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2020.10.23 01:33 CDNCannaReviewShow QWEST Reserve Point Break - Hybrid - 29.07% - Pkg date 2020-09-23

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2020.10.16 15:39 george5869 I have a growing suspicion that Kolab Project Kalifornia and Qwest Kalifornia are the exact same. Thoughts?

I got 3.5 of Kolabs Kalifornia last night ( loving it by the way) and checked out some posts on this sub reviewing Kalifornia. Most are from Kolab but there are one or two reviewing the super expensive qwest version.
I have seen people on here suspecting these are basically the same product despite the insane difference in price. I may have found proof they are in fact the exact same.
The batch I received from Kolab came in at 252.17 mg/g (9.86mg/g) THC and .8 mg/g(0.0mg/g) CBD. Packaged on Sept 17.
The review of Qwests version was from about a month ago. THC and CBD levels all match, in fact the Kolab version was one decimal more accurate.
It does appear they have different packing dates and lot numbers, but the fact that they have literally the exact same THC and CBD levels and the fact that this was suspected already lead me to think these are the same product. Either way I doubt most people would be willing to spend what Qwest charges. This stuff is worth what Kolab is charging but not what Qwest is. Their Point Break looks amazing, though.
Thoughts??
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2020.08.27 18:04 Courage-Substantial How on earth do I get them to actually help me?

I’ve had Centurylink service for over 10 years now (since they were Qwest etc) and while I’ve had some issues, in the end I always found an employee who was able to figure it out with me. I work in customer service and know sometimes things are simply out of an employee’s control... I’m plenty patient but boy I’m frustrated.
The timeline of events:
This is omitting minor details like them sending me multiple routers and disconnecting me from live chat at random.
TL;DR how the heck do I get someone at Centurylink to simply communicate with me so we’re not infinitely stuck wasting each other’s time? 😅
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2020.06.26 03:50 Dangerous_Praline776 Qwest Reserve: Mac1 - 25.78% - 3.5g - $66.95 - Package Date:June11/2020

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2020.06.13 03:01 portlane Donovan Craig (March 12, 1949 - May 24, 2020)

Donovan Craig, Sr.
March 12, 1949 - May 24, 2020
Donovan "Donnie" Craig, Sr. was born in Portland, to adoring parents Walter Craig and Dian Harris Craig Jackson. He graduated from Grant High School in 1967. Donnie attended PSU and later graduated from Concordia University with a B.S. Degree.
In 1981, Donnie married the love of his life, Anita Mitchell. Donovan was employed by Qwest Communications for 32 years and following retirement, worked at Elders in Action, Meals on Wheels, and later as a Para-Educator at Portland Public Schools. Donnie was a life-time dedicated member of Mt. Olivet Baptist Church, a Deacon and with Anita, they led the OASIS ministry for 20 years.
Donovan, a loving father and husband, leaves to cherish his memory wife, Anita; daughter, Catrece; son, Donovan Jr.; mother, Dion Craig Jackson; brothers, Ron and Walter Craig (Julie); sister, Valerie Morris (Charles); grandchildren, Alexis, Teron and Davon and a large host of beloved family and friends. A memorial will be scheduled at a later date.
To view full obituary visit: www.terryfamilyfuneralhome.com
Please sign the online guest book at www.oregonlive.com/obits
source: http://obits.oregonlive.com/obituaries/oregon/obituary.aspx?n=donovan-craig-sr&pid=196335353
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2020.06.09 21:57 ChronicTimes Qwest Wedding Cake Review - BC Craft Bud

Qwest is a Craft Brand from BC, some of their main selling features of their brand are their usage of mountain stream water to irrigate their crops. Along with this they keep to having small batch in order to allow the best production of their crops. A cool note about Qwest is that they actually stock some quite rare strains specifically MAC 1 is one of these that you will see copies out there, but this is the real deal. Mac 1 has been added to my bucket list of strains to buy and review! Now, this isn’t the first review I have done. But this is the first one in video format. So kick back and enjoy. Just like I did.
Now. Let's talk about the strain. As I said this a craft cannabis brand from BC that has been seen in the OCS before, the previous varietals that I had seen where their Ice Qwest. I unfortunately missed out on this opportunity but was able to get my hands on not just one, but 3 packages of Wedding Cake. Wedding Cake is a strain that I think most of us have had at some point or another from the “Legacy Market”. But this option definitely took the cake. 🎂 🍰 🧁
The first way that I had consumed some of this delightfully decadent treat was through a bong. I won’t even joke with you, half way through the pull I had to sit down because I felt the sedative effects kicking in instantly. I wasn’t even able to finish that bowl because it had knocked me down and sent me to another universe.
The next few hours flew by with the great experience of running over hookers and and blowing other players up and ruining their gun running missions in GTA.. Thats right calling you out DanielEvans2160, fuck you. But beyond that my body was feeling extremely relaxed and calm with a nice touch of euphoria/uplifting feelings to the mind.
The smell and flavour profile are probably what had surprised me the most. Its smell is reminiscent of a frosted vanilla cake with a tad bit of lemon zest on top. At least that’s what I like to picture in my mind. Now, the flavour isn’t quite the same as its smell, but it does have that nice creamy kind of taste that hits the tongue ever so smooth with that tad lemon/cirtus tang left behind in the back of the throat with a nice little kick of spice that makes it all tie together perfectly.
Now, I have had wedding cake before, and it’s been good, but nothing in comparison to this. I will say hats off to Qwest for making a quality product. It’s quality is without a doubt the best cannabis I have smoked to date..But the cost for this product was $85 (Rounded up to nearest $) after taxes per package in Ontario from Tokyo Smoke. I would have to say that this is quite a lot for your average consumer and is definitely meant to be for your more connoisseur and enthusiast level of chronics.
Video Link

I have also posted another video but have been told by the moderators that it does not fit this sub, feel free to check that one out. I personally think its way better than the wedding cake review.
There will be more content coming in the coming months about the legal market of Cannabis and products that are available, and even growing information. (Two plants Hydroponic and "two" plants out doors)
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2020.05.15 21:00 portlane Audrey Dobson (Jan. 29, 1954 - April 21, 2020)

Audrey S. (Greenstein) 'Cookie' Dobson
Jan. 29, 1954 - April 21, 2020
Audrey Dobson passed away April 21, 2020, six months after being diagnosed with bladder cancer. She was buried in Congregation Shaariee Torah Cemetery April 24, 2020. Audrey was born in Portland to Dr. Tole and Miriam Greenstein, the third of four daughters. She was a lifelong Portland resident, graduating from Cleveland High School and attending both University of Oregon and Portland State University, where she studied Criminal Justice, receiving a Bachelor's Degree in 1977.
Audrey was married to Rich Dobson for 42 years and they have one child, Stephanie Kaady (Jacob), the mother of her two year old granddaughter, Raelee, who gave her so much joy and happiness.
Audrey retired in 2005, following a 30 year career with Qwest (US West/Pacific Northwest Bell). She and Rich loved to travel and had many wonderful vacations over the years, Lake Tahoe being their favorite. She will lovingly be remembered for her wicked sense of humor, her true love of whiskey, and her unabashed love for her Oregon Ducks football team. Her presence was a bright light to all who knew her, a light that was extinguished too soon.
Audrey is survived by her husband, Rich; daughter, Stephanie Kaady (Jacob); granddaughter, Raelee; sisters, Ruth Greenstein and Helena Fagan (Nels Becker); cousin, Linda Greenstein; five nieces and nephews; and five great-nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Tole and Miriam Greenstein; and her younger sister, Cathy Greenstein Horton.
A celebration of Audrey's life will be planned at a later date, when gatherings are once again permitted. In lieu of flowers, please donate to DoveLewis Animal Hospital www.donate.dovelewis.org or The Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education: www.ojmche.org
Please sign the online guest book at www.oregonlive.com/obits
source: http://obits.oregonlive.com/obituaries/oregon/obituary.aspx?n=audrey-s-dobson-cookie-greenstein&pid=196194589
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2020.01.06 17:02 V4ND3RW4L The truth about package dates

I'll just start by saying I manage a federally legal weed store in BC so while I'm no cannabis expert I have a pretty in-depth understanding of the industry as it stands in Canada.
The number one thing I hear (particularly from older folks(it's not a dig it's just the truth)) in the store is "give me the freshest one! I don't want some packaged 6 months ago dry popcorn" I'm sure many have you overhead or even had this exact conversation with your local bud tender.
But here's the thing about package dates
There is zero correlation between package dates and dryness.
Sorry just one more time
There no correlation between package dates and dryness
For real, this is a myth that developed itself inside the customer base over the first year of legalization.
So why is my bud so dry?
It's because of a little thing call GPP's
GPP(good production practices) are a set of regulations that LPs must adhere to in order to operate in the industry.
GPPs set the standard for everything from what pesticides are safe, to what extraction methods they're allowed to use, to you guessed it: humidity level after it's done curing.
Let's keep in mind too: curing takes weeks maybe even months to get it ready for market. Theres probably anywhere between 4-10 weeks from harvest to package and seal.
Your bud could have been packaged a week ago it could have been packaged 6 months ago it's gonna be pretty well the same level of dry.
"Why do they do this? Nobody wants dry weed!" They do this because it's the easiest, cheapest, most consistent way to ensure the safety of the product for consumption. Idk bout y'all but I would rather have dry weed than moldy weed. You gotta remember this stuff is getting shipped all over the country, bottom line is sandwich bags just ain't gonna cut it anymore.
"Well is there any relief from dry weed?" Absolutely! Just stop buying shit weed lmao. Good genetics will remain sticky as the humidity drops because while humidity plays a small role, quality genetics and trichomes are what really make your bud sticky. Some smaller batch BC growers have even started packaging their products with bovedas, which honestly, I have mixed opinions on that but that's a post for another day. Either way my recommendations would be broken coast, Doja, qwest, and Whistler cannabis co. If you truly think dry bud is a sin.
TLDR: there is no correlation between package dates and dryness
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2019.10.05 00:12 nomadic-loon Over 50 games of Sounders-Minnesota history.

For your pre-match entertainment.
They’ve been playing soccer in Seattle since the late 1880s during the years of the Seattle/Northwest leagues. But when Seattle entered the NASL in 1974, the rest of America found out about the city’s love of the game. The Sounders became the first team to record a sellout (at Memorial Stadium) – and it wasn’t even the home opener. This was before the Pelé era when attendance boomed across the league. The unlikely opponent for that first sellout game in '74 was the Philadelphia Atoms – a team that finished with a losing record and had no star players.
When the Kicks entered the league in 1976, the Sounders were in the Kingdome and met Minnesota for 11 regular season matches (Kicks won 6). The two teams also had 3 playoff matches (Kicks won 1) against each other. The Kick’s playoff win was their very first playoff game in 1976. They shutout the Sounders 3-0 in front of 41,405 at Met Stadium in Bloomington. This is more fans than CenturyLink had for the Loons’ game last year (40,312).
The Sounders folded in in 1983, but the Seattle Storm replaced them the following year as an independent pro team. To fill out a schedule, they hosted their own soccer derbies including one called “Challenge ‘84” which featured the Sounders, Minnesota Strikers, Whitecaps, and Cosmos. Eventually, the Storm were part of the Western Soccer Alliance (they won the championship in 1988), American Professional Soccer Leage, and Pacific Coast Soccer League. Although the Storm lives on as youth teams, their last senior pro year was 1995.
A likely reason for the Storm’s fade was the reimergance of the Sounders franchise in 1994. A year later, they were in the A-League and won the championship in 1995 and 1996. The Thunder joined the A-League the next year starting a 35-game era of Thunder-Sounders history. Seattle also won the championship in 2005 and 2007. The Thunder’s record with Seattle is 18 wins, 12 losses, and 5 draws. That includes 4 playoff matches (1998 & 2003) and a US Open Cup match (2003). Thunder goals: 53, scored by 31 players. Melvin Tarley led with 6. Sounder goals: 42, scored by 30 players. Andrew Gregor & Leighton O’Brien had 4 each.
In 2009, the Sounders elevated to MLS and played one pre-season friendly against the Loons in 2015. That game was a 1-1 draw in Tucson, Arizona.
The MLS Loons are still looking for their first victory against the Sounders; with four straight losses followed by a draw in their earlier match this year. Now is the time for a win.
Overall, we still have the edge vs Seattle: 26W-23L-7D. Go Loons!
With a 50+ game history, here are some highlights:
1976, June 25th – Kicks vs Sounders at Metropolitan Stadium (23,627) – The first Minnesota-Seattle match was a 1-2 Kicks’ loss. Alan Willey had the Kicks’ goal while Eric Skeels and Gordon Wallace scored for Seattle. For Skeels, a defender who played over 500 games with Stoke City, it was his only season with Seattle. He was 37 years old and this was his first of two goals for the season. Wallace was also over 30 when he joined the Sounders after 500+ games with Montrose, Raith Rovers, and Dundee – he also coached Raith Rovers and Dundee after his two seasons in Seattle.
1976, August 21st – Kicks vs Sounders at Metropolitan Stadium (41,405) – Minnesota’s first playoff game! The Kicks shutout the Sounders 3-0 with two goals by Ade Coker and the third by Ron Futcher. Geoff Barnett was the clean-sheet Kicks’ goalkeeper.
1977, July 13th – Kicks vs Sounders at Metropolitan Stadium (35,971) – An Ade Coker hat trick. Coker scored 3 of the 4 Minnesota goals, Run Futcher had the other goal. Geoff Barnett and Tino Leittieri shared goal keeper duties in the shutout.
1977, August 17th – Kicks vs Sounders at the Kingdome (42,091) – The largest attended match in Seattle-Minnesota history. This was a playoff game and the Sounders won 1-0 with the goal from Tommy Ord. Where is Tommy these days? It’s interesting to note that the playoffs started in August during the NASL years as opposed to October with MLS. It should also be noted that this was a two-leg series. The first game was three days earlier in Bloomington. The Sounders won 2-1 with Seattle goals by Tommy Ord and Dave Butler. Minnesota’s goal was by Stan Cummins – his only goal of the season!
For a bonus step back in time, you can see the 1977 home playoff Sounder game in its entirety, complete with solid play-by-play calling, enthusiastic fans, commercials, and the sound of jets flying over MSP.
1984, June 21st – Strikers vs the independent FC Seattle Storm at Seattle High School Memorial Stadium (6,000). The only Storm match against a Minnesota team. The Stikers won 3-0. Ray Hudson had a goal and assist on an Alan Willey goal, and Billy Crook added a penalty kick goal. Kudos to the independent Storm for putting together a “challenge” tournament hosting the Kicks, Whitecaps, and Cosmos at a high school pitch. Memorial Stadium was the first high school in the nation to have artificial turf. They love their fake grass in Seattle and hopefully some day they will go back to the real stuff.
1997, July 6th – Thunder vs Sounders at NSC in Blaine (1,165) – The first Thunder-Seattle game. The Thunder won 1-0 on a goal by Anoka-native Todd Dusosky. Todd is currently the Director of Player Development for Coon Rapids United.
1999, September 20th – Thunder vs Sounders at Renton Memorial Stadium (2,676) – The away temporary-stadium match. The stadium in Tukwila was under renovation so the Sounders had a temporary home at the Renton Memorial Stadium in Renton, WA. Gerard Lagos scored both goals for the Thunder 2-0 win.
2000, June 21st – Thunder vs Sounders at Macalester College (3,670) – The home temporary-stadium match. This was one of just a few Thunder games at Macalester College. Minnesota took it 3-1 with goals by John Coughlin (from St. Paul), the great Johnny Menyongar (where is he now?) & Paul Schneider (selling real estate in Long Island). Andrew Gregor scored for the Sounders. If anyone was at that game, it would be great to hear the recollection.
2001, August 20th – Thunder vs Sounders at Memorial Stadium (1,925) – A five-goal game. The Thunder put 5 goals in the net winning 5-2. Scoring were Johnny Menyongar, Gerard Lagos, Morgan Zeba, and Corey Woolfolk with two. Woolfolk is a full time soccer-related invester and co-owner of the Irish Dundalk FC club. The Seattle goals were from Sean Henderson and Kieran Barton; both are now coaching soccer in Washington.
2006, May 13th – Thunder vs Sounders at Qwest Field (8,966) – This was the highest attendance game of the Thunder-Sounder history. It was Seattle’s 2006 home opener ending in a 1-1 draw. For Minnesota, defender Michael Wilson (who had 7 appearances with the New Zealand National Team) scored. It was the only goal of his professional (and National Team) career. Seattle’s goal was scored by Cam Weaver, who ended up being the 2006 rookie-of-the-year.
2006, June 24th – Thunder vs Sounders at James Griffin Stadium (1,119) – This was the lowest attendance game of the the Thunder-Sounder history. The very next Thunder-Sounder meeting after the highest attendance game ended in a 2-2 draw. Cam Weaver scored both Seattle goals. Dustin Branan (from Lakeville) and Kiki Lara scored for the Thunder. Branan is the founder of Talisman & Co., local maker of sports caps and apparel (talimancaps.com). For Kiki Lara, it was the only goal of his professional career, and he’s now the soccer coach at Eastern Illinois University.
2008, August 10th – Thunder vs Sounders at NSC (3,818) – The last Thunder-Sounders game. Melvin Tarley had the first Thunder goal, and Ricardo Sánchez added two more in the Thunder’s 3-1 win. Jason Cascio scored the Seattle goal – the only Sounder goal of his career. Jason nowadays was last known to be selling real estate in Arizona.
2015, February 19th – Loons vs Sounders at Kino Veterans Memorial Stadium in Tucson, Arizona (unknown attendance) – This was the first Loons match against Seattle and ended 1-1. Sure, it was just an NASL vs MLS pre-season meeting, but Miguel Ibarra scored for the Loons, and Damion Lowe was on the pitch for Seattle.
2018, August 4th – Loons vs Sounders at TCF Stadium (24, 482) – My #1 heartbreaking Minnesota MLS-era loss to date. Darwin Quintero scored with a nice assist from Miguel Ibarra in the 19th minute. And the Loons dug deep as Seattle dominated the rest of the game with double the shots, double the corner kicks, double the possession, double the crosses. The Loons were clearing, tackling, blocking, and winning the duals. Then poor Miguel was called for a hand ball in the 90th minute and Nicolás Lodeiro sunk the PK in the 91st minute to tie…. Seattle was charged and in the 97th minute, late-sub Will Bruin scored for the Sounders’ victory. And the Man-of-the-Match: Alsvado “Ozzie” Alonso!
Any good memories of the players mentioned or Seattle-Minny games is appreciated.
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2019.10.04 23:59 nomadic-loon game day history: minny vs seattle

I'm a bit early, but will be away from connections this weekend. Enjoy!
They’ve been playing soccer in Seattle since the late 1880s during the years of the Seattle/Northwest leagues. But when Seattle entered the NASL in 1974, the rest of America found out about the city’s love of the game. The Sounders became the first team to record a sellout (at Memorial Stadium) – and it wasn’t even the home opener. This was before the Pelé era when attendance boomed across the league. The unlikely opponent for that first sellout game in '74 was the Philadelphia Atoms – a team that finished with a losing record and had no star players.
When the Kicks entered the league in 1976, the Sounders were in the Kingdome and met Minnesota for 11 regular season matches (Kicks won 6). The two teams also had 3 playoff matches (Kicks won 1) against each other. The Kick’s playoff win was their very first playoff game in 1976. They shutout the Sounders 3-0 in front of 41,405 at Met Stadium in Bloomington. This is more fans than CenturyLink had for the Loons’ game last year (40,312).
The Sounders folded in in 1983, but the Seattle Storm replaced them the following year as an independent pro team. To fill out a schedule, they hosted their own soccer derbies including one called “Challenge ‘84” which featured the Sounders, Minnesota Strikers, Whitecaps, and Cosmos. Eventually, the Storm were part of the Western Soccer Alliance (they won the championship in 1988), American Professional Soccer Leage, and Pacific Coast Soccer League. Although the Storm lives on as youth teams, their last senior pro year was 1995.
A likely reason for the Storm’s fade was the reimergance of the Sounders franchise in 1994. A year later, they were in the A-League and won the championship in 1995 and 1996. The Thunder joined the A-League the next year starting a 35-game era of Thunder-Sounders history. Seattle also won the championship in 2005 and 2007. The Thunder’s record with Seattle is 18 wins, 12 losses, and 5 draws. That includes 4 playoff matches (1998 & 2003) and a US Open Cup match (2003). Thunder goals: 53, scored by 31 players. Melvin Tarley led with 6. Sounder goals: 42, scored by 30 players. Andrew Gregor & Leighton O’Brien had 4 each.
In 2009, the Sounders elevated to MLS and played one pre-season friendly against the Loons in 2015. That game was a 1-1 draw in Tucson, Arizona.
The MLS Loons are still looking for their first victory against the Sounders; with four straight losses followed by a draw in their earlier match this year. Now is the time for a win.
Overall, we still have the edge vs Seattle: 26W-23L-7D. Go Loons!
With a 50+ game history, here are some highlights:
1976, June 25th – Kicks vs Sounders at Metropolitan Stadium (23,627) – The first Minnesota-Seattle match was a 1-2 Kicks’ loss. Alan Willey had the Kicks’ goal while Eric Skeels and Gordon Wallace scored for Seattle. For Skeels, a defender who played over 500 games with Stoke City, it was his only season with Seattle. He was 37 years old and this was his first of two goals for the season. Wallace was also over 30 when he joined the Sounders after 500+ games with Montrose, Raith Rovers, and Dundee – he also coached Raith Rovers and Dundee after his two seasons in Seattle.
1976, August 21st – Kicks vs Sounders at Metropolitan Stadium (41,405) – Minnesota’s first playoff game! The Kicks shutout the Sounders 3-0 with two goals by Ade Coker and the third by Ron Futcher. Geoff Barnett was the clean-sheet Kicks’ goalkeeper.
1977, July 13th – Kicks vs Sounders at Metropolitan Stadium (35,971) – An Ade Coker hat trick. Coker scored 3 of the 4 Minnesota goals, Run Futcher had the other goal. Geoff Barnett and Tino Leittieri shared goal keeper duties in the shutout.
1977, August 17th – Kicks vs Sounders at the Kingdome (42,091) – The largest attended match in Seattle-Minnesota history. This was a playoff game and the Sounders won 1-0 with the goal from Tommy Ord. Where is Tommy these days? It’s interesting to note that the playoffs started in August during the NASL years as opposed to October with MLS. It should also be noted that this was a two-leg series. The first game was three days earlier in Bloomington. The Sounders won 2-1 with Seattle goals by Tommy Ord and Dave Butler. Minnesota’s goal was by Stan Cummins – his only goal of the season!
For a bonus step back in time, you can see the 1977 home playoff Sounder game in its entirety, complete with solid play-by-play calling, enthusiastic fans, commercials, and the sound of jets flying over MSP.
1984, June 21st – Strikers vs the independent FC Seattle Storm at Seattle High School Memorial Stadium (6,000). The only Storm match against a Minnesota team. The Stikers won 3-0. Ray Hudson had a goal and assist on an Alan Willey goal, and Billy Crook added a penalty kick goal. Kudos to the independent Storm for putting together a “challenge” tournament hosting the Kicks, Whitecaps, and Cosmos at a high school pitch. Memorial Stadium was the first high school in the nation to have artificial turf. They love their fake grass in Seattle and hopefully some day they will go back to the real stuff.
1997, July 6th – Thunder vs Sounders at NSC in Blaine (1,165) – The first Thunder-Seattle game. The Thunder won 1-0 on a goal by Anoka-native Todd Dusosky. Todd is currently the Director of Player Development for Coon Rapids United.
1999, September 20th – Thunder vs Sounders at Renton Memorial Stadium (2,676) – The away temporary-stadium match. The stadium in Tukwila was under renovation so the Sounders had a temporary home at the Renton Memorial Stadium in Renton, WA. Gerard Lagos scored both goals for the Thunder 2-0 win.
2000, June 21st – Thunder vs Sounders at Macalester College (3,670) – The home temporary-stadium match. This was one of just a few Thunder games at Macalester College. Minnesota took it 3-1 with goals by John Coughlin (from St. Paul), the great Johnny Menyongar (where is he now?) & Paul Schneider (selling real estate in Long Island). Andrew Gregor scored for the Sounders. If anyone was at that game, it would be great to hear the recollection.
2001, August 20th – Thunder vs Sounders at Memorial Stadium (1,925) – A five-goal game. The Thunder put 5 goals in the net winning 5-2. Scoring were Johnny Menyongar, Gerard Lagos, Morgan Zeba, and Corey Woolfolk with two. Woolfolk is a full time soccer-related invester and co-owner of the Irish Dundalk FC club. The Seattle goals were from Sean Henderson and Kieran Barton; both are now coaching soccer in Washington.
2006, May 13th – Thunder vs Sounders at Qwest Field (8,966) – This was the highest attendance game of the Thunder-Sounder history. It was Seattle’s 2006 home opener ending in a 1-1 draw. For Minnesota, defender Michael Wilson (who had 7 appearances with the New Zealand National Team) scored. It was the only goal of his professional (and National Team) career. Seattle’s goal was scored by Cam Weaver, who ended up being the 2006 rookie-of-the-year.
2006, June 24th – Thunder vs Sounders at James Griffin Stadium (1,119) – This was the lowest attendance game of the the Thunder-Sounder history. The very next Thunder-Sounder meeting after the highest attendance game ended in a 2-2 draw. Cam Weaver scored both Seattle goals. Dustin Branan (from Lakeville) and Kiki Lara scored for the Thunder. Branan is the founder of Talisman & Co., local maker of sports caps and apparel (talimancaps.com). For Kiki Lara, it was the only goal of his professional career, and he’s now the soccer coach at Eastern Illinois University.
2008, August 10th – Thunder vs Sounders at NSC (3,818) – The last Thunder-Sounders game. Melvin Tarley had the first Thunder goal, and Ricardo Sánchez added two more in the Thunder’s 3-1 win. Jason Cascio scored the Seattle goal – the only Sounder goal of his career. Jason nowadays was last known to be selling real estate in Arizona.
2015, February 19th – Loons vs Sounders at Kino Veterans Memorial Stadium in Tucson, Arizona (unknown attendance) – This was the first Loons match against Seattle and ended 1-1. Sure, it was just an NASL vs MLS pre-season meeting, but Miguel Ibarra scored for the Loons, and Damion Lowe was on the pitch for Seattle.
2018, August 4th – Loons vs Sounders at TCF Stadium (24, 482) – My #1 heartbreaking Minnesota MLS-era loss to date. Darwin Quintero scored with a nice assist from Miguel Ibarra in the 19th minute. And the Loons dug deep as Seattle dominated the rest of the game with double the shots, double the corner kicks, double the possession, double the crosses. The Loons were clearing, tackling, blocking, and winning the duals. Then poor Miguel was called for a hand ball in the 90th minute and Nicolás Lodeiro sunk the PK in the 91st minute to tie…. Seattle was charged and in the 97th minute, late-sub Will Bruin scored for the Sounders’ victory. And the Man-of-the-Match: Alsvado “Ozzie” Alonso!
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2019.09.15 23:13 AlexB63 Best way to meet someone who wants to shag my sissy mouth and arse ...

Is Reddit a good place to make contact with a top who would like to fuck my brains out, or are there better places? I'm on Grindr, FetLife, Transdr, Qwest Swingers, My Ladyboy Date, Flickr and Huntmii but not plunged fully in yet ...
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2018.02.08 14:10 JasonRedux In Conversation with Quincy Jones

http://www.vulture.com/2018/02/quincy-jones-in-conversation.html?utm_campaign=nym&utm_source=fb&utm_medium=s1
In Conversation: Quincy Jones
In both music and manner, Quincy Jones has always registered — from afar, anyway — as smooth, sophisticated, and impeccably well-connected. (That’s what earning 28 Grammy awards and co-producing Michael Jackson’s biggest-selling albums will do.) But in person, the 84-year-old music-industry macher is far spikier and more complicated. “All I’ve ever done is tell the truth,” says Jones, seated on a couch in his palatial Bel Air home, and about to dish some outrageous gossip. “I’ve got nothing to be scared of, man.”
Currently in the midst of an extended victory lap ahead of his turning 85 in March — a Netflix documentary and a CBS special hosted by Oprah Winfrey are on the horizon — Jones, dressed in a loose sweater, dark slacks, and a jaunty scarf, talks like he has nothing to lose. He name-drops, he scolds, he praises, and he tells (and retells) stories about his very famous friends. Even when his words are harsh, he says them with an enveloping charm, frequently leaning over for fist bumps and to tap me on the knee. “The experiences I’ve had!” he says, shaking his head in wonder. “You almost can’t believe it.”
You worked with Michael Jackson more than anyone he wasn’t related to. What’s something people don’t understand about him? I hate to get into this publicly, but Michael stole a lot of stuff. He stole a lot of songs. [Donna Summer’s] “State of Independence” and “Billie Jean.” The notes don’t lie, man. He was as Machiavellian as they come.
How so? Greedy, man. Greedy. “Don’t Stop ’Til You Get Enough” — Greg Phillinganes wrote the c section. Michael should’ve given him 10 percent of the song. Wouldn’t do it.
What about outside of music? What’s misunderstood about Michael? I used to kill him about the plastic surgery, man. He’d always justify it and say it was because of some disease he had. Bullshit.
How much were his problems wrapped up with fame? You mean with the way he looked? He had a problem with his looks because his father told him he was ugly and abused him. What do you expect?
It’s such a strange juxtaposition — how Michael’s music was so joyous, but his life just seems sadder and more odd as time goes by. Yes, but at the end Michael’s problem was Propofol, and that problem affects everyone — doesn’t matter if you’re famous. Big Pharma making OxyContin and all that shit is a serious thing. I was around the White House for eight years with the Clintons, and I’d learn about how much influence Big Pharma has. It’s no joke. What’s your sign, man?
Pisces. Me too. It’s a great sign.
You just mentioned the Clintons, who are friends of yours. Why is there still such visceral dislike of them? What are other people not seeing in Hillary, for example, that you see? It’s because there’s a side of her — when you keep secrets, they backfire.
Like what secrets? This is something else I shouldn’t be talking about.
You sure seem to know a lot. I know too much, man.
What’s something you wish you didn’t know? Who killed Kennedy.
Who did it? [Chicago mobster Sam] Giancana. The connection was there between Sinatra and the Mafia and Kennedy. Joe Kennedy — he was a bad man — he came to Frank to have him talk to Giancana about getting votes.
I’ve heard this theory before, that the mob helped win Illinois for Kennedy in 1960. We shouldn’t talk about this publicly. Where you from?
Toronto. I was at the Massey Hall show.
Really? The Charlie Parker concert with Mingus and those guys? Yeah, man. I saw the contract after. The whole band made $1,100. I’ll never forget that. At the time it was just another gig. It wasn’t historical. Like with Woodstock, Tito Puente told me he wanted to go out to that gig. Those festivals ain’t my thing. Elon Musk keeps trying to get me to go to Burning Man. No thank you. But who knew what Woodstock would turn out to be? Jimi Hendrix was out there fucking up the national anthem.
Wasn’t Hendrix supposed to play on Gula Matari? He was supposed to play on my album and he chickened out. He was nervous to play with Toots Thielemans, Herbie Hancock, Hubert Laws, Roland Kirk — those are some scary motherfuckers. Toots was one of the greatest soloists that ever fucking lived. The cats on my records were the baddest cats in the world and Hendrix didn’t want to play with them.
What’d you think when you first heard rock music? Rock ain’t nothing but a white version of rhythm and blues, motherfucker. You know, I met Paul McCartney when he was 21.
What were your first impressions of the Beatles? That they were the worst musicians in the world. They were no-playing motherfuckers. Paul was the worst bass player I ever heard. And Ringo? Don’t even talk about it. I remember once we were in the studio with George Martin, and Ringo had taken three hours for a four-bar thing he was trying to fix on a song. He couldn’t get it. We said, “Mate, why don’t you get some lager and lime, some shepherd’s pie, and take an hour-and-a-half and relax a little bit.” So he did, and we called Ronnie Verrell, a jazz drummer. Ronnie came in for 15 minutes and tore it up. Ringo comes back and says, “George, can you play it back for me one more time?” So George did, and Ringo says, “That didn’t sound so bad.” And I said, “Yeah, motherfucker because it ain’t you.” Great guy, though.
Were there any rock musicians you thought were good? I used to like Clapton’s band. What were they called?
Cream. Yeah, they could play. But you know who sings and plays just like Hendrix?
Who? Paul Allen.
Stop it. The Microsoft guy? Yeah, man. I went on a trip on his yacht, and he had David Crosby, Joe Walsh, Sean Lennon — all those crazy motherfuckers. Then on the last two days, Stevie Wonder came on with his band and made Paul come up and play with him — he’s good, man.
You hang out in these elite social circles and doing good has always been important to you, but are you seeing as much concern for the poor as you’d like from the ultrarich? No. The rich aren’t doing enough. They don’t fucking care. I came from the street, and I care about these kids who don’t have enough because I feel I’m one of ’em. These other people don’t know what it feels like to be poor, so they don’t care.
Are we in a better place as a country than we were when you started doing humanitarian work 50 years ago? No. We’re the worst we’ve ever been, but that’s why we’re seeing people try and fix it. Feminism: Women are saying they’re not going to take it anymore. Racism: People are fighting it. God is pushing the bad in our face to make people fight back.
We’ve obviously been learning more lately about just how corrosive the entertainment industry can be for women. As someone who’s worked in that business at the highest levels for so many years, do all the recent revelations come as a surprise? No, man. Women had to put up with fucked-up shit. Women and brothers — we’re both dealing with the glass ceiling.
But what about the alleged behavior of a friend of yours like Bill Cosby? Is it hard to square what he’s been accused of with the person you know? It was all of them. Brett Ratner. [Harvey] Weinstein. Weinstein — he’s a jive motherfucker. Wouldn’t return my five calls. A bully.
What about Cosby, though? What about it?
Were the allegations a surprise to you? We can’t talk about this in public, man.
I’m sorry to jump around — Be a Pisces. Jam.
If you could snap your fingers and fix one problem in the country, what would it be? Racism. I’ve been watching it a long time — the ’30s to now. We’ve come a long way but we’ve got a long way to go. The South has always been fucked up, but you know where you stand. The racism in the North is disguised. You never know where you stand. That’s why what’s happening now is good, because people are saying they are racists who didn’t used to say it. Now we know.
What’s stirred everything up? Is it all about Trumpism? It’s Trump and uneducated rednecks. Trump is just telling them what they want to hear. I used to hang out with him. He’s a crazy motherfucker. Limited mentally — a megalomaniac, narcissistic. I can’t stand him. I used to date Ivanka, you know.
Wait, really? Yes, sir. Twelve years ago. Tommy Hilfiger, who was working with my daughter Kidada, said, “Ivanka wants to have dinner with you.” I said, “No problem. She’s a fine motherfucker.” She had the most beautiful legs I ever saw in my life. Wrong father, though.
Would your friend Oprah be a good president? I don’t think she should run. She doesn’t have the chops for it. If you haven’t been governor of a state or the CEO of a company or a military general, you don’t know how to lead people.
She is the CEO of a company. A symphony conductor knows more about how to lead than most businesspeople — more than Trump does. He doesn’t know shit. Someone who knows about real leadership wouldn’t have as many people against him as he does. He’s a fucking idiot.
Is Hollywood as bad with race as the rest of the country? I know that when you started scoring films, you’d hear producers say things like they didn’t want a “bluesy” score, which was clearly code-speak. Are you still encountering that kind of racism? It’s still fucked up. 1964, when I was in Vegas, there were places I wasn’t supposed to go because I was black, but Frank [Sinatra] fixed that for me. It takes individual efforts like that to change things. It takes white people to say to other white people, “Do you really want to live as a racist? Is that really what you believe?” But every place is different. When I go to Dublin, Bono makes me stay at his castle because Ireland is so racist. Bono’s my brother, man. He named his son after me.
Is U2 still making good music? [Shakes head.]
Why not? I don’t know. I love Bono with all my heart, but there’s too much pressure on the band. He’s doing good work all over the world. Working with him and Bob Geldof on debt relief was one of the greatest things I ever did. It’s up there with “We Are the World.”
There’s a small anecdote in your memoir about how the rock musicians who’d been asked to sing on “We Are the World” were griping about the song. Is there more to that story? It wasn’t the rockers. It was Cyndi Lauper. She had a manager come over to me and say, “The rockers don’t like the song.” I know how that shit works. We went to see Springsteen, Hall & Oates, Billy Joel, and all those cats and they said, “We love the song.” So I said [to Lauper], “Okay, you can just get your shit over with and leave.” And she was fucking up every take because her necklace or bracelet was rattling in the microphone. It was just her that had a problem.
What’s something you’ve worked on that should’ve been bigger? What the fuck are you talking about? I’ve never had that problem. They were all big.
How about a musician who deserved more acclaim? Come on, man. The Brothers Johnson. James Ingram. Tevin Campbell. Every one of them went straight through the roof.
From a strictly musical perspective, what have you done that you’re most proud of? That anything I can feel, I can notate musically. Not many people can do that. I can make a band play like a singer sings. That’s what arranging is, and it’s a great gift. I wouldn’t trade it for shit.
A few years back there was a quote you supposedly gave — I couldn’t find the source of it, so maybe it’s apocryphal — where you dismissed rap as being a bunch of four-bar loops. Is that an opinion you stand by? That’s true about rap, that it’s the same phrase over and over and over again. The ear has to have the melody groomed for it; you have to keep the ear candy going because the mind turns off when the music doesn’t change. Music is strange that way. You’ve got to keep the ear busy.
Is there an example from the work you did, maybe with Michael, which illustrates what you’re talking about? Yeah, the best example of me trying to feed the musical principles of the past — I’m talking about bebop — is “Baby Be Mine.” [Hums the song’s melody.] That’s Coltrane done in a pop song. Getting the young kids to hear bebop is what I’m talking about. Jazz is at the top of the hierarchy of music because the musicians learned everything they could about music. Every time I used to see Coltrane he’d have Nicolas Slonimsky’s book.
Yeah, he was famously obsessed with the Thesaurus of Scales and Melodic Patterns. That’s the one you’re talking about, right? That’s right. You’re bringing up all the good subjects now! Everything that Coltrane ever played was in that thesaurus. In fact, right near the front of that book, there’s a 12-tone example — it’s “Giant Steps.” Everyone thinks Coltrane wrote that, he didn’t. It’s Slonimsky. That book started all the jazz guys improvising in 12-tone. Coltrane carried that book around till the pages fell off.
When Coltrane started to go far out with the music — “Giant Steps.”
Even further out, though, like on Ascension — You can’t get further out than 12-tone, and “Giant Steps” is 12-tone.
But when he was playing atonally — No, no, no. Even that was heavily influenced by Alban Berg — that’s as far out as you can get.
Do you hear the spirit of jazz in pop today? No. People gave it up to chase money. When you go after Cîroc vodka and Phat Farm and all that shit, God walks out of the room. I have never in my life made music for money or fame. Not even Thriller. No way. God walks out of the room when you’re thinking about money. You could spend a million dollars on a piano part and it won’t make you a million dollars back. That’s just not how it works.
Is there innovation happening in modern pop music? Hell no. It’s just loops, beats, rhymes and hooks. What is there for me to learn from that? There ain’t no fucking songs. The song is the power; the singer is the messenger. The greatest singer in the world cannot save a bad song. I learned that 50 years ago, and it’s the single greatest lesson I ever learned as a producer. If you don’t have a great song, it doesn’t matter what else you put around it.
What was your greatest musical innovation? Everything I’ve done.
Everything you’ve done was innovative? Everything was something to be proud of — absolutely. It’s been an amazing contrast of genres. Since I was very young, I’ve played all kinds of music: bar mitzvah music, Sousa marches, strip-club music, jazz, pop. Everything. I didn’t have to learn a thing to do Michael Jackson.
What would account for the songs being less good than they used to be? The mentality of the people making the music. Producers now are ignoring all the musical principles of the previous generations. It’s a joke. That’s not the way it works: You’re supposed to use everything from the past. If you know where you come from, it’s easier to get where you’re going. You need to understand music to touch people and become the soundtrack to their lives. Can I tell you one of the greatest moments in my life?
Of course. It was the first time they celebrated Dr. King’s birthday in Washington, D.C., and Stevie Wonder was in charge and asked me to be musical director. After the performance, we went to a reception, and three ladies came over: The older lady had Sinatra at the Sands, I arranged that; her daughter had my album The Dude; and then that lady’s daughter had Thriller. Three generations of women said those were their favorite records. That touched me so much.
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I’m trying to isolate what you specifically believe the problem with modern pop is. It’s the lack of formal musical knowledge on the part of the musicians? Yes! And they don’t even care they don’t have it.
Well, who’s doing good work? Bruno Mars. Chance the Rapper. Kendrick Lamar. I like where Kendrick’s mind is. He’s grounded. Chance, too. And the Ed Sheeran record is great. Sam Smith — he’s so open about being gay. I love it. Mark Ronson is someone who knows how to produce.
Putting aside the quality of contemporary songs, are there any technical or sonic production techniques that feel fresh? No. There ain’t nothing new. The producers are lazy and greedy.
How does that laziness manifest itself? Listen to the music — these guys don’t know what they’re doing. You’ve got to respect the gift God gave you by learning your craft.
Are you as down on the state of film scoring as you are on pop? It’s not good. Everybody’s lazy. Alexandre Desplat — he’s good. He’s my brother. He was influenced by my scores.
Again, when you say film composers are lazy, what does that mean, exactly, in this context? It means they’re not going back and listening to what Bernard Herrmann did.
Do you see a future for the music business? There isn’t a music business anymore! If these people had paid attention to Shawn Fanning 20 years ago, we wouldn’t be in this mess. But the music business is still too full of these old-school bean counters. You can’t be like that. You can’t be one of these back-in-my-day people.
You’re talking about business not music, but, and I mean this respectfully, don’t some of your thoughts about music fall under the category of “back in my day”? Musical principles exist, man. Musicians today can’t go all the way with the music because they haven’t done their homework with the left brain. Music is emotion and science. You don’t have to practice emotion because that comes naturally. Technique is different. If you can’t get your finger between three and four and seven and eight on a piano, you can’t play. You can only get so far without technique. People limit themselves musically, man. Do these musicians know tango? Macumba? Yoruba music? Samba? Bossa nova? Salsa? Cha-cha?
Maybe not the cha-cha. [Marlon] Brando used to go cha-cha dancing with us. He could dance his ass off. He was the most charming motherfucker you ever met. He’d fuck anything. Anything! He’d fuck a mailbox. James Baldwin. Richard Pryor. Marvin Gaye.
He slept with them? How do you know that? [Frowns.] Come on, man. He did not give a fuck! You like Brazilian music?
Yeah, but I don’t know much beyond Jorge Ben and Gilberto Gil. Gilberto Gil and Caetano Veloso are the kings! You know, I visit the favelas every year. Those motherfuckers have a hard life. They’re tough, though. You think our shit in America’s bad? It’s worse there.
I read that as a young man you used to carry around a .32. Yeah.
Did you ever fire it? Yeah.
At what? [Grins.] Just practicin’.
Okay, let me ask you a left-field question. In your memoir, there’s a section where you talk about — Being a dog?
That’s not what I was thinking of, but yeah, that’s in there. I was thinking of a section where you describe having a nervous breakdown not long after Thriller. You talk so often about your ups — I’m wondering if maybe you can talk about one of your downs. What happened was that I was a producer on The Color Purple. Spielberg and me are still great friends, man. He’s a great fucking guy. I loved working with him.
Yep, but what happened on The Color Purple that caused your breakdown? What happened was that I was a producer on that movie and everybody went on vacation after we finished filming — everybody except me. I had to stay home and write an hour and 55 minutes of music for the movie. I was so fucking tired from doing that, I couldn’t see. I put too much on my plate and it took its toll. You learn from your mistakes and I learned I couldn’t do that again.
What’s the last mistake you learned from? My last record [2010’s Q: Soul Bossa Nostra]. I was not in favor of doing it, but the rappers wanted to record something as a tribute to me, where they’d do versions of songs that I’d done over my career. I said to them, “Look, you got to make the music better than we did on the originals.” That didn’t happen. T-Pain, man, he didn’t pay attention to the details.
What’s something positive you’ve been feeling about music lately? Understanding where it comes from. It’s fascinating. I was on a trip with Paul Allen a few years ago, and I went to the bathroom and there were maps on the wall of how the Earth looked a million-and-a-half years ago. Off the coast of South Africa, where Durban is, was the coast of China. The people had to be mixing, and you hear it in the music — in the drums from both places. There are African qualities to Chinese music, Japanese music, too, with the Kodo drumming. It all comes from Africa. It’s a heavy thing to think about.
You’re about to turn 85. Are you afraid of the end? No.
What do you think happens when you pass? You’re just gone.
Are you religious? No, man. I know too much about it. I knew Romano Mussolini, the jazz piano player, the son of Benito Mussolini. We used to jam all night. And he’d tell me about where the Catholics were coming from. The Catholics have a religion based on fear, smoke, and murder. And the biggest gimmick in the world is confession: “You tell me what you did wrong and it’ll be okay.” Come on. And almost everywhere you go in the world, the biggest structures are the Catholic churches. It’s money, man. It’s fucked up.
On the subject of money, I have a crass question. You spent the first half of your career working in jazz, which isn’t especially lucrative. When did you start to make serious money? When I started producing after Lesley Gore. I was the first black vice-president at a record label [Mercury], which was great — except that meant they didn’t pay me for producing her. You know how they do; you know your country. But after that, in the ’70s, when I started producing for other artists, and then with Michael of course, that made me a lot of money. And big money came from TV producing — The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, that was huge for me. Mad TV was on for 14 years. That syndication money is great, man.
How much did your upbringing — the difficulties with your mother and growing up in real poverty — affect how you perceive success? Of course it affected it. I appreciate the shit I have because I know what it’s like to have nothing.
What about having a fractured family? How did that change you? Same as with money, man. I appreciate what I got.
How often do you think about your mother? All the time. She died in a mental home. Brilliant lady, but she never got the help she needed. Her dementia praecox could’ve been cured with vitamin B, but she couldn’t get it because she was black.
When you think about her now, what comes to mind? That I wish I could’ve been closer to her. What happened to her — for kids, that’s a bitch.
What’s the most ambitious thing you have left to do? Qwest TV. Everybody is excited about it. It’s going to be a musical Netflix. It’s the best music from every genre around the world. So if kids want to hear something great, it’ll be right there for them. I can’t believe I still get to be involved in things like this. I stopped drinking two years ago and I feel like I’m 19 years old. I’ve never been so creative. I can’t tell you, man — what a life!
This interview has been edited and condensed from two conversations.
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2018.02.08 13:49 JasonRedux In Conversation with Quincy Jones

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In Conversation: Quincy Jones
In both music and manner, Quincy Jones has always registered — from afar, anyway — as smooth, sophisticated, and impeccably well-connected. (That’s what earning 28 Grammy awards and co-producing Michael Jackson’s biggest-selling albums will do.) But in person, the 84-year-old music-industry macher is far spikier and more complicated. “All I’ve ever done is tell the truth,” says Jones, seated on a couch in his palatial Bel Air home, and about to dish some outrageous gossip. “I’ve got nothing to be scared of, man.”
Currently in the midst of an extended victory lap ahead of his turning 85 in March — a Netflix documentary and a CBS special hosted by Oprah Winfrey are on the horizon — Jones, dressed in a loose sweater, dark slacks, and a jaunty scarf, talks like he has nothing to lose. He name-drops, he scolds, he praises, and he tells (and retells) stories about his very famous friends. Even when his words are harsh, he says them with an enveloping charm, frequently leaning over for fist bumps and to tap me on the knee. “The experiences I’ve had!” he says, shaking his head in wonder. “You almost can’t believe it.”
You worked with Michael Jackson more than anyone he wasn’t related to. What’s something people don’t understand about him? I hate to get into this publicly, but Michael stole a lot of stuff. He stole a lot of songs. [Donna Summer’s] “State of Independence” and “Billie Jean.” The notes don’t lie, man. He was as Machiavellian as they come.
How so? Greedy, man. Greedy. “Don’t Stop ’Til You Get Enough” — Greg Phillinganes wrote the c section. Michael should’ve given him 10 percent of the song. Wouldn’t do it.
What about outside of music? What’s misunderstood about Michael? I used to kill him about the plastic surgery, man. He’d always justify it and say it was because of some disease he had. Bullshit.
How much were his problems wrapped up with fame? You mean with the way he looked? He had a problem with his looks because his father told him he was ugly and abused him. What do you expect?
It’s such a strange juxtaposition — how Michael’s music was so joyous, but his life just seems sadder and more odd as time goes by. Yes, but at the end Michael’s problem was Propofol, and that problem affects everyone — doesn’t matter if you’re famous. Big Pharma making OxyContin and all that shit is a serious thing. I was around the White House for eight years with the Clintons, and I’d learn about how much influence Big Pharma has. It’s no joke. What’s your sign, man?
Pisces. Me too. It’s a great sign.
You just mentioned the Clintons, who are friends of yours. Why is there still such visceral dislike of them? What are other people not seeing in Hillary, for example, that you see? It’s because there’s a side of her — when you keep secrets, they backfire.
Like what secrets? This is something else I shouldn’t be talking about.
You sure seem to know a lot. I know too much, man.
What’s something you wish you didn’t know? Who killed Kennedy.
Who did it? [Chicago mobster Sam] Giancana. The connection was there between Sinatra and the Mafia and Kennedy. Joe Kennedy — he was a bad man — he came to Frank to have him talk to Giancana about getting votes.
I’ve heard this theory before, that the mob helped win Illinois for Kennedy in 1960. We shouldn’t talk about this publicly. Where you from?
Toronto. I was at the Massey Hall show.
Really? The Charlie Parker concert with Mingus and those guys? Yeah, man. I saw the contract after. The whole band made $1,100. I’ll never forget that. At the time it was just another gig. It wasn’t historical. Like with Woodstock, Tito Puente told me he wanted to go out to that gig. Those festivals ain’t my thing. Elon Musk keeps trying to get me to go to Burning Man. No thank you. But who knew what Woodstock would turn out to be? Jimi Hendrix was out there fucking up the national anthem.
Wasn’t Hendrix supposed to play on Gula Matari? He was supposed to play on my album and he chickened out. He was nervous to play with Toots Thielemans, Herbie Hancock, Hubert Laws, Roland Kirk — those are some scary motherfuckers. Toots was one of the greatest soloists that ever fucking lived. The cats on my records were the baddest cats in the world and Hendrix didn’t want to play with them.
What’d you think when you first heard rock music? Rock ain’t nothing but a white version of rhythm and blues, motherfucker. You know, I met Paul McCartney when he was 21.
What were your first impressions of the Beatles? That they were the worst musicians in the world. They were no-playing motherfuckers. Paul was the worst bass player I ever heard. And Ringo? Don’t even talk about it. I remember once we were in the studio with George Martin, and Ringo had taken three hours for a four-bar thing he was trying to fix on a song. He couldn’t get it. We said, “Mate, why don’t you get some lager and lime, some shepherd’s pie, and take an hour-and-a-half and relax a little bit.” So he did, and we called Ronnie Verrell, a jazz drummer. Ronnie came in for 15 minutes and tore it up. Ringo comes back and says, “George, can you play it back for me one more time?” So George did, and Ringo says, “That didn’t sound so bad.” And I said, “Yeah, motherfucker because it ain’t you.” Great guy, though.
Were there any rock musicians you thought were good? I used to like Clapton’s band. What were they called?
Cream. Yeah, they could play. But you know who sings and plays just like Hendrix?
Who? Paul Allen.
Stop it. The Microsoft guy? Yeah, man. I went on a trip on his yacht, and he had David Crosby, Joe Walsh, Sean Lennon — all those crazy motherfuckers. Then on the last two days, Stevie Wonder came on with his band and made Paul come up and play with him — he’s good, man.
You hang out in these elite social circles and doing good has always been important to you, but are you seeing as much concern for the poor as you’d like from the ultrarich? No. The rich aren’t doing enough. They don’t fucking care. I came from the street, and I care about these kids who don’t have enough because I feel I’m one of ’em. These other people don’t know what it feels like to be poor, so they don’t care.
Are we in a better place as a country than we were when you started doing humanitarian work 50 years ago? No. We’re the worst we’ve ever been, but that’s why we’re seeing people try and fix it. Feminism: Women are saying they’re not going to take it anymore. Racism: People are fighting it. God is pushing the bad in our face to make people fight back.
We’ve obviously been learning more lately about just how corrosive the entertainment industry can be for women. As someone who’s worked in that business at the highest levels for so many years, do all the recent revelations come as a surprise? No, man. Women had to put up with fucked-up shit. Women and brothers — we’re both dealing with the glass ceiling.
But what about the alleged behavior of a friend of yours like Bill Cosby? Is it hard to square what he’s been accused of with the person you know? It was all of them. Brett Ratner. [Harvey] Weinstein. Weinstein — he’s a jive motherfucker. Wouldn’t return my five calls. A bully.
What about Cosby, though? What about it?
Were the allegations a surprise to you? We can’t talk about this in public, man.
I’m sorry to jump around — Be a Pisces. Jam.
If you could snap your fingers and fix one problem in the country, what would it be? Racism. I’ve been watching it a long time — the ’30s to now. We’ve come a long way but we’ve got a long way to go. The South has always been fucked up, but you know where you stand. The racism in the North is disguised. You never know where you stand. That’s why what’s happening now is good, because people are saying they are racists who didn’t used to say it. Now we know.
What’s stirred everything up? Is it all about Trumpism? It’s Trump and uneducated rednecks. Trump is just telling them what they want to hear. I used to hang out with him. He’s a crazy motherfucker. Limited mentally — a megalomaniac, narcissistic. I can’t stand him. I used to date Ivanka, you know.
Wait, really? Yes, sir. Twelve years ago. Tommy Hilfiger, who was working with my daughter Kidada, said, “Ivanka wants to have dinner with you.” I said, “No problem. She’s a fine motherfucker.” She had the most beautiful legs I ever saw in my life. Wrong father, though.
Would your friend Oprah be a good president? I don’t think she should run. She doesn’t have the chops for it. If you haven’t been governor of a state or the CEO of a company or a military general, you don’t know how to lead people.
She is the CEO of a company. A symphony conductor knows more about how to lead than most businesspeople — more than Trump does. He doesn’t know shit. Someone who knows about real leadership wouldn’t have as many people against him as he does. He’s a fucking idiot.
Is Hollywood as bad with race as the rest of the country? I know that when you started scoring films, you’d hear producers say things like they didn’t want a “bluesy” score, which was clearly code-speak. Are you still encountering that kind of racism? It’s still fucked up. 1964, when I was in Vegas, there were places I wasn’t supposed to go because I was black, but Frank [Sinatra] fixed that for me. It takes individual efforts like that to change things. It takes white people to say to other white people, “Do you really want to live as a racist? Is that really what you believe?” But every place is different. When I go to Dublin, Bono makes me stay at his castle because Ireland is so racist. Bono’s my brother, man. He named his son after me.
Is U2 still making good music? [Shakes head.]
Why not? I don’t know. I love Bono with all my heart, but there’s too much pressure on the band. He’s doing good work all over the world. Working with him and Bob Geldof on debt relief was one of the greatest things I ever did. It’s up there with “We Are the World.”
There’s a small anecdote in your memoir about how the rock musicians who’d been asked to sing on “We Are the World” were griping about the song. Is there more to that story? It wasn’t the rockers. It was Cyndi Lauper. She had a manager come over to me and say, “The rockers don’t like the song.” I know how that shit works. We went to see Springsteen, Hall & Oates, Billy Joel, and all those cats and they said, “We love the song.” So I said [to Lauper], “Okay, you can just get your shit over with and leave.” And she was fucking up every take because her necklace or bracelet was rattling in the microphone. It was just her that had a problem.
What’s something you’ve worked on that should’ve been bigger? What the fuck are you talking about? I’ve never had that problem. They were all big.
How about a musician who deserved more acclaim? Come on, man. The Brothers Johnson. James Ingram. Tevin Campbell. Every one of them went straight through the roof.
From a strictly musical perspective, what have you done that you’re most proud of? That anything I can feel, I can notate musically. Not many people can do that. I can make a band play like a singer sings. That’s what arranging is, and it’s a great gift. I wouldn’t trade it for shit.
A few years back there was a quote you supposedly gave — I couldn’t find the source of it, so maybe it’s apocryphal — where you dismissed rap as being a bunch of four-bar loops. Is that an opinion you stand by? That’s true about rap, that it’s the same phrase over and over and over again. The ear has to have the melody groomed for it; you have to keep the ear candy going because the mind turns off when the music doesn’t change. Music is strange that way. You’ve got to keep the ear busy.
Is there an example from the work you did, maybe with Michael, which illustrates what you’re talking about? Yeah, the best example of me trying to feed the musical principles of the past — I’m talking about bebop — is “Baby Be Mine.” [Hums the song’s melody.] That’s Coltrane done in a pop song. Getting the young kids to hear bebop is what I’m talking about. Jazz is at the top of the hierarchy of music because the musicians learned everything they could about music. Every time I used to see Coltrane he’d have Nicolas Slonimsky’s book.
Yeah, he was famously obsessed with the Thesaurus of Scales and Melodic Patterns. That’s the one you’re talking about, right? That’s right. You’re bringing up all the good subjects now! Everything that Coltrane ever played was in that thesaurus. In fact, right near the front of that book, there’s a 12-tone example — it’s “Giant Steps.” Everyone thinks Coltrane wrote that, he didn’t. It’s Slonimsky. That book started all the jazz guys improvising in 12-tone. Coltrane carried that book around till the pages fell off.
When Coltrane started to go far out with the music — “Giant Steps.”
Even further out, though, like on Ascension — You can’t get further out than 12-tone, and “Giant Steps” is 12-tone.
But when he was playing atonally — No, no, no. Even that was heavily influenced by Alban Berg — that’s as far out as you can get.
Do you hear the spirit of jazz in pop today? No. People gave it up to chase money. When you go after Cîroc vodka and Phat Farm and all that shit, God walks out of the room. I have never in my life made music for money or fame. Not even Thriller. No way. God walks out of the room when you’re thinking about money. You could spend a million dollars on a piano part and it won’t make you a million dollars back. That’s just not how it works.
Is there innovation happening in modern pop music? Hell no. It’s just loops, beats, rhymes and hooks. What is there for me to learn from that? There ain’t no fucking songs. The song is the power; the singer is the messenger. The greatest singer in the world cannot save a bad song. I learned that 50 years ago, and it’s the single greatest lesson I ever learned as a producer. If you don’t have a great song, it doesn’t matter what else you put around it.
What was your greatest musical innovation? Everything I’ve done.
Everything you’ve done was innovative? Everything was something to be proud of — absolutely. It’s been an amazing contrast of genres. Since I was very young, I’ve played all kinds of music: bar mitzvah music, Sousa marches, strip-club music, jazz, pop. Everything. I didn’t have to learn a thing to do Michael Jackson.
What would account for the songs being less good than they used to be? The mentality of the people making the music. Producers now are ignoring all the musical principles of the previous generations. It’s a joke. That’s not the way it works: You’re supposed to use everything from the past. If you know where you come from, it’s easier to get where you’re going. You need to understand music to touch people and become the soundtrack to their lives. Can I tell you one of the greatest moments in my life?
Of course. It was the first time they celebrated Dr. King’s birthday in Washington, D.C., and Stevie Wonder was in charge and asked me to be musical director. After the performance, we went to a reception, and three ladies came over: The older lady had Sinatra at the Sands, I arranged that; her daughter had my album The Dude; and then that lady’s daughter had Thriller. Three generations of women said those were their favorite records. That touched me so much.
How Stevie Wonder Helped Make MLK Day A National Holiday
I’m trying to isolate what you specifically believe the problem with modern pop is. It’s the lack of formal musical knowledge on the part of the musicians? Yes! And they don’t even care they don’t have it.
Well, who’s doing good work? Bruno Mars. Chance the Rapper. Kendrick Lamar. I like where Kendrick’s mind is. He’s grounded. Chance, too. And the Ed Sheeran record is great. Sam Smith — he’s so open about being gay. I love it. Mark Ronson is someone who knows how to produce.
Putting aside the quality of contemporary songs, are there any technical or sonic production techniques that feel fresh? No. There ain’t nothing new. The producers are lazy and greedy.
How does that laziness manifest itself? Listen to the music — these guys don’t know what they’re doing. You’ve got to respect the gift God gave you by learning your craft.
Are you as down on the state of film scoring as you are on pop? It’s not good. Everybody’s lazy. Alexandre Desplat — he’s good. He’s my brother. He was influenced by my scores.
Again, when you say film composers are lazy, what does that mean, exactly, in this context? It means they’re not going back and listening to what Bernard Herrmann did.
Do you see a future for the music business? There isn’t a music business anymore! If these people had paid attention to Shawn Fanning 20 years ago, we wouldn’t be in this mess. But the music business is still too full of these old-school bean counters. You can’t be like that. You can’t be one of these back-in-my-day people.
You’re talking about business not music, but, and I mean this respectfully, don’t some of your thoughts about music fall under the category of “back in my day”? Musical principles exist, man. Musicians today can’t go all the way with the music because they haven’t done their homework with the left brain. Music is emotion and science. You don’t have to practice emotion because that comes naturally. Technique is different. If you can’t get your finger between three and four and seven and eight on a piano, you can’t play. You can only get so far without technique. People limit themselves musically, man. Do these musicians know tango? Macumba? Yoruba music? Samba? Bossa nova? Salsa? Cha-cha?
Maybe not the cha-cha. [Marlon] Brando used to go cha-cha dancing with us. He could dance his ass off. He was the most charming motherfucker you ever met. He’d fuck anything. Anything! He’d fuck a mailbox. James Baldwin. Richard Pryor. Marvin Gaye.
He slept with them? How do you know that? [Frowns.] Come on, man. He did not give a fuck! You like Brazilian music?
Yeah, but I don’t know much beyond Jorge Ben and Gilberto Gil. Gilberto Gil and Caetano Veloso are the kings! You know, I visit the favelas every year. Those motherfuckers have a hard life. They’re tough, though. You think our shit in America’s bad? It’s worse there.
I read that as a young man you used to carry around a .32. Yeah.
Did you ever fire it? Yeah.
At what? [Grins.] Just practicin’.
Okay, let me ask you a left-field question. In your memoir, there’s a section where you talk about — Being a dog?
That’s not what I was thinking of, but yeah, that’s in there. I was thinking of a section where you describe having a nervous breakdown not long after Thriller. You talk so often about your ups — I’m wondering if maybe you can talk about one of your downs. What happened was that I was a producer on The Color Purple. Spielberg and me are still great friends, man. He’s a great fucking guy. I loved working with him.
Yep, but what happened on The Color Purple that caused your breakdown? What happened was that I was a producer on that movie and everybody went on vacation after we finished filming — everybody except me. I had to stay home and write an hour and 55 minutes of music for the movie. I was so fucking tired from doing that, I couldn’t see. I put too much on my plate and it took its toll. You learn from your mistakes and I learned I couldn’t do that again.
What’s the last mistake you learned from? My last record [2010’s Q: Soul Bossa Nostra]. I was not in favor of doing it, but the rappers wanted to record something as a tribute to me, where they’d do versions of songs that I’d done over my career. I said to them, “Look, you got to make the music better than we did on the originals.” That didn’t happen. T-Pain, man, he didn’t pay attention to the details.
What’s something positive you’ve been feeling about music lately? Understanding where it comes from. It’s fascinating. I was on a trip with Paul Allen a few years ago, and I went to the bathroom and there were maps on the wall of how the Earth looked a million-and-a-half years ago. Off the coast of South Africa, where Durban is, was the coast of China. The people had to be mixing, and you hear it in the music — in the drums from both places. There are African qualities to Chinese music, Japanese music, too, with the Kodo drumming. It all comes from Africa. It’s a heavy thing to think about.
You’re about to turn 85. Are you afraid of the end? No.
What do you think happens when you pass? You’re just gone.
Are you religious? No, man. I know too much about it. I knew Romano Mussolini, the jazz piano player, the son of Benito Mussolini. We used to jam all night. And he’d tell me about where the Catholics were coming from. The Catholics have a religion based on fear, smoke, and murder. And the biggest gimmick in the world is confession: “You tell me what you did wrong and it’ll be okay.” Come on. And almost everywhere you go in the world, the biggest structures are the Catholic churches. It’s money, man. It’s fucked up.
On the subject of money, I have a crass question. You spent the first half of your career working in jazz, which isn’t especially lucrative. When did you start to make serious money? When I started producing after Lesley Gore. I was the first black vice-president at a record label [Mercury], which was great — except that meant they didn’t pay me for producing her. You know how they do; you know your country. But after that, in the ’70s, when I started producing for other artists, and then with Michael of course, that made me a lot of money. And big money came from TV producing — The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, that was huge for me. Mad TV was on for 14 years. That syndication money is great, man.
How much did your upbringing — the difficulties with your mother and growing up in real poverty — affect how you perceive success? Of course it affected it. I appreciate the shit I have because I know what it’s like to have nothing.
What about having a fractured family? How did that change you? Same as with money, man. I appreciate what I got.
How often do you think about your mother? All the time. She died in a mental home. Brilliant lady, but she never got the help she needed. Her dementia praecox could’ve been cured with vitamin B, but she couldn’t get it because she was black.
When you think about her now, what comes to mind? That I wish I could’ve been closer to her. What happened to her — for kids, that’s a bitch.
What’s the most ambitious thing you have left to do? Qwest TV. Everybody is excited about it. It’s going to be a musical Netflix. It’s the best music from every genre around the world. So if kids want to hear something great, it’ll be right there for them. I can’t believe I still get to be involved in things like this. I stopped drinking two years ago and I feel like I’m 19 years old. I’ve never been so creative. I can’t tell you, man — what a life!
This interview has been edited and condensed from two conversations.
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2017.08.11 01:58 sadscapes [For Sale] Rare & uncommon / Madonna / Funkadelic / Michael Jackson / things without Discogs listings

Been in the process of listing some of my rarer inventory on Discogs and these are all records that either don't have listings or I just didn't want to sell them there. These are all higher ticket fairly rare and uncommon items. All offers considered within reason. Shipping anywhere in the US is $5 for media mail, or $10 for priority 2 day (recommended for high value items in this weather!). International, excluding Canada, is $22 for one record. I can never remember what it costs to send one LP to Canada, but it's something around $18. All records packaged with fresh mailers and cardboard spacers. Ships from Southern California.
Eddie Carr - For A Real Trip Fly With Eddie Carr (WHC Records, WHC-1026) - $200 VG+/VG+
Wicked rare northern soul LP! Still in shrink & signed. Two hole punches on the left side of the jacket. Record is extremely clean, borderline NM.
Funkadelic - One Nation Under A Groove (Test Pressing, Warner, BSK 3209) - $80 VG+/Generic
White label test pressing. Some light surface marks, but overall in great shape. Very old price sticker residue on label. Generic white jacket, but comes with a photocopied sheet with the labels and some other info on it. Dated 8/7/1978.
Funkadelic - Rocky Mountain Shakedown (Brigand, BRIG021) - $80 VG+/VG+
Super cool double LP bootleg of a 1976 show. Both records are in great shape and would be NM if not for some light scuffing on the first disc. Minor edge wear to jacket.
Funkadelic - Let's Take It To The Stage (Westbound, W-215) - $60 SEALED
Appears to be an early pressing, but not sure which! Upper right corner cut.
Michael Jackson - Bad (Japan promo, Epic, 28-3P-800) - $60 VG+/VG
Record is in excellent condition bordering on NM. Price sticker residue on label. A bit of wear to the jacket and obi, but still looks great. Promo "sample" sticker on back.
Kraftwerk - The Mix (Bootleg reissue, EMI, EM 1408) - $50 SEALED
Got two copies of this for sale! Both are brand new and sealed. It's hard to tell without opening, but I believe this to be the 2006 180g bootleg reissue.
Led Zeppelin - Going To California (Trade Mark Of Quality) - $50 G+/G+
Gold and blue transparent vinyl. A fair amount of scratches on both discs, but plays like a solid VG. Jacket is rough and clearly has been taped up a number of times. Printed front is starting to come off the front.
Madonna - Cover Girl (Prig Records, SMA21) - $60 VG+/VG+
Bootleg of rare & live tracks. Cover art NSFW for anyone going to look this up on Discogs. Almost NM, but graded down due to some light visible marks on one side. Jacket is in great shape with nothing more than minimal wear.
Madonna - The Immaculate Collection (Sire, 1-26440) - $50 VG+/VG+
Both records & jacket in beautiful shape. Very, very strong VG+ copy. This is the US first pressing.
Madonna - Like A Virgin (White vinyl promo, Sire, 9 25157-1) - $50 VG+/VG+
As far as I can see, record is in great condition. Hard to tell on white vinyl. Play tested and sounds great though! Jacket is also in great shape. Comes with a weird poster insert kinda thing. Not sure what it is or how to describe it. Not really a poster, not really an insert. You'll just have to find out for yourself.
Madonna - True Blue (New Zealand blue vinyl, Sire, 25442-1) - $50 VG+/VG+
A bit of a low VG+, but still a great copy. Some hairline surface scratches here and there. Plays well! Poster not included, unfortunately.
New Order - Substance (Qwest, 1-25621) - $60 VG+/VG+
Very clean copy with only some light paper scuffing and, unfortunately, what appears to be the beginning stages of outgassing from the polylined inner sleeves. Luckily, it doesn't affect playback as this copy sounds great! Both original inner sleeves. Gold promo stamp on the cover.
Various - Johnny Sablan Presents Casamiento (Hafa Adai Records, HALP-3309) - $60 SEALED
I've only been able to get an idea of how this sounds from Youtube, but Popsike listings call this an "island funk/soul" gem. Very rare!
Various - The Salesian High School Rock 'n Roll Show Volume 2 (Self released) - $80 G/G+
Extremely rare Chicano rock 'n roll/r&b record. Live recordings of Thee Midniters, Art & the Nite Liters, The Velvetones, and more! Pretty rough condition, but still playable. Jacket equally as rough. Part of the title has wiped off entirely and lots of ring wear.
Various - Racecourse Rock (Ujama, no cat #) - $55 VG/G+
Very rare reggae compilation. Jamaican pressing, but sounds good! Some light wear to the record, but nothing too serious. Jacket has a nasty bent corner and general all around wear. Not in terrible shape though.
More stuff in this vein for sale over on Discogs here: https://www.discogs.com/selledarkowlrecords/profile
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2017.07.26 19:42 metalm84 Headache after headache - new customer

Back story: My brother has been paying for our Qwest/CenturyLink DSL internet for 10 years, which is when we moved into a condo together here in Colorado. Other than occasional (sometimes almost regular) internet outages, it's been fine for the most part, albeit rather slow at 7Mbps. I replaced our old Qwest-branded modem and the connection cables about 2 years ago with a newer, CenturyLink-branded Actiontec C1000A modem and cables, and since my brother authorized me as a user on his account, I was able to get on the phone with tech support to help me configure that new modem with the existing connection. All was well.
Well, my brother moved out of state about 5 years ago and I figured it's time for me to finally stop having him paying for internet he only uses the 6-7 times a year he visits, so I talked to him about it and he said for me to cancel his internet service and start up my own. Fair enough.
So I called CL on July 16th and stated that I was a new customer looking to pay for internet service, and I was very clear that we already have internet service at the address, but that I was going to start up my own internet account, and that I would cancel my brother's service once it was established that mine was working. I asked the CL agent on the phone if that arrangement was possible, even explicitly asking how that would work, since I was going to start paying for 40Mbps and my brother's account is 7Mbps. "Would the higher speed just cancel out the lower speed since it's all installed on the same line?", I asked. The agent said that the internet service would continue at the address, but simply reflect the higher speed and that it was just a simple flip of a switch. I also told her that I already have a working modem, and she even verified that the Actiontec C100A is a CL-compatible modem, but that CL would still send me a modem because she didn't have an option in her form to not send new customer a modem, and that I would have to "catch" the technician trying to deliver me a modem in order to refuse it without having to officially return it. (CL should really have an option for people who already have modems to not be sent one automatically, only to have to go through the trouble of returning it at a UPS store.) Anyways, the agent gave me a CL account number of 303-XXX-XXXX and set an activation date of July 19th.
I work as a web developer, so I arranged to work from home that day and anxiously awaited for the newer speed to activate. I kept doing speedtests that day, but it was still only around 5-6Mbps by late afternoon. I call CL around 5pm and ask what's going on....the agent had trouble finding my account information using the 303 number I was set up with. Furthermore, she couldn't pull up my account looking up the order number and customer code I had jotted down as well, but finally found me through searching my name through the system. Agent said the order for a new internet activation was placed into "held orders", since there's already an existing internet line installed and it's likely a technician never even came to the area that day. (That would've been nice to know, CL! Why didn't anyone let me know that beforehand? Why did I have to call to find that out?) Agent says I'd have to install a second phone jack to install a new line at the location, which doesn't make sense to me as we only need one internet line at the address, so I push back on that and ask if I can just have my brother's account cancelled and mine activated; again, no need to install another physical jack inside the residence. I also ask why this whole "existing internet" problem wasn't brought up by the agent I spoke to on July 16th when I mentioned this whole situation, but all I got was a quick apology and a mumbling about how the first agent should've recognized that would've been a problem. Agent sets me up with a new account number, 720-XXX-XXXX, new order number, new customer code, and sets me up with a NEW activation date, July 24th, and then immediately forwards me to the cancellation department to cancel my brother's account effective July 24th as well, in an effort to coordinate having my brother's service cancelled and my service activated in one fell swoop. Cancellation goes without a hitch.
The next day, on July 20th, I receive a modem on my front door. I call CL; turns out it was mailed automatically by the system. Ugh. So I use the included return label inside the package and return it to a UPS store.
The next day, July 21st, I figured I'd call CL to verify what's going on with me having two accounts. (Not including my brother's account, of course, but the two accounts started under my name - the initial 303 one, and the 720 one I was later set up with). The agent was able to look up both accounts right away, and said the system showed my 303 account was "active" and service started on July 19th. (Uh, no it didn't!) Agent said I'd have to cancel the 303 account myself. I said "I didn't create this situation; why should I have to cancel it? Shouldn't an agent cancel it?" Agent said they couldn't, and that if I didn't, I'd start getting billed for services on two accounts. At this point, part of me wanted to refuse cancelling one of the accounts and just hound the billing department come invoice time month after month telling them about CL's mistake of setting me up with two accounts and make THEM deal with it, but it would've been a headache for me to fight that battle month after month, so reluctantly I agreed to be forwarded to cancellation to cancel the 303 account. Cancellation goes without a hitch.
I call back again and explain this whole thing, this time my point being that I don't want them to automatically send ANOTHER modem, since the modem I received was under the first 303 account, and that I was afraid I'd be sent a modem under the 720 account. Agent said she'd put a note to not send a modem, as I already have one.
July 24th comes, and because I'm very busy at work I don't get home until evening, and of course there's another. FREAKING. MODEM. On the doorstep - this time under the new 720 account. I again open it up, slap on the return label, tape it back up, and return it to the same UPS store probably looking like a maniac in the store with the enraged face I had. I return back home, and I discover there's no internet at the house. "Fine," I figured, "the modem probably just needs to be configured for the new connection." I unplug my modem, unplug the dsl line from the phone jack in the wall, and go to sleep as it was getting late.
Coming home from work the next day on July 25th, I call CL just to confirm that the order is completed and hooked up, and that all that's left for me to do is to configure the modem. Agent said "yup, order's completed, let me transfer you to tech support to configure the modem." I plug my modem back in, connect the dsl line back up to the phone jack, and follow the instructions with tech support. After 2 1/2 hours of following the tech support's instructions of hard-resetting the modem, power cycling the modem, quadruple-checking that I have the correct PPP username and PPP Password to connect the modem to the internet, double-checking all the connections, restoring the modem itself to factory settings to wipe out any possibility of the modem hanging onto my brother's old account info, and pushing back on the tech's suggestion that there's something wrong with my modem and that I need to "get a new one" (ridiculous, it was working last week under my brother's account), the tech support agent FINALLY concedes that there must be something wrong with the install, and that a technician's going to have to come out today and check the line and also my modem inside the residence.
Is this the kind of experience a new customer is supposed to have? This is ridiculous. Why don't the techs follow up with the customer to see if the line was indeed installed correctly, and results in a successful modem connection? Or better yet, have the tech come inside the place the first go-around and actually configure the modem themselves, to make sure the install is complete before taking off? It's not an unreasonable request, especially since CL asks people ahead of time what make/model modem they have to check for compatibility. I actually had frustrating experience with CL back in June when it was still my brother's account, when my wife and I came back from vacation and realized we had no internet, and after calling tech support, they sent out a technician, who when he came out, said that another CL technician a week before that had accidentally disconnected our internet service when working out on the box, doing service for some other person's line. What's going on with your technicians, CL?
Edit: Update: Finally got internet working last night on Wednesday, two days after the activation date. The techinican had to come inside the house, confirmed that it wasn't my modem that was the problem, it was the circuitry at the box that needed to be updated from my brother's old ADSL setup to my new VDSL setup. Why the tech that came to the box on Monday didn't recognize this or check with me to see if his activation by the box actually had me connected to the internet, I don't know. The tech did mention that the contractors that CenturyLink sometimes hires for these things don't really do their job thoroughly.
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2017.07.02 19:25 wanmoar Nasdaq 100 - Component History By Date & Industry

Since inception in 1995.
Effective From Date Effective Thru Date Company Name Industry
1995/01/01 1995/11/05 Pioneer Hi-Bred Internationl Agricultural Production - Crops
1995/01/01 2000/12/17 Steel Excel Inc Oil and Gas Extraction
1995/01/01 1997/10/14 Tyson Foods Inc -CL A Food and Kindred Products
1995/01/01 1995/12/17 Molson Coors Brewing Co Food and Kindred Products
1995/01/01 1999/05/24 Mccormick & Co Inc Food and Kindred Products
1995/01/01 2010/12/19 Cintas Corp Apparel, Finished Prdcts from Fabrics & Similar Materials
1995/01/01 1996/12/22 Miller (HERMAN) Inc Furniture and Fixtures
1995/01/01 1995/12/17 Hni Corp Furniture and Fixtures
1995/01/01 1996/12/22 Willamette Industries Paper and Allied Products
1995/01/01 1995/03/05 Sonoco Products Co Paper and Allied Products
1995/01/01 1998/02/10 American Greetings -CL A Printing, Publishing and Allied Industries
1995/01/01 2000/12/17 Sigma-Aldrich Corp Chemicals and Allied Products
1995/01/01 1996/12/22 Perrigo Co Plc Chemicals and Allied Products
1995/01/01 2006/04/20 Chiron Corp Chemicals and Allied Products
1995/01/01 Amgen Inc Chemicals and Allied Products
1995/01/01 1999/10/05 Centocor Inc Chemicals and Allied Products
1995/01/01 2003/11/12 Biogen Inc-Old Chemicals and Allied Products
1995/01/01 2011/04/03 Genzyme Corp Chemicals and Allied Products
1995/01/01 1999/12/19 Worthington Industries Primary Metal Industries
1995/01/01 1999/12/19 Andrew Corp Primary Metal Industries
1995/01/01 1996/12/22 Giddings & Lewis Inc/Wi Industrial and Commercial Machinery and Computer Equipment
1995/01/01 Applied Materials Inc Industrial and Commercial Machinery and Computer Equipment
1995/01/01 1996/12/22 Lam Research Corp Industrial and Commercial Machinery and Computer Equipment
1995/01/01 1995/12/17 Nordson Corp Industrial and Commercial Machinery and Computer Equipment
1995/01/01 1995/12/17 Ast Research Inc Industrial and Commercial Machinery and Computer Equipment
1995/01/01 2009/07/16 Sun Microsystems Inc Industrial and Commercial Machinery and Computer Equipment
1995/01/01 2013/10/29 Dell Technologies Inc Industrial and Commercial Machinery and Computer Equipment
1995/01/01 1999/08/03 Quantum Corp Industrial and Commercial Machinery and Computer Equipment
1995/01/01 Cisco Systems Inc Industrial and Commercial Machinery and Computer Equipment
1995/01/01 1996/02/28 Bay Networks Inc Industrial and Commercial Machinery and Computer Equipment
1995/01/01 2001/12/23 3com Corp Industrial and Commercial Machinery and Computer Equipment
1995/01/01 1995/12/17 Tecumseh Products Co Industrial and Commercial Machinery and Computer Equipment
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2017.05.07 01:19 Pokemansparty Network Assistance - lagging online but low ping

Hi everyone,
  1. I am very familiar with PC and OS, but networking is my major weakness.
Issue: Can't play games online due to random rubberbanding and jerking. No ping spikes. Wired connection straight to router, also tried going straight to the modem.
I believe this is not a router issue, it is a modem issue since it happens when I plug straight into the modem instead of through the router.
I have Qwest CenturyLink DSL 7 mb. I just ran Speedtest on Google and got 4.62Mbps download and .55Mbps upload. Anything browsing the web or downloading is absolutely fine, no issues, download around 630k and never really drops unless I'm doing anything else.
Background: December I bought a new router since my old one died out. New one was kind of better, and then I figured I should probably also replace my DSL modem as my modem died a week later. So, I got a new modem and router, put in all the settings properly from Qwest CenturyLink and got online. Since my first router died, I have not been able to play games online. Playing TF2 I enabled net_graph and there was nothing out of the ordinary. There doesn't seem to be any issue with choke or loss, and it still happens. Ping usually around 50-60, and in Battlefield 4 ping is about the same. Also enabled some more specific network info in BF4 to see anything, and not much.
When playing it's basically rubber banding. I'm playing and all of a sudden it's frozen and then everyone is in a new position.
Programs are allowed through Windows Firewall.
Hardware info:
Steps taken on my end:
  1. I have changed power outlets on both modem and router. I have disabled the firewall on my modem and router to see if that was the issue, was not.
  2. I have disabled QOS and changed modem to IPV4 instead of IPV6.
  3. I turn off my modem and router, and turn them back on regularly as sometimes it seems like the network cuts out or is very slow.
Any input or suggestions would be helpful. I haven't played BF4 or TF2, CS:S, or Rocket League because this is making my experience so bad.
Just did network diagnostics on my modem. This is the result:
Testing Ethernet LAN connection ... PASS
 >> Testing ADSL Synchronization . PASS >> Testing ATM OAM segment ping ... PASS >> Testing ATM OAM end to end ping ... PASS >> Testing ATM OAM F4 segment ping ... **FAIL** >> Testing ATM OAM F4 end to end ping ... **FAIL** >> Ping Primary Domain Name Server . PASS >> Ping www.yahoo.com ... PASS 

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2017.03.10 15:06 Pg21_SubsecD_Pgrph12 T.G.I.FRAUD-day: Troubled 2000s telecom titan turns to tweaking the type and timing of its take and tit-for-tat transactions

It was 1999/2000. The Matrix and Star Wars: Episode I had just come out. Gas was cheap and the Simpsons was still funny. It was an era of unbridled hope and optimism in the future, where you could wake up in the morning, start a tech company by noon, have it bought out by the afternoon, and arrive at Bennigan’s just in time for dinner to celebrate. A world of TPS reports, witty AIM away messages, boy bands, and THE GREAT TELECOM IMPLOSION...
The company: Qwest Telecommunications, based in Denver
The perpetrator: Basically the entire company, driven by senior management
Background: Along with the infamous WorldCom, Qwest was one of the largest telecommunications and Internet services companies in the United States, with a massive network of fiber-optic cables it owned throughout the West and Midwest. Qwest promoted itself to analysts and the investing public as a progressive, new generation tech company with enormous growth potential. Part of Qwest’s business model was to basically rent space on its fiber-optic network to other companies.
However, by 1999 it became apparent to senior management that that the revenue generated by selling services on its network was not increasing as Qwest had projected. Competitors had flooded the market and rapid advancements in technology had caused prices to fall.
The fraud: Qwest fraudulently recognized $3.8 billion in revenue and understated its expenses by $231 million by using some very creative accounting.
The mechanics: This fraud was multi-faceted and exhaustive in scope, with a primary fraud, ancillary fraud, and then some unrelated "side" frauds.
The primary fraud – making one-time sales of PP&E appear to be recurring/ongoing service revenue
A single fiber-optic cable contained 96 individual strands, of which Qwest publically disclosed that it had retained 48 for its own use and the remaining strands for sale to customers. The idea was that the sale of these strands would generate recurring service revenues which, Qwest represented, were forecasted to grow by double-digits each quarter. But when it became clear that these ambitious targets would not be met, management had to find a way to fill the gap.
The solution was to begin selling the 48 fiber strands that Qwest had originally reserved for its own use in the form of indefeasible rights of use (IRUs), which basically are 20-30 year, non-cancellable contract rights to use a given communications system. They’re also used for things like submarine cables and satellites, for example.
Given the long-term nature of these IRUs, once a strand is sold, it’s sold; it’s a one-time deal that will not generate future, ongoing service revenues. Investors and analysts normally would disregard such non-recurring sales from their evaluation of the company; however, Qwest concealed the nature of the IRU sales, representing that they were instead the result of Qwest’s massively growing service business.
With employee bonuses linked to achieving projected sales, a tone at the top was created which incentivized these IRU sales, often occurring in the last few days and even hours of each fiscal quarter. In a July 2001 email between two senior finance executives, one wrote:
"I sense that the general feeling . . . is that IRUs were originally meant as gap fillers for quarterly targets. They have since become main products and a major source of making revenue targets." The executive cautions: “The[y] are not look[ed] at as long term sustainable products to enhance . . . Qwest’s overall business plan . . . ."
In another email, the COO informed a top sales executive that the company needed “a ton of one time items to make the quarter.” The sales executive responded that “IRUs are becoming extremely difficult to do” and recommended that the company “reset expectations and put the best face on to Wall Street that we can.” The COO rejected a reset.
In another email, the COO would later write:
“Our revenues are way too flat and we can’t mortgage our future every damn quarter by selling stupid IRUs.”
Employees likened the IRU sales to a drug addiction, referring to the IRUs as Qwest’s heroin. The plan was to eventually wean itself off of the non-recurring sales by growing its service business, thereby “kicking” its addiction. This never came to fruition and Qwest was forced to continue to rely on the IRUs.
It’s at this point where you might stop and point out that, while Qwest did misrepresent the nature of its revenue, the revenue from the IRUs was still valid and legitimate. However, this is not the case for the following reasons:
  1. Sales-type lease treatment requires transfer of ownership to the customer along with the usual risks and rewards of ownership. All of Qwest’s IRU sales did not meet these requirements. While Qwest’s IRU sales agreements generally provided for title transfer at the end of the lease term, there was significant uncertainty about whether title could ever transfer for various reasons. Qwest even attempted but could not obtain a legal opinion that title could transfer on the IRUs. In some contracts, Qwest specifically stated that the purchaser did not receive any ownership interest in the fiber, thereby defeating upfront revenue recognition. Because Qwest's IRU contracts could not meet the title transfer requirement, upfront revenue recognition on all Qwest's IRU sales was inappropriate.
  2. Qwest sold its IRUs giving the customer the ability to swap out, or “port”, capacity on its fiber as needed in response to the customer’s changing network demand. Moreover, Qwest often altered previously sold fiber, without customers’ permission, to optimize its own network. Thus, the IRUs did not represent sales of assets that were fixed and unchanged. Furthermore, these actions showed Qwest still had continuing involvement with the assets, thus precluding revenue recognition. Managers attempted to hide these porting arrangements by making them verbally with the customer. One manager wrote in an email:
“By the way, we should NOT have an email chain that indicates that verbal commitments such as these were made.” Whoops.
  1. Lastly, Qwest attempted to treat the IRUs as multiple-element arrangements with the identified elements as the right of way, conduit, fiber, equipment, facilities, and operations and maintenance. Qwest recognized revenue upfront on the first three elements even though they did not represent a separate earnings process. Moreover, even if they were considered separate elements, the sales price has to be allocated to those elements based on their relative fair values supported by vendor-specific objective evidence (VSOE). The lack of VSOE precludes separate treatment. Qwest did not have VSOE, instead arbitrarily allocating 80% of the IRU contract price to be booked immediately.
Ancillary to the primary fraud – IRU swaps
Over time, it became increasingly hard to sell IRUs without also buying IRUs from its customers, effectively swapping one for the other. Both companies benefited from this scheme as both could show revenues for a transaction which had no business purpose or substance. Internally some Qwest managers and employees referred to these transactions as “SLUTs”- simultaneous, legally unrelated transactions”. Qwest did many swaps with other telecoms, including Enron’s broadband services division.
These swaps were attractive because of their income statement treatment—Qwest would book the revenue immediately for the sale of its IRU, but would capitalize the IRU that it received on the balance sheet in long-term assets, amortized over the 20-25 year term of the IRU. However this was inappropriate as GAAP prevents gain recognition on swaps unless the assets are dissimilar. Qwest claimed such swaps were indeed dissimilar because it was selling inventory but purchasing PPE. This, as noted above, was not true. As a result, the company’s reported EBITDA was grossly inflated.
Further, in a rush to meet quarter end goals, many other revenue recognition criteria were not met: These swap agreements frequently neglected to specify the actual asset being sold, they often were back-dated into the quarter, delivery had usually not occurred, and there was no business purpose for the swaps.
Side frauds
Unrelated to the IRU sales but also driven by the need to fill revenue gaps, Qwest directed a wholly owned subsidiary which published telephone directories to change its revenue recognition criteria such that it could book revenue immediately upon publishing a new directory rather than upon delivery. Management pushed the subsidiary to publish next season’s directories ahead of schedule in order to pull revenue from future periods. Management at the sub protested but were forced to go along with it. In disclosures, to explain the increased revenue of the publisher, it was explained that it was due to change in “mix” and/or “lengths” of directories published (an analytic explanation that would make any staff auditor proud).
Other side frauds included misstating revenue from Qwest’s wireless division, understanding expense to inflate EBITDA by doing things like capitalizing design services costs rather than expensing them as incurred, improper accounting for sales commission plans, and improper of use of purchase accounting to understate expenses.
The fallout: I could not find a trigger for how the fraud was uncovered. It seems that in July 2000 Qwest simply came clean to the SEC. This perhaps could have been driven by a recent criminal investigation into Qwest, the fallout from WorldCom, more scrutiny from the SEC, or just the unsustainability of the fraud. Qwest stock, which had risen to a post-merger high of $55 per share in July 2000, plummeted to a low of $1.11 per share in August 2002 as the company announced that it intended to restate revenues and the fraudulent scheme began to unravel. Qwest’s market capitalization plunged from a high of $91 billion to a low of $1.9 billion, a 98 percent decline, for the same time period. Qwest was later acquired.
Takeaway: Pass. This shit was exhausting to read about. TL;DR: Everything was wrong for multiple reasons.
SEC source (PDF): https://www.sec.gov/litigation/complaints/comp18936.pdf
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2017.01.27 22:34 WorpeX FFA Masters S24 FINAL Jan 28 15EST -> Click for Cast and Stream info

Ladies and gentlemen and children of all ages, welcome to the finale of Season 24! It's been a long, gruesome season fraught with heartbreak, teaming and suicides, but often times the end of an arduous journey brings with it joy and celebration. We are nearly at that point, when the lone victor gets to claim the ultimate prize: the crown of champions. We are happy to present to you the cast of the Season 24 Grand Finals:
(Switzerland) (Human) noexxx
(USA) (Random) AlienWareOwnZ
(Russia) (Undead) qwest
(Kazikstan) (Undead) DV-
Map: Deathrose
Date/Time: Jan 28 15:00 EST / 21:00 CET
Stream: https://www.twitch.tv/ffamastersleague
Casters: Mog[Skynet] & Junkerzam
Website: http://ffamasters.net/index.php
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2016.09.17 06:17 __vessel__ Most Christians Are Not Aware They Honor Rome In This Way...

The Catholic Church claims responsibility for the change from seventh-day (Saturday) to first-day (Sunday) Sabbath.

 
Explanation from The Catechism of the Catholic Church Section 2 Article 3 (1994):
Sunday – fulfillment of the Sabbath. Sunday is expressly distinguished from the Sabbath which it follows chronologically every week; for Christians its ceremonial observance replaces that of the Sabbath...
The Sabbath, which represented the completion of the first creation, has been replaced by Sunday which recalls the new creation, has been replaced by Sunday which recalls the new creation inaugurated by the Resurrection of Christ...
In respecting religious liberty and the common good of all, Christians should seek recognition of Sundays and the Church’s holy days as legal holidays...
 
 

Various Catholic sources claiming the change was the doing of the Roman Catholic Church:

Cardinal James Gibbons, The Faith of Our Fathers (Ayers Publishing, 1978): 108:
But you may read the Bible from Genesis to Revelation, and you will not find a single line authorizing the sanctification of Sunday. The Scriptures enforce the religious observance of Saturday, a day which we never sanctify.
 
The Convert's Catechism of Catholic Doctrine (1957): 50:
Q: Which is the Sabbath day?
A: Saturday is the Sabbath day.
Q: Why Do we observe Sunday instead of Saturday?
A: We observe Sunday instead of Saturday because the Catholic Church transferred the solemnity from Saturday to Sunday.
 
Chancellor Albert Smith for Cardinal of Baltimore Archdiocese, letter dated February 10, 1920:
If Protestants would follow the Bible, they should worship God on the Sabbath day by God is Saturday. In keeping the Sunday, they are following a law of the Catholic Church.
 
Stephen Keenan, Catholic—Doctrinal Catechism 3rd Edition: 174:
Q: Have you any other way of proving the Church has power to institute festivals of precept?
A: Had she not such power, she could not have done that in which all modern religionists agree with her, she could not have substituted the observance of Sunday the 1st day of the week, for the observance of Saturday the 7th day, a change for which there is no Scriptural authority.i
 
Our Sunday Visitor (February 5, 1950):
Practically everything Protestants regard as essential or important they have received from the Catholic Church... The Protestant mind does not seem to realize that in accepting the Bible and observing the Sunday, in keeping Christmas and Easter, they are accepting the authority of the spokesman for the church, the Pope.
 
Louis Gaston Segur, Plain Talk about the Protestantism of To-Day (London: Thomas Richardson and Son, 1874): 213:
Thus the observance of Sunday by the Protestants is a homage they pay, in spite of themselves, to the authority of the (Catholic) Church.
 
The Catholic Mirror (September 23, 1893):
The Catholic Church, for over one thousand years before the existence of a Protestant, by virtue of her divine mission, changed the day from Saturday to Sunday...
The Adventists are the only body of Christians with the Bible as their teacher, who can find no warrant in its pages for the change of day from the seventh to the first. Hence their appellation, "Seventh-day Adventists."
 
Catholic Priest T. Enright, CSSR, Kansas City, MO:
It was the holy Catholic Church that changed the day of rest from Saturday to Sunday, the 1st day of the week. And it not only compelled all to keep Sunday, but at the Council of Laodicea, AD 364, anathematized those who kept the Sabbath and urged all persons to labor on the 7th day under penalty of anathema.
 
Catholic Priest T. Enright, CSSR, lecture at Hartford, KS, Feb 18, 1884:
I have repeatedly offered $1000 to any one who can furnish any proof from the Bible that Sunday is the day we are bound to keep...The Bible says, “Remember the Sabbath day to keep it holy,” but the Catholic Church says, “No, keep the first day of the week,” and the whole world bows in obedience.
 
Cardinal John Newman, An Essay on the Development of Christian Doctrine (London: Basil Montague Pickering, 1878): 373:
The use of temples, and these dedicated to particular saints, and ornamented on occasions with branches of trees; incense, lamps, and candles; votive offerings on recovery from illness; holy water; asylums; holydays and seasons…are all of pagan origin and sanctified by their adoption into the Church.
 
Catholic Record (September 1, 1923):
The [catholic] Church is above the Bible, and this transference of the Sabbath observance is proof of that fact.
 
Pope Leo XIII, Praeclara Gratulationis Publicae (The Reunion of Christendom), June 20, 1894:
We hold upon this earth the place of God Almighty.
 
“Pope,” *Ferraris’ Ecclesiastic Dictionary:*
The Pope is of so great dignity and so exalted that he is not a mere man, but as it were God, and the vicar of God.
 
Our Sunday Visitor (April 18, 1915): 3:
The letters inscribed in the Pope’s miter are these: VICARIUS FILLII DEI, which is the Latin for, “Vicar of the Son of God.”
 
Letter from C.F. Thomas, Chancellor of Cardinal Gibbons on October 28, 1895:
Of course the Catholic Church claims that the change was her act…And the act is a MARK of her ecclesiastical power and authority in religious matters.
 
American Catholic Quarterly Review (January 1883):
Sunday...is purely a creation of the Catholic Church.
 
Catholic American Sentinel (June 1893):
Sunday...It is a law of the Catholic Church alone...
 
S.C. Mosna, Storia della Domenica (1969): 366-367:
Not the Creator of the Universe in Genesis 2:1-3, but the Catholic Church “can claim the honor of having granted man a pause to his work every seven days.”
 
“The Question Box,” The Catholic Universe Bulletin (August 14, 1942): 4:
The (Catholic) Church changed the observance of the Sabbath to Sunday by right of the divine, infallible authority given to her by her Founder, Jesus Christ. The Protestant claiming the Bible to be the only guide of faith, has no warrant for observing Sunday. In this matter, the Seventh-day Adventist is the only consistent Protestant.
 
Arthur Weigall, The Paganism in Our Christianity (New York: Putnam’s Sons, 1928): 145:
The Church made a sacred day of Sunday…largely because it was the weekly festival of the sun; for it was a definite Christian policy to take over the pagan festivals endeared to the people by tradition, and to give them a Christian significance.
 
John A. O'Brien, The Faith of Millions: the Credentials of the Catholic Religion Revised Edition (Our Sunday Visitor Publishing, 1974): 400-401:
But since Saturday, not Sunday, is specified in the Bible, isn't it curious that non-Catholics, who claim to take their religion directly from the Bible and not from the Church, observe Sunday instead of Saturday? Yes, of course, it is inconsistent; but this change was made about fifteen centuries before Protestantism was born, and by that time the custom was universally observed. They have continued the custom even though it rests upon the authority of the Catholic Church and not upon and explicit text in the Bible. That observance remains as a reminder of the Mother Church from which the non-Catholic sects broke away—like a boy running away from home but still carrying in his pocket a picture of his mother or a lock of her hair.
 
This change from Saturday to Sunday Sabbath was prophesied about in Daniel 7. The great reformer Philipp Melanchton knew this truth five centuries ago. He wrote this:
He changeth the tymes and lawes that any of the sixe worke dayes commanded of God will make them unholy and idle dayes when he lyste, or of their owne holy dayes abolished make worke dayes agen, or when they changed ye Saterday into Sondaye...They have changed God’s lawes and turned them into their owne tradicions to be kept above God’s precepts.ii
 
 

Bibliography

  • i. As quoted in God's Answers to Your Questions (Review and Herald Publishing, 1989): 50. ii. George Joye, The exposicion of Daniel the Prophete gathered oute of Philip Melanchton/ Johan Ecolampadius/ Conrade Pellicane andout of Johan Draconite, etc. (1545): 119.
  • ii. George Joye, The exposicion of Daniel the Prophete gathered oute of Philip Melanchton/ Johan Ecolampadius/ Conrade Pellicane andout of Johan Draconite, etc. (1545): 119.
 
 

Source + Additional Research

 
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2016.07.19 14:00 demosthenesss Should applying for internet have caused two hard credit pulls?

When I look on creditkarma, under my "Hard Credit Inquiries" I see:
QWEST LAND-L Utilities & Fuel TransUnion
CENTURYLINK Utilities & Fuel TransUnion
This looks to me like our application process resulted in two hard pulls for some reason (why Centurylink needs a credit check for $35/month service is beyond me in the first place, but I did authorize it).
How important is this? We just got a mortgage, so the impact on future large loans will hopefully be minimal, but I also do want to do more credit card churning and so I'd much rather that just be one hard inquiry (instead of two).
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2016.02.12 02:02 The_Bucket_Of_Truth Got a call from collections about an old medical bill I was unaware of. Need a little guidance going forward.

I'll try to keep this simple and short. I got a phone call from American Medical Collection Agency saying I had a bill due from Qwest Diagonostics I hadn't paid for a small sum (~$36). This was from a simple urgent care visit in 2013. I was only contacted on my cell phone and all I said was that I needed to do some more research on the matter before agreeing to anything, and I gave them an e-mail address to send all their relevant information (which wasn't much). I called the clinic and confirmed it was legitimate (correct doctor and date, etc). I checked my credit and there's no sign of a hit from this yet. I think it was as simple as being sent a bill after having moved without putting in a change of address with the post office (young rookie mistake).
Talking to Quest, the person I spoke with said I could pay them directly even though it was in collections. This confused me since as I understand it the debt is sold off to the collections agency and the lab washes their hands of it. In any case now when I put my invoice number in the automated system at Quest (from the invoice I have that was generated recently even though the date of service was in 2013), it says it's in collections and forwards me to AMCA. Basically I plan to pay this ASAP, but are there steps I can take with AMCA to ensure this doesn't appear on my credit report? Is there anything I can get in writing from them that protects me before I pay the small sum?
Apologies if this has been covered at length, but I did a search and couldn't find exactly what I was looking for. Any help or feedback is appreciated, thanks! Reading through some of the Wiki now from the link that the bot just posted.
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