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"Hammer Jobs Hypoctisy Boehner for inaction McConnell for nihilism"http://t.co/03nybsBe
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stephencrosestephencrose Stephen C. Rose Jun 20, 06:46 PM"Hammer Koch and Company for trying to buy the election and to suppress the vote" http://t.co/03nybsBe
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stephencrosestephencrose Stephen C. Rose Jun 20, 06:45 PM"Hammer Romney for positions people don't like" http://t.co/03nybsBe
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stephencrosestephencrose Stephen C. Rose Jun 20, 06:45 PM"Hammer the GOP for current behavior people don't appreciate"http://t.co/03nybsBe
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stephencrosestephencrose Stephen C. Rose Jun 20, 06:44 PM"Hammer the Congress for stalling things the American people want and need"http://t.co/03nybsBe
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stephencrosestephencrose Stephen C. Rose Jun 20, 06:33 PM@joshtpm @TPMLivewire How about telling @speakerboehner to schedule a vote on the Obama jobs bills. This is a GOP travesty. It won't work.
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stephencrosestephencrose Stephen C. Rose Jun 20, 06:30 PM@DarrellIssa By then your distraction will have been held up to the ridicule it deserves. You should bow your head and ask for mercy
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stephencrosestephencrose Stephen C. Rose Jun 20, 06:28 PM@BJHare @DarrellIssa Issa is a thug and admitted illegal weapons possessor and arson suspect. He has just added to his crimes. .
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stephencrosestephencrose Stephen C. Rose Jun 20, 05:43 PM"Tax Code favors the rich" http://t.co/yxuWpa7B Until next year, one hopes.
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stephencrosestephencrose Stephen C. Rose Jun 20, 05:41 PM“I paid all the taxes that are legally required,” Mitt told a Florida debate audience, “and not a dollar more.”
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stephencrosestephencrose Stephen C. Rose Jun 20, 05:39 PMMitt "applied peculiarities of trust and estate law to funnel tens of millions to his sons." http://t.co/5Z3Q4dA4
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stephencrosestephencrose Stephen C. Rose Jun 20, 05:38 PMMitt "engorged his individual retirement account to postpone millions in taxes"http://t.co/5Z3Q4dA4
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stephencrosestephencrose Stephen C. Rose Jun 20, 05:37 PMMitt "pushed the envelope on how much of his income qualifies for that 15 percent rate" http://t.co/5Z3Q4dA4
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stephencrosestephencrose Stephen C. Rose Jun 20, 05:33 PM@buffaloon @AMERICAblog Unfortunately nothing bothered W then and most likely won't now. He likes the Bin Laden family.
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stephencrosestephencrose Stephen C. Rose Jun 20, 05:18 PM@GaryBlackmon @CBSNews The GOP notched another disgusting act on its belt of shame. Good riddance after November.
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stephencrosestephencrose Stephen C. Rose Jun 20, 05:16 PM@KeithOlbermann Well quoted: "Ye are ... enemies to all good government; ye are a pack of mercenary wretches..."
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stephencrosestephencrose Stephen C. Rose Jun 20, 04:38 PM@MittRomney You joke about the hard drives you removed. You have not given us 12 yrs of tax returns. Are you still planning to run?






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"Sto Perigiali" One of the Surpassingly Best Tunes Theodorakis Has Written

A Setting for a Poem "Denial" Beloved by the Greek People by the Nobel Prize Winning Poet Giorgos Seferis

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dhk0ckaCxDI
The remarkable video at the link above is of a performance of "Sto perigiali" Mario Frangoulis and Mikis Theodorakis in 2001.

Frangoulis and Theodorakis are joined by musicians, including two bouzouki players, and a very large audience that is completely familiar with the words. The audience joins in at Frangoulis' prompt.

This is my very favorite Theodorakis melody. Those who know Theodorakis only for his "Zorba" music are in for a treat. When I was in Athens in 1966, for a short period of study with Constantinos Doxiadis, I knew nothing of Theodorakis. But about five years later, my friend Irene Vassos sang "Sto perigiali" to us. I have never gotten the tune out of my mind.

Later, when Irene joined our group to form a travelling company performing "New Rain", I learned to pick out a …

Stephen C. Rose Bio

Stephen C. Rose (1936-) was born in New York City and raised there. He currently lives there. He was educated at Trinity, Exeter, Williams and Union Theological Seminary. He served in the Student Interracial Ministry in Nashville. He founded and edited the prize-winning Renewal Magazine in Chicago and studied with C. A. Doxiadis in Athens. His first books "The Grass Roots Church" and "Who's Killing The Church" established him as a prominent critic of American Protestantism and American religion. He was and remains a civil rights activist. He has interviewed and done in depth pieces on Saul Alinsky and Martin Luther King, Jr. He won awards for editorial courage and for two documentary films. He has written and published many songs and musical works including "We Are All Americans". During the late 90s and early 2000s he worked for UN agencies, most recently editing CHOICES Magazine at UNDP. Since 2000 he has written several books for distribution via K…