About Tanoro

Christopher "Tanoro" Gray is a web programmer and science advocate especially concerned with resource management technologies, biology, and artificial intelligence. He is a student of epistemology and philosophy as well as an Atheist competent in Christian theology.

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Spiritual Trumpster Abuses Civil Rights Protections

Monday, Oct 16, 2017 2:28PM


Here is a positively retarded story. Man wore ‘Make America Great Again’ hat for 'spiritual' reasons when he was denied service at Village bar There are no protections under the Civil Rights Act from political discrimination. If you walk into a bar wearing a Nazi insignia, you can be shown the door and you have no legal recourse. You can't sue a business because they objected to your political expressions while on their premises.However, there are protections from religious... [more]
Can we trust peer-reviewed papers? Youtube

Monday, Aug 28, 2017 9:29AM


Science journalist, Peter Hadfield aka Potholer54, gives us an entertaining crash course in assessing scientific publications. How do you recognize a "fake journal"? What is an impact factor? We'll have a few laughs and discuss how not to fall into the pit of fraudulent science publishing. [more]
Fear no Fake News

Thursday, Jul 13, 2017 1:34PM


I was having a conversation with someone named Bill on Facebook who wanted to know what sort of media image Donald Trump had before it was announced he was running for President. I hit him with several links and sources to find more, but it was clear what Bill was implying. But all those stories about Trumps past business failures were published after he decided to run for president Wrong! Clearly, Bill has a greatly inflated fear of biased media and he thinks the best way to avoid it... [more]
Neo-Confederate Snowflakes Want Their Monuments on Public Land

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 1:30PM


For those of you who don't know, there are places in the Unites States who still have Confederate monuments occupying public property. In many cases, they are maintained by city employees and the land they occupy is covered under the city's tax laws as property of the city. My home of Shreveport, LA has such a monument on its parish courthouse lawn. The statue, which depicts busts of the most notable Confederate generals, was built in 1906 by the request of the Daughters of the Confederacy.... [more]
Republican Senate Kills Bipartisanship

Thursday, Apr 6, 2017 3:34PM


The Republicans have made it official. Mitch McConnell pushed the button and launched the nuclear option in order to stuff a stolen Supreme Court seat with a deeply conservative corporate-friendly pick by Trump. With that, bipartisanship is dead and this is sure to gridlock the Senate for the foreseeable future, so I hope the Republicans feel it is worth it. What is especially offensive is that Republican officials know this and tried to game for political advantage. During Clinton's... [more]
How the Left can Abuse Money in Politics

Thursday, Feb 16, 2017 2:45PM


I'm an adamant opponent of money in politics. I believe corporations are not people. I believe Citizens United engaged a pseudo-aristocracy whose purpose was to suppress the democratic vote -- not by regulation -- but by building American politics as such a dirty shit show that the people just don't care enough to vote anymore. However, as John Oliver demonstrated with FIFA, money in politics is something that can be leveraged. It is a terrible power, but it is one the people can use so long... [more]
Why TYT Loses Gamer Subs

Thursday, Feb 16, 2017 10:29AM


This is a blog specifically to the staff and crew of The Young Turks. I've watched you guys for years. I don't always agree with you on every topic and I'm not a fan of your recent decision to advertise for Squarespace at the beginning of your video segments. However, I know I watch the show for free and the money has to come from somewhere. But I digress. You guys, particularly Cenk, have a history of rubbing the gamer culture the wrong way by trying to "talk nothing" about it. By that, I... [more]
The Weather Channel sets fire to Breitbart Youtube

Wednesday, Dec 7, 2016 9:27AM


On November 30, 2016, Breitbart cited a news story by Kait Parker of The Weather Channel to indicate global temperatures dropped. Kait Parker fires back this week at Breitbart, telling them to stop misrepresenting the report and get the science straight. I applaud you, Weather Channel and Kait Parker. [more]

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