911 Tech Corruption

Scott Stringer is not qualified to be NYC gov comptroller but thanks to back room deals and fixing and favors he got the job. He removed John Liu's Press Release from May 31, 2012 asking for a criminal investigation in to 911. Cy Vance said there is no need for one. Truth is yes there is and we need yet another new audit of 911 and for years before the first audits we needed a criminal investigation in to 911 and we still do. We also need an audit and investigation in to 311 spending and Board of Election, NYCAPS, NYCWiNS, FDNY Wireless, etc.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Netflix Review by Someone Don't see a Name of A Secret film by Claude Miller

This is a very subtle and human story of one Jewish family in France during the Nazi occupation--set before, during and after the deportation and murder of approximately 90,000 men, women, and children- 26 per cent of the French Jewish population. The director, 66 year-old French Jewish veteran filmmaker, Claude Miller, lost most of his aunts, uncles and grandparents in the concentration camps. I think it is the subtlety, and refusal to make this a straightforward story of perpetrators, victims, and politics, that is actually the most disturbing or uncomfortable thing about the movie. After all, we still live in a world of Holocaust deniers and victim blamers. I am thus, extremely grateful to Mr. Miller for treading into these murky waters to create a story about real people with real human passions, ideals, opinions, politics, wounds, foibles, and humanity—rather than cardboard victims and villains. I learned a great deal about the individual human motivations behind decisions that sometimes went bad—but were actually quite intelligible. I felt like I was being shown a community of people in all it's diversity and humanity, rather than as a faceless homogeneous mass. If I really listen and take in what I am being shown, it is no longer possible to stand outside and say “Why didn't they just...? Or: “If I was in their situation, I would have....” NO—if you are really paying attention and being honest here, this movie gives the lie to this after-the-fact second-guessing. As you watch the movie, it may be good to remember who made it—he is giving us a real gift and taking some significant risks to do so. There are a lot of levels of “secrets” in this movie, and to say too much about the plot would be a disservice. The acting is top-notch and the multi-dimensional story kept me enthralled throughout. 10 thumbs up!
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