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Great last movie for Paul & a this song is a great tribute. 
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On this day:
At 14th April of 1980, Judas Priest released their sixth studio album "British Steel". 'British Steel' is the first Judas Priest album to feature drummer Dave Holland. It is also their first album on which all the songs were written by only current members of the band.

Judas Priest was one of the most influential heavy metal bands of the '70s, spearheading the New Wave of British Heavy Metal late in the decade. Decked out in leather and chains, the band fused the gothic doom of Black Sabbath with the riffs and speed of Led Zeppelin, as well as adding a vicious two-lead guitar attack; in doing so, they set the pace for much popular heavy metal from 1975 until 1985, as well as laying the groundwork for the speed and death metal of the '80s. 

They began in 1973, and debuted with the album 'Rocka Rolla' (1974), containing the strong cadences of the Rolling Stones-esque title track. The second album, 'Sad Wings of Destiny' (1976) was, from its inception, already a classic of the genres of gothic, psychedelic, and hard rock. Highlights include the long and gruesome 'Victim of Changes', which is along the same lines of the most hypnotic and melodramatic early Led Zeppelin, 'Ripper', with a terrorized cabaret melody and gruesome arabesques of guitar, 'Genocide', and 'Island of Domination'. With this album, the epileptic and furious style of the “new wave of British heavy metal” was born, which was a bridge between the British hard-rock, heavy-metal, and American punk-rock.

Commercially speaking, the band’s golden season began with 'Sin After Sin' (1977), which contained 'Sinner', 'Last Rose of Summer', and 'Dissident Aggressor', and the hit of 'Diamonds and Rust', a Joan Baez cover. This continued with "Stained Class" (1978) and 'Killing Machine' (1978), also known as 'Hell Bent on Leather' (1979), which were scientific exploitations of the stereotype that they had invented. The better songs include Stained Class’s Beyond the Realm of Death, Exciter, Invader, and Saints in Hell, and Take on the World from 'Killing Machine.' The first part of the career of Judas Priest was well summed up by the live album "Unleashed in the East" (1979). The climb onto the charts began taking place progressively with "British Steel."

Released in 1980, "British Steel" ranks very high in the Judas Priest back catalog, even it's deemed their best album by many, being also a NWOBHM milestone. The record is one step ahead in the Judas Priest stylistic simplification, which started with "Killing machine", while the sound of the band was losing its elaborated 70s feel, turning into something more direct, anthemic and, of course, metallic.

Possibly what enthroned this LP as one of the ultimate Priest's marvels are its hits, namely "United", "Breaking the Law" and "Living after Midnight", this latter featuring a catchy pop rock feel on its structure and chorus, opening the door for the archetypal heavy metal band that Judas Priest was in the 80s (and still is today). The point is that the presumably minor tracks of "British Steel" still do the trick, having grit enough and the hooks to stuff the whole album with dignity and, more importantly, to catch the attention of the listener unavoidably. 

There are still uptempo slices of metallic mayhem bookending the album in "Rapid Fire" and "Steeler," plus effective moodier pieces in "Metal Gods" (ostensibly about gods literally made of metal, though you know full well the band wanted a nickname) and the crawling menace of "The Rage," which features arguably the best Rob Halford vocal on the album. 

This record sealed Judas Priest's status as genre icons, and kick-started heavy metal's glory days of the 1980s. It went Top Five in the U.K. and became their first Top 40 album in the U.S., going platinum in the process and paving the way for countless imitators and innovators alike. 

Overall, this is still a very solid Priest record with some amazing highlights that should be standards for any heavy metal fan worthy of wearing a bullet belt. If you haven't heard Judas Priest before this is the perfect entry-point. Highly recommended.

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Vani Hari, AKA the Food Babe, has amassed a loyal following in her Food Babe Army. The recent subject of profiles and interviews in the New York Times, the New York Post and New York Magazine, Hari implores her soldiers to petition food companies to change their formulas. She's also written a bestselling book telling you that you can change your life in 21 days by "breaking free of the hidden toxins in your life." She and her army are out to chan...
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The Force is strong with this youngling.
 
In keeping with the Star Wars theme today, we have this response officially from +LucasFilm to a little boy who wants to be a Jedi, and get married.

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What is a young Jedi to do when two of his greatest desires conflict? Simple: ask the man in charge to change the rules. Continue reading →
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No matter what you hear, volcanoes are still not the culprit for rising carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.
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+Roger Garvin i guess its the denial mindset...
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Went in to a +Best Buy​ to scout a new laptop and ended up chatting it up with the in-store +Samsung Mobile USA​ rep. Told him my phone (Note 4) was running sluggish and asked for ideas. He took my phone and did a ran an optimization program and recommended I get a new SD card. Got the new card and reinstalled my apps. Boom - fixed my drama no problem. Thanks to the guys at the Onalaska Wisconsin +Best Buy​
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In a world first, Australia introduces 'no jab, no pay' policy. Those families who don't immunise kids will lose welfare benefits.

Shame it only hits the lower class. Those who aren't at all reliant on welfare can continue as they please. A more equitable solution would be better....but it's a start.

This is recently on the heels of other related medical precedents such as Australia's National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) decision to conclude Homoeopathy is bollocks.

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/lifestyle/health/nhmrc-rule-homeopathic-remedies-useless-for-human-health/story-fni0diac-1226878166107?nk=7379a54590d81c58323b4b6b1694b3e6

http://www.lifehacker.com.au/2014/04/its-official-homeopathy-is-a-load-of-old-bollocks/

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/03/17/sorry-hippies-homeopathy-is-totally-useless.html
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+Michael o'donnell Could not agree more Michael. One in all in. That's Democracy!
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I've going to Grizzly's for a number of years now. In the last year or so, they have really upped their game. It used to feel like a Friday's from the '90's, but now it's more upscale. They've updated their menu to go along with the remodel of the whole restaurant. I ate their for lunch today, and had one of their lunch specials. It was the BBQ Pork with coleslaw on top. It was excellent! Today was a quick visit for lunch, but if the food and service continue to be this good, I'll be more of a regular again.
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I'm not a coffee fan, but their hot chocolate is excellent. My favorite thing to get at Mugby is the fresh muffins. They a re all excellent. My favorite is the raspberry muffin they have most days. There is either a drive-thru or walk-up option, but no inside seating. During the morining drive there are usually four or more cars waiting to order. Often times, the staff walk out to take orders from the cars in the drive-thru to keep the line moving quickly.
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