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Feb 26 09:27

Kingsman: The Secret Service – ultimate conspiracy film?

My date and I witnessed an interesting display this evening at the cinema – a bevy of ads for the new Hollywood blockbusters that contained one peculiar

Feb 26 09:20

Pussy Riot lampoon Putin in new House of Cards season

The provocative punk rock band describe Russian President figure as “not afraid of anyone except gays” in a forthcoming episode of Kevin Spacey’s hit Netflix series . Pussy Riot have described a fictional Vladimir Putin-esque Russian President as a man “not afraid of anyone except gays” and “who loves his friends so much that he has sold them half the country”, in a scene in the third season of Kevin Spacey’s Golden Globe-winning House of Cards.

Feb 25 14:37

Some of the Jury Members Admitted to Watching ‘American Sniper’ Before Verdict in Chris Kyle Shooting

After pleading not guilty by reason of insanity, a jury has now found former Marine Eddie Ray Routh guilty of murder and he has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Does it make a difference that members of the jury watched American Sniper before they reached their verdict?

That the film American Sniper is propaganda cannot be really be argued. Even Scientific American admits this. It’s rewriting of the Iraq war into a black and white, American right versus Iraqi wrong and portrayal of Chris Kyle as nothing less than a simple hero is obvious to anyone paying attention for more than five minutes.

Now it has come to light that jurors watched the film about Chris Kyle before serving...

Feb 25 10:42

FBI accused Oscar winner Arnon Milchan of selling secret US nuclear tech

Arnon Milchan, the producer of the film 12 Years A Slave, just won an Oscar. However, what is not being reported in Hollywood gossip columns is his alleged life as a secret agent.

Producer Arnon Milchan is a citizen of Israel and has close ties to the leadership of the Israel Labor party. FBI documents also suggest he is a foreign spy who illegally exported US nuclear tech. Arnon Milchan owned a trading company that was allegedly used to smuggle high tech triggering devices for nuclear weapons to Israel. The FBI believes 800 of these triggers were illegally sent to Israel.

Feb 25 10:04

NYPD HAS BEEN FORCING COPS TO WATCH AN OLD PATRICK SWAYZE MOVIE TO LEARN HOW TO ‘BE NICE’

No, it’s not satire. The NYPD has actually been forcing cops to watch select scenes from an old Patrick Swayze movie in order to teach them how to “be nice” police officers.

Feb 24 07:27

Album Launch – Pizza Express Jazz Club Residency – March 11th-14th

Gilad Atzmon and The Orient House Ensemble will be launching their 8th album "The Whistle Blower" in a four night residency at The Pizza Express Jazz Club in London Soho.

The hardest working jazz band in the UK and one of the leading ensembles in Europe is currently on a 35 date tour in the UK and Europe playing their new music as well as old favourites.

The Orient House Ensemble are celebrating their 15th year in 2015.

Gilad is the saxophonist on the new Pink Floyd album The Endless River.

Feb 23 17:50

35 Things the Media Reported as FACTS That Were Later Found to Be Total Lies

Truth is the greatest enemy of the state, and the purpose of the state-run media is to broadcast a sufficient quantity of lies to suffocate the truth and thereby protect state interests.

Feb 23 10:27

Have you bought a ticket to see "American Sniper?"

YES
3% (33 votes)
NO
97% (1251 votes)
Total votes: 1284
Feb 23 07:56

Oscars 2015: 'American Sniper' Snubbed Despite Its $400M-Plus Box Office

Clint Eastwood's American Sniper may have hit it big with America's heartland, but it all but struck out at the Academy Awards.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I question the claim of a huge box office. Hardly anyone around here went to see it.

Feb 22 11:56

Why billionaire oligarchs bankroll feminism

I’ve received several messages from feminists of late inquiring as to why on earth I would dare to question women’s rights, supposed equality and empowerment

Feb 22 08:46

Tomgram: Peter Van Buren, Watching the Same Movie About American War for 75 Years

a good recap of formulaic war porn

snip: All it takes these days to turn a loss into a win is to zoom in tight enough to ignore defeat. In American Sniper, the disastrous occupation of Iraq is shoved offstage so that more Iraqis can die in Kyle’s sniper scope. In Lone Survivor, a small American “victory” is somehow dredged out of hopeless Afghanistan because an Afghan man takes a break from being droned to save the life of a SEAL.

In sum: gritty, brave, selfless men, stoic women waiting at home, noble wounded warriors, just causes, and the necessity of saving American lives. Against such a lineup, the savage enemy is a crew of sitting ducks who deserve to die. Everything else is just music, narration, and special effects. War pornos, like their oversexed cousins, are all the same movie.

Feb 22 06:25

VIDEO: ISIS Members Attempting To Do Martial Arts Is Pathetic, Almost Sad

The much-feared terrorist group known as “ISIS” or “Da`esh” depending on what part of the world you are in, is often thought to have very advanced tactical training. But this week they released the latest of their recruiting videos (scroll down for video), and it revealed something very… different. If you thought the G.I. Joe, jungle gym videos from Al-Qaeda looked tactically rookie, then you’re in for a real surprise when you watch the latest of what ISIS considers to be their top martial artists and tactical “stealth mode” jihadis.

Feb 22 03:10

The Kim Kardashian Had A Car Accident

Kylie Jenner, Kim and Khloe Kardashian spent a scare during a holiday in the snow.

As reported by TMZ, the three sisters had a small accident that could have been more serious. The girls were in Bozeman, Montana, ready to enjoy the snow, when on the road a truck going in the opposite direction inadvertently threw them much snow that fell right on the windshield.

http://whatisusa.info/the-kim-kardashian-had-a-car-accident/

Feb 22 02:46

Britney Spears In Bikini And Lingerie

The singer posed for the campaign for its new line of bikinis and lingerie, but many say abused photoshop.

She has decided tested as a business with the launch of its new line of swimwear and lingerie called Intimate collection.

But not only was concerned with designing each of the pieces, but also decided to pose with them.
http://whatisusa.info/britney-spears-in-bikini-and-lingerie/

Feb 21 12:54

Find out what lurks if this guy on a unicycle falls to the left

At least he's not juggling right?

Feb 20 17:59

Logan’s Run (1976) – Our technocratic dystopia unveiled

The 1970s were a hot era for science fiction films that took a decidedly dystopian turn

Feb 20 17:21

The Top 10 Things Vice President Joe Biden Might’ve Whispered to the Defense Secretary’s Wife

It’s really hard to watch this, even with David Letterman making jokes over it. Look at Ashton Carter as he keeps trying not to ask Biden what in the hell he thinks he’s doing…

And this guy might run for president? Seriously?!

What the hell is wrong with Joe Biden?

Feb 20 14:07

A Future Filled with Sex Robots: The Downfall of Humanity in One YouTube Comment Thread

Between being heralded as the next best thing since sliced bread that will save the world from everything from STDs to unwanted children to war to fundamentally changing all of society as we know it, the male/female arguments over the coming silicone fembot sex revolution shows why humanity is, for lack of a better term and pardon the pun, screwed.

Feb 20 06:55

YouTube blocks Game of Thrones trailer on copyright grounds

There's no doubt that Game of Thrones is the most pirated TV-show in history, with copyright holders doing all they can to remove infringing copies from the web

Feb 19 22:49

Google Chairman Vs. Obsolete Man

Bilderberger and Google Chairman Eric Schmidt versus the Twilight Zone's Mr. Wordsworth.

Feb 19 18:26

How cable networks speed up shows to squeeze in more ads

If you're still watching cable, it turns out that channels like TBS and TNT are now speeding up syndicated programs, classics films and other shows by as much as 7 percent. We hadn't noticed it much ourselves, but the trend was spotted by Snopes and others thanks to a YouTube user who compared the same programs aired now and several years ago. A Seinfeld episode that originally ran 25 minutes was nearly 22 after the process, letting the broadcaster fit in about six extra spots. As the WSJ pointed out, ads now run an average of 15.8 minutes per hour on cable, and one unnamed cable exec said that "it's a way to keep the revenue from going down as much as the ratings."

Feb 19 16:44

Google Chairman on Obsolete Man: ‘The Internet Will Soon Be Part of You’

While sitting on a panel at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland recently, Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt told everyone that the Internet will soon “disappear.” What he meant is not what it sounds like he meant, however.

During a webcast of the panel discussion, Schmidt was asked for a prediction about what he believes is the future of the Internet. “I will answer simply that the Internet will disappear,” he replied.

Feb 19 16:44

Just Six Companies Control 90% of What You Read, Watch, and Listen To

Check out this infographic... it's the illusion of choice.

Feb 19 16:42

Trash Your Pineal Gland: This Movie Symbol Shows How Society is Programmed for Self-Destruction

It was a subtle and quick moment in the film, but one worthy of pointing out.

Terry Gilliam’s latest The Zero Theorem portrays a near-future society run by scientific materialism, a place where hyper-stimulation through the ever-present telescreens, billboards, targeted advertisements that literally follow you down the street, pop music, signs and other continuous stimuli have created a dumbed-down, consumerist society with little meaning.

Only slightly ahead of where Western culture has already brought us, the film portrays a shallow and narcissistic culture obsessed with smart phones, tablet devices and even new religions based upon pop figures and superheroes (hinted at in references to the Church of Batman the Redeemer, for example).

Feb 19 06:41

The Real Cost Of Valentine’s Day In The US

The Real Cost Of Valentine’s Day In The US

Feb 18 14:51

VIDEO: CNN says ISIS lures Western women with pictures of Nutella and kittens

On Wednesday morning, CNN revealed shocking information about the depth of dastardliness to which ISIS is now stooping in its effort to subvert the glorious freedoms and democracy of Western peoples: they're after our women, using the most devilish and devious ploy ever imagined by the mind of man or jihadi.

CNN's Carol Costello spelled out, in glorious technicolor, that Western women are being manipulated by ISIS onlineTM into thinking that life with the world's most high profile head-choppers (after Saudi Arabia) would be pretty cool and fun because there would be kittens, nutella and "emojis" (whatever they are).

Feb 16 10:38

Shakira Looks Great After Giving Birth

Shakira continues to surprise a few days after giving birth.
Colombia is already like that, in their day to day.
And had the luxury of putting a “skinny jeans”.
The singer went to dinner with his family in Barcelona.
And looked beautiful!
Only now she left her small in house.
Her brother accompanied her arm at all times.
The family went out to dinner Mebarak sushi in Barcelona.

http://whatisusa.info/shakira-looks-great-after-giving-birth/

Feb 15 19:49

Cop, dedicated to his job, clings to moving car’s roof as criminal drives off

Officer takes brutal beating after amazing stuntman-like ride on the roof of criminal's car

Feb 15 15:59

Fake Disney measles outbreak: send in the clowns

Jon Rappoport
Activist Post

“Lacking any real science proving we have a serious 2015 measles outbreak, and lacking any science supporting the idea that the measles vaccine is safe and effective, we’re looking at a psyop called The Disney Story. A fake horror movie happening at ‘the happiest place on Earth,’ Disneyland. It’s a perfect way to scare the moms into vaccinating their kiddies. If the happiest place on Earth isn’t safe, then where is safety? ‘Mickey Mouse infects children.’ Cue the ominous music. ‘Cotton candy dream turns into nightmare.’ ‘Send in the clowns, carriers of the virus.’” (The Underground, Jon Rappoport)

150 measles cases. No deaths.

Dangerous outbreak? Are you kidding?...

Feb 15 08:24

Obama Tries A Selfie Stick And Talks To Himself In New Video

Obama Tries A Selfie Stick And Talks To Himself In New Video

Feb 14 09:09

Go to Prison for File Sharing? That's What Hollywood Wants in the Secret TPP Deal

Maira Sutton
Activist Post

The Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement (TPP) poses massive threats to users in a dizzying number of ways. It will force other TPP signatories to accept the United States' excessive copyright terms of a minimum of life of the author plus 70 years, while locking the US to the same lengths so it will be harder to shorten them in the future. It contains DRM anti-circumvention provisions that will make it a crime to tinker with, hack, re-sell, preserve, and otherwise control any number of digital files and devices that you own. The TPP will encourage ISPs to monitor and police their users, likely leading to more censorship measures such as the blockage and filtering of content online in the name of copyright enforcement. And in the most recent leak of the TPP's Intellectual Property chapter, we found an even more alarming provision on trade secrets that could be used to crackdown on journalists and whistleblowers who report on corporate wrongdoing.

Feb 14 07:10

Mark Dice: ‘Kanye West’s new fashion line looks like puke on carpet’

New "Illuminati inspired" line makes consumer sheep look like zombies

Feb 12 14:38

Joe Biden Gives Shout Out to "an Old Butt Buddy" in Iowa Speech (Video)

What else can you really say here, America? This is our Vice President.

Feb 12 11:23

Fact: Pandora Pays Songwriters Just 4% of Revenues…

Pandora’s CEO is quite literally banking on a few things. First, that music fans don’t understand recording artists and songwriters are paid differently – so by saying “artists” are treated well, folks will assume everyone is being compensated. Nothing could be further from the truth. While artists and record labels receive a respectable 50% of Pandora’s revenue, songwriters receive only about 4%.

Feb 12 07:47

YouTube flags cat purring as copyright infringement music

Last March, YouTube user Digihaven uploaded one hour of video loops featuring his cat Phantom, purring, as cats do

Feb 10 19:39

Samsung Smart TVs Are Inserting Ads Into Your Movies

As if listening to their unfortunate owners wasn’t Orwellian enough, Samsung’s Smart TVs are now inserting ads in your movies, reports Gigaom: Thought you could watch that video on your local hard drive without ads? Think again: A number of owners of Samsung’s smart TVs are reporting this week that their TV sets started to interrupt their movie viewing with Pepsi ads, which seem to be dynamically inserted into third-party content.

Feb 10 15:36

Star Trek Continues 2015

Feb 10 09:36

AT GRAMMYS, OBAMA PROMOTES ‘PARTNERSHIP’ WITH SOROS-FUNDED GROUP

Since launching his Open Society Foundations in 1984, Soros has donated more than $8 billion to charities around the world. His reach and influence far surpasses that of the Koch brothers, who have been vilified by the left and the media for their grants to universities.? The Grammy Awards were not just a stage for musicians’ egos in 2015, but a platform for promoting a cause backed by President Barack Obama and a Soros-funded organization.

Feb 09 13:48

SAMSUNG'S SMART TVS ARE COLLECTING AND STORING YOUR PRIVATE CONVERSATIONS

Guess who's eavesdropping on you now? It's not some nefarious government agency (although, rest assured, there has been no downturn in surveillance). Nope, it's that smart TV you paid good money for and invited into your home.

Feb 09 13:43

AMERICANS ARE "TWERKING & JERKING", NOT WORKING

Bruce Jenner’s journey to transgender sainthood was interrupted Saturday on the road to Malibu, and with it perhaps the Kardashian Klan’s hopes and dreams for achieving supremacy of the known universe. All of America was twerking at the news because that is what we do and who we are now. The nation’s attention these blizzardy days would have otherwise gone straight from the Super-bowl halftime hallucination to the stupendous narcissistic grandiosity of the Grammy Awards. America becomes, day upon day, one gigantic act of “performance art” geared to shocking a bourgeoisie that has dwindled so deeply that, curiously, there may be absolutely nobody left to shock.

Feb 09 12:48

Disturbing Forced Vaccine Push in The Andy Griffith Show

Sheriff Andy comes to the rescue of a nurse - a damsel in distress - by coercing a Mayberry citizen to get a jab.

Sheriff Andy Taylor, played by Andy Griffith, is a beloved figure - more so now with the unprecedented rash of police brutality. It is his quality of standing up for the citizens of Mayberry and their rights that create's the everyman's hero. He vividly contrasts with the frantic Barney Fife, who is always trying to wield a loaded gun, spy on citizens and usher in a dictatorial Big Brother police state in the tiny, quiet town.

Yet, what happens when there is a glaring inconsistency? Do you feel your stomach tighten up when you see the upholder of rights going to great lengths to circumvent them?

Feb 09 10:43

Mythbusters host becoming food ingredient activist by revealing crazy ingredients in McDonald’s fries

McDonald's fries fried in poison twice, investigation reveals

Feb 09 07:43

That red... Kim Kardashian is!

• So Kim Kardashian and Kanye arrived at the Grammy brunch.
• The Kim Kardashian dazzled with her look.
• Kanye went looking for the most casual.
• The rapper did not take his eyes off his wife.
• It is noted that Kanye is very happy with the figure of his wife.
• Do not stop admiring her curves.
• Kim Kardashian has debuted look.

http://whatisusa.info/that-red-kim-kardashian-is/

Feb 07 09:05

How reality TV is teaching us to accept the American police state

Studies suggest that the more reality TV people watch—and I would posit that it’s all reality TV—the more difficult it becomes to distinguish between what is real and what is carefully crafted farce

Feb 07 08:26

James Woods Highlights Media Incest & Nepotism at the White House

The actor James Woods took to Twitter to highlight the incestuous and nepotistic relationship between the media and the White House.

Feb 06 13:50

As if ‘American Sniper’ Wasn’t Already Propaganda Enough, Now It’s Being Used to Promote Gun Control

It’s just like George W. Bush said after 9/11: “Either you are with us or you are with the terrorists.”

Feb 05 10:08

Iran – if at first you don’t succeed – try, try again.

I’ve watched for over a decade as Israelis and their minions in the West have tried everything in their power to bring down Iran. Time and again they’ve failed. But their repeated failures haven’t deterred them one bit. I have to hand it to them. They are determined. If at first they don’t succeed, they try and try again. This time, through a young man and his passion for dance.

Other Hollywood films that portray Iranians as violent or intolerant: 300, which depicts King Leonidas and a force of 300 men fighting the Persians at Thermopylae in 480 BC, Brian Gilbert’s 1991 film Not Without My Daughter; and The Wrestler.

Feb 04 06:40

American Viper -- Are Americans Too Stupid to be Free?

Watching American Sniper was an ordeal. The Clint Eastwood move is a repugnant manipulative psy op that is turning Americans into unthinking killers. Remember, the Nazis were very popular in Germany.

The movie's underlying premise is that soldiers like sniper Chris Kyle were defending home and hearth by murdering, maiming and displacing millions of innocent Iraqis. Courageous Iraqis who defended their country were "savages" who needed to be stopped before they attack the US, as on 9-11.

"If we don't fight them there, we'll have to fight them here," Kyle says. In one scene, Kyle kills a woman and a child who are about to throw a grenade at a convoy. These don't look like terrorists. They look like courageous patriots. - See more at: http://henrymakow.com/2015/02/american-viper.html#sthash.KcKJ3sbi.dpuf

Feb 01 09:54

American Sniper has warped fragile little minds

How does modern propaganda work? How effective is it? Adam blows these issues wide open with an incredible series of man on the street interviews. For the record, this was not a selective group, or even in a particularly conservative or pro-military area. The people you see in this video were the first seven people on the 3rd St Promenade in Santa Monica, California who answered yes to, "Did you see American Sniper? Do you think Chris Kyle is a hero? Would you like to do a quick interview for my YouTube channel?" I was simply seeking a good age and gender variety.

Jan 30 16:46

The MPAA Isn't About Helping Hollywood. It's About Preserving Its Own Need To Exist.

In the past we've discussed the Shirky Principle, named after a statement by Clay Shirky that:

"Institutions will try to preserve the problem to which they are the solution."

In some ways that's a corollary to Upton Sinclair's famous quote:

"It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends upon his not understanding it!"

Jan 30 12:19

My Songs Got 151,781 Plays on YouTube. I Received $10…

By the end of 2013 YouTube made their agreement with Swiss copyright society SUISA and thus finally became open to Swiss authors. By the end of January 2014 I was a YouTube partner and started uploading all my content and my so far 28 videos. But above all I was able to monetize the many third party uploads of my music. Or so I thought because it soon became clear that all my views added to next to nothing in my income reports.

Jan 29 09:31

Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon & Leslie Jones Are Your New Ghostbusters

The all-female cast of the "Ghostbusters" reboot has reportedly been chosen: Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, and "SNL" stars Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon are negotiating to star in the film, which Paul Feig will direct.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Funny how all the feminists who denounced the all-male cast of the original as sexist are silent now that there is an all female cast!

Jan 29 08:46

Hollywood uses ‘American Sniper’ to destroy history & create myth

The moral depravity into which the US is sinking is shown by American Sniper glorifying the exploits of a racist killer receiving six Oscar nominations, whereas ‘Selma’ depicting Martin Luther King’s struggle against racism has been largely ignored.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

We saw the same thing back in 2010 when the pro-war movie "Hurt Locker" won six Oscars while the anti-corporate-war "Avatar" was ignored.

Of course, being in the industry, I learned that the Oscars are driven by politics and money when Stargate was removed from the nominations by the Academy's "Blue Ribbon Committee" to clear the way for "Speed" to win the Oscar for visual effects.

Jan 27 09:09

Noam Chomsky: ‘American Sniper’ teaches you to hate the ‘damn savages’ the US murders every day

“‘I hated the damn savages I’d been fighting,’” Chomsky said, quoting Kyle. “‘Savage, despicable, evil — that’s what we were fighting in Iraq. That’s why a lot of people, myself included, called the enemy savages. There was really no other way to describe what we encountered there.’”

Jan 27 09:08

How did this man die, and where did his hands go?

You may be aware of CIA involvement in Hollywood, but how deep does it run?

Supposedly, Devore had a plan to release a screen play which would take the cat out of the bag on the real reason for the American invasion of Panama in 1989.

He was found dead in his car with no hands.

Among other strange circumstances of his death, the hands which were recovered have been detected as being at least 200 years old.

Jan 26 09:12

"I don't give a fuck it's your house": American Sniper's Failure

American Sniper is a film about stupid people who were brainwashed into doing something stupid and it justifies their stupidity so that the stupid people watching can feel good about themselves. See, the one thing you can't separate out from the film is history. It tries to elide over history, but just because it isn't mentioned doesn't mean it isn't there. Because of that, the overwhelming feeling the Rude Pundit had was pity, not pride.

Jan 24 14:02

'American Sniper' - A Review By John Barbour

Clint Eastwood is now by far a much better Director than he is an actor. In the last ten years two of his films rank amongst America's best, 'Grand Tourino' and the under-rated, excellent 'Hereafter.'

In 'American Sniper.' he has kept Directing until he got it wrong. As a film, it fires blanks. As a video game and recruitment poster it is right on target. As a piece of cinematic storytelling, it has absolutely the clumsiest, sloppiest, most gutless ending I have ever seen in a movie.

Jan 24 10:52

Bill Maher takes a shot at ‘American Sniper’ for glorifying ‘psychopath patriot’ Chris Kyle

Bill Maher blasted Clint Eastwood’s film American Sniper during the Real Time panel discussion on Friday, comparing it unfavorably to Kathryn Bigelow’s Oscar-winning The Hurt Locker.

“Hurt Locker made $17 million, because it was a little ambiguous. And thoughtful,” Maher said. “And this one is just ‘American hero, he’s a psychopath patriot and we love him.’”

Maher also criticized the subject of Eastwood’s movie, Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, and his statements in his autobiography regarding killing Iraqi “savages.”

Jan 23 09:58

American Sniper’s Patriot Porn & Celebration of Psychopathy

Abby Martin interviews independent journalist, Rania Khalek, about the new film ‘American Sniper’ and why it’s such a controversial choice to receive a Best Picture Oscar nomination.

Jan 23 09:17

DreamWorks stock slumps 13%, analysts adopt cautious tone

Shares of DreamWorks Animation fell close to 13% in pre-market trade Friday as investors reacted to a new strategic plan that calls for the slicing of 500 jobs, or 18% of its workforce, and the scaling back of original filmmaking.

Jan 22 12:12

Dirty Harry Goes To Iraq

Back in 1979, reviewers liked to point out that Francis Ford Coppola’s Vietnam epic Apocalypse Now was so plagued with difficulty and confusion (the star suffered a heart attack during shooting and a devastating typhoon destroyed all the sets) that the making of the film paralleled the reality of the Vietnam War itself.

A similar observation might be made of Clint Eastwood’s American Sniper about Iraq. Like the Iraq War itself, Eastwood’s movie begins by exploiting a historically inaccurate delusion and, then, sustains itself for two hours on the mission to protect US soldiers against the insurgency that arose in opposition to the US invasion and occupation based on the initial delusion.

Jan 22 10:33

'American Sniper' Is Almost Too Dumb to Criticize

I saw American Sniper last night, and hated it slightly less than I expected to. Like most Clint Eastwood movies – and I like Clint Eastwood movies for the most part – it's a simple, well-lit little fairy tale with the nutritional value of a fortune cookie that serves up a neatly-arranged helping of cheers and tears for target audiences, and panics at the thought of embracing more than one or two ideas at any time.

Jan 22 08:54

TOP GEAR - Patagonia Special, Part 2

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This video is only viewable in the UK, but I linked to it anyway in order to make this comment.

There are very few shows I call myself a fan of, but TOP GEAR is definitely one of them. I figure I will have arrived when I get to take the reasonably-priced car around the track. :)

So, I tuned in for the season premier, a two-part adventure across Patagonia, starting with a visit to one of Butch Cassidy's actual hiding places, and ending, rather dramatically, with an aborted plane to hold a car soccer match in Tierra Del Fuego.

Now, having worked in film and TV I assume that much of the "peril" faced by the presenters is contrived, but I do wonder at some of the risks the producers seem to take, such as sending men of that age to dangerously high altitudes during the episode where they drove across the Atacama Desert (that trip into the high atmosphere was also aborted). And in the Patagonia special, James May did get thrown from a horse and cracked three ribs, but soldiered on for the rest of the show.

But apparently the show's producers forgot that the people of nations one makes war on take a long time to get over such insults, and the locals still have hard feelings regarding that little episode in the Falkland Islands a while back. It didn't help that one of the cars being driven had a license plate that seemed to refer to the war. TOP GEAR producers insist it was just a coincidence; the Argentinians thought otherwise, and basically chased the show out of town, indeed out of the country, with riots that severely damaged all the vehicles of their production and injured members of the crew.

It makes for great television, but it should serve as a reminder that the people in all these nations abused by Great Britain, or for that matter the United States, do not "forgive and forget" all that easily, nor do they hate us just for our freedoms!

Jan 21 11:14

The Pseudo-Courage of Chris Kyle

American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History, the ghost-written memoir for which Kyle claims primary authorship, offers convincing testimony that Kyle not only failed to display genuine courage in Iraq, but was incapable of recognizing it when it was exhibited by desperate patriots seeking to evict the armed foreigners who had invaded and occupied their country.

The insurgents who fought the American invasion (and the few “allied” troops representing governments that had been bribed or brow-beaten into collaborating in that crime) were sub-human “savages” and “cowards,” according to Kyle.

“Savage, despicable evil,” writes Kyle. “That’s what we were fighting in Iraq…. People ask me all the time, `How many people have you killed?’... The number is not important to me. I only wish I had killed more. Not for bragging rights, but because I believe the world is a better place without savages out there taking American lives.”

Jan 21 10:03

Michael Moore is Right

The invasion of Iraq had nothing to do with patriotism or heroism

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"American Sniper" is obvious pro-war propaganda. Are the reports of box office success part of the lie?

Jan 21 09:10

“American Sniper” dangerously racist propaganda

Dangerously racist propaganda appears to be working like a charm, the operative word being “appears to be.” Who knows who’s tweeting this shit? It could be an army of paid propagandists or autobots.

Remember, racism is a vital weapon used by governments to wage war.

Also, as a footnote, American sniper, apart from being a serial killer and psycho was also a liar.

Jan 20 14:03

American Snipers, Vipers and a Retarded Elvis or Two.

I won't be going to see American Sniper any time soon. It took years for me to see Argos and that was done just to keep my hand in and stay (relatively) current with their ever the same juvenile mechanics of elementary brainwashing tech.

Jan 19 16:41

Fanfare Publications

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Gilad Atzmon's music and publications website.

Jan 19 11:40

‘American Sniper’ complaints grow in Hollywood: Should Clint Eastwood be celebrating a ‘killer’?

Even as “American Sniper” breaks January box-office records and revels in six Oscar nominations, criticism over the subject of the film, sharpshooter Chris Kyle, is rising and reaching into the Academy of Motion Picture of Arts and Sciences, which votes on the Academy Awards.

Over the weekend, multiple Academy members told TheWrap that they had been passing around a recent article by Dennis Jett in The New Republic that attacks the film for making a hero out of Kyle, who said: “The enemy are savages and despicably evil,” and his “only regret is that I didn’t kill more.” Kyle made the statements in his best-selling book, “American Sniper,” on which the film is based.

Jan 15 08:24

Hollywood shocker: ‘American Sniper’ receives Oscar best-picture nomination

“American Sniper,” the highly-anticipated movie about Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, received a coveted Oscar nomination for best picture of 2015....

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This reminds me of how "Avatar" was snubbed by the Academy in order to hand the Best Picture Oscar to the pro-war "Hurt Locker." Like the Nobel Peace Prize, the Oscar has destroyed its own credibility.

Jan 14 07:50

Michael Bay to direct drama about killing of US ambassador in Benghazi

Transformers director to take on adaptation of Thirteen Hours: A Firsthand Account of What Really Happened in Benghazi, which tells of the killing of four men on 11 September 2012

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Actually, given Bey's close association with the government (he once narrated a puff-piece documentary about the CIA) and his glorification of war in "Pearl Harbor", I expect his film about Benghazi will be less about happened and more about what the government wants you to think happened.

I won't be seeing this one.

Jan 13 17:05

Why Is the Real American Sniper -- a Hate-Filled Killer -- Being Treated as a Hero?

I have to confess: I was suckered by the trailer for American Sniper. It’s a masterpiece of short-form tension – a confluence of sound and image so viscerally evocative it feels almost domineering. You cannot resist. You will be stressed out. You will feel. Or, as I believe I put it in a blog about the trailer, “Clint Eastwood’s American Sniper trailer will ruin your pants.”

But however effective it is as a piece of cinema, even a cursory look into the film’s backstory – and particularly the public reaction to its release – raises disturbing questions about which stories we choose to codify into truth, and whose, and why, and the messy social costs of transmogrifying real life into entertainment.

Jan 06 08:00

EXODUS: GODS AND KINGS - The Abridged Script

CHRISTIAN BALE
Me? Oh fuck. It's pretty sad that "Epic Rap Battles of History" has a more convincing Moses than me.

DIRECTOR RIDLEY SCOTT
(actual quote)
I can't mount a film of this budget...and say my lead actor is Mohammad so-and-so from such-and-such.

CHRISTIAN BALE
Really? You couldn't find any black or Middle Eastern actors to lead this film? Not Denzel Washington, Laurence Fishburne or Morgan Freeman? Are you saying people wouldn't line up for miles to see Samuel L. Jackson scream "Let my people fucking go!"

Jan 02 10:08

Why was Antonio Sanchez' Birdman score disqualified for an Oscar?

We're concerned artists, composers, musicians and fans who wonder why the amazingly creative and ground-breaking drum score for Birdman by Antonio Sanchez was disqualified by the Academy.

The answers the Academy gave for their extremely peculiar decision disagree with the facts. The Academy reasons for disqualification are below, followed by the facts.

Academy: The biggest dramatic moments of the film were underscored by classical music. This dilutes the original score.

• Fact: The most memorable moments are scored by drums:
—Riggan’s attempt at suicide onstage
—His tormented destruction of his dressing room
—The most climactic moments of the film
• Fact: The classical music is not part of the score—it was part of the play and the events in the movie.
• Fact: The King's Speech score (nomination, 2010) was not disqualified, even though classical music not written by the film composer played a huge role in the film.

Dec 30 14:58

The Interview: Seth Rogen's Assassination Fantasy Is Sick

an you imagine a foreign movie dedicated to assassinating Barack Obama? Not just that, but proceeding to display it in loving detail – along with the president defecating in his pants minutes before the final attack?

It might be considered an act of war.

I’m a First Amendment maven – sure, Sony has the right to make this movie.

But it’s not funny.

It’s sick.

I’ve always liked Seth Rogen, the star and producer.

I appreciate humor that blows away boundaries.

But Rogen should hang his head in shame.

Dec 30 13:58

New Song By Madonna Leaked: Sings About Illuminati, Obama And The New World Order

A recent trend has emerged among ‘artists’ such as Jay Z, Beyonce, Lady GaGa, and Rihanna to reference the illuminati and use symbolism and body language commonly associated with the shadowy group. This has culminated in speculation that the Illuminati is using pop culture to slowly acclimatize people to its existence, or simply as an underhanded way of showing the world they control the entertainment industry.

Dec 30 08:45

It Wasn't North Korea Or Russia: Sony Hack "Perpetrator" Said To Be Laid-Off, Disgruntled Employee

First it was, with "absolute certainly", North Korea. Then, out of the blue, an even more ridiculous theory emerged about the origin of the Sony hackers: Russia. Now, we finally get the truth, and as it turns out it was neither of the abovementioned sovereign actors who had nothing better to do than to hack movie scripts and racist emails: it was Sony's own disgruntled worker who was the source of the hack. According to Politico, FBI agents investigating the Sony Pictures hack were briefed Monday by a security firm that says its research points to laid-off Sony staff, not North Korea, as the perpetrator.

"Researchers from the cyber intelligence company Norse have said their own investigation into the data on the Sony attack doesn’t point to North Korea at all and instead indicates some combination of a disgruntled employee and hackers for piracy groups is at fault."

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GREAT MOMENTS IN THE HISTORY OF THE FBI.

"[Your information is] too precise, too complete to be believed. The questionnaire plus the other information you brought spell out in detail exactly where, when, how, and by whom we are to be attacked. If anything, it sounds like a trap."

FBI response to the top British spy, Dusko Popov (code named "Tricycle") on August 10, 1941, dismissing Popov's report of the complete Japanese plan for the attack on Pearl Harbor.

Pearl Harbor: The Verdict Of History by Gordon Prange, appendix 7 published in 1986. Based on records from the JOINT CONGRESSIONAL COMMITTEE on the Investigation of the Pearl Harbor Attack, Nov 15, 1945 to May 31, 1946.

Dec 30 06:50

SONY HACK: An Inside Job

Dec 29 07:26

False Flagging the World towards War. The CIA Weaponizes Hollywood

Almost all wars begin with false flag operations.

The coming conflicts in North Korea and Russia are no exception.

Mass public hysteria is being manufactured to justify aggression against Moscow and Pyongyang, in retaliation for acts attributed to the North Korean and Russian governments, but orchestrated and carried out by the CIA and the Pentagon.

Dec 28 09:26

Sony movie "The Interview" totally sucks!

Of course it was! In Schlockish style as an audience tingler. I'm surprised psycho-cops weren't hired to dress up like North Korean dictators to taser theater goers.

Dec 26 10:41

Critics hate 'The Interview'

Movie critics say the controversy surrounding “The Interview” is much more interesting than the movie itself

The movie is scoring just a 50 percent positive review from critics on the Rotten Tomatoes website.

It’s fairing even more poorly with top critics, who give it a measly 32 percent positive rating.

Dec 24 07:16

The Facts Behind The Sony Hack; Sony To Show ‘The Interview’ On Christmas Day

Sony will show The Interview on Christmas Day in theaters after all, suggesting that the entire farce could have been one huge cynical marketing campaign to promote the movie, bolstering the contention that the hack was an inside job.

Dec 24 07:15

Emails Reveal US State Department Influenced Sony’s “The Interview” so as to Encourage Assassination and Regime Change in North Korea

The Daily Beast reported yesterday on leaked emails from the Sony hack which show that the United States government was involved at high levels with the content development of The Interview, especially its controversial ending depicting the assassination of North Korean ruler Kim Jong-Un. As the report’s headline states, “Sony Emails Say State Department Blessed Kim Jong-Un Assassination in ‘The Interview.’” The emails also reveal that a RAND corporation senior defense analyst who consulted on the film went beyond “blessing” and outright influenced the end of the film, encouraging the CEO of Sony Entertainment to leave the assassination scene as it was (in spite of misgivings at Sony) for the sake of encouraging North Koreans to actually assassinate Kim Jong-Un and depose his regime when the movie eventually leaks into that country.

Dec 22 10:13

FLASHBACK - Boston Legal Season 2 Episode 19 - Stick It

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Start watching at the 28 minute mark.

Dec 12 12:18

Capone would rather drown in the Red Sea than endure the banality of EXODUS: GODS AND KINGS again!!!

My first thought after watching EXODUS was, I can't remember the last time I watched so many people try so hard to entertain me with such mediocre results. Scott seems intent on doing the very most to beef up a dreadfully dull screenplay, and it just ends up resulting in a whole lot of hot air and posturing. Not a single actor really stands out as doing great work here, which might be the greatest reason not to bother seeing this film that somehow manages to be both bloated and flaccid. I'm sure you can find better ways of honoring your gods and/or kings than going to see EXODUS.

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Oops!

Dec 07 08:22

THE 'ANTI-SEMITIC' MARCH OF THE WOODEN SOLDIERS

This past Thanksgiving Day, having sworn off the now overtly politicized NFL (National Football League) once and for all, I opted to channel-surf instead of watching football. Stumbling across this film took me back to my childhood days, so I parked the dial on New York Channel 11 in eager anticipation of watching a colorized version of the film whose storyline I had long since forgotten, and probably never truly understood, in terms of its hidden meaning.

The "anti-Semitic" (whatever that term really means) and the anti-moneylender message struck the older and informed version of yours truly upside the head like a bolt of thunder. I was not at all expecting to revert to the jumping, fist-pumping and cheering of childhood; but that is exactly how I ended up, much to the bewildered amusement of those clueless family members we were compelled to break bread with on "Holidays"!

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Like Wizard of OZ, many films of Hollywood's "Golden Age" were allegories commenting on present times, done in clever ways to evade the censors. Producers with that kind of courage are rare these days.

Dec 03 08:25

White House stumbles explaining soap opera producer as ambassador

Asked at the daily press briefing what makes "The Bold and The Beautiful" producer Colleen Bell qualified to serve as U.S. Ambassador to Hungary, White House spokesman Josh Earnest didn't exactly have an explanation.

"(She's) somebody who obviously has succeeded in, you know, in the business world," Earnest said.

"And she is somebody that the President has confidence will be able to maintain our relationship with the government and the people of Hungary."

Earnest also denied that Bell's hand in raising millions of dollars for the President's re-election campaign had anything to do with her appointment.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

During my time in Hollywood I met a lot of producers. Some were pretty sharp. Others were producers only because of family or romantic ties, investing their own money, or they were MOCKINGBIRD assets. I have never met Colleen Bell and have no idea what kind of person she is, and being that an ambassador is generally a glorified messenger, stripped of plenipotentiary powers in this age of instant global communication, she might actually be up to the job. That being said, politics is perception and it does look like Obama is going to spend his last years in office handing out goodies to his campaign fundraisers, which is hardly a new practice. Without casting aspersions on Colleen Bell, this looks about as reasonable a decision on Obama's part as when Caligula appointed his horse to the Roman Senate!

Nov 14 12:11

PLAN NINE: "Your Stupid Minds! Stupid! Stupid!"

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This is a clip from "Plan 9 From Outer Space", arguably the worst motion picture ever made, and every time I see another video of Jonathan Gruber commenting about American voters, it reminds me of this scene! :)

Nov 08 09:32

Haim Saban Raises $34M to Support Israeli Defense Forces

A tearful Saban told the crowd of more than 1,200 attendees that he discouraged anonymous donations this year because it was important for supporters to "stand with Israel publicly, vocally and very loudly."

Notable donations made at the event included $10 million from Larry Ellison, co-founder and chairman of Oracle; $5 million from top Republican fundraisers Sheldon and Miriam Adelson (who received a standing ovation from the liberal Westside crowd); $5.2 million from brothers Maurice and Paul Marciano of Guess Jeans; $3.6 million from Saban and wife Cheryl; $2 million from Steve Tisch, chairman and executive vp of the New York Giants; $1 million from Leo David, founder of the Western Region of the FIDF; and $1.6 million from The Helmsley Charitable Trust. In addition, first-time attendees and donors Michael and Susan Dell gave $1.8 million to fundIMPACT! educational scholarship programs.

Nov 07 09:38

AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd murder plot charge dropped

The Australian drummer of hard rock group AC/DC, Phil Rudd, has had a charge of attempting to arrange a murder dropped in New Zealand.

He will still face charges of drugs possession and making threats to kill.

The U-turn by authorities, announced less than 24 hours after Mr Rudd appeared in court, was because of a lack of evidence, his lawyer said.

Nov 06 08:25

AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd on New Zealand murder plot charge

peared in a New Zealand court on charges of attempting to arrange a murder.

Mr Rudd, who was born in Australia, has also been charged with possessing the drugs methamphetamine and cannabis, and of making threats to kill.

The musician's waterfront house in Tauranga, on New Zealand's North Island, was raided on Thursday morning.

AC/DC are due to release a new album later this year.

Nov 05 15:19

On the Way to the City of Dis Across the Sea of Moral Relativity.

Dum de dum dum. Dum de dum dum dum! Heah come de Jolie. Heah come de Jolie. As if this were any kind of surprise, after becoming a member of The Council on Foreign Relations and personally lobbying for UN Ambassador-ship. If you've ever wondered why actors get into politics, you shouldn't. They're actors. This means they are good at playing roles, as good at playing roles as the public is good at being stupid and believing the performance. It's why so many actors do commercials, especially at the end of their career, when there might be some doubt as to whether they were a hack all along, or a walking around stage prop like Alan Thicke and Ronald Reagan gets special mention in that department. The fact that he was a terrible actor melded effortlessly with playing Republican Messiah. The Altzheimers was simply an expression of there never having been anyone there in the first place. If Monsanto were to engineer a presidential candidate it would be Ronald Reagan; actually George W.

Oct 27 07:39

The Holocaust Testimonies You DIDN'T Hear


Many of the Jews have a habit of telling false horror story's very apathetically, showing no emotion towards the most grievous of story's.

Well here is some survivors (Who were in the Majority) who speak the truth about Camp Life without the fables and lies.

Oct 27 06:54

DINOSAUR 13

When Paleontologist Peter Larson and his team from the Black Hills Institute made the world's greatest dinosaur discovery in 1990, they knew it was the find of a lifetime; the largest, most complete T. rex ever found. But during a ten-year battle with the U.S. government, powerful museums, Native American tribes, and competing paleontologists they found themselves not only fighting to keep their dinosaur but fighting for their freedom as well.

Based on the book "Rex Appeal: The Amazing Story of Sue, the Dinosaur That Changed Science, the Law, and My Life" by PETER LARSON and KRISTIN DONNAN

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Claire and I watched this documentary last night. It is a stunning example of our current government seeing its role in society as bullying people whenever it can. The government went after Peter Larson and Kristin Donnan with a vengeance, railroading them first out of business then into prison while the man who actually committed the crime of selling the fossil T-Rex without US Department of the interior permission walked away with $7.6 million tax free from the sale of "Sue", the most complete T-rex ever found.

Oct 22 08:45

Is It Haskalah Or Culture Of Deceit?

The new play by Bernard-Henri Levy, "Hotel Europe," that opened in Paris in September, was scheduled to run until January but will close in November due to a lack of people willing to play audience. BHL induced Sarkozy, Hollande and Valls to promote his play but apparently that didn’t help its reception.

A Swiss comedian, Matthieu Béguelin, commented on Hotel Europe’s aborted run by saying: "La pièce de BHL fait un four." In theatrical vocabulary, the expression means that BHL’s play was a flop. As you probably know, the French word "four" means "oven" and the media were quick to react with commentary that BHL is Jewish and ‘oven’ can evoke the Nazi crematoriums. The comedian replied amongst other things that he was amused that nobody who talked about the walloping of BHL had dared to use the same common expression.

Oct 10 07:04

FLASHBACK - Vice President Biden Acknowledges 'Immense' Jewish Role in American Mass Media and Cultural Life

In a remarkable but under-reported address, Vice President Joe Biden recently acknowledged that the “immense” and “outsized” Jewish role in the US mass media and cultural life has been the single most important factor in shaping American attitudes over the past century, and in driving major cultural- political changes.

Oct 08 06:34

Lights, Camera… Covert Action: The Deep Politics of Hollywood

A variety of state agencies have liaison offices in Hollywood today, from the FBI, to NASA and the Secret Service. Few of these agencies, though, have much to offer in exchange for favourable storylines, and so their influence in Hollywood is minimal. The major exception here is the Department of Defense, which has an ‘open’ but barely publicized relationship with Tinsel Town, whereby, in exchange for advice, men and invaluable equipment, such as aircraft carriers and helicopters, the Pentagon routinely demands flattering script alterations. Examples of this policy include changing the true identity of a heroic military character in Black Hawk Down (2001) due to his real-life status as a child rapist; the removal of a joke about “losing Vietnam” from the James Bond film Tomorrow Never Dies (1997), and cutting images of Marines taking gold teeth from dead Japanese soldiers in Windtalkers (2002).

Oct 02 15:18

The Essence Of The Banking Industry

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Something to think about.

Oct 02 09:07

Japan's SoftBank in Talks to Acquire DreamWorks Animation

Japanese conglomerate SoftBank is reportedly in talks to acquire DreamWorks Animation in a deal that would value the company at $3.4 billion, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Based on my experience during "Final Fantasy", they are going to have some headaches trying to merge Japanese style management with American animators! I wish them luck!

Sep 27 07:51

Claire K. Rivero Digital Print Sheet Music

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Slowly but surely, and despite "interference" from you-know-who, my lovely wife's music is starting to get out there into the world!

I am so proud of her! :)

Sep 26 05:27

The Hot Pursuit of the Hamster Swine with the Treadmill Spinning Blues.

They call Hollywood, Tinsel Town. The image implies an electrified atmosphere, with shimmering confetti woven into it. It's an illusion factory. Quite often, the events and abilities displayed are an impossibility in real life; whatever that is. Increasingly, these days, Hollywood has become a propaganda mill and also a showcase for some of the most blatant and embarrassing shilling for exceptionalism that I have ever seen through that medium.

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When I quit film and TV, I really thought I was going to miss it, but looking at what Hollywood has become, I know I made the right decision.

Sep 22 09:47

Ooooooooooooh, it's Lonely at the Top.

I like my songwriters to be on the right side of history. Most of them aren't. They've all crumbled before the altar of wealth, excess, privilege and VIP invites. Sometimes an artist can ride the waves and have success and demonstrate a conscience and sometimes an artist is pushed to the margins, blackballed and sundry. A true artist is less concerned with this and more mindful of who he or she works for and... if you are a true artist, well... you do the math.. The question of what comprises a true artist may be a difficult one to answer in a time where they are, pretty much, nowhere to be seen. The powers that stink have barred the door to that form of expression. That's why we got, “uh uh uh uh oh, oh oh oh oh uh and uh uh uh uh oh.” all the way from Bimbo Rock to the Olympian rockers.

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Then, of course, you have Claire! :)

Sep 18 13:32

Warner Bros. Expected to Cut as Many as 1,000 Jobs

Warner Bros. Entertainment is expected to cut as many as 900 to 1,000 jobs worldwide as part of a studio-wide cost-cutting move, according to people familiar with the company’s plans. The estimated reductions would amount to more than 10% of the studio’s 9,000-person workforce.

Sep 18 09:23

UPDATED: John Textor Receives Threats over Michael Jackson Hologram

TMZ reports that the HologramUSA head went to court back in May claiming Textor stole the technology that created the holographic image, and asking the judge to block Textor from showcasing the hologram on the show.

After the lawsuit was denied, according to legal documents acquired by TMZ, David went on a hate campaign against Textor, even going so far as to post a photo of Hitler on Instagram tagged with Textor’s name. David also allegedly sent Textor death threats and allegedly tried extorting him with photos and illicit money transfers.

Textor went to court this week represented by attorney Marty Singer, asking for a protective order, which was granted. David was ordered to stop the harassment and steer clear of Textor. He has also been ordered to get rid of any guns he owns and is forbidden from buying more. In addition, David has been ordered to remove the Hitler photos and the various threats from social media.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Ah, Hollywood! How I don't miss it!

Sep 15 14:30

Miami Vice Prodigal son Wall Street

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is the video clip I just mentioned on the radio show in connection to the story about how Citi, Deutsche Bank, Bank Of America Were Channels For Sending Drug Money To Colombia.

Sep 14 09:45

HOLLYWOOD BEGGING TO BE BOYCOTTED

STAND WITH PALESTINE AT THE BOX OFFICE!

Sep 13 14:12

Hollywood Code Red: 2014 Already a Write Off, 19% of Jobs Cut

When you combine Variety's story about a 19% drop in entertainment industry jobs, and The Hollywood Reporter's story about the 2014 box office already being written off as a "disaster," things look pretty glum in the business of show. And probably for good reason.

Sep 13 11:01

Bill Maher levels GOP Rep. Kline: He embodies D.C’s ‘easily-swayed whores and sellouts’

Real Time host Bill Maher closed his season premiere on Friday with a scathing takedown of incumbent Rep. John Kline (R-MN), calling on his viewers to help vote him out of office in November.

“More than anyone else we could find, he embodies the easily-swayed whores and sellouts who keep this town running,” he told his Washington, D.C. audience.

Maher said that, besides voting against the Affordable Care Act — 54 times — as well as stem-cell research, marriage equality and raising the minimum wage, Kline also supported last year’s federal government shutdown and was “bought and paid for” by for-profit colleges.

“As the powerful chairman of the Education Committee, Kline has done more to keep twentysomethings in their parents’ basements than anyone else alive,” Maher argued, adding that 88 percent of students at the University of Phoenix, Kline’s biggest supporter, do not graduate.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I watched this last night, and have to share that I have what I would characterize as a "hug and a punch" relationship with Maher's work.

But Bill really needed to have the courage to go further than this particular piece of work, and castigate an entire system, where vote fraud is rampant, and corporations fund election cycles to get what they want out of Congress.

Constituents, under the current system, are expendable and irrelevent to the way business is conducted in Washington, and that is just a cold, hard, reality of the political beast in this country. Oh, yes, one can go through the kabuki process of voting; but after decades of voting, and very few pieces of legislation are actually created which favor small businesses, or We the People, it is hard to imagine the point, unless the entire system changes.

Maher can be so myopically partisan that sometimes he just cannot see what he is looking at. And with the alleged "Affordable Care Act" (written by the health insurance companies themselves), what a lot of people wound up with was infinitely less choice, less care, and more money for what insurance they did get.

As reported at insurancenewsnet.com in November of 2013 in comments by Senator Barrasso, from Wyoming:

"This has been a very rough five weeks for hardworking Americans who are concerned about their health. "Many people were hoping that the Democrats' health care law would actually help decrease costs--that it would actually help increase access to quality health care. "But all of America knows it just hasn't happened. "On October first, the Obama Administration launched its health care exchange. "This was to be the biggest moment of the President's signature achievement in office. It's one that people were looking for years to the opening of the exchanges and I would just say it flopped. It completely flopped. "The website crashed, and it fell right on the heads of the people who were already anxious about their health care. "Because of this law, millions of people are getting letters saying that their insurance has been cancelled. "And I've talked to some of them this past weekend in Wyoming. "At least three and a half million across the country, and the number continues to climb every day. "The Obama Administration says that's no big deal - they say that only three and a half million people are losing the insurance plans they have now. "But this administration's goal, their goal was just seven million people covered in the exchanges. Why does the White House think that 3.5 million Americans losing their coverage is no big deal - when their goal this year is 7 million Americans?

Yes, I am for universal healthcare in this country; but Obamacare was just not the right way to go about it. And Pelosi's remark, "We have to pass the bill in order to see what is in it", was a dead giveaway that this would NOT assist people with real healthcare needs. And of course, Congress has exempted itself from having to use it!!!

WAY TO GO, CONGRESS!!

Sep 04 12:05

Joan Rivers, Comedy Legend and TV Host, Dies at 81

Joan Rivers, a pioneering female stand-up comic and the queen of "Can We Talk?" gossip, has died. She was 81.

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For some strange reason I am not feeling anywhere near as upset over this as I did with Robin Williams' tragic passing.

In any event the corporate media have something else to plaster all over the screens that is not the economy, not the wars, not the immigration scandal, not the IRS scandal, etc.

Sep 02 06:30

Jews, Hollywood, and Gaza: Some Thoughts

In the world of entertainment, there are few recoveries. In terms of raw power, the eighteen names on the ADL ad are more than match for the hundreds of celebrities who have signed open letters or penned offending tweets. The message might be lost on the public at large, but to those entertainers it is crystal clear — “We own you.”

Aug 31 08:23

Israel’s Political Firewall against the Truth

In an article published in the September 6th edition of The Palestine Chronicle (“Imagining Palestinians as Equal”) I began with this quote from novelist Aldous Huxley: “The propagandist’s purpose is to make one set of people forget that certain other sets of people are human.” It is the key to separating out what is blatant propaganda and what is fair and honest communication.

The purpose of Israel’s political firewall is blocking out and discrediting the testimony of the people it abuses on a daily basis and their supporters, through using high level elites.

Apr 05 11:09

Porn Stars Allie Haze, Chastity Lane Call For Mass Wank-Off Against Santorum: VIDEO

Sorry couldn't resist this one!

Porn stars Allie Haze (of Star Wars XXX fame) and Chastity Lane are asking good Americans everywhere to, um, reach down and touch themselves to oppose the presidential hopes of one Rick Santorum.

Apr 04 14:44

Today is April 4th . . . Happy George Orwell Day!

"In small clumsy letters he wrote: April 4th, 1984."

"His pen had slid voluptuously over the smooth paper, printing in large neat capitals -

DOWN WITH BIG BROTHER

DOWN WITH BIG BROTHER

DOWN WITH BIG BROTHER

DOWN WITH BIG BROTHER

DOWN WITH BIG BROTHER

over and over again, filling half a page." ~ 1984

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