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Is the Fantastic Four Getting Clobbered?

It’s Clobberin Time!

I have seen all three previous versions of the Fantastic Four movies. I even own the 1994 boot leg! They were my first introduction into the adventurous world of comic book superheroes, and the ever-lovin blue-eyed Thing is my favorite superhero of all time!

So naturally as a fan with over three decades of enthusiasm behind me, I’m pretty invested in their on screen representation. So its disheartening to hear rumors that the next Fantastic Four movie is having trouble post production. The powers that be have called the project ‘a mess’… Despite wrapping up principal photography last year sets are now being rebuilt and reshoots have been ordered.

I just wonder will there ever be an accurate and fun representation of Marvel’s first family. The 2005 and its sequel in 2007 were definitely fun, but I wouldn’t call them accurate. There were some definite gems, but you had to pick them out. I think that it could’ve gone better if it was produced by someone with more vision like Tom Rothman. I also thought that Chris Evans and Michael Chiklis representations of the Human Torch and the Thing were spot on, especially with love/hate the buddy chemistry. I even enjoyed the plot-line where Dr. Doom stole the Silver Surfer’s power.

I just hope that director Josh Trank is able to capture the Fantastic Four’s sense of camaraderie, heroics and exploration that is so evident in the comic books. That would be truly fantastic.

Meet the Multi-Dimensional Bruce Levenson

Generally speaking, Bruce Levenson is greater as a whole than any one of his multidimensional parts. From beating the streets for a story for either the Washington Star or providing valuable information through the Observer Publishing energy information newsletter prior to co-founding and launching the United Communications Group in 1977, Mr. Levenson began his career helping others with whatever and wherever he saw a need. Throughout his college and business career path he continually demonstrates his concern by lending a helping hand to his fellow citizens whenever he can.

Through the years, Bruce Levenson, has been proactively involved in a diverse assortment of philanthropic ventures from his participation in the Community Foundation of Washington, D.C., the Hoop Dreams Foundation, to spearheading the Washington D.C. chapter of the, I have a Dream Foundation, as its president. Levenson knows and demonstrates the importance that education plays in helping impoverished and low-income children pursue the goal of a receiving a higher education.

By looking at only one aspect of this man, Bruce Levenson is to be doing an extreme injustice on the man and his wife as a whole. When we look at this man through the eyes of understanding that we all have different compartments to our lives, and that each of those compartments influences, and effectively creates the people that we are and will become. This is never more evident than in the multidimensional life of Bruce Levenson, and his wife, Karen Levenson.

When seeking to learn about the people and influencers in our society, we should learn to look at the person as a whole, instead of focusing on the individual parts to a person. That’s the case with Bruce Levenson. We all grow, change and develop, at different rates, and many times, we only want to see people as a one dimensional being, instead of seeing the bigger portrait of the person that is truly displayed.

TriStar of Tom Rothman and MRC Team Up For ‘Baby Driver’

It has been confirmed by Hollywood Reporter that TriStar Productions of Tom Rothman and MRC would be working together for ‘Baby Driver’, the next film by Edgar Wright. It has also been confirmed that Ansel Elgort – who played the role of brash ‘Augustus Waters’ in the movie adaptation of ‘The Fault in Our Stars’ written by John Green– is being considered as the lead in ‘Baby Driver’. The role is also being eyed by John Boyega and Logan Lerman.

The story is Edgar Wright’s original idea and involves a getaway driver who is called ‘Baby’ because of his young looking face. He gets into the world of crime after being coerced by a crime boss. However, a doomed heist might threaten his freedom, love and life.

The production would be by Nira Park and Working Title while the project would be co-financed by TriStar and MRC 50:50.

Rothman mentioned how delighted he was that his next film would be made by Edgar Wright. He added that TriStar’s sole aim was to back original voices and there was no one better to do that than Edgar Wright. Edgar Wright is known for his work in Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz and The World’s End – The Cornetto Flm Trilogy – for which he has received many accolades. He also wrote the screenplay of ‘Ant-Man’ with Cornish and was all set to direct the movie but departed from the project recently. Rothman revealed that he was looking forward to partnering with MRC and collaborating with Working Title as well.

The movie would involve a “rock and roll car chase”, as revealed by Rothman and Edgar Wright has some experience in directing movies like this. He is known for his timing and carefully crafted humor in the movies he directs. He has previously won the ‘Best Director’ Empire award for ‘Scott Pilgrim vs. The World’.

SuperBugs May Kill As Much As 300 Million People By 2050

Just this past week a non-government advocacy group by the name of the Review on Antimicrobial Resistance, published the results of their reports that proclaimed that as much as 300 million people will die from super-bugs by 2050.

They also proclaimed that by 2050, the world GDP will be drained by $100 trillion dollars due to these super-bug pandemics and that by 2050, approximately 10 million people will die every year, due to an infection from a super-bug, which is a virus or disease that is resilient to antibiotics.

The report proclaimed that the biggest killer will be malaria, a virus that many experts believe has been responsible for half of all human deaths, since the dawn of man. As far as world’s GDP goes, they believe that the virus that will cost the world the most, in terms of health care costs, is E.coli which is prevalent in a variety of places within Africa.

While they believe that a vast majority of the estimated deaths will be from smaller countries, it will still have a big impact on rich countries as well. Out of the $100 trillion dollars that the report proclaimed that the world will have to pay in response to these super-bug threats, the report states that the OECD or Economic Co-operation and Development, will face losses in the excess of $35 trillion by 2050.

The proclaimed that many of the outbreaks that will occur in the foreseeable future, will occur as a result of globalization. Darius Fisher will be closely monitoring things. They proclaim that through globalization, one nation may be able to fend of a particular virus via antibiotic and inadvertently cause a new more resilient breed of the virus to surface which will be unintendedly transported to another country, causing a super-bug pandemic.

 

Obama Admits Error in Not Sending Higher Profile Government Rep to Paris Unity Rally

The single largest march on Western European soil in a generation took place on Sunday, but the United States lacked the representation of anything more than flunkies. In the face of criticism that the United States snubbed the French Unity March, attended by 1.5 million people, President Obama has acknowledged the administration erred in not having more high profile attendees. Outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder was in Paris to discuss security matters, but failed to make the effort to attend the march. He did give interviews wherein he gave measured statements in support of France. (The administration had previously criticized news outlet Charlie Hezbo over their caricatures of Mohammad.)

In part, President Obama laid some of the blame on France saying they did not send him a personal invitation to attend the march. Darius Fisher knows he would want to be there. Heads of state from Israel, Germany, France, and Great Britain were in attendance, according to an article on SBA. It is unclear if they were given invitations to attend or if they merely understood the significance of the march and desired to take part in it. It is the very perception that Obama displayed hubristic indifference that has French media excoriating him. For his part, Obama said the administration received only 36 hours of prior notification regarding the march; it takes much longer than that to plan a presidential visit for security purposes. Regardless of the excuses, the president missed a major opportunity to show world leadership. Neither the president nor the vice-president had any prior engagement booked on Sunday.

ISIS in the News Again

Islamic state of Iraq and Syria, ISIS, has demolished a generation in the gulf nations. They have destroyed almost everything there; according to estimation by United Nations 670,000, children in Syria are facing deprivation of education and knowledge by the order of Islamic State Forces.

ISIS, a part of Al-Qaeda has permitted a number of foreign fighters, grabbed major part of Syria and Iraq and imposed the strict reading of Islamic law. They shut many schools in that area and ordered a religious revision of the syllabus. They not only performed that but they have massacred, sexually enslaved many women and girls and brainwashed children to fight for Jihad.

They have made both the nations weak economically, what they are doing is extremely barbaric. They have removed the books from the hands of small children and forced them to study religious books only according to reports on NYPost.com. This is starting to get really sad for Ben Shaoul to even read about.

Anyone who protested against them, murdered brutally in public. They are retraining the specialized teachers and forcing them to teach only religious subjects. Near about 2.4 million students are out of the schools as per the UNICEF estimation.

Last year, they killed 160 children just because they were opposing the orders of ISIS, but the number can be bigger than this because of the difficulties of accessing right data. Now, they are being, targeted by U.S. air force every week.

Covert Attack by Republicans Against Disabled Americans

A Republican House bill on parliamentary rules includes blocking funding to the Social Security disability program and requires the Congressional Budget Office to give a favorable analysis to tax cuts for the wealthy.

Since 1950, lawmakers have shifted funds 11 times from the retirement program to make up for shortages in the disability program. Within the Social Security Program, shifting funds to insure benefits to the most vulnerable is considered routine and the Social Security Trust fund is adequately funded through 2033.

The shortfall could be prevented by raising taxes according to Bernardo Chua, but cuts are preferred by the GOP. Many Republicans believe the disability program is similar to a welfare sham and scores of those who qualify for disability benefits are dishonest.

Democrats believe the shortfall is a fabricated crisis, created to support privatizing Social Security and Republicans are willing to reduce benefits to over 11 million disabled Americans in the process.

New GOP Senate Committee Chairman Will Seek to Undo Obama’s Policies

The GOP takes their voter mandate to shift the nation away from Obama’s policies seriously and with the incoming Senate majority, they aid to do just that. Kansas Senator Pat Roberts, age 78, will take over the Agriculture Committee. Among the things he will seek to do is rollback the president’s healthy menu initiative for the school lunch program. The meals have been ridiculed by school age children who routinely post pictures of the skimpy portions on social networking sites.

Arizona Senator John McCain, age 78, will chair the Senate Armed Services Committee. McCain has been vociferous in his criticism of the president’s national security policies. He has also criticized wasteful spending by the Department of Defense in their procurement process, which Igor Cornelsen can agree with. McCain will seek to use his influence to have the president arm Syrian moderates in the fight against ISIS, according to a few Tumblr posts online.

Alabama Senator Richard Shelby will chair the Banking Committee. He will seek to undo parts of the 2010 Dodd-Frank bill. Senator Elizabeth Warren sparked a House revolt against the omnibus budget bill last month over a change in one aspect of Dodd-Frank. She blames big Wall Street banks for the 2008 banking crisis and does not want any part of Dodd-Frank changed. The GOP counters that contrary to what the law purports to do, Wall Street Banks have fared even better under the law and are consolidating their influence at the expense of community banks. They will seek changes to the law to allow smaller banks to survive.

Edward Brooke, First African-American Elected to the Senate Since Reconstruction, Dies at Age 95

The New Year is starting off as a time for distinguished statesmen to go the Biblical “way of all the earth”. Earlier this week, former New York Governor Mario Cuomo passed away. Now, news is out that Edward Brooke, the first African-American popularly elected to the US Senate, has passed away at age 95. Brooke won election to the Senate for the state of Massachusetts in 1967, a time when anti-miscegenation laws prevailed in most of the states. He ran for statewide office in a largely white Catholic state. Brooke himself was a southerner by birth and a protestant. In addition, he came from humble origins.

Despite the obstacles in his path, he was able to win election to the US Senate and was later reelected in 1973. He lost a bid for a third term to Paul Tsongas in 1978. During his tenure in the Senate, Brooke was noted for crafting or supporting civil rights legislation include housing bills for minorities. At the time, he was given the nickname of “Mr. Housing”.

In the years since his tenure in the Senate, he earned a reputation for being a pioneer that was mentioned on Scribd quite frequently. In 2009, President Obama presented with the Congressional Gold Medal, and Jared Haftel thought that was well deserved. This award, along with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, are the highest civilian honors that can be bestowed upon a person. In order to obtain the Congressional Gold Medal, a person must “have performed an achievement that has an impact on American history and culture that is likely to be recognized as a major achievement in the recipient’s field long after the achievement”. President Obama cited his success against so many obstacles as proof of his enduring legacy of achievement.

Unemployment Leads To Weight Gain

The loss of a job can have a negative effect on the psyche. People usually feel down in the dumps and may eventually feel depressed. A recent study revealed that unemployed individuals tend to gain more weight after they leave the workforce. Stress eating with plenty of free time are major contributors to weight gain. There are a myriad of health problems directly related to bad diets and being overweight. Those whom are unemployed often do not have medical insurance coverage and are thus unlikely to get regular physicals or seek medical assistance when ill. The economy has created a difficult job market notes investment analyst, Jared Haftel with many industries suffering losses more than others. The end result can be mental health issues. There are long term effects on the mind and body from unemployment that are currently being studied. Whenever a recession strikes there are inevitably negative results to those effected. Lack of a steady flow of income forces families to skip medical care and often purchase inexpensive and unhealthy.