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Old Jan 15th, 2013, 01:20 PM   #16
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Re: Happy 84th Birthday, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Happy birthday Pierre-Joseph Proudhon.
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Old Jan 15th, 2013, 02:17 PM   #17
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Today would've been, should've been, his 84th.

Happy Birthday Dr. King.
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Old Jan 15th, 2013, 10:56 PM   #18
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Happy birthday Pierre-Joseph Proudhon.
Who's he , and why stop there?
Happy Birthday, Arthur Glenn Andrews, William Beaudine, Margaret Beckett, Captain Beefheart¹, Max Beesley, Patricia Blair, Mathew Brady, Drew Brees, Thierry Breton, Lloyd Bridges, Glen Browder, Bonnie Burnard, Margherita Buy, Eddie Cahill, Ray Chapman, Frank Conroy, Ivor Cutler, Bob Davies, Ron Davies, Howie Day, Paul A. Dever, Mathias Döpfner, Young Dro, Kenny Easley, Stuart Eizenstat, Mihai Eminescu, Charles L. Evans, Forest J. Farmer, Vince Foster, Ernest J. Gaines, Albert W. Gilchrist, Franz Grillparzer, Andreas Gursky, Kent Hovind, Rex Ingram, Adam Jones, Curtis Kamman, Kelly Kelly, Regina King , Gene Krupa, Melvin J. Lasky, James Roderick Lilley, Joanne Linville, Lisa Lisa, Chad Lowe, Andrea Martin, Wilhelm Marx, Shane McMahon, Michael J. Melloy, Molière, John Naisbitt, James Nesbitt, Ivor Novello, Margaret O'Brien, John Cardinal O'Connor, Aristotle Onassis, Mary Pierce , Pitbull, Linda Robinson, Julian Sands, Elmore Y. Sarles, Maria Schell, Bruce Schneier, Fred C. Schwarz, Michael Seater, Robert Silverberg, Skrillex, Nathan Söderblom, Frederick Arthur Stanley, Scott Stanzel, Kobe Tai, Edward Teller, Lewis Terman, Torin Thatcher, Ernest Thesiger, Frank Thornton, Hugh Trevor-Roper, Mario Van Peebles , Ronnie Van Zant, Artturi Virtanen, Y. E. Yang, and Cole Younger!
How blessed they all are to share their born day with such a great and shining example of peace, hope, and love for humanity as the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

¹Bolded because I recognized the names right away.
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Old Jan 15th, 2013, 11:23 PM   #19
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^ You don't know Skrillex?

Lucky you...
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Old Jan 16th, 2013, 12:26 AM   #20
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^ You don't know Skrillex?

Lucky you...
I've heard the name, but have no idea who (assuming male) he is, but since you don't like him, Wikipedia here I come!
time passes...
Checked out his, First Of The Year (Equinox), and...



I was right! For a young person, you certainly have a closed mind. I haven't heard what else Skrillex has done, but I could see this one filling the dance floor easily, if mixed properly. OPEN YOUR MIND, SAMMO!

Disclaimer: As a musician, I'm generally open to any and all genres of music. And as a synthesist/programmer, I'm particularly in tune with the creative technology that goes into emulating mainstream instruments and creating new sounds, so this shit right here is straight, with me. Thanks for the 411!

I think MLK would be honored for such a forward thinking individual as this, the demonic shit aside, to share his birthday, cuz after all, he did say:
"If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well."

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Old Jan 16th, 2013, 12:42 AM   #21
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Mostly everyone I know of my age dislikes Skrillex I love techno/dance/house music but I just can't deal with dubstep. But let's not talk about Skrillex in a Marthin Luther King thread, it would be disrespectful to his memory
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In the Fall of 1963, under written directive from Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy, the FBI began telephone tapping King....

Starting in 1965, King began to express doubts about the United States’ role in the Vietnam War....

On April 4, 1967, King appeared at New York City’s Riverside Church—exactly one year before his death—and delivered a speech titled “Beyond Vietnam”. In the speech, he spoke strongly against the U.S.’s role in the war, insisting that the U.S. was in Vietnam “to occupy it as an American colony” and calling the U.S. government “the greatest purveyor of violence in the world today”.
Bobby "kind of had to" wiretap him in that still rather McCarthyist era, as a JFK who'd introduced a major (heavily King-influenced) civil rights bill needed 2B sure he wouldn't be smeared in his presumed 2B looming 1964 re-election race; IF (the Hoover-led) FBI might have "had anything" on MLK. I'm sure Dr. King understood.

MLK's anti-Vietnam War activism pissed off civil rights honchos like Roy Wilkins of the NAACP and Whitney Young of the National Urban League, who totally kissed up to LBJ. I presume that if he were around today, Dr. King would have been demanding much quicker exits from Iraq and Afghanistan, even with Barack Obama in the WH.
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Old Jan 16th, 2013, 02:10 AM   #23
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Bobby "kind of had to" wiretap him in that still rather McCarthyist era, as a JFK who'd introduced a major (heavily King-influenced) civil rights bill needed 2B sure he wouldn't be smeared in his presumed 2B looming 1964 re-election race; IF (the Hoover-led) FBI might have "had anything" on MLK. I'm sure Dr. King understood.

MLK's anti-Vietnam War activism pissed off civil rights honchos like Roy Wilkins of the NAACP and Whitney Young of the National Urban League, who totally kissed up to LBJ. I presume that if he were around today, Dr. King would have been demanding much quicker exits from Iraq and Afghanistan, even with Barack Obama in the WH.
Of course he would, and would have been even more vocal about not going in in the first place with whoever was in the WH.
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Re: Happy 84th Birthday, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

: personalthoughts: So much was endured then that's taken for granted today. Had a phone call with my Mom recently and She mentioned having to go to the back of grocery stores and give Her shopping lists to grocers who came back with Her groceries. Sobering thought as I walked into the commisary just this afternoon. Both entering and exiting via the front doors.
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Respect and appreciation for the man and the values he
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Dr. Martin Luther King addresses a crowd on 48th and State during his
series of street corner rallies in Chicago.




Dr. King, Mayor Richard J. Daley, and singer extraordinaire Mahalia Jackson
stop for a photo-op before a civil rights benefit concert in Chicago.




July 1965, Dr. King and supporters form a human chain and march to City
Hall to ask then Mayor Richard J. Daley to address housing discrimination in
Chicago.
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Re: Happy 84th Birthday, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

I hope that the (always observed on a Monday) MLK holiday doesn't become just another excuse for a supposed sale day by retailers, as originally solemn holidays like Memorial Day have. And that the streets named after him don't continue to carry his full name (rather than surname) which its very length almost assures won't be widely used. (When was the last time you were on an Abraham Lincoln Avenue?)

Better to have simply rename 8th Ave in Harlem "Douglass Blvd" (omitting the Frederick A part) and 7th Ave there "Powell Blvd" (leaving out the Adam Clayton B4 and the Jr after) for example. Kids can then ask their parents, teachers, etc, etc what the street name means; whereas trying to "forcefeed" them a full name assures that most ppl will simply use the old numerical designations.
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"A Mighty Stream": Martin Luther King Jr.'s Faith Guided Him to a Commitment to Economic Justice [By Rev. Osagyefo Sekou, Truthout | Op-Ed]

Reverend Sekou's review of the life of Martin Luther King Jr. focuses on MLK's yearning for economic justice and "a warless world, a better distribution of wealth and a brotherhood that transcends race or color."

In Trumpet of Conscience, King instigated the birth of an "Occupy movement" with mass dislocation as means to highlight economic injustice. For King, this was not simply the fantasy of utopian novelist, but rather the Poor People's Campaign was a "freedom church for the poor."

Long after America's prophet was silenced by the very avarice that he deplored, his words still burn with uncanny accuracy. In the last two years, ordinary citizens throughout world - Egypt, Palestine, Tunisia, Zuccotti Park, Greece, Paris and London - have carried signs with his word, his spirit in their heart as they risk life and limb to be free from tyranny and poverty.

Read more: http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/14...onomic-justice
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thinking of Dr. King & his dream today. best MLK regards to all!
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