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  • Air Force Academy reeling after 2 seniors die in suspected suicides

    03/31/2020 9:42:34 AM PDT · by Bruiser 10 · 73 replies
    The Gazette ^ | Mar 30, 2020 | Tom Roeder
    The Air Force Academy is redoubling efforts to offer mental health care to students after the deaths of two senior cadets on the campus in less than a week. The deaths, in incidents on Thursday and Saturday, are thought to be suicides, several people familiar with them told The Gazette, asking that their names not be used because they were not authorized to reveal that information. The academy confirmed the seniors died weeks before graduation amid a campus-wide lockdown, and neither was caused by coronavirus or foul play. “These tragedies have caused incredible shock and pain throughout our USAFA family,”...
  • 92nd Academy Awards Live Thread

    02/09/2020 5:09:21 PM PST · by L.A.Justice · 121 replies
    ABC Network | February 9, 2020 | Self
    I am curious to see if PARASITE wins anything. I am also interested in Best Song Category...Idina Mendel will perform. Will TOY STORY 4 win? Will Rene Z win Best Actress? I liked PARASITE more than 1917 or JOKER.
  • The Early Art of William-Adolphe Bouguereau (1825-1905), famous French Academy Painter

    08/04/2019 8:46:01 AM PDT · by mairdie · 33 replies
    Bouguereau was the epitome of a French academy painter. Classically trained and meticulous in his work, he won awards and commanded high prices for his art. He painted over 600 paintings, which appear in museums around the world. Heavy on nudes, and peaceful and beautiful women and children, THIS type of art is what the Impressionists were rebelling against. Thomas Campion's poem, "The Peaceful Western Wind" is sung by Shannon Mercer.
  • Trump set to speak at 2019 Air Force Academy graduation

    05/30/2019 1:49:25 AM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies
    Gazette ^ | 4/25/19 | Tom Roeder
    President Donald Trump will deliver the Air Force Academy’s graduation speech on May 30, the White House confirmed Thursday. Trump bumped expected speaker Vice President Mike Pence from the podium for the ceremony in Falcon Stadium, where about 1,000 seniors will pin on the rank of 2nd lieutenant. It will be Trump’s first stop in Colorado Springs since his visit during the 2016 presidential campaign. **SNIP** Trump’s remarks haven’t been written, but addressing his push for a separate Space Force is a safe bet. Colorado Springs is home to the bulk of the military’s space troops and is in the...
  • 91st Academy Awards Live Thread 2/24/19

    02/24/2019 5:39:32 PM PST · by L.A.Justice · 209 replies
    ABC Network | 2/24/19 | Self
    I want to see if Sam Elliot wins...I saw A Star Is Born today...
  • Air Force Academy installs thousands of cameras for cadet safety

    02/24/2019 4:27:48 PM PST · by redfog · 51 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | February 20, 2019 | Caitlin M. Kenney
    WASHINGTON — The U.S. Air Force Academy has installed several thousand closed-circuit TV cameras on campus over the past year to create a safer environment for cadets and to deter criminal behavior. The cameras were mentioned by Lt. Gen. Jay Silveria, the academy’s superintendent, during testimony Feb. 13 before a subcommittee hearing of the House Appropriations Committee about the military service academies. The superintendents of each military service academy testified nearly two weeks after the Pentagon released its annual report on sexual assault and harassment at the academies. The report’s anonymous scientific survey found that 747 students said they experienced...
  • Academy Awards considers going without host: report

    12/11/2018 4:14:45 AM PST · by Libloather · 67 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/10/18 | Matt Richardson
    Following Kevin Hart’s announcement that he was bowing out of as host of the 2019 Academy Awards, a report on Monday suggested that organizers behind the annual event are considering airing next year’s telecast without a host. The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences is exploring all options, sources with knowledge of the situation told Variety. The show may go sans host, an insider told the outlet, and instead would feature “a bunch of huge celebs, something ‘SNL’ style, and buzzy people to throw to commercial.”
  • Academy Sports manager fired weeks after intercepting gun thief suspect in Florida store

    07/12/2018 2:25:16 AM PDT · by grundle · 64 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 11, 2018 | Elizabeth Zwirz
    A sporting goods store employee, who last month helped catch a suspect allegedly trying to swipe a weapon, was suspended and later lost his job at the Florida business following the incident, his lawyer said. Dean Crouch, 32, was working at the Academy Sports store in Tallahassee on June 29 when robbery suspect Jason White allegedly tried to steal a gun, the Tallahassee Democrat reported. After White reportedly tried to flee with the stolen firearm he’d requested to see, Crouch stepped in and ultimately detained him. Crouch, an assistant manager at the store, was nearby when the incident occurred and...
  • Roman Polanski threatens lawsuit against motion picture academy over expulsion

    05/09/2018 7:12:52 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 21 replies
    LA Times ^ | May 8, 2018 | Josh Rottenberg
    Just days after the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences voted to expel Roman Polanski from its ranks, the director's attorney sent a letter to the organization Tuesday morning, arguing the move was unlawful and threatening to take legal action if Polanski is not granted a hearing. In his letter, a copy of which was obtained by The Times, Polanski's attorney, Harland Braun, said the academy had failed to follow both its own rules and California law in denying the Oscar-winning director a chance to present his own case. "We are not here contesting the merits of the expulsion...
  • Film Academy Expels Bill Cosby and Roman Polanski From Membership

    05/03/2018 11:33:34 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 33 replies
    Variety ^ | May 3, 2018 | Kristopher Tapley
    The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has voted to expel actor Bill Cosby and director Roman Polanksi from its membership ranks. The move comes a week after Cosby was convicted of three counts of aggravated indecent assault brought against him by Andrea Constand, and after disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein was first expelled from the organization last year. Polanski has been on the lam for 40 years, ever since fleeing the country while awaiting sentencing for statutory rape in 1978. The decision to remove Cosby and Polanski from the membership was made Tuesday,...
  • The Texas church shooter should not have been legally able to buy a gun

    11/06/2017 7:48:17 AM PST · by servo1969 · 65 replies ^ | 11-6-2017 | Alex Lockie
    The federal government's firearm transaction record, which buyers must legally fill out, asks about felony convictions. Kelley bought a Ruger AR-556 rifle, used in the attack on the church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, in April of last year from an Academy Sports & Outdoors store in San Antonio, a law-enforcement official told CNN. The purchase of the gun took place two years after Kelley had been court-martialed, imprisoned, and discharged from the military.
  • (After ignoring the perv for years) Celebrities applaud the Academy's expulsion of Harvey Weinstein

    10/15/2017 2:26:01 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 40 replies
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | October 14, 2017 | Nick Romano
    'So now that we've dealt with Weinstein what are we going to do about Trump?' Josh Gad tweeted. Many figures within the Hollywood industry applauded The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Saturday when the 54-member Board of Governors voted to expel Harvey Weinstein from their ranks. [Snip] The Academy released a statement from the board after the decision was made, stating that the votes to oust Weinstein were "well in excess of the required two-thirds majority." Members of the board include Laura Dern, Whoopi Goldberg, Tom Hanks, Steven Spielberg, and Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy. "We do so...
  • Harvey Weinstein Stripped of Academy Membership

    10/14/2017 2:32:16 PM PDT · by Enchante · 111 replies
    Variety ^ | October 14, 2017 | Kristopher Tapley
    Read the Academy’s full statement below: “The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Board of Governors met today to discuss the allegations against Harvey Weinstein, and has voted well in excess of the required two-thirds majority to immediately expel him from the Academy. We do so not simply to separate ourselves from someone who does not merit the respect of his colleagues but also to send a message that the era of willful ignorance and shameful complicity in sexually predatory behavior and workplace harassment in our industry is over. What’s at issue here is a deeply troubling problem that...
  • Vanity - Academy Awards dying, just like the Democrat Party!!!

    02/28/2017 7:57:25 AM PST · by JLAGRAYFOX · 49 replies
    Short & so ever sweet!!! Academy Awards Ceremony, lowest TV audience in Ten(10) years, down 2,000,000 viewers!!! A few more appearances by Jimmy Kimmel and Meryl Streep and no one will be watching!!! Love it!!!
  • Vanity - Academy Awards Trump Scourge Fizzles, as Academy blows the award game, big time!!!

    02/27/2017 4:56:58 AM PST · by JLAGRAYFOX · 57 replies
    The Lord Almighty or Destiny, in their justice, if you prefer, has done in the Academy Awards Ceremony. The raging, Trump attack ceased without any "negative" impact at all, as the Academy, stuck its own "EGO" foot in its mouth by flubbing the "Number One" Oscar Award of the night!!! Flat TV audience, Not a decent picture in the bunch, and. the biggest mistake made on TV air time in the Academy history!!! Not a smart way to go through history!!! Well, folks, dummies will be dummies, 100% of the time. When ego is king, failure is not far behind!!!...
  • Oscar Awards Live Thread

    02/26/2017 6:38:57 PM PST · by L.A.Justice · 392 replies
    2/26/17 | Self
    A member of my family has Oscars on... That's why I am watching some parts of the show...If I had my way, I would watch something else... Mel Gibson's film won sounds effects award...

    02/25/2017 1:40:25 PM PST · by Hamilton22 · 105 replies
    Fox news | February 25, 2017 | Hamilton22
    Fox News just showed Jodie Foster speaking to a group of actors and telling them NOT to give THANK YOU SPEECHES but instead to Give POLITICAL SPEECHES at the Academy Awards. LETS BOYCOTT THE ACADEMY AWARDS!!!! LETS BOYCOTT THE ACADEMY AWARDS
  • "We"-sel Words: Libs exempt selves from collective guilt

    01/31/2016 5:27:02 PM PST · by Daniel Clark · 3 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | January 31, 2016 | Daniel Clark
    "We"-sel Words: Libs exempt selves from collective guilt by Daniel Clark One of liberals' many assaults on the English language is in their tendency to use the first-person plural when referring to groups of people that do not include themselves. Take, for example, embittered former first lady Rosalynn Carter, who once said about her husband's successor, Ronald Reagan, "I think this president makes us comfortable with our prejudices." By saying this, Mrs. Carter was not confessing to harboring prejudices of her own. Rather, the "us" of whom she spoke was the electorate, who presumably were not motivated by prejudice when...
  • Lupita Nyong'o criticizes Academy Award voters for 'unconscious prejudice' as [tr]

    01/20/2016 11:55:27 AM PST · by C19fan · 22 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 20, 2016 | Chris Spargo
    Lupita Nyong'o is the latest star to address the complete lack of diversity among this year's acting nominees for the Academy Award. The actress, who won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress in 2014 for her performance in 12 Years a Slave, wrote on Instagram; 'I am disappointed by the lack on inclusion in this year's Academy Award nominations. 'It has me thinking about unconscious prejudice and what merits prestige in our culture.'
  • Air Force Academy removes Bible verse from cadet's whiteboard

    03/11/2014 6:36:15 PM PDT · by upbeat5 · 37 replies ^ | March 11, 2014 | Todd Starnes
    The Air Force Academy removed a Bible verse posted on a cadet's whiteboard after it determined the posting had offended other cadets, a spokesman for the academy said. The cadet wrote the passage on the whiteboard posted outside his room. "I have been crucified with Christ therefore I no longer live, but Christ lives in me," the verse from Galatians read. Mikey Weinstein, director of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, told me 29 cadets and four faculty and staff members contacted his organization to complain about the Christian passage. "Had it been in his room - not a problem," Weinstein...