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    Hollywood makes movies in order to make money. Hollywood will chose the actors/actresses that will draw the most movie-goers, and video buyers. Nicole Kidman and Meryl Streep can form their OWN production companies, cast anyone they wish, and hope their company makes a profit. I wish them the best of luck.

    Posted in: Film industry not an even playing field for women, Kidman says

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    kcjapan - "The Confederate battle flag is, at its core, a symbol of white supremacy rooted in antebellum slavery." - Peniel E Joseph, Reuters

    That's an interesting statement but it seems that Peniel E Joseph is talking about the wrong flag.

    Re-enactors are quick to note that the rectangular “rebel flag”, embraced by hate groups and displayed by Dylann Roof, the man accused in the South Carolina church shootings, in pictures he posted on the internet, was not one of the Confederacy’s three official flags, but instead a Confederate navy banner and the flag of the army of Tennessee.

    http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/jun/28/confederate-flag-civil-war-re-enactors

    The flag currently flying over the capital and monuments was never a flag that represented the CSA. This is so very confusing.

    Posted in: It's time to take down a symbol of white supremacy

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    Reenactors are quick to note that the rectangular “rebel flag,” embraced by hate groups and displayed by Dylann Roof, the man accused in the South Carolina church shootings, in pictures he posted on the Internet, was not one of the Confederacy’s three official flags, but instead a Confederate navy banner and the flag of the army of Tennessee.

    http://www.confederate-flags.org/confederate%20army%20of%20tennessee.html

    The protestors do not seem to understand that the flag that they are protesting was never a flag of the government of the Confederate States of America (CSA).

    It was a battle flag. It also appeared as a battle ensign. Not a government flag but a military flag.

    Posted in: Civil War buffs on Confederate flag debate: It's complicated

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    Wc626 - Yes. As long as they're US citizens. As long as they have no criminal past, verified and cleared by NCIS and their state.

    NCIS? Are you referring to the Naval Criminal Investigative Service? The NCIS mission is to investigate and defeat criminal, terrorist, and foreign intelligence threats to the United States Navy and Marine Corps-ashore, afloat, and in cyberspace.

    Posted in: The gun control debate: Do you support the right of citizens to own and bear firearms?

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    Simba British Blue - I think Sea Shepherd should work hard to get an international ban on all whaling without any exception.

    Even Greenpeace refuses to be associated with the eco-terrorist SS. The eco-terrorist SS have been banned from the IWC, many nations have refused to register eco-terrorist SS vessels, and the eco-terrorist SS brags that they have sunk 10 vessels of various countries (11 if you count their own Ady Gil). The eco-terrorist SS long history of violence precludes their ability of forming an international anything. Except for an INTERPOL red notice.

    Posted in: Sea Shepherd to pay $2.55 mil to Japan whalers

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    zichi - Since the outcome of the court cast it said they would not use personal donations which are to fund the various campaigns.

    The eco-terrorist SS runs on donations. Donations from people who believe in the eco-terrorism SS acts of violence. If the eco-terrorist SS choses not to pay the fine, the U.S. court can seize their assets. Maybe they'll start with that brand new garbage scow some people have been talking about?

    Posted in: Sea Shepherd to pay $2.55 mil to Japan whalers

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    zichi - The SS have stated it won't be paid for from donations and will use other funds for it. This year the SS received millions from the Dutch Postcode Lottery.....

    LOL. The eco-terrorist SS received a "donation" from the Dutch Lottery. It looks like the eco-terrorist SS lied (again?) when they stated the fine wouldn't be paid from donations.

    Posted in: Sea Shepherd to pay $2.55 mil to Japan whalers

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    Joanne Reynolds - I will never visit a marine park, and yes I do speak out to help these animals and donate to Sea Shephard.

    Oh well, less crowded dolphin viewing for me, I guess. Thanks to the U.S. Ninth Circuit court's ruling, future donations to the eco-terrorists SS will be sent to the Institute of Cetacean Research and Kyodo Senpaku.

    Posted in: Half of live dolphins caught in Japan exported despite outcry

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    JeffLee - OR they made the fatal mistake of assuming that Rumsfeld and the others had a clue about what they were doing.

    A bipartisan group consisting of four high ranking members of the U.S. Congress are briefed by the CIA on a regular basis. Democrats, and Republicans, were aware of the intelligence being fed to Rumsfeld, and Bush.

    If the Democrats made the fatal mistake of assuming, or preferred to remain ignorant of the available intelligence, that certainly wouldn't enhance their image as actual elected leaders of the U.S.A..

    Democrats voted for it before they decided it was politically expedient to be against it.

    Posted in: Iraq lost 2,300 Humvee armoured vehicles in Mosul: PM

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    Hooray! The eco-terrorist SS are being penalized $2.55 million for breaching a U.S. court injunction to stay clear of Japanese whaling vessels in the Antarctic Ocean. Plus, they have to pay for two years of failed litigation. And every dollar is coming out of the pockets of those eco-terrorist SS supporters who believe that violence is the answer.

    Posted in: Sea Shepherd to pay $2.55 mil to Japan whalers

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    Iraqi security forces lost/abandoned/donated 2,300 Humvee armoured vehicles to ISIS. Plus other heavy armored vehicles, and weapons. What an incredibile fighting force the Iraqi security forces have turned out to be.

    Plus, WOW - Senate Democratic votes for the Iraq War:

    YEAs — 77 Bayh (D-IN), Biden (D-DE), Breaux (D-LA), Cantwell (D-WA), Carnahan (D-MO), Carper (D-DE), Cleland (D-GA),
    CLINTON (D-NY), Daschle (D-SD), Dodd (D-CT), Dorgan (D-ND), Edwards (D-NC), Feinstein (D-CA), Harkin (D-IA), Hollings (D-SC), Johnson (D-SD), Kerry (D-MA), Kohl (D-WI), Landrieu (D-LA), Lieberman (D-CT), Lincoln (D-AR), Miller (D-GA), Nelson (D-FL), Nelson (D-NE), Reid (D-NV), Rockefeller (D-WV), Schumer (D-NY), Torricelli (D-NJ)

    That's a lot of Democrats who were in favor of the war before they remembered it could be politically advantageous to be against it.

    Posted in: Iraq lost 2,300 Humvee armoured vehicles in Mosul: PM

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    FIFA President Sepp Blatter should step down. This "alleged" corruption has been going on during Blatter's 4 terms as President. If he doesn't consider himself responsible for the actions of those around him, of what use is he? Blatter can quit, or the members can elect Prince Ali bin Al Hussein of Jordan, or the FIFA leadership can go back to taking bribes as usual. Time will tell.

    Posted in: Blatter defies calls to quit as FIFA scandal widens

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    Heard is believed to have returned to the United States with the couple’s two dogs Boo and Pistol last week,

    LOL. Boo and Pistol (the dogs) left Australia. Johnny Depp went after them. The "official" story is that Depp left to be with his wife, Heard.

    Hollyweird - It's better than "real" life.

    Posted in: Depp storms off 'Pirates' set in pursuit of wife

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    The Green Climate Fund aims to have ready its first set of projects for approval by its board at a meeting in November. Money is unlikely to start flowing for activities on the ground until next year, however.

    Exactly which type of projects the GCF will choose to back remains unclear.

    LOL. Give us money and we'll let you know, later, what the money was used for. Maybe.

    Posted in: U.N. climate fund gears up to deploy cash after Japan signs $1.5 bil pledge

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    Oscar-winning 2009 documentary

    What does an Oscar win actually mean. There are only some 6,000 voting members in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. "The Cove" managed to received more votes that the other four nominees, "Burma VJ", "Food, Inc.", "The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers", and "Which Way Home".

    The town of Taiji should not be intimidated by the distorted views of a few thousand Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences members who have never been to Japan.

    Posted in: Taiji mayor says dolphin hunt will still go on

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    Jim Poushinsky - To my way of thinking dolphins are as intelligent as humans, and their whale relatives are far more intelligent than us!

    Is this based on personal experience? How were the tests conducted?

    Posted in: Japanese aquariums still rely on controversial dolphin hunt

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    DaDude - Is this guy making a serious statement or trying to be a comedian?

    I don't think Joyce is impressed with the fact Depp was voted the sexiest man alive, twice. Depp isn't above the law. Even if other people may have treated Depp that way in the past.

    Posted in: Australia to Depp: Fly your dogs out or we'll put them down

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    "Mr. Depp decided that he'd step around our nation's laws," he (Barnaby Joyce) told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

    Depp appears certain to face a fine for breaching Australian laws under which dogs entering from the U.S. have to spend at least 10 days in quarantine.

    "We can't make an exception for Johnny Depp," Joyce said. "We have strict laws for a good reason."

    Depp appears to be quite arrogant. Is it because he's very, very rich, or is it because he's a Hollyweird star that he believes he's above Australian and U.S. animal quarantine laws.

    Posted in: Johnny Depp's dogs survive quarantine wrangle in Australia

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    President Barack Obama hit back at fellow Democrats who oppose his trade initiatives Tuesday, saying they have their facts wrong on the eve of a key Senate vote.

    That's an interesting statement. How can his fellow Democrats (legislators) have their facts wrong? Didn't the Obama administration provide the Democrats with details of the trade proposals?

    Posted in: Obama: Democratic critics of his trade agenda are 'wrong'

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    smithinjapan - Not at all. It's only a few old codgers who profit from government subsidies and don't want to give those up who claim it's only a 'small percentage' of people who are against it. Even the majority of Japanese don't consume whale meat, making even the Japanese whaler's real motivation for killing whales even more pathetic.

    There are 7 billion people on planet Earth and the vast majority of them do not care about whales, or whaling. Only a very tiny minority of animal-rights activists incorrectly claim that they speak for "everyone in the world".

    Posted in: IWC panel: Japan's Antarctic whale hunt still not convincing

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