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  •  Yeah, that we couldn't listen to (4+ / 0-)

    Becasue it was illegal.

    Much of the support for the Thornberry-Smith Amendment has focused on the fact that modern technology (and especially the Internet) renders the ban largely ineffective.  For instance, it’s a simple matter to download VOA material, even though doing so is technically a violation of the law.
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    “Texas is a so-called red state, but you’ve got 10 million Democrats here in Texas. And …, there are a whole lot of people here in Texas who need us, and who need us to fight for them.” President Obama

    by Catte Nappe on Wed Jul 17, 2013 at 07:28:36 AM PDT

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    •  sheesh... it's not like we don't have tons of jazz (5+ / 0-)

      stations in the US to choose from.

      So, we don't need the government providing our jazz.

      And can you imagine the music we'll get from Republican administrations? Not to mention they outlaw our music. What music was banned on the Clear Channel stations during the bush years?

      Louis Armstrong : What a Wonderful World
      Beatles : Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds, etc

      Pat Benator : Love is a Battlefield
      Black Sabbath : War Pigs
      The Animals : We Gotta Get Out of this Place
      The Bangles : Walk Like an Egyptian
      Blood, Sweat & Tears : And When I Die
      Phil Collins : In The Air Tonight
      Sam Cooke : Wonderful World
      Creedence Clearwater Revival : Travelin' Band
      Bobby Darin Mack the Knife
      Neil Diamond : America
      Bob Dylan : Knockin' on Heaven's Door
      Shelley Fabares : Johnny Angel
      Green Day : Brain Stew
      Norman Greenbaum: Spirit in the Sky
      Guns N Roses : Knockin' on Heaven's Door

      Tons and TONS of musicians and music BANNED. Peter, Paul and Mary/ Ricky Nelson/ Tom Petty/ Elvis Friggin' Presley was banned/ Pink Floyd/ Queen/ Steve Miller Band/ Boston/ Dave Clark Five/ Blue Oyster Cult/ Skeeter Davis/ The Doors/ Carole King/ John Lennon/ Martha and the Vandellas... etc...

      Anyway, Bush privatized $13 BILLION of assets of the University of Texas to his Clear Channel buddies and this is what we wound up with.

      Bruce Springsteen and John Lennon brought down the Berlin Wall.

      So, they intend to control even our music.


      A society grows great when old men plant trees in whose shade they know they shall never sit.

      by bronte17 on Wed Jul 17, 2013 at 10:12:16 AM PDT

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