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Hollywood Director Joel Schumacher Has Passed Away, Here’s Where You Can Stream Some of His Movies

A Time to Kill (1996) A young lawyer defends a black man accused of murdering two men who raped his 10-year-old daughter, sparking a rebirth of the KKK. Batman and Robin (1997) Along with crime-fighting partner Robin and new recruit … Continue reading

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Commander Zero and Jack McKinney

Commander Zero has died and I’m thinking of Jack McKinney – what? In the late 1970s Edén Pastora, also known as Commander Zero, was a leader of the Sandinistas in Nicaragua. They were fighting to over-throw the US-backed dictator. I … Continue reading

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NYT: Here Are the 97 U.S. Cities Where Protesters Were Tear-Gassed

♬ ♫ ♪ Not tear gas nor baton chargeThat stops you taking the city ♫ ♭ ♪— ‘Ghetto Defendant’ – The Clash

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Facial Recognition: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

Links FindFace – Wikipedia Clearview AI – Wikipedia

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Pennsylvania Does Agriculture Too

A few articles in today’s Philadelphia Inquirer are a reminder that Pennsylvania is more than just a former Rust Belt state. Bell & Evans produce premium poultry products. Mostly chicken and turkey is what I see in local markets. They … Continue reading

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They’re Not Just Guarding a Christopher Columbus Statue, They’re Defending Their White Privilege

Today Americans consider Italians to be “white” but that was not always the case. In the nineteenth century when Italians (and other southern and eastern Europeans) started to come to the United States they were considered to be on the … Continue reading

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A PostSecret Postcard About Philadelphia

One of Philadelphia’s finest from today’s new batch of PostSecret post cards: Link: PostSecret.com

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Tear Gas Is Banned in War yet Philadelphia Police Used it on Unarmed People

Links Mayor Jim Kenney approved tear gas use at Philly protests, officials say as City Council questions police response, at the Philadelphia Inquirer. Is Tear Gas Banned for Use in Warfare?, at Scopes. Tear Gas Is Way More Dangerous Than … Continue reading

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‘Cops’ cancelled, what about ‘Live PD’?

After over 30 years on TV Cops has been cancelled in the wake of the BLM protests over police brutality. What about Live PD? I never watched it much but it seems to me it’s in the same vein as … Continue reading

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Finally! John Oliver spends his entire show explaining HBO Max – I thoroughly understand it now.

Just kidding, he spends his entire show on the police:

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