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Time Zone Featuring John Lydon & Afrika Bambaataa – World Destruction (Japan 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on January 20th, 2017

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1984

Inauguration Day

“World Destruction” is a single by electro band Time Zone headed by Afrika Bambaataa.

In December 1984, Time Zone released their most well-known single, “World Destruction”. A collaboration between Bambaataa, ex-Sex Pistol/Public Image Ltd. leader John Lydon, and producer/bassist Bill Laswell. The “World Destruction” single was arranged by Laswell after Lydon and Bambaataa had acknowledged respect for each other’s work:

Afrika Bambaataa: “I was talking to Bill Laswell saying I need somebody who’s really crazy, man, and he thought of John Lydon. I knew he was perfect because I’d seen this movie that he’d made (Copkiller), I knew about all the Sex Pistols and Public Image stuff, so we got together and we did a smashing crazy version, and a version where he cussed the Queen something terrible, which was never released.”

John Lydon: “We went in, put a drum beat down on the machine and did the whole thing in about four-and-a-half hours. It was very, very quick.”

Bernie Worrell, Nicky Skopelitis, and Aïyb Dieng also played on the single, which was released by Celluloid Records on December 1, 1984. The track peaked at #44 in the UK Singles Chart in February 1985.

Although this single did predate Run-DMC and Aerosmith’s “Walk This Way”, it is sometimes incorrectly referred to as the first rap-rock record. This is not true as Run-DMC had incorporated hard rock guitar into songs, most notably “Rock Box”, in April 1984.

There are no mix titles given on sleeve or labels for each mix.

SIDE A:
World Destruction 5:32

SIDE B:
World Destruction 6:27

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Celluloid ‎– 12AP 3018, CBS/Sony ‎– 12AP 3018
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: Japan
Released: 05 Mar 1985
Genre: Electronic, Hip Hop, Rock
Style: Electro

CREDITS:
Bass, Drum Machine [Dmx] – Bill Laswell
Guitar – Nicky Skopelitis
Management [Administration For Material] –Roger Trilling
Mastered By – Robert Musso
Mixed By – Robert Musso
Mixed By [Assistant] – Mark Procopio
Percussion – Aiyb Dieng
Photography, Design – Thi-Linh Le
Producer – Afrika Bambaataa, Bill Laswell, Bill Laswell, Material
Recorded By – Rob Stevens
Recorded By [Assistant] – Hanh Rowe*
Synthesizer – Bernie Worrell
Vocals – Afrika Bambaataa, John Lydon
Written-By – A. Bambaataa*, B. Laswell*

NOTES:
Mixed by at RPM Studio
Recorded by at Evergreen Studio
Mastered at Masterdisk

Afrika Bambaataa is an exclusive artist of Tommy Boy and appears with their permission
Afrika Bambaataa courtesy of Tommy Boy Records
John Lydon courtesy of Elektra/Asylum Records

Find the 12″ on DISCOGS

EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut Carbon (DC)
Cartridge: Ortofon 2M
Stylus: Ortofon 2M Bronze
Isolation: Auralex Acoustics ISO-Tone Turntable Isolation Platform
Platter: Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Stabilizer: Pro-Ject Record Puck 
Phono Pre-amp:
Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Tube:
Tung-Sol 12AX7ECC803-S Gold Electron Tube
Soundcard:
ESI Juli@
Record Cleaning:
VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Artwork Scans:
Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner

SOFTWARE USED:
Recording/Editing: Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Down Sampling: iZotope RX Advanced 2
Artwork Editor: Adobe Photoshop CS5
Click Removal: Manual
FLAC/MP3 Conversion: dBpoweramp
M3U Playlist: Playlist Creator

RESTORATION NOTES:
All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

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47 Responses to “Time Zone Featuring John Lydon & Afrika Bambaataa – World Destruction (Japan 12″)”

  1. Jeff Says:

    First things first: WELCOME BACK PAUL!!! I have certainly missed you and was extremely concerned over your surgery and well being. I sincerely hope and pray you are feeling much better.

    And now, what a way to comeback with such a timely post for Inauguration Day!! This record kicks serious butt and packs quite the intense message. I remember when this track came out during the Reagan years and I thought it got its message across loud and clear. Afrika Bambaataa was such a genius to team up with John Lydon, and of course Bill Laswell, a phenomenal producer. I love these dance rock singles and I am grinning from ear to ear because I know your quality will blow me away.

    Thank you Paul for this. Again, I am thrilled you are back!! Please, still take it easy and enjoy your weekend.

    All the very best!

    Jeff

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thrilled to be back Jeff! I could not let today go by without letting my voice be heard. I did not watch any of today’s spectacle. Just let me say we all need to be ready for a very different world for the next four years.

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  2. NKelly Says:

    Welcome back Paul. Have to say i disagree with the viewpoint what with Killary and that paedo husband but this is all about the music so let’s leave that behind. Let’s at least give him a chance and if he fails, he fails. Politics is corrupt as hell. Always has been and always will be. Hope you are fully or at least near-fully recovered. Many thanks and enjoy your weekend.

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    Andy Reply:

    I completely agree. I’m sick and tired of politics being injected where it doesn’t belong. Liberals are just now realizing what conservatives felt 8 years ago and are handling by violent protests. Love the hypocracy of the “tolerant” Left.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    It’s nice to see you, Andy, but it would be nice if you also commented on other posts instead of only the political ones.

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    Breed7 Reply:

    No, Andy. We do not feel what you felt eight years ago. You were “scared” of a man who did not pledge to take away any of your rights? You were “scared” of a Harvard-Law educated Constitutional scholar who knows more about American government than almost anyone else in the country? Or were you scared because a black man had become president?

    For those of us who are scared today, we have actual reasons for it. Not imaginary, hypothetical reasons, but real reasons. The party in power has pledged to take away our access to healthcare — especially those of us with pre-existing conditions. They have pledged to take away our right to marry the person we love. They have pledged to take away women’s access to healthcare and reproductive rights. They have pledged to insert religion into government, despite Constitutional protections against it. They have pledged to register people of one particular religion simply because conservatives are cowards. They have pledged to cut taxes for the wealthiest, leaving the middle class with all the tax burden — and an ever-increasing tax burden, at that, due to cowardly things like walls to protect us from the scary brown people.

    If you were scared eight years ago, it’s because you were a coward who was afraid of losing his privilege. It’s nothing like being scared of people who have pledged to do actual harm to real Americans, which is what we’re faced with today. Maybe if you had bothered to get an education, you’d know that.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Love iT! Thank you for saying everything I have been thinking. Very well written and wise 🙂

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    Dirk Reply:

    Political sidenote again,isn’t America a corporation, legally pushed to make profit no matter what the cost for custumers and employees? Than that whole society is nothing more than a farce, a stable to grow cattle-folk who’ll be more worth to the economy/money-flow/stockholders when they are sick than healthy?
    Another sidenote, speaking of Japan, does anyone knows about what music the orchestra played when Fukoshima started leaking, and maybe more important, is it closed already, is their fish and ocean still a no-go for us the next 267.54 years? Any documentation on that?
    Vaccin, when will there be a song about vaccins? Anyone got an opinion about those too?
    Now what? Let me play some music to distract again.

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  3. Matthew Says:

    Welcome back Paul! Fantastic post for today. Spot on! And I never get tired of this track, an amazing collaboration of artists with different backgrounds. A timeless classic!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thanks so much Matthew 🙂

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  4. Christian Says:

    Good to see you well again!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Christian 🙂

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  5. BE.D12'' Says:

    Ben Tornato DJPaul!!!☺

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you!

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  6. Chris Says:

    Glad you’re feeling better and an excellent choice for today’s rip.
    “Who wants to be a president or a king?”
    “ME!”

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    “ME!” too..
    Thanks, Chris 🙂

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  7. AnthonyC Says:

    As a neutral bystander I do find the negative attitude towards Trump very alarming.

    Firstly, take Trump out of the equation, surely no living soul would have voted for Clinton. She is proven to be corrupt! Just because Trump is a bit daft, why does this make everyone turn a blind eye to Clinton’s pure evil. I’m just not sure who is worse, George or Hillary!

    Secondly, I have seen numerous protests against Trump yet he hasn’t done anything yet. However, I ask the protesters two simple questions. 1) Where were you when Putin was bombing and murdering people in Georgia – we all watched it on TV and did nothing. 2) Where were the protesters when Putin was bombing and murdering people in the Ukraine – again, I assume the protesters did nothing.

    I am deeply saddened by this double standard. It is easy to rant about someone who is a little trigger happy on twitter, but there are far more serious issues right under people’s noses.

    Surely Trump should be judged by his actions and results!

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    Andy Reply:

    Right on target. Thanks for your common sense post.

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    David Gerard Reply:

    yeah, that’s clearly really organic commentary, well done

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I question your claim of being a “neutral bystander”, because your post is evidence to the contrary, even if you did not or could not vote. In fact by injecting your opinion you are no longer a bystander. Your being flippant about the Trump’s character, calling it “a bit daft”, and then proceeding to call Hillary “pure evil”, cancels out your claim of neutrality.

    On your first point, lots of people would vote for Hillary at any time. She’s a tough woman and would make a great president. She’s been America’s favorite punching bag throughout this last campaign, but those who are able to separate fact from fiction and responsibility from entertainment were able to see a clear decision. Her policies were in the right place and her character was much more admirable throughout the campaign. You should remember that Hillary was a strong contender against Obama in the 2008 primaries, and many of her supporters had to be convinced at the convention to jump on board with Obama after he won. That is really saying something, because Obama had one of the biggest movements surrounding his election in 2008, and in 2009 the biggest turnout for an inauguration in US history. Trump is not just a bit daft. This really has nothing to do with Hillary. I would feel the same way about Trump winning if the Pope or Gandhi ran against him and lost. It didn’t take much for people to sell their soul. Just a promise of greatness.

    And considering your second point, you said Trump has “done nothing”. Actually Trump had already dragged the American electorate into the gutter and caused damage to our social fabric before even being nominated. You said Trump should be judged by his “actions and results”. Like I said, it didn’t take much for him to play the electorate like a fiddle. Just a promise of greatness from a billionaire who never showed his taxes, who is a proven sexual brute against women, who was an architect of elaborate lies and used false witness as a brazen political strategy, who called on a foreign government to further hack our election, then following his win, he said, “I know a lot about hacking and it is hard to prove”. He bilked people out of their life savings at Trump University, used funds from his charity organization to pay lawyer fees and buy large oil paintings of his own portrait, meanwhile not personally contributing to that charity organization for years. For many years Trump insisted that Obama was not born in America even after proof was given, and Trump still says the central park five are guilty of rape, even after they were exonerated following DNA evidence and a confession from the actual rapist, and he also advocated for stop-and-frisk which has been declared unconstitutional by federal courts and is widely seen as profiling African Americans, he deferred on disavowing the KKK in order to cull the votes of white supremacists, these things and more have caused people to see him as a racist or at the very least insensitive to racial oppression. Then there is the wall, despite none of the terrorist attackers being border-jumpers. Given that drug smugglers find ways to bypass walls, the only people that a wall would inhibit would be people seeking a better life. Illegal immigrants paid more in taxes as a collective than Trump has ever paid in his entire career, which means that he has leeched off the people and never paid into the VA, infrastructure, or even the office that he is now running. The scarcity of jobs has little to do with illegal immigrants and trade deals and more to do with automation. In fact, for every immigrant, undocumented or otherwise, who has a job in America, that immigrant is also another consumer in America. It evens out. Trump mischaracterized Mexican immigrants throughout the campaign. He grandstands on tragically violent cases where innocent people were killed by undocumented immigrants, cases that were statistically isolated events and he uses those isolated events to paint a inaccurate and dreary picture of an entire nationality, even trash talking a federal judge who is a Mexican immigrant. Calling Ms. Universe “Ms. Housekeeping”, and saying that Cruz’s father was involved in the assassination of Kennedy. Then there is Trump’s suggestion of an institutional profiling of Muslims based on religion, which has never been constitution in America thanks to the first amendment. His mocking a disabled reporter. His trash talking a gold star family. The list goes on and on and on. Were you watching over the past couple of years? Or do these traits simply not register in your psyches as being dangerous features in a president? Again, Trump is not “just a bit daft”.

    As far as Putin is concerned, the Obama administration has been aggressive pushing back against Putin’s human rights abuses. Your characterization about the protesters is not really true either. I don’t think you’re from here, because protesting Russian autocracy is about as American as hotdogs and apple pie. There was a lot of protest over Putin’s alliance with Assad, his annexation of Crimea, his treatment of women and LGBT, the Pussy Riot incident. The Obama administration has been aggressive in sanctioning Putin. It’s no surprise that Putin would not want Hillary for president, because Hillary can see him for what he is, and she would treat him accordingly. She knows how to play the necessary tit-for-tat with dictators in order to keep the American ideals of freedom and human rights. She certainly would not give him an “A” rating like Donald Trump has done. Your questions concerning the protestors do not really correlate and are pretty much irrelevant. Ballenger’s question is more relevant, but not really something that vilifies Hillary and absolves Trump. Hillary’s foreign policy contributions throughout the campaign were tame compared to the typical republican lust for revenge and the GOP faith in bombing campaigns to solve everything. She was going to make Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi the target, but she said mainly to keep the focus in the military campaign, in the same way that focusing on Osama bin-Laden helped to defeat Al-Qaeda. Trump’s only foreign policy contributions have been to put in ground troops, and to promise to “bomb the shit out of” ISIS, and his only contribution in the debates was that retaking Mosul “would be easy”, which has proven untrue.

    Finally, I agree that Trump should be judged on his actions and results, and on that guideline I would say that he is the biggest blunder in modern American history, certainly in my lifetime. This is my blog and I will share my beliefs from time to time. I do appreciate your input, but I’m not going to indulge in a back-and-forth about which candidate is the greater evil. Now, I’m going to get back to the music!

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    USR Reply:

    Dear Paul.
    Hillary greater evil of the world. Obama has unleashed a lot of violent changes of government and wars. Iraq, Libya, Syria, Ukraine … Hillary wanted to continue the legacy of Obama unleash new wars and drown the world in blood.
    This crazy woman could start a war against Russia, too. Our planet would be turned into ash radioctivity. Trump proposes to contract and to respect the interests of others. It’s good. I hope we can agree to cooperate and live in peace.

    Best regards from Russia.
    Peace to your home.

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    Bellenger1981 Reply:

    Exactly. This is my main problem with Hillary and Obama. They are war hawks and fit the post title of “World Destruction”.

    Paul, I agree with your analysis of Trump, but I don’t think that Hillary would have made a great president either. I agree with USR. Warmongering and killing innocent civilians is not respecting human rights. Sorry.

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    Bellenger1981 Reply:

    A great point. I may add yet another question … where are the protests regarding the U.S. bombing innocent people? How many countries is the U.S. bombing right now under the guise of “the war on terror”?

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    Dirk Reply:

    And who are you? Putin’s historian? Facts or spin? In the Netherlands there are some more stories about Ukraine and who does what over there, with more Dutch people and Americans involved than russians, I get.

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  8. Junior Says:

    Welcome back Paul and back with a bang, so I see 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you, Junior! It’s good to be back. 🙂

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  9. Aaron Parson Says:

    Perfect, Thank You!!!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome, Aaron 🙂

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  10. Klaus S. Dudek Says:

    Welcome back Paul!

    Titles given on sticker in Japanese.

    Side A: World Destruction (Vocal Version)
    Side B: World Destruction (Extended Version)

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you for the info. I didn’t see that! 🙂

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  11. Bellenger1981 Says:

    Welcome back! Hope that you are doing well! Thank you for the post!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you, Ballenger 🙂

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  12. micmij Says:

    Welcome back, Paul! A topical post, as always, from you on these occasions.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    haha, yes I tend to do that sometimes. Thank you Micmij 🙂

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  13. Emodleo Says:

    I’d just like do be one of the many to say it’s really good to have you back!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thanks so much, Emodleo 🙂

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  14. memoryboy Says:

    Welcome back, and I might add this song is PERFECT for today’s dreadful happening’s in the world, most namely the person being sworn in as our President. God save us all!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Amen, Memoryboy, I couldn’t agree with you more. Thanks 🙂

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  15. memoryboy Says:

    Trump won by CHEATING. And LYING. (Putin) … On the other hand, Clinton would have been a wonderful first Female President, in my opinion. Oh well, let’s see what happens. The protests will never end! Cheers.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I wish we could erase the last year and a half and keep Obama four more years.

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  16. Davos Via 45 Says:

    Glad to see you back Paul!

    Same technical problems with 24 bit files,
    Track 1, compression ratio 29%, actual bit depth 16 bit
    Track 2, compression ratio 57%, actual bit depth 24 bit

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  17. Peter Says:

    here is the version title:

    1985 CBS/Sony ‎– 12AP 3018

    A1 World Destruction (Vocal)
    A2 World Destruction (Extended)

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  18. dbonser Says:

    Welcome back Paul and thanks for your hard work in providing these great tracks for us. Here is another possibility on track names:

    from http://www.silent-watcher.net/billlaswell/discography/t/worlddestruction.html:

    1/ World Destruction (Extended 12″ Remix) (Bambaataa,Laswell) 5.34
    2/ World Destruction (12″ Instrumental Blast) (Bambaataa,Laswell) 6.27

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  19. joe Says:

    love this song….

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  20. David Says:

    Happy to have you back & posting, Paul. Hope you’re recovering nicely.

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  21. Paul Says:

    Hey Paul, welcome back. Hope you are feeling a lot better. I must say I am disappointed that DJT has not tweeted about this post, stating that Burning The Ground is fake news and he likes songs that got higher than #44. You know, like the 3 Doors Down Smash Mouth Covers album 🙂

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  22. Mr Maxell LN Says:

    Hi Paul, thanks for the great rips over the years. While I agree with your analysis of Trump, I want to share my opinions about the trump phenominon from a completely different perspective; as a independent media start up, that was silenced from the so called BIG BOYS of the media world.

    As a person trying to setup an independent media outlet here in Australia over a fifteen year period, I’ve seen how politicians and the big boys of the press suck up in bed with eachother. I had proposed a radio station that would advocate for those with a disability in one of Australia’s larger cities. My local conservative party MP was very impressed by the fully researched and documented license submission my friends and I presented. The central plank of which was to motivate those with a disability to become more involved both in society and paid work, giving them a sense of self worth and participation. Unfortunately when first starting this licensing process, one was naive to the nature of the political mind field that was to be embarked. His initial burst of enthusiasm soon changed into a defiant hard stance; his party regularly receiving donations from the broadcasting world’s elite.

    Ownership of the radio industry here in Australia is very tight, they are only three owners who control the entire radio scene in Australia, and they have deep pockets who regularly donate to our political system. With this, they and their lobbyist have the entire broadcast regularity system under their finger from the top of government, the broadcasting authority, to control of the spectrum, down to a ten year moratorium on the granting of new radio licenses.

    How new licenses are issued is also very questionable at best; they are auction in a rather dubious fashion where anyone can bid; small radio amateurs up against multi-million dollar religious organisations. A $2,000 license can then turn into a $20 million price by a process called ghost bidding, and even then if a small entity wins the license for a low price, they won’t have tenure of the spectrum as the government can take it away at any time.

    These corporate controled stations play the same 30 tracks everyday, and are anchored by personalities whose behaviour is beyond sickening; a lack of values means program material is often aired with abhorrent content; anti-gay, moching those with disabilities, alienating those with a mental condition, pretty much anything goes, because with their little protective system, they know they can get away with it.

    So, where does this leave the Trump phenominon I hear you ask? Well, as much as I dislike trump, the one strange, but wonderful piece of silverlining to this cloud is his disdain for the corporate media. I love the way his sticking his thumb to these media parasites who pretty much suck on the toxic energy and discord they create in todays world, by twisting every piece of minutest truth into the biggest fake news that can be created. I hope he starts shredding these larger networks apart by pulling their licenses, for creating a more conducive environment where smaller independent media can flourish.

    As a final note, check out these links that refer to the little hide out where many of these big boys like to meet, a convention call the Bilderberg group:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0p-e2ng0SI
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bilderberg_Group
    https://www.bilderberg.org/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=6988
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Tucker_(journalist)

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