President Rodrigo Duterte says he doesn’t “give a sh*t” if his brutal war on drugs in Philippines, which has over 3 million drug addicts, violates human rights.
“We have 3 million drug addicts, and it’s growing. So if we do not interdict this problem, the next generation will be having a serious problem,” Duterte said in an interview with Al Jazeera.
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Time For Truth: (Russia Today) – ‘I don’t give a sh*t about human rights’ - President Duterte on Philippines drugs war
It’s a casting director’s dream. Jack Ma, China’s richest man, and the highest-grossing Hollywood auteur of all time have struck a deal to work together to produce and finance films for the world’s second-largest movie market.
Alibaba Pictures Group Ltd. is buying a stake in Amblin Partners, the production outfit backed by Steven Spielberg to work together on production, marketing and distribution both globally and in China. It’s the latest in a spree of deals over the past two years intended to help U.S. studios tap what could soon be the world’s largest box office, while hopefully imparting a little of that Hollywood movie-making magic to increasingly ambitious Chinese households.
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Time For Truth: (Bloomberg) – Jack Ma, Spielberg Team Up With Deal to Bring Hollywood to China
Has the time come for the government to break pledges made to pensioners, asks Paul Johnson, the director of the Institute of Fiscal Studies.
What should government do when things turn out to be rather different from what was expected? That’s often a question politicians have to deal with when things go wrong. But what about when things go too well?
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Time For Truth: (10 News) – Time to break promises to pensioners?
With the increase of social media across the nation, mostly utilized by a younger generation of Americans, more police officers are able to use popular sites such as Twitter, Instagram and Facebook to catch criminals.
Police departments everywhere are starting to see more instances of social media tracking strategies to find offenders. As social media is intended to share personal stories, some criminals are taking it literally and explaining their crimes, which has the Racine Police Department in Wisconsin investing in social media monitoring software, the Journal Times reported.
IF YOU LIVE in Baltimore, you may have the feeling that you’re being watched. You are. Baltimore Police track your cellphone use without a warrant. They secretly film the entire city from the air. And as concerns about the uses and privacy implications of that next-generation surveillance tech have mounted, these domestic spying scandals also raise another question: Why Baltimore?
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Time For Truth: (Wired) – How Baltimore Became America's Laboratory for Spy Tech