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#boycottAMNH

A member of the Board of Trustees of the American Museum of Natural History is going to be kicked out because they discovered she donates money to conservative think tanks.

The liberal thought police is more Nazi than I had previously thought.

We must boycott AMNH.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

January 18, 2017 at 12:46 am

Posted in Politics

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  1. From alt-right media boy Richard Spencer’s Russian wife:

    Rifleman

    January 18, 2017 at 1:17 am

  2. The Times writes about Mercer in the same tone they’d talk about somebody caught in possession of child pornography.

    The selective outrage in the liberal media about who is and isn’t hired by institutions of learning always pisses me off. Liberal-led universities have hired several 1970s domestic terrorists as professors, including cop-killers like Kathy Boudin. We know they would *never* hire a terrorist who blew up a building for a right-wing cause like abortion, no matter how impressive a teacher they were, so despite their excuses it’s really about tacit acceptance of violence and murder if it’s in support of an agenda they agree with. This, at the same time universities are instituting Star Chambers to expel male students on unprovable sex harassment charges.

    Richard

    January 18, 2017 at 2:03 am

    • I believe that many colleges would hire Mumia Abu Jamal in a heartbeat, if he were ever released.

      Lewis Medlock

      January 19, 2017 at 12:43 pm

  3. Boycotts never work.

    JW Bell

    January 18, 2017 at 2:18 am

  4. It’s amusing your building the meme of reframing you just analyzed some posts ago. I don’t think it’s a good idea to be an analyst and a participant in the debate using propaganda techniques (it’s very good to have a subjective point of view and explain it).

    Though, when you do it in such an obvious and brutal way, it doesn’t contaminate the other posts. However, Scott Adams succeeds in doing so. But his posts are based on analogy and creative thinking (and a stupid and weird theory beside that has nothing to do with his skills).

    You’re more an hypothetical- deduction and empirical-induction guy, with i think very high verbal intelligence. Stick to the lion’s way !

    PS : you’re post if funny because it implies conservatives shoud behave like nazi which was the core of its criticism ! You loose your logic when you change your ways Lion 🙂

    Bruno from Paris

    January 18, 2017 at 3:02 am

  5. Heh, Rebekah Mercer is no random Trump supporter.

    IHTG

    January 18, 2017 at 3:07 am

  6. The Nazis didn’t kick you out of academic institutions for political contributions. But for religious affiliation.

    trooogdooorblog

    January 18, 2017 at 4:05 am

  7. I bet this happens more often than we think. Very few of these items, like this and Brendan Eich, make the news, but it casts a pall over everyone. Who’s job isn’t at risk if your sympathies are found out in modern corporate America?

    Mike Street Station

    January 18, 2017 at 6:16 am

  8. She hasn’t been kicked out yet. Isn’t a boycott premature?

    Dan

    January 18, 2017 at 7:18 am

    • This New York Times article is part of somebody’s campaign to kick her out. Why should the left be the only people to make noise?

      Richard

      January 18, 2017 at 11:39 am

  9. “The connection of Ms. Mercer, the museum and the Mercer Family Foundation’s donation history came to light during an analysis by The New York Times of activities by cultural leaders who donated to Mr. Trump’s presidential campaign. ”

    Why is the Times conducting this “analysis” of “activities”?

    Lion o' the Turambar

    January 18, 2017 at 8:24 am

    • Found in the Times articles about their budget cuts. You’d expect that there is no need to “invest” in Whitehouse coverage since presumably they have been covering the POTUS all along. Therefor this must be some new initiative.

      “Their note also laid out some concrete steps for various projects, including a plan to invest $5 million toward covering the incoming president, Donald J. Trump, and his administration. “

      NPR has a model where groups give them money to cover their pet issue. I wonder if some millionaire has give the Times a grant to dig up dirt on Trump et al and that is where this “investment” is coming from. This ought to be investigated further. Immediately after the election Dean Banquet promised readers to be anti-Trump and got a surge of subscriptions.

      Lion of the Turambar

      January 18, 2017 at 10:14 am

  10. They’re not kicking just anyone of the board of trustees: Rebekah Mercer is the daughter of Robert Mercer, the enigmatic billionaire who co-heads Renaissance Technologies (“RT”). RT owns and runs, solely on behalf of its employees, inarguably the most successful hedge fund in the world, the Medallion Fund.

    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-11-21/how-renaissance-s-medallion-fund-became-finance-s-blackest-box

    DdR

    January 18, 2017 at 9:18 am

    • “For outsiders, the mystery of mysteries is how Medallion has managed to pump out annualized returns of almost 80 percent a year, before fees.”

      Though the chart of result doesn’t look like +80% annualized. For example, they had an annualized +36% from 2009 to 2016 and from what I can see no year above +100%. Doesn’t add up to +80% per year.

      Part of the secret seems to be to return lots of money in order to keep the fund smallish. That means more and better opportunities. Compare with the never-dividend Berkshire, which one might well say is the more impressive.

      Glengarry

      January 18, 2017 at 12:01 pm

      • Those are probably the returns after fees.

        Though I have to say even if the numbers in the article are before fees I’m extremely skeptical that it’s possible to beat the market by so much and for so long, even when there were massive market crashes (the ’08-’09 one affecting all sectors and asset classes). It’s too good to be true.

        Madoff had a similar story about being a software whiz and forbidden fruit allure of being the secret fund where you have to beg to give them your money. (Useful for Ponzi schemers because when investors want out you can threaten never to let them back in).

        snorlaxwp

        January 19, 2017 at 1:13 am

  11. I admit I kinda skimmed the article but are you sure she is losing her position? I did not notice that in the article.

    Still, it’s pretty lousy of the nyt to do this. Obviously the goal is to make it unacceptable in polite society to question the dogma of global warming.

    fortaleza84

    January 18, 2017 at 9:53 am

    • I thought Otis the lionhearted might have been too harsh, but he is right after all. The left needs to be exterminated. Every last man, woman, and child made unemployable so that their descendants starve and live the lives of the untouchables in India. Let it be 1000 years so that from Albion’s seed another Lucifer may not spawn.

      Conservatives might try using the same tactics as the left, i.e. Taking their children from them with the power of the state. Make them work the farms as in the old USSR. Force them to intermingle with the very people they despise.

      Make the kids goto church and pledge allegiance to the flag and to our maker. Take back the universities and teach only that everything the West ever did was good and great; expel anyone who dares utter a bad word against western imperialism.

      We can’t just crush the left, we have to crush their souls and their spirits. Make them see he horror of having their child come home and reject the values of the household. Let their tears water the soil that shall become the fertile grounds of our new conservative empire.

      OldTimer

      January 18, 2017 at 12:27 pm

  12. destructure

    January 18, 2017 at 3:34 pm


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