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Leonard Nimoy, Actor, Director, and ‘Star Trek’ Icon, Dies at 83

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This is from Yahoo News.

R. I. P. Leonard “Mr.Spock” Nimoy.

 

I Am Not Spock proclaimed the title of Leonard Nimoy’s 1975 autobiography, in which the veteran actor tried to distinguish himself from his most iconic role, as Star Trek‘s emotionless half-human, half-Vulcan science officer.

Twenty years later, he published a follow-up entitled, I Am Spock, in which the actor-director warmly embraced his pointy-eared alter ego. Like it or not, Nimoy — who passed away on Feb. 27 at the age of 83 from end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease — was Spock to generations of sci-fi fans, so much so that when J.J. Abrams rebooted the franchise in the 2009 blockbuster, Nimoy was the one original cast member he made sure to bring back.

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Leonard Nimoy in 'Star Trek'

Leonard Nimoy in ‘Star Trek’

Even though the role defined his career for those of us watching him at home and in theaters, Spock was only one small part of Nimoy’s overall life. An actor from childhood, the Boston-born Nimoy worked steadily on television before and after Star Trek, appearing on such disparate shows as Sea Hunt,Gunsmoke,Mission: Impossible and In Search Of…, a five-season series that explored the mysteries of the paranormal. In the ’80s, he became an established film director, overseeing back-to-back big-screen Star Trek installments (The Search for Spock and The Voyage Home) followed by the 1987 hit, Three Men and a Baby.

 

Nimoy parlayed his eye for the camera into a respected career as a photographer, snapping pictures that hung in galleries and were collected in books like The Full Body Project — a collection for which he shot nude photos of plus-sized and obese women.

“The first time I had photographed a person of that size and shape, it was scary,”remarkehe d in a 2007 NPR interview. “I didn’t know quite how to treat this figure. And I think that’s a reflection of something that’s prevalent in our culture.

I think, in general, we are sort of conditioned to see a different body type as acceptable and maybe look away when the other body type arrives. It led me to a new consciousness about the fact that so many people live in body types that are not the type that’s being sold by fashion models.”

That’s the kind of eminently logical argument that Spock would make and speaks to how being involved in a progressive, socially-conscious series like Star Trek must have helped shape Nimoy’s worldview going forward.

One of the reasons the franchise has endured is that it imagines a future Earth free of prejudice and strife. Through his life and work on-screen and off, Nimoy sought to make that world of tomorrow possible today.

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5 Things Obamacare Teaches You About Liberals

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This is from Town Hall.

Enough said.

 

1) It’s inherently dishonest: In many ways, Obamacare is a typical liberal program. Unfortunately for Barack Obama, there are two key differences. The first is that the Affordable Care Act was implemented on a short enough timetable for people to remember the promises that were made about it. Furthermore, because it is such an enormous program, it impacts a lot more lives. Otherwise, it’s a standard liberal program that makes promises it never intends to keep and does more damage than good. Liberal programs usually have huge, yet very predictable downsides that are systematically hidden, ignored and downplayed because liberal ideas can’t survive an educated, honest debate about whether they work or not.

2) Results are irrelevant: Barack Obama promised that if you like your insurance, you can keep it. He said the same thing about your doctor. He claimed Obamacare would REDUCE the cost of health care, save the average person money and provide universal coverage. Not only are all of those promises untrue, it’s hard to miss the fact that no one on the Left SEEMS TO CARE. That’s because whether Obamacare actually works or not is secondary to left-wing goals like centralizing government power, gaining more control over the American people and making liberals feel good about themselves. This is the rule, not the exception when it comes to liberals. Put another way, whether a liberal supports a program doesn’t have anything to do with whether it works or not.

3) It penalizes success: Contrary to what you’d believe if you listen to the Left,85% of Americans were perfectly happy with their insurance before the Affordable Care Act came along. Yet because of Obamacare, tens of millions of those people are going to lose their health insurance and most of them will pay more. In other words, our health care system was working just fine for the vast majority of Americans until Barack Obama took a wrecking ball to it. So, in order to help a relatively small number of people, liberals are perfectly willing to penalize Americans — who worked hard, played by the rules and took care of themselves — with much higher costs and lost plans. This is standard operating procedure for liberals who act as if doing well enough to live your life free of welfare, food stamps and government nannies is “cheating.”

4) It doesn’t work: A hammer is a good tool to use for pounding nails. It’s not such a great tool to use in place of a screwdriver, saw or wrench. Government can be a good tool as well when it’s used for the limited purposes for which it’s designed — such as putting up street signs, building roads and forming a military to protect us from other nations. The problem with liberals is that they want to use their government hammer for every task imaginable instead of letting the free market provide the right tool for the job. You think a billing dispute with an insurance company is unpleasant? Wait until you’re hashing it out with the IRS. You don’t like to deal with your insurance company? Wait until you have a problem with your insurance and can’t get it corrected until you get approval from a government agent. Our government is slow, stupid, arrogant and generally unfriendly to consumers. The more government you have in your life, the more unpleasant your life is likely to be.

5) There are no trade-offs: Liberals seem to be incapable of mentally comprehending trade-offs. So instead, they present Utopian visions of how life would look in a perfect world and offer that up as a political alternative to the messy, oftentimes unpleasant reality we live in. It would be fantastic if Santa Claus, Star Trek replicators, and genies were real, but when you seek heaven on earth, you’re more likely to start wandering towards hell.

 

‘STAR TREK’ ACTOR LABELS ALL GUN OWNERS ‘DANGEROUS’

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This is from Breitbarts Big Holly Wood.

It is quite obvious Brent Spinerless has suffered multiple  

Phaser blasts that were set on Dumb Ass.

Does Brent Spinerles have bodyguards?

I have no doubt Comrade Spinerless just fine with

 his bodyguards having guns.

Brent Spiner, best known for playing the inquisitive robot Data onStar Trek: The Next Generation, apparently doesn’t think the Second Amendment matters any more.

Nor does Spiner look on gun owners with much respect.

The actor lashed out at those who legally own firearms with a series of tweets that cast aspersion on anyone who dares own a gun. Here’s a sampling of his recent twitter messages on the subject of guns:

RT @tonybalogna: He just thinks all gun owners dangerous by default.–I believe anyone with a gun in their hand is dangerous. My opinion.

RT @DevonMScott: I’ll second you on no more shootings. As for no more guns… —if you’re not going to shoot them, why do you need them?

So…read my Twitter feed. Which one of these “good guys”, and there are many, would you feel comfortable with them owning a gun? Or safe?

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