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Tom Petty Writes Song Blasting Religion

“PLAYING DUMB” CRITICIZES CATHOLIC CHURCH SEX ABUSE SETTLEMENTS July 22, 2014 – Tom Petty is releasing a song called “Playing Dumb” that attacks Christianity and especially the Catholic Church sex abuse scandal. Tom Petty tells Fred Schruers of Billboard Magazine that the ‘dumb’ refers to how he felt the financial settlements the Catholic Church paid…

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Pacifist Grandmother Jailed For Protesting Drones and Remote Murder

PEACEFUL ACTIVIST JAILED 1 YEAR FOR TAKING PHOTO OF PROTEST NEAR DRONE PILOT FACILITY JULY 15, 2014 – Mary Anne Grady Flores is an American citizen and pacifist, and like many of us is horrified by our government flying drones remotely from thousands of miles away and indiscriminately murdering civilians at wedding parties, and wanted to exercise her freedom of speech…

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Charlie Haden Stood Against Vietnam War and Fought Racism in Portugal

PORTUGUESE POLICE SAY: “YOU SHOULD NOT MIX POLITICS WITH MUSIC”! JULY 14, 2014 – The music world lost an iconic jazz bass player last week, Charlie Haden. Charlie was a jazz double bass player who played with saxophonist Ornette Coleman and pianist Keith Jarrett throughout his life, among others. Charlie actually grew up on Bluegrass and “Old Timey” music, and…

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President Bill Clinton: “A lot of evidence…for the medical marijuana thing.”

FORMER PRESIDENT SUPPORTS STATES EFFORTS JULY 2, 2014 – President Bill Clinton gave an extensive interview to David Gregory on Meet the Press the other day, and when asked about the states efforts to legalize recreational and medical marijuana he supported both efforts. He seems to be gravitating towards to where a lot of Democratic…

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Janis Joplin Stamp Artwork Revealed

USPS UNVEILS STAMP FOR 1960S CULTURE ICON JULY 1, 2014 – The USPS revealed the artwork for the Janis Joplin stamp, the latest issue in the Music Icons 2014 Series. The Music Icons Series was started back in 2013 and so far has honored music icons such as American guitarist Lydia Mendoza (pictured left) who played…

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