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Stuart G

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Gender: Male
Hometown: Skokie, Illinois
Current location: Skokie, Illinois
Member since: Tue Dec 18, 2007, 12:07 PM
Number of posts: 36,976

About Me

I thought I knew a lot, and I found out... how little I knew about what I know. And how much more there is to learn, if I listen and read what others have to say.

Journal Archives

Last Night I Went to the Movies...It was a Wonderful Time....

It was an old movie, playing Christmas Eve in a fairly new movie theater, and it was a new print of the movie. I got there early enough to get a great seat in the fifth row, but that seat was elevated enough, and far enough from the screen, so that my eyes were in perfect alignment with the screen. The screen enveloped my vision. My entire view ahead was this huge screen. The sound was clear and not too loud. Just right..and the movie came on.. "It's A Wonderful Life" ..In a movie theater, black and white film, with 50 to 75 other people out that night in 39 degree cloudy weather...

And I really enjoyed this experience. From the beginning to the end.. that film took me away to that man and his family's view of what dealing with others is all about. Mr Potter, the villain, was the antithesis of this family, Potter was so full of hate and greed that it flowed into all of us watching. At the end, everything was ok, as I knew it would be. I had seen it so many times that I lost count, as had the people in front of me who I talked briefly with. We had all seen it before, but this time seemed like the first. That film shows what humanity can strive for and I had a wonderful time.

One last thought.....seeing it on the big screen was an event in itself. That is how movies are really meant to be experienced.

Lindsey Graham On Death Of NYC Police Officers: 'I Blame The Shooter'

Source: Talking Points Memo

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) on Sunday avoided blaming New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) for the shooting of two police officers in Brooklyn.

On CBS' "Face the Nation" host Bob Schieffer asked Graham about a tweet from former New York Gov. George Pataki (R) placing blame on de Blasio and Attorney General Eric Holder.

"I blame the shooter and nobody else," Graham responded.

When Schieffer asked Graham if he thought the shooting was linked to cases like the death of Eric Garner, the senator criticized the "tone" used by some leaders.

"I think the mayor of New York has probably undercut his cops, and the attorney general is trying to walk a fine line. What happened in Missouri, I understand why the cop had to defend himself. When you see the video in New York - did that man really have to die? But the tone they’re setting around the rhetoric regarding the cops incites crazy people, but I blame the shooter," Graham said.

Read more: http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/graham-blame-shooter-nyc-officers

Every once in a while, even a broken clock tells the correct time. Graham has said something correct...."....but I blame the shooter," is what he said..forget the rest of what was said..those four words are the truth,.... and all the rest of those who are blaming anyone other than the shooter, are lying assholes..

Walgreens Removes Hanukkah Wrapping Paper Covered with Swastikas

Source: Talking Points Memo

By Ahiza Garcia Published December 9, 2014, 4:49 PM EST

A woman in Los Angeles discovered a swastika in the design of a roll of wrapping paper while she was shopping on Saturday in the Hanukkah section of a Walgreens, television station KNBC reported.

"I couldn't believe my eyes, I had no idea what to do," Cheryl Shapiro told the station.

Shapiro initially tried to reach her rabbi but was eventually able to get the rolls removed after complaining to the store's managers, KNBC reported.

"I told them I wanted this taken off the shelves immediately - not just your store, but national," Shapiro told the station. "I was really putting my foot down because I was appalled by this."

Read more: http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/swastika-hanukkah-wrapping-paper

When you think you have seen it all, some if it is truly unbelievable. A picture of the wrapping paper is at the link.

Ammendment VIII ...U.S Constitution..."Cruel and Unusual Punshiments Inflicted"..

Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.

You be the judge...was what Bush and Cheney did...."cruel and unusual punishments inflicted" ?

Also from the U.S. Constitution...

"The Constitution is the supreme law of the land.."
Article Six, Clause two..

"This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in pursuance thereof; and all treaties made, or which shall be made, under the authority of the United States, shall be the supreme law of the land; and the judges in every state shall be bound thereby, anything in the constitution or laws of any state to the contrary notwithstanding."

The Supremacy Clause is the provision in Article Six, Clause 2 of the United States Constitution that establishes the United States Constitution, federal statutes, and treaties as "the supreme law of the land." It provides that these are the highest form of law in the United States legal system, and mandates that all state judges must follow federal law when a conflict arises between federal law and either a state constitution or state law of any state.

Are Bush and Cheney above the U.S. Constitution??

An Ugly Story About Fixing Wages in the Animation Industry..Huffi Post, and Bloomberg News:

Evidently, the Animation Industry's Giants: Pixar, Disney, Blue Sky, DreamWorks, and others ganged up to fix wages of most workers under the guise of a "no poaching agreement". This is a very complex read, but even in this so called "creative" world, the bosses do not want to pay the workers any more a few big shots decide.. A law suit is exposing this. At first it looks like something called, "poaching" but it is really about fixing the wages of many workers and eliminate wage competition. Steve Jobs, founder of Apple "helped to establish...no-poaching pact in his role as co-founder of Pixar."

First link where I discovered this was at Huffington Post under this title:
"Bombshell Documents Reveal Evidence Of Wage-Fixing By Major Hollywood Animation Studios"

but a more complete story and a history of this so called " Poaching" can be found at this link at Bloomberg News. Please go there for the information..It is quite ugly.


from the article:

"The first new complaint was filed a month later, naming DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc., Walt Disney Co. and three of its units and two Sony Corp. units as defendants. Employees of those companies alleged that Steve Jobs, who figures as a central player in the Silicon Valley case as co-founder of Apple, helped establish the animation industry no-poaching pact in his role as co-founder of Pixar. "
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