I found this very interesting and Stone makes some excellent points in this interview. I'm also curious how his drama about Edward Snowden is going to turn out.
"The iconic film maker totally nails it, understands Russia and Ukraine better than the whole US media combined.
Oliver Stone, one of America's most celebrated film makers, was in Moscow in September, working on his upcoming biopic of Edward Snowden and a new documentary about the Ukraine catastrophe".
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Dr. Paul & Voices of liberty just tweeted a link but it loads and then quickly redirects to "page not found" - anyone else having a problem?
"What was supposed to be the wind down of over a decade of war in Iraq and Afghanistan has suddenly morphed into a new war with ISIS. A war that according to former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta could last up to 30 years.
To most Americans, a new 30-year war would sound like bad news, but not to everyone. It is music to the ears of defense contractors who up until a few months ago were facing serious cuts. They are not looking at cuts anymore."
Ben Swann was a guest on RT America’s Breaking the Set, Thursday to talk about the state of alternative candidates who are being denied participation in debates before the November elections.
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A curious thing on Drudge today.
There was a prominent link to an interview with Assange at the Ecuadorian Embassy in which he spoke about Hilary Clinton's cosy little links to Eric Schmidt of Google fame.
But after just a few hours the link was mysteriously pulled. The conspiracy theorist in me suspects pressure was brought to bear.
But for we Paulites, the following gem was the best quote of all.
Boss, I need a favor. Vice President Joe Biden has been one of the most strident drug warriors of my lifetime. Mandatory minimum sentences, the crack/powder disparity, federal asset forfeiture, the RAVE Act—they all have Biden's fingerprints on them. The man may be responsible for the very phrase "drug czar." If the Drug War had its own Mount Rushmore, Biden's face would be carved on it, right next to Richard Nixon and Bill Bennett.
Guess why his son got kicked out of the Navy Reserve?
Carolyn Brewer was startled by the unannounced presence of an armed man in her bedroom. Her mood didn’t improve when the intruder sternly ordered her, “You don’t get up.” That directive was issued in the interest of “officer safety,” which presumably would have been undermined if the 74-year-old woman had somehow roused herself from her sickbed.
The first principle is that you must not fool yourself -- and you are the easiest person to fool.
- Richard Feynman,
Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman, 1974
Quote found at the opening of Part II of The Believing Brain: From Ghosts and Gods to Politics and Conspiracies---How We Construct Beliefs and Reinforce Them as Truths
By Editorial Board | Syracuse.com
The police are spying on you.
As staff writer Marnie Eisenstadt reported, 19 police agencies in Central New York are tracking your movements through the use of license plate readers mounted on the trunks of patrol cars. Plate numbers are immediately compared against a database of unregistered and stolen cars and owners with warrants out for their arrest. A "hit'' from a license plate reader even stopped a kidnapping in progress, says the Onondaga County Sheriff's Office.
What's wrong with that? Nothing, if it ends there.
But it doesn't end there. It's up to each police department, from tiny Jordan to Onondaga County, to decide how long to keep the data and how to use it. Privacy advocates are rightly worried that millions of records kept on innocent people may be stored indefinitely and used against them at some point in the future.
Even though the technology is not new, New York has no laws governing the use of plate readers and what is done with the data they collect. Legislators and Gov. Andrew Cuomo need to remedy that.
Barely a week goes past without a terrible incident, and too often the police officer is white and the other people involved are black.
BY DAVID MILLWARD | 15 OCTOBER, 2014
The New Statesman
It should have been a routine traffic stop.
A motorist, who was not wearing her seatbelt, was pulled over. In less than 15 minutes the encounter ended with a police officer smashing an axe through the car window and using a Taser on the front seat passenger.
The incident would have gone unnoticed but for the fact that one of the woman’s two children in the back filmed the incident on his mobile phone.
This was just one of a series of confrontations between black Americans and white officers in recent months in which the police seem all too ready to respond with disproportionate force.
Unease about the police is not restricted to the liberal left.
So now they have these one-way "airlocks" that you need to go through to exit the airports. What a great way to "detain" a suspicious individual. Just let them enter the portal and then don't let the exit door open. The fat goons don't have to run to catch you that way...
In yet another curious coincidence surrounding the recent Ebola crisis, it appears that FEMA has been preparing for the appearance of a pandemic of deadly disease in the near future all along.
To Obama’s credit, before sending over arms to the Syrian rebels that America is still arming and training, he tasked the CIA with writing and researching whether or not it would actually do any good. The report that came back made the definitive conclusion that no, it didn’t do much good, especially if American troops weren’t actually on the ground supporting the effort. But there was one time that it did work! From the NYTimes:
Just doing a little research for my story 'WHO yet to fug up on ebola crisis, seeks input from public' and found this: