin' in the Wind"
  33. Bob Dylan - "Like a Rolling Stone"
  34. Bob Dylan - "Subterranean Homesick Blues"
  35. Bob Dylan - "Tangled Up in Blue"
  36. Bob Dylan - "The Times They Are A-Changin'"

E

  1. Eagles - "Hotel California" (1976)
  2. Eagles - "Take It Easy"
  3. Duane Eddy - "Rebel-Rouser"
  4. Eurythmics - "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)" (1983)
  5. The Everly Brothers - "All I Have to Do Is Dream"
  6. The Everly Brothers - "Bye Bye Love"

F

  1. The 5 Satins - "In the Still of the Nite"
  2. The Flamingos - "I Only Have Eyes for You"
  3. Fleetwood Mac - "Go Your Own Way" (1977)
  4. The Flying Burrito Brothers - "Sin City"
  5. The Four Seasons - "Big Girls Don't Cry"
  6. The Four Seasons - "Walk Like a Man"
  7. The Four Tops - "Baby I Need Your Loving"
  8. The Four Tops - "Reach Out I'll Be There"
  9. Aretha Franklin - "Chain of Fools"
  10. Aretha Franklin - "I Never Loved a Man (the Way I Love You)"
  11. Aretha Franklin - "Respect" (1967)
  12. Free - "All Right Now"
  13. The Bobby Fuller Four - "I Fought the Law"
  14. Lowell Fulson - "Reconsider Baby"
  15. Funkadelic - "One Nation Under a Groove"

G

  1. Peter Gabriel - "Biko"
  2. Cecil Gant - "We're Gonna Rock"
  3. Marvin Gaye - "I Heard It Through the Grapevine"
  4. Marvin Gaye - "Sexual Healing"
  5. Marvin Gaye - "What's Going On"
  6. Gerry & the Pacemakers - "How Do You Do It?"
  7. Gary Glitter - "Rock 'n' Roll Part 2"
  8. The Go-Go's - "We Got the Beat" (1981)
  9. Golden Gate Quartet - "Rock My Soul"
  10. Grand Funk Railroad - "We're an American Band"
  11. Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five - "The Message"
  12. Grateful Dead - "Dark Star"
  13. Grateful Dead - "Uncle John's Band"
  14. Al Green - "Let's Stay Together"
  15. Guitar Slim - "The Things That I Used to Do"
  16. Guns N' Roses - "Welcome to the Jungle" (1987)
  17. Woody Guthrie - "Pastures of Plenty"
  18. Woody Guthrie - "Pretty Boy Floyd"
  19. Woody Guthrie - "This Land Is Your Land"

H

  1. Bill Haley & His Comets - "Rock Around the Clock"
  2. Slim Harpo - "Rainin' in My Heart"
  3. Wynonie Harris - "Good Rockin' Tonight"
  4. Wilbert Harrison - "Kansas City"
  5. Dale Hawkins - "Suzy-Q"
  6. Screamin' Jay Hawkins - "I Put a Spell on You"
  7. Richard Hell & the Voidoids - "(I Belong to the) Blank Generation"
  8. Jimi Hendrix - "All Along the Watchtower"
  9. Jimi Hendrix - "Purple Haze"
  10. Jimi Hendrix - "Voodoo Child (Slight Return)"
  11. The Hollies - "Bus Stop"
  12. Buddy Holly - "Peggy Sue"
  13. Buddy Holly & the Crickets - "That'll Be the Day"
  14. John Lee Hooker - "Boogie Chillun"
  15. John Lee Hooker - "Boom Boom"
  16. Howlin' Wolf - "Smokestack Lightnin'"
  17. Howlin' Wolf - "Spoonful"
  18. Howlin' Wolf - "The Red Rooster"
  19. Human League - "Don't You Want Me?"
  20. Mississippi John Hurt - "Stack O' Lee Blues"
  21. Hüsker Dü - "Turn On the News"

I

  1. The Impressions - "People Get Ready"
  2. The Ink Spots - "If I Didn't Care"
  3. Iron Butterfly - "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida"
  4. The Isley Brothers - "It's Your Thing"
  5. The Isley Brothers - "Shout!" - Pts. 1 & 2

J

  1. Jackson 5 - "ABC"
  2. Jackson 5 - "I Want You Back"
  3. Mahalia Jackson - "Move On Up a Little Higher"
  4. Michael Jackson - "Beat It" (1982)
  5. Michael Jackson - "Billie Jean" (1982)
  6. Elmore James - "Dust My Broom"
  7. Elmore James - "Shake Your Moneymaker"
  8. Etta James - "Tell Mama"
  9. Rick James - "Super Freak" (1981)
  10. Tommy James & the Shondells - "Hanky Panky"
  11. Jan & Dean - "Surf City"
  12. Jane's Addiction - "Been Caught Stealin'" (1990)
  13. Jefferson Airplane - "Somebody to Love"
  14. Jefferson Airplane - "White Rabbit"
  15. Blind Lemon Jefferson - "Matchbox Blues"
  16. Jethro Tull - "Aqualung"
  17. Joan Jett & the Blackhearts - "I Love Rock 'N Roll" (1981)
  18. Billy Joel - "Just the Way You Are"
  19. Elton John - "Bennie and the Jets"
  20. Elton John - "Your Song"
  21. Little Willie John - "Fever"
  22. Blind Willie Johnson - "Motherless Children"
  23. Robert Johnson - "Cross Road Blues"
  24. Robert Johnson - "Hellhound on My Trail"
  25. Robert Johnson - "Love in Vain"
  26. Robert Johnson - "Sweet Home Chicago"
  27. Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five - "Caldonia"
  28. Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five - "Saturday Night Fish Fry"
  29. Joy Division - "Love Will Tear Us Apart"

K

  1. Albert King - "Born under a Bad Sign"
  2. B.B. King - "Sweet Little Angel"
  3. B.B. King - "The Thrill Is Gone"
  4. Ben E. King - "Spanish Harlem"
  5. Ben E. King - "Stand by Me"
  6. Carole King - "You've Got a Friend"
  7. Freddie King - "Hide Away"
  8. The Kingsmen - "Louie, Louie"
  9. The Kinks - "A Well Respected Man"
  10. The Kinks - "Lola"
  11. The Kinks - "You Really Got Me"
  12. Kiss - "Rock and Roll All Nite"
  13. Buddy Knox - "Party Doll"
  14. Kraftwerk - "Autobahn"

L

  1. LL Cool J - "Mama Said Knock You Out" (1990)
  2. Cyndi Lauper - "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" (1984)
  3. Leadbelly - The Midnight Special
  4. Led Zeppelin - "Dazed and Confused"
  5. Led Zeppelin - "Rock and Roll"
  6. Led Zeppelin - "Stairway to Heaven"
  7. Led Zeppelin - "Whole Lotta Love"
  8. The Left Banke - "Walk Away Renee"
  9. John Lennon - "Give Peace a Chance"
  10. John Lennon - "Imagine"
  11. John Lennon - "Instant Karma (We All Shine On)"
  12. Jerry Lee Lewis - "Great Balls of Fire"
  13. Jerry Lee Lewis - "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin On"
  14. Little Eva - "The Loco-Motion"
  15. Little Feat - "Dixie Chicken"
  16. Little Walter - "Juke"
  17. Professor Longhair - "Tipitina"
  18. The Lovin' Spoonful - "Do You Believe in Magic"
  19. Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers - "I'm Not a Juvenile Delinquent"
  20. Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers - "Why Do Fools Fall In Love"
  21. Lynyrd Skynyrd - "Free Bird"

M

  1. Madonna - "Like a Virgin" (1984)
  2. The Mamas & the Papas - "California Dreamin'"
  3. The Marcels - "Blue Moon"
  4. Bob Marley & the Wailers - "Lively Up Yourself"
  5. Bob Marley & the Wailers - "No Woman, No Cry"
  6. Martha & the Vandellas - "Dancing in the Street"
  7. Martha & the Vandellas - "(Love Is Like a) Heat Wave"
  8. Curtis Mayfield - "Superfly" (1972)
  9. MC Hammer - "U Can't Touch This" (1990)
  10. Paul McCartney - "Maybe I'm Amazed"
  11. Barry McGuire - "Eve of Destruction"
  12. Don McLean - "American Pie"
  13. Blind Willie McTell - "Statesboro Blues"
  14. John Cougar Mellencamp - "Authority Song"
  15. Metallica - "Enter Sandman" (1991)
  16. Midnight Oil - "Beds Are Burning"
  17. Amos Milburn - "Let's Have a Party"
  18. Steve Miller Band - "Fly Like an Eagle"
  19. The Miracles - "Going to a Go-Go"
  20. The Miracles - "The Tracks of My Tears"
  21. The Miracles - "You've Really Got a Hold on Me"
  22. Joni Mitchell - "Help Me"
  23. Moby Grape - "Omaha"
  24. The Monkees - "I'm a Believer"
  25. The Monkees - "Last Train to Clarksville"
  26. The Monotones - "Book of Love"
  27. Bill Monroe - "Mule Skinner Blues"
  28. The Moody Blues - "Nights in White Satin"
  29. The Moonglows - "Sincerely"
  30. Van Morrison - "Brown Eyed Girl" (1967)
  31. Van Morrison - "Madame George"
  32. Van Morrison - "Moondance" (1970)
  33. The Mothers of Invention - "Brown Shoes Don't Make It"
  34. Mott the Hoople - "All the Young Dudes"

N

  1. Ricky Nelson - "Hello Mary Lou"
  2. Aaron Neville - "Tell It Like It Is"
  3. New York Dolls - "Personality Crisis"
  4. Randy Newman - "Sail Away"
  5. Nirvana - "Smells Like Teen Spirit" (1991)

O

  1. O'Jays - "Love Train"
  2. Phil Ochs - "I Ain't Marchin' Anymore"
  3. Roy Orbison - "Oh, Pretty Woman" (1964)
  4. The Orioles - "Crying in the Chapel"
  5. Johnny Otis - "Willie and the Hand Jive"

P

  1. Parliament - "Give Up the Funk (Tear the Roof Off the Sucker)"
  2. Les Paul and Mary Ford - "How High the Moon"
  3. Pearl Jam - "Jeremy" (1991)
  4. The Penguins - "Earth Angel (Will You Be Mine)"
  5. Carl Perkins - "Blue Suede Shoes"
  6. Carl Perkins - "Matchbox"
  7. Pinetop Perkins - "Pinetop's Boogie Woogie"
  8. Peter & Gordon - "A World without Love"
  9. Peter, Paul and Mary - "If I Had a Hammer (The Hammer Song)"
  10. Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers - "American Girl"
  11. Wilson Pickett - "In the Midnight Hour"
  12. Pink Floyd - "Another Brick in the Wall, Part 2"
  13. Pink Floyd - "Money"
  14. Pink Floyd - "See Emily Play"
  15. The Platters - "The Great Pretender"
  16. The Police - "Every Breath You Take" (1983)
  17. The Police - "Roxanne"
  18. Elvis Presley - "Heartbreak Hotel"
  19. Elvis Presley - "Jailhouse Rock"
  20. Elvis Presley - "Love Me Tender"
  21. Elvis Presley - "Mystery Train"
  22. Elvis Presley - "Suspicious Minds"
  23. Elvis Presley - "That's All Right (Mama)"
  24. The Pretenders - "Brass in Pocket"
  25. Lloyd Price - "Lawdy Miss Clawdy"
  26. Prince - "Little Red Corvette" (1982)
  27. Prince - "When Doves Cry" (1984)
  28. Procol Harum - "A Whiter Shade of Pale"
  29. Public Enemy - "Fight the Power"

Q

  1. Queen - "Bohemian Rhapsody"
  2. Queen Latifah - "Ladies First"
  3. ? & the Mysterians - "96 Tears"
  4. Quicksilver Messenger Service - "Who Do You Love"

R

  1. R.E.M. - "Losing My Religion" (1991)
  2. R.E.M. - "Radio Free Europe" (Originally recorded in 1981, re-recorded in 1983)
  3. Ma Rainey & Her Tub Jug Washboard Band - "Prove It on Me"
  4. Bonnie Raitt - "Something to Talk About" (1991)
  5. The Ramones - "Sheena Is a Punk Rocker"
  6. The Young Rascals - "Groovin'"
  7. The Young Rascals - "Good Lovin'"
  8. Red Hot Chili Peppers - "Give It Away" (1991)
  9. Otis Redding - "Shake"
  10. Otis Redding - "(Sittin' on) the Dock of the Bay"
  11. Otis Redding - "Try a Little Tenderness"
  12. Jimmy Reed - "Big Boss Man"
  13. Jimmy Reed - "Bright Lights, Big City"
  14. Lou Reed - "Walk on the Wild Side"
  15. The Replacements - "I Will Dare"
  16. Paul Revere & the Raiders - "Just Like Me"
  17. Cliff Richard & the Drifters - "Move It"
  18. Little Richard - "Good Golly, Miss Molly"
  19. Little Richard - "Long Tall Sally"
  20. Little Richard - "Tutti Frutti"
  21. The Righteous Brothers - "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'"
  22. Billy Riley & His Little Green Men - "Red Hot"
  23. Jimmie Rodgers - "Blue Yodel No. 9"
  24. The Rolling Stones - "Honky Tonk Women"
  25. The Rolling Stones - "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction"
  26. The Rolling Stones - "Jumpin' Jack Flash"
  27. The Rolling Stones - "Miss You"
  28. The Rolling Stones - "Sympathy for the Devil"
  29. The Rolling Stones - "Time Is on My Side"
  30. The Ronettes - "Be My Baby"
  31. Roxy Music - "Love Is the Drug"
  32. Run-D.M.C. - "Walk This Way" (1986)
  33. Rush - "The Spirit of Radio"
  34. Otis Rush - "I Can't Quit You Baby"
  35. Mitch Ryder & the Detroit Wheels - "Devil with a Blue Dress On & Good Golly, Miss Molly"

S

  1. Sam & Dave - "Soul Man"
  2. Sam the Sham & the Pharaohs - "Wooly Bully"
  3. Santana - "Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen"
  4. The Searchers - "Needles and Pins"
  5. The Seeds - "Pushin' Too Hard"
  6. Pete Seeger - "Where Have All the Flowers Gone"
  7. Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band - "Night Moves"
  8. Sex Pistols - "Anarchy in the U.K."
  9. Sex Pistols - "God Save the Queen"
  10. The Shadows of Knight - "Gloria"
  11. The Shangri-Las - "Leader of the Pack"
  12. Del Shannon - "Runaway"
  13. The Shirelles - "Dedicated to the One I Love"
  14. The Shirelles - "Will You Love Me Tomorrow"
  15. Simon & Garfunkel - "Bridge Over Troubled Water" (1970)
  16. Simon & Garfunkel - "The Sound of Silence"
  17. Paul Simon - "Graceland" (1986)
  18. Sir Douglas Quintet - "She's About a Mover"
  19. Sister Sledge - "We Are Family"
  20. Percy Sledge - "When a Man Loves a Woman"
  21. Sly & the Family Stone - "Dance to the Music"
  22. Sly & the Family Stone - "Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)"
  23. Bessie Smith - "Downhearted Blues"
  24. Huey 'Piano' Smith & His Clowns - "Rockin' Pneumonia and the Boogie-Woogie Flu"
  25. Patti Smith - "Gloria (in Excelsis Deo)"
  26. The Smiths - "Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now"
  27. Sonic Youth - "Teenage Riot"
  28. The Soul Stirrers - "By and By"
  29. Bruce Springsteen - "Born to Run" (1975)
  30. Bruce Springsteen - "Dancing in the Dark" (1984)
  31. Bruce Springsteen & the E-Street Band - "Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)"
  32. The Standells - "Dirty Water"
  33. The Staple Singers - "Respect Yourself"
  34. Edwin Starr - "War"
  35. Steely Dan - "Reelin' In the Years"
  36. Steppenwolf - "Born to Be Wild"
  37. Rod Stewart - "Maggie May"
  38. Iggy & the Stooges - "Search and Destroy"
  39. The Stooges - "I Wanna Be Your Dog"
  40. Stray Cats - "Rock This Town"
  41. Barrett Strong - "Money (That's What I Want)"
  42. The Sugarhill Gang - "Rapper's Delight"
  43. Donna Summer - "Love to Love You Baby"
  44. The Supremes - "Stop! In the Name of Love"
  45. The Supremes - "You Can't Hurry Love"
  46. The Surfaris - "Wipe Out"
  47. Swinging Blue Jeans - "Hippy Hippy Shake"

T

  1. T. Rex - "Bang a Gong (Get It On)"
  2. Talking Heads - "Life During Wartime"
  3. Talking Heads - "Once in a Lifetime"
  4. James Taylor - "Fire and Rain"
  5. Television - "Little Johnny Jewel"
  6. The Temptations - "Ain't Too Proud to Beg"
  7. The Temptations - "My Girl"
  8. The Temptations - "Papa Was a Rollin' Stone"
  9. Sister Rosetta Tharpe - "This Train"
  10. Willie Mae 'Big Mama' Thornton - "Ball 'n' Chain"
  11. Willie Mae 'Big Mama' Thornton - "Hound Dog"
  12. Toots & the Maytals - "Pressure Drop"
  13. Peter Tosh - "Legalize It"
  14. Traffic - "Dear Mr. Fantasy"
  15. The Trammps - "Disco Inferno"
  16. The Troggs - "Wild Thing"
  17. Big Joe Turner - "Shake, Rattle and Roll"
  18. Ike & Tina Turner - "River Deep, Mountain High"
  19. The Turtles - "It Ain't Me Babe"

U

  1. U.T.F.O. - "Roxanne, Roxanne"
  2. U2 - "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For" (1987)
  3. U2 - "Pride (In the Name of Love)" (1984)
  4. U2 - "Sunday Bloody Sunday" (1983)

V

  1. Ritchie Valens - "La Bamba"
  2. Van Halen - "Jump" (1984)
  3. Van Halen - "Runnin' with the Devil"
  4. Stevie Ray Vaughan - "Pride and Joy"
  5. The Velvet Underground - "Heroin"
  6. The Velvet Underground - "White Light/White Heat"
  7. The Ventures - "Walk Don't Run"
  8. Gene Vincent & His Blue Caps - "Be-Bop-A-Lula"

W

  1. The Wailers - "Get Up Stand Up"
  2. The Wailers - "I Shot the Sheriff"
  3. Jr. Walker & the All Stars - "Shotgun"
  4. T-Bone Walker - "Call It Stormy Monday"
  5. War - "Slippin' into Darkness"
  6. Clara Ward & the Ward Singers - "How I Got Over"
  7. Dinah Washington - "Am I Asking Too Much"
  8. Muddy Waters - "Got My Mojo Working"
  9. Muddy Waters - "Hoochie Coochie Man"
  10. Muddy Waters - "Mannish Boy"
  11. Muddy Waters - "Rollin' Stone"
  12. The Weavers - "Goodnight Irene"
  13. Mary Wells - "My Guy"
  14. The Who - "Baba O'Riley"
  15. The Who - "Go to the Mirror!"
  16. The Who - "My Generation"
  17. Big Joe Williams - "Baby Please Don't Go"
  18. Larry Williams - "Bony Maronie"
  19. Marion Williams - "Packing Up"
  20. Sonny Boy (John Lee) Williamson - "Good Morning (Little) School Girl"
  21. Chuck Willis - "C.C. Rider"
  22. Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys - "Take Me Back to Tulsa"
  23. Jackie Wilson - "(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher"
  24. Stevie Wonder - "Living for the City"
  25. Stevie Wonder - "Master Blaster (Jammin')"
  26. Stevie Wonder - "Superstition"
  27. Stevie Wonder - "Uptight (Everything's Airight)"
  28. Link Wray - "Rumble"

X

  1. X - "Los Angeles"

Y

  1. Jimmy Yancey - "Midnight Stomp"
  2. The Yardbirds - "Shapes of Things"
  3. Yes - "Roundabout"
  4. Neil Young - "Down by the River"
  5. Neil Young - "Heart of Gold"
  6. Neil Young - "My My Hey Hey (Out of the Blue)"

Z

  1. ZZ Top - "Legs"

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