“They don’t give a damn how much money they’re going to make,” he told the London Independent in 1994. “I think in America for a long time you had groups that wanted to be stars more than they wanted to make music. We always went on the theory that if we made really good music we might attain stardom, but it was never the primary goal.”.
Let me explain. Donald Trump’s triumph last year was based on a frontal attack on the Washington “establishment,” that all powerful, all seeing, supremely cynical, bipartisan “cartel” (as Ted Cruz would have it) that allegedly runs everything. Yet the establishment proved to be Potemkin empty.
Undocumented workers sometimes submit fraudulent SS and still pay taxes that are automatically deducted from their paychecks. Yes, it fraud and I don condone it, but the government isn exactly finding a way to allow them to legally pay their dues. They can collect said benefits from those taxes they pay at the end of the day leading to hundreds of billions in collected taxes from these immigrants..
As such, Pelosi had a lot of leverage to shape outcomes. We named her one of the spending deal’s winners after Democrats secured major victories, including getting domestic spending increased by the same amount as military spending. Republicans got some things to brag about too, likelifting the 40 year crude oil export ban.
Historical spoiler: He was right not that you’d know it from this movie’s deeply confused finale. Maybe the presence of both Jackson and Christoph Waltz (as Force Publique commander Leon Rom, the Darth Vader to Leopold’s Emperor Palpatine) should’ve tipped us off that this Tarzan aspires to Taratinoesque revisionism in the gushing vein of Inglourious Basterds or Django Unchained. It’s probably impossible for any movie this costly to carry a trace of those films’ verve or wit this one sure doesn’t, though it’s competent and sometimes better.
That the next incident to establish itself as the deadliest in American history will mean that more than 50 people will have given their lives, though, is only slightly less alarming than the near certainty that there will be a next incident. Howard Unruh, a World War II veteran, walks the streets of Camden killing random people. 1966, Austin 18 killed.
So why do you need Chinness when you already have Guinness? According to Chinness founder Zhang Dayong, it because China is so poorly represented in the book of world records. Chinness, he says, is all China, all the time, however ho hum. In my book, Guinness does a pretty good job covering human achievements and the extremes of the natural world in China.