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  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "Samson and Delilah"(1949)

    06/23/2013 11:19:04 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 7 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1949 | Cecil B. DeMille
  • Movie for a Friday evening: "The Great Gatsby" (1949)

    05/10/2013 7:06:33 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 15 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1949 | F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • TCM movie alert: "The Girl From Jones Beach"(1949) starring former President Ronald Reagan 11AM EST

    11/29/2012 9:09:30 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 4 replies
    TCM ^ | 1949 | Peter Godfrey
    My 2nd TCM movie alert for today. TCM will be airing the Ronald Reagan comedy "The Girl From Jones Beach" at 11 AM E.S.T. on Friday, November 30, 2012. It's a fun, goofy comedy that's worlds away from Reagan's dealing with the Soviets and fixing Carter's economic disaster. The voluptuous Virginia Mayo makes a very lovely leading lady for him and was quite fond of Reagan off-screen as well. I remember later seeing her in an interview where she said he was one of her favorite leading men. Don't expect anything deep but for light entertainment it works if you're...
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "The Great Gatsby" (1949)

    11/25/2012 1:32:44 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 17 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1949
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U2jh6XkjrHU&list=PL9pRcaYn5SdyILL3bVgSfwDcTJYlRujfV&index=1&feature=plpp_video Today's feature is the 2nd film version and 1st talking one of F. Scott Fitzgerald's 1925 novel about the mysterious Jay Gatsby and the decadent rich Long Islanders of the Jazz Age. This version has been harder to find. I don't believe it's ever been officially released on home video and it's rarely if ever aired on TV. I suppose Paramount may have limited exposure of it in favor of its better known lavish 1974 remake with Robert Redford. Not a perfect film(the death of Myrtle is unintentionally hilarious) but worth watching for fans of the novel. Alan Ladd...
  • Photos of Chicago, 1949, by Stanley Kubrick

    06/29/2012 3:33:39 PM PDT · by djone · 15 replies
    retronaut ^ | 1949 | Stanley Kubrick
    “Before he started making movies, Stanley Kubrick was a star photojournalist. In the summer of 1949, Look magazine sent him to Chicago to shoot pictures for a story called “Chicago City of Contrasts.” - Chicago Tribune
  • Newt Gingrich Co-Sponsored Fairness Doctrine Bill

    12/02/2011 9:01:21 AM PST · by BarnacleCenturion · 91 replies
    race42012.com ^ | 12.2.11 | staff
    The so-called Fairness Doctrine is the anti-First Amendment now unenforced Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rule which chilled free speech on the radio from its FCC creation in 1949 until the Commission voted to stop its enforcement in 1987. The Fairness in Broadcasting Act of 1987 (H.R. 1934) sprung up immediately after this latter vote to try to turn the Doctrine into law. Then Georgia Congressman Newt Gingrich was one of its 71 co-sponsors. I can’t for the life of me find the final vote, so I do not know if Gingrich voted for it – though it would be a...
  • The Muslim Brotherhood's Long-Standing War On The West (US Politicians)

    02/02/2011 10:18:40 PM PST · by bronxville · 148 replies
    US Politicians Duped By The Brotherhood In the United States, one individual maintained a pretense of "moderation" which would later embarrass the left and the right. According to the testimony of Dr. Michael Waller to the US Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Abdurahman Alamoudi was a member of the Muslim Brotherhood. A man born in Eritrea in 1951, he arrived in the US in 1979 and became a naturalized US citizen on May 23, 1996. From 1985 onwards he became involved in many Muslim groups. In 1990 he founded the Washington DC-based American Muslim Council (AMC), which Waller states "has...
  • U.N.'s Robinson: Cuba Detainees Are Prisoners Of War

    01/16/2002 8:55:32 AM PST · by RCW2001 · 63 replies · 3+ views
    U.N.'s Robinson: Cuba Detainees Are Prisoners of War Jan. 16 GENEVA (Reuters) - U.N. human rights chief Mary Robinson said Wednesday the 50 Taliban and al Qaeda fighters being held at a U.S. Navy base in Cuba were prisoners of war and entitled to the protection of international law. Robinson said most legal experts disagreed with Washington's view that the fighters were "illegal combatants" and therefore not protected by the Geneva Conventions on prisoners rights. "The situation is complex (but) ... the overwhelming view of legal opinion is that they were combatants in an international armed conflict," the United Nations ...
  • The Rules of War Can't Protect Al Qaeda

    12/31/2001 11:56:44 AM PST · by Croooow · 9 replies · 239+ views
    New York Times ^ | 12/31/01 | Ruth Wedgwood
    The Rules of War Can't Protect Al Qaeda By RUTH WEDGWOOD NEW HAVEN — It makes no sense to win a trial but lose the war. With this in mind, a majority of the American public favors giving President Bush the option to use military tribunals against the Qaeda terror network. The tribunals are designed to permit a "full and fair trial" of war crimes without compromising our ability to track the network's future plans. Al Qaeda's skill at countersurveillance has made plain the need to protect sensitive intelligence sources at trial. But some international-law scholars suggest that President Bush's ...
  • Lessons From Failed Cold War Spy Mission in China

    06/20/2010 10:44:06 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies · 1+ views
    AP ^ | ROBERT BURNS
    Detail by painful detail, the CIA is coming to grips with one of the most devastating episodes in its history, a botched cloak-and-dagger flight into China that stole two decades of freedom from a pair of fresh-faced American operatives and cost the lives of their two pilots. In opening up about the 1952 debacle, the CIA is finding ways to use it as a teaching tool. Mistakes of the past can serve as cautionary tales for today's spies and paramilitary officers taking on al-Qaida and other terrorist targets. At the center of the story are two eager CIA paramilitary officers...
  • Jon Voight's Profile in Courage

    07/07/2009 9:26:44 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 19 replies · 1,099+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | July 07th 2009
    Jon Voight's Profile in Courage Jeffrey Lord. "'There's a group being formed to deal with you,' the unidentified voice said. 'They're going to fix you so you won't ever act again.'" -- Ronald Reagan, writing in his autobiography Where's the Rest of Me of an anonymous phone call he received while fighting Communist infiltration of the motion picture industry in 1949. The threat was simple. Either Ronald Reagan stopped speaking out on his views of Communists in the movie business -- or he would have acid tossed in his face, disfiguring him. His main asset as an actor thus destroyed,...
  • Syria demands humanitarian access to Golan

    12/06/2005 6:26:34 PM PST · by Alouette · 14 replies · 400+ views
    YNet News ^ | Dec. 7, 2005
    Syria demands humanitarian access to Golan Damscus says it will oppose emergency service emblem agreement unless it can send 'humanitarian workers' to Golan The approval of a new emblem allowing Israelis to join the Red Cross movement was held up Tuesday by Syria's demand that Israel allow its humanitarian workers into the Golan Heights. The move could delay until at least Wednesday a decision by the 192 signatories of the Geneva Conventions on a "Red crystal" Emblem that Israeli paramedics could use in place of the red cross or Muslim red crescent. Israel's Magen David Adom - or Red Shield...
  • PA Appeals to Pope to Support 1949 Borders

    12/03/2005 5:58:52 PM PST · by Esther Ruth · 22 replies · 476+ views
    www.arutzsheva.net ^ | 00:14 Dec 04, '05 / 3 Kislev 5766 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    PA Appeals to Pope to Support 1949 Borders 00:14 Dec 04, '05 / 3 Kislev 5766 By Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu The PA turned to the Pope on Saturday to back a new Arab state with Jerusalem as its capital. Last week, the PA addressed the EU, which ignores Jerusalem's status as a united Israeli city. Mahmoud Abbas, chairman of the Palestinian Authority (PA) invited Pope Benedict to visit Jerusalem and Bethlehem after meeting with Italian officials on Friday. He asked them to host an international peace conference, according to its Italian envoy, Nemer Hammad. "You will be very welcome in...
  • Bush to Abbas: Changes in 1949 Borders According to Palestinian-Israeli Agreement [1949 Hudna Line]

    05/30/2005 4:59:01 PM PDT · by SJackson · 16 replies · 670+ views
    IMRA ^ | 5-30-05
    Bush to Abbas: Any Changes in 1949 Borders According to Palestinian-Israeli Agreement. http://english.wafa.ps/body.asp?field=Enews&id=2765 GAZA, May 30, 2005, (WAFA-PLO News agency)- Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Nasser Al-Kidwa said that the US President George W. Bush has assured President Mahmoud Abbas that the US administration thinks that any changes in the borders of the Hudna (truce) in 1949 should be applied according to Palestinian-Israeli agreement. In a statement issued Monday, Al-Kidwa said that President Abbas discussed, with the US administration, the bilateral negotiations as well as the necessity of the US responsibility for implementing the Road Map. Al-Kidwa added that the...
  • News Analysis: Bush Policy Pushes Israel Back to 1949 Armistice

    05/29/2005 8:33:31 AM PDT · by Alouette · 18 replies · 885+ views
    When challenged about his disengagement plan, Prime Minister Ariel Sharon consistently retorts that his concessions earned historic achievements in the form of the Bush letter of April, 2004. Sharon argues that the disengagement plan cemented US support for retaining large blocks of Israeli towns in the disputed territories of Judea and Samaria. For example, on April 18th, 2004 Sharon declared in the Knesset: "…whoever wants to maintain large settlement blocs under our control forever; whoever wants to guarantee that for as long as the Palestinians don't act against terrorism, diplomatic pressures will not be exerted upon us... must support the...
  • 1949 Armistice Agreements [significant restrictions on Israel not implicit in '67 line]

    05/27/2005 5:45:32 AM PDT · by SJackson · 9 replies · 348+ views
    IMRA ^ | 5-29-05
    1949 Armistice Agreements [significant restrictions on Israel not implicit in '67 line]Dr. Aaron Lerner 27 May 2006 President Bush has adopted the terminology of referring to the "1949 Armistice Line" instead of the "1967 Line" as the starting point for negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians . Among the "features" of the "1949 Armistice Line" not in the "1967 Line": 1. Israeli forces barred from entering Arab villages in the "triangle" that was transferred to Israel (Israel-Jordan Armistice Agreement Article VI, paragraph 2). 2. Force restrictions within 10 kilometers of the Line (Israel-Jordan Armistice Agreement Article VII, paragraph 1). 3....
  • News Analysis: Bush Policy Pushes Israel Back to 1949 Armistice

    06/01/2005 2:50:23 PM PDT · by Iam1ru1-2 · 24 replies · 548+ views
    News Analysis: Bush Policy Pushes Israel Back to 1949 Armistice 20 Iyar 5765 When challenged about his disengagement plan, Prime Minister Ariel Sharon consistently retorts that his concessions earned historic achievements in the form of the Bush letter of April, 2004. Sharon argues that the disengagement plan cemented US support for retaining large blocks of Israeli towns in the disputed territories of Judea and Samaria. For example, on April 18th, 2004 Sharon declared in the Knesset: "…whoever wants to maintain large settlement blocs under our control forever; whoever wants to guarantee that for as long as the Palestinians don't act...
  • Al Qaeda`s Neo-Nazi Connections

    03/02/2004 5:42:05 AM PST · by SJackson · 27 replies · 13,200+ views
    Jewish Press ^ | 2/25/2004 | William Grim
    On the surface there would seem to be little to unite the Aryan racialists of the neo-Nazi movement with the terrorists of radical Islam. To the neo-Nazis, Muslims are almost all members of ``inferior`` races; and to the Islamic terrorists, the neo-Nazis are almost without exception either atheists or members of fringe quasi-Christian sects. But the reality is that there has been close cooperation between Muslim extremists and Fascists ever since the founding of the Nazi movement in the 1920`s. For all of their differences, Muslim extremists and Nazis have always been united by a common group of beliefs and...
  • Chen warns of China 'mandate' to invade

    07/31/2004 2:45:09 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 66 replies · 1,192+ views
    Singapore Strait Times ^ | 7/31/04 | Singapore Strait Times
    TAIPEI - Proposed Chinese legislation that would give a mandate for the reunification of Taiwan with the mainland would provide a legal basis for an attack on the island, Taiwan President Chen Shui-bian has said. Mr Chen, speaking for the first time on the mainland's proposal to adopt a reunification law, said he was very concerned about it. 'China is undertaking a legal battle. If Taiwan does not follow, it will undertake a military battle,' he was quoted by the United Daily News as saying during a visit to the southern county of Tainan late on Thursday. 'The reunification law...
  • What Happened to the Democratic Party?

    03/07/2004 10:55:33 AM PST · by SMcDonnell · 34 replies · 616+ views
    The Truman Library ^ | January 20th, 1949 | Harry S Truman
    Mr. Vice President, Mr. Chief Justice, fellow citizens: I accept with humility the honor which the American people have conferred upon me. I accept it with a resolve to do all that I can for the welfare of this Nation and for the peace of the world. In performing the duties of my office, I need the help and the prayers of every one of you. I ask for your encouragement and for your support. The tasks we face are difficult. We can accomplish them only if we work together. Each period of our national history has had its special...
  • Marx on the Ash Heap in China

    12/23/2003 8:02:48 AM PST · by Holly_P · 10 replies · 127+ views
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 12/23/03 | Commentary
    One of the first acts by China's Communists after they took power in 1949 was to seize all private property (and kill landlords). It was the main reason for the Chinese Revolution. But in spring 2004, the party plans to allow Chinese to own land and to welcome wealthy entrepreneurs as party members. Officials revealed the language Monday for a proposed constitutional amendment that would guarantee private property rights. The move comes 25 years to the month after China began its long march toward a market economy (see opinion). The wording simply states that "private property obtained legally shall not...
  • Europe Heads Indoors For Hottest Summer Since 1949

    08/06/2003 5:47:31 PM PDT · by blam · 8 replies · 143+ views
    Independent (UK) ^ | 8-7-2003 | Alex Duval Smith
    Europe heads indoors for hottest summer since 1949 By Alex Duval Smith in Paris 07 August 2003 One of the few queues on the otherwise deserted streets of the French capital yesterday was for the "fogger" - a 30-metre covered walkway that sprays a cooling mist of water onto any pedestrian still heat-resistant enough to venture down to the Hôtel de Ville as part of the Paris-Plage summer festival. Everyone else who could, was indoors yesterday, packed into air-conditioned bistros and fleeing the usually fashionable outdoor café terraces whose scaldingly hot tables and chairs were slowly sinking into the warm,...
  • Let the Hate Begin (Yankees-Red Sox Style)

    03/28/2003 1:51:40 PM PST · by WaveThatFlag · 76 replies · 968+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 3/28/3 | By RUSS SMITH
    <p>Granted, there is upheaval in the world and there are battles where a great deal is at stake -- life itself. All the more precious, then, the minor skirmishes on the home front that mean a great deal in a small way and remind us of how lucky we are to feel innocent hatreds, from summer to summer, at the ballpark.</p>