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A listing and access link to all:
song lyrics and mp3 audio files http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/songs/ (all of which are a part of this Web site) can be accessed simply by selecting the "htm" file for the song you want;

poetry http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/poetry.htm;

quotations http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/quotations.htm; and

essays written by Larry Blakeley http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/articles/articles_larry_blakeley.htm,

all of which are used to tell the story in this Web site, can be accessed by going to each respective link set out above.

My son, Larry Blakeley http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/larryblakeley_photos_jpeg.htm manages this Web site and the following Web sites:

Larry Blakeley (Contact Info: larry at larryblakeley.com)

Leslie (Blakeley) Adkins - my granddaughter

Lori Ann Blakeley (June 20, 1985 - May 4, 2005) - my granddaughter

Evan Blakeley- my grandson

Major Roy James Blakeley (December 10, 1928 - July 22, 1965) - USAF (KIA)

When I was young my dad would say
Come on son let's go out and play

No matter how hard I try
No matter how many tears I cry
No matter how many years go by
I still can't say goodbye

- "I Still Can't Say Goodbye," Performer: Chet Atkins

MP3 audio file/lyrics http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/songs/still_cant_say_goodbye.htm

For a larger image click on the photograph.

 

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And, lastly, the most quintessential "gangsta rap" that I have found so far:

Excerpt:

... So don't stop me pig when you see my vogues
Cause I'm simply sweated by the po po's

[master p]
Me kill a cop, kill a cop, me put the pig in the box with me glock
Me kill a cop, kill a cop, me put the pig in the box with me glock

[chorus x3]

[king george]
In my rearview mirror it's the po po's again
Yeah I'm tripping cause I just got out the pen
The sucker motherfucker with a blue suit foo
Trying to lock a nigga down on the que
Riding my dick like a hoe from the stroe
A jealous bitch cause a nigga try and roe
That coward motherfucker with a badge on his chest
Fuck with king, get a whole through your vest
Like rat-tat-tat on your asshole
Thats what I think about the motherfuckin the po po ...

- "Sweated by The Po Po's," TRU MP3 audio file/lyrics at http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/songs/sweated_by_po_pos_tru.htm

Post Date: April 15, 2007 at 11:45 PM CDT; April 16, 2007 at 0445 GMT

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But then a mutation of Hip-Hop arrived on the scene. One of the first "gangsta rap" pioneers was Tupac Amaru Shakur a.k.a 2Pac , June 16, 1971 - September 13, 1996 with songs like "All Eyez On Me." MP3 audio file/lyrics at http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/songs/alleyezonme_2pac.htm

For other such rapper music see 50 Cent's "Get Rich or Die Tryin" here. MP3 audio file/lyrics at http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/songs/50_cent/get_rich_or_die_tryin.htm and "If You Want Some," David Darnell Brown (a.k.a. Young Buck)MP3 audio file/lyrics at http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/songs/if_you_want_some_young_buck.htm

Both are just a few examples of the trash being produced, distributed and sold to the youth of America by the management of corporations that are most probably just as guilty of this, or maybe more so, for contributing to the genocide of the heart, mind, and soul of America's youth:

Post Date: April 16, 2007 at 7:10 AM CDT; 0710 GMT

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If that's not convincing enough for you. How about the lyrics of "If You Want Some," Young Buck MP3 audio file/lyrics at http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/songs/if_you_want_some_young_buck.htm?

Both are just a few examples of the trash being produced, distributed and sold to the youth of America by the management of corporations that should be identified as another enemy contributing to the genocide of the heart, mind, and soul of America's youth:

Ring around the rosy

Pocket full of posies

Ashes, ashes

They all fall down.

- "Ring Around the Rosy," Author: Unknown

Shame on you for this plague! http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/rxforsurvival/series/diseases/plague.html

I know who you are. http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/music_group_chain.htm

Post Date: April 15, 2007 at 3:15 AM CDT; 0815 GMT

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First to Fight

First Marines wade ashore at Da Nang on March 8, 1965.

"U.S. Marines in Vietnam: The Landing and the Buildup - 1965," http://ehistory.osu.edu/osu/books/1965/index.cfm?page=0001, online version of "U.S. Marines in Vietnam: The Landing and the Buildup - 1965," provided by eHistory at The Ohio State University http://ehistory.osu.edu/osu/default.cfm), accessed April 14, 2007.

Jack Shulimson and Major Charles M. Johnson, USMC, History and Museums Division, Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps, Washington, D.C., 1978 (Reprinted 1984), Library of Congress Card No. 78-600120

Excerpt from Preface:

"U. S. Marines in Vietnam, 1965 is largely based on previously classified studies prepared by the History and Museums Division in the 1960s and early 1970s. These are: Lieutenant Colonel John J. Cahill and Jack Shulimson, "History of U. S. Marine Corps Operations in Vietnam, January-June 1965"; Jack Shulimson, "U. S. Marine Corps Operations in the Republic of Vietnam, July-December 1965"; and Jack Shulimson, "U. S. Marines in Vietnam, Introduction,'' and "U.S. Marines in Vietnam, May-December 1965,'' Parts 1 and 2 of a then projected eight-part, single-volume history, entitled ' 'Marines in Vietnam, 1954-Mayl968."

In 1972, Major Johnson was given the task of combining these four separate histories into one coherent narrative. Upon Major Johnson's departure from the division the following year, Mr. Shulimson continued with the revision, incorporating new research material as it became available. In addition to the four studies listed above, the authors have consulted the official records of the U. S. Marine Corps, records of other Services when appropriate, the Oral History Collection of the History and Museums Division, comment files of the History and Museum Division, and pertinent published primary and secondary works. Although none of the information in this history is classified, some of the documentation on which it is based still has a classified designation..."

Post Date: April 14, 2007 at 2:15 PM; 1915 GMT

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.".. As a patriotic American proud to serve the nation in uniform, I respectfully urge my political leaders in Congress to support the prompt withdrawal of all American military forces and bases from Iraq. Staying in Iraq will not work and is not worth the price. It is time for U.S. troops to come home ..."

- "Text of AppealForRedress.org's Appeal for Redress," Chief Master Sgt. Jeff Slocum, Stars and Stripes Mideast edition, Sunday, March 18, 2007

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File Name: letter_jeff_slocum20070318.htm

Post Date: April 8, 2007 at 10:50 AM; 1550 GMT

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Side Note: Let there be no misunderstanding, I have nothing but the deepest respect for the military and their patriotic service to our country - as I do for my own father's sacrifice to this great country.

Post Date: April 8, 2007 at 10:05 AM CDT; 1505 GMT

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Wake up, America!

You are putting our children in harms way - and, I'm not happy about it.

 .".. But your flag decal won't get you
Into Heaven any more.
They're already overcrowded
From your dirty little war.
Now Jesus don't like killin'
No matter what the reason's for,
And your flag decal won't get you
Into Heaven any more..."

- "Your Flag Won't Get You Into Heaven Anymore," John Prine, 1971 MP3 audio file/lyrics at http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/songs/prine_flag_decal_heaven.htm

Side Note: Let there be no misunderstanding, I have nothing but the deepest respect for the military and their patriotic service to our country - as I do for my own father's sacrifice to this great country.

Post Date: April 5, 2007 at 8:40 AM CDT; 1340 GMT