"But the Shooter will discover soon enough that when he leaves after sixteen years in the Navy, his body filled with scar tissue, arthritis, tendonitis, eye damage, and blown disks, here is what he gets from his employer and a grateful nation: Nothing. No pension, no health care, and no protection for himself or his family." —Things have not worked out so well for the Seal Team 6 assassin who took out Osama bin Laden, America's most wanted global terror mastermind Bond villain. Update: Someone should have told him about the VA hospital though.
Here's a look inside the rationale behind the single most disgusting cultural event of the year! Yes, it's Act of Valor, the bloody shoot-em-up starring "real life Navy SEALs" (but only hot ones, and apparently mostly white ones) that is opening in a theater near you quite soon. This quote by one of the film's two directors (two!) is amazing: "The film has no politics in it and it’s not a war movie." Nope, how could such a thing be political??? Just Navy SEALS, stylizedly blowing stuff up to protect your homeland, hugging their little angel children, blowing down the doors of some Arab-looking dudes. On the plus side, [...]
"You can almost see a child in front of the exhibit, gyrating, trying to mimic the seal and saying, 'Well this is pretty cool. Then they go home and they may roll around in the backyard and then they may start to, you know … run." Paul Boyle, vice president of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, explains how a new exhibit at the New England Aquarium may encourage obese children to exercise.