Monthly Archives: July 2021

July 31, 2021

Complete Classic Movie: Rescue Dawn (2006)

Starring: Jeremy Davies, Steve Zahn, Christian Bale. In 1965, while bombing Laos in a classified mission, the propeller plane of the German-American US Navy pilot Dieter Dengler is hit and crashes in the jungle. Dieter is arrested by the peasants, tortured by the Vietcong and sent to a prisoner camp, where he meets five other mentally deranged prisoners and guards. He becomes close to Duane and organizes an escape plan; however, the unstable Gene opposes to Dieter’s plan. When they discover that there is no more food due to the constant American bombings in the area and their guards intend to kill them, Dieter sets his plan in motion. However, an unexpected betrayal splits the group and Dieter and Duane find that the jungle is their actual prison.

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The Island of the Last Surviving Mammoths (Documentary)

The Wrangel Island mammoths would end up being the final survivors of a once-widespread genus. In their final years, after having thrived in many parts of the world for millions of years, the very last mammoths that ever lived experienced what’s known as a mutational meltdown.

Why Are Intelligent People Conformist But Super-Intelligent People Non-Conformist? (Video)

Prof. Edward Dutton: The Jolly Heretic

Complete Classic Movie: RoboCop 3 (1993)

Stars: Robert Burke. Mario Machado. Remy Ryan Hernandez. Rip Torn. Mako. It’s Megacop vs. Megacop when Detroit’s cyborg crime-fighter hits the streets to protect the innocent…this time from corporate greed. When the ruthless corporation that runs Motor City begins kicking families out of their homes to clear space for a profitable new real estate project, Robocop (Robert John Burke, Copland) joins forces with a renegade band of freedom fighters to save them. But Robocop must face some deadly foes, including a lethally efficient android and a dangerous gang of thugs. Robocop’s latest arsenal of high-tech weaponry only somewhat evens the battlefield as this lone superhero takes on the entire army of corporate militia in an all-out war to control Detroit.

House Democrats Pass Measure to Allow Some Illegal Immigrants to Work in Congress

The passage of the bill prompted progressive Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) to praise the move, which was a 21% increase in the budget House offices use to pay staffers, as an “important step towards retaining staff, increasing Hill diversity [and] growing the practice of paid internships.”

Democrats in the House of Representatives passed a legislative budget this week that, among other things, allows for members of Congress to hire some illegal immigrants to work on Capitol Hill as congressional staffers.

The measure provides $18.2 million in funding for paid internships on Capitol Hill and allows so-called Dreamers, or DACA recipients, to work in the Legislative Branch.

The legislative funding bill “includes language to permit DACA recipients, Dreamers, to be able to work for Congress and other legislative branch agencies,” said Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH) on the House floor on Wednesday, according to Fox News.

Ryan announced the passage of the measure and said it would allow more DACA recipients to work for Congress.

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NM House Majority Leader Charged with Embezzlement — Total May Top $954,000 (Video)

Rep. Williams Stapleton is also directly involved with four companies that received payments from Robotics: The Charlie Morrisey Center for Creative Assitance Inc., the Ujima Foundation, S. Williams and Associates, and local restaurant A Taste of The Caribbean.

Another day, another Democrat gets caught breaking the law. This time it was Rep. Sheryl Williams Stapleton, the NM House Majority Leader. She is being accused of embezzlement of up to $954,000. It was part of a racketeering, laundering, and illegal kickbacks scheme. The New Mexico Democrat was the recipient of 60% of the government contracts with Robotics Management Learning Systems LCC, a D.C.-based company.

Stapleton, a powerful member of the leadership in the state House of Representatives is under a criminal investigation being conducted by the Attorney General’s Office on allegations that she is in violation of the New Mexico’s Governmental Conduct Act. Investigators conducted searches of her  Albuquerque business office Tuesday night and her home Wednesday morning. They had been looking into irregularities in her work as an administrator at Albuquerque Public Schools since the spring.

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July 30, 2021

Sherwood Forest: Robin Hood, The King’s Game, Haunted Abbeys, And More (Video)

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Complete Classic Movie: Commando (1985)

Starring: Dan Hedaya, Rae Dawn Chong, Arnold Schwarzenegger. A retired special agent named John Matrix led an elite unit and has left the armed forces to live in a secluded mountain home with his daughter Jenny. But now he is forced out of retirement when his daughter is kidnapped by a band of thugs intent on revenge! Unbeknownst to Matrix, the members of his former unit are being killed one by one.

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Complete Classic Movie: The Last Starfighter (1984)

Starring: Kay E. Kuter, Robert Preston, Lance Guest. Alex Rogan lives in a trailer court where his mother is manager and everyone is like a big extended family. He beats the Starfighter video game to the applause of everyone in the court and later that day finds he has been turned down for a student loan for college. Depressed, he meets Centauri, who introduces himself as a person from the company that made the game, before Alex really knows what is going on he is on the ride of his life in a “car” flying through space. Chosen to take the skills he showed on the video game into real combat to protect the galaxy from an invasion.

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Tucker spars with Geraldo Rivera in heated segment on immigration (Video)

Tucker calls out ‘appalling’ double standard in illegal immigration.