On Tuesday, Y Combinator -- the accelerator program known for helping to launch tech giants Uber and Dropbox -- said that it will be supporting the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), a non-profit civil rights group founded in 1920.
The inclusion of the civil rights group in the latest Y Combinator class comes as a bit of a surprise to some, as notable Trump supporter Peter Thiel is a part-time partner at the accelerator.
(I assume "part-time partner" outranks "board member" in whatever system of heraldry these people use.)
As you may recall, Mass Deportations will make Peter Thiel even richer, since he is following the script of Thomas J. Watson's and IBM's collaboration with the Third Reich.
Thiel's investment company, Y Combinator, has refused to sever ties with him because they don't want "politics' (and by "politics" we mean "basic human rights" and "ethics") to in any way impede their ability to make money.
ACLU has so far been not really a fan of mass deportations, but this is standard espionage tradecraft: one great way to get inside the enemy's decision-making process is to control their money. Hmm, is there someone else that could apply to?
I want to believe that this is exclusively so the ACLU can go and yell at tech people. It's not been a good year for assuming good-faith, though.
I assume you're referring to David Gelbaum paying the Sierra Club to support bringing everyone in the world to wonderful consumerist America, because that can't possibly hurt the environment?
get rid of that facebook like button, quit giving scum like this data to sell.
"System of Heraldry" would be a pretty damn good name for a band.
When I tried to share this article on Facebook, it wasn't picking up the og: meta tags so it has no nice preview, nor does it pick up the title.
The Open Graph Debugger is saying "could not connect to server", so Facebook must be having connectivity problems. How sad for them.
I keep misreading that phrase as "could not connect to sewer": truth in myopia.
> When I tried to share this article on Facebook, it wasn't picking up the og
Take this as an omen, delete your facebook, rather than an ironic reminder that you're putting money in their pockets while moaning about them to people who will do nothing about it. Actions speak louder than words.
This might be interesting: The Silicon Valley Engineers Driving the Anti-Trump Train.
Reading that made my head hurt.