According to the German filmmaker behind the film about insider trading relating to 9-11, he has lost his job after writing to the FBI to ask them for their statement before releasing the film.
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Marten Toonder is one of the most celebrated writers of the Netherlands, and also near-impossible to translate. 2012 is the ‘Toonderyear’, according to his fans. He wrote what one might call ‘fables’, about the characters of Oliver B. Bumble and Tom Puss, the latter being loosely based on Puss In Boots, and the former on the Marquis Of Carabas. Much like proper fables, his stories are often parables of the real world.
Stacy Summary: PirateMyfilm.com presents Max Keiser on the Pat Kenny Show, November 2011. This is part of Rishey’s multi-part Ireland series.
MF Global commodity customers whose cash vanished when the firm collapsed last year are owed $1.6 billion — up significantly from previous estimates — the trustee tasked with recovering the money said on Friday.
The bank reform wars are over. We lost. MF Global marks the beginning of an era of wholesale looting by banks undeterred by laws, rules, or morality. The “Kill Hollywood” meme to roll back copyright extension laws and overturn the copyright cartel is winnable. Groups like Anonymous, the Swedish Pirate Party and the Pirate Parties around the world – working with people like Jimmy Wales at Wikipedia – defeated the latest SOPA/PIPA initiatives with real force.
Stacy Summary: Still relevant a year later. Will also reupload Hotspots: Greece shortly.
Facebook’s introduction of its own virtual currency payment system was clearly the result of research conducted on the virtual gaming/currency bonanza initially developed in China, Korea and Japan. The projections for a 15 billion dollar industry in 2014 is astounding and speaks to the shift away from the importance of physical goods and “traditional (Dollars, Euros, Yuan”) currency.
This is the Dr. Zeros image from HSX in 1996 who controlled the fist virtual currency on the web; the Hollywood Dollar, whose issuance and monetary value was controlled by my patented technology (stolen by CantorFitzgerald, now copied by Zynga and Facebook). My board of directors at the company (including Paul Sagan, now CEO of Akamai) never saw the value in virtual currencies and instead misused (read: stole, or condoned stealing) shareholder money (bankrupting the company) to make films on the sly that later got rolled up into Lionsgate Films. Typical Hollywood bullshit…
Late yesterday, it was announced that Poland is suspending its ratification of ACTA indefinitely. The Slovenian ambassador signing the document (which has no legal effect whatsoever) has publicly apologized and called people to rally in Ljubljana, Slovenia for their rights.
This is not Hollywood versus Silicon Valley, as old media likes to frame it. This is Hollywood versus The People. For decades, they have trained us to think in black and white, in good versus evil fighting for domination of the free world. And now, they’ve gone and put themselves in the role of evil villain.
This is not a call for boycotts, boycotts only reduce (fractionally at best) profits. We must prevent these corporations from getting their product out and stalling their operations, to actually cut into their profits and create losses.
With this defeat I guess Hollywood’s timetable to strike Iran just got moved up.