Posts Tagged ‘ethics’

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Ethics Chief Who Battled Trump Administration Announces Resignation

 

“America should have the right to know what the motivations of its leaders are,” Walter Shaub Jr. told CBS News.

This follows a similar resignation last week.

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Trump junta hypocrisy too staggering to tolerate.

Justice Department’s Corporate Crime Watchdog Resigns, Saying Trump Makes It Impossible To Do Job

“Trying to hold companies to standards that our current administration is not living up to was creating a cognitive dissonance that I could not overcome,” Chen wrote. “To sit across the table from companies and question how committed they were to ethics and compliance felt not only hypocritical, but very much like shuffling the deck chair on the Titanic. Even as I engaged in those questioning and evaluations, on my mind were the numerous lawsuits pending against the President of the United States for everything from violations of the Constitution to conflict of interest, the ongoing investigations of potentially treasonous conducts, and the investigators and prosecutors fired for their pursuits of principles and facts. Those are conducts I would not tolerate seeing in a company, yet I worked under an administration that engaged in exactly those conduct. I wanted no more part in it.”

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NYT Mocks Skepticism on Syria-Sarin Claims

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Darwin Day Revelation: Evolution, Not Religion, is the Source of Morality

There you have it: the elemental fear that belief in evolution will cause morality to collapse. That fear is predicated on a powerful assumption: that morality comes to us from God via religion. This is false. It is demonstrably false.

If religion were God’s UPS, delivering a package of moral laws to humanity, you’d expect a single, consistent set. Yet, each religion includes unique laws that outsiders find baffling or repugnant. Hinduism has its “untouchables.” Buddhism (as understood by many) spurns those born blind or otherwise disabled for bad behavior in past lives. Judaism, Islam, and Christianity each have their oddities: Judaism’s law against mixing meat and dairy, Islam’s prohibition on figurative art, and Christianity’s ritual drinking of Christ’s blood, for example.

 

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Miyazaki’s Banality of Evil?

I’m going to be in the minority and say that The Wind Rises is a shame. It’s a shame that this will be Hayao Miyazaki’s final film. Perhaps there is more here than one can appreciate in one viewing. I’m not certain, but it feels like a disjointed experience.

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The main character is a weapon designer, helping the empire of Japan enter the industrial murder age, just prior to World War Two. This is not a problem for him in the slightest. He just wants to design the best airplanes, despite what they are used for, such as bombing China or wherever. There is a complete disconnect, and World War Two itself is presented only in detached dream settings. It is simply a byproduct of the art of airplane design. The world may go up in flames elsewhere, but the planes are beautiful. It is this…

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We hear a lot of hyperbolic, smug propaganda whenever anyone brings up vaccines. The people usually have no knowledge of the actual facts (nor do they care to know).

Tens of thousands of teen girls suffer serious illnesses after HPV cervical cancer jab
Brain-Damaged UK Victims of Swine Flu Vaccine to Get £60 Million Compensation

I also recently posted that the US government is colluding (as usual) by eliminating vaccine lawsuit data from its reports. Our system is one of bribery-as-usual, and it is corrupt from top to bottom.

In such an environment step the pseudo-intellectuals, armed with the latest NPR spin, confident that if they pretend they are siding with “the scientists” then they don’t actually have to know anything about the issue. Such mindless, ridiculous pretense should be mocked and derided.

I haven’t even touched upon the glaring corruption of scientific publications by industry.