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    Captain C
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    I did some of my Qualifications at Yale College and was proud of it. Unilevers long distance past had a dark history behind it, are you going to stop washing with Pears products. Gladstone had slaves on their plantations and then got compensated so lets pull down Hawarden Castle. It’s about time we woke up and realise that this was part of history that makes this wonderful country what it is and then stop destroying our past and then stop the bad things happening in the future. Slavery is wrong and colour does not come into that statement it happens in all walks of life. Judge people by the way they behave and not by their colour.
    Look out for each other and get on with life because one day we will all be history and in 100 years time people may not understand why we did the things we do today.

    #187652

    billycoen
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    HBO have got rid of Little Britain and Gone With The Wind, and Elmer Fudd can’t shoot wabbits no more.

    #187654

    Matt
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    Just read about the softer reboot of Looney Tunes, will they also be removing Wile E Coyote’s impressive arsenal of Acme missiles, TNT and anvils?

    #187655

    billycoen
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    Nooooo,the world’s gone mad.That’s all folks.

    #187661

    MadMan
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    You must have only read the headline they are removing then reinstating at a later with a discussion of the historical context.

    As a company they have a right to include what they want on their platform called HBO Max, as they will care about their reputation.

    If they completely remove the sale of the TV shows and films in all forms then that is re-writing history, we need to recognise the good and bad and learn from the horrific past and call out what happens around the world during this present time.

    I don’t know why they would change the violence in Looney tunes animations unless I am completely missing something, isn’t that playing into the silly ‘Hollywood and the video games industry is to blame’ narrative that the likes of Fox News likes to churn out and not solve the real problem.

    The only decent thing about the show Cops was the theme tune, it was part of the problem and as for Little Britain, that was never funny.

    #187750
    Councillor X
    Councillor X
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    Should we rip down the statue of the miner and steelworker on Lord Street up near my beloved “old man Spoons”?

    “What life was like for children who worked in the mines during the Industrial Revolution. Huge amounts of coal were needed and

      children as young as five

    worked at jobs that were dangerous and exhausting. Trappers kept the airflow going which stopped the build-up of dangerous gases. Drawers dragged truckloads of coal to the surface. Older children operated the mine shaft pulleys. Pay and working conditions were poor and life expectancy short.”

    A hero is someone who understands the responsibility that comes with his freedom.

    #187753

    zinger
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    The Children’s Commission spoke with boys & girls in Ruabon & Rhos amongst others. https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/education/resources/victorian-lives/children-mines/

    The statue of the miner & steelworker was created to commemorate miners not the old mine owners. Down the pit all men were equal & nobody knew the colour of the skin beneath the black dust.

    Children also worked as chimney sweeps.

    #187757

    Anonymous
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    Good comment zinger, factual information always outways false information.

    #187760

    Captain C
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    Both posts were factual so that argument does not hold up. Children were forced into labour in the mines, factories and farms but it was the norm in those days. Sadly slavery was the norm hundreds of years ago and it was so wrong which we all acknowledge now. Slavery still goes on today and that’s what we need to stamp out and punish the people who are guilty of practising it.

    #187761

    Anonymous
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    Captain C “Both posts were factual”, in what way in relation to the statue of the miner /steel worker in Lord St?

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