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Saturday, March 6, 2010

In God We Still Trust - Congress Trust God

In God We Still Trust - Congress Trust God

In Case You Did Not Know This About Our Country?

I hope this goes around THE USA at least 100 times!!! YOU can help it get there!!!

GO AHEAD - - - BE AN AMERICAN!!! We the People - 545 vs 300,000,000 Congress.org - Get informed, get involved today: CALL TODAY: U.S. Capitol Switchboard (202) 224-3121

To:
President Barack Obama

March 1, 2010

We are a proud nation and we welcome all people no matter of their faith or beliefs. BUT WE ARE A NATION FOUNDED UNDER GOD! Since you were elected to represent ALL of our citizens, you need to at least speak for the MAJORITY.

President Barack Obama said in Turkey:

"We do not consider ourselves a Christian nation

Or a Jewish nation or a Muslim nation.

We consider ourselves a nation of citizens

Who are bound by ideals and a set of values."

I found this very interesting...Do you know the preamble for your state?

CONTINUE ARTICLE: In Case You Did Not Know This About Our Country?

CALL TODAY: U.S. Capitol Switchboard (202) 224-3121

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American History Quotes About God and the Bible

Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD, The people He has chosen as His own inheritance. Psalm 33:12

Famous American History Quotes About God and the Bible

America has always been one nation under God. Unfortunately, some are trying to rewrite American history and our laws and contradict our Christian nation, removing God's blessing. Christians are the largest group in America (80%) and our nation's source of unity. Below are some of the thousands of quotes endorsing God in government by our founding fathers and others in American history. We hope these famous inspirational quotes on God and American government encourage you to know the truth of American history.

The truth is America has always believed: in God we trust. And today, we declare America is a Christian nation - One Nation under God. American children prayed and read the Bible in schools for hundreds of years from the colonies until recently, Congress appropriated money to buy Bibles for America and support Christian missionaries, the third verse of our national anthem says, "And this be our motto, 'In God is our trust'"

After seeing the faith in God and government endorsement of Christianity in America below, look at these two links:

God in US History Month (May)

America Our Christian Nation

In God We Still Trust - Congress Trust God

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Sunday, February 21, 2010

An American Movement, We the People!

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What's Your Big Idea for Change in America? Ideas for Change in America is a crowd-sourcing competition that empowers citizens to identify and build momentum around the most innovative ideas for addressing challenges our country faces. To change this country, we're counting on Americans from every walk of life to get involved. Tell us how an experience in your life showed you something that is right or something that is wrong with this country -- and share your ideas for how to make it better. An American Movement, We the People! What's Your Story? We're counting on citizens from every walk of life to get involved. Share your experiences and your ideas -- tell us what you'd like the Obama-Biden administration to do and where you'd like the country to go.

TO LEARN MORE AND VOICE YOUR OPINION TODAY: HealthReform.gov

I am looking for help in organizing a march on Houston's City Hall for Health Care Reform. We will march from North, South, East, and West areas of Houston, merging on City Hall. Whether you support public option or single payer and many other issues that face America today, please support our We the People cause, It's time We the People fight the special interest groups. It's time for the American middle class to stand up and be heard. The Supreme Court has ruled in favor of big business and insurance companies have stopped running anti-reform ads. They believed they've won. We will fight back, We the People will make our stand, NOW! We will not, we cannot, go quietly into poverty and silence, our forefather's America is at stake, our children's America is at stake. We fought for justice in the 60's, now it's time for We the People of all ages to once again stand up and come to the aide of all Americans!

Health Insurance Reform: Reality Check

Whether or not you have health insurance right now, the reforms we seek will bring stability and security that you don't have today.

This isn't about politics. This is about people's lives. This is about people's businesses. This is about our future.

- President Barack Obama

Reality Check
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Premiums, Profits, and the Need for Health Reform The White House


Saturday, February 20, 2010

Tiger Woods Speaks Out - Forgiveness and Moving Forward!

Video Link Golf Channel: “Tiger Woods Press Conference - Tiger's Public Statement"

Tiger Woods ended nearly three months of silence Friday, when he spoke publicly for the first time since his middle-of-the-night car accident sparked stunning revelations of infidelity. Hear Woods' full statement now.

Official Tiger Woods Website:"Tiger Woods Press Conference - Tiger's Public Statement"

Tiger Woods speaks out, the most celebrated golfer on earth will speak to his fans and foes alike. I would like to express my support for Tiger Woods, not for his transgressions, but just for being a human being that has a god given talent as a golfer. Here's a quote by Lance Morrow, that I feel expresses forgiveness and moving forward with his, as well as everyone concerned or involved with Tiger Woods life!

"Not to forgive is to be imprisoned by the past, by old grievances that do not permit life to proceed with new business. Not to forgive is to yield oneself to another's control... to be locked into a sequence of act and response, of outrage and revenge, tit for tat, escalating always. The present is endlessly overwhelmed and devoured by the past. Forgiveness frees the forgiver. It extracts the forgiver from someone else's nightmare." - Lance Morrow


Tiger's Mom "So Proud"...Really?

At the end of his scripted statement today, a teary Tiger Woods made a point of immediately going over to his mom for a hug, and Kutilda Woods whispered something in his ear.

"I said 'I'm so proud of you. Never think you stand alone. Mom will always be there for you and I love you,'" Kutilda, who sported a noticeably pained expression on her face during the telecast, told reporters afterward.

At least she was talking. In Sweden, Elin Nordegren's parental units were far from forthcoming.

Elin's mom, Barbro Holmberg, who was by her daughter's side in the days following the Thanksgiving Day blow-up, declined to comment; her father, Thomas Nordegren, told reporters he watched Tiger's confessional but had "nothing to say" right now.

Guess they're not as proud of their son-in-law, eh?

Read More: Tiger Woods Makes Apology

Tiger Woods Makes Apology


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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

"We Are Mad As Hell And We The People Of America Are Not Going To Take It Anymore!"





"We Are Mad As Hell And We The People Of America Are Not Going To Take It Anymore!"

"We the People"

"545 vs 300-million"

I am a home grown American citizen, will you stand up with me?‏

I hope this goes around THE USA at least 100 times!!! YOU can help it get there!!!

GO AHEAD - - - BE AN AMERICAN!!! We the People - 545 vs 300,000,000 Congress.org - Get informed, get involved today!

CALL TODAY: U.S. Capitol Switchboard (202) 224-3121
Congressional Switchboard

"We the People are as Mad as Hell: Are we becoming a Banana Republic?"
by The Funbobbasso's Channel

"If the lefties/liberals/progressives don't tap into the people's anger, the right-wing tea baggers will...and are.

But the tone, the anger will get more support - more than the tepid response of the "hopers." Meanwhile, the past and current Obama supporters are still "hoping" while the tea baggers are calling for action.

Watch the video: "We the People Stimulus Package"

I'm so fed up with the system of government here. I'm furious about the Supreme Court giving equal First Amendment rights to corporate America. Going forward corporate America can spend millions…billions…to lobby the thieves and vagabonds in congress and the senate. Forget fair elections. The wealthiest will win.

So far I have refrained from posting my disappointments in the Republican Party everyday just for my own peace of mind. But the pile is too deep now and I so disgusted that some venting needs to be done on a big scale.

Instead of voting "no" on everything, which keeps others from progressing, why don´t the Republicans just opt out of Medicare, Social Security and science-based drugs and electronics.

While Republican businessmen complain about green energy alternatives, the Chinese are out getting control of the rare earth metals used in all of them.

As a young man I chose between candidates based on three things, namely the issues, my political philosophy, and the qualifications of the individuals. Now this is impossible because the Republicans have fallen into the hands of pathological liars.

As a last resort Obama´s critics find something wrong with his scheduling of the Copenhagen visit. Turns out he chose that time because the Chinese were going to be there at that time.

Is it something new that the Deep South is so heartless?

The man who fixed my hot water heater, obviously reflecting local conservative views, incorrectly lambasted Obama´s health plan for cutting social security. Lacking either a retirement or health insurance, he is looking forward to Medicare to get two detached retinas fixed. Is he being consistent?

The Republicans are good at exploiting some people´s religious superstitions and fears of big government.

I think the Blue states should secede from the Union if the Red states continue to block social progress and to teach creationism instead of science. They are holding us back at least 100 years.

I turned on one news station after another trying in vain to get an update on the status of the health bill in the Senate. Instead, I heard endless interviews with opposing Republicans. Where´s a Democrat to get news these days?

The working poor, who obviously greatly outnumber the wealthy, could dominate American politics if half of them did not vote against their own financial self interests for reasons of religion. All the wealthy have to do is toss the religious poor a bone and they vote along with them, and it is a small bone at that. What have the Republicans ever done for the working poor except manipulate them?

Somewhere along the way the Republicans abandoned honesty in their statements and commercials.

It makes perfect sense for the wealthy individuals and corporations to dominate one of the political parties, currently the Republican Party. But why do the commoners join them?

The news media tries to make everything a debate, even evolution and the climate threat, both of which have solid scientific foundations and are beyond debate."

CONTINUE ARTICLE:"We the People are as Mad as Hell Are we becoming a Banana Republic"

"We Are Mad As Hell And We The People Of America Are Not Going To Take It Anymore!"


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Monday, February 8, 2010

Valentine's Day - One Heart - Celine Dion


WILL YOU PLEASE BE MY VALENTINE?

Remember when a Valentine
Was just a name that you just drew
And you could give that Paper Heart
To someone you barely knew.

Or you maybe gave your Heart
To everybody in your Class
Drawn and cut, with Your Words
That were so much Fun to pass.

And too, those little Candy Hearts
That you used to pass around
Searching Colors and the Words
Until that Perfect One was found.

And remember that Special One
Who made your Heart skip a beat
Who you gave that Special Card
Who gave your Heart a Special Treat.

And remember how easy it was
To tell a Classmate, "I Love You!"
Not just three meaningless words
Cause everyone knew they were True.

Oh, for those Days of Innocence
When everything seemed to be Just Fine
And you werent afraid to ask aloud,
"Will you please be my Valentine?"

Lyrics to My Heart Will Go On

Every night in my dreams
I see you, I feel you,
That is how I know you go on

Far across the distance
And spaces between us
You have come to show you go on

Near, far, wherever you are
I believe that the heart does go on
Once more you open the door
And you are here in my heart
And my heart will go on and on

Love can touch us one time
And last for a lifetime
And never let go till we are gone

Love was when I loved you
One true time I hold to
In my life well always go on

Near, far, wherever you are
I believe that the heart does go on
Once more you open the door
And you are here in my heart
And my heart will go on and on

You are here, there as nothing I fear,
And I know that my heart will go on
Well stay forever this way
You are safe in my heart
And my heart will go on and on

Happy Valentine’s Day






Love Advices from Cupid
You can ask Cupid´s Advice

Remember, it is perfectly natural to obsess about a new partner. But be your normal self when you meet them. Show them that you are a normal person with a life and interests and that you have friends to see and things to do.



The History of Valentine's Day

Video: Who is St. Valentine? Why do we celebrate on February 14? Watch the HISTORY OF VALENTINE'S DAY.

Video: From the first mail-posted Valentine on record in 1806 to some of the precursors to today's Valentines, Watch VALENTINE'S CARDS on history.

Video: He's a 3,000 year-old baby with wings, he shoots love-tipped arrows into unsuspecting people, and his name is Cupid: The God of Love.



Valentine's Day

'VALENTINE'S DAY' the movie!

The official site for 'VALENTINE'S DAY' only in theaters! An all-star ensemble cast comes together in “Valentine’s Day,” following the intertwining storylines of a group of Los Angelinos as they find their way through romance over the course of one Valentine’s Day.



Valentine's Day Texas Style

Valentine’s Day is a special day set aside to honor “love”, a time to celebrate “romantic love”. So as the 14th of February approaches, we plan to find that right card, order those flowers, choose an item of jewelry, or make reservations for that special candlelit dinner in one of Vallarta’s most romantic spots. Yet few stop and ponder why this date is singled out, or just who this Valentine fellow was, and why he should have a day named after him.

He gathered the sleep from her body and put it back in the box. Cupid forgave her, as did Venus. The gods, moved by Psyche’s love for Cupid, made her a goddess. Email to a friend.

Happy Valentine’s Day

T For Texas




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Saturday, January 30, 2010

545 PEOPLE by Charlie Reese and COMMON SENSE by Thomas Paine


545 vs 300,000,000
EVERY CITIZEN NEEDS TO READ THIS AND THINK ABOUT WHAT THIS JOURNALIST HAS SCRIPTED IN THIS MESSAGE. READ IT AND THEN REALLY THINK ABOUT OUR CURRENT POLITICAL DEBACLE. Congress.org - Get informed, get involved today!

Charley Reese has been a journalist for 49 years.



545 PEOPLE
By Charlie Reese

Politicians are the only people in the world who create problems and then campaign against them.
Have you ever wondered, if both the Democrats and the Republicans are against deficits, WHY do we have deficits?

Have you ever wondered, if all the politicians are against inflation and high taxes, WHY do we have inflation and high taxes?

You and I don't propose a federal budget. The president does.

You and I don't have the Constitutional authority to vote on appropriations. The House of Representatives does.

You and I don't write the tax code, Congress does.

You and I don't set fiscal policy, Congress does.

You and I don't control monetary policy, the Federal Reserve Bank does.

One hundred senators, 435 congressmen, one president, and nine Supreme Court justices equates to 545 human beings out of the 300 million are directly, legally, morally, and individually responsible for the domestic problems that plague this country.

I excluded the members of the Federal Reserve Board because that problem was created by the Congress. In 1913, Congress delegated its Constitutional duty to provide a sound currency to a federally chartered, but private, central bank.

I excluded all the special interests and lobbyists for a sound reason.. They have no legal authority. They have no ability to coerce a senator, a congressman, or a president to do one cotton-pickingthing. I don't care if they offer a politician $1 million dollars in cash. The politician has the power to accept or reject it. No matter what the lobbyist promises, it is the legislator's responsibility to determine how he votes.

Those 545 human beings spend much of their energy convincing you that what they did is not their fault. They cooperate in this common con regardless of party.

What separates a politician from a normal human being is an excessive amount of gall.. No normal human being would have the gall of a Speaker, who stood up and criticized the President for creating deficits.. The president can only propose a budget. He cannot force the Congress to accept it.

The Constitution, which is the supreme law of the land, gives sole responsibility to the House of Representatives for originating and approving appropriations and taxes. Who is the speaker of the House? Nancy Pelosi. She is the leader of the majority party. She and fellow House members, not the president, can approve any budget they want. If the president vetoes it, they can pass it over his veto if they agree to.

It seems inconceivable to me that a nation of 300 million can not replace 545 people who stand convicted -- by present facts -- of incompetence and irresponsibility. I can't think of a single domestic problem that is not traceable directly to those 545 people. When you fully grasp the plain truth that 545 people exercise the power of the federal government, then it must follow that what exists is what they want to exist.

If the tax code is unfair, it's because they want it unfair.

If the budget is in the red, it's because they want it in the red ..

If the Army & Marines are in IRAQ , it's because they want them in IRAQ.

If they do not receive social security but are on an elite retirement plan not available to the people, it's because they want it that way.

There are no insoluble government problems..

Do not let these 545 people shift the blame to bureaucrats, whom they hire and whose jobs they can abolish; to lobbyists, whose gifts and advice they can reject; to regulators, to whom they give the power to regulate and from whom they can take this power. Above all, do not let them con you into the belief that there exists disembodied mystical forces like "the economy," "inflation," or "politics" that prevent them from doing what they take an oath to do.

Those 545 people, and they alone, are responsible.

They, and they alone, have the power.

They, and they alone, should be held accountable by the people who are their bosses.

Provided the voters have the gumption to manage their own employees.

We should vote all of them out of office and clean up their mess!

Charlie Reese is a former columnist of the Orlando Sentinel Newspaper.

What you do with this article now that you have read it.......... Is up to you.



545 vs 300,000,000 Congress.org - Get informed, get involved today!

This might be funny if it weren't so darned true.

Be sure to read all the way to the end:

Tax his land,
Tax his bed,
Tax the table
At which he's fed.

Tax his tractor,
Tax his mule,
Teach him taxes
Are the rule.

Tax his work,
Tax his pay,
He works for peanuts
Anyway!

Tax his cow,
Tax his goat,
Tax his pants,
Tax his coat.
Tax his ties,
Tax his shirt,
Tax his work,
Tax his dirt.

Tax his tobacco,
Tax his drink,
Tax him if he
Tries to think.

Tax his cigars,
Tax his beers,
If he cries
Tax his tears.

Tax his car,
Tax his gas,
Find other ways
To tax his ass.

Tax all he has
Then let him know
That you won't be done
Till he has no dough.

When he screams and hollers;
Then tax him some more,
Tax him till
He's good and sore.

Then tax his coffin,
Tax his grave,
Tax the sod in
Which he's laid.
Put these words
Upon his tomb,
Taxes drove me
to my doom...'

When he's gone,
Do not relax,
Its time to apply
The inheritance tax.

Accounts Receivable Tax
Building Permit Tax
CDL license Tax
Cigarette Tax
Corporate Income Tax
Dog License Tax
Excise Taxes
Federal Income Tax
Federal Unemployment Tax (FUTA)
Fishing License Tax
Food License Tax
Fuel Permit Tax
Gasoline Tax (currently 44.75 cents per gallon)
Gross Receipts Tax
Hunting License Tax
Inheritance Tax
Inventory Tax
IRS Interest Charges IRS Penalties (tax on top of tax)
Liquor Tax
Luxury Taxes
Marriage License Tax
Medicare Tax
Personal Property Tax
Property Tax
Real Estate Tax
Service Charge T ax
Social Security Tax
Road Usage Tax
Sales Tax
Recreational Vehicle Tax
School Tax
State Income Tax
State Unemployment Tax (SUTA)
Telephone Federal Excise Tax
Telephone Federal Universal Ser vice FeeTax
Telephone Federal, State and Local Surcharge Taxes
Telephone Minimum Usage Surcharge=2 0Tax
Telephone Recurring and Non-recurring Charges Tax
Telephone State and Local Tax
Telephone Usage Charge Tax
Utility Taxes
Vehicle License Registration Tax
Vehicle Sales Tax
Watercraft Registration Tax
Well Permit Tax
Workers Compensation Tax

STILL THINK THIS IS FUNNY? Not one of these taxes existed 100 years ago, and our nation was the most prosperous in the world. We had absolutely no national debt, had the largest middle class in the world, and Mom stayed home to raise the kids.

What in the hell happened? Can you spell 'politicians?'

And I still have to 'press 1' for English!?

I hope this goes around THE USA at least 100 times!!! YOU can help it get there!!!

GO AHEAD - - - BE AN AMERICAN!!! 545 vs 300,000,000 Congress.org - Get informed, get involved today!



CALL TODAY: U.S. Capitol Switchboard (202) 224-3121
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THE PLATFORM OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE

Thomas Paine, author of "Common Sense," returns to modern times to pleas for a second revolution to take back America, Now!

Published in 1776, "Common Sense" challenged the authority of the British government and the royal monarchy. The plain language that Paine used spoke to the common people of America and was the first work to openly ask for independence from Great Britain.

THE PLATFORM OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE

The Two American Revolutions "The difficulty in securing democracy has been that more attention has been paid to defending it as a philosophy than to developing the methodology by which it could be made to function in life."

"We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America."

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The "Charters of Freedom" refer to the historical documents that established the legal protection of every American citizens rights. While our rights were granted by God, governments throughout history have not consistenly recogonized those rights!

The Philosophy of Liberty and Government

Saturday, January 9, 2010

The Elvis Presley Birthday Celebration - 75th - Elvis Presley - Memories



The Elvis Presley Birthday Celebration

FAST FACTS: 75th - Elvis Presley - Memories

Fans from all over the globe brave temps in the teens to mark Elvis Presley's 75th BirthdayLisa Marie, Priscilla and 2 of Elvis' grandchildren made an appearance Friday at Graceland

Mother & daughter thanks fans for showing up on such a cold winter day (Memphis-1/8/10) Despite temperatures in the teens, Elvis Presley fans from all over the globe came to Graceland Friday to celebrate his 75th birthday.

This year 3 generations of Presley's were also there to mark the occasion.

Elvis Presley's grand children, Riley and Benjamin helped cut his 75th birthday cake. Their mother Lisa Marie also made a rare appearance at Graceland, along side Priscilla. Both thanked fans for showing up in some less than ideal conditions.

"I don't think I've been here when it's been this cold and see all of you celebrate really touches all of our hearts," said Priscilla Presley

"Once again thank for waiting for staying. It's freezing. We love you so much," said Lisa Marie Presley.

Kathy and Steve Curtis have been coming to Graceland twice a year since 1980 and were even married at the Blue Sued Chapel. The Dallas couple didn't want to miss the party this year.

"You know if you are an Elvis fan it doesn't matter what the degrees are because we are burning love inside," said Kathy Curtis.

Martha Dubois traveled from Belgium with 67 other Elvis fans. Dubois has already met Priscilla's and was hoping to get near Lisa Marie. She says she wouldn't want to be anywhere else on this day.

"You do it once in your life when its 75 years," said Dubois.

And even a broken wrist couldn't keep one Brit from traveling all the way from London to Memphis for Elvis' 75th.

"The doctors told me I couldn't fly and I said I got to get to Graceland for Elvis' birthday and they took the cast off and just gave me a splint, but it was worth it," said Jones.

Most thought it would be warmer in Memphis, but say who cares about the cold when you come to Graceland.

"I'm so happy we could be here today and we'll see you soon. Thank you," said Lisa Marie.

The cake for the part was created by a West Memphis Bakery and selected by thousands of Elvis fans online.

75th - Elvis Presley - Memories

It's only words And words are all I have ... To take your heart awa...

Elvis Presley In Person Video Link - At the International Hotel Las...

Words Lyrics
by Lyrics

Smile an everlasting smile
A smile could bring you near to me
Don't ever let me find you're gone
'Cause that could bring a tear to me

This world has lost its glory
Let's start a brand new story now, my love

Right now there'll be no other time
And I can show you all my love

Talk in everlasting words
And dedicate them all to me
And I will give you all my life
I'm here if you should call to me

You think that I don't even mean
A single word I say

It's only words and words are all I have
To take your heart away

You think that I don't even mean
A single word I say

It's only words and words are all I have
To steal your heart away
It's only words and words are all I have
To steal your heart away
It's only words and words are all I have
To steal your heart away, heart away, ya baby

Elvis Presley lyrics - Elvis A-Z -- Song DataBase

The Complete Elvis Presley Song Database containg The words to each Of Elvis Presleys songs, The original release date, recording session Information, And format And The best CDs to obtain The recording on today.

•The Song
•The Words
•The Recording Session - Date, the other songs
•The writers story (Limited)

Elvis Presley lyrics - Elvis A-Z -- Song DataBase
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Thursday, January 7, 2010

EXTRA EXTRA GREEN JOBS IN AMERICA



In the new video below, Labor Secretary Solis announces $100 million in green jobs training grants. These grants are part of a larger Recovery Act initiative — totaling $500 million — to prepare workers for careers in the energy efficiency and renewable energy industries. It's well understood how much of a win-win these investments are, providing some of the most immediate job-creation opportunities around and producing a more energy-efficient America for the long term. VIDEO PAGE LINK: $100 Million More for Green Grants Out the Door

“Until people align their work with their values, they’re going to be continuing to contribute to the problem,” said Marie Kerpan, who owns the career advising company, Green Careers. “You can’t be recycling and changing your light bulbs and going to work for a company that’s raping and pillaging the economy or the environment and sleep at night.”

Resources: The (Alternative) Energy Source - Your source of Alternative Energy...

Careers in Renewable Energy

The ECO Guide to Careers that Make a Difference: Environmental Work...Ellen Weinreb’s Job Search Sites

AlternativeEnergy.com’s Green Job Listings

Environmental Career Center

Environmental Career Opportunities

Green Energy Jobs

Greenjobs

How $500 Million will Used for Green Jobs Training

$87 billion in green investment for clean energy solutions! Of which, $500,000,000 shall be for research, labor exchange and job training projects that prepare workers for careers in energy efficiency and renewable energy.

In the new video below, Labor Secretary Solis announces $100 million in green jobs training grants. These grants are part of a larger Recovery Act initiative — totaling $500 million — to prepare workers for careers in the energy efficiency and renewable energy industries. It's well understood how much of a win-win these investments are, providing some of the most immediate job-creation opportunities around and producing a more energy-efficient America for the long term. VIDEO PAGE LINK: $100 Million More for Green Grants Out the Door

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Wednesday, January 6, 2010

WILD IN THE STREET


Wild in the Streets

American International Pictures originally offered the role of Max Frost to noted folk singer-songwriter Phil Ochs, who was known at the time to want to branch out into film work. However, after reading the screenplay, Ochs rejected it, stating the story presented the youth counterculture of the 1960s in a badly distorted light.
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Max Frost and his band want to run the country and with the help of their friends and some pharmacology, they take over the political structure of the USA. It's a reasonably well made cautionary tale of the late 60's. It briefly became a cult favorite and was said to have prompted then-mayor of Chicago, Richard Daily, to put guards around the city's water supply just prior to, and during the 1968 Democratic National Convention to prevent anarchists from "dosing" the water with psychedelics.

The storyline is fairly slick for the time; how do a bunch of don't-trust-anyone-over-30 kids take over the country? There's a little romance, a little angst, a little rock music, and a lot of scenery-chewing and overacting by the "Major Stars" including Shelly Winters and Ed Begley. Hal Holbrook was able to keep it toned down.

This was also one of the first major films the late Richard Prior appeared in. The other being Sid Cesar's "The Busy Body", released the same year.

The psychedelic aspects of "Wild in the Streets" make it a great film to pair with Peter Fonda's "The Trip" for a 60's double feature flashback fest. Enjoy and never trust anyone under 30. heh.

Lots of people have been asking me for more material from Max Frost and the Troopers or from the WILD IN THE STREETS movie. So, here are four great songs from the original soundtrack album, released on Tower Records in 1968. None of these songs has ever been released on CD:

1) "Wild in the Streets"
2) "Listen to the Music"
3) "Love to Be Your Man"
4) "Fourteen or Fight"

Interestingly, two of these songs--"Wild in the Streets" and "Love to Be Your Man"--do not appear in the actual film, and the version of "Fourteen or Fight" that is featured on this soundtrack album is quite different from the one heard in the movie.

Although on the album cover some of the album's songs are credited to The 13th Power, The Second Time, and so on, almost all the songs are credited to Max Frost and the Troopers on the record label. Ultimately the "band" name is irrelevent, though, as the same basic group of musicians recorded all of the material.

Welcome to the world of obscurity
"BEYOND THE BEAT GENERATION".

This is an archive - a museum!

BEYOND THE BEAT GENERATION archives and publishes the entire, long forgotten 'wild' musical gems out of the great years of the sixties (1965-1969) to a bright audience by using today's technology as we call 'Stream Radio'.

We broadcast 24 hours non-stop through the Internet the music formerly known as: Hippie music, Underground, 60's punk, Flower Power, Mod, Free-Form-Freak-out, Garage music, Psychedelia or Teen Beat, the weirdest, the worst, the most powerful and nastiest ever recorded.

During the 60's all teens were obsessed by music, but only a few touched surface, all groups wanted to be, sound like, or look like 'The Beatles', 'The Rolling Stones', 'Pink Floyd', 'The Doors', 'Jefferson Airplane' or 'The Velvet Underground'.

Music was a movement. Music was the expression of a lifestyle. Music was politics, a protest against establishment, wars and society.

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