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  • The Shangri Las – “Right Now And Not Later” (1965, live video)

    07/01/2016 9:53:12 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 4 replies
    Youtube ^ | 7/1/2016 | Staff
    Hope you enjoy. ”Right Now And Not Later”
  • 1965: 'If I Were the Devil' (Warning for a Nation) - Paul Harvey

    If I were the Devil . . . I mean, if I were the Prince of Darkness, I would of course, want to engulf the whole earth in darkness. I would have a third of its real estate and four-fifths of its population, but I would not be happy until I had seized the ripest apple on the tree, so I should set about however necessary to take over the United States. I would begin with a campaign of whispers. With the wisdom of a serpent, I would whisper to you as I whispered to Eve: “Do as you please.”...
  • An old Indian beef: When Pakistan Navy killed a cow in Dwarka in 1965

    09/08/2015 4:45:01 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 5 replies
    daily O, India ^ | 07-09-2015 | Sandeep Unnithan
    Shortly after midnight of September 7, 1965, five Pakistani destroyers sailed just 5.8 nautical miles off the Indian temple town of Dwarka and opened fire. Exactly a week ago, the Pakistan Army had launched its military offensive "Operation Grand Slam" across the international border. India and Pakistan were now officially at war and the Pakistan Navy wanted a piece of the action. The flotilla of World War 2 vintage Pakistani warships lined up parallel to the coast, swiveled their gun turrets and fired 50 shells into the night sky towards the shores of Gujarat. "Operation Dwarka" as the Pakistan Navy...
  • Learning From Arafat: Terrorism Is Big Business

    11/15/2004 7:40:37 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 2 replies · 294+ views
    For a variety of reasons, there is a lot of enthusiasm and optimism surrounding the death of Palestinian Authority (''PA'') leader, Yasser Arafat, and how his demise might advance an expeditious resolution of the Palestinian/Israeli conflict. To be sure, I would love to jump on this bandwagon, and offer another in a litany of cheery op-eds issued internationally since the passing of the former leader of the PLO. However, though I agree that Arafat has been a huge stumbling block to peace in this region that has now been removed, it is unquestionably much more than just him that has...
  • When I Was A Prisoner Of War In Pakistan

    08/12/2015 11:58:30 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 4 replies
    Outlook India ^ | AUG 11, 2015 | Kodendera 'Nanda' Cariappa
    Prisoners of war at Delhi's Palam airport after repatriation on January 22, 1966. The author is second from left. The second, or could it be called the third, Indo-Pak War was now nearly three weeks old, and there were no talks of a cease fire. To us in the field we did not really have a clear picture of how the war was going, or how either the Army or the Air Force was doing, on the ground or in the air. We knew of Air Force casualties more through the grapevine rather than through authentic sources. Our hope as...
  • 1965: The Dawn of Our Current Age

    06/05/2015 2:20:21 PM PDT · by NYer · 46 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | June 5, 2015 | STEPHEN M. KRASON
    Different writers here and there have talked about 1965, fifty years ago, as a year of transition. It was a year in America when trends came into focus, culture was altered, and life changed—politically, socially, culturally, morally, and in the Catholic Church. Perhaps historian James T. Patterson provided the most detailed elaboration on these developments and their implication for the country in his bluntly titled book from a song of the time, The Eve of Destruction: How 1965 Transformed America.First, the national policies put in place that year as LBJ launched his Great Society made the federal welfare/entitlement state...
  • 50 years ago, the song 'Satisfaction' was born in Clearwater

    05/10/2015 9:08:28 AM PDT · by Mariner · 104 replies
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | May 10th, 2015 | By JAY CRIDLIN
    he pool is still there. It's shrouded by palm fronds and heavy gates, but it's there. Stand on Pierce Street, beyond the walls of the Fort Harrison Hotel, and you can hear families splashing, even smell the chlorine. Close your eyes and picture this pool a half-century ago. Picture the Rolling Stones, then a scrum of scrawny Brits in lounge chairs... Depending on the legend you believe, it was here, 50 years ago while in town for a concert on May 6, 1965, that Keith Richards and Mick Jagger wrote (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction. It's the Rolling Stones' signature...
  • Photographer recalls covering the Palm Sunday tornadoes (50th anniv & Live tweets)

    04/12/2015 9:44:21 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 7 replies
    Wane ^ | April 11 2015 | Sara Wagner
    – This weekend marks the 50th anniversary of the Palm Sunday tornadoes that tore through the Midwest. The National Weather Service recorded 47 tornadoes between April 11th and April 12th, 1965. 261 people died, making it the third deadliest outbreak on record. These details of the storm are something Carl Hartup witnessed first-hand. He worked as chief photographer for the News-Sentinel for 37 years. One can see a lot in a career that spans nearly forty years. snip “I took a corn stalk that was driven into a concrete block. The power of a tornado is just unbelievable,” Hartup said....
  • Il Silenzio

    03/15/2015 5:11:44 PM PDT · by Vanders9 · 30 replies
    About six miles from Maastricht, in the Netherlands, lie buried 8,301 American soldiers who died in "Operation Market Garden" in the battles to liberate Holland in the fall/winter of 1944. Every one of the men buried in the cemetery, as well as those in the Canadian and British military cemeteries, has been adopted by a Dutch family who mind the grave, decorate it, and keep alive the memory of the soldier they have adopted. It is even the custom to keep a portrait of "their" soldier in a place of honour in their home. Annually, on "Liberation Day," memorial services...
  • Liar, Liar - The Castaways (1965)

    03/13/2015 7:30:25 PM PDT · by virgil283 · 33 replies
    "Liar, Liar," by 1960s garage rock band The Castaways. Dance performance by The Honey Bees (Mary Ann, Ginger and Lovey) of Gilligan's Island....
  • Levin: Selma Was NOT About Liberalism

    03/11/2015 6:15:10 AM PDT · by impetrio1 · 10 replies
    Black & Right ^ | 3/11/15 | Bob Parks
    Mark Levin explains what the 1965 “Bloody Sunday” Selma march and Civil Rights Movement was NOT about (and what it predictably was turned into last weekend).
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "Do Not Disturb"(1965)

    01/25/2015 11:50:02 AM PST · by ReformationFan · 5 replies
    Daily Motion ^ | Ralph Levy | 1965
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon "Harum Scarum"(1965) in 2 parts

    12/14/2014 11:49:33 AM PST · by ReformationFan · 10 replies
    Daily Motion ^ | 1965 | Gene Nelson
    In 2 parts: Part 1 Part 2
  • 8th Of November [OFFICIAL VIDEO]

    11/08/2014 6:29:59 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 8 replies
    youtube ^ | 5/2006 | Big & Rich
    The song, which begins with a spoken introduction by Kris Kristofferson, tells the tale of Niles Harris, a soldier in the 173rd Airborne Brigade of the United States Army during Operation Hump in South Vietnam on November 8, 1965. The intro mentions that Harris was "the guy that gave Big Kenny his top hat", and that he was among the wounded who were saved by Army medic Lawrence Joel, the first living African American to receive the Medal of Honor since the Spanish-American War of 1898.
  • Sandy Koufax Chose His Faith Over The World Series And Won It All

    10/04/2014 1:08:54 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 50 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | October 4, 2014 | Chris Greenberg
    On the field, Sandy Koufax wasn't just any baseball player. Off the field, he wasn't viewed that way either. The Hall of Fame pitcher isn't just remembered by baseball fans as "the man with the golden arm," but is revered by his Jewish admirers as "the left arm of God" for his talent as well as the public observance of his faith, most notably during the 1965 World Series. A legendary left-handed pitcher who spent his entire career with the Dodgers, Koufax dominated batters like few ever have, atop mounds in Brooklyn and Los Angeles -- as well as just...
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "The Hallelujah Trail"(1965)

    03/16/2014 12:15:42 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 16 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1965 | John Sturges
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "Our Man Flint"(1965)

    10/20/2013 12:20:17 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 24 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1965 | Daniel Mann
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "That Darn Cat!"(1965)

    09/08/2013 11:23:38 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 13 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1965 | Robert Stevenson
  • TCM alert: "The Great Race" on tonight at 8:PM E.S.T.

    08/18/2013 3:28:17 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 39 replies
  • TCM movie alert: "Doctor Zhivago"(1965) 8PM E.S.T.

    02/17/2013 3:59:37 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 58 replies
    Turner Classic Movies ^ | 1965 | David Lean
    Another TCM alert: tonight at 8PM it's airing "Doctor Zhivago". Definitely worth seeing as Hollywood film that actually showed how terrible life was in Soviet Russia. The only thing I don't like about it is its hero cheating on his cute wife with Lara. Otherwise, a truly great film with Rod Steiger stealing the show as the opportunistic lawyer Komarovsky.
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "The Art of Love" (1965)

    02/10/2013 11:57:17 AM PST · by ReformationFan · 8 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1965 | Norman Jewison
    Saint Valentine's Day being later this week motivates the appropriately titled pick for today's feature. TAOL is a dark farce about a struggling artist(Dick Van Dyke) who fakes his own death to increase interest in and sales of his own paintings. James Garner is his buddy/manager and partner in this scheme which, of course, snowballs into all kinds of trouble and comic events. Lovely actresses Angie Dickinson and Elke Sommer in their prime play the women in their lives. A fun movie that I discovered as a child on a Sunday afternoon being played by a local channel but oddly...
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "The Cincinnati Kid" (1965)

    01/13/2013 1:18:17 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 5 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1965 | Norman Jewison
    Today's MFASA features the only film to star both the King of Cool(Republican and later in life born-again Christian, Steve McQueen) and the Queen of Hot(sweet Lutheran girl Ann-Margret). McQueen's the title character, a young hotshot card player who goes up against the Man(Edward G. Robinson) in a high tension poker game in Depression-era New Orleans. A-M(as Melba, the bad girl or "Ginger" of the film) and Tuesday Weld(as Christian, the good girl or "Mary Ann" of the film) are the women in his life. They both look more like swingin' 60s chicks than 1930s women but hey, they're both...
  • Not exactly correct, Barry! 39 truths about "Obama"

    10/08/2012 9:54:45 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 12 replies
    Email ^ | Unknown | Terry Anderson
    Email forward begins: Not exactly correct, Barry! 39 truths about "Obama" Terry Anderson, A Black Los Angeles Talk Radio Host, Went Down A List Of Things Senator Obama Has Said That Aren't Exactly Correct. 1. Selma March Got Me Born - NOT EXACTLY, your parents felt safe enough to have you in 1961 - Selma had no effect on your birth, as Selma was in 1965. (Google 'Obama Selma ' for his full March 4, 2007 speech and articles a bout its various untruths. ! ! 2. Father Was A Goat Herder - NOT EXACTLY, he was a privileged, well...
  • Katanga: The Untold Story (How Africa was Lost, A Case in Point)

    04/07/2008 6:43:18 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 17 replies · 104+ views
    Excellent Video: Think of the Katangese as Israel, and Patrice Lumumba and the Central Congolese government as the PLO/PA/HAMAS. The UN, of course, plays the same role as bring about a world government dominated by socialists and communists. Description: UN troops wage an unprovoked war against anti-communist Katanga in 1960 and 1962. The last bastion of the free market in the Congo was decimated by UN forces in 1963 to bring it under Congolese communist control. If you don't want to watch the entire thing (an early 1960's documentary), fast forward to the end where Katanga's ill-fated and heroic...
  • 'If I Were the Devil'(Warning for a Nation) Paul Harvey

    This speech was broadcast by legendary ABC Radio commentator Paul Harvey on April 3, 1965: If I were the Devil . . . I mean, if I were the Prince of Darkness, I would of course, want to engulf the whole earth in darkness. I would have a third of its real estate and four-fifths of its population, but I would not be happy until I had seized the ripest apple on the tree, so I should set about however necessary to take over the United States. I would begin with a campaign of whispers. With the wisdom of a...
  • The Gospel According to Peanuts [A Charlie Brown Christmas]

    11/28/2011 5:15:56 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 30 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/25/2011 | Lee Habeeb
    How A Charlie Brown Christmas almost didn’t happen Few headlines about network television make me giddy. Fewer still make me hopeful that all is good in the world. But back in August of 2010, I read the following headline from the media pages with great excitement: “Charlie Brown Is Here to Stay: ABC Picks Up ‘Peanuts’ Specials Through 2015.” The first of these to be made, the famous Christmas special, was an instant classic when it was created by Charles Schulz on a shoestring budget back in 1965, and thanks to some smart television executives, it will be around for...
  • The Left, Not the Right, Owns Political Violence

    01/10/2011 1:33:31 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 10, 2011 | Michael Filozof
    It took less than 24 hours for the political Left to seize upon the attempted assassination of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and the murder of six people on Saturday to blame the political Right for the shooting. Perhaps the most egregious example came from Paul Krugman of the New York Times, who wrote "We don't have proof yet that this was political, but the odds are that it was." (The newspaper that published plagiarized and fabricated accounts of the "D.C. sniper" by affirmative-action hire Jayson Blair in 2003 is still publishing unsubstantiated suppositions without "proof," eh?) "[Giffords'] father says that ‘the...
  • The Press at War ___ The patriot reporter is passé.

    11/26/2006 12:45:04 AM PST · by Lorianne · 6 replies · 458+ views
    City Journal ^ | Autumn 2006 | James Q. Wilson
    We are told by careful pollsters that half of the American people believe that American troops should be brought home from Iraq immediately. This news discourages supporters of our efforts there. Not me, though: I am relieved. Given press coverage of our efforts in Iraq, I am surprised that 90 percent of the public do not want us out right now. Between January 1 and September 30, 2005, nearly 1,400 stories appeared on the ABC, CBS, and NBC evening news. More than half focused on the costs and problems of the war, four times as many as those that discussed...
  • The 1965 Immigration Act: Anatomy of a Disaster

    08/17/2010 11:47:47 PM PDT · by jdirt · 10 replies
    America's current mass immigration mess is the result of a change in the laws in 1965. Prior to 1965, despite some changes in the 50's, America was a low-immigration country basically living under immigration laws written in 1924. Thanks to low immigration, the swamp of cheap labor was largely drained during this period, America became a fundamentally middle-class society, and our many European ethnic groups were brought together into a common national culture. In some ways, this achievement was so complete that we started to take for granted what we had achieved and forgot why it happened. So in a...
  • Koufax is still blowing us away

    09/06/2009 12:03:02 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 75 replies · 2,724+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | September 6, 2009 | Dick Heller
    "On the scoreboard in right field, it is 9:46 p.m. in the City of the Angels, Los Angeles, California. And a crowd of 29,139 [has seen] the only pitcher in baseball history to hurl four no-hit, no-run games. ... And now he caps it. On his fourth no-hitter, he made it a perfect game." The date was Sept. 9, 1965, and it seemed appropriate that Vin Scully, the best baseball broadcaster since World War II, was telling the world that Sandy Koufax, the most dominant pitcher of that period, had achieved the ultimate...
  • The Paid Soviet Agent Behind Axelrod and Obama (FReep this Buzz!!!)

    11/01/2008 9:16:19 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 27 replies · 1,177+ views
    Buzz ^ | November 1, 2008
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  • Remembering a Sixties Terrorist

    10/06/2008 5:42:47 PM PDT · by AfterManyASummer · 75 replies · 2,383+ views
    <p>I read occasionally of former Weatherman Bill Ayers and his wife Bernardine Dohrn, both now not only accepted, despite their bombing campaign against America in the 1960s and 70s, but successful , establishment educators whose opinions on social issues are taken seriously. Every time I see Ayers’ name I shudder with fear and rage and realize that I will never be able to erase the mark he left on my life one evening 40 years ago.</p>
  • Get Immigration Right

    05/28/2007 12:50:06 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 77 replies · 1,681+ views
    Townhall ^ | May 28, 2007 | Michael Barone
    As the Senate is mulling the details of a compromise immigration bill hammered together by the odd couple of Sens. Edward Kennedy and Jon Kyl, and as members of Congress hear from their constituents over the Memorial Day recess, it may be worthwhile to put the issue in historical context. For most of our history, the United States had no restrictions on immigration at all. I am told that my Canadian-born grandfather was a "nickel immigrant": He took the five-cent ferry from Windsor, Ontario, north to Detroit roundabout 1896. This situation resulted from America's strong demand for labor, coupled with...
  • December, 1965

    12/31/2005 4:18:22 PM PST · by Calpernia · 5 replies · 349+ views ^ | December 25, 2005 | Craig Roberts
    I can remember Christmas, 1965, like it was yesterday. We had rotated from the field back to Da Nang air base and were "living large" in hardback tents near Gate Six at the south end of the field. My company was on bunker watch on the perimeter, and we were suffering another day of drizzling cold rain and wading in mud. Behind us about 50 yards was "Runway Road" thar ran around the base, and between our sandbag bunkers and the road were old steel French watch towers. In front about 30 yards was triple strand concertina, then a mine...
  • Griswold V. Connecticut -- Justice Black's Dissent

    10/14/2005 1:27:57 PM PDT · by You Dirty Rats · 34 replies · 1,001+ views
    United States Supreme Court - Justice Black ^ | June 7, 1965 | Justice Hugo Black
    I repeat, so as not to be misunderstood, that this Court does have power, which it should exercise, to hold laws unconstitutional where they are forbidden by the Federal Constitution. My point is that there is no provision of the Constitution which either expressly or impliedly vests power in this Court to sit as a supervisory agency over acts of duly constituted legislative bodies and set aside their laws because of the Court's belief that the legislative policies adopted are unreasonable, unwise, arbitrary, capricious or irrational. The adoption of such a loose flexible. uncontrolled standard for holding laws unconstitutional, if...
  • 1965 Immigration Reform Cost Blacks Minority Primacy

    09/29/2005 5:30:21 PM PDT · by Incorrigible · 27 replies · 792+ views
    Newhouse News ^ | 9/29/2005 | Jonathan Tilove
    1965 Immigration Reform Cost Blacks Minority Primacy BY Jonathan TiloveWASHINGTON -- There is a deja vu quality to the nation's post-Katrina interest in race and poverty. It brings to mind the call-to-conscience of the Kerner Commission, named by President Johnson in the wake of the urban riots of the 1960s, and its warning of an America "moving toward two societies, one black, one white, separate and unequal."But of course, America is not black and white anymore, thanks to another legacy of that era -- the Hart-Cellar Immigration Act, which Johnson signed into law Oct. 3, 1965. Infused with the civil...
  • SEPTEMBER (9th) OF 1965 Unpredictable Betsy: The last major hurricane encounter in New Orleans

    The devastation in New Orleans from Hurricane Katrina is evoking memories of the last major hurricane to strike the area--Hurricane Betsy--which pounded the Crescent City 40 years ago on Sept. 9 and 10 of 1965. Both storms traveled west across extreme southern Florida and intensified over the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico as they approached Louisiana. But unlike Katrina, which passed just to the east of New Orleans, Betsy's path took it west of the city--a potentially more dangerous scenario that sent the hurricane's 10-foot storm surge from the Gulf up the Mississippi River into Lake Pontchartrain, generating...
  • Guilty Gen of ’65

    06/12/2005 9:32:28 AM PDT · by ulmo3 · 322+ views
    Indian Express ^ | Posted online: Sunday, June 12, 2005 at 0000 hours IST | K. Subrahmanyam
    A general who preferred ceasefire to victory. An American book that predicted the Pakistani attack but had the date wrong by a year. K. Subrahmanyam was in the war council In 1965 I was deputy secretary (budget and planning) in the Ministry of Defence. It was a Sunday evening in June, shortly after the Rann of Kutch clashes. I was returning from a visit to one of the Sainik Schools — I was the honorary secretary of the Sainik Schools society — when I met M.M. Hooja, then joint director of the Intelligence Bureau (IB), at Delhi’s Palam airport. I...
  • Generation Gap Blue Democrats lost red America back in 1965.

    11/05/2004 7:09:52 AM PST · by aculeus · 16 replies · 890+ views
    Opinion Journal (WSJ) ^ | November 5, 2004 | by DANIEL HENNINGER
    And you tell me over, and over, and over again my friend Ah, you don't believe we're on the eve of destruction. --Vietnam War Protest Song, 1965 How did the 2004 election map of the United States come to look like a color-field painting by Barnett Newman? In fact, if you adjust the map's colors for votes by county (as at the Web sites for CNN and USA Today), even the blue states turn mostly red. Pennsylvania is blue, but between blue Philadelphia and Pittsburgh every county in the state is red. California, except for the coastline, is almost entirely...

    10/17/2004 9:44:35 AM PDT · by CHARLITE · 14 replies · 1,503+ views
    From Henry Mark Holzer's email newsletter: Kerry smeared a hero: my dad. > By CAROL CROWLEY >Published on: 09/20/04 > Many of you believe dirty politics is the motivation of Vietnam >veterans speaking out in opposition to John Kerry. Let me tell you the real motivation. > >In the movie "We Were Soldiers," the story about the battle of the la >Drang Valley in Vietnam in 1965, a young sergeant, Jack Gell, cried as >he died, "Tell my wife I love her . . ." and my family relived the >death of my dad. He told my mother in letters...
  • Jenkins Ready for Court-Martial (Deserter in North Korea for 40 Years! Weird Story....)

    07/27/2004 1:42:57 PM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 25 replies · 1,122+ views
    Yomiuri News (Tokyo) in English ^ | 28 July 2004 | Yomiuri News
    (Sgt. Charles Robert) Jenkins Ready for Court-Martial Yomiuri Shimbun Charles Jenkins, the husband of former abductee Hitomi Soga, has confided to his nephew that he is prepared to be court-martialed, The Yomiuri Shimbun has learned. Jenkins, who is accused of deserting the U.S. Army while stationed in South Korea in 1965, made the comment in a handwritten note delivered to James Hyman before he returned to his North Carolina home last Sunday. Hyman claimed in a press conference Friday in Tokyo that the Japanese government had prevented him from seeing his uncle. In the letter, Jenkins, whose full name...
  • Notes By U.S. Soldier at Heart of N. Korea Desertion Case [Jenkins in West After 40 Yrs in N. Korea]

    07/18/2004 10:53:13 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 11 replies · 836+ views
    Associated Press & other sources ^ | 18 July 2004 | Associated Press
    Notes Left by (U.S.) Soldier at Heart of Korea Desertion Case The U.S. says ex-Sgt. Charles Jenkins left incriminating notes when he disappeared into North Korea in 1965. BY ROBERT BURNS Associated Press WASHINGTON - The Army's desertion case against Charles Jenkins seems to hinge on four notes he left behind that cold morning on Jan. 5, 1965, when he disappeared while on patrol in a wooded no man's land. ''I am going to North Korea,'' he wrote in one of the notes, this one to his mother. The Army says Jenkins deserted inside the Demilitarized Zone separating North...
  • The 1965 Immigration Act: Anatomy of a Disaster

    05/31/2004 1:19:19 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 71 replies · 622+ views ^ | 12/10/02 | Ben Johnson
    America's current mass immigration mess is the result of a change in the laws in 1965. Prior to 1965, despite some changes in the 50's, America was a low-immigration country basically living under immigration laws written in 1924.  Thanks to low immigration, the swamp of cheap labor was largely drained during this period, America became a fundamentally middle-class society, and our many European ethnic groups were brought together into a common national culture.  In some ways, this achievement was so complete that we started to take for granted what we had achieved and forgot why it happened.  So in a spasm...