Archive for 2013

SEATTLE’S FRUGAL MAN LEAVES RICH LEGACY FOR THREE CHARITIES

Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

A Seattle attorney who amassed a fortune through frugal living (wore clothes with holes and clipped coupons) and stock investments has left US$188 million to Seattle Children's, the UW School of Law and the Salvation Army. By Katherine Long of The Seattle Times. When he spotted a bargain price on frozen ...

WANNA BET?

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013

In Hideo Gosha's Heat Wave (1991), there might be a certain thieves' honour in gambling but for someone who feels personally indebted, it is the only tragic way out. Stephen Tan reviews. Some movies rely on sex and nudity to sell the show but offhand, Heat Wave (1991) does not appear ...

GOVERNMENTS ADMIT THEY CARRY OUT FALSE FLAG TERROR

Wednesday, November 27th, 2013

Governments from around the world admit they carry out false flag terror. Here's a helpful list to convince doubters. - A major with the Nazi SS admitted at the Nuremberg trials that - under orders from the chief of the Gestapo - he and some other Nazi operatives faked attacks on their ...

WHIP IT

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

Steve McQueen's 12 Years A Slave has already been touted as one of the best movies of 2013, and even on the subject of slavery but as Critic After Dark Noel Vera says, it's also best to view it with a sense of proportion. You hear it everywhere: Steve McQueen's 12 ...

isoHunt FOUNDER PROMOTES ‘FREEDOM TO SHARE’ WITH NEW CLOTHING LINE

Sunday, November 24th, 2013

After being shut down in October 2013, isoHunt reappeared online last weekend (November 17), directing visitors towards legal platforms to enjoy movies and TV shows. However, the notice doesn’t mean that isoHunt founder Gary Fung no longer supports file-sharing. On the contrary, “Freedom to Share” is one of the pillars ...

THE LOGIC BEHIND MASS SPYING: EMPIRE AND CYBER IMPERIALISM

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

Revelations about the long-term global, intrusive spying by the US National Security Agency (NSA) and other allied intelligence groups have provoked widespread protests and indignation and threatened ties between erstwhile imperial allies. By James Petras. Allied regimes have uniformly condemned NSA (US National Security Agency) espionage as a violation of trust ...

IT’S A FAMILY AFFAIR

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

It's all under one roof when the father seduces the daughter-in-law and when the son shares the hots with the young stepmother in Francisco Heitaro's The Temptation Of Kimono (2009). Stephen Tan reviews. Lust, that's all it was. Ever since his wife died, retired supermarket chairman Maeda has taken on a ...

PUTTING EGYPT’S COUP ON TRIAL

Wednesday, November 13th, 2013

Of kangaroos and coups deep in the Middle-East. And an elected president who just won't go silently away into the night. By Esam Al-Amin. When Egypt's Defense Minister, General Abdelfattah El-Sisi, deposed President Muhammad Morsi in a military coup depicted as a popular revolt, on July 3, coup leaders were confident ...

GAME OVER

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

You win some, you lose some, and Gavin Hood's Ender's Game (2013) is primed for the latter despite a terrific first half and engrossing action sequences. Meanwhile, Kimberly Peirce's remake of Carrie (2013), even with its own set of fangs, suffers too much from just being compared to the original, ...

THE ENTIRE FIAT MONEY SYSTEM IS BANKRUPT: DEMISE OF THE GLOBAL U.S. FIAT DOLLAR RESERVE CURRENCY

Wednesday, November 6th, 2013

It's been a while since I last wrote an article on the on-going financial crisis. I don't write for the sake of writing, as others do because they have to do so, on account of their subscribers who pay hefty subscription fees and demand their money's worth. By Matthias Chang. Major ...