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le 20 mars 2018

Despite Possible Blowback, Snowden Decries Anti-Democratic Forces in Russia

"My friends tell me it is dangerous to criticize the Russian government the same as I criticize my own. But each of us are given a limited number of days to make a difference. Life is a choice to live for something, or to die for nothing." - Edward Snowden

RT - ‘Dictator’ Putin wins ‘fraud-tainted’ vote: Western media sticks to narrative on Russian election

Nothing new here - White House claims it doesn’t dictate how other countries operate

Funny, When Obama Harvested Facebook Data On Millions Of Users To Win In 2012, Everyone Cheered

I was looking for an alternate to the above but this is similar(!) - Crisis manager questions why Trump's use of social media data is 'sleazy' and Obama's 'innovative'

Cambridge Analytica’s use of Facebook data was a ‘grossly unethical experiment’

Snowden: Facebook Is a Surveillance Company Rebranded as ‘Social Media’

“the head cheerleader for waterboarding” - Snowden: New CIA Head Might Face Arrest in EU Over CIA secret prisons and Guantanamo Bay

Edward Snowden: I Can Live With Being Sentenced to Guantanamo

11/2015 - Glenn Greenwald: Why the CIA is smearing Edward Snowden

26 Reasons Why You Need to Start Paying Attention to Edward Snowden

Introducing the next governor of Illinois...

J.B. Prizker, (Democratic Billionaire).  He is guaranteed to win (in November) against the current gov., Bruce Rauner, (Republican Billionaire).  I will wrastle anyone who don't agree.  Here's who should have won the Dem. Primary: Daniel Biss, but the media never said much about him, so, hmmm.  Biss will have a chance, one day, because this godforsaken reign of kings surely must come to an end some day.  Chris Kennedy, who is a member of the Kennedy dynasty, also ran.  He had a few draw-backs.  He brought his brother to Rockford, where they sang, "My Wild Irish Rose", at the Irish Rose bar.  I don't think that was political though.  I think they were mostly drunk.  (See also Rose Kennedy).  I hear the Federal Facility in Rock Island is already building a suite to accomodate Pritzger one day.

Before there was Bernie, way back when, there was one of the world's greatest cowboys, Will Rogers, who happened to be Cherokee.  I hope you take care to listen to, and enjoy, the following video, (from about 1930).  It will illuminate some of the subtlety and wry humour - and absurdity - that this cowboy's cowboy knew to throw.  Here he is defending the 7 million jobless poor, at the invitation of the notorious Republican, Herbert Hoover, but he made jabs at all sides, including at Young - and that's why everybody loved Will Rogers...

Be prepared to be amazed by, "The Ropin Fool," (1922), and watch the incredible adroitness and skill, like the magic of a horse-whisperer, which can only come from a long-abiding love and awareness of Nature...

Jane Withers Remembers. (Born in 1926, she is apparently still alive).

Trailer for, Trailer for, "David Harum", (1934).  Another subtle-farce satire on the rich, there are two interesting things about this movie, set in, "The Gay '90's".  One is that the lead girl is so spry, she might be an independent spirit from the future, say, 2018.  Another is that the black character is just so over-the-top absurdly stereotypical, that it is obvious to anyone who knows Rogers that this is a complete parody upon how blacks were being portrayed in the media back then, showing just how amazingly progressive Rogers was.  Because.  Like,  The rest of the country didn't start catching up to this until about 1965.

Will Rogers Biography.

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