Wow indeed. That packed quite a punch. I don't recall any politician ever baring their soul like that. Only Joe. :cry:
I did a search for this and couldn't find that it had been posted. Do yourself a favor and watch VP Biden's speech to the families of fallen troops. Wow.
I didn't even know how to react ... it left me speechless.Wow indeed. That packed quite a punch. I don't recall any politician ever baring their soul like that. Only Joe. :cry:
I did a search for this and couldn't find that it had been posted. Do yourself a favor and watch VP Biden's speech to the families of fallen troops.
Whatever happens in November, I take comfort in knowing that for at least 4 years of my life, we had two good, decent, caring people leading this country.
Not Louis Armstrong, but the song version from a rather different singer and country: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&v=dH1_Xu9f_io&NR=1[/edit]
We need that antidote today.[/edit]
[link]Wikipedia,http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/What_a_Wonderful_World[/link] Intended as an antidote for the increasingly racially and politically charged climate of everyday life in the United States, the song also has a hopeful, optimistic tone with regard to the future, with reference to babies being born into the world and having much to look forward to. The song was initially offered to Tony Bennett, who turned it down. Thereafter, it was offered to Louis Armstrong . The song was not initially a hit in the United States, where it sold fewer than 1,000 copies because the head of ABC Records did not like the song and so did not promote it, but was a major success in the United Kingdom, reaching number one on the UK Singles Chart. In the US, the song hit #116 on the Billboard Bubbling Under Chart. It was also the biggest-selling single of 1968 in the UK where it was among the last pop singles issued by HMV Records before becoming an exclusive classical music label. The song made Louis Armstrong the oldest male to top the chart, at sixty-six years and ten months old. Armstrong's record was broken in 2009 when a cover version of "Islands in the Stream" recorded for Comic Relief — which included 68-year-old Tom Jones — reached number one.
ABC Records' European distributor EMI forced ABC to issue a What A Wonderful World album in 1968 (catalogue number ABCS-650) which did not chart in the US due to ABC's non-promotion of it, but did chart in the UK where it was issued by Stateside Records with catalogue number SSL 10247 and peaked on the British chart at #37.
The song gradually became something of a standard and reached a new level of popularity. In 1988, Louis Armstrong's 1968 recording was featured in the film Good Morning, Vietnam and was re-released as a single, hitting #32 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart in February 1988. The single charted at number one for the fortnight ending June 27, 1988 on the Australian chart.
Ok, that was creepy
From [link]heliofant.com Studios,http://www.heliofant.com/[/link] in Montreal. Original music is "the Stream" by thetanukiproject. "A story about the fire at the heart of suffering. Bringing together dancers, musicians, visual artists and 3d animators, the film takes a critical look at the events of the past decade that have shaped our world."[link]Illuminati conspiracy theorists are having a field day interpreting the symbolism,http://conspiracyhq.com/blog/i-pet-goat-harbinger-of-the-apocalypse/[/link]
Doesn't help that the creator / director fed into that crap in his interview with Alex Jones (and admits to being a 911 truther).[/break1]youtube.com/watch?v=YsPlPohPa1c]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YsPlPohPa1c(edited to clarify)
[link]Illuminati conspiracy theorists are having a field day interpreting the symbolism,http://conspiracyhq.com/blog/i-pet-goat-harbinger-of-the-apocalypse/[/link]
Skip ahead to 12:25, and listen as he tells us what the movie really means.
Some of the comments on Jones' site say that the director is on "the good side" while others basically declare that he is a tool of Satan. Others claim that he cannot be the director because he understands so little of this film. How he was able to work "full-time" for five years on the film is a bit mysterious to me. Residual income from his previous films must be fantastic.
I wonder who the target audience is. I think those who have taken Zeitgeist as the truth may be that audience.
- vic (If I were better read, I'd probably know that someone said this before, and more eloquently, than I just did)
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