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I'll just entertain myself

 
 
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 18 Jul, 2021 07:08 pm
@Ragman,
He lied about the war to get elected. (So did LBJ) Then kicked it into overdrive.
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Ragman
 
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Reply Sun 18 Jul, 2021 07:25 pm
Friends, including my significant other, marvelous Maxine, have been to Viet Nam. She told me the local citizens in VN don’t refer to it as the Vietnamese war. They call it the American war. Quite a different perspective.

US military industrial complex fostered that whole conflict to test/demo and ultimately sell their wares and technology.however, US fought with skills and methods practiced in WWII. Whereas ,navies Congress ere skilled at fighting a guerrilla tactics.
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 18 Jul, 2021 07:29 pm
@Ragman,
I guess so. All they originally wanted was to be free from French colonialism but our government decided they were dominoes for communism. Hell of a reason to get millions killed.
Ragman
 
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Reply Sun 18 Jul, 2021 07:32 pm
@edgarblythe,
And, they refused to read the tea leaves that they’re losing.
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 18 Jul, 2021 07:38 pm
@Ragman,
My ship never got close to there until some months after I went home. I am grateful to the fates that I didn't have an active hand in killing anyone over there.
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 18 Jul, 2021 10:25 pm
roger
 
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Reply Sun 18 Jul, 2021 11:29 pm
@edgarblythe,
I just love that man's voice, especially when he does things from the islands.
glitterbag
 
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Reply Sun 18 Jul, 2021 11:43 pm
@roger,
He's totally unique, Harry Belafonte is a force of nature.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 18 Jul, 2021 11:47 pm
I still have his vinyl records, some bought as early as 1958. I follow his daughter, Gina, on facebook.
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Mame
 
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Reply Mon 19 Jul, 2021 12:28 am
I always loved Johnny Mathis' voice. The only Christmas album I had was his.
glitterbag
 
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Reply Mon 19 Jul, 2021 12:33 am
@Mame,
I don't usually like romantic music, but his tune 'chances are' makes me stop in my tracks. I have no idea what the lyrics are, I just love the music and his voice.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Mon 19 Jul, 2021 05:55 am
I have several Johnny Mathis albums. I spent about ten years looking for a record of his Hello Young Lovers. Finally got it on an album titled Heavenly.

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Ragman
 
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Reply Mon 19 Jul, 2021 06:00 am
@edgarblythe,
Sometimes it’s just pure luck that we weren’t put in places we had to kill or be killed. I was stateside for my stay at Wichita Falls TX and Denver, Colo.
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Mon 19 Jul, 2021 06:13 am
@Ragman,
My older brother got drafted in the middle of the war but never left the country. They valued his carpenter skills at Fort Hood.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Mon 19 Jul, 2021 08:44 am
Just finished the street pick up. This is the first morning of the season I would describe the heat and humidity as brutal. That's pretty good for July. I just have to suffer with it now until sometime in either September or October. They took away a camera we had by the mailboxes to discourage heavy trash dumping, but it's no real loss. Once the trash dumpers figured out nobody looks at the monitor anyway, they resumed trashing everything as before. It wasn't so bad today. Just some fast food bags and cups and beer bottles. I like the composition of the messes they leave - fast food, alcohol, and tobacco because it means their lives are likely to be short and miserable as they age.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Mon 19 Jul, 2021 12:48 pm
Never heard of a glass octopus.
Mame
 
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Reply Mon 19 Jul, 2021 01:23 pm
@edgarblythe,
Funny, my husband bought me a blown glass octopus that's hanging from the curtain rod in my living room Smile
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Tue 20 Jul, 2021 06:49 am
I'm getting my truck back today after over a week at the transmission shop. It was squirting fluid. Since they rebuilt the transmission last December I'm hoping at least a portion of the cost will be covered by the warranty. I hate haggling over such things, but I'm prepared to argue and even whine a little.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Tue 20 Jul, 2021 09:09 am
Gus once recommended two books to me. Loved them both. You Can't Win, Jack Black and The Tortilla Curtain. The first is an autobiography of a career criminal. He crosses paths with Bat Masterson at one point, to give an idea of the time period. The second tells the story of the intertwined lives of an illegal couple and an anglo, in California. Both are well worth the time.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Tue 20 Jul, 2021 06:39 pm
Belafonte with South African musicians
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