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Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at: Nov 26, 2012 Facebook will ask you to vote against your right to vote
QUOTE: Facebook will hold a vote, possibly later this week, in which it will ask users to abolish their right to vote on changes to the social network's privacy policies....Facebook argues it has outgrown the voting and commenting system that currently exists on the site. (One BuzzFeed writer notes that China might argue the same thing with regard to democracy.)
CNN (Cable News Network) Nov 14, 2012 Adultery, an Ancient Crime That Remains on Many Books
QUOTE: This is yet another example of American exceptionalism: in nearly the entire rest of the industrialized world, adultery is not covered by the criminal code. Like other state laws related to sex — sodomy, fornication, rape — adultery laws extend back to the Old Testament, onetime capital offenses stemming at least partly from a concern about male property.
New York Times Oct 24, 2012 Feigning Free Speech on Campus (Op-Ed)
QUOTE: Colleges and universities are supposed to be bastions of unbridled inquiry and expression, but they probably do as much to repress free speech as any other institution in young people’s lives.... Since the 1980s, in part because of “political correctness” concerns about racially insensitive speech and sexual harassment, and in part because of the dramatic expansion in the ranks of nonfaculty campus administrators, colleges have enacted stringent speech codes.
New York Times Jan 26, 2012 Gingrich Stuck to Caustic Path in Ethics Battles
QUOTE: Mr. Gingrich, Democrats and Republicans here agree, emerged as one of Washington’s most aggressive practitioners of slash-and-burn politics; many fault him for erasing whatever civility once existed in the capital. He believed, and preached, that harsh language could win elections; in 1990, the political action committee he ran, Gopac, instructed Republican candidates to learn to “speak like Newt,” and offered a list of words to describe Democrats — like decay, traitors, radical, sick, destroy, pathetic, corrupt and shame. Those same qualities are now on display as Mr. Gingrich, a Republican candidate for president, turns his caustic tongue against Republicans and Democrats alike.
New York Times Jun 18, 2011 Friendship of Justice and Magnate Puts Focus on Ethics
QUOTE: The publicity-shy friend turned out to be Harlan Crow, a Dallas real estate magnate and a major contributor to conservative causes. Mr. Crow stepped in to finance the multimillion-dollar purchase and restoration of the cannery, featuring a museum about the culture and history of Pin Point that has become a pet project of Justice Thomas’s. The project throws a spotlight on an unusual, and ethically sensitive, friendship that appears to be markedly different from those of other justices on the nation’s highest court.
New York Times Jun 18, 2011 Lawyers and Accountants Once Put Integrity First
QUOTE: as our economy fitfully heals, it would be prudent to ask whether lawyers and accountants offer the same protection against corporate misconduct that they once did. Three or four decades ago, investors and regulators could rely on these professionals to provide a check on corporate risk-taking. But over time, attorneys and auditors came to see their practices not as independent firms that strengthen the integrity of capitalism, but as businesses measured chiefly by the earnings of their partners.
New York Times Apr 06, 2011 Fiesta Bowl’s Lesson: Boards Must Watch for Red Flags
QUOTE: Charitable funds have gone misspent, jobs have been lost, and the reputation of one of college football’s most prominent organizations has been sullied... The ultimate (and often unfair) question in situations like this is, Where was the board?
Chronicle of Philanthropy Mar 12, 2011 ‘Complaint Resolved’? Well, Not Exactly
QUOTE: The Austin area’s Better Business Bureau charges consumers $70 a mediation... At minimum, the bureau ought to disclose some of these facts in its online report about PC Drivers Headquarters, right?... The lack of disclosure about the fee only adds to the sense that the bureau is more interested in protecting dues-paying members than in helping consumers, does it not?
New York Times Oct 02, 2009 Dark and Bitter: Food workers increasingly exist in a legal limbo with no protections for wages, benefits, job security, or life and limb. Why are employers like Hershey off the hook?
QUOTE: In this new world, workers are paid only when needed. There are no more messy layoffs -- merely the end of an assignment. All the risks are shifted to workers. Staffing agencies often tout their services as giving employees flexibility and variety, but [Nik] Theodore's research shows they are worse off by many measures.
American Prospect Sep 18, 2009 Threat Level Privacy, Crime and Security Online Court: Disloyal Computing Is Not Illegal (Threat Level)
QUOTE: A federal appeals court says employees are not liable for damages under anti-hacking laws for accessing their employers’ computers for disloyal purposes.
Wired Sep 13, 2009 FTC forces Sears, Kmart out of the spyware business
QUOTE: The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has busted a strange set of spyware purveyors—US retailing giants Sears and Kmart.
Ars Technica Sep 02, 2009 Report Details Misbehavior by Kabul Embassy Guards
QUOTE: Private security contractors who guard the U.S. Embassy in Kabul have engaged in lewd behavior and hazed subordinates, demoralizing the undermanned force and posing a "significant threat" to security at a time when the Taliban is intensifying attacks in the Afghan capital, according to an investigation
Washington Post Sep 02, 2009 $32M Louis Vuitton judgment shows limits of ISP safe harbors
QUOTE: The luxury goods maker [Louis Vuitton] won $32 million from two ISPs and the man who ran them after proving to a jury that the ISPs had full knowledge that they hosted mainly websites for counterfeit goods—and refused to take action.
Ars Technica Aug 11, 2009 Bankruptcy Judges, Justice Dept. Rip Mortgage Companies
QUOTE: Judges have found that major mortgages servicers regularly mess up basic accounting, improperly credit payments and charge unwarranted fees.
Jul 13, 2009 China Broadens Investigation of Steel Industry
QUOTE: The Chinese authorities have detained or questioned at least seven Chinese steel industry executives in a broadening corruption investigation...
New York Times Jul 02, 2009 Black Member Tests Message of Masons in Georgia Lodges
QUOTE: In June, the Worshipful Master, or leader, of the Gate City Lodge [a Freemason lodge] was served with complaints from two other lodges, whose Worshipful Masters were upset that Gate City had admitted a “nonwhite man” to its ranks.
New York Times Mar 02, 2009 Blackwater's New Frontier: Their Own Private Africa:
QUOTE: [in Africa] security contractors have gained broader acceptance. But serious concerns remain about the role they might play in their old stomping grounds.
Mother Jones May 07, 2008 In Europe, New Scrutiny of Ethical Standards
QUOTE: 'A series of bribery investigations at leading European companies has helped to accelerate compliance with global anticorruption standards as managers recognize the risk to their brands and reputations, legal analysts and international regulators say....“an increased sensibility among global companies that the reputational damage of bribery allegations has become much more significant than any actual legal consequences.”'
New York Times Jan 30, 2008 Study Finds Government Ethics Lapses
QUOTE: The Enron scandal of 2001 set off a tidal wave of concern about corruption and unethical behavior across corporate America, but a new survey shows that government agencies are not free of such behavior.
Washington Post Sep 28, 2007 Chicago's finest under fire for brutality
QUOTE: Between 2002 and 2004, for example, more than 10,000 complaints -- many of them involving brutality and assault -- were filed against Chicago police officers. Yet only 18 of them resulted in any meaningful disciplinary action, according to Craig Futterman, a lawyer who uncovered these statistics while researching a client's claim.
CNN (Cable News Network) Jan 31, 2007 Failing Report Card: Survey finds largest U.S. companies doing “poor job” disclosing climate change risks.
QUOTE: ...the environmental network group Ceres and the socially responsible mutual fund company Calvert released a report harshly critical of climate change disclosure at most top-tier companies.
CRO Magazine Jan 07, 2007 Dark cloud over good works of Gates Foundation
QUOTE: hundreds of Gates Foundation investments — totaling at least $8.7 billion, or 41% of its assets, not including U.S. and foreign government securities — have been in companies that countered the foundation's charitable goals or socially concerned philosophy....investing in destructive or unethical companies is not what is most harmful, said Hawken and other experts, including Douglas Bauer, senior vice president of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, a nonprofit group that assists foundations on policy and ethical issues. Worse, they said, is investing purely for profit, without attempting to improve a company's way of operating.
Los Angeles Times Jun 18, 2006 A.C.L.U. Board Members Debate Limits on Their Own Speech
QUOTE: Several board members of the American Civil Liberties Union expressed concerns at a meeting yesterday over proposed standards that would prohibit board members from publicly criticizing the organization's policies and internal operations.
New York Times May 09, 2006 Ex-Aide to DeLay Often Traveled on Others' Tab: Study Details Travel By Staffers on Hill
QUOTE: A former chief of staff...was described yesterday in a nonprofit groups' study as one of the top two recipients of privately financed travel among congressional staff...Lobbyist-paid travel for congressional staff members is prohibited; corporate-paid travel must be reimbursed.
Washington Post Jan 07, 2006 Report Links Lawyer's Religion to FBI's Zeal
QUOTE: FBI fingerprint examiners were reluctant to admit that they had mistakenly linked an Oregon lawyer to the 2004 Madrid train bombings in part because he was a Muslim convert and had represented a terrorism defendant in court...
Washington Post Dec 09, 2005 Compliance Exemption Sought for Small Firms: SEC Panel Cites Cost Of Financial Controls
QUOTE: Businesses with less than $125 million in revenue should be exempt from costly new financial control rules, an advisory panel to the Securities and Exchange Commission urged...comes as trade groups and auditors battle over the time-consuming rules, mandated by the 2002 Sarbanes-Oxley Act to help prevent fraud and accounting mistakes.
Washington Post Dec 05, 2005 In a Season of Scandals, Ethics Panels Are on Sidelines
QUOTE: The House ethics committee, the panel responsible for upholding the chamber's ethics code, has been virtually moribund for the past year, handling only routine business despite a wave of federal investigations into close and potentially illegal relationships between lawmakers and lobbyists.
Washington Post Dec 02, 2005 Justice Staff Saw Texas Districting As Illegal: Voting Rights Finding On Map Pushed by DeLay Was Overruled
QUOTE: Justice Department lawyers concluded that the landmark Texas congressional redistricting plan spearheaded by Rep. Tom DeLay (R) violated the Voting Rights Act... But senior officials overruled them and approved the plan. The memo, unanimously endorsed by six lawyers and two analysts in the department's voting section, said the redistricting plan illegally diluted black and Hispanic voting power in two congressional districts.
Washington Post Aug 24, 2005 Can't Cancel a Service? AOL Settlement May Show Why
QUOTE: For exasperated customers who have tried to cancel some service or other to no avail, an explanation may be at hand. A settlement reached today with America Online established that some sales representatives receive bonuses to keep consumers from leaving.
New York Times Nov 11, 2004 How UVA turns its back on rape
QUOTE: One of the most bitter ironies for UVA rape victims is that the school seems to reserve its harshest penalties not for sexual predators, but for students who violate the Honor Code, an antebellum proscription against lying, cheating, and stealing.
Hook Apr 28, 2003 Call for women priests is cheered
QUOTE: The campaign for including women in the clergy has taken on a renewed vigor this past year.
Boston Globe Apr 25, 2003 A Woman's Place
QUOTE: Women are barred from about 30 percent of active-duty positions, and there's still a deep emotional resistance to exposing American women to deadly violence.
New York Times Apr 21, 2003 U.N. expert says peace culture will grow if more women gain power
QUOTE: [Ingeborg Breines], who has spent the majority of her 20 years with UNESCO at its Paris headquarters on the organization's women and a culture of peace program, argued for the mainstreaming of gender perspectives in order to achieve peace.
Korea Herald Apr 17, 2003 Bastion of Buddhism faces gender debate
QUOTE: A female monk enlists Thailand's Senate in her uphill battle against a ban on the ordination of women.
Christian Science Monitor Apr 14, 2003 'You're never one of the boys'
QUOTE: A former Air Force Academy cadet tells how the school's culture often is hostile to women.
Chicago Tribune Apr 11, 2003 Burk Fights the Battle She's Given
QUOTE: ...the fight is not about golf, it's about power, specifically, the exclusion of women from a club that includes scores of the nation's most powerful men.
New York Times Apr 10, 2003 Americans wonder if golf has 'grass ceiling'
QUOTE: Players will fight for the Masters title - and protesters will fight for women's right to join the elite Georgia club.
Christian Science Monitor Apr 08, 2003 Good women hard to find? Studios obsessed with action flicks and teen comedies have little room for female directors.
QUOTE: Even the U.S. Senate is more progressive than Hollywood. Female Senators: 14%. Female Film Directors: 4%
Los Angeles Times Mar 31, 2003 Freedom to e-mail takes the stand
QUOTE: ...Intel is expected to ask the California Supreme Court to uphold an earlier legal ruling that found Hamidi had trespassed on its servers by sending thousands of unwanted e-mails to staff at work.
News.com Mar 24, 2003 POW TV: Why Rumsfeld should be careful about lecturing Saddam about the Geneva Conventions
QUOTE: Human Rights Watch agreed with Rumsfeld, chiding Iraq for its treatment of the POWs. But in the same press release, HRW criticized the United States for parading Iraqi prisoners around for the benefit of the news cameras, urging it to stop.
Slate Mar 20, 2003 Charity's Glass Ceiling
QUOTE: Survey after survey shows that female executives and fund raisers make less than males in similar jobs at comparable organizations, and that women, while heading the majority of all charities, are far less likely to lead the largest ones.
Chronicle of Philanthropy Mar 16, 2003 Whistles Don't Have Instructions
QUOTE: ...employees everywhere are more aware of potential wrongdoing within their companies, and that they are also worrying about their own exposure to wayward behavior — and what happens if they don't report it.
New York Times Mar 12, 2003 Two thirds of women on below average income
QUOTE: Union leaders today stepped up their campaign to close the pay gap between men and women after a new report showed that almost two-thirds of adult women, compared with 56% of adult men, are on a below average income.
Guardian Unlimited Mar 12, 2003 Home health care exec hit with $1 million verdict in sex discrimination case
QUOTE: A federal jury in Minneapolis has awarded a former Mallinckrodt Inc. executive $1 million in lost wages and punitive damages in a sex discrimination lawsuit in which she alleged the company paid her less than her male counterparts but gave her heavier workloads.
Star Tribune (Minneapolis/St. Paul) Oct 29, 2002 Atheist Scout fights decision to boot him
QUOTE: The Chief Seattle Council of the Boy Scouts has given Eagle Scout Darrell Lambert about a week to decide "in his heart" if he's truly an atheist.
Seattle Times Oct 10, 2002 FCC Rejects Satellite Merger
QUOTE: In an expected move, the Federal Communications Commission announced Thursday that it would not approve EchoStar’s plan to acquire rival Directv.
Wired Aug 15, 2002 3 Medical Supply Companies Receive U.S. Agency Subpoenas
QUOTE: A group that helps a quarter of the nation's hospitals buy medical supplies has received a federal subpoena...in what appears to be a widening federal investigation into how hospitals buy drugs, medical devices and other products.
New York Times Aug 15, 2002 Most Companies Meet Deadline for Certifying Results
QUOTE: most big companies certified their earnings in time to meet a government deadline...
New York Times Jul 25, 2002 House Votes 420 to 1 to Expel Traficant
QUOTE: The House voted overwhelmingly last night to expel Rep. James A. Traficant, an Ohio Democrat who ...now faces a likely prison term on felony convictions for bribery and corruption.
Washington Post Jul 16, 2002 Two Who Queried Pastor's Past Are Forced Off Parish Board
QUOTE: Two members of the governing board of an old-line Episcopal parish in Manhattan have been forced to resign because they raised questions about their pastor's decade-old conviction on charges of possessing child pornography.
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