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In a new report, the U.S. State Department says Iran is continuing to help al-Qaeda in Iraq (AQI) and other Islamist militants plan attacks in Western countries. These weapons, the State Department says, are being distributed from Iran to Iraqi militant commanders in Syria and Iraq. At the same time, U.S. officials believe Iran is also providing a safe haven for these militants.After a week and a half of nonstop speculation, and after spending a solid day of trying to find out, I have come to the conclusion that my favorite show of 2014 — The Leftovers — is actually not on Netflix. Instead, I was offered a deal at Amazon that lets me watch the show over there for $6 a month, for the same price I paid for it on Netflix.
The Leftovers, which stars Justin Theroux and his fellow cast members (including Carrie Coon, Laurie Metcalf, Christopher Eccleston, Amy Brenneman, and Liv Tyler), is on my list of the best television shows of all time and I’ve been watching season two (Season 1 of which just ended) every day since it premiered back in March. The show is incredibly intricate, visually stunning, and very affecting. It’s a show that keeps you guessing, makes you laugh, makes you think, makes you cry, and even makes you think about what it could be after the credits roll. But, it’s also often very confusing and there’s a lot of ambiguity. So, when I was offered a special deal to watch the show’s entire season on Amazon’s streaming service that also offered a $6 monthly subscription, I was all sold.
Except the next day, it turned out that Amazon had gotten my information wrong. According to Amazon, they had a “misunderstanding” and Amazon says that the episode in question was not available on their streaming service. Instead, the episode was accessible to subscribers of other services, such as Netflix, HBO Go, and Google Play TV. To be clear, Amazon told me that it was a “misunderstanding,” and that the episode was available to all consumers on all of their services. It never said it was only available to me, however. So, despite an “offer of $6 for streaming The Leftovers” that was on their site for three days in a row, I was sold on giving Amazon a shot. I just got in touch with someone from Amazon to see if they could come through with something.
When I finally got in touch with someone from Amazon, they agreed to send me a $2.99 Kindle Fire HDX tablet to review, which would be delivered over the phone. And, when I called up, I was greeted by my wife, who said that Amazon was the best way to enjoy The Leftovers and it was worth any price. I think she’s right.
When I first picked up the tablet today, I realized that it took me five minutes, with my wife pushing me around while I put it together, to find that there is no screen protector for the cover display. And, when I opened the cover and flipped it up, it had a shiny edge that just did not look good. For a while after I started using the Kindle Fire HDX, it was annoying to deal with the shiny edge when you are using the cover. I’m