Tuesday, September 30, 2003

R.I.P. ELIA KAZAN

From The Hollywood Reporter: Elia Kazan dies; directed historic films. Read Elia (Kazanjoglous) Kazan's obituary in The New York Times.

Read Chip Joyce's post, Elia Kazan, dead at 94.

Which is your favorite film: Gentleman's Agreement, On the Waterfront, or America, America? Have you read the autobiography, Elia Kazan: A Life?

Related: my post, THE HOLLYWOOD BLACKLIST.

UPDATE 10/01/03: Read Robert Tracinski's commentary, Elia Kazan, Hero for Fighting Hollywood's Communists.

EYEONTHELEFT.COM

Read John Little's (EyeOnTheLeft.com) interview with John Cox and Allen Forkum.

Friday, September 26, 2003

UPDATE: DECK OF CARDS

This is not really an update, but I had to write a post after reading that a French leftist has produced a deck of cards called "Bush Regime Deck." Thierry Meyssan has published a book with the title, "9-11: The Big Lie."

In the news: U.S. Forces Hold 19 Al Qaeda Suspects in Iraq.

UPDATE 10/14/03: Saddam 'may be in Tikrit'.

Thursday, September 25, 2003

OBJECTIVIST SITES

I have added the following sites:

George Mason University Objectivist Club
Illinois Objectivist Club
NoumenalSelf.com

MOHAMED SIFAOUI: THE MAN INSIDE AL QAEDA

I have watched a documentary by journalist Mohamed Sifaoui. He infiltrated an Al Qaeda cell in Paris, France. Read his book, Inside Al-Qaeda: How I Infiltrated the World's Deadliest Terrorist Organization.

Saturday, September 20, 2003

RICHARD A. GRASSO

Richard A. Grasso, New York Stock Exchange Chairman, needs moral support! Read Edwin A. Locke's editorial, NYSE Chairman Should Have Kept His Money�and Been Proud of It and Skip Oliva's post, Grasso Resigns. After your have had some intellectual "ammunition", go and vote with your wallet. Buy something at Home Depot and CapitalistPig, LLC.

In the news: Members' call for shake-up 'only the beginning'.

Here are some books that could be of interest:

Wednesday, September 17, 2003

IS SWEDEN AN "OPEN SOCIETY"?

The Swedish police has arrested a 35-year old man as a suspect for the murder of Anna Lindh, Foreign Minister. According to the media, the man has been involved in neo-nazi (wrongly labeled by media as "extremist right-wing") activities.

How will this event affect the Swedish society? Read the NYT article on International Herald Tribune's web site, Violence forces Sweden to confront its dark side.

Related:
My post, THE DARK SIDE OF SWEDEN.
Scandinavia - a weak link in the war on terror? by Hans Rustad @ Weblogg.Document.no.
Mark Steyn's column, Don't wait for government protection.

UPDATE 09/19/03: Court rules Lindh murder suspect to stay in custody. The Telegraph.co.uk has published the name of the suspect and ElMundo.es has published a photo.

UPDATE 09/24/03: Swedish Police Arrest New Suspect for Lindh Murder.

UPDATE 09/26/03: Go to CNN's web site for a police photo of the suspect ("Mee-EYE'-loh Mee-EYE'-luh-vich").

Sunday, September 14, 2003

EURO: NO THANKS!

The European currency, Euro, has been rejected in Sweden. Click here to the see the official result (56% voted No and 42% voted Yes to Euro). For more information on Euro, go to the British site called Euro-Know.org. [Link via Citizens against EMU.]

Thursday, September 11, 2003

SEPTEMBER 11, 2001: DON'T FORGET, DON'T FORGIVE...

This evening the Swedish television aired the PBS Frontline documentary, The Man Who Knew. Have you read the book, The Man Who Warned America: The Life and Death of John O'Neill, the FBI's Embattled Counterterror Warrior by Murray Weiss?



I took the above picture on my first trip to New York City in 1996. Financial trader Morry Markovitz arranged so I could visit the commodity exchange at the World Trade Center. It was a great experience to walk around on the trading floor and watch capitalism in action! If you are interested in trading, please check out my old site on "WallStreet/Floor/9951" @ GeoCities.

Please take some time and read the following posts:
My post, September 11, 2001.
That Day by Cox & Forkum.
Terror attacks, two years on by Sidney Cammeresi.
To hell with "closure" by Damian Penny.

Wednesday, September 10, 2003

ALEX EPSTEIN

I have added Alex Epstein to the Objectivism category. [Via George Mason University Objectivist Club.]

THE LIBERTARIAN ANTI-WAR MOVEMENT

Signature "JGWillis" has made a comment on my post, SCHWARZENEGGER FOR GOVERNOR? He thinks that the Libertarian movement shouldn't be called "hippies of the right" any longer. He says that he doesn't "know of any libertarians who are anarchists anymore." How about the following bunch then? Here is a small sample from the Net: "Libertarians 4 Peace.net", "Vote Libertarian.US/antiwar", and "AntiWar.com". Please read my post, THE WAR ON TERROR. For a longer analysis, read Andrew Dalton's posts, Libertarian Watch and The Libertarians Strike Back.

"JGWillis" argues that the Libertarian party "is the only party with a platform that is consistently for smaller government." I believe in a limited form of government (military defense, police force, and court of law) and its important role as a protector of the individual's rights. The Libertarian movement is working like an umbrella organization trying to catch as many people as possible who are against the state and for "liberty". The recent project is according to my view another example on how the Libertarian movement is trying to do a pragmatic quick-fix and take the power in a certain state by short-range tactics, instead of fighting for long-range results. Do a search on the Internet and read what happened with the "floating sea city - Oceania." If you want to have one more example, read about "Libertarians For Dean" in Skip Oliva's post, Libertarians Run Amok.

I went the long and hard way via different political associations, until I found an integrated system of ideas. I met some individual libertarians (with a small "l"), who were serious enough and became real champions for individualism, freedom and capitalism. But I also met many libertarians (called neo-liberals in Sweden) who were more interested in pushing a nutty agenda, including supporting "kiddie p0rn", "right to engage in a duel in order to resolve a conflict", "brewing your own liquor at home", and taking property rights out of context by discussing "the Desert Island Problem."

I must admit that I don't know so much about Neal Boortz and his view on government. I haven't listened to his talk show. I have listened a bit on Rush Limbaugh and I must say he his a mixed bag. I would prefer to pick a talk show host like Andrew Lewis (not on the air at the moment) or Prodos instead.

Tuesday, September 9, 2003

HOW IS THE WAR GOING?

Read Patriots for the Defense of America's report (19 pages, PDF), Failing War Effort: A Report Card. The Bush administration gets an average grade of D+. Bush & company: Back to the drawing-board! Read the column, The Timid War On Terrorism by Elan Journo and Yaron Brook. [Hat tip to Cox & Forkum.]

In the news: Is US winning its war on terror?


For more cartoons like this, check out John Cox & Allen Forkum's book, Black & White World.

Sunday, September 7, 2003

TAIWAN REPUBLIC OF CHINA

I thought that the correct name of the island, formerly called Formosa, has been Taiwan R.O.C. (Republic of China). I thought that the end part of the name - R.O.C. - is going back historically to the legacy of Chiang Kai-shek and his goal to take back the mainland of China. I think it could be a good idea cut the suffix "R.O.C." and shorten the name to Taiwan. The leaders of the nation should at the same time declare total independence from communist China (People's Republic of China).

In the news: Taiwan holds massive war games.

Related: my post, TAIWAN R.O.C.'S WAKE-UP CALL.


For more cartoons like this, check out John Cox & Allen Forkum's book, Black & White World.

FIGHT FOR FREEDOM IN HONG KONG

Good news! Tung Chee-hwa has "lost his face" and the anti-subversion bill (article 23) is scraped!

Related: my post, HONG KONG.

Saturday, September 6, 2003

911 REVISIONIST MEETING IN BERLIN

Several "theorists" (read: revisionists) are having a meeting in Berlin. [Via Little Green Footballs.] They are "demanding answers" to their strange questions... I wonder if Mr. "M._what_really_happened_R." will attend this meeting?

For related information, read The September 11 X-Files @ Watch.

UPDATE 09/09/03: Read Jan Steinar Haugland's take on Michael Meacher's (former Environment minister, British Labour) conspiracy theories. [Hat tip to Jennifer.] Scroll up the Secular Blasphemy blog for extensive information on Michael Meacher. Read Jeff Jarvis' post, The new Holocaust deniers of 9/11.

Thursday, September 4, 2003

AMAZON ASSOCIATES PROGRAM

I have joined the Amazon.com & Amazon.co.uk associates program. Please support my blogging by buying products @ Amazon.



If you want to get some tips on books and albums to buy, check out my other weblog and MyMediaList.com. For the record: I promise that you will never find Michael Moore's (a.k.a "the stupid white man") forthcoming book, "Dude, Where's My Country?", on my wish list or media list...

Monday, September 1, 2003

THE HOLLYWOOD BLACKLIST

Please tell me if you plan to watch the PBS documentary on September 3: Arthur Miller, Elia Kazan and the Blacklist: None Without Sin. I am interested to hear a review of it.

Related: my post, HOLLYWOOD.

PAUL HILL: GUILTY OF MURDER

Paul Hill will be executed on September 3. In 1994, he killed doctor James Britton and his bodyguard, James Barrett. Read about one of Paul Hill's followers, Neal Horsley, in the article, Anti-Abortion? An ISP Wants You.

Related: my post, JAMES KOPP: GUILTY OF MURDER.

FRANCE IS MAKING A DEAL WITH A TERRORIST NATION

Colonel Muammar Gaddafi is trying to buy new friends.

Libya hasn't got any votes in my poll yet...

FIGHT BETWEEN RELIGIOUS GROUPS IN IRAQ

Read the report, Islamist Politics in Iraq after Saddam Hussein, if you want to get a perspective on the latest events in Iraq. I am getting sick and tired of "Saddam's" different broadcasts. It is time to hunt him down... I want to update my deck of cards soon again!