LEGENDARY SING SONGWRITER

LEGENDARY SING SONGWRITER

This snapshot taken by a person unknown of Lyle and Linden on the set of a tv commercial in Houston Texas 2013. Linden was the sound engineer for the film crew. It took three photos for them to coach me to smile as big as Lyle does. He’s a super nice fellow. (The Houston area is hometown to Lyle and Linden, just a couple of Texas guys).

Who is Linden Hudson? (he’s a songwriter too)

CLASSICBANDS DOT COM said: “According to former roadie David Blayney in his book SHARP DRESSED MEN: sound engineer Linden Hudson co-wrote much of the material on the ZZ Top ELIMINATOR album.” (end quote)

(ZZ Top never opted to give Linden credit, which would have been THE decent thing to do. It would have helped Linden’s career as well. The band and management worked ruthlessly to take FULL credit for the hugely successful album which Linden had spent a good deal of time working on. Linden works daily to tell this story. Also, the band did not opt to pay Linden, they worked to keep all the money and they treated Linden like dirt. It was abuse. Linden launched a limited lawsuit, brought about using his limited resources which brought limited results and took years. No one should treat the co-writer of their most successful album like this. It’s just deeply fucked up.)
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Hear the original ZZ Top ELIMINATOR writing/rehearsal tapes made by Linden Hudson and Billy Gibbons at: www.flickr.com/photos/152350852@N02/35711891332/in/photol...
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Read Linden’s story of the making of the super-famous ZZ Top ELIMINATOR album at: www.flickr.com/people/152350852@N02/
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LICKLIBRARY DOT COM (2013 Billy Gibbons interview) ZZ TOP’S BILLY GIBBONS FINALLY ADMITTED: “the Eliminator sessions in 1983 were guided largely by another one of our associates, Linden Hudson, a gifted engineer, during the development of those compositions.” (end quote) (Gibbons admits this after 30 years, but offers Linden no apology or reparations for lack of credit/royalties)
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MUSICRADAR DOT COM (2013 interview with ZZ Top’s guitarist Billy Gibbons broke 30 years of silence about Linden Hudson introducing synthesizers into ZZ Top’s sound.) Gibbons said: “This was a really interesting turning point. We had befriended somebody who would become an influential associate, a guy named Linden Hudson. He was a gifted songwriter and had production skills that were leading the pack at times. He brought some elements to the forefront that helped reshape what ZZ Top were doing, starting in the studio and eventually to the live stage. Linden had no fear and was eager to experiment in ways that would frighten most bands. But we followed suit, and the synthesizers started to show up on record.” (once again, there was no apology from ZZ Top or Billy Gibbons after this revelation).
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TEXAS MONTHLY MAGAZINE (Dec 1996, By Joe Nick Patoski): "Linden Hudson floated the notion that the ideal dance music had 124 beats per minute; then he and Gibbons conceived, wrote, and recorded what amounted to a rough draft of an album before the band had set foot inside Ardent Studios."
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FROM THE BOOK: SHARP DRESSED MEN – ZZ TOP (By David Blayney) : "Probably the most dramatic development in ZZ Top recording approaches came about as Eliminator was constructed. What had gone on before evolutionary; this change was revolutionary. ZZ Top got what amounted to a new bandsman (Linden) for the album, unknown to the world at large and at first even to Dusty and Frank."
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CNET DOT COM: (question posed to ZZ Top): Sound engineer Linden Hudson was described as a high-tech music teacher on your highly successful "Eliminator" album. How much did the band experiment with electronic instruments prior to that album?
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THE HOUSTON CHRONICLE, MARCH 2018: "Eliminator" had a tremendous impact on us and the people who listen to us," says ZZ Top’s bass player. Common band lore points to production engineer Linden Hudson suggesting that 120 beats per minute was the perfect rock tempo, or "the people’s tempo" as it came to be known.
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FROM THE BOOK: SHARP DRESSED MEN – ZZ TOP by David Blayney: (page 227): "…the song LEGS Linden Hudson introduced the pumping synthesizer effect."
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(Search Linden Hudson in the various ZZ Top Wikipedia pages which are related to the ELIMINATOR album and you will find bits about Linden. Also the main ZZ Top Wikipedia page mentions Linden. He’s mentioned in at least 7 ZZ Top related Wikipedia pages.)
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FROM THE BOOK: SHARP DRESSED MEN – ZZ TOP By David Blayney: "Linden found himself in the position of being Billy’s (Billy Gibbons, ZZ Top guitarist) closest collaborator on Eliminator. In fact, he wound up spending more time on the album than anybody except Billy. While the two of them spent day after day in the studio, they were mostly alone with the equipment and the ideas."
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FROM THE BOOK: BEER DRINKERS & HELL RAISERS: A ZZ TOP GUIDE (By Neil Daniels, released 2014): "Hudson reportedly had a significant role to play during the planning stages of the release (ELIMINATOR)."
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FROM THE BOOK: ZZ TOP – BAD AND WORLDWIDE (ROLLING STONE PRESS, WRITTEN BY DEBORAH FROST): "Linden was always doing computer studies. It was something that fascinated him, like studio technology. He thought he might understand the components of popular songs better if he fed certain data into his computer. It might help him understand what hits (song releases) of any given period share. He first found out about speed; all the songs he studied deviated no more than one beat from 120 beats per minute. Billy immediately started to write some songs with 120 beats per minute. Linden helped out with a couple, like UNDER PRESSURE and SHARP DRESSED MAN. Someone had to help Billy out. Dusty and Frank didn’t even like to rehearse much. Their studio absence wasn’t really a problem though. The bass and drum parts were easily played with a synthesizer or Linn drum machine." (end quote)
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FROM THE BOOK: "SHARP DRESSED MEN – ZZ TOP" BY DAVID BLAYNEY: "After his quantitative revelations, Linden informally but instantly became ZZ Top’s rehearsal hall theoretician, producer, and engineer." (end quote)
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FROM THE BOOK: "ZZ TOP – BAD AND WORLDWIDE" (ROLLING STONE PRESS, BY DEBORAH FROST): "With the release of their ninth album, ELIMINATOR, in 1983, these hairy, unlikely rock heroes had become a pop phenomenon. This had something to do with the discoveries of a young preproduction engineer (Linden Hudson) whose contributions, like those of many associated with the band over the years, were never acknowledged."
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FROM THE BOOK: ​SHARP DRESSED MEN – ZZ TOP (By DAVID BLAYNEY) : "The integral position Linden occupied in the process of building El​iminator was demonstrated eloquently in the case of song Under Pressure. Billy and Linden, the studio wizards, did the whole song all in one afternoon without either the bass player or drummer even knowing it had been written and recorded on a demo tape. Linden synthesized the bass and drums and helped write the lyrics; Billy did the guitars and vocals."
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FROM THE BOOK: "TRES HOMBRES – THE STORY OF ZZ TOP" BY DAVID SINCLAIR (Writer for the Times Of London): "Linden Hudson, the engineer/producer who lived at Beard’s house (ZZ’s drummer) had drawn their attention to the possibilities of the new recording technology and specifically to the charms of the straight drumming pattern, as used on a programmed drum machine. On ELIMINATOR ZZ Top unveiled a simple new musical combination that cracked open a vast worldwide market.
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FROM THE BOOK: "SHARP DRESS MEN – ZZ TOP" BY DAVID BLAYNEY: "ELIMINATOR went on to become a multi-platinum album, just as Linden had predicted when he and Billy were setting up the 124-beat tempos and arranging all the material. Rolling Stone eventually picked the album as number 39 out of the top 100 of the 80’s. Linden Hudson in a fair world shoud have had his name all over ELIMINATOR and gotten the just compensation he deserved. Instead he got ostracized."
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FROM THE BOOK: ​SHARP DRESSED MEN – ZZ TOP by DAVID BLAYNEY: "He (Linden) went back with the boys to 1970 when he was working as a radio disc jocky aliased Jack Smack. He was emcee for a show ZZ did around that time, and even sang an encore tune with the band, perhaps the only person ever to have that honor." (side note: this was ZZ Top’s very first show).
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FROM THE BOOK: "SHARP DRESSED MEN – ZZ TOP" BY DAVID BLAYNEY: "Linden remained at Frank’s (ZZ Top drummer) place as ZZ’s live-in engineer throughout the whole period of ELIMINATOR rehearsals, and was like one of the family… as he (Linden) worked at the controls day after day, watching the album (ELIMINATOR) take shape, his hopes for a big step forward in his production career undoubtably soared. ELIMINATOR marked the first time that ZZ Top was able to rehearse an entire album with the recording studio gadgetry that Billy so loved. With Linden Hudson around all the time, it also was the first time the band could write, rehearse, and record with someone who knew the men and the machines. ZZ Top was free to go musically crazy, but also musically crazy like a fox. Linden made that possible too."
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FROM THE BOOK "ZZ TOP – BAD AND WORLDWIDE" (ROLLING STONE PRESS, BY DEBORAH FROST, WRITER FOR ROLLING STONE MAGAZINE): "… SHARP DRESSED MAN which employed Hudson’s 120 beat-per-minute theory. The feel, the enthusiasm, the snappy beat and crisp clean sound propelled ELIMINATOR into the ears and hearts of 5 million people who previously could have cared less about the boogie band of RIO GRANDE MUD."
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THE GREATEST ROCK REBRAND OF ALL TIME (by Jason Miller): "Sound engineer Linden Hudson researched the tempos at which the most popular rock tracks in the charts had been recorded. His data showed that there was something very special about 120 beats to a minute. Gibbons decided to record pretty much the whole of ZZ Top’s new album at that tempo. The result? 1983’s Eliminator. It was named after Gibbons’ Ford Coupé; it had been created through a unique combination of creative collaboration and data mining. And it was about to take the world by storm."
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ULTIMATECLASSICROCK DOT COM: "This new melding of styles was encouraged by Hudson, who served as a kind of pre-producer for ​EL LOCO … … Hudson helped construct ZZ Top drummer Frank Beard’s home studio, and had lived with him for a time. That led to these initial sessions, and then a closer collaboration on 1983’s ​ELIMINATOR.
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FIREDOGLAKE DOT COM: "I like Billy Gibbons’ guitar tone quite a lot, but I lost all respect for them after reading how badly they fucked over Linden Hudson (the guy who was the brains behind their move to include synthesizers and co-wrote most of their career-defining Eliminator record)."
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EMAIL FROM A ZZ TOP FAN TO LINDEN (One Of Many): "I write you today about broken hearts, one is mine and one is for you. I have been a ZZ Top fan since I was 6 years old. I purchased ELIMINATOR vinyl from Caldors in Connecticut with the $20 my grandma gave me for my birthday. I will spare the #1 fan epic saga of tee shirts, harassing Noreen at the fan club via phone weekly for years, over 40 shows attended. Posters, non stop conversation about the time I have spent idolizing this band, but more Billy G, as he has seemed to break free of the Lone Wolf shackles and it became more clear this was his baby. In baseball I was Don Mattingly’s #1 fan, Hershel Walker in football, Billy Gibbons in music. What do these individuals have in common? They were role models. Not a DUI, not a spousal abuse, not a drug overdose, not a cheater. Until I read your web page. I read Blayney’s book around 1992 or so, I was in middle school and I was familiar with your name for a long time. I didn’t realize you suffered so greatly or that your involvement was so significant. It pains me to learn my idol not only cheated but did something so wrong to another being. I now know this is where tall tales and fun loving bullshit and poor morals and ethics are distinguished and where I would no longer consider myself to look up to Billy. I love to joke and I love credit but I have always prided myself on ethics and principles… I hold them dear. I wanted to say, the snippet of UNDER PRESSURE you played sounded very new wave and I may like it more than the finished product. Well that’s all. You have reached ZZ Top’s biggest fan and I can let others know. Bummer. Cheers and good luck. James."​
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VINYLSTYLUS DOT COM: Much of Eliminator was recorded at 124bpm, the tempo that considered perfect for dance music by the band’s associate Linden Hudson. An aspiring songwriter, former DJ and – at the time – drummer Frank Beard’s house-sitter, Hudson’s involvement in the recording of the album would come back to haunt them. Despite assisting Gibbons with the pre-production and developing of the material that would end up on both El Loco and Eliminator, his contribution wasn’t credited when either record was released.
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INFOMORY DOT COM: ‘Eliminator’ is a studio album of the American rock band ZZ Top. It was released on March 23, 1983 and topped the charts worldwide. Its lyrics were co-written by the band’s sound engineer Linden Hudson while the band denied it.
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MUSICMISCELLANEOUS DOT COM: (ELIMINATOR ALBUM):
However, despite the album credits bass-player Dusty Hill and drummer Frank Beard were replaced during the recording process by synthesizers and a drum machine programmed by engineer Linden Hudson, who allegedly co-wrote much of the music with Gibbons despite receiving no credit at the time. Gibbons would later say of Hudson that “he was a gifted songwriter and had production skills that were leading the pack at times. He brought some elements to the forefront that helped reshape what ZZ Top were doing”. Hudson did no less than show the band how to stay relevant in an age where three guys from Texas with long beards (except famously for Frank Beard) and blues licks were one of the last things the contemporary market was demanding.

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Sichuan Changhong: Legend Of The Left Really Only

Sichuan Changhong: Legend Of The Left Really Only

The old Chinese stock market investors, Sichuan

Changhong And Shenzhen Development Bank is no stranger to these two stocks. Thinking back 12 years ago, in 1997, that is, the last round of the Chinese Zodiac Year of the Ox, the Chinese stock market entered a bull market high point, in that “Cuikulaxiu” the market, the Shanghai market leader in Sichuan Changhong, Shenzhen City The leader is a deep development. 2 is a dominant player can be said to call the world should, as a whole for both Shanghai and Shenzhen listed companies is looking. Eventually, the Shenzhen Development in early 1997 opening of 16.50 yuan rose to 8 May in the highest price 49 yuan; Sichuan Changhong in early 1997 opening of 22.77 yuan rose to a May 21 (Lunar New Year, “Budding”), the highest price of 66.18 element.

Despite the bull market in any round

people will not make money, but in this round of the 1997 bull market, whether or not make money to earn, and are deep down “deep development” and ” Sichuan Changhong, “the two names. In particular, Sichuan Changhong, in that stock boom, the days, “Spirit in” the term used to describe not only the Sichuan Changhong, Sichuan Changhong more frequently used to describe the stock market under the leader.

And Sichuan Changhong in the stock market, “Spirit in” corresponds to, it is in China

TV Industry do anything they want dominance. This is located in Mianyang, Sichuan Province before the military small factory, in the head of Ni Runfeng led, after 10 years of development, has become the most well-known companies, the value of a business has accounted for the entire GDP of Sichuan Province, 1 / 9, while Ni Runfeng head of the CPC Central Committee also elected as alternate member. These are Chinese entrepreneurs who can hold a candle to.

Here, it may also recall that those familiar with Sichuan Changhong Electric current slogan: “serve the country with industry and national prosperity responsibility”, “to use our brand and build our new Great Wall,” “Heaven Rainbow, human Changhong”, “Changhong responsibility to national prosperity, dedicated to you?? Changhong Red Sun “… …

Drafting this point, should start “but” the.

From May 21, 1997, after the price hit 66.18 yuan and Sichuan Changhong began the long journey free of loneliness, and that loneliness is 13 years. More precisely said, from “Lonely” reached the “lonely.” 13 years, China’s stock market has gone through several rounds of large and small bull market, the Shanghai index from May 12, 1997 high of 1510.17 points, phased risen to the October 16, 2007 to 6124.04 points. Echoing the original, and Sichuan Changhong Shenzhen Shenzhen Development Bank has already leading to new highs, while Sichuan Changhong year’s “little brother” who?? Qingdao Haier,

Hisense Electrical appliances, Midea, Gree, etc., share prices are record highs. Only this year’s “big brother”, has been in decline. In other words, anyone who bought at 66.18 yuan and Sichuan Changhong has been held, so even in 2007, the Shanghai index broke the 6,000 points, held by Sichuan Changhong also a 50% loss.

What Changhong how it? People repeatedly asking. Changhong also hope those of investors who always want to Changhong, one day, “Return of the King,” but the fact that ultimately destroyed the hope that those who intended to grab a rebound while investors often have no choice under the quilt’s only voted with their feet repeatedly Now when the “Spirit in” into the “disposable used to Changhong.”

Investors are voting with their feet, one person was in hand to report all his name is Van Der. He was a man in combat, beginning in 1997, van der were reported to the authorities on suspicion of financial fraud, Sichuan Changhong. During this period, although the industry continued to be suspicious of the Changhong, which also includes scholars and financial experts Lang summer grass, but none have such a dedicated portrait van der Sichuan Changhong “love war” for 13 years. Finally, 13 years later, van der equal to the relevant departments in Sichuan Changhong informal survey of suspected fraud.

In fact, the days of the years Changhong also bitter. APEX has been seriously weakened after the company , MBO die a natural death, trust management has to go hard back, the introduction of strategic investors have thunder without rain, diversification often run into a wall, been engaged

Air conditioning , Been engaged Mobile , Been engaged in the battery … …, may eventually sold or loose powder. Even to hold the last base??

TV But as long as the wander

States United States Suning stores and other home appliances is not hard to find, Changhong booth in front of popularity, is not as Philips,

Samsung

And other international brands, not as Haier, Hisense and other domestic brands.

I am an expert from China Chemicals Products, usually analyzes all kind of industries situation, such as mr bubble bath , bulk flower seeds.

Exposing Urban Legend From Truths About Health and Fitness

Exposing Urban Legend From Truths About Health and Fitness

Some of the lies about health and fitness are not really untruths. Each person’s body reacts differently to exercise. What is correct for one person may not be necessarily correct for others, or some percentage of other people. It is not a lie, you have to deal with questionable truths and or information on a case by case basis. You never know what you may uncover if you do a little bit of research. That is a real clue to getting to the truths about health and fitness. You ideally should take the time to research and learn. Research is the only way to make sure there is solid information about health and fitness.

It may surprise you to learn that even the treadmill has myths that have to do with your knees. Running on a treadmill is indeed not safer or less harsh on your knees than any other surface you may run on. That is a definite myth that needs to get crunched right now. Your knees suffer the full force of your weight when you are jogging or running. It does not matter what the surface may be.

Regardless of the tiny bit of give a treadmill will give you your knees are still going t take the impact of your weight. You can helpful yourself and your knees by wearing high quality foot wear that has good absorbing material.

No pain, no gain. That’s the only way to do it and get great results. If you are living by this motto you are making a mistake. There is of course a difference between having a good workout and being in serious pain. We are not talking about normal muscle soreness that is felt the day after a strong effort. But rather, if you are actually hurting somewhere on your body, other than feeling sore which will go away, then the smart thing is to stop immediately. If you have injured yourself, you want to stop exercising to avoid increasing the level of your injury.

There are mounds of research supporting the fact that a healthy fitness program of exercise and diet will significantly reduce, slow, or prevent serious disease conditions. Of course you’ve heard about exercise and cardio health. High blood pressure, diabetes and high cholesterol are only a few of the other conditions that can be positively impacted by exercise. Your commitment to a healthy diet and exercise can also help you slow the effects of aging on your body.

The world abounds with health and fitness truths, half-truths, and flat-out falsehoods. You really do have to be careful about what you choose to believe. Make sure you are confirming what you are hearing on the internet with a reputable source such as this article. Listen to yourself when it’s potentially harmful to you. This article has given you the tools you need to make sure you are safe and getting good information.

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A Celiac Illness Urban Legend

A Celiac Illness Urban Legend
Now urban legends are urban folklore that had been produced by stories weaved together and circulated around until a lot of people have accepted them as truths. There are actually diverse kinds of urban myths and covers a wide range of subject matter. It is not impossible to locate that even diseases have their own folklore. A celiac disease urban legend revolves around tea bags containing gluten which can trigger the illness.

For those who do not know, celiac illness is a condition where the tiny intestines get inflamed because of the consumption of food containing gluten. Gluten is really a protein generally discovered in food produced from wheat, barley, and rye. So such foods like bread, pizza, and pasta can contain gluten. The condition might be definitely bad within the long run. The inflammation that the disease causes within the intestines prevents the body to absorb the nutrients that it requirements. So the end outcomes could be malnutrition. Malnutrition itself can then cause a lot more ailments.

I do not truly know where and when it began, but stories have already circulated that some makers of tea uses tea bags made from gluten. This is certainly poor for tea drinkers that have contracted the celiac disease. Word gone out and men and women with the illness now started to stay clear of tea just because of the stories or are selective of the tea brands that they buy.

Reinforcing the stories is the fact that tea manufacturers began labeling their merchandise as employing only gluten no cost tea bags. This needless to say is actually a reaction from the stories which in all probability resulted to tea sales going down. That’s the problem with urban myths, despite how absurd they could possibly sound, folks will tend to be wary considering that they would treat stories coming from credible sources as truth. The effects can often be very devastating.

Now, there has not been a solid shred of proof that manufacturers indeed utilised gluten as an ingredient for making their tea bags. Some say that generating tea bags with gluten doesn’t make sense at all since gluten could be dissolved with water. Though, there are actually research which indicates that gluten has poor water solubility properties. But still stories circulated.

Tea in itself doesn’t include gluten. It contains caffeine and other antioxidants but absolutely not gluten. Even so, the tea brands that are readily available in the marketplace currently are usually a blend of other ingredients. The reason for blending distinctive kinds of tea and other stuff is to develop a distinctive taste. You will find times that barley is added to tea blends to improve taste and to offer some thing distinct. But barley contains gluten. Perhaps, a tea brand that contains barley was consumed by a person with celiac illness. The symptoms recurred and that person may well have generalized that the tea was the cause not analyzing it far more closely.

That can be the commence of the urban myth of the tea bag. I’m not conscious of any tea blends, today or within the past, which uses barley or even wheat as component of the ingredients. Inside the identical way, I haven’t read any conclusive study which defunct this urban legend once and for all.

Personally, I would believe the reality that protein based or gluten based tea bags isn’t a commercial viability. I would pick to think that this is indeed a celiac disease urban legend. Nevertheless, for you who chose to be cautious, you will discover numerous tea brands today that claims to be gluten free of charge. With regards to options, you won’t be restricted. You are able to continue enjoying your tea.

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11 Robert Kennedy Quotes to Commemorate the Birthday of an American Legend

11 Robert Kennedy Quotes to Commemorate the Birthday of an American Legend

November 20th marks the birth date of Robert F. Kennedy and I thought it would be a fitting tribute to celebrate with 11 Robert Kennedy quotes. No matter which side of the political fence you reside on, you have to admit the Kennedy family is an intriguing bunch. Robert F. was no exception to that kind of fascination. Here are 11 quotes to help commemorate the day of his birth.

1. “Every society gets the kind of criminal it deserves. What is equally true is that every community gets the kind of law enforcement it insists on.”

2. “I was the seventh of nine children. When you come from that far down you have to struggle to survive.”

3. “Ultimately, America’s answer to the intolerant man is diversity, the very diversity which our heritage of religious freedom has inspired.”

4. “All of us, from the wealthiest and most powerful of men, to the weakest and hungriest of children, share one precious possession: the name American.”

5. “On this generation of Americans falls the burden of proving to the world that we really mean it when we say all men are created free and are equal before the law. All of us might wish at times that we lived in a more tranquil world, but we don’t. And if our times are difficult and perplexing, so are they challenging and filled with opportunity.”

6. “One-fifth of the people are against everything all the time.”

7. “Moral courage is a more rare commodity than bravery in battle or great intelligence.”

8. “The greatest truth must be recognition that in every man, in every child is the potential for greatness.”

9. “It is from numberless diverse acts of courage and belief that human history is shaped. Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope.”

10. “I believe that, as long as there is plenty, poverty is evil.”

11. “It is not enough to understand, or to see clearly. The future will be shaped in the arena of human activity, by those willing to commit their minds and their bodies to the task.”

Robert F. Kennedy was quite the revolutionary thinker. Sure, there were some who opposed his views, but many more embraced them. Let’s commemorate his birthday this year with the above 11 Robert Kennedy quotes.

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