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Old 04-10-2014, 05:54 PM
 
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I posted this in DC at the Ridge's thread, but decided it needed it's own thread, to show just how dangerous the gay mafia's, or any political group's purist,for that matter stance can be and is, in fact.

The dominos may be starting to fall. Once this kind of thing starts it is hard to stop. As dominos fall in all directions, so too is this "Neo-McCarthyism" falling in all directions. But don't take this old bigots word for it. Facebook is not quite the neo-progressive company the younger set thought it is, as described in this article.

Off with their heads. Off with their heads. Until it is your turn at the guillotine? Is that what we want?

One Israeli University Professor notes in the article;

But Dr. Ellen Schrecker, an American History Professor at Yeshiva University and expert on the original iteration of McCarthyism in the 1950s, sees the parallel.

"Whether from the right or (more commonly) from the left, dissent has often been suppressed in the United States," Schrecker told NBC News. "McCarthyism, with its historically specific focus on anticommunism, was just one episode in that broader tradition of political repression. Mozilla's (ouster) of Brendan Eich may well be another."

More from the article.

"Take one case that has so far gotten almost no attention: An April 8 filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission by a shareholder claiming that Facebook's political action committee "has donated 41 percent of contributions since its inception to politicians voting against LGBT rights."

"No one is suggesting that Zuckerberg could go the way of Eich. But some social critics say the Mozilla CEO's exit may mark the beginning of a form of neo-McCarthyism in Silicon Valley, where executives will be held personally and financially accountable for their political activities."

http://http://www.cnbc.com/id/101573775
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Old 04-10-2014, 06:02 PM
 
Location: Houston, Tx
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I posted this in DC at the Ridge's thread, but decided it needed it's own thread, to show just how dangerous the gay mafia's, or any political group's purist,for that matter stance can be and is, in fact.

The dominos may be starting to fall. Once this kind of thing starts it is hard to stop. As dominos fall in all directions, so too is this "Neo-McCarthyism" falling in all directions. But don't take this old bigots word for it. Facebook is not quite the neo-progressive company the younger set thought it is, as described in this article.

Off with their heads. Off with their heads. Until it is your turn at the guillotine? Is that what we want?

One Israeli University Professor notes in the article;

But Dr. Ellen Schrecker, an American History Professor at Yeshiva University and expert on the original iteration of McCarthyism in the 1950s, sees the parallel.

"Whether from the right or (more commonly) from the left, dissent has often been suppressed in the United States," Schrecker told NBC News. "McCarthyism, with its historically specific focus on anticommunism, was just one episode in that broader tradition of political repression. Mozilla's (ouster) of Brendan Eich may well be another."

More from the article.

"Take one case that has so far gotten almost no attention: An April 8 filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission by a shareholder claiming that Facebook's political action committee "has donated 41 percent of contributions since its inception to politicians voting against LGBT rights."

"No one is suggesting that Zuckerberg could go the way of Eich. But some social critics say the Mozilla CEO's exit may mark the beginning of a form of neo-McCarthyism in Silicon Valley, where executives will be held personally and financially accountable for their political activities."

http://http://www.cnbc.com/id/101573775



Oops! I guess its time for Mark Zuckerberg to step down.
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Old 04-10-2014, 06:04 PM
 
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Giving money to prop 8, a bill with ONE purpose, to deny gays marriage rights.

VS

Giving money to candidates that hold many positions on many different subjects.

Not the same thing. If people only donated to candidates that matched their beliefs on every single political point, no one would ever donate to any political candidate.
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Old 04-10-2014, 06:07 PM
 
Location: Area 51.5
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Seems to me the LGBT community should demand Zuckerberg's dismissal. If they don't, it's pure hypocrisy.

Before libs protest, remember the Hobby Lobby investments in birth control? Careful.......................
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Old 04-10-2014, 06:10 PM
 
Location: Pine Grove,AL
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The reason the term McCarthyism even exist is because it means the individual attacks people with no evidence. by your own link, there is evidence.
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Old 04-10-2014, 06:14 PM
 
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Seems to me the LGBT community should demand Zuckerberg's dismissal. If they don't, it's pure hypocrisy.

Before libs protest, remember the Hobby Lobby investments in birth control? Careful.......................
Why? the LGBT community weren't the ones calling for Eins removal.

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Notably, no mainline gay rights organizations called for Eich to step down. None spoke out in his defense, either.
Welcome to Silicon Valley: Give Right or Get Out!
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Old 04-10-2014, 06:18 PM
 
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So, none of you commandos are mainline? Tell us something we did not already know. The pretzel logic of you people is fantastical, as in Fantasia. Laughable, really.
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Why? the LGBT community weren't the ones calling for Eins removal.


Welcome to Silicon Valley: Give Right or Get Out!
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Old 04-10-2014, 06:19 PM
 
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Not the same thing. If people only donated to candidates that matched their beliefs on every single political point, no one would ever donate to any political candidate.
If people only did business with companies where the CEOs matched their beliefs on every single political point, no one would ever buy anything.
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Old 04-10-2014, 06:23 PM
 
Location: Stasis
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The source of the data is the FEC filings.
To see a list of Facebook's contributions:
1) Go to Committee/Candidate Search and type in 'Facebook'
2_ click on 'Contributions to Committees' half way down the page

Also:
According to Opensecrets.org the biggest Facebook Inc contributions are to:
https://www.opensecrets.org/pacs/exp...cmte=C00502906

$10,000 Mcconnell Senate Cmte '14
$10,000 Texans For Senator John Cornyn
$5,000 Heartland Values PAC
$5,000 Mark Pryor For Us Senate
$5,000 Scalise For Congress
$5,000 Reclaim America PAC
$5,000 Kevin McCarthy for Congress
$5,000 Common Sense Colorado
$5,000 Upton for All of Us
$5,000 Alaskans for Begich 2014
$5,000 Friends Of John Boehner
$5,000 Anna Eshoo For Congress
$5,000 Internet Assn
$5,000 Chris Coons For Delaware
$5,000 Bob Goodlatte for Congress Cmte
$5,000 Hoyer for Congress
$5,000 Impact
$5,000 Cantor For Congress
$5,000 Walden for Congress
$5,000 Searchlight Leadership Fund
$5,000 McCaskill for Missouri
$5,000 Nancy Pelosi For Congress
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Old 04-10-2014, 06:39 PM
 
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So, none of you commandos are mainline? Tell us something we did not already know. The pretzel logic of you people is fantastical, as in Fantasia. Laughable, really.
How am I commando? I didn't boycott. I don't give a flip that he donated money to a cause that was ruled unconstitutional. He can waste his money any way he sees fit.
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