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Rob Lowe: I Want the Government Out of Almost Everything

Hollywood has a reputation for being overwhelmingly liberal, but occasionally you hear an actor sounding off on views that dont line up with most of their peers. Rob Lowe made his views very well-known in an interview with The New York Times in which Lowe comes across very much like a libertarian.

Lowe elaborated on comments of his that belonging to a political party is a lot like recreational drug use, explaining that both are highly overrated and now just accepted in American society without much thought. He says, My days of just ticking the party box are long over. I judge the candidates for who they are.

And this is what he said when pressed on his specific beliefs.

My thing is personal freedoms, freedoms for the individual to love whom they want, do with what they want. In fact, I want the government out of almost everything.

Lowe has previously sounded off on political issues, saying last year people dont want another Hollywood actor telling them anything about guns and taking a shot at Erin Burnett two years ago for what he believed to be pro-Obama bias on her part.

[h/t Reason]

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Bill O’Reilly interviews Kevin Sorbo – Video



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On 3/28/14 Bill O'Reilly interviews Kevin Sorbo About his new movie “God's Not Dead” during the interview Kevin also talks about Hollywood bias for people wh…

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CIM Group And Denihan Hospitality Group Announce The First West Coast Location Of The James Hotel Brand At CIM's …

West Hollywoods First Ground-Up Hotel in 30 Years to Occupy the Citys Most Coveted Development Site CIM Group and Denihan Hospitality Group announced recently an agreement to bring The James hotel brand to the Los Angeles area, where it will be situated in the heart of the iconic Sunset Strip at the southeast corner of Sunset and La Cienega Boulevards in West Hollywood.

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Suggestions for the new Kong attraction at Universal Florida

Key moment from the original Kongfrontation! Last week, Universal Studios filed an application for a demolition/utility improvement permit with Orlando officials, leading to speculation about what exact changes the amusement giant is planning to make. According to the folks atThemeParkInsider.com, it can be confirmed that said permit pertains to one of two projects Universal is soon implementing: a fifth hotel on park property and a brand new attraction based around that most classic of film properties, King Kong.

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LA abuzz about push for urban beekeeping – NBC40.net

By GILLIAN FLACCUS Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) – For the past three years, Rob McFarland has kept a beehive filled with 25,000 bees on the roof of his house smack in the middle of West Los Angeles. The bees occupy some prime real estate – they even have a view of the Hollywood sign – but for now, they are illegal squatters in the trendy neighborhood of bars and eateries near Santa Monica. On Wednesday, the City Council will vote on whether to begin the process of granting bees like McFarland’s legal status in LA’s residential areas after a lengthy lobbying effort from bee lovers of all stripes

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Los Angeles abuzz about push for urban beekeeping

Published on February 12, 2014 Los Angeles abuzz about push for urban beekeeping LOS ANGELES, Calif. – For the past three years, Rob McFarland has kept a beehive filled with 25,000 bees on the roof of his house smack in the middle of West Los Angeles

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Jacob Rudolph

Jacob Rudolph, a high school student in New Jersey, comes out as LGBT during a school assembly in January.

Six-year-old Coy Mathis, a transgender girl whose Colorado school refused to let her use the girls’ bathroom, has helped shed light on transgender youth issues and helped ignite a debate over anti-discrimination laws.

Leo Washington, a Hollywood Hills High School football captain, was inspired by NBA center Jason Collins to come out and tell his story.

Katy Butler, an openly lesbian Michigan teen, started a campaign to get the Motion Picture Association of America to change the R rating of the film “Bully” to PG-13 so that teens could view it.

Jazz, a 12-year-old transgender girl, makes a speech on behalf of trans youth at the GLAAD Media Awards in April.

In May, Ted Chalfen, a high school student at Fairview High School in Boulder, Colorado, publicly discussed being gay and thanked his class for its support during high school graduation speech.

Tony Zamazal, a Texas transgender teen, won the right to wear a dress and heels to prom in April.

Devon, a 19-year-old trans girl who was voted homecoming queen, speaks out on the Katie Couric show in February.

Analouisa Valencia, an out lesbian teen beauty queen ran for Miss South Carolina.

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Scarlett Johansson quits Oxfam

US actress Scarlett Johansson has ended her role as Oxfam ambassador following a dispute over her ad campaign for a firm operating in an Israeli settlement in the occupied West Bank.

Johansson’s departure was welcomed by Palestinian activists, although some criticised Oxfam for not acting itself to sever ties with the Hollywood star they branded the ‘new poster girl for Israeli occupation’.

In a statement, Oxfam confirmed accepting Johansson’s decision to step down, saying her promotion of drinks firm SodaStream, which has a factory in a settlement east of Jerusalem, was ‘incompatible’ with her role at the international aid agency.

‘Oxfam believes that businesses, such as SodaStream, that operate in settlements, further the ongoing poverty and denial of rights of the Palestinian communities that we work to support,’ it said.

The 29-year-old actress, who has worked with Oxfam since 2005 and was recently crowned the ‘sexiest woman alive’ by Esquire magazine, came under scrutiny earlier this month after she was named global brand ambassador for SodaStream.

She insisted the company was committed to ‘building a bridge to peace between Israel and Palestine’, sparking a firestorm of criticism.

The Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement demanding Oxfam immediately sever ties with the Hollywood star over her ‘vocal support for illegal Israeli settlements’.

Following Johansson’s announcement that she was leaving Oxfam, the movement accused her of abandoning her principles to become ‘the new face of Israeli apartheid’.

‘Scarlett Johansson has consciously decided to be the new poster girl for Israeli occupation and apartheid,’ co-founder Omar Barghouti told AFP.

Barghouti also had a few choice words for Oxfam, describing its failure to take its own action to end the relationship with Johansson as an ‘astounding moral failure’.

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Americas epidemic of wealth-shaming

America, we have a bullying epidemic. No, not the school bullying issues that get constant attention from Hollywood, the White House and the media. No, not the fat-shaming and body-shaming outbreaks on Facebook.The problem is wealth-shaming.

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Scarlett Johansson steps down as Oxfam ambassador

Actor Scarlett Johansson has quit her role has Oxfam ambassador following her endorsement of SodaStream fizzy drinks company who have a factory in Israeli settlement in the West Bank. Photograph: Mike Coppola/Getty Images

Actor Scarlett Johansson has quit her role as an ambassador for Oxfam, the charity said today, after she fell out with the group for endorsing an Israeli firm operating in the occupied West Bank.

The Hollywood star has become the public face for soda-maker SodaStream and is due to appear in an advert for the company that is set to air during the Super Bowl on Sunday. However, the multi-million dollar deal has caused a backlash amongst activists and humanitarian groups because SodaStreams largest factory is based in a Jewish settlement in the occupied West Bank.

The company employs both Palestinian and Israeli workers and says its plant offers a model of peaceful cooperation, but settlements are deemed illegal under international law and are condemned by Oxfam. After consultations with Johansson earlier in the week, the actor informed the charity that she would end her relationship with them.

Oxfam has accepted Scarlett Johanssons decision to step down, the group said in a statement. Ms. Johanssons role promoting the company SodaStream is incompatible with her role as an Oxfam Global Ambassador.

Oxfam believes that businesses, such as SodaStream that operate in settlements, further the ongoing poverty and denial of rights of the Palestinian communities that we work to support.

In a statement reported in the American media, Johanssons spokesman wrote that she and Oxfam have a fundamental difference of opinion in regards to the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement. International rights groups such as Oxfam discourage trade with Israeli firms located on land in the occupied West Bank.

The very existence of (Israeli settlements) amounts to a serious violation of international law, the New York-based Human Rights Watch said in a statement on Wednesday. It is impossible to ignore the Israeli system of unlawful discrimination, land confiscation, natural resource theft, and forced displacement of Palestinians in the occupied West Bank, where SodaStream is located, said the group.

Johansson was named as an Oxfam ambassador in 2007 and has taken part in a number of its global campaigns.

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