Home

HACKSAW RIDGE (2016) – My rating: 9/10

Leave a comment

CAROL's WORLD

hacksawridgeMel Gibson may have fallen out of favor with Hollywood but his movies are awesome.  Hacksaw Ridge is another Mel Gibson master peace. Hacksaw Ridge is a biographical drama that takes place during World War II and tells the experiences of Desmond Doss, an American pacificist combat medic who is a Seventh-day Adventist Christian, refusing to carry or use a firearm or weapons of any kind. Doss became the first conscientious objector to be awarded the Medal of Honor, for service above and beyond the call of duty during the Battle of Okinawa.

Desmond Doss (Andrew Garfield), grew up just outside of Lynchburg, Virginia.  As a young man he nearly killed his younger brother, Harold “Hal” Doss (Nathaniel Buzolic), during an altercation. This experience along with his Seventh-day Adventist upbringing strengthened Desmond’s belief in the commandment, Thou shalt not kill. Years later, Doss meets and falls for a nurse,

View original post 463 more words

THE GREAT WALL (2017) – My rating: 9/10

Leave a comment

CAROL's WORLD

thegreatwallThe Great Wall is the Best Picture I’ve seen of 2017 so far. Of course it’s only February, but I must say, I really enjoyed it. I thought it was an impressive story with a different and profound plot. There’s a significant amount of humor, which will ease the pain of feeling like you’ve come to see a horror flick. I will try to review The Great Wall without giving anything away because the element of surprise is truly a surprise.

In the time of the Song dynasty during the reign of the Renzong Emperor, a few miles north of the Great Wall, a mercenary group originally consisting of twenty men searching for black powder are being pursued by Khitan bandits, who have already killed a lot of the men. Upon escaping, the remainder of the men seek refuge in a cave but are attacked by something unknown, leaving only William…

View original post 481 more words

TULSA OKLAHOMA BLACK WALL STREET RACE RIOT HD VIDEO FULL DOCUMENTARY BLACK HISTORY MONTH

Leave a comment

utube1

Click video below

.

The Tulsa race riot was a large-scale, racially motivated conflict on May 31 and June 1, 1921, in which a group of white people attacked the black community of Tulsa, Oklahoma. It resulted in the Greenwood District, also known as ‘the Black Wall Street’ and the wealthiest black community in the United States, being burned to the ground.

During the 16 hours of the assault, more than 800 people were admitted to local white hospitals with injuries (the two black hospitals were burned down), and police arrested and detained more than 6,000 black Greenwood residents at three local facilities. An estimated 10,000 blacks were left homeless, and 35 city blocks composed of 1,256 residences were destroyed by fire. The official count of the dead by the Oklahoma Department of Vital Statistics was 39, but other estimates of black fatalities varied from 55 to about 300.

The events of the riot were long omitted from local and state histories. “The Tulsa race riot of 1921 was rarely mentioned in history books, classrooms or even in private. Blacks and whites alike grew into middle age unaware of what had taken place.”[3] With the number of survivors declining, in 1996, the state legislature commissioned a report to establish the historical record of the events, and acknowledge the victims and damages to the black community. Released in 2001, the report included the commission’s recommendations for some compensatory actions, most of which were not implemented by the state and city governments. The state has passed legislation to establish some scholarships for descendants of survivors, economic development of Greenwood, and a memorial park to the victims in Tulsa. The latter was dedicated in 2010.

.

forjamestulsaoklahpmariots1Victim of Tulsa Oklahoma Race Riot

.

.

Click video below:

.

__________________________________________

Why Facts Don’t Change Our Minds

Leave a comment

thenewyorker1

Click link below picture

.

In 1975, researchers at Stanford invited a group of undergraduates to take part in a study about suicide. They were presented with pairs of suicide notes. In each pair, one note had been composed by a random individual, the other by a person who had subsequently taken his own life. The students were then asked to distinguish between the genuine notes and the fake ones.

Some students discovered that they had a genius for the task. Out of twenty-five pairs of notes, they correctly identified the real one twenty-four times. Others discovered that they were hopeless. They identified the real note in only ten instances.

 As is often the case with psychological studies, the whole setup was a put-on. Though half the notes were indeed genuine—they’d been obtained from the Los Angeles County coroner’s office—the scores were fictitious. The students who’d been told they were almost always right were, on average, no more discerning than those who had been told they were mostly wrong.

.

 

The vaunted human capacity for reason may have more to do with winning arguments than with thinking straight.

The vaunted human capacity for reason may have more to do with winning arguments than with thinking straight.Illustration by Gérard DuBois

.

.

Click link below for article:

.

__________________________________________

http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/02/27/why-facts-dont-change-our-minds

Car bomb kills dozens near recaptured Syrian town of al-Bab

Leave a comment

cnn1

Click link below picture

.

A car bomb in northern Syria killed as many as 60 people and wounded dozens more, Turkish state media and activist groups said Friday, even as the Turkish military said that the nearby town of al-Bab had been retaken from ISIS.

Al-Bab was ISIS’ last significant holdout between the northern countryside of Aleppo and Raqqa, the group’s de facto capital. Held by ISIS since 2013, al-Bab was recaptured after more than two months of fighting.
.
The attack in Sousian village, a few miles north, killed between 53 and 60 people, according to activist groups Aleppo Media Center and the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

.

forjamescarbombsyria1.

.

Click link below for article and video:

http://www.cnn.com/2017/02/24/middleeast/car-bomb-kills-dozens-in-syria/index.html

.

__________________________________________

 

Boehner: Obamacare repeal and replace ‘not what’s going to happen’

Leave a comment

cnn1

Click link below picture

.

Former House Speaker John Boehner threw cold water Thursday on the prospect of congressional Republicans following through on their pledge to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

“They’ll fix Obamacare,” the former Ohio congressman predicted at a conference hosted by the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society in Orlando, Florida. “I shouldn’t have called it repeal and replace because that’s not what’s going to happen. They’re basically going to fix the flaws and put a more conservative box around it.”
.
Boehner’s comments come as his former colleagues face an uncertain path forward on dismantling then-President Barack Obama’s signature achievement. The party has yet to settle on a replacement plan, and many members are facing criticism at town hall meetings this week from constituents who are upset about the potential ramifications of Republicans following through on the campaign pledge.
.
The former speaker noted the difficulty Republicans would confront in getting everyone on board.

.

forjamesobamacare1.

.

Click link below for article and video:

http://www.cnn.com/2017/02/23/politics/john-boehner-obamacare/index.html

.

__________________________________________

 

20TH CENTURY WOMEN (2016) – My rating: 7/10

Leave a comment

CAROL's WORLD

20thcentrywomen20TH Century Women is a slow comedy-drama directed and written by Mike Mills about a young boy (himself) who was raised by his mother and two other women. I found the situation to be pretty normal for a single mom who worked and needed help raising her son.  The film is set in 1970s Southern California and focuses on Jamie Fields (Lucas Jade Zumann),Dorothea Fields (Annette Bening), Jamie’s determined single mother in her mid-50s, who decides the best way she can parent her teenage son is to enlist her young tenants,  Abigail “Abbie” (Greta Gerwig), a free-spirited punk artist living as a boarder in the Fields’ home and Julie Hamlin Porter (Elle Fanning), a savvy and provocative teenage neighbor. Also included in the pact is William (Billy Crudup) a mellow handyman.

20th Century Women is no simple coming-of-age story. Much of the movie’s power comes from its…

View original post 369 more words

Older Entries

Voice of a thoughtful mind

Its all about being simple

WithLoveWen

Lifestyle Through Visual Storytelling

cocinaitaly

comida italiana

Sweta Ojha

A Personified Narrative : Defying Reality. Sketching Imageries.

Sunny Sleevez

Sun Protection & Green Info

Fiat Lux USA

Ventura County's Premier Video Production Company

Guitarmonk

Guitar classes - Delhi, Noida, Gurgaon, Ghaziabad

funnydhamaka

We are here to make you laugh

Ökonomen verändern die Welt

Wirtschaftstheorien, die unser Leben bestimmen

Pura Vida! eh? Incorporated

Free discounts and cash back savings for Costa Rica day tours

I Talk To Myself 24/7

Rant & Vent . . . Hear the voices in my head

Jackie Jones

Author and entrepreneur, exploring all the worlds real and imagined have to offer.

Musings of a Mild Mannered Man

Just an ageing, gay guy, trying to get through life...

Χείλων

Ιστολόγιο Κλασσικών & Φυσικών Επιστημών

plusque magazine

your magazin of culture

Hitch-Hikers' Handbook

the ultimate hitch-hikers' resource

Cinema Trace

Movie Reviews

Lili Coffin's World of Wine

Featuring the best wine, travel and food of California.

Sykose Extreme Sports News

Sykose.Live.Extreme

R.B.Bailey Jr on Wordpress

The official Wordpress page of writer and teacher R.B.Bailey Jr

My Girls On Tour - UK Fashion Blog

UK Fashion and Travel Blog

playwithlifeorg

4 out of 5 dentists recommend this WordPress.com site

CAROL's WORLD

Something for Everyone!

Drew Iaconis

Everything on Mindset, Affiliate Marketing & Blogging

engineersdigestblog

This WordPress.com site is the bee's knees

The Bella Travelista

Sharing with you my fab and convenient travel escapades.

Studentsride.com

Students donate... Students drive!

Blonde Logic

By Deborah Jayne

Human Relationships

http://human--relationships.com

When Women Inspire

Highlighting Inspiring Women Around the World

Bold Commentary

"Writing With No Fear"

Pilotstories

Der Luftfahrt Blog

Arfin Techno World

Build Your Technology knowladge

Chris Martin Writes

Sowing Seeds for the Kingdom

Bohomazy

A fine WordPress.com site