"If a little dreaming is dangerous, the cure for it is not to dream less, but to dream more, to dream all the time." –Proust
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Meet Bob Murray, CEO of the largest private coal mining company in the country.
But the reality is that he sued the EPA over a coal dust regulation that would help save the lives of 1,500 coal miners every year. To put the severity of this health hazard into perspective, black lung disease has killed over 76,000 miners since 1968.
Then again, Murray is infamous for prioritizing politics and money over the welfare of his workers. The day after Obama defeated Romney in 2012, the coal CEO read a prayer to staff members, asking:
“Lord, please forgive me and anyone with me in Murray Energy Corp. for the decisions that we are now forced to make to preserve the very existence of any of the enterprises that you have helped us build.”
The same day he laid off 156 employees, citing the Obama administration’s “war on coal” as his motivation.
Stanley William Hayter (1901-1988) — Personnage Agenouillé [Kneeling Figure], 1950. Ink on Paper
"Wish You Were Here" — Whoa. Now, that’s a clever way to say "drop dead."
FYI — the photo is from the “Baker” explosion, part of Operation Crossroads, a nuclear weapon test by the United States military at Bikini Atoll, Micronesia, on 25 July 1946.
Yes, the swimsuit takes its name from the place where nuclear bombs were tested.
Miracle Mile is a 1988 American apocalyptic thriller cult film written and directed by Steve De Jarnatt, and starring Anthony Edwards and Mare Winningham that takes place mostly in real time. It is named after the Miracle Mile neighborhood of Los Angeles, where most of the action takes place. The movie was well received by critics, but bombed at the box office. Despite the poor box office performance, the movie has attracted a cult following.
Before Miracle Mile was made, its production had been legendary in Hollywood for ten years. In 1983, it had been chosen by American Film magazine as one of the ten best unmade screenplays. Steve De Jarnatt wrote it just out of the American Film Institute for Warner Brothers with the hope of directing it as well. The studio wanted to make it on a bigger scale and did not want to entrust the project with a first-time director like De Jarnatt.
Miracle Mile spent three years in production limbo until De Jarnatt optioned it himself, buying the script for $25,000. He rewrote it and the studio offered him $400,000 to buy it back. He turned them down. When he shopped it around to other studios, they balked at the mix of romance and nuclear war and the film’s downbeat ending. This is what drew Anthony Edwards to the script as he remembers, “It scared the hell out of me. It really made me angry too… I just couldn’t believe that somebody had written this.” John Daly of Hemdale Films gave De Jarnatt $3.7 million to make the film.
Roger Ebert praised the film, claiming it had a “diabolical effectiveness” and a sense of “real terror”.