By Sarah Jean Callahan Disney is making strides to remove racist ties at both Disneyland and Disney World by 2024. Splash Mountain first opened at Disneyland in the summer of 1989. The iconic log ride features animatronics with audio as the patrons sail along the river being brought back in time to the scenes of "Song of the South." The Walt Disney live action film with animation was released in late 1946. The original story was written by Joel Chandler Reymond and later drafted for a movie by Dalton Reymond. The movie was based around the premise of Uncle Remis, played by actor James Baskett,...
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Trump dismissed worries about sharing classified materials because he wanted to show off the 'sexy parts': new book
According to a report from the Washington Post on Maggie Haberman's book on Donald Trump, "Confidence Man," Donald Trump's lack of seriousness about classified materials -- as evidenced by his whisking boxes of them away to his Mar-a-Lago resort after he left office -- was on display while he was still president.
According to the book, the former president laughed off concerns from close aides after he proposed working with the Russians on internet hacking concerns and appalled national security officials when he wanted to tweet out a picture of a facility of interest in Iran because he got a kick out of the details in the photo.
According to the Post's Josh Dawsey, "The book shows Trump frequently praising Russia and its president, Vladimir Putin, for his strength and even 'laughing' when aides grew mad that he tweeted a proposal for a joint cyber unit with Russia that would have 'effectively let the Russians into the U.S. investigations of hacking,”'" according to Haberman.
As for the highly secret photos, Haberman claimed the former president was dismissive of concerns by the intel community that he might be revealing too much if he shared the pictures with the entire world.
With Dawsey writing, "Trump shows his lack of care about classified markings. Aides tried to stop Trump from tweeting a photo of an Iranian facility until they could remove classified details, Haberman writes. But he liked how the image looked and proceeded, he quotes Haberman reporting Trump stated, “If you take out the classification, that’s the sexy part.”
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Incels exhibit reduced psychological well-being and a greater tendency for interpersonal victimhood, study finds
To date, little research has studied incels – involuntary celibates – which describes men who identify around their inability to form sexual or romantic relationships. A study published in Evolutionary Psychological Science provides some of the earliest data, based on primary responses from self-identified incels, reporting that this community represents an “at risk” group for mental health interventions. “Many people wrongfully assume that culture and evolution are conflicting explanations for human behavior – the wrongful assumption that a behavior is either innate or it is learned,” explain...
On Wednesday, ABC13 reported that what appeared to be a solar panel sales pitch in the Acres Homes neighborhood of Houston, Texas went off the rails immediately as the salesman blurted out the N-word for no apparent reason.
"ABC13 blurred the face of the man who used the slur because he is not facing charges. A Harris County investigator said what he did was ignorant and racist, but not illegal," reported Briana Conner. "A doorbell camera captured a man who described himself as a neighbor and solar panel salesman making an introduction. 'We do solar around here, and we're just coming around talking to n*****s. Sorry, dude. Neighbors. I apologize,' he said."
The homeowner, identified only as Michael, said, "In order for me to not feel the way I wanted to feel and do the things I wanted to do, I just had to separate myself and walk away from that situation, because that's my house."
Making matters stranger, there appears to be little evidence the man in question was actually affiliated with the solar installation company he claimed he was — and the company denies it.
"Aside from the question of intention, Michael said he wondered why the man said his name was Fernando, he lived a few doors down, and worked for Pink Energy," said the report. "Pink Energy sent ABC13 a statement: 'Pink Energy does not comment on the activities of other companies' employees. The shirt he is wearing is not a Pink Energy shirt and appears to have another company name on it. The individual in the video does not and has never worked for Pink Energy.'"
Racial slur incidents around the country have attracted intense scrutiny. In Florida last week, a commercial landlord got caught in a racist rant against a former NFL player who wanted the facilities tested for mold.