‘I can think of nothing more American’: Beto O’Rourke responds to question on NFL protests

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The Democratic nominee in the 2018 Texas Senate race, Beto O’Rourke, responds to a veteran’s question about whether NFL players should kneel during the national anthem. On August 26, it will be exactly two years since former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick divided the United States when he took a knee during the national anthem. 
A Texas Democrat’s words of support for the NFL protests have gone viral
Taking a knee: two years on, where does the NFL stand? – video explainer

AMERICAN MASTERS | Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You | Trailer | PBS

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Largely responsible for the explosion of bold American television in the 1970s, writer/producer Norman Lear’s name is synonymous with the sitcom. The first documentary about the 94-year-old television legend, American Masters — Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You, premieres nationwide Tuesday, October 25 at 9 p.m. on PBS

As I Lay Dying – 94 Hours (Live) North American Tour Riverside, CA

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As I Lay Dying performing “94 Hours” live on their North American Tour at The Concert Lounge in Riverside, CA. 11/17/18

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Chaco Canyon New Mexico Pueblo Native American City

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Chaco Culture National Historical Park is a United States National Historical Park hosting the densest and most exceptional concentration of pueblos in the American Southwest. The park is located in northwestern New Mexico, between Albuquerque and Farmington, in a remote canyon cut by the Chaco Wash. Containing the most sweeping collection of ancient ruins north of Mexico, the park preserves one of the United States’ most important pre-Columbian cultural and historical areas.[2]
Between AD 900 and 1150, Chaco Canyon was a major center of culture for the Ancient Pueblo Peoples.[a] Chacoans quarried sandstone blocks and hauled timber from great distances, assembling fifteen major complexes which remained the largest buildings in North America until the 19th century.[2][4] Evidence of archaeoastronomy at Chaco has been proposed, with the “Sun Dagger” petroglyph at Fajada Butte a popular example. Many Chacoan buildings may have been aligned to capture the solar and lunar cycles,[5] requiring generations of astronomical observations and centuries of skillfully coordinated construction.[6] Climate change is thought to have led to the emigration of Chacoans and the eventual abandonment of the canyon, beginning with a fifty-year drought commencing in 1130.[7]
Composing a UNESCO World Heritage Site located in the arid and sparsely populated Four Corners region, the Chacoan cultural sites are fragile; fears of erosion caused by tourists have led to the closure of Fajada Butte to the public. The sites are considered sacred ancestral homelands by the Hopi and Pueblo people, who maintain oral accounts of their historical migration from Chaco and their spiritual relationship to the land.[8][9] Though park preservation efforts can conflict with native religious beliefs, tribal representatives work closely with the National Park Service to share their knowledge and respect the heritage of the Chacoan culture.[8]

William Lee Golden – American Vagabond (1986 MCA CD) [Full Album]

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(See track list below notes.)

This is the solo album of the Oak Ridge Boy formerly known as Bill Golden! I figured I’d post this album since it was not already here (in its entirety, anyway.) This is from the CD, which is long out of print and getting harder to find.

If you’re expecting some light country pop along the lines of the Oaks, you’re in for a surprise. Golden wanted to delve more into rock and this album reflects that. One of the producers is Booker T. Jones and there is an all-star cast on-hand of names familiar to country and rock fans. Golden’s soon-to-be ex-bandmates put in guest appearances on “Music For My Soul” and “You Turn The Light On”. Golden’s soon-to-be ex-wife, Luetta, can be heard on “Music For My Soul” as well. Interestingly, Golden chose to record his own version of “Come On In (You Did The Best That You Could Do)”, which the guys had just recorded but with Duane Allen on lead.

According to a press release, the “complete project took approx. 2 years” but says that recording ran from 6/15/85 – 1/27/86.
American Vagabond was released in June ’86 and peaked at #53 the first week of August, and was off the chart by the end of the month. As we all know, Golden was out of the Oaks by the following March.

“You Can’t Take It With You” and “Love Is The Only Way Out” were issued as singles and hit #72 and #53, respectively, on the country charts. William Lee performed some of the album’s tracks at Farm Aid that year, with Joe Walsh guesting on guitar.

MCAD-5749, 1986.

00:00 Still In The Game (Steve Winwood, Will Jennings)
04:24 Come On In (You Did The Best You Could Do) (George Green, Rick Giles)
08:41 You Can’t Take It With You (Rick Giles, Steve Bogard)
12:50 Love Is The Only Way Out (Gene Nelson, Larry Boone, Paul Nelson)
17:45 Music For My Soul (Dave Thompson, Michael Foster)
21:20 American Vagabond (Bob Corbin)
25:16 Heroes (Jennifer Kimball, Tom Kimmel)
29:53 Somebody Gotta Pay (Bob Corbin, R. Eli Ball)
33:23 You Turn The Light On (Lewis Anderson, Steven Geyer)
37:02 Let There Be Love (Dave Gibson, Walter Carter)

Acoustic Guitar – Fred Carter, Jr., Larry Crane
Backing Vocals – Barbara McCoy, Duane Allen, Jimmy Davis, Joe Bonsall, Richard Sterban, Rose Williams
Backing Vocals, Music Director [Assistant Choir Director] – Deborah Hall*
Backing Vocals, Recorded By, Engineer, Mixed By – Don Smith
Bass – David Cochrane, Sam Shupp, Willie Weeks
Choir – Olivet Baptist Church
Design – Camille Brown
Dobro, Pedal Steel Guitar – Paul Franklin
Drums – Jim Keltner, Steve Mergen
Drums, Percussion – Chad Cromwell
Electric Guitar – Eddy Shaver
Electric Guitar, Backing Vocals, Acoustic Guitar – Vince Gill
Fiddle – Kenneth Lovelace*
Harmonica – Randy Byrd
Harmony Vocals – Luetta Golden, Rosanne Cash
Harmony Vocals, Backing Vocals – Rick Giles
Keyboards – Barry Beckett
Keyboards, Electric Guitar, Backing Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Mixed By – Jack Holder
Lead Vocals, Backing Vocals – William Lee Golden*
Mastered By – George Marino
Music Director [Choir Director] – Barbara Smith
Organ, Piano, Backing Vocals, Producer – Booker T.*
Photography – Alan Messer
Piano – Jim Dickenson*
Producer, Arranged By, Recorded By, Mixed By – R. Eli Ball*
Recorded By, Mixed By – David Thoener
Rhythm Guitar – Wayne Perkins
Synthesizer [CMI Fairlight], Piano – Carl Marsh
Vocals – Joanna Jacobs

Matt Talks with American Atheists Litigation Counsel Geoff Blackwell | Atheist Experience 22.48

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The Atheist Experience 22.48 December 2, 2018 with Matt Dillahunty & Geoff Blackwell.

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Irish American | Wikipedia audio article

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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article:
Irish American

Listening is a more natural way of learning, when compared to reading. Written language only began at around 3200 BC, but spoken language has existed long ago.

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Irish Americans (Irish: Gael-Mheiriceánaigh) are an ethnic group comprising Americans who have full or partial ancestry from Ireland, especially those who identify with that ancestry, along with their cultural characteristics. About 33 million Americans — 10.5% of the total population — reported Irish ancestry in the 2013 American Community Survey conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau. This compares with a population of 6.7 million on the island of Ireland. Three million people separately identified as Scotch-Irish, whose ancestors were Ulster Scots and Anglo-Irish Protestant Dissenters who emigrated from Ireland to the United States. However, whether the Scotch-Irish should be considered Irish is disputed.


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American Eagle – Amazing Natural Bald Eagle Sounds

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American Eagle – Amazing Natural Bald Eagle Sounds
A bald eagle is an exciting, rare sighting for most Americans! But on this Alaskan island, our national symbol is as common as a beachside seagull. You can find them everywhere!!!lurking above the post office, inspecting the trash, waiting patiently for the local fishing boats to return with the day’s catch, even hanging out in front of the town church. In Unalaska, Alaska, everyone has an eagle story!!
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6 Misconceptions About Native American People | Teen Vogue

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7 Native American girls debunk the common misconceptions about their culture.

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Using North Carolina Cohabitation Records to research your African American ancestors

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Cohabitation records are often overlooked resources in African American genealogical research. You might ask what is a cohabitation record? Simply put, it was not legal for slaves to be married until after emancipation. In order to recognize their unions during slavery as legal, former slaves in North Carolina were required to register their “cohabitation” in the county in which they lived.

Texas A&M Corpus Christi African American Student Finds Apartment Defaced And Threats Of Lynching

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The unidentified black woman returned from spring break to find slurs and threats written all around her apartment.

The African American female found threatening racial slurs written all over her apartment.

Corpus Christi Police Chief Floyd Simpson called a sudden news conference Monday to discuss the findings.

He made it very clear that part of the reason for calling the news conference is the number of similar cases involving racism happening across the country right now, including several at other college campuses.

Simpson hoped to bring this case to the public as a way of talking about it and also finding those responsible.

Photos from inside the apartment show an image of a person being hanged and reads “White Power. We’re coming for you”.

Another says, “Die (n-word). Where is your protector? White Power”.

Several of the messages also include misspelled words or bad grammar, not the type of writing expected from a college student.

“I think the community ought to be hurt by this. I think that we all ought to take it very seriously,” said Simpson.

The Islander Village complex on Alameda is gated and appears to have security cameras, but the student who found the messages left town for Spring Break, so it’s unclear exactly when the break-in happened.
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