Saving Mr. Banks, a popular movie featuring highly successful Christian Walt Disney, has been given a pass for the Oscars. The snub and the recent public dissing of Disney by actress Meryl Streep brings to light a problem between Hollywood and the late icon with the wholesome reputation.
Tom Hanks' impressive acting ability, along with that of Emma Thompson as P. L. Travers, make the movie Saving Mr. Banks shine, as does the compelling and unusual story line. One leaves the movie thinking surely it's an Academy Award contender for Best Picture, Best Actor and Best Actress. Instead it is not in the running at all for these categories, leaving many people scratching their heads.
The movie is based on the true story of the relationship between Walt Disney and P. L. Travers, author of Mary Poppins. Disney loved Travers' Mary Poppins books and wanted to bring them to the big screen, but Travers had her own ideas about how Mary Poppins should be portrayed, and the Disney treatment was not among them. It took Disney 20 years and the utmost of his powers of persuasion, according to the movie, to get the author's consent. The result was the children's classic movie Mary Poppins.
Great story, superb acting, but no Academy Award nominations in the expected categories for Saving Mr. Banks? Writer Leslie Gornstein, a Jew, attempts to explain the snub in an article for Yahoo. First, she writes, the film wasn't on a serious enough subject, citing the themes of some of the other movies, such as kidnapping, slavery, fraud and alcoholism. Next, she says that not enough Academy Award members were familiar with the Mary Poppins books.
So far those don't seem like very good reasons for leaving the film out of Academy Award night, where many feel it should be.
But then Ms. Gornstein gets into Hollywood's character assassination of Walt Disney, whose studio, while he was alive, was thought of by the American public as the only one in Hollywood that turned out dependably wholesome and entertaining films representing the best of Christian values. The Disney enterprise was highly successful and quite different from what Disney Studios has become since Walt, a heavy smoker, passed away in 1965 at age 66 from lung cancer. Disney as an individual won 22 oscars, to this day more than anyone else in the history of Hollywood.
Actress Meryl Streep, whom many consider Hollywood's best actress, dissed Walt publicly recently when she stepped up on stage to present a Best Actress award to Emma Thompson for . . . Saving Mr. Banks. In an act of what appeared to be pure chutzpah, she called Disney a sexist and anti-Semite in front of a surprised and shocked audience. But later comments showed that many approved of what she had said. There were no noticeable repercussions. This should have been a tip-off to the previously unaware that her attack on Disney was an expression of a commonly held opinion among the Hollywood inside crowd.
Checking the Internet, one quickly discovers that Disney has many detractors in the movie industry.
Disney gets a good drubbing in the following video. As is often the case, the real reason for his unpopularity in Hollywood comes at the end, after we hear some suspiciously over-the-top statements about what he is alleged to have said and done.
(Six-part video. Click on the video icon at the upper left-hand corner of the screen when each part comes to an end.)
After seeing the above video, what Hollywood has against Walt comes much more clearly into focus, particularly towards the end. But the spin continues there, trying to make facts seem like delusions and running short on evidence. This documentary has an axe to grind against an icon who is widely respected. But one can see why: the anti-Communist movement wreaked havoc in Hollywood back in Walt's day, with the specter of no work and families in want. It was a fearsome time for those swept up on the wrong side of it.
By way of background and to fill in the missing pieces of the puzzle brought up in the video, Jews are strongly related to Communism, starting with its father, Karl Marx, its subsequent successful overthrow of the Russian czar, the bloody takeover of Russia and the murder of the czar and his entire family, his children included.
One of Communism's tried and true methods of getting adherents has been to stir discontent among minorities, as Hawaii's Frank Marshall Davis of the Honolulu Record/ILWU personified. In Hawaii, as in the nation, an unusual number of Jews were among the founders of unions, such as Art Rutledge (Local 5), Henry Epstein and Max Roffman (UPW) and Harry Bridges (ILWU).
Last week, Federal Reserve Chairman Janet Yellen testified before Congress for the first time since replacing Ben Bernanke at the beginning of the month. Her testimony confirmed what many of us suspected, that interventionist Keynesian policies at the Federal Reserve are well entrenched and far from over. Mrs. Yellen practically bent over backwards to reassure Wall Street that the Fed would continue its accommodative monetary policy well into any new economic recovery. The same monetary policy that got us into this mess will remain in place until the next crisis hits.
Isn't it amazing that the same people who failed to see the real estate bubble developing, the same people who were so confident about economic recovery that they were talking about “green shoots” five years ago, the same people who have presided over the continued destruction of the dollar's purchasing power never suffer any repercussions for the failures they have caused? They treat the people of the United States as though we were pawns in a giant chess game, one in which they always win and we the people always lose. No matter how badly they fail, they always get a blank check to do more of the same.
It is about time that the power brokers in Washington paid attention to what the Austrian economists have been saying for decades. Our economic crises are caused by central bank infusions of easy money into the banking system. This easy money distorts the structure of production and results in malinvested resources, an allocation of resources into economic bubbles and away from sectors that actually serve consumers' needs. The only true solution to these burst bubbles is to allow the malinvested resources to be liquidated and put to use in other areas. Yet the Federal Reserve's solution has always been to pump more money and credit into the financial system in order to keep the boom period going, and Mrs. Yellen's proposals are no exception.
Every time the Fed engages in this loose monetary policy, it just sows the seeds for the next crisis, making the next crash even worse. Look at charts of the federal funds rate to see how the Fed has had to lower interest rates further and longer with each successive crisis. From six percent, to three percent, to one percent, and now the Fed is at zero. Some Keynesian economists have even urged central banks to drop interest rates below zero, which would mean charging people to keep money in bank accounts.
Chairman Yellen understands how ludicrous negative interest rates are, and she said as much in her question and answer period last week. But that zero lower rate means the Fed has had to resort to unusual and extraordinary measures: quantitative easing. As a result, the Fed now sits on a balance sheet equivalent to nearly 25 percent of US GDP, and is committing to continuing to purchase tens of billions more dollars of assets each month.
When will this madness stop? Sound economic growth is based on savings and investment, deferring consumption today in order to consume more in the future. Everything the Fed is doing is exactly the opposite, engaging in short-sighted policies in an attempt to spur consumption today, which will lead to a depletion of capital, a crippling of the economy, and the impoverishment of future generations. We owe it not only to ourselves, but to our children and our grandchildren, to rein in the Federal Reserve and end once and for all its misguided and destructive monetary policy.
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February 10, 2014
It’s common to hear when Israeli prime ministers travel to the White House that there isn’t ‘an inch of daylight’ between Israel and the U.S. That’s how damn close we are. It’s one thing (and troubling enough) to say this about political issues. But now it appears that our respective intelligence operations are increasingly coordinated and overlapping. Of course, there continues to be intensive spying by Israeli agents within the U.S. (Pollard and others agents exposed over the years following testify to this). But increasingly there appears to be no reason for Israel to attempt to penetrate U.S. security as we’re willing to give it to give them the store.
Yesterday, I reported that Israeli security correspondent Ronen Bergman had revealed the NSA maintained a secret facility in Jerusalem that monitored all U.S. satellites. I also reported something not in Bergman’s interview: that this base was part of another secret agreement allowing Israel to share in all intelligence information produced as part of the Five Eyes network. In effect, Israel has become the Sixth Eye.
Working with an Israeli researcher, I’m publishing the first known picture of the facility, which is located on Martin Buber Street near the Hebrew University campus on Mt. Scopus. This is one of the highest points in Jerusalem and would offer the best vantage point to receive and transmit signals to space satellites. The NSA facility is located within an IDF SIGINT base called Ofrit, which intercepts telecommunications throughout the West Bank. Frankly, I’ve never heard of a U.S. intelligence facility housed within an Israeli military base. This brings home even more strongly how little separation there now is between Israeli and American intelligence operations. Or to paraphrase Lennon-McCartney: I am you and “you are me and we are all together.”
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By Bryan Bishop
February 13, 2014
After rumors broke late last night, Comcast announced this morning that it had reached an agreement to acquire rival Time Warner Cable in a deal worth around $45 billion. The news brings months of machinations to a close: Comcast ended up besting the efforts of the much smaller Charter Communications, which had been trying to advance its own hostile takeover of Time Warner as recently as yesterday.
But with the prospect of a combined Comcast and Time Warner on the horizon, the question turns to what a merger would actually mean — both for consumers and the industry at large. If the move is approved by federal regulators, it could cement the kind of monolithic monopolies that have plagued cable subscribers all along, raising concerns over net neutrality and competition in the marketplace. Despite the very real potential for a media dystopia, however, there could be a silver lining: the chance that the deal could help break down a wall that’s kept innovation out of the living room for years.
Comcast is already the largest cable and internet provider in the United States, with 21.7 million television and 20.6 million broadband subscribers to its name. Time Warner Cable is the second-place cable service, but it’s a distant second — with 11.2 million TV and 11.1 million internet customers. Comcast will shed around 3 million of its own subscribers, thereby keeping the company’s combined television market share under 30 percent in a bid to appease regulators. Even so, with the addition of Time Warner Cable, an emboldened Comcast will suddenly have a presence in every major media market in the United States, stretching from Los Angeles to New York City.
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Interviewed by Glenn Beck
Hawaii Political Info introduction: It's sad but true that the vast majority of Americans have to be told why the right to privacy, protected by the Fourth Amendment, is important. If you are one of those who say you have nothing to hide and the Fourth Amendment is less important than your imagined danger to your personal safety, are you willing to put on the Internet for all to see your tax returns, your passwords to all your accounts, a record of all your phone calls (including the conversations), your whereabouts at all times (it's on your cell phone records), an image of your nude body (TSA), permission to grope you (TSA) and anything else that the government now has access to?
If you are, we'd have to say you're an idiot and God help this country if there are many more like you. We'd also urge you, don't do it. You'll likely regret it.
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By Paul Craig Roberts
The protests in the western Ukraine are organized by the CIA, the US State Department, and by Washington- and EU-financed Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) that work in conjunction with the CIA and State Department. The purpose of the protests is to overturn the decision by the independent government of Ukraine not to join the EU.
The US and EU were initially cooperating in the effort to destroy the independence of Ukraine and make it a subservient entity to the EU government in Brussels. For the EU government, the goal is to expand the EU. For Washington the purposes are to make Ukraine available for looting by US banks and corporations and to bring Ukraine into NATO so that Washington can gain more military bases on Russia’s frontier. There are three countries in the world that are in the way of Washington’s hegemony over the world–Russia, China, and Iran. Each of these countries is targeted by Washington for overthrow or for their sovereignty to be degraded by propaganda and US military bases that leave the countries vulnerable to attack, thus coercing them into accepting Washington’s will.
The problem that has arisen between the US and EU with regard to Ukraine is that Europeans have realized that the takeover of Ukraine is a direct threat to Russia, which can cut Europe off from oil and natural gas, and if there is war completely destroy Europe. Consequently, the EU became willing to stop provoking the Ukraine protests.
Chuck Baldwin byline & photo
February 13, 2014
Matt Drudge, owner and publisher of the “Drudge Report,” recently tweeted a cryptic warning to his readers, “Have an exit plan.” Here is how Susan Duclos reported the story in BeforeItsNews.com:
“The economic indicators are bad, markets, the weakening dollar, banks preventing large withdrawals, news of China banks halting all cash transfers, in fact, economies across the globe are failing, and much more has led to a simple, four word Tweet from American political commentator and the creator and editor of the Drudge Report, Matt Drudge, that chillingly states ‘Have an exit plan.’”
Duclos also wrote, “Drudge’s words should be a warning to everyone, it is coming, it is almost here and ‘have an exit plan’ ready.”
See the report here:
The Drudge Report is one of the finest news sources on the Web. Matt is well connected. This is the first time I have known of him to write such a warning--as mysterious as it was. No, I do not know what Matt learned to cause him to write this warning; but I do believe we should all pay attention to it.
I know it’s hard for most Americans to believe that something cataclysmic could ever happen to this country, but all of the signs on the horizon indicate that things simply cannot continue as they are for a whole lot longer. The stock markets are being manipulated by the Feds, as are the precious metals markets. Unemployment is vastly greater than what is being officially reported. Hyperinflation is a looming probability. The Feds are printing money like there is no tomorrow. Congress is totally unwilling to control its spending habits no matter which political party is in the majority. Republicans and Democrats alike continue to smash the so-called “debt ceiling.” Federal courts are unwilling to rein-in an out-of-control White House that seems determined to trample and ignore the Bill of Rights. Several countries are desperately trying to find a way to dump the dollar. U.S. foreign policy has made enemies of practically every nation on earth--as has the NSA’s global snooping. Our military is weaker and more demoralized than at any time in recent memory--maybe ever. China and Russia continue to unite militarily. More Americans are expatriating out of the country than at any time in our country’s history. Local and State law enforcement personnel more and more resemble Storm Troopers rather than peace officers. The America that was once the most envied nation in the world is now the most despised. Government corruption at the highest levels mirrors those of banana republics. For the most part, the Church in America is impotent and irrelevant. And, culturally-speaking, honesty and decency are practically non-existent. This is a recipe for disaster.
Unlike the days of America’s first Great Depression, most of us now live in major metropolitan areas. Can one imagine what life would be like in any major city in America today should normalcy be interrupted for more than a few days? Has everyone forgotten what New Orleans looked like following Hurricane Katrina? In any kind of area-wide emergency, there are about four hours (you read it right: HOURS) worth of food and supplies on store shelves--and the same with fuel at the gas pumps. And can you imagine what that big city of yours is going to look like when the welfare checks are not delivered?
I know. I know. Every time I touch on this subject, I hear from hundreds of Christian people saying things like, “Chuck, my exit plan is Jesus is coming” or “God has it all under control,” etc. But most of those same people lock their doors at night and give their teenagers (or even children) cell phones “just in case.” Many have AAA or similar plans for travel emergencies. Most of them have car insurance and homeowner's insurance. Most have some sort of retirement plan--or wish they did. Most of them tell their wives and daughters to avoid the “bad” parts of town. Every day they routinely put in practice commonsense plans for their family’s safety. So, why is it every time the subject of having a plan for some sort of a national emergency comes up, they get all holier-than-thou and start talking about Jesus coming back?
First of all, most of America’s pastors and churches are doing nothing to help their people make commonsense preparations for any number of looming disasters. In fact, they are fueling the passiveness and indifference most people are drowning in. In the second place, the establishment media is deliberately hiding and obfuscating the truth. In the third place, too many politicians are so consumed with their own lust for wealth and power, that they would do anything to keep the American people in the dark. And, yes, some of them are actually ignorant themselves and are immersed in their own darkness. And, beyond that, the American people continue to turn their backs on honest political candidates--who know what’s going on and would truly make a gallant effort to turn the ship of state around--and elect the same kinds of establishment elitists (regardless of party) who only want to maintain the status quo.
Ladies and gentlemen, this party is almost over. The charade is about to be exposed. Whether it be by divine judgment or the natural result of all of this corruption and graft (probably both), America is going to be forced to pay the bills. And it’s not going to be pretty.
Government agencies are not buying up millions of rounds of hollow-point ammunition for target practice. First it was the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), then it was the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), then the Social Security Administration (SSA), then the Department of Education (DE), then the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and now it’s the U.S. Postal Service (USPS). That’s right. The Post Office is making mega-purchases of ammunition.
See this report:
But when Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) recently introduced a bill that would have overturned a federal ban that prohibits citizens who possess concealed weapon permits from carrying inside post offices, members of the Senate Governmental Affairs Committee voted to kill the bill--including Montana Senator Jon Tester, Arkansas Senator Mark Pryor, and Louisiana Senator Mary Landrieu. Obviously, elitists love it when government employees are armed but private citizens are not.
And I can tell you for a fact that there is a host of federal law enforcement personnel--who know what is going on--that are personally leading their own families to prepare for bad times. Many economists are doing the same thing.
The Scripture states, “A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself: but the simple pass on, and are punished.” (Proverbs 22:3 KJV) Famous Bible commentators Karl Keil and Friedrich Delitzsch quote the verse this way: “The prudent man arises from his perceiving an evil standing before him; he sees the approaching overthrow of a decaying house, or in a sudden storm the fearful flood, and betimes [early] betakes himself to a place of safety; the simple [foolish], on the contrary, go blindly forward into the threatening danger, and must bear the punishment of their carelessness.”
Ladies and gentlemen, America’s house is decaying; there is an evil standing before us; the fearful flood will come; and the sudden storm will strike. How we respond before that happens will reveal our prudence or our foolishness. I’m with Matt Drudge: “Have an exit plan.” This is especially true if you live in or near a big city.
P.S. I highly recommend Joel Skousen’s well-researched book, “Strategic Relocation.” It is chock-full of helpful information regarding dangerous and safe places and what to do about it. Learn about Skousen’s book here:
(c) Chuck Baldwin
Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Chris Murphy (D-CT) are the other two. Both Schatz and Schumer are Jewish.
Hawaii's other Senator, Mazie Hirono, was named number four.
See how the vote ratings were calculated here.
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Every schoolboy used to know that at the height of the empire, almost a quarter of the atlas was coloured pink, showing the extent of British rule.
But that oft recited fact dramatically understates the remarkable global reach achieved by this country.
A new study has found that at various times the British have invaded almost 90 per cent of the countries around the globe.
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