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yeah, but...

...would Senator Reid be caught 'dead' at a concert? Pun intended. Reid does not strike me as the Dead 'type' (if there is one) I could be wrong. To be an advocate for an issue dear to a member of the band makes one a Deadhead not.

I'd bet Franken is a bona fide Deadhead, too but I agree with Anna, Leahy was likely there first.

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The first Senator Deadhead

In a June 13 2013 post, reader Anna rRxia wrote, "Senator Leahy is the only Senator Deadhead in Congress and big on civil liberties." Sorry, Harry Reid was there first. I would refer her to my story "Senator Deadhead" in the Reno News & Review, September 3 1996, which quotes Mickey Hart: "Harry, he got the message and he was able to act on it," referring to Reid's advocacy of giving music therapy coverage under federal health insurance plans. Hart, Theodore Bikel and Oliver Hart testified at Reid's invitation at a hearing on the issue.

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Women's Equality Day...

was yesterday, commemorating the 93rd anniversary of the certification of the 19th amendment which granted women the right to vote. ( Doesn't the word "granted" just make you feel special?)

However,

The current US Labor statistics states that only 3% of all currently working women in the US are making the same, or more, than their male counterparts in the workplace. 97% of women currently make less, or substantially less, than their male counterparts in the exact same job.

And all of this in the good ole US of A.

Travel to much less socially-conscious countries and women still have the common role of domestic slave and, if they're lucky, have second-class social status.

So ladies, yesterday was YOUR ONE DAY of equality. Hopefully you didn't miss it, but if you did, no one would be surprised.

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Assad uses chemical weapons, kills hundreds in Damascus

Granted, this is the fog of war and who the hell knows what is really happening but the video sure looks convincing. Sarin nerve gas. Ugghm, I don't know but when weapons of mass destruction are being used in the Middle East (or anywhere) it seems like things are getting really bad.

Can Americans do anything alone? No. Nor can we afford not to act, giving AQ another country of anarchy like Yemen and Somalia in which to base operations.

I pray for those innocents caught in the crossfire. Can the evil be stopped? Only when good leaders cooperate.

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who has indeed

answered in another thread! Carry on, current events!

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@mulcahy

Correspond with dead.net webmaster marye. She'll set you right.

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New To Forums

Hey folks! Not to butt in, but I'm new here and I had a quick question. I work for Brookvale Records; we are the independent record label out of Long Island, NY releasing the Dick's Picks Series on vinyl. I'd like to start sharing info on here about our latest releases. But of course I wish to do so in an appropriate manner. Before I started posting about Dick's Picks Vol. 3 & 4 on sale and info on the upcoming Vol. 5 release, I thought I'd check in here.

I'm certainly aware of community guidelines around forums like this acting as a fan, but I'm curious what the guidelines are for me as a "business." I'm not able to start new threads yet, correct? Am I permitted to post photos or links to our Store page, etc. within reason? If so, what specific forums would be appropriate for that? Don't want to be shunned for spamming!

Thanks very much!!!

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Thanks Parkas

Appreciate the thumbs-up...

As always, I'll try to find the good and just plain old new current events out there to comment on, especially with a Grateful Dead angle. But, as usual, it'll end up being a far greater ratio of gloom & doom. Wish it were otherwise!

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RE: Anna rRxia

WELCOME BACK!!!!

I missed you and you posts!

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Bradley Manning & Ed Snowden & Our Freedom

You may have a differing view than others about whether Manning and Snowden were traitors to their country. You may believe they deserve long jail sentences for their acts of what some consider to be civil disobedience. I guess it depends on whether you believe we have a moral imperative to act in the face of of governmental "over-stepping" their responsibility to protect out rights to privacy (Snowden) and our right to know when our government acts in a way they may offend our morals and and religious beliefs during a time of war (Manning).

What cannot be disputed is the chill being sent out but the Obama Administration to silence any of it's critics by vigorous prosecution of even whistle-blowers. I don't remember the exact number but the espionage act of 1910(?) had something like 7 prosecutions before Obama and now there have been something like nine more under his administration.

The government will always find another enemy for us to be afraid of. The current effort to silence anybody who disagrees with their methods is odious. The Bill Of Rights is being torn asunder. What does the bumper sticker say? If you're not outraged, you're not paying attention?

Shut up, be silent, consume without question

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