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  Rep. Matt Gaetz says Mark Zuckerberg lied to Congress ... in 2018
Posted by: IceWizard - 5 hours ago - Forum: World News - No Replies

Rep. Matt Gaetz says Mark Zuckerberg
lied to Congress ... in 2018

Coincidentally, his claims come just days before
a high-profile antitrust hearing.

Karissa Bell, @karissabe
July 27, 2020

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Chip Somodevilla via Getty Images

Days before Mark Zuckerberg is scheduled to appear at a
high-profile antitrust hearing, a member of Congress has
accused the Facebook CEO of lying to Congress, and asking
the Department of Justice to investigate.

Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz said Monday that he sent a criminal
referral to Attorney General Bill Barr, asking for an
investigation into Zuckerberg for “making materially false
statements to Congress while under oath” a full two years
after the fact.

Citing Zuckerberg’s 2018 testimony, Gaetz says that Zuckerberg
lied to Congress when he described Facebook as
“politically neutral.” He said that a recent report from Project Veritas,
the right-wing activist group known for dubious “undercover”
investigations, proves the social network unfairly censors
conservatives. Project Veritas has a history of hidden camera
“stings” that use deceptively-edited video to fuel outrage against
YouTube executives, CNN, George Soros and other liberal boogeyman.
(Notably, Project Veritas founder James O’Keefe pleaded guilty to
misdemeanor charges in 2010 after being arrested for trying to
tamper with a Senator’s phone.)

Facebook didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment,
but claims that the social network is biased against conservatives
is nothing new. Republican officials have long accused Facebook
(and other social media companies)
of discriminating against their viewpoints.

Gaetz makes no mention of the fact that Zuckerberg and Facebook
have repeatedly declined to fact check or otherwise apply their
rules to President Trump, and that an official review into conservatives’
grievances has so far turned up little evidence. Posts from
conservative media also consistently rank among the most
widely-shared stories on the platform, and multiple reports suggest
Facebook has in fact shut down proposed changes that may
disproportionately affect conservatives.

The letter comes days before a high-profile antitrust hearing,
scheduled for Wednesday, when Zuckerberg will appear, along
with his counterparts from Apple, Google and Amazon.
That Gaetz, a member of the committee, would send his
letter just days before the hearing suggests he plans to grill
Zuckerberg on more than just Facebook’s market dominance.


Quote:Senator Josh Hawley
November 17 at 5:42 PM

Under oath, Mark Zuckerberg admits Facebook DOES
have “tools” to track its users across the internet, across
platforms, across accounts - all without user knowledge.
I ask how many times this tool has been used domestically
against Americans. But Zuck won’t say. A Facebook
whistleblower tells me it’s called Centra. Example below.
Zuckerberg said he couldn’t recall the name...
he’s only the company CEO, after all…

This same whistleblower tells me Facebook uses its
internal project management system, “Tasks,” to
coordinate its censorship efforts with Twitter and Google.
Twitter and Google routinely suggest censorship
topics - hashtags, individuals, websites, many of them
conservative - and Facebook logs them for follow-up on Tasks.
But Zuckerberg REFUSES under oath to turn over list of
Twitter or Google mentions on Tasks.

Ever wonder how a user banned or locked on one platform
often gets quickly banned or locked on the others?

This is how.

It's called "Centra"

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Mark Zuckerberg admits using a secret tool
on Facebook

NOVEMBER 18, 2020

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has reportedly admitted that a
tool is used to keep track of user behaviour online during a
Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on November 17.
Missouri Republican Senator Josh Hawley confronted Zuckerberg
where he questioned him about two internal tools, brought to
his attention by a Facebook whistleblower.

The tools that came into questions were Tasks and Centra.
They are used to coordinate censorship wit Twitter and Google
and monitor Facebook user activity across the internet, respectively.

Republican Senator Josh Hawley on Twitter wrote,
”Zuckerberg admits @Facebook DOES have ‘tools’ to track its users
across the internet, across platforms, across accounts – all without
user knowledge. I ask how many times this tool has been used
domestically against Americans. Zuck won’t say.” He then
attached a screenshot of the internal tool.

Zuckerberg, however, did not confirm “whether Facebook ever
uses Centra to track and monitor American citizens.” Hawley
further noted, “Mark Zuckerberg under oath to me today:
I don’t know, I can’t recall, I don’t remember, I’ll follow up later,
let me get back to you.”

According to the whistleblower that Hawley mentioned, the tool
Centra is used to track user behaviour across the internet without
their knowledge. It tracks different profiles that a user visits,
their message recipients, their linked accounts, the pages they
visit around the web that have Facebook buttons.

Senator Hawley also spoke about internal platform tasks that
Facebook uses for co-ordinated content moderation with other
companies. However Zuckerberg denied the claim.

Zuckerberg said that there were coordination and sharing signals
on security-related topics about terrorism, images of child
exploitation and foreign election inference.

Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey were testified
about their platforms, misinformation and the 2020 election
before the members of the Senate Judiciary committee on
November 17.



This is the Vid that actually caught my eye...

"Under OATh,
Zuckerberg ADMITS!"
(users can't do nothing)
Nov 30, 2020


Yet another reason I am so delighted
that I NEVER had a FakeBook Acct...

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  Weird free movies and plays
Posted by: Charon - Yesterday, 10:51 PM - Forum: The Lounge - Replies (3)


Plains, Trains, Automobiles. John candy. Free.



Paul Newman's version of The glass menagerie.  The girl has lupus or pleurisy. she was called Blue Roses. And, i like this version and so far, it is free.

I cannot believe I found this for free. Harold and Maude. Ok, you have to be a tad bit weird as I am. Me sister and me best friend went to see that movie hundreds of times. A classic. Cat Stevens music.



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  Darth Vader actor Dave Prowse dies aged 85
Posted by: IceWizard - Yesterday, 04:48 PM - Forum: World News - No Replies

Darth Vader actor Dave Prowse
dies aged 85

Former weightlifter and actor best known for playing
Darth Vader in the Star Wars movies has died,
his agent has said

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Darth Vader in a scene from The Empire Strikes Back, part of the
Star Wars trilogy. The actor who played Vader, Dave Prowse, has
died at age 85. Photograph:
Cine Text/Sportsphoto Ltd./Allstar

Guardian staff
Sun 29 Nov 2020 02.18 EST

David “Dave” Prowse, the actor best known for playing
Darth Vader in the original Star Wars trilogy, has died
at the age of 85, his agent has said.

Agent Thomas Bowington said: “It’s with great regret and
heart-wrenching sadness for us and million of fans around
the world, to announce that our client Dave Prowse MBE
has passed away at the age of 85.”

Jason Joiner, an events producer who worked with Prowse,
announced the death on a Facebook page dedicated to the
actor, adding: “Dave was dedicated to meeting the fans for
decades and lots of fans’ first ever guest they met was Dave
in the early days of Comic Cons and collators’ events. Dave
was larger than life and he will be so very much missed.
Our love and thoughts go out to his family.”

Prowse was a former bodybuilder who had a series of roles
as monsters and villains before being invited by George Lucas
to audition for the roles of Vader and Chewbacca. He chose
Vader and when asked why, replied: “Everyone remembers
the villain.”

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David Prowse, right, with fellow Star Wars actor Peter Mayhew,
who played Chewbacca, in 1999.
Photograph: REX/Shutterstock

Born in Bristol in 1935, Prowse was, according to IMDB, raised
by his mother and never knew his father. He developed a passion
for bodybuilding and weight training in his early teens and
competed in Mr Universe competitions, where he became friends
with Arnold Schwarzenegger and Lou Ferrigno. He also shredded
phone books under the stage-name Jack the Ripper.

He won the British heavyweight weightlifting championship
three times and was selected to represent England at the 1962
Commonwealth Games in Perth, Australia.

Prowse’s first film was 1967’s Casino Royale, where he played
Frankenstein’s Monster. Although the casting was based on
Prowse’s stature, he developed a strong interest in acting and
decided to pursue it further. His CV included roles in
A Clockwork Orange and many Hammer Horror films, and he
was the personal trainer who prepared Christopher Reeve for
the role of Superman in 1978.

Prowse was in the Vader suit for much of the Sith Lord’s screen
time and reputedly even got to speak his lines on set, though
his west country tones were dubbed over with those of
American actor James Earl Jones in post-production, and
many of the fight scenes featured British Olympic fencer
Bob Anderson.

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Prowse as the Green Cross Man in a 1970s road safety campaign.
Photograph: Evening Standard/Getty Images

To add insult to injury, when Vader’s face was finally shown to
audiences as he lay dying in 1983’s Return of the Jedi, producer
George Lucas chose to cast the British stage actor
Sebastian Shaw instead.

Prowse and Lucas later fell out, leading to Prowse being banned
from official Star Wars activities in 2010

Despite the fame he won as Vader, Prowse said he was most
proud of his role as the Green Cross Man in a long-running
British road safety campaign, for which he was awarded and
MBE in 2000.

In a column for the Guardian in 2014, Prowse wrote:
“Many people will know me for being the ultimate screen villain,
Star Wars’ Darth Vader. But being a “goodie goodie” and
heading up the Green Cross Code campaign, helping to save
thousands of lives has always been the ultimate honour.”

Dave was married for 57 years to Norma Scammell
and had 3 kids.
He was 85.


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  Brand of Detox liquid Best to get rid of Clonaz fast!
Posted by: fishfarmer - 11-27-2020, 06:06 PM - Forum: IOP General Discussion - Replies (2)

Drug test for job thursday, am in big city now so have access to head shops that carry them. Any quick advice helpful, Thanks FF

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  New and overwhelmed!
Posted by: Fisherjc - 11-27-2020, 05:24 AM - Forum: Welcome - Replies (9)

Hello all members bored enough to read this! I come back and forth here over the years and see how my favorite vendor is doing but never really read the rules until I saw a few clueless posters getting blasted for breaking some common sense rules! I won’t intentionally wreak havoc or doing anything stupid, but not reading the rules seems like one... I hope to get more comments and posts in but I don’t even know if I’ve ever done a welcome post yet or how long I’ve been visiting. I hope to be useful and look forward to learning from you that have been here for years. See you soon!

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  Former New York City Mayor David Dinkins Dies at 93
Posted by: IceWizard - 11-25-2020, 01:44 AM - Forum: World News - No Replies

Former New York City
Mayor David Dinkins
Dies at 93

The first and only Black mayor of New York City died of natural
causes just a month after his wife Joyce Dinkins died at 89

Published November 23, 2020
• Updated 4 hours ago

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The former mayor is believed to have died
of natural causes at his home in the city that
he led from 1990-1993.

What to Know

* David Dinkins, New York City’s first and only Black mayor,
has died at 93.

* Two senior NYPD officials confirmed to NBC New York
that Dinkins' health aide found him unresponsive in his Lenox Hill
apartment Monday night, having apparently died of natural causes.
The former mayor died a little more than a month after his wife,
Joyce Dinkins, passed away.

* Dinkins briefly practiced law in New York City before he
began his career in politics as a district leader and was elected
a Harlem state Assemblyman in 1966. He went on to serve as
President of the Board of Elections and City Clerk before winning
election as Manhattan Borough President in 1985. He ran for
mayor in 1989 and defeated Mayor Edward I. Koch and he
went on to defeat Rudy Giuliani.

David Dinkins, New York City’s first and only Black mayor,
has died at 93.

Two senior NYPD officials confirmed to NBC New York that
Dinkins' health aide found him unresponsive in his Lenox Hill
apartment Monday night, having apparently died of natural
causes. The former mayor died a little more than a month
after his wife, Joyce Dinkins, passed away.

Dinkins briefly practiced law in New York City before he
began his career in politics as a district leader and was
elected a Harlem state Assemblyman in 1966. He went
on to serve as President of the Board of Elections and
City Clerk before winning election as Manhattan Borough
President in 1985.

Dinkins, who also served in the Marines in Korea, ran for
mayor in 1989 and defeated Mayor Edward I. Koch and
he went on to defeat Rudy Giuliani by the narrowest
electoral margin in New York City history: 47,000 votes.

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Joyce Dinkins, the former first lady of New York City,
has died at 89.

During his term as mayor from 1990 to 1993, Dinkins vowed
to be "mayor of all the people of New York," and declared:
"We are all foot soldiers on the march to freedom."

As the first Black mayor of the city, Dinkins inspired others to
get into politics just as his father-in-law Daniel Burrows, a
businessman who became involved in Democratic politics and
was among the first Black men to serve in the state Assembly,
inspired him. Among them was New York Attorney General
Letitia James.

"The example Mayor David Dinkins set for all of us shines
brighter than the most powerful lighthouse imaginable.
For decades, Mayor Dinkins lead with compassion and an
unparalleled commitment to our communities. His deliberative
and graceful demeanor belied his burning passion for
challenging the inequalities that plague our society,"
James wrote in a statement.

“Personally, Mayor Dinkins' example was an inspiration to
me from my first run for city council to my campaigns for
public advocate and attorney general. I was honored to
have him hold the bible at my inaugurations because I,
and others, stand on his shoulders."

Gov. Andrew Cuomo called Dinkins "a remarkable civic leader"
who served the city "with the hope of unity and a deep kindness."

In his own inaugural address, Dinkins spoke lovingly of
New York as a “gorgeous mosaic of race and religious faith,
of national origin and sexual orientation, of individuals
whose families arrived yesterday and generations ago,
coming through Ellis Island or Kennedy Airport or on
buses bound for the Port Authority.”

But the city he inherited had an ugly side, too.

AIDS, guns and crack cocaine killed thousands of people each
year. Unemployment soared. Homelessness was rampant.
The city faced a $1.5 billion budget deficit.

Dinkins’ low-key, considered approach quickly came to be
perceived as a flaw. Critics said he was too soft and too slow.

“Dave, Do Something!” screamed one New York Post headline
in 1990, Dinkins’ first year in office.

Dinkins did a lot at City Hall. He raised taxes to hire thousands
of police officers. He spent billions of dollars revitalizing neglected
housing. His administration got the Walt Disney Corp. to invest
in the cleanup of then-seedy Times Square.

In recent years, he’s gotten more credit for those accomplishments,
credit that Mayor Bill de Blasio said he should have always had.
De Blasio, who worked in Dinkins’ administration, named
Manhattan’s Municipal Building after the former mayor in
October 2015.
(De Blasio ordered city flags to fly at half-staff in Dinkins' honor Tuesday.)

"He was a guiding hand in our lives in so many ways,"
Mayor Bill de Blasio said of Dinkins during his daily coronavirus
briefing Tuesday. "What he did for the city, he simply put us
on a better path...He showed us what it was like to be a
gentleman, to be a kind person, no matter what was thrown
at him -- and a lot was thrown at him."

The current mayor went on to say that the greatest lesson he
learned from Dinkinks was "the power of love."

De Blasio said it was a "remarkable" experience to work
alongside Dinkins, pointing out that Dinkins "never really
got the credit he deserved," including for putting the city
on the path to becoming safer.

Results from his accomplishments, however, didn’t come
fast enough to earn Dinkins a second term.

After beating Giuliani, Dinkins lost a rematch by roughly
the same small margin in 1993. Political historians often
trace the defeat to Dinkins’ handling of the Crown Heights
riot in Brooklyn in 1991.

The violence began after a black 7-year-old boy was
accidentally killed by a car in the motorcade of an
Orthodox Jewish religious leader. During the three days
of anti-Jewish rioting by young black men that followed,
a rabbinical student was fatally stabbed.
Nearly 190 people were hurt.

A state report issued in 1993, an election year, cleared
Dinkins of the persistently repeated charge that he
intentionally held back police in the first days of the violence,
but criticized him for not stepping up as a leader.

In a 2013 memoir, Dinkins accused the police department
of letting the disturbance get out of hand, and also took a
share of the blame, on the grounds that “the buck stopped
with me.” But he bitterly blamed his election defeat on
prejudice: “I think it was just racism, pure and simple.”

After news of Dinkins passing broke, Guiliani tweeted that
Dinkins "gave a great deal of his life in service to our great City.
That service is respected and honored by all."

Born in Trenton, New Jersey, on July 10, 1927, Dinkins moved
with his mother to Harlem when his parents divorced, but
returned to his hometown to attend high school. There, he
learned an early lesson in discrimination: Blacks were not
allowed to use the school swimming pool.

During a hitch in the Marine Corps as a young man, a
Southern bus driver barred him from boarding a segregated
bus because the section for blacks was filled.

“And I was in my country’s uniform!”
Dinkins recounted years later.

While attending Howard University, the historically black
university in Washington, D.C., Dinkins said he gained
admission to segregated movie theaters by wearing a
turban and faking a foreign accent.

Dinkins’ election as mayor in 1989 came after two racially
charged cases that took place under Koch: the rape of a
white jogger in Central Park and the bias murder of a
black teenager in Bensonhurst.

Dinkins defeated Koch, 50 percent to 42 percent, in the
Democratic primary. But in a city where party registration
was 5-to-1 Democratic, Dinkins barely scraped by the
Republican Giuliani in the general election, capturing only
30 percent of the white vote.

His administration had one early high note: Newly freed
Nelson Mandela made New York City his first stop in the
U.S. in 1990. Dinkins had been a longtime, outspoken
critic of apartheid in South Africa.

In that same year, though, Dinkins was criticized for his
handling of a black-led boycott of Korean-operated grocery
stores in Brooklyn. Critics contended Dinkins waited too
long to intervene. He ultimately ended up crossing the
boycott line to shop at the stores — but only after Koch did.

During Dinkins’ tenure, the city’s finances were in rough
shape because of a recession that cost New York 357,000
private-sector jobs in his first three years in office.

Meanwhile, the city’s murder toll soared to an all-time high,
with a record 2,245 homicides during his first year as mayor.
There were 8,340 New Yorkers killed during the Dinkins
administration — the bloodiest four-year stretch since the
New York Police Department began keeping statistics in 1963.

In the last years of his administration, record-high homicides
began a decline that continued for decades. In the first year
of the Giuliani administration, murders fell from 1,946 to 1,561.

One of Dinkins’ last acts in 1993 was to sign an agreement
with the United States Tennis Association that gave the
organization a 99-year lease on city land in Queens in return
for building a tennis complex. That deal guaranteed that the
U.S. Open would remain in New York City for decades.

After leaving office, Dinkins was a professor at
Columbia University’s School of International and
Public Affairs.

He had a pacemaker inserted in August 2008, and
underwent an emergency appendectomy in October 2007.
He also was hospitalized in March 1992 for a bacterial
infection that stemmed from an abscess on the wall of
his large intestine. He was treated with antibiotics and
recovered in a week.

Dinkins is survived by his son, David Jr.,
daughter, Donna and
two grandchildren.

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  Jerry Jeff Walker, Outlaw Country Architect and ‘Mr. Bojangles’ Songwriter, Dead ...
Posted by: IceWizard - 11-25-2020, 12:35 AM - Forum: World News - No Replies

Jerry Jeff Walker,
Outlaw Country Architect
and ‘Mr. Bojangles’ Songwriter,
Dead at 78

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Walker’s 1973 live album ‘¡Viva Terlingua!’ is a cornerstone of the
Austin, Texas, cosmic cowboy sound

He never had a Top 40 pop hit. But his best-known composition
became a standard, and he became a mainstay of the outlaw country

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Jerry Jeff Walker in performance in 2001 in Annapolis, Md.
An architect of the so-called cosmic cowboy music scene in Austin, Texas,
he once recalled that “Texas was the only place where they didn’t look
at me like I was crazy.”
Credit...Kristen Elstner for The New York Times

By Bill Friskics-Warren
Published Oct. 24, 2020
Updated Oct. 26, 2020

Jerry Jeff Walker, the singer-songwriter who wrote the much-recorded
standard “Mr. Bojangles” and later became a mainstay of the Texas
outlaw movement that catapulted Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings
to fame, died on Friday at a hospital in Austin, Texas.
He was 78.

His former publicist John T. Davis said the cause was cancer. Mr. Walker
learned he had throat cancer in 2017.

A native New Yorker, Mr. Walker began his career in the 1960s,
hitchhiking and busking around the country before establishing
himself in Greenwich Village and writing the song that would
secure his reputation.

A waltzing ballad about an old street dancer Mr. Walker had met in
a New Orleans drunk tank, “Mr. Bojangles” was first recorded by
Mr. Walker for the Atco label in 1968. The song achieved its greatest
success in a folk-rock version that reached the pop Top 10 in 1971
with the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, and went on to be covered by a
wide range of artists, among them Nina Simone, Neil Diamond and
even Bob Dylan. Sammy Davis Jr. included it in his stage show and
performed it on television.

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and
Jerry Jeff Walker, Mr Bojangles
(50th Anniversary)

“At the time, I was reading a lot of Dylan Thomas, and I was really
into the concept of internal rhyme,” Mr. Walker wrote of the song’s
origin in his 1999 memoir, “Gypsy Songman.”

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“The events of the past few months were still swirling inside, along
with the memory of folks I’d met in jail cells in Columbus and
New Orleans,” he went on.

“And it just came out:
Knew a man Bojangles, and he danced for you. …”

The song was by far Mr. Walker’s best-known composition, the
only original of his — he typically performed songs written by
others — to become a major hit. But perhaps his most enduring
contribution to popular culture was as an architect of the so-called
cosmic cowboy music scene that coalesced around
Armadillo World Headquarters, an iconoclastic nightclub in Austin.

The reception Mr. Walker received in Austin, he often said, signaled
the first time he felt truly validated as an artist. “Texas was the only
place where they didn’t look at me like I was crazy,” he told
Rolling Stone in 1974, referring to the freewheeling ethos he
cultivated with fellow regulars at Armadillo World Headquarters
like Kinky Friedman and the Texas Jewboys and
Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen.

“It was the first place where, when I got on the stage to play,
they said, ‘Of course, why not?’ Other places, they said, ‘Aw, you’re
just another Bob Dylan, trying to make it with your guitar.’”

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Mr. Walker in Chicago in 1977. In his 1970s heyday,
he a made a number of definitive Texas outlaw recordings.
Credit...Paul Natkin/Getty Images

In a career that spanned six decades, Mr. Walker never had a Top 40
pop hit. But in his 1970s heyday, he and the Lost Gonzo Band, his
loose-limbed group of backing musicians, made a number of definitive
Texas outlaw recordings.

Foremost was “Up Against the Wall, Redneck Mother,” a boozing, brawling
anthem written by Ray Wylie Hubbard that appeared on Mr. Walker’s
1973 album, “Viva Terlingua.”

“Viva Terlingua,” recorded live in Luckenbach, Texas, included other
tracks that became signature recordings for Mr. Walker: among them
are a dissolute take on Michael Martin Murphey’s “Backsliders Wine,”
and “London Homesick Blues,” a tribute to Armadillo World Headquarters,
written and sung by  Gary P. Nunn of Mr. Walker’s band, with Mr. Walker
on backing vocals. With a memorable refrain that began,
“I wanna go home with the armadillo,” “London Homesick Blues” later
became the theme song of the long-running PBS concert series
“Austin City Limits.”

Mainstream radio programmers nevertheless didn’t play Mr. Walker’s
music, perhaps because of his gruff, braying singing voice and his
reputation for being intoxicated onstage or failing to show up for
performances altogether. Further jeopardizing his commercial prospects,
he eschewed the glossier sensibilities of Nashville and other recording
centers in favor of releasing raucous albums, recorded both in concert
and in the studio, without the benefit of editing or overdubs.

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“The mid-’70s in Austin were the busiest, the craziest,
the most vivid and intense and productive period of my life,”
Mr. Walker wrote in his memoir, “Gypsy Songman.”
Credit...GAB Archive/Redferns

“I wanted our records to sound like we were having a grand time
at a party thrown for a bunch of our best friends — which, I guess,
is exactly what it was,” Mr. Walker was quoted as saying in the 1998
edition of The Encyclopedia of Country Music.

Jerry Jeff Walker was born Ronald Clyde Crosby on March 16, 1942,
in Oneonta, N.Y., in northernmost Appalachia. His father, Mel Crosby,
refereed sporting events and tended bar; his mother,
Alma (Conrow) Crosby, was a homemaker.

Young Ronnie grew up in a musical home. His parents were local
dance champions, and his maternal grandparents led a
square-dance band.

A rebellious youth who excelled in athletics, Mr. Walker received
his first guitar as a Christmas present when he was 12. He later
took up banjo and ukulele and played in local pop combos when
he was in high school. He joined the National Guard in the early
1960s, only to go AWOL before embarking on the hitchhiking tour
of the country that ultimately led to him changing his name to
Jerry Jeff Walker and moving to New York to pursue his muse
as a folk singer.

While in Greenwich Village, he became a member of the psychedelic
rock band Circus Maximus, although he remained with the group
only until the release of its debut album. By that time he had
written “Mr. Bojangles,” which, after an auspicious live performance
on the listener-supported New York radio station WBAI, helped
him secure a contract with Atco Records.

Mr. Walker made three albums for Atco and another for
Vanguard Records before relocating in 1971 to Austin. After signing
with Decca in 1972, he released an album, titled simply
“Jerry Jeff Walker,” which featured an acclaimed version of
“L.A. Freeway,” a staple of the Southwestern songwriting canon
written by Guy Clark, the Texan singer-songwriter. The next year,
Mr. Walker further helped raise Mr. Clark’s profile as a songwriter
with his heart-rending cover of “Desperados Waiting for a Train,”
another neo-western touchstone written by Mr. Clark.

Mr. Walker toured and recorded extensively throughout the 1970s
and ’80s, even as his drinking became unmanageable and he faced
mounting debt, including back taxes owed to the I.R.S. With the help
of Susan Streit, his wife of 46 years, he gave up liquor and drugs
in the late ’70s, put his life back together and eventually settled
into the role of elder statesman of the gonzo Texas music scene
he had helped create.

In addition to Ms. Streit, Mr. Walker’s survivors include a daughter,
Jessie Jane McLarty; a son, Django, who is also a musician; a sister,
Cheryl Harder; and two grandchildren.

Mr. Walker had been receiving chemotherapy and radiation.
In 2017, it was announced that he had donated his music archives,
including tapes, photographs and handwritten lyrics, to the
Wittliff Collections at Texas State University.

“The mid-’70s in Austin were the busiest, the craziest, the most vivid
and intense and productive period of my life,”
Mr. Walker wrote in his memoir.

“Greased by drugs and alcohol, I was also raising the pursuit of
wildness and weirdness to a fine art,” he wrote. “I didn’t just burn
the candle at both ends, I was also finding new ends to light.”

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Christina Morales contributed reporting.

A version of this article appears in print on Oct. 26, 2020,
Section B, Page 8 of the New York edition with the headline:
Jerry Jeff Walker, Who Wrote and Sang ‘Mr. Bojangles,’
Is Dead at 78.


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I was just reminded the other day when I got my script for Cl0naz, it was Teva and superior to the Gal-Rivs generic I have come to prefer as far as just being kind and effective. Wow, the Teva was twice as nice as the Gals. Never great at chemistry in college and my pharmacist explained that companies are allowed a certain amount of wiggle room as to how much of an active ingredient is in a dose. Many meds like the phenofibrate I take for blood triglycerides it makes no difference, as I can't feel it as he said. But with Cl0naz I can feel it and a wee bit can make a big difference!!! A chemical compound is a chemical compound and should not be messed up by the manufacturers, as it is "simple" chemistry. Do you think it is other countries and their standards (My Guess) or is there more of the wiggle room allowed in other countries. Not sure but I am sure you all have experienced quite a difference between countries and brands. Any Thoughts? Happy Thanksgiving-FF

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  Trump campaign cuts Sidney Powell from president’s legal team
Posted by: IceWizard - 11-23-2020, 09:56 PM - Forum: World News - No Replies

Trump campaign cuts Sidney Powell
from president’s legal team

The abrupt shake-up comes as
Sidney Powell makes far-fetched and unsupported claims of
voter fraud in the 2020 elections.

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President Donald Trump appears to have cut ties with
Sidney Powell, a key member of his legal team who
also represents former national security adviser
Michael Flynn in his long-running attempt to unravel
a guilty plea for lying about his 2016 contacts with Russia.

The abrupt shake-up came in a terse Sunday evening
statement from the Trump campaign that offered no
explanation for Powell’s removal.

“Sidney Powell is practicing law on her own,” Trump’s
personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani and campaign lawyer
Jenna Ellis said in the statement. “She is not a member
of the Trump Legal Team. She is also not a lawyer for
the President in his personal capacity.”

Powell had made headlines in recent weeks for her
increasingly outrageous and unsupported claims of
voter fraud in the 2020 election, repeatedly vowing
to “release the kraken” of evidence, only to refuse to
produce it when asked by reporters.

Powell, in a statement, indicated she intends to keep
litigating despite her separation from the Trump team.

"I agree with the statement today. I will represent
#WeThePeople and seek the Truth," she said. "I intend
to expose all the fraud and let the chips fall where they
may. We will not allow the foundations of this great
Republic to be destroyed by abject fraud or our votes
for President Trump and other Republicans to be stolen
by foreign interests or anyone else."

Powell has accused election officials in multiple states
of committing crimes, and in recent days turned on
Georgia’s Republican governor, Brian Kemp, who on
Friday helped certify President-elect Joe Biden’s victory
in the state. Her attack on Kemp, which also included
the threat of a “biblical” lawsuit, appeared to unsettle
some of Trump’s allies.

“Sidney Powell accusing Governor Brian Kemp of a crime
on television yet being unwilling to go on TV and defend
and lay out the evidence that she supposedly has, this is
outrageous conduct,” former Gov. Chris Christie of
New Jersey said on Sunday.

Trump announced Powell as a centerpiece of his legal
team in a recent tweet, declaring that she, Giuliani and
others would form a team that would later dub itself an
“elite strike force.”

But the team has so far failed to produce any meaningful
legal wins, and, in fact, has been repeatedly rebuffed by
federal judges who have excoriated the Trump lawyers
for demanding draconian measures — like throwing out
millions of lawful ballots — without presenting evidence
to justify it.

In recent days, Republicans aligned with the national
party began to express increasing reservations about
Powell’s rhetoric, including the claim that Trump had
“won by a landslide,” even though Biden is millions ahead
in the popular vote and won states equating to
306 electoral votes, compared with Trump’s 232.

The national GOP on Thursday posted a video clip of
Powell making the claim, and Ellis, the Trump campaign’s
attorney, celebrated Powell’s remarks at last week’s
press conference.

Mike DuHaime, the Republican National Committee’s
former political director, tweeted on Sunday that the
party must pull down its tweet endorsing Powell’s
remarks now that she’s been removed from representing
Trump or the campaign.

“This is crazy/embarrassing to promote,” he tweeted.

And Powell’s attacks on Georgia’s governor and top election
official, Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, who are
Republicans, come as the GOP is fighting to retain control
of the Senate in two Georgia runoffs scheduled for Jan. 5.

Powell has been a fixture of the conservative media circuit
for years but became particularly prominent in the Trump
era as the firebrand attorney for Flynn.

Flynn, who pleaded guilty in December 2017 to lying to
the FBI, fired his legal team last year and hired Powell,
who helped lead his push to rescind his guilty plea and
lodge incendiary court filings about allegations of FBI and
Justice Department misconduct.

At a hearing on the matter in September, Powell revealed
that she had held a meeting with Trump in the previous
weeks at which she urged him not to pardon Flynn so
they could continue fighting out his case.

Powell has assailed the judge in the matter, Emmet Sullivan,
even though she once lionized him in a book for his
handling of prosecutorial misconduct in the case of former
Sen. Ted Stevens of Alaska.

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