Just checking through Amazon's list of free movies on their Prime membership. Oldies. And the latest movies, still gotta pay through the nose for them. Given the movie industry's backing of the draconian SOPA bill, their utter 1%er attitude toward their tired and pathetic products, I'm soon expecting new rules on movie viewing from them. "Send us the severed head of your favorite pet, then, maybe, we'll let you watch a movie."
Ever read a book? Ever play a video game? I highly recommend both activities.
Friday, December 23, 2011
Thursday, December 22, 2011
Can't discuss conspiracy theories, can't look like a tin-foil hat type. Dig this:
Financial records from 1985 and 2001 show that Rockwell, Paul's congressional chief of staff from 1978 to 1982, was a vice president of Ron Paul & Associates, the corporation that published the Ron Paul Political Report and the Ron Paul Survival Report. The company was dissolved in 2001. During the period when the most incendiary items appeared—roughly 1989 to 1994—Rockwell and the prominent libertarian theorist Murray Rothbard championed an open strategy of exploiting racial and class resentment to build a coalition with populist "paleoconservatives," producing a flurry of articles and manifestos whose racially charged talking points and vocabulary mirrored the controversial Paul newsletters recently unearthed by The New Republic.Not to make too big a thing about this, because this is just nutty conspiracy talk, but if one were to take these things seriously, it would indicate an on-going plot against American democracy. When combined with the actions of 1%ers like the Koch brothers, a chill settles over the mind. But of course the mainstream media wouldn't touch this stuff with a ten-foot pole. Can't ever talk openly about conspiracies and be taken seriously.
The comment posters at Wired.com inspire in me a feeling of existential dread. Are their rambling, angry missives truly representative of the thought processes of my fellow human beings?