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Ben Hillman is a film maker, designer, author and illustrator who loves subatomic particles and Betty Boop. After obsessing for years about the evils of mass manipulation, Ben decided to do it himself by forming Ben Hillman & Company – realizing his boyhood dream of messing with the minds of the general public (as well as making films and writing and illustrating books). Ben lives in the beautiful Berkshire hills of Massachusetts with his wife Amy and daughter Maizy. He is a member of the Sheffield Tree Project and the Antarctican Society.

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ORANGE ALERT: The (almost)daily outrage

Friday, 16 Jun 2017 - The move by special counsel Robert S. Mueller III to investigate Trump’s conduct marks a major turning point in the nearly year-old FBI investigation. -- Washington Post

ORANGE ALERT: The (almost) daily outrage

Thursday, 1 Jun 2017 - The withdrawal ensures that the world’s second largest emitter of greenhouse gases will quit the international effort to address dangerous global warming.

ORANGE ALERT: Nice plan

Friday, 26 May 2017 - These tax cuts only benefit wealthy households. The bottom 80 percent of households get roughly zero benefit from either of these tax cuts, according to the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center.

ORANGE ALERT: The (almost) daily outrage

Tuesday, 16 May 2017 - "The conversation described in [former FBI Director Comey’s] notes raises new questions about whether Trump may have crossed any legal lines into criminal behavior by pressuring the FBI to end an investigation."

ORANGE ALERT: The (almost) daily outrage

Wednesday, 10 May 2017 - The FBI gave strong indications about evidence that Trump campaign officials were in contact with Russian officials during the campaign.

ORANGE ALERT: The (almost) daily outrage

Tuesday, 9 May 2017 - E.P.A. administrator, Scott Pruitt, said he would replace the academic scientists with representatives from industries whose pollution the agency is supposed to regulate.

EDGECAST VIDEO: Sugar Shack Alliance makes a stand

Thursday, 4 May 2017 - As chainsaws wielded by workers from Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company began to bite into the state-protected trees of Otis State Forest, members of the Sugar Shack Alliance stood in defiance of this dismemberment of the sanctuary for a natural gas pipeline. Ben Hillman provides a video report.

ORANGE ALERT: The (almost) daily outrage

Wednesday, 26 Apr 2017 - "Aggressively begging foreign countries to funnel money straight into Trump's pocket is a clear violation of the Constitution's emoluments clause." -- Shripal Shah, vice president of American Bridge, a Democratic firm

ORANGE ALERT: The (almost) daily outrage

Thursday, 13 Apr 2017 - TRUMP: So what happens is I said we've just launched 59 missiles heading to Iraq and I wanted you to know this. And he was eating his cake. And he was silent.

ORANGE ALERT: The (almost) daily outrage

Thursday, 30 Mar 2017 - Mr. Trump made clear that the United States had no intention of meeting the commitments that his predecessor had made to curb planet-warming carbon dioxide pollution, turning denials of climate change into national policy.

ORANGE ALERT: Failing health

Monday, 27 Mar 2017 - "I worked as a team player. I’ve been in office, what, 64 days? I've never said repeal and replace Obamacare within 64 days." --- President Trump

ORANGE ALERT: The (almost daily) outrage

Friday, 17 Mar 2017 - Matthew 25:34-36: Then the king will say to those at his right hand, “Come, you that are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world..."

ORANGE ALERT: The (almost) daily outrage

Monday, 13 Mar 2017 - Republicans' new health-care bill is a mass transfer of income that cuts taxes for the wealthiest Americans while cutting federal benefits for the middle and working class. -- Washington Post

ORANGE ALERT: The (almost) daily outrage

Wednesday, 15 Feb 2017 - After the press conference, reporters followed Trump to the elevators in Trump Tower, and Trump told them: No, no one on his team had any contact with the Russians.

ORANGE ALERT: The (almost) daily outrage

Friday, 10 Feb 2017 - Julius Evola eventually broke with Mussolini and the Italian Fascists because he considered them overly tame and corrupted by compromise. Instead he preferred the Nazi SS officers…

ORANGE ALERT: The (almost) daily outrage

Thursday, 9 Feb 2017 - Source: https://www.cnn.com/2016/11/18/politics/jeff-sessions-racism-allegations/ As Sessions learned that some members of the Klan had smoked marijuana on the evening of the slaying, he said aloud that he thought the KKK was: "OK until I found out they smoked pot.”

ORANGE ALERT: The (almost) daily outrage

Saturday, 4 Feb 2017 - Trump signed a directive that will effectively halt an Obama-era Labor Department rule that requires brokers to act in a client’s best interest, rather than seek the highest profits for themselves.

ORANGE ALERT: The (almost) daily outrage

Friday, 3 Feb 2017 - President Trump blasted Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull over a refugee agreement and boasted about the magnitude of his electoral college win.

ORANGE ALERT: The (almost) daily outrage

Thursday, 2 Feb 2017 - Rex Tillerson, former CEO of Exxon/Mobil is confirmed as Secretary of State. But his stake in Russia’s energy industry could create a very blurry line between his interests as an oilman and his role as America’s leading diplomat.

ORANGE ALERT: The (almost) daily outrage

Wednesday, 1 Feb 2017 - Jihadist groups on Sunday celebrated the Trump administration’s ban on travel from seven Muslim-majority countries, saying the new policy validates their claim that the United States is at war with Islam.