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Top 10 Movie Assassins

10. Vincent
Tom Cruise, Collateral


Salt 'n' pepper-haired sociopath Vincent is doing the death-bringing taxi-tour of LA - a one-night only engagement.


9. The Jackal

Edward Fox, The Day Of The Jackal


"Who the hell was he?" asks the confounded cops of the man who would kill French President Charles de Gaulle. One thing's for sure, he's not Charles Calthrop, the man they've assumed the Jackal to be.


8. Jules & Vincent

Samuel L Jackson and John Travolta, Pulp Fiction


A well-travelled junkie and a Kung Fu fan might not make the most likely of cool assassins, but Jules and Vincent's shuffling amiability, constant patter and appreciation of quality fast food make them awesome company.

7. Ghost Dog
Forest Whitaker, Ghost Dog


"The Way of the Samurai is found in death." No kidding. A dedicated follower of the ancient spiritual samurai guide Hagakure - a nod to Le Samurai - the softly spoken Ghost Dog's bite is far work than his bark.

6. Martin Q Blank

John Cusack Grosse Point Blank


Loving The Clash and The Specials, and having certain moral flexibility about how to make money, the sharp-suited, quick-quipped Blank is a true '80s child. Heading back to his home town to take out a target and attend his high-school reunion.

5.
Anton Chigurh
Javier Bardem, No Country for Old Men


What's the most you ever lost on a coin toss? We all lose that game eventually, but Chigurh's here to help speed up the process. Quite alien, totally merciless and governed by some inhuman form of ethics, if you're his target, he will get to you, someday.

4.
Jason Bourne
Matt Damon, The Bourne Trilogy


"I'm so sorry!" The angsty amnesiac is so effective a killer that people have a nasty habit of dropping dead all around him. The poster boy for the Treadstone special ops, Bourne was a brutal assassin mechanically performing his hits with stealth and efficiency.

3. The T-800

Arnold Schwarzenegger, The Terminator


He'll be back. He'll be back many, many times. Sent through time to bump off the future's saviour in utero, the T-800 is the ultimate kill-bot.

2. Ah Jong/Jeffrey
Chow Yun-Fat, The Killer


 

Murder method: Two hands. Automatic pistols. Leaping through the air. Slow motion. Perfect. 


1. Leon
Jean Reno, Leon


The childlike Italian "cleaner" - forged into a lean, minimalist killing machine.


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Top 10: Quotes About Men That Every Man Should Live By

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10 Notorious Political Lies Told In The World


1.

Umbrella Murder

 
Georgi Markov, a talented young Bulgarian writer, defected in 1969 and sought asylum in England. He was labeled a traitor by the Communist regime of Bulgaria. He was murdered in 1978 by a man wielding an umbrella. The assassination became know as the "Umbrella Murder".
 
2.

Moscow Bans Polish Meat

 
Russia engaged in a game of political football with the Polish government in 2006. The crisis centered around the ban on imported meat from Poland. Moscow claimed the meat was not properly certified. Russia warned members of the European Union that Poland was not abiding by certified practices. It was all politics and lies.
 
3.

First Lady Hillary Clinton: Role Model

 
Hillary Clinton was First Lady of the United States. The world expected her to be a spokesperson for women around the world. She could not live up to the expectations because she had to respond to charges that her husband was cheating on her. Instead, she reacted as an exploited woman. The women of the world expected some professionalism from her during this time. She deceived the entire sorority of women.
 
4.

The US Presidential Campaign of 1990

 
The political campaign was full of charges and counter charges related to lies and dishonesty. Clinton charged Bush with lying and said that he looked like Pinocchio. Statements were made that Bush was trying to clinch the election with intentional lies. Bush's press secretary replied that Clinton was playing politics and made remarks about Clinton's disregard for honesty. Al Gore compared the Bush campaign to a "big lie" technique.
 
5.

George Bush - Like Father, Like Son

 
A skill for telling lies is shared equally by the senior and junior Bush. The junior told the famous lie in 2003 when he said that, "We have discovered weapons of mass destruction in Iraq." The US Army made advances in the Middle East and found nothing. In 1988, the senior Bush made the now infamous statement, "Read my lips. No new taxes."
 
6.

Joseph Stalin

 
In 1941, Germany broke the non aggression pact that it had signed with Russia. Russia then entered the war on the side of the Allies. In meeting with other Allied members, Stalin promised not to interfere in the affairs of other nations. He was lying. He installed communist governments in most of the countries in Eastern Europe. These countries fell behind what became known as the "Iron Curtain".
 
7.

Bill Clinton

 
Bill Clinton, the 42nd President, told a lie under oath regarding his alleged connection with Monica Lewinsky. He was the second president in US history to be impeached by the House of Representatives. He was accused of a sexual indiscretion, to which Clinton had replied, "I did not have sexual relations with that woman."
 
8.

Richard Nixon

 
Richard Nixon, the 37th president of the United States, lied about his efforts to cover up his misdeeds regarding the Watergate scandal. The truth was disclosed and he ultimately had to resign to avoid impeachment.
 
9.

Jimmy Carter

 
Another US president, Jimmy Carter, was holding a press conference in 1980, in which he stated he would not use military action to free the hostages being held in the US Embassy in Tehran, Iran. The truth was that a military option was being planned at that very time. We should remember the words of Sir Winston Churchill, who noted that in wartime the truth must be preserved with a bodyguard of lies.
 
10.

Neville Chamberlain

 
In 1938, British Prime Chamberlain met with German Chancellor Hitler to find a diplomatic way to avoid war. Adolf Hitler assured Chamberlain that war could be avoided if Czechoslovakia would agree to redraw its border. Chamberlain agreed and announced to the British Parliament that Hitler, "Means what he says." Hitler took the opposite action. It is one of humanity's most shocking lies.

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10 banned books

The most infamously outlawed novels

 

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley (1932)
 

1. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley (1932)

The gist: Written in 1931 and published a year later, Huxley's parody of H. G. Wells’ utopian future in his novel, Men Like Gods isn't wholly dissimilar to George Orwell’s 1984. Addressing the period's core theme of industrialisation, Huxley explored the loss of identity and increasing dividision of society to devastating effect.

Why was it banned? Initially, Ireland pulled it off the shelves for its controversial themes on child birth, before several states in the US tried to have it removed from school curriculums due to its “themes on negativity.”

The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck (1939)

2. The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck (1939)

The gist: Steinbeck’s Pullitzer Prize winning novel, released in 1939, told the all too familiar story of the effects of the Great Depression on the rural poor. Focusing on a family of sharecroppers, the Joads, who were driven from their Oklahoma home by drought, economic hardship, and changes in the agriculture industry. With nowhere left to turn, they set out for California along with thousands of other "Okies" in search of land, jobs and dignity.

Why was it banned? Despite the book being championed by the literary elite, it was publicly banned in the US and burned en masse by the general population. People were shocked by its description of the poor, which Steinbeck later admitted was a sanitised version of what was really going on in these remote communities.

Tropic of Cancer by Henry Miller (1934)

3. Tropic of Cancer by Henry Miller (1934)

The gist: Set in France during the 1930s, the book follows the life of its author, Miller, who at the time was a struggling writer. Written in the first person, he wrote about his sexual encounters with friends and colleagues, it was an expose on the lives of American expats living abroad.

Why was it banned? Almost as soon as it was released, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Michael Musmanno wrote Cancer is, "not a book. It is a cesspool, an open sewer, a pit of putrefaction, a slimy gathering of all that is rotten in the debris of human depravity.” As you can imagine, people weren’t ready for what George Orwell would later call “the most important book of the mid-1930s”.

Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut (1969)

4. Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut (1969)

The gist: Billy Pilgrim, a disoriented, and ill-trained American soldier, is captured by the Germans during the Battle of the Bulge and taken prisoner in Dresden. Housed in a disused slaughterhouse, known as "Slaughterhouse number 5", he and the other POWs and German guards alike hide in a deep cellar; sheltering from the firestorm during the Bombing of Dresden in World War II. During this period, time begins to warp, and Pilgrim starts to see visions of the future and the past, including his death.

Why was it banned? The good old USA thought better than to let its children be exposed to such themes, residing it to the ranks of the American Library Association’s 100 Most Frequently Challenged books.

The Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie (1988)

5. The Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie (1988)

The gist: Rushdie’s book tells the story of an Indian expat living in modern day England. After surviving a plane crash, Gibreel Farishta, a Bollywood superstar is left to rebuild his life, while the other survivor, the emigrant Saladin Chamcha has his life torn apart.

Why was it banned? Many in the Islamic community saw Rushdie’s take on Islam to be blasphemous. In Venezuela, you would be imprisoned for 15 months if caught reading the book, while Japan issued fines for people who sold the English-language edition. Even in the US, two major bookshops refused to sell the book after death threats were received.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chobsky (1999)

6. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chobsky (1999)

The gist: Inspired by the late J. D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye, the book, published in 1999, tells the story of a teenager, “Charlie” who writes a series of letters to an anonymous friend. Being a teenager, Charlie goes to great lengths to describe his introversion, teenage sexuality, abuse, and his drug use.

Why was it banned? Its explicit sexual content, particularly the homosexual aspects, has led it to be withdrawn from libraries across the US, and it regularly makes the American Library Association's top 10 most challenged books list.

Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe (1958)

7. Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe (1958)

The gist: One of the most celebrated pieces of African literature, Achebe’s story of Okonkwo, a leader and local wrestling champion in Umofia – a fictional group of nine villages in Nigeria – recalls the influences of British colonialism and Christian missionaries on his traditional Igbo community during an unspecified time period in the late nineteenth or early twentieth century.

Why was it banned? Reportedly banned in Malaysia, it is critical of colonialism and its consequences.

American Psycho by Brett Easton Ellis (1991)

8. American Psycho by Brett Easton Ellis (1991)

The gist: Easton Ellis’s tale of serial killer and impeccable business man Patrick Bateman, starts off as merely the retelling of one man’s experiences living in an affluent part of New York city during the 1980s. As the book progresses however, the shiny veneer of Yuppie life soon reveals a far more sinister side.

Why is it banned? Anyone who has seen the film will know why. Germany deemed it harmful to minors when it first appeared in 1991, and restricted its sales. It was banned in Canada until very recently, and it’s banned in the Australian state of Queensland and is restricted to over 18s only in all other states.

The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka (1915)

9. The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka (1915)

The gist: One day, Gregor Samsa, a travelling salesman supporting his parents and sister, awakes to find he’s turned into a giant bug. Once the most beloved member of his family, so begins his estrangement from his beloved, and the rest of society, to the point where he is locked away in his room and plainly forgotten about.

Why was it banned? All of Kafka's work was banned under the Nazi and Soviet regimes, and also in Czechoslovakia because he refused to write in Czech, using only German.

10. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov (1955)

The gist: Humbert Humbert, a scholar born in Paris, is obsessed with young women, or “nymphets” as he calls them. Moving to a small New England town, he comes obsessed with the 12-year-old daughter of Charlotte Haze, and secretly covets her, using his marriage to her mother as a ruse. Humbert and the girl abscond and begin hopping from town to town trying to conceal their true relationship.

Why was it banned? After being called 'the filthiest book I have ever read' by the editor of the Sunday Express, the Home Office seized all copies of the book in 1955 on the grounds that it was pornography. The French banned it the following year, but curiously, it was published without issue in the USA.


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Top 10 Inspirational Quotes

 

 
Inspirational words can motivate success. They can also tide you through bad times. Here is a collection of top 10 inspirational quotes. Read what the greatest minds have to tell you. Send these inspirational messages to your friends too.

1. Mark Twain

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.

2. Luigi Pirandello

In bed my real love has always been the sleep that rescued me by allowing me to dream.

3. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.

4. Zig Ziglar

People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily.

5. T. S. Elliot

Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.

6. Buddha

All that we are is the result of what we have thought.

7. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.

8. Peter F. Drucker

We know nothing about motivation. All we can do is write books about it.

9. Nora Roberts

If you don't go after what you want, you'll never have it. If you don't ask, the answer is always no. If you don't step forward, you're always in the same place.

10. Stephen Covey

Begin with the end in mind.


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Top 10 Scottish Movies Ever Made
1.
Local Hero(1983)
An American oil company sends a man to Scotland to buy up an entire village where they want to build a refinery. But things don't go as expected. (111 mins.)
Director: Bill Forsyth
 
 
2.
Braveheart(1995)
William Wallace, a commoner, unites the 13th Century Scots in their battle to overthrow English rule. (177 mins.)
Director: Mel Gibson
 
 
3.
Trainspotting(1996)
Renton, deeply immersed in the Edinburgh drug scene, tries to clean up and get out, despite the allure of the drugs and influence of friends. (94 mins.)
Director: Danny Boyle
 
 
4.
The 39 Steps(1935)
A man in London tries to help a counterespionage agent. But when the agent is killed and he stands accused, he must go on the run to both save himself and also stop a spy ring trying to steal top secret information. (86 mins.)
 
 
5.
The Wicker Man(1973)
A police sergeant is called to an island village in search of a missing girl whom the locals claim never existed. Stranger still, however, are the rituals that take place there. (88 mins.)
Director: Robin Hardy
 
 
6.
Whisky Galore!(1949)
Scottish islanders try to plunder 50,000 cases of whisky from a stranded ship. (82 mins.)
 
 
7.
Rob Roy(1995)
In the highlands of Scotland in the 1700s, Rob Roy tries to lead his small town to a better future,... (139 mins.)
 
 
8.
Gregory's Girl(1981)
Gregory is a normal teen who is infatuated with a classmate. He must work to win her affection. (91 mins.)
Director: Bill Forsyth
 
 
9.
Centurion(2010)
A splinter group of Roman soldiers fight for their lives behind enemy lines after their legion is decimated in a devastating guerrilla attack. (97 mins.)
Director: Neil Marshall
 
 
10.
Dog Soldiers(2002)
A routine military exercise turns into a nightmare in the Scotland wilderness. (105 mins.)
Director: Neil Marshall
 

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