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Action figures for 'Django Unchained' draw protest (Tarantino selling slaves)
Yahoo ^ | 1/08/13

Posted on 01/08/2013 4:58:37 PM PST by Libloather

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Najee Ali, director of the advocacy group Project Islamic Hope, plans a news conference Tuesday with other Los Angeles black community leaders calling for the removal of the toys from the market.

Ali called the action figures "a slap in the face of our ancestors."

"We were outraged," said Ali, upon learning of the figures. "We feel that it trivializes the horrors of slavery and what African Americans experienced."

The action figures are collectibles recommended for people older than 17.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: django; movie; protest; tarantino
What good is someone's ancestry if you can't pimp it?
1 posted on 01/08/2013 4:58:44 PM PST by Libloather
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To: Libloather
I actually thought these two toys looked rather impressive ...

SnakeDoc

2 posted on 01/08/2013 5:03:55 PM PST by SnakeDoctor (Come and take it.)
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To: Libloather

LOL! Great question.


3 posted on 01/08/2013 5:04:02 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Where can I pick up a 2013 Mayan calendar?)
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To: Libloather

These black “leaders” need a trip to Mecca so they can rediscover that problematic truth that Malcom X discovered (and led to his death).


4 posted on 01/08/2013 5:05:14 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Libloather

BTW I’m watching Iron Man II. So far so good.


5 posted on 01/08/2013 5:11:14 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Libloather
"The action figures are collectibles recommended for people older than 17."

Why would a real adult want to buy this crap?

6 posted on 01/08/2013 5:12:10 PM PST by wmileo
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To: Libloather

Has anyone seen it?
My niece went (she is not a kid) and said it was quite good.
But she saw it on base (for $1.00), so maybe that’s all its worth.


7 posted on 01/08/2013 5:13:52 PM PST by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: Libloather
Muslims concerned about black slavery...

...wow, kind of like Nazis concerned about anti-Semitism.

well, only Nixon could go to China as they say.

8 posted on 01/08/2013 5:14:54 PM PST by Happy Rain ("Banning guns over Adam Lanza would be like banning speech over Bill Maher.")
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To: Happy Rain
"[O]nly Nixon could go to China."

An old Vulcan proverb...
9 posted on 01/08/2013 5:19:33 PM PST by FortWorthPatriot ("If this be treason, make the most of it." - Patrick Henry, 30 May 1765)
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To: wmileo

They’re collectibles. They’ll be worth big money down the road.


10 posted on 01/08/2013 5:22:58 PM PST by vladimir998
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To: Libloather
"We feel that it trivializes the horrors of slavery and what African Americans experienced."

When the same Quentin Tarantino used 'Inglourious Basterds' to trivialize the Jewish experience in Nazi occupied Europe nobody said a word.

11 posted on 01/08/2013 5:23:41 PM PST by wmileo
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To: FortWorthPatriot
Why are 9 out of 10 conservative intellectuals Star Trek geeks?

The malady is so ubiquitous and to some, so irritating, Star Trek references are forbidden in The National Review.

12 posted on 01/08/2013 5:27:03 PM PST by Happy Rain ("Banning guns over Adam Lanza would be like banning speech over Bill Maher.")
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To: Libloather

Maybe if Ali got all worked up over CURRENT Islamic countries that allow and condone slavery I might care what he thinks....


13 posted on 01/08/2013 5:27:23 PM PST by JZoback
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To: cripplecreek
Would you please enlighten me cripple?

Does it involved Islamic Slavery?

I try to stay as far away from Malcolm X as I possibly can.

14 posted on 01/08/2013 5:32:08 PM PST by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: Libloather

I’m sure that as soon as Tarantino makes the appropriate donation to the appropriate group the toys will be A-OK.


15 posted on 01/08/2013 5:36:56 PM PST by JoeDetweiler
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To: KC_Lion
Malcom X did his pilgrimage to Mecca and became Haji Shabazz...while in the holy land the Imams kept telling him that his racist white hating Nation of Islam founding leader Elijah Mohammed was full of sh*t and wouldn't know true Islam if it bit him on the left nut.
Haji Shabazz came home to preach true Islam and paid for it with his life at the hands of Elijah Mohammed's chief executioner, Louis Farrakhan and his thugs.
16 posted on 01/08/2013 5:43:57 PM PST by Happy Rain ("Banning guns over Adam Lanza would be like banning speech over Bill Maher.")
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To: KC_Lion

Just going from memory on what Alveda King said to Glenn Beck.

She basically said that “Calvin” discovered how twisted NOI beliefs were and that members were mindless robots. She said his hatred of whites had begun to falter because he had seen real slavery and racism in the mideast. Louis Farrakahn all but admitted that the Nation Of Islam killed Malcom X because he would have destroyed the organization.

Its doubtful that he was ever going to be a conservative but if he had lived, I doubt the NOI would be the organization it is today.


17 posted on 01/08/2013 5:45:32 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Happy Rain; cripplecreek
Thank you both for clearing that up.

I guess reality bites hard even the most vehement of leftists.

18 posted on 01/08/2013 5:50:23 PM PST by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: Libloather

Maybe the profits could go to a fund to buy 40 acres and a mule?


19 posted on 01/08/2013 5:51:01 PM PST by Michael.SF. (Obama lied, Stevens died.)
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To: Happy Rain

re “Why are 9 out of 10 conservative intellectuals Star Trek geeks?” EASY:

“Star Trek” was a wonderfully constructed world of Sci-Fi that incorporated the best of American values, was well written, featured good actors/actresses, and was entertaining. EXAMPLES:

* Self-Sacrifice: “The Doomsday Machine”, William Windom, a WW2 combat vet, as Commodore Dekker. Leonard Nimoy as Spock in “The Wrath of Khan”.

* Patriotism: “The Omega glory”, esp. the scene in which Kirk begins to recite the “forbidden words” that were those in the introduction to the Declaration of Independence, and then the unravelling of an old American flag.

The most beautiful sight I have ever seen of the American flag was when two U.S. riverine patrol boats (Mekong Delta, So. Vietnam) passed under a bridge I was on, with the flags fully flying.

I guess the most beautiful sight my father-in-law saw (and has a picture of), was a large American flag flying at the top of Mt. Suribachi on Iwo Jima. His Army Signal Corps Signal Assault Company had taken very heavy casualties during the fighting and were taken back down the mountain to get patched up.

* Humor: Something the Left doesn’t have much of. “The Trouble With Tribbles” series and “Harry, Mudd” (Harcourt!) says it all.

* Nice looking women: Nichele Nichols, Sherry Jackson, Julie Newmar, Terri Gar, etc. from the TV series plus any from ST; Deep Space 9 (Farrell, DeBoer, Visitor, Materson), Seven of Nine (Jery Ryan, beautiful in person with very little makeup), Kate Mulgrew, Marina Sirtis, etc. (You should see my autographed photo collection. Eat your hearts out, peasants).

* Technology: “Phasers”; “Communicators”, Time travel, “transporters”, etc. Great imagination in creating things that didn’t exist, some of which were created later.

* Humanity: The sacrifices of the Enterprise and other Federation ships in helping to protect weaker peoples is typically American, or else the French would have been speaking German ever since 1944 (i.e. a failure of the D-Day invasion).

* Exploration: An unique human trait is that of exploring the unknown, be it in space, on earth or in the seas. “To Go Where No Man Has Gone Before”, “City on the Edge of Forever”, and “ Out there, Mr. Sulu” quote.

Star Trek was not just a show or movie, it was the creative imagination of Gene Roddenberry and company who took us “where no man has gone before” in one helluva ride into space.

Trekkies at FR know exactly what I’m talking about. We could go to new worlds and new times without ever having to leave our chairs, and enjoy the trip both visually and in our minds.

Freeper Trekkies rule!

“Live Long and Prosper”


20 posted on 01/08/2013 6:02:06 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Libloather

Makes you wonder about people, it is obvious this clown Ali is just plain Stupid and or EVIL, SLAVERY exists in 40% of the WORLD TODAY, Egypt just made Slavery a part of their new constitution, Madagascar still holds SLAVE AUCTIONS every Month, as well as most of the African Continent, All of the Islamic World practices SLAVERY. I doubt they will ever say a Word about their people holding SLAVES TODAY.


21 posted on 01/08/2013 6:21:48 PM PST by eyeamok
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To: Happy Rain
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"Names, Lieutenant, Names !"


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22 posted on 01/08/2013 6:35:57 PM PST by Patton@Bastogne (Newt Gingrich and Sarah Palin will DEFEAT the Obama-Romney Socialist Gay-Marriage Axis of Evil)
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To: All

Made in China. By actual Slaves.


23 posted on 01/08/2013 6:36:37 PM PST by Celerity
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To: Libloather
People on here are saying they are collectibles. They will really be collectible when they are taken off the market, thus driving up the price on the few made. Controversy sells. Free publicity for the movie.
24 posted on 01/08/2013 6:44:39 PM PST by political1 (Love your neighbors)
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To: Libloather

And they’re selling Massa, too!


25 posted on 01/08/2013 6:47:16 PM PST by Rebelbase
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To: Libloather

Outrage over action figures? Really?


26 posted on 01/08/2013 7:03:25 PM PST by popdonnelly
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To: popdonnelly

“Outrage over action figures? Really?”

I don’t want them sold, either; they are the right size for black malcontents to string up around their workplace and cry “wolf”.


27 posted on 01/08/2013 7:52:36 PM PST by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: Happy Rain

Love your tag line.


28 posted on 01/08/2013 7:58:21 PM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: SnakeDoctor

about a year ago one studio exec said, “We no longer are in the movie biz, we are in the toy business. We amke more profit form action figures than films.” don’t know if that is correct but it sure looks like it.


29 posted on 01/08/2013 8:12:32 PM PST by q_an_a (the more laws the less justice)
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To: Libloather

Want a taste of slavery? Try not paying your taxes.


30 posted on 01/08/2013 9:10:31 PM PST by onedoug
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To: onedoug

Does the Leo figure come with his own whip.


31 posted on 01/08/2013 9:33:02 PM PST by Ciexyz
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To: cripplecreek

Which was? Asking politely. The “truths” in his realms were...well...but I probably agree with you.


32 posted on 01/08/2013 10:03:27 PM PST by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux)
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To: wmileo
"'The action figures are collectibles recommended for people older than 17.'
Why would a real adult want to buy this crap?"

If they're of a kind that would elect a president that's full of it they might.


33 posted on 01/09/2013 1:53:13 AM PST by clearcarbon
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To: svcw

saw it last weekend...

it needs to be seen on the big screen..

it is a typical quentin tarantino movie, well done, but a bit on the long side..

my opinion, it is worth the price of admission..


34 posted on 01/09/2013 4:25:28 AM PST by joe fonebone (The clueless... they walk among us, and they vote...)
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