“Hold Back the Rain,” TOMORROW at 3 p.m. ET (12 p.m. PT)

“Don’t Let It Go Unheard” returns this week with a selection of recent news stories and other topics inspired by lyrics to Duran Duran’s 1982 song, “Hold Back the Rain.” See Program Notes, below, for all the stories, etc., I plan to discuss.

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Program Notes

“None of the Above”

Yes we’re miles away from nowhere
And the wind doesn’t have a name
So call it what you want to call it
Still blows down the lane

Trump Softens Tone on Islam but Calls for Purge of ‘Foot Soldiers of Evil’

President Trump’s Speech to the Arab Islamic American Summit (Remarks as prepared for delivery)

Britain Raises Terrorism Threat Level, Meaning New Attack May Be Imminent

Trump reneges on 30 day ISIS plan promise

The commerce secretary praises the lack of protest in a country where it’s punishable by death HT Rob Abiera

Why Saudi Women Are Literally Living ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’

1984

Islam By Any Other Name…

People tell me I haven’t changed at all
But I don’t feel the same
And I’ve bet you’ve had that feeling too
You can’t laugh all the time

Chris Cornell, Soundgarden and Audioslave Frontman, Dies at 52

It’s not what you think HT Donna Pozdro

Scientists have found a way to photograph people in 3D through walls using Wi-Fi

Justice Scalia: Underappreciated Fourth Amendment Defender

Apple’s Latest Transparency Report Shows Spike in U.S. Government Data Requests This story and the next, HT Steve Richins via Twitter

Wikipedia can pursue NSA surveillance lawsuit: U.S. appeals court

‘The Drug Whisperer’: Drivers arrested while stone cold sober HT Rob Abiera

The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly: 9 Things You Need To Know About Trump’s Budget Proposal

[Chorus]
And if the fires burn out there’s only fire to blame
(hold back the rain)
No time for worry cause we’re on the roam again
(hold back the rain)
The clouds all scatter and we ride the outside lane
(hold back the rain)
Not on your own so help me please hold back the rain

“The Project”

“It [takes] an exceptional mind and a still more exceptional integrity to remain untouched by the brain-destroying influences of the world’s doctrines, the accumulated evil of centuries—to remain human, since the human is the rational.”
Atlas Shrugged, Part 3, Ch. 2

“You will not enter [Atlantis] until you learn that you do not need to convince or to conquer the world. When you learn it, you will see that through all the years of your struggle, nothing had barred you from Atlantis and there were no chains to hold you, except the chains you were willing to wear. Through all those years, that which you most wished to win was waiting for you.”
Atlas Shrugged, Part 3, Ch. 2

“We were scattered all over the country, as the outcasts we had always been, only now we accepted our parts with conscious intention. Our sole relief were the rare occasions when we could see one another. We found that we liked to meet–in order to be reminded that human beings still existed.”
Atlas Shrugged, Part 3, Ch. 1

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Rise

Still on hiatus, but wanted to share a recent find, Katy Perry’s song, “Rise”. I wasn’t really too familiar with her, until a friend introduced me to another great song of hers, “Chained to the Rhythm.”

Until Wednesday, enjoy:

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A Second Hiatus

I’m on another hiatus for another couple weeks, to do more work on “The Project” and other things. Be back soon!

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