Terror, horror, fear…
Or read a book: Hell of a Deal – A Supernatural Satire (free until Nov. 3rd)
Or read a book: Hell of a Deal – A Supernatural Satire (free until Nov. 3rd)
This free online show on Spike TV is very educational for a number of catastrophic scenarios including earthquakes, high rise fires, home invasions, lost boats and this mall shooting scenario. The Kenyan incident makes this pretty much must-see viewing. It teaches how to stage an ambush and to improvise weapons and try and fight back.
The sheer amount of life-saving information contained in the series could help you survive an extreme circumstance.
All ten parts are including.
Oliver Stone fumbles 9/11 completely (part 9), citing “incompetence” and showing zero of the evidence of complicity and cover-up, of Saudi Arabian intelligence participation and the evidence of the whistleblowers such as Senator Bob Graham.
In part one Stone also ignored evidence of foreknowledge of the Pearl Harbor attack. This is not the definitive history of the modern age. Its broad strokes are fine and well, but specifics are not completely reliable.
Jerry finally got his show about nothing, and that’s what Larry David told him, on it. It’s reality enough tv, shot with little GoPro cams stuck to the windshield and minimal crew.
Each week Seinfeld takes famous friends of his out for coffee (often forgetting money), and he shoots the breeze with celebrities like Chris Rock, Sarah Silverman, David Letterman, Ricky Gervais, Don Rickles and even Michael Richards made a rare, nervous, public appearance.
The webisodes are like a car wreck, because you can’t stop watching. You never know what the hell they’re going to say next. Mostly fluff, small talk and trying to be funny, but absolutely nothing is off-limits. The depressed, bleak, absurdist views of the host shine through. Seinfeld also has a caretaker/curator mentality for dinosaur comedians and producers, getting them on the record before they croak.
What I like about it is that there’s no character, and no script, and whatever happens is the show. In the season opener with Chris Rock, for example, they get pulled over in a classic Ferrari for speeding, Seinfeld driving of course. And Chris is truly nervous about being hauled out and beat on for being black in America.
Seinfeld himself is without guarded image protection, and he comes across as a bit spoiled and full of himself. Most of the cars – a different one or two every show – are from his own personal car collection. No effort is made to disguise that the guests are paid to be there, and Seinfeld’s the producer, which guests occasionally bring up.
It’s an exercise in minimalism, just highlighting these quirky personalities.
Free to watch.
The Alliance For Justice has produced this call for accountability.
Full Petition Text:
Dear Attorney General Holder:
For more than five years, we have known that senior lawyers in the Bush Administration wrote the infamous “torture memos” to provide legal cover for human rights abuses taking place. Since 2004, the Justice Department’s Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) has been investigating the authors of the “torture memos”–Jay Bybee, Steven Bradbury, and John Yoo.
In a hearing before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee in June, you said that this five-year investigation was close to an end and that OPR’s report would be ready in a “matter of weeks.” However, when you ordered a preliminary review into the interrogation of certain detainees in late August, you indicated that the OPR report would not be released imminently. And while you expanded Special Prosecutor John Durham?s mandate to investigate those interrogators who went outside the legal guidance provided by the Office Legal Counsel, you have failed to affirm that the investigation will follow the facts where the evidence leads, even if up the chain of command.
I urge you to authorize a full-scale investigation of those who ordered, designed, and justified torture. You can begin this public accountability process by immediately releasing the OPR report. Only by knowing all of the facts can our nation move forward and take the necessary actions to uphold the Constitution and the law.
Tortured Logic by the ACLU
“My point is copyright is out of control. It’s been manipulated for profit at everyone’s expense.”
See: Open Source Cinema
RIP! is an important film. Technically, it’s an illegal film without copyright permissions for numerous song samples and video clips which would push the budget into the tens of millions of dollars if the publishing corporations had their ways (and they often do get their way). That is the point filmmaker Brett Gaylor makes with this investigation of copyright in the modern age of Interweb Tubes and sprawling corporatocracies.
Could this film be erased from history?
WMD is a frustrating film, not a little bit because of its subject matter. This is the story of some big lies which transcend borders, the globalisation of big lying. This is about forged uranium documents, fake intelligence sources and knowing war crimes as the U.S, Britain and others sent their armies to “disarm” a country they knew wasn’t “armed” with WMDs in the first place.
I stumbled on this free online film, not knowing what it was. I’m glad I did. Naomi Wolf has made a film to accompany her book of the same name, which is essentially an indictment of the Nazi-type policies inflicted on America since 9/11, primarily by the Bush regime, but also approved by many Democrats.
Comparisons to Hitler’s strategic plan to overthrow democracy in Germany are relevant and real. There is no excuse for ignorance in this information age . Wrapping one’s self in the flag and in mindless flag waving is no substitute for the “eternal vigilance” required of a free people.
This is another Robert Greenwald/Brave New Films project.
U.S. media is effectively controlled, and that includes this free online film. The range of debate is limited, restricted. Hard hitting and longstanding critics of US imperialism do not appear. This is unsurprising, and yet it does bias the film in several important ways.
The phrase “US imperialism” does not appear. It is the elephant in the room, the unspoken motive for the crime, yet it isn’t named. There is a long and repetitive history of US aggressions against weaker states, but this crucial history is ignored by Greenwald.
Even the role of the US government in the Soviet/Afgan war from 1979 to 1989 (misstated in the film as 1980-89) is not mentioned. Therefore much is not mentioned.
This is truly independent filmmaking. No budgets, no scripts, just a road trip across America in the modern age version of a “hippie bus.” The Los Angeles Filmmaker’s Cooperative (LAFCO) takes a stab at trying to find the real America, with numerous interviews, numerous bands and numerous locations and situations.
Racism is an ugly subject, and always controversial. This controversy is magnified a thousand fold when talking about the most powerful media corporations on the planet with powers above and beyond citizens or citizens’ groups (and even beyond a number of nation-states). It is important to discuss and to expose racism wherever we find it, as it is the sea in which warmongers swim.
“It wasn’t just in one state or one city or one location. It was a national phenomenon. In state after state exit polls showed a totally different outcome than vote counts. It’s such an enormous disparity between exit polls, which have always been reliable, and vote count.” –Paul Craig Roberts, former assistant Treasury Secretary
This film is a must-see for all Americans. Both the 2004 and 2000 presidential elections were stolen. George W. Bush was an illegitimate president never elected by “the will of the people.”
Now, because Barack Obama apparently won by a wide margin without theft, this issue has been shoved aside. This is a mistake, and this issue should not be forgotten.