This is not an attack on Komen from this blog but basically just putting facts out there as I see them on the web and gosh knows the last couple of days has spring a ton of information and opinions. I did remove them from my public service area with this being a second controversial area as even with last year with the reporting of spending $1 million suing other charities was not tops in my opinion I still had their link. This is kind of like strike 2 if you will and now is this strike 3 to have other funding removed? You tell me.
I did watch the video and basically the message I received was the fact that they want to spend their money, which they have the right to do, where they thought it would be in the best interest; however you can’t control the public perception and the video was just like so much of what I hear today, the algorithms of business intelligence. I guess as I blog a lot about health insurance algorithms I tune in there as have heard the same repetitively for so long so to me, one more dishing out of some Killer Algorithms for those who have benefited from their charity in the past.
It’s all about the math folks and the algorithms that help in these decision making processes. We have a lot of good algorithms out there but like anything in the world today there’s the dark side that creeps in. No doubt that analytics make us smarter today but the levels of ethics and forgiveness will always play it’s role, especially when something gets big notoriety such as this. I take what I see and curate with my own editorials for readers and hopefully educate folks on what goes on behind the scenes today with technology that creates a lot of the decision making processes today and that’s what was done here. If you look at the video of Steven Colbert, there are opinions that are more pointed than what you may see here and all have their perspective.
Komen Foundation Cuts of Funds to Planned Parenthood - Wall Street Was Lit up in “Pink” Last Week For Fund Raising from Hedge Funds and Other Financial Companies
The bottom line here for me is the sad effect that politics is having on philanthropy and how the abortion issue worked it’s way into this situation that is now not funding breast cancer screening. Those poor women who rely on Planned Parenthood, are they the bad guys or gals? Of course not.
It’s stupid and we have a bunch of self serving members of Congress that appear to be more digitally illiterate than we ever dreamed of.
Now I base this on what they say and what is reported as I am not friends or in contact directly with any of them. When things get over their head and decisions require a level of expertise they don’t have either due to non participation in technology or egos or whatever it is, the digital illiteracy shows up like the white elephant in the living room. They all seem to be non participating experts on “what’s good for those guys over there”. You can dig around this blog and find quite a few posts that relate back to the same thing, so nothing new from this blogger in that respect. These are big problems sitting in those chairs in Washington that let personal interests and controls factors get in the way.
Digital Illiteracy Still Plagues Law Makers–Severe Focus on Abortion Rights Proves It–Is This Where Our Lawmaking Knowledge Leaves Off or Even Begins? Scary…
Once again I’ll go back to a very related topic here on how our new consumer protection chief, Richard Cordray has his hands full with corporate USA and their definite big advantage with writing algorithms and code that take a couple days to adjust after a new law is passed, it is what it is and if you know what to look for you see day in and day out but nobody wants to seem to go point blank on it and maybe that is what I do here in trying to educate readers on the behind scenes part of how technology operates these days. Right now those same folks can’t seem to come to an agreement as to whether or not they want to cut off their profiting from insider trading but somehow feel so compelled to stick their noses into a healthcare situation where it does not belong. The link below also has the “Vitter Problem” identified by MSNBC with a very good storyline from day one, since he seems to have his nose in here too.
Insider Trading Not Illegal for Congress and Their Staff–STOCK Act Introduced to Stop Trading on The Congressional Knowledge Act
If you want to save lives, it requires stem cells, both kinds so if the IFS don’t work or can’t be programmed to work without the embryo then so be it and folks should get over that. The US has to be the world laughing stock when it comes to abortions at this point so do we let science to their thing and create solutions or do we continue to stay stuck in the 70s.
I have full respect for religion and respect that of other but come on with all of this and allow science to improve our standards of living and once and for all find cures. In summary, it’s a crying shame that philanthropy which is a good thing was drawn into the so called “expert opinion” area here, of which there is none but we all need to learn to get along and respect the rights and views of others and again work for scientific cures and I hope it was ok that I used that word but I’m not a charity so I think I am safe:)
When it comes to decision making we are all under the Attack of the Killer Algorithms if ethics and a level of forgiveness is not used when making decisions today, discrimination by the algorithm.
The link below has links that go into several areas of the Attacks of the Killer Algorithms if you want to read up, all public information and just curated here.
President Appoints Richard Cordray as New Consumer Financial Protection Chief - Hope He Knows And Understands Correcting Flawed Math and Formulas To Battle the “Financial Attack of Killer Algorithms” On Consumers With Banks and Corporate USA
Welcome to the world of discrimination by the algorithm….
We live in a distracted society today where social algorithms even supersede the value of human lives, just read the news yesterday and social networks are good, I use them and the are here to stay, but at what over inflated value…I read yesterday that in words of value we are worth less than $5 on Facebook, but look at what they are doing on Wall Street with valuating the intangible algorithms they are selling..time for new thinking here when social algorithms dollars supersede the value of human lives as the chase for the perfect social algorithm seems to be commanding more money than this country producing tangibles, and that is crazy. BD
In addition to stopping funding for the Planned Parenthood abortion business, Komen for the Cure has also quietly stopped funding embryonic stem cell research centers, another concern for pro-life advocates.
As LifeNews reported last July, Karen Malec of the Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer spent time examining Komen’s 990 Forms for the IRS for 2010 and she found that Komen has active relationships with at least five research groups or educational facilities that engage in embryonic stem cell research, which requires the destruction of unborn children in their earliest days for stem cells that have yet to help any patients.
The return showed donations from Komen totaling $3.75 million to Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, $4.5 million to the University of Kansas Medical Center, $1 million to the U.S. National Cancer Institute, $1 million to the Society for Women’s Health Research, and $600,000 to Yale University. All of them have embryonic stem cell research programs.
On November 30, 2011, Komen quietly added a new statement to its web site stating that it does not support embryonic stem cell research but supports the kinds that do not involve the destruction of human life.
“I oppose embryonic stem cell research, which creates life solely for the purpose of destroying it. I do, however, strongly support adult stem cell research, which has produced numerous scientific achievements without terminating innocent lives in the process,” Handel said in 2010 as a candidate for the U.S. Senate.