Rapier7: Freeing the slaves was the fallback reasoning when the mounting casualties made "saving the Union" morally inadequate. I wouldn't call Lincoln vindicated. I'd just say the outcome was better than what we expected, hopefully.
Deadmau5, swollen members, Public Enemy, Disturbed, Rage against the machine, idk. Music is seriously important to my day in the gym. A: it's awesome, B: I get a serious boost in work time with the right musical groove.