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  • About that Measles Hype

    03/03/2015 11:33:55 AM PST · by Morpheus2009 · 21 replies
    Tony Stiles ^ | February 4, 2015 | Sal Traina
    The measles "outbreak" in Disney infected 67 people. There are 97 confirmed measles cases right now. Over 40,000 people visit Disney EVERY DAY. California has a population of over 30 million people. Do you really call that an outbreak? No. Do people not yet realize how the state-run mainstream media overhypes everything? Also, take in this fact...close to 10% of those infected already had their vaccines. Since 1995, an average of 1 measles-related death per year has been reported. Let’s dive deeper into this recent "outbreak" and sort out some facts that the government's propaganda service won't report. Dr. Anne...
  • Blaming Anti-vax Parents for Mickey Mouse Measles

    02/02/2015 12:00:39 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 78 replies
    The New American ^ | February 2, 2015 | Rebecca Terrell
    California's measles outbreak has climbed to 91 confirmed cases, prompting a vicious attack from USA Today contributor Alex Berezow against "anti-vaxxers." He blames them for the epidemic that CDC officials say was introduced at the Disneyland theme park by a person infected with measles overseas. Berezow's knee-jerk reaction is to declare, "Parents who do not vaccinate their children should go to jail." He erroneously maintains that measles could not spread in a fully vaccinated society and discredits as "ludicrous" concerns regarding the safety and effectiveness of vaccines. Claiming there is a "mountain of data" proving otherwise, his one and only...
  • Of Herds and Harlots, Measles is Back

    01/29/2015 2:16:24 PM PST · by lifeofgrace · 18 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 1/29/15 | Steve Berman
    Come, let us reason together.  Mark Twain famously quoted British PM Benjamin Disraeli, “there are three kinds of lies:  lies, damned lies, and statistics.”  Generally, this is true, but sometimes statistics don’t lie.  In the case of measles, the statistics speak truth. The measles vaccine was developed in 1963, and combined with the mumps and rubella vaccines in 1971, known as the MMR vaccine.  Children are given the first shot between 12-15 months old, and another between 4 and 6 years old.  Thus has it been for well over 40 years.  In the 52 years since the measles vaccine as...
  • Measles outbreak with Disney park origins grows to 95 cases ( Criminal invaders & Amnesty )

    01/29/2015 8:27:37 AM PST · by george76 · 37 replies
    kcrs tv ^ | Jan 29, 2015
    U.S. experienced record number of cases last year. A measles outbreak whose spread originated at Disneyland has grown to 95 cases. ... 79 of those in infections are in California and 52 of them can be linked directly to Disney Parks. The rest are in Michigan, Arizona, Utah, Washington, Colorado, Oregon, Nebraska and Mexico. ... The U.S. experienced a record number of measles cases last year, with 644 infections from 27 states despite being largely eliminated in 2000.
  • Measles Outbreak That Started In California Expanding

    01/23/2015 11:16:09 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 120 replies
    CBS Baltimore ^ | January 22, 2015 | Christie Ileto
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A health warning. The extremely contagious measles virus is back. An outbreak that started at Disneyland is starting to sweep the country.Christie Ileto has the push for children to get vaccinated.Measles was thought to have been eliminated in the U.S. 15 years ago. Now its back, targeting those who haven’t been immunized.The outbreak that started in California’s Disneyland is expanding. At least 75 cases of measles span six states.“It’s scary to think the happiest place on Earth is infected with measles,” one Disney employee said.For this Disney employee, knowing co-workers are infected is cause for concern. Measles...
  • RIVERSIDE COUNTY: 2 siblings among victims of Disneyland measles outbreak

    01/08/2015 9:52:16 PM PST · by blueplum · 35 replies
    Press-Enterprise ^ | January 7, 2015 10:19pm | JENNA CHANDLER AND BRIAN ROKOS
    At least nine people – including two unvaccinated Riverside County siblings – contracted measles after visiting Disneyland Resort in mid-December, state health officials said Wednesday. Public health officials are also investigating three additional cases of suspected measles, which is highly contagious, and a spokesman with the department said it would not be surprising to see more cases. All 12 reported visiting Disneyland or Disney California Adventure between Dec. 15 and Dec. 20. {snip} Of the nine confirmed cases linked to Disneyland, only one was vaccinated, according to the state Department of Public Health.
  • Disneyland's Flag Retreat: Semper Gunny

    09/04/2014 10:58:45 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 8 replies
    OC Weekly ^ | Sep 3 2014 | Courtney Hamilton
    Every morning and every evening since it opened in 1955, Disneyland has raised and lowered the Stars and Stripes at the flagpole on Main Street USA, per American flag etiquette. But that wasn't enough for the Happiest Place On Earth; in 2005, the park began hosting the Flag Retreat, a daily ceremony that makes George M. Cohan seem as un-American as Abbie Hoffman. There's a barbershop quartet, shout-outs to each branch of the military and sing-alongs to the Great American Patriotic Songbook. On busy Saturdays, it attracts passersby and garners a crowd of 30 or 40 people. But amidst the...
  • Disneyland Raises Ticket Prices Ahead of Memorial Day Weekend

    05/19/2014 5:32:59 AM PDT · by C19fan · 38 replies
    KTLA ^ | May 18, 2014 | Track Bloom
    Just days ahead of Memorial Day weekend and the unofficial start of summer, Disneyland on Sunday quietly raised its ticket prices and suspended new sales of one of its popular annual passes. New prices posted to theme park’s website showed that a one-day, one-park ticket to Disneyland or California Adventures will now cost visitors ages 10 and up $96, an increase of $4. A one-day park hopper pass, which grants access to both Disneyland and California Adventures, costs $150, up $13 from the previous price.
  • Disney raises park prices, suspends sales of new SoCal passes

    05/18/2014 8:35:07 PM PDT · by jeannineinsd · 72 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | 5/18/2014 | Sarah Tully
    ANAHEIM – Disneyland Resort raised its ticket prices on Sunday, with a one-day, one-park ticket for visitors 10 and older going to $96. The $4 boost at Disneyland and Disney California Adventure is about the same as previous hikes, which usually happen about once a year. Single-day ticket prices have more than doubled since 2003. The cost for annual passes went up, too. - snip - The increase comes as the Disneyland Resort is experiencing strong growth. Since Cars Land opened as part of the Disney California Adventure makeover in June 2012, Disney has often reported record attendance during its...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 08-01-13 (Angry DUmmie goes to Disneyland!)

    08/01/2013 4:46:26 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 46 replies
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | August 1, 2013 | DUmmie tk2kewl, DUmmies, and Charles Henrickson
    Angry DUmmie is ANGRY!!! And at The Happiest Place on Earth, no less! That's right, one of the DUmmies is at Disneyland, taking his family on vacation . . . but he's AS MAD AS HELL, and he's not going to take it anymore! What's the problem, you ask? Why, the constant, pervasive surveillance and instrusion on his family's privacy! In other words, you've got to have a photo taken to go with your pass. A small thing, you may think. But this is enough to get DUmmie tk2kewl worked up to a BOIL! He launches into a classic,...
  • He Ain't Be Gwine to Disneyland

    07/21/2013 4:07:41 PM PDT · by Noremac · 22 replies
    Blasted Fools.com ^ | 7/21/2013 | Richard Cameron
    That ‘Stand Your Ground’, wasn’t an element in the George Zimmerman murder trial - was just a trifling detail to these folks. Getting rid of SYG,is a tribute to Trayvon and don’t try to reason with ‘em - they’ve made up their closed minds. They put them to work and hatched a plan to make Florida pay for its disrespect of the brothers. The first part is put down on Orange Juice from wherever, because it symbolizes Florida??? “Whoa. Hang on,” “Let me say something. See that’s what you mean. Some of y’all ain’t been to Florida in your life...
  • Saudi Prince Fahd al-Saud Spends $20 Million In Three Days at Disneyland (graduation present)

    06/03/2013 4:16:28 PM PDT · by drewh · 29 replies
    Australian News ^ | June 03, 2013 11:27PM
    A SAUDI prince has spent 15 million euros ($A20.41 million) for three days of fun at Disneyland near Paris to celebrate his degree, the group that runs the theme park says. Prince Fahd al-Saud booked entire areas of the park between May 22 and 24 for his 60-odd guests. The festivities included tailor-made events involving "rare Disney characters", Euro Disney said.. Special security was put in place for the prince, one of the park's top customers, it added. The theme park attracted 16 million visitors last year but Euro Disney has not made any profits since it was set up...
  • Second family accuses Disneyland of racism after Donald Duck refuses to hug their son

    02/10/2013 10:17:59 AM PST · by ColdOne · 73 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 2/9/13 | Daily Mail Reporter
    The second family in as little as a week has come forward with allegations that a Disneyland character snubbed them because they were black. The White family said they took their son, Ryder, to Disneyland to celebrate his birthday in December. The day was going well until Razzi White, 5, walked up to a performer in a Donald Duck costume at the park's Main Street.
  • San Diego family slaps Disneyland with charges of racism, say ‘White Rabbit’ character shunned their

    02/07/2013 7:11:42 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 44 replies
    NYDN ^ | Thursday, February 7, 2013 | Philip Caulfield
    • San Diego family slaps Disneyland with charges of racism, say ‘White Rabbit’ character shunned their kids because they are black Jason and Annelia Black say the costumed character ignored their children, but 'showered' affection on a white family moments later. 'It made my kids feel horrible,' Jason Black said. A San Diego family is suing Disneyland, claiming a theme park character snubbed their kids because they are black. Jason and Annelia Black of San Diego claimed an actor in a costume for the White Rabbit character from “Alice in Wonderland” ignored their two sons and their cousins, who are...
  • All About Him! Obama spends 10 minutes relecting on himself during Daniel Inouye's Funeral

    12/22/2012 4:11:57 AM PST · by lowbridge · 28 replies
    youtube ^ | december 21, 2012
    Unbelievable - During funeral for Senator Daniel Inouye, Obama diverts remembering Inouye for by speaking of himself for about 10 minutes
  • Mitt Romney visits Disneyland

    11/21/2012 11:06:53 AM PST · by Arthurio · 74 replies
    By SARAH TULLY / The Orange County Register Public figures usually go to Disneyland when they win. Not Mitt Romney. Just two weeks after losing the election, the once presidential hopeful visited the Happiest Place on Earth in Anaheim, according to reports on social media. Suzi Brown, a Disneyland Resort spokeswoman, declined to confirm that Romney was at the parks. Disney has a policy against revealing visitors' identities. Twitter users posted messages all day Tuesday about Romney sightings, sometimes with a political or humorous bent. One used the hashtag #TooDressedUpToHaveFun. “Mitt Romney is at Disneyland. I'd do the same thing...
  • Military Strategy: What are the optimal siege tactics for taking Magic Kingdom's Cinderella Castle?

    07/17/2012 7:34:08 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 40 replies
    Military Strategy: What are the optimal siege tactics for taking Magic Kingdom's Cinderella Castle? What if the Mouse House rises up as an evil totalitarianism government, enslaving the masses and dooming us all to a life of hand-stitching Pluto plushies? Something would have to be done. And one pack of folks has outlined the perfect plan of attack on Magic Kingdom's Cinderella Castle. The story originates at Quora.com as follows ... Cinderella Castle is the the worldwide-recognized icon of the Disney empire. Physical representations of it stand at the center of two Disney Parks: Walt Disney World in Florida, and...
  • Happy Birthday Disneyland

    07/17/2012 3:32:46 PM PDT · by chargers fan · 19 replies
    Youtube ^ | 17 July 1955 | Walt Disney
    Today in 1955 was the opening day of Disneyland with an hour long special on ABC (attached). Ronald Reagan is one of the narrators. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JuzrZET-3Ew
  • Disneyland suspicious package threat cleared; student was playing game

    03/03/2012 1:24:33 PM PST · by I Drive Too Fast · 17 replies
    ANAHEIM, Calif. (KABC) -- A suspicious package threat at Disneyland was cleared on Saturday after police deemed the item as harmless. Anaheim police said the item turned out to be a rolled-up piece of paper with some kind of message.
  • Caught On Tape: Belligerent Man Repeatedly Pepper Sprayed During Wild Fight At Disneyland

    02/20/2012 11:33:35 AM PST · by silexproctor · 17 replies
    CBS LA ^ | 2-19-2012
    As wild as the ride might be, witnesses to the fight — involving the man, patrons, security, two bellhops — got their own wild ride Saturday just after 3:30 p.m. It is not known what led to the wild melee. But at the start of the video, onlookers have already clearly had their fill of the agitated man. One woman repeatedly screams at the 50-something man, “Do you know you’re at Disneyland? There are kids here! Stop! There are kids here. Does this guy not get that?”
  • Obama to world at Disney: America's open to tourists

    01/19/2012 2:45:28 PM PST · by Harley · 22 replies
    Palm Beach Post ^ | Jan 18, 2012 | George Bennett
    LAKE BUENA VISTA — With a symbol of this swing state's crucial tourism industry as his backdrop, President Obama today declared that "America is open for business" and announced plans to make it easier for foreign tourists to visit the U.S. and pump money into the American economy. Obama announced that his administration is taking steps to increase international tourism, including processing more visas from China and Brazil.
  • From Iraq to the Happiest Place on Earth

    01/08/2012 12:18:55 PM PST · by thecodont · 1+ views
    http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-yoshino-20120108,0,4655194.column ^ | January 7, 2012, 6:31 p.m. | By Kimi Yoshino, Los Angeles Times
    The fireworks at Disneyland had ended. It was past closing time and the crowds were pouring out the gates, but we lingered. Layla Alshawi, the 63-year-old mother of our friends, didn't want to leave. She hugged a light pole, joking that we would have to drag her out. We'd spent three days at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim with my friend, Saif Alnasseri, his wife, mother and 5-year-old daughter. Like my husband, whose name is also Saif, he was an Iraqi translator I met in 2007 during my rotations in the Los Angeles Times' Baghdad bureau. A little over three...
  • 2011 Candlelight Processional (Disneyland vanity)

    12/05/2011 12:48:38 AM PST · by kingu · 12 replies
    Tonight, my wife and I attended the Candlelight Processional at Disneyland, a yearly tradition at the park that dates back to the days when Walt was still with us. Choirs from around Southern California participated, and the host was Gary Sinise. It is frustrating for my wife and I sometimes when we go to the park. The generic 'happy holidays' or 'come celebrate the holidays' or 'Believe in the magic of the holidays' are the typical Disney themes presented to guests. In fact, while we were standing in line to get seats, the nightly tree lighting happened, where the crowd...
  • Video: Sariah Gallego Joins the Dark Side (Star Wars)

    04/13/2011 3:33:03 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 7 replies
  • Disney Unveils Hijab-Included Costume for a Muslim Intern

    09/28/2010 2:53:16 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 46 replies
    LAist ^ | Sept. 28, 2010 | Lindsey William-Ross
    Disney intern Noor Abdallah, 22, has a new specially-designed costumed that incorporates the head-covering she wears as a part of her Muslim faith, according to the AP. Abdallah had been working as a vacation planner for the Disneyland resort, but took a job in the stockroom when her head scarf, or hijab, became an issue. "Vacation planners are costumed employees, whose outfits include an optional baseball-style cap," explains the LA Times. A group intervened on behalf of the intern when they learned of her job re-assignment. Disney agreed to design a special costume for Abdallah, but said it would take...
  • Should Muslim headscarves stay backstage at Disneyland? [Letters to the editor]

    08/24/2010 3:39:19 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 55 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | Aug. 24, 2010 | Various
    The Disneyland restaurant hostess, who wants to wear her Muslim headscarf on the job after having worked at Disneyland for two years (presumably without her scarf) appears to have gained her citizenship two months ago in order to raise the profile of Muslims in the America. ...I hope Disney sticks to its guns. It’s interesting to note that apparently simultaneously with the raising of the scarf question at Disney, CAIR (Council on American-Islamic Relations), as stated in the Register, announced that they would be representing the hostess in her disagreement with Disney. If there is any question in anyone’s mind...
  • Woman Files Complaint Against Disney Over Right to Wear Hijab

    08/21/2010 1:27:04 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 48 replies · 1+ views
    Fox News ^ | August 21,2010 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    A Muslim woman who works as a hostess at a restaurant in Disneyland has filed a discrimination complaint against the world-renowned California theme park, saying officials at the park violated the law when they told her she could not appear in front of customers while wearing a religious head scarf. Imane Boudlal, 26, of Anaheim, Calif., has filed a complaint with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, claiming Disneyland violated her rights when it ordered her either to remove her hijab or agree to work where customers couldn't see her at Storyteller's Café at the resort's Grand Californian Hotel &...
  • Muslim employee: Disney banned her head scarf

    08/18/2010 4:02:50 PM PDT · by jackspyder · 52 replies
    Associated Press/Yahoo ^ | Aug. 18, 2010 | GILLIAN FLACCUS
    ANAHEIM, Calif. – A Muslim woman who works as a hostess at a Disneyland restaurant alleged Wednesday the theme park would not allow her to appear in front of customers while wearing her head scarf. Imane Boudlal, 26, appeared outside the resort's Grand Californian Hotel after filing a complaint with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. She said when she wore the hijab to work Sunday, her supervisors told her to remove it, work where customers couldn't see her, or go home. Boudlal, who wore the scarf in observance of Ramadan, chose to go home but reported to work for...
  • Swedish MPs take Disneyland 'study' tour

    03/18/2010 11:30:25 AM PDT · by WesternCulture · 12 replies · 229+ views
    www.thelocal.se ^ | 03/18/2010 | TT/The Local
    Swedish parliament rules providing for expenses paid educational trips up to a value of 50,000 kronor ($7,000) per annum have prompted three Social Democrat MPs to use the system to 'study tourism' at California's Disneyland. In general, regulations for how MPs can dispose of their allotted funds have been interpreted generously, a review by the Expressen tabloid has shown. Other approved excursions have included a trip to the Faroe islands to experience "how it is to live on an island in the middle of the Atlantic", ten days in Canada to "study the situation of youth in a broader perspective",...
  • Abdulmutallab’s Lawyer is Public Defender Who Forged Documents in Detroit Terror Cell Trial

    01/02/2010 6:07:25 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 18 replies · 1,688+ views
    DebbieSchlussel.com ^ | December 28, 2009 | Debbie Schlussel
    ... [M]eet Umar Abdulmutallab’s lawyer, Miriam Siefer, whose salary you are paying. [...] During the Detroit terror cell case, she represented Karim Koubriti, an Islamic terrorist in a cell, which plotted to blow up the U.S. Air Force Base in Turkey, where U.S. AWACS and Israeli F-16s are based and from where they took off. They also plotted to blow up hotels and casinos in Las Vegas and planned to detonate in Disneyland. During the course of her “representation” of terrorist Koubriti, Siefer and her fellow public defender, Richard Helfrick a/k/a Rick Helfrick (who will probably also assist her in...
  • Alladin show at Disneyland: They get BO too...

    10/18/2009 7:35:24 PM PDT · by SparkyBass · 20 replies · 2,076+ views
    The Wonderful World Of Disney | Self
    So the family takes a vacation this week to Disney (no escaping it for me) and one of the highlights is the "Alladin" stage production. really pretty cool. At one point, just after Jafar (the bad guy) captures the magic lamp, Genie says: "Hey, Jafar, why are you so angry looking? Why the long face? I mean, I just made you Sultan, and you didn't even earn it!... What do you want next, a NOBEL PEACE PRIZE?"The place erupted. The crowd definitely "got it" and we were laughing so hard (this is what, 2000 people?) that they delayed the next...
  • Iowa at Disney encouraging gays to move to Hawkeye State

    10/04/2009 12:39:50 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 33 replies · 2,270+ views
    Orange County Register ^ | October 2, 2009 | Eric Carpenter
    Iowa at Disney encouraging gays to move to Hawkeye State October 2nd, 2009 by Eric Carpenter Figuring that plenty of gay couples in California are frustrated by the inability to get legally married here, representatives from Iowa have set up a booth at Gay Days at the Disneyland Resort encouraging them to consider moving to the Hawkeye State. Iowa is one of four states nationwide that allow gay marriages. That state’s Supreme Court made the decision earlier this year. Two representatives for three regional visitors bureaus flew out for the three-day Gay Days, when 30,000 partipants roll into town to...
  • School Blues (Today's American colleges can make MSNBC seem fair and balanced)

    09/22/2009 10:13:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies · 2,445+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 9/22/2009 | Matt Spivey
    The American university is the anti-Disneyland, the saddest place on Earth. Today's colleges can make MSNBC seem fair and balanced and give the term "clinical depression" a sunny and joyful flavor. It's no wonder so many prominent liberal intellectuals are angry, begrudging, and gloomy. They imbibe four to ten years of it during their college studies. And their brethren in the media give them a consistent platform for their gloom. A few years ago, the Washington Post discovered that over 72 percent of college professors classify themselves as liberal. The study showed that the most left-leaning departments are in the...
  • When do we get to have a parade and our own day at Disneyland?

    09/15/2009 6:52:27 PM PDT · by conservativefunhouse · 2 replies · 512+ views
    The Conservative Fun House ^ | 9/15/09 | James Wright
    I recently received an email from a listener looking for answers… James, I read the following Newsweek article http://www.newsweek.com/id/214989 and was wondering if you thought being a racist was a choice? I don’t see how. Why would someone choose a life of scorn and ridicule? How did you come to accept it? How did you come out? Any help would be appreciated…I’m scared. Anonymous

    06/17/2009 12:51:14 PM PDT · by numberonepal · 200 replies · 9,588+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | June 17, 2009 | Drudge
    ABC is refusing paid ads for its health care program at the White House. Thus they're refusing even a paid-for alternative viewpoint. Conservatives for Patients Rights requested the rates to buy a 60 second network spot immediately preceding the broadcast of the Town Hall meeting. Here is statement from Rick Scott, chairman of Conservatives for Patients Rights. "It is unfortunate - and unusual - that ABC is refusing to accept paid advertising that would present an alternative viewpoint for the White House health care event. Health care is an issue that touches every American and all potential pieces of legislation...
  • Propane-fueled Disneyland shuttle bus explodes

    04/08/2009 5:43:34 PM PDT · by hole_n_one · 29 replies · 1,783+ views
    ANAHEIM - A Disneyland-area shuttle bus fueled by propane exploded into flames this morning as the driver was pulling out of a parking lot, but no one was on the bus and the driver was uninjured, authorities said. The 28-passenger shuttle operated by Coach America and emblazoned with Disney ads caught fire just before 7 a.m. near a company lot in the 2000 block of Manchester Avenue, Maria Sabol of the Anaheim Fire Department said. The driver noticed flames near her feet and got out of the vehicle before flames, apparently fueled by propane, shot some 50 feet into the...
  • Sand Sets Off Hazmat Scare At Disneyland

    02/22/2009 1:50:13 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 18 replies · 596+ views
    cbs2 ^ | Feb 22, 2009 1:15 pm US/Pacific
    ANAHEIM - Police were summoned to the Anaheim-based amusement park after cleaning crews spotted the powdery substance on windows of several ticket booths. You expect to find a little magic dust at Disneyland, but not this kind. Ticket booths at the Disneyland Resort were temporarily shut down Sunday morning after authorities became alarmed over a suspicious powder stuck to their windows. The park reopened after the substance was determined to be fine-grained sand. Police were summoned after cleaning crews spotted the powdery substance on windows of several ticket booths. Some guests entered the park when it opened at 8 a.m.,...
  • Disney accused by Catholic cleric of corrupting children's minds

    11/30/2008 9:15:37 AM PST · by GonzoII · 9 replies · 592+ views
    Telegraph.co.uk ^ | 29 Nov 2008 | By Jonathan Wynne-Jones
    Christopher Jamison, the Abbot of Worth in West Sussex, has accused the corporation of "exploiting spirituality" to sell its products and of turning Disneyland into a modern day pilgrimage site....
  • 32 protesters arrested outside Disneyland

    08/15/2008 7:03:45 AM PDT · by Squawk 8888 · 19 replies · 117+ views
    AP via Canoe ^ | August 15, 2008 | Gillian Flaccus
    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Cinderella, Snow White, Tinkerbell and other fictional fixtures of modern-day childhood were handcuffed, frisked and loaded into police vans Thursday at the culmination of a labor protest that brought a touch of reality to the Happiest Place on Earth. The arrest of the 32 protesters, many of whom wore costumes representing famous Disney characters, came at the end of an hour-long march to Disneyland’s gates from one of three Disney-owned hotels at the center of a labor dispute. Those who were arrested sat in a circle on a busy intersection outside the park holding hands until...
  • FReeper Canteen~Disneyland~17 July 08

    07/16/2008 6:00:51 PM PDT · by AZamericonnie · 287 replies · 9,026+ views
    Various Internet | Canteen Crew
    Welcome to the ~ Freeper Canteen ~ July 17, 1955 Disneyland Opens Disneyland, Walt Disney's metropolis of nostalgia, fantasy, and futurism, opens on July 17, 1955. The $17 million theme park was built on 160 acres of former orange groves in Anaheim, California, and soon brought in staggering profits. Today, Disneyland hosts more than 14 million visitors a year, who spend close to $3 billion. Walt Disney, born in Chicago in 1901, worked as a commercial artist before setting up a small studio in Los Angeles to produce animated cartoons. In 1928, his short film Steamboat Willy, starring the...
  • Happiest Place on Earth.......Suicide?!?!?!?

    05/03/2008 4:56:20 AM PDT · by MrStumpy · 22 replies · 401+ views
    KFI radio AM 640, news
    I just heard a report of a suicide at Disneyland tonight. the radio reporter(AM 640 KFI Los Angeles) stated that a man staying at a Disneyland hotel with a co-worker. The man climbed out on to the balcony turned and made a statement to his room mate and jumped to his death. Police would not say what his statement was they said that they were quite sure that it was suicide. Has anyone heard anything else? It was on the 1 am news, but mysteriously absent from the 1:30 news on AM 640 in Los Angeles Ca,
  • 'Disneyland' comes to Baghdad with multi-million pound entertainment park

    04/23/2008 9:24:18 AM PDT · by cdbull23 · 28 replies · 170+ views
    Times Online ^ | April 23, 2008 | Sonia Verma
    Llewellyn Werner, a California investor, admits he is facing obstacles most amusement park developers never have to deal with. Such as insurgent attacks and looting. But when the amusement park you’re building lies in downtown Baghdad, those risks come with the territory. Mr Werner, chairman of C3, a Los Angeles-based holding company for private equity firms, is pouring millions of dollars into developing The Baghdad Zoo and Entertainment Experience, a massive American-style amusement park that will feature a skateboard park, rides, a concert theatre and a museum. It is being designed by the same firm that developed Disneyland. “The people...
  • Disneyland designing It's a Small World to fit fatter folks

    11/09/2007 12:06:37 PM PST · by Cagey · 30 replies · 625+ views
    Daily 49er ^ | 11-08-2007 | Bradley Zint
    Looks like it's a fat world after all. According to recent news reports, the beloved It's a Small World attraction at Disneyland will be closing down in January 2008 for almost a year for some major re-engineering. Actually, scrap that. Let's call it "re-Imagineering." After all, such grade A spin is what Disney is likely going to be putting on the billboards covering the attraction next year, once it closes. But re-imagine this: The very likely reason Disneyland is refurbishing this ride is because its boats and flume (built way back in 1963 for the average, slimmer American park guest)...
  • Christians Laud Walt, Criticize Disney Co.

    10/25/2007 11:08:58 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 5 replies · 180+ views
    LATimes.com ^ | October 23, 2007 | Reuters
    Christians laud Walt, criticize Disney Co. Religious filmmakers study the innovator's virtues but say his firm forgot family values. From Reuters October 23, 2007 Hundreds of Christian filmmakers gathered in Texas on Monday to study the work of Walt Disney and discuss their belief that his corporate heirs at Walt Disney Co. have strayed from his family-friendly legacy. The Christian Filmmakers Academy, which trains aspiring filmmakers and promotes films with "biblical values," contends that Disney Co. has become "an engine of cultural decline after Walt's death" that exercises an alarmingly vast global influence. The two-day analysis of Disney, the man...
  • Iran Monitors Movements in Persian Gulf

    09/29/2007 7:05:10 PM PDT · by Flavius · 30 replies · 169+ views
    farsi ^ | 9/29/07 | faris
    TEHRAN (Fars News Agency)- The Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC) said its defense troops have launched a new system which brings all movements in the Persian Gulf and the Straight of Hormoz under Iran's online control. The system called 'Hod Hod' (Hoopoe) has been designed by IRGC experts and provides the Iranian troops with the possibility to monitor even the subtlest moves on the surface or in the air.
  • Iraq a "terrorist Disneyland" if U.S. goes [suggests we'll be back in Iraq 2-3 years after leaving]

    05/15/2007 8:21:39 AM PDT · by jdm · 24 replies · 859+ views
    Reuters ^ | May 15, 2007 | Mark Trevelyan, Security Correspondent
    LONDON (Reuters) - A U.S. troop pullout from Iraq would leave the country as a potent launchpad for international terrorism and Washington would be forced to go back in within a couple of years, a leading al Qaeda expert said on Tuesday. Rohan Gunaratna told a security conference at Lloyd's of London insurance market that Iraq, like Afghanistan in the 1990s, would become a "terrorist Disneyland" where al Qaeda could build up its strength unchallenged. If U.S., British and other coalition troops withdrew from Iraq in the next year, he said, "certainly the scale of attacks that would be mounted...
  • San Franciscans Hurl Their Rage at Parking Patrol ( classic urban scourge ? )

    01/06/2007 10:48:50 PM PST · by george76 · 41 replies · 1,600+ views
    new york times ^ | January 6, 2007 | JESSE McKINLEY
    It bears the hallmarks of a classic urban scourge: back-channel sales, assaults on enforcement officials and even death. It is the price of parking in San Francisco. Burdened with one of the densest downtowns in the country and a Californian love for moving vehicles, San Franciscans have been shocked in recent months by crimes related to finding places to park, including an attack in September in which a young man was killed trying to defend a spot he had found. More recently, the victims have been parking control officers — do not call them meter maids — who suffered four...
  • Children of fallen servicemembers have chance for Disneyland trip

    11/01/2006 5:58:38 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 319+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    11/1/2006 - WASHINGTON (AFPN) -- Children of servicemembers killed since Sept. 11 have until Nov. 15 to jump aboard the Snowball Express -- destination Disneyland, with a couple of fun stops along the way. The M. Scott Kerr Foundation, founded by Kerr, is sponsoring the Snowball Express in conjunction with Rotary Clubs of Costa Mesa, Calif., and other major contributors. He set up the foundation to help alleviate any disparity between military benefits and the actual costs of day-to-day living, said Michael Kerr, founder of Snowball Express. Designed to let the children know their sacrifices aren't forgotten, the Dec. 15-17...
  • Islam A Small World (P. Moonbeam)

    09/01/2006 12:39:01 PM PDT · by Digital Disaster · 4 replies · 784+ views
    The Peace Moonbeam Chronicles ^ | 9-1-06 | Peace Moonbeam
    September 1, 2006 Berkeley, California As most of you know, Scooter has converted to Islam and is now going by the name, "Kareem Bakr Gilad." The changes that have come along with this conversion are a mixed bag. On the positive side, he no longer curses like a sailor, has quit drinking, doesn't spend so much time with Pepe, and in general seems very spiritual. On the negative side, he treats all women badly, calls everyone but his fellow Muslim friends infidels, shuns soaps and perfumes, wears weird clothes, is constantly on the floor praying, and of course is wearing...
  • Immigration key to Utah election

    06/23/2006 3:40:49 AM PDT · by Dane · 270 replies · 2,481+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 6/23/06 | Charles Hurt
    PROVO, Utah -- Rep. Chris Cannon is a loyal Republican with the endorsement of the National Rifle Association and a 100 percent rating from the American Conservative Union. He is unmarred by the ethical scandals that have roiled Washington in this election season.... Tuesday's matchup in Utah is viewed as a bellwether for how immigration issues play out nationwide. "If you want to throw the bums out, you can do that," Mr. Cannon said during his debate with Mr. Jacob earlier this month. Responded Mr. Jacob: "When you talk about throwing the bums out, I'm just working on one right...