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Monday, January 07, 2019

It's a good thing for Christian Bale that the Hollywood Foreign Press Association was voting, and not Republicans. The Welsh-born thespian won the Golden Globe for best actor in a motion picture -- musical or comedy for his portrayal of former Vice President Dick Cheney in "Vice" and in accepting the award, he made clear where he stands on the real-life subject.

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In a press release, Old Scratch has said he is "saddened by the mis-characterization of Mr. Bale's comment. Hey, I know I've done some bad things, but comparing me to Cheney, that's just mean spirited".

#1 | Posted by SunTzuMeow at 2019-01-07 05:04 PM | Reply | Funny: 5

Thank you, Oswald Cobblepot inspired Penguin.

#2 | Posted by LesWit at 2019-01-08 01:40 AM | Reply

And conservatives across America were triggered by that comment.

#3 | Posted by Nixon at 2019-01-08 12:22 PM | Reply

That made me chuckle when he said it, especially since the producers of the Globes asked the attendees to quietly sign a pledge not to make political statements during the ceremony.

#4 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-01-08 12:32 PM | Reply

That's easy to say when he's shuffling off to the bank.

#5 | Posted by phesterOBoyle at 2019-01-08 12:49 PM | Reply

Satan is totally offended.

#6 | Posted by Corky at 2019-01-08 01:03 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Dick Cheney is a good actor too.

For eight years he managed to convince almost half the country he was human and not Mr. Potter brought to life.

#7 | Posted by Tor at 2019-01-08 05:54 PM | Reply

Wow, I bet Christian is incomprehensible drunk slurring.

I still can't see very much of him in Cheney makeup, he is invisible with the convincing head-cocking and aloof sneer.

Awards shows need these kind of moments to keep relevant. I mean, the movie that won is political, why should the producers bother disavowing that?

Iran's nuclear negotiator said behind contract with USA's Halliburton

SOURCE: Resalat web site, Tehran, in Persian 17 Jan 05

LENGTH: 387 words

Text of report entitled: ‘An explanation of the dimensions of the cooperation of a senior diplomat in Iran's nuclear negotiations with senior officials of the American government, " published ‘by Iranian newspaper Resalat web site on 17 January

An informed source has explained the new dimensions of the joint economic cooperation of the senior diplomat in Iran's nuclear negotiations with senior officials of the American government.

In an interview given to Fars News Agency he stated that a study of the contract signed between the Iranian government and the American Halliburton Company shows that the main individuals who paved the way for the contract were Dick Cheney, the American Vice President, and Sirus Naseri, the lynchpin in Iran's nuclear negotiations and special adviser of the Supreme National Security Council.

He added: The participation of Iran's valuable oil contract with the Halliburton Company involving drilling 12 wells in phases nine and 10 of Southern Pars oilfields goes back to early 1383 year beginning 21st March 2004 .

In phases nine and 10 in Southern Pars gas is expected to be found in Iran's land and marine sections over 52 months up to 1385, and 50 million cubic meters of natural gas and 400 tonnes of sulphur is expected to be extracted.

He added: With a proposal worth 282 million dollars Halliburton wanted to achieve success in this phase of the Southern Pars project.

According to this informed source, before this, too, the American company, along with the American Schlumberger, wanted to participate in phases two and three of the region, something that it failed to achieve.

Stating that there were several aspects to Halliburton's new participation in Iran, the informed source added: The first of this is that the contact concluded with Halliburton is nearly 70 billion tumans more than the amount the company had sought. That is to say, while Halliburton had asked for nearly 23 million dollars for drilling each of the oil wells, amounting to a total of 282 million dollars for drilling the 12 wells in Oslavieyyeh, the Iranian government, in the contract that has been signed, has granted some 360 million dollars to the Halliburton-Oriental consortium, which is nearly 70 billion tumans more than the amount asked for in the bid.'

#8 | Posted by redlightrobot at 2019-01-08 07:55 PM | Reply

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