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A UC Santa Cruz press release:

Susan Wojcicki: The most powerful woman on the internet
M.S. ’93, applied economics

January 01, 2018

Susan Wojcicki is CEO of YouTube, the ubiquitous video-sharing website that in 2017 was ranked as the second most popular site in the world—only behind its parent company Google.

Her history with Google goes back to the company’s earliest days: co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin developed their search engine while renting Wojcicki’s garage. She later joined Google in 1999 as the company’s first marketing manager and employee number 16.

… In 2015, Wojcicki was named to Time’s 100 most influential people and described in a later issue of Time as “the most powerful woman on the internet.”

In 2017, Forbes ranked Wojcicki No. 6 on its list of “The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women.”

Susan Wojcicki is said to have been the loudest voice in Google’s executive ranks demanding the firing of heretic James Damore to encourage the others. The funny thing about it is that Wojcicki consistently explains that Damore had to be fired for the most maternal reasons imaginable: she felt that his memo affected her emotional relationship with her five children.

Wojcicki is also spearheading the censorship on Youtube of videos arguing for the importance of genes in modern life. Ironically, her younger sister Anne Wojcicki is the CEO of DNA testing firm 23andMe. (Their father was the chairman of the Stanford physics department.)

 
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  1. Steve,

    You should put the prefix of ‘gender realist’ before James Damore’s name.

    Wojcicki’s actions since then will do more to cause her more grief for years to come, than if she just didn’t insist on his firing, and just let the story die out of its own.

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    • Replies: @guest
    If she didn't move to have him fired, would she have been boiled alive in oil by SJWs? Who knows? That might've been worse.

    NFL coaches don't get fired for punting on 4th down, and CEOs are usually okay if they follow the commands of baying PC mobs.

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  2. Just a quick thought. In the other article about Ms. Wojcicki she says that she discussed the charges against Google by Darone with her children at dinner. I think America would have fewer problems if more children actually had parents who sat with them at dinner, or to do homework or to just share time. Hats off to Ms. Wojicicki if she has dinner with her kids.

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    • Replies: @Harry Baldwin
    Ms. Wojicicki has to have dinner with her kids in order to monitor the progress of their SJW indoctrination..
    , @Jim Don Bob
    The story sounds like the usual "too perfect to be true" BS.

    "Mommy, why does Donald Trump hate women?"
    , @ScarletNumber

    I think America would have fewer problems if more children actually had parents who sat with them at dinner, or to do homework or to just share time.
     
    I agree 100 percent. However...

    Hats off to Ms. Wojicicki if she has dinner with her kids.
     
    If "if"s and "but"s were candy and nuts...
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  3. I keep referring to Damore as an apostate, but maybe I’m ahead of him and he indeed is merely a heretic.

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  4. It’s amazing how the most powerful woman on the internet is under the thumb of a random codemonkey that she also had the power to fire.

    Sexism is everywhere!

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  5. @Thomm
    Steve,

    You should put the prefix of 'gender realist' before James Damore's name.

    Wojcicki's actions since then will do more to cause her more grief for years to come, than if she just didn't insist on his firing, and just let the story die out of its own.

    If she didn’t move to have him fired, would she have been boiled alive in oil by SJWs? Who knows? That might’ve been worse.

    NFL coaches don’t get fired for punting on 4th down, and CEOs are usually okay if they follow the commands of baying PC mobs.

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    • Replies: @Thomm

    If she didn’t move to have him fired, would she have been boiled alive in oil by SJWs?
     
    She isn't even the CEO of Google. She just runs YouTube, and is not the CEO, CFO, etc. of Alphabet.

    Frankly, before this, not a lot of people unfamiliar with the origins of Google had even heard of her.
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  6. California Labor Code Div 2, Part 3, Chapter 5, 1102. “No employer shall coerce or influence or attempt to coerce or influence his employees through or by means of threat of discharge or loss of employment to adopt or follow or refrain from adopting or following any particular course or line of political action or political activity.”

    Google is scroogled.

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    • Replies: @guest
    "Google is scroogled"

    Assuming California judges pay attention to California law.
    , @Twodees Partain
    "Google is scroogled."

    More apt : Google is Choogled.
    , @iffen
    California juries and California judges like Lance Ito.
    , @Maj. Kong
    Google's lawyers will claim that it isn't "political activity" because it wasn't at a GOP-sponsored campaign event.

    Labor laws are a stronger platform to stand on, but I can't see any leftist judge ignoring the primacy of anti-discrimination law.
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  7. I don’t really mind Damore being fired, even if I don’t understand why. What bothers me is that he was not given a STFU 4 ever exit package. That lacked class and was unprofessional.

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    • Replies: @Lurker
    Even cheaper would have been not to fire him and then there never would have been a story.
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  8. @Buffalo Joe
    Just a quick thought. In the other article about Ms. Wojcicki she says that she discussed the charges against Google by Darone with her children at dinner. I think America would have fewer problems if more children actually had parents who sat with them at dinner, or to do homework or to just share time. Hats off to Ms. Wojicicki if she has dinner with her kids.

    Ms. Wojicicki has to have dinner with her kids in order to monitor the progress of their SJW indoctrination..

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    • Replies: @Anonymous
    Woke 8-Year Olds: They're What's For Dinner.
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  9. @Harry Baldwin
    Ms. Wojicicki has to have dinner with her kids in order to monitor the progress of their SJW indoctrination..

    Woke 8-Year Olds: They’re What’s For Dinner.

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  10. @Faraday's Bobcat
    California Labor Code Div 2, Part 3, Chapter 5, 1102. "No employer shall coerce or influence or attempt to coerce or influence his employees through or by means of threat of discharge or loss of employment to adopt or follow or refrain from adopting or following any particular course or line of political action or political activity."

    Google is scroogled.

    “Google is scroogled”

    Assuming California judges pay attention to California law.

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    • Replies: @Cornbeef
    Murder isn't even illegal in the brown republic anymore if you're on the "right side of history."

    Wouldn't hold your breath on justice here.
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  11. n.b. Steve, academic departments don’t have a chairman, they have a chair. Also it would be more accurate to describe Stan Wojcicki as a very successful Stanford physics professor or very successful Stanford particle physicist or something like that. Department chair tends to simply rotate every few years and being so is not necessarily an indication of extra prestige.

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    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    Pointing out that the Wojcicki sisters's dad was chairman of the Stanford physics department makes clear that he got tenure, was there for a long time, wasn't just a minor figure who was on staff for a few years, was popular, and was seen by his colleagues as politically adept.

    You can read Maureen Dowd's recent interview with Anne Wojcicki for more on how the sisters' parents' roles as popular, well-connected figures in Stanford/Palo Alto life helped set them up to be popular, well-connected figures in Silicon Valley today.

    , @guest
    Universities are run very stupidly. They have these giant, bloated bureaucracies doing God-knows what. Mostly eating up subsidies. They recognize that in many cases bureaucrats are useless. Actual knowledge of academic disciplines is required to make tables least some decisions. Which administrators lack, because they're paper-pushers and might as well be working in HR at Google.

    Professors have to take up the slack, though they're primarily interested in research and occasionally teaching (when they can't pawn that responsibility off on unpaid grad students). There's no joy, prestige, or remuneration in it, so the responsibility rotates. Departments aren't full of the same types doing the same work, so the one who happens to be in charge may have no idea how to decide anything that comes across his desk.

    He lacks much authority to get those nominally under him in the department to do the work, and probably wouldn't have any skill in using his authority if he had it. These people didn't get into the professor racket because they were able administrators.

    , @ScarletNumber
    Chair is merely the gender-neutral form of chairman. They are synonyms otherwise.
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  12. The funny thing about it is that Wojcicki consistently explains that Damore had to be fired for the most maternal reasons imaginable

    I guess she really can have it all.

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  13. @guest
    "Google is scroogled"

    Assuming California judges pay attention to California law.

    Murder isn’t even illegal in the brown republic anymore if you’re on the “right side of history.”

    Wouldn’t hold your breath on justice here.

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  14. In order for this to be the case she would have to be on the internet, and there are no women on the internet, only perverts and pranksters messing with white knights.

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  15. @Buffalo Joe
    Just a quick thought. In the other article about Ms. Wojcicki she says that she discussed the charges against Google by Darone with her children at dinner. I think America would have fewer problems if more children actually had parents who sat with them at dinner, or to do homework or to just share time. Hats off to Ms. Wojicicki if she has dinner with her kids.

    The story sounds like the usual “too perfect to be true” BS.

    “Mommy, why does Donald Trump hate women?”

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    • Agree: Alden
    • Replies: @AndrewR
    "My six year old asked me why Donald Trump was planning on genociding all the Mexicans and Muslims. I had no response."

    I've seen tweets like this with thousands of likes. We are doomed.
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  16. Communist faggot ‘SJWs’ are simply tools of the establishment. If the establishment media doesn’t bark- which Youtube is quite capable of ensuring- they won’t attack.

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  17. @Faraday's Bobcat
    California Labor Code Div 2, Part 3, Chapter 5, 1102. "No employer shall coerce or influence or attempt to coerce or influence his employees through or by means of threat of discharge or loss of employment to adopt or follow or refrain from adopting or following any particular course or line of political action or political activity."

    Google is scroogled.

    “Google is scroogled.”

    More apt : Google is Choogled.

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  18. @Faraday's Bobcat
    California Labor Code Div 2, Part 3, Chapter 5, 1102. "No employer shall coerce or influence or attempt to coerce or influence his employees through or by means of threat of discharge or loss of employment to adopt or follow or refrain from adopting or following any particular course or line of political action or political activity."

    Google is scroogled.

    California juries and California judges like Lance Ito.

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  19. @biz
    n.b. Steve, academic departments don't have a chairman, they have a chair. Also it would be more accurate to describe Stan Wojcicki as a very successful Stanford physics professor or very successful Stanford particle physicist or something like that. Department chair tends to simply rotate every few years and being so is not necessarily an indication of extra prestige.

    Pointing out that the Wojcicki sisters’s dad was chairman of the Stanford physics department makes clear that he got tenure, was there for a long time, wasn’t just a minor figure who was on staff for a few years, was popular, and was seen by his colleagues as politically adept.

    You can read Maureen Dowd’s recent interview with Anne Wojcicki for more on how the sisters’ parents’ roles as popular, well-connected figures in Stanford/Palo Alto life helped set them up to be popular, well-connected figures in Silicon Valley today.

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    • Replies: @biz
    Ok but still, it is chair of the department, not chairman. There is no such thing as a chairman of a department, at least in the US academic system.

    The distinction is the source of a common misunderstanding. The department chair is not the boss (as the word chairman would suggest, like the chairman of a committee). The chair is an administrative position tasked with administrative duties like making the schedule. Often the highest power academics don't want to be a department chair, because of the bureaucratic duties.

    , @Rosamond Vincy
    You're correct on all of the above, but no true academic with a research agenda really wants to do it, because of all the meetings.
    SJWs, on the other hand, love this $#1+.
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  20. @biz
    n.b. Steve, academic departments don't have a chairman, they have a chair. Also it would be more accurate to describe Stan Wojcicki as a very successful Stanford physics professor or very successful Stanford particle physicist or something like that. Department chair tends to simply rotate every few years and being so is not necessarily an indication of extra prestige.

    Universities are run very stupidly. They have these giant, bloated bureaucracies doing God-knows what. Mostly eating up subsidies. They recognize that in many cases bureaucrats are useless. Actual knowledge of academic disciplines is required to make tables least some decisions. Which administrators lack, because they’re paper-pushers and might as well be working in HR at Google.

    Professors have to take up the slack, though they’re primarily interested in research and occasionally teaching (when they can’t pawn that responsibility off on unpaid grad students). There’s no joy, prestige, or remuneration in it, so the responsibility rotates. Departments aren’t full of the same types doing the same work, so the one who happens to be in charge may have no idea how to decide anything that comes across his desk.

    He lacks much authority to get those nominally under him in the department to do the work, and probably wouldn’t have any skill in using his authority if he had it. These people didn’t get into the professor racket because they were able administrators.

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    • Replies: @Maj. Kong
    We have civilian control of the military, we need civilian control of the universities.
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  21. Each of the 60 men above Damore in the org chart who could have quietly steered him away from a career in Palo Alto while keeping the googley way intact with no muss and no fuss only to be tripped up by this mouthy broad, must at long last realize the man has a fucking point.

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  22. @George
    I don't really mind Damore being fired, even if I don't understand why. What bothers me is that he was not given a STFU 4 ever exit package. That lacked class and was unprofessional.

    Even cheaper would have been not to fire him and then there never would have been a story.

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    • Replies: @Alec Leamas

    Even cheaper would have been not to fire him and then there never would have been a story.
     
    You're forgetting that the freaks and weirdos were mutinying because someone in the Googlag expressed Wrongthink.
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  23. She’s a typical female authority figure: a tyrant. What does it matter whether the rationale is dressed up in maternal feelings? Maternal priorities have terminated some 60 million viable babies in the United States alone since 1973.

    As for tipping my hat to that woman, I don’t think so. I wouldn’t take off my hat or drop my guard for a second around that type. You take your hat off in church in deference to your Lord Jesus Christ. At least that’s what I learned as a kid. Not some worldly woman with hundreds of millions of dollars.

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  24. Women are the eternal enemy of the beta male.

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  25. It takes a lot of talent to run a company that loses $2B / year.
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  26. @guest
    If she didn't move to have him fired, would she have been boiled alive in oil by SJWs? Who knows? That might've been worse.

    NFL coaches don't get fired for punting on 4th down, and CEOs are usually okay if they follow the commands of baying PC mobs.

    If she didn’t move to have him fired, would she have been boiled alive in oil by SJWs?

    She isn’t even the CEO of Google. She just runs YouTube, and is not the CEO, CFO, etc. of Alphabet.

    Frankly, before this, not a lot of people unfamiliar with the origins of Google had even heard of her.

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  27. What kids spontaneously say, “Mommy, is that true?” about some co-worker she doesn’t like–unless she told them the story herself? Elementary-aged children are worried about pop quizzes, school bullies, and having the right gym shoes, not gender disputes at Mommy’s workplace. Teenagers don’t talk to you at all, unless they need money or a ride somewhere.
    I call BS on this whole story.

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    • Agree: Bubba
    • Replies: @PiltdownMan
    I call BS on the family dinner part of it. I won't give her the benefit of the doubt that she was using it as a figure of speech. She's invoking the imagery to humblebrag that she's a supermom whose children a) have dinner at the family dining table as a routine and b) that her family, including the children, have high-minded discussions at dinner.
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  28. @Steve Sailer
    Pointing out that the Wojcicki sisters's dad was chairman of the Stanford physics department makes clear that he got tenure, was there for a long time, wasn't just a minor figure who was on staff for a few years, was popular, and was seen by his colleagues as politically adept.

    You can read Maureen Dowd's recent interview with Anne Wojcicki for more on how the sisters' parents' roles as popular, well-connected figures in Stanford/Palo Alto life helped set them up to be popular, well-connected figures in Silicon Valley today.

    Ok but still, it is chair of the department, not chairman. There is no such thing as a chairman of a department, at least in the US academic system.

    The distinction is the source of a common misunderstanding. The department chair is not the boss (as the word chairman would suggest, like the chairman of a committee). The chair is an administrative position tasked with administrative duties like making the schedule. Often the highest power academics don’t want to be a department chair, because of the bureaucratic duties.

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    • Replies: @AnotherDad

    Ok but still, it is chair of the department, not chairman. There is no such thing as a chairman of a department, at least in the US academic system.
     
    Biz, i think you must be a younger guy. "Physics Department Chairman" or "Chairman of the Physics Department" was the common usage at least back in the 70s and 80s. "Department Chair" was informal shorthand and honestly i don't remember using it back then. I you look up written material from that era or before it will say "Chairman".

    It's changed basically to placate the noisy feminist whiners. "Chairperson" sounds tediously PC, so saying just "Chair" goes down easier.

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  29. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    These sisters are yet another reminder that in a sane society women have very little authority over anything but children.

    Women will trade logic and rationality for hysterics and emotion every time. They don’t belong in positions of high authority. It’s absurd.

    The current buzz over Oprah or Michelle as future POTUS is just more harbinger/death knell lunacy.

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    • Replies: @Rosamond Vincy
    I wouldn't give women like this one any authority over children. Imagine what hers will grow up to be. Either she's lying about those dinner conversations, or they've already learned to be little hypocrites who tell her what she wants to hear.

    BTW, a mother can't lapse into emotions and hysterics every time there's a minor crisis: i.e., Jr. needs stitches, the baby puked all over Susie's science project, which is due tomorrow, etc. Talk to women who actually deal with their kids and you'll find more hardheaded practicality than you'll find in many a boardroom.
    , @JustMe
    I'm a woman, and I totally agree with you. Giving them the vote was also a big mistake, basically for the same reason you state. If anyone has heard this woman speak, it quickly becomes apparent that there is not that much going on between her ears.
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  30. The Wojcickis are as vile as they come. Anne publicly “joked” that they come from such a high achieving family that “you’re only a viable fetus once you have your Ph.D” Truly disgusting people.

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    • Replies: @Maj. Kong
    Assortative mating is not a bad thing. I have fonder feelings towards arranged marriages than the average Westerner does.

    The Wojcickis are disgusting, but only for their dual ethics.
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  31. @Jim Don Bob
    The story sounds like the usual "too perfect to be true" BS.

    "Mommy, why does Donald Trump hate women?"

    “My six year old asked me why Donald Trump was planning on genociding all the Mexicans and Muslims. I had no response.”

    I’ve seen tweets like this with thousands of likes. We are doomed.

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    • Agree: Jim Don Bob
    • Replies: @El Dato

    I’ve seen tweets like this with thousands of likes. We are doomed.
     
    In God's Name, Why??? The proper response is of course "Because I Can!" (and Amtrak demands more jobs)

    Meanwhile at RT: ‘Trump intensified war on whistleblowers, wants Assange’s head on a platter’ – fmr CIA officer to RT

    Meanwhile from the UK: 1 in 5 STEM bros whinge they can't catch a break in tech world they run: White men complain they're held back by 'reverse discrimination' (That article is frankly nasty work)
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  32. @Faraday's Bobcat
    California Labor Code Div 2, Part 3, Chapter 5, 1102. "No employer shall coerce or influence or attempt to coerce or influence his employees through or by means of threat of discharge or loss of employment to adopt or follow or refrain from adopting or following any particular course or line of political action or political activity."

    Google is scroogled.

    Google’s lawyers will claim that it isn’t “political activity” because it wasn’t at a GOP-sponsored campaign event.

    Labor laws are a stronger platform to stand on, but I can’t see any leftist judge ignoring the primacy of anti-discrimination law.

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  33. @AndrewR
    The Wojcickis are as vile as they come. Anne publicly "joked" that they come from such a high achieving family that "you're only a viable fetus once you have your Ph.D" Truly disgusting people.

    Assortative mating is not a bad thing. I have fonder feelings towards arranged marriages than the average Westerner does.

    The Wojcickis are disgusting, but only for their dual ethics.

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  34. @guest
    Universities are run very stupidly. They have these giant, bloated bureaucracies doing God-knows what. Mostly eating up subsidies. They recognize that in many cases bureaucrats are useless. Actual knowledge of academic disciplines is required to make tables least some decisions. Which administrators lack, because they're paper-pushers and might as well be working in HR at Google.

    Professors have to take up the slack, though they're primarily interested in research and occasionally teaching (when they can't pawn that responsibility off on unpaid grad students). There's no joy, prestige, or remuneration in it, so the responsibility rotates. Departments aren't full of the same types doing the same work, so the one who happens to be in charge may have no idea how to decide anything that comes across his desk.

    He lacks much authority to get those nominally under him in the department to do the work, and probably wouldn't have any skill in using his authority if he had it. These people didn't get into the professor racket because they were able administrators.

    We have civilian control of the military, we need civilian control of the universities.

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    • Replies: @Naz
    We don't need control of the universities because they are businesses. You have the right to start your own, teach whatever BS you want, and the market will let you know what works.
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  35. @Rosamond Vincy
    What kids spontaneously say, "Mommy, is that true?" about some co-worker she doesn't like--unless she told them the story herself? Elementary-aged children are worried about pop quizzes, school bullies, and having the right gym shoes, not gender disputes at Mommy's workplace. Teenagers don't talk to you at all, unless they need money or a ride somewhere.
    I call BS on this whole story.

    I call BS on the family dinner part of it. I won’t give her the benefit of the doubt that she was using it as a figure of speech. She’s invoking the imagery to humblebrag that she’s a supermom whose children a) have dinner at the family dining table as a routine and b) that her family, including the children, have high-minded discussions at dinner.

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    • Replies: @Rosamond Vincy
    And that among five children, not one ever says anything like, "I'm not eating this," "Susie kicked me under the table," or "Mommy, Jimmy's picking his nose again."
    If they do talk as she describes, it's because they've learned to play her. I've seen that during my own schooldays whenever we got an activist teacher. Everyone would make the proper noises about pollution or racism or whatever the flavor of the week was, then they'd go out for recess and litter all over the place and call each other the usual nasty words.
    But I'm guessing you're right, and she couldn't pick her own children out of a lineup.
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  36. @PiltdownMan
    I call BS on the family dinner part of it. I won't give her the benefit of the doubt that she was using it as a figure of speech. She's invoking the imagery to humblebrag that she's a supermom whose children a) have dinner at the family dining table as a routine and b) that her family, including the children, have high-minded discussions at dinner.

    And that among five children, not one ever says anything like, “I’m not eating this,” “Susie kicked me under the table,” or “Mommy, Jimmy’s picking his nose again.”
    If they do talk as she describes, it’s because they’ve learned to play her. I’ve seen that during my own schooldays whenever we got an activist teacher. Everyone would make the proper noises about pollution or racism or whatever the flavor of the week was, then they’d go out for recess and litter all over the place and call each other the usual nasty words.
    But I’m guessing you’re right, and she couldn’t pick her own children out of a lineup.

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    • Replies: @Alden
    I’m sure she just made it up. Liberals always do that kind of thing.

    “ How can I tell my son he can’t wear a dress to the middle school dances”.

    “ Brittany (6 yes old) wants to marry a black boy so her children can have beautiful caramel skin and curly hair instead of drab White skin and drab lank brown hair”

    They lie about everything
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  37. @biz
    Ok but still, it is chair of the department, not chairman. There is no such thing as a chairman of a department, at least in the US academic system.

    The distinction is the source of a common misunderstanding. The department chair is not the boss (as the word chairman would suggest, like the chairman of a committee). The chair is an administrative position tasked with administrative duties like making the schedule. Often the highest power academics don't want to be a department chair, because of the bureaucratic duties.

    Ok but still, it is chair of the department, not chairman. There is no such thing as a chairman of a department, at least in the US academic system.

    Biz, i think you must be a younger guy. “Physics Department Chairman” or “Chairman of the Physics Department” was the common usage at least back in the 70s and 80s. “Department Chair” was informal shorthand and honestly i don’t remember using it back then. I you look up written material from that era or before it will say “Chairman”.

    It’s changed basically to placate the noisy feminist whiners. “Chairperson” sounds tediously PC, so saying just “Chair” goes down easier.

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    You don't seem to have grasped biz's genius. Steve misspelled a word. That means that his reasoning is wrong, so his whole argument and everything he cited can now be completely dismissed.
    Compare the significance of Trump misspelling the word "coverage" in a tweet.
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  38. @Buffalo Joe
    Just a quick thought. In the other article about Ms. Wojcicki she says that she discussed the charges against Google by Darone with her children at dinner. I think America would have fewer problems if more children actually had parents who sat with them at dinner, or to do homework or to just share time. Hats off to Ms. Wojicicki if she has dinner with her kids.

    I think America would have fewer problems if more children actually had parents who sat with them at dinner, or to do homework or to just share time.

    I agree 100 percent. However…

    Hats off to Ms. Wojicicki if she has dinner with her kids.

    If “if”s and “but”s were candy and nuts…

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  39. @biz
    n.b. Steve, academic departments don't have a chairman, they have a chair. Also it would be more accurate to describe Stan Wojcicki as a very successful Stanford physics professor or very successful Stanford particle physicist or something like that. Department chair tends to simply rotate every few years and being so is not necessarily an indication of extra prestige.

    Chair is merely the gender-neutral form of chairman. They are synonyms otherwise.

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  40. @AndrewR
    "My six year old asked me why Donald Trump was planning on genociding all the Mexicans and Muslims. I had no response."

    I've seen tweets like this with thousands of likes. We are doomed.

    I’ve seen tweets like this with thousands of likes. We are doomed.

    In God’s Name, Why??? The proper response is of course “Because I Can!” (and Amtrak demands more jobs)

    Meanwhile at RT: ‘Trump intensified war on whistleblowers, wants Assange’s head on a platter’ – fmr CIA officer to RT

    Meanwhile from the UK: 1 in 5 STEM bros whinge they can’t catch a break in tech world they run: White men complain they’re held back by ‘reverse discrimination’ (That article is frankly nasty work)

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  41. So, Steve, when are you going to be reporting on editorials announcing “Biology isn’t Science”? It seems like that is the future we’re heading for.

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  42. Damore is a beautiful example of the Streisand effect. Trying to quiet down an embarrassing momentary PR problem from his leaked letter, they made things a lot worse.

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  43. @Lurker
    Even cheaper would have been not to fire him and then there never would have been a story.

    Even cheaper would have been not to fire him and then there never would have been a story.

    You’re forgetting that the freaks and weirdos were mutinying because someone in the Googlag expressed Wrongthink.

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  44. @Steve Sailer
    Pointing out that the Wojcicki sisters's dad was chairman of the Stanford physics department makes clear that he got tenure, was there for a long time, wasn't just a minor figure who was on staff for a few years, was popular, and was seen by his colleagues as politically adept.

    You can read Maureen Dowd's recent interview with Anne Wojcicki for more on how the sisters' parents' roles as popular, well-connected figures in Stanford/Palo Alto life helped set them up to be popular, well-connected figures in Silicon Valley today.

    You’re correct on all of the above, but no true academic with a research agenda really wants to do it, because of all the meetings.
    SJWs, on the other hand, love this $#1+.

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  45. @Anonymous
    These sisters are yet another reminder that in a sane society women have very little authority over anything but children.

    Women will trade logic and rationality for hysterics and emotion every time. They don't belong in positions of high authority. It's absurd.

    The current buzz over Oprah or Michelle as future POTUS is just more harbinger/death knell lunacy.

    I wouldn’t give women like this one any authority over children. Imagine what hers will grow up to be. Either she’s lying about those dinner conversations, or they’ve already learned to be little hypocrites who tell her what she wants to hear.

    BTW, a mother can’t lapse into emotions and hysterics every time there’s a minor crisis: i.e., Jr. needs stitches, the baby puked all over Susie’s science project, which is due tomorrow, etc. Talk to women who actually deal with their kids and you’ll find more hardheaded practicality than you’ll find in many a boardroom.

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  46. @Anonymous
    These sisters are yet another reminder that in a sane society women have very little authority over anything but children.

    Women will trade logic and rationality for hysterics and emotion every time. They don't belong in positions of high authority. It's absurd.

    The current buzz over Oprah or Michelle as future POTUS is just more harbinger/death knell lunacy.

    I’m a woman, and I totally agree with you. Giving them the vote was also a big mistake, basically for the same reason you state. If anyone has heard this woman speak, it quickly becomes apparent that there is not that much going on between her ears.

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    I’m a woman too and I agree about woman voting.
    , @Rosamond Vincy
    I don't feel as strongly as I once did about having the vote, given there hasn't been anyone recent I wished to vote FOR.
    I would like, however, to reserve my right to vote AGAINST.
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  47. Five kids, huh? Amazing this thing even breeds at all. I wonder if she ever gave two bytes worth of thought as to her sprogs’ planetary resource footprint.

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    What's more amazing is someone bred WITH her, unless she used a kitchen tool.
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  48. Youtube app has near daily updates,and it seems each update makes the app a bit more difficult to use. The description of the reason for the update usually includes
    The boilerplate “ to improve performance and correct abug which caused xyz”.

    The xyz mostly caused by the previous update.

    This wizard PhD’s recipe adjustments must be a real taste treat.
    Of course she does not cook up anything except mischief.

    Off topic: boeing milked about $2billion of our tax money building a virtual border wall during jorge arbusto admin.It was such a flop, that the entire contract, estimated
    at $30 billion, was cancelled. A full length border wall / fence is needed, could have been done already. Maybe a moratorium on jersey walls/hiway noise barriers till wall is done. It looks pretty hopeless.

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    To be fair, no updates are more counterproductive than Windows'.
    , @JustMe
    Nice to know. Usually women go ballistic when I make that remark. Most women (there are always exceptions) run on emotions rather than rationality. Their takeover of the education field has done nothing but harm as well.

    Wojcicki made up her mind on Damore based on what her kids said around the dinner table. Unbelievable, and unfortunately illustrating how the brains of so many females operate.
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  49. @JustMe
    I'm a woman, and I totally agree with you. Giving them the vote was also a big mistake, basically for the same reason you state. If anyone has heard this woman speak, it quickly becomes apparent that there is not that much going on between her ears.

    I’m a woman too and I agree about woman voting.

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  50. @Rosamond Vincy
    And that among five children, not one ever says anything like, "I'm not eating this," "Susie kicked me under the table," or "Mommy, Jimmy's picking his nose again."
    If they do talk as she describes, it's because they've learned to play her. I've seen that during my own schooldays whenever we got an activist teacher. Everyone would make the proper noises about pollution or racism or whatever the flavor of the week was, then they'd go out for recess and litter all over the place and call each other the usual nasty words.
    But I'm guessing you're right, and she couldn't pick her own children out of a lineup.

    I’m sure she just made it up. Liberals always do that kind of thing.

    “ How can I tell my son he can’t wear a dress to the middle school dances”.

    “ Brittany (6 yes old) wants to marry a black boy so her children can have beautiful caramel skin and curly hair instead of drab White skin and drab lank brown hair”

    They lie about everything

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  51. @AnotherDad

    Ok but still, it is chair of the department, not chairman. There is no such thing as a chairman of a department, at least in the US academic system.
     
    Biz, i think you must be a younger guy. "Physics Department Chairman" or "Chairman of the Physics Department" was the common usage at least back in the 70s and 80s. "Department Chair" was informal shorthand and honestly i don't remember using it back then. I you look up written material from that era or before it will say "Chairman".

    It's changed basically to placate the noisy feminist whiners. "Chairperson" sounds tediously PC, so saying just "Chair" goes down easier.

    You don’t seem to have grasped biz’s genius. Steve misspelled a word. That means that his reasoning is wrong, so his whole argument and everything he cited can now be completely dismissed.
    Compare the significance of Trump misspelling the word “coverage” in a tweet.

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  52. @Bronxite
    Youtube app has near daily updates,and it seems each update makes the app a bit more difficult to use. The description of the reason for the update usually includes
    The boilerplate “ to improve performance and correct abug which caused xyz”.

    The xyz mostly caused by the previous update.

    This wizard PhD’s recipe adjustments must be a real taste treat.
    Of course she does not cook up anything except mischief.

    Off topic: boeing milked about $2billion of our tax money building a virtual border wall during jorge arbusto admin.It was such a flop, that the entire contract, estimated
    at $30 billion, was cancelled. A full length border wall / fence is needed, could have been done already. Maybe a moratorium on jersey walls/hiway noise barriers till wall is done. It looks pretty hopeless.

    To be fair, no updates are more counterproductive than Windows’.

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  53. @JustMe
    I'm a woman, and I totally agree with you. Giving them the vote was also a big mistake, basically for the same reason you state. If anyone has heard this woman speak, it quickly becomes apparent that there is not that much going on between her ears.

    I don’t feel as strongly as I once did about having the vote, given there hasn’t been anyone recent I wished to vote FOR.
    I would like, however, to reserve my right to vote AGAINST.

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  54. @Jim Bob Lassiter
    Five kids, huh? Amazing this thing even breeds at all. I wonder if she ever gave two bytes worth of thought as to her sprogs' planetary resource footprint.

    What’s more amazing is someone bred WITH her, unless she used a kitchen tool.

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  55. @Bronxite
    Youtube app has near daily updates,and it seems each update makes the app a bit more difficult to use. The description of the reason for the update usually includes
    The boilerplate “ to improve performance and correct abug which caused xyz”.

    The xyz mostly caused by the previous update.

    This wizard PhD’s recipe adjustments must be a real taste treat.
    Of course she does not cook up anything except mischief.

    Off topic: boeing milked about $2billion of our tax money building a virtual border wall during jorge arbusto admin.It was such a flop, that the entire contract, estimated
    at $30 billion, was cancelled. A full length border wall / fence is needed, could have been done already. Maybe a moratorium on jersey walls/hiway noise barriers till wall is done. It looks pretty hopeless.

    Nice to know. Usually women go ballistic when I make that remark. Most women (there are always exceptions) run on emotions rather than rationality. Their takeover of the education field has done nothing but harm as well.

    Wojcicki made up her mind on Damore based on what her kids said around the dinner table. Unbelievable, and unfortunately illustrating how the brains of so many females operate.

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  56. SMALL CONTENT CREATORS WRITE TO CEO OF YOUTUBE…Sometimes you have to go straight to the top…https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5akPCCiObao

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  57. @Maj. Kong
    We have civilian control of the military, we need civilian control of the universities.

    We don’t need control of the universities because they are businesses. You have the right to start your own, teach whatever BS you want, and the market will let you know what works.

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