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Netflix’s New Anti-Harassment Rules Prohibit Employees from Looking at Each Other for More than Five Seconds

Netflix recently re-vamped workplace rules for their employees, adding on some pretty difficult to follow anti-harassment policies. Under those new policies, employees cannot look at each other for more than five seconds and according to the Sun, if you feel bothered by a co-worker, you should shout “Stop! Don’t do that again!”

Also inappropriate: asking for another co-workers phone number, lingering hugs or touching for prolonged periods of time, flirting and asking someone out on a date more than once.

In a statement to the Independent, Netflix said  “We’re proud of the anti-harassment training we offer to our productions. We want every Netflix production to be a safe and respectful working environment. We believe the resources we offer empower people on our sets to speak up, and shouldn’t be trivialized.”

That’s great, but some of these are pretty ridiculous and hard to follow. Who counts the number of seconds you look at someone? What if you are filming something for Netflix and you can’t look at your actors for more than five seconds? How are you going to be able to do your job and follow that rule?

It’s also kind of silly to encourage employees to start shouting at each other on the job. I think a firm response to negative behavior is probably a better one and people are smart enough to know what to do without having to have company rules to tell them so.

And what happens if you need a co-workers phone number for work reasons? Has no one from Netflix ever had to call their boss at home to say they’d be out sick the next day? It’s unrealistic to prohibit employees to exchange numbers for non-dating purposes.

This is probably something a lawyer told them they needed to have in place in the wake of the #MeToo movement and people have a right to feel comfortable in the workplace, but some of these rules are just too silly to take seriously.

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Photo of Immigrant Child in Cage is from a Staged Protest

You may have seen this photo of an immigrant child locked in a cage circulating on the internet with some sort of caption about Trump’s immigration policies. However, despite what your liberal friends are telling you, this photo is actually from a protest and the child in the cage IS NOT being detained by ICE as others would have you believe.

The photo began circulating on Twitter when filmaker Jose Antonio Vargas tweeted with the caption, “This is what happens when a government believes people are illegal.”

Some followers inquired about the source to which he replied, “saw it on a FB friend’s timeline but looking for confirmation Has anyone seen it elsewhere.”

Even liberal leaning Snopes confirms that the photo was miscaptioned and was actually from a protest on June 10th. In that photo set which was shared on Facebook, the same boy can later on be seen out of the cage and running around.

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Facts matter, people. Don’t share things without first finding out the source.

Could California Be Split into Three States?

A proposal to split the state of California into three states has received enough signatures that it will make it on to the ballot this fall. Residents of “The Golden State” will vote on the referendum on November 6.

According to the Los Angeles Times, here’s what the state would look like if the referendum passes.

If a majority of voters who cast ballots agree, a long and contentious process would begin for three separate states to take the place of California, with one primarily centered around Los Angeles and the other two divvying up the counties to the north and south. Completion of the radical plan — far from certain, given its many hurdles at judicial, state and federal levels — would make history. …

The proposal aims to invoke Article IV, Section 3 of the U.S. Constitution, the provision guiding how an existing state can be divided into new states. Draper’s plan calls for three new entities — Northern California, California and Southern California — which would roughly divide the population of the existing state into thirds.

Northern California would consist of 40 counties stretching from Oregon south to Santa Cruz County, then east to Merced and Mariposa counties. Southern California would begin with Madera County in the Central Valley and then wind its way along the existing state’s eastern and southern spine, comprising 12 counties and ultimately curving up the Pacific coast to grab San Diego and Orange counties.

Tim Draper, a billionaire venture capitalist,  is behind the idea, saying that “Three states will get us better infrastructure, better education and lower taxes.”

He has tried to do this before – and failed –  but last time was proposing that California be split into SIX states, instead of three.

More information about the idea can be found on Draper’s website.

An interesting idea, but what would that mean for the country as a whole? Each new state would get two new senators. That could possibly mean more Democrats in the Senate, which would most definitely have an impact on America for generations to come.

 

 

Candace Owens, TPUSA Facing Backlash After Her #MeToo Tweets

Following a scathing set of tweets against the #MeToo movement, Turning Point USA’s Communications Director Candace Owens is facing a lot of heat from both sides of the aisle.

In case you missed it, here’s what Owens said and it’s victim shaming at its finest.

In fact, the American Conservative Coalition has pulled their sponsorship of Turning Point USA’s Young Women’s Leadership Summit, which begins in a few days.

Kimberly Corban, a rape survivor and outspoken 2A advocate, is also speaking at the same conference and has a very different take on the movement.

Many others also criticized Owens for her hot take on the movement.

Things got really interesting when Cameron Wallace, creative director for Lone Conservatives, chimed in.

 

TPUSA Executive Director and founder Charlie Kirk has not weighed in and Owens has said she will not apologize for her insensitive comments. In fact, she’s planning to say even more at the conference during her session.

That might be a mistake. TPUSA has quickly become a huge platform for reaching conservative college students and no doubt many of those young ladies have been sexually harassed, assaulted or even become victims of rape. Allowing someone who is so insensitive and dismissive of their feelings and the movement that has given them courage to speak out about abuse to be a voice for your organization is a risky move and alienates the very people you are trying to reach.

The #MeToo movement like all movements, has its flaws, but overall, it’s been positive for women. There’s a big difference between encouraging women to be aware of their surroundings and victim blaming.

Candace Owens is guilty of the later and it’s not a good look for her or TPUSA.

 

CEO of Twitter Acknowledges Eating Chick-Fil-A during Pride Month was Mistake

 

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has triggered some liberals when he posted about eating at Chick-fil-A during Pride Month.

Several years ago, Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy sparked outrage and a boycott of the fast food chain when he made comments supporting the Biblical definition of marriage.

Delicious chicken temporarily made Dorsey forget the company’s “background”, but after people lost their minds, he sort of apologized for boosting their company on his personal Twitter account.

Not everyone was upset, though.

Surprisingly, Jack hasn’t deleted his tweet even though the LGBTQ community is calling for him to do so.

Comedian Samantha Bee Calls Ivanka Trump Words Not Fit to Print

Samantha Bee is one of the most vile comedians out there and has said some pretty eyebrow raising things on her TBS show, Full Frontal with Samantha Bee. Now, in the wake of Rosanne’s racist tweet which led to ABC canceling her show, Bee is facing backlash from conservatives after calling Ivanka Trump a “feckless c***”.

Here’s the full quote, which was pretty gross without the profanity.

“Ivanka Trump, who works at the White House, chose to post the second most oblivious tweet we’ve seen this week,” Bee said. “You know, Ivanka, that’s a beautiful photo of you and your child, but let me just say, one mother to another, do something about your dad’s immigration practices, you feckless c***!”
“He listens to you,” she added. “Put on something tight and low-cut and tell your father to f***ing stop it. Tell him it was an Obama thing and see how it goes, OK?”

You can also watch the segment below, but be advised, there is some VERY strong language/content and you should definitely NOT listen to this at work.

According to CNN, TBS has not commented or returned messages left for representatives of their network.

So here we are, yet again. Someone from the left says something abhorrent against someone on the right and the network doesn’t seem to care. Rosanne was rightly fired for that tweet and it would also be right of TBS to pull the plug on Bee’s show. But they probably won’t.

Freedom of speech doesn’t come without consequences – sure you have a right to say (or tweet) whatever you want but if it’s vile and damaging to other people, companies or networks also have the right to fire you for it since you are a representation of their brand.

And as Ben Shapiro points out, this was scripted and planned.

Bee’s producer even seemed excited that the phrase was trending on Twitter.

Not sure what imagine TBS is going for but this isn’t a very good one to align themselves with.

 

Dissecting Cecile Richards’ Autobiography

make-trouble-9781501187599_hrRaised by ultra liberal parents in an extremely conservative community in Texas, it would seem Richards really didn’t have much of a chance at being anything but a left-wing liberal.

In elementary school she got in trouble for refusing to recite the Lord’s Prayer and told her teacher “We don’t read the Bible in our house.” Later on in seventh grade, she was sent to the principal’s office for wearing an anti-Vietnam War arm band to school. Then, At the age of 16, she and her mother campaigned for Sarah Weddington in her bid for the Texas state legislature. Weddington is better known as the the attorney who won Roe v. Wade. 

Both her parents were extremely involved in activism, something Richards would later make a career out of by working as a labor organizer and union supporter alongside her husband. And for a short time, she worked for Nancy Pelosi.

So as you can see, the path to president of Planned Parenthood was paved with many years of service to the liberal agenda.

Just before her chapter on working for Planned Parenthood, there’s a glowing testiment to motherhood, which is puzzling since so much of the work Planned Parenthood does is to prevent women from becoming mothers. She talks about how her first pregnancy with her daughter Lily was unplanned. Her birth control failed. The timing was off and she and her husband weren’t sure they wanted to be parents right then. But ironically, she chose life. In fact, there’s no mention at all of her even thinking about having an abortion. Instead, she says “in the end we came to the same conclusion millions of people do: there was never going to be a perfect time to have kids, but just like everything else, we’d figure it out.”

However, later on in life, even after all the wonderful things she had to say about motherhood, when faced with having a fourth child, Cecile decided to abort.  “Like millions of other women, I was using birth control, but no method is foolproof. We were doing the best job we could raising our kids, and I couldn’t imagine we could do justice to a fourth. Having another child just was not an option for us. I already felt like I wasn’t doing enough for Lily, Hannah and Daniel as it was. Being able to terminate a pregnancy early – it had hardly even begun – was a relief.”

How sad.

As you can imagine, the rest of the book is filled with political attacks and left leaning propaganda. Richards takes shots at Sarah and Bristol Palin, John McCain (during his bid for presidency, Planned Parenthood handed out condoms on college campuses that had “protect yourself from John McCain” printed on them), Paul Ryan and of course, President Trump.

She talks about her secret meeting with Jared and Ivanka Trump, saying it felt like they were trying to bribe her and that abortion is essential to women’s health care. “Our patients are not bargaining chips,” she says, although it’s a little hard to believe that without abortion services, Planned Parenthood would lose millions in revenue. So likely, the REAL reason comes down to profits, not people like Richards would have you believe.

There’s also a lot of love for Hillary Clinton (both Cecile and her daughter Lily campaigned hard for her during the 2016 election) and a lot of talk of how sexism abounds in politics, especially Congress, and most notably the committee that questioned her about Planned Parenthood’s alleged sales of baby parts.

Richards memoir is quite interesting to read, even for someone as pro-life as myself. I always find it helpful to learn a little bit about the “opposition” so I can try to understand where they are coming from and form better arguments for my own side of the issue at hand. It’s clear that her Godless upbringing greatly shaped the person she became and there are many mentions throughout the book about how she perceived the religious right to be dangerous to progressivism.

It’s also a testament to the kind of legacy a person can leave. Cecile’s parents instilled a liberal set of values in her and she is now passing those same values on to her own children, who also work to expand socially liberal policies.

Then there’s Cecile’s legacy that’s been left on America. There’s no mention of her future plans, but Richards has been successful at inspiring the next generation of women who are busy knitting pink hats, marching on Washington and changing their Facebook photos to say “I stand with Planned Parenthood.”

What should worry us is that, in her twelve years as president of Planned Parenthood, 3.8 million babies were aborted. That’s roughly half the number of Jews who were killed during the Holocaust. And a growing number of Americans are okay with that.

It’s time to take Cecile’s own advice and “make trouble” for the pro-abortion crowd – millions of unborn lives depend on it.

 

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