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Like learning that HuffPo is owned by AOL which is owned by Verizon: Bloomberg West, 4/17.


Arianna Huffington: Studio 1.0 (Full Show 04/17)
3:54 PM PDT
April 17, 2016

This week on Studio 1.0: Emily Chang sits down with Arianna Huffington, editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post, one time candidate for California Governor, and author of 15 books, including her latest, "The Sleep Revolution." (Source: Bloomberg)

...and Verizon is bidding for Yahoo.
Posted by proverbialwisdom | Wed Apr 27, 2016, 09:42 PM (2 replies)


MUST READ: http://www.truth-out.org/author/itemlist/user/49028
and also http://www.thenation.com/article/wikileaks-haiti-let-them-live-3-day/


About the Author
Anne Elizabeth Moore is an internationally renowned and bestselling cultural critic and comics journalist. Moore is a Fulbright scholar, UN Press Fellow, and USC Annenberg/Getty Arts Journalism Fellow, and teaches in the Visual & Critical Studies department at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She is a New York Times bestselling author and the founder of the Best American Comics series.

The Ladydrawers Comics Collective
publishes accessible comics, texts, and films about how economics, race, sexuality, and gender impact the comics industry, other media, and our culture at large. Collective members who contributed to Threadbare include Leela Corman, Melissa Gira Grant, Julia Gfrörer, Sarah Jaffe, Delia Jean, Ellen Lindner, Melissa Mendes, and Anne Elizabeth Moore.

Praise for Threadbare
"Threadbare takes us down the rabbit hole of the global fashion and textile industry, connecting the dots between the lives of the women who work at Forever 21 and the women who sew the clothes that hang on the racks there. With vivid storytelling and deep investigation. Anne Elizabeth Moore and her team of talented cartoonists prove the strength of comics as tool for translating impossible complexity to our everyday experience." —Jessica Abel, Out on the Wire and Drawing Words & Writing Pictures

“A fascinating look into the lives behind our clothes. From the people who make them, to the people who model them, to the people who sell them, our clothes are part of an intricate network which spans the globe. The art in Threadbare helps draw a personal connection to what might otherwise be overwhelming statistics, and gives an intimate look into the way the world is affected by what we buy.” —Sarah Glidden, author of Rolling Blackouts and How to Understand Israel in 60 Days or Less

"A compelling and comprehensive portrait of the human cost behind what we wear. The sharp, gorgeous, and distressing Threadbare will leave you questioning both your wardrobe and the state of the world as a whole." —Tim Hanley, author of Investigating Lois Lane: The Turbulent History of the Daily Planet's Ace Reporter and Wonder Woman Unbound: The Curious History of the World's Most Famous Heroine

"Describing the environmental, social, economic and personal costs of fast fashion in a style cool as gin, Threadbare is both a damning indictment and a stellar example of comics journalism." —Molly Crabapple, Drawing Blood

"Colleges offering degree programs in Fashion need to add this book to the curriculum. A must read!!!!" —Carol Tyler, Late Bloomer and You'll Never Know

"Well-researched, engaging, and full of surprising (and sometimes horrifying) statistics, you may finish reading this book and decide to become an activist—no longer shopping for clothes at your local mall and pressuring your elected officials for legislation that holds clothing manufacturers and retailers responsible." —Lisa Wilde, Yo, Miss: A Graphic Look at High School

"Threadbare is a brilliant amalgam of art, storytelling, consciousness-building, and old-fashioned muckraking. It takes on the enormous project of confronting the international apparel trade, through delving into individual stories and lifting up voices that are usually suppressed or ignored in mass media. The Ladydrawers collective and Anne Elizabeth Moore bring us face to face, literally, with the people most affected by labor exploitation and abuse - and in seeing their faces, we understand the realities beyond the facts. An intrepid journey!" —Maya Schenwar, editor-in-chief of Truthout, author of Locked Down, Locked Out: Why Prison Doesn’t Work and How We Can Do Better

Posted by proverbialwisdom | Wed Apr 27, 2016, 02:52 PM (0 replies)

Crushing beauty.

Prince - Nothing Compares 2 U

Published on Apr 21, 2016
Rave Un2 the Year 2000
Posted by proverbialwisdom | Mon Apr 25, 2016, 05:06 PM (1 replies)

Mark Crispin Miller is also featured in the 2003 film, and now? / Orwell quote posted this morning.


Orwell Rolls in His Grave (2003)
A documentary analyzing the role of the modern American media and its effects on democracy.

Director: Robert Kane Pappas
Writers: Tom Blackburn, Robert Kane Pappas
Stars: Charles Lewis, Robert McChesney, Mark Crispin Miller | See full cast & crew »

Google: Crispin Miller vaxxed


April 2: Everything you’re reading about VAXXED is false….

I saw Vaxxed last night, at the Angelika in New York City—and I recommend it urgently, as something that you must see for yourself, because the propaganda drive against it has misrepresented it completely.

For example—and as usual—today’s New York Times’s article on last night’s screening ends with this ridiculous summation, followed by a (typically) deceptive shot by yet another expert who attacks the film without the benefit of having seen it.


So Vaxxed is an essential documentary not just because of what you’ll learn from it about this all-important controversy, but—no less—because this mammoth propaganda drive against it is a major threat to free expression in this country: a threat that isn’t coming from the right, but from our “free press,” and all too many liberals.


Google: Charles Lewis Center for Public Integrity


Read -> http://bigstory.ap.org/article/de5b2e83c45a4b6f816c8bed47610f78/ap-impact-vaccine-court-keeps-claimants-waiting
via link provided here: https://ire.org/blog/extra-extra/2014/11/17/extra-extra-monday-death-deadline-online-diplomas-/

READ -> http://niemanreports.org/articles/public-health-reporting-after-september-11th-its-more-difficult/



Now, for a piece of really bad theatre.

"He gazed up at the enormous face. Forty years it had taken him to learn what kind of smile was hidden beneath the dark moustache. O cruel, needless misunderstanding! O stubborn, self-willed exile from the loving breast! Two gin-scented tears trickled down the sides of his nose. But it was all right, everything was all right, the struggle was finished. He had won the victory over himself. He loved Big Brother."

Funny he decided to change his mind, just like that, now.

Posted by: John Stone | April 25, 2016 at 04:19 AM

RE: Too Late Now!

From Brian Hooker: "Dr. Thompson has been handled and will most likely submit a revised version of his analysis and try to absolve the MMR in May 2016." More coming.

Whatever for? Many here say Snopes and the skeptics have already credibly "debunked this hoax."
Judge wisely.
Posted by proverbialwisdom | Mon Apr 25, 2016, 01:06 PM (0 replies)

Close friend Van Jones spoke extensively about this and more on CNN today.


His advocacy often took place behind the scenes, but Prince envisioned a better future for kids of color, inspiring YesWeCode, an initiative whose goal is to teach 100,000 low-income kids to write code.

Prince told @VanJones68 : “Maybe you civil rights guys haven't created enough Mark Zuckerbergs.”
12:52 PM - 21 Apr 2016


Music was just a part of his greatness. CNN commentator @VanJones68 mourns the loss of his friend, #Prince. http://snpy.tv/1pmJ9I2
4:15 PM - 21 Apr 2016
Posted by proverbialwisdom | Fri Apr 22, 2016, 12:41 AM (0 replies)

Link from Twitter.


Prince reveals he battled epilepsy as a child in rare interview...

Tuesday, April 28, 2009, 2:09 PM

LOS ANGELES - He's got the look - and a medical secret that helped shape his legendary music career.

Pop icon Prince revealed a childhood struggle with epilepsy during a rare, soul-bearing interview.

"I've never spoken about this before, but I was born epileptic," the Grammy winning singer said on the PBS show Tavis Smiley. "I used to have seizures when I was young. And my mother and father didn't know what to do or how to handle it but they did the best they could with what little they had."

Prince, 50, said the illness helped shape his over-the-top persona.

"From that point on, I've been having to deal with a lot of things, getting teased a lot in school," the Purple Rain singer said Monday night, wearing a high-collared white satin shirt and high-heeled black and white spats. "You know, early in my career I tried to compensate for that by being as flashy as I could and as noisy as I could."

A Jehovah's Witness who weaves spiritual themes through his songs, Prince said his faith also helped him cope.


MORE: https://patients.aan.com/go/prince

Posted by proverbialwisdom | Thu Apr 21, 2016, 10:15 PM (0 replies)

TMZ: Giant Rainbow Over Paisley Park Home


Giant Rainbow Over Paisley Park Home
43 minutes ago BY TMZ STAFF

A vibrant rainbow graced the skies above Prince's home Thursday ... hours after he died.

Mourners were paying their respects outside Paisley Park when the rain stopped, the skies opened and the rainbow appeared.


Posted by proverbialwisdom | Thu Apr 21, 2016, 09:19 PM (1 replies)

3/16/16: Bill Ackman lost $1B in one day on Valeant


Bill Ackman lost $1B in one day on Valeant

Kaja Whitehouse, USA TODAY
3:54 p.m. EDT March 16, 2016

NEW YORK--Hedge fund billionaire Bill Ackman vowed to take a "much more proactive role" at Valeant Pharmaceuticals (VRX) amid a stunning stock decline that cost him more than $1 billion in a single day.

The drug company's stock closed down 51% to $33.54 a share Tuesday on disappointing financial news, including a warning that a late filing could lead to bond defaults that may hurt the company's ability to borrow money. The loss shaved a whopping $35.50 off each share.

For Ackman's Pershing Square entities, which own 30,711,122 Valeant shares, that translates to a paper loss of $1.09 billion.

The loss is even greater when taking into account Valeant's 63% decline this year. Ackman starting buying Valeant in February 2015 at a cost of $161 a share, he said in a recent presentation.


FICTIONALIZED MESHING OF $/MEDICINE on brilliant SHO BILLIONS in 'Magical Thinking' episode 11, season 1:
(perform page search for FDA)


(where government regulators do the right thing)
Posted by proverbialwisdom | Wed Apr 20, 2016, 03:58 PM (5 replies)

Posted 5 hours ago - RECOMMENDED.

VIDEO (42,177 Views): https://www.facebook.com/thinkingmomsrevolution/posts/866378590138849



Jay Gordon, MD, FAAP @JayGordonMDFAAP - April 15

We saw "Vaxxed" tonight. It's an excellent movie and you should see it. Happy to discuss it with you, but not until you've seen it.
Posted by proverbialwisdom | Sat Apr 16, 2016, 04:11 PM (1 replies)

Do some more reading. Developing...

Here's a book by David Lewis you ought to read: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/science-for-sale-david-l-lewis-phd/1117301377
Start with the B&N Overview.

Guess what? The book's intro was written by the hero of the Flint water crisis (Marc Edwards):

1) http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/02/03/professor-who-exposed-flint-crisis-says-greed-has-killed-public-science
2) http://www.newyorker.com/news/daily-comment/flint-and-the-long-struggle-against-lead-poisoning
3) http://chronicle.com/article/The-Water-Next-Time-Professor/235136
4) http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/12/04/AR2010120400223.html

Sadly, Edwards fought the CDC for years, too. It's shocking to read.
Posted by proverbialwisdom | Wed Apr 13, 2016, 09:04 PM (1 replies)
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