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June 13, 2012
Any notion that The Sun is not liberally biased has been completely dispelled by this ludicrous editorial that portends to put a positive "spin" on an economy teetering on the precipice of financial Armageddon ("Doing better than 'fine,'" June 12). With soaring deficits, chronic high unemployment, unsustainable entitlements, more Americans on food stamps than at any time in our history, a downgrading of the nation's credit rating for the first time in history with another downgrade looming, just to name a few issues, implying that the U.S. economy is "doing better than fine" is simply delusional!
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September 12, 2013
The U.S. has no business bombing Syria; that country is no threat to us ( "The decisive moment," Sept. 9). What happened to its citizens was horrendous, but it is uncertain who exactly released poison gas. Even if it were positively certain that Syrian President Bashar Assad was responsible, an attack by the U.S. is too dangerous to carry out. The region is so unstable that the result of an attack could be catastrophic. Armageddon could ensue. What we should do is strongly condemn Mr. Assad and leave him to the rest of the world to deal with.
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By CAL THOMAS | August 2, 2006
"At this time of great crisis in the world, we should be looking for nuclear disarmament, nuclear abolition - saving the world, not ramping up for Armageddon by nuclear proliferation." - Rep. Dennis J. Kucinich, Democrat of Ohio. "There's always an alien battle cruiser, or a Korlian death ray, or an intergalactic plague that's trying to wipe out life on this miserable little planet." - Tommy Lee Jones in Men in Black. Armageddon is hot again, and why not? We crave explanations for wars in the Middle East and madness at home, such as the shooting of six people at a Jewish center in Seattle last week by a man claiming to be a Muslim and wanting revenge against Israel.
NEWS
June 13, 2012
Any notion that The Sun is not liberally biased has been completely dispelled by this ludicrous editorial that portends to put a positive "spin" on an economy teetering on the precipice of financial Armageddon ("Doing better than 'fine,'" June 12). With soaring deficits, chronic high unemployment, unsustainable entitlements, more Americans on food stamps than at any time in our history, a downgrading of the nation's credit rating for the first time in history with another downgrade looming, just to name a few issues, implying that the U.S. economy is "doing better than fine" is simply delusional!
NEWS
By Frank P. L. Somerville and Frank P. L. Somerville,Religion Editor of The Sun | January 16, 1991
Although the site of the battle of Armageddon prophesied in the Bible is in Israel, conservative Christian believers are being warned by their pastors and teachers not to read too much into the current crisis in the Persian Gulf region."
NEWS
By Douglas MacKinnon | April 7, 2009
In the 1998 movie Armageddon, audiences thrilled as Bruce Willis, Steve Buscemi and Ben Affleck scrambled to save life on Earth from destruction by an asteroid - and the vast majority left the theater safely confident that such a far-fetched threat could not possibly reflect reality. They should not have been so sure. NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory reported that on March 2, asteroid 2009 DD45 came within about 48,000 miles of Earth. In astronomical terms, that's way too close for comfort.
FEATURES
By Stephen Hunter and Stephen Hunter,Film Critic | September 28, 1993
Julian Sands may be becoming the Boris Karloff of the '90s -- that is, the elegant, accomplished English film actor who brings his special elan, his eclat, his joie de vivre to the most godawful swill. Not a week or two ago, the poor guy was whacking the arms and legs off Sherilyn Fenn in "Boxing Helena.""Warlock: the Armageddon" is a sad case of Hellzafloppin'.MOVIE REVIEW"Warlock: The Armageddon"Starring Julian SandsDirected by Anthony HickoxReleased by TrimarkRated R*
NEWS
By Mark Matthews and Mark Matthews,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | December 24, 1999
MEGIDDO, Israel -- If the year 2000 brings the feared "end of days," surely Armageddon could expect some action. But from outward signs, this promises to be one of the most tranquil spots in the country, if not the world, as the new year arrives.Elsewhere in the Holy Land, police are bracing for a particularly bad night. For months, they have been scouting for disturbed Christians who might be tempted to commit mass suicide in hopes of hastening the day of judgment.In the often tense Old City of Jerusalem, authorities will be on extra alert for terrorism and for a crowd control headache as Christian pilgrims converge with an expected 400,000 Muslim worshipers marking the end of the sacred month of Ramadan.
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By Ann Hornaday and Ann Hornaday,SUN FILM CRITIC | July 1, 1998
Early on in "Armageddon" there are clues to what we are in for: the opening narration, which is delivered by Charlton Heston in tones reserved for high school science films; the line "Nothing will survive, not even bacteria my God, what'll we do?"; the incessant thrum of music meant to stir the patriotic hearts of good Americans and the adrenal glands of adolescent boys everywhere.The scale, the self-importance, the over-produced sentiment -- there can be no doubt that this is a Michael Bay production.
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By Mike Royko and Mike Royko,Tribune Media Services | November 19, 1990
IS DOOMSDAY coming? Or Armageddon, as religious zealots call it? In other words, the end of the world as we know it?That's what millions of Americans believe -- that the Mideast crisis is fulfilling religious prophecies that the last big shootout will begin in that part of the world.The warning is being spread by preachers, alleged religious scholars, radio talk-show hosts and guys who stand on busy street corners waving signs that say: "Repent, The End Is Near."To try to understand this, I consulted Dr. I.M. Kookie, the noted expert on lots of stuff, who is also called the Prophet Kookie in his capacity as the head of the Church of Asylumism.
NEWS
May 20, 2012
President Obama achieved a major foreign policy goal in 2010 when he concluded the New START Treaty committing the U.S. and Russia to reduce the size of their long-range nuclear arsenals by a third within six years, to 1,550 warheads on each side. But as the president made clear in remarks at the time, even those cuts didn't go far enough. The world, he said, wouldn't be safe from the threat of these terrifying weapons until they were eliminated entirely. It was to be expected that Mr. Obama's critics in Congress would dismiss such views as either wishful thinking or as dangerously naive.
NEWS
December 15, 2011
The failure of the congressional supercommittee to reach agreement to limit the federal debt and balance the budget is a disgrace. The electorate knows that a balanced budget is achievable, but our representatives again have kicked the can down the road, forcing someone else to solve the problem. Obviously, there is insufficient incentive to achieve consensus. Therefore, I would suggest that those who fail their fellow citizens while in office, particularly the supercommittee members, should symbolically "fall on their swords" by resigning their positions.
NEWS
April 7, 2010
President Barack Obama is set to sign a historic nuclear arms control agreement Thursday with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, marking another step in the decades-long effort to reduce the world-destroying arsenals developed during the Cold War. Though the accord is far from perfect, it has the virtue of sending a signal to the world that the two countries that control 95 percent of the global stockpiles are committed to making nuclear nonproliferation...
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By Michael Sragow and Michael Sragow,michael.sragow@baltsun.com | June 24, 2009
The little-boy fantasy of cars coming to life and turning into giant talking robots from outer space plummets straight into the high-tech junkyard in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. It's so loud and relentless you feel you're in the center of a trash compactor. Although the movie goes all over the world to tell a rudimentary tale of good humans and good robots, or Autobots, uniting against the bad robots, or Decepticons, its frenetic and often pointless action induces a weird claustrophobia.
NEWS
April 10, 2009
Warmongering adds to economic woes I appreciate that The Baltimore Sun has again placed the quagmire in Afghanistan on the front page, where it belongs ("Afghan bombings expected to worsen," April 5). As someone who has been protesting the invasion of that desperately poor country since 2001, I believe the war should always be on the front page, as misbegotten military adventures mean death and destruction for all sides. And to be frank, it is utter madness, especially as we face economic devastation, to expend billions of tax dollars funding wars and the occupation of the Palestinian people.
SPORTS
December 14, 2008
1 Prediction? Pain: Two teams with hard-hitting defenses face off when the Ravens host the Steelers with first place in the AFC North on the line (4 p.m., chs. 13, 9). 2 Shooting stars: Terrell Owens has been shooting off his mouth heading into the Cowboys' game against the Giants (8:15 p.m., chs. 11,4). At least that's better than shooting yourself. 3 The other football: The Maryland men's soccer team faces Atlantic Coast Conference rival North Carolina in the national championship game (1 p.m., ESPN2)
NEWS
September 12, 2013
The U.S. has no business bombing Syria; that country is no threat to us ( "The decisive moment," Sept. 9). What happened to its citizens was horrendous, but it is uncertain who exactly released poison gas. Even if it were positively certain that Syrian President Bashar Assad was responsible, an attack by the U.S. is too dangerous to carry out. The region is so unstable that the result of an attack could be catastrophic. Armageddon could ensue. What we should do is strongly condemn Mr. Assad and leave him to the rest of the world to deal with.
FEATURES
March 10, 1991
RECENT RELEASES* "The Rape of Kuwait," by Jean P. Sasson, Knightsbridge. $4.95.* "Saddam Hussein and the Crisis in the Gulf," by Judith Miller and Laurie Mylroie, Times Books. $5.95.* "How to Defeat Saddam Hussein," by Trevor N. Dupuy, Curt Johnson, David L. Bongard and Arnold C. Dupuy, Warner. $4.95.* "Armageddon, Oil, and the Middle East Crisis," by John F. Walvoord, Zondervan. $8.95.* "Desert Shield Fact Book," by Game Designers' Workshop, GDW. $10.* "Weapons of Desert Storm," by Walter J. Boyne, Publications International/Signet.
NEWS
By David Wood and David Wood,david.wood@baltsun.com | November 30, 2008
WASHINGTON - It is a simple transfer of immense power. On Jan. 20, an unobtrusive military officer carrying a small leather-bound metal briefcase will follow President George W. Bush up to Capitol Hill. After the inauguration ceremony, he will accompany President Barack Obama back to the White House. Inside the attach?, known as "the football," are the codes to identify and authenticate a presidential order that could launch nuclear weapons and ignite a global holocaust. Routine to us, perhaps astonishing to much of the world, this peaceful passing of "the football" will propel Obama into a maelstrom.
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