You are really on point here bkpricelwug. Thank you for mentioning it. I've been talking about this since the early days of 24. The writers and showrunners use torture as a plot device. It's lazy. It's a trope and it has had a very destructive affect our on minds. Here's a piece I wrote recently on the topic and I… » 12/18/14 9:57am Yesterday 9:57am

Love the list. I will have to see some of the films you mentioned since the ones you do I love. I wish I could have been at the meet up. One thing about Iron Man, the guy who saved Tony Stark's life? Who helped him build Iron Man Mark 1? He is really the moral center of the movie. He puts a human face on the death… » 12/03/14 1:25pm 12/03/14 1:25pm

But here's the thing. The Machine doesn't really care about human life. Remember, it informs a team about the relevant numbers that are what it deems terrorists. Then those people are killed. It has to know that is what happens. So as Northern Lights it informs humans that one group of humans, terrorists, are trying… » 10/30/14 10:10am 10/30/14 10:10am

I think about this one. What if we are living the the alternate universe that is the crappy one? Some other group is living in the universe were Reagan stayed an actor and didn't get into politics. Or they are living in the world where Al Gore is president. If major events can be changed by tiny actions and become a… » 10/09/14 4:23pm 10/09/14 4:23pm