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Terrorise this [Nicole Kidman and 83 Hollywood heavyweights]
Sidney Morning Herald ^ | August 17, 2006 | AdvertisementAdvertisement

Posted on 08/17/2006 11:43:01 AM PDT by vimto

Nicole Kidman and 83 Hollywood heavyweights are using the power of the press to speak out against terrorism.

She has joined 84 other high-profile Hollywood stars, directors, studio bosses and media moguls, including News Corporation chairman Rupert Murdoch, has taken out a powerfully-worded full page advertisement in today's Los Angeles Times newspaper.

It specifically targets "terrorist organisations" such as Hezbollah in Lebanon and Hamas in Palestine.

"We the undersigned are pained and devastated by the civilian casualties in Israel and Lebanon caused by terrorist actions initiated by terrorist organisations such as Hizbollah and Hamas," the ad reads.

"If we do not succeed in stopping terrorism around the world, chaos will rule and innocent people will continue to die.

"We need to support democratic societies and stop terrorism at all costs."

A who's who of Hollywood heavyweights joined Kidman and Murdoch on the ad.

The actors listed included: Michael Douglas, Dennis Hopper, Sylvester Stallone, Bruce Willis, Danny De Vito, Don Johnson, James Woods, Kelly Preston, Patricia Heaton and William Hurt.

Directors Ridley Scott, Tony Scott, Michael Mann, Dick Donner and Sam Raimi also signed their names.

Other Hollywood powerplayers supporting the ad included Sumner Redstone, the chairman and majority owner of Paramount Pictures, and billionaire mogul, Haim Saban.


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1 posted on 08/17/2006 11:43:01 AM PDT by vimto
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To: vimto
It specifically targets "terrorist organisations" such as Hezbollah in Lebanon and Hamas in Palestine.

Wow. A moment of clarity among the Hollywierdos. These exhibit more conviction than John Dingell. Although this group is not among the "usual suspects" when it comes to leftist blowhards in Hollywood. Now, if only the Democrats would come around to condemn terrorism.

2 posted on 08/17/2006 11:45:45 AM PDT by My2Cents (A pirate's life for me.)
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To: vimto

I guess Weekend at Fidels kept everyone from getting the fax last week. Their communist handlers wont be happy with this!


3 posted on 08/17/2006 11:47:07 AM PDT by rawcatslyentist (I'd rather be carrying a shotgun with Dick, than riding shotgun with a Kennedyl! *-0(:~{>)
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To: vimto

There are some Republicans among this group (Dennis Hopper -- who at least votes Republican, Bruce Willis, Patricia Heaton).


4 posted on 08/17/2006 11:47:13 AM PDT by My2Cents (A pirate's life for me.)
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To: My2Cents

Isn't it good! Like a breath of fresh air.


5 posted on 08/17/2006 11:48:27 AM PDT by vimto (Blighty Awaken!)
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To: vimto
The actors listed included: ...Patricia Heaton

The Rules!


6 posted on 08/17/2006 11:49:10 AM PDT by My2Cents (A pirate's life for me.)
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To: vimto


....what the?.....


7 posted on 08/17/2006 11:52:49 AM PDT by Tzimisce (How Would Mohammed Vote? Hillary for President! www.dndorks.com)
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To: My2Cents
Lovely pic. I didn't know Nicole Kidman had a good head on her lovely shoulders though. No wonder she and Cruise went their separate ways.
8 posted on 08/17/2006 11:53:09 AM PDT by vimto (Blighty Awaken!)
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To: vimto
"We need to support democratic societies and stop terrorism at all costs."

Freudian slip?? Are they talking about ones run by the likes of the Kennedy's, Kerry's, Reid's, Pelosi's and Howlin' Howie's?
9 posted on 08/17/2006 11:54:18 AM PDT by stm (Good people sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence)
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To: vimto

Kidman separating from Tom Cruise was a clear indication she has a reasonable head on her shoulders.


10 posted on 08/17/2006 11:54:21 AM PDT by My2Cents (A pirate's life for me.)
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To: vimto
"We need to support democratic societies and stop terrorism at all costs."

Hollywood? 2006?
11 posted on 08/17/2006 11:55:27 AM PDT by Democracy In Iraq (When a soldier dies, a protester gloats, a family cries, an Iraqi votes)
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To: My2Cents

Hollywood "cares" but who cares what Hollywood thinks? Will Hollywood leftists and their fellow travellers still vote for the John Dingels and Lamonts?


12 posted on 08/17/2006 11:56:06 AM PDT by Draco
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To: stm
You tagline is excellent and very very true. I wish Europe would wake up to the reality!
13 posted on 08/17/2006 11:56:21 AM PDT by vimto (Blighty Awaken!)
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To: My2Cents

14 posted on 08/17/2006 11:56:21 AM PDT by knarf (Someone stole my tagline !! It was here a minute ago .. /8^( ...)
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To: My2Cents

I was at a conservative film festival in Hollywood earlier this year, and Patricia Heaton was there.


15 posted on 08/17/2006 11:56:31 AM PDT by Democracy In Iraq (When a soldier dies, a protester gloats, a family cries, an Iraqi votes)
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To: Draco
Give credit where it is due sir.
16 posted on 08/17/2006 11:57:53 AM PDT by vimto (Blighty Awaken!)
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To: vimto

Saban is a major Democrat contributor but he's also Jewish, so he's likely to at least get it re Israel. This would also apply to other liberals on the list like Michael Douglas.


17 posted on 08/17/2006 11:59:32 AM PDT by Argus
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To: Argus

I say work with co-beligerants. many a neo-con has come from their ranks.


18 posted on 08/17/2006 12:00:53 PM PDT by vimto (Blighty Awaken!)
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To: vimto

Does anyone have a link to the full list of all 84 who signed this ad? Maybe a scan of the ad itself?


20 posted on 08/17/2006 12:03:28 PM PDT by zaxxon ("A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes ." -Mark Twain)
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To: Democracy In Iraq
I was at a conservative film festival in Hollywood earlier this year, and Patricia Heaton was there.

I had frosted strawberry Poptarts for breakfast this morning and Patricia Heaton had breakfast this morning, also.

21 posted on 08/17/2006 12:04:16 PM PDT by cowboyway (My heroes have always been Cowboys)
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To: zaxxon
Point taken. Not me. Anyone from L.A able to confirm the veracity of this article?
22 posted on 08/17/2006 12:07:13 PM PDT by vimto (Blighty Awaken!)
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To: vimto
Give credit where it is due sir.

Making Hollywood's opinions to be more "creditworthy" than anyone else's is a peculiar way of assigning such. Pretending to be someone else and getting paid for it is not a basis to assign "credit" or added weight to an actor's opinion on anything. Good acting doesn't necessarily entitle them to such acclaim. Do you have a rational basis for this "credit" you wish to assign or is it "star power." I grew up on Los Angeles. Perhaps you did too. You know that actors are not exactly ones whose opinions are entitled to any higher credit than anyone else's. Star power ain't brain power.

23 posted on 08/17/2006 12:08:07 PM PDT by Draco
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To: Draco
Point taken. But the world is as it is and these guys and gals have spoken out, good on them.

Me? I'm from Wales. it's another world to me.
24 posted on 08/17/2006 12:10:23 PM PDT by vimto (Blighty Awaken!)
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To: vimto

Holy Moly! I am not believing my eyes! There ARE rational people in this world! It's about time!


25 posted on 08/17/2006 12:18:00 PM PDT by avacado
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To: Draco

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Making Hollywood's opinions to be more "creditworthy" than anyone else's is a peculiar way of assigning such. Pretending to be someone else and getting paid for it is not a basis to assign "credit" or added weight to an actor's opinion on anything. Good acting doesn't necessarily entitle them to such acclaim. Do you have a rational basis for this "credit" you wish to assign or is it "star power."
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They get heard more easily that we do as we type away in the back corners of the Internet.

This can only be good. And their message is on target!


26 posted on 08/17/2006 12:23:31 PM PDT by avacado
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To: cowboyway
I had frosted strawberry Poptarts for breakfast this morning and Patricia Heaton had breakfast this morning, also.

Likely true (but how do you know?). Now, if Patricia Heaton had a breakfast of Poptarts with you at your place, that would be significant.

Patricia Heaton isn't simply the most vocal pro-life person in Hollywood, she's one of the most vocal pro-life people in America. She said on Jay Leno one evening that she voted Republican because Republicans were a pro-life party. That's not just being "conservative," that's being overtly conservative in behind enemy lines.

27 posted on 08/17/2006 12:27:52 PM PDT by My2Cents (A pirate's life for me.)
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To: vimto
Point taken. But the world is as it is and these guys and gals have spoken out, good on them. Me? I'm from Wales. it's another world to me.

And I take your point as to the way the world is. My cynicism as to the Hollywood types' motives stems from experience. Every Christmas in Los Angeles you can count on TV crews covering a celebrity "donating" their time at a homeless shelter or soup kitchen. But ask those who work helping the poor day in and day out at such locations. Many -- in fact most -- of the celebs are gone once the cameras leave. Everything done in Hollywood is done with an eye to publicity, the best being the free type. "Look at me, I care." Gets facetime. And the camera crews and celebs get in the way of the real work and the real good.

As for being Welsh, please make more Katherine Zeta-Joneses. I don't care about what her politics look like.

28 posted on 08/17/2006 12:28:43 PM PDT by Draco
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To: vimto
Whoa! How non-partisan is this?! :-) Good on them for taking the right stand for a change! Image and video hosting by TinyPic
29 posted on 08/17/2006 12:31:31 PM PDT by pillut48 (CJ in TX)
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To: vimto; All
My conservative testosterone is HEATING UP!!! Vaarooooom, Vaarooooom!


30 posted on 08/17/2006 12:32:09 PM PDT by avacado
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To: vimto
posting this for the fourth (4th) time would not be so bad if you had more pictures.
31 posted on 08/17/2006 12:33:41 PM PDT by TWfromTEXAS
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To: avacado
They get heard more easily that we do as we type away in the back corners of the Internet. This can only be good. And their message is on target!

Sheesh. Free Republic is a "back corner"? You position is both illogical and inaccurate. The vast majority of voters do not say to themselves "Nicole Kidman thinks/votes thus and so, so I will too." Let's have more faith in democracy and our fellow voters.

Hollywood is historically leftist and votes Democrat overwhelmingly. Julia Roberts' comment about the word "republican" appearing between "reptile" and "repugnant" in the dictionary is the level of political sophistication of most Hollywood types. Do you really want to applaud them and accord their opinions more highly?

32 posted on 08/17/2006 12:45:22 PM PDT by Draco
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To: TWfromTEXAS
Patricia Heaton - Conservative at Large!


33 posted on 08/17/2006 12:46:04 PM PDT by avacado
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To: vimto

I don't know your age but were a fan of The Alarm in your youth?


34 posted on 08/17/2006 12:48:10 PM PDT by Holicheese (Gran Habano #5 Corojo is awesome)
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To: Draco

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"They get heard more easily that we do as we type away in the back corners of the Internet. This can only be good. And their message is on target!"

Sheesh. Free Republic is a "back corner"? You position is both illogical and inaccurate. The vast majority of voters do not say to themselves "Nicole Kidman thinks/votes thus and so, so I will too."
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Sorry fella, but indeed they have a voice the resonates accross America in ways we can not. They aren't the whole, but definitely a part of the sum of the whole. i.e., everything helps!

And remember, for the terrorists, 90% of the war is a propaganda war thru the media. Hollywood does hold a big slice of that media!





35 posted on 08/17/2006 12:50:12 PM PDT by avacado
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To: avacado
Sorry fella, but indeed they have a voice the (sic)resonates accross (sic) America in ways we can not.

Resonates accross (sic) America in ways we can not? Apparently Hollywood struck the wrong cord the last several elections. There is a difference between fluff and facts. Something else is resonating across America, thankfully.

And remember, for the terrorists, 90% of the war is a propaganda war thru the media. Hollywood does hold a big slice of that media!

I think the members of the American electorate can figure out who the bad guys are all by ourselves. You skirt the main point: People don't vote a certain way because some starlet thinks they should do so.

Try telling the dead from 9/11, Iraq, and Afghanistan that 90% of the war is propaganda war. Don't value H-wood hype over real actions and real sacrifice and real voters. That is a bad and illogical precedent.

36 posted on 08/17/2006 1:17:15 PM PDT by Draco
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To: Holicheese
"Come on down and take a stand!"
37 posted on 08/17/2006 2:03:37 PM PDT by grellis (I don't know, let me ask my I Ching)
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To: zaxxon
Does anyone have a link to the full list of all 84 who signed this ad? Maybe a scan of the ad itself?


38 posted on 08/17/2006 5:30:14 PM PDT by HAL9000 (Happy 10th Anniversary FreeRepublic.com - Est. Sept. 23, 1996 - Thanks Jim!)
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To: vimto

May these celebrities buy some serious hardware, if you know what I mean, and back up their rhetoric by taking some of the terrorists out for us. );-)


39 posted on 08/17/2006 5:33:56 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Going partly violently to the thing 24-7!)
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To: grellis

Nice to know there are still fans out there.
One of their live CDs was from the Wang Center in Boston. If you listen really close, you can hear me yelling.
VH1 did a reunion show with all the original members, it was awesome.


40 posted on 08/17/2006 5:57:14 PM PDT by Holicheese (Love to feel the rain in the summertime.)
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To: My2Cents

lovely


41 posted on 08/17/2006 6:01:03 PM PDT by hattend (Stop! No more! The spirit is willing but the flesh is spongy and bruised! - Zapp Brannigan:)
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To: Draco
I understand where you are coming from. Indeed a good dose of cynicism is wise when dealing with celebs and the MSM. Thanks for outlining your reasons.
42 posted on 08/17/2006 7:03:48 PM PDT by vimto (Blighty Awaken!)
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Wow, that is darned amazing. Some of the names you expected to be there, like willis, sinise, and woods. But others on the list
like bernie mac, stephen dorff, serena williams, william hurt, I found interesting because I never knew them
to engage in any political discussions.

We all like to show no mercy to hollywood stars who spout off with anti war and anti bush drivel, so
I give credit where it's due. Good for these people to sympathize with the jewish people and the war
on terror! World politicians can't even come close to condemning terrorists like this group.


43 posted on 08/17/2006 7:03:57 PM PDT by World_Events
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To: Holicheese
Mmm I love music. the Alarm were a bit late for me .

I'm more Caravan, Van-der-Graff-generator,Incredible String Band, Family,Kevin Ayers....Hippy dippy stuff really. --- and reggae - lots of reggae and American soul.

I take it you were into the Alarm? were they like thaFall Welsh? there were a lot of Welsh bands about, still are. Shame John Peel died.
44 posted on 08/17/2006 7:10:13 PM PDT by vimto (Blighty Awaken!)
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To: World_Events
"World politicians can't even come close to condemning terrorists like this group."

Quite right indeed. It encouraged me to see this item.

Is 3am and I cannot get to sleep.

Ho Hum...
45 posted on 08/17/2006 7:12:45 PM PDT by vimto (Blighty Awaken!)
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To: HAL9000

I noticed none of the above were off'd in [i]Team America World Police[/i]....


46 posted on 08/17/2006 7:20:21 PM PDT by TeleStraightShooter (The Right To Take Life is NOT a Constitutional "Liberty" protected by the 14th Amendment)
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To: StarFan; Dutchy; alisasny; BobFromNJ; BUNNY2003; Cacique; Clemenza; Coleus; cyborg; DKNY; ...
WOW... Some in Hollyweird actually "get it"...

Please FReepmail me if you want on or off my ‘miscellaneous’ ping list.

47 posted on 08/17/2006 7:22:13 PM PDT by nutmeg (National security trumps everything else.)
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To: StarFan; Dutchy; alisasny; BobFromNJ; BUNNY2003; Cacique; Clemenza; Coleus; cyborg; DKNY; ...

Sorry for the double-ping... See #38.


48 posted on 08/17/2006 7:23:32 PM PDT by nutmeg (National security trumps everything else.)
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To: vimto

I saw them in 1984 in Santa Cruz CA with U2 and Big Country. The Alarm stole the show. Loved them ever since. One of the members still Mike Peters still tours under the name The Alarm. The reviews I have read says that they still put on a great show.
They were all from Rhyl(SP?)
www.thealarm.com If you do get a chance to see them I would love to hear your comments.


49 posted on 08/17/2006 7:23:45 PM PDT by Holicheese (Love to feel the rain in the summertime.)
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To: nutmeg
WOW... Some in Hollyweird actually "get it"...

Hard to believe, huh? But, I'm glad a few of them get it.

50 posted on 08/17/2006 7:25:03 PM PDT by Victoria Delsoul
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