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  • Tech workers file lawsuits against Disney over H-1B visas

    01/26/2016 12:14:25 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 52 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 1/25/16 | Sandra Pedicini
    <p>The lawsuits were filed in federal court, in the Middle District of Florida, by Leo Perrero and Dena Moore, who were among 250 Disney tech workers laid off about a year ago. The lawsuits seek class-action status.</p> <p>Defendants include HCL Inc. and Cognizant Technologies.</p>
  • THE LORD'S COMPETITION IS OUR DESIRE[Charismatic Caucus]

    01/07/2016 10:47:55 AM PST · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    Bible,Holy Spirit, The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 1-7-16 | Bible, Holy Spirit
    My competition is your desire to do my will for I am ready to oblige The Father actively moving through You in Spirit and in Truth , for these "ARE" The True Worshippers on fire with The ZEAL to follow after Me in greater ways than ever before ! John 14:12-13 Praying in Jesus’ Name 12 “I assure you: The one who believes in Me will also do the works that I do. And he will do even greater works than these, because I am going to the Father. 13 Whatever you ask in My name, I will do it...
  • George Lucas Says He Sold ‘Star Wars’ to ‘White Slavers’

    12/30/2015 6:50:21 PM PST · by Blue Turtle · 95 replies
    In an interview with Charlie Rose, George Lucas spoke about everything from his and Disney’s branching vision to the deal itself. Lucas, who has always been protective of his series and even refers to them as his “kids,” hasn’t been looking back well on the deal with Disney (via Collider). “I sold them to the white slavers that takes these things, and…,”
  • Six arrested in Anaheim stabbing melee that injured eight

    12/28/2015 10:38:52 AM PST · by Pelham · 48 replies
    OC Register ^ | Dec 27, 2015 | Fred Swegles
    Eight stabbing victims were hospitalized and six suspects were in custody Sunday following a predawn melee that police were investigating as gang-related. Officers responded to a 1:23 a.m. report of a stabbing incident on the 500 block of East Sycamore Street, Anaheim Police Sgt. Ben Starke said. Police found eight stab victims -- a group of males and females -- and obtained a description of a white Toyota Camry last seen escaping eastbound. As the call went out, one of the responding officers spotted the suspect vehicle and called for backup. Multiple units surrounded the car at Lincoln Avenue and...
  • Metal detectors stand in for real action on gun violence

    12/26/2015 10:08:35 AM PST · by rktman · 26 replies
    lasvegassun.com ^ | 12/26/2015 | Mary Sanchez
    The Happiest Place on Earth can only remain so by bracing against the possibility of children being mowed down by assault weapons as they await a turn on the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train roller coaster. Walt Disney World, along with other major theme parks, just caved to the threat of a mass shooting. Visitors recently were greeted with newly installed metal detectors or handheld wands at the entrance gates. The theme parks have long patted bags, and security in the past has found visitors attempting to tote their guns along on their day of fun.
  • Just because Britain’s border security is a Mickey Mouse operation you can’t blame America

    12/24/2015 12:55:40 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 7 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/23/15 | Katie Hopkins
    for not letting this lot travel to Disneyland – I wouldn’t either Nothing to see here ladies and gents, nothing to see. Just a family of eleven, off to Disneyland. A lovely big British family, off to the place where magic happens and Mickey Mouse makes dreams comes true. They’d saved hard to get together the £9,000 for flights to make their family happy at Christmas. But were turned away at the gate by ruthless officials from USA Homeland Security who said they were no longer allowed to board. At least, that’s the story you’d be believing if you listened...
  • Disney Parks installing metal detectors, banning toy gun sales

    12/18/2015 4:35:53 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 15 replies
    Disney Parks have installed metal detectors and banned the sale of toy guns and costumes for anyone over the age of 14, as of Thursday. So much for my wife and I packing the Chip and Dale costumes for our big trip. E! News reports the measure will be taken "through the rest of the holiday season," but it isn't clear whether the changes would stay in effect afterward. A man was arrested last weekend for trying to bring a gun into Disney World, according to the Orlando Sentinel, which quoted a statement from Disney saying, "We continually review our
  • DISNEYLAND: Toy guns now prohibited at Anaheim theme parks (UPDATE)

    12/17/2015 8:20:53 AM PST · by smokingfrog · 39 replies
    pe.com ^ | 12-17-15 | Timothy Guy
    UPDATE: Various sites are reporting that Disneyland has begun installing metal detectors at the Anaheim parks as well. Universal Studios Hollywood will also install metal detectors, according to the Orange County Register. The Disneyland Resort in Anaheim made a few changes to its rules overnight Thursday, Dec. 17, according to fan site Dateline Disneyland. Two new rules were updated on the Disneyland park rules website: guests over the age of 14 will not be allowed to wear costumes and toy guns are now prohibited from the resort.
  • Man arrested for attempting to take a gun in the Magic Kingdom

    12/12/2015 10:16:19 PM PST · by Roos_Girl · 33 replies
    WFTV ^ | 12/12/15 | N/A
    Video report at link. Summary: Guy is a lawyer, had a concealed carry permit that had expired 10 years ago, park security noticed printing, when questioned guy tried running.
  • Disney is losing ESPN subscribers by the millions [Feel Good Story of the Day!]

    11/26/2015 8:14:12 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 49 replies
    Marketwatch ^ | 11/26/15 | Barbara Kollmeyer
    .... Walt Disney Co. has revealed that it lost three million subscribers to its sports network ESPN within one year..... ....Based on that, the loss of 3 million subscribers in one year would be taking around $216 million away from Disney's coffers.....
  • Disney's Cable Channels See Steep Subscriber Losses

    11/26/2015 4:46:29 AM PST · by Nickname · 32 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 11/25/2015 | Paul Bond
    It was in August that Disney CEO Bob Iger warned that ESPN suffered "some subscriber losses," but a regulatory filing late Wednesday indicates a fairly hefty number: 7 million subscribers in two years. Disney disclosed that its most profitable TV asset has 92 million subscribers, down from 95 million a year ago and down from 99 million the year before that.
  • Ex-Disney Worker, Attorney Warn of ‘Knowledge Transfer’ to Foreign Guest Workers

    11/05/2015 12:14:57 PM PST · by Rusty0604 · 54 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/05/2015 | by Caroline May
    Technology companies across the country are replacing American employees and “transferring” their knowledge to foreign guest workers, according to Sara Blackwell, an attorney for Disney employees replaced by foreign workers, and Leo Perrero, a former Disney employee. “Right now all of the technology jobs, 90 percent of them are being filtered to H-1B visa holders here and then off-shoring to other countries. Knowledge transfer is what we’re doing,” Blackwell said during an interview with SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Daily. Blackwell argued that technology is the future but that Americans are not the ones getting those coveted tech jobs. “Twenty-six percent right...
  • Mark Zuckerberg’s FWD.us Calls Trump’s Immigration Stance ‘Absurd’

    10/30/2015 11:53:08 AM PDT · by dennisw · 44 replies
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s plan to deport millions of undocumented immigrants is nuts, says FWD.us, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s political advocacy group. The Facebook founder got name-checked in the CNBC Republican candidates debate Wednesday, as Trump grudgingly admitted calling Florida Sen. Marco Rubio “Mark Zuckerberg’s personal senator” for promoting expanded use of the H-1B employment visas used by Silicon Valley companies. Trump has argued H-1B visas displace Americans who otherwise might land high-paying tech jobs. He’s advocating restrictions in the program as part of an overhaul on immigration that includes deporting immigrants who lack legal status in the U.S....
  • Disney, the H-1B Visa Program and Some Insight Into Who Marco Rubio Really Is...

    10/28/2015 9:55:26 AM PDT · by ManHunter · 38 replies
    ABC News 7 WWSB ^ | October 26, 2015 | Rebecca Vargas
    This is a link to a newscast from ABC Channel 7, WWSB, in Sarasota, Florida. It contains an interview with two former Disney workers who were replaced by Indian nationals on H-1B visas - after they trained their replacements. What's especially telling is the commentary by the reporter, Rebeccca Vargas, at the end of the video in which she states that Marco Rubio "wants to expand the H-1B visa program."
  • LEFTWING MUPPETS ON VERGE OF CANCELLATION

    10/12/2015 10:28:16 AM PDT · by bkopto · 99 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Oct 12, 2015 | John Nolte
    Disney did the impossible: destroyed the Muppets. By making the Muppets edgy left-wing partisans who attack Fox News, come out as pro-abortion, and hurl sex jokes, the once-universally beloved franchise has been doomed. First, the leftwing Muppets failed at the box office, and now Kermit and Company are on the verge of having their new television show cancelled.
  • Old Yeller star Kevin Corcoran dies of cancer at 66

    10/07/2015 4:19:41 PM PDT · by Dacula · 73 replies
    AP ^ | October 7, 2015 | Lynn Elber
    Kevin Corcoran, who starred as a child actor in the classic movie "Old Yeller" and switched to behind-the-camera work as a producer on "The Shield" and other TV series, has died. He was 66.
  • Disney raises prices on Disney World and Disneyland annual passes [tr]

    10/05/2015 1:09:44 PM PDT · by C19fan · 59 replies
    AP and UK Daily Mail ^ | October 5, 2015 | Staff
    Walt Disney World and Disneyland have revamped their annual and season pass systems, raising prices and making changes. Disney has increased prices, with the passes including new benefits, such as free parking for annual pass holders, according to reports. The two-resort Premier Pass that includes access to both Walt Disney World and Disneyland is now selling for $1,439, up $340 from $1,099, according to Theme Park Insider.
  • New Citizen Group Forms from Disney H1-B Scandal

    09/30/2015 10:24:22 AM PDT · by ConservingFreedom · 24 replies
    NumbersUSA ^ | Sep 30th 2015 | Melanie Oubre
    After the New York Times published a story in June covering how Walt Disney World forced American employees to train their foreign-worker replacements, outrage surfaced across the country. A group of concerned citizens decided to do something about it by forming the organization Boycott Disney Now.Boycott Disney Now was founded by two activists who have been directly harmed by our countrys immigration policies. When Jack Oliver and Paul Arnold saw the story about Disneys H1-B abuse, they knew they could not stand by without a fight.The groups mission is simple, Protect American Jobs! They plan to do this by sending...
  • Boys can be princesses too! Disney removes gender-labeling on Halloween costumes ...

    09/19/2015 10:14:34 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 25 replies
    (UK) Daily Mail ^ | September 18, 2015 | Erica Tempesta
    Complete Headline: Boys can be princesses too! Disney removes gender-labeling on Halloween costumes to make its trick-or-treating attire for 'all kids' Disney has done away with gender-based labels on its Halloween costumes and is instead marketing its vast selection of looks as 'kids' - encouraging children to choose any trick-or-treating attire that appeals to them. The change comes just a month after Target announced that it would no longer be using gender-specific signs in its children's bedding and toy departments, acknowledging that both boys and girls can be interested in princesses and cars.
  • Disney Is Making a 'Mary Poppins' Sequel, Over 50 Years Later

    09/15/2015 1:09:00 PM PDT · by C19fan · 59 replies
    Yahoo ^ | September 14, 2015 | Justin Kroll
    As Disney continues to reboot old animated favorites into live-action features, the studio is now looking to team with its Into the Woods helmer for a new take on one of its classic musicals. Sources confirm to Variety that Disney is developing a new Mary Poppins musical with Rob Marshall set to direct.
  • Disney World discontinuing Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights

    09/15/2015 7:06:57 AM PDT · by C19fan · 12 replies
    News 13 ^ | September 11, 2015 | Mike Westfall
    Walt Disney World announced Friday the 2015 holiday season will be the last year for the long-running Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights at Disney's Hollywood Studios. In a post on Disney Parks Blog on Friday, Disney cited upcoming construction for the theme park's new lands based on Toy Story and Star Wars.
  • U.S. Olympian's Secret Life As Las Vegas Escort (Possibly NSFW)

    12/20/2012 12:30:43 PM PST · by servo1969 · 61 replies
    The Smoking Gun ^ | 12-20-2012 | TSG
    DECEMBER 20---A three-time U.S. Olympian whose illustrious running career has included a Nike TV commercial, a swimsuit calendar, and ongoing promotional work for Disney has spent the last year doubling as a $600-an-hour call girl, an astounding secret life that she now regretfully calls a huge mistake. Beginning last December, Suzy Favor Hamilton, 44, has worked with one of Las Vegass premier escort services, booking scores of dates in Sin City and other U.S. cities, including Los Angeles, Chicago, and Houston.While Favor Hamilton (seen at right) has used an alias, Kelly Lundy, when working as an escort, she inexplicably shared...
  • Displaced Disney Cast Member: How They Replaced Me, Other Americans, With Cheap Foreigners On H1B...

    09/07/2015 11:07:16 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 138 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/07/15
    <p>As a patriotic and proud citizen of the United States, I have a story to share that has not only impacted my family, hundreds of colleagues, but also current and future United States workers.</p> <p>As I watched the grim faced Disney Executive, it was obvious that bad news was going to be delivered. The dead silence was broken when the Disney Executive made a harsh announcement. All of you in this room will be losing your jobs in the next 90 days. Your last day of employment for this company will be January 30, 2015. Your jobs have been given over to a foreign workforce. In the meantime you will be training your replacements until your jobs are 100 percent transferred over to them and if you dont cooperate you will not receive any severance pay. Also, if we dont feel confident that we have captured everything that you do we can, at our discretion, keep you longer than the 90 days until we have captured everything that you do with this job. Dont discuss this meeting with anybody else in the company. Everybody in the room was appalled at the message. I was completely silent thinking how this was going to affect my coworkers and how I was going to break the news to my wife and children back at home as I was the only person in my home with a steady job. How would I pay for all the expenses that go along with a home, a wife, and children?</p>
  • Dean Jones, star of 'Love Bug' and other Disney films, dies at 84

    09/02/2015 5:28:09 PM PDT · by massmike · 28 replies
    cnn.com ^ | 09/02/2015 | Todd Leopold
    Dean Jones, the go-to Disney actor whose films included "The Love Bug," "The Million Dollar Duck," "That Darn Cat!" and "The Shaggy D.A.," died Tuesday, according to his publicist. Jones was 84. The cause of death was Parkinson's disease, according to publicist Richard Hoffman. Jones made his film debut in 1956's "Somebody Up There Likes Me," which starred Paul Newman as boxer Rocky Graziano. The next year he appeared in the Elvis Presley movie "Jailhouse Rock." He also starred on Broadway in such works as "There Was a Little Girl," with Jane Fonda, and the hit "Under the Yum-Yum Tree,"...
  • Disney Announces Plans to Build Star Wars-Themed Lands at Parks in Anaheim, Orlando

    08/15/2015 2:59:07 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 32 replies
    KTLA ^ | John A. Moreno
    At 14-acres each, the additions to the Disney parks in Anaheim and Orlando, Florida, represent our largest single-themed land expansion ever, said Iger, speaking before some 7,500 Star Wars fans at the biennial convention. He added that the new environments will transport guests to a whole new Star Wars planet, including an (attraction) that puts you in the middle of a climactic battle between the First Order and the Resistance. ... The company released artists renderings of the fictional planet, described as a remote trading port.
  • Two Nine-Year-Olds Magnificent Open Letter to Disney About Racial and Gender Stereotypes

    08/09/2015 10:15:31 AM PDT · by Defiant · 34 replies
    Brain Pickings ^ | August 9, 2015 | Maria Popova
    In the spring of 2015, a nine-year-old boy named Dexter went to Disneyland with his family and found himself deeply unsettled not by a scary ride or the unpleasantness of waiting in line, but by some of the most unsettling cultural issues of our time: racial and gender stereotypes. Disney, the worlds most prolific purveyor of pink plastic, has a long history of perpetuating gender stereotypes and feeding our unconscious biases, but what Dexter so astutely observed seemed like a particularly acute symptom of a larger cultural malady. .......... Dexter and Sybilla go to The Cathedral School of St....
  • A 'media meltdown'? Disney remark on TV viewing sends industry into tailspin

    08/07/2015 1:06:59 PM PDT · by jeannineinsd · 42 replies
    LA Times ^ | 8/7/15 | Meg James
    It's been two days of harsh reckoning for the entertainment industry as long simmering concerns about declining pay-tv subscriptions boiled up in quarterly earnings reports, leading investors to dump shares of media stocks amid worries that a key Hollywood money pot is threatened. The massive sell-off one analyst called it "the media meltdown" came after Walt Disney Co. warned investors late Tuesday that profit from ESPN and other cable channels would not be as robust as initially thought because fewer consumers are subscribing to full pay-TV packages. The sell-off continued Thursday as Viacom disappointed Wall Street with weak...
  • Walt Disney's stock set to suffer biggest-ever price drop

    08/05/2015 11:17:21 AM PDT · by 867V309 · 61 replies
    marketwatch.com ^ | Aug 5, 2015 | tomy kilgore
    Walt Disney Co.'s stock DIS, -8.73% is on track to suffer the biggest one-day price drop in its history,
  • Disney's Bambi was a U.S. Marine!

    08/03/2015 6:56:36 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 10 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 8/3/2015 | Danielle Breteau
    Donnie Dunagan became the youngest-ever US Marine Corps drill instructor in 1952 and consequently completed three tours in the Vietnam where he received, in his words, holes that god did not give me. What most people do not know is, among his three purple hearts and Bronze Star history, Dunagan is the famous voice of Bambi; the nasally little fawn on shaky legs that we all know, hold dear and often make reference to when referring to innocence on a grand scale. Dunagan held this secret closely during his tenure as a tough and seasoned drill sergeant, but has always...
  • Cecil the lion and some inconvenient truths for North Americans raised on a Disney diet 1

    08/02/2015 12:29:43 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 123 replies
    Calgary Sun ^ | 08/02/2015 | Ian Robinson
    Walt Disneys got a lot to answer for.I blame Bambi and all the anthropomorphic drivel that followed, like the Lion King.That unfortunate part of the culture, more than anything else, seems to inform the view of nature held by effete urbanites who rarely venture out of doors.So, let me weigh in on the Cecil the Lion controversy.It was just another animal and the outrage generated by its death is unreasoned, sentimental nonsense.People who claim to love animals more than people are emotionally damaged individuals incapable of weathering the difficulty required in a real relationship with something that can talk...
  • VIDEO: Disneyland's first kids: These two were the first boy, girl in the gate in 1955

    07/16/2015 4:50:28 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 52 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | July 16, 2015 | Joseph Pimentel
    They were supposed to be in Mexico that day, not at the opening of some amusement park. But 7-year-old Michael Schwartner persuaded his parents to take a detour. And then his cousin Christine Vess tripped and skinned her knee. And thats how Michael and Christine became the very first official guests in Disneyland 60 years ago this week and unexpectedly received a lifetime of privileges. Thats how they were escorted past 15,000 people, how they met Walt Disney, and how they posed with Disney for a photograph beamed around the world.
  • ABC Spends Nearly 30 Delusional Minutes on Caitlyns Courage

    07/16/2015 1:44:07 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 92 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | July 16, 2015 | Dylan Quinn
    Bruce “Caitlyn” Jenner has spoken, and I’m more confused now than ever before. And that’s saying something. During ESPN’s 2015 ESPY Awards, Bruce Jenner received the Arthur Ashe Courage Award. In an introductory speech, video tribute, and acceptance speech that spanned nearly 30 minutes of air-time, the story of “Caitlyn’s” transformation was told. But it was told in an entirely different way than what I expected. It was depressing. Take Abby Wambach’s opening monologue. She began by sounding the call to rally around an issue “not enough of us stand up for.” Okay, here’s the part where she’s going to...
  • Disney is making ESPN do some serious cost-cutting

    07/11/2015 6:54:59 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 25 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 7/10/15 | Matt Bonesteel
    Despite holding the television rights to nearly every sport that anyone wants to watch, ESPN apparently is not the cash cow that it once was for parent company Disney, which reportedly is demanding that the all-sports network slash its budget over the next two years. In Wednesdays story about Keith Olbermanns impending departure from the network, the Hollywood Reporter says Disney is forcing ESPN to cut $100 million from its budget next year and a staggering $250 million from its budget in 2017. The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday that ESPN has lost 3.2 million subscribers in more than a...
  • After 7 yrs Disney grants Sikh religious accommodation at work

    07/09/2015 4:16:11 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 20 replies
    Niti Central, niticentral.com ^ | July 10, 2015 | Yoshita Singh, Press Trust of India
    New York: A Sikh-American employee at the WaltDisney World in Florida, who was barred from working in viewof the guests due his religious appearance, for seven years, has achieved a significant victory, with the company agreeingto end the segregation and accommodate his religious beliefs. Gurdit Singh had been employed as a mail carrier at the popular amusement park in 2008 but was told by his Disney bosses that he would not be permitted to run mail routes visible to park guests because his religious appearance "violated" the company's 'Look Policy,' according to the rights group Sikh Coalition. In a letter...
  • Disney removes Confederate flag from Epcot's American theater

    07/09/2015 3:41:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    WFTV-TV ^ | July 9, 2015 | Staff, Robert Niles and Joe Kelley, WDBO-TV
    ORLANDO, Fla. A day after Disney's Hollywood Studios removed a Bill Cosby statue, Disney's Epcot has removed a Confederate flag that was hanging at the theme park's American Adventure theater. Robert Niles from Theme Park Insider writes: The flag removed from Epcot is not the battle flag of the Army of Northern Virginia most commonly associated with the Confederacy, thanks to its adoption in early 20th century by the Ku Klux Klan and later revival in the 1950s and 60s by southerners in opposition to the civil rights movement. The flag that had hung in the American Adventure was...
  • We Need to Plan Boycott of ESPY Award Advertisers

    07/09/2015 8:23:19 AM PDT · by kathsua · 5 replies
    London Telegraph ^ | July 9th, 2015 | reasonmclucus
    I dont know anything about how to go about getting people to participate in a boycott of advertisers. However, I think it would be a great idea to boycott ESPY advertisers considering the extreme disrespect Disney / ESPN has shown to real heroes by using the Arthur Ashe courage award for a publicity stunt.
  • Keith Olbermann, ESPN to Part Ways Once Again

    07/08/2015 6:54:23 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 17 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 7/8/2015 | Marisa Guthrie
    Keith Olbermann is exiting ESPN once again. The television personality, who rejoined the sports network in August 2013, won't be renewing his deal to anchor his ESPN2 program. The news follows a THR report on July 1, noting that ESPN management floated an ultimately unworkable caveat: that Olbermann cease engaging in commentary. "Keith is a tremendous talent who has consistently done timely, entertaining and thought-provoking work since returning to ESPN," the network said in a statement. "While the shows content was distinctive and extremely high quality, we ultimately made a business decision to move in another direction. We wish Keith...
  • Outrage as Former Disney CEO Michael Eisner says Funny Women usually aren't Beautiful

    07/05/2015 6:15:04 AM PDT · by Cecily · 83 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | July 4, 2015 | Mia de Graaf
    Former Disney CEO Michael Eisner believes women are rarely both funny and beautiful. Speaking with Goldie Hawn at the Aspen Ideas Festival, he said: 'The hardest artist to find is a beautiful, funny woman.' He prophetically added: 'Boy I'm going to get in trouble, I know this goes online. But usually, unbelievably beautiful women - you being an exception - are not funny.' Accordingly, his words have have prompted outrage on Twitter, with thousands of people name-checking comedians such as Tina Fey, Mindy Kalig and Kristen Wiig as examples of the supposedly unattainable formula.
  • The View May Cut Rosie Perez, Nicolle Wallace in Latest Revamp (Palin Karma)

    07/02/2015 6:28:51 PM PDT · by CaptainK · 34 replies
    Variety.com ^ | 7/2/2015 | Ramin Setoodeh
    ABC executives are finalizing a plan to reboot The View next fall, for the second consecutive year, with a flurry of changes that could include the departure of at least one of its regular hosts, Variety has learned. While moderator Whoopi Goldberg will remain as the face of the struggling daytime talker, the future of two of her co-hosts, Nicolle Wallace and Rosie Perez, is in doubt. One or both women could be dropped because network execs are underwhelmed with their contributions to the shows signature Hot Topics segment, which is expected to shift focus permanently toward more lighthearted celebrity...
  • Disney World bans selfie stick

    06/26/2015 12:02:38 PM PDT · by C19fan · 21 replies
    AP ^ | June 26, 2015 | Staff
    Don't bring your selfie stick to Disney World. Officials announced Friday that a ban takes effect Tuesday at all four Disney theme parks in Orlando as well as at Disney's water parks and Disney Quest, a gaming attraction at Downtown Disney.
  • Disney Apparently Ordered Award for Jenner

    06/23/2015 1:46:51 PM PDT · by kathsua · 15 replies
    London Telegraph ^ | June 23rd, 2015 | reasonmclucus
    In my previous post I discussed the possibility of bribery being involved in the selection of the so called courage award for the actor formerly known as Bruce Jenner. I had planned to ask in this post if Disney might have ordered ESPN to give the award to Jenner because it was thinking about a movie deal with him to take advantage of his previous association with the popular Kardashians. Then I discovered that Disney had premiered its own reality show about a man becoming a woman called Becoming Us at the same time as the Vanity Fair article and...
  • In Turnabout, Disney Cancels Tech Worker Layoffs

    06/18/2015 4:20:45 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 21 replies
    New York Slimes ^ | JUNE 16, 2015 | JULIA PRESTON
    In late May, about 35 technology employees at Disney/ABC Television in New York and Burbank, Calif., received jarring news. Managers told them that they would all be laid off, and that during their final weeks they would have to train immigrants brought in by an outsourcing company to do their jobs.The training began, but after a few days it was suspended with no explanation. In New York, the immigrants suddenly stopped coming to the offices. Then on June 11, managers summoned the Disney employees with different news: Their layoffs had been canceled.We were read a precisely worded statement, said one...
  • Walt Disneys Little Known Obsession With Salvador Dali Comes To SF, Reveals Mysterious Side...

    06/17/2015 7:41:22 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    CBS San Francisco ^ | June 16, 2015
    Walt Disneys Little Known Obsession With Salvador Dali Comes To SF, Reveals Mysterious Side Of Disneylands CreatorIt turns out the man behind Mickey Mouse liked quirky cats. Besides his love of wholesome entertainment, Walt Disney also had an appreciation for the eccentric that led to a short-lived partnership and decades-long friendship with surrealistic artist Salvador Dali. Although their styles and personalities were dramatically different, Disney and Dali shared a fascination with the fantastic. They brought their vivid imaginations together shortly after World War II to work on an animated feature called Destino, which wasnt completed until long after their deaths.
  • How theme parks like Disney World left the middle class behind

    06/14/2015 10:32:02 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 75 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 12, 2015 | Drew Harwell
    When Walt Disney World opened in an Orlando swamp in 1971, with its penny arcade and marching-band parade down Main Street U.S.A., admission for an adult cost $3.50, about as much then as three gallons of milk. Disney has raised the gate price for the Magic Kingdom 41 times since, nearly doubling it over the past decade. This year, a ticket inside the most magical place on Earth rocketed past $100 for the first time in history. Ballooning costs have not slowed the mouse-eared masses flooding into the worlds busiest theme park. Disneys main attraction hosted a record 19 million...
  • Disney ABC Cancels Plans To Layoff Dozens Of Tech Workers

    06/12/2015 9:09:58 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 61 replies
    The DC - The Daily Caller ^ | June 12, 2015 | Photo of Rachel Stoltzfoos Rachel Stoltzfoos
    Disney ABC Television Group reversed a decision to lay off about 35 tech workers this week, following recent reports that Disney laid off hundreds of tech workers in January after forcing them to train their replacements. Two weeks ago, Disney ABC told a team of between 30 and 35 application developers they were being laid off, some at the end of July, and that their jobs were going to an IT contractor with large offshore operations, reported Computer World. But on Thursday, Disney ABC told the workers plans had changed and they would not be laid off. Some of the...
  • Fiorina Slams Disney, Then Admits She Used H-1B Program At HP

    06/11/2015 6:38:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | June 10, 2015 | Rachel Stoltzfoos
    Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina admitted Wednesday she used the H-1b visa program to hire foreign workers while CEO at Hewlett-Packard, but rejected any comparison to Disneys recently reported use of the program to displace American tech workers. Did we ask American workers to train foreign workers with H-1b visas so that we can pay them less and lay them off? she said on the Howie Carr radio show Wednesday. The answer is most definitely no. I cant remember exactly it was a long time ago how many [were brought in], she added. But there were some particular...
  • Youre Fired Now Train Your Much Cheaper Foreign Replacement

    06/11/2015 6:13:24 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 86 replies
    The Economic Collapse ^ | 06/10/15 | Michael Snyder
    f you were laid off from your job, would you be willing to train your replacement if your company threatened to take away your severance pay if you didnt do it? And how would you feel if your replacement came from India, and the only reason your company was replacing you was because the foreign worker was a lot less expensive? Sadly, this is happening all over America especially in the information technology field. Huge corporations such as Disney and Southern California Edison are coldly firing existing tech workers and filling those jobs with much cheaper foreign replacements. They...
  • Pink Slips at Disney. But First, Training Foreign Replacements.

    06/04/2015 5:39:40 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 105 replies
    NY Times ^ | JUNE 3, 2015 | JULIA PRESTON
    ORLANDO, Fla. The employees who kept the data systems humming in the vast Walt Disney fantasy fief did not suspect trouble when they were suddenly summoned to meetings with their boss. While families rode the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train and searched for Nemo on clamobiles in the theme parks, these workers monitored computers in industrial buildings nearby, making sure millions of Walt Disney World ticket sales, store purchases and hotel reservations went through without a hitch. Some were performing so well that they thought they had been called in for bonuses. Instead, about 250 Disney employees were told in...
  • Immigrants do jobs Americans won't do. Except at Disney. Laid off workers to train foreigners

    06/04/2015 6:38:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/03/2015 | NewsMachete
    Disney is firing tech employees and replacing them with (legal) foreigners. [A]bout 250 Disney employees were told in late October that they would be laid off. Many of their jobs were transferred to immigrants on temporary visas for highly skilled technical workers, who were brought in by an outsourcing firm based in India. Over the next three months, some Disney employees were required to train their replacements to do the jobs they had lost. But the layoffs at Disney and at other companies, including the Southern California Edison power utility, are raising new questions about how businesses and outsourcing companies are using the...
  • 101 arrested in child sex, prostitution sting in Lake, Polk counties (CAIR official among them)

    06/03/2015 8:56:32 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 45 replies
    mynews13.com ^ | June 02, 2015 | Dave D'Marko
    TAVARES -- More than 100 people have been arrested in a large-scale, two-county operation that targeted cyber crimes and prostitution, authorities said Tuesday. (snip) Saleem is also the founder of the Saleem Academy, an organization empowering Muslim youth globally and also served as the Orlando coordinator for CAIR, the Counsel On Islamic American Relations.