This is a comment by Shalom Ormsby on the post "The Aftermath: What I Learned from the Boston Bombings".
That is a pretty remarkable thing: From propaganda vehicle Act of Valor to propaganda vehicle Argo, Mercedes product placement dominated the 34 number-one box office flicks of last year, appearing in ten of them. (The big winner last year was Apple, with appearances in 42% of #1 films.) Don't you want to drive a Mercedes now. Show More Summary
Rorke Denver is the Navy SEAL who had the key role in the movie Act of Valor. He is now in the Naval Reserves, and has authored a new book, Damn Few: Making the Modern SEAL Warrior. It is a riveting account of where...
Now that my wife has decided to go 100% vegetarian for good, she's had to resign herself to the sad truth: the perfect buffalo wing can never again be hers. In an act of selfless valor, I made it my mission to provide her with a suitable alternative: deep-fried cauliflower.
• The star of the movie Act of Valor, Lt. Cmdr. Rorke Denver, discusses his new book Damn Few: Making the Modern SEAL Warrior. • It’s the Friday Night Free-For-All!
Rorke Denver is the Navy SEAL who had the key role in the movie Act of Valor. He is now in hte Naval Reserves, and has authored a new book, Damn Few: Making the Modern SEAL Warrior. It is a riveting account of where...
EXCLUSIVE: Screenwriter Kurt Johnstad has covered both ancient warfare co-writing 300 and its sequel 300: Rise Of An Empire, and contemporary conflict with Act of Valor. Now, he’s tackling a collision of completely different warriors...Show More Summary
Welcome to Justiceline, ThinkProgress Justice’s morning round-up of the latest legal news and developments. Remember to follow us on Twitter at @TPJustice Last June the Supreme Court struck down the Stolen Valor Act, which prohibited people from falsely claiming that they won certain military honors. Rep. Joe Heck (R-NV) now wants to revive as much [...]
Cory Booker, the mayor of Newark, N.J., who's become an Internet legend for his Twitter antics and real-world heroics, added another act of valor to his resume Thursday: He saved a freezing dog left in the cold during a below-zero night. The...Show More Summary
Scott "Kid Cudi" Mescudi is the latest name said to be joining the cast of the upcoming video game adaptation Need for Speed, Deadline reports. To be directed by Scott Waugh ( Act of Valor ), the film is an adaptation of EA's popular video game franchise. Show More Summary
Fucking Christ, of course this happens the week I decide to watch Act of Valor back-to-back with the Olsen twins Christmas classic, To Grandmother's House We Go: Last Tuesday, the Senate quietly altered a key privacy law, making it much easier for video streaming services like Netflix to share your viewing habits. Show More Summary
Chip sends us a link to an article in the Marine Corps Times by Rick Maze which tells us that the second iteration of the Stolen Valor Act was caught in the reconciliation committee after passing in the Senate and the House; Missing from the [2013 defense policy bill] is Stolen Valor Act legislation that [...]
Country star Keith Urban was nominated for a Golden Globe for best original song for a motion picture for co-writing (with Monty Powell) the song “For You” from the Navy Seal action movie “Act of Valor”; meanwhile, his wife actress Nicole Kidman got nods for her performances in the feature film “The Paperboy” and the HBO movie “Hemingway and Gellhorn.”
Composers and lyricists for tunes from Act Of Valor, Chasing Ice, Les Misérables, Silver Linings Playbook, Stand Up Guys and Wreck-It Ralph discuss their entries. Act Of Valor - “For You”, Monty Powell & Keith Urban After watching Act...Show More Summary
By Rebecca Frankel Best Defense Chief Canine Correspondent The Marine Corps Times announced his week that three Marines and a sailor are to receive commendation for their service during combat operations in Afghanistan. All four men are being recognized for the heroics they displayed while attached to the 1st Marine Special Operations Battalion. Show More Summary
Because even those of us who run pop-culture blogs have blind spots, either intentional or inadvertent: Act of Valor -- A movie about an elite team of Navy SEALs embark on a covert mission to recover a kidnapped CIA agent...
Yesterday, we introduced you to PFC Hamilton, who was convicted of theft of benefits from the Veterans Affairs and of wearing medals and ranks not issued to him. Today, we discuss the constitutionality of the Stolen Valor Act. In 2010, Hamilton posed as a Colonel, in full dress blues, with......
But, didn't the SCOTUS just address Stolen Valor? They did, but as many a government body tends to do, they only dealt in half-measures. The entire statute popularly referred to as the Stolen Valor Act consisted of multiple parts. One part, addressed in Alvarez by SCOTUS, barred verbal claims of......
Yesterday, I was studying United States v. Alvarez, the case, decided last June, about the Stolen Valor Act (which made a crime about lying about having received a military medal). In the process of explaining why the law violates the...Show More Summary
If you do get sober, try to have it involve things like your charity work and breathtaking acts of bravery and valor. Or sex clubs. I suppose that works, too. read more