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Line of Duty: S5.E4. – “Episode Four”

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With the fourth episode of the British police corruption drama “Line of Duty” having dropped Sunday, 21 April 2019, we are more than half way through the fifth series. For the benefit of American readers, the British definition of the word ‘series’ is being used. Each episode, from the beginning of the first series to where we are in the current one, always raises more questions than it answers...

Game of Thrones: S08.E02 – “A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms”

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The second episode in the “Game of Thrones” finale season, with a teleplay written by Bryan Cogman, drops tonight. The episode, “A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms,” has apparently been leaked early because of something Amazon Prime may or may not have done. In Germany, on the streaming service, this eighth season episode went live early. Because of it going live early, the episode has since been...

Craig Wright Roils Crypto Community, But Who Knows Satoshi Nakamoto?

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Craig Wright has been at crypto ground zero for a long time. He was an early suspect in the race to unmask the enigmatic creator of Bitcoin, who called themselves Satoshi Nakamoto. Craig Wright initially said he was Nakamoto, then denied it after the Australian Federal Police raided his home on a matter the AFP claims wasn’t connected to Bitcoin. Apparently, with the AFP raid behind him...

Flashback: April Ryan Doesn’t Know Difference Between Net Worth and Income

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April Ryan — the White House correspondent for American Urban Radio Networks and a CNN contributor — incited violence against White House press secretary Sarah Sanders when she said it’s time to start “lopping” Sarah’s head off. “She outright lied and the American people can’t trust her,” Ryan puffed. “When there is a lack of credibility there, you have...

Warrior continues to exceed expectations

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With the third episode in the Jonathan Tropper created action drama series “Warrior” dropping Friday, 19 April 2019, based on the writings of legendary martial arts expert Bruce Lee, expectations have been met and exceeded. The Loni Peristere-directed “John Chinaman,” with a teleplay written by Adam Targum, picks up where the previous instalment left off. Ah Sahm (Andrew Koji) has been accused of...

IT’S CRISIS AS USUAL IN FRANCE

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IS FRANCE ON THE BRINK OF CIVIL WAR? For the past 23 weeks, French citizens are dealing with riots every Saturday. However, most news outlets are all but ignoring this ongoing story. Maybe that’s because France is usually experiencing some sort of crisis. Elected in 2017, President Emmanuel Macron announced an increase in fuel taxes in line with his new environmental policies to reduce...

Russell Brand on Notre Dame: Apocalypse!

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The fiery images of Notre Dame burning were terrible to see. Russell Brand sees them as being as jarring as the World Trade Center towers falling on 9/11, or the devastating Grenfell Tower fire in London. In short, these images look like an Apocalypse. The British thinker and comedian goes on to discuss the fact that the image of a building on fire has deep psychological significance, and may...

ATTACKED IN FORT LAUDERDALE…TWICE

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BRAZEN THEFT It was a gorgeous Florida day in October, so I decided to walk to the bank. My path was along the beach in Fort Lauderdale, and then I turned onto Sunrise Blvd; a very busy street. However, there weren’t any people on the sidewalk when a young black man suddenly walked right up to me and tried to snatch my iPhone right out of my hand! In broad daylight… at noon!!! I’m no...

Chicago’s Tylenol Poisonings

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In 1982, six adults and one 12-year-old girl died of cyanide poisoning in Chicago after taking capsules of Extra Strength Tylenol. The person responsible has never been found. Here’s how this terrifying crime changed the pharmaceutical industry. I opened them up and looked inside. Nothing looked out of the ordinary. However, as I was pouring them out of the bottles, I could tell there was a...

Sexist Attitudes Are Damaging to Education Policy

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There was a time when teaching was a highly desirable job which my grandparent’s generation would have aspired to on behalf of their children; teachers would have been thought of along with doctors, lawyers, and clergymen as pillars of the community, as is still the case in many societies, particularly across south-east Asia. The decline in esteem afford to teaching as a job has coincided with a...