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  1. It's to satisfy the pure-bred pearl-cluthing mothers. As if kids care about commercial sites for porn. They get it elsewhere.
  2. Some reactions to this are so strange to me. Rolling Stone quoted an architect calling the burning of Notre-Dame "liberating" A politician in my region said it was punishment from God because of France's secularism. Some people can't recognize the incredible human value of such constructions, they can't see how they represent the creativity, knowledge and ability of human beings in building things, yes, things, which is what makes our current safe and leisurly lives possible to begin with. Spirituality isn't dead for everyone, and it once inspired us puny humans to go beyond ourselves, beyond the narcissistic self and beyond our limitations to make something truly amazing and durable. That is also what Notre-Dame represents.
  3. Because it's islamophobia, haven't you heard? Non-muslim gays (or suspected of being) will also be punished (will their dirty souls go to heaven?). Never mind the hand and feet cutting for actual or suspected (false accusations is the new black) crimes. Pointing out the obvious (barbarity) nowadays amounts to a major faux pas. TearsInHeaven's belligerent tone and attitude are to blame rather than his alerting us to these news. He's not the only one in these parts with such temperament.
  4. George Clooney just appealed the rich to boycoytt some hotels possessed by the Brunei leader.
  5. White liberals more likely to 'patronize' minorities than conservatives, study finds Liberals present themselves as warmer, less competent to minority audiences By Valerie Richardson - The Washington Times White liberals present themselves as less competent when addressing minorities, while conservatives use the same vocabulary no matter what the race of their audience, according to a newly released study. Yale and Princeton researchers found that white Democratic presidential candidates and self-identified liberals played down their competence when speaking to minorities, using fewer words that conveyed accomplishment and more words that expressed warmth. On the other hand, there were no significant differences in how white conservatives, including Republican presidential candidates, spoke to white versus minority audiences. “White liberals self-present less competence to minorities than to other Whites — that is, they patronize minorities stereotyped as lower status and less competent,” according to the study’s abstract. Cydney Dupree, assistant professor of organizational behavior at the Yale School of Management, said she was surprised by the findings of the study, which sought to discover how “well-intentioned whites” interact with minorities. “It was kind of an unpleasant surprise to see this subtle but persistent effect,” Ms. Dupree said. “Even if it’s ultimately well-intentioned, it could be seen as patronizing.” The study flies in the face of a standard talking point of the political left — that white conservatives are racist — while raising questions about whether liberals are perpetuating racial stereotypes about blacks being less competent than whites. The paper, which is slated for publication in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, first examined speeches by Republican and Democratic presidential candidates to mostly white and mostly minority audiences dating back 25 years. Ms. Dupree and Princeton’s Susan Fiske analyzed the text for “words related to competence” such as “assertive” and “competitive” and “words related to warmth” such as “supportive” and “compassionate.” “The team found that Democratic candidates used fewer competence-related words in speeches delivered to mostly minority audiences than they did in speeches delivered to mostly white audiences,” said the Yale press release. “The difference wasn’t statistically significant in speeches by Republican candidates.” Ms. Dupree noted that Republicans also gave fewer speeches to minority audiences. The researchers then set up an experiment in which white liberals were asked to respond to hypothetical individuals named “Emily” and “Lakisha.” “Liberal individuals were less likely to use words that would make them appear highly competent when the person they were addressing was presumed to be black rather than white,” said the release. “No significant differences were seen in the word selection of conservatives based on the presumed race of their partner.” Ms. Dupree said the “competence downshift” could indicate a greater eagerness by white liberals to connect with those of other races. “My hope is that this work will help include well-intentioned people who see themselves as allies but who may be unwittingly contributing to group divides,” said Ms. Dupree. “There is a broader need to include them in the conversation.” Copyright © 2019 The Washington Times, LLC. https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/nov/28/white-liberals-patronize-minorities-downplaying-co/
  6. YES. This is what I take from this. One of them where I live was recently caught in a little scandal like this: he had taken a taxi but didn't have his wallet, he only had gift certificates and wanted to pay the 8$ ride with them, but the driver obviously didn't want that, and refused to let the man leave the cab, saying he would call the cops. So the influencer filmed the whole thing as if he was a poor victim and put it on IG, thinking the public would take his side. No. Everyone made fun of him for being an elitist asshole.
  7. Hospitalized Patient Told Death Imminent Via Video-Link By Jamie Wells, M.D. — March 10, 2019 End-of-life hospitalizations can, for obvious reasons, be brutal for the individual and his or her loved ones. By nature of the ominous diagnosis itself and the highly variable set of circumstances unexpected or otherwise that set the stage for the ensuing death, the chain reaction of events by definition test all aspects of our humanity. Now, imagine a man who is challenged to breathe and has difficulty hearing learning the news things have gotten quite grim by a doctor via a wheeled in video-link screen device fashioned atop a robot-like mobile kiosk placed at the foot of his bed. Picture his granddaughter alone at his bedside who is constantly repeating the doctor’s words because the patient cannot accurately understand them due to the loudness of the machines and his various impairments. And, the suffering is unnecessarily compounded. Such is the story of a man who passed away last week after an intensive care admission to a Kaiser Permanente medical facility in California. His family is alerting media outlets of their experience so no one else should ever have to endure what they did (see BBC News, Fox News for full video of exchange). As per the granddaughter, “the medical staff told her the robot is "policy" and "what we do now."” The family doesn't deny that they were aware of how sick their loved one was, the granddaughter said, "Devastated. I was going to lose my grandfather," said Wilharm. "We knew that this was coming and that he was very sick. But I don't think somebody should get the news delivered that way. It should have been a human being come in." Her mother conveyed "If you're coming to tell us normal news, that's fine, but if you're coming to tell us there's no lung left and we want to put you on a morphine drip until you die, it should be done by a human being and not a machine," Catherine Quintana told USA Today." The hospital response "We offer our sincere condolences," said Kaiser Permanente Senior Vice-President Michelle Gaskill-Hames. "We use video technology as an appropriate enhancement to the care team, and a way to bring additional consultative expertise to the bedside. Gaskill-Hames added the machine visit was a follow-up to earlier physician visits. She says it did not replace previous conversations with patients and family members. “The use of the term ‘robot’ is inaccurate and inappropriate,” she exclaimed. “This secure video technology is a live conversation with a physician using tele-video technology, and always with a nurse or other physician in the room to explain the purpose and function of the technology. It does not, and did not, replace ongoing in-person evaluations and conversations with a patient and family members.” They go on to say "The evening video tele-visit was a follow-up to earlier physician visits," she added. "It did not replace previous conversations with patient and family members and was not used in the delivery of the initial diagnosis.... "That said, we don't support or encourage the use of technology to replace the personal interactions between our patients and their care teams - we understand how important this is for all concerned, and regret that we fell short of the family's expectations.” If you watch the video of the exchange, then you will discover there is discussion about emphasizing comfort care and the use of morphine, its benefits and risks. Morphine at this stage in particular with someone with such respiratory compromise can among other things slow breathing further - so it is a delicate dance to control pain while not imperiling a patient. The man on the video screen conveys he doesn’t anticipate the patient will be going home. As you watch, you hear the granddaughter while tearful with apparent anguish reiterate what he says, abbreviate his words and express the need for her mother and grandmother to participate in this conversation. It is heartbreaking. Such dialogues are occurring daily in this country under similar circumstances, so they are not unique. But, the fact this video element was added to this one will forever haunt this family. Had the identical scenario occurred in person, the doctor could get closer to the patient to adapt and meet him where he was clinically. His physical presence alone would have added peace. There are a lot of situations where such technology has enhanced care. Consider when someone is in a remote area or one with a lack of desired specialists. When the option is no medical personnel or this, then the stakes change. If the option is a video-link call versus an audio only one for a routine illness, then there can be merit to that under the appropriate setting. The technology can be used to allow family members from elsewhere in the country to call in by live video so they can be "present" when a physician rounds on their loved one. But, the informed consent of the patient and his family should always be taken into account especially at the end of life. These discussions are precious and significantly factor into everyone's well-being. Tech use should be tailored accordingly with well-defined parameters that are not one-size-fits-all. It is apparent from this instance that whatever policy (or lack of effective communication of video use in hospitalized patients) was in place did fall demonstrably short for this family and warrants immediate revisiting. Despite the many wondrous advances happening in the digital medical realm, we must always ask ourselves how we can preserve and protect “care” in healthcare. Technology in medicine should serve to facilitate humanity, not replace or undermine it. https://www.acsh.org/news/2019/03/10/hospitalized-patient-told-death-imminent-video-link-13866
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