Obama to meet Saudi King Abdullah among significant policy differences
Stephanie Zacharek of the Village Voice similarly laments that Neeson doesn't have better material to work with. "If only 'Non-Stop' were worthy of him," she writes. "Neeson does just about everything right in this terror-in-the-skies thriller." The problem, it would seem, is the overall preposterousness. "Nobody's demanding an action-thriller plot that's 100 percent plausible," Zacharek says. "But is 55 percent too much to ask?"
Normally, I'd go see a Liam Neeson movie if it came out. In fact, I've seen the trailer for Neeson's new movie, "Non-Stop," and I thought, "that looks good...I'm thinking it's one I'm going to put on the list to see!" (I'm a big thriller and action-movie kind of gal. If you ask me what my favorite Christmas movie is, I'll usually say Diehard.)
But when I read this, I thought to myself, "Self...Hollywood needs a nice kick right square in the nuts." Now, the source link is all warn-y and "SPOILER ALERT!" and it uses ALL CAPS TO TELL YOU that it's literally telling you the end of Liam Neeson's new movie. But I personally don't give a rat's behind that I'm doing that. If you're reading this, you're more than likely someone who would've been completely and totally peeved by the ending anyway, so I may be saving you about 30 bucks in admission and the price of concessions - not to mention a lot of irritation - by giving you the gist here.
You're getting the gist here, in case you didn't realize that by now, folks.
Anywho, here's the setup:
Neeson plays a "burned-out, alcoholic flight marshal hoping for a nice easy flight in first class, where after sneaking a smoke and drink, he might be able to catch a little shut-eye. A text message informing him that one person on the flight will die every twenty-minutes unless $150 million is wired to an account, ruins that plan. Counting pilots and crew, there are around 150 souls on board. Marks has 20 minutes to figure out which one is the bad guy. Red herrings abound. Is it one of the many actors whose faces we recognize but names we can't remember? People start to die. Marks is fingered as the hijacker. Who's doing this? Why are they doing this? What is their motive?"
And here's your spoiler:
...the villain is not a hijacker but a terrorist -- someone who wants to murder everyone on the plane to further a political goal.
The terrorist is a 9/11 family member. Yes, you read that right; the terrorist is a 9/11 family-member who lost a loved-one in the World Trade Center on that terrible September morning.
It gets worse…
After 9/11, this 9/11 family member-turned-terrorist then joined the military but found himself disillusioned by the pointless wars.
The 9/11 family member-turned-terrorist is upset because America hasn’t done enough to ensure there will never be another 9/11. And so he figures that if he can get an air marshal blamed for a terrorist attack, America will wake up and anally probe us before we're allowed on a plane, or something.
It gets worse…
The villain's sidekick is a member of the American military willing to murder 150 innocent people for a payday.
It gets worse…
The one passenger on the plane who is forever helpful, kind, reasonable, noble, and never under suspicion is a Muslim doctor dressed in traditional Muslim garb including a full beard.
And there you go.
I'm actually shocked that the villain wasn't a Tea Party member. But I digress.
Hollywood can totally suck it.
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The one possible caveat to give viewers is that the actual villains turn out to be former soldiers in the Afghan and Iraq wars, who are bitter about having lost loved ones in 9/11.
- we say its a huge manipulating ploy to get an anti american message out !
As Kerry Honors Muslims in Indoneisia by ringing the Call to Prayer Bell - thousands of Christians are subjugated persecuted and killed !
In the first half of 2012 alone, the Setara Institute reported 129 incidents of violence and 179 violations of religious freedom. Indonesia was ranked 45 on Open Door’s World Watch List, largely for the persecution of Christians at the hands of Islamic extremists.
In May 2012, authorities in Aceh - the only region in Indonesia where Sharia law is applied - ensured that 18 churches were closed and 151 local Sharia bylaws were adopted. This was followed by the closure of nine churches in October 2012. The ruling governor of Aceh, Zaini Abdullah, is largely behind this growing trend of Christian persecution.
The influence of Islamic extremism is the real threat to religious tolerance in Indonesia. While extremist groups do not have much political clout - something that could change after the coming elections - they are able to incite hostility against Christians and keep the fire burning.
Indonesia - 3 Christian girls killed as Ramadan Present - their muslim murderer freed
Pic credit see here for many more heartbreaking stories of Christian
George W. Bush has called for the stigmatizing word 'disorder' to be removed from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, which he claims hinders military veterans' transition into civilian life.
The former president told a George W. Bush Institute summit this week that some veterans are reluctant to seek help and that employers often don't realize the condition can be treated.
'As a result of public misunderstanding, employers sometimes cite it as a reason for not hiring vets,' Bush said.
'As most doctors today will tell you, post-traumatic stress is not a disorder. Post-traumatic stress or PTS is an injury that can result from the experience of war. And like other injuries, PTS is treatable.'
Syrians that have fled to refugee camps in Jordan and other Islamic countries are being relocated to the US and EU.
WHY DO YOU THINK SAUDI, JORDAN ,EGYPT, or any other Muslim country taking them?
Wouldn't a muslim country that is built on the Quran, on Sharia - one that follows Allahs laws be a better fit.
MSN--didn't ask that question- they did note in-between all the heart tugging imagery.
-Many arrive with no identification papers. (Mmmm)
-The United States offers financial aid and transitional help to Syrians who are accepted into its refugee resettlement program, but only 108 Syrians have been officially designated as refugees. Many others are stymied by stringent U.S. security concerns over people arriving with no identification papers. Others face a high legal barrier in the requirement that they prove they are victims of persecution and not merely people displaced by war.
( stymied- high legal barrier?)
- They get Social Security numbers
-Alzouabi said his children struggle with the language and that sometimes their tempers flare. One son, he said, got in trouble for hitting another child.
( heartwarming eh)
-With temporary protected status, he has work authorization and a Social Security number, but he cannot find work. He applied for health care coverage but did not understand the responses he got. His wife is eight months pregnant.
( yes more citizens have no jobs - and no healthcare thanks to Obama . And obama solution is to import in more muslims ....
"Everything is difficult here. Everything is complicated. There's no help," said Askar, who has applied for refugee status, fearing religious persecution back home.
Really? More difficult than a war torn country? Dont worry between the muslims and the left we'll be war torn soon enough and you'll feel right at home.
Dozens of Boko Haram fighters speeding along in trucks painted in military colours and armed with automatic weapons and explosives stormed Konduga local government area in Borno state at around 4 p.m. on Tuesday, burning houses and shooting fleeing villagers, two witnesses said.
The insurgents also took 20 young girls from a local college hostage, a teacher said. The military confirmed the attack took place. It was still assessing the number of casualties.
"It is barbaric and unfortunate," Borno State Governor Kashim Shettima said when he visited the town on Wednesday.
"About 60 to 70 percent of the town has been burnt down but we are willing to rebuild it," he added, pledging to spend 100 million naira ($609,000) on emergency materials.
Boko Haram, which wants to impose sharia law on a country split roughly equally between Christians and Muslims, has killed thousands over the past four and a half years and is considered the biggest security risk in Africa's top oil exporter and second largest economyafter South Africa. ($1 = 164.2 naira)