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Offline TomS

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Finally, some type of intelligence in Hollywood
« on: March 19, 2006, 06:56:15 PM »
"I'm pretty much for nonviolence," Portman says, "but I also understand the impossibility of nonviolence in a violent world. You can only be nonviolent when your neighbor is not violent. Otherwise you cease to exist, which becomes a sort of violence against yourself."

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Re: Finally, some type of intelligence in Hollywood
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2006, 01:07:25 AM »
"I'm pretty much for nonviolence," Portman says, "but I also understand the impossibility of nonviolence in a violent world. You can only be nonviolent when your neighbor is not violent. Otherwise you cease to exist, which becomes a sort of violence against yourself."

Which is why I'm not a pacifist...
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Re: Finally, some type of intelligence in Hollywood
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2006, 04:00:21 AM »
I like the Portman quote. Who is/was he/she? What context was the quote taken from? This one's interesting... 8)!
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Re: Finally, some type of intelligence in Hollywood
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2006, 08:22:45 AM »
Natalie Portman played Queen Amidala/Padme in the second star wars trio (I say second for reasons of my own. But that is a eparate debate!).

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Re: Finally, some type of intelligence in Hollywood
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2006, 08:40:43 AM »
Wow.  I didn't know she had it in her!  Thanks for the post Tom.
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Re: Finally, some type of intelligence in Hollywood
« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2006, 09:31:22 AM »
I thought she was an ultra-liberal pacifist? I do remember hearing one time that she was born in Israel though, so it might be the conflicts in that region that she had in mind?

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Re: Finally, some type of intelligence in Hollywood
« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2006, 10:26:23 AM »
I thought she was an ultra-liberal pacifist? I do remember hearing one time that she was born in Israel though, so it might be the conflicts in that region that she had in mind?

Well, for all the negative things I can say about them, there is one positive thing that has to be said about the Jews, they know how to take care of things. None of this unnecessary diplomacy, sanctions, or prolonged discussion BS; they get in, do what needs to be done, and get out...if you get in their way you're screwed. I do believe the US could learn a thing or two about war, diplomacy, and foreign relations from Israel...as well as how to occupy a country, which we used to be good at but seem to have lost our edge, perhaps we should get advisors from Israel to tell us how to deal with the Iraqis.
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Re: Finally, some type of intelligence in Hollywood
« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2006, 11:18:03 AM »
I thought she was an ultra-liberal pacifist? I do remember hearing one time that she was born in Israel though, so it might be the conflicts in that region that she had in mind?


Yes, she was born in Jerusalem, an Israeli Citizen.
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000204/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natalie_Portman

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Re: Finally, some type of intelligence in Hollywood
« Reply #8 on: March 20, 2006, 04:53:05 PM »
I suspect that this quote is drawn from Ms. Portman's work in the new movie "V for Vendetta"

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0434409/

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Re: Finally, some type of intelligence in Hollywood
« Reply #9 on: April 01, 2006, 03:26:34 AM »
Well, for all the negative things I can say about them, there is one positive thing that has to be said about the Jews, they know how to take care of things. None of this unnecessary diplomacy, sanctions, or prolonged discussion BS; they get in, do what needs to be done, and get out...if you get in their way you're screwed. I do believe the US could learn a thing or two about war, diplomacy, and foreign relations from Israel...as well as how to occupy a country, which we used to be good at but seem to have lost our edge, perhaps we should get advisors from Israel to tell us how to deal with the Iraqis.

Sounds good to me! any suggestions as to getting it done? ;)
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