The P C Madness thread.

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  1. wwkirk

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    Very Grinchistic of him to critique a fairy-tale-type character.
    I suppose he'll tell us next that reindeer can't fly. :facepalm:
     
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    Peter Dinklage says 'Game of Thrones' fans were upset about the finale because 'they wanted the pretty white people to ride off into the sunset'


    Peter Dinklage didn't hold back in a recent interview with The New York Times when it was brought up that "Game of Thrones" fans were let down by the show's finale.

    "They wanted the pretty white people to ride off into the sunset together," Dinklage, who played Tyrion Lannister on the show, told the newspaper.

    "By the way, it's fiction," he added with a laugh. "There's dragons in it. Move on."

    The HBO series based on the novels by George R.R. Martin had its final season in 2019. Some fans were so upset by its final season that they launched a Change.org petition pleading for HBO to redo the entire season.


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    Facebook 'permanently' locks account of conservative children's book publisher

    Facebook has "permanently disabled" the ads account of a conservative children's book publisher, claiming that Heroes of Liberty – which has published books about Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett, former President Ronald Reagan and author Thomas Sowell – violated the company's rules against "Low Quality or Disruptive Content." Facebook originally locked the ads account on Dec. 23, and after Heroes of Liberty appealed the ruling, the company permanently disabled the account.

    "The question is: is a children's biography of Ronald Reagan no longer permissible on Facebook? We don’t know. But apparently promoting one may well kill a business," Heroes of Liberty editor and board member Bethany Mandel told FOX Business on Sunday.

    "We began investing in Facebook four months before we launched our first book," she added. "We invested most of our marketing budget on the platform, and now our budget (the money we’ve already spent), as well as our assets and data are gone. Marketing-wise we are back in square one, financially it's even more challenging."

    Mandel confirmed that the ads account remained disabled. She hesitated to describe the move as an example of anti-conservative bias on the part of Facebook.

    "We are not in politics, we are in the business of creating beautiful stories about great people that will entertain children and give them life lessons," she said. "To cancel children's books because they celebrate American values that 90% of Americans believe in isn’t even anti-conservative bias, it's anti-American. Pure madness."

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    The latest. Despite the positive aspect of the outcome, no explanation for the initial ban was offered, nor was the company even notified that the account was unlocked.
    Facebook Backtracks After Locking Ad Account of Conservative Kids' Books Publisher
     
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  7. nivek

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    Sounds like petty censorship that backfired because it was made public so they had no choice but to backtrack since they had no true justification for the censorship to begin with...

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    Manhattan's woke new DA will STOP seeking prison sentences for most crimes and downgrade felony charges in armed robberies and drug dealing as part of sweepy new policy

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    District Attorney Alvin Bragg, who took office over the weekend, revealed his progressive new approach in a 'day one policies and procedures' memo released on Monday. Bragg, 48, in the memo instructed his prosecutors to stop seeking prison sentences for any crimes aside from homicides, assaults resulting in serious injury, domestic violence felonies, sex offenses, public corruption, and 'major economic crimes'. New Mayor Eric Adams, a former NYPD cop who swept into office on a campaign vow to crack down on soaring crime in the city, nevertheless expressed support for Bragg's new polices at a Tuesday press conference, saying: 'I like Alvin.'

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  9. nivek

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    If criminals won't be charged for resisting arrest then guess what, every criminal will resist arrest...If the Prosecutor will not do his job and prosecute criminals for the crimes committed and if the Judges are going to be lenient on sentences then the public has little choice but to arm themselves and protect themselves...

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    Arizona mom blasts Delta for refusing to let her buy a gender 'X' airline ticket for her non-binary child, 21: Customer services tell her the airline only recognizes male and female gender

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    Dawn Henry, 52, called out the airline in a series of tweets on Thursday, claiming she was attempting to buy a surprise plane ticket for her 21-year-old, who is nonbinary, when she discovered Delta only allows for male and female gender options. 'Delta is discriminating against #nonbinary individuals and not allowing them to fly despite legal ID issued by states that allow X on birth certificates and state-issued IDs,' Henry tweeted while tagging the airline in her post. 'This thread is the ongoing saga of me trying to purchase a ticket for my non-binary adult child.' 'Some context: TSA requires that the boarding pass reservation match your state issued ID. TSA accepts X as a gender marker on state IDs,' she continued in her Twitter thread. 'The problem isn't with TSA. The problem is airlines, like Delta and Alaska Air.

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    Film producers plan 'woke' Harry Potter series which would see trans female cast as the wizard's mother amid JK Rowling gender row

    Film producers are planning a woke version of the Harry Potter movies in which the magical characters will be played by transgender and non-binary actors.

    In what will be seen by many as a challenge to J.K. Rowling, who was attacked for questioning the claim that trans women are identical to biological women, the filmmakers are seeking a more diverse line-up for the starring roles.

    They are insisting that some of the characters for the new versions – to be aired as a ‘web series’ – cannot be played by white actors, including the starring role of James Potter, father of young wizard Harry.

    According to casting notes, that role is only open to an actor who is ‘Asian, black, African descent, ethnically ambiguous, multiracial, Indigenous peoples, Latino, Hispanic, Middle Eastern, South Asian, Indian, Southeast Asian or Pacific Islander’. Producers have not specified who they want to play Lily Evans, Harry’s mother, but have said they want a ‘gender-nonconforming, non-binary, trans female’.


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  15. pigfarmer

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    sooooo..... is the seat physically different? check a box, sit down and STFU. or take the bus
     
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    The policy has changed but good grief, walking on eggshells IMO...

    NCAA changes transgender athlete participation policy amid calls for reevaluation

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    The new NCAA policy means swimming athletes will be governed by USA Swimming policies, which follow the International Olympic Committee. The IOC’s rules state: "Trans female athletes must demonstrate a total testosterone level in serum below 10 nmol/L for at least 12 consecutive months prior to competition and must remain below this threshold throughout the period of desired eligibility to compete in the female category in any event."

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    M&Ms go woke! Chocolate giant will lower trade green M&M character's stilettos for sneakers and end her rivalry with brown M&M in order to reflect 'a more dynamic, progressive world'

    The biggest changes appear to be to the two explicitly female M&Ms, with the green M&M losing her stiletto boots in favor of sneakers and the brown M&M wearing slightly lower heels than before. Mars wants the green M&M to be 'better represented to reflect confidence and empowerment, as a strong female, and known for much more than her boots.'

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  19. wwkirk

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    My throat gets scratchy when I eat those.
     

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