Citizen Koch – billionaires buy politicians

Rick McCharles

Rich guys that hand you money expect results. As do Mafia kingpins.

Citizen Koch is a 2013 documentary film directed by Tia Lessin and Carl Deal concerning the political influence of American plutocrats following the Citizens United ruling, and of the Koch brothers in particular. …

Click PLAY or watch it the Trailer on citizenkoch.com.

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My views: Fault in Our Stars

Celebrating the joy of creation

This NYT review of the movie Fault in Our Stars reminded me of the much hyped book I read few months ago. I am not a fan of YA books but I saw this being discussed so much ( Amazon  has 18K reviews and counting!) that I had to pick it up.

Ugh. What silly manipulative book. Teenagers not acting like one. Speaking such perfectly crafted monologues that, if typical of American teenagers, there is no fear for the America education system! The reviews that abound in Amazon refute this (mostly by teenagers & not their moms/dads) that they actually do know more that two-syllable words.

Well in any case I did not enjoy it.

On the other hand, The Book Thief, also a YA book is something I enjoyed. Sensitive, delicately written and packs a wallop in the end. Even if a little manupilative in places.

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