• September 18, 2008
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    Rock Legends to Play Obama Fundraiser

    The Pennsylvania Campaign for Change has just announced a Monday, October 13 concert fundraiser to benefit Obama for America featuring many Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees and other American music icons. Additionally, the show will be a very large voter outreach opportunity for the Pennsylvania Obama campaign, which has already built the largest volunteer-based campaign in Pennsylvania’s history. The campaign has more than 70 field offices and thousands of volunteers preparing for an unprecedented Get Out the Vote operation. There are now more than 1 million more Democrats in the state than Republicans, an increase of 500,000 since 2004.

    Tickets will be available at 12:00 p.m. EDT on Friday, September 19, and are $50 for the general public and $30 for University Park students with a Pennsylvania State University ID. More ticket information is available online at:

    http://www.barackobama.com/psu

    EVENT DETAILS:

    WHO: Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Bill Kreutzmann, and Mickey Hart, Gregg Allman, Butch Trucks, Jaimoe, Warren Haynes, Derek Trucks, Marc Quinones, Oteil Burbridge, and Jeff Chimenti

    WHAT: Concert Fundraiser

    WHERE: Bryce Jordan Center, Pennsylvania State University State College, PA

    WHEN: Monday, October 13, 2008 - Doors Open 5:30 PM EDT

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The Pennsylvania Campaign for Change has just announced a Monday, October 13 concert fundraiser to benefit Obama for America featuring many Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees and other American music icons. Additionally, the show will be a very large voter outreach opportunity for the Pennsylvania Obama campaign, which has already built the largest volunteer-based campaign in Pennsylvania’s history. The campaign has more than 70 field offices and thousands of volunteers preparing for an unprecedented Get Out the Vote operation. There are now more than 1 million more Democrats in the state than Republicans, an increase of 500,000 since 2004.

Tickets will be available at 12:00 p.m. EDT on Friday, September 19, and are $50 for the general public and $30 for University Park students with a Pennsylvania State University ID. More ticket information is available online at:

http://www.barackobama.com/psu

EVENT DETAILS:

WHO: Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Bill Kreutzmann, and Mickey Hart, Gregg Allman, Butch Trucks, Jaimoe, Warren Haynes, Derek Trucks, Marc Quinones, Oteil Burbridge, and Jeff Chimenti

WHAT: Concert Fundraiser

WHERE: Bryce Jordan Center, Pennsylvania State University State College, PA

WHEN: Monday, October 13, 2008 - Doors Open 5:30 PM EDT

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That's what this country is all about. Disagreeing shouldn't lead to hatred it should just lead to an argument. When the election is over, so is the argument. Peace and enjoy the show!!!
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You're hilarious. Did you even read that article from the link you posted?? It absolves Biden's son of being a lobbyist. It proves it right there in the article you provide as a source for him being a lobbyist. He is NOT a lobbyist for the credit card companies. He was a consultant for MBNA. He's actually helped consumers - says so right in that article. Do you need me to re-post the link? ;) Obama is all about change. Joe Biden, in case you never saw any interviews with him or bothered to read his bio on Wiki or anywhere else, is actually not a "good old boy" - even being in the Senate for as long as he has. He makes no bones about his stances on real issues and is THE expert in this country on Foreign Affairs. BOTH parties together, in the Senate, voted him Chairman of the Judiciary Committee and Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee? Why? Because he's brilliant and understands the ins & outs of how government works. Obama picked him because of their DIFFERING opinions on how to handle many issues. Barack & HRC shared MANY views on MANY issues. If you watched 60 Minutes this past Sunday (or even the trailer for it, 'cause I know you don't get too far past the "headlines") you would have seen Obama - very wholeheartedly - stating that he likes to gather a bunch of people he knows & trusts, put them into a room and sometimes the opinions differ to the point of near-violent discussion. That's how you hear differing opinions and why each one has its merits. Then he & his closest advisors decide how to proceed. THAT'S how you do it. THAT'S how you get things accomplished, without jumping into things nonsensically. Don't forget the immortal words at the bottom of my 'signature' by Robert Hunter. I LIVE by these words. Gotta keep your eyes & ears open. I can understand cynicism - especially about politics in this day & age...but, sometimes you gotta put your trust into something. Especially if it makes sense. ~ Pappy "Once in a while you can get shown the light in the strangest of places, if you look at it right." - Robert Hunter
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So, you are in a campaign for the highest office of our country. You aknowledge there needs to be a change, we are on the wrong path, that is why I am am running for this office. There is a history in the current administration of behind the scenes, backroom meetings leading to a very internal form of decisionmaking. You are out for the "common man'. For change. For accountability. Weeks ago you announce your running mate. That person is experianced in governing, and leading, albeit on a smaller scale , but as is said, that person has fresh ideas and vision and has taken on the "good old boys' that persons quote. So..... you do not allow this person to take reporters questions from day one. This is past day one. Unfortunate they are not able to articulate their fresh ideas and vision. They are now meeting with the heads of state of other governments on our beloved planet. Many different peoples with many different ways, The color of our lifes. It's why people travel, to see another life they are not familiar with, people, wildlife, and culture. So... you decide to allow reporters and photographers when you meet with them, and as they all assemble, you decide no, everybody out. the news organizations respond, no, and photographers are allowed to stay. Lots of smiles on camera and no talk, no views, no fresh ideas, no vision, and sadly no interaction with the other people on this planet. Lot's of smiles and no substance. Hmmmm. Just doesn't sound all that constructive. Maybe destructive. Definitly not what will bring this beautiful blue planet in the sky together. Lost opportunity, so sad. But I have hope, yes I do expect change. That's right, I expect it. If you don't expect, it won't happen. Oh....It will happen.
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I guess it doesn't really matter..anyway!!!!!!!!.....
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It does Matter!The song is about the use of nuclear weapons and the aftermath and by then it doesn't matter because it is all over, but until then I for one will work for change. The song is not about it doesn't matter or a who cares philosophy. It is a wake up call. If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear to man as it is, infinite. William Blake
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Morning DewLyrics By: Bonnie Dobson Music By: Bonnie Dobson Walk me out in the morning dew my honey, Walk me out in the morning dew today. I can't walk you out in the morning dew my honey, I can't walk you out in the morning dew today. I thought I heard a baby cry this morning, I thought I heard a baby cry this today. You didn't hear no baby cry this morning, You didn't hear no baby cry today. Where have all the people gone my honey, Where have all the people gone today. There's no need for you to be worrying about all those people, You never see those people anyway. I thought I heard a young man morn this morning, I thought I heard a young man morn today. I thought I heard a young man morn this morning, I can't walk you out in the morning dew today. Walk me out in the morning dew my honey, Walk me out in the morning dew today. I'll walk you out in the morning dew my honey, I guess it doesn't really matter anyway, I guess it doesn't matter anyway, I guess it doesn't matter anyway, Guess it doesn't matter anyway. One of the songs the Dead played almost every year from the 60s to the 90s. (1) It certainly sounds as if Jerry sings "mourn" even though the Bonnie Dobson original is "moan" If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear to man as it is, infinite. William Blake
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This song will bring a tear to every eye who felt that time. I was sitting at the dinner table with my brother, mom dad, myself and my brother who was 4 years older than I. He declined to sign up for the draft. It was the times where every night the Nightly News listed all those names that came up on the draft lottery, no not the big spin lottery, the draft lottery. For weeks the dinner table was consumed with arguing, animosity, just, bad vibes, and hard feelings. Then one day as we were assembled for our nightly dinner, the usual hard feelings starting to simmer, we all look up and on the little black and white 9" screen, my brothers birthdate came up in the first round. Suddenly the room stood still. There was a subtle, yet vibrant, shock in the air. Mom cried, quietly. Dad sat silently, and I was so glad my brother was sitting here next to me. I was so proud. My brother sat there and, I will never forget, was so very confident he had made the right decision, he just sat there and watched the little world around him turn, to a different view. This was at a time when neighbors upon neighbors were dealing body bags and no hope. Month's after this the war was stopped. But in the meantime, The casualties were at a all time high at the same time the war was futile. Morning Dew. Listen and wonder, how would you act, what would you do. Put your headphones on and pick a year they played it...sit back and feel the times. Bonnie Dobson penned this wonderful reflection of this time. she has not gotten the credit over the years except from the grateful dead, who plyed this songwriters work for over 20 years. A songwriter by the name of tim rose claimed credit for this, although it was Fred Neil who first recorded it. It a song reacting to the thought of a nuclear war. She sinced retired from the music business and last heard was head adminstrator for the philosphy department at the Berwick Colledge, University of London. thank you Bonnie Dobson. peace,love and hope. It's all we got. pk
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Had no idea it was "morn" that line in the song always gets me, I thought it was Moan. Either way, Morning Dew has always touched me, as soo many of The Deads Tune's Do. Thanks Bonnie Dobson, whoever you are, You are Right on! "Guess it doesnt matter anyway..... " PEACE
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I think it is moan. At least that's the way Jerry sings it. Rock on. Just got my ticket! Section 106. Chester County DeadHeads will be well represented! DeadHeads for Obama Rock on! "The bottle was dusty but the liquor was clean." www.geocities.com/newcamptownraces/ gratefulgoddamneddead.html
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anyone else still having this problem? it seems to me that 16,000 people need to purchase plane tickets in the next couple of days to stay within the 14 day advance notice airlines want to reserve a decent rate. my account has been charged. i have my confirmation email. but still not tickets???? i dont want to purchase my airline tickets in case ticketbastards have oversold the event. what to do???? advice?
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i just love how they charge me a "convenience charge" for the convenience of ticketfast. just before they charged me this "convenience charge" they offered me an option of "ticket fast." the benefit of paying for this service is the "convenience" of being able to print the tickets immediately after purchase. they dont tell you about the "24 temporary hold" that they have now had up for almost a week. people who ordered hard tickets are already receiving theirs. this is not convenient in any way. in fact it has stressed me out because i need to purchase my plane tickets. in fact im really scared ticketbastard will screw up my order. it is keeping me up at night. it seems to me that anyone who incurred this "convenience charge" of $2.50 should be refunded their $2.50. THANX TICKETMASTER FOR MAKING SOMETHING I SHOULD BE EXCITED ABOUT SUPER STRESSFUL. AS IF YOU DIDNT KNOW BEFOREHAND THAT YOU NEEDED TO TAKE EXTRA TIME TO GO THROUGH THE ORDERS!!!! WTF??????????
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I'm not sure how it's going for everyone but here's an update. At 8:30AM east coast time, my ticketfast tickets were still not available. But, I just logged in at 10:30AM east coast time and they WERE THERE!!!! Just printed them out. Wooo Hooo!!! So, if you tried earlier, you should try again now folks. Looks like they're ready to go! See ya there!!!
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arizona here. just printed my tickets too!!!!! ok ticketmaster. i suppose i can forgive you now:) WHOOOOOO-WHOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! im in!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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get ur butt on ticketmaster RIGHT NOW and just keep trying. they finally let us print our tickets which means they have finished cross referencing orders and should be releasing all the tickets people ordered over the limit of two. keep trying for one and i bet youll get it:) GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!!!
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OK. Now that I'm not stressed out about my tix, I thought I would share some recommendations about State College, given I'm a transplanted Californian who has been here for the last 16 years. First, hotel rooms should not be a problem. Because 100,000 people come into town for Penn State home football games, there are more hotel rooms here than is typical for a town this size. However, prices range, so I assume the Motel 6 will fill up faster than the Hilton. In addition, we have a great brew pub here...Otto's. They brew their fine libations on the property, the food is solid, and it is not very expensive. I highly recommend a visit before or after the show (they've been known to have dead tunes playing intermittently among the music selections and the folks that go there are very mellow)...this is not an annoying undergrad student bar as it is not located in the downtown student area. On the downside, don't expect ethnic food or lots of good food. It's pretty mediocre as far as eating out (with a few high end exceptions). My wife and I go out to eat here when we don't feel like cooking, not because there's somewhere great to go. If you want to hang out after the show, you can go downtown (walking distance from the venue) and explore all the bars and taverns, but you'll also be in an ocean of 18-22 year olds. If you can, I'd try places outside of downtown such as Ottos, but you'll need to drive. If you do go downtown, try Zeno's, the Rathskellar, or Zola. My biggest suggestion for anyone who wants to party before or after the show is to do it off campus (the venue is on campus). Do not hang out and party in the parking lot or on campus as you greatly increase the risk of someone disapproving in a big way. Looking forward to seeing all of you!
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albemic80 you are a fool. this is a free country and everyone is intitled to thier own opions and views. it is a shame you threw away so many memories and the love you had for our boys because you don't share the same point of view they do. you are like the father who disownes his daughter after she marries a black man. it is a shame you no longer feel the love.i don't support either side at this point but i love the music and always will.
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Is the floor a general admission kind of deal first come first serve for those who have those tickets, or is there an actual seating arrangement?
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I just read your post about not having to sell yourself out for going to the show. You have! So has everyone else that's going. Especially those that are not political but are going anyway just because it's the boys.
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I say, great for two of my favorite bands standing up for the morally right cause. It amazes me that despite 8 years of massive failures in economics, security, high gas prices, high unemployment, failed war in Iraq (based on lies/mis-information), high health care costs, Theocratic fascism, open borders and failures with virtually every other issue, that there are actually people out there who plan on voting McCain/Palin. I'm astonished to see so many seemingly intellectual people suffering from amnesia. Were they living in the same America as I the last 8 years? Anybody remember .98 cents a gallon gas the summer before Bush took office? I wish I could attend the concert but will support the cause.
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...i was more excited about this gig when i 1st found out about it...now after reading all these posts im quite subdued...& a tad worried i will be thunked on the head if i do show up...my grandparents taught me by example that as a u.s. citizen its my responsibility & privilege to be informed & to vote...maybe we change the u.s. to just us ! ....so it turns out i might not have the 4 tix i thought i had...already secured a couple hotel rooms rite xross the street from the venue @ the ramada..but now i am worried that they may cancel my order according to the 2 tix limit...i did get email confirmation for 4...& its not that "i'm greedy"..when i got 2 tix...then 2 more rite away i stopped...i have friends that want to go..didnt even notice the limit til it was too late...cuz im too old to read the small print...hell i could hardly read that security code thingy in the searching-for-tix process : ) ..so @ this point i'm on the fence...but maybe i will get into it in a week or so...my bday is on the 12th & this would be a fun road trip..just like the good 'ole gd days...but if i lose my tix i could give up my hotel rooms to someone....maybe i will just stay here in obama-land & watch the cubs in postseason..& maybe i will really get what ive always wanted for my b-day !!!...hey folks...did you know barack obama spelled backwards is amabo kcarab !?! ..& why doesnt any1s set list include any allman tunes ?????..just curious..im amazed by derek & to see all these cats on one stage...how sweet it is!!!
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i am trying to make enough money to pay for my way to get to the show....i have 2 tickets..and well obviously 1s for me but i haven't picked who i will take with me...i am open to ideas...i just need help with airfare and a place to crash. i noticed the last poster said something about canceling his hotel room. i would be glad to take up your spot as i need to find a place to crash...or if anyone else is getting a hotel around i would be happy to crash on the floor or whatever...not that i;ll probably sleep much that night anyhow. but yeah if anyone can help or think they can help in anyway dont hesitate to email me at vw.grateful.deadhead@gmail.comthanks ERiC, i;ll be flying in from portland,or
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If you're planning on flying to State College for the gig, here's some useful info. First, we do have a regional airport here called University Park (SCE). It has about 12 flights in a day on regional affiliates of Northwest, United, and USAir. These aircraft are all small (about 35 seats). So you can do the math...there's only about 400 seats per day. Fortunately, the football team plays at Wisconsin that weekend, so seats won't be taken up by the football fans. But the total number of available seats to fly directly into town is still pretty limited...book yours fast. While you might fly into Pittsburgh, Philly, or NY and rent a car, I also recommend people check out flights to Harrisburg, PA. It's about 75 minutes to State College from the Harrisburg airport, and flights there are usually cheaper than directly to State College. This would be the second best choice if you're not flying directly here. See ya at the show!

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I may be mistaken, but I've always believed the Grateful Dead to be a truly unique and purely unifying American spirit. Obviously, in this day in age this is no longer true, as the surviving members have entered the realm of divisive partisan politics. The music of the Grateful Dead (1965-1995) will always be above politics and I'm thankful to have been turned on to such an enlightened philosophy. Moments of camaraderie of all people at Dead shows over the years may be unparalled in the history of humanity; the nearest I've seen to a unified peaceful community and flashing glimpse of utopia, in my humble opinion. Truly the end of an era. American Heritage Dictionary - Cite This Source - Share This ca·ma·ra·der·ie (kä'mə-rä'də-rē, käm'rä'də-rē) Pronunciation Key n. Goodwill and lighthearted rapport between or among friends; comradeship. 'In fact your salvation is within yourself, in your own essence of mind, it is not to be gotten grasping at external people like me.' ~ Jack Kerouac
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...in what has gone on to what Obama will do if he is elected. He is a politician. Nothing more. He has injected MORE money into a political campaign than any human ever has. Why? Because he wants POWER, nothing less. To think somehow his election versus the other guy's will make a difference demonstrates an astounding lack of understanding of the power structures of this country (or any country) and Obama's own history. He is ESTABLISHMENT as much as anyone. To have any members of the Dead, and Deadheads in general, supporting a fund raising concert for someone like this who has raised MORE MONEY already than has ever been spent on a Presidential campaign should be written up and inserted in the dictionary under the entry for "irony".
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It's ok not to agree with them politically and still enjoy them. This show, they are doing in their own names. They are not flying the 'Grateful Dead' banner of 'Deadheads for Obama' thingy. They have a right to their opinions and their expression of them, as long as then represent themselves and not the unwilling. After all nothing is more American than that. They are not dragging all deadheads along for the ride and dead heads are also entitled to their own opinions and the expression of them. They should be commended for doing that because they could easily use the name or say that all deadheads should be for Obama or be preachy and nasty like Steisand or Baldwin...I feel they are being careful and that is good enough for me.
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Well said, indeed. While I'll not go to emotional extremes and burn my I-Pod or rename my daughter, whom I named after my favorite Dead song, I will now have to reflect on this silly political fundraiser each time I tune in and turn on. {I will add that in a socialist-inspired police state such as Obama was groomed to lead, the Dead Heads will be among the first ones rounded up. Be careful what you wish for...} "The need for mystery is greater than the need for an answer." - Ken Kesey
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I actually agree with your above post. If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear to man as it is, infinite. William Blake
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The Grateful Dead have played political fund raisers before, just not for the two party system. They have played benefits for the Black Panthers among others. You have to remember that the politics of the Black Panthers were far more divisive at the time than Obama vs. McCain today. Also the Rex foundation has at times supported causes that many would name "progressive" or even socialists causes. It's their gig and their music. They can do what they want and always have. And the heads have often been at odds with the band. Some heads have gone as far as to petition to have songs removed from the setlist. Seems crazy now but the community was divided over the release of victim or the crime.
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as socialist as what is currently being considered with the bailout? Or is it only socialist when promoted by the left?
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As socialist as that bailout. I like Ron Paul's take on it: "Whenever a Great Bipartisan Consensus is announced, and a compliant media assures everyone that the wondrous actions of our wise leaders are being taken for our own good, you can know with absolute certainty that disaster is about to strike. The events of the past week are no exception. The bailout package that is about to be rammed down Congress’ throat is not just economically foolish. It is downright sinister. It makes a mockery of our Constitution, which our leaders should never again bother pretending is still in effect. It promises the American people a never-ending nightmare of ever-greater debt liabilities they will have to shoulder. Two weeks ago, financial analyst Jim Rogers said the bailout of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac made America more communist than China! “This is welfare for the rich,” he said. “This is socialism for the rich. It’s bailing out the financiers, the banks, the Wall Streeters.”" "The need for mystery is greater than the need for an answer." - Ken Kesey
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even-handed judgement expressed. I am fatigued with the double standards that are universally utilized by the right and the left in judging situations, behaviors, philosophy, practice and so often used to excuse behaviors/practices of those they support and then smear or vilify the other side. Here is my diagnosis of what we are really talking about. This isn't even socialism. What, you say? Tim, are you nuts?!!!, Yes of course I am. But listen and remember this phrase and as it creeps into the common vernacular, and I expect credit (if not a rebate, then maybe in the form of new music, Rhino?). Our country has devolved into a 'REVERSE-SOCIALIST' form of government. Instead of socialism- where the government owns and operates business/corporations, our government is controlled/owned by big businesses and corporations = 'reverse socialism'. These entities make decisions that keep paramont the corporate/business interests and any individual/societal/community interests are secondary (if even rising to that importance). It is like the Superman Bizzaro world, where everything is in reverse. For example, instead of public safety regulations being the most important, our business/corportate-controlled government focuses primarily on what will sustain and ensure corporate interests. Even if that means danger to the public. Reverse-socialism! The founding father's did not intend for the market to control America. They thought the capitalism would enhance the culture but they did not envison the corporate stranglehold that currently calls the shots in the modern USA. The founding fathers would turn in their graves (like pinwheels) to witness what currently passes for the republic that they invented. And how in this age, the constitution that they lovingly and painstakingly fashioned has been turned into toliet paper by the reverse-socialist government. The greatest political experiment in the history of man has been highjacked by an unelected cabal of meglomaniacal radical capitalist extremists who worship money over all. They worship money above any deity, above any alliegence to country, creed, culture, or even the continuation of this republic. It is a reverse-socialism. There is probably a better (fancier) or more descriptive or elegant term. This 'frankenstein' has been created within/by this culture and as with Mary Shelly's beast, it will destroy it's creator without significant intervention. So grab the torches, call out to all, rile up the village, and GET OUT THE VOTE. That is what they fear the most. The status quo promote blind obedience, lockstep, partisanship, rancor, and especially ignorance on the issues of the day. Beware the 'big lie' game. Please vote. For whomever you see as having any chance of making a difference, or who has some conviction intact, or whoever you judge as willing to call for change. That is what I am going to do. And as usual, when I get up on my soapbox on my high horse, I usually fall off. All opinons expressed are mine. Others are encouraged to come up with a better handle for this perversion identified as 'reverse socialism'. Thanks for the civil discourse that is occuring here. Much appreciated.
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“…the bourgeoisie has at last, since the establishment of modern industry and of the world market, conquered for itself, in the modern representative state, exclusive political sway. The executive of the modern state is but a committee for managing the common affairs of the whole bourgeoisie.” -Karl Marx & Friedrich Engels, The Communist Manifesto
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Interesting observations, and somewhere near the kernel of truth, I am afraid, if not a bit over the top. I hope to have some time later to continue the dialogue..."The need for mystery is greater than the need for an answer." - Ken Kesey
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I pretty much agree with your assertions, which could pretty much be made about all nations since the collapse of feudalism and the rise of nation states in the west. Dominated by descendents of the Frankish "lords", who became the nobility and ruling class of Western Europe, they moved to dominate the mercantile class as well - pretty much the only thing they could do with the rise of democracies. They have now subverted democracies as they subverted monarchies before them and the Church before that. Follow the money!
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Reverse socialism is not anything new you basically just outlined the first chapter of my business ethics class which is about Stockholder vs Stakeholder theory both which can to lead to different types of socialist society's. One controlled by more government regulations or corporations becoming unelected civil servants who do what they think is in the best interest for society or what they consider stakeholders. I'm excited about the show do not care about the political ties it has even thought i wish this money went to something useful that could help people out instead of just more money for another commercial or some other waste.
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MY TIX WERE JUST DELIVERD,FEEL MORE COMFORTABALE NOW THAT TICKETS ARE IN HAND,,, I BEEN TRYING TO STAY OUT OF ALL THIS BICKERING THATS BEEN GOING ON HERE SO I JUST WANT TO SAY ONE THING--IT IS WHAT IT IS- DONT TRY TO MAKE IT SOMETHING ITS NOT ,OR BELIVE IT SHOULD BE, THIS IS WERE THERE TAKING US LIKE IT OR NOT ITS WHAT THE BOYS ARE DOING,LETS HAVE FAITH THAT THE RIDE WILL TAKE US WERE IT SHALL,THE MUSIC IS PREVALLING THATS WHAT ITS ALL ABOUT -NOT ABOUT WHO SOLD OUT,OR WHO SHOULD OR SHOULDNT BACK A POLITICAL PARTY OR WHAT JERRY WOULD OR WOULD NOT DO IF HE WAS STILL WITH US,ITS ABOUT THE MAGIC THAT WAS IN THE MUSIC, THATS WHAT KEPT US ALL TOGETHER,-- ON TOUR NOT EVERYBODY GOT ALONG, THE NITROUS DEALERS DIDNT GET A LONG WITH THE VENDORS,THE VENDORS DIDNT ALWAYS GET A LONG WITH THE SWINGERS, THE SWINGERS DIDNT GET ALONG WITH THE WARFRATS AND SO ON......BUT IT ALL WORKED TOGETER AS A WHOLE BECUSE OF OUR LOVE OF THE MUSIC,NO MATTER WHAT OUR DIFFRANCES WERE---ONE BIG SPIRALING BALL OF BREATHING ENERGY THAT NO ONE COULD STOP. I FOR ONE AM JUST HAPPY THE MUSIC GETS A CHANCE TO SHINE AGAIN, AND WE GET TO DANCE AT LEAST ONE MORE DAY,,,,SEE YA AT THE SHOW................JINGLE - FEW GOOD MEN MC - NEW YORK
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Why can't we create our own topics here? There's lots to talk about and interesting people to talk to about them but we are very restricted as to where we talk about it...To fully express ourselves we essentially have to hi-jack threads. The other political threads get about as much action as an elderly nun. Anyway, here we go... - William Blake is wrong. Perception is still a paradigm even if you could "clense" it, hence we need to gain knowlege without the distortion of perception; a priori knowlege aquisition, if you will. Perception in it's purest state, still distorts, by defintion. -Ron Paul does make good points and I would like to see nothing more than these crooked ass companies, who used these mass amount of junk loans as collateral, go down. Where he makes his mistake is two fold. One, these companies gambled and pooled obsene amounts of money, enough to put the economy on it's knees. Second, we, the tax payer, will assume the debt anway when these companies declare bankrupcy. The bail out is more likely, the cheaper option. The good news here is that every one of the companies invovled are under investigation by the FBI...Anybody caught acting fraudulently, in this case will be made an example of. See Enron, lessons were not learned from 2000. - The panthers the Dead played for were not the same violent ones as were on the east coast. They may have shared some philosophies, but at that time, those Pathers were community activists, not militants. I can't see the Dead playing a bennefit for people who hurt and kill other people; at least not intentionally.
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If that were true, then why are so many comapnies moving their operations offshore? I know the answer, it is because it is to expensive to operate here, but the governement is not controled by the corps. The gov. in many cases are driving the companies away. Members of the government may be, but not the government as a whole. With the influence of corperate influence, you also have to take into account special interests who are even worse. While, corperations trying to influence the governement may be somewhat of a problem, they are actually distracted from time to time because they have a business to run....Special interests make bitching to the government a full time job, so in my opinion, they are worse.
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If Michael Palin is elected, will the inauguration feature a performance of The Fish Slapping Dance? Conversation is always more interesting than recitation, so speak your mind and not someone else's.
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so when they're not giving money for nancy pelosi they are raising bread for barrack obama. all of of this politicizing will go down as a mistake. it's already got everyone fighting. what next? they gonna start promoting religion? what a drag man. stick to the music. anyone who thinks one political party is better than the other is friggin blind man. jerry said it best: "the problem with choosing the lesser of two evils is you're still choosing evil." I guess it doesn't really matter...anyway...
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Hey Now: does anyone know what thyme the parking lots will open in Happy Valley? i'm looking for a Smoking Shakedown Street to open the festivities for the evening and I am sure a Deal will pop up too......besides that man its anybodys guess with this line up as to whats going to happen except alot of smiles......and more smiles oooohhhh what a long strange trip it's been............
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PHIL FOR PRESIDENT! I guess it doesn't really matter...anyway...
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  • johnman
    14 years 1 month ago
    didunt
    nuh uh
  • grdaed73
    14 years 1 month ago
    yes yes
    wat iz de pirt of it al, wid 1/2 a bran nyi fool kan figger it ot, duh!!john u splet pirt rong!!! pece
  • johnman
    14 years 1 month ago
    spelin
    n yer poynt iz?