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December 8, 2019

A Far Right Unchristian Folks Wants to Stop A Hall Mark Commercial Picturing A Male Couple


                               gay christmas stock photo

far-right evangelical website has allegedly faked an online petition against a hypothetical gay Hallmark Christmas movie.

Out reported Friday that evangelical website LifeSiteNews started a petition asking the Hallmark Channel not to produce a potential "gay Christmas movie." Though LifeSiteNews claims "viral" numbers of 30,000 signatures, Out claims the numbers have likely been artificially inflated after adding its own conspicuously fake names to the list.

Controversy and outrage erupted in conservative circles after a November 15 interview with Hallmark Channel CEO Bill Abbot for The Hollywood Reporter's TV's Top 5 podcast. Abbot stated that he would be "open" to the idea of a gay-themed Christmas movie, although the channel has yet to produce one and has no immediate plans to do so. The channel is said to be releasing over three dozen Christmas-themed films this year, none with gay major characters.

The petition warns The Hallmark Channel against incurring the wrath of evangelicals, claiming they could be "on the verge of making a terrible moral decision" if they ever decide to make a movie that includes the "promotion" of people portrayed as openly LGBTQ. 

"Hallmark should also know that if they give-in to the LGBT agenda, the LGBT activists will never be satisfied. They will always want Hallmark to be pushing more and more aberrant views and characters," the petition reads. "That doesn't sound like a very fun Christmas movie at all!" 

Although the Out article asserts that more than 30,000 genuine signatures on the petition are plausible, the website describes the results as "fake," noting that the petition allows multiple signatures from the same internet user, as long as they provide different names and email addresses. The outlet claims they were able to successfully sign the petition multiple times, despite using seemingly suspicious email addresses including also suggested that the tactic of using polls and petitions of questionable veracity is common among right-wing groups online. The article referenced a 2017 report in The Daily Beast that called out a claim by the anti-gay American Family Association (AFA) that over 1 million people had signed a pledge to boycott retail chain Target over a 2016 announcement that they would allow customers to use restrooms that correctly correspond to their gender identities.

As in the "Hallmark movie" petition, the "Target" pledge was found to be easily inflated by single users forging multiple signatures with different email accounts.

If the supposedly large-scale boycott of Target happened, it did not appear to affect the company's long-term sales figures. The Wall Street Journal reported November 20 that the company has enjoyed over two years of consecutive quarterly sales growth.

April 5, 2017

ComCast Thinks Big Boy is too Big Thus Gay, for Big Boy Butter

Lube advert banned 'for being too gay'
This advert is too much to handle, apparently.
The makers of Boy Butter have spoken of their disappointment after their ad was pulled from cable TV in Chicago.
It had been shown elsewhere in the commercial breaks of Rupaul’s Drag Race, for example in Canada, LA and San Diego.

But Eyal Feldman, who founded the company, claimed ComCast TV ‘did not think [Chicago] viewers could handle the level of gayness in this ad starring sexy ginger, Seth Fornea, who is showing us all how to properly use a butter churn.
‘One would think that in the Mid West the sight of a butter churn would bring back nostalgic feelings of nearby dairy farms, but alas if a gay man is churning that butter, not so much.’


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He said that he wanted to create a tongue-in-cheek ad similar to the ‘sexy Super Bowl ads’ to ‘push my products as well as my own gay point of view.’

It’s ‘a sexist and homophobic double standard’, he said, that there were not restrictions on the 2015 Carl’s Jr. Super Bowl ad starring Charlotte McKinney, which he claimed was ‘basically porn in comparison’.
He added: ‘My hope is that by continuing to push the boundaries of what is acceptable and palatable on TV, Boy Butter can create a space where gay men can watch images of themselves, not only in the shows that we watch but also the advertising that sponsors them.’

September 10, 2015

BritishAir777-220 on Fire in Runway {What Are the Fatalities by the US}

A British Airways Boeing 777-200 caught fire on a Las Vegas runway yesterday. Two people were injured. The visualizations below show a Boeing 777-200 and transportation safety.

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March 15, 2014

Penis Insurance from UNDZ-Watch Commercial and the Insured!


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December 26, 2013

“Get Enrolled” Some Gay GOP’rs Offended by Ad

Some  Republican gays were offended by the ad to advertise enrollment on the new health care(Obama Care named by republicans which stuck) Are You offended? Let me know if you can..

December 11, 2013

Openly Gay Leslie Jordan Goes Super Bold for Super Bowl with Doritos (and Lane Twins)

Emmy winner and national treasure 
Beverley Leslie Jordan is trying to crash the Super Bowl with the help of the Lane Twins — Gary and Larry — and a pair of model hunks — Joel Rush and Nick Ayler. The twins wrote and produced this submission for Doritos Crash the Super Bowl VIII contest, starring Leslie, who finds his boldness in the hands of Joel and Nick.

( He is the short one on this pic)

November 2, 2013

Cristiano Ronaldo a Spaniard Sport Jock in New Underwear

  Real Madrid Soccer superstar Cristiano Ronaldo, officially launched his CR7 line of underwear  Thursday in Madrid, and the world collectively rejoiced.
The soccer super hottie posed for pictures in front of a 30 foot high giant image of his own, package!
1384047_10152005723227164_2098948503_n[Image Credit: Cristiano Ronaldo Facebook]
Earlier this month, Ronaldo deleted an unfortunately worded tweet directed at some young boys which read:
“Thank you all for participating in the CR7 boys underwear competition – it’s been a real pleasure to see all of your photos.”
Despite the embarrassment, the footballing legend carried on with his launch party at the Palacio De Cibeles in Madrid, and he looked amazing!

Check out a behind the scenes video for his underwear photo shoot below:

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October 27, 2013

On Line Commercials Full of Paid Lies?

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 Computerworld - Taiwan's Fair Trade Commission this week fined Korean conglomerate Samsung $340,000 for "astroturfing."
Specifically, the Taiwanese FTC said Samsung paid two "marketing firms"more than $100,000 to hire people to "highlight the shortcomings of competing products," engage in the "disinfection of negative news about Samsung products," positively review Samsung products and, (in a bizarre turn of phrase), do "palindromic Samsung product marketing," whatever that means.

Wait, what's 'astroturfing'?

Samsung was fined for paying a "large number of hired writers and designated employees" to post comments in online forums praising Samsung and criticizing competitors.
Astroturf is a brand of fake grass; "astroturfing" is a reference to a fake "grass-roots" movement.
The practice of astroturfing has a long and sordid history. The term was coined by U.S. Sen. Lloyd Bentsen of Texas in 1985, referring to a letter-writing campaign orchestrated by the insurance industry. In fact, astroturfing has been a major tool of political dirty tricks since the Roman empire.
The rise of the Internet, online messages boards and social media -- and with it, the rising influence of "the crowd" -- has brought the practice to business, including the mobile computing industry, as well as other types of businesses.
Sites like Fiverr host astroturfing transactions openly. A Fiverr user named "Jay from India," for example, offers to promote your iOS, Android or BlackBerry app on 25 online forums for $10.
Astroturfing scale ranges from the local business where the owner asks family and friends to write positive online reviews to the biggest sustained astroturfing campaign in history: China's 50-cent army.
The Chinese government reportedly pays as many 300,000 people to post pro-Chinese government comments on forums, message boards and social media sites within China and all over the world. It has reportedly being going on for years as part of a sustained policy.
(This effort of disinformation bolsters that government's massive monitoring system for social media worldwide, which reportedly employs 2 million people.)
While China allegedly relies upon sheer manpower to overwhelm global public opinion about the Chinese government, other organizations use automation.
A class of software called "persona management software" magnifies the effectiveness of each paid fake opinion writer by auto-generating a credible but phony online persona (also called a "sockpuppet"), including a fake name, email address, web site, social media profiles and other data. The software creates fake online activity to give the non-existent users a "history" or online "footprint."
"Persona management software" specific to social networks is called a "social bot."
Some industries rely almost entirely upon web-based reviews, and so astroturfing is rife. Hotels, restaurants and books are heavily reliant on customer-generated reviews to attract new business.
In New York alone, recently, the New York attorney general shut down 19 companies engaged in the astroturfing of online sites like Yelp, GoogleLocal and CitySearch.
Commenters were recruited on sites like CraigslistFreelancer and oDeskand paid between $1 and $10 per "review."
A new book by NPR's David Folkenflik, called Murdoch's World, claims that Fox News engaged in "institutionalized astroturfing of the Internet" by using Fox employees using untraceable wireless connections to post pro-Fox posts online. One even used a dial-up AOL account. Another used 100 fake personas, according to the book.

What's so bad about astroturfing?

Nielsen study from last year determined that 70% of people surveyed trust online user reviews and that 83% are influenced in their buying decisions by these reviews.
Gartner report from about a year ago predicts that by 2014, between 10% and 15% of all social media "reviews" will be fake astroturfed opinions paid for by various companies.
This is problematic because buyers can be misled, and in unpredictable ways.
When I posted a short item on Google+ about the Samsung fine this week, an alarmingly large percentage of commenters expressed a belief that astroturfing is a common problem in the industry and that all major companies do it.
This belief is a problem for two reasons. First, just as astroturfing itself leads consumers astray by making them believe fake opinions, the belief that astroturfing is common leads consumers astray by making them doubt real opinions.
Second, a widespread belief that "everybody astroturfs" is itself an incentive for companies to engage in astroturfing. Why not benefit from the practice if consumers already believe you do it?

What to do about astroturfing

Some day soon, there may be a widely deployed software solution to the problem of paid astroturfing of online comments.
Cornell University researchers have created an algorithm that can detect astroturfed comments. They claim they can identify fake opinion posts 90% of the time. It would be helpful for a company like Google to deploy something like this to get a "second opinion" about whether comments posted online are real or fake.
In the meantime, we're each on our own. Helpfully, Time magazine recently published a handy guide for how to spot fake online comments and reviews.
The bottom line is that Samsung is not the only company engaged in astroturfing -- not by a long shot. It's a widespread practice, and one that's difficult to detect.
Yes, we should all consult user options, but approach them with healthy skepticism. But more importantly, we should heavily favor reviews by professional reviewers in reputable publications before buying products.
Such journalist reviewers are not only skillful and experienced at writing product reviews, they're actually paid to be objective.
This article, Are online comments full of paid lies?, was originally published at
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October 15, 2013

California Politician’s BoyFriend Under Cemetery Fraud Investigation

The judgement of an influential California politician is being called into question after it has been revealed he took a boyfriend under a fraud investigation on trips to meet foreign dignitaries and even accepted a donation from him.
John Perez, 44, speaker of the California Assembly, dated Hollywood funeral director Tyler Cassity between 2011 and 2012. During that time he was aware of a $600million fraud investigation into Mr Cassity’s family’s companies, according to the San Diego Union Tribune.
Mr Cassity accompanied his high-profile boyfriend on trips to meet British royalty, the Israeli president and other officials. The speaker also accepted a $1,000 donation from Mr Cassity, despite knowing it might have come from ill-gotten funds.
Questionable ethics: John Perez, Speaker of the California State Assembly, was in a relationship with a man accused of taking part in a massive fraud scheme 
Questionable ethics: John Perez, Speaker of the California State Assembly, was in a relationship with a man accused of taking part in a massive fraud scheme

The politician even convinced state bigwigs to donate to Cassity-favored AIDS/LifeCycle, the paper noted. All this, despite a lawsuit filed in 2009 claiming the Cassity family pillaged trust funds and insurance policies of hundreds of millions of dollars.
The scam may be the largest in U.S. funeral industry history, an industry analyst told the paper.
Filed in St Louis, Missouri, the suit accuses National Prearranged Services Inc collapsed as a result of the family’s pilfering, as detailed by the paper.
In 2010, both Mr Cassity’s father and brother pleaded guilty to felony charges related to the scam, but he was not charged despite the lawsuit insisting he was guilty of racketeering and fraud.
Hollywood Forever and Fernwood cemetery, both run by Mr Cassity, 43, are accused in the lawsuit of being run with stolen money. 
Accused fraudster: Tyler Cassity is accused of being part of a $600million fraud scheme
Accused fraudster: Tyler Cassity is accused of being part of a $600million fraud scheme
Despite becoming aware of the lawsuit and fraud investigation after beginning their relationship, Mr Lopez did not ask for details, a spokesperson told the paper, adding that the Speaker decided to let it play out in courts.
 In light of these revelations, Kirk Hanson, executive director of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University, told the Union Times that Mr Pérez displayed ‘colossal bad judgment’ for continuing the relationship.
The suit also alleges over $1million was embezzled to pay off Mr Cassity’s personal credit card bills.
Mr Cassity has fought the lawsuit, but has not responded to any interview requests from the paper. His lawyer also declined to comment.
The ethics expert cited the $1,000 political donation accepted from Mr Cassity by Mr Lopez, and the alleged fraudster’s inclusion among dignitaries, as further proof of his questionable judgement displayed by the politician.
Hattie McDaniel's Grave
Mel Blanc's tombstone
Legendary: 'Gone with the Wind's Hattie McDaniel and Looney Tunes voice legend Mel Blanc are among the Hollywood icons buried at Hollywood Forever
The duo were seen at events including Prince William and wife Kate Middleton and a trip to Israel where they met Israeli President Shimon Peres and other officials, according to the Union Tribune.
Mr Lopez isn’t the only politician to have received donations from the accused thief. Through a SuperPAC he set up, Mr Cassity has donated about $38,000 to Democratic candidates and causes, records cited by the paper show.
Additionally, of the $53,000 in donations raised by Mr Cassity, for AIDS/LifeCycle, more than $33,000 came from lawmakers, lobbyists and Sacramento political contributors with ties to the speaker,’ the paper reported.
Donors included ‘lobbyists, including two former Assembly speakers, Fabian Núñez and Robert Hertzberg,’ according to the paper. 
Another ‘seven have worked for either Pérez’s legislative office or his political operation,’ the paper further revealed.
Mr Lopez has declined comment to the Union Tribune, and could not be reached by MailOnline.
Through a spokesperson, he told the Union TImes he has not seen Mr Cassity for about 18 months.
Daily Mail

June 25, 2013

Resting B**** Face: Who Does It Best? Cast Your Vote

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    Tyra Banks
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    Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom
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    Gordon Ramsay
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    Amy Bouzaglo
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    Kristen Stewart
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