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  • 'Lord of the Flies' the movie ... but with girls!

    08/31/2017 11:39:05 AM PDT · by Artemis Webb · 47 replies
    Mashable ^ | 08/30/2017 | Keith Wagstaff
    Hollywood is remaking Lord of the Flies, except this time ... wait for it ... the island is full of girls. The movie will be written and directed by two men, Scott McGehee and David Siegel, most recently known for the critically acclaimed What Maisie Knew. Deadline reported the news Wednesday. “We want to do a very faithful but contemporized adaptation of the book, but our idea was to do it with all girls rather than boys,” Siegel told Deadline. William Golding's classic book was adapted for the screen in 1963 and 1990.
  • All-female Lord of The Flies remake faces backlash as it 'misses the point' and 'women [tr]

    08/31/2017 6:10:52 AM PDT · by C19fan · 51 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | August 31, 2017 | Helena Norton
    There is to be a new Lord of The Flies film with a twist - all the people stranded on the island will be female. The adaptation of William Golding’s 1954 novel has faced backlash on social media as critics have accused it of "missing the point".
  • Warner Bros. Plans Female-Led 'Lord of the Flies'

    08/30/2017 5:47:11 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 156 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | August 30, 2017
    The William Golding novel is being adapted once again, this time by a male writing-directing duo. Warner Bros. is planning a gender-bent adaptation of the iconic William Golding novel Lord of the Flies. Scott McGehee and David Siegel will write and direct the new take on the story, which follows a group of young boarding school students that end up stranded on an island and devolve into pre-pubescent savages over the course of the novel. Harry Hook directed a 1990 version of the story, while a 1963 feature was helmed by Peter Brook. 
  • Is Obama biblical ‘Lord of the Flies?’ Prophesy sites have field day with president’s insect moments

    01/25/2013 6:50:59 AM PST · by LucianOfSamasota · 51 replies
    Klein Online ^ | January 25, 2013 | Aaron Klein
    JERUSALEM — Prophesy sites are having a field day with President Obama getting worldwide attention for sparring with a fly yesterday. News media reports document how Obama has somewhat of a larger history of attracting flies during multiple recorded interviews and speeches. Already, religious and other sites are using the headlines to point out that a biblical reference for Satan, the Semitic deity Beelzebub, literally translates from Hebrew into “lord of the flies.” As Obama yesterday nominated two new members of his second administration it was a swarming fly that stole the show. “This guy is bothering me here,” said...
  • Too Many Black Students Suspended Leads Oakland Schools to Stop Punishment

    05/17/2015 2:40:14 AM PDT · by dennisw · 122 replies
    truthrevolt ^ | 5.15.2015 | Trey Sanchez 294
    Board members of California's Oakland Unified School District unanimously voted on Wednesday to cease suspending students for what they call "willful defiance." Those behaviors can include swearing/yelling at teachers, refusing direct orders, texting, and storming out of class, to name a few. The reason? Concern that too many black students are being suspended for willful defiance. One sophomore student, Dan'enicole Williams, told the San Francisco Gate, "They never take time out, if someone is sleeping in class, to ask what’s wrong. They may be acting that way because they didn’t eat the night before.” "We’re getting pushed out of schools,”...
  • Lord of the Flies' comes to Baltimore

    05/03/2015 7:43:52 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 29 replies
    CNN ^ | 05/02/2014 | John Blake
    --SNIP-- "The Lord of the Flies" was a novel written in 1954 by the English author William Golding. It describes what happens to a group of upper-class English schoolboys when their plane crash-lands on a deserted island and all the adults are killed. The kids try to build a society of their own, but with no adult guidance, they descend into tribalism and savagery.
  • Why inbreeding is bad

    12/13/2013 6:52:07 PM PST · by Theoria · 30 replies
    The Unz Review ^ | 13 Dec 2013 | Razib Khan
    A shocking case of a family of ~40 in rural Australia, the “Colts” (it’s a pseudonym), which has engaged in several generations of first degree incest has surfaced. You can read the summary in the press. But the Australian government has released a report on the case. I haven’t read most of it because the snippets I have stumbled upon are very disturbing. But, I was curious as to the characterization of the 12 children who were removed by social services. In particular, only one, Cindy, had parents who were unrelated. Note how different she is: Cindy Colt (5), Rhonda...
  • Obama laments entrenched power at Ohio State commencement

    05/05/2013 11:05:21 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 42 replies
    Obama laments entrenched power at Ohio State commencement By REID J. EPSTEIN | 5/5/13 1:24 PM EDT President Barack Obama is the most powerful man in the world, but he still laments that there is so much still out of his control. Obama told Ohio State University graduates Sunday that it will be their responsibility to make the world a better place, because forces aligned against them still hold substantial power. The dour commencement address touched on Obama’s familiar we’re-all-together theme and included shots at his regular bogeymen: Wall Street, an obstinate Congress and, of course, the press. “As you’ve...
  • Locust alert in Middle East as plague descends on Egypt and creates panic in Israel

    03/04/2013 9:12:18 AM PST · by Red Badger · 63 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 10:31 EST, 4 March 2013 | UPDATED: 11:04 EST, 4 March 2013 | By Alex Ward
    Israel's Agriculture Ministry set up an emergency hotline and task force The swarm is estimated to be made up of 30million insects The infestation has been devastating crops in Egypt ahead of Passover As swarms of locust devour Egyptian crops, the Middle East is bracing for the destructive bugs to migrate their way ahead of the Passover holiday. A swarm of an estimated 30million insects has been devastating crops in Egypt, fuelling apocalyptic fears because of the infestation’s proximity to the Bible story of Passover in which a swarm of locusts, the eighth of ten plagues, is imposed on Egyptians...
  • Radical Anti-Israel Advocate Appointed to Genocide Prevention Board

    04/27/2012 4:39:46 AM PDT · by SJackson · 6 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | April 26, 2012 | Arnold Ahlert
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - Radical Anti-Israel Advocate Appointed to Genocide Prevention BoardPosted By Arnold Ahlert On April 26, 2012 @ 12:48 am In FrontPage | 10 Comments Last August, president Obama created an Atrocities Prevention Board. “Preventing mass atrocities and genocide is a core national security interest and a core moral responsibility of the United States of America,” stated a presidential directive. He appointed Samantha Power, Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Multilateral Affairs and Human Rights, as chair. Ms. Power won a Pulitzer Prize for her book, “A Problem from Hell: America and the Age of Genocide.” That’s the good news. The...
  • A fly lands between the eyes of U.S. President Barack Obama ... [CAPTION PHOTO]

    01/24/2013 2:24:45 PM PST · by Third Person · 65 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | January 24th, 2013 | Larry Downing
    A fly lands between the eyes of U.S. President Barack Obama while he speaks in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, January 24, 2013.
  • Odd Discoveries re: Hussein Obama & The Lord of the Flies.

    01/25/2013 1:29:09 AM PST · by golux · 27 replies
    FR Vanity. | 1.25.03 | Golux
    "Beelzebub (Hebrew: בעל זבוב, Baʿal Zəvûv Arabic: بعل الذباب‎, Ba‘al az-Zubab;, literally "Lord of the Flies"; Greek: Βεελζεβούλ, Velzevoúl; Latin: Beelzebūb), with numerous archaic variants, is a Semitic deity that was worshiped in the Philistine city of Ekron. In later Christian and Biblical sources, he is referred to as another name for Satan, and in demonology, is one of the seven princes of Hell. Rabbinical literature commentary equates Baal Zebub of Ekron as lord of the "fly." Beelzebub is commonly described as placed high in Hell's hierarchy; he was of the order of Seraphim, which in Hebrew means "fiery serpents"....
  • Barack Obama provides landing pad for fly (Pics and Videos -- Get Your Barf Bag)

    01/24/2013 5:20:40 PM PST · by bimboeruption · 76 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 1-24-2013 | Raf Sanchez,
    Subtitle: Not even the Secret Service could keep the fly away from Barack Obama's furrowed brow. The buzzing insect stole the show as the President announced his two new members of his second administration, cutting wild loops around the leader of the free world before landing squarely on his forehead. The official White House transcript simply reads: "This guy is bothering me here - (swatting at a fly.)" Meanwhile, the pool report which describes the President's movements throughout the day, noted that "the president spoke for about five minutes while being menaced by a house fly". It wasn't the first...
  • Obama the fly swatter strikes again

    01/24/2013 4:12:33 PM PST · by TaraP · 74 replies
    Yahoo ^ | Jan 24th, 2013
    There was a buzz at the White House on Thursday when President Barack Obama announced the nomination of two top financial regulatory officials. A large fly interrupted the president as he presented his picks to head the Securities and Exchange Commission and a watchdog for financial consumer products. Under bright television lights, the fly darted around the president's head as he spoke in the White House's ornate State Dining Room, alighting briefly on the middle of his forehead.
  • A fly lands between the eyes of U.S. President Barack Obama while he speaks

    01/24/2013 2:39:15 PM PST · by traumer · 85 replies
    A fly lands between the eyes of U.S. President Barack Obama while he speaks in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, January 24, 2013. REUTERS/Larry Downing
  • For the slumlord's defense, Barack Obama, Esq.

    09/19/2012 6:27:53 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | September 18, 2012 | 10:43 pm
    In March 1994, a year before "Dreams" was published, Obama was the lead defense attorney on an obscure case in Cook County Court that has heretofore escaped examination by the national media. In this case, Obama defended a Chicago slumlord and powerful political ally who was charged with a long list of offenses against poor residents. The defendant was the Woodlawn Preservation & Investment Corp., controlled by Bishop Arthur Brazier, a South Side Chicago preacher and political operator. Brazier's burgeoning real estate empire included a low-income housing project at 6223 South University. Today, Map Quest describes the Woodlawn neighborhood as...
  • Violent OWS Protesters Prevent Woman in Wheelchair From Leaving Event

    This is Senator Bernie Sanders (Socialist - Vermont) and OBama's and the Democrats' movement. As it decays into violence the press will cover it less and less. Yet not a single Democrat politician that came out in support of this movement has had the courage to apologize to America for what it has become - anarchy.
  • Accusations Of Teen Runaway Sexual Activity At Occupy Dallas

    10/24/2011 1:33:56 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 14 replies
    CBS Local ^ | October 24, 2011 11:01 AM | Staff
    CBS 11 News has learned of an investigation into the possible sexual assault of a 14-year-old girl at the Occupy Dallas campsite. Some members of the group told CBS 11 they never knew the girl was 14 and that she had claimed to be 19 years old. Police were alerted after someone recognized the girl from a picture seen on a flyer asking for help locating a missing teen. When police took the girl into custody Sunday afternoon she reportedly told them she had been having sex with a man in his 20’s at the Occupy Dallas encampment and had...
  • 'Occupy' memo could discourage victims from reporting assaults ( Baltimore )

    10/21/2011 11:38:56 AM PDT · by george76 · 34 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | October 19, 2011 | Peter Hermann
    Efforts by the Occupy Baltimore protest group to evolve into a self-contained, self-governing community have erupted into controversy with the distribution of a pamphlet that victim advocates and health workers fear discourages victims of sexual assaults from contacting police. The pamphlet says that members of the protest group who believe they are victims or who suspect sexual abuse "are encouraged to immediately report the incident to the Security Committee," which will investigate and "supply the abuser with counseling resources." ... the heads of three rape crisis centers and a nurse who runs the forensic division at Mercy Medical Center called...
  • Oakland to Occupiers: Get out ['Occupy Oakland' protesters given ultimatum]

    10/21/2011 6:57:46 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 19 replies
    Hot Air ^ | OCTOBER 20, 2011 | Ed Morrissey
    Occupy Wall Street might be getting the most attention, but Occupy Oakland might be the next flashpoint. The city has decided that the demonstrators have had plenty of time to make their point, and that their behavior has gotten bad enough to become a public safety problem. Late last night, Oakland issued an order to the Occupiers to leave the plaza that they have commandeered for most of a fortnight (via JWF):