I see people saying “How can this happen? Isn’t this America?”

celluloidsheep:

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Well, yes. This IS America.

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(US Army attacks homeless veterans protesting in Washington, DC in 1932)

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1960s Birmingham, Alabama

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1970 attack on unarmed student protesters at Kent State University

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Police action at peaceful UC Davis Occupy protest 

Let’s not pretend like the police actions taken this week are anything new. It’s just the most recent manifestation of a problem America has had for a very long time.

theplanetofsound:

TALKING STAMPS: TINY VINYL RECORD POSTAGE STAMPS THAT WERE PLAYABLE, 1972

Known as the “first talking stamps” in 1972, these tiny vinyl postage stamps from Bhutan were totally playable and when the needle was put on the record stamp you heard Bhutan’s national anthem and a capsule history of the nation. Talking stamps were thin plastic embossed records with removable back to expose the adhesive.

According to eBay, they’re highly collectable (an entire set is around $495.00) and even still legal for mailing use.

WFMU has a few samples of what these tiny vinyl stamps sound like. You can listen to them here.

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monikatraikov:

form.

monikatraikov:

form.

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anachoretique:

Burry Man - British Folklore

anachoretique:

Burry Man - British Folklore

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colloqueatanger:
William Burroughs visiting a Brion Gysin exhibition.
Basel 1979.

reckon:

colloqueatanger:

William Burroughs visiting a Brion Gysin exhibition.

Basel 1979.

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thirdorgan:

Željko Hegedušić (Tuzla, 22. srpnja 1906. - Zagreb, 8. travnja 2004.)
Hrvatsko proljeće 1971

thirdorgan:

Željko Hegedušić (Tuzla, 22. srpnja 1906. - Zagreb, 8. travnja 2004.)

Hrvatsko proljeće 1971

doomandgloomfromthetomb:

Neu! - ‘72 Live in Düsseldorf 
Not really a live show, but Michael Rother and Klaus Dinger (along with bassist Eberhard Kranemann) rehearsing in the spring of 1972 for an upcoming tour. A reviewer once called this “the bottom of the krautrock barrel” but whatever, dude. It’s eeeeeeessential! Extracts of the tape showed up on the Neu! box set a few years ago, but this is the complete, of-dubious-legality Captain Trips disc, which popped up briefly in the 1990s. Totally great stuff. Thanks to I Love Total Destruction for posting. 

doomandgloomfromthetomb:

Neu! - ‘72 Live in Düsseldorf

Not really a live show, but Michael Rother and Klaus Dinger (along with bassist Eberhard Kranemann) rehearsing in the spring of 1972 for an upcoming tour. A reviewer once called this “the bottom of the krautrock barrel” but whatever, dude. It’s eeeeeeessential! Extracts of the tape showed up on the Neu! box set a few years ago, but this is the complete, of-dubious-legality Captain Trips disc, which popped up briefly in the 1990s. Totally great stuff. Thanks to I Love Total Destruction for posting.