Archive for August 2nd, 2006

Movie raters: Christian themes won’t be factor

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2006

The movie ratings board run by Hollywood’s six top studios is back-pedaling from a process that reportedly used to target movies for PG ratings if they carried an evangelical Christian message, WorldNetDaily has learned.
The move by the Motion Picture Association of America followed controversy over a rating for Sony Provident Films’ “Facing the Giants,” which was given the PG tag after officials told the movie’s makers it was because it was so Christian.
“The scene that caught the association’s attention was an exchange between a coach and a player,” said Ted Baehr, chairman of the Christian Film & Television Commission in an op-ed piece published this week. “The coach assures the player that following Jesus Christ is a decision everyone makes for himself, but, if he accepts Christ, it will change his life.”
The PG decision prompted 15,000 e-mails of protest, and now things have changed.
“The chairman of the MPAA’s ratings board, Joan Graves, announced the association would no longer consider statements of faith or religious content as ‘thematic element’ that could trigger a rating of PG or higher,” Baehr confirmed.
Graves, through spokeswoman Kori Bernards at the MPAA, insisted she only was clarifying that using Christian statements for a rating never happened, and the movie’s rating actually was based on a conversation within the movie that refers to infertility.

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Blogs Examine Qana Propaganda

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2006

More evidence is being presented that indicates that the Qana “Dead Children” photos were staged for journalists.
The blog, Little Green Footballs, has several post about this.
Warning: Some post have graphic photos.

Confederate Yankee notes more discrepancies in the photo reports from Qana: Were the Qana Bodies Staged?
More at Riehl World View: A Tyre For Qana?

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EU: No intent yet to add Hizbullah to terror list

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2006

Europe is so very lost. When they can’t even call terrorist what they are, they are truly lost.

The European Union does not intend to place Hizbullah on its list of terrorist organizations for the time being, EU President Finland said on Tuesday.
“Given the sensitive situation, I don’t think this is something we will be acting on now,” Finnish Foreign Minister Erkki Tuomioja, told a news conference following an emergency meeting of EU foreign ministers in Brussels.
Tuomioja’s comments were in response to a letter signed by 213 members of the United States Congress sent to EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana asking that the EU add Hizbullah to its terrorist list.

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The Qana Massacre

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2006

Qana Massacre

Cox and Forkum make another good point concerning what is being called the “Qana Massacre” in the mainstream media.

From Haaretz: Qana bombing body count falls sharply.
Additional questions arose yesterday about the Israel Air Force’s strike on a building in Qana on Sunday, even as the number of fatalities in the incident appeared to be much lower than originally published.
The Red Cross announced yesterday that 28 bodies, including those of 19 children, had been found at the site. Additional bodies are expected to be found over the coming days.

From Haaretz: Cry to those using babies by Naomi Ragen. (via At Level Ground)
“They [Hezbollah] are a lousy army. They only win when they hide behind baby carriages.”
Please remember this when you hear about the “atrocity” of the Israeli bomb that killed many civilians in Kafr Qana, a place from which Hezbollah has fired hundreds of rockets at Israel. Unlike previous administrations, Mr. Olmert has my respect when he says: “They were warned to leave. It is the responsibility of Hezbollah for firing rockets amid civilians.”
Terrorists and their supporters have lost the right to complain about civilian casualties, since all they have is one goal: this entire war is to target civilians. Every single one of the more than 2,500 rockets launched into Israel, is launched into populated towns filled with women and children. Just today, another explosive belt meant to kill civilians in Israel was detonated harmlessly by our forces in Nablus.
So don’t cry to me about civilian casualties. Cry to those using babies and wives and mothers; cry to those who store weapons in mosques, ambulances, hospitals and private homes. Cry to those launching deadly rockets from the backyards of kindergartens and schools. Cry to the heartless men who love death, and however many of their troops or civilians die, consider themselves victorious as long as they can keep on firing rockets at our women and children.
Save your sympathy for the mothers and sisters and girlfriends of our young soldiers who would rather be sitting in study halls learning Torah, but have no choice but to risk their precious lives full of hope, goodness and endless potential, to wipe out the cancerous terrorist cells that threaten their people and all mankind. Make your choice, and save your tears.
That terrorists have been unsuccessful in killing more of our women and children is due to our army, God and prayers, not to any lack of motivation or intention on their part. If you hide behind your baby to shoot at my baby, you are responsible for getting children killed. You and you alone.

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