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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.

Articles by Ben Hillman

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.

ORANGE ALERT: The (almost) daily outrage

Saturday, 28 Jan 2017 - Mr. Trump also established a religious test for refugees from Muslim nations: He ordered that Christians and others from minority religions be granted priority over Muslims.

EDGECAST VIDEO: Women’s March in NY: This Pussy Grabs Back

Friday, 27 Jan 2017 - The Berkshires goes to the protest: a taste of the festivities. Our Edgecast video crew with Edgecast Copter was on hand for the New York City Women's March on January 21, 2017 which drew an estimated 400,00 to 500,000 participants, among them quite a few from the Berkshires.

ORANGE ALERT: The (almost) daily outrage

Thursday, 26 Jan 2017 - "…Imagine having a campaign rally at the National Cemetery. Or a cocktail fundraiser amid the grave markers of U.S. soldiers in Normandy…"

EDGECAST VIDEO: Sheffield Arbor Day, honoring Shays Rebellion

Saturday, 14 Jan 2017 - Arbor Day in Sheffield, Massachusetts, was celebrated by planting trees around the Shays Rebellion Monument (newly restored) commemorating protests in 1787 by former Revolutionary War soldiers against a dysfunctional financial system.

ORANGE ALERT: The (almost) daily outrage

Friday, 13 Jan 2017 - “Russia just said,” he tweeted, “unverified report paid for by political opponents is ‘A COMPLETE AND TOTAL FABRICATION, UTTER NONSENSE.’ Very unfair!”

ORANGE ALERT: The (almost) daily outrage

Thursday, 12 Jan 2017 - "I could actually run my business and run government at the same time. I don’t like the way that looks, but I would be able to do that if I wanted to," Trump said.

EDGECAST VIDEO: Four Freedoms rally in Pittsfield

Wednesday, 11 Jan 2017 - More than 2,000 people took part in the Four Freedoms rally and march on Saturday, January 7, in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, to protest the ascendance of bigotry and hatred in the national political environment. Edgecast producer Ben Hillman shot this film of the event; it is narrated by Jim Frangione.