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The Saker
A bird's eye view of the vineyard

offsite link Distorted American Aristocracy Wed Dec 01, 2021 17:10 | amarynth
By Walt Garlington for the Saker Blog One of the big lies in the United States is that there is no royalty here. It is true that it no longer

offsite link Russian Foreign Ministry Statement on the planned US «summit for democracy» Wed Dec 01, 2021 09:35 | amarynth
  The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation 1 December 2021 In connection with the so called summit for democracy to be held on December 9-10 at the

offsite link Here Comes China: From Clichéd Debt Trap to Democracy Trap with peripheral hot spots. Tue Nov 30, 2021 18:35 | amarynth
By Amarynth for the Saker Blog ?You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.? ? Buckminster

offsite link Christian Vignette #8 ? contrasting attitudes towards Christology Tue Nov 30, 2021 00:43 | The Saker
The study of Who and What Christ was/is is called “Christology“.  This is one of the most complex and controversial topics in Christian theology and it is most definitely not

offsite link To see Putin and die Mon Nov 29, 2021 19:49 | The Saker
by Rostislav Ischenko for Ukraina.ru source: https://ukraina.ru/opinion/... Note: this machine translated text Joseph Biden, the 46th president of the United States, has asked Russian President Vladimir Putin for a meeting

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The Daily Sceptic

offsite link Omicron Variant Places Question Mark Over Vaccine Efficacy ? But Evidence for the Enduring Power of ... Wed Dec 01, 2021 07:00 | Will Jones
Moderna boss Stephane Bancel says he expects a "material drop" in vaccine efficacy against Omicron. But new research papers in the NEJM and Lancet show the enduring power of natural immunity.
The post Omicron Variant Places Question Mark Over Vaccine Efficacy ? But Evidence for the Enduring Power of Natural Immunity Remains Strong appeared first on The Daily Sceptic.

offsite link News Round-Up Tue Nov 30, 2021 23:36 | Luke Perry
A summary of all the most interesting stories that have appeared about politicians? efforts to control the virus ? and other acts of hubris and folly ? not just in Britain, but around the world.
The post News Round-Up appeared first on The Daily Sceptic.

offsite link And Finally? Tue Nov 30, 2021 23:31 | Toby Young
In this week's London Calling, the topics under discussion are shooting, hunting, the moronic variant, David Icke, the new Beatles movie and Belfast, which is howlingly bad.
The post And Finally… appeared first on The Daily Sceptic.

offsite link Unvaccinated Elderly to Face Monthly ?100 Fine in Greece Tue Nov 30, 2021 18:44 | Luke Perry
From January, the Greek Government will levy a monthly recurring fine of ?100 on any individual aged 60 years-old and over who remains unvaccinated.
The post Unvaccinated Elderly to Face Monthly ?100 Fine in Greece appeared first on The Daily Sceptic.

offsite link Coral and the Great Global Warming Lie Tue Nov 30, 2021 16:27 | Luke Perry
We're publishing a guest post by journalist Chris Morrison about one of the great global warming myths ? that coral around the world is rapidly disappearing thanks to global warming. In fact, it's in robust health.
The post Coral and the Great Global Warming Lie appeared first on The Daily Sceptic.

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Voltaire Network
Voltaire, international edition

offsite link Jack Dorsey sacked from Twitter Wed Dec 01, 2021 15:29 | en

offsite link Where the Rome-Paris axis is taking us, by Manlio Dinucci Tue Nov 30, 2021 15:27 | en

offsite link The European Union begins its dissolution, by Thierry Meyssan Tue Nov 30, 2021 10:03 | en

offsite link Watergate was a plot to oust Nixon Sat Nov 27, 2021 15:03 | en

offsite link Saif el-Islam Gaddafi's candidacy turned down Thu Nov 25, 2021 17:17 | en

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It's a Wonderful Life

category international | arts and media | other press author Wednesday December 24, 2014 12:31author by movie buff Report this post to the editors

Not so wonderful for Ayn Rand , the FBI and Senator Joe McCarthy

It's a Wonderful Life,produced and directed by Frank Capra , has become a television and video staple over the Christmas season. This Rawstory feature tells the little-known story of how Hollywood's evocation of bygone small town America at Christmas time with its Scrooge-like banker , Mr Potter,almost fell foul of Ayn Rand , the FBI and Senator Joe McCarthy's House of Un-American Activities Committee .



"On May 26, 1947, the FBI issued a memo stating "With regard to the picture "It's a Wonderful Life", [redacted] stated in substance that the film represented rather obvious attempts to discredit bankers by casting Lionel Barrymore as a 'scrooge-type' so that he would be the most hated man in the picture.  "

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/12/ayn-rand-helped-the-...anda/

author by movie buffpublication date Wed Dec 24, 2014 12:38author address author phone Report this post to the editors


http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0038650/

It's amazing to think that such innocence could ever have been construed as being part of any Red Menace plot .

 
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