Friday, April 12, 2019

"Sorrow About To Fall" written by Jeff Lynne....The saddest day... April 30th

Mời nghe một bài hát hiếm hoi của một nhạc sĩ Mỹ viết về ngày 30 tháng 4 năm 1975 . Ngày mà theo người nhạc sĩ đó là một ngày tang thương đang đổ xuống Sài Gòn . Ở cuối bài hát diễn tả rằng có những tấm hình chụp được nhiều người trong đó , nhưng tất cả họ đều phải chạy , họ đã phải đi về đâu trước khi mặt trời lặn.

Invite you to listen to a rare song by an American musician written about April 30, 1975. The day according to that musician is a day of mourning coming to Saigon. At the end of the song he describes that there were pictures taken with a lot of people in it, but they all had to run, where did they have to go, before the sun went down?

"Sorrow About To Fall" 
written by Jeff Lynne....

There's a silence in the city
There's nobody around
And everyone that we knew
Moved to higher ground

There's a shadow hanging overhead
It lingers there alone
Changing all we ever knew
The changes start to show

There's a sorrow about to fall
There's a sorrow about to fall

There's a new sound in the wires
And ears are to the ground
And everything that once was ours
Has slowly turned around

Something happened to the seasons
Started falling with the rain
And something changed forever
We gotta find a way

There's a sorrow about to fall
There's a sorrow about to fall

There's people in the photographs
But they all had to run
They went away to somewhere
Beyond the setting sun

There's a sorrow about to fall
There's a sorrow about to fall

There's a sorrow about to fall
There's a sorrow about to fall

Sorrow about to fall, fall, fall, fall
Sorrow about to fall
Sorrow about to fall
Sorrow about to fall

Nigel Farage launches 'The Brexit Party'

The Assange Indictment: Searchable pdf. "I have made some highlights that are inconsistent with the narrative and a note regarding two counts that have absolutely no foundation."

Thought Bites: Julian Assange Arrested!

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Many Photos of South Vietnam Near the End and Some I've Never Seen

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ARVN aircraft had the power to help the United States defeat Iraq in 1991

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A few days after the revolutionary forces entered Saigon on April 30, 1975, the President of the United States was informed of the latest decisions of the military governor of Saigon - Gia Dinh.

The report 'only for the President' (for President only) of the CIA on May 5, 1975 recorded a series of events:
The military governing committee was established , chaired by General Tran Van Tra ; 
The government issued the first notice, including asking all former ARVN soldiers "to register, present" ;
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World IQ 82

Via Tedmund Chan

David Becker has released a new version of the World’s IQ. Each country has a score showing the cognitive abilities of their citizens, this being a blend of genetics and the environment of each country, particularly as regards education and health. The world’s global score is 82. This is 12th percentile rank on the Greenwich Mean Intelligence benchmark of IQ 100. As school teachers used to say in end of year reports: “Could do better”.

What does IQ 82 mean in practical terms? The account below gives the achievements as shown in Western economies, with free education and usually free healthcare, and will need to be adjusted for other economies, probably downwards to account for poorer educational systems and the burdens of ill health.

Here, in broad terms, are descriptions of those in the IQ 75 (5th percentile) to IQ 90 (25th percentile) range.

Hillary Clinton: Assange "Must Now Answer For What He Has Done"

Via comment by Reborn "Can you believe the audacity of this odious old bitch:"

To Ruin Your Day. :)

Plenty of politicians on the left and the right were thrilled to learn that Wikileaks founder Julian Assange had finally been arrested in London after seven years of hiding in the Ecuadorian embassy. But none were more pleased than Hillary Clinton, who he has blamed Wikileaks - along with a lengthy list of culprits, including all of the misogynist voters who refused to support her - for her loss to Preident Trump in the 2016 election.

In the months before the 2016 vote, Wikileaks published troves of emails stolen from the DNC and Clinton campaign manager John Podesta that illuminated how the party, led by chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, conspired to sink Bernie Sanders' insurgent primary challenge and hand Clinton the nomination despite obvious concerns about her electability. After all, it was "her turn." US intelligence officials have said they believed Wikileaks was acting as a front for Russian hackers, but no evidence to substantiate these claims has ever been produced. Moreover, stories about links between the Trump campaign and Wikileaks, including one notorious report about Paul Manafort meeting with Assange in the embassy during the campaign, have been discredited.

Alan Dershowitz: Is Julian Assange another Pentagon Papers case?

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Before WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange gained asylum in the Ecuadorian embassy in London in 2012, he and his British legal team asked me to fly to London to provide legal advice about United States law relating to espionage and press freedom. I cannot disclose what advice I gave them, but I can say that I believed then, and still believe now, that there is no constitutional difference between WikiLeaks and the New York Times.

If the New York Times, in 1971, could lawfully publish the Pentagon Papers knowing they included classified documents stolen by Rand Corporation military analyst Daniel Ellsberg from our federal government, then indeed WikiLeaks was entitled, under the First Amendment, to publish classified material that Assange knew was stolen by former United States Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning from our federal government.

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"The Last To Leave" Saigon Mission Association of the United States Embassy 44th Annual Reunion