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  • Jodie Comer is getting canceled over supposed Trump-supporting boyfriend

    07/09/2020 7:22:35 PM PDT · by Magnatron · 52 replies
    New York Post ^ | 8 July 2020 | Marisa Dellatto
    “Killing Eve” star Jodie Comer is in hot water on Twitter. The 27-year-old is facing “cancel” cries online after social media users discovered she’s possibly dating a Republican who supports President Trump. This comes amid her vocal support for several progressive causes, such as Black Lives Matter and Pride. Twitter sleuths linked the actress, who plays a queer woman on “Killing Eve,” to a man named James Burke after paparazzi photos surfaced of her sitting outdoors with a mystery man. A man by that name is a registered Republican. However, it’s not evidently clear how Burke’s name was discovered, or...
  • Scrabble bans 236 bigoted words, slurs from official list

    07/09/2020 2:17:03 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 108 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 2020 | Natalie O'Neill
    Scrabble just got W-O-K-E. Players of the classic board game will no longer be able to rack up points for spelling out racial and ethnic slurs, according to Scrabble officials. A total of 236 bigoted words were removed from the official Scrabble word list used at tournaments — in order to make the game friendlier to all types of people, The North American Scrabble Players Association. said Wednesday. “Removing slurs is the very least that we can do to make our association more inclusive,” NASPA CEO John Chew said in a statement. “How can we in this day tell prospective...
  • Los Angeles chief district court judge who called black administrative clerk 'street smart' steps down from the role after staff became upset that it was 'racially insensitive'

    06/29/2020 9:36:43 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 51 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 12:01 EDT, 29 June 2020 | Ariel Zilber
    The top federal judge in Los Angeles is stepping down from that position after he apologized for saying that the court’s top administrative official, who is a (b)lack woman, was “street-smart.” US District Judge Cormac J. Carney said he will no longer serve as chief district judge just less than a month after he began a four-year term, the Los Angeles Times reported. He will remain a federal judge for the Central District of California, which is the nation’s largest federal court jurisdiction. Carney was appointed to the lifetime post in 2003 by then-President George W. Bush. Carney emailed court...
  • J.K. Rowling slammed for defending concept of biological sex: 'It isn't hate to speak the truth'

    06/07/2020 10:57:33 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 64 replies
    "Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling faced another backlash Saturday after issuing a cheeky tweet on sex and gender that opened up a new chapter in her ongoing feud with LGBT advocates. "If sex isn’t real, there’s no same-sex attraction," Rowling tweeted to her 14.5 million followers. "If sex isn’t real, the lived reality of women globally is erased. I know and love trans people, but erasing the concept of sex removes the ability of many to meaningfully discuss their lives. It isn’t hate to speak the truth." Rowling tweeted those comments around 6 p.m. ET. Within an hour, she was...
  • Director Ava DuVernay Demands Resistance Against Trump: ‘Silence Is No Longer an Option’ (revealing the real goal)

    06/04/2020 11:52:38 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 60 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 03 2020 | ALANA MASTRANGELO
    Ava DuVernay, director of Warner Bros. The New Gods and Disney’s A Wrinkle in Time, demanded that people “resist,” protest, and organize against President Donald Trump or else they’re “part of the problem.” “If you’re not resisting, protesting, organizing or speaking against this filth that Trump demands, you are a part of it,” said Ava DuVernay on Wednesday in the wake of the police involved death of George Floyd. “It’s really simple. Speak up. Silence is no longer an option.” DuVernay deleted the tweet.
  • These Are The People Facebook Put In Charge Of Deciding Whether To Delete Controversial Posts

    05/06/2020 11:37:17 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 41 replies
    CNBC ^ | 05/06/20 | Jessica Bursztynsky and Same Shead
    Facebook on Wednesday announced the first 20 members of its Oversight Board, an independent body that can overturn the company’s own content moderation decisions. The oversight board will govern appeals from Facebook and Instagram users and questions from Facebook itself, although it admitted it will have to pick and choose which content moderation cases to take due to the sheer volume of them.  The board will receive cases through a content management system that is linked to Facebook’s own platforms. They will then discuss the case as a group before issuing a final decision on whether the content should be allowed to stay...
  • Councillors, advocates criticize Swiss government’s refusal to ban ‘gay conversion therapy’

    05/05/2020 10:51:35 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    TheLocal.ch ^ | 4 October 2019 16:01 CEST+02:00
    Councillors from the city of Basel, as well as representatives from the National Council, have spoken out against the Federal Council for its refusal to put in place laws that would restrict “gay conversion therapy”. Despite gay conversion therapy being heavily criticized by advocacy groups and outlawed in some parts of the world, the LGBTIQ Pink Cross Switzerland organization says that it is “common” in Switzerland. The Federal Council has however stated that it opposes a ban, arguing that the current laws are sufficient to protect people from all types of alternate therapies. Lucas Ott, a representative in the City...
  • Why homophobia will now be illegal in Switzerland

    02/11/2020 10:48:29 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    TheLocal.ch ^ | 10 February 2020 11:46 CET+01:00
    The law that protects citizens from racial, ethnic and religious persecution will now also include discrimination based on sexual orientation. More than 63 percent of voters accepted on Sunday the proposal to broaden Switzerland’s current anti-racism legislation to encompass sexual orientation. However, the proposed law for more affordable housing was defeated, with 57.1 percent votes cast against it. With the acceptance of the anti-homophobia legislation, Switzerland will join a handful of other European nations where public incitement to hatred, discrimination, and violence on the basis of sexual orientation is illegal. […] But not everyone was pleased with the referendum’s result....
  • Gutfeld: Democrats push the first impeachment based on imagination

    12/15/2019 8:45:45 AM PST · by samtheman · 12 replies
    The is 7 minutes of The Gutfeld Show posted on youtube so there's no text to copy and paste. My favorite line is when he shows a picture of the demo's announcing impeachment and he says "First, look at this sad bunch. It's like the Last Supper at the counter at Wendy's" hahahahahahaha!
  • Democrats’ Impeachment Position: Although President Trump Didn’t Break the Law, He Surely Intended to and Therefore He’s Guilty

    12/08/2019 6:52:01 AM PST · by mplc51 · 77 replies
    GP ^ | December 8, 2019 | Joe Hoft
    The Democrat position in their impeachment of President Trump is that although the President did nothing wrong, he meant to, and therefore they must impeach! Breitbart reported that the Democrat position on impeachment is absurd and have become the Salem Witch Trials. The House Judiciary Report is stating that the President can be impeached for motives without breaking the law –
  • CA: Don Cherry fired from Sportsnet following toxic rant

    11/11/2019 12:40:55 PM PST · by jimjohn · 53 replies
    Don Cherry has been fired by Sportsnet following remarks made on Coach’s Corner Saturday evening.
  • Finnish politician under ‘hate crime investigation’ for sharing Bible verse on Facebook

    09/05/2019 8:29:25 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 61 replies
    Fox News ^ | 09/05/2019 | Caleb Parke
    Police are investigating a Christian politician in Finland for an alleged “hate crime” because she shared a Bible verse on Facebook to criticize a national church that participated in LGBT Pride festivities. In the post, congresswoman Päivi Räsänen, a Christian Democrat, criticized the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland for participating in the Helsinki LGBT Pride events in June. Her criticism was alongside a picture of Romans 1:24-27 that describes same-sex relationships as “shameful.” Her post made Räsänen the subject of a pretrial investigation by the Finnish Police for a suspected incitement against sexual and gender minorities. “The pre-trial investigations have...
  • Global Compact on Migration: Criticism of migration will be a criminal offence

    Video at link: ....“And Media outlets that give room to such criticism of migration can be shut down.” “The compact for migration is legalization of mass migration “
  • Trump-linked far-right groups in US spent millions on European lobbying [barf alert]

    03/28/2019 1:03:28 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 03.28.2019 | Alexander Pearson
    Right-wing Christian groups in the United States spent at least $50 million (€56 million) on supporting far-right activists and campaigns in Europe in recent years, according to an investigative report. Publicly available financial filings showed 15 conservative non-profit organizations spent some $51 million in Europe from 2008 to 2017, the report by UK-based openDemocracy found. The filings did not detail what the money was spent on, but openDemocracy said the groups used it to: lobby European Union officialschallenge anti-hate speech laws in European courtssupport anti-LGBT+ and anti-abortion campaigns in eastern and southern Europe. […]Two of the organizations named in the...
  • Criminalizing Free Speech

    03/25/2019 4:27:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 25, 2019 | Rachel Alexander
    Political correctness regarding free speech has gone too far. At first it took the form of just criticism. Feminists and diversity proponents lectured everyone on how they should speak. It was prevalent at universities, and spread next to corporations and K-12 education. Then it turned into civil infractions. Businesses that refused to accommodate same-sex marriage, based on their sincerely held religious beliefs, were held to have violated the law. After that, big tech took to censoring offenders. Twitter, Facebook and YouTube in particular banned those whose speech it disliked. Now, it’s becoming a crime in civilized countries to say politically...
  • Mother, 38, is arrested and locked in a cell for seven HOURS after calling a transgender (t)

    02/10/2019 4:28:28 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 93 replies
    Full title: Mother, 38, is arrested in front of her children and locked in a cell for seven HOURS after calling a transgender woman a man on Twitter A mother was arrested in front of her children and locked up for seven hours after referring to a transgender woman as a man online. Three officers detained Kate Scottow at her home before quizzing her at a police station about an argument with an activist on Twitter over so-called 'deadnaming'. The 38-year-old, from Hitchin, Hertfordshire, had her photograph, DNA and fingerprints taken and remains under investigation. More than two months after...
  • Microsoft Teams with Establishment ‘NewsGuard’ to Create News Blacklist

    01/23/2019 3:37:31 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 77 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 23 Jan 2019 | Allum Boakhri
    Without consulting with its users, Microsoft has installed an establishment media browser extension, purportedly designed to rate the accuracy of news websites, as a default setting on mobile versions of its Edge browser. In practice, it creates a news blacklist by warning users away from sites including Breitbart News, The Drudge Report, and the Daily Mail. The browser extension, called “Newsguard,” presents users with a red warning label if they navigate to a website that it judges to be unreliable. A “green” rating is given to websites that NewsGuard considers trustworthy. A number of pro-Trump websites, including Breitbart News, are...
  • University of Chicago Student Newspaper Reveals School President Voted Republican

    01/13/2019 9:36:26 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 29 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | January 13, 2019 | P.J. Gladnick
    The student newspaper of the University of Chicago, the Chicago Maroon, broke some shocking news on January 3 about their school president. It was such a big scoop that the newspaper's Editor-In-Chief, Euirim Choi, wrote it up.  Are you prepared to find out what that newspaper discovered? Well, the news that must have shook up that campus was revealed in the article's blaring headline, "UChicago President Robert Zimmer Voted in the 2016 Republican Primary."
  • Politico and Washington Post Accuse Trump of Robert E. Lee Thought Crime

    10/13/2018 6:25:42 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 35 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | October 13, 2018 | P.J. Gladnick
    If you think Napoleon Bonaparte was a military genius because he defeated both the Austrian and Russian armies at Austerlitz in 1805 then that must make you a French imperialist. Likewise if you believed that Erwin Rommel was a good general for accomplishing a lot with limited resources then you must be an admirer of the policies of the Third Reich. Oh, and you there. You think that Georgy Zhukov and Vo Nguyen Giap were great generals? Okay, that makes you a lousy Commie! Ridiculous, right? But no more ridiculous than Politico and the Washington Post slamming President Donald Trump for...
  • Zero tolerance: no safe level of alcohol, study says

    08/23/2018 8:04:46 PM PDT · by Mariner · 162 replies
    AFP ^ | August 24th, 2018 | Unattributed
    Even an occasional glass of wine or beer increases the risk of health problems and dying, according to a major study on drinking in 195 nations that attributes 2.8 million premature deaths worldwide each year to booze. "There is no safe level of alcohol," said Max Griswold, a researcher at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation in Seattle, Washington and lead author for a consortium of more than 500 experts. Despite recent research showing that light-to-moderate drinking reduces heart disease, the new study found that alcohol use is more likely than not to do harm. "The protective effect of...