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Favorite 80s music

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 I was a kid during the 1980s and have fond memories of the music. As an adult, I revisited the music and found it highly appealing. I listen mainly to classical music, but when I'm not listening to classical music I like to hear 80s music. Here is a list of my top 25 favorite songs from the 80s. Take On Me by A-ha Out Of Touch by Hall & Oates She's Gone by Hall & Oates Private Eyes by Hall & Oates Don't You (Forget About Me) by Simple Minds Hold Me Now by Thompson Twins You Belong to the City Glenn Frey In the Air Tonight by Phil Collins Your Love by The Outfield Safety Dance by Men Without Hats Broken Wings by Mr. Mister West End Girls by Pet Shop Boys Don't Dream It's Over by Crowded House I Ran (So Far Away) by A Flock Of Seagulls Head Over Heels by Tears For Fears Shout by Tears For Fears Everybody Wants To Rule The World by Tears For Fears True by Spandau Ballet Crockett's Theme by Jan Hammer (I Just) Died in Your Arms by Cutting Crew White Wed

Taliban retake Afghanistan

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  Kabul is lost and so is Afghanistan! It's b ack into the hands of the Taliban - the Islamic fanatics who treat Christians and women as sub-human! 20 years of effort wiped out. Very tragic! Watching the desperation of the Americans and Afghanis trying to escape was reminiscent of the fall of Saigon. Like the Vietnam war, the Afghanistan war was a protracted police action without clear objectives to win the war. Afghanistan is very tribal, and I think it was too much to expect a national Afghan army to be cohesive and effective. In the end, they surrendered even with a 5:1 advantage over the Taliban. I think many Americans, like Americans during Vietnam, were questioning why we were even there in Afghanistan. And the historians will probably be wondering as well in coming years. I don't believe this will be the end of American involvement in Afghanistan. They will resume harboring Islamic terrorist groups and could launch another 9/11 style attack on America, so we'll likel