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  • Media Matters' Oliver Willis Wants Pro-Israel Liberals 'Marginalized'

    04/19/2012 1:00:51 PM PDT · by Nachum
    Breitbart ^ | 5/19/12 | Ben Shapiro
    As we revealed yesterday, MJ Rosenberg wasn’t the only anti-Israel extremist working at Media Matters for America: Senior Fellow Eric Boehlert once downplayed genocidal anti-Semitism, routinely suggests that media coverage is too pro-Israel thanks to the intimidation by nefarious forces (hint hint), and defended terrorist professor Sami Al-Arian. Today, we examine Oliver Willis, a research fellow at Media Matters. Just like MJ and Eric, Willis is an anti-Israel extremist with a soft spot for anti-Semitism. Willis once referred to Paul Wolfowitz as “filthy” and Joe Lieberman as “fascistic.” He accused Israel of “Playing Games With American Lives” for building settlements,...
  • McDonald’s is forced to stop using ‘pink slime’ in its burger recipe

    01/26/2012 2:54:10 PM PST · by WXRGina · 78 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 26, 2012 | Jill Reilly
    After years of trying to break America, Jamie Oliver has finally made his mark by persuading one of the biggest U.S fast food chains in the world to change their burger recipe. McDonald's have altered the ingredients after the Naked Chef forced them to remove a processed food type that he labelled 'pink slime'. The food activist was shocked when he learned that ammonium hydroxide was being used by McDonald's to convert fatty beef offcuts into a beef filler for its burgers in the USA. The filler product made headlines after he denounced it on his show, Jamie Oliver’s Food...
  • Funeral home mourns therapy dog Oliver

    01/18/2012 10:21:21 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 11 replies
    JS Online ^ | 1-18-12 | Amy Rabideau Silvers
    Oliver's photo still hangs at the Krause Funeral Homes, but he is no longer available to help grieving families. First a Krause family pet, Oliver ended up working most of his life as a therapy dog. "I remember one little boy, maybe about 8 years old, who wouldn't talk after a sibling died," funeral director Mark Krause said. "But he talked and talked to Oliver. "Oliver worked maybe a thousand funerals in his day, maybe more," he said. "What he did was really magical. People in their suits and dresses would get down on the floor to pet him." Oliver...
  • Member of Original 29 Code Talkers Dies in U.S.

    03/19/2011 5:50:21 AM PDT · by DFG · 11 replies
    Foxnews via AP ^ | 03/19/11 | AP
    CAMP VERDE, Arizona -- Lloyd Oliver wasn't much of a talker, but it was clear that he was proud to have his native language serve as a key weapon during World War II. As part of an elite group of Marines, he helped develop and implement a code based on the Navajo language that helped win the war. Years later, his hearing remained impaired because of gun blasts and other explosives during the war. He rarely brought up his time as a Code Talker, but his eyes gleamed when holding a picture of himself in his uniform. He kept a...
  • Colombia Farc 'drug boss' Oliver Solarte killed

    03/16/2011 4:56:03 PM PDT · by csvset · 10 replies
    BBC ^ | 15 march 2011 | BBC
    Colombia's armed forces say they have killed a Farc rebel leader who acted as the group's main contact with Mexico's drug cartels. The rebel known as Oliver Solarte controlled drugs and weapons smuggling operations in southern Colombia, President Juan Manuel Santos said. He died in an attack on rebel positions near the border with Ecuador. It is the latest in a series of blows to the guerrillas, who have lost many of their top leaders in recent years.Farc setbacks President Santos said the death of Oliver Solarte was an "important blow" to the left-wing group. ""I want to tell them...
  • Oliver Stone Reaches a New Low: Anti-Semitism

    07/26/2010 9:10:58 AM PDT · by Nachum · 32 replies · 1+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | 7/26/10 | by Ron Radosh
    Oliver Stone is at it again. I previously wrote about him months ago. Stone, now in London to do publicity for his agitprop film on Hugo Chavez, took the opportunity to do some advance publicity for his forthcoming Showtime TV series, The Secret History of America. In his new gem, he will show us how Hitler, Stalin, and Mao were all unappreciated in their own time, since they were “vilified” and he wants to show — particularly in the case of Stalin — how he “has a complete other story.” Well, if Stone wants to really let us know that...
  • N.C. man got hit by lightning - then mauled by a bear

    06/22/2010 3:39:37 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 40 replies · 2+ views
    charlotteobserver.com ^ | June 22, 2010 | PAUL A. SPECHT
    Some guys have all the luck. And then there's Rick Oliver, who might be one of the unluckiest men in the state, if not the world. Oliver was mauled by a bear in his otherwise peaceful front yard a few weeks ago. "It was like getting struck by lightning," he said. Turns out, Oliver might be one of the few people in the world capable of accurately making the bear-lightning analogy. And for Oliver, 51, the two incidents seem to go hand in hand. Ever since he was struck by lightning in 2006, Oliver says, he's had trouble sleeping. On...
  • Nearly seven years prison for child abuser guru Oliver Shanti

    12/31/2009 3:11:53 PM PST · by LowOiL · 6 replies · 415+ views
    The Local (English) ^ | 10-5-09 | DDP/The Local (English)
    Nearly seven years prison for child abuser guru Oliver Shanti Published: 5 Dec 09 10:56 CETOnline: http://www.thelocal.de/national/20091205-23735.html Supposed spiritual guru Oliver Shanti was sentenced to nearly seven years in prison on Friday, after a Munich court convicted him of 76 counts of child sexual abuse. Shanti, whose real name is Ulrich Schultz, 61, abused the children of his devotees over a ten-year period, in Munich and then in Portugal, the court found. It handed him a sentence of six years and 10 months. Judge Stephan Kirchinger criticised the relationship between the children’s parents and Shanti, which he said meant the...
  • Navajo Nation mourns Code Talker death

    10/16/2009 6:39:49 AM PDT · by DFG · 21 replies · 1,247+ views
    woodtv.com ^ | 10/15/09 | AP
    <p>PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) - Willard Varnell Oliver, a member of the Navajo Code Talkers who confounded the Japanese during World War II by transmitting messages in their native language, died Wednesday. He was 88.</p> <p>Lawrence Oliver said his father died at the Northern Arizona Veterans Administration Health Care System Hospital in Prescott, Ariz. He had been declining health for the past two years.</p>
  • Jamie Oliver reforms see pupils reject school food

    07/09/2009 6:21:11 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 27 replies · 1,146+ views
    Jamie Oliver reforms see pupils reject school food Nicola Woolcock The number of children having school meals has stalled after the increase in nutritional standards pioneered by Jamie Oliver, official figures show today. Only a third of secondary age pupils eating a cooked lunch on the premises while the overall percentage of pupils eating school meals fell at both primary and secondary level compared with 2008. Participation has decreased ever since the standard of food rose following Oliver’s ’School Dinners’ campaign which resulted in the banning of Turkey Twizzlers and daily helpings of chips. The School Food Trust, a Government...
  • Stone meets Bolivia's Morales for interview, coca

    01/14/2009 5:17:08 AM PST · by MAD-AS-HELL · 6 replies · 342+ views
    U.S. filmmaker Oliver Stone kicked a soccer ball and chewed coca leaves with Bolivia's leftist president Tuesday during an interview for a planned documentary.
  • Arkansas TV anchor dies days after attack (brief role in Oliver Stone's film "W.,")

    10/25/2008 6:40:09 PM PDT · by forYourChildrenVote4Bush · 50 replies · 1,884+ views
    Pressly was found beaten early Monday at her home. CNN affiliate KATV in Little Rock, Arkansas, said Saturday evening that its morning anchorwoman, Anne Pressly, died. She was 26 years old.
  • Bush Announces Film About Oliver Stone

    10/22/2008 5:55:18 PM PDT · by fellowpatriot · 10 replies · 697+ views
    WASHINGTON, DC - In what is perhaps a first glimpse into his post-presidential life, George W. Bush today announced plans to produce a film about Oliver Stone. Sources say the project is merely satire, and only very loosely based on the acclaimed director / producer's life. In it, the filmmaker falls on hard times due to the sluggish economy, and is reduced to making low-budget political hit pieces to pay off gambling debts and support a raging cocaine habit. The film, currently under the working title Oliver Twisted, is a whimsical look at Stone's declining career. "I thought that making...
  • (Massachusetts) Congressman John Olver Believes Bush Will Cancel 2008 Elections

    07/06/2007 3:18:23 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 125 replies · 4,078+ views
    http://www.afterdowningstreet.org/ ^ | July 5, 2007 | Bob Feuer
    -snip Cong. Olver asked us to spare him a review of what he already knew and believed about the crimes of the Bush administration, and of the overwhelming majority of his district in favor of impeachment. -snip He is deeply concerned whether we will actually have an election in Nov. '08, as he believes this administration will likely strike Iran from the air, declare a national emergency, and cancel the '08 elections. He sees ending the war as his primary goal, and he believes the brilliant Nancy Pelosi has a strategy more potent than impeachment. He thinks impeachment is a...
  • The Concierge of the Battlefield

    12/12/2006 5:58:13 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 430+ views
    Both having served their country from Viet Nam to Iraq, Marine warriors Col. (ret.) Jack Holly and Lt. Col. (ret.) Ollie North briefly enjoyed a few moments together during North’s recent visit to the USACE-GRD LogisticsMovement Control Center. BAGHDAD -- “That’s what we are. That’s what we do. We are the concierge of the battlefield,” affirms Jack Holly, the still erect postured, retired Marine colonel. “When travelers require something while staying in hotel to whom do they go? The concierge of course! Thus, that is what we are to this effort here in Iraq. If something is needed we provide...
  • Oliver Stone to take on Bill Clinton in New 9/11 Movie (Are pigs flying?)

    10/16/2006 8:22:29 AM PDT · by 2banana · 25 replies · 1,638+ views
    SlashFilm ^ | October 16 2006 | Peter Sciretta
    Oliver Stone to take on Bill Clinton in New 9/11 Movie Posted Monday, October 16 2006 @ 05:19 AM PDT by Peter Sciretta Filed under: Industry News Oliver Stone is set to take on 9/11, yes AGAIN, but this time he has something to say. Stone's Jawbreaker, based on the memoir of the same name by Gary Bernsten, and will focus on America's response to the terrorist attacks with the invasion of Afghanistan and the hunt for Osama Bin Laden. Bernsten was the CIA's pointman during the invasion, who coordinated the efforts of the CIA and Special Operations Forces to...
  • DNA study shows it was messy when humans and chimps parted ways

    05/17/2006 11:38:28 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 25 replies · 1,090+ views
    AP ^ | 5/17/6 | MATT CRENSON
    Humans and chimps diverged from a single ancestral population through a complex process that took four million years, according to a new study comparing DNA from the two species. ADVERTISEMENT By analyzing about 800 times more DNA than previous studies of the human-chimp split, researchers from the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard were able to learn not just when, but a little bit about how the sister species arose. "For the first time we're able to see the details written out in the DNA," said Eric Lander, founding director of the Broad Institute. "What they tell us at the...
  • 'Mad as Hell' Coalition Tells US, 'Do What Mexico Does'

    04/10/2006 1:17:26 PM PDT · by inpajamas · 89 replies · 3,568+ views
    CNSNews ^ | 04-10-2006 | Susan Jones
    A conservative advocacy group is speaking for Americans who think illegal immigration is out of control and ought to be stopped. The Freedom Alliance, founded by Lt.-Col. Oliver North, said it is launching a movement called the "I'm Mad as Hell and I'm Not Gonna Take it Anymore!" coalition. The group is asking concerned Americans to call, email and fax congressional offices with objections to amnesty for people who come to this country illegally. "Senator Reid won't take immigration seriously until illegal immigrants begin invading Capitol Hill or his cushy office," said Freedom Alliance President Tom Kilgannon. "His wavering on...
  • 'The Assault On American Youth' Jay Bennish Preaches Hatred

    03/10/2006 8:20:09 AM PST · by RepublicNewbie · 9 replies · 783+ views
    The Post Chronicle ^ | 3/10/06 | Pat Buchanan
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The last Global Geographic Literacy Survey, assessing the geographic knowledge of 18-24-year-olds in nine different countries -- Canada, France, Mexico, Great Britain, Japan, Italy, Sweden, Germany and the United States -- was, at best, a disappointment. It found, for example, that only 17 percent of young Americans could locate Afghanistan on a map; 29 percent could not correctly identify the Pacific Ocean; and 11 percent were unable to find the continental United States. If high-school geography classrooms around the United States are anything like that run by "teacher" Jay Bennish, at Overland High School in Aurora, Colorado,...
  • Jack Wild, 'HR Pufnstuf's' 'Jimmy'dies at 53

    03/02/2006 3:25:44 AM PST · by lunarbicep · 85 replies · 4,494+ views
    mainichi-msn ^ | March 2, 2006
    LONDON -- Jack Wild, the actor appeared who in the movie musical "Oliver!" as the irrepressible Artful Dodger, has died, his agent said Thursday. He was 53. Wild died Wednesday after a battle with mouth cancer, agent Alex Jay said. As a child actor, Wild appeared in a London stage production of "Oliver!", Lionel Bart's adaptation of Charles Dickens' "Oliver Twist." He was cast in the film as cheeky pickpocket the Artful Dodger, earning an Academy Award nomination at the age of 16. He was known to a generation of children as the hero of "HR Pufnstuf," a U.S. television...
  • HUMANZEE: Real or Bogus?

    12/23/2005 5:32:57 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 38 replies · 576+ views
    Self | December 23, 2005 | PJ-Comix
    I'm watching a show right now on The Science Channel called "HUMANZEE." It is about a chimpanzee named Oliver who seems to have some human features. Speculation is that Oliver might be the result of a cross between a human and a chimpanzee. Does anybody out there know anything about this Humanzee? Can't the scientists determine if he is half-human?
  • Jarhead Cheapens Vets' Heroism

    11/12/2005 3:11:23 AM PST · by NavVet · 26 replies · 1,329+ views
    Human Events ^ | November 11, 2005 Veterans Day | Oliver North
    San Antonio, Tex.—Yesterday, November 10, was the 230th anniversary of the founding of the United States Marine Corps. Today, November 11, is Veterans’ Day. Lance Cpl. Aaron Mankin, USMC, observed both celebrations from Brooke Army Medical Center here in San Antonio. He’s been here for months—recovering from burns and wounds he received earlier this year near Al Qaim, Iraq. I was there, covering his unit for FOX News when the Assault Amphibious Vehicle he was in was blown apart by an improvised explosive device. This week, I was privileged to spend part of this year’s Marine Corps anniversary with him...
  • Paramount Slammed Over Oliver Stone-9/11 Announcement

    07/15/2005 9:24:02 AM PDT · by Jon Alvarez · 15 replies · 885+ views
    Contact Paramount, let them know your extreme displeasure with the anti-American Oliver Stone having any involvement with a story about 9/11! Paramount Studios 5555 Melrose Avenue Hollywood, CA 90038 1-323-956-5000 Email: vpbusinessaffairs@pde.paramount.com Termsofuse@pde.paramount.com "Paramount Pictures is taking heat due to its announcing of the new Oliver Stone-9/11 project"
  • Honoring A Hero: Sergeant Rafael Peralta

    12/17/2004 7:48:44 AM PST · by 84rules · 8 replies · 1,744+ views
    TownHall.com ^ | December 17, 2004 | Oliver North
    NO MORE HEROES? Oliver North December 17, 2004 WASHINGTON, D.C. -- "It's stuff you hear about in boot camp, about World War II and Tarawa Marines who won the Medal of Honor," Lance Cpl. Rob Rogers of the 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment told the Army Times. Rogers was describing the actions of his fellow Marine, Sgt. Rafael Peralta, a Mexican immigrant who enlisted in the Marine Corps the day he received his green card. Most readers of this column probably haven't heard about Rafael Peralta. With the exception of the Los Angeles Times, most of our mainstream media haven't...
  • Greek Lawyers Attack 'Alexander' Bisexual Claims (Demand Oliver Stone Fiction Disclaimer on Film)

    11/22/2004 12:28:09 PM PST · by gopwinsin04 · 81 replies · 1,805+ views
    WENN ^ | 11/21/04 | imdb staff
    The makers of Colin Farell's upcoming epic 'Alexander' are facing the threat of lawsuit for claiming warrior Alexander the Great was bisexual.A group of furious Greek lawyers insist the legendary conqueror was heterosexual, and now they are looking into suing film studio Warner Brothers and director Oliver Stone for claims to the contrary.Yannis Varnakos, the spokesman for the 25 lawyers, says, 'The production company should make it clear that this film is pure fiction and not a true depiction of the life of Alexander.'The group of attorneys say they have gathered enough evidence so far to know that there are...
  • Outraged Greeks say Alexander was not bisexual (Hollyweird rewriting history)

    ATHENS, Nov 19 (Reuters) - A group of Greek lawyers are threatening to sue Warner Bros film studios and Oliver Stone, director of the widely anticipated film "Alexander," for suggesting Alexander the Great was bisexual. The lawyers have already sent an extrajudicial note to the studio and director demanding they include a reference in the title credits saying his movie is a fictional tale and not based on official documents of the life of the Macedonian ruler. "We are not saying that we are against gays but we are saying that the production company should make it clear to the...
  • Don't Let Media Sensationalism Malign U.S. Marines Getting the Facts From Fallujah (Oliver North)

    11/19/2004 8:47:40 AM PST · by crushelits · 15 replies · 1,684+ views
    humaneventsonline.com ^ | Nov 19, 2004 | Oliver North
    By now, almost everyone in the world with a television has seen the videotape that appears to show a U.S. Marine shooting a wounded Iraqi terrorist inside a mosque in Fallujah. For the record, here are the facts--because facts--not rumors or emotions-- really are important. Here is what those who were there told me: On Friday, November 12, U.S. Marines were fired upon by terrorists armed with AK-47s, RPD machine guns and rocket-propelled grenades from a mosque and an adjacent building. The Marines returned fire, first with M-16s and 240G machine guns, and then, as they continued to take fire,...
  • Vanity: Looking for Bob Beckel quote

    03/15/2004 6:40:24 PM PST · by CheezyD · 7 replies · 266+ views
    Hannity & Colmes | 3/15/04 | CheezyD
    I saw Bob Beckel on Hannity & Colmes the other night when Oliver North was in for Sean Hannity. Beckel stated unequivocally that Kerry would go to the UN for permission to retaliate if there was another 9/11 style attack on the US. I went to the Fox website but could not find a transcript. Anyone have this? Thanks in advance.
  • Saddam Capture Drives Dems, Media Mad

    12/19/2003 7:01:45 AM PST · by raynearhood · 24 replies · 162+ views
    FoxNews ^ | Thursday, December 18, 2003 | Lt. Col. Oliver North
    <p>American soldiers trapped him like a cornered rat hiding in a hole. And when he was caught, Saddam Hussein, the blustering, bloody tyrant who asked others to die for him, didn’t even try to defend himself with the weapons at his disposal.</p>
  • Police Chief Jerry Oliver resigns (Detroit - over gun at airport)

    10/31/2003 4:09:33 PM PST · by Dan from Michigan · 82 replies · 338+ views
    AP ^ | 10-31-03 | Sarah Freeman
    Police Chief Jerry Oliver resigns By SARAH FREEMAN The Associated Press 10/31/2003, 6:58 p.m. ET DETROIT (AP) — Police Chief Jerry Oliver, in announcing his resignation Friday, said controversy swirling around his failure to declare a loaded pistol on a flight had become a distracting "sideshow." "I still believe in what we're doing and I'd just like to make sure that the police department doesn't, and the administration doesn't, have to deal with these issues that are sideshows and that prevent us from moving ahead with full force," Oliver said at a press conference. Oliver has been charged with a...
  • Detroit police chief lacked gun permit, charges possible (airport update)

    10/23/2003 7:51:22 AM PDT · by Dan from Michigan · 16 replies · 261+ views
    AP ^ | 10-23-03
    Detroit police chief lacked gun permit, charges possible The Associated Press 10/23/2003, 3:22 a.m. ET DETROIT (AP) — Wayne County prosecutors are looking into whether Detroit Police Chief Jerry Oliver should face criminal charges for placing an unlicensed handgun in his luggage. Oliver does not have a concealed weapons permit to carry the .22-caliber handgun found in the baggage he checked for a Saturday flight to Philadelphia. The gun is not registered in Michigan. Assistant Prosecutor Rebecca Tenorio told the Detroit Free Press no decision had yet been made, but that one may be reached this week. After the gun...
  • Detroit Police Chief fails to declare gun in luggage

    10/19/2003 9:27:27 AM PDT · by Dan from Michigan · 13 replies · 230+ views
    Mlive ^ | 10-18-02
    Detroit Police Chief fails to declare gun in luggage The Associated Press 10/18/2003, 7:07 p.m. ET DETROIT (AP) — The Transportation Security Administration confiscated a gun belonging to Detroit's police chief after the weapon was found in baggage the chief had checked for a flight. Police Chief Jerry Oliver "didn't declare the gun to the airlines and hadn't filed the necessary forms," said Detroit Metropolitan Airport spokesman Mike Conway. Conway said the loaded .25 caliber Colt semiautomatic weapon was discovered by TSA officials while the luggage was being screened. Oliver told Detroit television station WDIV that he wasn't aware of...
  • Remembering a Rebel

    08/02/2003 12:16:38 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 4 replies · 192+ views
    ABC News ^ | 7/30/03 | Lee Dye
    Remembering a Rebel Oliver Harwood Fought Hard for a Space Station of a Different Design By Lee Dye Special to ABCNEWS.com July 30 — Ollie is dead, ending the long, tumultuous career of a space pioneer of extraordinary skill and courage, although you may never have heard his name. Oliver Harwood first came into my life in the mid-1980s, when I was a science writer for the Los Angeles Times, and he was a senior engineer for the aerospace giant, Rockwell International. He died recently of a heart attack, the only way anyone could have ended Ollie's desperate battle to...
  • Oliver North In Tulsa! Saturday Night!

    05/26/2003 1:31:16 PM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 3 replies · 211+ views
    Ollie's gonna be there, Inhofe....and Lafortune!! Its a Rally for America! I've got my tickets! DO YOU HAVE YOURS???Event details: The Americana Series - Lt Col Oliver North Date: 05/31/03 Venue: Mabee Center (map) Ticket URL: www.tickets.com Event URL: www.mabeecenter.com Start Time: 7:30PM Description: Tickets are $50.00, $20.00, and $10.00. Tickets available online, or by phone 918 495-6000 Jim Inhofe...Bill Lafortune...and Ollie North will all be speaking!