Ah, I understand now - I must admit I never saw Gibby's last couple of films - I got a little burned out on him after watching him say he wanted Frank Rich's spleen on a stick and kill his dog in response to criticism of his Passion of Christ movie, plus I must admit I am not a fan of historically inaccurate films - which means most films based on history I guess cuz most Hollywood directors don't let history get in the way of telling a story.
Having said that, I did like Cinderella Man a lot, tho it was not accurate in some respects, and I did like Braveheart - I bet I have seen it 10 times all told even tho it is very inaccurate in its portrayal of William Wallace. The Patriot however I despised - that may in part be because I was born and raised in South Carolina where every schoolkid is raised on (whitewashed) tales of Francis Marion, Swamp Fox. I understand any film makers using history as a backdrop for a story, but with something I am familiar with as Revolutionary War in South Carolina as I am, the real historical events and people are more interesting than the made up events - the same goes for Braveheart too but I did like the job he did on that one. Anyhow, if Tom Cruise ever convinces Gibby to give up Ultra Right Wing Catholicism for Scientology, we might get some real shore nuff good performances from him. ________________________________ From: turquoiseb <no_re...@yahoogroups.com> To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com Sent: Friday, December 7, 2012 1:05 AM Subject: [FairfieldLife] Re: The Meaning of the Moola Mantra --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Michael Jackson <mjackson74@...> wrote: > > its all rather confusing to me as I really didn't > understand the incident re refered to - but it doesn't > matter anyway - according to some here I don't really > understand that much of anything - I am a confused > Southerner It's not that important, Michael, just an example of How Judy Thinks. She read a review of the film "Apocalypto" by someone who wrote disparagingly of it and so, NOT having seen the film itself, passed along the information in her normal way, as if it were definitive. The subject line of the post, calling Mel Gibson a "Christian bigot" for making the film THAT SHE HAD NEVER SEEN was all her idea, NOT anything that was in the review she read. She's STILL never seen the movie, but my bet is that she will STILL claim to "know" that it's an example of Mel Gibson's "Christian bigotry," and that she's RIGHT, damnit. She makes up the defamatory subject line of the post, and adds this at the end: > To highlight what the writer tactfully leaves > implicit, Gibson has slandered the Maya and > mangled history for the purpose of exalting the > purported superiority of Christianity. Judy doesn't NEED the actual experience of something to know all about it, you see. Same with Maharishi. Having meditated TM-style for decades, she made *one* feeble attempt to go see him, failed at that, and never felt the need to try to make another. But she'll tell you *exactly* how to interpret and understand every little thing that this guy she never met said, and claim to be RIGHT about it. I just like bringing up the "Apocalypto" thing because it's such Classic Judy -- making slander- ous statements about the director of a film she never bothered to see. > ________________________________ > From: authfriend <authfriend@...> > To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com > Sent: Thursday, December 6, 2012 6:29 PM > Subject: [FairfieldLife] Re: The Meaning of the Moola Mantra > > --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, turquoiseb <no_reply@> wrote: > > > > --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Michael Jackson <mjackson74@> wrote: > > > > > > Well each to his own I reckon - but a guy who watched Maha > > > try to get an initiator to secretly carry a suitcase full > > > of money across international borders is an interesting > > > feller to listen to > > > > I think you'll find that Judy doesn't agree with this, > > and feels instead that someone who never met Maharishi, > > never became a teacher, and in fact never cared about > > either him or her own spiritual pursuits enough to put > > herself in the same room with him > > As Barry knows, I did go to considerable lengths to do > exactly that. Unfortunately, I couldn't do anything > about MMY's decision not to turn up in that room. > > So there you are, there's an example of why you should > not take any of Barry's assertions as fact unless you > can verify them from another source. His assertion > above is not fact. > > , such as...wait for > > it...herself, is more authoritative and should be paid > > more attention to than others who did all these things. :-) > > Nor is this. > > > Then again, she still feels that her view of Mel Gibson's > > film "Apocalypto" is the most authoritative, too, and that > > her characterization of him as "Mel Gibson, Christian Bigot" > > is accurate, *never having seen the film*. :-) > > > > http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FairfieldLife/message/126122 > > > > Follow the thread. It's very instructive as to who you are > > dealing with... > > Ah, this is an excellent example of what I just said about > its being wise to have more than one source for one of > Barry's assertions. In this case, fortunately, we have the > record in the archives. Barry doesn't expect you to > actually *read* the thread--hopes you don't, in fact--but > if you do, you'll get quite an education. > > > > ________________________________ > > > From: authfriend <authfriend@> > > > To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com > > > Sent: Thursday, December 6, 2012 3:46 PM > > > Subject: [FairfieldLife] Re: The Meaning of the Moola Mantra > > > > > > --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Michael Jackson <mjackson74@> wrote: > > > > > > > > Now that's the sort of thing that if I had said it would lead > > > > to all sorts of scurrilous accusations towards me on the part > > > > of some folks around here - Turq you must have a mighty > > > > presence that they dast not speak ill of you > > > > > > Er, no. Barry's never really had a lot to say, and what > > > there is of it, we've heard many, MANY times by now. You > > > haven't been here that long, so much of it is still new > > > to you (but you do need to learn to give it a close look, > > > because it tends not to stand up to examination). > > > > > > Anyway, the bottom line is that hardly anybody pays much > > > attention to Barry these days except to make fun of him. > > > > > > - as to your remarks themselves you know what the ancient Vedic sages > > > used to say - "There is no accounting for taste." > > > > > > > > ________________________________ > > > > From: turquoiseb <no_re...@yahoogroups.com> > > > > To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com > > > > Sent: Thursday, December 6, 2012 3:24 AM > > > > Subject: [FairfieldLife] Re: The Meaning of the Moola Mantra > > > > > > > > > > > > Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â > > > > --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, "martin.quickman" > > > > <martin.quickman@> wrote: > > > > > > > > > > This mantra evokes the living God, asking protection and > > > > > freedom from all sorrow and suffering. > > > > > > > > > > http://sathyasaimemories.wordpress.com/2009/11/20/moola-mantra-the-meaning-of-filed-under-favourite-sai-memory/ > > > > > > > > Duh. One would think that when it comes to *either* > > > > Sai Baba or Maharishi no explanation of the Moolah > > > > Mantra is required: > > > > > > > > "Send us more moolah, oh God. Lots and lots and lots > > > > of moolah. That will protect us and give us freedom > > > > from sorrow and suffering. Fuck those who 'donate' > > > > the moolah. All that matters is that we get it." > > > > > > > > Sorry, but the fact that some people still revere > > > > that child-molesting, bad-magician charlatan Sathya > > > > Sai Baba blows my mind even more than the fact that > > > > some still revere Maharishi. > > > > > > > > > >