In 2012, during a midnight screening of Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises in an Aurora, Colorado cinema, a nut job tossed tear gas grenades into the audience and killed 12 people with semi-automatic weapons. When arrested, the killer was said to sport reddish-orange dyed hair resembling the DC Comics character, The Joker. After Heath Ledger portrayed the iconic Batman arch-villain in Nolan’s earlier 2008 film, The Dark Knight, he was said to have trouble getting back to normalcy, and couldn’t sleep more than two hours a night; the actor overdosed on an assortment of prescribed medications shortly after an Oscar nomination for playing The Joker was announced. Now we have Joaquin Phoenix putting on the greasepaint in what people are already saying is the darkest, most disturbing cinematic Joker yet. Todd Phillips — not known for directing dark comic antiheroes but rather for those Hangover movies — was said to be gearing up for some weird reactions … [Read more...] about Why does The Joker continue to fascinate US?
Why does cuba tolerate guantanamo bay
Because she, her boyfriend James Reid and Sam are good friends (like brothers and sister), Nadine said doing a love scene with Sam felt like ‘incest’ Nadine Lustre has a good reason to be dancing. Her career (including movies without her perennial leading man, boyfriend James Reid) is going great, that’s why, Indak, the title of her new movie perfectly describes her present state of being — you know, mapapa-indak ka sa tuwa. It’s Nadine’s second “solo” movie (read: minus James), with Sam Concepcion as leading man. The first was Ulan with Carlo Aquino. “Like incest,” laughed Nadine. That’s how she said she felt doing a love scene with Sam in Indak, showing nationwide starting in Wednesday, Aug. 7. It’s because, explained Nadine, she, James and Sam are such good friends that they are like brothers and sister. Being professionals, Nadine and Sam beautifully acquitted themselves in the love scenes despite the initial … [Read more...] about Why does Nadine keep on dancing?
By Anthony Morgan Opinion Tues., April 30, 2019 “One of us goes in, and we all go through it …” — Drake, “Headlines” Incarceration is seldom a solo affair. It’s true that the individual person subjected to carceral control bears the brunt of the physical, emotional, psychological, social and financial costs of being forced to surrender their freedom to the state. However, this painful price isn’t paid by the incarcerated person alone: their friends, family members and others who care about them suffer their own sizeable share of loss, sadness, fear and frustration precipitated by their loved one’s incarceration. My family, that is my mom, my sister, Toni, and I, know this reality viscerally well. I have a younger brother, Theo (not his real name), who is currently serving a multi-year sentence in one of Ontario’s federal correctional institutions. This latest stint follows more than a decade of … [Read more...] about My brother’s in jail. Why does talking to him require hundreds of dollars a month and 1990s technology?
WASHINGTON: The US admiral in charge of the Guantanamo Bay detention centre in Cuba has been fired "due to a loss of confidence in his ability to command," US Southern Command said in a statement on Sunday (Apr 28).Rear Admiral John Ring was removed from the post on Saturday, the brief statement said, without giving details about why.Jose Ruiz, a spokesman for Southern Command, which oversees Guantanamo, told Reuters the decision was the result of a month-long investigation completed earlier in April, but declined to provide specifics.The firing was first reported by The New York Times.Ring had led Guantanamo since April 2018. General John Hussey, formerly the centre's deputy commander, will now lead it in an acting capacity, the statement said."This change in leadership will not interrupt the safe, humane, legal care and custody provided to the detainee population at GTMO," Southern Command said in its statement.The Guantanamo detention centre, opened by Republican President … [Read more...] about Commander overseeing Guantanamo Bay fired: US Southern Command
WASHINGTON: The US admiral in charge of the Guantanamo Bay detention centre in Cuba has been fired “due to a loss of confidence in his ability to command,” US Southern Command said in a statement yesterday. Rear Admiral John Ring was removed from the post on Saturday, the brief statement said, without giving details about why. Jose Ruiz, a spokesman for Southern Command, which oversees Guantanamo, told Reuters the decision was the result of a monthlong investigation completed earlier in April, but declined to provide specifics. The firing was first reported by The New York Times. Ring had led Guantanamo since April 2018. General John Hussey, formerly the center’s deputy commander, will now lead it in an acting capacity, the statement said. “This change in leadership will not interrupt the safe, humane, legal care and custody provided to the detainee population at GTMO,“ Southern Command said in its statement. The Guantanamo detention centre, opened by … [Read more...] about US commander overseeing Guantanamo Bay fired