Archive for May, 2015

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Ava DuVernay posted this list. I admit that I have not seen most of them.

84 Films By and About Women of Color


It’s been a while since I’ve posted any Trailers From Hell. So leave it to Guillermo del Toro to reignite the fuse.



Finnigan is a notoriously dirty ex-cop who was a member of the police department’s elite Special Operations Section (SOS) until 2006, when he was charged with leading a gang of fellow officers who robbed suspects, illegally invaded homes and stole thousands of dollars in cash. He’s now serving 12 years in federal prison.

In a 2012 interview with Playboy, Finnigan admitted the SOS beat and tortured multiple suspects, and described shutting down an internal affairs investigation by appealing to one of his comrades in blue who worked in the Internal Affairs Division.

Chicago is also the home of that infamous “Black Site.”

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…Of course he does.

Obama Warns the Senate to Pass Surveillance Law

“Heaven forbid we’ve got a problem where we could have prevented a terrorist attack or apprehended someone who was engaged in dangerous activity, but we didn’t do so simply because of inaction in the Senate,” Mr. Obama added.

Unless the 4th Amendment to the Constitution is shredded, Obama predicts more terror attacks. Such a bullshit fearmongering campaign. The attacks we’ve had so far should have been prevented, but were not due to state complicity. We had 9/11, where “fifty CIA personnel” knew that two hijackers were living in San Diego for 16 months, and yet did absolutely nothing about it. We had the Boston Bombing where the FBI received direct threat warnings from Russia’s FSB about Tsarnaev, and then inexplicably pretended they didn’t know who he was, begging the public to identify the guy they had already interviewed and had international warnings about.

The issue isn’t collecting everyone’s phone calls. The issue is a criminal “deep state” that likes it when terrorist attacks happen because it gives them more power: power to eradicate Constitutional protections, power to wage wars of aggression, power to destroy the competition around the world in the mad dash for scarce resources.  There is plenty wrong with this picture, and we don’t even get the basic sketch of it in the mainstream corporate lie factories.

Let’s not forget that Obama TO THIS DAY is covering up the 28 pages that show Saudi Arabian high officials were complicit in the 9/11 attacks. To this day Obama commits treason, giving “Aid and Comfort” to the Saudi officials who helped attack America, thus launching this fraudulent “war on terrorism.” The US intelligence services had all the information they needed, including legitimate NSA surveillance of an Al Qaeda phone hub in Yemen, which told them exactly who the terrorists were — AND DID NOTHING TO STOP THE ATTACK!!!

We are living on the other side of the mirror, people. Delusion has replaced facts. Myth replaced evidence. They have betrayed us, and they continue to betray us. What they are doing right now is UNCONSTITUTIONAL, that document that gives them all their power. They ignore its limitations. They scaremonger the public in order to get away with destroying the Constitution which they have sworn to protect. They are the real enemies of “America” which looks less and less like America each year, and more like a fascist police state.


Edward Herman:

Golden Silences in the U.S. Propaganda System

This is dramatically illustrated when we compare the treatment of “worthy” and “unworthy” victims, categories that Noam Chomsky and I stressed in Manufacturing Consent. (Chapter 2 is entitled “Worthy and Unworthy Victims”). Worthy victims are victims of enemy and target states, whereas unworthy victims are killed by us or one of our allies or clients. We gave details on the huge media attention to the murder of a Polish priest in Communist Poland in 1984, a single worthy victim who, as we showed, got more U.S. media attention than 100 religious victims of U.S. client states in Latin America (1965-1985), taken together. The latter were treated as unworthy by virtue of the client status of the killers, although eight of the 100 were actually U.S. citizens.


Medical Journals Are an Extension of the Marketing Arm of Pharmaceutical Companies

The evidence is strong that companies are getting the results they want, and this is especially worrisome because between two-thirds and three-quarters of the trials published in the major journals—Annals of Internal Medicine, JAMA, Lancet, and New England Journal of Medicineare funded by the industry [9].

If you missed the scathing critique by the Lancet editor go here. The scam is being exposed in publication after publication. Big Pharma buys favorable coverage, including so-called favorable “peer review.”

Examples of Methods for Pharmaceutical Companies to Get the Results They Want from Clinical Trials

  • Conduct a trial of your drug against a treatment known to be inferior.
  • Trial your drugs against too low a dose of a competitor drug.
  • Conduct a trial of your drug against too high a dose of a competitor drug (making your drug seem less toxic).
  • Conduct trials that are too small to show differences from competitor drugs.
  • Use multiple endpoints in the trial and select for publication those that give favourable results.
  • Do multicentre trials and select for publication results from centres that are favourable.
  • Conduct subgroup analyses and select for publication those that are favourable.
  • Present results that are most likely to impress—for example, reduction in relative rather than absolute risk.


This is not something you often hear from Republicans…


France Declares All New Rooftops Must Be Topped With Plants Or Solar Panels
Benefits of Green Roofs

There are so many benefits to green roofs. Here are just a few:

  • Adding natural beauty and major aesthetic improvement to buildings, which in turn increases the investment opportunity.
  • Helping contribute to landfill diversion by prolonging the life of waterproofing membranes, using recycled materials, and prolonging the service of heating, ventilation, and HVAC systems through decreased use.
  • Green roofs assist with storm water management because water is stored by the substrate, then taken up by plants, and thus returned to the atmosphere through transpiration and evaporation. They also retain rainwater and moderate the temperature of the water and act as natural filters for the water that does run off. They delay the time at which runoff occurs, which results in decreased stress on sewer systems during peak periods.
  • The plants on green roofs do a great job of capturing airborne pollutants and other atmospheric deposition. They can also filter noxious gasses.
  • They open up new areas for community gardens, commercial and recreational space in busy cities where this space is generally quite limited.


‘Fight Club’s’ Twisted Mastermind: Chuck Palahniuk on God, Men Vs. Women, and ‘Fight Club 2’


Brave New Films

Police rampage.


Sri Lanka’s New President Puts Immediate Ban on Glyphosate


Bad Day for Monsanto

German states call for ban on household pesticide (Glyphosate)

After reevaluating the most widely used pesticide in Germany and worldwide, the World Health Organization’s (WHO) cancer researchers have categorised Glyphosate as “probably carcinogenic to humans”.

In a resolution on Friday (8 May), Germany’s state ministers called for “the supply to and use by private persons to be banned for precautionary reasons”. In addition, the politicians argue that Glyphosate should be prohibited for uses close to consumers.