The long-term fate of the U.S. Dollar is now in doubt.
According to Blomberg on July 6, not only China, but also Russia and India, are now claiming that the world is too reliant on the U.S. Dollar.
Russia has called for a new international reserve currency. Meanwhile, an economic advisor to India's president, is urging that country "to diversify its foreign holdings away from the dollar."
Experts don't expect the world's dependency on the Dollar to end anytime soon, however.
- Sources: Blomberg.com, 07/06/09.
** No Kidding!
"We misread how bad the economy was."
- Vice President Joe Biden, George Stephanopoulos, ABC "News," 07/05/09.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which produces the Oscar ceremony each year, has decided to expand its list of nominees for Best Film from five to ten.
The move is expected to let popular big studio movies like THE DARK KNIGHT, IRON MAN and UP compete with the smaller, less popular independent movies that lately have been getting all of the Oscar nominations.
Each year, MOVIEGUIDE® has been nominating 10 movies to compete for its Best Family Movie Crystal Teddy Bear Award.
- Sources: Various.
The Associated Press, CNN and ABC News reportedly have squashed the homosexual orientation and lifestyle of a Duke University official arrested for allegedly raping his 5-year-old adopted son and offering the child to others on the Internet.
AP, CNN and ABC's reports on the arrest did not include the fact that Frank Lombard, associated director of the Health Inequalities Program for Duke's Center for Health Policy, is a homosexual living with his homosexual male "partner."
If convicted, Lombard faces up to 20 years in prison.
- Sources: WorldNetDaily, 07/01/09.
Muslims in Somalia have beheaded two young boys because their Christian father refused to give them information about a church leader.
Reportedly, the "religion of peace" has been invaded by foreign nationals swelling the numbers of Muslim extremists opposed to the more moderate government in Somalia.
Pastor Musa Yusuf and the rest of his family has fled to a Kenyan refugees camp, but the Muslim extremists are searching for him there, according to Compass Direct News.
- Sources: ASSIST News Service, 07/01/09.
The federal Environmental Protection Agency and the Obama administration apparently have suppressed a report co-authored by leading EPA analyst Alan Carlin showing that global temperatures have been decreasing for more than seven years.
Carlin's report also shows that regulating gasses like carbon dioxide will not reduce global warming even if it was happening. In fact, contrary to the President Obama and his administration, carbon dioxide is actually a vital food for plants, including food crops and rain forests!
Despite the report's findings, the Obama administration released a report on June 16 predicting a catastrophe of sweltering temperatures and deeper droughts if carbon dioxide levels are not reduced.
Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) ...
A new "hate crimes" bill in Massachusetts to protect "transgender rights" and "gender expression" could protect cross-dressing, voyeurism, sadomasochism, sex in public places, prostitution, and even sexual mutilation if passed.
The bill would also fine and even imprison those who speak out against such practices or oppose the law (Ch. 272, Sec. 98, of Bill H1728).
- Sources: MassResistance, 06/19/09.
Movieguide® has sent a letter asking local government officials throughout the U.S. to consider stopping the screening of the controversial movie "Brüno" starring comedian Sacha Baron Cohen, Movieguide® Publisher Dr. Ted Baehr announced today.
In the letter, Movieguide® asks officials to get an injunction against screening the movie on Friday until officials can look at the movie and determine whether it should be banned because it does not fit the "community standards" in their area, as defined by U.S. Supreme Court rulings on obscenity and pornography.
"This movie has been cut to get an R rating," Dr. Baehr said, "but it still contains much pornographic, offensive content."
Among the "pornographic" content in the m...
By Jeff Holder, Managing Editor, with Tom Snyder, Editor
It's not easy for parents, grandparents, and anyone that wants to protect children and teenagers from problematic elements in many movies these days.
One easy way that parents often erroneously think that a movie is okay for children or teenagers is if the cast has done family friendly material before or if a movie is based on a book or TV show that was initially aimed for children. While this SEEMS like a good idea, it really is not.
For instance, one of the big movies this summer is LAND OF THE LOST starring Will Ferrell, based on the 1970's Saturday morning children's TV show of the same name. It SEEMS like a movie to which you'd take the children. It has adventure, dinosaurs, a...
Here's a good way to instill in your children patriotism and a love of America: Rent a patriotic movie. The only trouble is that these days, those movies are few and far between.
Here are "Ted's Picks" for patriotic, pro-American movies with faith and values, many of which you can watch with your whole family this holiday and some that require extreme caution even for older teenagers and adults because of some rough content.
The list is divided into Classics and Recent Movies.
1. SERGEANT YORK: Quality: * * * * Acceptability: +4 - 1941: Based on the diary of Alvin York, the most decorated soldier in World War I, this moving story tells about a willful man, played by Oscar winner Gary Cooper, who comes to Jesus Christ and comes ...
President Obama recently appointed the founder of GLSEN, the pro-homosexual group that has been successfully trying to brainwash grade school, middle school and high school students to become radical, anti-Christian homosexual activists, to a post that will oversee "safety" in the nation's government education system.
The perverted homosexual propagandist, Kevin Jennings, "has given tacit nods of approval to sex between young teens and adults," says Linda Harvey of Mission America.
In case you missed it, that also makes Jennings an advocate of pedophilia, not just of homosexuality, bisexuality, cross-dressing and other wicked, evil sins condemned by the Triune God of the Bible, including the Divine, Only Begotten Son of the Father, Jesus ...