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  • Robert Stone, Novelist Inspired by War, Dies at 77

    01/11/2015 3:46:55 PM PST · by Lurking Libertarian · 7 replies
    The New York Times ^ | January 10, 2015 | Bruce Weber
    Robert Stone, who wrote ambitious award-winning novels about errant Americans in dangerous circumstances or on existential quests — or both — as a commentary on an unruly, wayward nation in the Vietnam era and beyond, died on Saturday at his winter home in Key West, Fla. He was 77. [...]The author of eight novels, a pair of story collections and a memoir, “Prime Green: Remembering the Sixties” (2007), Mr. Stone may not have been overly prolific, but his novels were big and serious, commanding attention as literary events and often seized upon by critics as an opportunity to write about...
  • Ex-military gunman confirmed dead after he killed six family members and..

    12/16/2014 12:55:57 PM PST · by CivilWarBrewing · 39 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | December 16, 2014 | Louise Boyle and Wills Robinson for MailOnline & AP
    Suspect Bradley Michael Stone, 35, reportedly found dead in Pennsylvania woods near his homeStone's ex-wife, her sister, brother-in-law, 14-year-old niece, mother and grandmother named as shooting victimsHis wife's 17-year-old nephew in serious but stable condition on Tuesday after suspect reportedly cut three fingers off and shot him in the headStone and his ex-wife had been locked in a court fight over their daughters' custody since 2009 divorce; the girls were unharmed in shootingsBrad Stone remarried last year and according to court records, has an infant son. His new wife and boy were not hurt A Marine veteran accused of...
  • Montgomery County Shooting Spree Suspect Bradley Stone Found Dead in Woods: Sources

    12/16/2014 12:05:23 PM PST · by Bettyprob · 25 replies
    NBC News ^ | December 16, 2014 | Vince Lattanzio
    Bradley Stone, the man prosecutors say is responsible for killing his ex-wife and five of her family members and shooting one other before going on the run, has been found dead in the woods near his home, law enforcement sources tell NBC10. His body was discovered near W. 4th Street and Schoolhouse Road in Pennsburg. The location is just yards from the former Marine's home where SWAT teams have been methodically searching for the man for the past two days. Sources said it appears Stone killed himself.
  • Suspect in deadly Pennsylvania killing spree remains at large

    12/15/2014 7:52:41 PM PST · by Oliviaforever · 36 replies
    CBS ^ | 12/15/14
    PENNSBURG, Pa. -- A man killed six people as he weaved across the Philadelphia suburbs in a predawn rampage Monday, authorities said. Bradley William Stone, 35, started at his ex-wife's Harleysville apartment, breaking in through a glass door around 4 a.m., firing multiple rounds and fleeing with their two children, the woman's neighbors said. Stone was believed to be holed up in his home in Pennsburg, but police said late Monday they are uncertain of his whereabouts.
  • Bad Journalism, Even If It Were True

    12/08/2014 4:58:09 AM PST · by servo1969 · 3 replies ^ | 12-5-2014 | Kevin D. Williamson
    When I was a student at the University of Texas, I served as managing editor of our school paper, the (all hail!) Daily Texan, as a consequence of which I did something that no self-respecting journalist should do: I took a journalism class, media law and ethics, which was a requirement for serving as M.E. For my sins, I drew as my professor the daft left-wing windbag Robert Jensen, whose first lecture consisted of a screed against the presence of sports sections in newspapers, which Professor Jensen considered an ethical problem in that they contributed what he believed to be...
  • WaPo media critic: Fire everyone associated with Rolling Stone’s UVa rape story

    12/06/2014 9:50:24 PM PST · by catnipman · 16 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 12/6/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    Observe how Erdely responded to a question about the accused parties in Jackie’s alleged gang rape. In that Slate podcast, when asked who these people were, she responded, “I don’t want to say much about them as individuals but I’ll just say that this particular fraternity, Phi Kappa Psi — it’s really emblematic in a lot of ways of sort of like elitist fraternity culture. It’s considered to be a kind of top-tier fraternity at University of Virginia…It’s considered to be a really high-ranking fraternity, in part because they’re just so incredibly wealthy. Their alumni are very influential, you know,...
  • Mysteries set in stone

    09/02/2014 10:25:42 AM PDT · by Theoria · 18 replies
    Capital Journal ^ | 22 Aug 2014 | David Rookhuyzen
    They are mystery stories, written large as life in mineral ink on the pages of the northern plains. A 360-foot snake – reportedly once with a blazing red tongue – slithering along a grassy slope. A long-tailed turtle lying next to woman near an earthen mound. A large grid spread across the spur of a hill. All created from lines of small boulders. Hundreds of these stone effigies or alignments, ranging from animal forms to mosaics can be found across the seven Midwestern states and parts of Canada, including more than a hundred such figures in South Dakota. The mystery...
  • Showdown over immigration: 'This is an invasion'

    07/03/2014 7:40:41 PM PDT · by blueplum · 94 replies
    CNN ^ | July 3, 2014 | Ed Payne, Michael Martinez and Holly Yan
    (CNN) -- The national controversy over a surge of Central American immigrants illegally crossing the U.S. border established a new battleground this week in a small Southern California town, where angry crowds stopped detained migrants from entering their community. The sentiment carried over to a raucous Wednesday night meeting at a Murrieta high school auditorium. Border Patrol and immigration officials got an earful. "This is an invasion," attendee Heidi Klute said before a full house. :snip: Local politicians appear to be in lockstep with their constituents. "It's a nationwide problem, and little ol' Murrieta has taken the lead," said Mayor...
  • Barack Obama's Stone-Cold Lies

    10/23/2013 11:55:17 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 24 replies
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | 10-23-2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Folks, it's time for some hard truths here. Barack Obama and his minions are recklessly manipulating and deceiving the entire private health insurance industry. What has happened and what is happening to the best health care system ever developed in the history of man is more than a shame. It is simply outrageous. And it is being done purposefully and with a level of deceit that is apparent to anybody who wants to be open enough with themselves to admit it and to see it. It appears now that multiple officials who work for the president have misled millions...
  • Oliver Stone Tells European Audience On Fourth Of July "The World Is In Danger With Our Tyranny"

    07/05/2013 3:59:30 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 20 replies
    News Busters ^ | July 5, 2013 | Noel Sheppard
    Dontcha just love it when pompous Hollywoodans speak ill of America whilst traveling abroad on national holidays? Take Oliver Stone for example who on the Fourth of July actually said of the United States at a film festival in the Czech Republic, "The world is in danger with our tyranny."
  • Oliver Stone Prepping Hugo Chavez Film

    06/21/2013 1:41:02 PM PDT · by drewh · 26 replies
    Andrew Breitbart's Big Hollywood ^ | 21 Jun 2013, 9:35 AM PDT | by Christian Toto
    Far-left filmmaker Oliver Stone is mourning the loss of late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez as only the director can. He's making a movie about the failed socialist leader. Chavez, who died earlier this year after a long battle with cancer, will be the subject of Stone's next film, according to AFP. Oliver Stone is making a very beautiful film about our commander Hugo Chavez... that he will likely finish in the next months," [President Nicolas] Maduro said on Thursday, at an event in the northwestern state of Lara.... Maduro said that one of Stone's producers informed him about the film...
  • Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood hold ‘March to Jerusalem’

    06/10/2013 2:03:43 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 06/09/2013 19:33 | Ariel ben Solomon
    A few thousand Muslim Brotherhood supporters rallied on Friday at the Cairo Stadium in a Global March to Jerusalem, marking the 46th anniversary of the occupation of east Jerusalem and its Judaization, according to a report in Ahram Online on Friday. … “The marches aim to highlight the issue of Jerusalem – by which we point out the racism and Judaization practices of the occupying state against Jerusalem and Palestine,” Muslim Brotherhood spokesman Ahmed Aref said on Thursday. … A video report by AFP quoted a protester who said, “Today we say to Israel that we are here and one...
  • IF John Hagee & Perry Stone Accept Messianic Rabbis As Biblical, What About Female Messianic Rabbis?

    05/22/2013 6:45:28 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 28 replies
    5/22/2013 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    1.) IF John Hagee, Perry Stone, and/or anyone else on TCT, TBN, INSP, WCT, etc, accept women as being able to occupy the positions of apostles, and/or prophets, and/or evengelists, and/or pastors and/or teachers (with such examples such as Paula White and Joyce Meyer (whom I believe operate as a pastor and teacher respectively)), and... 2.) IF they believe that women can occupy these positions within the sphere of the New Testament/New Covenant, and... 3.) IF they believe that the office of Rabbi (Messianic or otherwise) has been carried over into the New Testament/New Covenant, (with such examples as Kurt...
  • Sean Penn On Hugo Chavez's Death: "I Lost A Friend" (Barf Alert)

    03/06/2013 6:40:06 AM PST · by Biggirl · 22 replies ^ | March 6, 2013 | Rebecca Ford
    The controversial leader had a slew of Hollywood heavyweights supporting him throughout his reign, with the most vocal two being actor Sean Penn and filmmaker Oliver Stone. "Today the people of the United States lost a friend it never knew it had. And poor people around the world lost a champion," says Penn in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter. "I lost a friend I was blessed to have. My thoughts are with the family of President Chavez and the people of Venezuela."
  • John Kerry jokes about killing George Bush [in case you missed it]

    02/25/2013 12:45:08 PM PST · by mbarker12474 · 18 replies
    YouTube --> Hannity Colmes --> Bill Maher ^ | 2006 ?? | John Kerry on Bill Maher show Maher: You could have went to New Hampshire and killed two birds with one stone. Kerry: Or, I could have gone to 1600 Pennsylvania and killed the real bird with one stone.
  • Shamed Facebook poster loses her job

    11/21/2012 8:20:46 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 121 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | November 21, 2012 | Jessica Heslam
    Lindsey Stone — the Plymouth woman taking an online beating for posting a photo of herself flipping the bird at Arlington National Cemetery on Facebook — has lost her job. “Lindsey resigned and we accepted her resignation,” LIFE Inc. CEO Diane Enochs told the Herald tonight. LIFE Inc. of Hyannis — a Cape Cod nonprofit that helps adults with special needs — announced tonight that Stone, along with the woman who snapped the offending photo, are not working there. Ironically, the formal announcement was made on Facebook.
  • Obama the Classless

    10/27/2012 9:11:20 AM PDT · by Paladins Prayer · 14 replies
    The New American ^ | 26 October 2012 | Selwyn Duke
    When Barack Obama called Mitt Romney a bull******* in a Rolling Stone interview recently, it was reminiscent of something involving a man who truly fits that description. What I’m referring to has to do with the 1990s, an intern, and America’s increasingly interned morality. After Bill Clinton said that he didn’t consider Monica Lewinsky’s services to be sex as he “understood it,” many observers pointed out that his lawyering of lasciviousness was influencing the young. “Hey, even the president, a Rhodes Scholar, says it isn’t sex!” It’s what you call trickle-down decadence. And now what Clinton did for intimate relations,...
  • Greed and Debt: The True Story of Mitt Romney and Bain Capital

    09/02/2012 10:29:39 AM PDT · by tired&retired · 36 replies
    Rolling Stone Magazine ^ | September 13, 2012 | Matt Taibbi
    How the GOP presidential candidate and his private equity firm staged an epic wealth grab, destroyed jobs – and stuck others with the bill. The great criticism of Mitt Romney, from both sides of the aisle, has always been that he doesn't stand for anything. He's a flip-flopper, they say, a lightweight, a cardboard opportunist who'll say anything to get elected. The critics couldn't be more wrong. Mitt Romney is no tissue-paper man. He's closer to being a revolutionary, a backward-world version of Che or Trotsky, with tweezed nostrils instead of a beard, a half-Windsor instead of a leather jerkin....
  • Pay attention Christians in France--you voted for this...

    05/28/2012 12:59:16 PM PDT · by bimboeruption · 59 replies
    Etheldredasplace ^ | 5-28-2012 | Unknown to me
    Pay attention Christians in France--you voted for this... And from the Great Spencer on May 27th....France: Muslims stone Christians in church during mass No one will take much note of this. It is just one story among the thousands that together tell the tale of France's decline and Islamization. Eurabia Update: Here is my translation of "Carcassonne Des fidèles caillassés pendant la messe à Saint-Joseph," by Yannick Bonnefoy in Midi Libre, May 27 (thanks to David): Carcassonne: The faithful stoned during Mass at St. Joseph Yesterday at 6:20PM, as Fr. Roger Barthes began to celebrate mass, four youths, aged 14...
  • H'wood Snubs Muslim Stone

    02/20/2012 12:45:44 PM PST · by Zionist Conspirator · 34 replies
    New York Post ^ | 2/20/'12 | Unattributed
    Sean Stone, son of controversial director Oliver Stone, converted to Islam in Iran last week and says he’s already experiencing a Hollywood backlash. The ceremony was held in Isfahan, where he is researching a documentary. He now goes by the name of Sean Christopher Ali Stone. He told Page Six: “I’ve already experienced the reverse of anti-Semitism, having people within the film industry express a reluctance to work with me now that I have said a simple prayer, ‘There is no God but God, and Mohammed is his messenger.’ I am sure I have [bleeped] off some powerful people.” Speaking...
  • Sean Stone, Son of Oliver: ‘Iran Has the Right to Nuclear Weapons’ (Exclusive)

    09/13/2011 7:43:09 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 58 replies
    Sean Stone, son of Oliver, seems like a chip off the old block. Fresh off the plane from Tehran, the famous filmmaker's son defended Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in an interview this weekend and supported Iran’s right to a nuclear program as a defense against threats from Israel. The 26-year-old is a documentary filmmaker met exclusively with TheWrap at the Toronto Film Festival, offering some unconventional views. Criticizing the Iranian government is “like someone coming to your house and saying the father shouldn’t hit the kids,” he said. “Who are we to tell them how to rule their country?” “Iran...
  • Oliver Stone son in Iran to plan documentary: reports

    09/06/2011 11:18:37 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 9/6/11 | AFPAFP
    The son of triple Oscar-winning director Oliver Stone, who annoyed Iranians with his 2004 movie "Alexander," is in Iran to make arrangements for a documentary, Iranian news agencies reported on Tuesday. "Sean Stone is in Iran to make arrangements for filming a documentary," the ILNA news agency quoted an Iranian film producer as saying. "He will talk about his plans on Wednesday." The Mehr news agency reported that Sean Stone would start searching for locations soon and was scheduled to be joined by his father in three weeks. Iran regarded Stone's "Alexander" as an affront to national pride and refused...
  • Sky News’ Mark Stone Questions Rioters In London: ‘Are You Proud Of What You Are Doing?’

    08/09/2011 9:05:34 AM PDT · by Nachum · 39 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 8/9/11 | Jon Bershad
    As violence and riots sweep through sections London, the rest of the western world can only watch stunned. Earlier, we showed you some of the terrifying pictures taken by British photojournalists, but there’s also tons of video, recorded by Londoners on their cell phones and Flip cameras from rooftops and windows. A journalist however, Sky News’ Mark Stone, was brave (foolish?) enough to go right down on the street and record a pretty stunning video as he forces his camera right in the face of a group of looters. Fortunately for Stone the area he was in (Clapham Junction) doesn’t...
  • Ancient stone markers warned of tsunamis

    04/12/2011 12:11:37 PM PDT · by Palter · 9 replies
    AP ^ | 06 April 2011 | AP
    Tablets served as a reminder for many of the danger that can follow earthquakes Modern sea walls failed to protect coastal towns from Japan's destructive tsunami last month. But in the hamlet of Aneyoshi, a single centuries-old tablet saved the day. "High dwellings are the peace and harmony of our descendants," the stone slab reads. "Remember the calamity of the great tsunamis. Do not build any homes below this point." It was advice the dozen or so households of Aneyoshi heeded, and their homes emerged unscathed from a disaster that flattened low-lying communities elsewhere and killed thousands along Japan's northeastern...
  • Twitter co-founder Stone joins Huffington Post (hired to 'do good and give back')

    03/14/2011 11:12:52 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies
    YahOo ^ | 3/14/11 | AP
    NEW YORK, (AP) -- AOL says Biz Stone, one of the founders of messaging service Twitter, is joining AOL and its recent acquisition The Huffington Post Media Group as an adviser on "social impact and cause-based initiatives." AOL Inc. CEO Tim Armstrong said Monday that Stone will be advising on "using innovative approaches to do good and give back."
  • Oliver Stone defends film ‘South of the Border' (Chavez honest, Bush family not very human)

    01/30/2011 5:46:06 PM PST · by Libloather · 10 replies
    Malibu Times ^ | 1/30/11
    Oliver Stone defends film ‘South of the Border'Published: Sunday, January 30, 2011 1:22 PM PST **SNIP** “He's an honest man,” Stone said of Chavez on Thursday. “I sense no corruption in him.” But Stone has been accused of filming Chavez with a sympathetic lens, offering odd adulation to the Venezuelan leader, ignoring the president's worldwide reputation as a power-mad dictator and censorship bully. It's a sharp contrast to what Stone's heard of his past work-that biopics on Richard Nixon and George W. Bush were too harsh on the right wing. [Clarification: It was Stone who made the remark: Comparing Bush...
  • 3,000- Year-Old Musical Instrument Unearthed In Vietnam

    11/30/2010 4:19:42 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 8 replies
    Bernama ^ | November 19, 2010 | unattributed
    BINH THUAN, Nov 19 (Bernama) -- A set of stone musical instrument dating from 3,000 years ago was unearthed by a farmer in Da Kai commune, Duc Linh district, when he dug holes for planting coffee trees, according to Vietnam news agency on Friday. The music instrument comprises of five slabs of black blue stone, which when arranged from small to big form a trapezoid. This is a typical character of ancient lithophone, different from new lithophones or sounding stone slabs. The instrument has been handed over to the Binh Thuan museum. Earlier, the Binh Thuan museum in coordination with...
  • Dueling Fatwas

    10/05/2010 8:10:20 PM PDT · by forty_years · 7 replies ^ | 10/5/2010 | Daniel Pipes
    Norris and all Americans currently live under the "Rushdie Rules," which punish whoever disrespects Islam, Muhammad, or the Koran. Make fun of Muhammad and you're on your own. Local and national politicians had nothing to say about her plight. Journalists, usually keen to protect one of their own, went silent. No organization sprung up to raise money for her protection.
  • Won't burn Koran if Iran won't stone woman

    09/09/2010 10:30:48 AM PDT · by taxcutisapayraise · 76 replies
    Would the Iranians agree not to stone the woman and set her free to safety, if the pastor agreed not to burn the Koran? Some one should at least ask ... so I'm asking?
  • I.F. Stone – One Time Soviet Agent Endorsed Bernie Sanders

    09/01/2010 8:07:54 AM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies
    new zeal ^ | 9/1/10 | trevor loudon
    My previous post looked at Vermont's independent Senator Bernie Sanders and his links to senior Communist Party USA member Mike Bayer. I speculated that Bayer may be both a communist spy and agent-of-influence inside Sanders' Vermont Progressive Party. It turns out that Bayer is not the first possible communist agent to back Bernie Sanders. During his unsuccessful 1988 run for U.S. Congress, then Burlington, Vermont mayor Sanders received the endorsement of I. F. Stone, an iconic leftist journalist, alleged communist sympathizer, Soviet spy and possible agent-of- influence. Here is a letter that Stone mailed out on behalf of the Sanders...
  • Perry Stone: Are Islamic Prophecies Pointing To Obama (5-part video set)

    08/31/2010 11:27:20 AM PDT · by combat_boots · 30 replies · 4+ views
    YouTube ^ | 15 August 2010 (upload) | Perry Stone
    This is a video set of a teaching. Much of it is known on FR. Please watch. There are some interesting points on Islamic prophecy. Good explanation of hadith and shura. #1 #2 #3 #4 #5
  • See no Evil

    07/30/2010 4:09:15 AM PDT · by gogogodzilla · 14 replies · 1+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | July 30, 2010 | Caroline B. Glick
    It's springtime for Jew haters. This week Oscar winning conspiracy theorist Oliver Stone joined Helen Thomas and Mel Gibson in the swelling ranks of out-of-the-closet celebrity Jew haters. In an interview with the Sunday Times, Stone said that Adolf Hitler had been given a bum rap and that through "Jewish domination of the media," the Jews have inflated the importance of the Holocaust and wrecked US foreign policy. In the wake of criticism in Jewish circles, on Wednesday Stone's publicist issued a mealy-mouthed clarification. Stone failed to retract or amend his statement that "There's a major lobby in the United...
  • Al Gore Questioned by Police in Sex Assault Case, Says Report

    07/28/2010 2:33:55 AM PDT · by lbryce · 20 replies · 1+ views
    CBS News ^ | July 27, 2010 | Naimah Jabali-Nash
    NEW YORK (CBS) Portland police questioned former U.S. Vice President Al Gore in San Francisco Thursday regarding renewed allegations that he sexually assaulted massage therapist Molly Hagerty in 2006, according to t-v station KATU. On July 1, Portland police re-opened their investigation into the red-haired masseuse's claims that Gore, who was in Portland as part of a global warming speaking tour, attempted to sexually assault her during a massage at the posh downtown Hotel Lucia on Oct. 24, 2006. Police spokeswoman Mary Wheat refused to disclose the reason behind the case's re-opening after it was previously closed twice because of...
  • Oliver Stone Controversy (Offers What Seems An Apology for Comments About Jews)

    07/27/2010 12:39:41 AM PDT · by lbryce · 24 replies
    NYT Media Decoder ^ | July 26, 2010 | Brookes Barnes
    Oliver Stone found himself the catalyst of an online brush fire on Monday after he made comments published in The Sunday Times of London that were interpreted as anti-Semitic. In an interview with The Times to promote his documentary “South of the Border,” which is about South American politics, Mr. Stone defended Hitler. “Hitler was a Frankenstein, but there was also a Dr. Frankenstein,” he said. “German industrialists, the Americans and the British. He had a lot of support. Hitler did far more damage to the Russians than the Jewish people.” Mr. Stone then proceeded to discuss what he called...
  • 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...
  • Oliver Stone: 'Jewish-Dominated Media' Prevents Hitler from Being Portrayed 'in Context'

    07/25/2010 7:09:42 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 127 replies ^ | July 25, 2010 | Alana Goodman
    Director Oliver Stone belittled the Holocaust during a shocking interview with the Sunday Times today, claiming that America's focus on the Jewish massacre was a product of the "Jewish domination of the media." The director also defended Hitler and Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, and railed against the "powerful lobby" of Jews in America. Stone said that his upcoming Showtime documentary series for "Secret History of America," seeks to put Hitler and Communist dictator Joseph Stalin "in context." "Hitler was a Frankenstein but there was also a Dr Frankenstein. German industrialists, the Americans and the British. He had a lot of...
  • Oliver Stone Defends Latin American Film [Says Hugo Chavez "Too Macho" for Americans] [!!!]

    07/06/2010 9:27:25 PM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 60 replies · 1+ views
    The Wrap ^ | 07/03/10 | Steve Pond
    Critics who complain about his favorable depiction of Hugo Chavez and other Latin American leaders are spreading “mythologies,” director Oliver Stone said Friday night after a Santa Monica screening of his film “South of the Border.” Stone participated in a Q&A session at Laemmle’s Monica 4-Plex after the screening, which was picketed by protesters who felt that his documentary’s positive look at anti-imperialist leaders in Venezuela, Bolivia, Argentina and other countries overlooked the economic ills and repressive policies of countries like Chavez’s Venezuela. Actress Maria Conchita Alonso, who earlier in the week told theWrap that Stone’s depiction of Chavez was...
  • Rolling Stone 'Runaway General' Reporter: Aloof Obama 'Didn’t Really Understand What

    06/23/2010 4:22:18 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | Jeff Poor
    While the media are attempting to grapple with the change in leadership of the Afghanistan war and what that all means, one thing that could be learned from this, which has been ignored, are valid criticisms of President Barack Obama and his ability to command the U.S. military. Michael Hastings, author of the now-famous Rolling Stone magazine article "Runaway General" that captured several gotcha moments resulting in Obama relieving General Stanley McChrystal of his command, appeared on Al Jazeera English on June 23.. He offered some startling insight into Obama's failure to grasp what he was actually getting into with...
  • “Masters and Commanders” Gives Insight on Obama and McChrystal

    06/23/2010 6:55:05 AM PDT · by Yo-Yo · 35 replies
    Lexington Institute ^ | Wednesday, June 23, 2010 | Daniel Goure, Ph.D.
    Andrew Roberts’ magnificent study of command relationships in World War II, Masters and Commanders, should be required reading for anyone responsible for the care and feeding of great minds and enormous egos. It is the story of two great political leaders, President Franklin Roosevelt and Prime Minister Winston Churchill and the two military commanders, U.S. Army Chief of Staff General George C. Marshall and the Chief of the Imperial General Staff, General Sir Alan Brooke. These four men mobilized half a world, devised the strategy, developed the campaign plans and directed the operations that won World War II. While there...
  • Man finds solace, beauty in stone art

    06/19/2010 1:06:29 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 389+ views
    U.S. Forces Iraq ^ | Pvt. Zach Zuber, USA
    DIYALA — For Charles Wagner, a mechanic with General Dynamic Land Systems, it all started when three U.S. Soldiers lost their lives here in 2005.  Wagner, a U.S. civilian contractor then working in Mosul, had to find a way to deal with the pain of losing his friends.This marble emblem for 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, was created by Charles Wagner, from Rainier, Wash., a mechanic with General Dynamic Land Systems. Wagner will present it to the brigade at the end of their deployment here. U.S. Army photo by Pvt. Zach Zuber. As a way to elevate...
  • Man Sentenced To 235 Years For Making Child Porn

    05/17/2010 4:07:24 PM PDT · by digger48 · 12 replies · 501+ views
    KOKOMO, Ind. -- A Kokomo man who produced child pornography involving seven different girls over at least two years was sentenced on Monday. David Metzger, 53, who pleaded guilty to 15 counts of producing and one count of possessing child pornography, was sentenced to 235 years in prison. "This is an incapacitating sentence for another pre-teen producer," said U.S. Attorney Morrison. "This offender will victimize no additional children." Obama Urges Homeowners to Refinance Take Advantage of Government Refinance Programs Now and Save. Explore Now...Leadership & Negotiation Notre Dame Management Training Certificates Online Explore Now... Investigators said the girls involved were...
  • Did they or didn't they? Sarah Palin, director Oliver caught in handshaking spat

    05/09/2010 5:33:04 PM PDT · by jeltz25 · 36 replies · 2,079+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | 5-8-2010 | Rush and Malloy
    Sarah Palin and Oliver Stone remain the best of enemies. "She won't shake my hand," Stone told us with a grin at Tuesday's Time 100 gala, where the right wing pinup and the left wing filmmaker crossed paths. "I couldn't care less," he shrugged. Except that he thinks "she is such a liar." Stone recalled that in "Going Rogue" - "that book her handlers wrote for her" - Palin claimed she had refused to shake his hand when they met backstage at "Saturday Night Live." "But she did shake my hand," Stone insisted. Palin stuck to her story, telling us,...
  • Muhammad Speaks out for South Park

    04/25/2010 8:53:46 AM PDT · by mnehring · 7 replies · 460+ views
    Some of you may know that there has been a death threat against South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone. Now, the Muslim prophet Muhammad speaks out on their behalf. He encourages others to speak out as well. Add your video response and the best one will get a free "Submissive Jesus Prayer Answering Talking Head" as seen in the 2009 Pirromount feature film, "The God Complex."Video Link Here
  • Coming May 20: Everybody Draw Mohammed Day

    04/25/2010 12:11:48 PM PDT · by PROCON · 13 replies · 602+ views ^ | April, 25, 2010 | Andrew Mellon
    Seattle cartoonist Molly Norris has declared May 20th “Everybody Draw Mohammed Day,” in defense of Matt Stone and Trey Parker. All freedom-loving Americans should get behind this. While initially I thought it was an ironic joke that South Park was censoring everything related to Mohammed in their last episode, obviously we have seen over the last few days that against the creators’ will, Comedy Central cowered in the face of a thinly veiled Muslim threat. In fact, submission, the definition of Islam, is the apt word to describe Comedy Central’s cowardice. The bottom line is that the First Amendment guarantees...
  • Seattle cartoonist launches "Everybody Draw Mohammed Day"

    04/25/2010 5:09:23 AM PDT · by NCjim · 30 replies · 2,048+ views
    After Comedy Central cut a portion of a South Park episode following a death threat from a radical Muslim group, Seattle cartoonist Molly Norris wanted to counter the fear. She has declared May 20th "Everybody Draw Mohammed Day." Norris told KIRO Radio's Dave Ross that cartoonists are meant to challenge the lines of political correctness. "That's a cartoonist's job, to be non-PC."
  • Compulsory Reading for Oliver Stone

    04/24/2010 2:48:05 PM PDT · by Shout Bits · 1 replies · 194+ views
    Shout Bits Blog ^ | 4/24/20`0 | Shout Bits
    It is no secret that Hollywood loves the Cuban Dictator Fidel Castro and his fellow socialist dictators such as Hugo Chavez and Manuel Zelaya. Hollywood pillars like Sean Penn, Michael Moore, and Oliver Stone gush over the humid paradises these dictators have built. Perhaps they should hear the story of Juan Hernández Nodar who spent over thirteen years as the political prisoner of Castro. As reported in the Wall Street Journal, Hernández Nodar was convicted of trying to free Cuban baseball players from Cuba to play in the US. . . .
  • Cowardly Central

    04/24/2010 3:10:37 AM PDT · by Scanian · 22 replies · 928+ views
    NY Post ^ | April 24, 2010 | Editorial
    For nearly 13 years, the irreverent -- to put it mildly -- cartoon show "South Park" has ridiculed every sacred convention in the book, from major religions and celebrities to gays and the physically disabled. Nearly every bit of over-the-top satire has outraged someone or some group and prompted calls for the show to be boycotted or even banned. And each time, for better or for worse, the program's network, Comedy Central, has stood firmly behind creator-producers Trey Parker and Matt Stone. Except when it comes to Islam and the prophet Mohammed. This week, to mark its 200th episode, "South...
  • Jon Stewart, 'South Park' duo tee off on network censorship and Muslim death threats

    04/23/2010 11:22:03 PM PDT · by perfect stranger · 8 replies · 978+ views
    Yahoo ^ | Fri Apr 23 | Michael Calderone
    Last night, Jon Stewart defended his Comedy Central colleagues, Matt Stone and Trey Parker, the creators of "South Park," in a 10-minute segment bashing a radical Muslim group for issuing a death threat against the rude-humor duo. You can watch the segment ,a href="">here (warning: some PG-13 language). "I say this to anyone who's threatening death in the name of religion or politics," Stewart concluded, standing in front of a gospel choir for the second time this week, before offering his now-trademark bleeped-out sign-off, which begins with "Go" and ends with "yourselves." "South Park," which has satirized just about every...
  • Next on Cowardly Central

    04/23/2010 9:43:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies · 504+ views ^ | April 22, 2010 | David Harsanyi
    Needless to say, Voltaire is not in charge of Viacom. So if you're interested in working as a part-time censor for Comedy Central, all you need is a violent temperament, a demented ideology and a poorly constructed website. The popular animated show "South Park" -- gloriously vulgar, sharply satirical and, one suspects, offensive to vast swaths of the viewing public -- is, if nothing else, impressive in its evenhandedness. Yet in this week's episode, a depiction of the Prophet Muhammad in a bear costume (don't ask) was blocked with the word "censored" so the channel could avoid hurting the feelings...
  • The Jihad Against Free Speech

    04/23/2010 9:40:45 AM PDT · by Ed Hudgins · 9 replies · 299+ views
    [In solidarity with South Park, which has been censored by network cowards in response to threats by Islamist savages, we re-post this item from our achieves.] The West once again has been forced to confront the clash of cultures. Muslims worldwide rage and riot over Danish newspaper cartoons that, in their eyes, commit the double sin of depicting Mohammad and satirizing him disrespectfully. Many Muslims consider any illustration of their prophet to be an insult to their religion. Of course, other religions often find their ideas and icons satirized or criticized. Yet rarely do they respond with death threats, riots,...