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Trust Betrayed: Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and the Selling Out of America's National Security
Trust Betrayed: Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and the Selling Out of America's National Security
by Scott Taylor
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $16.79
58 used & new from $13.52

22 of 48 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Questions --, February 28, 2015
Would a Navy SEAL have access to "sensitive intelligence"?

Would he have access to the President in order to know what the President is doing?

Ask yourself: When does the anti-Ameircan racism against a duly-elected President cease?

Ask yourself: How many times did the Republicans in Congress investigate their own lies about Benghazi -- and come up empty?

And ask yourself: When will you stop being dupes of those who produce this trash?
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Polk Audio PSW111 Subwoofer (Single, Black)
Polk Audio PSW111 Subwoofer (Single, Black)
Price: $252.72
21 used & new from $160.00

0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Junk! -- AVOID as if Ebola --, January 16, 2015
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I should have searched the Internet for repair information concerning Polk products. It's amazing how many of their subwoofers fail just after the warranty expires. And that caused by a known manufacturer defect.

Then, when one wants repair information about the unit, such as schematics, it is refused because "intellectual property". Of course it's "intellectual property" -- as is every book published and on the market; it's an irrelevant excuse by means of which to withhold information, else the customer might be able to save repair costs by fixing the unit himself.

What it comes down to is returning it to Polk -- shipping both ways on the customer -- for repairs which cost the same, if not more, than the price of the product new. (In one instance Polk wanted $100 to repair one of its subwoofers -- $1.00 more than the cost of it new; the problem turned out to be a burned resister costing .49 cents.)

Customer "Support"? I was told to remove the rear electronics panel. I removed all the screws holding that in -- and the panel wouldn't come out. I was told to remove the "metal grill" -- the model doesn't have a "metal grill" -- and "push the woofer in" so the panel could be pushed out from the inside -- which can't be done because the woofer is attached to the _outside_ of the cabinet. That being unhelpful, one continues to be limited to the options of either paying through the nose a second time, or trashing the item.

And when one notes those facts to the "Support" person, one is subjected to crude insults.

The long and short of it is that Polk is in the repair business: it sells products designed to fail just after the warranty expires. Then it charges at least as much to repair it as the cost of the item when new. The denial of information based upon the irrelevant claim that it's "intellectual property" is how they limit the customer's options to either paying through the nose a second time, or tossing that which is overrated junk.


Face to Face
Face to Face
Offered by OxfordshireEngland
Price: $18.98
21 used & new from $10.97

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Their very best at its best!, October 9, 2014
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This review is from: Face to Face (Audio CD)
"Face to Face" was a revelation at the time, and it remains that (even owing that its cover was inspired by The Beatles' "Revolver" cover, by their old Hamburg buddy Klaus Voorman). This remains The Kinks at their peak. The only addition I might make to it would be "Deadend Street".

Better than "Something Else" -- which was a tad over-produced; a bit too "slick" on the surface.

(Is the "stereo" actually stereo? Or is it the typical two-channel unmixed mono of the day?)
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The Kink Kontroversy, Deluxe Edition
The Kink Kontroversy, Deluxe Edition
Offered by POETS CORNER
Price: $18.99
32 used & new from $6.47

5.0 out of 5 stars Finally! A decent presentation --, October 9, 2014
though I'm not a fan of "extra tracks" beyond official releases. I respect the artist: if he didn't want something released, it shouldn't be released.


Best Of The J. Geils Band
Best Of The J. Geils Band
Price: $5.00
56 used & new from $5.00

3.0 out of 5 stars Music is fine -- BUT be forewarned --, October 9, 2014
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The "AutoRip" -- and MP3 -- copy is only 13 of the 18 tracks. The only way to get all 18 tracks is to buy the physical CD.


Elvis Is Back: Legacy Edition
Elvis Is Back: Legacy Edition
Price: $14.99
29 used & new from $6.89

3.0 out of 5 stars Be forewarned --, October 1, 2014
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Though this is a 2-CD set, the free "Autorip" included in the purchase is only of the first of the 2 CDs.

And though mono when released, the included singles are stereo mixes.


Radio Free Boston: The Rise and Fall of WBCN
Radio Free Boston: The Rise and Fall of WBCN
by Carter Alan
Edition: Paperback
Price: $19.68
46 used & new from $6.26

0 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Overall excellent, but a few lapses . . ., September 25, 2014
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Perhaps Carter Alan was so young when The Beatles came to the US that the facts were "before his time," or he didn't research the point because his metaphor makes for a good story. He writes:

". . . . History points a big finger at the Beatles' June 1967 release of _Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band_ as the flash point. . . . The Beatles didn't necessarily need the promotion of a hit song, so the band chose not to release any singles from _Sgt. Pepper's_, instead presenting the . . . record as a whole piece . . . . Top 40 [AM radio] DJS who didn't want to be left out of the newest Beatles project blew the dust off their turntable speed levers and moved them (maybe for the first time) from 45 rpm down to 33, and then started playing songs off the album. . . ." "Radio Free Boston," pp. 12-13.

Cursory research finds that as early (or late) as March 23, 1964, numbers 1 through 15 (with two tied at 13) on Top 40 Boston AM radio station "WMEX 1510" were all Beatles songs -- many of which were only available on LP:

WMEX 1510/Boston Massachusetts
March 23, 1964

This
Week Title Artist

1. All My Loving The Beatles
2. Twist And Shout The Beatles
3. Love Me Do The Beatles
4. She Loves You The Beatles
5. Do You Want To Know A Secret The Beatles
6. Roll Over Beethoven The Beatles
7. Don't Bother Me The Beatles
8. P.S. I Love You The Beatles
9. I Want To Hold Your Hand The Beatles
10. I Saw Her Standing There The Beatles
11. Till There Was You The Beatles
12. Can't Buy Me Love The Beatles
13. Please Please Me/From Me To You The Beatles
14. It Won't Be Long The Beatles
15. This Boy The Beatles

Moreover, on August 28, 1965, Top 40 Boston AM radio station WBZ listed The Beatles LP "Help!" at #2 on its hit _singles_ chart:

WBZ RADIO 103 HIT PARADE
Week ending August 28, 1965

TW LW ARTIST TITLE

1 1 Barry McGuire Eve Of Destruction
2 2 Beatles "Help" LP

And WBZ was not alone:

WMEX, 15 AND 10 SURVEY, WEEK ENDING SEPTEMBER 3, 1965

TW LW TITLE ARTIST

1 1 Eve Of Destruction Barry McGuire
2 6 Help (Listed As "Help" Album) The Beatles

The next day, on WBZ's singles chart:

WBZ RADIO 103 HIT PARADE, Week ending September 4, 1965

TW LW ARTIST TITLE

1 4 Sonny & Cher Baby Don't Go
2 1 Barry McGuire Eve Of Destruction
3 3 McCoys Hang On Sloopy
4 2 Beatles Help LP

On September 11 it had dropped to #8, and on the 18th -- with "Yesterday" at #1, and "Act Naturally" at #2 -- the LP was --

WBZ RADIO 103 HIT PARADE, Week ending September 18, 1965:

TW LW ARTIST TITLE

1 1 Beatles Yesterday
1 1 Beatles Act Naturally
2 4 Fortunes You've Got Your Troubles
3 7 Gentrys Keep On Dancing
4 10 Jay & Americans Some Enchanted Evening
5 19 Ramsey Lewis Trio The "In" Crowd
6 2 McCoys Hang On Sloopy
7 3 Sonny & Cher Baby Don't Go
8 6 Lovin' Spoonful Do You Believe In Magic
9 11 Elvis Presley I'm Yours
10 8 Beatles Help LP

More extensive research will probably find that Beatles LPs, beginning with at latest "Beatles '65" -- and certainly "Sgt. Pepper" -- usually reached number #1 on both singles and LP charts of the several major Boston AM Top 40 radio stations. That was how it happened: With every new Beatles LP, requests were for every song on the LP, so their LPs nearly always ended up at #1, simultaneously, on both singles and LP charts.

There is one other glaring error: Alan several times mentions "The Fireside Theater". Those who were and are actually familiar with the comedy group (but which I didn't first hear on WBCN) knew it was "The FireSIGN Theater," with the spelling of "Theater" changed to "Theatre" beginning with their second LP ("How Can You Be in Two Places at Once When You're Not Anywhere at All?").

Last but not least, not explained is how the network of which WBCN was part became "Infinity Braodcasting" (see pp. 182-184).

Those several clarifications/corrections notwithstanding, this is pretty much a must read.


Boston Radio: 1920-2010 (Images of America Series)
Boston Radio: 1920-2010 (Images of America Series)
by Donna L. Halper
Edition: Paperback
Price: $17.02
23 used & new from $11.25

3.0 out of 5 stars Compare with Carter Alan's excellent "Radio Free Boston" --, September 21, 2014
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Disappointingly brief. Little history; mostly bios and photos. Certainly there was a lot more history during those years than this slim document accounts for. Compare with Carter Alan's excellent "Radio Free Boston," which only covers the years 1968-2009, and one radio station, yet manages 319 pages, an extensive bibliography, and an index.
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10" Tablet Cover Universal Soft Sleeve fits ASUS Transformer Book T100 - GREEN. Bonus Ekatomi Screen Cleaner*
10" Tablet Cover Universal Soft Sleeve fits ASUS Transformer Book T100 - GREEN. Bonus Ekatomi Screen Cleaner*
Offered by EKATOMI
Price: $12.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Fits like a glove . . ., August 9, 2014
In addition to the i-Pearl hard shell protection (green) I added this as enveloping "cushion". Both protections fit well together, and it will accommodate the entire Asus Transformer T100, not only the "tablet" half.

The material is "stretchy," so the external side-pocket will expand to hold at very least the AC-USB charger and USB-usb charging cable. (I can imagine someone asking, "Is that an AC-USB charger, or are you happy to see me?")

And inside are two small clear-plastic "pockets," each large enough to hold an ultra-micro flash card, in its plastic case with micro adapter.

A win-win all around, and includes a total two zippers and three zipper pulls for those who like and are intrigued by odd numbers of things.


iPearl mCover Hard Shell Case for 10.1" ASUS Transformer Book T100 series 2-in-1 ultraportable laptop (SSD Version Only, 500 GB Hard Drive Version Not Compatible, please contact for a Free Separate Bottom Case)- Green
iPearl mCover Hard Shell Case for 10.1" ASUS Transformer Book T100 series 2-in-1 ultraportable laptop (SSD Version Only, 500 GB Hard Drive Version Not Compatible, please contact for a Free Separate Bottom Case)- Green
Offered by iPearl-Inc
Price: $19.99
2 used & new from $18.59

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent solution --, August 9, 2014
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Perfect solution. Fits perfectly, with all necessary openings for buttons, switches, and inputs.

Selection of colors so attractive that choosing one is difficult.
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