For a country that’s been engaged in two major theaters of war for around the last 13 years, much of the service and sacrifice has been made by the true 1%’ers. A 2013 Pew Research article reports that only a 5th of the Congress at the time had any military experience, themselves. Not all that… Read more »
Posts Categorized: movie review
“Don’t believe everything you read on the internet.” -President Abraham Lincoln I remember walking into Barnes & Nobles and being captivated by the jacket cover of this novel. I didn’t purchase the book, but thought it was a great concept. Everyone loves a secret history and a good conspiracy tale. Then the movie…didn’t go to… Read more »
Undefeated is a great piece of film. Charity at any level is important; as well as positive acts. But are you doing it to make yourself feel good and to look good on front of others? Or are you making any meaningful, personal investment and sacrifice? Here, coach Bill Courtney talks about the difference between… Read more »
On this day in history 34 years ago, remember, remember the 4th of November; when militant Islamic students stormed the U.S. embassy, holding 52 Americans hostage for 444 days.
To commemorate that takeover, and to demonstrate opposition to the new president’s call to “tone down” the common, daily-expressed slogan, “Death to America” chants, “tens of thousands” of protesters gathered in Tehran outside the old U.S. embassy in their own “million Islamist march” (or, as they call it, “National Day to Fight Global Arrogance”):
(A Documentary Review) “The Lady in Number 6″ (Yes, She Has Danced Beneath The Gallows): We are sometimes lucky enough to meet giants, I offer to you the mighty Alice. She may not look to be as big as most giants, but that is only an illusion. With a strength of spirit, love, and music,… Read more »
I was hoping to do this blogpost before the Zimmerman-Martin verdict was in. But my personal life has been hectic. Yesterday, while waiting at the barber shop, I breezed through the LATimes, and saw this article on actor Michael B. Jordan as it relates to his new movie coming out, Fruitvale Station. I didn’t read… Read more »
Well, since there’s nothing new that’s been posted all day; and since it’s the weekend and this is a western-themed blog, here’s a break from politics: The Lone Ranger. I saw a matinee of the new movie yesterday because I had nothing better to do; and in light of all the panning it’s received from… Read more »
Aside from fears of government intrusion into the private lives of ordinary citizens, what about intrusion from the private business sector of telecoms, internet apps companies, credit card services, and private data aggregators?
I finally took time out to watch the 2002 film “Minority Report“.
Within the movie, which takes place in something like 2056, iris-recognition technology is fully integrated into society:
Yesterday morning, the American Enterprise Institute held an event titled “Watching ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ with the CIA: Separating fact from fiction.”
AEI’s Marc Thiessen (author of “Courting Disaster: How the CIA Kept America Safe and How Barack Obama Is Inviting the Next Attack”) will host a panel discussion with three CIA veterans who were involved in the hunt for bin Laden.
General Michael Hayden (ret.), Former Director CIA
John A. Rizzo, Former Chief Legal Officer at CIA
Jose Rodriguez, Former Director National Clandestine Service
How accurate and realistic is the portrayal of CIA interrogation in the film? The movie, after all, opens with a statement saying “based on firsthand accounts of actual events”; then goes on to show the fictionalized brutal abuse and torture of a fictional high value terrorist, including waterboarding.
Well, one “firsthand account” not utilized as an expert consultant to the movie is Jose Rodriguez, former head of the CIA’s Counterterrorism Center, author of Hard Measures, and unapologetic defender of the CIA’s “torture” program….