Mid-day Music Break: U2 at Glastonbury – I Will Follow | Verum Serum

Mid-day Music Break: U2 at Glastonbury – I Will Follow | Verum Serum.

Mid-day Music Break: U2 at Glastonbury – I Will Follow

John on June 27, 2011 at 12:06 pm

Pretty good performance of a really old song:

This song is at least 31 years old. Here’s a video of the band performing it in 1980 on a UK TV program:

Wow, Adam’s ponytail and glasses look is really not working for him.

Incidentally, U2 had been on TV several times before this, but only in Ireland. Their first TV appearance there was in 1978.

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Video: Occupy Santa Cruz Working to Clean Up Its Act After Feces Story | Verum Serum

Video: Occupy Santa Cruz Working to Clean Up Its Act After Feces Story | Verum Serum.

Video: Occupy Santa Cruz Working to Clean Up Its Act After Feces Story

John on November 22, 2011 at 12:04 am

The Santa Cruz occupiers have denied having anything to do with the 200lbs of human feces found about a 1/4 mile from their camp, but in this video from a local News station one of the occupiers admits there has been a serious problem with sanitation at the camp, which until a few days ago had just one porta-pottie for 100 or more people:

Again, it’s not proof that Occupy Santa Cruz is responsible, but I don’t think it’s a stretch to see a possible, even likely, connection, i.e. campers with limited facilities that fill up quickly, human waste dumped nearby.

This was a local story until the Mercury News covered it and VS helped bring it to much wider attention. Now it’s possible that attention could play a role in the city’s decision whether or not to allow Occupy Santa Cruz to continue campingin the park:

Santa Cruz city council is set to discuss the Occupy encampment at Tuesday’s closed session city council meeting.

Given the laundry list of problems, including the poop, Santa Cruz should follow the lead of New York, Oakland and other big cities and remove the camp.

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Lech Walesa Unveils Reagan Statue in Warsaw: “Without Reagan There Would Be No Poland” | The Gateway Pundit

Lech Walesa Unveils Reagan Statue in Warsaw: “Without Reagan There Would Be No Poland” | The Gateway Pundit.

Lech Walesa Unveils Reagan Statue in Warsaw: “Without Reagan There Would Be No Poland”

Posted by Jim Hoft on Monday, November 21, 2011, 3:01 PM

Lech Walesa told a crowd in Warsaw today that there would not be a free Poland without Ronald Reagan. Walesa made his remarks during the unveiling of a statue in Warsaw of the late American president on Monday.

The News reported:

The former Solidarity leader said that “as a participant in these events,” it was “inconceivable” that such changes would have come about without the last American president during the post-1945 cold-war era.

Walesa added that thirty years ago, it seemed that the fall of the communist system would not be possible without a nuclear war.

The bronze statue of Reagan has been installed not far from the American Embassy, on Ujazdowskie Avenue, one of the capital’s most picturesque thoroughfares.

A statement from President Barack Obama was read out to the guests attending the ceremony, which said that: “The location of this monument is a fitting reminder of the close ties between the American and Polish people, and a tribute to the strong support the United States gave Poland during its long struggle to free itself from communist rule”.

The three-metre high monument, designed by sculptor Wlaydyslaw Dudek, depicts Reagen nicknamed ‘the Gipper’ making his famed 1987 speech at Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate.

During the Berlin address Reagan called on his Russian counterpart, President Gorbachev, to “tear down this wall.”