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9 John Lennon Quotes That Still Pack a Punch 38 Years After His Death (Photos)

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      9 John Lennon Quotes That Still Pack a Punch 38 Years After His Death (Photos)

        Tried to start a new thread, but wouldn’t let me. 

        Has it really been 38 years?! Seems like yesterday. I was 25 and cried for 2 weeks. 😢

          Nancy R wrote:

          Tried to start a new thread, but wouldn’t let me. 

          Has it really been 38 years?! Seems like yesterday. I was 25 and cried for 2 weeks. 😢

          It was a terrible time for me as well. That day seemed that all the Light and good had gone from the world. Yeah, it was beyond grief. I will never understand why there aren't stricter gun laws in the United States. 

            This was on John’s Twitter page yesterday:

            Over 1.400,000 people have been killed by guns in the USA since John Lennon was shot and killed on Dec 8, 1980

            Imagine all the people living life in peace.

            #enoughisenough #peace #guncontrolnow #gunviolence #nra #guns #gunsafety #firearms #endgunviolence #gunreform  #johnlennon

              beatlesfanrandy wrote:

              It was a terrible time for me as well. That day seemed that all the Light and good had gone from the world. Yeah, it was beyond grief. I will never understand why there aren't stricter gun laws in the United States. 

              It's pretty easy to understand.  $$$

              Americans buy more guns than the militaries of China, India, Russia, North Korea, Pakistan, Iran and the United States combined.

                Nancy R wrote:

                This was on John’s Twitter page yesterday:

                Over 1.400,000 people have been killed by guns in the USA since John Lennon was shot and killed on Dec 8, 1980

                Imagine all the people living life in peace.

                #enoughisenough #peace #guncontrolnow #gunviolence #nra #guns #gunsafety #firearms #endgunviolence #gunreform  #johnlennon

                How many of them were children?  I can understand not caring about adults dying.  Some adults can be terrible people.  But Americans don't even care about children.

                  A Macca quote just popped into me noggin: "The Beatles weren't a serious band"...imagine what they could have achieved if they'd been "serious" (laughs) !

                    HaileyMcComet wrote:

                    Nancy R wrote:

                    This was on John’s Twitter page yesterday:

                    Over 1.400,000 people have been killed by guns in the USA since John Lennon was shot and killed on Dec 8, 1980

                    Imagine all the people living life in peace.

                    #enoughisenough #peace #guncontrolnow #gunviolence #nra #guns #gunsafety #firearms #endgunviolence #gunreform  #johnlennon

                    How many of them were children?  I can understand not caring about adults dying.  Some adults can be terrible people.  But Americans don't even care about children.

                    To be fair, Hailey, the Americans CARE!....The average American is not be blame....  or the average Australian... or the average Asian... or the average Indian... or the average.... whatever.... the world is phucked at times.... the american 'people' should not be blamed for the way of their politicians. I love the American people. Dearly.... I've just been lucky to never meet an American politician. xx

                     

                     

                      Nancy R wrote:

                      Tried to start a new thread, but wouldn’t let me. 

                      Has it really been 38 years?! Seems like yesterday. I was 25 and cried for 2 weeks. 😢

                      No way that long. No way. I refuse to believe it. phark. It has been that long. where did the time go? phark....soon 1980 to 2020... as long as John lived... where did the time go? phuck

                        toris wrote:

                        HaileyMcComet wrote:
                        Nancy R wrote:

                        This was on John’s Twitter page yesterday:

                        Over 1.400,000 people have been killed by guns in the USA since John Lennon was shot and killed on Dec 8, 1980

                        Imagine all the people living life in peace.

                        #enoughisenough #peace #guncontrolnow #gunviolence #nra #guns #gunsafety #firearms #endgunviolence #gunreform  #johnlennon

                        How many of them were children?  I can understand not caring about adults dying.  Some adults can be terrible people.  But Americans don't even care about children.

                        To be fair, Hailey, the Americans CARE!....The average American is not be blame....  or the average Australian... or the average Asian... or the average Indian... or the average.... whatever.... the world is phucked at times.... the american 'people' should not be blamed for the way of their politicians. I love the American people. Dearly.... I've just been lucky to never meet an American politician. xx

                         

                         

                        Thank you for your words of support toris! I was just about to answer when I saw your post. 

                        And, btw, I love the Australian people, especially you...and Hugh Jackman! 😂

                          Nancy R wrote:

                          toris wrote:
                          HaileyMcComet wrote:
                          Nancy R wrote:

                          This was on John’s Twitter page yesterday:

                          Over 1.400,000 people have been killed by guns in the USA since John Lennon was shot and killed on Dec 8, 1980

                          Imagine all the people living life in peace.

                          #enoughisenough #peace #guncontrolnow #gunviolence #nra #guns #gunsafety #firearms #endgunviolence #gunreform  #johnlennon

                          How many of them were children?  I can understand not caring about adults dying.  Some adults can be terrible people.  But Americans don't even care about children.

                          To be fair, Hailey, the Americans CARE!....The average American is not be blame....  or the average Australian... or the average Asian... or the average Indian... or the average.... whatever.... the world is phucked at times.... the american 'people' should not be blamed for the way of their politicians. I love the American people. Dearly.... I've just been lucky to never meet an American politician. xx

                           

                           

                          Thank you for your words of support toris! I was just about to answer when I saw your post. 

                          And, btw, I love the Australian people, especially you...and Hugh Jackman! 😂

                          You're a good gal, Nancy. I'll give you Hugh Jackman if you give me Marisa Tomei and Susannah Hoffs. A fair trade!... Won't hurt to throw in a 30-year old Julie Newmar....just to get the deal done!

                           

                           

                           

                            I'll never forget when Lennon died, I cried for weeks! My favorite Lennon quote is the quote that was taken out of content but is true: "WE'RE MORE POPULAR THAN JESUS!" 

                              toris wrote:

                              Nancy R wrote:
                              toris wrote:
                              HaileyMcComet wrote:
                              Nancy R wrote:

                              This was on John’s Twitter page yesterday:

                              Over 1.400,000 people have been killed by guns in the USA since John Lennon was shot and killed on Dec 8, 1980

                              Imagine all the people living life in peace.

                              #enoughisenough #peace #guncontrolnow #gunviolence #nra #guns #gunsafety #firearms #endgunviolence #gunreform  #johnlennon

                              How many of them were children?  I can understand not caring about adults dying.  Some adults can be terrible people.  But Americans don't even care about children.

                              To be fair, Hailey, the Americans CARE!....The average American is not be blame....  or the average Australian... or the average Asian... or the average Indian... or the average.... whatever.... the world is phucked at times.... the american 'people' should not be blamed for the way of their politicians. I love the American people. Dearly.... I've just been lucky to never meet an American politician. xx

                               

                               

                              Thank you for your words of support toris! I was just about to answer when I saw your post. 

                              And, btw, I love the Australian people, especially you...and Hugh Jackman! 😂

                              You're a good gal, Nancy. I'll give you Hugh Jackman if you give me Marisa Tomei and Susannah Hoffs. A fair trade!... Won't hurt to throw in a 30-year old Julie Newmar....just to get the deal done!

                               

                               

                               

                              Thanks toris! It’s a deal! 😂

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                                To be fair, Hailey, the Americans CARE!....The average American is not be blame....  or the average Australian... or the average Asian... or the average Indian... or the average.... whatever.... the world is phucked at times.... the american 'people' should not be blamed for the way of their politicians. I love the American people. Dearly.... I've just been lucky to never meet an American politician. xx

                                That's a nice sentiment, and in some countries, the people are not at all responsible for their government.  Americans are absolutely responsible for their government.  The government works for the people, not the other way around.  The people are solely to blame for their government.

                                You could argue that larger corporations/the military-industrial complex is more to blame than the people.  But the people could change that if they wanted to.  War is over  if you want it.

                                In the United States, voter turnout for presidential elections is around 50%.  Midterms are closer to 30%.  Americans always complain about Congress, and with good reason.  Congress, as a whole, usually has a 20% or lower approval rating.  Yet imcumbents are almost always re-elected.

                                American children have to go to school with metal detectors and armed guard - and maybe even armed teachers soon - because getting shot in class is a very real possibility.  The government violated international law and UN treaties recently when they separated children from their parents and locked them in cages for seeking asylum.

                                Americans were outraged on social media.  I suppose you could argue that they were outraged in person since the 2018 midterms had the highest voter turnout in 100 years.  We all patted ourselves on the back for that.  #wecare #yayus.

                                Voter turnout in 2018 was 50%.  That's the high bar for voting.  50%.  Half not even showing up is a stellar victory.

                                People who care vote.  Hashtags on Twitter don't get the job done.

                                  HaileyMcComet wrote:

                                  toris wrote:Hailey, you know your stuff. And you know more than me.... and it's not my place to comment on American politics..... I'm not American.... although oddly, Australia is sometimes seen to be the 51st state of America... the only thing I will say is that, yes, only 50 per cent of Americans vote.... compulsory, in our country.... and our poltitical history over the last decade is laughable... have a look at how many Prime Minsiters we've had in that time. They eat their own. But in the world of statistics, 50 per cent is a very high representation .... as in, statistically, 50 per cent of anything is usually representative... and sadly, there is no guarantee that the other 50 per cent of people that didn't vote were all going to vote for the right person.  

                                   

                                   

                                   

                                   

                                   

                                  To be fair, Hailey, the Americans CARE!....The average American is not be blame....  or the average Australian... or the average Asian... or the average Indian... or the average.... whatever.... the world is phucked at times.... the american 'people' should not be blamed for the way of their politicians. I love the American people. Dearly.... I've just been lucky to never meet an American politician. xx

                                  That's a nice sentiment, and in some countries, the people are not at all responsible for their government.  Americans are absolutely responsible for their government.  The government works for the people, not the other way around.  The people are solely to blame for their government.

                                  You could argue that larger corporations/the military-industrial complex is more to blame than the people.  But the people could change that if they wanted to.  War is over  if you want it.

                                  In the United States, voter turnout for presidential elections is around 50%.  Midterms are closer to 30%.  Americans always complain about Congress, and with good reason.  Congress, as a whole, usually has a 20% or lower approval rating.  Yet imcumbents are almost always re-elected.

                                  American children have to go to school with metal detectors and armed guard - and maybe even armed teachers soon - because getting shot in class is a very real possibility.  The government violated international law and UN treaties recently when they separated children from their parents and locked them in cages for seeking asylum.

                                  Americans were outraged on social media.  I suppose you could argue that they were outraged in person since the 2018 midterms had the highest voter turnout in 100 years.  We all patted ourselves on the back for that.  #wecare #yayus.

                                  Voter turnout in 2018 was 50%.  That's the high bar for voting.  50%.  Half not even showing up is a stellar victory.

                                  People who care vote.  Hashtags on Twitter don't get the job done.

                                   

                                    Politics isn't going to solve the problem. All these guns on the south side of Chicago are not registered guns. They are all illegal. The punks & gangs will still have their guns & will still be killing innocent people because they can't even fire straight.

                                      Coming to this a bit late, but...

                                      Like others, I was devastated by John's murder. I cried for days. No celebrity death has ever shaken me that much. I'll be sad when Paul goes, but at least I'll know he lived a long, full and happy life. John got cheated of so much -- as did we.

                                      As for politics not changing anything, give me a break. People in the U.S. are 10 times more likely to be killed by guns than people living in other developed countries. To pretend our weak gun laws -- brought to you by the NRA -- have nothing to do with that is too delusional for words.

                                      If you want to do something about it, support March for Our Lives, the movement started by students who survived the Stoneman Douglas High School massacre last February. These kids are my heroes.

                                        Bruce M. wrote:

                                        Coming to this a bit late, but...

                                        Like others, I was devastated by John's murder. I cried for days. No celebrity death has ever shaken me that much. I'll be sad when Paul goes, but at least I'll know he lived a long, full and happy life. John got cheated of so much -- as did we.

                                        As for politics not changing anything, give me a break. People in the U.S. are 10 times more likely- to be killed by guns than people living in other developed countries. To pretend our weak gun laws -- brought to you by the NRA -- have nothing to do with that is too delusional for words.

                                        If you want to do something about it, support March for Our Lives, the movement started by students who survived the Stoneman Douglas High School massacre last February. These kids are my heroes.

                                        Bruce! More stuff we agree on!

                                        And, great, I lived in Georgia, which tied for #19 - no permit needed to purchase a firearm?!!

                                          Hailey, you know your stuff. And you know more than me.... and it's not my place to comment on American politics..... I'm not American.... although oddly, Australia is sometimes seen to be the 51st state of America... the only thing I will say is that, yes, only 50 per cent of Americans vote.... compulsory, in our country.... and our poltitical history over the last decade is laughable... have a look at how many Prime Minsiters we've had in that time. They eat their own.

                                          But in the world of statistics, 50 per cent is a very high representation .... as in, statistically, 50 per cent of anything is usually representative... and sadly, there is no guarantee that the other 50 per cent of people that didn't vote were all going to vote for the right person.

                                          If you live on Earth, you have every right to comment on American politics.  American policy could affect your life, theoretically.  Australia, on the other hand, is none of my business.  We heard about all that Rudd/Gillard/Rudd/Abbott nonsense, but none of it affected our lives.

                                          No one claims that more people voting would mean better leaders.  But it could lead to more parties, which would be a million miles better than what we have now.  The reason I pointed out that only half of Americans bother to vote was to show how much they care.

                                           

                                           

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