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Posted: October 7, 2022 in Joe Giambrone

To the readers who keep returning & especially to K.L. for her generosity.

Maybe it’s not all shit after all.

Leaving HBO at the end of this month, you have time to catch it now.

This film is possibly the greatest action thriller ever made. The stunts put Hollywood to shame. Everything is real, kinetic, and life-endangering.

Whether or not you like Mel Gibson, he brought Mad Max to the world, and his world is brutal, chaotic, and sublime. The Road Warrior stood as untouchable for thirty years until George Miller delivered Mad Max: Fury Road in 2015, and we had something to finally compare it to.

The Humungous

The opening montage sequence is a bit dated in its style, and perhaps underwhelming as an opening. Start at the first frame after it, however, and all bets are off. The music also seemed a tad old school, but the action is jaw dropping and center stage.

The plot of The Road Warrior revolves around a siege, that of an old oil refinery in the desert, surrounded by The Humungous and his dogs of war. The refinery people have a small society, straining to keep civilization going in contrast to the scavengers of the wastelands. Max must decide which world he belongs to.

And he’s not a great guy.

But he’s not a bad guy either.

What he is is a damaged guy for a damaged world. And he keeps his word.

It’s interesting how everyone sees value in him, but not himself. He seems to consider himself worthless, a rat scavenging guzzoline wherever he can find it. That’s all he’s capable of aspiring to.

I cited The Road Warrior as a major influence on my 2014 novel Transfixion. There is also a siege and with a school bus lodged across the front gate of a school. I made sure there was a truck/car chase sequence or two as well. It truly was effective, if you believe the readers.

It’s not all about Max. Supporting characters make this movie. Top spot goes to the feral kid, whom you have to stop and just cheer for. The feral kid is amazing. We’d never seen him before or since, and he’s perfect. Max’s gyrocopter-flying sidekick is also a key man in the story. And the helicopter afforded magnificent aerial shots of desert chaos that make sense, and so you never think twice as to why they have all these grand overhead views. It’s just magnificent filmmaking.

The Road Warrior is must-see cinema. End of discussion.

“immune function among vaccinated individuals 8 months after the administration of two doses of COVID-19 vaccine was lower than that among the unvaccinated individuals”

NIH.GOV

Adverse effects of COVID-19 vaccines and measures to prevent them

The NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF HEALTH has admitted that COVID-19 vaccines have been damaging our immune systems!

Everyone who gets sick now should SUE for FRAUD.

PS.

The Twitter Propaganda Corporation has involved itself in censoring and harassing me over this US GOVERNMENT provided information. To be expected these days?


Recently, The Lancet published a study on the effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines and the waning of immunity with time [1]. The study showed that immune function among vaccinated individuals 8 months after the administration of two doses of COVID-19 vaccine was lower than that among unvaccinated individuals. These findings were more pronounced in older adults and individuals with pre-existing conditions. According to the European Medicines Agency’s recommendations, frequent COVID-19 booster shots could adversely affect the immune response and may not be feasible [2].

US NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF HEALTH
NIH.GOV


I trusted Baz completely to deliver Elvis, and he did not disappoint.

I think it’s a pretty fair take, inaccurate in spots, but the grandeur of the man is captured. It was an emotional ride like only the best of the best movies can do. I’m so happy to have gotten to see this in theater.

I would say that even if you’re not an Elvis fan you will be by the end. What he did is chronicled perfectly with the historical changes happening all around. Seems like no expense was spared, and the worlds are convincingly authentic. I’m predicting three specific Oscar nods: best actor, best supporting actor and best director. We shall see later.

How could you NOT root for Elvis, when he was all about the music?



Mostly. It’s a Harold Ramis movie, and the visuals keep things chugging along so well. He really was a brilliant filmmaker.

I didn’t used to appreciate this film, because it can get very silly at times. The performances are over-the-top and then some. But now looking back at all those top comedy nutballs having the times of their lives, it’s a joy. They let them go hog-wild, in the era of Animal House, and so many gags pass so quickly, like machine-gun fire.

And now it’s right on HBO, if you have it, and their search function is convenient.

Caddyshack holds up because it’s a class-conflict story. The waspy elite scum are the targets, and even they can’t stand each other. Awesome to behold. Plot ramps up and up, and yeah, it’s got a secret weapon, a bit of an underground character.

This film came out long before this blog existed, and so there was no entry for it. I was critical of the film for not going far enough, but it is required viewing today. Get it.

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It is, of course, a satire about American propaganda and gullibility when it comes to WAR.

Before I’m inevitably canceled for opposing Naziism in Amerika (or vaporized with the rest of you):

My Word of the Year, 2022, will be:

DE-NAZIFICATION

Can you guess why?


Pelosi now uses Nazi slogan, from Stepan Bandera (who murdered 4,000 Ukrainian Jews in WW2). It’s a dark day.

PS

This just in: ZELENSKY Just Wore FASCIST Symbol to Speak to U.S. Congress

He’s so on-brand.

KAREN, the idea that the Biden regime is concerned about the poor foreign civilians of Ukraine is so absurd on its face, I question your basic competency.

That same Biden regime is starving Yemeni babies to death right now. And it has been since Obama was in office. It arms and assists the most tyrannical regime on earth: the Saudis. Biden also aided and abetted the proud, raving Neo-Nazis of Ukraine as they murdered a further 9,000 innocent civilians, mostly because those lived in Eastern Ukraine, spoke Russian, and would not submit to the new Reich installed illegally in 2014. That Reich was helped by Obama/Biden and particularly the US National Endowment for Democracy (NED) sic.

And Karen, I highly doubt you could find any of these places on a map. You’ve been given a new cheer and a little yellow and blue icon to do your virtue-signalling online, as you brainlessly help actual Nazis in Ukraine. Some of your friends even want to initiate total war against Russia, thus ending human life on earth in a nuclear catastrophe on a scale not seen since the dinosaurs were wiped out. So, forgive me if I don’t agree with your propaganda or respect your half-baked talking-point riddled opinions.

My FACEBOOK account was repeatedly frozen for posting the above image.

Now we know why. They actually are on the side of fascists. The Facebook official policies of allowing praise of Nazi Azov Battalion, and allowing “hate speech” and inciting violence against Russians is clear evidence of their pro-fascist leanings at Zuckerberg’s little fiefdom. Similarly, Google/Youtube has gone on a censorship rampage to support the fascist coup regime of Ukraine.

The Intercept:

Facebook Allows Praise of Neo-Nazi Ukrainian Battalion If It Fights Russian Invasion

Reuters:

Facebook owner defends policy on calls for violence that angered Russia

Understand that fascism quote. You’re living it. Understand that governments and corporations will team up to strip you of your rights, such as the right to free speech, and the right to body autonomy, and then to launch wars.

The war in Ukraine began in 2014. The Nazi junta deliberately murdered more than 9,000 civilians, plus thousands of separatist fighters. That was never a concern of Facebook, Google, Youtube, Joe Biden, or the US presstitute establishment.

The normalization of war propaganda and censorship of anti-war voices will be the death of millions–maybe billions.

P.S.

TWITTER also censoring Ukraine war reporting:

Twitter is censoring reporting on Ukrainian Nazis on the pretext of “abusive behavior”



Revolution of Dignity - Wikipedia

(This term paper, for the University of California, sought to set the record straight on the 2014 destabilization and coup d’etat in Kyiv. The professor of the required political science class had infused his lectures with mindless pro-US propaganda for the entire semester. My intent was to school him, so that he would stop propagandizing the impressionable young students. Eighty-six footnotes, he had to give it an A.)

PDF | Medium | Activist Post

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November 4, 2014

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With current German best seller “Gekaufte Journalisten” (“Bought Journalism”) telling the true story of Udo Olfkotte being paid by the CIA for twenty-five years in order to spin the news in favor of US/NATO interests,1 the plummeting public confidence in corporate mainstream news is more than warranted.2 Of course Operation Mockingbird,3 a CIA scheme to influence and pay US journalists in the same manner,4 has long been exposed and yet is seldom discussed on public airwaves. A German TV sketch comedy troupe, Die Anstalt, satirized the glaring journalistic malfeasance in the media’s interpretation of the 2014 Ukraine conflict, to raucous applause.5 Closer to home, CBS reporter Sharyl Attkisson revealed the white house’s manipulation of and collusion with domestic mass media, when she was screamed at by an Obama spokesman, “The Washington Post is reasonable, the LA Times is reasonable, The New York Times is reasonable. You’re the only one who’s not reasonable!”6

This paper will argue that Western propaganda, in coordination with the U.S. State Department and the new Kyiv junta, has repeatedly and deceptively mischaracterized the complex events in Ukraine this past year and continues to recklessly instigate a dangerous conflict between nuclear armed Russia and NATO/United States.

It is impossible to assess the media reports concerning Ukraine without a comprehensive understanding of the events on the ground over this past year. Of particular significance is the question: who is attacking whom? The main meme that has been bulldozed by Western corporate news services appears to be that Russia has allegedly “invaded” the Ukraine in some sort of resurgent Soviet “empire”7 experiment. This is glaringly a case of the cart before the horse, framing the debate in terms of Vladimir Putin’s alleged intentions in nearly every major US news source. Ilya Somin writes in The Washington Post, “Russia already invaded Ukraine in a much more blatant and obvious way months ago when it occupied and annexed Crimea.”8

This is utter nonsense on its face. The Russian naval base at Sevastopol was always present, and so Russian forces did not “invade” at all. The base was located there by treaty, leased from the Ukraine government until 2042.9 The political situation in Crimea was decided by a popular referendum, democratically voted on by the people who live in the province, who overwhelmingly and unquestionably voted to secede from the illegitimate Kyiv coup d’etat regime that overthrew the democratically elected Yanukovych government in February of 2014. Results of this Crimean referendum vary from “96.77%” in favor of secession at Russia Today10, to the Kyiv Post conceding that “93 percent of Crimeans voted to join Russia, and street celebrations under way.”11 The obvious meaning of this referendum, that democracy was working, soon washed away and tales of “invasion” on Russia’s part became the main western propaganda narrative that European and American citizens would hear about on their televisions.

John Kerry took point in preemptively denouncing the Crimean exercise in democracy when he issued threats to Russia on March 13th.12 He also claimed that, “There is no justification, no legality to this referendum that is taking place.” This was from the man who recognized the violent Kyiv street mobs as the legitimate government of the entire nation of Ukraine after they seized power through chaos, Molotov cocktails, firearms and wounding upward of “500” police.13 Kerry’s boss, Barack Obama, even went to the absurd length of calling the Nuland/Yatsenyuk coup d’etat government “duly elected.”14

In response to the US claim of illegality, Russian president Vladimir Putin responded directly:

“Moreover, the Crimean authorities referred to the well-known Kosovo precedent — a precedent our western colleagues created with their own hands in a very similar situation, when they agreed that the unilateral separation of Kosovo from Serbia, exactly what Crimea is doing now, was legitimate and did not require any permission from the country’s central authorities. Pursuant to Article 2, Chapter 1 of the United Nations Charter, the UN International Court agreed with this approach and made the following comment in its ruling of July 22, 2010, and I quote: “No general prohibition may be inferred from the practice of the Security Council with regard to declarations of independence,” and “General international law contains no prohibition on declarations of independence.” Crystal clear, as they say.”15

One wonders if Kerry and Obama would have held the democratic aspirations of the people of Scotland in similar regard, and whether Edinburgh would currently be bombed with artillery and aerial assaults had that nation voted slightly differently this past August. The prize for the most shrill hysteria over Crimea, though, should go to Hillary Clinton: “It’s what Hitler did back in the 30s.”16

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The Expanse Has Concluded

Posted: February 4, 2022 in Joe Giambrone
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The Expanse on Amazon: cancelled? season six? (release date) - canceled +  renewed TV shows - TV Series Finale

(at Amazon Video)

At Season One I was hesitant. It did have a different aesthetic than later. The Blade Runner stylings annoyed me (even Blade Runner had moved on), but it left a cliffhanger. That cliff was pretty high.

So, the sci-fi people already will have seen it, but civilians I cannot say. This is a hell of a ride. At this point, I think it should be on a short list of the best stuff on TV, along with Westworld.

Story dragged slightly in the middle but then came on like big-screen blitzes. Wow. And emotional to boot. This is a 5 S-star series.

The Expanse Season 6 Implies Drummer & Naomi's True History

The world has been meticulously thought out, the physics and design of future crafts and living situations. Also the politics is quite advanced for the sheeptato crowd.

What more do you want to know?

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