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 The Times They Are A-Changin' Back25 comments
picture8 Aug 2004 @ 21:43

Time has rendered the movie eerily prescient in its foreshadowing of contemporary American politics and the rise of "image" over issues. The movie seems closer to reality now than it did in 1992 and of greater interest because of the current political context. The essence of Bob Roberts' strategy (casting himself as a "conservative rebel") is close to home and chillingly reminiscent of George W. Bush's campaign which won him his following in 2000, not to mention the zombie like devotion of the religious right.  More >

 "The Province of All Mankind..."9 comments
picture8 Dec 2003 @ 16:10

According to the United Nations "Outer Space Treaty", signed by the US, the Moon and other worlds "shall be the province of all mankind".

In the "Moon Treaty" it is further elaborated that it cannot be anyone's property.

To some, this is a major road block preventing us from doing business in space. A rule limiting our freedom and imposing Earthly laws and bureaucracy to the free realms of space. To others, it's a very beautiful idea - that the heavens belong to all of us - and a strong mark against the export of old territorial thinking to this new frontier.

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