This sounds like an intriguing movie.
“The system is rigged. They want us to believe that it’ll protect us, but that’s a lie. We protect us. We do. Nobody else. Not the companies, not the scientists, not the government. Us.” -Robert Bilott, Dark Waters
“Dark Waters” is a terrifying environmental legal drama, based on the true story about DuPont’s polluting and poisoning a small town of about 70,000 residents in Parkersburg, West Virginia, and Robert Bilott, the one corporate defense attorney that stood up to it to uncover its disturbing history of knowingly harming its own employees and the community around its plant.
DuPont, whose famous slogan is, “Better living through chemistry,” conducted a number of its own studies on the affects of Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), also referred to as C8, a chemical used in the manufacture of its proprietary coating, Teflon, and documented the adverse health effects on workers, scientists and others that came in…
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The Jungle by Upton Sinclair – (Originally Published 1906)
Upton Sinclair’s dramatic and deeply moving story exposed the brutal conditions in the Chicago stockyards at the turn of the nineteenth century and brought into sharp moral focus the appalling odds against which immigrants and other working people struggled for their share of the American Dream. Denounced by the conservative press as an un-American libel on the meatpacking industry, and condemned for Sinclair’s unabashed promotion of Socialism and unionization as a solution to the exploitation of workers, the book was championed by more progressive thinkers, including then President Theodore Roosevelt, and was a major catalyst to the passing of the Pure Food and Meat Inspection act, which has tremendous impact to this day.
This American classic muckraking satire is a must read. For a limited time, the Amazon Kindle eBook is free to buy.
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Happy 2020, everyone.
May Donald Trump lose the election in November.
May the Amazon and Australia not burn.
May our politicians finally start taking climate change seriously.
May my anxiety go away.
May 2020 be a less lonely year than 2019.
I hope 2020 is a good year for everyone.
Anxiety is a terrible disease. It’s something I have to struggle with all the time.
The title reflects what I am going to write about. For long time, I was thinking to pen down my experiences and years of research on anxiety. Anyone who reads this blog may inspire to help mentally distress people or get the courage to overcome their anxiety in the pursuit of happiness.
After a thorough analysis and a couple of interviews, I have collected some facts and figures of anxiety disorder. In the beginning, It was very difficult to convince people to understand my purpose and objective to take these interviews, but later, I was able to win their love and trust as a researcher and counselor.
There are several symptoms of anxiety and likely there are numerous causes of the anxiety. To start with, firstly when someone suffers from anxiety he/she keeps repeating the same things numerous times as if his/her views are not regarded by others and one…
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I didn’t know it was Charles Schulz’s birthday. The Peanuts holiday specials are a huge part of my childhood.
Happy birthday Charles M. Schulz! Born on November 26, 1922, Schulz was the creator of “Peanuts,” the beloved syndicated comic strip that ran in newspapers in the U.S. and abroad for almost 50 years, from October 2, 1950 to February 13, 2000. Schulz died the day before his final comic strip ran on Saturday, February 12, 2000.
He is widely regarded as one of the most influential cartoonists of all time. His holiday specials for Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas are annual classics seen by millions of viewers each year.
The characters he created such as Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Woodstock, Linus and Lucy, Sally, Pigpen, Peppermint Patty, Marcie and Schroeder live on in the hearts and minds of children and adults alike who grew up reading the comic strips and watching the specials.
Don’t forget that you can see the Thanksgiving Special on ABC tomorrow night.
You can read today’s comic…
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This post explains why we need gun control and why “Second Amendment rights” are ridiculous.
The part of North America known as the United States has long had a gun culture. It’s one of our oddities that makes people from other countries shake their heads and wonder why we’re so gun-crazy. I’ve never liked this aspect of our character, but there you are; it’s enshrined in the 2nd Amendment to our Constitution, which reads (as almost everyone knows):
A well-regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.
Is the first part of that amendment about a well-regulated militia the most important, or the second part about the peoples’ right to keep and bear arms? Who knows? Who can say for sure what the adopters of that amendment in 1791 really understood it to mean.
In fact, the who, what, where, when, why, and how of this amendment have…
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A list of true bad movie classics.
Art is all about making people feel. And when it comes to emotions, there’s no recipe, or guide, and the truth is that some movies just fail to make us feel as if watching them was worth our time.
The following ten movies are not just bad, they are so get-out-of-here bad that they are good. In a way.
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