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Facebook Gives Staff Green Light to Join May 1 Political Protests

From Bloomberg: Facebook Inc. said it won’t punish employees who take time off to join pro-immigrant protests on May 1. And, in a nod to security staff, janitors, shuttle-bus drivers and others who work for Facebook contractors on campus, the company also said it will investigate if any of its vendors illegally crack down on their employees’ protest rights.

“At Facebook, we’re committed to fostering an inclusive workplace where employees feel comfortable expressing their opinions and speaking up,” a spokesman wrote in an emailed statement. “We support our people in recognizing International Workers’ Day and other efforts to raise awareness for safe and equitable employment conditions.”

Facebook notified employees of its policy in a posting on an internal forum April 14. A spokesman said it applies regardless of whether workers notify the company ahead of time. The Menlo Park, California, company also said it would re-evaluate its ties to any vendor if it breaks the law that protects workers’ rights to organize and protect themselves.

“It’s important not just to the engineers and H-1B holders that are traditionally thought of as the immigrants in tech but also to folks who are subcontracted but work side-by-side on those campuses,” said Derecka Mehrens, co-founder of Silicon Valley Rising, a union-backed coalition. “Immigrants play a critical role in the tech sector — both as engineers and coders but also in keeping tech campuses running smoothly.”

Many tech companies have been vocal in their opposition to aspects of Trump’s agenda. Facebook has criticized Trump’s immigration moves. At a rally in January at Google’s headquarters in Mountain View, California, CEO Sundar Pichai and co-founder Sergey Brin spoke against Trump’s executive order that closed U.S. borders to people from several majority-Muslim nations. Both companies, along with Apple Inc., Microsoft Corp. and Intel Corp., are among more than 120 firms that signed a February court filing opposing the travel ban.

Read the rest of the story here.

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Canadian SJW destroys college pro-life display at WSU

Watch the video to obtain all the details about this SJW’s butt hurt and how he used his “white male privilege” to destroy the display.

If you are on Twitter, be sure to send the SJW Keaton a tweet. Here’s his Twitter page.

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Tina Fey slams college-educated white women who voted for Trump

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College-educated white woman who can create drama…

Tina Fey is a college-educated white woman with a BA in drama.

From USA Today: Tina Fey has a message for the college-educated white women who helped elect Donald Trump: “You can’t look away.”

The comedian spoke during an American Civil Liberties Union fundraiser that also featured Alec Baldwin, Tom Hanks and Tituss Burgess on Friday, and chatted about politics and the president from the stage. But later, she took a more serious tone, calling out a specific group of women who voted for the president.

She opened her segment of the live stream, talking about what she and Trump have in common: “One, neither of us has any business wearing khakis with the shirt tucked in. And two, we’re both very upset with the amount of fake news out in the world right now.”

Then, she dug into Trump for announcing what’s “surely an April Fools’ joke: “that next month will be national sexual assault awareness and prevention month. … So now we know what he gave up for Lent ― that’s good.”

And she made quips about the gender gap, saying how “women still only make one Ghostbusters movie to every two made by men” and “men average Oceans 11 for every Oceans 8 that goes to women.” Maybe, with your donation, she said, the ACLU can help break the “ultimate glass ceiling”: produce an “all-lady ‘Woman-tourage’ … or ‘Entour-vag,'” as she called it.

But Fey wasn’t building toward a punchline when she sat down to chat with ACLU lawyers about reproductive rights.

“The thing that I keep, I keep focusing on is the idea that we sort of need to hold the edges, that it’s sort of like a lot of this election was turned by kinda white college-educated women who would now maybe like to forget about this election and go back to watching HGTV.” She said during the group discussion, “I would want to urge them to like, ‘You can’t look away, because it doesn’t affect you this minute, but it’s going to affect you eventually’.”

The entire Facebook Live stream is available here.

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Liberals plan to “moon” Chicago’s Trump Tower

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Facebook cover photo for #RumpsAgainstTrump

Liberals doing what they do best: making asses out of themselves.

From ABC Chicago: Hundreds of people plan to moon the Chicago’s Trump Tower in an eye-catching attempt to persuade Donald Trump to release his tax returns.

According to the Facebook event for “Chicago Moons the Trump Tower,” interested parties should meet at Trump Tower around 3:30 p.m. on Feb. 12 and be prepared to drop their pants by “the crack” of 4:00 p.m.

The Facebook event reads: “Donald Trump doesn’t think the American people want to see his tax returns, so let’s show him that we do in the classiest way possible!”

So far, more than 400 people on Facebook said they will attend, and another 1,700 said they’re interested.

From their Facebook page:

S#!TSHOW Presents: Operation “Kiss Our Asses, Release Your Taxes!” In 2006, a Maryland state circuit court determined that mooning is a form of artistic expression protected by the First Amendment as a form of speech.

Donald Trump doesn’t think the American people want to see his tax returns, so let’s show him that we do in the classiest way possible!

Meet at 3:30 PM at Trump Tower, right in front by the riverside. At the crack of 4:00 PM (pun intended), we’ll pull down our pants for a whole 10 seconds and send a powerful message to the Washington elites. #RumpsAgainstTrump

h/t Twitchy

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School teacher compares student’s ‘Build the Wall’ shirt to a swastika

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The “offensive” t-shirt Jack wore to school

From Tri-City Herald: A Kennewick middle school teacher landed in hot water when she pulled aside a student wearing a “Build the Wall” shirt. The language arts teacher at Chinook Middle School compared the shirt’s message with wearing a swastika.

Now, the young teen’s mother is hoping her son’s experience shines a light on political bullying. “It does happen,” said Michelle Fischer. “I think (politics) should be taught in our schools, but only in a two-sided positive way.”

Fischer posted her outrage over the teacher’s handling of the issue on Facebook and the story went viral. Conservative talk show host Sean Hannity shared her story to his 2.8 million followers, contributing to more than 100 comments on Fischer’s original post.

Fischer said she hoped her seventh-grade son’s experience makes it easier for other children to talk about feeling bullied for their political views.

Her son Jack told her that the teacher had appeared opposed to Donald Trump since the beginning of the school year, including the way she’d handled discussions of the presidential election and candidates in class.

Jack had worn other pro-Trump shirts to school but it wasn’t until he wore the “Build the Wall” shirt on Inauguration Day that the teacher pulled him aside. “She asked, ‘How would you feel if someone wore a T-shirt with a swastika on it?’ ” Fischer told the Tri-City Herald. “He said, ‘You can’t compare my shirt to wearing a swastika. They aren’t the same thing.’ ”

Fischer said the teacher asked Jack to stay in her class during lunch to talk about the shirt. Kennewick School District officials said the boy wasn’t forced to stay in the classroom during lunch as some social media reports said.

During the lunchtime conversation, the teacher reportedly told Jack it wasn’t appropriate to wear clothing with a political message. Jack noted that he’d seen a math teacher wearing a shirt with Barack Obama on it.

After school, when Jack shared what happened with his mother, she was upset and posted her concerns on Facebook with a picture of her him wearing the shirt along with a message that his teacher “compared my shirt to wearing a swastika.”

Later, Fischer spoke with Chinook’s Principal Kevin Pierce, and was told there wasn’t anything wrong with the shirt.

“My goal is not to get this teacher into trouble,” Fischer said. “I made it clear to him. She’s a nice person. I just haven’t agreed with the way she’s taught the class.”

On Friday, school district officials said in a statement that Pierce investigated the incident and took appropriate action. Details were not released because it’s a personnel issue.

The district said students expressing themselves is an important part of education in a democratic society. District policy allows them to express their opinions as long as it doesn’t disrupt the education of others.

“I think most parents would agree with me,” Fischer said. “If this was the other way around, I guarantee there would be some parents that were pretty upset.”

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Magnatone CEO Tells People ‘Rest Easy,’ Predicts Trump Assassination Within 100 Days

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Paging the Secret Service.

From Newsbusters: There has been no shortage of vitriol directed at President Donald Trump, but one CEO recently went beyond criticism to what could be viewed as a threat.

Ted Kornblum, Founder and CEO of Magnatone guitar amplifier company, posted on Jan. 30,  “Rest easy people, it’ll take only 100 days till Trump gets a bullet in the head!” 

Kornblum posted the statement via his personal Facebook page, which now appears to have been deactivated. He issued an apology on the Magnatone company Facebook page for the original post. That page may also have been taken down. The content had been visible on the Magnatone website early Jan. 31.

In that apology, Kornblum downplayed the seriousness of his original post stating, “Earlier today a frivolous, insensitive political post went out on Facebook. It should not have. Magnatone is not a political organization, respects the beliefs and opinions of all people and does business accordingly.”

He also said “I sincerely regret this careless mistake, and apologize to anyone, anywhere, who may have been offended.”

Many people, including talk radio host John Cardillo, have reported the incident to law enforcement and Secret Service through social media.

If you would like to share your thoughts about Mr. Kornblum’s tweet, contact Magnatone here.

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Seattle Mayor Murray is leaving the light on against Trump

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Doesn’t this token action contribute to climate change? Seattle wants you to participate in the worldwide “Lights Out” event to “celebrate a commitment to the planet” yet now they want you to leave lights on? One thing you can count on from the proggies: inconsistency.

From Mynorthwest.com: A light in a window has been a sign of invasion from America’s enemies. It has been a symbol of Irish oppression. It has even been a simple sign of good news or welcome message to weary travelers. Now, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray is using lights to send a message: While some American leaders are shutting the gates, Seattle will leave the light on for immigrants and refugees.

This week, in Seattle, lights will be a sign of the city’s opposition to the current United States president and his recent executive actions. Mayor Murray is asking his city’s residents to shine a light. In turn, it will send a message of support for immigrants and refugees, and also opposition to an administration he has called “authoritarian.”

While it isn’t exactly a message in a window, Murray is asking residents to shine a light at their home at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 1. Mayor Murray organized a Facebook event called “Shine a Light in Support of Immigrants & Refugees.” The idea is simple, take any luminescence and feature it at one’s home. It could be a candle, a flashlight, a lantern, even the glow of a cell phone screen. The mayor is asking people to take a photo and post it on social media with the hashtag #ShineALight.

Murray’s message on his Facebook event states:

As I’ve said throughout these dark days of unconstitutional and unAmerican executive orders from President Trump, we refuse to repeat discriminatory chapters of our past. It’s time to send a bright, unmistakable message of resolve and unity in support of immigrants and refugees.

On Wednesday, Feb. 1 at 7 pm, go outside and shine a light from your home – be it a candle, a smartphone, a lamp or a flashlight – and post pictures to social media using #ShineALight. Together, we can show hope and unity as we fight back against dark forces seeking to divide us.

Murray ends his Facebook message urging Seattle residents to donate to organizations ready to fight Trump’s administration. He points out the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project and the ACLU of Washington.

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