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The Trump vs media battle, Obama speaking, Obama Care and Gettysburg 1863

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We will look at the controversies created by President Trump’s tweets and the silly reaction from many media corners………President Obama is back with more ‘hope and change’ speeches directed at anti-US audiences around the world……the GOP should repeal Obama Care effective in 2 years and send the whole health care issue back to the states………..we remember the battle of Gettysburg this week in 1863……and other stories…………..

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Source: The Trump vs media battle, Obama speaking, Obama Care and Gettysburg 1863 07/03 by Silvio Canto Jr | News Podcasts

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July 3, 2017 at 9:00 pm

Summer 1967: The Beatles and “All you need is love” was on the radio

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This is a summary of “All you need is love“, a Lennon-McCartney song that hit # 1 all over the world back in the summer of 1967:

“It was first performed by The Beatles on Our World, the first live global television link. Broadcast to 26 countries and watched by 400 million, the programme was broadcast via satellite on June 25, 1967.

The BBC had commissioned the Beatles to write a song for the UK’s contribution.

Rolling Stone magazine ranked it at #362 in their 500 greatest songs of all time.”
Later, the song was added to the movie “Yellow submarine”.

All you need is love” was the first single released after “Sgt Pepper’s“.

It was eventually included in the US LP “Magical Mystery Tour” and the animated movie “Yellow submarine“.

My favorite part of the song is the last minute when John & Paul go back and forth.  

P.S. The B-side was the fun “Baby you’re a rich man“.

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July 3, 2017 at 2:00 pm

Remember when “To love somebody” and “Somebody to love” were on the charts?

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Once upon a time, we collected 45’s.

My brother and I spent every bit of our “savings” building a 45’s collection second to none.   It worked out because we shared the same stereo, slept in the same room and had identical tastes.  Therefore, I liked what he contributed and vice versa.

I remember one time when I was accounting for our batch of 45’s.

Suddenly, it was clear that we had a song called “To love somebody” and another one “Somebody to love”.

They are both classics from that wonderful musical year of 1967.

To love somebody” was The Bee Gees’ 2nd international hit, or the follow up to “New York Mining Disaster“.   It’s been recorded by several artists, such as Eric Burdon and more recently Michael Bolton.    It is still very popular today.

Somebody to love” was the first big hit by “Jefferson Airplane“, a California band. The lead singer was Gracie Slick.    This band eventually became “Jefferson Starship“.

They were very different songs but great nevertheless.    

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July 3, 2017 at 1:30 pm

A word about Leslie Howard (1893-1943)

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A couple of day ago, Olivia de Havilland celebrated # 101.   She is the only surviving star of “Gone with the wind”.  

What happened to the others?  Well, Clark Gable died in 1960 and Vivian Leigh in 1967.  

And then there is the story of Leslie Howard.

We remember Mr. Howard for his role as “Ashley Wilkes” in “Gone with the wind”, the movie released in 1939.  

However, there is another side to Mr. Howard’s career or his involvement in the war effort in the early 1940’s:       

In 1943 Howard was 50 and doing propaganda work of a more subtle kind, acting as a “British cultural ambassador” in Portugal.

On June 1 he boarded Flight 777 at Lisbon airport, a civilian DC-3 heading for Bristol.

A squadron of Junkers 88 fighter-bombers shadowed them and then, even though the airliner was known to be a civilian plane on a scheduled flight, shot it down over the Bay of Biscay.

Was it a mistake? Rumours soon began to circulate that the Luftwaffe had targeted the plane because they believed that Churchill was on it. The British prime minister was indeed supposed to be returning to the UK from Lisbon that day, on a later flight.

But it doesn’t seem likely that agents from the Abwehr, German military intelligence, could have confused the two flights – not least because Churchill would not have taken an unescorted scheduled flight at that stage in the war.

“There are many theories as to why my father was shot down,” Doodie says in the documentary. “One was that the Germans thought his manager, who was accompanying him, was Churchill – because he looked quite like him, a bald, pudgy man who smoked big cigars. But I don’t believe the German secret service would be taken in like that.”

We will never know the full story.    It could have been a tragic mistake, such as the case of Glenn Miller in December 1944.    Nevertheless, Leslie Howard was dead and a great actor was gone.


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July 3, 2017 at 1:00 pm

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The Battle of Gettysburg 1863 with Barry Jacobsen

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115048276Guest: ……..Barry Jacobsen, military historian and blogger, will remember The Battle of Gettysburg 1863, one of the defining moments of the US Civil War…We will look at General Robert E Lee and some of the other military commanders……President Lincoln and the North………..Jefferson Davis and the South….he wrote a recent post about Civil War…….we will also look at the movement to delete Confederate symbols…………

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Source: The Battle of Gettysburg 1863 07/02 by Silvio Canto Jr | Politics Podcasts

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July 3, 2017 at 1:00 pm

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A word about Ron Silver (1946-2009)

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We remember that Ron Silver was born July 2, 1946. He died March 15, 2009 after fighting cancer for a few years.

Like many of us, Ron Silver got a big wake up call on 9-11.

Silver understood that there were people in the world determined to blow up one of our cities and kill thousands of innocent people. Let’s not forget that they’d cut your head off if you disagree with them, too.

On top of that, he was a great actor.

A few years agp, my friend Rick Moran wrote about Silver.

In fact, Silver did not change. He was always a liberal on social issues.

Silver understood that the terrorists were opposed to everything that liberals believed in, from women’s rights to any kind of tolerance.

Silver concluded that you couldn’t do business with people who think that we should live under some kind of 12th century justice.

We take a minute this weekend to remember Ron Silver! It’s a shame that there aren’t more people like Ron Silver in Hollywood!

Last, but not least, make sure you watch “Fahrenhype 9-11“, a response to Michael Moore.

P.S. You can listen to my show (Canto Talk), (YouTube) and follow me on Twitter.

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July 3, 2017 at 7:13 am