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  2. Bruce's protege

    That was it. The song I was thinking of was Sunny Day. The song has aged a bit but I think it's prime material for a cover version.
  3. Next Archive - Any Rumors?

    Youngstown is awesome on the LA recording.
  4. Someone please help Puerto Rico

    Thank you Diane
  5. Won't You Come With Me?

    Who's accompanying you, Rachel? Anyway love the pictures, also the black and white ones from BD!
  6. Next Archive - Any Rumors?

    For me the second part of the TOL shows was no way near as strong as the first. Take out Part Man Part Monkey and I'm A Coward and it would be better. You also don't need quite so many soul covers.
  7. Someone please help Puerto Rico

    I'm pretty crap at cutting and pasting and even posting a link is hard on this phone but I did my best Is there a public releaf appeal where we can donate ? I.would certainly be keen to give a day's pay
  8. Someone please help Puerto Rico

    The real Presidents are doing just that: http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/352260-former-presidents-fundraise-for-puerto-rico-disaster-relief
  9. Sons of bitches?

    Thank you for writing this. Please remember it even when it's hard to remember.
  10. Someone please help Puerto Rico

    Puerto Rico was devastated, but media coverage has been spotty (Video) Paul Farhi 05:28, September 27 2017 Play Video REUTERS The White House is facing a growing outcry over the pace of relief for hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico. The situation seems dire. Some 3.4 million American citizens are without power. Food and water are running low. Much of the local infrastructure is destroyed or damaged; a major dam is on the brink of failure. The governor is pleading for federal help. And yet the story - the disastrous aftermath of Hurricane Maria on Puerto Rico - has received relatively limited on-the-ground coverage and scant discussion on US national news programmes. On Monday (Tuesday NZ Time), the cable news networks, which both reflect and set the national news agenda, found many other things to discuss: the NFL national anthem controversy; Jared Kushner's use of a private email account for official work; the sentencing of former congressman Anthony Weiner; nuclear tensions with North Korea; the Senate debate over health-care legislation. REUTERS A flooded street is seen in the Juana Matos neighbourhood in Catano municipality after Hurricane Maria, southwest of San Juan, Puerto Rico. CNN staged a prime-time debate over the latter topic on Monday (Tuesday NZT). READ MORE: * Puerto Ricans evacuate dam danger zone after Maria damage * Thousands evacuated as fears dam will fail in hurricane-struck Puerto Rico * Hurricane Maria barrels towards Turks and Caicos, leaves 32 dead * Puerto Rico's residents rise up after Hurricane Maria ALVIN BAEZ/REUTERS A neighbourhood is flooded after the area was hit by Hurricane Maria in Catano municipality, southwest of San Juan, Puerto Rico. The five top-rated broadcast and cable networks' news-discussion programmes devoted less than one minute to Puerto Rico, according to a count by Media Matters, the liberal watchdog group. Even that may have overstated the noncoverage: Three of the five shows - ABC's This Week, CBS' Face the Nation, and Fox Broadcasting's Fox News Sunday - didn't mention Puerto Rico at all. ADVERTISEMENT Live reports from the battered island did pop up, albeit sporadically. Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselle, warned of "a humanitarian crisis" in an interview on CNN's morning programme New Day. All three cable news networks offered occasional live reports. Among others, NBC News dispatched lead anchorman Lester Holt to San Juan; Fox News sent correspondent at large Geraldo Rivera. But the contrast to coverage of Hurricane Harvey in Texas and Hurricane Irma in Florida was striking. Those two storms, which caused widespread flooding and wind damage, received round-the-clock attention from the networks and intense coverage elsewhere. Perhaps stimulated by all the attention, both mainland disasters rated presidential visits and a vigorous relief effort. CARLOS GARCIA RAWLINS/REUTERS Damaged solar panels are seen after the area was hit by Hurricane Maria in Humacao, Puerto Rico. US President Donald Trump says he'll visit hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico next Tuesday (Wednesday NZT). Trump announced the visit after the administration came under criticism for its response to the damage on the island that is home to more than three million US citizens. The island has been coping with shortages of food, drinking water, electricity and various forms of communication after Hurricane Maria struck earlier this month. Trump said on Tuesday (Wednesday NZT) is the earliest he can visit without disrupting recovery operations. CARLOS GARCIA RAWLINS/REUTERS Members of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Urban Search and Rescue team conduct a search operation at an area hit by Hurricane Maria in Yauco, Puerto Rico. He said he may also visit the US Virgin Islands. Trump said Puerto Rico is important to him and Puerto Ricans are "great people and we need to help them." So why doesn't Puerto Rico rate the same? Some of it may be "hurricane fatigue," the sensory overload of yet another natural disaster so close to the preceding disasters, said Bruce Shapiro, executive director of the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma, a Columbia Journalism School project that focuses on conflict and disaster reporting. "News organisations have a kind of stock set of responses" for broad natural disasters and "they've used up their vocabulary for the first two storms," he said. "It's difficult to come up with fresh, non-cliched way of doing this again." But no story is an island, and network executives suggest there are many stories competing for the public's attention. Notably, Trump created a new controversy by suggesting that professional athletes should be fired if they don't stand for the anthem. He doubled, tripled and quadrupled down on his comments on Twitter (he didn't tweet about Puerto Rico until Monday night, in contrast to his early and supportive comments after Harvey and Irma). What's more, covering the story in Puerto Rico has been logistically difficult. Some news organisations had reporters or freelancers living on the island, and a few sent reporters in anticipation of the storm. But dispatching additional people and equipment from the mainland has been no easy task, given uncertain commercial flights. A group of Associated Press journalists, for example, flew to Santo Domingo, the Dominican Republic's capital, on Friday in hopes of hopscotching to San Juan, said David Scott, the newswire's deputy managing editor for operations. But the ferry they'd hoped to take to Puerto Rico was cancelled, and a charter flight was grounded when its pilot couldn't secure a landing permit. The journalists flew back to Miami; they hope to fly to San Juan on Tuesday, Scott said. Once on the ground, getting the story back hasn't been easy, either. With power unavailable, the AP has used satellite phones to transmit text, photos and video, said Scott. The Washington Post's team in San Juan has relied on a generator at a local hotel, said Josh White, the newspaper's America desk editor. Limited-to-nonexistent cell service means reporters are often out of contact for hours, and sometimes for several days in remote locations, he said. Most of The Post's stories have been sent via email from the hotel. A few have been transmitted the old-school way: by dictation over the phone. During Harvey and Irma, the ways and means were far easier. Flights to nearby cities were uninterrupted, and many reporters drove into affected areas. Cell service in most areas was unaffected. But the biggest difference between news coverage of the disasters on the mainland and the one in Puerto Rico may be the second-class status of the island, Shapiro said. "Puerto Rico has been a very poor stepchild of US news coverage for a very long time," he said. "It has been subjected to a slow-motion Category 5 bankruptcy and crisis for several years and that has never merited serious coverage by most important news organisations. ... These are not some kind of unconscious editorial decisions. This is out of sight, out of mind." He added: "The reality is Puerto Rico has been historically neglected by the American media - its politics, its environment, its economic issues. Why not hurricanes?" MARIA CHURNS NEAR CAROLINAS Thousands of visitors have abandoned their vacation plans and left North Carolina's Outer Banks ahead of Hurricane Maria as it moves northward in the Atlantic, churning up surf and bringing the possibility of flooding. The hurricane that battered the US territory of Puerto Rico last week has weakened slightly with maximum sustained winds on Tuesday morning (Wednesday NZT) near 120kmh. The US National Hurricane Center said Maria is expected to keep gradually weakening and is forecast to become a tropical storm on Tuesday night or Wednesday (Wednesday NZT). In North Carolina, officials estimated more than 10,000 people had left two barrier islands jutting into the Atlantic where visitors were ordered to evacuate. Dare County Emergency Management Director Drew Pearson said it was hard to determine exactly how many people had left Hatteras Island. But Pearson said officials think between 10,000 and 12,500 people were leaving. About 500 people live at Hatteras year-round and were not required to leave. Schools were closed in Dare County because of the storm conditions. Hyde County officials said they had about 700 visitors when the evacuation was issued at Ocracoke Island, which has about 1000 permanent residents. By Monday morning (Tuesday NZT), about 225 visitors had left. Authorities warned that high winds and flooding were possible threats as Maria passed well offshore. Tourists packed up and drove off - some after only one day of what was supposed to be a weeklong vacation. On Hatteras, Jay Wrenn and his wife packed up their car for the five-hour drive back home to Burlington, North Carolina. They had arrived at their rented cottage in Rodanthe on Sunday with a week's worth of groceries. By noon Monday the macaroni salad they had made was in the trash. Meanwhile, business owners braced for what they said would be yet another financial hit this season. A construction accident at the peak of tourist season in late July cut power to Ocracoke and Hatteras for several days, resulting in the evacuation of an estimated 50,000 tourists. Businesses lost millions of dollars. The storm was centred about 340km southeast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, on Tuesday morning (Wednesday NZT) and was moving north at 11kmh. A tropical storm warning was in effect for a swath of the North Carolina coast from Bogue Inlet to the Virginia border. Maria hit Puerto Rico as a major Category 4 hurricane and claimed dozens of lives in its rampage across the Caribbean. The Washington post
  11. Bruce's protege

    One man's trash is another man's treasure.
  12. A Bruce Fan Of A Lesser God

    Spike's top five.
  13. What are the political ramifications of...

    That's awesome. Maybe we'll throw in some earplugs for grandma and grandpa while we're at it.
  14. Sons of bitches?

    This sounds so unfeminist, but I always say what is true for me even when it sounds ugly. I tried to get into professional women's basketball and I didn't find it as exciting. I love the high skill level of the sport as played by male professionals who also work as a team, and I get that with the Tar Heels (because they are so well-trained, even if we don't get the superstar-level players these days). I cut my basketball teeth on Wilt Chamberlain (that was another guy whose bio I read because he was a Philly guy and watched him when he played for the Lakers--I think he was the greatest individual bb player of all time). And then Julius Erving, whose grace was compared to Baryshnikov. I loved watching Michael Jordan play, too. Getting to see him play in person was a great thrill for me, and that was before I became a Tar Heel girl. And do you remember Bernard King of the Knicks? He was simply astounding to watch. Dominique Williams. And the quiet, effortless grace of George Gervin (and later Ray Allen). As a Sixers fan, I hated the Celtics, of course, and found Larry Bird to be a graceless boob. (He tried to hit the Doc!) But I never saw a more clutch player than Bird. A lot of the Celtics were gawky, if great---McHale springs to mind. But one Celtic I actually liked was Dennis Johnson. Another smooth, always-engaged player, never dirty. (I just love basketball--to me, when it's played well, it's like ballet. But better. More exciting, anyway.) But maybe women's basketball has gone to a higher level--I haven't watched in 25 years. And I hear great things about UConn and their coach, so I promise, in your honor and because of your recommendation, to watch at least one season game this year. And if I like it, more. I have to admit that the emotional component also matters to me. I love players who are also scholars, like Tyler Zeller and Marcus Paige. I love ones who have unique personalities, like Ty Lawson and Theo Pinson. I like them as people, as well as players. So I will need to get to know some backgrounds of the UConn women, too. P.S. I went to a Tar Heels game at the Dean Dome last year. We won a close game, which was great. But we played so gracelessly (Theo and Joel Berry were both injured). That part was disappointing.
  15. What are the political ramifications of...

    Drum kit, please. It's my rock n' roller and his lovely bride!
  16. What are the political ramifications of...

    Is it your rock n' roll son having the baby or your daughter? Just wondering in case we need to pitch in for a drum kit.
  17. John McCain diagnosed with brain cancer

    Senator McCain hopefully isn't wasting what time he has left by thinking about Trump After a lifetime of service he should just concentrate on the people around him.who love him
  18. Hurricane Maria

    Well he's a fucking idiot then because I love at the bottom of the world and I know they are US citizens ....Oh hang on We know that already
  19. How long has Bruce been describing his songs as prayers at various times? I recall '92. Any earlier recollections.
  20. Hurricane Maria

    I saw that on the news last night It's absolutely fucking disgusting I got so angry These people need help now
  21. Next Archive - Any Rumors?

    You tell me... first I wrote "20 years..." and then started thinking 20 years! that was 10 years ago!
  22. What are the political ramifications of...

    Thanks so much for all the congratulatory comments! It's a WEIRD thing to have your baby having a baby, but it's pretty stinking exciting, too!
  23. Sons of bitches?

    Kids pick up on all.sorts of stuff but at 4 that's so sad Friends of my parents adopted a baby from Fijji after they were told my doctors they couldn't have any more children after their first - sure enough right after the adoption they had a baby naturally Anyway a very loving happy family I don't k ow how old the girls were but still small when they got a black Labrador puppy. Laura- the adopted daughter asked if the puppy came from Fiji ?
  24. Next Archive - Any Rumors?

    Walk Like a Man being missing is a travesty.
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