Thursday, October 6, 2016

The October 1973 War

It was this war that arguably made it clear to Israel that their actions would be backed by Washington, no matter what... It also precipitated an oil embargo and an increase in gas prices, among other changes that affect our current situation....

here is the NSA set of reports, etc.

Monday, September 26, 2016

He wear no shoeshine, he got

Image result for abbey road albumOn September 26, 1969 the album Abbey Road was released in the United States.  I remember waiting in line to buy my copy.  I took it home and after dinner my friends and I listened to it.  The song "Come Together" (originally written as a campaign song for Timothy Leary's run for California governor against Ronnie Raygun, among others) had been on the radio for a while.  I listened to that album over and over and over.  It is still on my playlist and it always makes me happy these days then when a song from the album plays in my ears on my walk to work.   Abbey Road and the Stones Let it Bleed made it clear that things were going to be a little different in the 1970s.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

September 26, 1971--Christiana first occupied and free state established

In 1971, the freaks of Copenhagen occupied an empty military base and established the Free State of Christiana.  The cops and other authorities responded with clubs and arrests, yet eventually came to an agreement.  It survives, albeit in different form, with both police and gangs challenging the residents and the area's status.  Meanwhile, real estate interests encourage both.  Here are a couple links.