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RFK Jr. Speech on Ukraine negotiations

A close family member recently sent me a link to a speech by Robert Kennedy Jr. from last year, from before Oct. 7, I think from last summer, in which he makes a compelling and reasoned case for listening to the Russian government's position on Ukraine and for negotiating a settlement.

The Weekly Watch

All My Trials...

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It has been a week of trials...Julian in the UK, the ICJ case on Israeli occupation of Palestine, Trump's trumped up cases, and many trials in the court of public opinion like the case of Navalny vs Gonzalo and Epstein, all our unnecessary wars, and mass migration. All these and more below the fold.

"All My Trials" was a folk song during the social protest movement of the 1950s and 1960s. it is based on a "Bahamian" lullaby that tells the story of a mother on her death bed, comforting her children...The message --- that no matter how bleak the situation seemed, the struggle would "soon be over" -- propelled the song to an anthem by many of the leading artists of the era."

Album of the Week 2-24-24

Afternoon folks!

This week we start out with a nice compilation of T-Bone Walker's stuff followed by another compilation of some of Professor Longhair's earlyish recordings in New Orleans. After that we've got a bunch of blues-rock starting out with the Blues Magoos, followed by Pacific Gas & Electric and harmonica wizard James Harman. We finish off in the diversity category with a Buffalo Springfield album.

Enjoy and have a great weekend!

Welcome to Saturday's Potluck - Feb 24, 2024

“Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.”
Pablo Picasso

First I want to thank each of you for taking the time to read my musings and collections of news stories I found interesting. The contribution of comments to share knowledge and opinions have been a Welcome addition.