Why Star Wars: The Last Jedi is a Complete Cinematic Failure

Disney made me delete the ending of this video because I used the Star Wars theme. Here’s the ending with new music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HyIvG…

Star Wars: The Last Jedi, what a truly incredible trainwreck. Rian Johnson’s complete inability to craft anything even resembling meaningful (or coherent) plotline is truly remarkable to behold.… Read the full article.

Germany’s far-right party has drawn controversial comparisons to Nazis and they’re forcing the country to reconsider how it deals with the Holocaust

By Eliza Relman | Business Insider

Groups of students visit the Sachsenhausen concentration camp memorial outside Berlin.
  • Since the far-right Alternative for Germany party (AfD) swept into federal and state parliament on a wave of anti-immigrant sentiment two years ago, the birthplace of Nazism has had to contend with a political party that tolerates Holocaust denialism, nationalist extremism, and racism. 
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Why ratings agency Fitch downgraded Hong Kong’s credit after 3 months of political unrest

Fitch sees ‘long-lasting damage to international perceptions’

By Mark DeCambre | MarketWatch

Hong Kong in turmoil.

Fitch Ratings has lowered Hong Kong’s long-term credit rating as three months’ worth of fierce protests have persisted, threatening “the stability and dynamism of its business environment,” the credit-rating agency said late Thursday.… Read the full article.

Social Security: Here’s Why Cutting Benefits Is a Necessary Evil

Reducing Social Security’s long-term expenditures is one piece to a very big puzzle.

By Sean Williams | The Motley Fool

When it comes to Social Security, our nation’s most important social program, I’ve got good news and bad news.

The good news is that, despite growing fears that Social Security could go belly up or be insolvent by the time future generations of workers retire, these concerns have no merit.… Read the full article.