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Re: “Boycotts and Georgia’s Heartbeat Bill

Extortion plain and simple - they will do it again and again - look beyond the current issue - accept their demands & they will relish the victory - just beware of the next time they want their way - the tactics are obvious - we control you !

From the movie " Ants " - " It's not about food - it's about keeping the ants in line".

Posted by tomobrien111 on 06/12/2019 at 9:46 PM

Re: “Boycotts and Georgia’s Heartbeat Bill

As an adopted child from an unplanned pregnancy, I am grateful to the woman who chose to sacrifice a short nine months of her life to give me a chance. And I am extremely grateful that someone finally has the guts to stand up for those who cannot stand up for themselves. It's quite simple...if there is a heartbeat, there is life. It is a child...a human child...not a choice. Please search your hearts and think this through. Do you truly think that ending a life because it is an inconvenience is right...or has convenience, at any expense, become more important than life itself?

Posted by Happy2BHere on 06/06/2019 at 1:13 PM

Re: “Boycotts and Georgia’s Heartbeat Bill

Thank God for Gov Kemp for ignoring the liberal LEFT and their clueless threats to boycotting GA.
Maybe this will sent them a message that we don't want them here anyway.
And that maybe, just maybe they'll remember that Georgia is in the Bible belt, where it actually still means something to NOT murder an innocent unborn child.

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Posted by on 05/09/2019 at 4:19 PM

Re: “Avengers: Endgame — A spoiler-free review

I, too, am a glorious, fun, moving and mostly satisfying mess, and I appreciate your spoiler free review.

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Posted by Robyn Pelli on 04/26/2019 at 2:02 PM

Re: “2018: The greatest year ever for Savannah’s film and TV industry

It is ironic that Savannah has such a thriving film production industry but ever diminishing movie watching opportunities. As I write this, most of the movies I would like to see are being shown in Bluffton. There has always been a lack of support for serious film in Savannah by both the public and the movie theaters. But 2018 was an especially dismal year with two theaters closing. The Lucas film series is a bright spot. Unless you want to see a kid movie, violent murder mystery, or explosive action film, your choice is to drive to Bluffton.

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Posted by Cheryl Jay on 02/01/2019 at 2:49 PM

Re: “Review: Draft Day

Lol, all the lonely boys out here trying to make Esperanto a thing. Lonely, lonely boys.

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Posted by LOLsperanto on 01/08/2019 at 1:51 PM

Re: “Review: Deadpool 2

Seriously??? It's freaking Deadpool! What did you expect? Actually Wade does show huge amounts of emotion in this flick.

Posted by Melangell ATC on 06/08/2018 at 3:56 PM

Re: “Life is like a box of low-budget horror films: A look at Savannah’s other movie history

Ryan, the cemetery where the priest hangs himself was in Midway, GA, right across the highway from the Midway church.

Posted by Lee Karr on 03/14/2018 at 11:09 PM

Re: “Review: A Wrinkle In Time

This is the second time Disney has ruined this book...

Posted by Jon Chandler on 03/09/2018 at 6:42 PM

Re: “Review: Murder on the Orient Express

Reviews like this tend to cause me to side-step "remakes" of films. I saw the 1974 version of Murder on the Orient Express. I saw the preview for this current film. Think I'll pass.

Posted by Ivan B. Cohen on 11/25/2017 at 11:09 AM

Re: “Life is like a box of low-budget horror films: A look at Savannah’s other movie history

What Cemetery did they use in City of the Living Dead?

Posted by Ryan Rawlings on 06/28/2017 at 8:54 AM

Re: “Review: The Zookeeper's Wife

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Posted by marialukeman on 04/11/2017 at 8:43 PM

Re: “‘Vaxxed’ coming to Savannah

2tellthe truth,

You said: "He was paid hundreds of thousands of dollars by lawyers that benefitted if the conclusion of his study was slanted a particular way, which surprise, surprise it was."

When you are acting as a paid medical expert in a litigation case, you DO realize that all medical experts are "paid" for their time, effort, opinion, studies, and expertise to do research and to testify to the courts.

By your definition of financial conflict of interest in which "he was paid hundreds of thousands of dollars by lawyers", you're essentially telling me that ALL paid medical experts in litigation cases are SUBJECT to bias.

If you want to talk conflict of interest, you don't even need to look any further than Brian Deer, who worked for the Sunday Times, a media corporation owned by Rupert Murdoch, who also happened to be a non-executive director and member of the corporate responsibility committee at GlaxoSmithKline. Vested interested in taking down Wakefield, under the guise of "investigative journalism"?

Brian Deer’s research was also assisted by Medico-Legal Investigations, a private eye company whose only source of funding is the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry.

What about the CEO of Elsevier Reed the publication that owns the medical journal "The Lancet", Crispin Davis, who was also another non-executive director of GlaxoSmithKline. Isn't there some conflict of interest that would have benefitted from seeing Wakefield's paper retracted?

What about judge Nigel Davis, the judge over the presiding case, who also happened to be the BROTHER of Crispin Davis? Judge Nigel Davis also denied allowing any testimony from any of the Lancet study children and parents.

I mean, you can't make this stuff up. You want to talk about conflict of interest regarding Wakefield? Then you'll have to answer the numerous conflicts of interest in the key players that were systematic in taking down Wakefield as well.

You also said: "He was cited for "callous disregard for the distress and pain the children might suffer.""

This is a conclusion that was determined by the General Medical Council, which has no bearing on the actual truth in the case. Did you not read the ruling that exonerated Professor Walker-Smith, who was the actual doctor that PERFORMED the "invasive" tests that the children underwent?

Justice Mitting said this about the GMC's [the panel's] charges:

"For the reasons given above, both on general issues and the Lancet paper and in relation to individual children, the panel's overall conclusion that Professor Walker-Smith was guilty of serious professional misconduct was flawed, in two respects: inadequate and superficial reasoning and, in a number of instances, a wrong conclusion.
The panel's determination cannot stand. I therefore quash it. .... The end result is that the finding of serious professional misconduct and the sanction of erasure are both quashed. "

So the GMC's findings were inadequate and superficial reasoning, and WRONG conclusions. You still want to stand by the GMC's findings?

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Posted by whyser on 08/04/2016 at 2:03 PM

Re: “‘Vaxxed’ coming to Savannah

He was paid hundreds of thousands of dollars by lawyers that benefitted if the conclusion of his study was slanted a particular way, which surprise, surprise it was. He was retained by them PRIOR to beginning the study which was to discover a "New syndrome" which they could use to SUE. That by definition is unethical. Take a minute...look it up.
He was cited for "callous disregard for the distress and pain the children might suffer." That is unethical by definition. Look it up.

Screw this I'm not arguing with a "true believer" . doesn't matter what I say you'll gallop around the facts to come to your own fairytale ending.

Anyone else? Look at the original investigation by Brian Deer of the Sunday Times of London. Find the facts. don't listen to me or any one else here. Find out for yourself.

Anti Vax Kills kids...period. Wakefield has blood on his hands. period

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Posted by 2tellthe truth on 08/03/2016 at 11:45 AM

Re: “‘Vaxxed’ coming to Savannah

2telllthe truth: "he performed and behaved unethically toward the children in the study"

No, he did not. You are referring to the "invasive" tests such as colonoscopy and spinal taps, etc.

What you don't know is that the physician to perform these tests was Professor Walker-Smith.

Have you ever been to a doctor, only to have to be referred to a specialist who then performed additional tests? This is exactly the scenario here. Wakefield referred the patients to Professor Walker-Smith, who then decides what kind of tests these children would undergo. Walker-Smith performed these tests because, according to the research done by Justice Mitting, he found that there has been measurable benefits to these children.

According to Justice Mitting, a good number of the Lancet children have emerged from Wakefield's studies. Walker-Smith indiciated that "I can confirm that CHILDREN WOULD HAVE THESE INVESTIGATIONS even if there were no trial. I must make clear that we would not be investigating children without gastrointestinal symptoms". This means that they would have done these tests regardless of the trial or the study.

You should read more about the ruling before mouthing off your baseless claims:

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Posted by whyser on 07/27/2016 at 5:44 PM

Re: “‘Vaxxed’ coming to Savannah

2tellthe truth: "Mr. Wakefield (pretty sure he's not Dr. anymore) is a fraud. He had a financial interest in the "study" he performed and behaved unethically toward the children in the study"

This alone tells me you know very little about the whole Wakefield controversy. If the "financial interest" in the study was because you believed that he had some sort of measles vaccine patent, then you don't really understand the patent at all. If you know the blood product called immunoglobulins, it is there to provide temporary antibody immunity to a specific disease. Wakefield's patent is very similar to that, but rather than using immunoglobulins, it is supposed to use transfer factors, which is an immune signalling system for the destruction of a specified target using cellular immunity rather than antibody immunity.

Wakefield's "vaccine" does NOT replace a regular vaccine because it doesn't teach immunity. As described above, transfer factors it provides a temporary heightened cellular immune response to a specific target, and in this case, it was for measles. The original intent was for the immune system to clear any remaining measles virus left behind by the MMR vaccine, which is what Wakefield postulated was causing these gastrointestinal issues in the children of his case series study.

Therefore, in order for his patent to work, the MMR vaccine must be continued. Why would he patent something that relied on the continual usage of MMR if he was trying to discontinue the use of the vaccine?

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Posted by whyser on 07/27/2016 at 5:28 PM

Re: “‘Vaxxed’ coming to Savannah

Mr. Wakefield (pretty sure he's not Dr. anymore) is a fraud. He had a financial interest in the "study" he performed and behaved unethically toward the children in the study (only 12 by the way, way too small to draw any conclusions). He worked for anti-MMR attorneys and did not disclose that huge conflict of interest. He was paid 400,000 pounds (approx. $600,000) by them which is hugely unethical. Also, as soon as the study was published he formed a company with a study participant's parent to push a new single dose vaccine he created. The study was disowned by the 10 of 12 of the other authors.

As to the manufactured controversy about the CDC... Wakefield is desperately trying to save his cash flow from his totally debunked hypothesis that MMR causes autism. It does not. and there is no CDC cover up. There are plenty of evidence based websites out there that quite easily tear this movie to shreds. It is fiction at it's worst.
This movie is anti-science, anti-vax garbage.

Here is just one site from an autism group:

Do not believe me...there are tons of well-documented SCIENCE-based sites online that deals with this topic from start to finish. You won't get that from the anti-vaxxers. It's all scare tactics and pseudo-science crap.

Anti-vax kills children. Vaccinate your kids.

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Posted by 2tellthe truth on 07/27/2016 at 9:37 AM

Re: “‘Vaxxed’ coming to Savannah

"The Lancet that suggested the 3-in-1 measles, mumps and rubella vaccine causes autism."

The MSM continues to post incorrect information so as to dissuade people from seeing this film or taking the work of Dr. Wakefield seriously. here are the major conclusions of the Wakefield paper that are being retracted, although their accuracy has not been disputed:

Wakefield AJ, Murch SH, Anthony A, et al. Ileal-lymphoid-nodular hyperplasia, non-specific colitis, and pervasive developmental disorder in children. Lancet 1998; 351: 637-641.

We did not prove an association between measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine and the syndrome described. Virological studies are underway that may help to resolve this issue.

If there is a causal link between measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine and this syndrome, a rising incidence might be anticipated after the introduction of this vaccine in the UK in 1988. Published evidence is inadequate to show whether there is a change in incidence or a link with measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine. A genetic predisposition to autistic-spectrum disorders is suggested by over-representation in boys and a greater concordance rate in monozygotic than in dizygotic twins...

We have identified a chronic enterocolitis in childrenthat may be related to neuropsychiatric dysfunction. In most cases, onset of symptoms was after measles,
mumps, and rubella immunisation. Further investigations are needed to examine this syndrome and its possible relation to this vaccine.

As you can read NO where in this abstract or the study that is still online at the Lancet website, does it state that the MMR causes Autism. This was a co-hort study involving 13 researchers, not just Dr. Wakefield.

What did Dr. Wakefield do that was so egregious? He made the recommendation that the measles portion be offered as a SINGLE vaccine, not a combo shot. Merck Pharmaceutical not only holds the patent to the MMR-they hold the worldwide market. If forced to seperate the combo into to singular shots not only do they lose the patent on the measles portion but the mumps portion as well. Merck owns the market with these two vaccine. The World Vaccines Market Is Predicted to Reach $45.1 billion in 2022 and Merck is the biggest money maker. They are not about to lose that money because one man recommend the shots be separated because it was safer for children. (http://www.genengnews(dot)com/insight-and-intelligence/for-struggling-pharma-market-vaccines-offer-path-to-revenue/77900658/)

With all the pharmaceuticals companies blockbuster drugs hitting their patent ceilings with no new drugs in the pipeline, generics being made of their most profitable drugs Vaccines are the sure money makers for pharma. To date there are currently close to 300 new vaccines in the developmental pipeline: http://www.phrma(dot)org/sites/default/files/pdf/Vaccines_2013.pdf.

Vaxxed is not anti-vax, it's anti-fraud and anti-lies.

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Posted by shin on 07/26/2016 at 10:51 PM

Re: “Celebrate the life and times of Bruce Campbell with Psychotronic Film Society

I was the location sound mixer on this film! Was one of the craziest shoots I have ever been on. But I highly recommend checking it out. There is literally nothing like it.

Posted by Rob Disner on 06/23/2016 at 10:25 PM

Re: “Jewish Film Fest: Something for the whole mishpocha

Oops, thanks for the eagle eye, William! Fixed now.

Posted by Jessica Leigh Lebos on 01/27/2016 at 1:57 PM

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