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    A dark political satire film set in the future in the fictional desert country of Turaqistan.

    It stars John Cusack, Hilary Duff, Marisa Tomei, Joan Cusack, Ben Kingsley, and Dan Aykroyd.
    107 min., Rated R, 2008.
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    Choices of the Heart: the Margaret Sanger Story (True Stories Collection)
    Starring Dana Delany and Henry Czerny, Directed by Paul Shapiro
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    The movie tells the story of Margaret Sanger (Dana Delany, China Beach) fight for women’s health through family planning and sex education in the early 1900s. The story takes place in New York City where despairing, women are forced mainly by economics to end unwanted pregnancies themselves.

    Outraged and saddened by what she sees, Sanger takes on her life work to fight against the moral zealots that have created chaos in women’s lives.

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    Margaret Sanger: A Life of Passion
    Trained as a nurse and midwife in New York’s Lower East Side gritty slums, Margaret Sanger grew aware of the dangers of unplanned pregnancy—both physical and psychological. Sanger ignited a movement that has shaped our society to this day. Her views on reproductive rights have made her a frequent target of conservatives and moral zealots.

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    An American Prophecy: What the Cycles of History Tell Us About America's Next Rendezvous with Destiny By William Strauss and Neil Howe
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    The Inside Story of the Struggle for Control of the United States Supreme Court

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    368 pages. Penguin Press HC. 2007.

An Interview with War, Inc. Writers – Mark Leyner and Jeremy Pikser by Mike Papantonio

     
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An Interview with War, Inc. Writers –
Mark Leyner and Jeremy Pikser by Mike Papantoniol
 
 

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Mark Leyner and Jeremy Pikser talk about their new movie “War, Inc.” with Mike Papantonio of Ring of Fire and GoLeft TV.

The film cast includes John Cusack (Brand Hauser), Hilary Duff (Yonica Babyyeah), Marisa Tomei (Natalie Hegalhuzen), Joan Cusack (Marsha), Dan Aykroyd (The Vice President) and Ben Kingsley (Walken).

"War, Inc. is a dark political satire film that is set in the future, when the fictional desert country of Turaqistan is torn by a riot after a private corporation, Tamerlane, owned by the former Vice President of the United States
                           Turaqistan
United States, has taken over the whole state. Brand Hauser, a hit man who suppresses his emotions by gobbling down hot sauce, is hired by the corporation’s head to kill the CEO of their competitors. To do this, he has to have a cover-up which is in the form of a gala wedding by the outrageous Central Asian Superstar Yonica Babyyeah. Everything changes when the ruthless killer finds himself head-over-heels in love with a sexy reporter Natalie Hegalhuzen."[Wikipedia]

 

Watch the interview with War, Inc. writers. (Opens in new window.)

War, Inc. Interview

 
   

Watch the trailer for the movie.

 
 
Find out more about the film at its IMDb page or its homepage.

Enjoy.

– Truthmonk

 

News the “Liberal” Media Skipped for June 9, 2008

     
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News the “Liberal” Media skipped for June 9, 2008
 
 

This week’s wrap-up has nine stories that were passed over by the "liberal" media. Also we update the cell phone story with videos!

 

Secretary of Veterans Affairs James Benjamin Peake minimizes the sacrifices our troops make
United States Secretary of Veterans Affairs James Benjamin Peake, a conservative Republican appointee (Dec. 20, 2007), shows little respect for the service of America’s Iraq and Afghanistan veterans by trivializing concerns about the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injury (TBI) in troops returning from combat.  

Peake speaking on May 24, 2008, at the Disabled American Veterans’ 19th Annual Department Convention in Fairbanks, Alaska along with Alaska Senator Ted Stevens questioned the prevalence of the condition among the returning troops.

“I worry about labeling all these kids coming back,” he said. “Just because someone might need a little counseling when they get back, doesn’t mean they need the PTSD label their whole lives.”

 

The following day at Quinhagak, Alaska he again expressed his sentiments that PTSD and TBI are inconsequential conditions. He equated most cases as the equivalent of what a high-school football player might have experience in getting his “bell rung.”

 

Bush: US ‘learning as we go’ in Iraq and Afghanistan
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (May 28, 2008) (AP) — President Bush said Wednesday that rebuilding Iraq and Afghanistan is proving difficult as the wars rage on, and "we’re learning as we go."

 

General Electric remains skeptical of carbon dioxide role in driving climate change
General Electric in a May 28th, 2008 press release said, "C02 is a possible contributing factor to climate change."

General Electric’s multi-million dollar "Ecomagination" ad campaign paints the company as a concerned environmental steward but CEO Jeffrey Immelt admitted to Forbes magazine in 2005 that it is little more than a sales pitch.

 

NASA Inspector General Report Confirms Political Appointees Suppressed Climate Data
June 3, 2008 – A recently released report confirms criticism of the conservative Bush administration had their political appointees deliberately skewed, changed, and deleted scientific findings about the seriousness of global warming. NASA’s inspector general found that Bush’s political appointees changed the agency’s press releases for purely political reasons and they denied media access to NASA climate scientists.

 

Court forces release of climate report four-years past its due date
Four years past its mandated deadline the Bush administration released the "Scientific Assessment of the Effects of Global Change on the United States"

The report concludes droughts in the U.S. West and stronger hurricanes will likely result from hunam-induced global warming. The report was created to allow government agencies and Congress to have one document to refer to when making policy on climate change.

 

United States Has Lost Its Science Leader Position Says Top Scientists
NEW YORK, May 28, 2008 — After the conservative Republican Bush Administration seven-year assault on science, some of the nation’s leading scientists say “the United States has lost its edge as a leader in science education and research”

They “sharply criticized the diminished role of science in the United States and the shortage of federal funding for research, even as science becomes increasingly important to combating problems such as climate change and the global food shortage.”

 

Some U.S. Soldiers Launch Major Initiative To Convert Iraqi Muslims To Christianity
Some U.S. soldiers based in Iraq may have launched a major initiative of distributing Bibles and other fundamentalist Christian literature to thousands of Iraqi Muslims with the goal of converting them to Christianity. The proselytizing started soon after the U.S. invaded Iraq in March 2003.

“Such fundamentalist Christian proselytizing DIRECTLY violates General Order 1A, Part 2, Section J issued by General Tommy Franks on behalf of the United States Central Command (USCENTCOM) back in December of 2000 which strictly prohibits ‘proselytizing of any religion, faith or practice,’ said Mikey Weinstein, a former Reagan administration White House counsel, former general counsel to presidential candidate H. Ross Perot, former Air Force Judge Advocate General (JAG), and founder and president of the government watchdog agency The Military Religious Freedom Foundation.

 

Conservative Republican Bush Administration Refused to Sign Global Treaty Banning Cluster Bombs
More than 100 countries reached agreement Wednesday to ban cluster bombs with the exception of the United States, Russia, China, Israel, India and Pakistan.

Cluster bombs are munitions that eject a many smaller submunitions, “bomblets.” They are designed to cover a wide area. Many of the bomblets remain unexploded and a hazard to civilians long after a conflict has ended. Because the unexploded bomblets look like toys, children are often the victim of being maimed or killed by them.

 

News of Senator John McCain
June 9, 2008 – McCain pledges to send an unlimited number of U.S. troops to Iraq on NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams

 

Update: Are Cell Phones Safe?
June 3, 2008 – Watch three videos on making popcorn with nothing more than your cellphones!

 

— Truthmonk

 

News the “Liberal” Media skipped for June 2, 2008

     
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News the “Liberal” Media skipped for June 2, 2008
 
 

This week’s wrap-up has six stories that were passed over by the "liberal" media

Federal Bureau of Investigation Has "War Crime File"
WASHINGTON (May 21, 2008) – Federal Bureau of Investigation agents in 2002 created a “war crimes file” to document accusations against American military personnel stationed at Guantánamo Bay Naval Base. The Justice Department inspector general issued a 438-page report reviews the F.B.I.’s "war crimes file" and discusses the conflict between the F.B.I. and the C.I.A. over interrogation techniques.

 

Tufts University Researchers released a report estimating that doing nothing about global warming will cost the U.S. $3.8 trillion annually or 3.6 percent GNP
WASHINGTON (May 22, 2008) – A report released today by researchers at Tufts University, commissioned by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), presents two ways of estimating the costs of inaction on climate change, both leading to staggering bottom lines. A comprehensive estimate, based on state-of-the-art computer modeling, finds that doing nothing on global warming will cost the United States economy more than 3.6 percent of GDP – or $3.8 trillion annually (in today’s dollars) – by 2100. On the other hand, a detailed, bottom-up analysis finds that just four categories of global warming impacts — hurricane damage ($422 billion), real estate losses ($360 billion), increased energy costs ($141 billion) and water costs ($950 billion) — will add up to a price tag of 1.8 percent of U.S. GDP, or almost $1.9 trillion annually (in today’s dollars) by 2100.

 

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals rules against the conservative Republican Bush administration and rules that the oil and gas industry must comply with the requirements of the Clean Water Act
SAN FRANCISCO (May 23, 2008) – A federal court struck down a rule exempting oil and gas development projects from pollution-prevention requirements of the Clean Water Act. The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against the Environmental Protection Agency in a case brought by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). The decision will help protect thousands of streams throughout the West from sediment contamination caused by energy exploration and development, according to NRDC.

 

New Department of Energy Report Says Drilling in ANWR Would Reduce Crude Oil Price Only 75 Cents Per Barrel
WASHINGTON (May 23, 2008) – In a report requested by Senator Ted Stevens (R – Alaska) last December, the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration indicated that drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) would only reduce the price of crude oil about 75 cents per barrel. Even if ANWR were opened today, the first oil would take about 10 years to hit the market.

 

USDA plans do to away the annual survey of national pesticide use
WASHINGTON (May 28, 2008) – USDA plans do to away with tracking national pesticide use. Without the survey, farmers and consumers will have to use less reliable and incomplete privately collected data.

"If you don’t know what’s being used, then you don’t know what to look for," said Charles Benbrook, chief scientist at The Organic Center, a nonprofit in Enterprise, Ore. "In the absence of information, people can be lulled into thinking that there are no problems with the use of pesticides on food in this country."

Eliminating the program "will mean farmers will be subjected to conjecture and allegations about their use of chemicals and fertilizer," said Don Lipton, a spokesman for the American Farm Bureau. "Given the historic concern about chemical use by consumers, regulators, activist groups and farmers, it’s probably not an area where lack of data is a good idea."

Pesticide companies also rely on the program when they’re looking to reregister agricultural chemicals, said Beth Carroll, a senior stewardship manager with Syngenta Crop Protection, Inc.
U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service acting administrator, Joe Reilly said the agency didn’t have the funds to run the $8 million the survey requires.
This is part of the conservative Republican program to reduce the size of the Federal government by starving it of funds to operate.

 

Are Cell Phones Safe?
LONDON (April 19, 2008) – Science studies done so far have produced contradictorily results. A recent study published in New Scientist links cell phone use and cancer. When cell phones were invented, manufacturers received an exemption from the U.S. Congress relieving them of the duty to prove the safety of cell phones.

— Truthmonk