July 24th, 2005

Scorpion

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"The blurring of the distinction between corporate interests and the individual and collective rights of humans is one of the central tropes of our time and the source of much purposeful confusion, of the kind that the Center for Consumer Freedom exploits."
-NYTimes.com

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Soldiers overseas wonder where the wartime sacrifices on the homefront are.

Looking for the root causes behind Islamic terrorists targeting Westerners.

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Islamic clerics explain the difficult concept of jihad.

And, they've already canceled the Wal-Mart singles nights.

Ten things we didn't know this time last week.
Scorpion

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Forgot to mention, Fermat posted up a link to the V for Vendetta trailer:

http://pdl.warnerbros.com/wbmovies/vforvendetta/V_trailer_640_reflect.mov

My comments:

They definitely have my attention. Yes, Moore pulled his name, but he's fickle, so I'm not giving that 100%. I'm more concerned that the W. Brothers may not be able to pull of the psychological complexities of the movie.

On the other hand, they totally lucked out with the state of the world being what it is when this'll finally come out. I can't *wait* to read the reviews that discuss how it is, in essence, a pro-terrorism movie.

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