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Obama concedes: ISIS ‘long-term campaign’

ISIS

Rhetoric flies in face of reference to terror group as ‘jayvee’

President Obama said on the heels of a meeting with his national security team the battle against ISIS could take generations to win – a somewhat surprising admission, given his previous public and bold references to the terror group as a “jayvee” team.

His latest, the Hill reported: “This will not be quick,” Obama said, after meeting with military chiefs at the Pentagon about the fight against ISIS.

“This is a long-term campaign,” he continued. “This larger battle for hearts and minds is going to be a generational struggle.”

The president also said he has no immediate plans to send more U.S. troops into Iraq, and those already in-country for training and security purposes would not morph into combat fighters any time soon.

“If we try to do everything ourselves all across the Middle East, all across North Africa, we’ll be playing whack-a-mole,” Obama said, the Hill reported. “There will be a whole lot of unintended consequences that ultimately make us less secure.”

Republicans, in particular, have been critical of Obama’s overseas’ strategies against the terror group, whom he famously referred to as a “jayvee team” in a January 2014 interview with New Yorker. Then, Obama said: “The analogy we use around here sometimes, and I think is accurate, is if a jayvee team puts on Lakers uniforms that doesn’t make them Kobe Bryant.”

Obama’s since tried to backtrack on those comments and claim he was referring to terror groups in general, not ISIS in particular. But the author of the article, David Remnick, confirmed to PolitiFact.com the discussion during Obama’s remarks focused on the overtaking of Fallujah by a band of terrorists known as the Islamic State.

Fast-forward to today, and Republicans still aren’t impressed with Obama’s strategies to deal with ISIS.

“A speech isn’t a strategy,” said Cory Fritz, a spokesman for Speaker John Boehner, in the Hill. “At no point in his remarks did President Obama indicate he’s doing anything to change course and actually build the broad, overarching plan that’s needed to take on these savage terrorists and win.”

Original article: http://goo.gl/BbK84C
Although they know God’s righteous decree that those who do such things deserve death, they not only continue to do these very things but also approve of those who practice them.

Yeah, we annihilated Saddam Hussein’s entire army in 30 days. That’s right: we decimated the world’s fourth largest army in four weeks…

Oh, but ISIS is going to be a “long-term campaign”.

This smacks of a man unwilling to destroy the monsters of a faith he secretly prefers.

Dracula (1931)

Dracula 1931

Dracula is an American horror film released in 1931 by Universal Pictures. Produced by Carl Laemmle, Jr. and directed by Tod Browning, it adapts the original 1897 Bram Stoker novel Dracula as well as the 1924 stage adaptation of Dracula by John L. Balderston and Hamilton Deane. It is the first authorized film adaptation of Dracula as well as the first horror film “talkie”.

Dracula launched the career of actor Béla Lugosi, who went on to star in dozens of genre films overs the next two decades.

Original Wiki: http://goo.gl/a4Fvsu

Shroud is Released

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Shroud was written and directed by David Jetre and produced by Edgar Pitts.

The film stars Nicole Leigh Jones, G. Russell Reynolds, Morgana Shaw, Charles Baker, Larry Jack Dotson, Chad Briley, Dylan Barth and Jodie Moore.

Read the unabridged version of the script here: http://sandmerrick.com/Shroud.pdf

Victoria Celestine (Nicole Leigh Jones) braves a transatlantic journey from Holland to America to search for her missing husband. Accompanied by her young brother Abraham she discovers Shroud—a ghost town deep in the Arizona Territory. There she unravels a conspiracy involving a misplaced Mayor (G. Russell Reynolds), his wife (Morgana Shaw), a renegade marshal (Jodie Moore) and his posse of cruel Confederate defectors.

With history wrapped in superstition and murders masked by myth, Lady Celestine reveals the grisly secret of a dead Spanish Conquistador, a heretic hanged, and the 300-year old Apache legend of an abomination that feeds on innocence.

Production Company: Jetrefilm Entertainment (www.Jetrefilm.com)
Format: NTSC, Dolby, Subtitled
Subtitles: English Rated:
Unrated Run Time: 101 minutes
Average Customer Review: ★★★★☆ (4 out of 5 stars)

Available on Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00AAJ1MR6

Available on iTunes: Soon

Unseeable excerpt

Excerpt from Unseeable ©2003 David Jetre. All Rights Reserved. WGA Registered).


PAGE 26/27

EXT. NICE HOUSE  NIGHT

We see a car pull up and EAST gets out and approach the house. He knocks and a large muscular black man, CEPS, peers through the blinds to see who it is. The man opens the door and the two acknowledge each other.

East goes upstairs where his employer RICKYARD and his accountant BAKUL are arguing.  East watching the confrontation briefly before Bakul, cursing in  Hindi. storms out.  Rickyard is unfazed.

RICKYARD
East. Despite all the bribes I could afford you found your way back.
How was Bora Bora?

EAST
It’s an island. What’s going on?

RICKYARD
My accountant just damned my soul. Former accountant, actually.
And he quit. I think. I just heard a lot of consonant. I don’t know.
(beat)
Oh, by the way, did you feel a deep, stabbing pain in your
chest recently?

East shakes his head. Rickyard throws a voodoo doll stabbed with needles to Claymore.

RICKYARD
(to Claymore)
Get my money back.

EAST
Nice digs.

RICKYARD
Thanks.

EAST
Uncharacteristically modest.

RICKYARD
Yeah, my ex-wives would never think of looking for
me in a house with less than 50,000 square feet.

EAST
Or the FBI either, I imagine.

RICKYARD
You mood-spoiling bastard. You come all the way
over here just to take a shit in my Count Chocula?

EAST
I refuse to believe you are eating Count Chocula.

RICKYARD shows him the cereal bowl, one full of a gross chocolate slush.

EAST
That looks nasty for even Count Chocula.

RICKYARD
Out of milk. So I’m going with Jack Daniels.

EAST
Jack Daniels over Count Chocula. You are going
to have start adding another zero to my paycheck,
you are getting hard to put up with. I’m a
professional for Christ’s sake.

RICKYARD
If you want some, just ask.

EAST
Heard about the thing. So, uh, how’s the
…you know.

RICKYARD
I’m pissing the right colors again. I got two new
kidneys and they are as pink as my other girlfriend’s ass.

EAST
I thought you only needed one?

RICKYARD
Man cannot live on one piece of ass alone.

EAST
Yeah, that’s another life sentence staring you
in the face: she old enough to drive yet?
I meant the kidney.

RICKYARD
Well, I bought one…and got one free.
Like a pizza, only no anchovies.

EAST
I so entirely hope you are kidding.

RICKYARD
I got the bonus plan. One less ratty beggar
moping around the hills of India for handouts.
Yeah, he’ll be missed.

EAST
You sure about that?

RICKYARD
He’s a thing…um…what’d they call him?
He’s like the guy who did “Dances with Wolves.”

Another thug, CARON, speaks up.

CARON
“Untouchable,” boss.

RICKYARD
No, he was worse than that. This guy was an “unseeable.”

EAST
I know what an “untouchable” is, and I know what an
“unseeable” is. You may remember the only reason
your fake little Indian import company actually turns
this much of a profit is because I’ve got your back.
(beat)
Laundering.  Smuggling.  Any of this sounding familiar?

RICKYARD
(sighing)
East—

EAST
I leave you for 10 days and you fucking fly off to
India, whack somebody and steal his organs.
The fuck’s the matter with you? You can’t do that!

RICKYARD
Do you have any idea how many frequent flyer
miles I have?

EAST
This is America. If the fucking law is for sale,
you can damn sure buy yourself a kidney.

RICKYARD
Yeah, in 18-to-24 months.

EAST
I’m just saying, next time you use your credit
card as a scalpel to go cutting into somebody
you better think it through, because the guys
you move all that money forremember them?
The people who never smile and seem to have
just a few too many Glad trash bags lying around
might be perturbed to learn the FBI found
some of their coke money in a back-alley
body shop in Calcutta where a certain
Mr. Rickyard had been lately.

RICKYARD
If you want a raise just say so.

EAST
I want a raise.

RICKYARD
Fine. Fuck. Consider yourself raised.
Just no more sermons. Makes my sides hurt.

EAST
Why don’t you blame the Hindu quack that
operated on you with a chainsaw for that.
What’d he sew you up withbaling wire?

RICKYARD
(dismissive)
And to answer your question:
No, she’s not old enough to drive.

EAST
That’ why you have a chauffeur.
(beat)
So what’s it like?

RICKYARD
What?

EAST
Having some part of some other guy in you.

RICKYARD
Prison. Except without the name-calling
and the lines.

Everyone chuckles.