The ‘super court’ that lets corporate criminals go free

Discussions of the value of trade agreements have been quite prominent in the current election campaign. Supporters of the neoliberal economic model are strong advocates of so-called ‘free trade’, extolling the benefits they claim it provides, while critics have said that the only ones who really benefit are the oligarchs who get greater freedom to move capital and production around the globe is pursuance of greater profits, leaving behind abandoned workers.
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We are going to be denied some pearls of wisdom

As some readers may know, recently FreethoughtBlogs called for people who were interested in blogging for the site to apply. As a result we have a crop of interesting new people (see the sidebar) and Marcus Ranum’s Stderr is one such addition. But this week there was an interesting development. Someone sent in an application yesterday but less than ten hours later followed up with another email:
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The making of Star Wars

The documentary below was made in 1977 at the same time as the blockbuster hit was being filmed and takes us behind the scenes, with C-3PO and R2-D2 as our tour guides. It shows how the various special effects were produced at a time when CGI was not available. Interestingly, they do not reveal the actors behind Chewbacca, C-3PO and R2-D2. The last was played by Kenny Baker who died last week at the age of 81.
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