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IMBECILE’S LAW SUIT DISMISSED/OBAMA IS AN AMERICAN

April 17 2010
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Orly Taitz who, against, all odds is a dentist and a lawyer, lost again. Orly makes a career out of filing stupid lawsuits. She will probably sue me for saying this, if she ever learns about it. Chief Judge Royce Lamberth of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia threw out Orly’s “quo…

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NOW FOR SOMETHING REALLY IMPORTANT

January 11 2010
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Let’s call this, “Keeping it all in the family.” From Moscow Times – Billionaire Sells Movie Chain to Daughter. LOS ANGELES — Sumner Redstone’s holding company, National Amusements, is selling its Russian theater chain Kinostar to Redstone’s daughter and other investors in a further move to pay down its debts. The 86-year-old billionaire media mogul…

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ANTI-GAY BIGOTRY ON AMERICAN IDOL

September 1 2009
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This report is filed by our man in Israel, columnist Bradley Burston, who works for haaretz.com. For the original article, (if you must) CLICK HERE. I am, as always grateful to him for his standing permission to use any or all of his great articles. **************************** “In Israel, Adam Lambert would have won” By Bradley…

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TWO & 1/2 WASTED HOURS AT THE FLICKS

August 21 2009
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If this movie wasn’t, on its surface at least, a political movie, I’d waste no time on it. Inglorious Basterds is the latest “masterpiece” by that strangest of filmmakers, Quentin Tarentino. (Don’t bother checking my spelling of the title – that’s exactly as it is.) The basterds are the Nazis and it is all about…

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TEN BEST PRISON BREAKS

June 30 2009
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Wired Magazine picks its favorite prison breaks of all time. Ordered chronologically. Tower of London (1597) Catholic dissenter John Gerard fled on a rope stretched from the Tower roof to a getaway rowboat. Libby Prison (1864) Captive Union soldiers tunneled from this Virginia prison into a nearby yard; 109 walked away. Lake County Jail (1934)…

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SO, SUE ME!

May 8 2009
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I don’t seek permission to reprint. I disdain such capitalist garbage. If you want to read a great book or see a very good movie, Constantine’s Sword is for you. Movie Review: Constantine’s Sword When Love of Religion Leads to Hatred of Others By STEPHEN HOLDEN April 18, 2008 “CONSTANTINE’S SWORD,” a 2007 documentary film…

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THE ECONOMIC CRISIS AND THE HIGHEST PAID ENTERTAINERS

April 19 2009
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The economic crisis has not hit the superstars. Now it is too late because if these people never make another dollar they will have banked more money just last year than any 10 of you readers put together will make in your lifetime. Here are some figures. Read them and weep. Will Smith $80 million;…

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EVERYTHING ABOUT IT IS APPEALING

April 19 2009
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A famous song celebrates show biz and says everything about it is appealing but apparently the Screen Actors Guild doesn’t think so. The song concludes with the line “Let’s go on with the show” but the actors don’t feel that way. The SAG has just concluded a long strike bringing motion picture production to a…

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GOD IS TURNED ON BY WOMEN

April 1 2009
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Moscow Times..……………………For some people, Gunter Sachs is more famous for his playboy lifestyle in the 1960s and for being the former husband of Brigitte Bardot than for his contribution to the world of art, but that is the focus of the new exhibition “Gunter Sachs. Photographer and Collector” at the State Museum-Reserve Tsaritsyno, part of…

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3 BOOS FOR THE MATRIX

April 1 2009
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I prefer my movies to be quiet with a minimum of glass smashing and people who can’t fly around and do crazy things. Obviously, I am in a very serious minority. wired.com……….March 31, 1999: The Matrix Hooks Us By Scott Thill 03.31.09. 1999: Larry and Andy Wachowski release The Matrix, the first mind-bending installment in…

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BAD FOR BUSINESS BUT STILL DANCING

March 14 2009
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Ah, this sporting life! Hector Castroneves, about the only athlete who can challenge Tiger Woods for making money, is facing imprisonment for holding back $5.5 million in unpaid income tax. It would be “terrible” for Penske Racing and the sport if Helio Castroneves, the popular Indy racer and Dancing With The Stars champion, was convicted…

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CLAUDIA WHO?

March 14 2009
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Tunisia is having a blast – Italian Cinema Week, starting on the 26th of this month. It is not exactly a hotbed of film stars and so the country hungrily awaits its glamour queen, Claudia Cardinale, who will be in Tunisia just for the event. Now 70 years old, Claudia still reigns supreme. I have…

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TIDBITS

February 27 2009
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For winning a marathon in Nigeria, the male and female champions each received 7.5 million Nigerian dollars or about $50,000 in real money. Given the cost of living in this fun paradise, $50,000 is actually equal to about half a trillion dollars. Goodbye to Bill Gates and his pretensions of great wealth.*****The International Herald Tribune…

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THE UNINTERESTING CASE OF BRITNEY SPEARS

February 21 2009
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According to an article in Atlantic magazine, between 30 and 45 paparazzi work Britney on any given night. The expensive cars reflect the fact that Britney Spears—her marriages, custody battles, fights with her mom, new boyfriends, Starbucks runs, trips to the hospital—is a bigger and more lucrative story than Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton or…

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THAT’S ENTERTAINMENT

February 20 2009
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While I vacationed, I noticed it was business as usual. In other words, the more things change, the more they remain the same. I confine my report to articles that made the headlines in all major newspapers and that was widely covered on TV. It was revealed that once upon a time the FBI conducted…

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WE’RE GREAT, YOU’RE NOT

January 12 2009
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It is the season for self-celebration in Hollywood. Last night, the Golden Globes. Soon the Oscars. The evening began with adoring fans lining up outside the Hall of Honor to catch a glimpse of women of mind-boggling beauty in $5000 gowns escorted by men of spectacular good looks. The women were plainly very pleased with…

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REAL STRUGGLES IN THE GULF REGION

December 30 2008
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Forget Somalia, the Congo, the Sudan and any of the other countries in Africa that you suppose are experiencing military crises. Media pundits say that when Obama takes office the crises in the Middle East will have to be his first priority. And here is the proof. 1. Tennis ace Federer ready for Abu Dhabi…

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2, 4, 6, 8. WHO IS IT WE DON’T HATE?

December 26 2008
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The results are in and they aren’t surprising. Gallup tells us everything we want to know and much we don’t give a damn about knowing. The survey of 1,008 adults, taken by landline and cell phone Dec. 12-14, has an error margin of plus or minus 3 percent. Oy, veh, vot a kuntree we live…

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BEST POLITICAL FILMS OF 2008

December 20 2008
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Not being a movie connoisseur, I have relied on the collective judgment of many film critics to compile this Best of the Best. Not only is it easy enough for you to judge for yourself, but a cheaper way is look up the dozens of reviews each of these flicks got. In no particular order,…

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READ ANY GOOD NEWSPAPERS LATELY?

December 8 2008
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Here is a list of the world’s biggest circulating newspapers. Do with it as you wish; they often have major news articles you can’t find in U.S. publications. 1.Yomiuri Shimbun (Japan) – 14.5 million 2.Asahi Shimbun (Japan) – 12.6 million 3. Sichuan Ribao (China) – 8 million 4. Mainichi Simbun (Japan) – 5.8 million 5.…

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DON’T TELL ME THINGS ARE GETTING BETTER

September 6 2008
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September 6, 2008 If you think pop music is an example of how the culture improves over time, take a look at the titles of these songs from 1928 and 1938, (70 and 80 years ago). And weep. Top singles of 1928: Mack The Knife; Ol’ Man River – Paul Robeson – Blue Skies –…

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HOW SMART IS A REPUBLICAN?

August 29 2008
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August 29, 2008 45,000 persons are expected to attend the Quadrennial Republican Festival in the Twin Cities when they begin this Monday. The Mall of America is issuing a challenge: Can you prove your mental mettle against the city’s elementary school kids? In the spirit of the popular Fox television program Are You Smarter Than…

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CHRISTIANS AT THE MOVIES

August 24 2008
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August 24, 2008 According to MOVIEGUIDE, movies in 2007 with traditional and objective Christian, biblical standards. earned $56.6 million per movie, or 11% better than movies with negative ratings. So it looks like a triumph for God who must be very pleased with the amount of money his adoring circle is raking in. Dr. Ted…

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CHRISTIANS AT THE MOVIES

August 24 2008
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August 24, 2008 According to MOVIEGUIDE, movies in 2007 with traditional and objective Christian, biblical standards. earned $56.6 million per movie, or 11% better than movies with negative ratings. So it looks like a triumph for God who must be very pleased with the amount of money his adoring circle is raking in. Dr. Ted…

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