Each year the streets of the capital become a stage for troupes of actors
Romans join in re-enactments of ancient Rome as it was in 753 BC
Natale di Roma festival held in Rome’s ‘birth place’ amid seven hills
When in Rome, it is said, one should do as the Romans do.
And that is exactly what citizens of the Eternal City did this weekend as they took a step back in time to celebrate [...]
April 17, 2013
Conspiracies swirled after the massacre at Sandy Hook as fringe groups on the Internet picked apart police video and media reports, in some cases causing pain and suffering to real victims they accused of being “actors.” But one person is attempting to prevent something similar from happening in the aftermath of Monday’s bombings at the Boston Marathon.
Theorists attempting to use the domain, BostonMarathonConspiracy.com, will find themselves too late. The [...]
Another video that has the same type info but shows it slowly and shows how the people recycled in and out.
“This is some News Chopper footage by “News Chopper 12″
A new analysis of the American Freshman Survey, which has accumulated data for the past 47 years from 9 million young adults, reveals that college students are more likely than ever to call themselves gifted and driven to succeed, even though their test scores and time spent studying are decreasing.
Psychologist Jean Twenge, the lead author of the analysis, is also the author of a study showing that the tendency toward [...]
Crisis Actors, We’re As Real As It Gets!
Another “crisis actor”?
December 31, 2012
I’ve been listening to a stream of police dept. audio during the initial response to the Sandy Hook shooting.
This link has most of its action in the first four minutes:
At roughly 2:38, a police voice says: “Party in custody.”
Then at 3:49, “We have a suspect down.”
This next link, for me, was somewhat clearer:
Starting at roughly 3:13, there are relevant police comments:
A D V E R T [...]
The group hosting international election observers said Thursday that state officials in Iowa and Texas are needlessly blocking access to the decades-old process the United States already has agreed to, an official said Thursday.
Thomas Rymer, a spokesman for the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, said the group will abide by election laws after officials in those states warned about possible criminal prosecution if the observers came within hundreds [...]
Might be mentioned already but shouldn’t be clouded by the Saville story.
“The Times wanted names of BBC paedophiles but not the ones I gave them!”
“I talked about a senior female BBC producer who likes to have sex with teenagers. Or I should say have sex with me when I was a teenager. I continued with a long list of names of extremely well known actors, casting directors, producers, directors, writers [...]
A math professor at Michigan State University allegedly stripped naked, ran naked through his classroom and screamed “There is no f*cking God!” before police apprehended him, according to several reports.
The rigors of teaching apparently got to Michigan State University professor John McCarthy Monday.
According to multiple sources, the math teacher stripped naked in the middle of his Calculus 1 class and started shouting obscenities.
Freshman Kyle Hillman told MLive.com while walking the class through [...]
The Perils Of Underestimating Complexity And Mispricing Risk
by Keith Fitz-Gerald of Peak Prosperity,
“If you’re rich you get a bailout. If you’re poor you get a handout. And if you’re middle class you get left out. ” That’s not a sustainable way to run the system, exclaims investment strategist Keith Fitz-Gerald.
A cancer at the core of our current economy is the magical thinking, “no pain, all gain” philosophy, pursued by those running it. [...]
Daniel Day-Lewis is famous for immersing himself completely in character for his film roles.
And on the set of the new Abraham Lincoln biopic, the British actor was even called ‘Mr President’ by director Steven Spielberg and his fellow cast and crew.
‘I was calling [all] the actors by their character names,’ Spielberg said, as Dreamworks released its first official image from the upcoming historical drama, Lincoln.
Method actor: Daniel Day-Lewis plays the [...]
Christopher Nolan and cast members Christian Bale, Anne Hathaway and Morgan Freeman also scrapped press interviews after learning of the Denver movie theater attack.
Plans for The Dark Knight Rises have fallen through in France with Warner Bros. cancelling the film’s red carpet premiere in Paris on Friday night in addition to media interviews with director Christopher Nolan and cast members.
The BBC has pulled a film about the experiences of rioters during last summer’s disturbances just hours before it was due to be broadcast after a ruling from a judge. The film, due to be broadcast on BBC2 at 9pm on Monday, was a dramatisation based on the testimony of interviews conducted for the Guardian and London School of Economics research into the disorder.
The programme, part of a two-part series, features actors who play [...]
July 7, 2012
Special UN envoy Kofi Annan acknowledged in an interview published Saturday that the international community’s efforts to find a political solution to the escalating violence in Syria have failed.
Annan told the French daily Le Monde that more attention needed to be paid to the role of longtime Syrian ally Iran, and that countries supporting military actors in the conflict were making the situation worse. “The evidence shows that [...]
Reality TV shows are making increasing numbers of people convinced that they’re the stars of their own, unwanted television programs.
Psychiatrists are treating more people for so-called ‘Truman Show’ delusions — named after the 1998 movie starring Jim Carrey as a man who spends his entire life unwittingly at the center of a fictional world that’s being broadcast to millions of homes.
The startling cases often afflict successful people who develop paranoid [...]
from the not-cool dept
Ever wonder how many of your tax dollars are going to the federal government censoring music blogs based on no real evidence, but just the say so of the RIAA and MPAA? Well, in the newly proposed Homeland Security Appropriations Bill, just introduced in the Senate by Mary Landrieu, the federal government would like to set aside the following for the ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) unit that is in charge of being Hollywood’s [...]
The Main Street Alliance, an alliance of small businesses: “In survey after survey and interview after interview, Main Street small business owners confirm that what we really need is more customers—more demand—not deregulation. Policies that restore our customer base are what we need now, not policies that shift more risk and more costs onto us from big corporate actors.”
“I’d like to know, how will rolling back financial standards and allowing [...]
From Gonzalo Lira:
War between Israel and Iran now seems inevitable. Leon Panetta claimed that it would be this coming spring — and I see no reason to doubt him.
How an Israeli-Iranian war will play out — that is, whether it will draw in more geopolitical actors (such as the U.S.), or if it will be a series of limited attacks, counter-attacks, and then stalemate — is impossible to predict. War [...]
I am an actor. One of the most ridiculous pieces of career advice I’ve been given is “showing up (at auditions) is half the battle.” That is suuuuuch bullshit. It is not HALF the battle. I would say it’s the last 2% of the battle (though a critical 2%, I will admit). However, you can’t JUST show up. That’s stupid. It doesn’t matter how many auditions you “show up” at, [...]
By PATRICK GAVIN | 12/8/11 12:14 PM EST
President Barack Obama is loved by a lot of actors and musicians, but one band won’t be performing at any of his campaign rallies: Korn.
The metal band, which rose to fame in the 1990s when its “Follow the Leader” album, spoke with Billboard.com to promote their new album, “The Path of Totality,” and explained the meaning behind some of their songs, including “Illuminati.”
Frontman Jonathan Davis says: “I feel like Obama’s [...]
Greek finance minister Evangelos Venizelos
Greek Finance Minister Evangelos Venizelos told members of the ruling party that he sees three possible outcomes to the debt crisis, including one that involves an orderly default with a 50 percent loss for bondholders, Ta Nea said, without citing anyone.
Venizelos outlined “good, bad and better” scenarios to lawmakers with the “good option” involving the implementation of the July 21 accord for a second [...]