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John Oliver - 2014

Fair and Balanced or Unhinged from Reality?

This post is NOT about Fox News or climate change, though both are referenced to explain something else.

I thought that the ending of Season 1, Episode 3, of John Oliver’s HBO series, “Last Week Tonight” was sheer brilliance. Not only was he funny (He’s always hysterical.), he made a profoundly important point. His point was directed specifically to one topic: climate change. I want to describe what he did and then extend the scope of his point significantly.

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Russell Brand

This Is Why “They” Are Afraid…

This is one of the major reasons I believe we have massive surveillance by government in democracies around the world. This is one reason the government wants higher education to be prohibitively expensive and public school children not to be critical thinkers. Russell Brand is a bit of a loose canon. He’s funny. He’s smart. […]

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