Part 2 of 2 From Twilight Zone-The Movie Segment 1-Time Out Starring Vic Morrow Written and Directed by John Landis Produced by John Landis Steven Spielberg Kathleen Kennedy Released June, 1983 Distributed by Warner Brothers. Synopsis- Vic Morrow plays Bill Connor, an outspoken bigot who is bitter after being passed over for a promotion. Drinking in a bar after work with his friends, Bill makes prejudiced remarks and racial slurs towards Jews, blacks and Asians...thus attracting the attention of several black men sitting near them who strongly resent his racist comments. Bill leaves the bar very angry. When he walks outside, the supernatural tone begins. He inexplicably proceeds to assume the racial ethnicities of people against whom he was always prejudiced. First, he finds himself in occupied France during World War II. He is spotted by a pair of SS officers patrolling the streets, who see him as a Jewish man. A chase ensues around the city, and Bill is shot in his arm by one of the German officers. Bill falls from the ledge of a building...and abruptly finds himself in the rural South during the 1940s. There the Ku Klux Klan sees him as an African American whom they are about to whip and lynch. Bill is scared and confused; he vehemently tells them he's white. While trying to escape the Ku Klux Klan, he suddenly finds himself in a jungle during the Vietnam War...as a Vietnamese man blown to bits by U.S. soldiers. Instead of killing him, the grenade thrown by the soldiers blasts Bill into occupied France again. There he is captured by Nazi soldiers and put into an enclosed railroad freight car, along with other Jewish Holocaust prisoners. With no possibility of redemption or rescue, Bill uselessly screams for help to his friends from the bar, whom only he can see as the train pulls away to a death camp.
You're about to meet an angry man: Mr. William Connor, who carries on his shoulder a chip the size of the national debt. This is a sour man, a lonely man, who's tired of waiting for the breaks that come to others, but never to him. Mr. William Connor, whose own blind hatred is about to catapult him into the darkest corner of the Twilight Zone. Part 1 of 2 From Twilight Zone-The Movie Segment 1-Time Out Starring Vic Morrow Written and Directed by John Landis Produced by John Landis Steven Spielberg Kathleen Kennedy Released June, 1983 Distributed by Warner Brothers.
9/11 Parents and Families of Firefighters & World Trade Center Victims have came out in favor of an investigation into whether they were hacked by employees of Rupert Murdoch. Damage Control Fail http://mediamatters.org/blog/201107150013 News Corp/FOXNews. CEO Rupert Murdoch defended his handling of the phone-hacking crisis as the FBI began a probe whether employees tried to hack into the phones of victims of the September 11th terrorist attacks.- July 15th, 2011 Related background in video series continued... Documentary on Extreme Right-Wing bias of the Rupert Murdoch-owned Fox News Channel (FNC), which promotes itself as "Fair and Balanced". Material includes interviews with former FNC employees and the inter-office memos they provided. Director: Robert Greenwald Stars: Douglas Cheek, Walter Cronkite and Roger Ailes
The FBI has finally launched an investigation into whether Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. and its outlets violated the privacy of 9/11 terror victims in America, by hacking into their cell phones. The families of 9/11 victims, as well as a bipartisan group of members of Congress, are demanding a full investigation into the actions of the FOXNews owner. Robert Mueller III, the FBI director, asked that the bureau immediately open an investigation of News Corp., citing news reports that journalists working for its subsidiary, News of the World, had tried to obtain the phone records of Sept. 11 victims through bribery and unauthorized wiretapping, the people said. The decision to open a case in New York stemmed from the expanding hacking scandal that has wracked Britain for days, ever since disclosures that News of the World had illegally intercepted the voice mail of Milly Dowler, a 13-year-old girl abducted and murdered in 2002. It also follows a decision by News Corp.'s CEO and chairman, Rupert Murdoch, to withdraw from the biggest media takeover bid in British history. -July 14th, 2011 Related background for video below.... OutFOXed: Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism is a 2004 documentary film by filmmaker Robert Greenwald that criticizes the Fox News Channel, and its owner, Rupert Murdoch, stating that the channel is used to promote and advocate right-wing views. The film says this pervasive bias contradicts the channel's claim of being "Fair and Balanced", and argues that Fox News has been engaging in what amounts to consumer fraud. The film examines the global growth of Murdoch's media enterprise in the context of concentration of media ownership considerations, and evaluates the effect of having one person in control of a large media conglomerate on freedom of the press. Outfoxed's analysis includes: Review of Fox News' coverage during the lead-up to, and the aftermath of, the 2003 invasion of Iraq. Interviews with former Fox News journalists, exposing incidents where Fox News asked journalists to lie, and when they refused, they were fired. When the reporters sued Fox in court, providing proof of their claim, the court ruled that there is no current law against lying on a news program. Instances where Fox News commentators such as Bill O'Reilly and Sean Hannity attempt to intimidate guests with whom they disagree, such as author and activist Jeremy Glick. Studies which evidence more airtime and coverage is consistently given to Republican politicians, particularly those in the George W. Bush administration, than to Democrats. Inspection of whether Fox News' premature result-calling of the 2000 presidential election contributed to George W. Bush officially being elected, Scrutiny over Fox News management, including Murdoch and Roger Ailes, both conservatives, in controlling the network's content, and editorial control from Murdoch down ensuring which stories and issues are covered and the strongly conservative perspective of such coverage, Discussion of suspensions and other reprisals meted out to reporters and producers for not promoting the channel's political point of view. Highlights of Fox News tendency to pick strong confident, conservatives and weak-looking complacent liberals to appear on it.
In this two-hour special, NOVA captures the turmoil that tore apart the community of Dover, Pennsylvania in one of the latest battles over teaching evolution in public schools. Featuring trial reenactments based on court transcripts and interviews with key participants, including expert scientists and Dover parents, teachers, and town officials, "Judgment Day: Intelligent Design on Trial" follows the celebrated federal case of Kitzmiller v. Dover School District. This program was coproduced with Paul G. Allen's Vulcan Productions, Inc. In 2004, the Dover school board ordered science teachers to read a statement to high school biology students suggesting that there is an alternative to Darwin's theory of evolution called intelligent design--the idea that life is too complex to have evolved naturally and therefore must have been designed by an intelligent agent. The teachers refused to comply. Later, parents opposed to intelligent design filed a lawsuit in federal court accusing the school board of violating the constitutional separation of church and state. "There was a blow-up like you couldn't believe," Bill Buckingham, head of the school board's curriculum committee, tells NOVA. Buckingham helped formulate the intelligent-design policy when he noticed that the biology textbook chosen by teachers for classroom use was, in his words, "laced with Darwinism." NOVA presents the arguments by lawyers and expert witnesses in riveting detail and provides an eye-opening crash course on questions such as "What is evolution?" and "Is intelligent design a scientifically valid alternative?" Kitzmiller v. Dover was the first legal test of intelligent design as a scientific theory, with the plaintiffs arguing that it is a thinly veiled form of creationism, the view that a literal interpretation of the Bible accounts for all observed facts about nature. During the trial, lawyers for the plaintiffs showed that evolution is one of the best-tested and most thoroughly confirmed theories in the history of science, and that its unresolved questions are normal research problems--the type that arise in any flourishing scientific field. U.S. District Court Judge John E. Jones III ultimately decided for the plaintiffs, writing in his decision that intelligent design "cannot uncouple itself from its creationist, and thus religious, antecedents." As part of his decision, Judge Jones ordered the Dover school board to pay legal fees and damages, which were eventually set at $1 million. "Judgment Day captures on film a landmark court case with a powerful scientific message at its core," says Paula Apsell, NOVA's Senior Executive Producer. "Evolution is one of the most essential yet, for many people, least understood of all scientific theories, the foundation of biological science. We felt it was important for NOVA to do this program to heighten the public understanding of what constitutes science and what does not, and therefore, what is acceptable for inclusion in the science curriculum in our public schools." For years to come, the lessons from Dover will continue to have a profound impact on how science is viewed in our society and how it is taught in the classroom.
With $42 billion and seven homes, why are the Kochs buying our democracy? Beside screwing with EPA regulations meddling in Wisconsin and courting Supreme Court Justices - what else are the Koch brothers up to now? Charles and David Koch are worth $42 billion and make $13 million every day while vulnerable Americans struggle to afford shelter and groceries. Meet three Florida seniors who rely on Social Security and are fighting back against the Koch brothers attempt to make them homeless. They told the Kochs what's on their minds. What would you tell the Kochs? Have your say at http://kochbrothersexposed.com More background here @ http://newsflavor.com/world/usa-canada/the-koch-brothers-and-their-influence-ruining-the-american-workforce/
Pence Lets The Truth Slip On His Uncompromising Stance. April 6th, 2011-Rep. Mike Pence (R-IN) appeared on Fox News to explain his uncompromising position over funding the federal government. At one point, Pence appeared to let the truth slip out about the true aims of Republican negotiators, telling host Greta Van Susteren that what Republicans are trying to do is score a victory for the Republican people. Soon after realizing that he said that out loud, he backtracked, saying that he wants to score a victory for the American people, not (winks) the Republican Party. Pence spent the bulk of the month of march ranting at Tea party rallies with threats that the Government of the People should be shut down. Polls from Gallup and the Wall Street Journal/NBC News through the weeks leading up to a last minute deal found that self-identified Democrats and independents wanted leaders to compromise while self-identified Republicans boasted they would rather see the government shut down than compromise. View Pence voting record @ http://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes.xpd?year=2011&person=400315 Patriot comment "We are at war here in the USA...It was started by the top 1% and they are winning at the expense of the poor and middle class.
The President discusses the release of his long form birth certificate, having long ago released his standard birth certificate, and says that "We've got big problems to solve. And I'm confident we can solve them, but we're going to have to focus on them -- not on this." more @ whitehouse.gov/
Caution, graphic photos. May be emotionally disturbing to some viewers. This video stirs painful memories, but it is important that we never forget the innocent lives lost that horrific day. The Oklahoma City bombing was a bomb attack on the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in downtown Oklahoma City on April 19th, 1995. The Oklahoma blast claimed 168 lives, including 19 children under the age of 6,and injured more than 680 people. Within 90 minutes of the explosion, Timothy McVeigh was stopped by Oklahoma State Trooper Charlie Hanger for driving without a license plate and arrested for unlawfully carrying a weapon. Forensic evidence quickly linked McVeigh and Terry Nichols to the attack; Nichols was arrested, and within days both were charged. Michael and Lori Fortier were later identified as accomplices. McVeigh, an American militia movement sympathizer, had detonated an explosive-filled truck parked in front of the building. McVeigh's co-conspirator, Terry Nichols, had assisted in the bomb preparation. The group admitted to shared interests in extreme right-wing politics, opposition to any form of gun control, and support for the militia movement. McVeigh said he was motivated to carry out the attack by his hatred of the our democracy. He said he hoped to inspire a revolt against what he considered to be a tyrannical federal government. He denounced government agents as "fascist tyrants" and "storm troopers" and warned: "All you tyrannical people will swing in the wind one day for your treasonous actions against the Constitution of the United States." His rhetoric has been repeated in some right-wing circles ever since. McVeigh was convicted of 11 federal offenses and sentenced to death. His execution took place on June 11th, 2001 at the Federal Correctional Complex, Terre Haute. Terry Nichols and Michael Fortier were also convicted as conspirators in the plot. The bombing was the most destructive act of terrorism on American soil until the September 11th, 2001 attacks. Oklahoma Bombing Memorial Prayer Service Address by President Clinton April 23rd, 1995 in Oklahoma City, OK Today our nation joins with you in grief. We mourn with you. We share your hope against hope that some may still survive. We thank all those who have worked so heroically to save lives and to solve this crime -- those here in Oklahoma and those who are all across this great land, and many who left their own lives to come here to work hand in hand with you. We pledge to do all we can to help you heal the injured, to rebuild this city, and to bring to justice those who did this evil. This terrible sin took the lives of our American family, innocent children in that building, only because their parents were trying to be good parents as well as good workers; citizens in the building going about their daily business; and many there who served the rest of us -- who worked to help the elderly and the disabled, who worked to support our farmers and our veterans, who worked to enforce our laws and to protect us. Let us say clearly, they served us well, and we are grateful. But for so many of you they were also neighbors and friends. You saw them at church or the PTA meetings, at the civic clubs, at the ball park. You know them in ways that all the rest of America could not. And to all the members of the families here present who have suffered loss, though we share your grief, your pain is unimaginable, and we know that. We cannot undo it. That is God's work. Our words seem small beside the loss you have endured. But I found a few I wanted to share today. I've received a lot of letters in these last terrible days. One stood out because it came from a young widow and a mother of three whose own husband was murdered with over 200 other Americans when Pan Am 103 was shot down. Here is what that woman said I should say to you today: The anger you feel is valid, but you must not allow yourselves to be consumed by it. The hurt you feel must not be allowed to turn into hate, but instead into the search for justice. The loss you feel must not paralyze your own lives. Instead, you must try to pay tribute to your loved ones by continuing to do all the things they left undone, thus ensuring they did not die in vain. Wise words from one who also knows. You have lost too much, but you have not lost everything. And you have certainly not lost America, for we will stand with you for as many tomorrows as it takes. If ever we needed evidence of that, I could only recall the words of Governor and Mrs. Keating: "If anybody thinks that Americans are mostly mean and selfish, they ought to come to Oklahoma. If anybody thinks Americans have lost the capacity for love and caring and courage, they ought to come to Oklahoma." To all my fellow Americans beyond this hall, I say, one thing we owe those who have sacrificed is the duty to purge ourselves of the dark forces which gave rise to this evil. They are forces that threaten our common peace, our freedom, our way of life. Let us teach our children that the God of comfort is also the God of righteousness: Those who trouble their own house will inherit the wind. Justice will prevail. Let us let our own children know that we will stand against the forces of fear. When there is talk of hatred, let us stand up and talk against it. When there is talk of violence, let us stand up and talk against it. In the face of death, let us honor life. As St. Paul admonished us, Let us "not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good." --------- Let us remember the victims in our hearts, minds and prayers, for all time. God bless you and yours Please visit http://www.oklahomacitynationalmemorial.org/
"Warum bist du hier?" For the Six million Jewish souls lost during the Nazi Germany's "Final Solution" and the systematic murder of millions more the Axis powers committed during WWII. For Warren (1922-1945) and for Officer Stephen Tyrone Johns (1969 2009) "Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they do." from Band of Brothers Episode 9 "Why We Fight" [HD] - Nazi Work camp (Arbeitslager) directed by David Frankel and written by John Orloff. Executive producers Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks. October 28, 2001 HBO Winters: Can you ask him, uh, ask him what kind of camp this is? Um, what, ah, why are they are? Liebgott: (speaks German to a prisoner and translates his replies) He says, it's a work camp for, Unerwunschte. I'm not sure what the word means, sir. Uh, unwanted, disliked maybe? Winters: (guessing) Criminals? Liebgott: I don't think criminals, sir. (speaks to prisoner again, realizing) Doctors, musicians, tailors, clerks, farmers, intellectuals. I mean, normal people. Prisoner:: Juden. Juden. Liebgott: (softly) They're Jews. Poles and gypsies. A concentration camp near Landsberg is discovered by a patrol. This site leaves many soldiers both shocked and disgusted at what they're witnessing at the hands of the Nazis. The episode was based on the liberation of Kaufering IV in the area of Hurlach. for more go to http://www.ushmm.org/ http://www.nationalww2museum.org/