Posts Tagged ‘restriction’

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Oliver Stone Talks About Critical Responses…

 

“We moved to Germany because we did not feel comfortable in the U.S. We felt like we were at risk here. We didn’t know what the NSA might do… These problems were consistent, and out of the blue. It felt really wrong. All the studio heads, the script was good, but then they say, ‘Okay, I’ll get back to you with numbers.’ That’s what they do. A few days go by, you don’t hear a thing. What happens? It goes upstairs to all these corporate boards that run this country, and these corporate boards all said no, because some lawyer somewhere, somebody who hates Snowden, took exception.”

“It’s a very strange thing to do an American man like this and not be able to finance this movie in America. It wouldn’t have been made [without foreign financing], and that’s very disturbing, if you think about it — its implications for any subject that is not, call it ‘overtly pro-American’… They say we have freedom of expression, but thought is financed. Thought is controlled. The media is controlled. And this country is very tight on that. There’s no criticism allowed at a certain level. You can make movies about civil rights leaders who are dead, but it’s not easy to make about a current man.”

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[I should note that in Russia the Internet really does have a “CIA project” aspect to it.  This is how the US infiltrates nations, including Russia, Ukraine, Syria, Libya, Cuba…

Putin’s heavy-handed reactionary stance is troubling.  He has also gone after fucking profanities in the arts.  This does not bode well for freedom in Russia.]

Russia Quietly Tightens Reins on Web With ‘Bloggers Law’

 

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“If we adopted a more rational approach to drug regulation, it would empower researchers to make advances in the study of consciousness and brain mechanisms of psychosis, and could lead to major treatment innovations in areas such as depression and PTSD,” [the unfortunately named Dr.] Nutt said.

Nutt was sacked as a government adviser in 2009 after publicly criticizing the government for ignoring scientific advice on cannabis and ecstasy. He has conducted a small human trial using psilocybin, the psychedelic ingredient in magic mushrooms.

His study, using volunteers, suggested the drug had the potential to alleviate severe forms of depression in people who did not respond to other treatments”