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There’s a boy down the road on a bridge with his
fishing pole

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You don’t have to look far, all you gotta do is look around


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We love the stars and stripes

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This is NRA country


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We’ll stand up for what we love because we believe
In the USA, God and family and being free





OK Bombing
This is NRA country

Lyric samples by Justin Moore

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A Change Gonna Come


Black boy homeless
I was born by the river in a little tent


Black man hands up
Oh, and just like the river I've been running ever since


unarmed black mandead
It's been too hard living, but I'm afraid to die


Heil Trump
I go to the movie and I go down town
Somebody keep telling me don't hang around


Trump football kneel
Then I go to my brother
And I say, "Brother, help me please."


Slave in ship
It's been a long, a long time coming


Obama in Africa
But I know a change gon' come, oh yes it will

Lyric samples by Sam Cooke

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With God On Our Side



Trump God
The country I come from
Is called the Midwest
And the land that I live in
oil
Has God on its side

trail of tears 
Oh the history books tell it
They tell it so well
The cavalries charged
The Indians fell
cavalry slaughter

The Spanish-American
War had its day
With guns on their hands
And God on their side.
ice children concentration camp

Hitler god
Though they murdered six million
In the ovens they fried
The Germans now too
Have God on their side.
racists trump
Trump God
work set you free

But now we got weapons
Of the chemical dust
One push of the button
And a shot the world wide
riding bomb

When God's on your side.
nuke

Lyric samples by Bob Dylan

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I Ain't Got No Home In This World Anymore


I ain't got no home, I'm just a-roamin' 'round,
Just a wandrin' worker, I go from town to town.
police arrest homeless
And the police make it hard wherever I may go

homeless debt
Rich man took my home and drove me from my door

homeless medical
And I ain't got no home in this world anymore
My wife took down and died upon the cabin floor,

minimum wage
I mined in your mines and I gathered in your corn
I been working, mister, since the day I was born

homeless flag
And I ain't got no home in this world anymore.

make America great
skid row

Lyric samples by Woody Guthrie

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Deportee


The crops are all in and the peaches are rott'ning,
The oranges piled in their creosote dumps;
To pay all their money to wade back again
My father's own father, he waded that river,
They took all the money he made in his life;
round up Mexicans
And they rode the truck till they took down and died.
Some of us are illegal, and some are not wanted,
children in camp
They chase us like outlaws, like rustlers, like thieves.

We died in your hills, we died in your deserts,

We died in your valleys and died on your plains.

We died 'neath your trees and we died in your bushes,

Both sides of the river, we died just the same.

To fall like dry leaves to rot on my topsoil

round up jews
And be called by no name except "deportees"?

Lyric samples by Woody Guthrie

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American Life


Do I have to change my name?
I tried to be a boy,
I tried to be a girl
American life

I live the american dream

You are the best thing I've seen,
Fuck it...

I'd like to express my extreme point of view
I'm not Christian and I'm not a Jew
I'm just living out the American dream

And I just realized that nothing Is what it seems

Lyric samples by Madonna

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Make America Great Again


What do you want your world to look like?
What do you want it to be?
Do you know that a wall has two sides?
And nobody is free?

Did your mama come from Mexico
Papa come from Palestine
Sneaking all through Syria
Crossing all the border lines

Let other people in
Listen to your women
Stop killing black children
Make America great again

Could you imagine a politician
Calling a woman a dog?
Do you wanna stay in the kitchen?
Is that where you belong?
How do you picture the perfect leader?
How do you want him to be?
Has he promoted the use of torture?

Make America Great Again

Lyric sample by Pussy Riot

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So let's not knock the former mayor of NYC as he seeks to legally defend Trump. He's very intelligent and evidence driven.  We will be well-served with that kind of sharp legal mind, which remembered everything about 9/11, like who was President of the USA and mayor of NYC at the time, successfully prosecuting Obama for bringing it on before the court of a cheering crowd in rapture over your ego..

Let's never forget that scene from "The Summer of 2016," when *good ole boys were drinking whiskey and rye, and singin' this'll be the day that I die, this'll be … helter skelter in a summer swelter.' 
Lyric samples by Don McLean

Giuliani Claims U.S. Had No Terrorist Attacks Pre-Obama

American Pie sung by Madonna
(Victor Calderone Vocal Club Video Mix)

This one’s special just for you, Mr. Trump, sir.  Sexy, ain’t she?  Whoops! Weird beat?  That’s how folk danced back in ’99, when you lied, yet again, in that press release, and got sweaten’ with the SEC . What’a ‘bout those other images?  Ain’t sexy?  Don’t fit?  Hang on, dude-in-orange.  We know you wanna’ grab her pussy, like you spake truth on open mike?  Have her golden shower you, like alleged with Ruskies.  Better hold ‘dem lille paws back.  She provokes, just like a virgin, for whys and wherefores, your neurons… might… not… ever… grasp.  But as Commander in Chief, however brief, it’s kinda’ your sworn duty, ya' know, for We the People, to drop that ego.  Just click on her pic


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We hope you've had an enjoyable musical experience.  Ya'all come back now.
“The party told you to reject the evidence of your eyes and ears. It was their final, most essential command.”
--George Orwell, author of "Nineteen Eighty-Four" (published 1949)
"What you are seeing and what you're reading is not what's happening." Donald J Trump, 45th president of the USA, July 24, 2018

fake news

APA: WHY WE ARE SUSCEPTIBLE TO FAKE NEWS, HOW TO DEFEND AGAINST IT "Thought processes and belief systems that people develop early in life to help protect against the anxiety and stress of an uncertain world may help explain why some individuals fall victim to what has come to be known as fake news, but psychologists can offer some strategies to defend against it, according to a series of presentations at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association.

“At its core is the need for the brain to receive confirming information that harmonizes with an individual’s existing views and beliefs,” said Mark Whitmore, PhD, assistant professor of management and information systems at Kent State University’s College of Business Administration. “In fact, one could say the brain is hardwired to accept, reject, misremember or distort information based on whether it is viewed as accepting of or threatening to existing beliefs.”

The key to people’s accepting fake news as true, despite evidence to the contrary, is a phenomenon known as confirmation bias, or the tendency for people to seek and accept information that confirms their existing beliefs while rejecting or ignoring that which contradicts those beliefs, he said.
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Psychology offers a few evidence-based strategies for defending against the pull of fake news, according to Mark Whitmore. One key to avoiding the pull of confirmation bias is reducing the anxiety that makes it so appealing.

“One positive defense strategy is humor. Watching late night comedy or political satire, while not actually altering or changing the source of the stressor, can help reduce the stress and anxiety associated with it,” he said. “Another is sublimation, where you channel your negative feelings into something positive, such as running for office, marching in a protest or volunteering for a social cause.”

He also recommends that people cultivate an open mind by deliberately exposing themselves to different points of view. This can help them moderate their viewpoints and make them less extreme, he said.

Critical thinking is also key. People must learn to question what they are told and this should begin in childhood, said Mark Whitmore. 

“Developing a greater degree of skepticism in children, by encouraging them to ask why and to question, diminishes confirmation bias,” he said. “All of these strategies have substantial research supporting their beneficial effects.

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And so, from sea to shining sea, begin today to create the wave in November, participate, vote, just say no to the tyrant, or this dream that became real for so many... will become the nightmare that already has begun.

Bill of Rights

Notice that one of the framers of the US Constitution is Benjamin Franklin.  As a scientist, he was among those who applied the scientific method of his time to lay the groundwork for predicting weather... and CLIMATE, a human-caused issue that now threatens human survival like nothing in our species more than 300,000 years of existence, and more destructive to the planet than any natural phenomenon in millions of years.  Here is what Benjamin Franklin wrote about the causal relationship between a 1783 volcanic eruption in Iceland and local weather:

"METEOROLOGICAL IMAGINATIONS and CONJECTURES. By BENJAMIN FRANKLIN, LL.D F. R. S. and acad. reg. Scient. Paris. Soc. etc. Communicated by Dr. PERCIVAL. Read December 22, I784.,

T H E R E seems to be a region higher in the air over all countries, wbere it is always winter, where frost exitfls continua1ly, fince, in the midf of fummer on the furface of the earth, ice falls often from above in the form of hail. Haiftones, of the great weight we fometimes find them, did not probably acquire their magnitude before they began to dercend. The air, being eight hundred times rarer tnan water, is unable to fupport it but in the fhape of vapour a ftate in which its particles are feparated. As foon as they are condenfed by the cold of the upper region, fo as to form a drop, that drop begins to fa11. If it freezes into a grain ofice, that ice defcends. In defcending, both the drop of water, and thegrain of ice, are augmented by particles of the vapour they pafs through in falling, and'which they condenfe by their coldnefs, and attach tothemfelves. It is pofflble that, in fummer, much of what is rain,when it arrives at the furface of the earth~ might have been fnow, whenit began its defcent; but being thawed...
For the rest: http://www.dartmouth.edu/~volcano/Fr373p77.html

 global hothouse

From the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America:  , July 6, 2018:  TRAJECTORIES OF THE EARTH SYSTEMS IN THE ANTHROPOCENE:

Abstract

We explore the risk that self-reinforcing feedbacks could push the Earth System toward a planetary threshold that, if crossed, could prevent stabilization of the climate at intermediate temperature rises and cause continued warming on a “Hothouse Earth” pathway even as human emissions are reduced. Crossing the threshold would lead to a much higher global average temperature than any interglacial in the past 1.2 million years and to sea levels significantly higher than at any time in the Holocene. We examine the evidence that such a threshold might exist and where it might be. If the threshold is crossed, the resulting trajectory would likely cause serious disruptions to ecosystems, society, and economies. Collective human action is required to steer the Earth System away from a potential threshold and stabilize it in a habitable interglacial-like state. Such action entails stewardship of the entire Earth System—biosphere, climate, and societies—and could include decarbonization of the global economy, enhancement of biosphere carbon sinks, behavioral changes, technological innovations, new governance arrangements, and transformed social values.  For the full paper: http://www.pnas.org/content/115/33/8252

For insight on this latest research:
"The authors... warn that the hothouse trajectory “would almost certainly flood deltaic environments, increase the risk of damage from coastal storms, and eliminate coral reefs (and all of the benefits that they provide for societies) by the end of this century or earlier.”
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“We note that the Earth has never in its history had a quasi-stable state that is around 2C warmer than the preindustrial and suggest that there is substantial risk that the system, itself, will ‘want’ to continue warming because of all of these other processes – even if we stop emissions,” she said. “This implies not only reducing emissions but much more.”

New feedback loops are still being discovered. A separate paper published in PNAS reveals that increased rainfall – a symptom of climate change in some regions - is making it harder for forest soils to trap greenhouse gases such as methane.
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“In the context of the summer of 2018, this is definitely not a case of crying wolf, raising a false alarm: the wolves are now in sight,” said Dr Phil Williamson, a climate researcher at the University of East Anglia. “The authors argue that we need to be much more proactive in that regard, not just ending greenhouse gas emissions as rapidly as possible, but also building resilience in the context of complex Earth system processes that we might not fully understand until it is too late.”

IMAGINE AMERICA AND THE WORLD WITHOUT TRUMP, PENCE AND A THEOCRATIC GOP.  It's not that hard to do.  Among the primary causes of waves is fetch, which is the wind blowing on the surface of the sea.  So if we begin that fetch today, politically blowing as hard as we can in the direction which the preponderance of evidence indicates is healthiest for  children and the planet as a whole, then America and the planet will be on its way to surfing a November wave into a brilliant future.

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