Archive for November, 2017

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US Military to seize, burn Guantánamo Bay detainees’ art 

 

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You can’t write this shit, huh? No honor among terrorists.

Erdogan Accuses US of Supporting ISIS

A little reminder:

Research Paper: ISIS-Turkey Links

Washington was in bed with Turkey and the terrorists of Syria for five years. Then they approved a coup attempt against Erdogan that failed. Now Turkey turned against US. Their relationship to the terrorists is kind of murky now.

Franken Fingered

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It goes on.

Woman alleges Franken groped, kissed her without consent

 

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Trump Reverses Ivory Ban

 

Save the Elephants

 

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Warehouses Full of US-Made ‘Lethal Weapons’ Found by Syrian Army 

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CHRIS MURPHY ACCUSES U.S. OF COMPLICITY IN WAR CRIMES FROM THE FLOOR OF THE SENATE

For U.S. officials, the difficulty in publicly addressing the crisis is caught up in U.S. complicity, given that the disease and starvation in Yemen is not the result of a random hurricane or an earthquake, but the expected result of deliberate actions taken by the United States and its allies in the Gulf.

 

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This British import arrived, and I knew not how nor why. But it’s a marvelous period piece, and the period is 1940. It’s also a movie about making a movie, and the characters are the screenwriters.

This nuanced tale tackles the sexism of the day. The main character is a Welsh girl who is suddenly called up by the Ministry of Information to help write “the slop,” which is female dialogue for their propaganda films.

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When Dunkirk inspires a heroic rescue story, the plot kicks into gear. A news article praises a pair of sisters who stole their drunken dad’s boat to join in the rescue. The government functionaries decide this is grade-A propaganda to inspire the working class to go fight the Germans.

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As Catrin develops the story with her co-writers, many tangents appear. Many obstacles to production too, and some are hilarious. Catrin grows as a writer…

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