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  • Blow against O in Weiner race: Koch: Vote for GOPer a vote for Israel

    07/12/2011 1:42:09 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 14 replies ^ | July 12, 2011 | By CARL CAMPANILE
    In "a shot across President Obama's bow," Democratic former Mayor Ed Koch yesterday urged voters in Queens and Brooklyn to make "history" by voting for the Republican candidate to replace randy ex-Rep. Anthony Weiner in the Sept. 13 special election -- as a protest against the White House's policy on Israel. Koch -- a staunch ally of Israel -- said he would "vote for Bob Turner" if the Republican-Conservative candidate backs Israel and opposes cutbacks to Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security. "If Jewish New Yorkers and others who support Israel were to turn away from the Democratic Party in that...
  • Ted Turner Turns Truth Upside Down

    04/20/2011 11:15:53 AM PDT · by bunkerhill7 · 13 replies
    MPR ^ | April 19, 2011 | MPR
    Audio clip: Ted Turner said: ```… World War Two was...last time anyone surrendered to us.``
  • Former Billionaire Ted Turner: ‘I’ve Got a Few Million Left’

    12/08/2010 9:27:13 AM PST · by Superstu321 · 14 replies
    Three Fingers of Politics ^ | December 8, 2010 | Stupac
    Being a tree-hugging do-gooder has its price. Just check out the dwindling finances of former media mogul and philanthropist Ted Turner’s checkbook. Turner appeared on “Morning Joe” on Dec. 8 and he had something interesting things to say about the Obama’s tax-compromise plan. Co-host Mika Brzezinksi asked if Turner was happy to keep his tax cut, to which he replied, “Uh, no…. I give away so much money I don’t pay that much taxes. But, I don’t have much either.” He then went on to proclaim, “I’ve got a few million left.” In 1997, Turner pledged $1 billion to the...
  • Ted Turner calls for global one-child policy like China’s

    12/06/2010 2:36:41 PM PST · by NYer · 93 replies · 1+ views
    Life Site News ^ | December 6, 2010 | PATRICK B. CRAINE
    Ted Turner CANCUN, Mexico, December 6, 2010 ( – Media billionaire Ted Turner called on world leaders Sunday to institute an international one-child policy akin to that being enforced in China. The CNN founder said that under this scheme the world’s poor could sell their fertility rights and thereby profit from avoiding procreation, reports the Globe and Mail. Radical solutions are needed, he said, because of the environmental crisis facing the planet.  “If we’re going to be here [as a species] 5,000 years from now, we’re not going to do it with seven billion people,” he explained. China’s coercive...
  • Changing Direction: Elect Bob Turner to Congress (NY-9)

    10/23/2010 5:30:07 AM PDT · by Raquel · 1 replies
    Political Blog ^ | October 22, 2010 | Raquel Okyay
    Rep. Anthony Weiner, the perennial advocate of the nanny-state, is seeking re-election as your Congressman – that is if you reside at New York’s District 9 which represents parts of Queens and Kings County. Weiner, with 11 years in Congress under his belt, has routinely fought for and was instrumental in implementing tax after tax, fee after fee, until a bloated government that dictates business practices, regulates health care, and subsidizes the banking industry, is destroying the economy. Let’s face it, Weiner is an unapologetic tax, borrow and spend liberal, it is time for him to go! The entire U.S.A....
  • NJ blogger convicted of threatening Ill. judges - Hal Turner

    08/13/2010 2:23:21 PM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 15 replies ^ | August 13, 2010 | AP via MSNBC
    NEW YORK — A New Jersey blogger being tried for a third time has been convicted of making threats against federal appeals court judges in Illinois. A New York City jury deliberated less than two hours Friday before finding Hal Turner guilty of making death threats. The three judges from the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals testified during the trial in Brooklyn that they were alerted by their staffs in 2009 to postings by Turner protesting their ruling supporting gun control. Turner wrote, "These judges must die." He also posted their photos and work addresses.

    07/11/2010 2:43:05 PM PDT · by Cindy · 10 replies · 3+ views
    Note: The following text is a quote: JULY 9, 2010 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE BLACK MARKET TRAVEL AGENTS 38 DEFENDANTS INDICTED IN MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR FRAUD LOCAL INVESTIGATION EXPOSES NATIONWIDE NETWORK THAT USED STOLEN IDENTITIES, CREDIT CARDS TO PURCHASE AIRLINE TICKETS KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Beth Phillips, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that 38 defendants from across the United States have been charged in a series of indictments that allege an extensive network of black market travel agents who used the stolen identities of thousands of victims as part of a multi-million dollar fraud scheme...
  • Turner painting sold to Getty Museum in Los Angeles for record £29.7m

    07/07/2010 3:26:02 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 16 replies
    guardian. ^ | 7 July 2010
    A Turner masterpiece depicting the city of Rome with the Colosseum in the background tonight sold at auction in London for £29.7m, a record for the British master. The buyer was a London dealer, Hazlitt, Gooden & Fox, on behalf of the J Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, California. Six bidders pushed the price well above expectations, surpassing the Turner record of £20.5m set in 2006, for Venice, Giudecca, La Donna della Salute and San Giorgio. "Turner's Modern Rome – Campo Vaccino has achieved a tremendous and much-deserved result this evening," said David Moore-Gwyn, deputy chairman at Sotheby's. "This...
  • Billionaire club in bid to curb overpopulation

    05/18/2010 4:15:22 PM PDT · by george76 · 55 replies · 1,099+ views
    Times ^ | 24 May 2009 | John Harlow
    Some of America's leading billionaires have met secretly to consider how their wealth could be used to slow the growth of the world's population and speed up improvements in health and education. The philanthropists who attended a summit convened on the initiative of Bill Gates, the Microsoft co-founder, discussed joining forces to overcome political and religious obstacles to change. Described as the Good Club by one insider it included David Rockefeller Jr, the patriarch of America's wealthiest dynasty, Warren Buffett and George Soros, the financiers, Michael Bloomberg, the mayor of New York, and the media moguls Ted Turner and Oprah...
  • Ted Turner: Is God speaking in Gulf Coast spill?

    05/18/2010 7:56:03 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 66 replies · 1,009+ views
    CNN ^ | May 17th, 2010
    Sometimes referred to as “The Mouth of the South,” the CNN founder lashed out against religious believers in the past. He once dubbed Christianity a “religion for losers” and wondered aloud whether the Ash Wednesday observers around him at work were “Jesus freaks.” His marriage to Jane Fonda was rumored to become strained when she started finding religion. And while his stance has certainly mellowed with the years - he apologized for his past comments and joined with churches in 2008 to fight malaria - his suggestion that God may have had a hand in the oil disaster that killed...
  • Ted Turner: Is God speaking in Gulf Coast spill?

    05/18/2010 10:22:57 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 8 replies · 486+ views
    “I’m not a real religious person, but I’m somewhat religious. And I’m just wondering if God is telling us he doesn’t want us to drill offshore,” he said. “And right before that we had that coal mine disaster in West Virginia where we lost 29 miners,” as well as repeated mining disasters – “seems like there’s one over there every week” – in China. “Maybe the Lord’s tired of having the mountains of West Virginia, the tops knocked off of them so they can get more coal. I think maybe we ought to just leave the coal in the ground...
  • The Cost of Criminalized Intelligence

    04/29/2010 4:58:06 AM PDT · by Past Your Eyes · 6 replies · 641+ views
    American Legion Magazine ^ | Iliario Pantano
    A man who once parachuted into Nazi-occupied France for Operation Jedburgh, former Office of Strategic Services (OSS) officer John K. Singlaub is eminently qualified to answer questions about the historical precedent of prosecuting intelligence officers during a time of war. Now a retired Army major general, Singlaub's career in intelligence began before the CIA or many of its officers were even born. Recently questioned about the idea of prosecuting agents during wartime, he paused and said, "If we prosecute anyone, we need to go after Jimmy Carter and his appointee to head (the) CIA, Adm. Stansfield Turner. (No one) has...
  • RED ALERT – Fox News Abandons Patriotic Americans by Selling Out to Muslim Interests

    02/17/2010 12:40:05 AM PST · by bogusname · 29 replies · 1,371+ views
    CFP ^ | February 16, 2010 | Jerry McConnell
    A recent column of mine alluded to a deal that Rupert Murdoch had concluded with one of the Princes in the Saudi Arabian Muslim leadership. At that time there were no details available, but since that time we have seen Fox News and its affiliates swarming with actions favorable to our worst enemy, Muslim law. Old favorites on Fox that once preached good old fashioned American values and candidates such as O’Reilly, Beck, Hannity and others are now, according to a fresh blog from Neil Turner, Citizens for the Constitution on February 15, 2010, “in the enemy camp, and will...
  • Turner Classic 31 Days of Oscar interview compares Oscar to Medal of Honor

    02/09/2010 5:59:32 AM PST · by Waverunner · 21 replies · 510+ views
    Watching Turner Classic Movie this morning
    Watching TCM this morning - One of the 31 days of Oscar promos talks about the Oscar being like the Medal of Honor.
  • ..Unlocking the bloody history of the ship made famous by Turner, the Fighting Temeraire

    01/22/2010 11:19:48 AM PST · by C19fan · 25 replies · 1,133+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | January 22, 2010 | Sam Willis
    Struggling to breathe in mouthfuls of air rank with choking gunsmoke, hundreds of men and boys crouched low on the gun decks of His Majesty's Ship Temeraire. In that cramped space, where shouted orders competed with the screams of the injured, blood ran freely through a hull hewn from English oaks. Already the sails high above were riddled with chain shot from the French warships, but it was there, on the crowded gundecks that a brutal slaughter was unfolding. In the hellish tempest of the Battle of Trafalgar, in an act of almost suicidal valour, the Temeraire's captain chose to...
  • NY Judge Declares Mistrial in NJ Blogger Trial (FBI AGENT HAL TURNER)

    12/08/2009 12:49:11 PM PST · by FromLori · 3 replies · 505+ views
    NYT ^ | 12/7/09
    A judge declared a mistrial Monday in the case against a New Jersey blogger accused of making death threats against three federal judges in Chicago because they wrote a ruling supporting gun control. The mistrial came after the jury sent two notes -- one during its first day of deliberation on Friday and another on Monday -- saying it was hopelessly deadlocked over charges Hal Turner threatened to kill or assault a federal judge. A retrial was scheduled for March 1 in Brooklyn, where the case was moved based on a change-of-venue request. Prosecutors had argued that Turner knew his...
  • Grand Rapids police officials thwart car theft and save baby inside stolen car

    09/27/2009 9:56:25 AM PDT · by Bodleian_Girl · 5 replies · 687+ views
    Kalamazoo Gazette ^ | 09 26 09 | Cassie Foss
    A quick trip to grab a bite to eat by Police Chief Kevin Belk and Deputy Police Chief James Farris turned into a baby-saving adventure Thursday afternoon. While headed to lunch, Belk and Farris chased down a Chevy Suburban stolen moments before with a baby boy inside, police said. The mother of 10-month-old Kamaron Hill is hailing both as her ``heroes'' after they saw her ``hysterical'' on Fulton Street near Dwight Avenue, she said. Kandeis Hill, 35, of Grand Rapids, ran into the street after her sport utility vehicle was taken from the Fulton Street Superwash, at 912 E. Fulton...
  • TNT resorting to scare tactics to get Healthcare Passed [VANITY]

    10/28/2009 1:21:36 AM PDT · by publana · 4 replies · 365+ views
    October 28, 2009 | publana
    Is it a coincidence that TNT has been playing the movie, John Q, often this month? John Q was the Denzel Washington movie that was socialist propaganda for healthcare back in 2002. They played the move on October 8, 9, and 10 in their 8 pm time slot. Tonight the movie wasn't listed in the TV Guide, but there it was while I was flipping channels. Do they give the American public any credit for intelligence at all?
  • Ralph Nader, Fiction Writer (Only the Super-Rich Can Save Us!)

    09/23/2009 3:46:38 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies · 682+ views
    Time ^ | 9/23/09 | Tim Morrison
    Ralph Nader has been many things: lawyer, consumer-rights bulldog, political activist and perennial third-party presidential candidate. He has now added a new title to his business card: fiction writer. His latest book, Only the Super-Rich Can Save Us!, is a 700-page populist fantasy in which a small group of billionaires and media moguls — led by Warren Buffett and including Ted Turner, George Soros, Bill Cosby, Yoko Ono and Phil Donahue — pool their massive resources to reform the U.S. With the help of a $15 billion war chest and a p.r. campaign starring a talking parrot, the group successfully...
  • Issues, not politics, is their cup of Tea

    09/06/2009 11:55:58 AM PDT · by Stand Watch Listen · 4 replies · 764+ views
    Dayton Daily News ^ | Sun Sep 6, 2009 | Dave Greber 
and Lauren Pack
    An estimated 18,000 attend event at Voice of America Park in West Cherster Twp. WEST CHESTER TWP. — Some were clad in colonial-era costumes. Some hoisted signs or waved American flags. But the thousands who filled the lawn in front of the National Voice of America Museum of Broadcasting on Saturday afternoon, Sept. 5, were consistent in their passionate plea for change.Whether it was health care reform, a country at war, education, government bailouts, the national debt or Congressional term limits, it was the issues — not politicians — that took center stage at the rally hosted by the Cincinnati...

    08/14/2005 5:05:36 AM PDT · by Pharmboy · 33 replies · 1,752+ views
    NY Post ^ | Aug 14, 2005 | Anon
    August 14, 2005 -- LONDON — The $21.3 billion United Nations oil-for-food scandal has now widened to include the brother of U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan. Kobina Annan, the Ghanaian ambassador to Morocco, is said by investigators to be "connected" to an African businessman at the center of the scandal. The probe into Kobina's dealings are at an early stage and he has not been interviewed. However, investigators are understood to suspect that Michael Wilson, an African businessman, and Kobina had a business relationship at the time of the scandal. A source close to the investigation said: "We believe Kobina Annan...
  • City councilor alleges Ashcroft behind indictment

    07/05/2009 10:38:13 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 16 replies · 835+ views
    BOSTON (AP) — A Boston city councilor charged with extortion alleges the state's former U.S. attorney targeted him at the behest of former Attorney General John Ashcroft. City Councilor Chuck Turner sent an e-mail to supporters before a court hearing Thursday suggesting Michael Sullivan sought indictments against him and former Sen. Dianne Wilkerson, another prominent black politician, because he was trying to ingratiate himself with Ashcroft — for whom he now works. "I personally believe that former Attorney General Ashcroft said to Sullivan that if he could take down Senator Wilkerson and myself, he would put up the money to...
  • N.J. man charged in threats against legislators [Hal Turner]

    06/04/2009 8:01:15 AM PDT · by steve-b · 19 replies · 1,684+ views
    Connecticut Post ^ | 6/4/09 | Ken Dixon
    A New Jersey man with ties to white-supremacist and neo-Nazi organizations was arrested on felony charges Wednesday after his Web log suggested that two Connecticut lawmakers and a state ethics officer should be shot. Harold Charles Turner, of North Bergen, also known as Hal Turner, was arrested by State Capitol Police for inciting injury. The arrest came the day after his blog alluded to using guns against Sen. Andrew J. McDonald, D-Stamford, and Rep. Michael P. Lawlor, D-East Haven, co-chairmen of the Judiciary Committee, and Thomas K. Jones, enforcement officer for the Office of State Ethics. Turner, 47, was booked...
  • The Tale of the Temeraire (Turner's Masterpiece and the Battle of Trafalgar)

    03/07/2009 1:45:17 PM PST · by mojito · 6 replies · 724+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 3/6/2009 | Mary Tompkins Lewis
    In the late summer of 1838, H.M.S. Temeraire, a once-glorious remnant of the Battle of Trafalgar of 1805, was towed up the Thames to the wharf at Rotherhithe, to be broken up and sold for her fittings and oaken timbers. J.M.W. Turner's painting of the doomed ship's final passage, in which he summoned her illustrious past by rechristening her the "Fighting Temeraire," never left his possession and became part of his bequest to the nation after his death in 1851 at age 76. Enshrined in the National Gallery in London since 1856 and embodying a nostalgic nation's memory of an...
  • UN exec picked for No. 2 at Homeland Security

    01/24/2009 7:06:27 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 33 replies · 559+ views
    AP ^ | January 23, 2009
    A top United Nations official who once served on the White House National Security Council has been picked for deputy secretary of the Homeland Security Department, a move that would place two women at the top of the department for the first time. President Barack Obama's nomination of Jane Holl Lute, a retired Army major who worked on the NSC under President Bill Clinton, was announced Friday by Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano. Napolitano and Lute are the first women to hold their positions. Since it was launched in 2003, the department has had three secretaries, two men and one...
  • Charles Barkley takes leave of absence; police say he was drunk

    01/09/2009 8:18:20 PM PST · by george76 · 4 replies · 538+ views
    Associated Press ^ | January 9, 2009
    The announcement by Turner Sports came on Friday, hours after police said the 45-year-old Hall of Famer was legally drunk when he was arrested on Dec. 31 on suspicion of drunken driving in Scottsdale, Arizona. Barkley will be off the air for a minimum of several weeks, and no return date has been set, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press. The person requested anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss it.
  • Turner: KGB 'Honorable,' Iraq 'Naked Aggression' Like Soviets in Afghanistan

    11/30/2008 3:04:21 PM PST · by chessplayer · 36 replies · 1,347+ views
    “The KGB, I think, was an honorable place to work” with “worthwhile” achievements, CNN founder Ted Turner contended in an interview aired on Sunday's Meet the Press in which he blamed the U.S. for starting the battles with Vladimir Putin “by putting the Star Wars system in Czechoslovakia and Poland” and, when host Tom Brokaw recalled that Leonid Brezhnev reacted to Jimmy Carter's outreach by invading Afghanistan, Turner retorted with moral equivalence: “Well, we invaded Afghanistan, too, and it's a lot further -- at least it's on the border of the Soviet Union.”
  • Puzzling connections in Obamagate

    11/29/2008 8:47:07 PM PST · by Calpernia · 57 replies · 2,336+ views ^ | Thursday, November 27, 2008 | By Orly Taitz
    Yesterday the fourth law suit, challenging Obama's citizenship and Natural Born status reached the Supreme Court: 1. Philip J Berg, PA An answer from Barack Obama is due by Dec.1 2. Leo C. Donofrio, NJ The case is scheduled for conference by all 9 judges on Dec 5 3.Chris Strunck, NY filed with SCOTUS last week 4. Cort Wrotnowski, CT (second case)filed yesterday. many more to come... As explained earlier, Hawaii allows one to obtain a Certification of Hawaiian Live Birth based on a statement of one relative only. It means,that while Obama was born in Kenya, his grandma or...
  • RAA 'Loses' JMW Turner's £20m Bequest (150 Years Ago, UK)

    04/04/2008 1:29:10 PM PDT · by blam · 5 replies · 145+ views
    RAA 'loses' JMW Turner's £20m bequest Last Updated: 8:13am BST 04/04/2008 The Royal Academy of Arts is facing questions over what happened to substantial funds which were bequeathed by the artist JMW Turner more than 150 years ago. Turner, who had studied at the institution from the age of 14, left £20,000 in his will for a gold medal prize for landscape painting worth £20, which he wanted to be awarded every other year. Descendants of the artist and leading scholars are now demanding to know what has happened to the money, which would be worth around £2 million today,...
  • Asked About CNN's Future, Ted Turner Utters a Loud Sputter (October 10, 2006 )

    02/07/2008 12:20:44 PM PST · by george76 · 27 replies · 133+ views
    News Busters ^ | October 10, 2006 | Brent Baker
    Asked at the National Press Club's luncheon on Monday “what do you see as the future vision for CNN now that Fox is gaining in market share and popularity?”, CNN founder Ted Turner leaned into the microphone and, prompting laughter and applause, produced a loud sputtering sound as he blew air through his lips with his tongue sticking out slightly -- aka "blowing a raspberry" or issuing a "Bronx cheer." "... the right-wingers have every right to have a network of their own and they've got one.”
  • ( Ted ) Turner 'almost done' buying up ranchland

    02/07/2008 11:36:02 AM PST · by george76 · 47 replies · 1,120+ views
    Omaha World-Herald ^ | February 7, 2008 | PAUL HAMMEL
    CNN founder Ted Turner, the largest private landowner in Nebraska and the United States and the nation's largest bison rancher, said Wednesday that he is about done buying new ranches. He said he would like to reach 2 million acres nationwide before he dies — about 40,000 acres more than he currently owns. "I'm almost done. I've got enough," said Turner... The 69-year-old billionaire, philanthropist and conservationist said he isn't interested in free-standing ranches anymore, only "reasonably priced" parcels adjacent to his current operations, which include five ranches in Nebraska near Gordon, Oshkosh and Mullen. The ranches cover 425,221 acres,...
  • Ike Turner Overdosed On Cocaine

    01/16/2008 5:49:39 PM PST · by blam · 14 replies · 144+ views
    BBC ^ | 1-16-2008
    Ike Turner overdosed on cocaine Ike had been making a comeback in recent years US soul legend Ike Turner, who died last month at the age of 76, was killed by a cocaine overdose, Californian coroners have established. "We are listing that he abused cocaine and that's what resulted in the cocaine toxicity," said an official at the San Diego County medical examiner's office. Cardiovascular disease and pulmonary emphysema were also given as "significant" factors in the death. Turner's daughter Mia said she was shocked by the report. The singer had waged an "ongoing struggle" with drugs, she said, but...
  • Ted Turner's land purchases questioned

    11/28/2007 12:13:13 PM PST · by george76 · 65 replies · 1,094+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 28 | NATE JENKINS
    Ted Turner's men didn't flinch... When the auction was over, they walked away with what they came for: 26,300 acres of prime ranch land, at a cost of nearly $10 million. "It hasn't taken long to find out he's serious," said Duane Kime, a rancher and Turner neighbor who was outbid by about $100,000 by the CNN founder. But what exactly is Turner serious about? The question gnaws at folks here and in other rural areas of the country ... Turner has amassed 2 million acres over the past two decades to become the largest private landowner in the country....
  • ( Ted ) Turner fights road paving

    07/27/2007 7:14:05 PM PDT · by george76 · 40 replies · 1,359+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | July 27, 2007
    Lawyers for media mogul Ted Turner persuaded a district judge to issue a restraining order blocking Gallatin County from paving a five-mile stretch of road that runs through Turner's sprawling Flying D Ranch south of here. Attorneys for Turner Enterprises Inc. obtained the order from District Judge John Brown. It bars the county from paving a segment of Spanish Creek Road. Commissioners said the county has been planning to pave the road for years. To save money, the county was planning to use millings - essentially ground-up rubble from other road projects - provided by the Montana Department of Transportation...
  • U.N. High Tech for Kim - Add Burma to the list of scandals.

    07/19/2007 9:09:58 PM PDT · by gpapa · 4 replies · 574+ views ^ | July 20, 2007 | Editorian Staff
    The United Nations' Cash for Kim Jong Il scandal is now six months old, so it's a good time to assess progress, if that's the right word. The evidence of misdeeds at the U.N. Development Program in North Korea continues to mount, but there's still no "urgent" and "external" inquiry, as ordered by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in January. Now the U.S. has uncovered evidence that in addition to transferring millions of dollars in cash that may have gone to help prop up Kim's grotesque regime, the UNDP also transferred dual-use technology. It did so without bothering to secure a U.S....
  • ( Ted ) Turner's Land Holdings Keep Increasing

    07/17/2007 9:11:48 PM PDT · by george76 · 26 replies · 3,654+ views
    North Platte Bulletin ^ | July 16, 2007 | James E. Ducey
    The 100-year tenure of the McMurtrey Family at a pioneer ranch in Cherry County ended June 26 with a public referee auction at Valentine. R.E. "Ted" Turner purchased the property by offering the highest bid. Turner bought the 26,332 deeded acres for nearly $10 million... The opening bid was $290 per acre. It was the largest ranch land auction ever held in Cherry County, according to Eric Scott, Cherry county attorney. The auction was ordered by the Cherry County District Court. Erba "Hub" McMurtrey built his ranch starting with Kinkaid homesteads with three McMurtrey Brothers in 1908. Ranch acreage increased...
  • SCREENED OUT: Gay Images In Film (Turner Classic Movies Barf Alert)

    05/30/2007 2:19:50 PM PDT · by holidayidol · 21 replies · 1,342+ views
    Screened Out: Gay Images in Films - Mondays & Wednesdays in JuneA 44-Movie Festival that examines gay sexuality in the cinema from the silent era up to the films that challenged Hollywood's rigid CodeAt a time when the rights of gays and lesbians are being hotly debated, TCM offers a look at the treatment of homosexuals in American movies as inspired by the Richard Barrios book Screened Out: Playing Gay in Hollywood from Edison to Stonewall. Our festival covers roughly the same territory as the book, with the range marked by two TCM premieres: the silent comedy Algie, the Miner...
  • Iraq protest camp shortlisted for Turner Prize (anti-war protest signs redefined as 'art')

    05/08/2007 11:50:17 AM PDT · by Stoat · 15 replies · 949+ views
    The Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | May 8, 2007 | Nigel Reynolds
    Iraq protest camp shortlisted for Turner Prize By Nigel Reynolds, Arts Correspondent  Last Updated: 3:41pm BST 08/05/2007     Politics not paint are set to dominate this year's Turner Prize after the announcement today of a four-strong shortlist of artists more exercised by issues such as the Iraq war, terrorism and religious strife than images of beauty.   Video: Mark Wallinger with his replica of Brian Haw's camp Leading the way is Mark Wallinger, a veteran of the Sensation generation of British artists. He has been shortlisted for his controversial £90,000 work, State Britain, in which he meticulously recreated Brian...
  • Time Warner Reaches Deal to Sell Braves

    02/12/2007 9:29:45 PM PST · by SmithL · 37 replies · 804+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 2/12/7 | RONALD BLUM
    Time Warner Inc. finalized an agreement Monday to sell the Atlanta Braves to Liberty Media Corp. after more than a year of negotiations. The deal, which values the team at $450 million, was submitted to Major League Baseball for its approval process, two people familiar with the deal said, speaking on condition of anonymity because no announcement had been made and publicly traded companies were involved. The parties hope baseball will approve the sale in time for the team to be transferred by opening day, the person said. Under the agreement, Terry McGuirk will remain in charge of the team...
  • Breaking: 'Hoax Devices' Found At Several Boston Locations (Several 'Suspicous Packages' Found)

    01/31/2007 12:04:30 PM PST · by Howlin · 663 replies · 27,428+ views ^ | January 31, 2007
    BOSTON -- Four "hoax devices" were found at several Boston locations Wednesday, hours after officials detonated a suspicious package on an elevated structure above the Sullivan Square Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority station. The additional packages were found at the Boston University Bridge, the Longfellow Bridge and near the intersection of Stuart and Columbus streets. A device described by officials as a pipe bomb was found in the basement of the Tufts New England Medical Center at 185 Harrison Ave. A spokesman for the Boston Police Department said that all of the packages appeared to be similar. "Our device was not...
  • (Vanity) Fish with Jimmy and Rosalyn Carter, Ted Turner

    01/29/2007 5:45:27 PM PST · by girlangler · 55 replies · 900+ views ^ | 1/29/06 | website
    Bid on a fly fishing package for ten Anglers with President Carter and celebrity guide, Ted Turner! You and nine of your friends will go fly-fishing with President and Mrs. Carter, with Ted Turner as your celebrity guide. You will stay at the lodge for the night, enjoy a cocktail reception an gourmet meal prepared by Chef Vagn Nielsen of Atlanta's Proof of the Pudding restaurant. Package to include guides, gear, cocktail reception, gourment dinner and lodging for 10. Bid on a fly fishing package for ten Anglers with President Carter and celebrity guide, Ted Turner! You and nine of...
  • Al Jazeera enters the 'information war' - in English

    11/14/2006 5:12:35 AM PST · by SJackson · 14 replies · 1,507+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 11-14-06 | LARRY DERFNER
    Beginning Wednesday, November 15, the sometimes called "CNN of the Arab world," will be out to capture the rest of the world as Al Jazeera International debuts on TV screens globally - in English. The new satellite station will run 24/7, broadcasting 12 hours a day from Al Jazeera's home base in Doha, Qatar, with another four hours each from Washington DC, London and Kuala Lumpur. For star power it will have David Frost doing interviews, with Wednesday's "scoop" scheduled to be his talk with Tony Blair. In its decade on the air, Al Jazeera in Arabic has become the...
  • Final Thoughts on Ted Turner...

    11/01/2006 6:58:05 AM PST · by BigChiefEddieLightningFrog · 20 replies · 718+ views ^ | Octobe 14, 2006 | Edward Wronka
    A Man For No Country by Edward Wronka It is quite a spectacle to see a man’s ego and sense of self-worth outgrow his own country, or I guess I should say, the country in which he was born (not necessarily his country). Upon hearing two paragraphs from a recent speech, it became plainly clear that is exactly what has happened to media mogul and all-around person extraordinaire Ted Turner. Quite clearly he has achieved deity status (in his own mind), expressing disdain for media organization who belittle themselves and tarnish their reputation for fairness by refusing to disassociate their...
  • British MP apologizes for comparing Israeli tactics to the Nazis

    10/18/2006 8:03:33 PM PDT · by familyop · 1 replies · 276+ views
    Israel Today ^ | 17OCT06 | Israel Today
    British Parliamentarian Andrew Turner of the Conservative Party was forced to apologize for equating Israel’s attacks on the Lebanese infrastructure and its citizens to the tactics carried out by the Nazis. During a panel of discussions dealing with the Palestinian problem and the recent war in Lebanon, Turner claimed that there was much condemnation of suicide bombers, but very little of Israeli attacks in Gaza against civilians. Turner slammed the British government for not calling for an immediate cease-fire during the summer conflict. He said even Human Rights Watch condemns Israel’s lawless attacks on south Lebanon that were followed by...
  • Ted Turner for President?

    10/10/2006 10:50:11 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 8 replies · 386+ views
    AZCONSERVATIVE ^ | 7 Oct 2006 | John Semmens
    In remarks that some speculate may be the beginnings of a bid for the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination, media mogul Ted Turner outlined an ambitious plan to outflank potential rivals. In an interview on CNBC's “The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch,” Turner took a hard-left position on the issues. On the war in Iraq, Turner suggested that we stop bombing them. “All that bombs do is a lot of damage and make people angry,” said Turner. “I think we should try to make friends rather than enemies.” Turner proposed a series of “mixers” to help Iraqis and Americans get better...
  • Ted Turner: Give Muslim Extremists What They Want to Stop Terrorism

    10/02/2006 10:27:55 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 123 replies · 3,203+ views ^ | September 30, 2006 | Brad Wilmouth
    Posted by Brad Wilmouth on September 30, 2006 - 15:28. During an interview aired Friday on CNBC's The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch, when asked by host Deutsch how he would go about fighting terrorism, CNN founder Ted Turner argued that "you don't win people over by bombing them, you win them over by being friends with them," and soon recommended giving Muslim extremists what they want as a solution to terrorism. Turner, who in 2002 claimed that Israelis were guilty of "terrorism" against the Palestinians, on Friday's show advocated "being more even-handed in our dealing with the Palestinians and...
  • Ted Turner says Iraq war among history's "dumbest"

    09/19/2006 6:02:23 PM PDT · by jmc1969 · 72 replies · 1,299+ views
    Reuters ^ | September 20, 2006 | Daniel Trotta
    The U.S. invasion of Iraq was among the "dumbest moves of all time" that ranks with the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor and the German invasion of Russia, billionaire philanthropist Ted Turner said on Tuesday. The founder of CNN and unabashed internationalist also defended the right of Iran to have nuclear weapons and the effectiveness of the United Nations and, in a jocular mood, advocated banning men from elective office worldwide in a Reuters Newsmaker appearance. The U.S. invasion of Iraq has caused "incalculable damage" that will take 20 years to overcome "if we just act reasonably intelligently." "It will...
  • How the US National Gallery and Tate were beaten to Turner masterpiece

    09/15/2006 3:47:45 AM PDT · by Republicanprofessor · 25 replies · 427+ views
    The Art Newspaper ^ | Sept. 14, 2006 | Martin Bailey
    The National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC and the Tate in London have both been outmanoeuvred by a London dealer in their attempts to buy Turner’s masterpiece, The Dark Rigi. We can reveal the story of how the picture was sold to a private buyer on the very day that a similar Turner watercolour, The Blue Rigi, fetched £5.8m at auction, a record price for a British work on paper. The Dark Rigi, which is at the centre of the row, had been in an English private collection since 1975. Earlier this year it came onto the market, through...
  • Tom & Jerry in trouble for smoking

    08/21/2006 7:19:16 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 60 replies · 2,146+ views
    Reuters ^ | 08/20/06
    They chase each other at high speed wielding axes and hammers. But the famous cartoon duo of Tom and Jerry are in trouble for smoking on screen. Media regulator Ofcom received a complaint from a viewer who took offence at two episodes involving smoking. In one, "Texas Tom", the hapless cat Tom tries to impress a feline female by rolling a cigarette, lighting it and smoking it with one hand. In the other, "Tennis Chumps", Tom's opponent in a match smokes a large cigar. In a bulletin posted online, Ofcom noted "concerns that smoking on television may normalise smoking", and...
  • Dems say Hall ideal to seek old seat

    08/16/2006 5:20:43 AM PDT · by Dane · 14 replies · 352+ views
    Dayton Daily News ^ | August 16, 2006 | Lynn Hulsey
    Dems say Hall ideal to seek old seat Studebaker's exit leaves party with need for candidate to run against Turner. By Lynn Hulsey Staff Writer Local Democrats will not only need to find a candidate to run for Congress in place of Stephanie Studebaker on less than three months notice, but they'll also need to find someone who can quickly raise the money needed to beat an incumbent. Montgomery County Democratic Party Chairman Dennis Lieberman said he thinks former U.S. Rep. Tony Hall might be just the guy. A special primary election will be held to choose a Democrat to...