Consumers Reject Latest Mindless Drivel Churned Out by Mainstream Music Monopoly, and Buy Classics in Record Numbers

I originally posted the following information and commentary upon my Facebook wall…

"U.S: Current Versus Catalogue Total Album Unit Sales (m)"

“U.S: Current Versus Catalogue Total Album Unit Sales (m)”

For the First Time in History, Society is Rejecting “New” Music – Old Music is Outselling New Releases:

(Jay Syrmopoulos) For the first time in music history “catalogue album sales” – defined as any release over 18 months old, outsold current releases by 4.3 million, according to data compiled by Nielsen. To give some perspective, only a decade ago current music sales dominated catalogue music by over 150 million albums.

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My Commentary: No surprise, there. The mainstream music monopoly imagined that it would be able to churn out mindless drivel, in perpetuity, and that listeners would simply lower their standards, and learn to expect less. Fuck the FCC and the RIAA!

Speak Out Against Corruption!

As I scrolled through my Facebook news feed, I discovered the following artwork here, being shared by the page, “I Owe You Only Non-Aggression,” and originally posted it to my own wall, along with commentary…

STEP ONE: Stop being afraid of speaking out against corruption. Challenge the status quo, regardless of ridicule or alientation. Instead of reacting in shame from the heckling masses, hold your head high, it is not you who is crazy! Those who accept, without challenge, a murderous group of crony sociopaths as their perceived leaders, are the actual ones in need of help.”

My Commentary: “If you see something, say something”!

American Military Suicide Rates Indicative Severe Systemic Problem

I originally posted the following information and commentary onto my Facebook wall…

U.S. Military Death Charts

U.S. Military Death Charts

Grim Metric: US Military Suicides Hit Highest Level Since War Began:

(Jason Ditz) US soldiers are committing suicide at an alarming rate in 2012, according to new Pentagon statistics reported by the Associated Press. The rate was roughly one per day, with 154 suicides in 155 days. The rate is the highest since the latest round of wars began in 2001.

After hitting a record of 160 for all of 2009, the suicide rate was reportedly “leveling out” in 2010 and 2011. Official studies have struggled to explain the latest rise, attributing it to non-military causes like drug abuse and financial problems.

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My Commentary: Neither the article, nor the original source at the Washington Post, mentions another important fact:

Researchers to Seek Explanations for Suicide Rate in Military Outpacing Rate Among Civilians For Past Five Years (2010):