Frank Church's news corner, the sequel.

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Postby FrankChurch » Mon Sep 17, 2012 5:36 pm

My Chomskers on the Magna Carta:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree ... am-chomsky

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Postby Ezra Lb. » Sat Sep 22, 2012 8:34 am

Sarah Silverman explains Voter Fraud Laws.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ypRW5qor ... r_embedded

Terrific!
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Postby FrankChurch » Sat Sep 22, 2012 11:59 am

She's nude in some movie. Gotta see that.

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Postby DanielBarron » Sat Sep 22, 2012 3:05 pm

"She's nude in some movie. Gotta see that."

Take This Waltz - 2011 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1592281/combined

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Postby FrankChurch » Wed Sep 26, 2012 3:19 pm

There are two very sad stories from Barlett and Steele's new book: One involves an IT guy at Bank of America, had a great salary, but his job was given to an immigrant who would take a smaller salary. He was forced to train the person. Soon later, he committed suicide.

Then there was a woman in Utah. Her husband had a great job, died, later she tried to get the benefits owed her from his job. Because of laws passed by congress the company could deny the compact they made with her husband and she no longer could get the money. She was forced to collect cans to pay for food and medicine. She later died of lung cancer. The book is dedicated to her.

Both parties are the problem.

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Re: Frank Church's news corner, the sequel.

Postby FrankChurch » Thu Sep 27, 2012 12:13 pm

Watch out for a new movie funded by an ALEC billionaire, that is stealth propaganda against teachers unions and public schools:

http://www.alternet.org/education/wont- ... troy-their

Shame on Viola Davis and others for doing this trash. Anything for a check, eh?

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Re: Frank Church's news corner, the sequel.

Postby FrankChurch » Mon Oct 01, 2012 3:39 pm

Julian Assange talked to the UN. Did our lovely media mention that? Nah. Let me be blunt, Assange is our Salman Rushdie and we are Iran.

At least Rushdie was innocent. We want Assange to burn, because he told the world that governments cannot control us. Thom Hartmann, you are doing God's work:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kKyf38QK ... ature=plcp

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Re: Frank Church's news corner, the sequel.

Postby Mark Tiedemann » Mon Oct 01, 2012 4:54 pm

Let's be clear about this. Rushdie broke no laws. None. Not even Islamic law. Assange, however, did. Maybe a bad law, maybe a law that ought to be gotten rid of, and I have a lot---I mean, A LOT---of sympathy with what he did, but he broke laws, so it is a very different argument. Bear in mind that Ellsberg's case was dismissed over due process issues, but that was by a hair, and the fact was he broke the law.

My objection here is to comparing Rushdie and Assange. Both flirted with martyrdom but their cases and situations were very different.

To be even clearer, I hope Assange beats this. Those laws need to change, but.

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Re: Frank Church's news corner, the sequel.

Postby Ezra Lb. » Mon Oct 01, 2012 5:26 pm

FrankChurch wrote:Watch out for a new movie funded by an ALEC billionaire, that is stealth propaganda against teachers unions and public schools:

http://www.alternet.org/education/wont- ... troy-their

Shame on Viola Davis and others for doing this trash. Anything for a check, eh?


Jesus Frank they're actors. Do you think Christian Bale actually lives in a batcave?

I worry about you Frank. Do you ever think about anything but left-wing politics? Ever get an ice cream and walk through the park? Go on a date?

Relax man. Don't want to read about you in the paper.
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Re: Frank Church's news corner, the sequel.

Postby FrankChurch » Tue Oct 02, 2012 10:39 am

Do you ever think about anything but atheism?

I do believe that there should be ethics in how you pick roles, yes. It's like in that movie Barbershop where Cedric The Entertainer got in trouble for dissing Rosa Parks. Along with the Help this is the second film where Viola Davis does the work of revisionist history.

It wouldn't matter much if this tactic didn't work. It does.

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Re: Frank Church's news corner, the sequel.

Postby FrankChurch » Tue Oct 02, 2012 10:40 am

Batman's real, take it back!!

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Re: Frank Church's news corner, the sequel.

Postby FrankChurch » Tue Oct 02, 2012 10:41 am

Ezra, I take it you defended The Passion of the Christ? lol


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Re: Frank Church's news corner, the sequel.

Postby Ezra Lb. » Tue Oct 02, 2012 6:28 pm

Do you ever think about anything but atheism?

Well Frank I think if you actually look at my posts during my time here (and I encourage everyone to do this - my wisdom is deep and fathomless :wink:) I think you will find that my interests are wide ranging. And in actuality it's been a while since I went off on atheism in a serious way. You on the other hand exhibit a singularity of focus, a veritable monomania (and goodness gracious how often do you get to use the word 'monomania' in a sentence), and let's just say it, a...fixation.

Now there's nothing wrong with that up to a point. We all have our obsessions, our quests and our "Holy Grails". But just as "it ain't no sin to be glad you're alive", it isn't a betrayal of The Cause to occasionally pause and refresh. Hell even Gandalf stuffed him a bowl and took a toke now and then.

So relax. Walk out under the stars. Watch cartoons. Contemplate the glorious geometry of the curve of a woman's thigh. Post about something other than how the corporations are sucking our souls out through our nostrils.

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Ezra, I take it you defended The Passion of the Christ? lol

Well I defend the right of the producers to make the movie they wanted to make. Just as I defend my right to have my own response. Which is that the flick was S&M porn spiced with a soupçon of anti-semitism. In other words perfectly orthodox, mainstream Christianity.
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