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  • De Blasio’s Horse-Drawn Carriage Ban: Is It Really About Campaign Cash?

    01/06/2014 10:56:41 AM PST · by digger48 · 32 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 1-6-14 | Robert Stacy McCain
    Mayor Bill de Blasio's promise to ban New York City's iconic horse-drawn carriages could backfire, exposing what the newly-elected mayor's critics suggest is a corruption scandal masquerading as an animal-rights crusade. Defenders of the carriage industry point to a real-estate executive who is one of de Blasio's major campaign donors as the driving force behind the effort to abolish the carriages. (snip) The bad guy in this drama, according to the carriage drivers, is Steve Nislick, chief executive officer of a New Jersey-based real-estate development company, Edison Properties. The company "employs legions of lobbyists to influence city decisions on real...
  • Uber is vaporizing the taxi industry — so a new startup is raising $250 million to help cabs compete

    10/26/2015 8:09:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 10/26/2015 | Maya Kosoff
    Uber is crushing the taxi industry that has dominated New York City — and other cities — for so many years. Data from the Taxi and Limousine Commission analyzed by the New York Daily News shows total trips in the first half of 2015 were down 10 percent to 77 million, compared to same period last year. Revenues from yellow cab fares have declined as well. And in July, there were 100,000 Uber trips in New York City per day, a 4x increase from last summer. It's hard for taxis to compete with Uber, the ubiquitous car-hailing service said to...
  • Liam Neeson Records Ad for Amnesty International Calling for Ireland to Legalize Abortion

    10/20/2015 1:23:06 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 30 replies
    http://www.lifenews.com ^ | October 20, 2015 | STEVEN ERTELT
    Actor Liam Neeson, known for his roles in popular action flicks, has recorded a new ad for Amnesty International which calls on Ireland to legalize abortion. The European nation is staunchly pro-life and prohibits killing babies in abortions in virtually every circumstance. Amnesty International is helping lead a pro-abortion push to repeal the 8th Amendment in Ireland, which has provided legal protection for unborn babies for years. Amnesty International Ireland recruited Neeson, an Irish actor, to do a voice-over for its commercial, which appears below. In the ad, Neeson essentially says laws protecting babies from abortions are antiquated and should...
  • Gunmaker that provided firearms for ‘Taken 3’ boycotts Liam Neeson

    01/19/2015 3:16:01 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 16 replies
    Gunmaker PARA USA says it regrets providing firearms for the movie “Taken 3” and has called for an industry boycott against actor Liam Neeson after he slammed private gun ownership in America. In a statement posted on its Facebook page Saturday, PARA said it “regrets its decision to provide firearms for use in the film ‘Taken 3.’” .... “We will no longer provide firearms for use in films starring Liam Neeson and ask that our friends and partners in Hollywood refrain from associating our brand and products with his projects,” the company said. “Further, we encourage our partners and friends...
  • Liam Neeson comments: Must action stars oppose gun control?

    01/17/2015 8:44:52 AM PST · by bgill · 50 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | Jan. 16, 2015 | Lisa Suhay
    “PARA USA regrets its decision to provide firearms for use in the film "Taken 3". While the film itself is entertaining, comments made by its Irish-born star during press junkets reflect a cultural and factual ignorance that undermines support of the Second Amendment and American liberties,” the company posted on its Facebook page. “We will no longer provide firearms for use in films starring Liam Neeson
  • Obama's Paris snub wasn't an oversight

    01/13/2015 5:12:36 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 76 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 01-12-2014 | Byron York
    Opinion: White House Obama's Paris snub wasn't an oversight By Byron York | January 12, 2015 | 4:33 pm The uproar over whether President Obama or another top administration official should have attended the massive unity rally in Paris has obscured an important point about the White House's reaction to the latest terror attacks in Europe. The administration no-shows were not a failure of optics, or a diplomatic misstep, but were instead the logical result of the president's years-long effort to downgrade the threat of terrorism and move on to other things. "The analogy we use around [the White House]...
  • Liam Neeson Doesn’t Think You Should Have A Right To Bear Arms

    01/12/2015 11:12:40 AM PST · by Dr. Thorne · 126 replies
    BearingArms.com ^ | 1/12/2015 | Bob Owens
    *snip* “There’s too many [expletive] guns out there,” he continued. “Especially in America. I think the population is like, 320 million? There’s over 300 million guns. Privately owned, in America. I think it’s a [expletive] disgrace. Every week now we’re picking up a newspaper and seeing, ‘Yet another few kids have been killed in schools.'”
  • Liam Neeson: Taken films have put Americans off travelling to Europe

    01/01/2015 1:11:04 PM PST · by the scotsman · 59 replies
    Yahoo Movies UK ^ | 31st December 2014 | Yahoo Movies UK
    'Liam Neeson says he’s received many letters from Americans too scared to travel to Europe after watching the ‘Taken’ films. The 62-year-old actor stars as retired CIA agent Bryan Mills in the action franchise and admits fans have written to him saying they’re frightened of travelling abroad due to the storylines in which his wife and daughter are kidnapped. Speaking on the Graham Norton Show, while promoting 'Taken 3', he said: “Just the other day I got a letter from a school teacher in Texas who had tried to take 60 students to Europe and the families of 40 of...
  • Liam Neeson speaks out in favor of gun control (Hypocrite Alert!)

    09/20/2014 11:41:43 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 104 replies
    Facebook/TakenMovies Liam Neeson, legendary Irish actor and star of such films as Takenand Non-Stop, does not identify with the hardcore, gun-toting action heroes he so often portrays. "I am totally for gun control in the U.S.," Neeson said in an interview with The Independent. "The population of America is roughly 300 million and there are 300 million guns in this country, which is terrifying." Neeson criticized the National Rifle Association's response to the 2012 shooting in Newton, Connecticut, which the actor summarized as, "If that teacher had been armed..." "It's crazy," Neeson said. "I'll give Britain its dues, when they had the Dunblane...
  • Whoa there: NYC carriage horse ban is stalled

    04/22/2014 12:50:44 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 37 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 22, 2014 3:41 PM EDT | Jonathan Lemire
    Mayor Bill de Blasio is pulling back the reins on his plans to quickly get rid of New York City’s horse-drawn carriage industry, stung by a recent outpouring of support for the colorful coaches that have clip-clopped their way through Central Park for more than 150 years. A campaign pledge to take on the horses during his first week as mayor was eclipsed by other issues. […] What changed? For one, a media blitz led by actor Liam Neeson has portrayed the horse-drawn carriage industry as an iconic, romantic part of New York that provides about 400 jobs, many to...
  • Liam Neeson Blasts Bill de Blasio’s Anti-Horse Campaign

    01/10/2014 6:40:11 AM PST · by Alice in Wonderland · 32 replies
    FRONTPAGEMAG ^ | Daniel Greenfield
    While Bill de Blasio backer Steve Nislick plots to grab the stables once his boy follows through and outlaws carriage horses in Central Park, Liam Neeson visited the actual stables whose “64,000 feet of valuable real estate” Nislick has been drooling over and is plotting to seize under the cover of animal rights. And taught smirking liberal Jon Stewart a thing or two about horses. . .
  • New Mayor Bill De Blasio Tells New York City, ‘We Will Not Wait’ on Inequality

    01/01/2014 3:53:07 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 143 replies
    New York Times ^ | 01/01/2014 | THOMAS KAPLAN
    Claiming his place as the 109th mayor of New York City, Bill de Blasio delivered an inaugural address on Wednesday that focused on the issue of inequality, promising that the attention he gave to the subject when he was running for office was not merely campaign rhetoric. Outside City Hall, in front of an audience that included members of his family, luminaries like Bill and Hillary Rodham Clinton and hundreds of ordinary New Yorkers, Mayor de Blasio spoke of the city’s history of embracing liberal causes, and he laid out a mayoralty that emphasized social and economic justice. “We are...
  • Liam Neeson saves dog from a group of teenagers

    03/21/2014 3:17:03 PM PDT · by Drew68 · 43 replies
    Hollywood.com ^ | 19 March 14
    Actor Liam Neeson reportedly turned real-life hero to save a dog from a group of kids in New York. Reports suggest the Taken star was jogging in Central Park, New York when he heard a woman calling for help as she attempted to stop a group of young thugs throwing rocks at a stray dog they had cornered, according to ShowbizSpy.com. A source tells the National Enquirer, "Liam charged down a path and confronted three gangbanger wannabe types. "Liam yelled that they'd better stop or he'd knock the c**p out of them - but the punks just swaggered up and...
  • 'Non-Stop' Review: Liam Neeson Thriller Hits New Left-Wing Low

    03/01/2014 6:25:51 PM PST · by Perdogg · 72 replies
    **SPOILER ALERT** Most of the suspense and therefore enjoyment of Liam Neeson's new action thriller "Non Stop" comes from trying to figure out who the villain is and why this person is doing what he or she is doing. If you read the rest of this article, it will spoil the entire movie for you. Period. You have been warned.
  • 'Non-Stop' Review: Liam Neeson Thriller Hits New Left-Wing Low

    03/01/2014 5:37:40 PM PST · by This Just In · 29 replies
    Big Hollywood ^ | March 1, 2014 | John Nolte
    **SPOILER ALERT** Most of the suspense and therefore enjoyment of Liam Neeson's new action thriller "Non Stop" comes from trying to figure out who the villain is and why this person is doing what he or she is doing. If you read the rest of this article, it will spoil the entire movie for you. Period. You have been warned.
  • 'Non-Stop' Review: Liam Neeson Thriller Hits New Left-Wing Low (Major Spoiler Alert)

    03/01/2014 10:55:33 AM PST · by servo1969 · 99 replies
    Breitbart.com/Big-Hollywood ^ | 3-1-2014 | John Nolte
    **SPOILER ALERT** Most of the suspense and therefore enjoyment of Liam Neeson's new action thriller "Non Stop" comes from trying to figure out who the villain is and why this person is doing what he or she is doing. If you read the rest of this article, it will spoil the entire movie for you. Period. You have been warned. There is no question that "Non-Stop" is a well-made, involving, not-terribly-dumb action-thriller that delivers plenty of suspense and endears Liam Neeson further into the heart of those of us who love well-made, involving, not-terribly-dumb action-thrillers. "Non-Stop" is a good movie....
  • Liam Neeson chides NYC mayor on horse carriages

    02/28/2014 10:51:27 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 28, 2014 8:34 PM EST
    Liam Neeson says he’s “a little bit pissed off” at Mayor Bill de Blasio for wanting to shut down the horse-drawn carriage industry in New York City. The actor made the comment during a Wednesday appearance on “The Daily Show”. …
  • Liam Neeson: I may become a Muslim Catholic movie star is thinking about changing faith

    02/04/2012 4:12:03 PM PST · by bimboeruption · 108 replies
    The Sun ^ | 1-25-2012 | PETE SAMSON
    HOLLYWOOD star Liam Neeson is considering giving up his Catholic belief and becoming a Muslim. The actor, 59, admitted Islamic prayer "got into his spirit" while filming in Turkish city Istanbul. He said: "The Call to Prayer happens five times a day and for the first week it drives you crazy, and then it just gets into your spirit and it's the most beautiful, beautiful thing. "There are 4,000 mosques in the city. Some are just stunning and it really makes me think about becoming a Muslim." Liam was raised in Northern Ireland as a devout Catholic and altar boy...
  • Liberal Actor Liam Neeson Says He’s Considering Dumping Catholicism, Converting To Islam…

    01/25/2012 7:31:31 AM PST · by Nachum · 120 replies
    Weasel Zippers ^ | 1/24/12 | zip
    Every moonbat’s fantasy come true. (Huffington Post) — Irish actor Liam Neeson has revealed he is considering giving up on his Catholic faith and converting to Islam. The Hollywood star, 59, was recently filming in Turkish city Istanbul and became fascinated with the muslim faith during his stay. Speaking to The Sun, he said: “The Call to Prayer happens five times a day and for the first week it drives you crazy, and then it just gets into your spirit and it’s the most beautiful, beautiful thing.
  • New "Narnia" Film Stirs Religious Controversy [Aslan represents Mohammed too]

    12/10/2010 8:00:31 AM PST · by ZGuy · 82 replies
    ABC News ^ | 12/9/10 | Paul Bond
    The studios behind the new "Narnia" movie are walking a tightrope in their quest to promote the third film in the fantasy franchise to a Christian audience and to general moviegoers. But they also are going out of their way not to pigeonhole the film as something that will appeal just to the world's 2.2 billion Christians. Case in point is Liam Neeson, who voices Aslan, the resurrected lion in the upcoming film. The actor said at a news conference last week that his character doesn't necessarily represent Christ. That might be news to Lewis, though, who wrote the opposite...
  • Even C.S. Lewis Can't Escape the Rot of Progressivism

    12/06/2010 6:55:42 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 16 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 12-6-10 | Jared H. McAndersen
    Political correctness has now raised its head is what one would have thought a stronghold of traditional Christianity -- the work of C.S. Lewis. To be precise, the new film of his Voyage of the Dawn Treader, one of the best-selling "Narnia" series of children's books.The Dawn Treader is a revival of an old Irish form, the Immram, telling of a ship voyaging among islands, with the crew learning some lesson at each stopping place.The imaginary world of Narnia is, of course, under the rule of kings who acknowledge the rule of its Creator, the good lion Aslan, an attempt by Lewis...
  • Report: Natasha Richardson brain dead at 45

    03/17/2009 7:13:04 PM PDT · by Borges · 160 replies · 8,685+ views
    UPI ^ | March 17, 2009 at 9:00 PM
    Natasha Richardson died Tuesday, a day after suffering a head injury in a Canadian skiing accident, a source close to her family told OK!. She was 45. The magazine said on its Web site that Richardson's loved ones decided to take her off life support Tuesday after she was declared brain dead. "The family is devastated," the source told OK! The British-born actress was the daughter of stage and film great Vanessa Redgrave and the late director-producer Tony Richardson. She also was the sister of actress Joely Richardson and the wife of Northern Irish actor Liam Neeson, her co-star in...
  • Liam Neeson races to critically injured Natasha Richardson's bedside

    03/17/2009 3:36:13 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 21 replies · 1,962+ views
    Actor Liam Neeson has left the Toronto set of Atom Egoyan's sexual thriller "Chloe" and rushed to Montreal to be with his injured wife, Natasha Richardson. According to Associated Press, Richardson has suffered a traumatic head injury in a skiing accident. “Liam Neeson left the Toronto set immediately to fly to Montreal upon news of his wife’s accident,” the rep said in a statement to CTV. The actress was brought to two hospitals on Monday u Sacre-Coeur de Montreal. IrishCentral.com an-– Center Hospitalier Laurentien, near a ski area, and then to Hopital dd People.com first reported news of the Irish...
  • Natasha Richardson is Brain Dead (was in Parent Trap, married to Liam Neeson)

    03/17/2009 2:03:05 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 57 replies · 7,034+ views
    NY Post ^ | 3-17-09 | Michael Riedel
    CRITICALLY INJURED IN SKIING ACCIDENT ### Actress Natasha Richardson is brain dead - after falling in a ski accident in Canada - and is now on sad journey home to New York, friends told The Post today. Richardson, who was being treated at a Montreal hospital, is being transported to New York this afternoon so her mom Vanessa Redgrave, two children and other loved ones can say goodbye before she's taken off life-support, friends said.
  • Natasha Richardson Brain Dead After Ski Accident

    03/17/2009 1:32:04 PM PDT · by AngieGal · 46 replies · 2,977+ views
    Fox News ^ | March 17, 2009 | Fox News
    Sources close to Tony-award winning actress Natasha Richardson tell FOXNews.com that the 45-year-old actress is brain dead, and being transported back to New York City before she is to be taken off life support. Richardson's condition deteriorated following a skiing accident on a beginner's trail at the Mont Tremblant ski resort in Quebec, Canada. Richardson, who is married to actor Liam Neeson, had been reported in serious condition with a head injury by multiple outlets.
  • ‘Taken’: Exciting and reactionary (MSNBC: movie for "Bushies")

    01/27/2009 9:43:06 PM PST · by icwhatudo · 24 replies · 1,097+ views
    MSNBC ^ | Jan. 27, 2009 | Alonso Duralde
    "You have to wade through unpleasant racial politics to enjoy the action" -----snip---- "The script also tosses in some “24”-lite torture sequences that will no doubt gladden the heart of any Bushies who miss the glory days of Gitmo. Add to that the film’s “save the white girl from the foreign infidels” plotline — a staple of American cinema going back to the bad old days of “Birth of a Nation” — and there’s a queasily reactionary feel to the movie that detracts from its more incitement-to-riot qualities."
  • Neeson returns as Narnia's lion king

    08/18/2006 8:15:08 AM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 7 replies · 598+ views
    The Belfast Telegraph ^ | August 17, 2006 | Linda McKee
    The sequel to Disney's movie adaptation of The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe is coming home to Ireland. A casting call for Prince Caspian, the next in the series of seven Narnia books, is seeking actors in Ireland and New Zealand. Shooting is expected to start on Prince Caspian in January next year and the producers say the location this time will most likely be "the forests of Europe". If the sequel to the phenomenally successful The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe is shot in Ireland, it will be a return to the very...
  • Latest Roundup of Narnia News (Liam Neeson will voice Aslan!)

    07/17/2005 1:18:09 PM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 34 replies · 1,002+ views
    NarniaWeb ^ | Various
    There are often little tidbits of information that cross the wire, and aren't worth posting individually, but then they stack up, and then I'm behind, so some of this isn't new news. I was going to post this last night, then got delayed, but I'm glad. Now it's confirmed. Liam Neeson WILL be the voice of Aslan! After being informed that Brian Cox was no longer involved with the production, there’s been a very long wait with lots of speculation and many rumors surrounding the casting of the voice of Aslan. Today at the Comic-Con panel for The Lion, the...
  • SCHLUSSEL: "Kingdom of Heaven," Bin Laden's Slanted Crusade Movie

    05/06/2005 10:24:23 AM PDT · by Cool Chick · 143 replies · 3,213+ views
    DebbieSchlussel.com ^ | May 5, 2005 | Debbie Schlussel
    “Kingdom of Heaven”: Bin Laden’s Slanted Crusade Movie May 5, 2005 By Debbie Schlussel Mark Twain said, “History tells us that the truth is not hard to kill, but a lie told well is immortal.” “Kingdom of Heaven,” Ridley Scott’s extremely boring movie version of the Crusades, is Twain’s words in action. Scott is serial killer of truth—giving immortality to 1,000 lies—in this propaganda film. The wannabe-epic is being panned for its lack of accuracy by a host of Islam experts, like Robert Spencer. Crusades expert Jonathan Riley-Smith says it’s basically “Osama bin Laden’s version of History.” But the folks...
  • Joseph Farah: "Profiting from Rape" {Alfred Kinsey}

    10/18/2004 6:17:00 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 10 replies · 889+ views
    WND.com ^ | 10-18-04 | Farah, Joseph
    Profiting from rape Posted: October 18, 2004 1:00 a.m. Eastern © 2004 WorldNetDaily.com Hollywood is about to release its tribute to the man who launched the "sexual revolution." The film is called "Kinsey," a name mostly associated with shattering our archaic ideas about sex and popularizing the notion that values were really just old-fashioned "hang-ups." The truth is that Alfred Kinsey was not a legitimate researcher. He was not some kind of pioneer and scholar in the area of human sexuality. He was not a heroic figure who transformed society for the better. He was a monster. He protected pedophiles...
  • Shine off 'Star Wars' for Liam Neeson

    08/23/2004 2:30:09 PM PDT · by swilhelm73 · 51 replies · 1,611+ views
    CANOE ^ | October 11, 2003 | BRUCE KIRKLAND
    LONDON, England -- The Star Wars franchise can no longer be taken seriously, according to one former Jedi master. "Ummm, well, they've kind of got silly now, haven't they?" actor Liam Neeson told The Toronto Sun yesterday while doing interviews for his latest film, the forthcoming ensemble romantic comedy Love Actually. "That last (Star Wars movie) was just pyrotechnics, you know," Neeson said of Episode II -- Attack of The Clones, lamenting that the "computerized stuff" fails to connect with either the actors or audiences. Neeson said he expects nothing different when Episode III, in which he is not involved,...