2019-02-28

Lewica u władzy a mieszkańcy - przypadek USA

Ciekawy a uniwersalny komentarz pod W Ameryce jak w Polsce: nauczyciele strajkują, bo "władza ma nas gdzieś":

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Taki drobiazg, którego w artykule zabrakło. To jeden z najbardziej odwiecznie lewicowych okręgów w tradycyjnie lewicowej Kalifornii. A że szkoły są utrzymywane z budżetów władz lokalnych nie da się obecnej mizerii zwalić na Trumpa, zwłaszcza, że zaniedbania sięgają dziesiątek lat. A mechanizm jest bardzo prosty - ciągłe zwiększanie wydatków socjalnych kosztem innych pozycji w budżecie. Kiedy budżet się nie dopina miasto zaczyna podnosić podatki, więc biznes i bogatsi wyprowadzają się poza miasto, spadają dochody, miasto zaczyna ciąć wydatki oczywiście zaczynając od wydatków na infrastrukturę, policję i straż pożarną (socjal jest święty!). Oczywiście jakość życia w mieście zaczyna się pogarszać, co powoduje dalszy eksodus biznesu i bogatszych obywateli, rośnie bezrobocie i przestępczość, znowu spadają dochody miasta, więc miasto znów obcina wydatki, po tyłku dostaje edukacja, ochrona zdrowia i służby miejskie. No i znowu jakość życia w mieście się pogarsza, uciekają resztki biznesu, bogatsi, którzy jeszcze zostali zamykają się w swoich enklawach, dochody miasta spadają, niektóre rejony stają się w ogóle nie do życia, więc mamy dalsze cięcia, co powoduje już wiemy co i tak da capo al fine aż dochodzimy do etapu na jakim jest Detroit, zaraz będzie Baltimore a i Oakland jest na tej samej ścieżce.

2018-12-05

AI Data Mining 2: Sample Terms and Conditions

One of these innocuous T&Cs of an Android application:

Information you provide to us or upload (including your contact details): we may collect any and all personal information you provide to us, like your name, mobile phone number, email address, delivery address, ID card, driver license, passport details, Mi Account details (e.g. your security related information, name, birthday, gender), order, invoicing details, materials or data you may sync through Mi Cloud or other apps (e.g. photos, contact lists), information in relation to creating an account and participating in the MIUI Forum or other Xiaomi platforms, phone numbers you insert into your contacts or to send a message, feedback, and any other information you provide us.
    Information specific to you that may be assigned by us: we may collect and use information such as your Mi Account ID.
    Information specific to you that may be assigned by Third Party Service Providers: we may collect and use information such as your advertising ID assigned by Third Party Service Providers.
    Financial information: information related to completing purchases. For example, bank account number, account holder name, credit card number etc.
    Social information: information related to your social activities. For example, current employer, current job title, education background, professional training background etc.
    Device or SIM-related information: information related to your device. For example, IMEI number, IMSI number, MAC address, Serial number, MIUI version and type, Android version, Android ID, screen display information, device keypad information, device manufacturer details and model name, network operator, connection type, hardware usage information such as battery usage, device temperature.
    Application information: information related to your software usage. For example, application list, application status record (e.g. downloading, installing, updating, deleting), application ID information, SDK version, system update settings etc.
    Location information (only for specific services/functionalities): various types of information on your location. For example, region, country code, city code, mobile network code, mobile country code, cell identity, longitude and latitude information, time zone settings, language settings.
    Log information: information related to your use of certain functions, apps and websites. For example, cookies and other anonymous identifier technologies, IP addresses, network request information, temporary message history, standard system logs, crash information.
    Other information: environmental characteristics value (ECV) (i.e. value generated from Mi Account ID, phone device ID, connected Wi-Fi ID and location value).

We may also collect other types of information which are not directly or indirectly linked to an individual and which is aggregated, anonymized or de-identified. For example, the device model and system version number of the user’s Xiaomi mobile phone device may be collected when using a particular service. Such information is collected in order to improve the services we provide to you.

2018-09-13

Ableist poem not welcome nowadays

Here is the poem:


If you got hiv, say aids. If you a girl,
say you’re pregnant––nobody gonna lower
themselves to listen for the kick. People
passing fast. Splay your legs, cock a knee
funny. It’s the littlest shames they’re likely
to comprehend. Don’t say homeless, they know
you is. What they don’t know is what opens
a wallet, what stops em from counting
what they drop. If you’re young say younger.
Old say older. If you’re crippled don’t
flaunt it. Let em think they’re good enough
Christians to notice. Don’t say you pray,
say you sin. It’s about who they believe
they is. You hardly even there.
Anders Carlson-Wee

Here is the comment from The Nations's editors about the comment:


disparaging and ableist language ...

As poetry editors, we hold ourselves responsible for the ways in which the work we select is received. We made a serious mistake by choosing to publish the poem “How-To.”  We are sorry for the pain we have caused to the many communities affected by this poem. We recognize that we must now earn your trust back.

More to the story, from Wikipedia: "In 2018, the magazine published a poem entitled "How-To" by Anders Carlson-Wee; written in the voice of a homeless man, it made use of black vernacular, which was controversial as Carlson-Wee was white and promoted criticism by some [...]. The Nation's two poetry editors [...] issued an apology for publishing the poem, the first such action ever taken by the magazine."

2018-06-13

You are the product: ZoomInfo

From the ZoomInfo's T&Cs aka anti-privacy provisions:

How does the ZoomInfo Community and the ZoomInfo Contact Contributor Work?
ZoomInfo offers a service called ZoomInfo Community. To subscribe to ZoomInfo Community, you are required to install software offered on the Site, known as the ZoomInfo Contact Contributor (the "Software") or otherwise provide ZoomInfo with access to your email account. When you subscribe to ZoomInfo Community, you allow ZoomInfo to access certain Business Information stored by the application that your computer uses to manage your email and contacts, known as an "email client" (e.g., Microsoft Outlook) or stored by a provider of cloud services for email (e.g. Google Apps). If required to access this Business Information stored on your computer's email and contact application(s), you may need to provide ZoomInfo with the necessary username and password information. We use this Business Information to improve the size and quality of our Directory. In exchange for allowing this access, you receive a subscription to ZoomInfo Community at no charge under specified terms and conditions (available at /business/about-zoominfo/terms-conditions).
From the contacts within your email client and "signatures" within email messages, we collect the following Business Information, if available, for each person:
  • Name
  • Email address
  • Job title and department
  • Business phone numbers (general, direct and fax)
  • Company name
  • Postal address of company
  • Business related postal address of person
  • Corporate website URLs
  • Social Networking URLs
From the headers of your emails, we collect:
  • The date the email message was sent or received
  • Email addresses, names and job titles of recipients and senders
To ensure the integrity of the directory, we take the following steps:
  • Business Information Only - ZoomInfo only wants business-related information. Therefore, any contacts that have an address from a consumer-oriented service such as Gmail, Hotmail or Yahoo are disregarded.
  • Anonymity - We do not disclose who contributed particular Information using the ZoomInfo Contact Contributor software or other contribution methods. (The only exceptions: See "Disclosures to Service Providers," "Disclosures for Legal Reasons," and "Disclosures to a Buyer of the Company," below.)
  • Opt Out - Anyone added to the Directory may request to be removed at any time, via email, web or a toll-free number. We promptly honor such requests.
ZoomInfo does not "read" the content of your email messages; our technology automatically extracts from the messages only the data we describe in this Privacy Policy. We do not collect data from custom fields or notes in your email client.
Information from your email client will continue to be shared as described above as long as the Software remains installed. If you choose to stop sharing Information from your email client with ZoomInfo, you can uninstall the Software at any time following the instructions at/cefaq. You may not, however, retroactively "unshare" the Business Information you have already made available to ZoomInfo.
How else does ZoomInfo Collect and Use Information?
Visitors to our Site may choose to submit their name, email address and/or other information so that they can learn more about our services, register to take part in a ZoomInfo-sponsored event, or participate in a survey, contest or sweepstakes, among other things.
In order to use certain ZoomInfo products and services, you may be required to register as a user. From time to time, we may use your email address to send you information and keep you informed of products and services in which you might be interested. You will always be provided with an opportunity to opt out of receiving such emails. Your contact information may also be used to reach you regarding issues concerning your use of our Site, including changes to this privacy policy.
If you choose to use our referral service to invite a friend to join ZoomInfo, we will ask you for your friend's name and email address. We will automatically send your friend a one-time email inviting him or her to visit the Site. ZoomInfo will use this information for the sole purpose of sending this one-time email and will not store your friend's name or email address.
ZoomInfo may aggregate collected information about our users in a form that does not allow users to be personally identified for the purpose of understanding our customer base and enhancing the services that we and our strategic partners and customers can provide you.
If you purchase one of our online subscription-based services, you will need to provide credit card information. We will use that information solely for the purpose of fulfilling your ZoomInfo purchase request. We will store credit card information in an encrypted form and will not sell, share or use it again without your prior consent. (The only exceptions are described in the sections below on "Disclosures to Service Providers," "Disclosures for Legal Reasons," and "Disclosures to a Buyer of the Company").

2018-02-18

Polish paragovernmental lobbying in the USA

Have you heard of the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA)?

When you sort their database of the foreign agents by country, you arrive at interesting entries.

On 24 OCT 2017  White House Writers Group, Inc. filed the FARA form on behalf of the  Polish National Foundation, a Polish GONGO: a governmental "non-profit organization", composed of the Polska Grupa Energetyczna, ENEA S.A, Energa S.A., Tauron, KGHM, PZU, Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa - the usual suspects.

What do they try to lobby for? :








What are other fun activities of this Foundation?

Plugging in unattributed co-eds praising the current PM and the party in power, or paying for crappy Fox TV Christmas+Hanukah etc. greetings "addressing parts of the global financial community located in the United States [which] features clerics from the five major faiths of Poland: Roman Catholic, Jewish, Polish Orthodox, Muslim, and Lutheran, reflecting Poland's centuries-old traditions of pluralism and tolerance."


It looks so pathetic that you should check it out yourself:
https://vimeo.com/246883477

It looks as cringeworthy as the next 4Media Group video in the playlist: How to drown your baby at home:
https://vimeo.com/241617535

2016-09-22

Imigranci a społeczeństwo klasowe - cytat dnia

Z komentarza pod artykułem GW:

Każdy kraj ma polityków opłacanych przes geszeft, którzy głoszą, że grozi wkrótce katastrofalny niedobór siły roboczej i trzeba na gwałt sprowadzać arbajterów i służących z zagranicy. Tak więc Gżee Bee potrzebuje Pakich i Polaków, Polska potrzebuje Ukraińców, Ukraina potrzebuje Murzyna.....USA potrzebuje tłumu z całego świata, podczas gdy w każdym z tych krajów jest znaczne bezrobocie, no oczywiście tylko "strukturalne". A już najlepiej, jak ten labor jest "nielegalny" bo wtedy nawet nie może pyskować. W USA jest takich wyjętych spod prawa roboli oficjalnie x-naście milionów. Więc jak trzeba układać dach przy 40 C to jest komu, a jak spadnie, to się bierze innego. I jest git.
Podczas gdy elity sprowadzają sobie służbę i tani "labor" z zagranicy, miejscowy motłoch ma polecenie "morda w kubeł" i ma się radować z wolnego czasu, taniego piwa i ubogacenia kulturowego przez gości. Może czas ten system rozwalić. 


Autor: "Hrabia Kalashnikov" czyli hr.kalashnikoff 

Chapeau bas!, mówię ja i pozostali komentatorzy.