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  • How an ‘Angry’ Teen Allegedly Reacted After His Mother Denied Him Money For Marijuana

    03/10/2014 9:13:28 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 29 replies
    The Blaze ^ | March 9, 2014 | Oliver Darcy
    A Texas teenager set his mother’s clothes ablaze after the woman refused to provide him money to purchase marijuana, authorities said. The Harris County Fire Marshall’s Office said John Carter, 18, started setting his mom’s wardrobe on fire after she declined to give him money for drugs. “Our investigation found that 18-year-old John Carter was angry at his mother because she would not give him money so he could buy marijuana, so he started setting her clothes on fire,” Lt. Dean Hensley with the Harris County Fire Marshal Office told KTRK.
  • Lawmakers Determined to Override Obama’s ‘Workplace Violence’ Classification of Fort Hood

    02/25/2013 7:13:58 PM PST · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    PJ Media ^ | February 25, 2013 | Bridget Johnson
    Despite the veto threat and snail's-pace prosecution of Hasan -- and the fact that the media "let this thing go." WASHINGTON — On Wednesday, the court-martial of accused Fort Hood gunman Major Nidal Hasan will creep forward at its glacial pace with a motions hearing to hear defense requests on a change of venue and the makeup of the panel that will potentially hear the case. Facing 13 counts of premeditated murder and 32 counts of attempted premeditated murder — and potentially the death penalty — Hasan’s trial has been delayed several months by his growth of a beard not...
  • Summary Box: Disney studio chief quits after bombs

    04/20/2012 7:28:46 PM PDT · by Vince Ferrer · 40 replies
    AP ^ | April 20, 2012 | AP
    DISNEY DEPARTURE: Rich Ross quit as Disney's studio head on Friday, a move seen as taking responsibility for at least a couple of write-offs that include a $200 million loss on "John Carter." BIG-BUDGET AVERSION: The move comes as Disney looks to trim what it spends on movies. Although Ross helped restructure and cut costs, some big-bet movies still bombed.
  • Domestic Total as of Mar. 25: $62,347,000 ($250 Million Box Office for John Carter by Monday)

    03/25/2012 1:52:53 PM PDT · by vbmoneyspender · 34 replies · 2+ views
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  • ‘Ishtar’ Lands on Mars ('John Carter' a colossal bomb for Disney, $165M writeoff, layoffs...)

    03/11/2012 1:32:54 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 191 replies
    NY Times ^ | 3/11/12 | BROOKS BARNES
    -snip- “John Carter,” a big-budget science fiction epic from Walt Disney Studios that opened Friday and flopped over the weekend. Disney spent lavishly (some say foolishly) on the movie in large part to keep one of its most important creative talents happy: Andrew Stanton, the Pixar-based director of “Finding Nemo” and “Wall-E.” “John Carter,” which cost an estimated $350 million to make and market, and was directed by Mr. Stanton, took in about $30.6 million at the North American box office, according to Rentrak, which compiles box-office data. That result is so poor, even when factoring in about $71 million...
  • John Carter Movie Opening Tomorrow Nationwide

    03/08/2012 9:09:54 AM PST · by trailhkr1 · 57 replies
    IMBD ^ | March 2012 | IMBD.com
    Transplanted to Mars, a Civil War Confederate Captain discovers a lush planet inhabited by 12-foot tall barbarians. Finding himself a prisoner of these creatures, he escapes, only to encounter a princess who is in desperate need of a savior.
  • John Carter; Disney movie

    03/04/2012 5:16:17 PM PST · by rrebo · 113 replies
    Just saw a pre-screening of "John Carter", a new Disney movie scheduled to open on March 9. It pretty much followed the Edgar Rice Burroughs Martian books. We saw it in 3D and it was quite good. Action all the way. Pretty sure there will be sequels by the way it ended.
  • Texas Congressman John Carter says "Let's shut this place down!"

    12/16/2010 12:39:12 PM PST · by rapture-me · 66 replies
    Email | 12-16-2010 | Email from my Congressman
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 16, 2010 Carter Calls for Reluctant Yes on Tax Cuts; Absolute No on Omnibus Spending “Let’s shut this place down” (WASHINGTON, DC) – House Republican Conference Secretary John Carter advised fellow House Members to pass the compromise tax cut agreement negotiated by Speaker-elect John Boehner as the best possible deal conservatives could get to block a massive tax increase in two weeks, but to defeat the Democrat’s Omnibus spending package to finance the federal government through 2011. The tax relief package preserves all of the Bush-era tax cuts, including the child tax credits and estate tax...
  • Should the Ft. Hood Shooting Victims Receive the Purple Heart?

    05/19/2010 7:04:39 AM PDT · by laotzu · 70 replies · 979+ views
    WOAI ^ | 5/19/10 | Jim Forsyth
    A major question is swirling around the 13 US service personnel who were killed, and the 30 who were wounded in the Ft. Hood shooting in November. Central Texas Congressman John Carter (R-Tx), who represents Ft. Hood and Killeen, is introducing a measure in Congress to award the 43 victims of the shooting by Maj. Nadal Hasan the Purple Heart, and the benefits which come from being awarded the decoration. “All these things are already given to soldiers who are killed or injured in combat,” Carter said, “And I think they should be extended to those soldiers who were killed...
  • GOP rep.: Ft. Hood report 'sanitized'

    01/19/2010 6:25:44 PM PST · by myknowledge · 2 replies · 469+ views
    Politico ^ | January 18, 2010 | Jake Sherman
    The Pentagon’s 86-page report on the Fort Hood massacre was “sanitized” to avoid discussing Islamic terrorism, the congressman who represents the base told POLITICO Monday. The report, released last week, says that the Army’s middle management missed signals about Nidal Malik Hasan in the months leading up to the mass shooting. But missing from the report is any discussion of what Rep. John Carter (R-Texas) said was the a “crisis” with Islamic terrorism. Hasan allegedly wore ritual Muslim garb shouted “God is great” in Arabic when opening fire on a group of soldiers on the base — facts Carter said...
  • Video: Hoffman Attacked By DCCC, NRCC (GOP ad against conservative Hoffman)

    10/28/2009 9:03:25 AM PDT · by ellery · 61 replies · 2,053+ views
    National Review ^ | Oct. 27, 2009 | Guy Benson
    Watching these clips back-to-back is simply remarkable. Here we have a mainstream conservative candidate, running in a consistently center-right district, being assailed by both major parties. The Democrats, recognizing the official "Republican" candidate's slide into the abyss, have turned their fire on viable (front-running?) third-party candidate, Doug Hoffman. Well, hello, politics of personal destruction and shameless class warfare: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=15L_TaolOqg&feature=player_embedded Minor details like Hoffman's humble upbringing (which also shouldn't be an issue), and his lifetime of hard work, are ignored. The success he's earned is used to bludgeon him — which, ironically, reflects the prevailing Democratic position on taxation. The Republican...
  • Carter Refiling Disclosure Forms to List Exxon Profits

    10/25/2009 6:36:38 PM PDT · by redreno · 10 replies · 660+ views
    Roll Call ^ | Oct. 22, 2009, 12 a.m. | Paul Singer
    Rep. John Carter (R-Texas) acknowledged Wednesday that he failed to disclose nearly $300,000 in profits from the sale of Exxon stock in 2006 and 2007, and his office said he will file amended financial disclosure forms with the House ethics committee as soon as possible. According to Carter’s office, a 2006 sale of Exxon Mobil Corp. stock netted the Congressman just more than $199,000 in profits that were not reflected on his financial disclosure form for that year. A 2007 sale of Exxon stock netted about $97,000 that Carter failed to disclose.
  • 82% OF CENTRAL TEXAS SAYS NO TO OBAMA HEALTH PLAN

    08/15/2009 7:07:56 PM PDT · by patriot08 · 6 replies · 709+ views
    CANADA FREE PRESS ^ | Friday, August 14 | John R. Carter, U.S. Representative
    82% of Central Texas Says No to Democrats’ Health Plan Central Texans are overwhelming opposed to the Democrats’ health care plan, according to poll results and constituent feedback received by U.S. Representative John Carter (R-TX). “Based on what I’ve heard from folks here at home, the healthcare bill in the House is absolutely unacceptable to Texans,” say Carter. “While these are not scientific polls, results like these repeated over and over from thousands of voters send an unmistakable message. This bill must be defeated.” Carter says that to date, 85% of the unsolicited calls, letters, and emails received by his...
  • Video: Rep. John Carter (R-TX) Says Democrats Violated His First Amendment Rights.

    08/03/2009 12:57:05 PM PDT · by WNO · 8 replies · 751+ views
    Washington News Observer ^ | August 3, 2009 | WNO
    “I made the comment I’m sorry but this is a violation of my first amendment rights.” Who: Rep. John Carter (R-TX) What: Exclusive interview regarding censorship on the Hill. Carter Soundbite #1: 24 Republicans Had Constituent Mailings Delayed. “Twenty-four Republican Members of Congress have a similar story about different language that the Democrats held up their communication until they changed the language … So they prevent us from communicating our message by just stalling us.” Carter Soundbite #2: Republicans Forced To Use Pelosi Talking Points. “We had put in that speech the words ‘The Democratic majority is bringing out their...
  • Conservative Reps. Want Napolitano Out

    04/24/2009 4:45:35 AM PDT · by kellynla · 12 replies · 777+ views
    politico.com ^ | 4/22/09 | PATRICK O'CONNOR
    House Republicans are calling on Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano to step down or be fired in the wake of a controversial department memo that has sparked indignant battle cries from conservatives and some veterans. “Singling out political opponents for working against the ruling party is precisely the tactic of every tyrannical government from Red China to Venezuela," said Texas Rep. John Carter, a member of the party's elected leadership who has organized an hour of floor speeches Wednesday night to call for Napolitano's ouster. “The first step in the process is creating unfounded public suspicion of political opponents, followed...
  • Obama Throws A Cocktail Party: Republicans Invited

    01/28/2009 7:46:53 PM PST · by jamese777 · 26 replies · 1,680+ views
    It’s not just the bipartisan mingling that makes Obama’s cocktail party at the White House tonight a departure from the Bush era. It’s the cocktails. After sunset. During the week. The event is another sign that the Obamas will have a more youthful, energetic approach to life in the White House than Washington has seen over the past eight years – one where the president hosts roughly two dozen Republicans and Democrats for drinks and economic stimulus chit-chat. Obama’s gathering at the Executive Mansion sounds like a throwback to the days of Lyndon Johnson or conjures up images of Ronald...
  • New Report Finds Increase in [CodePink?] Attacks Against Military Recruiters in America [FR's speak]

    03/13/2008 3:07:39 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 45 replies · 2,163+ views
    PRNewswire-USNewswire ^ | March 13, 2008 | MAF Press Release
    WASHINGTON, March 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The nation's largest pro-troop organization, Move America Forward (website: http://www.MoveAmericaForward.org ) will hold a news conference this Friday, March 14, 2008, calling attention to, and denouncing, the rising trend of violence against military recruiting centers. The news conference takes place in the Murrow Room at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. on Friday, March 14th at 9:30 AM. Move America Forward will provide detailed accounts of these attacks, including photographs and documents, to members of the media in attendance. A new national television ad campaign calling attention to these attacks will also be unveiled....
  • A presidential son explores venture into national politics (discharged from Navy - Pot and LSD)

    10/23/2005 2:19:45 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 38 replies · 2,074+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | October 23, 2005 | Steve Friess
    ....The presidential son, who moved to Las Vegas in 2003 and campaigned for John F. Kerry last year, said he's about to embark on a ''listening tour" of Nevada to find out ''if my fellow citizens feel the same way about me as I feel about them." Carter, an equities investor who lives with his wife in fast-growing northwest Las Vegas, said he's been contemplating a bid against Ensign for a while. ... ....Ensign spokesman Jack Finn said the senator doesn't know much about Carter and couldn't comment on a possible opponent. Ensign told a local journalist that he didn't...
  • Deep in the Heart of Texas A Helluva Good House Race (Edwards v. Wohlgemuth)

    09/19/2004 8:36:06 PM PDT · by Theodore R. · 9 replies · 413+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 09-19-04 | Hines, Cragg
    Deep in the heart of Texas a helluva good House race By CRAGG HINES Copyright 2004 Houston Chronicle COLLEGE STATION — At last we come to the final act of Tom DeLay's passion play — his long-planned martyrdom, by redistricting, for a handful of U.S. House Democrats from Texas. They have defied him, so now they must prepare to meet their fate. It's the Alamo, with DeLay as Santa Anna. And so to Aggieland, at the southern end of the newly drawn 17th District, where Rep. Chet Edwards, D-Waco, a moderate seven-term Democrat, is fighting for his political life against...
  • Need Info on Rep. John Carter TX-District 31

    10/09/2003 12:26:04 PM PDT · by rapture-me · 12 replies · 213+ views
    It looks as if Texas redistricting will pass. We will find ourselves in US District 31 (Rep. John Carter's District). I'm looking for others that know about him and his views. Grade him because I have a friend that was considering a run for the US House but may be undecided now. Thanks
  • Paramount buys Tarzan author's sci-fi epic

    04/12/2002 8:49:40 AM PDT · by Junior · 29 replies · 396+ views
    email | 2002-04-12 | Claude Brodesser
    HOLLYWOOD (Variety) - Paramount Pictures has bought the rights to an 11-volume sci-fi epic by the author of Tarzan. Under the deal, Paramount has agreed to option the "John Carter of Mars" by Edgar Rice Burroughs for a $300,000 (188,205 pounds) upfront fee and to pay a $2 million sum if the studio brings the work to production. Paramount-based producers Jim Jacks and Sean Daniels' Alphaville Productions plans to turn the first book into a movie. Although Rice Burroughs is best known for having penned the iconic "Tarzan of the Apes," the English writer's first book was "A Princess of...