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  • 'Imagine: Living in a Socialist America'

    01/21/2014 7:07:11 AM PST · by rktman · 29 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 1/20/2014 | Rick Moran
    That's the title of a new book by Fred Jerome, a compilation of essays from these and other noteworthies: This anthology features essays by revolutionary thinkers, activists, and artists-including Academy Award-winning filmmaker Michael Moore, civil rights activist Angela Davis, incarcerated journalist Mumia Abu Jamal, and economist Rick Wolff- addressing various aspects of a new society and, crucially, how to get from where we are now to where we want to be, living in a society that is truly fair and just. I suppose that's one way to describe their vision. I might ask the question, "fair and just for whom"?...
  • Imagine There's A Website

    11/20/2013 12:51:22 AM PST · by woofie · 6 replies
    The reincarnation of Lennon | Right about now | The reincarnation of Lennon
    Imagine there’s a website It's easy if you try A brand new site to hang in Its happy just like pie Imagine all the people buying plans today Imagine no rebooting It isn't hard to do Nothing to tweak a code for And no apologies Imagine a million people logging peacefully You, you may say I'm a dreamer But I'm not the only one I hope someday you’ll join us We can all log on at once Imagine easy access I wonder if you can No page will freeze or block you Obamacare for all Imagine O’s exchanges all throughout...
  • "Bad Science" ... A Dentist Wants to Clone John Lennon from His (sic, Lennon's) Rotten Tooth

    08/21/2013 6:44:18 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 21 replies
    IO9 ^ | August 21, 2013 | Charlie Jane Anders
    A dentist wants to clone John Lennon from his rotten tooth All you need is DNA. A Canadian dentist says he's working with "American scientists" to clone John Lennon from a rotten molar the Beatles singer had extracted in the 1960s. According to the press release (warning: it autoplays a weird parody song, "Love Me Tooth") dentist Michael Zuk bought the tooth at auction for $31,000 and now is working with an unspecified lab to see if they can clone him. Says Zuk: I am nervous and excited at the possibility that we will be able to fully sequence John...
  • Was John Lennon a Genius?

    12/06/2012 12:23:27 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 69 replies
    Living Waters Ministries ^ | Dec. 5, 2012 | Ray Comfort
    Was John Lennon a Genius? You make the call! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o7pe3_VQbUM
  • ‘Imagine’: Why John Lennon’s Most Enduring Song Is Actually His Worst

    12/06/2012 10:18:56 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 64 replies
    WBUR ^ | 12/6/12 | Jim Borghesani
    As we approach the 32nd anniversary of John Lennon’s death, I think it’s time to take a hard look at the song that — sadly and improperly — personifies Lennon’s legacy for far too many people. That song is “Imagine.” Why this weak entry in Lennon’s dazzling oeuvre receives such adoration mystifies me. The song features a syrupy melody, a cloying piano line, none of the startling chord or time changes that distinguished Lennon’s great Beatles songs, and no memorable hook. Lyrically it’s even worse. There are lines in this song that a young John Lennon would have savaged. “No...
  • Go Ahead, Imagine (Good Criticism of Lennon Lennon Song)

    08/13/2012 7:13:39 AM PDT · by Loud Mime · 41 replies
    Front Page Mag ^ | August 24, 2011 | Evan Sayet
    Let’s take John Lennon up on his offer. Let’s imagine what the world would be like with no countries, religions or a heaven or hell. Let’s imagine a world with no possessions and nothing important enough to be willing to kill to protect it or die to ensure its continuing. Let’s imagine Lennon’s world where all the people are living for nothing other than today. In this world, people will have saved no money for their retirement. After all, retirement is somewhere down the line. All the people would have massive debts – borrowed every penny from everywhere they could,...
  • Imagine there's no simplistic religious imagery… Cee Lo Green Changes Lyrics of Lennon's Iconic Hit

    01/08/2012 6:13:45 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 01/08/2012 | Paul Handley
    Something big, round and heavy fell with a clang in Times Square on New Year's Eve, and it wasn't the ball on the flagpole. Cee Lo Green sang a version of Imagine in which he changed John Lennon's lyric "and no religion, too" to "and all religion is true". Outraged Lennon fans didn't need to use 132 of their Twitter characters to tell Cee Lo what they thought of him. On the other hand, perhaps they were just reminding him of his most infamous song title. Among the New Year's Day tweets, I imagine there were one or two that...
  • Herman Cain: Imagine

    10/17/2011 5:05:03 PM PDT · by Bean Counter · 35 replies
    Herman Cain ^ | October 17, 2011
    Who knew...??
  • Chinese Dissident Calls for Obama to ‘Imagine’ One of His Daughters ‘Has to Be Put to Death,' ...

    01/20/2011 1:53:48 PM PST · by Nachum · 14 replies
    cns ^ | 1/19/11 | Penny Starr
    A survivor of the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre in China appealed to President Barack Obama during a press conference on Tuesday to push Chinese President Hu Jintao to end the practice of forcing women to have an abortion as part of China's one-child-per-couple policy. “President Obama, we’re speaking to you as the president of this great nation, we also speak to you as a great father for your two beautiful children,” said Chai Ling, who came to the United States in 1990 and founded All Girls Allowed, a Christian organization that helps Chinese victims of forced abortions and sterilization in...
  • What John Lennon Failed to Imagine

    10/11/2010 10:11:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 73 replies · 1+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 10/10/2010 | Avi Davis
    It's a landmark event for Beatledom. John Lennon, dead these thirty years, would have turned seventy years old today.For many '60s survivors who grew up in thrall of the Fab Four, the idea that such an important symbol of the youth culture has arrived at the threshold of old age (if such a category still exists in our teen-obsessed culture) must be profoundly unsettling.It is as if that entire generation had finally found itself washed up on the very doorstep of senility.There can be no doubt that Lennon, in his partnership with the brilliant tunesmith Paul McCartney, did craft some of...
  • John Lennon killer Mark David Chapman denied parole for sixth time

    09/07/2010 1:56:43 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 45 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | Tuesday, September 7th 2010, 2:01 PM | Kenneth Lovett
    John Lennon's killer will continue watching the wheels go round from behind bars after being denied parole Tuesday for a sixth time. Mark David Chapman met with a three-member Parole Board panel at the Attica Correctional Facility via video conference. Chapman was sentenced to 20 years to life in prison after he was convicted of shooting the ex-Beatle four times outside his apartment on Dec. 8, 1980. He has served nearly 30 years of his sentence. Chapman is next eligible to try for parole in two years. He was first eligible for parole in 2000. Lennon's widow, Yoko Ono, had...
  • iTunes for Obama? Apple Posts "Hope and Change" Playlist

    05/13/2009 5:20:14 AM PDT · by GreatDaggar · 32 replies · 660+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | May 13, 2009 | Tim Graham
    For the i-Pod-less, there are many playlists that are created by users, but the "Essentials" lists are made by Apple. It says it was posted April 28, but sounds like it was posted January 20. See the goopy Obama-loving text that came with the songs: Welcome to the beginning of a new era in the U.S. – Barack Obama's history-making win is really a victory for all those who keep the faith and firmly believe that people have the power to make a change. John Lennon was one of rock ‘n' roll's most determined dreamers, and the better world he...
  • NY Times the prophet of Doom and Gloom

    01/05/2009 10:00:32 AM PST · by BreeLee · 3 replies · 258+ views
    Stop The ACLU ^ | Dec 26, 2009 | Warner Todd Huston
    Imagine there’s no religion, it’s easy for The New York Times to do — even in a Christmas Day editorial that somehow forgets that Christmas is about Christ’s birth. In fact, the NYT decided that this Christmas was its opportunity to wallow in worse-than-ever sentiments and to bemoan that this year’s Christmas isn’t as good as it used to be. Oh, they tried to dress it up a bit by saying it is great to have a Christmas that gets us back to basics and also by slipping in some global warming clap trap, but it is still a...
  • Imagine... No John Lennon

    12/13/2008 3:17:20 PM PST · by mainestategop · 82 replies · 1,613+ views
    MSG Blog ^ | Mainestategop
    December 8th was the anniversary of the death of Beatle John Lenon. Most of the world mourned the death of this man for his music but most of all for his views or I should say imagination. Well if we understood more about who he was and what he imagined, we would be celebrating rather mourning. Why? John's views were hostile towards the American ideals of individualism freedom and liberty and supportive of worldwide despotic communism at the hands of the New World order. His song Imagine was nothing more than a call for the destruction of America and religion...
  • I wrote a poem--it is political (vanity)

    10/16/2008 6:33:26 PM PDT · by Vozda · 8 replies · 460+ views
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  • Yoko Ono, EMI drop suits over Lennon song ('Imagine' vs. "Expelled" fair use lawsuit)

    10/09/2008 10:38:15 AM PDT · by weegee · 22 replies · 580+ views
    Reuters ^ | Wed Oct 8, 1:15 AM ET | (Reporting by Ajay Kamalakaran in Bangalore; Editing by Louise Heavens)
    John Lennon's widow Yoko Ono and EMI Records, the world's fourth largest music company, dropped copyright infringement lawsuits against the makers of a documentary that used the portion of the song "Imagine" without permission. The news was made public on Tuesday by a Stanford Law School's Fair Use Projects release. The dismissal follows unsuccessful attempts by Yoko Ono in federal court and EMI Records in state court to enjoin Premise Media Corp's documentary, "Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed," because it uses a 15-second clip of the song. "We think it was clear from the beginning that our clients had every right...
  • This Cannot Be

    10/01/2008 8:44:07 PM PDT · by Jim Giatas · 22 replies · 530+ views
    Greek Antiquity | 496 B.C. to 406 B.C. | Sophocles
    “All strangest things, The multitudinous years bring forth and shadow from us all we know. Falter alike great oath and steeled resolve. And none shall say of aught, This cannot be.” Sophocles 496 B.C. to 406 B.C.
  • New Christian Song Sparks Controversy Fireworks

    09/30/2008 10:52:28 AM PDT · by Jim Giatas · 36 replies · 1,382+ views
    PR Log ^ | September 29, 2008 | Jim Giatas
    Contemporary Orthodox Christian singer/songwriter, Jim Giatas, has written and recorded “If You Imagine” as an answer to former Beatle, John Lennon’s song “Imagine.” “If You Imagine” has generated significant criticism. One writer called it blasphemy. On MySpace, Vangellis responded that it was: “A terrible denigration of Lennon's ode to reason. And the fireworks are just beginning. “John’s song has gone virtually unchallenged for all these years and I felt compelled to write an answer to it from my own conservative Orthodox Christian faith.” It can be heard for free on YouTube at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xMM3WZ7AErA “I ‘ve always been a Beatles and...
  • Village of Imagine developer reconsiders plans for complex

    05/15/2008 9:22:30 AM PDT · by Notary Sojac · 2 replies · 50+ views
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | May 13, 2008 | Sara K. Clarke
    The Village of Imagine has fallen victim to the local and nationwide housing slump. The project's developer is reconsidering plans to build the mixed-use complex of shops, restaurants and residential units across from the Orange County Convention Center. The project -- originally hailed as Orlando's version of the famed San Antonio River Walk -- is spearheaded by Intrawest Corp., a Canadian developer known mostly for its ski resorts. The planned village, across Universal Boulevard from the county's giant convention center, was to include more than 40 boutiques and restaurants along waterfront walkways. But all that has materialized is a 315-room...
  • Regurgitating the Apple: How Modern Liberals "Think"

    02/09/2008 10:52:51 PM PST · by Rurudyne · 166 replies · 1,089+ views
    The Heritage Foundation ^ | May 10 2007 | Evan Sayet
    EVAN SAYET I call myself a 9/13 Republican. I grew up a liberal New York Jew; you don't get much more liberal than that--although it was lower-case "l," not what's considered Liberal today. I graduated from high school knowing only one thing about politics: that Democrats are good and Republicans are evil. I tell a story. It's not a true story, but it helps crys­tallize my thinking that brought me to become a conservative. I say: Imagine being in a restaurant with an old friend, and you're catching up, and suddenly he blurts out, "I hate my wife." You chuckle...
  • Bill Clinton sings "Imagine" with Israeli and Arab kids (and his hands start to wander...)

    11/17/2007 7:54:22 AM PST · by propertius · 41 replies · 234+ views
    Holy Virals ^ | Nov, 2007 | unknown
    Didn't see this posted anywhere but apologies if it has been. Both amusing, disturbing and cringe-making...
  • Weather Attacks

    04/11/2007 6:16:36 AM PDT · by Kitten Festival · 46 replies · 1,067+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | 11 April 2007 | Staff
    Climate Change: Some in Congress think global warming is so important it should be an issue of national defense, not science. It's a wrongheaded and dangerous idea, one that shows how crazy the debate has become. Unfortunately, the proposal to make global warming a matter of national security is bipartisan, with Sen. Chuck Hagel, a Nebraska Republican, joining Sen. Dick Durbin, an Illinois Democrat, as co-sponsors. If nothing else, this proves neither party has a monopoly on wisdom. According to the Boston Globe, their plan calls for the U.S. intelligence chief to produce a "national intelligence estimate" on global warming....
  • John Lennon's Widow Calls for Healing

    11/26/2006 2:18:33 PM PST · by doug from upland · 82 replies · 1,285+ views
    yahoo news ^ | 11-26-06 | Yoko Oh-NO
    NEW YORK - John Lennon's widow is calling for the anniversary of his death to become a day of worldwide healing. In a full-page advertisement appearing Sunday in The New York Times, Yoko Ono urges readers to mark the anniversary by apologizing to those who have suffered because of violence and war. "Every year, let's make December 8th the day to ask for forgiveness from those who suffered the insufferable," writes the musician's widow, who signs the letter with the name Yoko Ono Lennon. In the open letter, Ono urges readers to take responsibility for failing to intervene on behalf...
  • It's hard to 'Imagine' that (Elton John "banning religion", deconstructing John Lennon's "Imagine")

    11/24/2006 9:39:11 AM PST · by ajolympian2004 · 31 replies · 1,586+ views
    Rocky Mountain News column ^ | Friday November 24th, 2006 | Mike Rosen
    Elton John - make that Sir Elton John - recently declared in a magazine interview that "religion should be banned completely." At least he didn't say it should be banned selectively; that might smack of favoritism and discrimination. It seems his animus toward religion is driven largely by his status as a homosexual. He resents religiously based disapproval of his lifestyle and says that religion directs "hatred towards gay people." His ironic remedy is that religious intolerance, as he sees it, shouldn't be tolerated. He's also critical of religious leaders for not coming together to end war. Now, Elton John...
  • The new rules of the global game

    02/23/2006 10:09:13 PM PST · by Coleus · 77 replies · 1,201+ views
    BBC ^ | 02.19.06 | Jonathan Marcus
    "Globalisation" has become one of the great buzzwords of modern times. Microsoft's Bill Gates is amongst those who say the world is 'flatter' It came to the fore during the 1990s, and the impact of globalisation looks set to play a prominent part in shaping our world during the first decades of this new century.  To see the advocates of globalisation at work and play there is no better vantage point than the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.  Its members have probably all read columnist Tom Friedman's best-seller, The World Is Flat: A Brief...
  • Imagine This.

    02/12/2006 12:49:09 PM PST · by TradicalRC · 9 replies · 334+ views
    The Edmonton Journal ^ | February 12, 2006 | Alan Kellogg
    Olympic ideals still relevant in cynical modern world Alan Kellogg,The Edmonton Journal Published: Sunday, February 12, 2006 It's interesting that John Lennon's Imagine has become a sort of Hallmark card at certain international events. It's a sweet and familiar melody, sure, and the sincerity is unmistakable. Boomers still call the shots in most locales. But its lyrics remain deeply radical decades after its conception. On Friday, at the opening of the Turin Games, Peter Gabriel sang it affectingly, with Yoko Ono watching in the wings: "Imagine there's no countries, it isn't hard to do." We're also meant to imagine no...
  • Annan Blasts Media for Oil-for-Food Coverage

    12/22/2005 11:38:20 AM PST · by EQAndyBuzz · 2 replies · 603+ views
    Fox News ^ | 12/22/2005 | AP
    "UNITED NATIONS — Secretary-General Kofi Annan lashed out at the media after a year of unrelenting attacks on the United Nations and criticism of his management of the $64 billion Oil-for-Food program in Iraq, calling one critic "an overgrown schoolboy." "
  • Dolly Parton New Album: Re-make of 1960s Hits (1st Video: John Lennon's "Imagine")

    12/01/2005 2:14:59 PM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 16 replies · 514+ views
    Fresh off of a critically-successful series of acoustic/bluegrass themed albums, Dolly’s upcoming album Those Were The Days takes Dolly in a more contemporary direction, while keeping some of the bluegrass flavors of her past few albums. The album begins with its title track, the Mary Hopkin classic “Those Were The Days,” which features a cast of Grand Ole Opry legends adding nostalgia and fun. The voices of Porter Wagoner, George Jones, and Jeannie Seely are clearly heard singing along with Dolly during select parts of the song, including a gang sing on the chorus. However the vocal contributions from Hopkin...
  • Russians Again Wonder, What To Do With Lenin

    11/11/2005 5:56:24 AM PST · by Our_Man_In_Gough_Island · 62 replies · 1,176+ views
    Voice of America ^ | 9 Nov 2005 | Bill Gasperini
    For almost 80 years, the embalmed body of Vladimir Lenin has laid in an elaborate mausoleum on Red Square in Moscow. In the Soviet era, crowds would wait hours on end for a chance to glimpse the remains of the Communist leader who changed the course of history during the Russian Revolution. But times have changed, and now Russians are debating whether to leave the body in place, or not. Russian Communists line up at the Lenin mausoleum The lengthy queues of people waiting anxiously to see Lenin may be long gone. But, three days a week, it is still...
  • CAPTION this photo...

    10/21/2004 2:45:13 PM PDT · by crushelits · 28 replies · 1,776+ views
    Crushelits ^ | October 21, 2004 | Crushelits
  • Religion

    10/06/2004 4:00:00 AM PDT · by Radio Bible Guy · 2 replies · 312+ views
    Don Hicks (Radio Bible Guy). ^ | October 6, 2004 | Don Hicks
    Many Shall Call Me Lord Self-deception and believing, then living a lie. There are no quick answers to complex questions, but the questions concerning, God’s Word or “Revealed Will,” are plain for every generation to see.  Whether they are men and women who name Christ as their Lord or not, people want to play all kinds of games with God and His Word in an attempt to excuse themselves from their anti-cultural and suicidal behaviors.  These lifestyle choices center on ethical decisions requiring wisdom for greater understanding of the difference between good and evil.  From a Christian perspective, this point...
  • Ground Zero, the Long View

    09/08/2004 6:16:48 AM PDT · by OESY · 1 replies · 617+ views
    New York Times ^ | September 8, 2004 | SARAH BOXER
    In the fall of 2001 when the dust and ash from the World Trade Center were still in the air, Jim Whitaker, a documentary filmmaker, decided to photograph everything happening at ground zero. By the spring of 2002 three cameras were pointed at the pit, each taking one shot every five minutes, round the clock. Months later, three more cameras were added. That was the beginning of Project Rebirth, a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating a historical record of the rebuilding. Today www.projectrebirth.org, a Web site produced with the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and AOL , opens for public viewing....
  • Madonna Slammed for Politically-Heavy Tour

    05/28/2004 10:31:51 AM PDT · by RightWingAtheist · 103 replies · 665+ views
    IMDB ^ | 05/28/04 | IMDB/WENN news service
    Pop superstar Madonna's Re-Invention tour has been slammed by American critics - for overloading the show with "naive" political statements. The "American Life" singer, 45, kicked off the US leg of her tour in California on Monday but failed to impress critics with her attempts to "wipe the slate clean" by ditching her trademark raunchy routines. The Los Angeles Times sniped, "This promised to be Madonna's tour de force, a reappraisal that put her work in new and revealing contexts. But time and again she fell short of the challenge." Many critics were unimpressed by the images of the Iraq...
  • Imagine there is a heaven: Refreshing, inspiring look at how to find God

    12/25/2003 7:15:59 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 11 replies · 139+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Thursday, Christmas Day, 2003 | Bob Just
    Imagine there's a heaven © 2000 Bob Just Imagine there's a heaven -- a place of truth and love. Start by imagining there is such a thing as "goodness" in this life, and then imagine we can recognize goodness because there is evil too. And we can see the choice clearly. And we can see that choosing evil leads to great heartbreak and destruction. And we can see that choosing good brings joy to life and to our souls. Now imagine you have a soul -- a place of truth and love -- something in you that longs for goodness, that longs...
  • Members of sect disrobe as hundreds protest against war in LA

    03/08/2003 5:39:37 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 34 replies · 853+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 3-8-03 | NADA EL SAWY
    <p>LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The federal building in Westwood became a focal point for anti-war demonstrators on Saturday, with a handful of women stripping to their thongs and a separate group led by actor Danny Glover marching down Wilshire Boulevard to protest a possible war with Iraq.</p>
  • Caption This Pic of a Potential U.S. Peacenik 'Human Shield' in Baghdad!

    01/10/2003 9:26:33 AM PST · by ewing · 145 replies · 552+ views
    Mideast Truth ^ | January 8, 2003 | Kristina Olsen
  • Mrs Blair's Troubles Are Not Unlike Those Of Hillary Clinton - It's An Image Thing

    12/05/2002 4:17:06 PM PST · by blam · 3 replies · 213+ views
    Independent (UK) ^ | 12-06-2002 | Donald Mcintyre
    Mrs Blair's troubles are not unlike those of Hillary Clinton - it's an image thing By Donald Macintyre 06 December 2002 Let's suppose that Cherie Booth had issued the statement she made yesterday late on Saturday night when The Mail on Sunday broke That Story. It's highly unlikely that it would have survived beyond Tuesday, let alone generated the unbridled media excitement it began to do yesterday. Let's further suppose that in some carefully selected television slot a little later she gave an interview in which she said: "Look, we don't own any property in the south. I wanted to...
  • Group imagines a world without hatred

    07/10/2002 4:28:20 PM PDT · by jdogbearhunter · 31 replies · 264+ views
    Post Bulletin ^ | July 10, 2002 | Nicole Garrison
    Group imagines a world without hatred Wednesday, July 10, 2002 People gather at "Peace Together," a celebration of humanity, diversity and hope Tuesday at the Peace Plaza. (Elizabeth Nida/Post-Bulletin) By Nicole Garrison The Post-Bulletin Members of a local discussion group have taken a page from John Lennon's song book: They imagine people of all religions, colors and creeds living together in peace. You may say they are dreamers, but Monday they proved they are not the only ones. More than 30 people joined members of the "Hope from the World's Ashes" discussion group at the Peace Plaza in downtown Rochester...