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Re: “The Ayn-Credibles

"If you're not born exceptional, then you'll never really enter the rarified air of those who are naturally gifted. "

This is not Ayn Rand. She did not champion the innate over the earned. She champions high-achievers, high-producers, yes, but on the merit of their thought, actions, chosen values. It's not about your intrinsic talents, it's about your accomplishments through will.

Frankly, the air breathed by strivers from all levels and corners of humanity is rare because so many attempt little except drift.

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Posted by John Donohue on 06/20/2018 at 9:18 PM

Re: “A-Ska-Calypse Now

Just FYI, the date is incorrect. Thursday, June 13 is the correct date

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Posted by Christine Chrissi Hanna Reed on 06/07/2019 at 10:35 AM

Re: “Hated in the Nation

Knee-capping your opponent is more than a "poor choice", it demonstrates a void of the values necessary for life outside of jail. She should have been watching the Olympics from her cell.

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Posted by Mark Davis on 01/18/2018 at 10:12 AM

Re: “Illegal Aliens

What has the word "Illegal" have to do with this article? This sounds like a slam on undocumented workers as some how being from another planet. Rather stupid head line.

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Posted by Mayme on 06/07/2017 at 10:20 PM

Re: “Glacial Warning

Just a note that West Kootenay EcoSociety is suing the province to get rid of the "Town of Nothing". We had our day in court in July and are waiting for a judgment.

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Posted by David Reid on 10/15/2015 at 12:57 AM

Re: “The Muse of John Hughes

John Hughes and Molly Ringwald both shared the same birthday (February 18th), so I'm sure there was a bit of a kinship between the two. It's a shame that they didn't continue working together, but I'm glad they gave us such iconic films when they had their chance.

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Posted by Jim Wilgus on 02/17/2015 at 12:28 PM

Re: “A-Ska-Calypse Now

My absolute favorite current filmmaker! (Scorcese, move over.)

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Posted by Vipper Short on 06/06/2019 at 1:06 PM

Re: “The Ayn-Credibles

In this world of limited resources, it stands as tough love to pull some weeds so the garden of edibles can thrive, not be overwhelmed by population explosion. In other words, as Pope Francis recently said, "It is not a sin to prevent a life. It is a sin to take a life." The murderous cartels and terror in central america are created in a situation of poverty driven more desperate by ever-more unwanted children born into hopeless and brutal conditions. There is no sense to this. Get initiatives on the ballot in every state to fund clinics performing vasectomies on vast numbers of men. The procedure is essentially painless and cost far less than ligation in women.

While we're at it, train an army of suitably talented young dreamers and send them back into central america to mercilessly wipe out the cartels. They will be victorious and will have earned that most hard-won gift, the sense of pride in defending their homeland. After that, they will be given full citizenship in the United States of America, or they can perhaps go home to lead their native land forward with policies that improve things.

With love and respect for this precious home world and humankind.

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Posted by tomlfosdick10 on 06/21/2018 at 6:31 PM

Re: “We All Float

Well done!!! Great review!!! Even though I hate horror movies that are "too real" and avoid them like The Plague, I do appreciate someone who can make sense of why the genre even keeps going, and > has the balls to reasonably explain why he might crazily take his KIDS to it, too?! Heck, yeah. Don't invite me to your house!!

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Posted by aztecanm RB on 09/15/2017 at 8:38 AM

Re: “Choose To Accept Him

The point isn't about Scientology, the point, as I made with the Jon Voight comparison, is separating an artist from their art. Whether it be Cruise, Polanski or Woody Allen, is separating an artist from their art even possible anymore?

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Posted by Jared Rasic on 09/11/2015 at 12:42 PM

Re: “More Than Ski Porn

I can remember when Warren Miller himself would bring his films to Bend High and and we would float out of there and start the snow dance ! I sure hope the endless winter peeps still have that kinda spirit.

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Posted by Michael Sullivan on 11/06/2014 at 7:24 PM

Re: “A River Kind Of Runs Through It

If you miss the Tin Pan screenings, catch DamNation June 12 at the Tower Theatre! It starts at 7 p.m. and tix are $7.

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Posted by hh on 05/29/2014 at 1:49 PM

Re: “Who is John Galt? Who Gives a Crap?: Atlas Shrugged's tea party flops hard

Ah, the delegate from the Republic of Wingnuttia is heard from. Hey Jim, the last I checked, the Tea Party had a DISapproval rating of something like 72%. So it might just be a little premature to start talking about the whuppin' you're going to lay on Obama.

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Posted by H. Bruce Miller on 05/17/2011 at 8:09 AM

Re: “Who is John Galt? Who Gives a Crap?: Atlas Shrugged's tea party flops hard

It is no surprise that libs, who are happiest when on the dole, do not get or appreciate this movie. Yes, American IS great. It was, and it will be again. While the libs are busy killing their own babies, guaranteeing their own minority status, and giving away our money to each other as fast as possible, we who proudly "cling to our GUNS and religeon" are growing in voice and numbers. Yes, WE are the sleeping giant of America. WE will take back our country. We will make it greater than ever. We don't need cars that get 50 miles per gallon. Those little Obama cars look like a real car cut in half. Which is what will happen to them in any accident. Did you ever ask yourself how those big wind turbines are made? First they had to use our big DIESEL dozers to dig the metal laden dirt out of the earth. I know, I worked in a copper mine. Then it took a lot of coal to smelt the metal for the towers and blades. Oh, yes. They had to use diesel to dig the coal. Then it took diesel to move the coal on the conveyor belts. Diesel to deliver the coal to the smelters. Then it took more coal to mold and form the towers and blades for the wind turbines. Then the blades get loaded onto long trailers where our DIESEL trucks deliver them, one at a time, to the site. Let's see, 3 or 4 blades per turbine. Then several more Diesel trucks to deliver the several pieces of the towers. And another Diesel truck to deliver the housing for the tower, and the internal workings for the generator, and the wiring, etc. And just think, if we get the turbines from some great country, like...China, you remember, our true friend, then we use a whole lot more diesel to ship it here. So much for energy conservation. Ask yourself, how much diesel and coal did it take to produce each one. Times THOUSANDS! All the while you whining loser LIBS keep helping pass more regulations against domestic energy production. You will see the wind generators go away. (Did you know that you cannot ride a horse in many areas of the desert because it might "...disturb the fragile desert ecosystem". Horse-pucky! Yet, in go the wind turbines. Oh, and then a bunch of Eagles got killed by the wind blades. But, hey, what's a couple Eagles when we can "go green". You "people" think that the regulations won't affect YOU. Wrong. So you think Ayn Rand was boring? Wait till you see what a REAL Socialist country is like. Lucky for you, we won't see that. Obama is a one term disaster. If you didn't like November of 2010, you are really going to HATE next year. I am a Constitutional Conservative. I joined the Navy at age 18, because like my Dad, who was a highly decorated WWII soldier, I volunteered to serve my country. In fact, I served 3 tours of Vietnam so you could be wrong. Good luck, oh you Godless fools.

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Posted by Jim Paltza on 05/17/2011 at 7:09 AM

Re: “Who is John Galt? Who Gives a Crap?: Atlas Shrugged's tea party flops hard

"'Atlas Shrugged' is one of the great works of American literature." ...if, by "great," you mean "overblown, simplistic, bombastic, tedious, ludicrous, absurd, and humorless." There is not one character in that monstrosity, from the heroes to the villains to the extras, walk-ons, and cameos (one of whom is Ayn Rand), who isn't an asshole. For the antidote, go here: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/54707

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Posted by Mr. Wonderful on 05/12/2011 at 4:21 AM

Re: “Who is John Galt? Who Gives a Crap?: Atlas Shrugged's tea party flops hard

Throwing yourself on the grenade to save the rest of us? You're a good man, Miller. The next drink's on me.

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Posted by Jack Elliott on 05/11/2011 at 2:18 PM

Re: “Who is John Galt? Who Gives a Crap?: Atlas Shrugged's tea party flops hard

"The book (not the film) stands on its own as a vision of what America once was and still could be." No, it is a fantasy about an America that never was, never will be and never could be. Things simply do not work in the real world the way they do in Rand's imagination. You're right about one thing, though: Rand's novels do not work on film. They don't work as novels either.

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Posted by H. Bruce Miller on 05/11/2011 at 10:51 AM

Re: “Rehash the Kraken! Clash of the Titans revamps old-school mythology with new-school technology

The story remains unchanged?! Did you even watch the original movie? In the original Zeus Does NOT ask Hades for any help. He orders Posiedon to release the Kraken on the city of Argos for the blasphemy of trying to drown one of Zeus's demigod sons (Perseus). The movie then moves on to watching Perseus growing up and then fate (Athena) decides to shake things up and she moves him to the city that Andromeda lives in. She's a good looking gal so he decides he is gonna marry her. and so on and so forth. The old movie no Hades at all and the Kraken is still a Titan not a son of Hades. New movie just plain sucks.

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Posted by Patrick on 04/07/2010 at 8:22 AM

Re: “When Aliens Attack: Close Encounters of the Fake Kind: The Fourth Kind asks that you be the judge

How can you say its another Blair witch and paranormal activity. Sorry but your a ignorant dumb shit. For one Paranormal Activity was FAKE and they even tell you that. I have seen some very interesting things in the military and I will tell you this i will never doubt what I saw. Let me ask you this are you a god person if you have no right to judge something out of your box you don't ask a Muslim about about a christian. You have to be open minded the to possibility. By the way no shit there going to tell you the disappearances are harsh climates and alcohol. You know what we tell the Parents who's child had been child by friendly fire??? Um we don't. Hence what they don't know wont kill them. See by doubting any proof you think is fake ect your doing the governments job for them they have no need to step in. By the way you should really do some reading before you make judgment you clearly know nothing about.

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Posted by luther on 04/05/2010 at 7:16 PM

Re: “See Ya Later, Alligator

LOL! Smart, funny writing.

Posted by cutedog on 07/30/2019 at 7:40 AM

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