I was wary of writing the Carole King musical but she opened

first_img Reply Share on WhatsApp Douglas McGrath Share on Twitter Reply 1 2 10 11 Share via Email Shares5151 Share on Twitter Report Reply E Assen Read more 8 Feb 2018 21:16 Report Saw the musical in London. It was marvellous and the woman in Carole’s role got a standing ovation. Halt, genius at work. Pinterest Reply Share I was wary of writing the Carole King musical but she opened herself up completely Share on Facebook She was a hard worker. If Donny Kirschner told her he needed a song for the Shirelles by tomorrow, she and Gerry had a song by tomorrow. If the Shirelles said they would only sing the song if Carole would orchestrate it with strings, Carole went to the library, got a book on orchestrating with strings, and did it. Carole and Gerry always wanted to hit No 1, and they did it more than most people, but they didn’t stop long to savour it. They were always on to something new, adjusting as “the sound” changed. They composed The Locomotion, and a few years later Natural Woman. They kept growing. Carole opened herself up to me completely as I did my research, answering every question I asked her, and never asking me to soften or improve the events of her life. (She told me two stories she asked me not to use, not to protect herself but the privacy of the other people involved.) And she was insistent that I include her best friends and fellow songwriters, Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil, as central characters in the story. Without saying it, she was saying: my story is not just me – it’s all of us. She was a long way from that ballet dancer I’d tried to write about and, in my mind, all the more perfect for being so human. • Beautiful: The Carole King Musical opens in Melbourne on 16 February Share | Pick Support The Guardian Topics Musicals Theatre Forgive me; what does ff mean? Share Reply Report 2 3 Twitter NuvoPravda Facebook Mujokan Facebook Share on Twitter Twitter Share on Facebook I’ve seen the show twice in NYC. Awesome show, awesome music. KMdude Share on Twitter 0 1 50 8 Feb 2018 16:53 Twitter Report | Pick Twitter Share via Email This is the only album I’ve purchased in every one of its formats, from 33 1/3 album to cassette tape to CD to mp3. I love it that much. 25 BigScottishAl dmac57 8 9 6 7 Share on Twitter Reply 0 1 Share on Facebook Motrausscot Twitter Twitter oldest | Pick Facebook MissingInActon Facebook ff 8 Feb 2018 19:05 Share tezza52 | Pick Share on Twitter 5 6 If you want to know how to write classic pop songs, the first place to start is the great 60s songwriting teams. Judging by what I hear on Crapital sometimes, a few more people need to get back to the basics. Facebook | Pick Report Twitter Reply Report Twitter Facebook Share on Twitter Reply Share Reply 2 3 | Pick NuvoPravda Twitter Reply | Pick 9 Feb 2018 20:56 Order by oldest recommendations Sorry there was an error. Please try again later. If the problem persists, please contact Userhelp Share on Twitter 4 out of 5 stars. Shotcricket | Pick Report VelmaDinkley You’re saying ‘this is not a “musical”’ like it’s a bad thing. Surely that’s a selling point? 100 1 2 Wed 7 Feb 2018 19.45 EST 4 5 daisydaisyb | Pick Facebook Carole King musical to be made into a Hollywood biopic Which is one reason it is such a great show. It’s a compelling story, with great music in the context of the story, not people randomly bursting into song. Share on Twitter Share on Facebook 8 Feb 2018 9:23 13 14 I’m glad to read this, as I so admire her. Was wonderful to hear her with James Taylor, ranging through their back catalogue in their Troubadour Reunion tour a few years ago. I was at the Melbourne show and when she sang ‘Locomotion’ (including a reference to hometown girl Kylie) it brought the place down! A woman for all seasons… Sweet Seasons, even. Report Share orso 8 Feb 2018 17:02 Mickglover @Mickglover is referring to Carole King’s answer song to Neil Sedaka’s song about her: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lWkIC_zU-C4I think. 8 Feb 2018 18:38 Twitter My favorite songs : Smackwater Jack and Ferguson Road. The former song always seemed so odd for Carole King – shotguns and bodies. Had the Tapestry Album cheers, gryff 🙂 Report Share on Facebook 2 3 8 Feb 2018 10:05 | Pick Report Facebook | Pick Share on Facebook Twitter 1984Aus Share on Facebook Share on Twitter 8 Feb 2018 11:20 Brilliant songwriter. Facebook Share Report Comments 48 Share on Twitter Twitter | Pick Reply 8 Feb 2018 16:27 Share on Twitter 2 3 Twitter tezza52 | Pick | Pick Mickglover Share on Facebook | Pick | Pick Reply 1 2 Saw her in Hyde Park. What a performance! 16 17 Back in the 70’s, if you didn’t have Tapestry in your record collection, you didn’t have a record collection . MissingInActon Share on Facebook Twitter hogsback Carispirit Reply Twitter Share Twitter Twitter Share Share on Twitter Reply Reply I only know her from the Gilmore Girls theme… Didn’t know she was born in 1960 though Report 12 13 Report 8 Feb 2018 16:39 Share on Facebook Twitter 9 Feb 2018 4:07 Facebook Facebook Share patjoap | Pick Share on Facebook Facebook Share on Twitter Reply Sometimes you see a bit of footage of her and Gerry at 1650 Broadway but they don’t show her kid! I didn’t know she was a mother at that point, that’s quite amazing. Little Eva was their babysitter apparently. Facebook Reply Share on Facebook Report | Pick | Pick Twitter Report Share on Twitter Share on Facebook 1984Aus The show is just wonderful. Highly recommended Twitter daisydaisyb SuperBoy Facebook Reply Mujokan Twitter Facebook Carole King: ‘She writes and sings openly about her struggles, heartbreaks, pains and joys.’Photograph: Samir Hussein/Redferns Share on Facebook Facebook Facebook Share on Facebook Facebook Facebook 8 Feb 2018 9:25 Musicals Twitter | Pick sybella9 Reply Ssorpoint Share on Facebook Threads collapsed 8 Feb 2018 18:27 Share on Twitter joe_tambien Share on Twitter expanded Share Report Twitter Share on Twitter TheJoyOfEssex Report Share on Twitter Share on Twittercenter_img Reply Share | Pick 8 Feb 2018 11:41 8 Feb 2018 12:41 6 7 Share Read more Share Share on Facebook Share on Facebook 8 Feb 2018 8:59 Facebook Share | Pick 12 13 8 Feb 2018 14:59 Share on Facebook James Taylor – another artist who doesn’t run away from his drug history from the past – has been one of Carole KIng’s closest friends since the 60s. He tells the story of the time he was watching/listening to her as she sang ‘You’ve Got A Friend’. When she came off stage he told her it was a great song. “You can have it,” she said and the rest is etc etc.Two great singer/song writers. Close report comment form Share Reply Share on Facebook 8 Feb 2018 21:01 1 2 | Pick comment Saw the show on Broadway. It’s great. Report I once tried to write a movie biography of a legendary ballet dancer. He was alive, then in his senior years, and I interviewed him at length. He was a person with a vivacious personality, a store of anecdotes and many dramatic events upon which to draw.But I learned as I went on that he would not allow himself to be portrayed as anything less than perfect: a god in tights and toe shoes. Ballet dancers are all about perfection; they are somehow human and not human at all. Though I had the greatest admiration for this man, I had to abandon the project when it became clear that he did not want a portrayal that showed any struggle on his part. Based on seeing the show in London I’d very much recommend it it to anyone. Her story stands alone so it’s much more than a jukebox show but, of course, there are more great songs than I could count. Share on Messenger | Pick Report tezza52 gleneyre Share on Twitter Reply Share Reason (optional) Reply 1 2 ‘Like every right-thinking person..’ Hmmm, a little bit trite that statement – but alas, it is the truth 🙂 Share Share on Twitter Share on Facebook newest Share on Twitter Facebook Facebook Report 8 Feb 2018 9:06 I’m a bloke and her songs can being a tear to my eye. To whoever wrote the headline, I suspect “singer songwriter” would be a better description of Ms King and her talents that “pop star”! Report 8 Feb 2018 11:09 Reply Share Report CaptainBlack Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Twitter Please select Personal abuse Off topic Legal issue Trolling Hate speech Offensive/Threatening language Copyright Spam Other stellans | Pick Share on Facebook MissingInActon Twitter Briliant, brilliant womes. Tapestry is way up in the list of my best ever albums. Amazing voice and lyrics, beautiful music. And, to get a bit schmaltzy, Tapestry is my favourite song in tge album, and has given me great comfort in some difficult times. ‘Now my tapestry’s unraveling; he’s come to take me back’ Basically we’re all going to die one day so don’t let things make you bitter and angry, appreciate your time and the beautiful thungs, and be kind. Well that’s what I got out of it ! Reply Share on Facebook MsUnderstanding 8 Feb 2018 19:40 This is not a “musical” Sign in or create your Guardian account to recommend a comment Share on Twitter | Pick Beautiful review – Carole King musical a hit thanks to star’s earth-moving performance Facebook 8 Feb 2018 11:39 If you don’t have Tapestry now you don’t have a collection. 8 Feb 2018 16:48 Share Facebook Share on Twitter Twitter | Pick Twitter 8 Feb 2018 16:52 0 1 Report Share Reply Since you’re here… Facebook Share 11 12 Twitter Report Share on Facebook Peakman Share on Facebook This comment was removed by a moderator because it didn’t abide by our community standards. Replies may also be deleted. For more detail see our FAQs. Reply 8 Feb 2018 16:30 Share So when I was asked many years later if I wanted to do a musical about Carole King, who was and is very much alive, I said no. I did not want her hovering over my shoulder, airbrushing the struggle and pain out of her life. Luckily I was talked out of this moronic decision and I soon came to see that Carole is the opposite of a ballet dancer: she has never pretended to be perfect or above the difficulties that trouble the rest of us. She writes and sings openly about her struggles, heartbreaks, pains and joys. Part of her enormous and enduring appeal is that people think that she is just like them. Of all the great pop stars, she is the least diva-like – the one who most seems like a regular person.But Carole is not a regular person. She was so smart she skipped two years of high school and was in college by the age of 16. By the age of 17 she and her writing partner and then husband, Gerry Goffin, had written the No 1 song in the US, Will You Love Me Tomorrow. They would write many more No 1s, and many, many more top 10, top 40 and top 100 hits. She is the first woman to be awarded America’s highest prize in music, the Gershwin prize. I think you could argue that she is the first great female composer. When she was writing songs in her bedroom in her parents’ home in Brooklyn, and coming in on the subway to Times Square to try to sell them, there were no well-known female composers. Over the years the occasional female lyricist had risen up – the great Dorothy Fields comes to mind, and Betty Comden, and the brilliant Carolyn Leigh. But there were very few women composers, and none with a sustained series of hits. Share Share on Twitter comments (48)Sign in or create your Guardian account to join the discussion. Share Twitter Share on Facebook Show 25 Share on Twitter CaptainBlack 28 29 | Pick Report Reply Pop and rock Twitter Facebook All Truly great writer and singer.Like every right-thinking person, I have Tapestry in my collection. I also have it as mp3 on my phone, and listen to it walking to work most mornings. Every time I listen to it, I either hear something in the words or music – or both – that I’d not really heard before or something I thought I’d forgotten. Reply | Pick Share on Facebook Mujokan 8 Feb 2018 18:02 Facebook Back in the 90s, a friend of mine was working behind the bar at the Boardwalk in Manchester, where she obviously got to hear all the acts that were on. She mentioned one day there there’d been a great singer/songwriter on the previous night that she’d never heard of called Louise Goffin. It wasn’t till I pointed out that it was Carole King’s daughter that she twigged. | Pick Reuse this content,View all comments > Share on Facebook Share Share on Twitter Share 1 2 8 Feb 2018 17:55 Share on Twitter I’d be wary of being dragged to see this. Sorry about that it was a typo and I never got back to it. Share CaptainBlack Facebook | Pick Share on Facebook Facebook 8 Feb 2018 10:24 1 2 Report collapsed Facebook Facebook 1 2 Facebook Mark Smith Share on Facebook Share on Facebook Share on Facebook 8 Feb 2018 19:09 Share on Facebook 7 8 Share on Twitter Twitter Twitter Report No mention of Neil Sedaka. 8 Feb 2018 11:40 Report Report Share Reply 8 Feb 2018 10:20 ID5933171 Esther Hannaford (as Carole King) and Josh Piterman (Gerry Goffin) in the Australian production of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical. Photograph: Joan Marcus SuperBoy Share Reply 6 7 Funnily enough I’ve had years of my life go by with no mention of Neil Sedaka. Guess this moment is the start of a whole new cycle for me. | Pick 2 13 14 Twitter Report Of all the great pop stars, she is the least diva-like – the one who most seems like a regular person Reply Reply 2 Facebook Report Facebook 8 Feb 2018 9:03 gryff Share on Twitter … we have a small favour to ask. The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism, to maintain our openness and to protect our precious independence. Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Share Share on Twitter 1 This is not a “musical”. It is merely a collection of greatest hits performed in between dialog. Just like Abba and the countless others churned out over the last 20 years. Nothing original here Report People think of Carole as a revolutionary feminist icon but it’s a simplification of a complex person. First of all, she was never radical. Her dreams were to be a wife and mother living in the suburbs, an escape from the “rat-race noise down in the streets” of Brooklyn. When she got pregnant at age 16, the suburbs were very far away. She and Gerry lived with her parents in her childhood home, and they had to work. So when she came into the office at 1650 Broadway where she and Gerry were given a cubicle, she often had her baby with her, who slept or smiled or burped while Carole wrote the melodies for Gerry’s lyrics. Years later, when she moved to Los Angeles and was recording Tapestry, her children – she now had two daughters – would call her in the recording studio to ask the questions that are always so urgent to children: Where’s my blue sweater? Can we stay up and watch TV? What’s for dinner?As for her feminism, it was less a political idea than it was the practical reality of her life. She was born with a preternatural gift for melody. Nothing was going to stop her from writing and, when she marched into those Times Square offices to sell her songs, nobody cared that she was a woman (in fact, a girl) – they either liked the song or they didn’t. If they thought it would sell, they bought it. More often than not, they bought it and more often than not, the record sold. Report | Pick Share on Facebook Reply 1 Twitter 3 4 6 7 DekeThornton 8 Feb 2018 16:23 | Pick Report Share on Twitter Share Facebook Share on Facebook 3 4 Reply 1984Aus unthreaded Share on Twitter Share on Pinterest Share 8 Feb 2018 18:08 Share 2 3 Share | Pick 8 Feb 2018 17:56 Facebook Share on Facebook Share on LinkedIn Twitter Share on Twitter 3 4 Twitter Report gleneyre Report Loading comments… Trouble loading? Saw the show on Broadway. Just verve. fantastic music and a compelling story. She really seems so likeable and relatable even with her unique gifts. Email (optional) We saw the show in the West End two years ago. It was incredible. If you are a Carol King fan and get the chance to see it do go. Share on Twitter View more commentslast_img read more

Kidnapped by mum the American teenager trapped in a South Korean cult

first_imgSouth Korea Religion Kate Lyons Elise spent two months with Grace Road Church in South Korea and Fiji, after her mother destroyed her passport and refused to let her leave During the summer break after her junior year of high school, Elise* travelled to South Korea from Chicago with her mother for what was meant to be a six-week holiday.Instead, the 17-year-old ended up trapped in Grace Road Church, a cult whose leader was arrested in August accused of depriving followers of their liberty and participating in ritual beatings. While there, Elise was forced to attend five-hour sermons, denied medication and told she would never see her father and sister again.Elise’s mother organised the trip in 2013 after discovering her daughter smoked marijuana. The holiday was supposed to allow Elise – who was born in the US to Korean parents – a chance to spend time with her Korean family and have a break from her American friends.But, after two weeks with family, Elise’s mother took her to stay at Grace Road Church in Gwacheon, just south of Seoul.The church, which denies it is a cult, has branches in both South Korea and Fiji, where hundreds of church members moved in 2014 after its leader, Pastor Shin Ok-ju, said there would be a famine in Korea and Fiji was the promised land where they would survive.Shin was arrested last month along with three other church leaders, accused of stranding followers in Fiji and subjecting them to violent rituals. Share on LinkedIn ‘The last time I saw my mum’Elise eventually managed to leave the compound during a service and made it to a nearby convenience store where she called her sister, who told her that she and their father would come to get her. While she was on the phone, Elise’s mother walked into the shop and began looking for her.“I’m ducking between the aisles of the convenience store,” says Elise. “I feel like I’m in a scary movie and the killer is on the other side of the corner and you’re trying to hide from them.”The next day, Elise’s father, sister and uncle arrived and Elise left with them. “That’s the last time I’ve ever seen my mum,” said Elise.But Elise was not free. Without a passport – her mother told her she had cut it up – Elise had to go to the embassy to get a travel document. Elise’s father believes he was followed by church members to the embassy. The day before their flight was due to leave Korea for the US, Elise’s mother cancelled the ticket. Then came the nightmares. While at Grace Road, Elise would regularly dream that she was back in the US, going about her normal life. Once back in America she was diagnosed with PTSD. The church compound where Elise and her mother stayed in South Korea. Photograph: Elise Share on Twitter Play Video Kidnapped by mum: the American teenager trapped in a South Korean cult Elise on a trip to Fiji where 400 members of Grace Road Church moved after their leader prophesied that it was the promised land.Photograph: Elise Share on WhatsApp Facebook Shares131131 Pinterest Tue 25 Sep 2018 19.00 EDT Twitter Share via Email Pinterest features … we have a small favour to ask. The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism, to maintain our openness and to protect our precious independence. Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Since you’re here… ‘These people are not normal’Elise realised she had effectively been kidnapped when she had been at the church for about two weeks.She had been fighting with her mother about wanting to leave and, feeling a panic attack coming on, went to get her anti-anxiety medication. Her mother told her she had thrown it away because medicine was frowned upon by the church. Elise’s mother also took away her laptop and iPod – her means of communicating with her sister and friends back in the US. Do you hear that? She has a demon inside of her and that’s why she’s screamingShin Ok-ju @MsKateLyonscenter_img Read more Facebook Support The Guardian Grace Road Church refused to comment for this story, but in a statement previously provided to the Guardian, said these beatings, called “threshing floors” are a “perfectly biblical” way of “publicly reproving” followers who have sinned. “I’m hyperventilating at this point and I’m freaking out,” said Elise. “It dawned on me: these people are not normal.”When Elise refused to leave the small room three members of the church half-carried, half-dragged her downstairs to the sermon. Elise says she was screaming at them not to touch her. Over her screams Elise says she could hear the pastor of the church, Shin Ok-ju, tell the congregation; “Do you hear that? She has a demon inside of her and that’s why she’s screaming. Do you want to turn out like that?”Elise was forced to sit in the front row of the church service, directly in front of Shin.“She’s calling me out and saying how much an evil person I am and how I need to accept her word and how I’m going to go to hell and how the medicine I take makes me crazy. I thought I’m going to throw up, I can’t escape. I’m looking at my mum and signing her [to say] I need my medicine, but she’s completely ignoring me. I don’t know what to do, I’m basically just trying not to pass out.”Since Shin’s arrest, church members have told how they had their passports taken from them when they arrived in Fiji and were forced to work without pay. Shocking video footage has also emerged that appears to show Shin beating her followers and encouraging them to beat one another in the church in South Korea. Share on Facebook Reuse this content Share on Pinterest Last modified on Tue 25 Sep 2018 21.09 EDT Elise and her mother started living at the church, sleeping on mats on the floor of a room they shared with as many as 12 women, above a hall where Shin gave five-hour sermons.“At the end of June she decided ‘let’s spend the weekend here’, then the weekend turned into let’s spend the entire week here. I thought: ‘what the heck?’ This wasn’t part of the plan,” Elise told the Guardian. Share via Email Accused South Korean cult leader filmed beating her followers – video Pastor Shin Ok-ju is under investigation for allegedly abusing and enslaving her followers. Photograph: Seoul Broadcasting System. 1:46 Members attend a sermon at the Grace Road Church. Photograph: Elise Share on Facebook South Korean cult leader arrested after stranding 400 followers in Fiji Share on Twitter Topics Share on Messenger Twitter “I would think what if I’m not actually here, what if this is a really intense dream, just like the dream I had back in Korea,” she said.Eventually, Elise was hospitalised after she self-harmed. Her mother called her while she was in hospital and told her that people who killed themselves deserved to be in hell.“How do you say that to your child?” said Elise. “How do you say that to anyone, but especially to your child? She completely changed, completely changed personality, she turned on me. My mum and I were pretty close before this all happened.”The last Elise heard, her mother was still with the church and is not likely to return. Elise hopes the current investigation into Shin and Grace Road will lead to Shin being prosecuted.“I hope that pastor – fake pastor – is served justice and people come to realise stuff like this does happen.”* Names have been changed to protect the identity of the subject South Korea Asia Pacificlast_img read more

Michael Moore We have the power to crush Trump

first_img Facebook Share Michael Moore Facebook The Democrats lost because they offered nothing new. The only baffling thing is they seem willing to do it again, probably because their mainstream meeja chums tell them it was the email server and Russian interfence and…and.. why they lost. A few policies, a new vision and a good few paces removed from Wall Street would be a start. Ho Hum. And the young folk are nowhere near angry enough yet, probably because of the staid, muted and largely ineffective leadership of the self styled progressives which did so much t silent dissent in the first place, leaving the door open to a potential despot like Trump. Report Fishgirl23 | Pick Reply Panzeryeti Share on Facebook | Pick Comments 579 Michael Moore: ‘As I get older, I become more angry.’Photograph: Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP Share Play Video 11 12 Share on Facebook Perhaps, but it makes little sense for left wing voters who don’t like the left wing candidate to then vote for a candidate of the hard right who had a nasty, anti-working class agenda. Even those who didn’t vote at all should have been out there doing whatever was necessary to prevent Trump taking power. Not doing so was a betrayal of the left. Facebook Please select Personal abuse Off topic Legal issue Trolling Hate speech Offensive/Threatening language Copyright Spam Other Share | Pick He will *win* in 2020, if he runs, i think that will depend on whether Elizabeth Warren decides to enter the race. I would argue he’s the *only* candidate who has the political platform and popularity to defeat Trump. Fahrenheit 11/9 review: Michael Moore v Donald Trump = stalemate Reply Reply thisnametaken Report Twitter Mick James Facebook Reply interviews Share EsIstGeschlossen Share on Twitter Share Facebook Reply | Pick 3 4 Share on Pinterest Share on Facebook Report Show 21 more replies comments (579)Sign in or create your Guardian account to join the discussion. 18 Oct 2018 22:11 Last modified on Mon 3 Dec 2018 10.10 EST Report Share on Twitter Report 25 To paraphrase George Orwell: “If there is hope, it lies in the young.” Reply All Reason (optional) 3 Share Report Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Twitter Reply Share on Facebook Twitter Share via Email Facebook The great thing about Trump is the comedy show he creates daily with his narcissistic tweets. Not sure if it’s derangement or brilliant propagandizing. Reply Facebook Share on Twitter This comment was removed by a moderator because it didn’t abide by our community standards. Replies may also be deleted. For more detail see our FAQs. Facebook Share on Twitter Sorry there was an error. Please try again later. If the problem persists, please contact Userhelp Share on Facebook M_T_Wallet Share on Twitter Share on Twitter 30 31 14 15 18 Oct 2018 22:15 Share 1 Show 2 more replies 18 Oct 2018 22:08 18 Oct 2018 22:34 170 171 Share on Twitter 18 Oct 2018 22:17 159 160 18 Oct 2018 23:06 Reply | Pick Reply 18 Oct 2018 21:59 The American people lost. Democrats are actually doing quite well, raising over $1 billion for midterm elections, vs. $700 million on the GOP side. Democrats will do very well in 21 days. Of course, it would help if more Americans took their democratic responsibility seriously and actually voted. Share on Twitter | Pick Reply canuck_overseas Share on Facebook Report Share on Twitter RussianBot1837402 Reply ‘The Democrats have a strategy to defeat Bernie Sanders but not Donald Trump’. Discuss. Share on Twitter Share Donald Trump Nobody is screwed. Folks need to stop with this hysteria and quit overdosing on highly partisan “news” sources. … we have a small favour to ask. The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism, to maintain our openness and to protect our precious independence. Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Report snakeyear Report Report Facebook I wish. Sadly it’s bullies and gobshite psychopaths like him that seem to thrive and get on faster in this world. Report Share Share on Facebook Well informed & has a good understanding… And he’s right. The reasons are quite clear. Those inclined to vote left don’t want the kind of ‘left’ that they grew up with. They want a progressive left that is not pandering to the corporate agenda as the likes of Hillary Clinton and Tony Blair would provide. Hence the rise in present day Saunders in the US and the Labour Party membership here in the UK demonstrate. There is a growing left constituency here in the UK and in the US; it’s only a matter of time as to who leads it to power. It’s probably just too early for the likes of Corbyn and Saunders. 154 155 54 55 Share on Facebook Report No it was the American shadow that allowed the monster out. He just fits the bill. In Moore’s film, the Democratic former speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi slaps down a young, leftwing voter with: “I have to say, we’re capitalists, that’s just the way it is.” But it is striking that in 2018 – nearly three decades after the end of the cold war, in the nation of red scares and McCarthyism, in the very citadel of free-market capitalism – polls show most younger Americans prefer socialism to capitalism, “whether Pelosi likes it or not”, says Moore. He thinks back to how the socialist senator Bernie Sanders – whom he backed – casually launched his presidential bid in 2015. “He didn’t even realise how vast what was about to take off was. If he’d started a couple of months earlier, infrastructure in place, who knows what would have happened.” Will he run run again? “I believe he will,” Moore says, optimistic that Sanders can win both the nomination and defeat Trump. He tells me of an unreleased poll in West Virginia – which Trump won by a 42-point margin in 2016 – that has Sanders beating Trump in a head to head. “Even if people don’t agree with Bernie, they know he’s honest – what you see is what you get.”But the Democratic establishment is on the run, he believes: he points to the rise of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a 29-year-old New Yorker who defeated one of the Democrats’ big wigs in a primary election in June. “We covered her when nobody even knew she was running.” At the root of the Democratic civil war are fundamentally different interpretations of what happened in the 2016 election. The Democratic left believes it represented the nemesis of centrist orthodoxy, failing to capitalise on the anti-establishment mood against a system that is fundamentally broken, while the Democratic right believes Trump supporters need to be won over, and blame so-called “identity politics” for the loss.Moore gives winning over Trumpists short shrift, spluttering: “A waste of time! Oh my God! If you’re still for Trump [after] two years, [with] everything you’ve seen, you’re gone, no one can convince you of anything!” What is pejoratively labelled identity politics – civil rights for black people, LGBTQ rights, women’s rights – has “reinvigorated politics”, Moore suggests. “It’s getting more people out to vote. You’re never going to convince people who hate gay people – that’s a waste of time. Our energy has to be getting our own people to polls.”He keeps drifting back to the November midterm elections, and it’s clear that his film is, in part, a get-out-the-vote operation. It’s desperately needed: young voters who favour the Democrats are least likely to vote. Why? “They don’t feel that the political system is going to help them – that’s the biggest problem.” He keeps meeting US voters on his travels, “filled with a lot of despair. I could see some had given up.” They would vote, he suggests, but they wouldn’t end up bringing 10 other voters with them. He will be campaigning in swing districts, and has been using the money he has saved as a beneficiary of the Trump tax cuts to back Democratic candidates.It’s here that Moore comes into his own, full of righteous fury. “I’ve seen films where you’re so reinvigorated that at the end of the film, you can’t wait to get to get out of the theatre and go out and do something. I love those kinds of films … A film like the one we’ve made asking people, not to give up or give in, but to realise how much fucking power and strength we have! We have a power on 6 November to fucking crush Trump, the uber rich who are thrilled with his performance, the old white male establishment that thinks they’re going to keep running the show, when their show was long, long over.”Firing up what he sees as America’s progressive majority is why Moore is so dismissive of accusations he preaches to the choir. “The choir need a song to sing – that’s why they’re the choir! They need a song to pull them out of despair, and need to light a fire underneath themselves.” Twitter This comment was removed by a moderator because it didn’t abide by our community standards. Replies may also be deleted. For more detail see our FAQs. Share on Facebook Rory O’Connor Share on Twitter Twitter Share on Facebook Stop watching YouTube so much please. 29 30 18 Oct 2018 23:09 alanredangel StumblingHome Share on Facebook canuck_overseas Share on Facebook | Pick Share Twitter Wall of faded italics, didn’t read. Share on Facebook Share Share … Report Share on Facebook Twitter Report Reply haemodroid 18 Oct 2018 22:43 6 7 You should have as t-cup’s erudite critical analysis was spot-on as usual, thus I feel the schoolboy error with regard to the blockquote function can be forgiven. Share on Facebook Pinterest canuck_overseas Share via Email Reuse this content,View all comments > “We have the power to crush Trump” – get on with it then!!!! Niall0007 | Pick Facebook Report Share on Twitter CoffeeBeanz | Pick Well done on all your progressive works Mssrs Jones and Moore – please can you produce some stuff about how the language is being deliberately mangled by the PsyOps nutjobs on the right. ‘Progressive’, ‘liberal’, ‘neoliberal’, ‘social democracy’, ‘democratic socialism’…. it seems almost impossible to say those words now without automatic self-censorship creeping into the back of my mind – that’s how much they are gaslighting us all on this.So, here goes…PROGRESSIVE DEMOCRATIC SOCIALISM IS MORE CIVILIZED THAN FEUDAL FASCISM.(Pigeons, cat….Go!) newest Twitter Twitter Reply Share Share on Twitter Facebook Share on Twitter TheRedThreat Facebook Reply Strummered Share on Twitter View more comments Report Unfortunately we have brand Trump as President, the people have been well and truly exploited and sold. Share 18 Oct 2018 22:30 Share on Facebook 16 17 Report canuck_overseas Share on Facebook Report 18 Oct 2018 22:37 Report Jack Oliver Reply Twitter Report askeans Reply 13 14 Facebook Twitter | Pick Share on WhatsApp Twitter thisnametaken Reply According to no less a commentator than Russell Brand, Owen is the new George Orwell. Facebook | Pick spiralise PopeGregoryTheNinth Share Share on Twitter CoffeeBeanz ID475537 Share | Pick StumblingHome 18 Oct 2018 22:03 Report Report Reply US midterms 2018 Facebook Facebook 27 28 Show 5 more replies | Pick Twitter … Twitter 18 Oct 2018 22:07 | Pick His movies are riddled with inaccuracies and deceit, there was a fact check on F 9/11 and there were over 50 outright lies in that one movie alone. His last try flopped, he’s a propagandist and nothing more. Twitter Report Mark Zinan Share on Facebook Reply InterviewMichael Moore: ‘We have the power to crush Trump’ And she keeps popping up cluelessly defending her hubby. It’s amazing how the Demo establishment doesn’t get that outside their small circle she’s almost toxic and still a lightening rod for right hate. Share on Twitter tempestteacup StumblingHome Twitter 61 62 Facebook Reply Reply 18 Oct 2018 22:18 tragicallyhip Share on Twitter Topics | Pick The_Fett Reply Reply 101 102 33 34 | Pick Share on Twitter Facebook 3 Report Reply Twitter 243 244 Report Share on Twitter 18 Oct 2018 22:14 Share on Twitter dopamineboy Jack Oliver Reply Share on Facebook popgoesthepop Twitter Share on Facebook Report | Pick Share on Twitter 18 Oct 2018 22:30 38 39 Share on Twitter 6 7 Twitter | Pick The LEFT is failed in the UK, Canada, US…you name it, failures. The only path forward is centrism…or as the Economist calls it, radical centrism. The guardianistas will be upset by this revelation. 45 46 | Pick Twitter 31 32 Reply Sign in or create your Guardian account to recommend a comment 18 Oct 2018 21:58 EsIstGeschlossen 18 Oct 2018 23:53 10 11 21 22 Share Facebook Share on Facebook Twitter | Pick Reply Trump is at the moment protecting a murderer on the world stage, which makes him complicit. Why isn’t that fact being leveraged? Report emordnilap 11 12 21 22 | Pick I’m reminded of Peter Cook’s remarks about how he had been inspired by Weimar cabaret “which did so much to stop the rise of Hitler”. dannymega Share on Facebook crotty Share on Twitter 1 Reply Report anthony davids Share on Twitter Facebook dannymega 18 Oct 2018 22:09 Reply 18 Oct 2018 22:01 Share on Facebook “we have the power” said someone every year for decades…. of course they say that stuff when they are selling to an echo chamber… and in this case it is 3 things being sold… the film, brand Owen & the Guardian… will it go anywhere? Buy it next week to find out… Share on Twitter Share on Facebook emordnilap Facebook Share on Twitter Niall0007 | Pick US politics 18 Oct 2018 23:29 Show 1 more reply Share Report expanded canuck_overseas 18 Oct 2018 22:05 DKTronics70 Share on Facebook 8 9 Facebook A still from Fahrenheit 11/9. Photograph: Dog Eat Dog Films vrager | Pick | Pick Since you’re here… 287 288 Facebook This comment was removed by a moderator because it didn’t abide by our community standards. Replies may also be deleted. For more detail see our FAQs. Facebook | Pick Report CoffeeBeanz Facebook 18 Oct 2018 22:07 Twitter can you crush Johnson, Rees-Smug and Isabele whatshername too??? please? Reply RussianBot1837402 Share on Facebook 18 Oct 2018 22:10 He sees the Republicans’ nemesis as what he calls “the avengers” – women, young people, “who’ve had the future ripped from them”, people of colour – who history would record “got together and crushed the forces of evil”. But he is very clear: there cannot be a return to the corporate Democratic agenda of the past, and it is clear he sees himself having a big role to play. “People like Sanders and myself and Alexandria [Ocasio-Cortez] and Rashida [Tlaib, a socialist Democrat set to be the first Muslim congresswoman], we will be the ones steering the ship, and we’ll do thing differently than the Democrats in the past. We’ll essentially give the people what they want: equal pay for women; ending mass incarceration of black people; protecting women’s reproductive rights; creating a living wage for everyone.”But Moore’s optimism is not delusion. Earlier, he soberly told a London cinema audience that he cannot promise them a happy ending. He’s right not to. Whether Trumpism can be defeated will surely, in part, depend on who wins the battle for the soul of the Democratic party: its rootless, corporate-backed wing or a new insurgent left offering an alternative to a broken system. If the latter triumphs, history will surely record that Moore, now in what he wistfully calls “the final third of my life”, played a significant role.Fahrenheit 11/9 is released on 19 October in the UK. Twitter Report Reply OhIAmSuchASadGit | Pick Filling up a gas tank does not automatically give you a platform to the world, as one of the world’s most powerful positions, to defend a murdering regime – with the world watching. I fill up because I have to, Trump does NOT have to, as do our own Tory party, defend the Saudis just because they buy our weapons.What Trump said, was disgusting, and totally brushed off Jamal Khashoggi as if he doesn’t matter. Facebook The director’s latest film, Fahrenheit 11/9, is a broadside against both the president and the Democratic establishment that failed to defeat him. He explains why a leftwing comeback is on the cards Share on Facebook 18 Oct 2018 22:13 Michael Moore Share on Twitter Share crotty 18 Oct 2018 22:14 | Pick Share on Facebook 18 Oct 2018 23:03 9 10 3 4 Share on Twitter Facebook Hartabuna 18 Oct 2018 23:32 Share on Facebook Share Report Share on Messenger Share on Facebook 41 42 18 Oct 2018 23:28 1:45 14 15 Reply Reply Share on Facebook Share on Facebook 18 Oct 2018 22:12 Facebook Twitter Share on Facebook Report Share Sanders would have won timdaw 18 Oct 2018 23:13 | Pick Report 3 out of 5 stars. Share Reply 26 27 Seen a few interviews lately and have concluded that I like Michael Moore. Well informed & has a good understand of people’s motivations (on both sides) | Pick | Pick canuck_overseas Share Report 126 127 thisnametaken Share Share on Twitter Share on Twitter Democrats Share You’ve got to hand it to Michael Moore, he’s spent a lifetime shining a spotlight on issues he believes in, sometimes quite uncomfortable ones, and often been funny to boot. Even if you’re someone who doesn’t agree with all his beliefs, it what be churlish not to admit he’s a fairly principled chap who rolls his sleeves up and gets involved. alanredangel 156 157 dopamineboy It was the left that created Trump, makes sense that they should be the one to crush him. Share 180 181 Report Reply Share on Twitter Strummered Share Share on Facebook Facebook Share on Facebook Facebook Share on Twitter Trump knew what the what the people would buy. Moore and Owen are trying to sell something very few want. CoffeeBeanz Share Share on Facebook 2 Twitter The Democrats lost because they offered nothing new. How ironic given that Republicans won by using the same old fear mongering, racist dog whistling, not so veiled white supremacy bullshit that’s existed for centuries. Please do tell me what was new about any of that. oldest Twitter Share on Twitter 14 15 Facebook Report | Pick Twitter RoibertABruis Share on LinkedIn Twitter Facebook Show 7 more replies Facebook dopamineboy 18 Oct 2018 22:03 | Pick 18 Oct 2018 22:07 Twitter Reply Share Order by oldest Facebook OhIAmSuchASadGit | Pick Share on Facebook Share | Pick 14 15 Share on Twitter Loading comments… Trouble loading? Share on Twitter Report Reply Share on Facebook 100 Reply Jack Oliver Twitter Share on Facebook 46 47 Share 28 29 Show 25 31 32 Share on Facebook Share Facebook Share on Facebook askeans It falls to Michael Moore’s empty stomach to help explain to me the difference between hope and optimism. “Right now, I’m hoping that somebody will feed me today,” he says. But that hope is passive. It may whet his appetite, but the disappointment will be all the more crushing if it isn’t satisfied. On the other hand, he explains, optimism is constructive, strategic. “I’m in a first world country, and somewhere I have a wallet with a credit card and some money in it. So the optimist in me has credibility, because it’s safe to say I will eat. Does that make any sense?” I mull it over, and I think so. While hope is passive, optimism determines the actions we will take.Throughout our conversation – mostly in a London hotel as he munches on vegetarian dumplings – he scrambles around for these illustrations: some work, some don’t, sometimes he gets lost down a rabbit hole. But it is an insight into the mind of one of the western left’s great communicators: an almost obsessive desire to popularise political issues and causes, to trigger an emotional reaction among audiences that spurs them into action.For young leftists, myself included, Moore’s work was something of a political life-raft back in an era when the traditional left was all but sunk. Fahrenheit 9/11 – his indictment of George W Bush’s so-called war on terror – courageously advanced otherwise marginalised ideas: it suggested that a proposed gas pipeline through Afghanistan may have played a role in the war, and noted links between the Bush administration and the Saudi regime. Moore has called for Bush administration officials to be put on trial. All this strays from the respectable centrist critique of the invasion, that it was simply the wrong war at the wrong time, or a “dumb war”, as Obama put it, rather than a crime.His documentaries are designed not simply to inform, but to mobilise people. “Yeah, I was hoping to stop the Iraq war, hoping to end gun violence, to ensure every American has health insurance,” he explains. But he is keen to emphasise that his new film, Fahrenheit 11/9 (9 November 2016 being the day Donald Trump was declared US president-elect), is different. “It’s not some single issue, it’s not just about Donald Trump,” he says. “There’s nothing I can tell you about him that you don’t already know. You’d be wasting time and money to watch that.” Share on Facebook This comment was removed by a moderator because it didn’t abide by our community standards. Replies may also be deleted. For more detail see our FAQs. Twitter This comment was removed by a moderator because it didn’t abide by our community standards. Replies may also be deleted. For more detail see our FAQs. Twitter Share Share | Pick Twitter Just crush Trump? Can’t we do more than that? 1 2 Reply Share Share 43 44 dopamineboy Reply 80 81 TootSpeaker Share Mick James Report Facebook Share on Twitter Twitter 35 36 18 Oct 2018 23:05 18 Oct 2018 22:12 Report ElevenB Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Report Share tragicallyhip Facebook He really is the cowboy in the white hat. Share on Twitter Share on Twitter Report Share Reply 18 Oct 2018 22:20 18 Oct 2018 22:59 Twitter Share on Twitter Report Reply 18 Oct 2018 22:15 Share on Twitter err – no. That is misleading, to be kind. “if there is hope, it lies with the Proles”. You know, the Brexit voting ‘deplorables’ who the Democrats and Corbynista youth are being taught to despise. ‘The young’ in 1984 betray their parents as they blindly follow the political orthodoxy of Big Brother (ring any bells, Owen?). Of course it’s always possible that Owen doesn’t know what ‘paraphrase’ means, I suppose. Share on Facebook Report Share Never challenged once, the earmark of solid objective journalism Reply Facebook Share on Facebook next tragicallyhip Twitter Twitter Pazoozoo Share Shares816816 Facebook Show 8 more replies 101 102 Twitter Owen Jones 18 Oct 2018 22:22 | Pick Email (optional) Share on Twitter Sadly I think your right 18 Oct 2018 22:22 Twitter Share on Facebook Twitter 34 35 | Pick 4 mal4mac next Twitter Niall0007 Share on Facebook Facebook Facebook Share on Twitter Laurence Bury Report therequester 18 Oct 2018 22:09 Facebook Share Reply “one of the western left’s great communicators” If the western left had any great communicators then how dd Trump get elected? I’ve seen no evidence that Moore, or Jones, are great communicators. Maybe the best that the left have at the moment, but that doesn’t mean they are great. It just means that the left is in trouble! Take a year off from the mutual public back slapping and immerse yourself in Orwell and Hitchens, then you might have a chance at coming out with something great. Share on Twitter | Pick Share on Facebook Reply PottedPlantNo1ForPM Facebook Share Laurence Bury canuck_overseas 18 Oct 2018 22:16 18 Oct 2018 22:00 Share Share on Twitter Reply Facebook Twitter I like him a lot, but his hatred of Trump has blinded him to the good bits of Trump’s anti-Globalist policies which, if propounded by Saunders, would have Moore fully behind them. Globalism was the cause of his first film’s story – ‘Michael and me’. Globalism is the enemy. | Pick Report 50 18 Oct 2018 22:11 6 7 Share M_T_Wallet Report Whoosh. Facebook 35 36 HellHoundOnMyTrail Fishgirl23 18 Oct 2018 22:04 Share on Twitter could be both, why not. Genius is Madness and vice versa. 86 87 Nah. The left, or the so-called left, needs to bottom out first and have some sort of a back-to-basics moment. Focus on jobs, job conditions, and pay, housing/fuel and living costs. Completely ignore social issues – in fact, mirror the right to ensure that economic arguments become the wedge issues. Totally. Her acts as Secretary of State, her ‘it’s my turn’ sense of entitlement, her pathetic excuses re: sensitive data emails, her defense of her predatory husband. Not to mention the highly suspicious accounting practices of their so called Clinton foundation, marks her out as one very highly toxic candidate. Show 7 more replies Twitter Share on Facebook “People like Sanders and myself and Alexandria [Ocasio-Cortez] and Rashida [Tlaib, a socialist Democrat set to be the first Muslim congresswoman], we will be the ones steering the ship, and we’ll do thing differently than the Democrats in the past. We’ll essentially give the people what they want: equal pay for women; ending mass incarceration of black people; protecting women’s reproductive rights; creating a living wage for everyone.”/blockquote> Replace the names and statements like that have been made for 40-50 years with regard to the Democratic Party. It isn’t called the graveyard of social movements for nothing. Moore might not like to acknowledge it, but the truth is that those leading the modern Democratic Party have devoted almost as much time to attacking any mobilisations to their as they have to interminable character attacks on Donald Trump in lieu of engaging with the socio-economic policies that are largely a source of agreement across the Democratic-Republican spectrum (what Upton Sinclair called two wings of the same bird of prey). And when they do choose to attack Trump/Republicans, they have done so from the right: on issues of foreign policy, militarism and domestic surveillance/censorship. Given that, and the historic role played by the Democrats in confusing and demobilising popular opposition to capitalism and workers, what are we to conclude? Either Michael Moore and the other pseudo-left sheepdogs for the Democrats are operating out of an almost imbecilic sense of optimism – unlikely – or they know only too well that they are leading voters off a cliff, and choose to do so anyway. Dishonest or idiotic – like the “choice” presented in US elections, it’s a sign of the extreme disintegration of American politics that those are the options made available. M_T_Wallet Twitter Good god that interview would have been an ego fest. Facebook Reply Twitter 18 Oct 2018 22:26 Share on Facebook Share Share on Twitter Show 5 more replies haemodroid Facebook Share on Twitter First, aim at the right target. Why did the voting public hate Democrats so much in 2016, that they not only lost the race for the white house, but about a thousand state seats over Obama’s presidency too? Can the Democrats be trusted to stand and fight for the ordinary folk? | Pick Facebook | Pick Share on Facebook Mick James Moore is right: that would be a tediously by-numbers film. Trump’s average disapproval rating among Americans has not been below 50% since March 2017; in the UK, more than three-quarters have a negative view of the self-described “very stable genius”. They don’t need a film to tell them all the bad things about Trump. When I last met Moore, on the eve of the EU referendum, he predicted that Trump had every chance of winning the presidency. For much of the pundit class and Democratic politicians, such an event was less likely than an asteroid slamming into the Earth: their cocky predictions that, no, don’t be silly, Trump is going to lose, are mercilessly paraded on the screen in the film. Why did he see it coming and they didn’t?For me, one of the strongest elements in the film was his J’accuse against the Democratic party establishment. He seethes with profane rage when he talks about their failures. He makes a parallel with his documentary – he’s down a rabbit hole again: if it’s a great film, if the critics like it, then he’s done his bit as a director, he hands his raw materials to Vertigo, the UK company in charge of distributing the film, it’s on them to make it a success.It’s an allegory for the Democrats, he suggests. The polling shows that on the key issues, such as progressive taxation, or abortion rights, or healthcare, or gun control, most Americans side with the progressive side of the argument. In the past six out of seven presidential elections, he notes, the Democrats won the popular vote. “So the Democratic party are handed a population which agrees with their entire platform,” he says; they even have more voters. “Yet they’re still unable to put themselves and us in power.” If his film distributor kept doing that, it would go out of business. But here is what happens, his film posits, if the Democrats become too much like the Republicans, too in hock to a corporate agenda.Here’s what I wanted to find out about the absurd, frightening antagonist in Fahrenheit 11/9: what Trump could be capable of in certain circumstances, how he could take advantage of a crisis to concentrate power in his hands. What would happen if there was a major terrorist attack? That should worry everyone, Moore says. “He’ll immediately propose militarising the local police. He’ll give police and prosecutors wide latitude to make sweeping arrests. He’ll, say, temporarily suspend habeas corpus, things like that.” All will be justified on the basis of the need to protect the US, but things would not go back where they were, these would not be temporary measures, and he would keep piling on authoritarian measures.I mention countries such as Turkey, Poland and Hungary, where authoritarian leaders keep the formal trappings of democracy – there are still elections and opposition parties – but its substance is hollowed out. “Yes, I think that’s a better model for democracy: they’ll keep up the appearance of democracy, but their leader becomes more and more autocratic.” And here’s a chilling, under-discussed scenario. What if Trump is just the starter, the foreshadow? What if his role is to shift the terms of what is deemed an acceptable Republican candidate in favour of a more sophisticated authoritarian leader? “I think they now know the formula of what they need to win an election,” is how Moore puts it. “You need someone who people are familiar with, someone comfortable being on television.”But there is a source of hope – or indeed optimism – in the film. To paraphrase George Orwell: “If there is hope, it lies in the young.” The survivors of the Parkland massacre confront not just the US gun lobby, but an older generation they believe has failed them. “We appreciate that you are willing to let us rebuild the world that you fucked up,” one survivor told US host Bill Maher.The old trope is that the young begin as naive leftists then drift rightwards with age. This is something Moore refutes – “As I get older, I become more angry, not pacified, in my political thinking” – and it is not backed up by the data. In the 1984 presidential election, under-25s were more pro-Reagan than Americans in their 30s and 40s, and only marginally less so than pensioners.And Trump is not popular among today’s young. In the 2016 election, among Americans under 30, he lagged about 20 points behind. Why? “When we were that age, my generation, if we went to college, we’d graduate debt-free. That world was our oyster: we could do whatever job we wanted to do, or not want to do any job – a lot of people took off, put on their backpack, went to Europe, got a Eurorail pass. The so-called ‘American dream’ seemed like a reality.” But what has happened in the US mirrors Britain: a neoliberal system promised freedom but instead delivered insecurity and stagnating living standards.“The reason they’re more active and more aware is because they saw the writing on the wall, probably from middle school, definitely from high school. That there were not going to be good jobs for them, that they were going to be in a debtors’ prison for the first 20 or 30 years of their life. They’re angry – but not angry enough, in my opinion.” Share Twitter Share on Twitter 18 Oct 2018 22:14 I’d be surprised if he was knowingly lying to people, he doesn’t strike me as the sort. Do you have a non-crank blog link to these ‘inaccuracies and deceit’ claims? Facebook Twitter Share 63 64 It has been the rush to centre ground – the catering to swing voters – that created this mess. Blair, Brown, and Miliband went so hard to the centre they came out the other side. Now that we have, in Corbyn, a proper Labour leader, he is painted as an extremist. wascallywabbit Owen Jones brntsmth Report mal4mac Twitter Report Reply | Pick 18 Oct 2018 22:37 Share on Facebook Twitter 18 Oct 2018 22:41 Share on Facebook Twitter Twitter InterviewMichael Moore: ‘We have the power to crush Trump’ 4 Facebook Report Reply Reply Getty_Roth Reply Such as? Share Facebook | Pick Facebook It could be both. There is no real contradiction between delusions of grandeur and propagandizing. I truly believe I am so great (the grandeur part) so let me tell you all about it, and if anyone is against me they are the enemies of greatness (that’s the brilliant propagandizing). I think people don’t really like apologizers. They might respect the act, but will not try to associate themselves with the person so that the sin his\her mistake would not rub on them. If the person apologizes in their name, its even worse. People on the other hand, like to associate with the aura of a “winner” (whether warranted or not), and Trump takes great pains to project this image even if people dislike his rhetoric. Share on Twitter 18 Oct 2018 22:08 Facebook CoffeeBeanz Reply 18 Oct 2018 22:41 CoffeeBeanz 15 16 crotty Share on Facebook Share on Twitter mal4mac Maybe he thinks paraphrase is another word for lying Share on Facebook Reply Share Twitter | Pick This is very true.Conservatives are far more comfortable with debating opposing views than the left, who increasingly seek to silence, no platform or issue cat calls of something-ism/phobic. Share on Facebook 2 6 7 Reply recommendations Hibernica Close report comment form Share on Facebook Twitter unthreaded Report Share on Facebook Share on Twitter dannymega | Pick M_T_Wallet Hate to break it to ya….but if you fill up a gas tank, you’re just as complicit. The world is a complicated place. Facebook Share on Twitter | Pick Report 18 Oct 2018 22:27 Facebook Share Saunders didn’t work until he was in his 30s, wrote a book where a woman enjoys getting raped, and was filmed at a “Death to Yankees” rally in Latin America. Hillary couldn’t use these attacks in the primaries as she still wanted their votes, but Trump sure would have. I really don’t buy the idea that Bernie would have done much better TheGipkik Share on Twitter 18 Oct 2018 22:31 This comment was removed by a moderator because it didn’t abide by our community standards. Replies may also be deleted. For more detail see our FAQs. Facebook Support The Guardian OhIAmSuchASadGit dopamineboy Oh God. Trump’s going to win again. We are so screwed. | Pick collapsed Report 18 Oct 2018 22:11 Share on Twitter infidelphia Report Twitter The US Democrats badly messed up when they backed the war hawk Hilary Clinton rather than Bernie Saunders as their presidential candidate.Rather than constant articles bemoaning Trump, maybe more about the dreadful choice of Hilary would be more illuminating. Thu 18 Oct 2018 09.54 EDT canuck_overseas Report Share on Twitter 18 Oct 2018 22:31 Share on Facebook Twitter Reply StumblingHome Facebook Share Niall0007 | Pick Twitter | Pick Share on Twitter | Pick Facebook Share on Facebook Share on Twitter | Pick Well Hillary outspent Trump and all the others and didn’t win josephinireland 19 20 Share 18 Oct 2018 22:15 tempestteacup Share on Twitter 18 Oct 2018 22:08 Reply | Pick 20 21 Facebook 130 131 18 Oct 2018 22:02 This – I was kind of surprised / confused by the “paraphrasing” too. Thanks for beating me to it 🙂 Report 18 Oct 2018 22:26 | Pick 18 Oct 2018 22:29 Share Facebook Share on Twitter Share 21 22 Report Twitter crotty | Pick Report Michael Moore is the king of gaslighting. No friend of Democrats. | Pick Share 11 12 Reply Reply Read more Twitter Report dopamineboy Twitter Share Report 18 Oct 2018 22:03 Report | Pick | Pick 46 47 Reply 36 37 RoibertABruis Facebook Watch the trailer for Michael Moore’s new film Fahrenheit 11/9 – video Twitter | Pick Share Share on Facebook Not worth discussing it. I doubt Moore himself gave it much thought, he just thought it sounded good 18 Oct 2018 22:11 Twitter 8 9 Share 18 Oct 2018 22:27 18 Oct 2018 22:31 I’d say as a whole the left does more to prevent language it doesn’t like than the right. Speaking as a lefty. | Pick Threads collapsed Share 18 Oct 2018 22:07 | Pick 18 Oct 2018 22:19last_img read more

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Galaxy Tab S6 Leaks Point to Samsungs Continued Commitment to Tablets

first_img Facebook Twitter Linkedin Pinterest Google Plus Reddit Hacker News Flipboard Email Copy 0shares This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Those ‘Candyman’ Bee Stings Made Tony Todd a Rich Man Ginny From ‘Harry Potter’ Is 28 Now and Absolutely Gorgeous 6 Comments The Surprising Reason Why Brandon Routh Is Returning to Superman Dani From ‘Girl Next Door’ is Absolutely Gorgeous Now at 36 You Might Also LikePowered By ZergNet Helen From ‘Waterworld’ Is 56 Now and Incredibly Gorgeous Samsung has been making tablets almost as long as Apple, but while the iPad has maintained its popularity, Android-based slates have declined. Google might be giving up on making tablets, but Samsung is keeping at it with a rumored high-end Galaxy Tab S6. This device will allegedly be the followup to the Galaxy Tab 5e and Tab S4, but it will have more in common with the Galaxy S10. The latest leaked info points to a major upgrade over the Tab S4, which was Samsung’s last high-end tablet. That device had no fingerprint scanner, instead relying on an awkwardly positioned iris scanner for biometric authentication. The Tab S6 will reportedly have an in-display fingerprint sensor like the one in the Galaxy S10. This would be a first for a tablet — Apple uses Face ID, and most Android tablets aren’t expensive enough to justify such an extravagance. While you should never take photos with a tablet, most of them still have a (terrible) camera on the back. Strangely, Samsung will equip the Tab S6 with a pair of camera sensors on the back. There will be a 13MP primary camera and a 5MP wide-angle. Camera performance on tablets is rarely a selling point for consumers, so it’s odd to direct resources there. Credit: SamMobile.comOn the inside, this tablet should rival the Galaxy S10. Past Galaxy Tabs have been a generation behind in specs, but not this time. The leak points to a Snapdragon 855 chip, the same one in Samsung’s current flagship phones. There will also be 128GB of storage (with a 256GB option), 6GB of RAM, quad speakers, and a 10.5-inch OLED display. We don’t know the resolution, but the tablet reportedly has very narrow bezels. Since this is a Galaxy Tab, it will include Samsung’s S Pen stylus. It’s been reworked to attach magnetically to the back of the tablet. While there, it will charge inductively. So, we can safely assume it will have the same Bluetooth tricks as the Note 9. The Tab S4 stylus wasn’t powered at all, so it didn’t need charging. There’s no word on the pricing, but it won’t be cheap. Samsung’s Tab S4 started at $650, an almost unthinkably high price for an Android tablet. Still, someone must be buying them if it’s making another. Samsung may choose to unveil the Tab S6 alongside the Galaxy Note next month.Now read:Samsung’s Latest Galaxy Tab S5e Has an Enormous Wi-Fi FlawMicrosoft’s Dual-Screen Surface Could Launch in 2020, Run Android AppsReport: Tariffs Could Raise Laptop, Phone Prices 22 Percent The Tragedy of Marie Osmond Just Keeps Getting Sadder and Sadder We Now Understand Why Sean Connery Has Disappeared Natalie Portman’s Reaction To Marvel’s Phase 4 Slate Galaxy Tab S6 Leaks Point to Samsung’s Continued Commitment to Tablets Tagged In androidsamsungtabletsleaksgalaxy tab s6 Post a Comment 6 Comments By Ryan Whitwam on July 11, 2019 at 9:25 amlast_img read more

Menlo Security Hires Scott Fuselier as Chief Revenue Officer and YoungSae Song

first_imgMenlo Security Hires Scott Fuselier as Chief Revenue Officer and Young-Sae Song as Chief Marketing Officer MTS Staff WriterMay 15, 2019, 5:58 pmMay 15, 2019 Amir Ben Efraimcloud securityMarketing TechnologyMenlo SecurityNewsSaaS-based endpointScott Fuselier Previous ArticlePlaceIQ Partners with PMG to Measure Real-Time Impact of In-Store Holiday Foot TrafficNext ArticleUserIQ Brings Mobile Application Support to the Customer Success Market Secure Web Visionary Expands Sales and Marketing Teams with New Executive Hires to Drive Global Expansion Menlo Security, a leader in cloud security, announced it has hired Scott Fuselier as chief revenue officer (CRO) and Young-Sae Song as chief marketing officer (CMO), expanding the company’s sales and marketing teams. Both Fuselier and Song will report to the CEO and company founder, Amir Ben Efraim.As CRO, Fuselier will lead the company’s global sales efforts and be responsible for bolstering Menlo Security’s reach in North America, EMEA and APAC as well as broadening the company’s foothold in key vertical industries, such as financial and healthcare sectors. Fuselier joins Menlo Security from ProtectWise where he served as CRO. Prior to that, he was senior vice president of sales for CrowdStrike, a SaaS-based endpoint security company where Scott grew the sales team from three to over 225 members with growth of over 100 percent year over year.  Fuselier has a proven track record in cloud security and excels at building sales teams, penetrating new markets and partnering with channel partners.Marketing Technology News: iQIYI Launches World’s First Professional Interactive Video Guideline and Video Platform to Standardize Interactive Content CreationAs CMO, Song will lead the marketing, public relations and social media efforts for Menlo Security to  drive global demand generation and brand recognition. Song has extensive experience in developing go-to-market strategies in order to help organizations achieve breakout success. Song hails from Arctic Wolf Networks, where he served as vice president of marketing, helping to define the managed detection and response category.Marketing Technology News: Dynata Expands Access to Global Audiences Through Data Partnership with Eyeota“We are proud to announce the hiring of Scott and Young-Sae to accelerate the growth of Menlo Security,” said Ben-Efraim.  “Both Scott and Young-Sae are known for achieving great results and we are excited to have them help Menlo Security achieve its next stage of growth.”Marketing Technology News: Edison Partners Growth Index Reveals 7 Traits of Fast-Growth Tech Companieslast_img read more

Copper Partners with DocuSign to Enable Small Businesses to Accelerate Business Decisions

first_imgCopper Partners with DocuSign to Enable Small Businesses to Accelerate Business Decisions MTS Staff WriterJune 12, 2019, 6:50 pmJune 12, 2019 Recommended CRM for G Suite, Copper streamlines eSignatures for Better Collaboration Across TeamsCopper, a Google Cloud-recommended CRM for G Suite, announced a new integration with DocuSign to allow users to easily prepare, sign, send and manage electronic documents within G Suite. DocuSign helps organizations connect and automate the entire system of agreements, so Copper users can work more efficiently. This integration will help teams and businesses collaborate better, while speeding up the once-manual, paper-based process of signing and sending contracts.The key benefits of the DocuSign integration will allow Copper users to autofill details, send and manage agreements that require signatures and associate them to any account, contact or pending deal. DocuSign works seamlessly with Copper to allow teams across any organization to stay in sync regarding current status of an agreement, potential bottlenecks in the process, or outstanding needs.“We are thrilled to be partnering with Copper to deliver a more efficient way for businesses to come to an agreement,” said Chris Rimer, vice president of business development at DocuSign. “This new integration will automate the entire agreement process for our joint customers – allowing them to do business faster with less risk, lower costs, and better experiences.”Marketing Technology News: AdQuick.com Releases Campaign Genius, so Marketers can Plan and Optimize Out of Home (OOH) Advertising Campaigns in MinutesCopper customers using DocuSign subscription can easily upload documents, track status and manage the entire agreement process directly through its platform. DocuSign’s native integration is available on Copper’s Professional and Business plan—read more about how it works here.“Our new DocuSign integration is part of our continued efforts to provide software that’s built for people, not unnecessary processes,” said Dennis Fois, CEO of Copper. “We’re seeing a shift in the way CRM is used in the modern workforce. It’s become a team-focused tool that requires the  flexibility to fit the needs of businesses and allow users to share agreements and collaborate easier. DocuSign is helping us achieve this mission.”Marketing Technology News: Nami ML Emerges from Stealth to Unveil the Future of Mobile App SubscriptionsCopper organizes all customer data to make it useful and accessible in G Suite, so that employees in every department can collaborate and build better customer relationships. DocuSign, also a Recommended G Suite App, is a powerful way that Copper users can work within G Suite so that they never have to interrupt their everyday workflow, thereby eliminating the tedious, time-consuming data entry that causes sales and marketing teams to abandon CRM systems altogether.Marketing Technology News: PROS Launches Sales Agreement Management to Streamline Selling in Digital Era CoppercrmDennis FoisDocuSignG SuiteMarketing TechnologyNews Previous ArticleXpressdocs Acquires Amazing Mail, Expands Direct Mail API CapabilitiesNext ArticleTCS Recognized as a Leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Managed Workplace Services, North Americalast_img read more

Fractal Analytics Named a Leader Among Customer Analytics Service Providers by an

first_img analyticsArtificial IntelligenceCustomer Analytics ServiceFractal AnalyticsMarketing TechnologyNewspersonalization Previous ArticleDoubleVerify Taps Industry Vet Gian LaVecchia To Lead Brand and Agency GrowthNext ArticleExperience Analytics Leader Contentsquare Acquires eMerchandising Solution Pricing Assistant Companies Looking for Large-Scale Opportunities to Transform Their Business With Analytics Should Consider FractalFractal Analytics, a global leader in artificial intelligence and analytics powering decision-making in Fortune 500 companies, announced that it has been named a leader among Customer Analytics Service Providers (CASPs) in the recent  The Forrester Wave™: Customer Analytics Service Providers, Q2 2019 report, published by an independent market research company, Forrester Research.“We’re delighted that we are named as a Leader in Forrester’s Customer Analytics Service Providers report,” said Pranay Agrawal, Co-founder and CEO of Fractal Analytics. “We have a clear mission, to help our clients create a billion-dollar value via AI and analytics. We believe that this latest recognition by Forrester validates our approach and testifies to the significant impact Fractal continues to make with some of the most successful brands in the world. We will continue to aim to transform our clients’ businesses with AI and analytics, and to power every human decision in the enterprise.”Marketing Technology News: Formulus Black Partners with Looker to Improve Data Science Team Productivity“[Fractal Analytics] owns the Final Mile of analytics.” – The Forrester Wave™: Customer Analytics Service Providers Report (Q2 2019). “Fractal knows that customer analytics is only half the battle, while the other half is implementing the resulting insights in a meaningful way. Fractal invests a good chunk of its revenue into R&D, and the result is a slew of products that accelerate time-to-value, such as Customer Genomics, its continuously learning personalization engine.”Forrester Research assessed each organization in the report on thirty-three different criteria for three categories, including Current Offering, Strategy and Market Presence. Within the three categories, Fractal has received the highest possible score in 20 out of 33 criteria. This included the criteria of Innovation & Transformation, Vertical Competencies & Experience, Personalization and Current Partner Ecosystem.Marketing Technology News: Leading Digital Fraud Prevention Provider Kount Partners With Engage People to Protect Customer Loyalty Redemption ProgramsThis report is among the recent analyst recognition of Fractal’s AI and Analytics capabilities. Fractal was also named :(1) A strong Performer in The Forrester Wave™: Specialized Insights Service Providers, Q2 2018 and,(2) An Honorable Vendor in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Data & Analytics Service Providers 2019.Marketing Technology News: How AdsDax Is Leveraging Blockchain in a Bid to Defeat Ad Fraud Fractal Analytics Named a Leader Among Customer Analytics Service Providers by an Independent Research Firm PRNewswireJune 27, 2019, 7:10 pmJune 27, 2019 last_img read more

Alyce Secures 115 Million in Series A Funding to Redefine Direct Mail

first_imgAlyce Inc. (“Alyce”), the AI-powered platform that’s redefining direct mail and swag, announced that it has raised $11.5 million in Series A funding to accelerate its growth and continue to help B2B companies get into more of their target accounts with a hyper-personalized approach to gifting. Manifest led the round with additional participation from General Catalyst, Boston Seed Capital, Golden Ventures, Morningside and Victress Capital.Alyce is the only platform that gives sales, marketing, and customer relations teams the ability to send thoughtful gifts to individual recipients at scale rather than sending everyone the same generic item. Alyce’s patent-pending, AI-powered technology serves up personalized gift options which recipients can either accept, exchange, or donate the value of to the charity of their choice. This give-first approach yields up to twice the target account penetration at a fraction of the cost, according to feedback from Alyce customers.Marketing Technology News: Oracle Collaborates with Top Oracle PartnerNetwork Platinum Level Members to Rethink Customer Data Platform Market“If target accounts matter, then our truly personal approach to direct mail and swag at scale moves the pipeline needle,” said Greg Segall, founder and CEO of Alyce. “Marketers no longer have to settle for a persona-based, spray-and-pray approach. Now their direct mail and swag channels can operate at the person-to-person level. It saves time and wasted marketing dollars. People love receiving Alyce gifts and that surprise and delight experience is what really drives us!”The process of researching a recipient’s interests, and then purchasing and sending a hand-selected gift takes hours and is therefore nearly impossible to scale. Alyce’s AI technology searches all publicly available information to offer gift options matched directly to those interests, acting as a personal assistant for sales reps. These options include everything from unique gifts and fun experiences, to subscription services, gift cards and direct donations. For example:Someone passionate about ending homelessness can donate to a local shelterGame of Thrones fanatics will love a 3D map of Westeros and EssosParents with children can be sent a four-person pass to a trampoline parkMarketing Technology News: Databricks Accelerates APJ Expansion Following $250 Million Funding Round“Alyce helps organizations augment their sales outreach and get the attention of prospective customers quickly,” said Will Pringle, VP of worldwide demand generation at Fuze. “Alyce can be fully integrated into Salesforce.com, which makes tracking its effectiveness easy. It’s also an excellent complement to our marketing strategy as it allows our sales and marketing teams to progress prospects through the funnel and have meaningful interactions.”As a socially and environmentally-conscious organization, Alyce is the only software that enables companies to do good by giving gifts. Charitable donations make up more than 10 percent of Alyce’s redeemed gifts and provide an effective way to gift within regulated industries.Alyce will use this Series A funding to continue to build out its sales, marketing, and customer success efforts and to expand its AI capabilities, with 50 new hires expected in its Boston headquarters and an additional 50 international hires expected within the next twelve months.Paul Falzone, Managing Partner at Manifest, will be joining Alyce’s board of directors.Marketing Technology News: Blis Expands Into the Netherlands With First Hire Alyce Secures $11.5 Million in Series A Funding to Redefine Direct Mail, Swag and Gifts Business WireJune 18, 2019, 3:20 pmJune 18, 2019 AIAlyceB2BDirect MailGreg SegallMarketing TechnologyNews Previous ArticleAppTek and yellaUmbrella Announce Systems Integration Partnership to Provide Market-Leading Tools for Media LocalizationNext ArticleThe Rising Risk of Social Media-Enabled Cyber Crime to the Enterprise and How to Defend Against Itlast_img read more

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Aditi Sharma Returns as Mauli in Silsila Badalte Rishton Ka Season 2

first_img aditi sharmaAneri VajaniColors TVdrashti dhami First Published: June 13, 2019, 3:41 PM IST Actress Aditi Sharma is happy to join the second season of Silsila Badalte Rishton Ka, and says the audience will see her at all the important junctures in the show. The first season, which featured the actress along with Shakti Arora and Drashti Dhami, aired on Colors TV. It was shifted to VOOT after the immense popularity it garnered there. The second season, starring Tejasswi Prakash, Kunal Jaisingh and Aneri Vajani, has received an extension. And Aditi will also be back as Mauli. “My role is going to be very interesting and the audience will see me at all the important junctures in the show. Mauli will be like a guiding light to Mishti and others during testing times in their lives,” Aditi said in a statement. “Silsila Badalte Rishton Ka has always been very special to me and it feels great to be back on the sets. The second season of the show is doing very well and the leads of the show Tejasswi, Aneri, Kunal and Jayaji are doing a fabulous job. I am certain that I am going to have a wonderful experience and I would like to thank our production house and VOOT for bringing such compelling stories to the viewers,” she added. Aditi, who has starred in films like Ladies Vs Ricky Behl, had shared a video and wrote a lengthy post when the first season went off air in February. She wrote, “Like all good things come to an end. This one is no exception. #silsilabadalterishtonka has been a beautiful memorable journey. #Mauli will always be very dear to me just like #Ganga. Feel grateful to play such amazing n inspiring characters.” Aditi had made her television debut with &TV’s Gangaa. Follow @News18Movies for more last_img read more

You Might as Well Have Voted for Amitabh Bachchan as PM Priyanka

first_imgCongress’ eastern UP in-charge Priyanka Gandhi Vadra termed Prime Minister Narendra Modi an “actor”, saying voters might as well have chosen superstar Amitabh Bachchan in his place. Priyanka Gandhi, who was speaking to her supporters during an election rally in UP’s Mirzapur on the last day of campaigning for the Lok Sabha polls, said: “Ab aap samajh lijiye ke apne duniye ke sabse bade abhineta ko apna PM bana diya hai, is se accha toh aap Amitabh Bachchan ko hi bana dete, karna toh kisi ne kuch nahi tha aapke liye (You chose the world’s biggest actor as your prime minister. You might as well have voted for Amitabh Bachchan, given that neither had to do anything for you.)” She added, “In Kisan Samman Yojna, this government wants to give you 6000 rupees per year. You know in a family of 10 people this will be one rupee per person. This is what our PM has given for our farmers and then they call it Kisan Samman Yojna, isn’t it Kisan Apman Yojna?”Priyanka Gandhi also stepped up her attack on demonetisation, saying: “During note ban, did you see any BJP leader standing in line? The stray cattle menace is bothering our farmers but do these so called ‘Chowkidars’ come to help you? The income of our farmers is halved instead of getting doubled as promised by the BJP government. More than 12000 farmers have committed suicide but our 56 inch chest PM did not spare even five minutes for them.”As the elections come to a close, personal attacks on leaders have been on the rise. On Thursday, Priyanka Gandhi took a dig at PM Modi’s claim of a 56-inch chest, asking where his heart lies.The Congress leader also questioned claims of nationalism. “The PM talks about Pakistan while speaking on nationalism. For him, nationalism is all about speaking on the work done to counter Pakistan. Employment and farmer issues are not nationalism to him,” she said.She also accused Modi of solely concentrating on marketing strategies and dubbed him arrogant. “In the past five years, Modi was seen going to every place across the world, but he never bothered to meet farmers of his own country,” she said terming the PM anti-farmer.Priyanka Gandhi lambasted the government over an initiative it took for farmers. “They have announced Rs 6,000 per year for farmers under the Kisan Samman scheme. But the scheme is an insult to farmers as a family of five would get just Rs 2 per day,” she said.(With inputs from Qazi Faraz Ahmad in Lucknow) congressDemonetisationLok Sabha election 2019Narendra Modi First Published: May 17, 2019, 2:18 PM ISTlast_img read more

Bhumi Pednekar Gets Warm Birthday Wishes from Ayushmann Khurrana Taapsee Pannu Shooter

first_imgThe Sonchiriya actor is celebrating her birthday with her family in Lucknow, where she is currently shooting with Kartik Aaryan for their forthcoming film Pati, Patni Aur Woh. Follow @News18Movies for more. Ayushmann KhurranaBhumi PednekarBhumi Pednekar birthdayBhumi Pednekar Instagram First Published: July 18, 2019, 1:49 PM IST Taapsee Pannu, who co-stars with her in their forthcoming film Saand Ki Aankh, shared a photo of the two of them from the film’s set and wrote, “Happy Birthday to my chota packet bada bomb! To all the love you spread around cheers to adding a year of happiness!”Shooter Dadi Chandro Tomar, whose character Bhumi essays in Saand Ki Aankh, also sent heartfelt wishes to the actor. Sharing a picture with Bhumi, she wrote, “Wish you a very happy birthday beta. God bless you.”Among other actors who have wished Bhumi, include Vaani Kapoor, Diana Penty and Vijay Varma.Bhumi too shared a morning picture of herself on the photo-video app, surprised by all the love coming her way. Posing with a cake and a large bouquet of yellow flowers, she wrote, “Couldn’t have had a better start to the day as I grow a year older…with work and the ones I love ❤️ Thank you already for all the birthday love 😘.”center_img As Bhumi Pednekar turns 30 today, her friends, family and colleagues from the film industry have taken to Instagram to send warm, fuzzy wishes her way.Ayushmann Khurrana, who starred alongside Bhumi in her debut film Dum Laga Ke Haisha and later in Shubh Mangal Saavdhan, shared a picture of them from the promotions of their second film to wish her. last_img read more

DMK Likens Rahul Gandhi to Nehru Says Victory is Possible

first_imgChennai: The DMK on Friday likened Rahul Gandhi to Jawaharlal Nehru for his liberal ideological moorings that went beyond just electoral politics and asserted that the Congress needed a “broad-minded person” like him.At a time when the Congress appeared to be in a disarray with Rahul wanting to step down from the post of party chief due to poll drubbing, the Dravidian party said, “Rahul’s political journey should be about slogging from the grassroots level. If that is there, victory is possible.”Apparently seeking to lift Rahul’s spirits, the DMK’s Tamil organ “Murasoli”, in its editorial, said the Congress was a broad-based party and to lead it, only a broad-minded person like Rahul was needed.Days after DMK chief M K Stalin persuaded Rahul not to quit from the president’s post, the party mouthpiece said he did not confine himself to only “electoral politics,” during the run up to the polls.Instead, Rahul, the DMK said showed his concern about the Indian society, and expressed his anguish about several aspects like religious hostility, economic inequalities, and poverty.The DMK daily said he also understood the difference in mindset between the southern and northern states.Rahul spoke of “Periyar (rationalist leader) and celebrated Kalaignar (late DMK patriarch M Karunanidhi),” and all such aspects went beyond poll victories and defeats, Murasoli said.The Congress president, hence, transcended the confines of electoral politics by talking not only about Prime Minister Narendra Modi but also focusing on all such aspects.By doing so, the DMK said, “Rahul transcended. To be very precise, Rahul Gandhi reflected the thoughts (liberal ideological stand) of Jawaharlal Nehru.””Rahul is the strong brick for building the fort of Congress and it is more strong than a mountain of sand.”The DMK also said it was usual to blame the Nehru-Gandhi family during poll debacles.”Many do not realise during times of success that it is the very same family which fetched victories for the Congress party.”Similarly, some were now trying to place the blame on Rahul for the Congress party’s poll defeat.Rahul has offered to step down following the dismal performance of the Congress in the Lok Sabha elections, while the Congress Working Committee rejected it.The BJP had on May 23 won 303 out of 542 Lok Sabha seats that went to polls, handing out a crushing defeat to the Congress and many other political opponents. dmkDMK president M K StalinJawaharlal NehruRahul Gandhi First Published: May 31, 2019, 5:54 PM ISTlast_img read more

Sacked for Threatening Journalist Uttarakhand MLA Brandishes Guns Moves to Bollywood Beats

first_img Anil BaluniBJPharidwarKunwar Pranav Singh Champion First Published: July 10, 2019, 12:35 PM IST Dehradun: A video showing sacked Uttarakhand BJP MLA Kunwar Pranav Singh Champion dancing to a Bollywood number with guns and a drink in hand has gone viral. The undated almost 2 minute-long video comes after the controversial MLA from Haridwar was suspended by the BJP for three months over threatening a News18 reporter for airing a story about a private vehicle which he was allegedly being used as a pilot police car. The video shows Champion dancing with more than two pistols and an automatic rifle, while cursing the state of Uttarakhand and hurling abuses.The BJP MLA from Haridwar district is also involved in a legal war with another party MLA.Meanwhile, the BJP said it has taken notice of the video. Uttarakhand Rajya Sabha MP Anil Baluni told News18, “The video is horrible. Uttarakhand party unit has already sacked him, the state party will take call on further action against (Champion)”Reacting to the video, Champion termed it as a conspiracy and said the weapons were licensed and not loaded. “I’m not pointing towards anyone or threatening anyone.What’s the crime? Is drinking alcohol and keeping licensed gun a crime?,” he said. last_img read more

Give Us Back Our Old India Ghulam Nabi Azad in Rajya Sabha

first_img BJPcongressGhulam Nabi Azadprime minister narendra modi First Published: June 24, 2019, 4:52 PM IST | Edited by: Anu Parthiban New Delhi: Reacting to the recent incidents of lynchings and violence against minorities, Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad on Monday said Jharkhand has become a factory of lynching and violence. He asked the ruling BJP to keep with it the ‘New India’ and give back an ‘Old India’ where love and culture prevailed.The creation of a ‘New India’ found frequent mention in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s election rallies in the run-up to the Lok Sabha polls. “In ‘Old India’, there was no hatred, anger or lynching. ‘New India’ is one where humans are enemies of each other. You won’t be scared of animals in a jungle, but you’ll be scared of humans in a colony. Give us an India where Hindus, Muslims, Sikhs and Christians live for each other,” Azad said in the Upper House.Raising concerns over the rising incidents of communal hatred, the Congress leader asked the BJP to keep its ‘New India’ to itself. “Hindus used to feel pain when Muslims and Dalits used to get hurt (in old India). When something used to get into the eyes of Hindus, Muslims and Dalits used to shed tears for them,” he added.Referring to the President’s speech on Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th-anniversary celebrations, Azad said, unfortunately, a candidate of the ruling party called the killer of the Father of the Nation a patriot and no action was taken and the candidate was a parliamentarian now.”My tongue will burn…I cannot repeat the remarks…I have a complaint to the Prime Minister, why didn’t you take action. Mahatma Gandhi may be Congress President but he was Father of the Nation…I would not have mentioned it here but President’s speech mentions his birth anniversary celebrations…BJP should take action…It still has time till October…,” Azad said.Azad while attacking BJP for defending 2008 Malegaon blast accused Sadhvi Pragya Thankur, however, did not mention her by name and said: “How is this possible and how someone can defend this? Though it doesn’t make any difference to us, this is a blot on the face of the ruling party which cannot be wiped out.”He also referred to how former Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru on complaints about a Congress candidate in 1952 had instead urged people to vote for an Independent candidate who had a clean image.He said rapes were at an all-time high including heinous crimes like rapes on minor and that “Beti Padhao and Beti Bachao” was just plain talking.Azad said crime against women have risen manifold and urged the government to ensure 50 per cent reservation to women in Parliament as it was having an absolute majority.He said Congress’s attempts were thwarted last time through the Women’s Reservation Bill was passed in Rajya Sabha. Unemployment, he said was at its peak with the government trying to curb reports by various agencies and that the youth who voted for BJP needed justice.On Saturday, a man who was assaulted on suspicion of theft in Jharkhand’s Kharsawan district on June 18 and beaten up for hours before being handed over to the police succumbed to his injuries at a local hospital. The man was identified as Tabrez Ansari, 24.The death was reported days after similar incidents in Delhi and Assam. A Muslim cleric was assaulted in Delhi by men after he refused to chant ‘Jai Shri Ram’ while a group of Muslim youth was attacked and forced to chant the religious slogan as well as ‘Pakistan Murdabad’.Expressing regret over the inaction of BJP against wrongdoers, Azad said the Opposition would stand united in the fight for ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas’. But at the same time, he asserted that citizens should also be able to see the difference the party is trying to bring.(With inputs from PTI) last_img read more

In Rare Scene Rahul Gandhi Joins Congress MPs in Raising Slogans in

first_img BJPcongresskarnatakaKarnataka crisis First Published: July 9, 2019, 2:38 PM IST New Delhi: Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday raised slogans in Lok Sabha over the developments in Karnataka.This is for the first time that Gandhi was seen raising slogans in the 17th Lok Sabha. Gandhi arrived in the House at noon. At that time Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury was raising the Karnataka issue and accused the ruling party of “poaching” its MLAs in the state.He was, however, disallowed by Speaker Om Birla saying, the matter was discussed in the House on Monday and Deputy Leader of Lok Sabha Rajnath Singh had responded to the charges. “It is your duty to save democracy,” a Congress member said.Unsatisfied with the Speaker’s response, Chowdhury again tried to raise the issue.He scribbled a few slogans on a piece of paper and gave it to his fellow MPs sitting behind him, who promptly raised them.The members raised slogans like “Down with dictatorship” (Tanashahi Band Karo), “Stop the politics of poaching” (Shikar ki rajneeti Band Karo Band karo).As members raised slogans, Gandhi also joined them but his pitch was not as high as others. He merely repeated the last words of the slogans.As members entered the Well, they continued with the sloganeering. The Speaker also warned members against bringing posters.”This is our right,” said one of the members. To which the Speaker said, “No it is not your right”.”The country is watching you. This is your House. Don’t make it the house of a civic body,” Birla said.The Congress has been raising issues pertaining to Karnataka in the Lok Sabha and accused the ruling BJP of “indulging in politics of poaching”.The year-old Congress-Janata Dal (S) coalition government in Karnataka is on the brink of collapse after a spate of resignations by MLAs.So far 14 MLAs have resigned in Karnataka, which includes 11 from the Congress and three from the JD(S).If accepted, the coalition government’s strength in the assembly would be reduced to 102 minus the Speaker against the halfway mark of 113.The BJP’s strength as of now stands at 107. last_img read more

Samsungs flower vase doubles as a throwable fire extinguisher

first_img Samsung Galaxy Note 10: Everything we know Newegg Father’s Day deals: Refurbished Samsung Galaxy S9 and S10s get price cuts Best Samsung Galaxy S10 cases and covers The ultimate Prime Day deal? Amazon knocks $700 off the Samsung WH-N950 soundbar Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Tesla Special Edition turns out to be a beautiful dream Editors’ Recommendations Samsung may be best known to the tech-loving community for its mobile devices, computers, and televisions, but there are plenty of other products that the South Korean giant makes. From theme parks to medical centers to cars, Samsung’s assorted subsidiaries have their fingers in all sorts of pies.With all that said, however, the latest Samsung manufactured product may still surprise you: A Samsung-branded flower vase that just so happens to double up as a throwable fire extinguisher. (Insert joke about this pairing perfectly with Samsung’s recalled Note 7 smartphone, with its habit of inconveniently bursting into flames at the drop of a hat.)The fire-extinguishing flower receptacle looks like an ordinary translucent red glass decorative vase. But like the best James Bond gadget, looks can be deceiving. In a sealed outer chamber is a layer of potassium carbonate, the chemical compound used as a fire extinguisher for deep-fat fryers and various other B class-related fires. In the event that a fire breaks out, all a person would have to do is to smash the vase to release the potassium carbonate contained within. This would then have the event of extinguishing the fire before it becomes a more serious hazard.The product, called the “Firevase” (you can’t get say they don’t advertise its best feature up front!), was manufactured under the Samsung Fire and Marine Insurance brand. It was designed to raise awareness of the importance of fire extinguishers and has so far been distributed 100,000 times to homes in Samsung’s stomping ground of South Korea. An accompanying print ad was meanwhile run in 46 different publications, while a video ad played in theaters. As a result of the successful campaign, Samsung Fire and Marine Insurance has now reportedly decided to produce an additional 200,000 Firevases.This isn’t the only fire extinguisher we’ve covered at Digital Trends. Other tech-related approaches to putting out fires include a sci-fi-sounding machine which uses sound waves to eliminate flames and the unusual Elide Fire Ball, a sort of reverse grenade which creates an explosion that can also extinguish fires. We can’t help but love the kind of relative simplicity of Samsung’s approach, though.last_img read more

Digital Trends Live Apple WWDC leadup Tesla pickup and more

first_imgOn this episode of Digital Trends Live, it’s all about the kickoff to Apple’s Worldwide Development Conference (WWDC). Host Greg Nibler and Nicole Raney, managing editor of The Manual, discuss what that could mean for legacy Apple products, and what new products might be on the horizon.In other trending tech news, we talk about the upcoming Tesla pickup, in-display smartphone selfie cams, robotic lunar landers, and the future of untethered soft robots, and we go on a safari with Google Search.DT Video Producer Riley Winn joins us all the way from Australia to interview Scott Vandonkelaar, co-founder of Zero Latency VR. They’ll talk about the latest in virtual reality, and how they are creating environments that let you experience untethered VR.Senior Editor of News Mathew Katz then discusses Facebook’s privacy problem. Despite its public declaration that privacy will be the company’s main focus, a Facebook lawyer pointed out that users should have no reasonable expectation of privacy. Katz breaks down what that means for Facebook, and for users.We then speak with Richard Burke, chief executive officer of Envoy Global, about the role of immigration and a global workforce, and how companies can access talent from around the world.last_img read more