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    09/20/2023 9:17:56 AM PDT · by tired&retired · 35 replies
    Total US Revenue October 2022 through August 2023. (11 months) $3.97 trillion $ 3.97 ÷11 = $.3609 trillion per month × 12 months = $4.33 trillion Total Revenue for the current fiscal year. Social Security & Medicare Taxes are 37% of the Total Revenue or $1.60 trillion Thus all Revenue from All Sources except Social Security and Medicare is $2.727 trillion Total debt is now $33 trillion Total Revenue ÷ Total Debt = 8.26 % Note Social Security and Medicare are currently running a deficit, meaning they do not create a surplus to help the General Fund. If inflation causes...
  • New satellite images show Russia may be preparing to test nuclear powered 'Skyfall' missile

    08/18/2021 1:04:19 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 38 replies ^ | Aug 18, 2021 | By Zachary Cohen
    New satellite images obtained by CNN show Russia may be preparing another test of its nuclear-powered cruise missile, known as "Skyfall"-- a controversial weapon that is designed to defeat US defense systems. The photos, which were captured on August 16 by the commercial satellite imaging company Capella Space, offer "strong indications Russia was preparing to test a nuclear-powered cruise missile" at a known launch site located near the Arctic Circle, experts at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies Center for Nonproliferation Studies who analyzed the photos told CNN. US officials are aware that Russia could be preparing another test of...
  • Review: Golden Globe-winning ‘1917’ puts viewers under the gun

    01/06/2020 9:00:43 AM PST · by C19fan · 45 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | January 6, 2020 | Cary Darling
    The bleakly beautiful and intensely nerve-rattling “1917” (opening Friday) ostensibly is a war film set amid the brutal realities of trench warfare between England and Germany on the fields of rural France in World War I. And it is that, so much so that you can almost feel the mud and viscera ooze between your fingers when a soldier, who has landed in a pool of muck, mistakes a fallen fighter’s corpse for something sturdy and his hand plunges deep into a body cavity. But “1917,” the latest film from director Sam Mendes (who made the James Bond films “Skyfall”...
  • James Bond 24 & 25 Will Build on ‘Skyfall’

    01/21/2014 3:55:01 PM PST · by Perdogg · 59 replies
    The fifty-year-old James Bond franchise is one of the most durable movie properties in existence, having reinvented itself with a new lead actor and new creative direction for each generation since Sean Connery originated the role in 1962′s Dr. No. Current franchise star Daniel Craig’s first outing, in 2006′s origin-story/reboot Casino Royale, was a critical and commercial success and for the first time in Bond history was followed by a direct sequel, Quantum of Solace, which was commercially successful but seen as a disappointment by many fans and critics (but not us).
  • Tierney’s ‘Gun Safety’ Nonsense

    05/20/2013 9:40:41 AM PDT · by neverdem · 12 replies
    National Review Online ^ | May 16, 2013 | Charles C. W. Cooke
    The Hill has a story today that leaves one wondering if, when it comes to gun control, there is any line too ridiculous for progressives to cross: A House Democrat inspired by the last James Bond movie has offered legislation to produce handguns with “personalization technology.” The idea is to produce guns that can only be used by the gun’s owners. Rep. John Tierney (D-Mass.) cited the latest James Bond movie, “Skyfall,” as inspiration for the bill. “In the most recent James Bond film, Bond escapes death when his handgun, which is equipped with technology that recognizes him as its...
  • Skyfall Heavily Edited by Chinese Government Censors

    04/03/2013 12:37:40 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Scenes are altered in James Bond's Skyfall to make the film acceptable for Chinese authorites.according to reports, some of its scenes have been censored and altered to make it acceptable to the Chinese authorities. One scene that has been been completely culled takes place in Shanghai, when a French hitman (played by Ola Rapace) is shown shooting a Chinese security guard in the elevator lobby of a skyscraper before preparing for an assassination. In another scene, filmed in a casino in the Chinese territory of Macau, Daniel Craig’s Bond is talking to a hostess, Severine (Berenice Marlohe), about whether her...
  • Everything Wrong With Skyfall In 4 Minutes Or Less

    03/14/2013 2:04:45 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 51 replies
    YouTube ^ | CinemaSins
    Everything Wrong With Skyfall In 4 Minutes Or Less
  • Skyfall Parody Song (Sequestration)

    03/01/2013 9:05:41 AM PST · by Perdogg · 7 replies
    From the Chris Plante show
  • Skyfall: Starring Chicken Little Now Playing All Across America

    02/26/2013 1:50:39 PM PST · by NOBO2012 · 2 replies
    Dewey From Detroit ^ | 2-26-2013 | Dewey From Detroit
    Why must Republicans always play defense? Seemingly on the wrong side of any argument? Education; you? The pending sequester cuts have the President and his minions, like a flock of Chicken Littles, running to and fro, spinning tales of planes falling out of the sky.  For some reason - whether they’re too polite, too incredulous or just too inept - I barely hear a peep from the loyal opposition. So I wrote this little story to help Republicans explain the scale of sequester cuts to their constituents and hopefully help them put things in perspective: George Finds Out He’s getting...
  • Skyfall failed at the Oscars because it is ridiculous and overhyped and..

    02/25/2013 10:55:27 AM PST · by Perdogg · 36 replies
    Telegraph UK ^ | By Dan Hodges
    On Saturday evening I sat down to watch Skyfall, which has just been released on DVD. And I did so with a little bit of patriotic pride in my heart. Here was a British film, with a true British hero, to give those swaggering Yank blockbusters a run for their money. OK, it may have been snubbed by "The Academy", I thought, but we all know why. • WARNING: if you haven't seen Skyfall, this piece contains some spoilers
  • Skyfall heavily edited by Chinese Government censors

    01/21/2013 3:56:15 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 10:14AM GMT 21 Jan 2013 | (Telegraph Staff)
    Record-breaking James Bond film Skyfall opens today in China, but according to reports, some of its scenes have been censored and altered to make it acceptable to the Chinese authorities. One scene that has been been completely culled takes place in Shanghai, when a French hitman (played by Ola Rapace) is shown shooting a Chinese security guard in the elevator lobby of a skyscraper before preparing for an assassination. … It is not uncommon for imported films to open in China with potentially politically or culturally controversial scenes edited out. Men in Black 3, Pirates Of The Caribbean: At World’s...
  • Obit (Skyfall)

    11/18/2012 7:06:30 AM PST · by Perdogg · 86 replies
    Below the fold is my review of Skyfall. There are no spoilers.
  • Skyfall soundtrack without Adele breaks James Bond franchise record

    11/17/2012 6:11:57 PM PST · by Perdogg · 33 replies
    It debuted at number 100 in the Billboard 200 chart, the highest position that a Bond soundtrack has reached since A View to a Kill was ranked 38 in the summer of 1985. The soundtrack is the most successful in the franchise for more than 20 years (Getty) This is perhaps even more surprising given that Adele's single Skyfall, which one would expect to be featured on the album, is not included, even though it debuted at 8 in the charts when it was released last week.
  • 'Skyfall' Lands Biggest Box-Office Opening In Bond-Movie History

    11/12/2012 11:45:55 PM PST · by L.A.Justice · 27 replies
    MTV.COM ^ | 11/12/12 | Ryan J. Downey
    "Skyfall" landed with the biggest opening for a Bond movie ever, shaking (but not stirring) up $87.8 million at the domestic box office. The third entry in the series to feature Daniel Craig as 007 had already earned close to $300 million overseas before it hit North American theaters, and with no other films daring to go against it in wide release, the success of "Skyfall" was as assured as James Bond's skills with weapons and women.
  • New Bond film ‘Skyfall’ falls flat

    11/07/2012 5:34:15 AM PST · by Perdogg · 34 replies
    Like the Rolling Stones, James Bond movies turn 50 this year, and you can’t blame either for playing their hits. What more do you want from “Start Me Up”? Violins? A hip-hop beat? But like the Stones, 007 is showing his wrinkles, and in the utterly routine effort “Skyfall,” we’re actually expected to cheer each chord we’ve heard so many times (here’s a martini shaker! Look, it’s a Walther PPK! And there’s an Aston Martin!) We’ve been turned into wretched Pavlovian dogs, salivating at the bell instead of the snack. The highlight, by far, is a classic animated credit sequence:...
  • Vatican lauds 'human' James Bond, 'licence to cry'

    10/31/2012 11:43:18 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 14 replies
    Telegraph UK ^ | 10.31.12
    His womanising and predilection for gunning down Britain's enemies may not make him the most Godly of characters, but L'Osservatore Romano devoted an entire page and five articles in praise of the British spy in its Wednesday edition. As the new Bond film Skyfall opened in Italian cinemas, the Vatican paper of record said it was one of the best of the 23 Bond films that have been made since the franchise began 50 years ago. The paper stopped short of proclaiming 007 a Catholic hero, as it did with Homer Simpson two years ago, but it did laud the...
  • Skyfall, James Bond, Review

    10/13/2012 9:35:17 PM PDT · by Vince Ferrer · 57 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | Oct 12, 2012 | Robbie Collin
    When is a Bond film not a Bond film? It’s a question likely to prey on the minds of the very many cinema goers who will see this 23rd official 007 adventure. Skyfall shakes together familiar elements of the Ian Fleming canon – the cars, the guns, the exotic locales with the dames to match – into a blistering comic book escapade that the old Bond, and one suspects Fleming too, would find altogether alien.
  • New 'Skyfall' trailer: What's the verdict?

    07/31/2012 4:13:52 PM PDT · by JennysCool · 26 replies
    CNN ^ | 7/31/2012 | None Listed
    <p>With Daniel Craig's big entrance as James Bond at the Olympic opening ceremony last Friday, the full trailer for November's Bond film, "Skyfall," arrived right on time.</p> <p>Movie critics and fans were buzzing Tuesday as the two-and-a-half minute clip revealed more of the plot, plus a blond Javier Bardem as the villain Silva and Ben Whishaw as Q.</p>
  • New Skyfall trailer shows James Bond get shot

    07/31/2012 8:17:48 AM PDT · by the scotsman · 43 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 31st July 2012 | Edward Bovingdon
    'The new James Bond 'Skyfall' trailer has landed online showcasing a host of new footage and a shock twist. The action-packed promo gives us the first proper look at Javier Bardem's curiously coiffured villain, Silva. The menacing star gets up to a number of dastardly deeds in the video; blowing up buildings, capturing Bond and causing havoc in MI6. The trailer opens up a number of questions about the history of the character, his relationship with Daniel Craig's James Bond and, crucially, Judi Dench's M.'
  • James Bond Press Conference Confirms ‘Skyfall’ Is Finally Coming, With a New Bond Girl

    11/03/2011 3:35:01 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 30 replies
    Yahoo Movies ^ | 11-3-2011 | Will Leitch
    This morning in London, Sony Pictures had a big press conference about the next James Bond movie, the one that has been rumored and delayed and speculated about for months upon years.