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I actually think it's worse -- I think they know the Constitution all too well, and know exactly how 
to abuse it for short-cuts, personal gains and to enrich their benefactors. Again, what astounds me 
is that so many of us just sit by and let it happen. A whole other discussion is, in the modern 
media age, would any "normal" (by any definition) or indeed SANE man or woman run for high public 
office. What lure remains except personal enrichment and ego-fulfillment.

-- Tom Fine

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "John Haley" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Wednesday, July 03, 2013 1:01 PM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Radio


> Re civics classes and the Constitution, remember that we have people who
> run for president and vice-president who have obviously never read the
> Constitution, and I think quite a few people serving in the Congress as
> well.  Some of these people would not even be equipped to understand all
> the words.
>
> Best,
> John Haley
>
>
>
> On Wed, Jul 3, 2013 at 12:37 PM, Roderic G Stephens
> <[log in to unmask]>wrote:
>
>> As far as classical music via excellent streaming .mp3, I get KUSC (the
>> Los Angeles USC station), KDFC (the San Francisco USC supported station),
>> KPFR (Chico State University) and my local favorite (which I subscribe to)
>> Jefferson Public Radio AKA KSOR out of Southern Oregon University.  So, if
>> you look for it, there a plenty of outlets that can still fulfill your
>> musicial tastes.
>>
>>
>> ________________________________
>>  From: Donald Clarke <[log in to unmask]>
>> To: [log in to unmask]
>> Sent: Wednesday, July 3, 2013 6:26 AM
>> Subject: [ARSCLIST] Radio
>>
>>
>> The government handed broadcasting on a plate to commercial interests
>> right after WWI, and that's why it's mostly been a vast wasteland. There
>> aren't any record stores anywhere any more, but travelling in Europe in the
>> 1980s I heard Billie Holiday from the ceiling in a French hypermarket (as
>> opposed to the noisy trash in your nearest shopping mall), and in every
>> hilltop town in Tuscany there was a mom-and-pop record shop that had the
>> popcrock, both Italian and English-language, but also decent selections of
>> jazz and classical, because kids in those countries grow up hearing it on
>> their national radio stations, whereas most people in the USA never hear
>> any of either.
>>
>> And speaking of 'national', the biggest American problem may be that we
>> are not a nation at all, but a loose union of 50 squabbling little
>> countries, so that the corporations can walk all over us.
>>
>> Donald Clarke
>>
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