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  •  I'm 62 and at a protest against the Vietnam war (15+ / 0-)

    on the CU campus in Boulder Colo. in the late 60's I remember a big poster in the crowd with an enlarged picture out of a recent Time magazine that showed the Vietnamese being pushed out of the roadway (most into ditches) by US soldiers to make way for an American truck to pass and thru the dust on it you could still read the ad..."Come Alive You're in the Pepsi Generation". Hard to forget that.

    A vet friend of mine at the time said corporations were making "a bundle" on all sorts of things over there and he also questioned being called a Vietnam vet because he said he'd spent almost his entire time in Cambodia. That is why he didn't understand the uproar over the 'revelation' we'd just 'invaded Cambodia'. A place where he said that on patrols they were always coming across the remains of planes that were almost rusted away and that a lot more assorted evidence was all around showing that "we'd been there a while".

    without the ants the rainforest dies

    by aliasalias on Mon May 20, 2013 at 12:26:23 PM PDT

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    •  You'd be able to speak to this (3+ / 0-)
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      better than I would, for sure. I find the tidbit about the "Pepsi Generation" cartoon especially interesting. Thanks.

      It's here they got the range/ and the machinery for change/ and it's here they got the spiritual thirst. --Leonard Cohen

      by karmsy on Mon May 20, 2013 at 12:53:06 PM PDT

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    •  Reagan (8+ / 0-)

      People were already suspicious of companies - do as we say or we leave...   Reagan ran on, trust them - they are not the enemy.  People gave them the benefit of a doubt, and voila, Clinton and NAFTA.

      This is the only issue that matters.   God, guns, gays and everything else doesn't matter if we're all living in mud huts trying to find water for our goats.  

      What we need is a Democrat in the White House. Elizabeth Warren 2016

      by dkmich on Mon May 20, 2013 at 02:07:38 PM PDT

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