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  1. The Harvey Weinstein Scandal

    I'm with Carl. Nothing will change. Weinstein is easy pickings at this point. But there have been stories about people like Spielberg, (Corey Feldman hinted at him being one of the "Hollywood predators"). I won't discount anyone who has come forward regarding Weinstein, they should all be commended. When I hear people coming forward on someone currently in the business who wields the power Weinstein did 10-15 years ago, that will push change. And you know what, it's never happening.
  2. The Harvey Weinstein Scandal

    Lysette Anthony also. Wow. And I am not judging any of these women but Sarah Polley - well that story was pretty amazing and gutsy but then she said acting was not really her passion. I liked the side story about Julie Christie and her film and how it made her return to acting, even if for a brief period. Kate Winslet. Meh - I am sorry that story really is just another story about a strong armed producer. And she's so outraged about all this, she just finished a film with Woody Allen, who's career allegedly was saved by Weinstein.
  3. The Politics Thread

    House v Price was filed if u recall by the GOP to challenge the CSRs. The judge ruled in their favor but also but a hold on the decision ordering the gvmt to continue paying the subsidies to allow the DOJ to prepare appeals. of course orange glows DOJ is dropping the challenge to the ruling so the states are now taking it up. They had already won their first court battle in May when they filed believe to be granted the right to be able to take over the appeal from the DOJ. there is talk that insurance companies may also join up and file their own lawsuit against the fed gvmt as well as other groups representing consumers.
  4. The Harvey Weinstein Scandal

    All of these people knew. They all make me ill. Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, they all knew especially considering the stuff with his brother. But all these actors like those 2, Colin Firth who's a personal fave of mine, Clooney, all had no issue cozying up to him knowing what he did. And most of them maybe barring Firth have all had their own reputed issues with women. The best interview I have seen has been with Emma Thompson. It's about 10 minutes if you have time to watch it. She doesn't make excuses, doesn't justify anything. She said she wasn't aware of the harassment aspect but that it doesn't surprise her because he was always a bully and someone she never really wanted to work with and didn't much.
  5. The Harvey Weinstein Scandal

    I'm glad you posted this. I want to remind folks about Corey Feldman who was abused as a child, named people to the police, but the police instead decided not to go after the powerful producers. Corey mentioned one of whose initials are SS. Read about an on the record discussion Lucas and Spielberg had about their iconic character Indiana Jones love interest in the first film being 22 and someone who was in love and had an affair with Indy at the age of 13. And no this was not a conversation in jest. Lucas called it edgy. There is a ton of harassment and pedophilia going on all over. We know it happens in DC(see Dennis Haystert) and we know it goes on in Hollywood. There is no "better angel" here. One is not better than the other. And lets not forget what went on in the Catholic Church and what the church has and in some cases is still complicit in. There is no place for moral highground for anyone other than for those who believe that harassment, rape, child abuse, pedophilia, and rape are wrong regardless of the circumstances. There is not one instance that excuses any of this. Corey Feldman was smeared because he refused to smear Michael Jackson. Now I do believe Jackson a troubled individual but I never bought the claims of child abuse. Those in power want to keep those in power who are the abusers themselves. And now George Clooney is being outed by a former ER costar for getting her blacklisted for daring to tell him and speak up on sexual harassment going on on the set of ER I guess. I want to give Van Der Beek credit. It had to be hard for a man to speak up especially on this. I don't doubt he's been pressured even moreso to stay silent.
  6. The Politics Thread

    The continued genocide is horrendous. Allowing things like this to happen and turning a blind or probably secretly condoning this is why so many around the world laugh at the UN and hold the almighty United States in contempt. These people are ripe for ISIS recruitment lets not forget either. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/11/world/asia/rohingya-myanmar-atrocities.html
  7. The Harvey Weinstein Scandal

    This is my last response to you YOU cannot debate YOU parrot everything you read on twitter YOU have no self awareness YOU haven't read one story about the victims(they are in the NY TImes) YOU haven't read the article in the New Yorker YET YOU claim to know all the facts I am willing to debate but not with ignorant uninformed trolls who parrot twitter. And frankly if you ever listened to one victim of harassment, this would not be a political issue. YOU CHOSE TO MAKE IT THAT. Look in the mirror and try to educate yourself. Not one person here has talked about this being tied to politics other than you. Unfollowed.
  8. The Harvey Weinstein Scandal

    Thanks for again making this about politics. Idiot. I'm muting your ignorant ass. No human decency or compassion whatsoever.
  9. The Harvey Weinstein Scandal

    Since when did this become a political issue asswipe. Try reading a newspaper, try reading about the millions of stories written about women who have been harassed for years in every industry. You're just another ignorant male promoting rape culture because nothing is your fault and have to judge the victims to cover for your own inadequacy. Obviously you know NOTHING about harassment and intimidation or this failing patriarchal society that exists that's failing because of MEN. You guys have all the control and still have to excuse your pathetic actions and failures on women.
  10. The Harvey Weinstein Scandal

    Weinstein is the tip of the iceberg. And he likely knows where all the bodies are buried so to speak. He can out I am sure a ton of people. And Rose McGowans twitter account has been suspended http://variety.com/2017/biz/news/rose-mcgowan-twitter-account-suspended-1202587987/#article-comments
  11. The Politics Thread

    Trump's threats to pull NBC's license (he can't) is not a first. Richard Nixon's team actually researched doing this for a TV station owned by the Washington Post in 1973-74 https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2017/10/11/trumps-threat-to-nbc-license-is-exactly-what-nixon-did/?utm_term=.397853f88aa2
  12. The Harvey Weinstein Scandal

    So we're all back to blaming women for this. You men can f off and start holding your own gender to the level of culpability you hold us to. This reminds me of the Bill Cosby ish when women were coming out 30 years later. TIMES HAVE CHANGED. Yet even now you assholes have to find a way to blame the women who were the victims.
  13. The Politics Thread

    It proves that Trump is not necessary to get nutjobs elected. It's also been overlooked that this election had a 13% voter turnout which is about 15% below what is normal in Alabama for a primary. Tells me that people were not really satisfied with either option. I do think folks are frustrated with business as usual in congress but it doesn't mean they are all interested in voting for a lunatic. I guess we'll see when the GE comes along. On another topic, the House Intel Committee is going to release to the public the Russian purchases Facebook ads. Good to see since the Senate Committee sounded like that was not happening with them http://www.businessinsider.com/house-intelligence-committee-says-it-will-release-russian-facebook-ads-2017-10
  14. The Politics Thread

    https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/donald-trump/trump-wanted-dramatic-increase-nuclear-arsenal-meeting-military-leaders-n809701 Frightening. No understanding of history. I'm continually disturbed at how many balances we have for the executive branch. Lord if we had a functioning congress they might actually put some checks and balances back in place. I still can't believe how quickly the United States has deteriorated.
  15. The Politics Thread

    The media treats it as a joke . They are worthless. And now John Bolton interviewing for Sec of State. We'll be at war with North Korea and Iran