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John Lennon - December, 8 1980

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John Lennon

Born - October 9, 1940

Died - December, 8 1980

[url="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fu3lVAlZT30"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fu3lVAlZT30[/url]
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Wow, 32 years ago and I remember how shocked we all were when we heard the terrible news. Seems so fresh in the memory still, can't really believe that time can go by so fast!

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What an arse chapman was

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[quote name='Dan~' timestamp='1354976396' post='595377234']
What an arse chapman was
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Well he definitely was as mad as a hatter! Not sure about an "arse".

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[quote name='Farstrider' timestamp='1354976100' post='595377222']
Wow, 32 years ago and I remember how shocked we all were when we heard the terrible news. Seems so fresh in the memory still, can't really believe that time can go by so fast!
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How come the older you get, the faster time seems to go by?

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For many of us this is truly the day the music died. (Referencing Don McLean)

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dunKAwRN3P8

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[quote name='Growled' timestamp='1355022728' post='595378414']
For many of us this is truly the day the music died. (Referencing Don McLean)
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Or if you hated the Beatles, and still do: "So what?"
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best thing that ever happened to this country. Now if only all the beetles crappy music can't die.

[quote name='cork1958' timestamp='1354979305' post='595377304']
How come the older you get, the faster time seems to go by?
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because things used to be new and awesome. now they are routine and dull and days blend together as you waste your life just trying to accumulate enough money to keep it all going.

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[quote name='seta-san' timestamp='1355025931' post='595378512']
best thing that ever happened to this country. Now if only all the beetles crappy music can't die.
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A kind, decent, nonnative man being murdered for no decent reason was the best thing that ever happened to your country?
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[quote name='Calum' timestamp='1355026336' post='595378518']
A kind, decent, nonnative man being murdered for no decent reason was the best thing that ever happened to your country?
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other than he basically was a symbol and speaker for the hippie movement. a movement whose repercussions to this day has America deeply divided in a bull**** deluge of class warfare and gender war. A movement that severely dissed our troops and actually thought that free love and drug use was good thing. Thank you hippie movement for giving us things like Charles Manson, play dates, single parent households, HIV among several other really dumb things. If the U.S. government blew up their plane before it landed in america, america would be a better place.

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Ah Lennon. The IRA terrorist sympathiser.

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[quote name='seta-san' timestamp='1355032412' post='595378592']
other than he basically was a symbol and speaker for the hippie movement. a movement whose repercussions to this day has America deeply divided in a bull**** deluge of class warfare and gender war. A movement that severely dissed our troops and actually thought that free love and drug use was good thing. Thank you hippie movement for giving us things like Charles Manson, play dates, single parent households, HIV among several other really dumb things. If the U.S. government blew up their plane before it landed in america, america would be a better place.
[/quote]do you really believe any of the **** you say Seta? o_0

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Wow, trollbait much?

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[quote name='Brando212' timestamp='1355033372' post='595378602']
do you really believe any of the **** you say Seta? o_0
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yeah. Yesterday's flower children are today's blooming idiots and Lennon was chief flower child. i couldn't imagine how ****ed this country would be if he was still alive today and he continued to be allowed to spout his non-sense. He's dead and I'm happy for it. Hopefully over time his crappy music spouting subversive communist bull**** will be forgotten.

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wow I'm glad not very many people think like you seta

this world would be in an even sadder state than it already is if more people thought like you

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[quote name='Brando212' timestamp='1355034032' post='595378612']
wow I'm glad not very many people think like you seta

this world would be in an even sadder state than it already is if more people thought like you
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basically every idea of from the 60s and 70s needs to be forgotten except the end of "jim crow" which was the only good thing to come from those years

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[quote name='seta-san' timestamp='1355032412' post='595378592']
other than he basically was a symbol and speaker for the hippie movement. a movement whose repercussions to this day has America deeply divided in a bull**** deluge of class warfare and gender war. A movement that severely dissed our troops and actually thought that free love and drug use was good thing. Thank you hippie movement for giving us things like Charles Manson, play dates, single parent households, HIV among several other really dumb things. If the U.S. government blew up their plane before it landed in america, america would be a better place.
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Reading about him, I think he was much more conservative than either his critics or his followers believe. He was deeply interested in religion -- even though mostly into Buddhism he went through a "Christian" phase where he corresponded with evangelical leaders -- just didn't like the hypocrites -- and it turns out he had positive things to say about Pres. Reagan.

Same thing with Bob Dylan, who became interested in Christianity himself, and said that his favorite politician of the 60s era was Barry Goldwater.

But we remember them for the kind of social movement they fit into, not really much about their personal complexities.

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[quote name='brianshapiro' timestamp='1355035446' post='595378622']
Reading about him, I think he was much more conservative than either his critics or his followers believe. He was deeply interested in religion -- even though mostly into Buddhism he went through a "Christian" phase where he corresponded with evangelical leaders -- just didn't like the hypocrites -- and it turns out he had positive things to say about Pres. Reagan.

Same thing with Bob Dylan, who became interested in Christianity himself, and said that his favorite politician of the 60s era was Barry Goldwater.

But we remember them for the kind of social movement they fit into, not really much about their personal complexities.
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you want to get in to his personal life. He's a wife beater estranged himself from his son and again was an open communist. He's still a terrible person by today's standards. People like britney spears might be airheads and a little crazy but at least she cares about her children and Paris Hilton, has thus far, been kind enough to have no children at all.

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[quote name='seta-san' timestamp='1355035772' post='595378630']
you want to get in to his personal life. He's a wife beater estranged himself from his son and again was an open communist. He's still a terrible person by today's standards. People like britney spears might be airheads and a little crazy but at least she cares about her children and Paris Hilton, has thus far, been kind enough to have no children at all.
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You want to do a little reading into it yourself. He did abuse his wife, which he admitted to and even sung about and then became an activist for women's rights, anti-war, workers rights any many other causes.

When was the last time you saw Britney Spears or Paris Hilton do anything anywhere near meaningful?

I'm glad their plane didn't "blew up their plane before it landed in america" as you would've liked and the world is much richer from them.

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[quote name='brianshapiro' timestamp='1355035446' post='595378622']
Reading about him, I think he was much more conservative than either his critics or his followers believe. He was deeply interested in religion -- even though mostly into Buddhism he went through a "Christian" phase where he corresponded with evangelical leaders -- just didn't like the hypocrites -- and it turns out he had positive things to say about Pres. Reagan.

Same thing with Bob Dylan, who became interested in Christianity himself, and said that his favorite politician of the 60s era was Barry Goldwater.

But we remember them for the kind of social movement they fit into, not really much about their personal complexities.
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who cares what they eventually became? Just because they dropped out doesn't mean that they didn't help create a movement that others have picked up the torch on.

The woman named Jane Roe in the famous Roe V. Wade legalized abortion

that woman's real name is Norma McCorvey and wishes she could take it all back but she can't.. just like John Lennon could never put back the wrongs that he advocated.

[url="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norma_McCorvey#Social_and_political_causes"]http://en.wikipedia....olitical_causes[/url]

she wrote
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I was sitting in O.R.'s offices when I noticed a fetal development poster. The progression was so obvious, the eyes were so sweet. It hurt my heart, just looking at them. I ran outside and finally, it dawned on me. 'Norma', I said to myself, 'They're right'. I had worked with pregnant women for years. I had been through three pregnancies and deliveries myself. I should have known. Yet something in that poster made me lose my breath. I kept seeing the picture of that tiny, 10-week-old [url="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Embryo"]embryo[/url], and I said to myself, that's a baby! It's as if blinders just fell off my eyes and I suddenly understood the truth

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[quote name='seta-san' timestamp='1355032412' post='595378592']
other than he basically was a symbol and speaker for the hippie movement. a movement whose repercussions to this day has America deeply divided in a bull**** deluge of class warfare and gender war. A movement that severely dissed our troops and actually thought that free love and drug use was good thing. Thank you hippie movement for giving us things like Charles Manson, play dates, single parent households, HIV among several other really dumb things. If the U.S. government blew up their plane before it landed in america, america would be a better place.
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Play dates??? What's wrong with kids playing together and learning to socialize, not to mention a chance for parents to discuss parenting together?

That's been happening since the beginning of time, why do you think the "hippies" created it?

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[quote name='curme' timestamp='1355126244' post='595380634']
Play dates??? What's wrong with kids playing together and learning to socialize, not to mention a chance for parents to discuss parenting together?

That's been happening since the beginning of time, why do you think the "hippies" created it?
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no it hasn't been like that forever. When my parents, the baby boomers, played the parents simply kicked them out of the house and the kids didn't come back until dinner. Today, because there is a paranoia of kidnappers, rapists, drug dealers, etc play is never spontaneous. It now has to be scheduled between parents whom know trust each other when back in the day everyone in a neighborhood already knew and trusted each other..

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I'm sorry, to a lot of people this will sound ignorant but I barely care anymore.

Not this Beatles crap again, get over it already. Some people even go as far as thinking they are this "elite group" of people these days because they listen to and follow Beatles everywhere they go, I got news to you, if you're one of them you're mentally ill.

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[quote name='alwaysonacoffebreak' timestamp='1355130024' post='595380688']
I got news to you, if you're one of them you're mentally ill.
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Isn't that a bit harsh?

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