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Snowden the movie - absolutely not what I expected

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When you have been following a certain story closely, you may tend to believe you know all there is to know on a certain topic. That's arrogant. Yet, human. So, when I left the movie theater earlier this evening, I was shocked to discover that... I'd actually learned several new details on Edward Snowden! Edward Snowden and Joseph Gordon-Levitt - now one and the same! Based on the real life of the NSA whistleblower, the movie provides details into Snowden's professional and private life that have never been accessible before. Why? Because Snowden has always and only been all about the issues: the US government is spying on us in a way that it is just not Constitutional. And that's putting it mildly. Well, look what we found out there - Snowden and then NSA Director, Michael Hayden - not the best of mates The movie is also not strictly a fictional piece 'based on a true story'. In fact, it weaves a dramatized version of the truth with the harsh real

The Struggle Continues...and it's all over the place - Part I

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Bernie Sanders inspired millions of people to get off their sofas, turn off their TVs and join the political revolution in the streets and on social media, but he did not educate the younger ones to what it would be really like if they did not vote for Hillary Clinton in the general elections. There are two main points on this: 1) Sanders, who used to communicate with his grassroots' people and donors via email during the primaries, somehow did not think that explaining why he was endorsing Clinton to his supporters directly by email would be a big deal (this happened a few days before the Democratic Convention in July); 2) He forgot to educate the ones with less political experience on the difference between getting all hopped up during a primary and toning it down once your candidate does not get the nomination. It was like being in fifth gear and being asked to drop down to first all of a sudden. You're going to have to deal with the physical discomfort of that sudden chan

The Struggle Continues...and it's all over the place - Part I

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Bernie Sanders inspired millions of people to get off their sofas, turn off their TVs and join the political revolution in the streets and on social media, but he did not educate the younger ones to what it would be really like if they did not vote for Hillary Clinton in the general elections. There are two main points on this: 1) Sanders, who used to communicate with his grassroots' people and donors via email during the primaries, somehow did not think that explaining why he was endorsing Clinton to his supporters directly by email back in July (a few days before the Convention); 2) He forgot to educate the ones with less political experience that there is a difference between getting all hopped up during a primary and toning it down once your candidate does not get the nomination. I'd put myself in that category (of the uneducated 'young' people) and I am 45. For months, I'd learned that no matter what the media said about what Sen. Sanders might do, he would