China’s Silk Road Grows: First Freight Train From China To The…


Dr. Joseph P. Farrell
January 8, 2017

This story was shared by Ms. K.M., and it’s extremely important.

But first, some background…

Remember that state visit of the Chinese premier, Mr. Xi Jinping, to the United Kingdom in the autumn of 2015, and his quiet visit with the Queen? This, of course, preceded the BREXIT vote by about nine months, during which time we also saw that quiet little scandal of the British vice-premier invited to the Palace for tea and a quiet dinner, during which Elizabeth II apparently asked some pointed questions about what good being in the EU was doing Britain. As British tabloids and newspapers reported at the time, the Queen was not, apparently, as “sold” on Berlin’s and Washington’s grand “Europroject” as was once taken for granted. This too, preceded the BREXIT vote and the collapse of Mr. Cameron’s government.

In a sense, such…

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The Crystals – Then He Kissed Me (Song Review)



Along with Ike & Tina Turner, The Ronettes and The Righteous Brothers, The Crystals are perhaps the most well-known group to voice Phil Spector’s compositions and arrangements. During their 1961-1964 stay at the famous and suggestively named Phillies Records (after executive Lester Still and Spector himself), the girls went through multiple line-up variations and confusions. The first few singles were fronted by member Barbara Alston: the label-inaugurator There’s No Other (Like My Baby), Uptown and the controversial He Hit Me(It Felt Like a Kiss) (penned by Gerry Goffin and Carole King). Riding on the success of these compositions, Spector decided to release two more singles under the Crystals name despite not having anything to do with the actual group. He’s a Rebel and He’s Sure the Boy I Love were entirely performed by Darlene Love and the Blossoms – another Phillies group – despite the Crystals credit.


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