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.
Florida man arrested for threatening to kill members of congress if Kavanaugh is not confirmed

Friday, Oct 5, 2018 7:17PM

Police say James Patrick posted a message on Facebook threatening to kill democrats and "weak Republicans" and shoot any police officer that tried to stop him. [more]
Brett Kavanaugh: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

Monday, Oct 1, 2018 3:15PM

John Oliver discusses the ongoing controversy surrounding Brett Kavanaugh, the sexual assault allegations against him, his Supreme Court nomination, and what that could all mean for the highest (mostly-dog) court in the land. [more]
‘My mind’s made up’: Lindsey Graham says he will vote for Kavanaugh even if FBI links him to sexual assault

Monday, Oct 1, 2018 2:42PM

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) insisted over the weekend that he would vote to confirm Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh even if an FBI investigation found evidence that he may have sexually assault one or more women. [more]
California enacts net neutrality bill, DOJ counters with lawsuit

Monday, Oct 1, 2018 2:39PM

Fierce legal battles loom as California moves to enforce Obama-era open internet policies struck down by the Trump administration. [more]
Dating Habits Are Not Evidence Against Racism

Tuesday, Sep 11, 2018 6:44PM

So, a British conservative asked me, "How can Donald Trump be racist against black people when he dated a black model, Kara Young. I explained that a man can be rabidly sexist against women and still willing to date them. Racism (and discrimination in general) is not necessarily about groups of people you hate. It's about groups you arbitrarily disrespect or hold in lower regards than whatever arbitrary group in which you place yourself, which may or may not lead you to socially despise them. Slave owners in pre-Civil War United States were classically known for having sex with their slaves even though they were most decidedly not respected as other citizens. Moreover, slave owners were -- to say the least -- reluctant to lose... [more]
Free Speech

Tuesday, Aug 7, 2018 5:36PM

Online comic, xkcd, explains how getting banned from social media is not a violation of the 1st Amendment. Do we really need to explain this!? [more]
Sanders thanks Koch brothers for accidentally making argument for 'Medicare for all'

Wednesday, Aug 1, 2018 2:39PM

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) thanked the conservative mega-donors Charles and David Koch on Tuesday for "accidentally making the case for Medicare for All" in a new analysis on the cost of such a single-payer health-care plan. [more]
Collusion is not a Crime -- But...

Tuesday, Jul 31, 2018 4:03PM

Rudy Giuliani is in the news this week addressing Donald Trump's knowledge of the June 2016 meeting in Trump Tower with persons representing the Russian government. Personally, I can't imagine why he even goes on television to address this issue as it risks incriminating Donald Trump by saying the wrong things -- like implying there were actually two meetings on Fox News' Outnumbered . In any case, he is categorically on-record that collusion didn't happen and it wouldn't be a crime if it did. He is partially right. "Collusion" is not a word with any legal significance, so let's put the colloquialism down and discuss what laws apply here. Federal election laws prohibit, "foreign nationals from contributing any 'thing of value' to an... [more]

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