US Coalition Kills 472 Civilians in 30 Days in Syria

Good thing we’re stopping Assad from hurting civilians.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has issued a report today covering the civilian death toll of US-led coalition airstrikes in Syria over the past month, from May 23 to June 23, reporting at least 472 civilians, the largest in any 30-day period since the US started bombing Syria in 2014.

Source: US-Led Airstrikes Killed 472 Civilians in Syria in the Past Month – News From

Scary, The War on Drugs

Compassionate Conservatism: Let Addicts Die

Under a plan by a city council member in Ohio, people who dial 911 seeking help for someone who’s overdosing on opioids would start hearing something new from dispatchers: “No.”

In response to the opioid epidemic that swept the nation — including the small city of Middletown, population 50,000 — council member Dan Picard floated an idea that’s been called more of “a cry of frustration” than a legitimate solution.

At a council meeting last week, Picard proposed a three-strikes-style policy for people who repeatedly overdose: Too many overdoses and authorities wouldn’t send an ambulance to resuscitate them.

Source: Ohio pol’s proposal: No Naloxone for repeat opioid overdose victims – The Washington Post

Social Justice, Technology

Google’s “Diversity” Not Representative of US Population

Every time diversity scolds go after someone, they talk about wanting a more “representative sample” of America in which you have to have precisely the appropriate mix of skin tones to meet the criteria of social justice warriors everywhere.

Last week Google proclaimed it was making excellent progress on diversity.  Here’s the chart they shared, pointing out it was progress but that they had work to do.

Unless America has completely changed its demographics, these numbers are completely unrepresentative, as is obvious.  Unless of course white people have slid off the demographic scale and Asians are taking over the country.

Not to mention the gender chart, which shows a major bit of lopsidedness as well as only two genders; I thought Google loved the new multi-gender world?

Everything about this report belies everything they say they stand for.

Source: Making progress on diversity and inclusion