… that someone has exposed which were behind a paywall. I’m merely acknowledging its existence.
As they mentioned in the post, the searchable index is temporarily down, but the cache remains up here: https://ipfs.io/ipfs/bafykbzaced4xstofs4tc5q4irede6uzaz3qzcdvcb2eedxgfakzwdyjnxgohq/
KSU’s president has announced that KSU cannot legally expell the student for his George Floyd comments which I think most here knew that was the case. They are creating some new diversity programs to appease the student athletes since expulsion would be illegal in this case.
@justanotherfan said in Ivanka not welcome in wichita:
@FarmerJayhawk said in Ivanka not welcome in wichita:
So after an almost 4 hour KBOR meeting, they put out a meaningless statement and Pres. Golden stays. Nobody ends up looking good. Well done everyone!
It was for show. They couldn’t fire him without destroying any chance of getting a decent replacement. They also risked losing students over it. They might have gained some conservative students, but given the school’s location, that’s unlikely.
They had to appear to appease the political actors, but their hands were tied. Who would have wanted that job after seeing the previous holder get canned only a few months in?
And for losing 8 figures in donations and pledges to the school for how he handled it.
We should invite dissenting opinions, uncomfortable symbols, and all that is freedom.
Absolutely. The problem I’m having with free speech these days is the amplifying and bias that comes from social media consciously and unconsciously via machine learning algorithms.
For example, Facebook changing their platform to foster a sense of community inadvertently leading toward the large scale growth of Q Anon supporters.
Throwing in big media and a president promoting conspiracy theories and it’s a mess.
There’s nothing wrong with freedom of speech (and a lot right!), but public figures and corporations fostering disinformation for personal benefit, society be damned, is a problem.
It’s not so different than your concerns about thug culture being glorified.
Freedom of speech needs to be protected. But it also can be a threat to itself.
@FarmerJayhawk Yeah, the results of a study are only as good as the method my memory of instrumental variable approach is fuzzy, so please share thoughts if you see something questionable… I’m assuming they implemented it properly… but not sure if there are concerns with the employment of that method (and if there was a better alternative.)
@nuleafjhawk said in Coronavirus Origins:
@mayjay and why has it taken - however long bats have been on earth- for this to show up ?
Hard to say. For example, HIV didn’t show up until the late 60’s and came from apes. It’s possible there were more localized outbreaks years and years ago before globalization when China was effectively autarkic both in terms of labor and capital.
My theory is we’re all so economically related now it’s much, much easier for a virus to both jump to humans and once it does, infect a lot of people. There are more of us than ever and it’s easier to travel than ever.
A friend of mine is in charge of the infectious disease center for a county close to here. They have part of the small hospital, but it has its own ventilation system. Wonder how much of a problem that is? She retired from being in charge of the nurses at a clinic to this job. Never imagined.
On January 29th, China had reported 7700 global cases of COVID-19. That’s a hell of a lot of masks being worn for 7700 total cases. Oh, to be young and have access to N95 masks via unbroken supply chains and undepleted caches… To have the luxury of covering up an epidemic that isn’t even a pandemic yet…