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    blueoasis

    ...that would also justify a reprisal by the government, at least in the eyes of government and the affected business. Just as in Nigeria, against the Ogoni, at the behest of western oil companies.

    •  one tin soldier (5+ / 0-)

      Listen children to a story
      that was written long ago
      'bout a kingdom on a mountain
      and the valley folk below

      On the mountain was a treasure
      buried deep beneath a stone,
      and the valley people swore they'd have it for their very own.

      Go ahead and hate your neighbor,
      go ahead and cheat a friend.
      Do it in the name of heaven,
      you can justify it in the end.

      There won't be any trumpets blowin'
      come the judgment day
      on the bloody morning after
      one tin soldier rides away.

      So the people of the valley
      sent a message up the hill
      asking for the buried treasure,
      tons of gold for which they'd kill.

      Came an answer from the kingdom:
      "With our brothers we will share
      all the secrets of our mountain,
      all the riches buried there."

      Go ahead and hate your neighbor,
      go ahead and cheat a friend.
      Do it in the name of heaven,
      you can justify it in the end.

      There won't be any trumpets blowin'
      come the judgment day
      on the bloody morning after
      one tin soldier rides away.

      Now the valley cried with anger;
      "mount your horses, draw your swords!"
      and they killed the mountain people,
      so they won their just reward.

      Now they stood beside the treasure
      on the mountain, dark and red,
      turned the stone and looked beneath it.
      "Peace on earth" was all it said.

      Go ahead and hate your neighbor,
      go ahead and cheat a friend.
      Do it in the name of heaven,
      you can justify it in the end.

      There won't be any trumpets blowin'
      come the judgment day
      on the bloody morning after
      one tin soldier rides away.

      • Coven

      weather forecast

      The palaces of kings are built upon the ruins of the bowers of paradise. - Paine

      by Cedwyn on Thu May 25, 2006 at 06:01:33 PM PDT

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      •  thank you Cedwyn. n/t (1+ / 0-)
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        Cedwyn

        IMPEACH THEM NOW! It only takes One State.

        by arbortender on Thu May 25, 2006 at 06:57:52 PM PDT

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      •  Thanks for the flashback to 1976 (1+ / 0-)
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        Cedwyn

        "Billy Jack" has almost completely disappeared as a cultural referent, hasn't it?

        If you post the lyrics to "The Night Chicago Died," though, I am going to have to excuse myself.  Or else counter with "Seasons in the Sun."

        My apologies to students who took my U.S. Government class in the 90s: evidently the Constitution doesn't limit Presidential power after all. Who knew?

        by Major Danby on Thu May 25, 2006 at 07:17:21 PM PDT

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