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The case of the missing counterculture

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In 1965 weren't the students protesting rising tuition costs?   Didn't Prop 13 use a claim that homeowners would save hundreds of tax dollars to get them to pass a measure which saved businesses thousands (ultimately millions?) of dollars?   Didn't Prop 13 pave the way for bankers to reap massive profits from student loans? 

[Note from the Photo editor:   Is it sadistic to run a photo of a very exotic Ferrari with a column about how tough times are?]

 The aforementioned history of the Counterculture informs readers (on page 232) that:   "Seeing no hope for positive change, the hipster had no desire to confront the repressive political apparatus and was barely even interested in offending "straight' conformists."

Now the disk jockey will play Lord Buckley's "The Nazz," Stan Freberg's "Green Christmas," and Jeff Bridges and the Abiders' song "She Lay her whip down."   We have to go find a used copy of a book called "Screw the Roses."   Have a "needles and pins" type week.

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BP graduated from college in the mid sixties (at the bottom of the class?) He told his draft board that Vietnam could be won without his participation. He is still appologizing for that mistake. He received his fist photo lesson from a future (more...)

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