Posts Tagged ‘punishment’

California Prisons


More failed policies turning America into a bankrupt police state…





Making Clockwork Orange



Bradley Cooper and Ryan Gosling cross paths in an edgy drama that brings much intensity.  The film is a decent effort about cops and robbers and the blurry lines separating the two.

What works in Pines is the semi-unique structure, telling three stories, although each is obliquely tied to the others.  It’s a three in one rather ambitious effort that feels real, as if this could have happened.  Dialogue is natural and the acting believable as we follow along an unfortunate series of events and ruined lives.

The Place Beyond the Pines is out on DVD this week.


“Fascism should more properly be called corporatism because it is the merger of state and corporate power.”
— Benito Mussolini


In a nutshell, why this abomination of a “health” system is a terrible experiment…

“Every January, health insurance companies across America will send out tax documents to each insured individual. This tax document—a copy of which will be furnished to the IRS—must contain sufficient information for taxpayers to prove that they purchased qualifying health insurance under Obamacare.

This new tax information document must, at a minimum, contain: the name and health insurance identification number of the taxpayer; the name and tax identification number of the health insurance company; the number of months the taxpayer was covered by this insurance plan; and whether or not the plan was purchased in one of Obamacare’s “exchanges.”
Obamacare: Taxpayers Must Report Personal Health ID Info to IRS




Written by insurance company lobbyists, who are of course the problem not the solution, lapdog Obama now wants to penalize you for not proving that you have purchased their inferior products.  Obama delivers millions of new customers to the insurance racket, which is then free to siphon on profits and provide less expenditure for actual medicine.

This is the opposite of what the sane “developed world” does for its citizens.  Their governments don’t act as mercenary goons for private corporate interests.  Theirs is more socialistic, not punitive and profit extraction centered.  Theirs actually works at greatly reduced costs to all concerned.  But don’t let facts get in the way of politics and capitalism.





A great little indie movie about an old man and his robot. Frank Langella plays an alzheimers victim losing his memories and unable to cope on his own. Enter the robot, and then Frank starts getting his life and his thoughts back together. Only Frank’s thorughts revolve around being a cat burglar. Extremely funny moments, and the robot steals the show.

On Netflix 


A definite cult classic, Raising Arizona (1987) is Nick Cage’s finest hour and one of my favorite movies.  I was glad to read the script.  Maybe I felt guilty over dissing True Grit the other day

This film is stuffed with dramatic material in every scene.  The central argument concerns recidivism, the propensity for criminals to go on returning to the lives they are more comfortable with.  The issues concern crime and punishment, the slippery slopes of committing ever more serious offenses, and the moral and ethical choices we make and which define us.


Spoilers Below