Mielikki is the old Finnish pagan god of forests and the hunt.
Snitch, directed and co-written by ex-stuntman Ric Roman Waugh, is a family drama about a father (played by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson) who reunites with his estranged son after the kid is thrown in prison due to Draconian mandatory minimum sentencing laws.
…But in all seriousness, Johnson is an adept actor who handles the heavier emotions and grittier sequences here with ease and gravity. And Snitch is The Rock’s best critique of the War on Drugs since the satirical press-conference scene at the beginning of the 2010 Will Ferrell comedy The Other Guys—where New York cops played by The Rock and Samuel L. Jackson heartily defend inflicting $12 million worth of property damage in order to bust some criminals carrying only a quarter-pound of weed.
Unlike some action stars of the past, like Arnold Schwarzenegger – who mastered one acting technique, being a menacing robot, Johnson can do the action and act. As an actor he doesn’t have all the control in the world about how screenplays are directed, given their overall tone or philosophical direction. Given that, most of his movies do lean more progressive than others. In real life he has expressed concerns over various social issues, abet in a soft spoken way. So it is not surprising that given the opportunity he has taken on punitive drug laws.
Oklahoma State Sen. Clark Jolley (R) seems to have read up on the worse tendencies of authoritarians regimes of the last hundred years. Instead of learning what not to do, he has taken lessons in governing from said regimes, Welcome to Oklahoma, Otherwise Known as The Conservative New Order of The Midwest, May Deny Women Affordable Birth Control Because It ‘Poisons Their Bodies’. Oral contraceptives are safer than aspirin. Yet one of Clark’s quack doctor friends says they “poison” women’s bodies. The ideology involved here may seem confusing. Conservative’s idea of being pro business is to allow corporate polluters to poison your water and air. They don’t care if you’re poisoned by toxic chemicals, only birth control pills. Conservatives say they are against government interfering in people’s personal lives, yet what could be more personal than having the government make one’s reproductive decisions for them. Maybe Jolley and Dr. Dominic Pedulla should be tested for drugs, especially hallucinogenics, before anyone passes any laws based on their ‘expert’ advice.
Weird news or new weird phrase to learn before the robots with AI take over, Roko’s basilisk
According to the proposition, it is possible that this ultimate intelligence may punish those who fail to help it, with greater punishment accorded those who knew the importance of the task. This is conventionally comprehensible, but the notable bit of the basilisk and similar constructions is that the AI and the person punished have no causal interaction: the punishment would be of a simulation of the person, which the AI would construct by deduction from first principles.