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Personally, I find it unlikely that the CIA would do something so ham handed and transparent. And yet, since the War on Terror and the idea that anything goes when the people you're drowning don't wear matching hats, the CIA and the entire IC has lost all credibility, that I can't dismiss the allegation.
As a Democrat and a Californian, I say Fuck Feinstein.
Quite a find. I had no idea you could get photos like that with relatively normal lenses.
You need to check your facts. The government didn't create employer health care plans. The market did. Now don't get me wrong, the market was reacting to a different government intervention (namely WWII wage freezes), but there is no law that says,"Companies with more than N employees, must offer health insurance."
The reason why the ACA didn't move towards single-payer model (like most (yes, capitalist) countries) is that employers and insurance companies do not want that. Insurance companies don't want competition that would actually provide coverage, and employers like the fact that employees are indentured to them for health coverage. Make no mistake, the individual mandate, and no single payer is the Republican plan. In fact, it was famously the opposing position to the Clinton health care plan (aka "Hillarycare").
No, what I'm saying is that your own statements are proof enough of your misogyny.
I withdrawal and apologize for my paraphrase. I'm surprised and happy to learn that you also believe that there is a problem with a culture of gender discrimination by the practitioners of computer science, and that this needs to be rectified. I also am surprised that to find that, as you put it "claim[ing] the right to put men at a disadvantage in any given situation", is not misandry, or as I more literally put it "man-hating".
The assertions I wanted you to back up were:
1) Feminism seeks to discriminate against men.
2) Those take exception at perceived (which is not in opposition to actuality) gender and sexual discrimination, are simply bomb-throwers that want to undermine accepted and acceptable norms.
3) The implicit point that "Feminazis want to destroy computer science by dumbing it down and make it too appealing to women and girls."
You don't get to misdefine terms and then taking umbrage at when you're called on it. No more than someone gets to say, "I don't see what the big deal about pedophiles are," and then turn around and say, "I defined 'pedophiles' as 'caring parents', so screw you child-haters."
You don't know that, and I gave specific examples of where graffiti and CS intersect, while you have given nothing but loud and repeated assertions to support yours. The whole point of this project is to get someone in the door and thinking about possibilities. Perhaps you get all hot and bothered thinking about installing printer drivers, writing some timecard application in Visual Basic, or tweaking the borders on some random intranet webpage to get it work in IE6, but most people don't, but that's most people in CS do. Only an exceedingly few get paid to do exactly what they want to do.
The fact is most people -- including the best
people in CS think of it as simply a job, an interesting job, better than most jobs, but still just a job, not a lifestyle. Well-rounded people have interests outside of their job. As one I know put it, "I spend 10 hours a day five days a week either sitting at a computer, or sitting in meetings talking about computers. Why the hell would I want to do that on my days off? I'm riding my bike."
You're just over-reacting to people coming in to your subculture that didn't grow up like you.
No one is saying computer science has a culture context. What people are saying is that computer scientists have a cultural context, and that's obvious since they are human.
If dance or graffiti or whatever inspires someone to stay in school, study hard, and then get a six-figure salary, then who gives a fuck what the initial reason was?
Put up or shut up.
You make these assertions, but never once support them. You are behaving exactly like misogynist. Listen to yourself. "There's nothing wrong here, and only those with illegitimate positions think there is. If you say there is, you must be some sort of man-hating bitch, so your opinion is worthless, which reinforces my belief." You've created a epistemological closure.
How the fuck is saying we need more outreach to the 51% of the population that isn't male, and the 28% of the population that isn't white or asian, "discriminating" against anyone? You have very odd definitions of words, that have no basis in reality.
Of course, you never bothered to actually read the link before you go off and loudly spout your uniformed opinions about how damn liberals are trying to dumb these down for the minorities, and thus undercut "our" exalted position in society. If you had bothered to read the link, you'd know that it says:
These types of lessons are important for students to build personal relationships with computer science concepts and applications â" an important process for discovering the relevance of computer science for their own life. Allowing students to build an authentic identity as someone who does computer science within a familiar cultural context increases the likelihood that they will pursue additional study or careers in the field.
Heaven forbid anyone first start coding something that they find interesting!
You are exactly the reason why these program need to exist.
The barrier for entry in learning to code is virtually nil. You need a computer - it doesn't even have to be a good one - and access to the Internet.
No one is politicizing science here. We're discussing the sub-culture of the practitioners. Or are we supposed to believe that RMS's Emacs Virgins (who are all women mind you) is acceptable behavior.
In my own CS experience nobody gave a shit about whether you were black, white, asian or latino and yes we had all of those races represented in the program.
Really? How many of which? How many of the blacks and latinos were Americans, and how many were international students?
And yet you don't say the same thing about the young white engineer that got into software to "change the world."
Do you honestly think that some minority is really so stupid to no understand what is required for a job he interviewed and was hired for?