The Tin Han Ears… tone deaf on race also

November 10, 2018 § Leave a comment

Embattled Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com apologized on Tuesday for a message printed on its parcels: “Women who don’t wear lipstick are no different from men.”

http://www.sixthtone.com/ht_news/1003131/jd.com-apologizes-for-sexist-packaging

A fair question: Should organizations dedicated to fighting climate change accept money from the owners of a company that’s uniquely devoted to lying about it?

November 10, 2018 § Leave a comment

After neo-Nazis marched in Charlottesville, Virginia, last year and one of them drove a car into a crowd of pro-democracy protesters, killing Heather Heyer, James Murdoch wrote in an email to a group of friends that “vigilance against hate and bigotry is an eternal obligation. … I can’t believe I have to write this: standing up to Nazis is essential; there are no good Nazis.” He announced that he and his wife would donate $1 million to the Anti-Defamation League. The ADL confirmed that it received the donation.

But should organizations dedicated to fighting hatred accept money from the owners of a company uniquely guilty of spreading hatred?

 

 

 

Should organizations dedicated to fighting climate change accept money from the owners of a company that’s uniquely devoted to lying about it?

 

https://theintercept.com/2018/11/04/fox-news-is-poisoning-america-shun-rupert-murdoch/?utm_source=The+Intercept+Newsletter&utm_campaign=b35af016bd-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_11_10&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_e00a5122d3-b35af016bd-131493353

 

Kathryn and James Murdoch have established a foundation, Quadrivium, that provides funding to organizations that are involved in and, among other issues, environmental protection. Kathryn Murdoch is also on the board of trustees of the Environmental Defense Fund, which fights climate change. Yet Fox News is the only major media institution that regularly expresses skepticism about the science of climate change (it told one guest, an editor from Scientific American, to not discuss it), and the network cheered the U.S. withdrawal from the Paris climate accord.

Stupid, and government stupid…

November 9, 2018 § Leave a comment

This is the question that Heath Insurance Marketplace asks:

Has [Name of person] lived in the U.S. since 1996? 

fatally ambiguous.

Answer: “yes”. what can the answer “mean”.

Person moved to the US in 1997, lived in the U.S. for 2 years, moved to another country in 1999.

Person moved to the US in 1997, and has lived in the US continuously.

“since” is ambiguous.

Some say “Indian”, George said “Honored Guest”…

November 9, 2018 § Leave a comment

George Washington Lived in an Indian World, But His Biographies Have Erased Native People

Being ‘polite’ is too much for this small “c” Christian.

November 9, 2018 § Leave a comment

http://dailynous.com/2018/11/09/university-disciplines-philosophy-professor-treatment-transgender-student-professor-sues/

A belief that results in intolerant behavior doesn’t qualify as a ‘religious’ belief. Aggression isn’t protected. Belive what you wish, it is not your ‘belief’ being regulated, it is your actions. Here intentional mal-treatment [or even merely rude treatment] has no place in the classroom. What does it harm you to call people the way they wish to be called. People who hear ‘voices’ like “speaking with God for instructions” can’t be sure, since these are unverifiable, cannot be allowed to act in ways harmful to those they are in a trust relationship with. And since God isn’t here to be punished the messenger/actor is the only one available.

Conduct unbecoming a “Christian”.

Lobbyists as enemies of popular government… is there any doubt left? Corporate campaign contributions as either investments or bribes…

November 3, 2018 § Leave a comment

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2018/11/2/1809377/-Voters-are-more-liberal-than-politicians-realize-or-will-admit-Lobbyists-are-making-it-worse

Well done Facebook. “white genocide conspiracy theory” as a pre-defined “detailed targeting” criterion

November 3, 2018 § Leave a comment

https://theintercept.com/2018/11/02/facebook-ads-white-supremacy-pittsburgh-shooting/

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