Entertainer Ed McMahon never handed out big checks at the doorsteps of Publishers Clearing House sweepstakes prize winners, nor did he ever work for the company. However, there appears to be a large number of Americans who believe that he did. This is an example of a false memory, known as the “Mandela Effect.”
It’s called the “Mandela Effect” because of the false memory of so many people who believed Nelson Mandela died in prison in the 1980s. In reality, he died in 2013.
The false memory that McMahon gave out big checks to sweepstakes prize winners for Publishers Clearing House likely existed in the minds of many Americans for one or a combination of several reasons.
To celebrate her 50th birthday on May 29, the Emmy-award winning actor and LGBTQ+ activist is honored with a Tribute Collection Barbie. Her doll is dressed in a red ball gown, a silver bodysuit and comes with accessories like high-heeled boots and silver earrings.
“It’s been a dream for years to work with Barbie to create my own doll,” Cox said in a statement shared with TODAY Parents. “I can’t wait for fans to find my doll on shelves and have the opportunity to add a Barbie doll modeled after a transgender person to their collection.”
Plots are everywhere, happen all the time, many to full execution and completion. We just don't hear about them in a way to think that a plot was involved. Those are the successful ones. You know, along the lines of good "conspiracy theories" that take decades to be proven true?The Plot to Out Ronald Reagan
It was 3:15 on the morning of June 26, 1980, and Congressman Bob Livingston was extraordinarily drunk, hiding in the congressional gym beneath the Rayburn House Office Building, petrified that a team of highly trained right-wing homosexual assassins working on behalf of Ronald Reagan was about to kill him.
To the extent that the Louisiana Republican is remembered today, it’s for the brief but sensational role he played in America’s most infamous political sex scandal. On the same day in December 1998 that Bill Clinton was impeached for lying about his affair with a White House intern, Livingston, then the House speaker-designate, shocked the nation with his own admission of adultery. Preempting a journalistic exposé that had dredged up evidence of his past relationships with women not his wife, he not only refused the speakership but announced his resignation from Congress altogether.
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“The fury of the left’s reaction isn’t merely about guns and abortion. It reflects their grief at having lost the Court as the vehicle for achieving policy goals they can’t get through legislatures. The cultural victories they achieved by judicial fiat will now have to be won by persuading voters.”
A 71-year-old widower was admitted to a Southwestern Ontario hospital after a fall. His family says during his admission he contracted an infectious diarrheal illness. He was humiliated by staff for the smell of his room, his family said. He developed a new shortness of breath that was not comprehensively assessed. In this context, a hospital team member suggested he would qualify for MAiD. The team said he had end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and it was terminal. The patient was surprised by the diagnosis but trusted the team. Within 48 hours of his first assessment, he received a medically assisted death. Post-mortem testing showed he did not have end-stage COPD. His family doctor, when notified of his death, also stated he did not have end-stage COPD, but the team had failed to contact her when they were assessing his history.
The lawsuit, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, alleges that four unnamed employees dressed as various Sesame Street characters ignored Quinton Burns, his daughter Kennedi Burns and other Black guests during the meet-and-greet on June 18.
It says other Black guests also had their 14th Amendment rights violated on other instances, and the alleged discrimination targeted “several different Black children on different days” and involved the characters ignoring Black children “while openly interacting with similarly situated White children.”
“SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment, Inc. and SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment LLC, engages in pervasive and appalling race discrimination against children in the operation of Sesame Place Philadelphia,” according to the 21-page filing.
The lawsuit claims that the plaintiffs suffered damage to their civil rights, economic damages and have or will incur non-economic damages including “humiliation, embarrassment, mental anguish, psychological stress, depression, anxiety, loss of self-respect, post-traumatic stress, damage to their physical health, and loss of life and/or professional opportunities.”
The lawsuit demands SeaWorld issue an “unconditional apology to Class Members and Black America.” It also asks that SeaWorld be ordered to implement “rigorous mandatory cultural sensitivity training for agents and employees, so they can better recognize, understand, and deliver an inclusive and equitable experience to all members of the public irrespective of their race.”
The filing says the park must implement “state of the art psychological screening methods” to vet potential agents or employees “to avoid hiring racially bigoted employees,” and well as mandatory educational courses “on the history of discrimination against Black people in American provided by a mutually agreed nationally acclaimed expert in the field of African and Black History and Culture.”
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Yep, all those places are just full of evil white supremacy and discrimination. Bad bad places.
Baltimore family files a $25 million federal civil rights lawsuit against Sesame Place claiming racial discrimination
Recently I wrote about a Black mom who took her young daughters to Sesame Place in Philadelphia to celebrate the fourth birthday of one of the girls. During a parade of characters, the character Rosita appeared to snub the two little girls when they reached out to her. The White kids standing next to them received high fives from Rosita. The story quickly went viral, aided in no small part by the mother who is a digital strategist. Her initial post on Instagram received millions of views. The mother got an attorney and is looking at suing the theme park. That incident happened on July 17. Since then other lawyers and public figures have weighed in and the story has grown to include other Black families who now claim to have been racially discriminated against.
On Wednesday, Quinton Burns from Baltimore filed a $25 million federal civil rights lawsuit. His complaint goes back to June 18. He hopes to make it a class-action lawsuit.
If the name Tamika Mallory sounds familiar it is because she was one of the organizers of the 2017 Women’s March and she is a Black Lives Matter activist.
Mr. Burns also has video of the slight shown to this daughter and it was played yesterday during a press conference conducted by his lawyer. The lawsuit says since the Burns family and others paid admission, they entered into a contract with SeaWorld. They say they are entitled to all of the entertainment offered at Sesame Place, including the Meet and Greets with the costumed characters, including the four listed in the lawsuit – Elmo, Ernie, Telly Monster, and Abby Cadabby. The employees wearing the costumes are referred to as John Does. The lawsuit claims the characters “intentionally, wantonly, and publicly discriminated” against the Burns family and others based on race. The lawsuit even claims that” SeaWorld had actual knowledge of their “personal beliefs of racial bias toward Black people” and their “propensity to discriminate against Black people based on their race or color.”
Simple hire all black employees to be characters
After the death of George Floyd and subsequent riots, the studio allegedly halted plans for their Cops ‘n’ Crooks mode for Grand Theft Auto Online. Senior executives were concerned how releasing such a mode — where teams of players fought against each other in teams of police and criminals — would be taken at that time.
Noting that Rockstar Games had also censored allegedly transphobic content from the latest console release of Grand Theft Auto V, the outlet reports the studio had also “significantly narrowed its gender pay gap.”
Rockstar Games may also be trying not to “punch down” with jokes about marginalized groups, the source claims, in contrast to prior games. While prior titles had seemingly mocked American society as a whole — with no holds bared against any group — the outlet notes how Grand Theft Auto V’s tone was a mirror to the behavior of Rockstar Games employees.