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French filmmaker Michel Gondry joins Democracy Now! for an extended interview about his unusual new film, “Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy?” It is an animated representation of Gondry’s conversations with the legendary political dissident, linguist, author and MIT professor, Noam Chomsky. The innovative documentary introduces viewers to Chomsky’s theories and ideas through a series of conversations brought to life by Gondry’s vibrant, hand-drawn animations. As Chomsky speaks, Gondry’s rapidly moving pencil illustrates his words. The men discuss everything from Chomsky’s pioneering work in childhood language acquisition to his views on education, religion and astrology. Gondry’s past films include the Academy Award-winning “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind,” the musical documentary “Dave Chapelle’s Block Party” and “The Science of Sleep.” He has also directed dozens of music videos by artists including Bjork, Kanye West, Paul McCartney and the Rolling …
At the premier of the new animated film “Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy?” in New York City, Noam Chomsky joined filmmaker Michel Gondry in conversation. We play excerpts of Chomsky’s remarks on his educational background and his reflects on “Manufacturing Consent,” another feature-length film about him from 1992. One of the filmmakers behind the movie, Peter Wintonick, died last month on November 18.
- Here’s The Trailer for Michel Gondry’s Animated Noam Chomsky Documentary (animalnewyork.com)
- Noam Chomsky on Education & How “Manufacturing Consent” Brought Attention to East Timor Massacres (democracynow.org)
- Noam Chomsky and Michel Gondry: Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy? (dandelionsalad.wordpress.com)
- Noam Chomsky: My entire career is ‘just a series of accidents’ (rawstory.com)
- Movie Review: Michel Gondry chats with Noam Chomsky in Is The Man Who Is Tall Happy? (avclub.com)
- Filmmaker Michel Gondry Presents an Animated Conversation with Noam Chomsky (openculture.com)
- Animating Noam Chomsky: French Director Michel Gondry on New Film “Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy?” (democracynow.org)
- Here’s The Trailer for Michel Gondry’s Animated Noam Chomsky Documentary (animalnewyork.com)
- Noam Chomsky schools Michel Gondry on life in this trailer for IS THE MAN WHO IS TALL HAPPY! (aintitcool.com)
- Noam Chomsky and Michel Gondry Converse in ‘Is the Man Who is Tall Happy’ (disinfo.com)
Alight…maybe they (Gun Lobby and NRA) are indeed fucking with us people considering there is a law set up where the gun industry, gun sellers and gun manufacturers canNOT be sued in any way for its part in allowing any corrupt sale of any firearm if and when they are used in any crimes. Let alone the gun safety laws it bypasses again, by law because lets be real about America today, you can sue the BB Gun industry and a BB Gun manufacturer for various safety issues, and you cant sue the gun industry in any way for neglect, safety issues or its part in any corrupt sale of any fire arm.Then, check this out because when you add to that the fact that the gun lobby does not want any type of background check done, and then you allow stand your ground laws to give people the ability to be able to kill black people… I mean people….just after you play judge and jury so to speak, to rationalize that kill as being unsafe for yourself.No one is responsible nor liable in any way no matter if they deal in corrupt ways or actually, they can still use every loop hole to be able to allow guns into the marketplace in shady ways like through gun shows.
And, then of course its not the fault of the gun or the bullet when people get killed with them. The blame gets pointed everywhere else but at the actual bullet and gun which is based on pure science, whereas everything else that gets the blame (ie: film, video games, parenting, etc.) is all based on hearsay.
The measure passed on an overwhelming bipartisan vote despite reservations from Democrats who would like to expand the scope of the law to address concerns about 3-D printing technology, which can produce solid objects out of digital models – including firearms – and did not exist commercially when the law was first enacted. Without significant opposition, the House did not record members’ votes on the bill.
“As a practical matter it looks like the choice before the country and the Congress is whether to let this ban on the plastics expire or not. It should not expire,” said Rep. Rob Andrews, D-N.J., who acknowledged that an effort by Senate Democrats to expand the restriction is unlikely to overcome GOP opposition. “There’s lots of things we’d do if majority ruled, and (Democrats) were the majority here, but we’re going to have to practice the art of the possible and pass the best law we can.”
The 1988 Undetectable Firearms Act was enacted under President Reagan and reauthorized under Presidents Clinton and George W. Bush. It is scheduled to sunset Dec. 9, the same day the Senate returns from a two-week Thanksgiving break. If the law expires, Congress can fix it retroactively.
The law bans the manufacture, possession and sale of firearms that can’t be detected by metal detectors and requires handguns be manufactured in the shape of a gun so they can be screened on X-ray machines.
Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., is among a group of Senate Democrats seeking to amend the law to require that metal has to be permanently attached to the gun, closing what they call a loophole that would allow removable metal parts. Senate Democrats are less likely to support a lengthy extension of the law if the amendment is not included in order to revisit the gun debate sooner than in 10 years.
The law is the only gun legislation to get a vote in the U.S. House this year. The Senate tried and failed in April to move a bill to expand background checks in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings last December, but it could not overcome a GOP filibuster.
‘The House has done nothing in the nearly one year since the Newtown tragedy, I’m very disappointed in that,” Andrews said, adding that if House Democrats were to win a majority in the 2014 midterm elections, they would revisit the gun debate. “There will be sensible legislation on many fronts,” he said.
- Gun Controllers Bamboolze BOTH Major Parties on “Invisible Guns” (bulletsfirst.net)
- BREAKING: House Extends Undetectable Firearms Act (thetruthaboutguns.com)
- US House votes to ban plastic guns (bbc.co.uk)
- Schumer Says More Needs To Be Done After House Extends Ban On Plastic Guns (ny1.com)
- Schumer Says More Needs To Be Done After House Extends Ban On Plastic Guns (manhattan.ny1.com)
- House Republicans Pass Ban On Undetectable Plastic Firearms (addictinginfo.org)
- House Extends Plastic Gun Ban Without Roll Call Vote (breitbart.com)
- House passes plastic gun ban extension, Schumer wants tougher bill (newsday.com)
- House Republicans Hide From Constituents on Plastic Gun Ban (progressive.org)
- House votes to extend plastic gun ban (deserteagletech.wordpress.com)
“The major motivation in this opposition is kind of a turf war,” says Dale Ann Dorsey, a nurse practitioner who runs her own women’s health clinic in Scottsdale, Arizona. Arizona is one of 18 states that allows nurse practitioners to run independent primary care practices, with full prescribing privileges, and without the oversight of a licensed physician. Earlier this year, nurse practitioners in California pushed to liberalize scope-of-practice rules in the Golden State, only to be stopped dead in their tracks by the powerful California Medical Association (CMA), which poured more than $1 million into lobbying efforts in the first half of 2013, when the legislation was under consideration. “[Nurse practioners'] training is very limited compared to physicians,” says Paul Phinney, a California pediatrician and former CMA president. “They lack a certain kind of experience that I believe is very important to the safety of patients and the quality of medical care that they’re providi…Click here to go directly to the channel, and please visit S2e TV to watch at anytime!
- Nurse Practitioners Can Make Health Care Cheaper (and Doctors Want to Stop Them) (federaljack.com)
- Nurse Practitioners Can Make Health Care Cheaper (and Doctors Want To Stop Them) (libertycrier.com)
- Nurse Practitioners Can Make Health Care Cheaper, But Some Doctors Want to Stop Them (reason.com)
- Nurse Practitioners Can Make Health Care Cheaper (and Doctors Want to Stop Them) (therebel.org)
- Nurse Practitioners Can Make Health Care Cheaper (and Doctors Want to Stop Them) (financialsurvivalnetwork.com)
- Nurse practitioners can make health care cheaper – so why are doctors trying to stop them? (theblaze.com)
- Let the Nurse Practitioners Work (blogs.the-american-interest.com)
- Honoring Nurse Practitioners (independent.com)
- Easing nurse practitioner laws may save money at clinics (oddonion.com)
- Manitoba recognizes nurse practitioners (cgexecblog.wordpress.com)
Top Recruiter: Miami Reality Show Season 2
- Phil Phorce: The Recruitment (insideliamsbrain.wordpress.com)
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- What Are The Benefits Of Recruiting On Facebook? (mega-adsens.blogspot.com)
- VuTV brings 13 more channels to the UK’s Freeview TV service for £7 per month (engadget.com)
- Dan Doctoroff Recalls Bloomberg Recruitment Effort: “There Was No Loyalty Test” (timesunion.com)
- Would you like to take part in my new TV show, BinCHATS? (weevilyworld.wordpress.com)
- Do you want to feature in my TV show? (youtube videoer needed) (theweevilybloggers.wordpress.com)
- Iowans are recruited to show off surroundings for possible film shoots (radioiowa.com)
- Newswire: Meet our new and improved Best TV of 2013 list; all it wants is to love you (avclub.com)
On January 16, 2013, President Obama announced 23 executive actions to reduce gun violence. Today, we have completed or made significant progress on every one of them. Take a look at what we’ve done — and pass it on.
That law said that if you want to purchase a firearm from a federally licensed dealer in this country, you have to get a background check first. It was a historic piece of legislation — one that’s kept 1.5 million of the wrong people from getting their hands on a firearm in the last 14 years.
But in the wake of the tragedy in Newtown — a year ago this month — we know we’ve got to keep working to build on that progress.
And so even after a minority of Senators blocked commonsense legislation to reduce gun violence this spring, we’re pushing forward.
President Obama laid out 23 executive actions to make sure the Administration took essential and rapid steps to save lives while respecting our Second Amendment rights. And since January, we’ve completed or made significant progress on all of them.
Those 23 executive actions are keeping guns out of dangerous hands. They’re providing support for communities to hire school resource officers. And they’re reducing the stigma around mental illness.
Now, it’s not enough to take these steps on our own — we still need Congress to pass comprehensive legislation to reduce gun violence. We need expanded background checks, and we need to create serious penalties for gun trafficking. There is no question that these kinds of measures would protect our kids and keep our communities safer.
We’ve seen too much gun violence as a country. And if there’s even one thing we can do to save a life, it is our most sacred duty to try.
That’s where I stand. And you have my word that the President and I are doing everything we can to make sure no parent loses their child to gun violence.
Take a look at the progress we’ve made:
- Newtown’s reminder: ‘Your kids come first’ (msnbc.com)
- Joe Biden on “Progress” of 23 Actions against the 2nd Amendment (lunaticoutpost.com)
- BREAKING: Congress Likely to Vote on Gun Control Today (nyfirearms.com)
- Hollywood Can Help Prevent Gun Violence (jokerzou24.wordpress.com)
- Brady Bill Was Just the Beginning (huffingtonpost.com)
- Now is the Time: Step One (guncontrol101.wordpress.com)
- White House Announces 23 New Gun Control Executive Actions To Reduce Violence (americanlivewire.com)
- York doctors push for gun violence to be treated as public health issue (fox43.com)
- Video: Breslin, Steck and Sheehan talk gun violence at UAlbany (timesunion.com)
- Pa. docs: Gun violence is a public health issue (blogs.mcall.com)
|Please ask NIH to cut taxpayer funding for sex experiments on animals!|
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The National Institutes of Health (NIH)—the country’s single largest funder of experiments on animals—has lamented the 5 percent budget cut it has faced this year, but it actually appears that the organization has more money than it knows what to do with.
PETA recently discovered dozens of bizarre, stomach–churning NIH–funded sexual behavior studies in which experimenters cut into animals’ skulls and destroy the sexual pleasure area of their brains, inject them with drugs, sexually excite them, observe their sexual activity, and even mutilate their genitals. The rats, mice, hamsters, and other animals tormented in these projects are then killed and dissected.
NIH has squandered tens of millions of your tax dollars on these depraved, ongoing sex experiments at well–known institutions such as Johns Hopkins University, Boston University, the University of California–Berkeley, and the University of Michigan.
Please help PETA end this obscene cruelty by asking NIH to cut taxpayer funding for sex experiments on animals.
Thank you for everything that you do for animals!
Did you know that the National Institutes of Health is currently funding dozens of bizarre, deadly sex experiments on animals? Uhhh yeah, we didn’t either—until now.
In these experiments, mice and rats are sexually stimulated by experimenters, observed having sex, and subjected to other twisted procedures.
It doesn’t take a genius to know that these disgusting, unthinkable experiments—and all animal experiments, really—are totally f#cked up, wasteful, and cruel.
You can help STOP this.
- NIH announces plan to increase funding toward a cure for HIV/AIDS (scienceblog.com)
- Impatient with NIH, cancer researcher turns to crowdfunding (startribune.com)
- Of Mice (Studies) and Men (pipeline.corante.com)
- Your Tax Dollars at Work: PETA Protests Weird Animal Sex Research Projects (deadcitizensrightssociety.wordpress.com)
- Great News for Great Apes (hsus.typepad.com)
- New Lawsuits Seek to Grant Chimps And Highly Self-Aware Animals ‘Legal Persons’ Status (planetsave.com)
- Gene-silencing study finds new targets for Parkinson’s disease (eurekalert.org)
- Three Little Pigs Rescued from Animal Testing (onegreenplanet.org)
- All trace of the doubled NIH budget has vanished (thefinchandpea.com)
- More Details On The Japanese Effort To Duplicate The NIH (pascophronesis.wordpress.com)