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'American Sniper': Gun-toting religious fanatic wages holy war in Clint Eastwood's old-fashioned, politically naive Chris Kyle biopicStory | Jan 21, 2015 | 1:45 PMA gun-toting religious fanatic waging a holy war. Sound familiar? Maybe when talking about the Charlie Hebdo massacre, not so much Chris Kyle, self-branded "most lethal sniper in U.S. history" and subject of Best Picture nominee "American Sniper." Kyle called Iraqis "savages" that were "fun" to kill in his memoir about shooting up Eye-raq, all while sporting a Crusader's Cross tattoo. That he was in the U.S. military's employ while blunt about his racist convictions could have been a teachable moment about the the war on terror's hypocritical lexicon, but supporting our troops, one-sided solemnity for the dead, and capitalism's reverence for bestsellers meant that wasn't going to happen. And that's even after putting aside the larger picture—a war sold on lies for oil, destroying an entire country with no connection to the act of terror it was supposedly avenging—was a form of terrorism in itself.
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TrollHunter Magnet DVD and Blu-ray Things you may not know about Norway, if you are the average semiclueless American: First, it is quite gorgeous, in its spartan, Scandinavian way, highlighted by wind-scrubbed peaks, dense forests, towering waterfalls,...
Story | Oct 24, 2012
I've never interviewed a ghost before. But medium Beverly Litsinger swears she's in conversation with a 200-year-old woman in the space above Bertha's and is ready to pass along my questions, so now's my chance. Litsinger, a short, round woman who...