Propaganda, censorship, and bribery
‘Want to make a film about Hollywood? Just do what the Pentagon wants and they’ll give you millions of dollars worth of free equipment and personnel. It’s not a secret program. The whole thing is run up front.
“What Kind of Society Are We Going To Be?”
Ex-NRA Member on the Failure to Address Gun Violence
‘Three days after the mass shooting at the Washington Navy Yard investigations are underway into the gunman Aaron Alexis’s deadly rampage that left 12 people dead. Lawmakers are questioning how Alexis maintained a security clearance at the base despite a history of violent episodes and mental illness. But there is little momentum on Capitol Hill to enact any new gun control laws. “We are at a defining point in America: What kind of society are we going to be?,” asks Tom Diaz, author of “The Last Gun: How Changes in the Gun Industry Are Killing Americans and What It Will Take to Stop It.” Diaz is a former member of the National Rifle Association and is a gun enthusiast…’
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Russia Seajacks Greenpeace Ship
‘Canadian activists are among a group of 25 people who were being held at gunpoint aboard a Greenpeace ship, the environmental group said Thursday.
‘Arctic Campaign Co-ordinator Christy Ferguson said Paul Ruzycki of Port Colborne, Ont., and a man from Montreal whose name was not released were arrested when Russian coast guard officers boarded their vessel, which Greenpeace says was in international waters.
‘Ferguson said at least 15 members of the coast guard used helicopters and ropes to rappel on board the Arctic Sunrise, a Greenpeace ship carrying a crew bent on protesting offshore oil drilling in the Arctic…’
Baby Killed by Airport Baggage Carousel
This is dumber than being injured by an elevator
‘A five-month-old baby died on an airport baggage carousel in Alicante, Spain. Spanish authorities are now trying to figure out what went wrong. The baby’s American mother had just arrived in Alicante where the child’s Canadian father was already waiting. The family was reportedly traveling to Spain for a vacation in the nearby city of Dénia. (Via CNN) An airport security officer told the Daily Mail the mother set the boy’s carrier on a conveyor belt for large luggage items…’