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Salem-News.com (May-16-2011 17:36)

`I Got Vision and the Rest of the World Wears Bifocals`

If a single phrase could capture the sentiment that motivated thousands of Arabs to try to cross Israel’s borders on Sunday to “retake Palestine” from the Jews, it would be this: Yes, we can. - Uriel Heilman writing from Tel Aviv

(CHICAGO) - Paul Newman photo: totalfilm.com.  The photo of the demonstrators on Israel’s Northern border is by Hamad Almakt from Flash 90 Butch Cassidy is talking to the Sundance Kid: ”Boy, I got vision, and the rest of the world wears bifocals.”

The line comes in one of many memorable moments in the 1967 film, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, starring Paul Newman as Butch, and Robert Redford as the Kid.

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Salem-News.com (May-13-2011 00:18)

Mortenson Remains Unconfirmed for Telluride`s Mountainfilm

The festival focus on making each screening into a special event

(TELLURIDE) - Greg Mortenson in Pakistan. Greg Mortenson, the controversial author of “Three Cups of Tea” was once scheduled to appear at the 2011 Mountainfilm but now is missing from the roster of announced speakers.

Filmmaker Tom Shadyac and activist Tim Dechristopher are two of the better known confirmed speakers among at least a dozen high profile experts discussing the twin topics of “Awareness into Action” and “Image into Action.”

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Salem-News.com (Mar-27-2011 15:58)

Free Congressional Trips to Israel: Learning to Embrace Your Narrative

At the slightest sign that any narrative contrary to the Israel narrative might emerge in a film, AIPAC and its media allies claim: This Film is Not Yet Balanced. That usually frightens away film makers and distributors, until now.

(CHICAGO) - Zionist domination of Hollywood Last week, the Chicago Tribune presented one of its periodic reports on overseas travel by Chicago area members of the US Congress.

The country most often visited? Israel.

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Salem-News.com (Mar-25-2011 13:56)

The Bucket List: Spiritual Notes from the Popular Media

What are your answers to the Two Questions?

(PHOENIX, Az.) - The Bucket List From the day of its release, "The Bucket List" was bound to be a box office hit. How could a film miss in which Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicholson jet around the world participating in activities most people only dream of?

To be honest, it wasn’t action like sky diving or race car driving, or even the spectacular scenery, that enthralled me. It was the banter between the two stars that piqued my interest and sometimes even made the film a spiritual experience for me.

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Salem-News.com (Mar-20-2011 15:28)

`Miral` Asks Questions The Israel Lobby Does Not Want You to Hear

Miral is the story of two Palestinian women after the creation of Israel in 1948.

(CHICAGO) - Poster from film 'Miral' In an early scene from the new motion picture Miral, the school principal Hind Husseini, tells a group of teenage Palestinian girls that “an uprising some people call an intifada has started”. Miral whispers to a student next to her: “It means ‘stand up straight’”

Which is precisely what Miral does in this film now under attack from leading organizations in the Israel Lobby.

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Salem-News.com (Mar-19-2011 07:02)

Iran Designed and Built Jet Fighter `Saeqeh` Enters Air Force Service

Iran Announces first all-Iranian aircraft squadron.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Saeqeh fighter plane Iran takes a unique step forward in the world of military aviation with the announcement of the country's first jet fighter squadron comprised of all Iranian aircraft. The Saeqeh jet fighter; Iranian built and designed- now has become part of Iran's Air Force.

Saeqeh means 'Thunderbolt' in Iran and that name was applied to what was undoubtedly one of the best American WWII fighters, the P-47 Thunderbolt which had a ridiculous amount of horsepower toward the end of the war.

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Salem-News.com (Mar-18-2011 17:08)

Lawmakers Voting in Favor of Defunding NPR Received Over $24K From Conservative Leaning Groups, On Average

Over a two year period, lawmakers voting in favor of passage received 26 times more in contributions ($24,424) from these interest groups than lawmakers voting against the measure ($948).

(BERKELEY, Calif.) - Salem-News.com The U.S. House of Representatives voted on Thursday to stop federal funding for National Public Radio.

The measure (HR 1076) passed on a (228-192) virtual party line vote, with seven Republicans breaking ranks to vote against passage. The measure faces an uphill battle in the Democratic-controlled Senate.

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Salem-News.com (Mar-06-2011 17:43)

Church v. Military Funerals, U.S. Supreme Court Rules 8-1

This week the Daily's Show's Jon Stewart took the Westboro Baptist Church to task, comparing their religious position's actual position as a church with 'Church's Chicken'.

(CLEVELAND) - Westboro Baptist Church visit to Oregon Last week a Veteran wrote to Salem-News.com deploring the acts of these people who offend everyone from the most patriotic redneck, to the gay militant, equally.

This week the Daily's Show's Jon Stewart took the Westboro Baptist Church to task; comparing their religious position as a church with 'Church's Chicken'.

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Salem-News.com (Mar-03-2011 07:44)

Give Charlie Sheen a Break

He's one of if not the best male actor on television, and with the way sports personalities are paid such ridiculous salaries, why not let Hollywood's royalty have some room?

(LOS ANGELES) - Charlie Sheen Nobody is going to convince me that NBC didn't light Charlie Sheen poorly this week during his interview with Jeff Rossen; and one of the network shows this week put on the chump hat by using an ultra wide fisheye type filter to make Sheen appear distorted.

Downward camera angles; super wide shots to make Charlie Sheen look small with their (had to be) intentionally non-flattering lighting; baited questions for his girlfriends about whether or not they represent a "mother" figure to his twins; what a total set up that was.

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Salem-News.com (Feb-27-2011 20:26)

`Inside Job` Wins Oscar, But Will Financial Reform Be Gutted?

Congressional Attacks on Funding Could Cripple Protections for Consumers, Economy.

(WASHINGTON D.C.) - Inside Job Tonight’s Best Documentary win for “Inside Job” serves as a reminder of the critical importance of financial reform even as implementation of reform is under attack by congressional Republicans seeking to cut off funding, policy experts at The Greenlining Institute said tonight.

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