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Batman Star Christian Bale Attacked for Visiting Chen Guangcheng
LifeNews.com ^ | December 12, 2011 | Steven Ertelt

Posted on 12/16/2011 9:16:32 AM PST by julieee

Batman Star Christian Bale Attacked for Visiting Chen Guangcheng

Beijing, China -- Batman movie star Christian Bale traveled nine hours from Beijing to visit blind forced abortion opponent Chen Guangcheng, who has been sentenced to home confinement by local Chinese family planning officials.

http://www.lifenews.com/2011/12/16/batman-star-christian-bale-attacked-for-visiting-chen-guangcheng/

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: batman; chenguangcheng; china; christianbale; hollywood; populationcontrol; redchina

1 posted on 12/16/2011 9:16:42 AM PST by julieee
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To: julieee

Bravo! Never imagined a volatile Hollywood megastar was capable of a subtle, modest, yet powerful pro-life protest. Amazing video. Thank you, Mr. Bale.


2 posted on 12/16/2011 9:18:49 AM PST by montag813
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To: montag813

Well, he is a Christian after all. ;^)


3 posted on 12/16/2011 9:25:26 AM PST by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: montag813

After watching a video of this guy losing it when a set worker accidentally walked through one of his shoots I see him bringing attention to this cause plus getting his butt kicked as a win/win.


4 posted on 12/16/2011 9:26:40 AM PST by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: julieee
Just my opinion, Christian Bale is probably the finest actor of his generation. The Oscar he earned for The Fighter could've been awarded to him for pretty much every on-screen performance he has given.
5 posted on 12/16/2011 9:29:55 AM PST by Drew68
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To: julieee

This thread is useless without Pix.


6 posted on 12/16/2011 9:30:04 AM PST by sportutegrl
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zt3lzOUhX1Q

Hard to feel sorry for this guy -
(warning - profanity)


7 posted on 12/16/2011 9:30:44 AM PST by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: julieee
The Chinese are not stupid you would think that they would welcome some way of backing away from the forced abortion, one child policies before it destroys their country. Even Chinese people that I talk to in the United States think it is creating a generation of spoiled brats in China. While I doubt they will ever see the moral issue at stake, why they persist from a practical point of view is beyond me. That the devil loves to whisper in the ear of old corrupt prideful men with absolute power to spread suffering is as good as any explanation.
8 posted on 12/16/2011 9:31:55 AM PST by dog breath
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This reminds me, I have to return some videotapes.


9 posted on 12/16/2011 9:33:01 AM PST by real saxophonist (The fact that you play tuba doesn't make you any less lethal. -USMC bandsman in Iraq)
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To: dog breath

People say that China will be a threat, this has made sure that they are the worst threat to themselves.


10 posted on 12/16/2011 9:34:57 AM PST by BenKenobi (Honkeys for Herman! 10 percent is enough for God; 9 percent is enough for government)
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To: Abathar
I don't feel sorry for him. But I also don't think he did anything wrong flying off the handle about an idiot who screwed up his job. I can't tolerate incompetent boobs at work. Sometimes the one thing that keeps people working and doing a good job is knowing that the boss could at any moment fly into a tirade over their screwups.

Seriously, how many of you would really like to see a Christian Bale working as the manager at McDonalds when you get through the drive-thru only to notice that ONCE AGAIN, the idiots have messed up your order.

11 posted on 12/16/2011 9:51:33 AM PST by douginthearmy (Still undecided.)
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As the owner of a business I have zero tolerance for people who haven’t got the emotional control to refrain from losing it like he did, especially considering he really is nothing but a (very well) paid employee and not the boss anyway. Had it been the 3rd time this guy had done it then a small outburst is understandable perhaps, but listening to him go off like that under any circumstances shows what kind of a guy he really is.

The measure of a man isn’t how he treats his equals, its how he treats those whom he sees beneath him. No one deserves to be humiliated like that in public, a real man would have called him aside and done it 1 on 1 in private behind a closed door.

If one of my guys ever went off and acted like he did to someone under him on the floor he would get a single, lifetime warning that if it ever happened again his ass and his toolbox would be thrown out my door and I don’t care how key of an employee he or she is.


12 posted on 12/16/2011 10:10:15 AM PST by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: sportutegrl
This thread is useless without Pix.

You're right ... fair is fair ...

Sorry, ... I just couldn't help myself. ;-)

Here ya' go ...


13 posted on 12/16/2011 10:42:55 AM PST by Malone LaVeigh
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To: julieee

3:10 to Yuma


14 posted on 12/16/2011 10:47:13 AM PST by faucetman
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To: Abathar
After watching a video of this guy losing it when a set worker accidentally walked through one of his shoots

It was actually directed at a director of photography, not a set worker. Perhaps he was upset with the horrid "Terminator: Salvation" script, or the fact that the director "McG" had only done music videos and 'Charlies Angels' films.

15 posted on 12/16/2011 11:08:13 AM PST by montag813
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To: Abathar
That's probably a good policy but I still think this country is in need of some indignance. You will recall that Bale made a full apology and he actually worked with the guy immediately afterwards and they patched things up. Still I bet everyone else on the set reaffirmed their skillset.

One of the best things that ever happened to me at work was when I was about 23 working at a Foot Locker and the manager pulled me in the back and gave me a viscious scolding. He only let out one cuss and tried to pull it back, but he was extremely heated. He also did the right thing in taking it to a private place. But it stuck with me to this day, and I am a much better person and worker for having had my ass handed to me.

You are right though, the public outburst and the uncontrolled profanity are unprofessional. Even as an NCO in the Army I had to control my language and I always performed counseling in private.

16 posted on 12/16/2011 11:09:37 AM PST by douginthearmy (Leaning Newt)
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To: montag813

I haven’t seen it yet, but if its anything like Charlies Angels then I don’t think I’m missing much.

Still, he signed the contract after reading the script and cashed the checks, so ultimately he can’t blame anyone else I guess.


17 posted on 12/16/2011 12:16:16 PM PST by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: douginthearmy

Ours is a family business I own now, growing up I even dodged a few wrenches heaved my way and swore I would never allow that to happen, and it hasn’t. I agree that a good dressing down can do wonders though, but he flew off the handle which is never acceptable to me. The only time I let anger slip a little more than a curt word or “the look” is when I am lied to by an employee or a mistake is so idiotic that its inexcusable. Hasn’t needed to happen much, but yeah, sitting someone down behind a closed door and explaining the facts of life to them n no uncertain terms can be beneficial to both parties.


18 posted on 12/16/2011 12:26:30 PM PST by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: julieee

I didn’t realize Bale was a pro-life supporter.


19 posted on 12/16/2011 3:02:41 PM PST by af_vet_rr
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