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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Sunday, 25 Jun 2017 - Democratic delegates adopted the most progressive platform in the history of the Commonwealth.
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
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.
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.
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."
Wednesday, 10 May 2017 - The FBI gave strong indications about evidence that Trump campaign officials were in contact with Russian officials during the campaign.
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.
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.
Wednesday, 3 May 2017 - "I don't care about human rights, believe me." — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte
Sunday, 30 Apr 2017 - Weekends of protests continue. This weekend (April 29), a nationwide People's Climate March; last weekend (April 22), the March for Science. Here is Ben Hillman's video report on the Science March.
Saturday, 29 Apr 2017 - "We’re not spending money on climate change anymore. We consider that to be a waste of your money." --- White House budget director Rick Mulvaney
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
Friday, 14 Apr 2017 - "He [Hitler] was not using the gas on his own people the same way that Assad is doing…he [Hitler] brought them into the Holocaust centers.” -- Sean Spicer, White House press secretary
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.
Wednesday, 5 Apr 2017 - Tens of thousands of people have been imprisoned since Mr. Sisi came to power, including several American citizens.
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.
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
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..."
Wednesday, 15 Mar 2017 - That would take the EPA budget down to about $5.7 billion, its lowest level in 40 years, adjusted for inflation.
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
Sunday, 5 Mar 2017 - FBI Director James Comey’s request is a remarkable rebuke of a sitting president.
Friday, 24 Feb 2017 - Check out the catalogue of falsehoods asserted by President Trump.
Thursday, 23 Feb 2017 - President Trump on Wednesday rescinded protections for transgender students.
Saturday, 18 Feb 2017 - "They — we'll be fine with the environment. We can leave a little bit, but you can't destroy businesses."
Friday, 17 Feb 2017 - A nuclear tidbit from the chaotic Trump press conference.
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.
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…
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.