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  • Bill Maher Slams ‘Barbie’ Movie: ‘Preachy, Man-Hating Zombie Lie’

    08/08/2023 7:18:36 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 37 replies
    SLAY ^ | August 8, 2023 - 9:31 am | Frank Bergman
    Liberal talk show host Bill Maher has slammed the new Barbie” movie as “preachy, man-hating, and a Zombie Lie.” HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher” host explained that the “woke” film is a “Zombie Lie” because it perpetuates “something that was never true.” After watching the movie, Maher blasted the director for ignoring the world we currently live in. 67-year-old Maher took to Twitter on Monday and panned the Greta Gerwig-directed movie to his 10.8 million followers. Maher denounced “Barbie” for being out of touch with reality. He said the term “Zombie Lie” means it’s either “something that never was...
  • Hasbro Pulls 'Trolls World Tour' Doll After Parents Took Issue With "Inappropriate" Button Placement

    06/05/2023 11:59:14 PM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 17 replies
    Newsweek via MSN ^ | 6/16/23 | Mark Pygas
    Hasbro has decided to discontinue a Trolls World Tour doll after widespread criticism and false claims were made by some parents online. The controversy began when a woman posted a video of the DreamWorks Trolls World Tour Giggle & Sing Poppy toy on Instagram. Sold at Walmart and marketed to children four and older, the doll sings and giggles when a button is pressed. Instagram user redpillbabe took issue with the placement of the button on the doll, alleging that the button was placed near the doll's "private parts" in an attempt to groom children. "Go I dare you. Tell...
  • Backlash over 'transgender' LEGO sets leads to boycott calls

    05/31/2023 5:15:34 PM PDT · by DallasBiff · 34 replies
    ABC3 ^ | 5/31/23 | Zachery Rogers
    WASHINGTON (TND) — Makers of the classic build block toy LEGO are the latest to receive criticism and calls for boycotts after one popular social media account claimed the toymaker was "featuring transgender building sets for kids." Before Pride Month last year, The LEGO Group announced its "A-Z of Awesome" campaign, which features "a colorful alphabet of identities built from LEGO bricks, created by our incredible LGBTQIA+ fans!" Conservative British influencer Oli London apparently thought the campaign was selling the LGBTQIA+ sets, potentially to children. Sharing a video clip of the campaign on Twitter, London exclaimed: "LEGO turns TRANS!"
  • How Democrats’ Push For Electric Cars Endangers National Security

    04/28/2023 6:01:05 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 04/28/2023 | Paul Gilbert
    Democrats’ highly expensive environmental policies have been developed without any meaningful strategic thinking or analyses about raw materials and geopolitics.Ford Motor Company recently announced it’s set to lose more than $6 billion on its latest electric vehicle plants while it gets them running, with the company CEO saying “we cannot continue to import batteries and rare earth from overseas.”“We can build all the plants, but what’s the good if we’re importing batteries?” he continued, highlighting U.S. mine closures and global shortages of the rare earths required for the batteries that power these cars.Joe Biden declared war on fossil fuels on...
  • 20 Most Dangerous Toys of All Time

    04/20/2023 7:54:42 PM PDT · by DallasBiff · 99 replies
    Good Housekeeping ^ | 8/29/18 | Caroline Picard
    You might look back on your Teddy Ruxpin or Beanie Babies with nostalgia, but not everything in your childhood toy chest deserves a comeback. Some "playthings" from the 20th century or (even as recent last year!) have caused serious harm to unsuspecting kids. Steer clear of these trinkets and games — unless you want to pay a visit to the ER, that is
  • Father Confronts LEGO Clerks for Pushing LGBTQ Propaganda on Little Children

    04/14/2023 2:23:09 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 11 replies
    DISNTR ^ | April 13th 2023 | Publisher
    One has to ask the question: why is the LGBTQ industry so hell-bent on targeting children? Why is LEGO holding a queer festival in its stores to promote sexual deviancy to children who would otherwise not even think about such things? To be clear, the LGBTQ movement and its various symbols, including the pride flag, have absolutely nothing to do with love. Friends, even friends of the same sex, can love each other—but it is not sexual. The LGBTQ movement is a movement designed for the sole purpose normalizing aberrant, dangerous, and violent sex acts among people of the same...
  • Diversifying a US$200 billion market: The alternatives to Li-ion batteries for grid-scale energy storage

    02/23/2023 1:44:42 PM PST · by M. Dodge Thomas · 15 replies
    Energy Storage News ^ | February 21, 2023 | Oliver Warren
    Many stakeholders are pinning their long-term storage hopes on lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery storage solutions, with this market expected to grow by almost 20% per year between 2022 and 2023, according to Precedence Research. But the reality is that, although Li-ion batteries have an important role to play on the road to net zero, this technology is neither robust nor versatile enough to single-handedly fulfill energy storage requirements. As a result, a diverse range of alternative grid-scale solutions that can deliver an unprecedented expansion in storage capacity are needed to offset our reliance on Li-ion batteries and drive the renewable energy...
  • Tesla To Receive Federal Cash After Agreeing To Universalize Thousands Of Its EV Charging Stations

    02/15/2023 3:28:30 PM PST · by qaz123 · 23 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 15Feb | Winslow
    Tesla now qualifies for federal subsidies after agreeing to universalize a portion of its nearly 17,000 electric vehicle (EV) chargers to assist the Biden administration’s goal of 500,000 EV chargers by 2030, according to Axios... Of the $25 billion for EVs, Tesla will receive a portion of the $7.5 billion in federal incentives set aside for EV charging stations, according to Politico.
  • A couple took an electric car on a 1,500 mile road trip. They had to stop 12 times and forgo heat due to their range anxiety.

    02/15/2023 1:35:02 AM PST · by Libloather · 64 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 2/14/23 | Grace Kay
    Taking an electric car on a road trip can be a stressful experience - at least according to a couple who took their Kia EV6 on a cross-country trip from Michigan to Florida. Axios reporter Joann Muller said her husband took the electric car on a 1,500 mile road trip - she joined him part-way through - to see if the US is truly ready for mass EV adoption. While electric cars are becoming more prevalent, charging infrastructure isn't quite what it should be, Muller wrote. "We were constantly thinking about where to charge next," Muller wrote of her experience...
  • Using electric vehicles as grid storage blasted as another 'green fantasy'

    02/12/2023 12:22:09 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 61 replies
    WND ^ | February 12,2023 | By Jonathan Lesser
    Here’s the math. Suppose that, on a cold winter’s day in 2050, all 3.5 million EVs are connected to the state’s power grid. None are being driven and all are fully charged. And suppose that improved battery technology means each provides an average of 100 kWh of electricity. That’s 350 million kWh in total, or 350 gigawatt-hours (GWh). Sounds like a lot. According to the most recent forecast prepared by New York Independent System Operator (NYISO), which oversees operation of the state’s electric generating plants and transmission system, total electricity demand in 2050 will be just under 200,000 GWh. That’s...
  • Adults are buying toys for themselves, and it’s the biggest source of growth for the industry

    12/21/2022 2:23:53 PM PST · by euram · 95 replies
    NBC ^ | Dec 19 2022 | Sarah Whitten
    There are two things keeping the toy industry afloat right now: inflation and a consumer group known as “kidults.” These kids at heart are responsible for one-fourth of all toy sales annually, around $9 billion worth, and are the biggest driver of growth throughout the industry, according to data from the NPD Group.
  • Photo of Boy Carrying 'Assault Rifle' in Yishun Has Singaporeans Discussing Toy Guns

    06/07/2022 4:38:51 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    AsiaOne ^ | JUNE 06, 2022 | Ching She Jie
    In a photo shared on Reddit, it showed a a boy walking around with an object resembling an assault rifle. Reddit/Singapore Raw Just days after a man was seen carrying a 'shotgun', a boy was seen walking around a parking lot with an object resembling an assault rifle. In the previous incident, the police said they are investigating two men for causing public alarm. While the boy's antics was shared in a Reddit post this morning (June 7), some pinpointed the location to Yishun and our checks online showed that the photo was taken along Yishun Street 22. In the...
  • 'Lightyear' producer says it 'was important' to restore a removed same-sex kiss back into the movie

    04/21/2022 3:31:23 PM PDT · by Robwin · 38 replies
    Insider ^ | 04/21/22 | Kirsten Acuna
    "Lightyear" producer Galyn Susman says they're "excited" the creative team was able to restore a same-sex kiss between two female characters in June's upcoming animated Pixar film."Yes, we have a kiss," Susman said when asked about the reinsertion of the scene during a virtual press day for the "Toy Story" universe film in early April that Insider attended."We've always had the lesbian couple. They've always been a part of the film," Susman added. "Being able to put back the kiss was important to us. It's a touching moment."
  • Mercedes-Benz EQXX Drives Over 621 Miles / 1,000 Km On One Charge...The manufacturer said it could do it and now it’s actually done it, with range to spare, even after over 11 hours non-stop driving.

    04/14/2022 11:59:12 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 70 replies ^ | Apr 13, 2022 at 6:00pm ET | By: Andrei Nedelea
    Mercedes-Benz EQXX 1,000 km Mercedes-Benz raised eyebrows with the design of the EQXX, a study that closely previews a production model whose main traits are its low weight, aerodynamic efficiency, as well as taking energy from the sun to go further than comparable EVs. When the automaker revealed the concept, it announced that it could do over 621 miles (1,000 km) on one charge. Well, now it has demonstrated that it can actually achieve the number by driving exactly 626 miles (1,008 km), averaging a truly remarkable 8.7 kWh/100km, which equates to 7.14 miles/kWh. However, there is more to this,...
  • Longest Range Electric Cars, Trucks, And SUVs Available Now

    03/23/2022 9:33:36 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 122 replies ^ | Updated: Mar 23, 2022 at 9:16am ET | By: Andrew Lambrecht
    With the influx of competition derived from the initiatives of various automakers, the market offers more electric cars than ever. Range is all the rage when it comes to electric cars and today's EVs don't disappoint. There are numerous choices out there with ample range and this all-important metric continues to rise over time. Disclaimer: the metrics used for this list are from the EPA’s official tests. Due to the variability in electric vehicle range figures, intermingling EPA and third-party tests would convolute this list. Some vehicles, especially the Porsche Taycan, can achieve far better range figures in certain real-world...
  • The Engineering of the Drinking Bird

    03/06/2022 2:09:04 PM PST · by Rebelbase · 28 replies
    Youtube ^ | Current | The Engineer Guy
    Bill reveals the operation and engineering design underlying the famous drinking bird toy. In this video he explores the role played by the water the bird "drinks," shows what is under the bird's hat and demonstrates that it can operate using heat from a light bulb or by "drinking" whiskey. Video Here.
  • Jill Biden sorts donated toys with military children for annual holiday event

    12/10/2021 2:30:43 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/10/2021 | Alex Gangitano
    First Lady Jill Biden sorted donated toys with children of service members on Friday at Arlington National Cemetery, participating in the annual Toys for Tots event for the first time. The event at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall included over 30 children and the first lady, who read part of 'The Grinch' to the group and called on them as they told her what Christmas meant to them and what they wanted for the holiday. All first ladies since Laura Bush have participated in the Toys for Tots event, according to David Cooper, vice president of operations at the Toys for...
  • Time to put an end to making guns that kids can easily mistake for toys (barf alert)

    07/19/2021 6:30:43 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 40 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | 19 july 2021
    --(snip) For the same reason, we should bar companies from selling weapons or products that smudge the line between deadly weapon and harmless toy. Doing so only escalates a public health risk in a country where far too many children are killed or injured in unintentional shootings by themselves or other kids. This is a growing problem, according to a recent study by the advocacy group Everytown for Gun Safety. The organization reported that 314 unintentional shootings by children occurred between March and December of 2020, leading to 128 deaths and 199 nonfatal injuries. Those shootings were up 31% over...
  • Insider Leaks Critical Race Theory ‘Indoctrination’ Within Children’s Toy Manufacturer Hasbro

    07/18/2021 5:38:02 PM PDT · by Bearshouse · 19 replies
    You Tube ^ | 7/18/21 | Project Veritas
    Another brave whistleblower. Hasbro pushing CRT.
  • Rare Matchbox toy cars can fetch more than the cost of a real one - but there are still bargains to be found...

    06/23/2021 1:39:56 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 15 replies
    This is Money (UK) ^ | 6/21/21 | TOBY WALNE
    Rare Matchbox toy cars can fetch more than the cost of a real one, but there are still bargains to be found – so collecting them could set you on the road to a fortune. Recently, a collection of 900 Matchbox cars went under the hammer for £281,000. Among the record-breaking prices achieved was £15,600 for a 1970s ultra-rare pre-production 'Superfast' Lincoln Continental. Another toy that sold for a top price was a 1960s green refrigerator truck. Even with a scratched windscreen it was snapped up for a cool £9,600. Other sales in this auction by toy specialist Vectis included...