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Cole Smithy knows how to write, think and challenge the reader. Charged dental analogy: "...the audience gets a glimpse into the warped minds of [ostensibly] wealthy [exclusively] white people fixated on filling their homes with taxidermy-preserved renditions of the animals they have killed with roughly the same amount of skill it takes to floss your teeth." Insightful vocabulary: "necro-fetishism" and "faux hunters" Smithy is simply a pleasure to read, whether I am interested in the films he reviews or not.
Toggle Commented Sep 4, 2017 on TROPHY at Cole Smithey - Reviews
Cole, great writing - as always. Ben Franklin wrote that “those who would give up essential liberty, to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety." So, when US surveillance policy in documents like The Patriot Act, The USA Freedom Act (extends most provisions of the Patriot Act until 2019) and Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act directly violate The US Constitution, and you have a job in a government hierarchy whose purpose is to egregiously perpetuate this violation, what do you do? “The Guardian” and “The Washington Post” ended up earning the 2014 Pulitzer Prize in Public Service for their part in revealing Snowden's information. In the aftermath, “The New York Times” reported no harms could be traced to Snowden’s exposures and has called for President Obama to pardon him. Back to Franklin, it looks like this is a case that should go to The Supreme Court. I'd like to see the Harvard Law School rise like they did for Daniel Ellsberg, defend Snowden and test the legitimacy of the US Constitution.
Toggle Commented Oct 31, 2016 on SNOWDEN at Cole Smithey - Reviews
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