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  1. I'm sorry to hear this. She seemed like a really nice person. I always appreciated how she acted like a person here and not like an internet persona. I'm not surprised she meant a lot to some folks here beyond the message board. My heart goes out to all of you who knew her personally. Dealing with such a loss is painful and I found it moving to see how supportive you all are for each other.
  2. Even if superhero movies are not your thing, it is well worth to seek out the Black Panther in which Chadwick Boseman starred. That film is actually a very clever commentary on current affairs representing various strains of the discussion of the plight of African Americans. It is also clever commentary on the perception of the African continent. I especially like how the villain in that movie is much less two dimensional than other Marvel villains. Killmonger is not inherently evil but formed by a world that has done him wrong in various ways. He becomes a reflection of that evil. Clever pulp commentary.
  3. A nice article on his revolutionairy impact https://www.theguardian.com/film/2020/aug/29/the-man-with-a-manifesto-how-chadwick-boseman-changed-film-forever?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Other
  4. Steven has commented on the sad news of Chadwick Boseman’s passing. For some reason I cannot link his Facebook post. So I made a screenshot. With all those terrible tragedies and that daily adversity that black kids have to deal with, it was nice to know they had a genuine comicbook superhero to look up to in mister Boseman. He seemed like a prince of a man in real live as well. Plus he did a killer James Brown.
  5. AP is reporting on it again https://eu.app.com/story/entertainment/music/2020/08/26/why-its-new-era-bruce-springsteen-and-time-its-personal/5634490002/
  6. I partly agree with this. Though I never felt the record fell flat. That's more Darkness' problem. Especially tracks like Born to Run and Jungleland rarely sound as good on a live recording as they do on the actual album. Yet seeing them live is another matter. I've seen more than my fair share of Born to Run live but it still overpowers me every time.
  7. Looking to improve the social contract isn’t socialism. It is working toward a society where we all contribute a fair share and every citizen gets a fair shake. We discussed taxes earlier, this video shows why it might not be a strange idea to ask billionaires to pay their fair share in taxes.
  8. Not just the song selections. The Christic versions of those songs painfully show how he did not figure out how to arrange the properly. The songs were some of the best he had written in his career. Working on a Dream ironically is flawed the other way around, great arrangements but mediocre song writing. I often try to imagine how Human Touch would sound if he had managed to arrange as well as he did the songs on Working.
  9. Cool article https://ew.com/music/tom-hanks-jimmy-fallon-bruce-springsteen-born-to-run/
  10. That would actually be a fantastic choice and a better show than the first
  11. It rocks, it rolls! I want more from this tour! They debuted Bring em Home early on in Paris. I would take that two weeks from now and still be a Flannigan.
  12. I remember him saying that about himself not too long ago. I'm not sure what interview. It is the same where he explained that fair wages and good education for your children are in it's conservative valies
  13. I'm curious, what are your go to news sources of the people participating in this discussion? I put my trust in the Guardian, the New York Times and Vox. I go to Fox if I want an alternative universe, Just to step outside of my bubble. Another side note, a big thanks to the moderators for allowing is some room to deviate. And equally big for the people who don't agree with me but have left my head on. It feels good talking this way to you all.
  14. Long Walk Home is no Vote for Change but still current enough
  15. Google is your friend for an indication https://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/the-press-office/2016/10/14/progress-african-american-community-during-obama-administration What I've missed in this administration are policies that take a step in the right direction. The racial situation is not something one administration van fix. What Trump has had far too little of is healing words. Sending in federal troops could possible have been avoided if the president had managed to express some perspective and hope for the future. I've missed that and can't find it when I'm looking for it. That's one of the reasons why I can understand Bruce's sharp condemnation of this president.
  16. He probably would. The big question is, what did this president do with his moment to help the nation rise above it? He's had four years to do his share in fighting back systemic racism, what did he do with it? In the aftermath of George Floyd's passing, what did he do to help the nation rise above the anger and frustration it released?
  17. Not every charity covers an obligation of a national government. Healthcare shouldn't need charity from it's own citizens. It needs policies to ensure good universal healthcare for all. Unfortunately, initiatives like the ones below depend on our generosity. https://neworleansmusiciansclinic.org/ A disaster like the one in Beirut cannot go without our charity. http://www.redcross.org.lb/index.aspx?pageid=907 Nor can organisations that help battle injustices in our system. Locally https://eji.org/ Or globally https://www.amnesty.org/en/
  18. After seeing this video, I would not mind Springsteen team up with the Roots again and invite these to gentlemen. For the late great John Lewis from the DNC.
  19. Is the post in your parts compelled to deliver the mail at no extra charge? There's people living at the bottom of the Grand Canyon for example that are now insured of mail delivery. There's some remote parts in the US. Though I guess you can compell the mail delivery services by law to do so and cap fees.
  20. A functioning USPS is essential for society to work. Not just for this election. I'm very much affraid votes will be lost this election with all that's been going on. As they say, write your congressman......
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