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  1. Vinyl LP and Turntable Discussion

    Just got my Limited edition 2LP vinyl and 2 CD of Jimi's 1969 NYE show. I have all 4 shows in a very good 6CD bootleg box set but this is theFirst official release of the of a completeshow from the Band of Gypsy's 69/70 New Years Eve shows. It has been a shitty week at work so really looking forward to listening to this on the ride home tonight and the vinyl later with a cocktail or 6................ .
  2. US Politics/Elections Thread

    That is just the tip of the iceburg with Trump..........not to mention his shady spending of his charities money, allegations that he owes millions to the Chinese, Wall Streetinterests, is currently attacking a former Miss Universe about her appearance etc. etc........butastounding thing is his supporters don't care theywill vote for him no matter what he did or does...............
  3. US Politics/Elections Thread

    It is amazing they are giving Johnson shit for some lapses in knowledge when Trump has made a campaign out of being ignorant of the facts................and Trumpbitches about a double standard..................
  4. US Politics/Elections Thread

    This has nothting to do with the fact that he is a racist, misogynist, unqualified candidate who is the biggest liar in Presidential campaign history as some have is just another example of how the press is conspiring against Trump and this election is fixed.....................
  5. US Politics/Elections Thread

    The genie is out of the bottle GZ........IMHO there will never be peace in the Middle Eat in our lifetime.......
  6. 2016 National Football League (NFL) Offseason

    Best Run Defense by far in the NFL through 3 games.......even more amazing considering we had 5 key defensive players out with DT Pennel suspended against the Lions and still stonedthem on the if we can get the secondary straightened out and stay healthy we may have something..............
  7. US Politics/Elections Thread

    If you beleive this about Trump then you have not been paying attention to this election and all the crazy hateful fear mongering stuff he says and the fact that he has zero qualifications to be President..........but then again you probably know more about our election then Americans know about the politics of your country.......
  8. How Many Bands Do You Have Total Familiarity With?

    I am pretty obsessed with a bunch of bands, Stones, Zep, Allman Brothers, The Cult, Thin Lizzy and several others but doubt I could recite the title of every song in their catalog from memory but most likely could name the song if I heard it.
  9. Here is a chance to shake hands with Mick, Keef, Ronnieand Charlie for a bargain price................... Regular Tickets for the Vegas shows on Stub Hub are actually cheaper than the tickets last tour...........would actually consider going if I had the time.........
  10. US Politics/Elections Thread

    Pretty accurate summary of last nights debate and the election polling to date Donald Trump Was Beaten by His Own Ego in the First Debate Donald Trump somehow failed to clear the oh-so-low bar the media had set for him going into Monday night's sprawling and at times almost surreal debate. In front of what was probably a record audience for a political event, both candidates were true to form. For Trump, that meant being combative and impressionistic in his rendering of reality, and at this stage of the game that poses a big problem for his campaign. RELATED Jeb Lund: Trump Slunk Under the Lowest of Low Bars at the Debate Trump could not have conducted himself more poorly Trump needed to shake up the race as we entered the final stretch of a seemingly endless election cycle Monday, but with two candidates as well known and unpopular as Trump and Clinton, it's unlikely many minds were changed. The political media tend to amplify every twist and turn in a campaign, but the reality is that the 2016 race has remained structurally stable from the beginning. Trump's been ahead in a few individual polls, but in four of the five major polling averages he hasn't held a lead for a single day of this cycle. (In the fifth, fromReal Clear Politics, he was on top for two days immediately following the Republican National Convention.) Throughout 2016, Trump's support has ranged between 38 and 44 percent in theHuffington Post's average,while Clinton's spent the year bouncing around in a range between 45 and 50 percent. In each of the past 10 presidential elections, the candidate who led in the polls after the first debate remained ahead on Election Day. Trump needed to change the structure of the race, or at least the national dialogue, and he had a good opportunity to do so after his campaign had masterfully played the so-called "expectations game." The political media's day-after take on a debate is as important as the debate itself, and after strategic leaks about Trump's refusal to prepare for the debate in any traditional sense, all he really had to do was stand there and look like he had a grip on his impulses and he would have probably been called the winner and assuaged some of the concerns of those nice college-educated suburban white ladies whose scorn for Trump's schtick has kept him under 45 percent so far. He couldn't do it. Trump came out throwing haymakers, and during the first half-hour or so he was wild but effective. He interrupted Clinton 25 times in the first 26 minutes of the debate, according toa running tallykept by Vox, but he focused on his campaign's strength, painting Clinton as the walking embodiment of an establishment that had failed too many Americans, for too long, in too many ways. When he hit her for shifting away from her earlier support for the Trans-Pacific Partnership, she had little to offer in response. Had he stayed on-message, pivoting back to that theme when attacked, he would have had a strong night. But instead he hit on every piece of bait Clinton threw out there for him, and ultimately spent more time defending his wealth and business acumen – and trying to wriggle away from his birtherism and his refusal to release his tax returns – than he did hitting Clinton on her e-mails or her family's foundation.The word "Benghazi" wasn't mentioned, even in passing, all night. The Clinton campaign reportedlyhad psychologists profile Trumpin advance of the debate. It must have been an easy task. According to the Mayo Clinic, people suffering fromnarcissistic personality disorderare not only "conceited, boastful or pretentious" – often, they also harbor "secret feelings of insecurity, shame, vulnerability and humiliation" that cause them "trouble handling anything that may be perceived as criticism." When attacked, they tend to "react with rage or contempt and try to belittle" their critics. It's a concise review of Trump's first general-election debate performance. On Tuesday morning, the prevailing view was that Trump had given one of the worst performances in modern campaign history. If so, he wasn't done in by the firehose of bullshit he opened up on the nation's fact-checkers, inspiring Howard Fineman to marvel that Trump had conducted a "symphony of incoherence." And while Hillary Clinton put in a solid, measured performance – always giving her opponent enough rope to tie himself up – it wasn't her brilliance that threw him off Trump's game Monday evening. Trump's biggest laugh of the night came when he claimed his temperament is his greatest strength. In reality, under pressure, he proved he can't restrain himself for more than 30 minutes at a time. In the end, all Clinton had to do was let Trump be Trump.
  11. US Politics/Elections Thread

    What I find fascinating is how Trump has proven to be the biggest liar out of all the candidates by far....consistently telling whoppers and denying things he has said which are easily proven to be trueyet his supporters ignore this and obsess on Hillary's issues. Interesting article on how Hillary has dealt with this bias her whole political career........If anything it has given her the ability to fend off any attack Trump and the GOP can throw at her
  12. Vinyl LP and Turntable Discussion

    New Vinyl I bought that is incoming I have my original copy of this album from High School but it is played to death so heard good things about the Classic Album label vinyl reissue so bought the 180 Gram version as the 200 gram version is too expensive for my tastes. Bought these three album from a vendor on ebay for about $12 total and he claims they are all EX-NM graded so we will see if his grading is true... Excited for this Live Joe Cocker album as I have never owned it on vinyl or CD Love Rick Wakeman's solo stuff and this is the Best IMHO This Mountain album had one side of studio songs and one side live recorded at the Fillmore East......Epic live version of "Dreams of Milk and Honey"
  13. US Politics/Elections Thread

    I thought Trump did well for the first 15- 30 minutes and then unraveled as Hillary went on the attack. He kept interrupting her, gave rambling answers and just repeating the same phrases over and over about law and order and trade no matter what was asked with no details on how he would accomplish his goals in those areas.............he also choked on the Obama birther could tell Hillary was well prepared while the Donald was winging it. but all in all it was a pretty dull debate, IMHO,which I doubt moves the needle for the candidates either way..................
  14. 2016 National Football League (NFL) Offseason

    hopefully the DB's improve with experience as the year goes on as they are a talented group.........Hawkins is being compared to a young Shields as an UDFA with tremendous speed so it might have been too early to stick him out there but with the lead they had it was a good gamble to get him some live action. The biweek came a t a good time with all the injuries but could hurt them as the season drags on
  15. 2016 National Football League (NFL) Offseason

    Well tough game to evaluate as I could only listen while mowing the lawn but safe to say we really miss Shields andour pass defense needs some work........might have to add DB as a priority in next years draft if some of the youngsters don't develop fast......but Nick Perry is finally playing like a 1st rounder so hopefully when Clay gets back we can mask some of the secondaryspoor play with more pass rush........ Three games now and I feel pretty comfortable saying the middle of the defense is a strength as the Lions held to 50 yrds rushing on 22 carries....Ryan and Thomas looks like they made a huge leap and Martinez is playing well for a rookie........... So for those who watched it what happened to the Ofense 2nd half? Sounded like Arod got happy feet again and McCarthy went into his prevent offense which almost prevented us from winning?..........