The Illinois House of Representatives passed a bill mandating that all publicy-traded companies headquartered in the state must have a woman and an African American sitting on their corporate boards by 2021. [If the state passes the bill into law,Bye-bye Illinois – not because women and black Americans should not make policy decisions for businesses, but because the concept is racial and gender discrimination, it violates the property rights of stockholders, and it increases the risk of business failure by forcing owners to place social considerations above efficiency.] -GEG
The Illinois House of Representatives has passed a bill
mandating that all publicly-traded companies headquartered in the state
will need to have a woman and an African-American sitting on its
corporate board by 2021.
Failure to comply could result in fines of up to $300,000.
A new study linked non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) drugs such as ibuprofen and diclofenac with an increase in cardiac arrest. Research data showed painkiller use was linked to a 31% higher risk of cardiac arrest in patients. NSAIDs should be used with caution and for a valid indication.
Sexual abuse settlements that have already been agreed to have pushed the organization to the brink of bankruptcy. New York state has passed a law changing the statute of limitations so that victims of long-ago sexual abuse can sue for damages.
Baltimore Democrat Mayor Catherine Pugh is under investigation by the FBI and IRS as she is alleged to have used her position to secure contracts for the University of Maryland Medical System and managed-care consortium Kaiser Permanente in exchange for the organizations buying her children’s book series, Healthy Holly.
Judge Shelley Richmond Joseph and a court official have been indicted by federal officials who accuse them of conspiring to prevent immigration agents from arresting an illegal alien drug suspect by helping him to slip out the back door of the courthouse.
The left, seeking power at any cost, is campaigning to give felons in prison the vote and the power to choose our future leaders. The voting intentions of felons and violent offenders could cause negative changes in policy.
Electric vehicles have “significantly higher CO2 emissions than diesel cars,” due to the large amount of energy used in the mining and processing of lithium, cobalt, and manganese, which are critical raw materials for the production of electric car batteries.
YouTube has demonetized anti-vaxxer videos, Pinterest has blocked search results for the term and Facebook claims to have reduced the prominence of posts spreading misleading information.
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez attacked Crowley for being white and male, in a classic Marxist strategy of pitting groups against each other. She won by promising free college, Medicare-for-all, a federal jobs guarantee, opening our prisons and abolishing ICE. Transferring all the money from those who work to those who don’t work may force more people to wake up.
Starbucks’ Sensitivity Training day required all 8,000 stores to close for an afternoon, at a cost of $12 million in revenue, to re-educate 175,000 employees about racial bias. Data suggests that mandatory training is ineffective and can have backlash. The Perception Institute, funded by George Soros and the Ford Foundation, developed the Starbucks program that promotes ‘intersectionality’, which is a framework for marginalized people based on class, age, race, gender, sexual orientation, and disabilities. The purpose of the training was to set a precedent for other companies to mandate this type of training and to normalize it.