"I think it's hard to control the individual vote of every Academy Award member, but there is something odd about how many Weinstein films make it to the nominations. Academy members though can be influenced to see pictures that are promoted…"
"I saw the interview too. I found it very interesting that his biological father was Syrian, an Arab - which means that genetically Steve Jobs is half Arab. I wonder how his life would have been impacted if his biological parents had…"
"Are they in the business of generating profits? If they do generate profits they should pay. But I think they are tax exempt because they are non-profit organizations. Incidentally, I think if the various Republican administrations…"
"Don't forget Doreen, it was the Wall Street banks, the automakers and the mortgage, loan and insurance companies that broke the rules of capitalism. The rules say that if you lose money, you die. They weren't willing to die…"
"Because the wealth wealthy people have earned has not been all by themselves. It takes a community to make wealth possible. Maybe the wealthy person had the idea, and the entrepreneurial drive, but all along his or her life he has had…"
"Actually some of the protesters are former employees of Wall Street who had their careers pulled out from under them in the 2008 meltdown. Nothing like being bounced from the top to bring you down to the ground.
"I think it's finally occurring to regular folks that people like Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh are not going to be laughed away. They are indeed preachers of a coming new order in which intelligence, empathy, live-and-let-live, inclusion…"
"Doreen, you seem to be saying that there could be no other reason for objecting to how Wall Street operated leading to 2008, and how it's been operating since. If Wall Street was quietly creating jobs like you say it is really doing,…"
"Woiw, this has really become intense!!
However, Joe Blow, I had to reply to your following statement.
IRAN ??????? THE CIA PLANTED THE SHAH (A US DICTATOR ) IN IRAN, AND PANAMA, AND IRAQ, AND CHILE, ETC !!!!!!!! THE US HAS…"
"Okay, so here is what The Canadian Encyclopedia says about Canada in the Vietnam War. Strictly speaking there were no troops. Any Canadian wanting to fight in the war had to join the American military.
During the years 1954 to…"
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Norah Jones, Leonard Cohen, Laurie Anderson, Amy Winehouse, Bruce Springsteen, Serena Ryder, Lorena McKenna, ambient
Favourite TV Shows
X-Files, Doctor Who, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, The Colbert Report, Amazing Race
The Hurt Locker
Crimes and Misdemeanours
Julie & Julia
everything by Hayao Miyazaki
The Shop on Main Street
The Big Lebowski
I am a brainy/artsy person who thinks way too much about things. Most of my interests have been in arts and culture, information media (newspapers and magazines) and the human condition. I am currently going into another career, studying at Sheridan College for a diploma in jourmalism.
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