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  • The Hunger Games: A story of how big government is not your friend.

    11/25/2014 12:24:45 PM PST · by PlatiFIST
    Mark Meuser dot com ^ | 11/22/2014 | Mark Meuser
    This law is ridiculous and is already having unintended consequences. With all the confusing jargon (intentions) its hard to tell what the real consequences are. So to avoid this confusions the Lynden Pioneer Museum is removing all of the WWII era firearms from the museum and returning them to its owners. Still this is the other headache trying to get this returned under i-594 ruling.Read the rest here.
  • 'Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1' Renews Heated Political Debate

    11/21/2014 7:05:34 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 40 replies
    hollywoodreporter.com ^ | 6:12 PM PST 11/21/2014 | by Paul Bond
    .... Breitbart.com, for example, John Nolte largely ignores politics in his review of Mockingjay - Part 1, until ending with: “For some reason this feels like the exact right time for a movie about a revolution against a lying, lawless president.” Likewise, Christian Toto at his conservative site, Hollywood In Toto, largely foregoes politics, though only after opening his review with: “The first two films could be seen as either big government on dictatorial steroids or an Occupy-style lament about the evils of inequality. The franchise's third film … doesn’t change that formula despite the addition of liberal screenwriter Danny...
  • IS THIS THE LIBERAL ENDGAME?

    06/29/2014 12:24:56 PM PDT · by Bratch · 31 replies
    Breitbart's Big Hollywood ^ | June 27, 2014 | David Bossie
    This week, the trailer for the latest installment in the Hunger Games series, Mockingjay, was released. As I was watching this trailer, something really struck me: the themes touched on in this film are essentially the endgame of today’s American liberalism. An all-controlling Big Government that forces unity, prosperity; it’s government that calls on you to sacrifice for the greater good. I am not suggesting that today’s Democrat Party will lead us literally to the society depicted in the Hunger Games series, but there are some lessons we can learn when we watch these films based on the dystopian novels.
  • Father of Slain Victim Blames Son’s Death on NRA and Craven Politicians

    05/24/2014 9:51:51 PM PDT · by This Just In · 87 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 24, 2014 | Robert Wilde
    In an emotional statement, the father of a victim of the mass murder in Isla Vista on Friday night addressed reporters Saturday and warned families that it can happen to them too. "Our family has a message for every parent out there: You don’t think it’ll happen to your child until it does.”
  • Exclusive: “Hunger Games” Killer’s Dad Sells Art Photos of Women’s Behinds

    05/25/2014 2:57:10 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 141 replies
    EXCLUSIVE While Santa Barbara killer “rotted in loneliness,” his father, Peter Rodger, was anything but unable to enjoy women. Peter Rodger isn’t just the second assistant director on “The Hunger Games.” He is also a photographer. His specialty? Women’s backsides. Arses, as it were. (He’s British.)
  • Alleged (UCSB) Gunman's Family Releases Statement Supporting Gun Control (Who saw that coming?)

    05/24/2014 7:21:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 83 replies
    Breitbart's California ^ | May 24, 2014 | AWR Hawkins
    <p>On May 24, the family of Santa Barbara shooting suspect Elliot Rodger released a statement through their attorney saying they are "against guns" and support gun control.</p>
  • Family Confirms UCSB Shooter Is Son of Hunger Games Asst. Director

    05/24/2014 11:33:37 AM PDT · by Texas Eagle · 92 replies
    mediaite.com ^ | 5/24/14 | Matt Wilstein
    Reports have now confirmed that alleged UC Santa Barbara shooting suspect Elliot Rodger is the son of Peter Rodger, a filmmaker who worked as an assistant director on The Hunger Games. According to ABC News, Peter Rodger’s attorney, Alan Schifman, confirmed that the shooter
  • The Purge" Evil The Purge" (Evil Illuminati Mind Control Movie! REVIEW (2013) VIDEO

    02/12/2014 2:56:02 PM PST · by restornu · 4 replies
    TheScariestMovieEver ^ | Jun 11, 2013 | KJ
    The Purge" Evil The Purge" Evil Illuminati Mind Control Movie! (2013) REVIEW! Reviewed: The movie "The Purge" is about as "Illuminati" as you can get when it comes to it's message. Not to mention it's connection to the Georgia Guidestones (Illuminati's Ten Commandments). Check this out!PURGE DOES IT NOT BRIGN TO MIND KNOCK OUT GAME FEW MONTHS AGO? 3 Teens Killed Baseball Player, out of Bordom WWII vet beaten: 88-year-old killed by teens
  • Here's What Will Happen To 'Hunger Games' And Philip Seymour Hoffman's Other Unfinished Films

    02/03/2014 1:17:39 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 02/03/2014 | Aly Weisman
    Philip Seymour was found dead in his West Village apartment this weekend of an apparent drug overdose. As his Hollywood colleagues mourn the actor's loss, many are still left wondering what happens to Hoffman's many projects he had in the works. Hoffman had a fairly hefty role in "The Hunger Games" franchise, having just been introduced as game master Plutarch Heavensbee in November's super successful "Catching Fire," which earned nearly $860 million at the box office. At the time of his death, Hoffman was just finishing up shooting on "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2," but Lionsgate says his...
  • Hunger Games and Climate Games

    12/15/2013 5:04:24 PM PST · by RightSideNews · 4 replies
    The Virginia Free Citizen ^ | 12/15/2013 | Charles Battig
    The school lunch program is a resounding success here in Albemarle County, Virginia. School kids are awash in food; no child is left behind in the new standards-of-lunch excesses.Schools are composting the 44 percent that schools throw away as a environmental initiative instead of not solving the problem of wasting food to begin with.The children are being indoctrinated in a scientifically meaningless ritual of minding their tiny carbon footprints. It does establish the State as the source of authority at a young age. Rather than the sensible question as to why schools were generating 126 tons of food waste and...
  • 3 Ways to Use The Hunger Games: Catching Fire to Teach Your Kids About the Real World

    12/15/2013 10:31:37 AM PST · by rktman · 9 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 12/11/2013 | Rhonda Robinson
    It was my daughter who first noticed it. “You have a moral reason behind everything you do, Mom,” she said flatly. To this day, I’m not sure if that was an accusation or a compliment. Considering she was in her early 20s at the time, it could have gone either way. Until she made that statement, however, I never really thought of it like that. But she was right.
  • Hated Avatar, Liked Thor, thinking of seeing Catching Fire. (Very Violent?)

    11/30/2013 6:20:26 PM PST · by lee martell · 57 replies
    Nov 30 2013 | Lee Martell
    I rarely go to the theatre to see movies anymore, but I'm considering going to see Catching Fire. My curiosity got the best of me some years back with Avatar, you remember, the land of the Jolly Blue Giants who were more entitled to live on earth than earthlings. I think I lasted about 20 minutes, when I suddenly realized I didn't give a hoot who did what to whom. I felt that I could have predicted the rest of the film very easily. I left, walking upstream to the darkened back rows, passing by bug-eyed movie watchers, most refusing...
  • Catching Fire: my review

    11/30/2013 2:34:46 PM PST · by LS · 85 replies
    11/30/2013 | LS
    When I saw "The Hunger Games," I was sure there was a strong anti-government message that seemed closely related to our current situation in the USA. The newest episode in the trilogy, "Catching Fire," sharpens that message even further. Jennifer Lawrence is headed for a position as one of those generation-defining actresses, much the way Katherine Hepburn, Raquel Welch, and Meryl Streep were. I'm not talking acting talent, although it's pretty clear Jenny can act. I'm talking about the actress who most quickly comes to mind when you talk of the early 21st century. She delivers another excellent performance as...
  • Catching Fire – A Great Tool For Teaching

    11/29/2013 5:51:52 AM PST · by Bill Russell · 35 replies
    www.williamrussell.net ^ | 11/29/2013 | William Russell
    This past week I took my kids to see the second movie in the Hunger Games trilogy, Catching Fire. While it is a violent series, I cannot think of a better movie or book series to open the door to moral and political discussions with our teen and preteen kids. For those unfamiliar with the Hunger Games, it is the story of a gladiatorial competition in a futuristic totalitarian regime, which requires each of 12 isolated districts to select a teenage boy and girl by lottery to fight to the death until only one “victor” survives. The story centers on...
  • Box office report: 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' breaks Nov. record with $161.1 million debut

    11/25/2013 1:03:37 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    The girl on fire is still burning bright! Lionsgate’s hotly anticipated sequel The Hunger Games: Catching Fire trounced the competition over its first weekend at the box office, pulling in an estimated $161.1 million. That gross handily beats the $152.5 million opening of The Hunger Games, which opened in March 2012, and it stands as the best November debut of all time ahead of The Twilight Saga: New Moon, which bowed with $142.9 million in 2009. Catching Fire played to audiences in all four quadrants. Crowds over 25 and under 25 were evenly split, and although the film had more...
  • 'Catching Fire' in the Coming Century: Will We Heed Its Pointed Warning?

    11/24/2013 6:08:45 PM PST · by Bratch · 43 replies
    Big Hollywood ^ | November 24, 2013 | Virgil
    Once in a while, Hollywood gets it right: for example, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. As Breitbart News has already noted, it’s a distinctly dystopian take on the future, seen from the perspective of year five of the Obama era. And as with its predecessor film from last year, The Hunger Games, this new film is a big hit. As a commentary on Obama’s America, that’s all the more revealing since movie audiences tilt young. In fact, Americans aged 12-24 represent only 10 percent of the US population, although they account for nearly a third of US moviegoers. So it’s the...
  • The Hunger Games Are Real

    11/22/2013 2:09:08 PM PST · by mdittmar · 45 replies
    AFL-CIO ^ | 11/22/2013 | Jackie Tortora
    "The Hunger Games" are real. If you're familiar with the books and movies, or have at least heard of the "Hunger Games" phenomenon, you're probably aware that the series tackles some pretty serious issues of poverty and economic inequality that hit way too close to home. If you're not, here's some background. "The Hunger Games" takes place in the fictional world of Panem, which is a dystopian North America sometime in the far off future. All the wealth in the country is concentrated in the Capitol and people in the 12 districts are constantly in fear of starvation. Everything the people...
  • ‘Catching Fire’ soars and skewers at the same time

    11/22/2013 4:27:13 AM PST · by Truth29 · 86 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | November 21, 2013 | Ty Burr
    Mission accomplished, and with the sequel, the gloves come off. “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” is a muscular, engrossing, unexpectedly bleak epic of oppression and insurrection, directed with dramatic urgency and a skilled eye by Francis Lawrence (“Constantine,” “I Am Legend”). Set in the fascist future state of Panem, the movie takes pains to show its young mass audience what living under a totalitarian dictatorship might look and feel like. But the sharpest aspects of “Catching Fire” — the parts that sting — play as an allegory for today. Very few people will take in this spectacle of a society...
  • Russian billionaire’s plan for immortality by 2045 includes turning us into cyborgs

    04/05/2013 9:53:28 AM PDT · by null and void · 53 replies
    Electronic Products ^ | 4/1/13 | Nicolette Emmino
    This article was posted on 04/01/2013 Russian billionaire’s plan for immortality by 2045 includes turning us into cyborgs Technology may be advancing, but it doesn’t change the fact that the human body is limited. Eventually, human beings die.  Maybe immortality sounds like science fiction, especially when thinking about cyborgs, avatars, and robots, but for one Russian man, living forever in a machine’s body is the future, and it’s not so far away. After Dmitry Itskov made a fortune as founder of a web publishing company, New Media Stars, he began thinking about the meaning of life and consciousness. Last February, Itskov gathered...
  • For North Koreans, Olympics has larger meaning

    08/06/2012 7:44:30 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 10 replies
    DW ^ | 08/06/12 | Benjamin Mack
    For North Koreans, Olympics has larger meaning One of the most surprising stories of the Olympics' first week was the four gold medals won by North Korea. The athletes' achievements have inspired a nation - depending on who you ask. One thing is certain: for North Korean athletes, winning has a special meaning. "As an athlete I believe by winning the gold medal I was able to glorify my nation and give support to the people of my nation, so I am really happy," judoka An Kum Ae told reporters after winning gold in the 52-kilogram category on July 29....
  • Obama's Opening Salvo: Hope, Change and Fear [HG: "Hope is the Only Thing Stronger Than Fear...."]

    05/06/2012 9:30:34 AM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 9 replies
    CBSNews ^ | May 6, 2012 10:23 AM | John Dicherson
    Barack Obama once wanted to "Win the Future." Now he's just hoping to get there. "Forward" is the new message of his re-election campaign, which he outlined Saturday in the first two official speeches of his 2012 presidential campaign. While his message still contains the old slogan's optimism of a brighter tomorrow, the force of the president's new argument is not so much that Americans could achieve greatness but that they must lock arms to keep Mitt Romney from dragging the country back to a dark past. Hope and change are still alive, said the president, referring to his 2008...
  • Happiness is a warm gun: ‘Totalitarianism with a human face’(Why are so many Americans buying guns?)

    05/01/2012 6:06:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 70 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 1, 2012 | Bernie Quigley
    I was invited via an email from Cabela’s to trick out my AR. It took a minute to figure that they were talking about an automatic rifle. The picture looked like the M-16 I carried 40 years ago in military service, but more upscale. I don't own an AR. I don't even have a gun. It is usually nice shirts and camping equipment I get from them. So it was a little surprising. I like Cabela’s. When we lived in Michigan I'd take my kids to see their beautiful four-story displays of bears, coyotes, foxes in hinterland settings. It seemed...
  • (Hope & Change) Transient Stabbed in Fight Over PBJ Sandwich

    04/28/2012 2:26:47 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 17 replies
    U-T San Diego ^ | Saturday, April 28th 2012 | U-T San Diego
    Transient stabbed in fight over PBJ sandwich SAN DIEGO — One downtown transient stabbed another in the head in a fight over a peanut butter and jelly sandwich Friday, San Diego police said. The two men fought over the sandwich on Union Street near A Street about 6:30 p.m., police Officer David Stafford said. One of the men pulled out a pen and stabbed the other man in the head. Paramedics took the victim to a hospital, where he is expected to recover. The other man went to jail, Stafford said.
  • 'Hunger Games' Success Sparks Interest in Archery

    04/16/2012 11:00:38 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 21 replies
    Chicago - Everyone expected the "Hunger Games" would rule the box office. But one unexpected side effect of the hit movie and book series is that archery is now hotter than ever. Archery clubs and ranges across the country are seeing a huge boost in interest right now.
  • 'Hunger Games' star: 'Screw PETA'

    04/09/2012 2:55:00 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 36 replies
    Pass the squirrel guts on PETA bread, please. The Hunger Games' mega-hottie and Oscar nominee Jennifer Lawrence is apparently as cool in real life as she is playing Katniss, a bowhunting super badass survivor girl in the blockbuster movie.
  • 'The Hunger Games' ' bread and circuses

    04/05/2012 8:03:40 AM PDT · by SmithL · 50 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 4/5/12 | Debra J. Saunders
    It's not until the final book of "The Hunger Games" trilogy that Katniss Everdeen learns that Panem, the capital of her dystopian world, comes from the Latin, "Panem et circenses." The phrase "bread and circuses," her mentor tells her, comes from a Roman writer who lamented that "in return for full bellies and entertainment, his people had given up their political responsibilities and therefore their power."
  • Send Keith Olbermann to Hunger Games

    04/02/2012 9:01:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Real Clear Religion ^ | 04/02/2012 | Mark Judge
    Why can't we have a hunger games for journalists? We'll take about 20 members of the fourth estate, drop them in the Blue Ridge mountains, and let them fight until death. Winner keeps his job. For an industry that is in a financial free fall, journalism is stupefyingly reluctant to trim the fat. Katie Couric, the narcissistic teenager who never grew up, bombed as anchor of the CBS Evening News. She never had much talent and is well over the hump age-wise. So naturally, she has been offered a guest spot on "Good Morning America." Keith Olbermann was just canned...
  • Hunger Games: An eerie reflection of our “new American society”

    04/01/2012 3:14:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    Tea Party Nation ^ | April 1, 2012 | Dr. Rich Swier
    My wife and I went to watch the blockbuster movie “The Hunger Games”. Before going to the movie I already understood that the ruling class, so expertly portrayed in Hunger Games, does in fact exist here in America. Hunger Games is not science fiction; rather it is an eerie reflection of our “new American society”. In Hunger Games the citizens of twelve fictional colonies do not govern themselves but rather are kept in a perpetual state of hunger by a “new upper class” that has arisen from the ashes of a nuclear war. In the book there are rumors of...
  • The Unseen Message of The Hunger Games

    03/30/2012 6:44:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/30/2012 | William Ward
    Though the liberal media and leftist Hollywood are wrapping themselves in The Hunger Games, the book series' pro-individualism, anti-socialist/communist/totalitarianism message has thus far eluded them -- but the legions of children reading the books are getting the message. When I learned that my teenage sons -- macho young lads, to be sure -- were suddenly captivated by a book series featuring a 16-year-old female protagonist, I was intrigued, to say the least -- intrigued enough to read the books myself. As I progressed through the story, I found myself checking and re-checking the cover several times to make sure the...
  • The Hunger Games: A Prophecy?

    03/28/2012 7:10:17 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 19 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 3/27/12 | Rev. Robert Barron
    When I was a junior in high school, I read Shirley Jackson’s great short story “The Lottery,” and I will confess that her narrative still haunts me. You might remember the plot. The townspeople of a village in the American heartland are gathering on a beautiful summer day in late June for a festival. There is good food, lively conversation, and upbeat music. It becomes clear that the focus for this celebration is the annual lottery, and the reader naturally assumes that the winner of the lottery will receive a prize of some kind. But when the choice is made,...
  • Starving for Religion in 'Hunger Games'

    03/27/2012 6:46:41 AM PDT · by rhema · 116 replies
    Real Clear Religion ^ | March 26, 2012 | Jeffrey Weiss
    The importance of religion in the wildly popular "Hunger Games" books and new movie is a lot like the barking of a dog in the Sherlock Holmes story "Silver Blaze." Holmes directs a police inspector's attention to "the curious incident of the dog in the night-time." "The dog did nothing in the night-time." "That was the curious incident," remarked Sherlock Holmes. The dog, of course, did not bark. If you've been cut off from all popular culture for a while, "The Hunger Games" and its two sequels are novels by Suzanne Collins. She creates a dystopian future where the remnants...
  • The Hunger Games: A Glimpse into the Progressive Left’s Endgame

    03/26/2012 2:33:47 PM PDT · by No One Special · 31 replies · 32+ views
    Hillbuzz ^ | March 24, 2012 | Robert James
    Progressivism is dangerous. Those progressives who deny this are either too ignorant to see it, too brainwashed to admit it or, occasionally, complicit in the danger. The Hunger Games offers us a peek at a universe which would only be possible under radical progressivism.For anyone blissfully unaware of this particular cultural phenomenon,  The Hunger Games is a young adult novel (the first book in a trilogy) set in a post-apocalyptic world where North America is ruled by a single totalitarian government. This successor to the United States, called “Panem”, is comprised of essentially one wealthy, advanced Capitol metropolis ruling over...
  • The Hunger Games (Spoiler Alert - for parental benefit)

    03/22/2012 2:59:53 PM PDT · by NYer · 54 replies · 6+ views
    Catholic Lane ^ | March 20, 2012 | Jann FritzHuspen
    The movie version of The Hunger Games debuts on March 23, 2012. What follows is a review of The Hunger Games Trilogy by author, Suzanne Collins.**Spoiler Alert—The plot is discussed here in detail for parental benefit. The level of detail is to help facilitate a discussion with your child even if you have not read the series.Parents want to know who their children are spending time with, what music they are listening to, and what movies/television, etc. they are exposed to. When it comes to reading material, many parents do not have the time to read what their children are...
  • Liberal or Conservative? Both Sides Trying to Claim 'Hunger Games' as Their Own (FR Mentioned)

    03/19/2012 7:03:50 PM PDT · by Domandred · 27 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 3/19/12 | Liz Klimas
    “The Hunger Games” by Susan Collins makes it to the big screen this week, meaning the audience made aware of the book’s dystopian sentiments is bound to expand from its already more than 23.5 million copies sold. -- snip The message board for “independent, grass-roots conservatism,” Free Republic,” also has a discussion on the ultimate political goal of the book. One commenter writes, “I‘ve heard some conservatives claiming that it’s a politically conservative message, but I’m not convinced.” Here are some of the responses: Onelifetogive: The first two seem to have(at least) an anti-big-govt bent. Those opposing the big-govt are...
  • Hunger Games — Vanity

    03/15/2012 7:45:47 AM PDT · by SampleMan · 54 replies · 1+ views
    Vanity | March 15, 2012 | Sampleman
    My 13 yr old started reading the Hunger Games series and I picked up on the underlying theme of personal liberty, as she was telling me about it. I decided to read it this last Saturday, so that I could discuss it with her in depth. I just finished the third and final book of the Hunger Games series and I think everyone here needs to know about it. It is a strong and powerful presentation of the evils that follow placing group needs above individual liberty/dignity. It’s aimed at kids and is wildly popular with young teenagers. Freepers need...
  • The Hunger Games questions/opinions [spoilers, vanity]

    02/29/2012 6:24:10 AM PST · by Feline_AIDS · 19 replies
    Because the first movie is coming out soon, I have a question for anyone who has read The Hunger Games trilogy: What did you think was the ultimate political message of the books? Because I've heard some conservatives claiming that it's a politically conservative message, but I'm not convinced. Are we saying the series has a conservative theme because of the evil, oppressive government? How do you reconcile the possibly conservative themes with the end of the last book and the changes in government? (Which to me amounts to a political version of "Meet the new boss, same as the...
  • Vanity: Who has read The Hunger Games?

    12/30/2011 12:46:38 PM PST · by spacejunkie2001 · 29 replies
    12/30/2011 | me
    Has anyone read all 3 of the Hunger Games? I just finished the 3rd and loved it! I really believe its a very conservative trilogy of overcoming an out of control government. Definitely worth reading if you haven't yet, IMO. The movie is coming out soon.