Jun 202022
 

Have you noticed the new formula of every Netflix / Amazon / whatever streaming “genre” show?

  • Ep 1 + 2: The Mystery.
  • Ep 3 – 6: Fambly and Crying.
  • Ep 6: Mild cliffhanger.
  • Ep 7: DEEP FLASHBACK: prequel episode exposits the entire mythology.
  • Ep 8: Resolve Ep 6, but set up several more cliffhangers for a Season 2 that’s probably not going to happen.

Seriously, it feels like this Episode Seven hack has been in almost every series I’ve watched in the last several years.

Once you see it, you won’t be able to un-see it. I’m sorry.

Previously.

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Jun 202022
 

If Russia were persecuting a whistleblower like Julian Assange, the US would rightly condemn it as authoritarian abuse. But because that persecution is backed by the US, the mainstream media and American politicians are fine with it.
LONDON, ENGLAND — Supporters of Julian Assange protest outside the Old Bailey as the extradition hearing for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange resumes on September 7, 2020. (Guy Smallman / Getty Images) In the authoritarian political system that exists in Russia, it can be very hard to learn the truth about what the government is up to, let alone force it to change its behavior or obtain any sort of justice for its crimes. This…

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Jun 202022
 

Do you have a good pension? Do you have any pension at all? Back in 1975, most Americans who worked for established employers could say that they do indeed have a decent pension. Back then, what the experts call “defined-benefit” pension plans set the standard. If you worked for a company with one of these More

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