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Comment by Bertold Brautigan on October 30, 2014 at 6:01pm

Tim Cook cont.


From San Jose Mercury News


http://www.mercurynews.com/business/ci_26830751/tim-cooks-essay-his...

Other prominent reactions:


"From one son of the South and sports fanatic to another, my hat's off to you, @Tim_cook." - Former President Bill Clinton, on Twitter


"Thank you Tim for showing what it means to be a real, courageous and authentic leader." - Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg


"Our friend Tim Cook spoke out today -- and will help a lot of people by doing so. Leadership takes courage and we all applaud him as a leader and as a friend." - Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg


"Bravo." - Twitter CEO Dick Costolo


"@tim_cook = Courageous. Proud to work for you and be your friend." - Apple executive Philip Schiller


"Respect." - Marc Andreessen, of Andreessen Horowitz, on Twitter


"If leadership is the ability to inspire others to achieve shared objectives, @tim_cook embodied that today." - LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on October 30, 2014 at 5:39pm

Good news/bad news


Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, penned an article in Bloomberg Businessweek officially revealing his sexual orientation.


http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-10-30/tim-cook-im-proud-t...


He spoke with some wisdom:


Being gay has given me a deeper understanding of what it means to be in the minority and provided a window into the challenges that people in other minority groups deal with every day. It’s made me more empathetic, which has led to a richer life. It’s been tough and uncomfortable at times, but it has given me the confidence to be myself, to follow my own path, and to rise above adversity and bigotry. It’s also given me the skin of a rhinoceros, which comes in handy when you’re the CEO of Apple.


The bad news - he said "I'm proud to be gay, and I consider being gay among the greatest gifts God has given me."


Ya win some, ya lose some.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on October 24, 2014 at 11:22pm

It's very disturbing how situations like that can escalate so quickly.  But it's really great to see innocent bystanders stepping up to the plate and helping out without hesitation.  In fact the one guy, in the cowboy hat, initially took it upon himself to try and subdue the situation by talking. 

This video shows just how vulnerable we can be in any type of environment.    

Comment by Daniel W on October 24, 2014 at 10:49pm

Crazy guy in Dallas airport attacks man he thinks is gay "Because America".  Bystanders pile on and subdue him.

 

 


What a strange scene. Don't mess with Texans in an airport, anyway.
Comment by Grinning Cat on October 21, 2014 at 11:42pm

Heh!

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on October 21, 2014 at 9:14pm

Just in case anyone's missed this one:

Support gay marriage or we will marry your girlfriends.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-YCdcnf_P8

Comment by Grinning Cat on October 17, 2014 at 2:29pm

From Brazilian artist Carol Rossetti's powerful series Mulheres / Women:

When MAITE had her first girlfriend at 16, many thought she was just EXPERIMENTING. It may as well have been the case, but MAITE can't recall EVER hearing that her sister was simply going through a PHASE when she had her first BOYFRIEND. (Carol Rossetti)(click to enlarge)

(See many more at Buzzfeed, or see The Women Project at the artist's website)

Comment by Daniel W on October 16, 2014 at 8:56pm

Pretty shocking, he watches British people. "I don't want to stop".  He'll be sorry.  Better if he was gay

Comment by Grinning Cat on October 16, 2014 at 8:28pm

"What if you had to come out smart the way you come out gay?"

(In light of the disturbing anti-intellectualism in some currents of American politics, I'm also sharing this video in "The Results Are In: America Is Dumb and on the Road to Getting Dumber".)

Comment by Grinning Cat on October 15, 2014 at 11:49pm

Marriage equality in the US (as of today), with state sizes adjusted for population... makes the red states that still have marriage bans a lot less imposing!

(Colors as in Wikipedia's map. Click to enlarge somewhat.)

 

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