Posted onMay 25, 2017byifnm|Comments Off on Complete Classic Movie: The Barefoot Contessa (1954)
Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Ava Gardner, Edmond O’Brien. Has-been director Harry Dawes gets a new lease on his career when independently wealthy Kirk Edwards hires him to write and direct a film. They go to Madrid to find Maria Vargas, a dancer who will star in the film. Millionaire Alberto Bravano takes Maria from Kirk. Count Vincenzo Torlato-Favrini takes Maria from Alberto.
Posted onMay 24, 2017byifnm|Comments Off on Complete Classic Movie: Love with the Proper Stranger (1963)
Stars: Edie Adams, Herschel Bernardi, Natalie Wood, Steve McQueen. Angie Rossini is an innocent Italian Catholic Macy’s salesgirl, who discovers she’s pregnant from a fling with Rocky, a musician. Angie finds Rocky (who doesn’t remember her at first) to tell him she’s pregnant and needs a doctor for an abortion. He finds her a doctor and they work together to raise the money. Can these two strangers find love with one another before it’s too late?
Posted onMay 22, 2017byifnm|Comments Off on Are You in the Top One Percent of the World? (Video)
So if you’re an accountant, a registered nurse or even an elementary school teacher, congratulations. The average wage for any of these careers falls well within the top 1% worldwide.
The growth of income inequality has long been a hot topic around the globe, but it wasn’t until the “Occupy” movement that the amount of wealth concentrated in the top 1% of society received so much attention.
Indeed, it’s an incredibly powerful club. According to Oxfam, a leading poverty-fighting organization, eight men own as much wealth as the 3.6 billion people who make up for the poorest in the world, and one in ten people survive on less than $2 per day. Still, the top 1% consists of a lot more than just eight people.
This raises an interesting question: Who exactly are the 1%? The surprising answer: If you’re an American, you don’t have to even be close to being uber-rich to make the list.
How our clueless leaders valorize and promote social pathology.
The last time Official New York decided that criminals mattered more than civic tranquility, John Vliet Lindsay was mayor and decades of chaos lay ahead. Then came law-and-order types like Rudy Giuliani, George Pataki, and Mike Bloomberg; crackdowns ensued, and peace largely returned to the streets.
Now the pendulum is swinging back to dysfunction. And public policy in New York increasingly seems driven by the same kind of “turn’em-loose” ethic that animated Lindsay’s administration decades ago.
In Albany, Governor Andrew Cuomo was a motivating force behind the now largely successful effort to exempt 16- and 17-year-olds from felony statutes—the “Raise the Age” movement—with scant regard for the consequences of doing so. Plus, the governor is clamoring to close the Rikers Island jail complex—but without offering a realistic public-safety alternative. While Cuomo is far from alone in endorsing these positions, he brings the prestige of New York’s highest political office to the effort.
At City Hall, Mayor Bill de Blasio has allowed himself to be dragooned into the Close Rikers movement—he initially recognized its practical pitfalls, then moved to capture the spotlight in his characteristically flexible manner. He was also a Raise the Age cheerleader, has demonstrably reduced civility and safety standards in the public schools, flooded the streets with often-aggressive vagrants, signed federal consent decrees that rendered Rikers less safe, and made it far more difficult than it needs to be to protect New York from Islamist terrorism.
Posted onApril 10, 2017byifnm|Comments Off on Pro-Police Author: ‘Outbreak of Student Totalitarianism’ Cut Speech Short (Video)
MacDonald said she was called a “white supremacist racist-fascist” and footage of the event showed people yelling “[Expletive] the police; from Oakland to Greece.”
A conservative author invited to speak at a California college had her forum cut short due to dozens of angry protesters.
Heather MacDonald, author of “The War on Cops,” said on “Fox & Friends Weekend” that a Facebook post announcing her event at Claremont McKenna College in Oakland sparked immediate backlash before she even arrived.
I watch Hollywood awards ceremonies where a supposed artist screams out for punching people in the face for political disagreements, and the entire horde of Botoxed brain zombies leaps to their feet in an ungodly and unholy howl of rampant bloodlust approval.
“We can call it Cultural Marxism, but at the end of the day, we experience it on a day to day basis, by that I mean a minute by minute, second by second basis. It’s political correctness and it’s multiculturalism.” – Andrew Breitbart