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When the pundits talk about Vladimir Putin’s offensive in Ukraine, they usually mean troops and tanks, but his greatest weapons are ,in fact, his propaganda machine and the gullible western media.
So far, he has been winning stunning victories without firing a shot. Make no mistake, Vladimir Putin cares deeply what the western public thinks and has an army of PR professionals and lobbyists to wage informational warfare, along with a network of sites including “Russia Today” and a variety of “strategy” blogs.
Amazingly, the western press in its desire to adopt what NYU Journalism professor Jay Rosen calls the view from nowhere, has been repeating many of the false assertions that Putin has promoted. Here’s a quick guide to the most egregious errors:
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Last night my wife and I watched the movie About Time (on TV, at home). We both really enjoyed this cute romantic movie that tickles all the emotional spots you have during the movie. You laugh at funny scenes, you cringe at awkward scenes, you pick a tear at emotional scenes.
The plot of the movie is about a young man who learns from his father that all the males in their family can travel back in time to a previous point in their own lives to change/modify a choice they made or action they did or did not do. This allows him to relive pivotal moments in his life, or to undo bad choices. Through this ability he meets the love of his life and they connect well. But then he loses her again because he had to change history for a friend which meant he didn't meet her in the first place! Luckily he finds her once again and then he has to win her heart all over anew, where his special ability is quite useful to make this happen.
Along the way he finds out there are some restrictions to changing his past and how those changes influence his life in the present. And at the end-credits you think of your own life, and how you can make each day count. After all, you only have one life and ever day gone will never come back. Your life is precious and you have to make it count now!
About Time is a wonderful movie to watch together with a significant other, and I highly recommend it!
About Time at IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2194499/
Photo was taken about a year ago, in April 2013.
A little bit of a geek, a little bit of a nerd, a little bit of a gamer, definitely a movie-lover. But I also love to read good books (sci-fi and fantasy mostly) and take long walks in nature (preferably in the mountains of Austria and Switzerland).
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