Chernobyl is the explosive HBO show that has taken the world by storm and scored a higher IMDb than Game Of Thrones and Breaking Bad. The five-part series follows an investigative commission appointed in the wake of the devastating nuclear accident on April 26, 1986. The show has been lauded by many in the West as a harrowing and realistic account of those who battled to save the world from the toxic radiation emitting from the plant's Reactor Four. Yet its historical accuracy has now been brought into question, with a furious Russia planning to make its own series portraying the nuclear disaster as the work of an American CIA operative. Here, MailOnline unpick the fact from the fiction in the series, looking at the main characters and what really happened to them. Valery Legasov: The Soviet chemist What happened in the show... The show's main character Legasov, played by Jared Harris, is a prominent Soviet inorganic chemist and a member of the bloc's Academy of … [Read more...] about The TRUTH about hit TV show Chernobyl: Are the characters real, what happened to them and how much creative licence did writers of acclaimed HBO series about 1986 nuclear disaster take?
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The White House's former top adviser on Russia hit back at an unproven theory pushed by President Donald Trump and his defenders that it was the Ukraine and not Russia that interfered in the 2016 election, issuing a warning of a 'fictional narrative.' 'These fictions are harmful even if they are deployed for purely domestic political purposes,' Fiona Hill warned according to her prepared testimony, obtained by Politico. She warned of Russian President Vladimir Putin acting like a super PAC to influence American elections. 'President Putin and the Russian security services operate like a super PAC. They deploy millions of dollars to weaponize our own political opposition research and false narratives. When we are consumed by partisan rancor, we cannot combat these external forces as they seek to divide us against each another, degrade our institutions, and destroy the faith of the American people in our democracy,' she said. Fiona Hill will warn about Russia in her testimony The likely … [Read more...] about White House’s former top Russian aide savages Donald Trump’s defenders in impeachment testimony saying their claim Ukraine interfered in 2016 election is a Vladimir Putin lie designed to ‘destroy the faith of American people in our democracy’
Take one look at Wyatt Russell — the shaggy blond hair, the Southern California drawl, those blues eyes, that beard that sometimes fluctuates between handsomely masculine to Father-John-Misty bushy — and you can see why folks might want to cast him as a stoner heartthrob. To be fair, he does not necessarily have a problem with that. “Look, man, smoking weed is great!” the 32-year-old actor says, chuckling. The publicist sitting 10 feet away from Russell looks up from his phone for a second, shooting him a look that veers between friendly and dude-what-the-fuck-did-you-just-say-to-a-journalist? “I live in California where it’s legal, so, like, I can say that?” Now both of them are laughing. For a second, it’s like Willoughby, his breakthrough joint-rolling baseball player from Richard Linklater’s Everybody Wants Some!!, has just entered the building and taken over the interview. “But I mean, I totally get what you’re … [Read more...] about Wyatt Russell: Meet 2018’s Hot Nazi-Fighting Beach Bum Hero
Source: https://www.stockfreeimages.com/6066759/Beating-the-Market-vector.html Polls showed that the bad shake the American working class had been getting from global competition and the influence of Wall Street on American politics had been major drivers behind both the competitiveness of Bernie Sanders in the Democratic primaries and the success of Donald Trump in the Republican primaries and general election in 2016. Yet Trump and the Republicans have just delivered America’s rich what may well be the biggest one-time shot in the arm ever, in the form of a 14-point cut in the corporate tax rate with no countervailing high-end income tax increase. Did you know that all on its own, the corporate tax rate cut can account for an increase of 21.5% in the value of the stock market? With the top 20% of Americans, by wealth, already controlling more than 70% of household wealth in the U.S., the top 1% controlling about 40% of total wealth, and the lion’s share of traded … [Read more...] about Up with the Wealth Gap!
Pay close attention to the scientific research on the effects of screen time on children and teenagers and you realize each headline is the diametrical opposite of the last. My prediction is that the next 20 years will feature dueling scientific researchers on whether social media leads to psychological problems in youth. With many a person sitting on the sidelines screaming, "it depends on how you use it!" Screen time is bad? Source: Twitter Screen time is not bad. Source: Twitter I have a hypothesis. Screen time is a symptom not the disease. Kids are over scheduled by parents who fill up their time with so many well-curated adult-directed activities (sport leagues, music lessons, tutoring, etc) that there are too few friends who can just come over and hang. That’s where the loneliness and disconnection kicks in. And if there are friends floating around, parents only want socializing to be with classmates they know - controlling admission criteria to their … [Read more...] about Screen Time is the Symptom, Not the Disease
With the impeachment hearings being broadcast live on television, the American public is finally becoming privy to the damning revelations about presidential misconduct and abuse of power. Testimonies from senior officials, many of whom have served the United States for decades, shine light on an administration in which the president and his henchmen care little about legalities, integrity or proper diplomatic conduct.Star witness Gordon SondlandGordon SondlandFive takeaways from the Democratic debate Biden says Trump could face prosecution after leaving office Biden: Impeachment hearings show 'Trump doesn't want me to be the nominee' MORE, a Trump ally and ambassador to the European Union, just confirmed the “quid pro quo,” in which U.S. military aid to Ukraine was tied to President Zelensky publicly announcing investigations into the Bidens. The only problem is that such wrongdoings do not come as a surprise — neither to Trump's … [Read more...] about The high price of impeachment