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  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "The Big Fisherman"(1959)

    04/20/2014 12:47:14 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 8 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1959 | Frank Borzage
  • Feb 3, 1959:The day the music died

    02/03/2014 6:40:08 AM PST · by Baynative · 106 replies
    History ^ | Feb 3 | History
    On this day in 1959, rising American rock stars Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson are killed when their chartered Beechcraft Bonanza plane crashes in Iowa a few minutes after takeoff from Mason City on a flight headed for Moorehead, Minnesota. Investigators blamed the crash on bad weather and pilot error. Holly and his band, the Crickets, had just scored a No. 1 hit with "That'll Be the Day." After mechanical difficulties with the tour bus, Holly had chartered a plane for his band to fly between stops on the Winter Dance Party Tour. However, Richardson,...
  • TCM Classic Movie Alert: "The Big Fisherman"(1959) 8PM E.S.T. tonight

    05/16/2013 4:19:37 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 8 replies
    TCM ^ | 1959 | Lloyd C. Douglas
  • 1959 (State Department) Memo Lists Government Regulations for Yeti Hunting. Really.

    02/28/2013 9:42:19 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 8 replies
    BLASTR ^ | Tue, 02/26/2013 | Matthew Jackson
    1959 memo lists government regulations for Yeti hunting. Really. If you're planning to hit the Himalayas in search of an Abominable Snowman, you better be ready to do things by the book. At least, that'd be the case if you were conducting your search in 1959. These days, if you head out in search of a Yeti, you'll probably get a lot of giggles and funny looks, but back in 1959, the American Embassy in Kathmandu was taking such expeditions seriously. In a memo issued on Nov. 30 of that year, the embassy listed three specific regulations for Yeti searches...
  • TCM movie alert: "North By Northwest"(1959) at 12:00 AM EST

    02/16/2013 8:29:54 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 16 replies
    TCM ^ | 1959 | Alfred Hitchcock
    TCM is continuing its weekend of great movies by following their present airing on "Ben-Hur" with MGM's other big hit of 1959: Alfred Hitchcock's "North By Northwest"- One of my 2 favorite Hitchcock films("Vertigo" is the other) and my favorite of his 4 with Mr. Grant.
  • TCM movie alert: "Ben-Hur" (1959) tonight at 8:PM E.S.T.

    02/16/2013 4:38:40 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 38 replies
    Turner Classic Movies ^ | 1959 | Wm. Wyler
    The 1959 winner of 11 Oscars including Best Picture and Actor is on TCM tonight at 8:00 PM EST. It's easy to see how far our culture has fallen when a pro-Christianity film like this couldn't be made by Hollywood today. My favorite scene: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tVlf7OiiTJE
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "Solomon and Sheba" (1959)

    01/27/2013 12:04:53 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 7 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1959 | King Vidor
    Today's feature is director King Vidor's final film "Solomon and Sheba". It's not the most accurate Biblical epic made but it does make a great vehicle for the gorgeous Gina Lollobrigida(of whom I am a big fan) back in her prime. Interestingly enough, Solomon was originally played by Tyrone Power but he died during filming and Yul Brynner replaced him. Supposedly, Power's footage appears in some scenes though I do not know which one. As with all Hollywood Bible pics, enjoy but read the book also-1 Kings 10:1-13 and 2 Chronicles 9:1-12
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "North West Frontier" (1959)

    09/30/2012 1:40:46 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 11 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1959 | J. Lee Thompson
    This week's feature is to honor the memory of the late Herbert Lom who passed away last week. An exciting 1959 adventure(a British "western" of sorts) set in imperial India about the attempts to protect a young prince from Mohemmadan terrorists(sound familiar)? As a Bible-believing Christian, I don't agree with the universalistic quip Kenneth More's character makes near the beginning but other than that, it's quite a good historical drama. Lom plays a character that Hollywood(or in this case, London) wouldn't have the guts to include today, i.e., an Islamic villain.
  • How Derrick Bell Beat Martin Luther King Jr.

    03/12/2012 7:00:02 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Front Page Mag ^ | 3/12/12 | Daniel Greenfield
    “History proves that the white man is a devil,” said Malcolm X. “Whites are liars,” said Jeremiah Wright. “I love to harass white folks,” said Derrick Bell. “This is what you deserve. You get what you deserve, white boy,” a black teenager said to Allen Coon, a white student on the porch of his own home, as he set him on fire. “Don’t tell me words don’t matter,” Obama once said. And he was right. Words do matter. The words of his mentors that have rooted hate so deep in the black community that it has become a cancer, a...
  • Does Barack Obama Sing the Tiger Song?

    12/20/2008 8:26:34 PM PST · by Calpernia · 22 replies · 991+ views
    How many have heard of Nadhmi Auchi? Why are we not hearing more about him? Nadhmi Auchi was born in 1937. He is an Iraqi born British-resident and Britain's 22nd wealthiest individual. Nadhmi Auchi co-conspired with fellow Baathist Saddam Hussein in 1959 to assassinate then Prime Minister Abd al-Karim Qasim. Rezko and Obama are both financially connected to him. MSNBC reports that Nadhmi Auchi had helped Orascom (which owns Djezzy GSM), owned by Onsi Sawiris, gain a contract to set-up mobile phone networks in post-Saddam's Iraq. As per Orascom's annual report, page 65, Huawei Technologies is listed as a subsidiary...
  • Che Guevara Ordered His Father's Death, So Gustavo Villoldo Promised Payback

    08/05/2009 3:30:39 AM PDT · by BGHater · 20 replies · 2,191+ views
    Broward-Palm Beach ^ | 04 Aug 2009 | Tim Elfrink
    Ernesto "Che" Guevara's famous beret is gone. His iconic beard is filthy and matted against skeletal cheekbones. One bushy eyebrow arches over his half-open eyes. As a Bolivian country surgeon methodically saws off his lifeless hands, Che appears vaguely amused. Gustavo Villoldo, a stocky figure in green army fatigues, stands just inside the tiny laundry room where the Cuban revolutionary's corpse rests atop a sink. For five months, the CIA operative has led soldiers hunting Guevara through the rough crags and valleys of southern Bolivia. Less than 24 hours ago, his team had captured and executed him in a village...
  • Otto J. Reich: 21st Century Socialism - The attempt to destroy democracy in Latin America.

    04/23/2010 9:58:55 AM PDT · by neverdem · 4 replies · 343+ views
    NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE ^ | April 23, 2010 | Otto J. Reich
    21st Century SocialismThe attempt to destroy democracy in Latin America.  The Obama administration started out on the wrong foot in world affairs. It used techniques better suited for domestic political campaigns — popularity contests — in its foreign policy. In our own hemisphere, the result was confusion for our allies and our enemies alike. The overriding objective of U.S. policy — in Latin America and elsewhere — should be to advance U.S. national interests, not to curry favor with foreign leaders. If we can be liked while advancing our interests, so much the better. But when we try to befriend...
  • Fast forward into trouble (A culture barely changed in centuries is bombarded by 46 cable channels)

    06/18/2003 8:05:44 AM PDT · by Int · 9 replies · 133+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | Saturday June 14, 2003 | Cathy Scott-Clark and Adrian Levy
    Fast forward into troubleFour years ago, Bhutan, the fabled Himalayan Shangri-la, became the last nation on earth to introduce television. Suddenly a culture, barely changed in centuries, was bombarded by 46 cable channels. And all too soon came Bhutan's first crime wave - murder, fraud, drug offences. Cathy Scott-Clark and Adrian Levy report from a country crash-landing in the 21st century Saturday June 14, 2003The GuardianApril 2002 was a turbulent month for the people of Bhutan. One of the remotest nations in the world, perched high in the snowlines of the Himalayas, suffered a crime wave. The 700,000 inhabitants of...
  • Debunking the Carter Ruck defence of British-Iraqi billionaire Nadhmi Auchi ( + REZKO et al)

    07/01/2009 11:09:45 AM PDT · by 1066AD · 5 replies · 346+ views
    Hawaii Free Press / WikiLeaks ^ | 5/29/2008 | Andrew Walden
    May 29, 2008 By Andrew Walden (Hawai'i Free Press) Nadhmi Auchi, seen here with the Governor of Illinois, Rob Blagojevich (middle) at a 2004 Chicago dinner in Auchi's honor arranged by Antonin Rezko (potentially, right)[1]. All three men have been convicted of corruption related charges (Auchi 2003, Rezko 2008, Blagojevich 2009).[2] “A British-Iraqi billionaire lent millions of dollars to Barack Obama's fundraiser (dual US-Syrian citizen Tony Rezko) just weeks before an imprudent land deal that has returned to haunt the presidential contender, an investigation by The Times discloses. The money transfer raises the question of whether funds from Nadhmi Auchi,...
  • Some politicians dodge gun question in magazine survey

    01/04/2010 4:16:37 AM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies · 642+ views
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 3 January, 2010 | David Codrea
    Here are some responses politicians holding national office provided to GUNS Magazine when asked to comment on the Second Amendment. An Arizona senator: "THE SECOND AMENDMENT, which guarantees the right of a free people to the possession of arms, is as important today as ever. We who enjoy the pleasure and the challenge of hunting and marksmanship appreciate also that there must be legislation which, effectively administered, will continue to make possible our enjoyment of this privilege while providing protection from those who would abuse it." A Georgia congressman: "IT IS OF VITAL importance that the right of the people...
  • America in Vietnam: The communists drew first blood 50 years ago

    07/07/2009 10:36:11 PM PDT · by Abakumov · 15 replies · 1,032+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | July 8, 2009 | Editorial
    Few Americans have heard of Bien Hoa, but the Vietnam War started there 50 years ago today.
  • Rio Bravo on TCM 10:30PM E.S.T. tonight

    05/06/2009 3:29:55 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 17 replies · 1,012+ views
    It has been said that director Howard Hawks made Rio Bravo (1959) as a reaction to two popular westerns which angered him - High Noon (1952) and 3:10 to Yuma (1957). His comment on the former was, "I didn't think a good sheriff was going to go running around town like a chicken with his head off asking for help, and finally his Quaker wife had to save him." Hawks also considered 3:10 to Yuma, which had outlaw Glenn Ford playing psychological games with lawman Van Heflin, "a lot of nonsense." So Rio Bravo was the director's take on heroism...
  • Obama, Rezko, & Auchi

    10/22/2008 9:40:19 PM PDT · by prplhze2000 · 7 replies · 501+ views
    Jackson Jambalaya ^ | june 8, 2008 | prplhze2000
    Ever heard of Nahmdi Auchi? Mr. Auchi was the financier for long-time Barak Obama friend and fund-raiser Tony Rezko. Mr. Auchi is the cousin of Saddam Hussein and his co-conspirator in the 1959 failed assassination attempt of the Iraqi Prime Minister. Although he eventually left Iraq in 1981 and became a British citizen, Auchi prospered mightily under Saddam, becoming a billionaire and pillar of British society (He ranks 279 on the Forbes list of the richest people) He was convicted of committing fraud in France in 2004 (only had to pay a fine) and has been barred from entering the...
  • Obama linked to 2004 party at Rezko's home

    04/14/2008 1:23:16 PM PDT · by Velveeta · 13 replies · 256+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | April 14, 2008 | Bob Sector, Jeff Coen
    Democratic presidential contender Barack Obama's name came up again at the Antoin "Tony" Rezko corruption trial and in a way that earlier filings in the case did not telegraph. Stuart Levine, the prosecution's star witness, said he and Obama were at a party Rezko threw at his Wilmette mansion on April 3, 2004, for Nadhmi Auchi, a controversial Iraqi-born billionaire who Rezko was trying to get to invest in a South Loop real-estate development. Auchi, now a citizen of the United Kingdom, has faced criminal charges in Europe. He also figured in the revocation of Rezko's bond early this year...
  • The Wonder of Christmas - 1959

    12/19/2007 4:25:17 PM PST · by SJackson · 8 replies · 485+ views
    Country Today ^ | 12-18097 | Lona Jordan Schultz
    It was almost Christmas. The parlor stove sat glowing in the tiny living room. The tinsel on the Christmas tree waved back and forth from the breeze created by nine children moving around the room, with everyone trying to see if there was a present for them under the tree. Maybe one was hidden beneath the folds of the sheet that was draped around the bottom of the tree, skillfully hiding the bucket of water the tree stood in. No matter how many times you looked, there just weren't any presents in or around or under anything on that tree....
  • Tail fin guided Caddy down road of success CLASSICS: Height of flamboyance or just magnificent?

    04/30/2007 5:07:27 AM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 9 replies · 3,763+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | April 30, 2007 | DAN JEDLICKA Sun-Times Auto Editor
    There were some pretty outrageous cars in the late 1950s, but the 1959 Cadillac takes the cake mainly because of its enormous size, glitzy chrome trim and -- most of all -- soaring tail fins. More than anything, Americans think tail fins of all shapes and sizes characterize the flamboyant autos of an optimistic and increasingly confident country in the 1950s. Why not have outlandish tail fins on the most prestigious U.S. car when America had new rock 'n' roll music, color television and Jupiter space rockets? » Click to enlarge image Some auto collectors, however, regard the 1959 Caddy...
  • 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...
  • BUSH SAYS TAX RISE MAY BE NECESSARY [FLASHBACK]

    11/27/2004 7:37:56 AM PST · by nwrep · 21 replies · 2,258+ views
    The New York Times Archives | January 15, 1959 | UPI
    WASHINGTON - Senator Prescott Bush said today that Congress might have to face the "unpleasant necessity" of raising taxes to hold the line against inflation. The Connecticut Republican in a speech to the Senate, did not say when such an increase might have to be voted. But he warned that every effort must be made to fight inflation because it was "the Soviet Union's potentially most dangerous weapon in the 'cold war'. " Charles A. Halleck of Indiana, House Republican leader, said after a White House conference yesterday that a tax-cut was possible within the "next two or three years",...