Movie Time …. “Unbroken”!!


~~December 29, 2014~~

YOU CAN NOT OUT RUN THE WAR

Some of you may know that I worked as a physician with the Veterans Administration for almost 28 years. I worked with patients from WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam and the current conflicts. All deserve their merit but the POW’s are way beyond deserving.

Watching this movie, reminded me of all those that I took care of.

A great movie to watch. Excellent directing job by Angelina Jolie and superb acting job by Jack O’Connell, the British actor who played Zamperini.

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Louis Silvie “Louie” Zamperini (January 26, 1917 – July 2, 2014) was an American World War II prisoner of war survivor, Christian inspirational speaker, and Olympic distance runner. Zamperini is the subject of two biographies and the 2014 film Unbroken.

IF YOU CAN TAKE IT, YOU CAN MAKE IT

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~~Plot~~

The film opens showing Louis “Louie” Zamperini flying as a bombardier of a United States Army Air Forces B-24 Liberator bomber, during an April 1943 bombing mission against the Japanese-held island of Nauru. The plane is badly damaged in combat, with a number of the crew injured. The brakes of the plane are shot away, but the pilot manages to bring it to a stop at the end of the runway thanks to a lucky flat tire.

The movie then flashes back to Louie’s childhood as a young Italian immigrant boy. Louie was a trouble maker, stealing, drinking liquor, and smoking, to the disappointment of his parents. He was picked on by other kids for being Italian.

One day Louie was caught looking up womens’ dresses from under bleachers during a track meet, and runs. His brother Peter sees how fast he runs, and decides to train him to be a runner. Peter trains Louie everyday to become his best. As he grows, Louie becomes an accomplished distance runner, earning him the nickname “The Torrance Tornado” (he grew up in Torrance, California), and eventually qualifies for the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin, Germany. Louie does surprisingly well in the Olympics, coming in 8th and setting a record for speed in the final lap in the the 5000 metres race, running it in 56 seconds.

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Returning to the present day, Louie and the surviving crew of the previous mission, along with replacement crewmen, are sent on a search and rescue mission with a plane that had previously been used for spare parts. Louie does not believe that the plane is airworthy, but the others tell him that it is suitable.

During the mission, however, both of the plane’s left engines fail, causing them to crash in the ocean. Louie and two other survivors, Mac and Phil, survive and live on two floating safety rafts. After three days a search plane flies over them but does not see them and they are unable to get its attention.

After 45 days, they get the attention of a Japanese plane which strafes the floating rafts but misses them. On the 46th day Mac dies, leaving only Louie and Phil.

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On the 47th day, Japanese forces capture Louie and Phil and they become prisoners of war. The Japanese force Louie and Phil to tell them what they know about the Allies. Louie tells them that he doesn’t know anything because he’s been stuck on the boat for more than a month. Their captors do not believe them and send Louie and Phil to a POW. camp.

Louie and Phil are separated into different camps. At the camp in Tokyo where Zamperini is sent, he meets a Japanese guard, Mutsuhiro “Bird” Watanabe, who treats him very cruelly, in part because of Zamperini’s status as a former Olympian. “Bird” is especially tough on Louie out of jealousy, beating him often. Louie is given the opportunity to broadcast a message home saying that he is alive. When he refuses to broadcast a second message that would be anti American he is sent back to camp where Watanabe has all the other prisoners punch him for not showing respect.

After two years, Watanabe gets a promotion and is taken out of the camp where Zamperini is being held. Louie is grateful that he is gone. One night the camp is damaged when Tokyo is bombed by American forces. Louie and the other internees are forced to move to another camp where Zamperini discovers that Watanabe is in charge. The prisoners are now put to work loading coal barges. One day after Louis sprains his ankle and is unable to work, “Bird” tells him to lift a giant piece of wood. Louis successfully lifts and holds the wood, angering Watanabe leading to a harsh beating.

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At the end of the war, Zamperini and the other prisoners in the camp are set free to return to their homes.

Back home in America, he kisses the ground and hugs his family.

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At the end of the film there is a slideshow showing what happened after the war. Louis was married and had two children. Phil survived and eventually married his sweetheart. Mutsuhiro “Bird” Watanabe went into hiding for several years and successfully evaded prosecution in spite of being listed in the top 40 most-wanted Japanese war criminals by General Douglas MacArthur. Louie forgave his war-time captors and met with many of them. Watanabe, however, refused to meet with Zamperini.

In January of 1998, Louis had an opportunity to revisit his time as an Olympian when he ran a leg of the Olympic Torch relay for the Winter Olympic Games in Nagano, Japan. He was four days short of his 81st birthday. The site for his leg of the relay was not far from one of the POW camps where he was held during the war.

Zamperini died on July 2, 2014 at age 97.

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Watanabe was known as “The Bird,” and had gone into hiding during the American occupation of Japan. However, in 1952, the United States granted amnesty to Japanese war criminals, after which he emerged to become a businessman.

He died in April 2003.

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Unbroken Official Olympics Preview Trailer (2014)

Angelina Jolie Directed Movie HD

~~Published on Feb 17, 2014~~

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Google Doogle for December 3, 2014 …. Anna Freud!!


~~December 29, 2014~~

Google Doodle celebrates 119th birthday of Anna Freud

The youngest child of Sigmund Freud the father of psychoanalysis, Anna was born December 3rd 1895. Anna Freud followed in her father’s footsteps and was one of the pioneers of children psychology.

She revolutionized the way people looked at child development in her first book, ‘An Introduction to the technique of Child Analysis’.  She believed that to understand normal behavior it was key to observe young children.

Before becoming a leader in the field of child psychology she was a teacher, however she had to quit due to tuberculosis. It was her experience as a teacher that drove her to focus on child psychology. Anna died in London on October 9,1982, aged 86.

“She revolutionized the way people looked at child development in her first book, An Introduction to the technique of Child Analysis.”

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~Anna Freud Google Doodle~

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~~Published on Dec 2, 2014~~

HOW DID I MISS THIS ONE?

There was Google Doodle about Anna Freud on December 3rd, 2014. Google celebrates the 119th birthday of Anna Freud. Anna Freud is the sixth child of Sigmund Freud.
She is the founder of psychoanalytic child psychology. Anna Freud was the youngest of six brothers and sisters.

Anna Freud died at the age of 81 in 1982.

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World AIDS Day …. December 1, 2014!!


~~December 1, 2014~~ 

This is a disease that knows no bounds. There are no classes are spared. It attacks all walks of life …. no differences here. From famous to unknown, from rich to poor, from educated to illiterate. This disease is does not discriminate. Doesn’t matter who you are. Anyone can be infected. 

World AIDS Day, observed on 1 December every year, is dedicated to raising awareness of the AIDS pandemic caused by the spread of HIV infection, and mourning those who have died of the disease. Government and health officials, non-governmental organizations and individuals around the world observe the day, often with education on AIDS prevention and control.

World AIDS Day is one of the eight official global public health campaigns marked by the World Health Organization (WHO), along with World Health Day, World Blood Donor Day, World Immunization Week, World Tuberculosis Day, World No Tobacco Day, World Malaria Day and World Hepatitis Day. Since 1995, the President of the United States has made an official proclamation on World AIDS Day.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_AIDS_Day

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~~Famous People Who Died From Aids~~

~~Published on May 7, 2013~~

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To start the day …. “World Peace Day”!!


~~November 17, 2014~~ 

World Peace Day is celebrated on November 17, 2014

This is a “state” that should be permanent. Every one talks about “peace”. We all wish that there was peace in our world. We wish that smaller units like family units and communities be peaceful. This would translate exponentially to countries and the world.

PEACE should have one day … PEACE should “be” every day. 

Anyone, anywhere can celebrate Peace Day. Millions of people in all countries do. It can be as simple as lighting a candle at noon, or just sitting in silent meditation. Or it can involve getting your friends, family, organization, community or government engaged in a large event. The impact of millions of people in all parts of the world, coming together for one day of peace, is immense. Peace Day is also a Day of Ceasefire – personal or political.

Take this opportunity to make peace in your own relationships as well as impact the larger conflicts of our time. Imagine what a whole Day of Peace would mean to humankind.

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https://www.facebook.com/peaceday/timeline

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What is PEACE?

Peace is an occurrence of harmony characterized by lack of violence, conflict behaviors and the freedom from fear of violence. Commonly understood as the absence of hostility and retribution, peace also suggests sincere attempts at reconciliation, the existence of healthy or newly healed interpersonal or international relationships, prosperity in matters of social or economic welfare, the establishment of equality, and a working political order that serves the true interests of all.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peace

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~~”Song for Peace by Kitaro”~~

For World Peace

~~Uploaded on Sep 20, 2009~~

Join and spread the Spirit of Peace, because Peace can only prosper as a collective condition of human heart and mind, for the sake of all Children!
…. and the Dream of World Peace will become Reality!

Love and Peace to All
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To start the day …. I have no words!!


~~November 5, 2014~~

The day after November 5, 2014. I can’t comprehend and don’t intend to. There are better bloggers who can dissect, discuss, present, tabulate, extrapolate what happened. My post today comes from my heart and my soul. 

I don’t have the words. Let pictures speak for me. 

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In the Spirit of Halloween …. “Dancing with the Stars”, 2014!!


~~October 30, 20144~

‘Dancing with the Stars’ Season 19: Halloween Night Performance

Season nineteen of Dancing with the Stars premiered on September 15, 2014. Tom Bergeron returned as host alongside Erin Andrews. Len Goodman, Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli all returned as judges, while former professional and two-time champion Julianne Hough joined the panel as the permanent fourth judge of the season.

Ray Chew also returned as bandleader. Leah Remini filled in as co-host on October 20, due to Erin Andrews’ commitments with the 2014 World Series.

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~~Team Itsy Bitsy~~

Dancing with the Stars: Halloween Night

~~Published on Oct 27, 2014~~

Team Itsy Bitsy with Bethany Mota, Derek Hough, Janel Parrish, Valentin Chmerkovskiy, Lea Thompson, Artem Chigvintsev, Michael Waltrip and Emma Slater dance to “Black Widow” by Iggy Azalea featuring Rita Ora on Dancing with the Stars’ Halloween Night!

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Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day … October 15, 2014!!


~~October 16, 2014~~ 

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day

…. a day of remembrance for pregnancy loss and infant death, which includes but is not limited to miscarriage, stillbirth, SIDS, or the death of a newborn. It is observed annually in the United States and Canada and, in recent years, in the United Kingdom and in the Australian States of Western Australia and New South Wales, in Italy on behalf of a charity named Piccoli Angeli on October 15.

The day is observed with remembrance ceremonies and candle-lighting vigils, concluding with the International Wave of Light, a worldwide lighting of candles at 7:00 PM.

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This post is dedicated to the Harris Family who lost their baby girl DeLainey too soon. She participated in the International Wave of Light in honor of her daughter.

In her own words …. 

“The ceremony was very nice. Mommy didn’t get to hear them say your name cause your brother was busy singing happy birthday to you.

But it was nice to be there and light candles for you and all the other little babies that were taken too soon. I never would have thought this would be our life and I still can’t believe it is. I want nothing but to have you here with us. I wish I could make it happen but I am left with the fact that will never happen.

Our lives will forever be changed because you aren’t longer here. I will never understand it and I will live with the pain for the rest of my life. But having you I would never have changed you knew nothing but love and for that I can have a small amount if peace. You never had to suffer or feel the pain of this ugly world. You knew my love, my warmth, my heartbeat and my arms. I held you your entire life. I just wish it would have been different. I love and miss you like crazy and you will always be my baby.”

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~~Light a candle on Oct. 15 for babies lost to miscarriage or stillbirth~~

~~Uploaded on Sep 22, 2009~~

On October 15 of every year, at 7 p.m. your time, light a candle for one hour in memory of our babies who were lost far too soon.

Video images from In the Company of Angels, a memorial book.

Find out about the book at http://www.caseyshaypress.com.

The song is Still, by Gerrit Hofsink.

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