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  • Dems Plan To Scuttle Space Force.......

    09/23/2021 7:32:29 PM PDT · by caww · 67 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 9/23/2021 | Jack Beyer
    House Democrats on Wednesday introduced a measure in the 2022 defense budget to eliminate the Space Force. Rep. Jared Huffman (D., Calif.) led a resolution, cosigned by fellow Democratic representatives Rashida Tlaib (Mich.), Maxine Waters (Calif.), Mark Pocan (Wis.), and Jésus García (Calif.), to "abolish" America's newest military branch. The measure received support from the Koch-funded National Taxpayers Union and radical anti-war groups such as Peace Action and Demand Progress. The push to defund the Space Force comes as China increasingly threatens the United States. Secretary of the Air Force Frank Kendall said Monday that China is developing means to...
  • Why the Term ‘JEDI’ Is Problematic for Describing Programs That Promote Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (This is an actual Scientific American article)

    09/23/2021 5:30:34 PM PDT · by Drew68 · 40 replies
    Scientific American ^ | 23 Sep 2021 | J. W. Hammond, Sara E. Brownell, Nita A. Kedharnath, Susan J. Cheng, W. Carson Byrd
    They’re meant to be heroes within the Star Wars universe, but the Jedi are inappropriate symbols for justice work The acronym “JEDI” has become a popular term for branding academic committees and labeling STEMM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine) initiatives focused on social justice issues. Used in this context, JEDI stands for “justice, equity, diversity and inclusion.” In recent years, this acronym has been employed by a growing number of prominent institutions and organizations, including the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. At first glance, JEDI may simply appear to be an elegant way to explicitly build “justice”...
  • Disney’s new Star Wars hotel comes with an out-of-this-world price tag

    08/06/2021 3:46:18 AM PDT · by Libloather · 27 replies
    CNN via East Bay Times ^ | 8/05/21 | Frank Pallotta
    Disney revealed pricing for its new, highly anticipated Star Wars hotel on Wednesday - and the cost to immerse yourself in a galaxy far, far away for a few days will not come cheap. The Disney World-based hotel Galactic Starcruiser is essentially a cruise ship set in space, with the pricing to match. The company says it’s the “most immersive Star Wars story ever created,” and to partake you may have to shell out $6,000 for two nights. The hotel, which opens in spring 2022, is billed by Disney as a “revolutionary new two-night experience where you and your group...
  • The Empire Was Right in Star Wars (satirical propaganda of the highest MSM defending the Admin)

    07/15/2021 4:46:30 PM PDT · by DoodleBob · 7 replies
    YouTube ^ | February 8, 2019 | Jim Huss ENT
    The video is done in fun to show both how propaganda can be used to spin anything and that there are some plot holes in Star Wars. Rebuttal and sequel videos are being planned, so feel free to leave a comment and I may discuss it in long form. For over four decades, there has been debate on who the true villains and heroes of the Star Wars Saga are. With over 30 minutes of content and discussion, I feel that a fair argument can be made in favor of The Empire. I am not implying that the empire, sith,...
  • Star Wars Fans Come in full ‘Force’

    06/22/2021 5:45:52 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    The Star (Malaysia) ^ | Wednesday, 23 Jun 2021 | Meng Yew Choong
    Star Wars fans want Malaysians to know that the Force is with them, but even so, they still need to get vaccinated against Covid-19. Members of the Official Star Wars Malaysia Fan Club have been going around posting pictures of themselves getting their jabs at various vaccination centres (PPV) here, sometimes, in their Jedi outfits or even sporting a stormtrooper helmet. According to club president Sanjiv Indran, the club’s 1,400 members have been feeling rather down since last year after various restrictions to fight Covid-19 prohibited public gatherings. Sanjiv, who owns a large stash of Star Wars costumes, said in...
  • Luke Skywalker Condemned For Blowing Up Associated Press Office Located On Death Star

    05/17/2021 3:59:36 PM PDT · by Jacob Kell · 9 replies
    Babylon Bee ^ | May 17, 2021
    YAVIN—Known rebel and terrorist Luke Skywalker has been condemned by the Imperial Press Corps for blowing up an Associated Press office located on the Death Star. "Mr. Skywalker barely gave us an hour's notice to evacuate," said AP reporter Bryn Stellar. "It's clear that the Rebellion wants to eliminate journalists and hamper our ability to tell the story of their terror to the galaxy. We were just minding our own business reporting on their nefarious activity from our offices on the 64th level of the Empire's new space station when we got the warning." "Shocking and appalling."
  • Obi-Wan's Ewan McGregor Reflects on Returning to Star Wars in the Age of Prequels Appreciation [?]

    04/28/2021 2:00:39 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 24 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | James Whitbrook
    The Star Wars prequels have had a rough couple of decades, from seemingly universal mockery to a renewed level of appreciation, as the audiences that watched them as children grew up and re-appraised their strengths and weaknesses. But now that we live in a more civilized age [?], it would seem, fondness for the films has helped Ewan McGregor re-appraise his own connection to the franchise. Speaking to the Hollywood Reporter in a wide-ranging profile as the actor prepares to return to his role as Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi—living a life of exile on Tatooine in the self-titled Disney+ series,...
  • ‘Star Wars’ Spotlights Trans Non-Binary Jedi Characters for Trans Day of Visibility

    03/31/2021 7:35:24 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 20 replies
    Variety ^ | Marc 31, 2021 | Antonio Ferme
    To honor Transgender Day of Visibility on Wednesday, Lucasfilm debuted an exclusive cover of the “Star Wars: The High Republic” comic book series that features two trans non-binary characters. “In honor of #TransDayOfVisibility we’re proud to unveil an exclusive cover highlighting Terec and Ceret, trans non-binary Jedi, currently featured in Marvel’s The High Republic comic,” the Instagram post read. “We support trans lives and we are passionate and committed to broadening our representation in a galaxy far far way.” First observed in 2014, the holiday is dedicated to celebrating transgender people and bringing awareness to the discrimination and violence they...
  • TOTAL BLACKOUT US Air Force tests defences against EMP attacks amid fears that ONE weapon could wipe out entire power grid

    03/12/2021 10:54:24 PM PST · by blueplum · 32 replies
    The Sun UK ^ | 12 Mar 2021 | Harry Pettit
    THE US military is shielding itself from a new type of weapon capable of knocking out entire power grids for extended periods. An Air Force base in Texas will soon test its systems against a simulated electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack, according to reports.... ...It's not clear when the base plans to launch its EMP defence tests, or precisely what those tests will entail. According to the Air Force request, the tests won't include the use of actual electromagnetic waves.... ...Trump moved to protect the US from the emerging threat of EMP attacks with an executive order issued in 2019. The...
  • Artist Adds ‘Star Wars’ To Discarded Paintings He Finds in Thrift Stores

    03/09/2021 1:19:31 PM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 40 replies
    My Modern Met ^ | October, 2020 | Emma Taggart
    While many people may overlook old thrift store paintings, Dave (of Arrowhead Vintage & Goods) actually seeks them out to transform the outdated landscapes into surreal sci-fi scenes. He alters old, forgotten artworks by adding pop culture characters that seem to blend seamlessly within the painterly scenes. From the Iron Giant treading through a forest to Godzilla at the beach, Dave adds characters from a whole host of fantasy films. But there’s one particular movie franchise that seems to inspire the upcycling artist the most—Star Wars. Many of Dave’s altered paintings capture a strange, dystopian world where the Star Wars...
  • Report: Hasbro Stops Making Gina Carano’s ‘Star Wars’ Action Figure

    02/16/2021 5:14:44 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 49 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 16 Feb 2021 | NATE CHURCH
    Toy industry giant Hasbro has ceased production on the “Cara Dune” action figure following Gina Carano’s firing from Disney’s streaming series The Mandalorian. On Monday, online retailer BigBadToyStore announced it would cancel all existing preorders of Cara Dune action figures in response to outrage over Carano’s social media profiles — which prompted Lucasfilm, owned by Disney, to fire her from the popular show. Carano faced backlash after linking modern American cancel culture to the Holocaust in a since-deleted message. “Gina Carano is not currently employed by Lucasfilm and there are no plans for her to be in the future,” a...
  • Canceling Gina Carano: Work Worthy of an Evil Empire

    02/16/2021 2:37:38 PM PST · by Ciaphas Cain · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 16, 2021 | Christopher Knight
    Lucasfilm’s firing of Gina Carano may go down as one of the more 'textbook' examples of public relations blunders. This past week the studio and its umbrella company Disney detached from Carano, following the latest in a series of social media posts which betrayed the political incorrectness of the former MMA fighter. Carano – who had been portraying rebel-turned-mercenary Cara Dune on the hit Disney+ Star Wars series The Mandalorian – had shared the following on her Instagram account: --snip-- Do note that at no point does Miss Carano refer to Republicans, conservatives, or any other specific ideology. She merely...
  • Lucasfilm Drops ‘Mandalorian’ Star Gina Carano Following Offensive Social Media Posts

    02/10/2021 7:59:57 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 130 replies
    Variety ^ | February 10, 2021 | Daniel Holloway
    Gina Carano is “not currently employed by Lucasfilm,” the company said in a statement Wednesday after controversy erupted over “The Mandalorian” star’s social media posts. “Gina Carano is not currently employed by Lucasfilm and there are no plans for her to be in the future,” a Lucasfilm spokesperson said in a statement. “Nevertheless, her social media posts denigrating people based on their cultural and religious identities are abhorrent and unacceptable.” Carano shared several offensive posts on her Instagram stories Tuesday night, including one that likened contemporary political differences to the treatment of Jews in Nazi Germany. “Jews were beaten in...
  • Guns Of Star Wars: Just Dressed Up World War II Guns?

    02/09/2021 8:29:17 AM PST · by Onthebrink · 18 replies
    19FortyFive ^ | 2/8/2021 | Peter Suicu
    It may have been set in a galaxy far, far away but the Star Wars films feature some rather familiar looking firearms. Then again, the saga isn’t exactly what one could call “original” – it borrowed heavily from American westerns, World War II films, movie serials notably Flash Gordon, and the original film’s plot is borrowed so heavily from The Hidden Fortress that writer/director George Lucas should have paid royalties to Japanese director Akira Kurosawa.
  • Mark Hamill Lends Voice to ‘Green Eggs & Ham’-Style ‘Wear a Mask’ Cartoon, Plugs Biden Mandate

    01/26/2021 12:43:39 PM PST · by conservative98 · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 26 Jan 2021 | WARNER TODD HUSTON
    Star Wars star Mark Hamill on Monday touted his involvement in a Green Eggs and Ham-styled cartoon parodying conservatives who oppose wearing masks during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Hamill — who is also famous for his voice acting work, particularly as the Joker in several Batman animated series — performed the narration for “Will You Wear A Mask? I Ask,” a video adaptation of a children’s book by writer Tom Ruegger, published in August of last year. The actor, who frequently riffs on politics from his social media accounts, linked the project to President Joe Biden’s mandate to wear a...
  • Star Wars And Lucasfilm Officially Support Calling All White People Racist

    01/23/2021 9:46:37 AM PST · by Skywise · 79 replies
    Bounding into Comics ^ | 01/22/21 | John F. Trent
    HomeComic Books Star Wars And Lucasfilm Officially Support Calling All White People Racist John F. Trent January 22, 2021 Comic Books, Movies, Television 2 Share this: Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)More The official Star Wars Twitter account has thrown their support behind new hire Krystina Arielle and her declaration that all white people are racist. Earlier today Bounding Into Comics reported on a number of tweets that Arielle, the new host of The Star Wars The High Republic Show, where she called all white people racists... -------- The...
  • You are Blessed[Charismatic Caucus]

    01/02/2021 6:04:56 AM PST · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    Your prognosis is good for your obedience is in tact leaving no opening for the enemy to get in. You are a pillar of light and fire destroying darkness leaving no stone unturned and your voice is my whip against the enemy causing them to run while suffering great pain and agony now advance as you take back My land from the enemy of my children's hearts for you carry My Sword of Truth
  • This Is The Way: How Dave Filoni Is Finally Getting The Recognition He Deserves

    12/23/2020 3:16:33 PM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Red ^ | December 23, 2020 | Scott Hounsell
    For Christmas in 1997, my mother gave me the VHS set of the Original Trilogy of Star Wars Initially, I stuck my nose up at it as Star Wars was for dorks. After being coerced into watching “A New Hope” I quickly jumped into “The Empire Strikes Back” and “Return of the Jedi.” I must have watched those movies over a dozen times during the coming weeks and months. As the prequels came out I remember going to the movies right after school to watch “The Phantom Menace” (yes I know it was garbage, but at the time, we were...
  • 5 Long-Term Takeaways From Disney’s Big Plans For Future Shows

    12/18/2020 8:04:09 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    The Federalist ^ | December 18, 2020 | Joseph Shepherd
    When Disney announced 52 upcoming films and series, Hollywood press, movie fans, and even Wall Street ate up the hype. Here’s an overview of the big takeaways. In recent days, trading on Disney’s stock hit record highs, a short-term indicator the company succeeded with their much-hyped presentation of upcoming films and shows. But the long-term outcome is a more complex story. After all, over the past year, Disney laid off more than 30,000 employees (mostly related to still-closed theme parks) and streaming video platforms have not yet proven the profit potential of theatrical releases. Over a four-hour unveiling that resembled...
  • Jeremy Bulloch, Boba Fett Actor in Original 'Star Wars' Films, Dies at 75

    12/17/2020 7:04:07 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | DECEMBER 17, 2020 | Ryan Parker, Aaron Couch
    The actor brought one of the franchise's most enduring characters to life, starting with 1980's 'Empire Strikes Back.' Jeremy Bulloch, the actor who played Boba Fett in the original Star Wars trilogy, has died after health complications, including several years living with Parkinson's disease. He was 75. Actor Daniel Logan, who grew close with Bulloch after playing a younger version of Boba Fett in 2002's Star Wars: Attack of the Clones, confirmed that Bulloch died Thursday in his native England. "Jeremy was the one to teach me how to be a gentleman and interact with fans at conventions and show...