Breakthrough Starshot, the Stephen Hawking and Mark Zuckerberg-backed
plan to send spacecraft to our nearest stellar neighbors, has a new
target, and it wants us all to have the chance to glimpse it up close.
Don’t let the “Feel-Good” ending of the Ahmed Mohamed story fool or distract you: A minor was interrogated for hours and hours and repeatedly denied access to a lawyer or his parents by police when he asked. That is an actual crime.
I’m glad little Ahmed is going to space camp and will do well in his future. Good for him. But holy fuck, does no one care that the Texas police threw the law out of the window here? What they did was actually illegal. Will they be punished? No. Probably not.
But the mainstream press don’t care. MY GOD, MARK ZUCKERBERG LIKES HIM. THAT IS BASICALLY THE WHOLE STORY HERE.
Ok but I am so bothered by everyone’s response to Ahmed Mohamed’s ordeal. Instead of coming up with solutions to avoid racially profiling innocent Muslim youth, the American elite are inviting him to come chill with them. That’s great but what about all the Muslims who aren’t as lucky as Ahmed and end up getting tortured, arrested and detained indefinitely without trial for shit they didn’t even do???
To sum up, [Mark Zuckerberg’s] money is not going to a charity, but to his own LLC, which will let him evade tax by moving his private assets into a foundation. See, Zuckerberg doesn’t need massive tax benefits to do whatever he wants. He can just do whatever he wants. But he will get those tax benefits and estate planning benefits and he will be able to give up his stock while holding onto power over his company.
As Michael Maiello in his Daily Beast piece reveals, “when we pay people like Zuckerberg to fund their own foundations, we are really helping the rich and coddled few even as we thank and honor them for their charity.”
Roadhog:Can I share something with you from earlier today?
Junkrat:What is it, Roadie?
Roadhog:Well, I sent you a text...
Roadhog:...early in the morning.
Roadhog:Because I have to go to a different watchpoint for one weekend this month, and so, I was like, I won't give specific dates, but "do you have any preference whether I go this weekend, or the next weekend?"
Roadhog:At 9:30 in the morning...
Roadhog:..."Motherfucking Soldier 76 Jesus Christ fuck dude motherfucking Overwatch movie bullshit Jesus can you fucking believe this shit"
Junkrat:*continues laughing even louder*
Junkrat:*still laughing* You just made me die- Oh.
Roadhog:...Random capitalization. So I respond, "I have no idea what we're talking about right now." Forty-five minutes pass. I get a text from you: "Goddamn created Overwatch and fucking omnics and shit right fucking Shimada brothers goddamn rowing the boat fuck yo shit I can't even fucking believe this shit have you seen this shit fuck I just watched this shit fuck Soldier 76 man"
Roadhog:I respond, "Junkrat, you're scaring me." An hour passes. You respond, "Motherfucking Widowmaker Widomaker you put in the time fuck put in the time motherfucking build shit with his bare hands fucking best friend shit Soldier 76 I'm very tired"
Roadhog:I'm just like, "No problem, man. I'll do most of the talking at the Junker session today." Immediate, like, response, I'm talkin' like five seconds later: "No man I'll just talk about the Overwatch movie all day shit man you have to be so interested in the shit I have to say about the Overwatch movie fuck dude I just watched it a year and a half ago fuck Soldier 76 man he fucked over Widowmaker crazy Shimada brothers rowing Lucio deuce Santas did the soundtrack fuck this guy who invented Overwatch I don't like dying I cant think of who the fuck founded Overwatch all I can think is the guy who betrayed the guy who founded Overwatch who the fuck founded Overwatch" And then, in all capital letters, two hours later, "JACK MORRISON"
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has ordered employees to stop crossing out the phrase “Black Lives Matter” on the walls at its Menlo Park, California, headquarters.
“We’ve never had rules around what people can write on our walls — we expect everybody to treat each other with respect,” Zuckerberg wrote, calling the incidents “disrespectful” and “malicious.”
Zuckerberg also expressed support for the Black Lives Matter movement, which campaigns against racial discrimination and police brutality. He encouraged employees to attend a town hall next week to learn about the movement. #Love it!