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felaries65
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Date: 2014-08-30 22:50
Subject: List of Favorite Movies and Television Miniseries About SLAVERY
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With the recent releases of Steven Spielberg's new movie, "LINCOLN" and Quentin Tarrantino's upcoming film, "DJANGO UNCHAINED", I found myself thinking about movies I have seen about slavery - especially slavery practiced in the United States. Below is a list of my favorite movies on the subject in chronological order: Read more... )

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felaries65
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Date: 2014-08-29 23:54
Subject: "SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE" (2008) Photo Gallery
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Below are images from Danny Boyle's 2008 Academy Award winning film, "SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE". The movie starred Dev Patel, Freida Pinto and Anil Kapoor: Read more... )

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felaries65
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Date: 2014-08-27 20:02
Subject: "SUNSET" (1988) Review
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"SUNSET" (1988) Review

Bruce Willis and James Garner co-starred in this period piece murder mystery about famous Western movie star Tom Mix and former Old West lawman Wyatt Earp solving a case in 1929 Hollywood. Written and directed by Blake Edwards ("PINK PANTHER" and "VICTOR/VICTORIA"), the movie was based upon Rod Amateau’s novel of the same title. Read more... )

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felaries65
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Date: 2014-08-26 17:10
Subject: Snow White's Discovery About Daniel's Fate
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Tags:disney, ginnifer goodwin, lana parrilla, literary, medieval era, once upon a time, richard schiff, snow white, television

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SNOW WHITE DISCOVERY ABOUT DANIEL'S FATE

Recently, I watched Season One episode of ABC-TV's "ONCE UPON A TIME" called (1.07) "The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter" and found myself confused over a matter regarding Snow White and her knowledge of Daniel's fate. Read more... )

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felaries65
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Date: 2014-08-25 08:50
Subject: "Crossroads of the Force" [PG-13] - Epilogue
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"CROSSROADS OF THE FORCE"

EPILOGUE

CORUSCANT

Darth Rasche laid flat on his bed, inside the Emperor Palpatine Surgical Reconstruction Center, staring at the ceiling. When his eyes became weary at that particular sight, he tried to direct his gaze elsewhere . . . anywhere other than his hands. Or what used to be his hands. He did not know what to call them. Cybernetic implants? Freaks of nature? Read more... )

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felaries65
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Date: 2014-08-23 22:07
Subject: "LINCOLN" (2012) Photo Gallery
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Below are images from the new historical drama, "LINCOLN". Based on Doris Kearns Goodwin's 2005 book, "Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln" and directed by Steven Spielberg, the movie stars Daniel Day-Lewis and Sally Field:Read more... )

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felaries65
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Date: 2014-08-22 09:17
Subject: "SKYFALL" (2012) Review
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"SKYFALL" (2012) Review

Before I had sat down in a movie theater to watch the latest James Bond movie, "SKYFALL", it occurred to me that four years had passed since the last movie about the MI-6 agent. During those four years, EON Productions endured another round of legal entanglements regarding the Bond franchise, delaying the production and release of "SKYFALL" by at least two years. But in the end, producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson came through and released the company's 23rd James Bond film. Read more... )

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Maureen Lycaon
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Date: 2014-08-21 14:57
Subject: John Michael Greer's words on Ferguson
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Heading Toward The Sidewalk

Meanwhile, closer to home, what has become a routine event in today’s America—the casual killing of an unarmed African-American man by the police—has blown up in a decidedly nonroutine fashion, with imagery reminiscent of Cairo’s Tahrir Square being enacted night after night in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Missouri. . . .

If the police keep it up, the Arab Spring of a few years back may just be paralleled by an American Autumn. Even if some lingering spark of common sense on the part of state and local authorities heads off that possibility, the next time a white police officer guns down an African-American man for no particular reason—and there will be a next time; such events, as noted above, are routine in the United States these days—the explosion that follows will be even more severe, and the risk that such an explosion may end up driving the emergence of a domestic insurgency is not small.


My thoughts exactly -- more and more, our overly-armed and lightly-IQ'd police forces are risking triggering a serious domestic insurgency with this shit. I personally suspect that a lot of the media focus on drones and governmental preparations for "civil disorder" in recent years have been directed by the governing elite in hopes that it will intimidate the populace and keep it under control.

Unfortunately, that assumes that the populace is a rational actor. It's not the first time they've made that mistake with a "foe". The start of any such rebellion won't be a carefully planned operation by skillfull terrorists -- it's more likely to be a spontaneous outbreak of rage where the establishment had expected fear.

For that matter, I'm not convinced that the powers that be themselves are rational actors in this. The Ferguson police seem utterly unable to conceive of any response to the continued resistance except to apply more violence and spread it farther.

It's like two opposing freight trains on the same track, hurling themselves blindly toward an inevitable collision. I'm torn between wanting to see what happens and wanting to be as far the fuck away as possible.

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felaries65
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Date: 2014-08-20 18:33
Subject: "EVELYN PRENTICE" (1934) Review
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"EVELYN PRENTICE" (1934) Review

"EVELYN PRENTICE" marked the third collaboration between William Powell and Myrna Loy in 1934. MGM Studios first had the pair co-star with Clark Gable in the hit crime melodrama, "MANHATTAN MELODRAMA". Then the pair hit gold and became solidified as a screen team in "THE THIN MAN". Following the success of the latter, MGM paired them in a melodrama called "EVELYN PRENTICE". Read more... )

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Maureen Lycaon
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Date: 2014-08-20 02:20
Subject: What if Chinese and Russian media were us -- and we were a Third World country?
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You mean we aren't already?

Still in an inspiration drought, sadly. So just another link -- but this article is hilariously on point.

How we'd cover Ferguson if it happened in another country

FERGUSON — Chinese and Russian officials are warning of a potential humanitarian crisis in the restive American province of Missouri, where ancient communal tensions have boiled over into full-blown violence. . . .

Complicating matters, President Obama is himself a member of the minority sect protesting in Ferguson, which is ruled overwhelmingly by members of America's majority "white people" sect. . . .

Analysts warn the violence could spread toward oil-producing regions such as Oklahoma or even disrupt the flow of American beer supplies, some of the largest in the world, and could provide a fertile breeding ground for extremists. . . .

Locals here eat a regional delicacy known as barbecue, made from the rib bones of pigs, and subsist on traditional crafts such as agriculture and aerospace engineering.

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felaries65
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Date: 2014-08-19 21:38
Subject: "STAR TREK VOYAGER" RETROSPECT - (4.23) "Living Witness"
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"STAR TREK VOYAGER" RETROSPECT - (4.23) "Living Witness"

The STAR TREK franchise has aired a good number of episodes featuring the "Mirror Universe" - an existence in which the Federation is solely a Human-controlled, fascist empire. This universe was first introduced in the "STAR TREK" Season Two episode, (2.04) "Mirror, Mirror". The "Mirror Universe" was also featured in several "STAR TREK DEEP SPACE NINE" episodes and most memorably in an "ENTERPRISE" episode called (4.18-4.19) "In a Mirror Darkly". Read more... )

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felaries65
User: [info]felaries65
Date: 2014-08-18 14:48
Subject: "West to Laramie" [PG] - 2/4
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Part 2 – The second part in a series of letters from a Philadelphia matron and her companion during their journey to the Pre-Civil War West.

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