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California bank robber to get charged for cultural appropriation for wearing Mexican mask

Only in California.

Only in our upside-down America of 2019.

Stan Greene reports for the Santa Monica Observer that at 9:45 am yesterday, Sept. 18, 2019, a man wearing a Day of the Dead mask held up the Wells Fargo Bank on 9th St. and Montana Ave. in Santa Monica, California. Brandishing a shotgun, the suspect demanded money from the tellers, who were behind bulletproof window.

Witnesses described the suspect as a 6’4″ black male weighing 220 pounds, carrying a shotgun, and wearing a skeleton mask and blue shoe covers. A witness saw the masked bandit leave the bank with $3000 to $5000, scale an 8-ft. cinderblock wall, pass the Valet parking attendant and into a red SUV waiting in the alley.

Note: The Day of the Dead (Día de Muertos) is a Mexican holiday celebrated annually from October 31 to November 2 throughout Mexico and by people of Mexican heritage elsewhere, to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died. In 2008, the Mexican holiday was inscribed in the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO.

Santa Monica Police Department said in a press release that the bank robber is wanted on not just charges of bank robbery and assault, but also for “cultural appropriation”:

“It is important to recognize the inherent dignity of indigenous cultures. Use of a Day of the Dead Mask during a robbery can be a separate offense or an enhancement, under the California Penal Code. In this case, the suspect is sought for violating the rights of indigenous peoples, and for bank robbery.”

If sentenced, the bank robber could be made to attend training classes in cultural sensitivity and social justice, in addition to 20 years for bank robbery.

Wells Fargo Bank doubled its reward when they found out the charges against the robber include “cultural appropriation”. The bank said in a statement: “Wells Fargo Bank does not tolerate racism, cultural appropriation or discrimination of any kind.”

On Twitter, the bank robber is also accused of “cultural appropriation”. Below is a sample of the outraged tweets:

“Is this a bad joke or what? Día de los Muertos is one of our most sacred traditions in Mexico dating back to prehispanic days. STOP wearing Day of the Dead Masks now!”

“Cultural Appropriation Bank Robber is truly criminal. No! Day of the dead is a religious celebration for the indigenous ppl of Mexico. It is being used by white bank robbers to make $. No one believes a 6’4″ white dude celebrates Day of the dead. Cultural appropriation at its worst!”

Mattel is also being accused of “cultural appropriation” for releasing a limited-edition “Day of the Dead” Barbie in celebration of the Mexican holiday on November 2. The toy features “sugar skull” face paint, a headdress and a black, floral, Mexican dress and is available to buy at Walmart, Target and Amazon.com for $75.

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NASCAR turns to the Left; rejects gun ads

The public perception of the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) has always been that NASCAR is all-American, pro-Second Amendment, and in sync with red-state values.

No more.

Stephen Gutowski reports for The Washington Free Beacon, August 30, 2019, that two gun companies said NASCAR rejected their gun ads because of the racing company’s “gradual shift on guns”. Both gun companies said a NASCAR advertising agency had solicited ads from them for NASCAR publications, but when they submitted ads, they were told NASCAR would not accept them.

The two gun companies are:

(1) Dark Storm Industries:

Dark Storm said an ad it submitted featuring one of the company’s AR-15s was rejected. Dark Storm wrote in an Instagram post:

“NASCAR decided to turn their back on their customer base, joining the likes of Yeti, Dick’s and Under Armour. We were approached by a NASCAR publication eager to earn our business, but after submitting our ad it was immediately rejected, stating that we cannot depict ‘assault weapons’. As we have learned, NASCAR has made a ‘gradual shift’ but this doesn’t seem very gradual to us. It seems as though NASCAR has turned their back on the overwhelming majority of their fan base in the most embarrassing way possible.”

(2) Online retailer K-Var Corp:

K-Var said NASCAR rejected an ad featuring an AK-47 and 9mm handgun. An April email exchange between K-Var and National Event Publications, which books ads for NASCAR publications, obtained by the Washington Free Beacon shows the ad booker working with the gun dealer on final details of an ad for the souvenir program sold during the Race for the Cup series. Dave Dolbee, general manager of K-Var, said the company thought the ad would be good for brand awareness since the NASCAR audience is considered to be very gun-friendly and notable gun companies had previously advertised in the program. However, the ad company emailed Dolbee in August to say NASCAR rejected K-Var’s ad because of the firearms included in it. Sunny Berlin, art director for National Event Publications, told Dolbee in an email:

“We just heard back from NASCAR on a number of gun related ads and unfortunately due to a gradual shift in their position on guns, these ads must be edited/changed– especially those that are depicted as assault style rifles/sniper rifles. They are still open to some ads featuring some of the less controversial gun accessories, concealed carry, or classes. Can you supply a new ad that would fit more along these guidelines? NASCAR will then review again.”

Dolbee said:

  • K-Var was unable to get any clarification from NASCAR on what it considered an “assault style rifle” or “sniper rifle” or other details of their “gradual shift” on guns.
  • National Event Publications were “cagey about it when they gave me that 24-hour deadline to resubmit an ad.”
  • NASCAR had not even been clear with National Event Publications and did not provide “clear enough guidelines to say ‘it was exactly this in your ad or it was exactly that in your ad.'”

Dolbee told the Free Beacon K-Var refused to submit another ad:

“Naturally we took the position ‘absolutely not’. You can’t do ‘this gun’s good, that gun’s bad.’ You know? I said we wouldn’t deal with them at all if that was going to be the case. We could never go forward with that type of a policy.

It’s just bad for business. I’m somebody who grew up on NASCAR. My father was a huge fan. So, he of course brought me into the sport as a fan. And you see something with that type of a legacy and heritage, instead of being a sporting organization, try and play politics.”

Neither National Event Publications nor NASCAR responded to requests for comment on the policy change.

Backlash to NASCAR’s ban on gun ads was swift:

  • A headline at Outdoor Hub said: “Turning Left: NASCAR Bans Firearm Ads, Cites ‘Gradual Shift’ on Guns.”
  • All Outdoor said: “NASCAR Goes Anti-Gun, Bans Black Rifle Ads”.
  • Radio show host and lifelong NASCAR fan Mark Walters said in a piece for Ammoland that the shift in gun ad policy tells him the racing association is “no longer the NASCAR I thought I knew. Go ahead NASCAR, try to fill the stands with a bunch of David Hogg, Moms Demand Action, Everytown for Gun Safety, urban, progressive, skinny jean wearing, soy sipping, man-bun wearing, Antifa loving, gun-hating socialists. I won’t be around to see how that turns out for you.”

See “Supreme Court ruled in 2008 that Second Amendment applies to individuals, not militias, and may include military weapons,” Feb. 27, 2018.

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H/t Big Lug

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50 state attorneys general launch antitrust investigation of Google

Something is finally being done about Google, the tech behemoth that systematically discriminates against conservatives and Christians.

Tellingly, more than a year ago in May 2018, Google got rid of its unofficial “Don’t be evil” motto that had been part of the company’s corporate code of conduct since 2000.

On Monday, Sept. 9, 2019, attorneys general for 50 U.S. states and territories officially announced an antitrust investigation of Google‘s threat to competition, consumers and the continued growth of the web.

The Washington Post reports that the investigation is led by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and seven other attorneys general, four Democrats and four Republicans in total. Every state except Alabama and California, the latter ironically the home of Silicon Valley, so far has signed onto the bipartisan effort, as have Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia.

During a news conference on Monday on the steps of the Supreme Court with officials from 11 states and the District of Columbia, Texas AG Ken Paxton, a Tea Party conservative, said the probe’s initial focus is Google’s online advertising, but promised the probe would go wherever the facts lead. State officials already have sent Google official legal demands for documents related to the investigation of online ads.

According to eMarketer, Google is expected to rake in more than $48 billion in U.S. digital ad revenue this year, far rivaling its peers, while capturing 75% of all spending on U.S. search ads. Describing Google as dominating “all aspects of advertising on the Internet and searching on the Internet,” Paxton said “They dominate the buyer side, the seller side, the auction side and the video side with YouTube.”

The other attorneys general raised additional complaints about Google, from the way the company processes and ranks search results to the extent to which it may not fully protect users’ personal information:

  • Sean Reyes, the Republican attorney general of Utah, said “There’s nothing wrong with being a dominant player when it’s done fairly,” and that while there is a “presumption” of innocence in such an investigation, still there is a “pervasiveness” to complaints about Google’s business practices.
  • Jeff Landry, the Republican attorney general of Louisiana, added: “We’re here because there’s an absolutely existential threat to our virtual marketplace.”
  • Ashley Moody, the Republican attorney general of Florida, said the states’ Google probe starts with the company’s vast data stores: “Google monitors our online behavior, and captures data on every one of us as we navigate the internet. This investigation will initially focus on capture of that information and whether Google embedded itself on every level of the online market [for] ad sales to monopolize this industry.”
  • Leslie Rutledge, a Republican attorney general from Arkansas, described Google as an “online search engine juggernaut” and raised her concern that searches for businesses, including doctors, are colored by the way the tech giant’s algorithms and advertising systems work — “I want the best advice, from the best doctors — not the doctor, not the clinic who can spend the most on advertising.”

Six years ago, federal watchdogs wrapped up an antitrust investigation into Google’s search and advertising practices and opted against bringing major penalties against the company, including breaking it up. Regulators around the world, however, have been more skeptical of Google: The European Union has issued the company $9 billion in competition-related fines over the past three years.

The attorneys general’s investigation marks the latest regulatory headache for Google and the rest of Silicon Valley, which have faced growing criticism — and widening state and federal scrutiny — into whether they’ve grown too big and powerful, undermining rivals and resulting in costlier or worse service for web users. Other probes include:

  • The Department of Justice and FTC also are scrutinizing Big Tech. DOJ has taken early interest in Google, and recently issued its first legal demand for records.
  • Another group of 11 state attorneys general — led by New York’s Letitia James — has begun their own probe against Facebook, on whether it violates competition laws and mishandles consumers’ personal information.

Some state leaders said they are working closely with their federal counterparts as these investigations unfold. But Karl Racine, the Democratic attorney general for D.C. and a participant in both the Facebook and Google probes, said he and the other state attorneys general wouldn’t hesitate to forge ahead if Washington once again opts against taking action against the tech giants: “The state attorneys general, they are an independent bunch, and they can be quite tenacious. So I’m very confident that this bipartisan group is going to be led by the facts, and not be swayed by any conclusion, that may fall short, if you will, if it’s inconsistent with our facts, on the [federal] side.”

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Hollyweird libtard Scarlett Johansson endorses Warren; claims demorat isn’t making “crazy, outlandish promises that seem impossible to reach”

From Daily Mail: Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren has snagged the endorsement of actress Scarlett Johansson, the highest-banking actress in Hollywood.

Johansson, who has played a role in prior presidential election efforts, is not only providing campaign cash but defending the progressive firebrand’s proposals as ‘realistic’ and achievable.

‘She feels like someone who is thoughtful and progressive but realistic,’ Johansson told the Hollywood Reporter. She referenced Warren’s policy-heavy campaign as she battles Sen. Bernie Sanders for support among the party’s left wing.

She has been gaining on former Vice President Joe Biden, who is stressing his ability to beat President Trump while Warren and Sanders push ‘Medicare for All’ plans.

‘It’s not like her campaign is making these crazy, outlandish promises that seem impossible to reach. There’s a strategy there,’ Johansson said of Warren.

Johansson is also vowing to make further public efforts in the election – though stopped short of saying she would take more public actions during the primaries, such as hosting a fundraiser or appearing on the stump with Warren.

She made the comments last month on the set of Marvel’s Avengers spinoff, Black Widow, outside London.

‘Other Democrats have said to me, ‘Oh, it’s really early to back someone,’ she told the publication. ‘That kind of worries me because it doesn’t feel that early to me. I’m like, “Really?” It’s disconcerting that’s there’s not a clear candidate at this time.’

She is one of a handful of celebs who maxed out to Warren in time for her June campaign finance report. Others included Bette Midler, Jane Fonda, and Disney’s Jeffrey Katzenberg, the Hill reported.

In 2018, Johansson was part of an innuendo-filled PSA for March for Our Lives and We Stand United called ‘First Time’ that encouraged people to vote by having celebrities share tidbits about their first experience at the ballot back.

‘I was nervous,’ Johansson said with a sly smile on her face. This presidential cycle, ‘I’ll be there however I’m needed,’ Johansson said.

‘If I can help with voter engagement, whether it’s doing some sort of PSA campaign or actively trying to involve people in the process of registering and voting. I really believe if people actually did vote, our government would look the way it’s supposed to, but people just don’t vote. It baffles me.’

Johansson backed Hillary Clinton in 2016.

The actress also continued to stand by director Woody Allen, who helped launch her blockbuster career, and who faces accusations of sexual abuse by daughter Dylan Farrow that he denies.

‘I see Woody whenever I can, and I have had a lot of conversations with him about it. I have been very direct with him, and he’s very direct with me. He maintains his innocence, and I believe him,’ Johansson told the publication.

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Walmart to ban open carry, stop selling handgun ammo & wants more gun control

A criminal intent on committing a shooting doesn’t need to buy ammunition at Walmart. A criminal doesn’t typically open carry.

When this doesn’t prevent the next mass shooting, what next? We all know the answer to that, of course.

From Yahoo: Walmart said Tuesday it would discontinue the sale of handgun ammunition.

The Bentonville, Arkansas-based retailer also said it would ban shoppers from openly carrying firearms in its stores, even in states that allow doing so.

The announcements come in the wake of three mass shootings in the last month, including one that took place at a Walmart store in El Paso, Texas. Prior to the El Paso shooting, which left 22 people dead, a Walmart employee who had been suspended shot and killed two co-workers in the Mississippi store where he worked on July 30.

“As a company, we experienced two horrific events in one week, and we will never be the same,” Walmart’s CEO Doug McMillon said in a memo to employees on Tuesday.

Walmart said it would stop selling short-barrel rifle ammunition, including the .223 caliber and 5.56 caliber sometimes used in high-capacity magazines on assault-style weapons. The company also said it would discontinue handgun sales in Alaska, the only remaining state where Walmart sells handguns.

“We know these decisions will inconvenience some of our customers, and we hope they will understand,” McMillon said.

The CEO noted that the changes will allow Walmart to focus solely on hunting rifles and related ammunition. “We have a long heritage as a company of serving responsible hunters and sportsmen and women, and we’re going to continue doing so,” McMillon said.

The changes will also reduce Walmart’s market share of ammunition from roughly 20% to a range of about 6% to 9%, the memo said.

Walmart has steadily tightened its policies surrounding ammunition sales in recent years, including ceasing to sell assault-style rifles in 2015. The company last year raised the minimum age to purchase guns and ammunition at its stores to 21 after a former student killed 17 people at a high school in Parkland, Florida.

After the El Paso shooting, Walmart told employees to take down any video game signs and displays depicting violence. Critics demanded more from the retailer, though, including that it stop contributing to the campaigns of politicians backed by the National Rifle Association.

McMillon didn’t mention the NRA in his memo but said he was sending letters to the White House and members of Congress calling on them to take action on gun violence.

“We encourage our nation’s leaders to move forward and strengthen background checks and to remove weapons from those who have been determined to pose an imminent danger,” McMillon said. “We do not sell military-style rifles, and we believe the reauthorization of the Assault Weapons ban should be debated to determine its effectiveness. We must also do more, as a country, to understand the root causes that lead to this type of violent behavior.”

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Read Walmart’s full statement here.

We all know this action will do nothing to stops criminals from doing their thing. But true to progressive form, their feeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeelings are what truly matter.

Check out some of the Twitter responses to this action:

“Thank you for taking steps, reguarding open carry in your stores and sales, to make a difference in both our feelings of safety inside a Walmart location AND within our country!!!”

“Thank you for changing your gun policy and protecting my family. You’ll have my business going foward.”

“I haven’t shopped at Wal-Mart in years. My family and I will now shop there to support your commitment to doing what’s right. Please push hard against legislators to get better from them. Your business and the public have suffered horrific violence bc of the NRA and its puppets.”

“Thank you for the new gun policy. I feel safer in your stores.”

“Wow. @WalmartInc thank you for taking these common sense steps to make us all feel safer. I come from a family that hunts. I raise & train hunting retrievers. I agree with everything you are doing & will proudly (& safely) shop at your stores. Thank you for putting people first.”

“Thank you Walmart! Help keep our communities safe. Rifles and ammunition don’t belong in supermarkets.” (Oh, make sure to tell that to the criminals.)

“Thank you, Walmart. Boycotting you was hard as hell, since you’re the only game in town. I’ll happily shop with you again, and, honestly, will feel safer in your stores.”

“Wow I’m going to shop at your store at least I’ll feel safe.”

Thanks for nothing Walmart. I live in a small town with three Walmart grocery stores. The only other decent grocery chain is much more expensive. Guess I’ll be shopping there from now on.

The left will never learn this simple fact: You can never create enough rules/laws to control EVIL. Evil does not follow the rules/laws.

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The new face of fascism: 181 CEOs say profits & shareholders no longer their main concerns

In America today, privately-owned businesses are no longer motivated by profit and service. Instead, businesses have become an arm of the Democrat Party by discriminating against conservatives and promoting the Left’s agenda — of abortion, climate change, gun control, illegal “immigration”, LGBTs, etc.

See, for example:

On August 19, 2019, Business Roundtable — a group of 181 chief executive officers (CEOs) from major U.S. corporations — formalized this de facto trend by issuing a statement redefining the “purpose of a corporation”. The signatories include:

  • Mary Barra, 57, chair/CEO of General Motors.
  • Jeff Bezos, 55, founder/president/CEO of Amazon.com; owner of Washington Post.
  • Tim Cook, 58, openly “gay” CEO of Apple Inc.
  • Jamie Dimon, 63, chairman/CEO of JPMorgan Chase & Co. and chairman of Business Roundtable.
  • Brian Moynihan, 59, chairman/CEO of Bank of America.
  • Dennis A. Muilenburg, 55, president/chairman/CEO of Boeing.

CNBC‘s Maggie Fitzgerald reports that gone is the age-old notion that corporations function first and formest to serve their shareholders and maximize profits. Rather, “investing in employees, delivering value to customers, dealing ethically with suppliers and supporting outside communities are now at the forefront of American business goals.”

Business Roundtable chairman Jamie Dimon piously said in a press release: “The American dream is alive, but fraying. Major employers are investing in their workers and communities because they know it is the only way to be successful over the long term. These modernized principles reflect the business community’s unwavering commitment to continue to push for an economy that serves all Americans.”

Here is Business Roundtable’s Statement on the Purpose of a Corporation:

Americans deserve an economy that allows each person to succeed through hard work and creativity and to lead a life of meaning and dignity. We believe the free-market system is the best means of generating good jobs, a strong and sustainable economy, innovation, a healthy environment and economic opportunity for all.

Businesses play a vital role in the economy by creating jobs, fostering innovation and providing essential goods and services. Businesses make and sell consumer products; manufacture equipment and vehicles; support the national defense; grow and produce food; provide health care; generate and deliver energy; and offer financial, communications and other services that underpin economic growth.

While each of our individual companies serves its own corporate purpose, we share a fundamental commitment to all of our stakeholders. We commit to:

  • Delivering value to our customers. We will further the tradition of American companies leading the way in meeting or exceeding customer expectations.
  • Investing in our employees. This starts with compensating them fairly and providing important benefits. It also includes supporting them through training and education that help develop new skills for a rapidly changing world. We foster diversity and inclusion, dignity and respect.
  • Dealing fairly and ethically with our suppliers. We are dedicated to serving as good partners to the other companies, large and small, that help us meet our missions.
  • Supporting the communities in which we work. We respect the people in our communities and protect the environment by embracing sustainable practices across our businesses.
  • Generating long-term value for shareholders, who provide the capital that allows companies to invest, grow and innovate. We are committed to transparency and effective engagement with shareholders.

Each of our stakeholders is essential. We commit to deliver value to all of them, for the future success of our companies, our communities and our country.

As we have seen in the policies and practices of Chase Bank, Bank of America, and countless others, the new objectives that now drive these corporations — those of “investing in employees” and “supporting outside communities” — mean, in practice, support for the Left’s agenda, as well as discriminatory policies against conservatives and Christians.

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Survey finds 3-of-10 managers won’t hire pro-Trump workers

In the United States, we have federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination, harassment, and unfair treatment in the workplace by anyone because of race, color, religion, sex (including gender identity, transgender status, and sexual orientation), pregnancy, national origin, age (40 or older), disability, and genetic information.

Absent from the above protected categories, however, is political party identification or orientation, which means it is still legal to discriminate against a job applicant because of his/her politics.

Airtasker is an online platform that “connects people who need to outsource tasks and find local services, with people who are looking to earn money and ready to work.” Tasks can range from simple to complicated, such as home cleaning, handyman jobs, admin work, photography, graphic design or build a website.

Airtasker recently surveyed more than 1,000 people in the United States about the hiring process, layoffs, co-worker gossip, and workplace discussions to find out “what’s really going on inside offices across the country regarding discrimination”. Those surveyed include:

  • 204 “people with hiring responsibilities”
  • 805 employees

51% of respondents identified with slightly left, left, and very left political views; 32% identified with slightly right, right, and very right political views; and 16% identified with neither left nor right political views.

The survey has a 3% margin of error for employee statistics, and a 7% margin of error for individuals with hiring responsibilities.

The survey found that:

  • 38% of hiring managers said it was important to know a job applicant’s stance on immigration — which is a political issue.
  • 32% of hiring managers said it was important to know a job applicant’s stance on politics.
  • 18% of hiring managers reported not hiring someone because of their politics.
  • 16% of hiring managers reported not hiring someone because of their stance on immigration.

Since immigration is a political issue, that means more than one out of three (34%) hiring managers said they had not hired someone solely because of the applicant’s politics.

Airtasker points out:

Even if those people had been hired instead of passed over, it’s important to understand that a U.S.-based company can still terminate you for your political opinions.

The survey also found that more than two-thirds (69%) of hiring managers said they combed a potential employee’s social media before making a final decision. Facebook was the most frequently consulted site (91%), followed by Instagram (62%) and a near tie between Twitter and LinkedIn (56% and 55%, respectively).

51% of hiring managers who leaned left and another 57% who leaned right said they would not hire a qualified candidate if they expressed a strong opinion on social media about a controversial political issue.

Moreover, the survey found that even if hiring managers did not discriminate against an applicant because of his/her political beliefs, the employee nevertheless may experience discrimination by other workers:

  • 42% of employees in the survey said they had discussed their co-workers’ “political views”; 25% said they had discussed their co-workers’ stances on immigration.
  • Since immigration is a political issue, that means a whopping 67% of employees said they had discussed their co-workers’ politics.
  • It is no wonder then that some employees feel they’re treated negatively by their co-workers because of their politics:
  • 14% said they’re treated negatively because of their “political views”; 7% said they’re treated negatively because of their stances on immigration.
  • Since immigration is a political issue, that means 21% of employees in the survey reported they’re treated negatively by their co-workers because of their politics.

The Airtasker survey then narrowed down politics specifically to being pro-Trump, and found that:

  • 3-of-10 (29%) of hiring managers said they would not hire a job candidate who supports President Trump. Of these hiring managers:
    • 20% of managers who identify as “left” said they wouldn’t hire a person who supports Trump.
    • 9% of managers who identify as “right” said they wouldn’t hire a person who supports Trump.
  • Even if they were hired, pro-Trump employees experienced the following from their co-workers:
    • 28% experienced “joking about them”.
    • 23% felt their co-workers are “overly critical of them”.
    • 23% said their co-workers “make assumptions about their character”.
    • 21% said their co-workers are “dismissive of them”.
    • 14% said their co-workers gossip/spread rumors about them.
    • 13% said they are socially ostracized — “excluding them from social situations”.
    • 11% said they experienced “name-calling”.

H/t Washington Examiner

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Gillette’s ads to feature firefighters after ‘toxic masculinity’ backlash

Early this year, Proctor & Gamble’s Gillette joined “woke” corporations like JC Penney and Dick’s Sporting Goods (whose CEO Ed Stack said he’s okay with Dick’s $150M loss from the company’s gun control policy) in mixing “progressive” politics with business:

  • In January 2019, Gillette launched the #MeToo “The Best Men Can Be” ad campaign against “toxic masculinity,” portraying boys and men as prone to bullying, violence, and sexual harassment — all of which have nothing to do with shaving.
  • In April 2019, Gillette launched the Venus campaign promoting obese women and so-called transgenders. (Note: Unlike other physicians and psychologists, the American College of Pediatricians speaks the truth — that transgenderism is a psychological disorder with no basis in biology.)
  • In May 2019, Gillette doubled down on its promotion of “transgenders” with an ad of a dad teaching his “transgender” son how to shave.

Gillette’s ads prompted many men, including some here on FOTM, declaring they will no longer buy Gillette shavers.

To no one’s surprise except Gillette’s management, Procter & Gamble (P&G) reported a net loss of about $5.24 billion for the quarter that ended on June 30, 2019, due to an $8 billion non-cash “writedown” of Gillette — an accounting term for the reduction in the book value of Gillette’s assets whose fair market value has fallen below the book value, and thus become an impaired asset.

See “P&G’s Gillette lost $8 billion in market value since ‘toxic males’ ad campaigns promoting transgenders

Well, unlike Dick’s Sporting Goods, P&G does appear to care about dollars and profits.

On August 21, 2019, Frank Chung, the finance editor of Australia’s News.com.au, tweeted that “Gillette is ‘shifting the spotlight from social issues’ after ‘toxic masculinity’ backlash.”

Douglas Ernst further reports for The Washington Times, August 22, 2019, that Manu Airan, associate brand director for Gillette Australia and New Zealand, told News.Com.Au about its latest efforts to “authentically connect” with consumers by “shifting” the company’s focus “from social issues to local heroes” like firefighters and personal trainers. Airan said:

“We have a very clear strategy when it comes to how we authentically connect with our consumers. We will continue to talk about what is important to Gillette and that is representing men at their best and helping men do their best. That is not changing. We will continue to do that and demonstrate it in different ways.”

Mr. Airan was coy when asked about future ads on #MeToo-related issues, “We will continue to represent men at their best. This is our purpose and has been our purpose consistently for 118 years and that is not changing.”

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Mercedes-Benz ‘diversity’ commercial features a mustachioed transvestite

On August 12, 2019, Mercedes-Benz Canada posted this tweet on Twitter:

Join us in celebrating the values that unite us all. Today and every day. #DrivenByDiversity

To see more, visit: bit.ly/drivenbydivers #LGBTQ #LGBT #Pride #LGBTQcommunity #LGBTpride #PrideCanada #PrideFlag #LGBTflag #loveislove #lovewins #diversity

What follows the above text is a short commercial featuring a white lesbian, a bearded Latino (?), a young woman or man with a nose ring, a young white guy, a black man, and lastly, a mustachioed transvestite in a red wig and garish makeup. The commercial ends with the declaration that Mercedes-Benz is “driven by diversity everyday”.

Here’s the commercial:

Below are some tweets in response to the commercial:

They are cramming an agenda and demanding that all Christians’ values and rights are taken and replaced with theirs. Let that sink in.

The real issue is they are demanding this gender fluidity nonsense it taught in schools. We went very quickly from “we just want to be left alone” to “we need to teach your son about anal sex and how he’s maybe a girl.”

If u have any Mercedes stock.. sell it quick.

I may want to total out my current Mercedes Benz. I had to block emails pushing this same garbage from local Mercedes Benz clowns! I will guarantee, that this company is no longer controlled by the good German people that started it. Maybe the Satanic Commie Bolsheviks took over

it’s funny how all these major global companies are pushing the diversity and queer agenda. it’s as though they’re all colluding together and don’t care about a few $billion in losses either.

Well, wait until it starts to come out of the shareholders pockets. I have owned multiple Mercedes…never again. I will treat them exactly as I treat Gillette. Done.

do you not understand that *all* the companies are doing it? You can’t “vote with your feet” when you’re dealing with a cartel.

we should have let this company die. “After extensive efforts, the company received a new production permit from the American occupation authorities on 3 January 1946.”

Time to boycott Mercedes. Get Woke and Go Broke!

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Hypocrisy on steroids: Global elite take private jets & super-yachts to Google Climate Summit

The hypocrisy of so-called environmentalist elites is limitless.

In January 2019, international financial and political elites took some 1,500 fuel-guzzling, CO2-spewing private jets to Davos, Switzerland for the annual World Economic Forum on climate change being the greatest threat to the global economy. Davos, a small town in the Swiss Alps, is an easy taxi ride from a host of commercial airports.

The hypocrites did it again, for the just concluded 3-day Google Summer Camp on climate change at the posh, 5-star Verdura Resort on the Sicilian coast in Sciacca, Italy, where rooms start at $903 a night.

Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin invited to the top-secret gathering, costing some $20 million, a who’s who of A-list names, including (Page Six; Forbes):

The hypocrites arrived by private jets and yachts.

Among the yachts moored off the beach at Verdura Resort were Diller and Von Furstenberg’s $70 million EOS, Geffen’s $400 million super-yacht Rising Sun, Hart’s $275 million super-yacht Ulysees, Google co-founder Eric Schmidt’s $150 million super-yacht Infinity and its support vessel Intrepid, and Vetter’s Aquarius.

According to Italian press reports, the attendees arrived in 114 private jets.

Page Six reports that the New York Post “crunched the numbers and found that 114 flights from Los Angeles to Palermo, Italy, where guests landed, would spew an estimated 100,000 kilograms [220.46 lbs.] of CO2 into the air.”

Update:

Other attendees of the Google Hypocrite Summer Camp on climate change are (Daily Mail):

  • Hollyweirdo actors Orlando Bloom, George Clooney, Sacha Baron Cohen, Bradley Cooper, Tom Cruise, Woody Harrelson, Matthew McConaughey, Lars Ulrich; talent manager Guy Oseary.
  • Microsoft founder Bill Gates.
  • Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.
  • Christine Lagarde, President of the European Central Bank
  • Super-model Naomi Campbell
  • Pop singers Bono, Nick Jonas and wife Priyanka Chopra, John Legend, Chris Martin, Harry Styles.
  • UK fashion designer Stella McCartney.
  • CBS morning talk show’s Gayle King.
  • Google’s VP of engineering Benjamin Treynor Sloss with his wife Christine.
  • Italian restaurateur Massimo Bottura

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