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.
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]
Children Cages Under Obama Were Unaccompanied

Monday, Jun 18, 2018 3:31PM

Republicans on social media have been citing photos taken in 2014 of immigrant children in cages under the Obama administration. According to Obama administration officials, the 2014 "children in cages" were not taken from their parents. They arrived at the border unaccompanied, were taken to temporary shelters, and released into proper care. Approximately 80% of which were reunited with their parents who were already in the United States. [more]
A Federal Court Just Ruled Trump Can't Block People On Twitter

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 1:07PM

US District Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald just ruled it illegal for Donald Trump to block critics on Twitter. [more]
Okay, Now I Actually Do Want To Take Your Guns

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 11:01AM

This is still not my position, but it is becoming increasingly harder for it not to be. Every single shot fired in a school brings us closer to declaring gun rights a freedom not worth having. I don't care about your hobby. I don't care about your phony ambition to be part of an anti-government militia. I don't care about trivial knowledge in gun mechanics. I don't REALLY care about your personal safety if I must weigh it against the safety of school children. Make fewer enemies! Bottom line, you can throw a rock in any direction and hit three people with a gun, so it is no wonder any psychopath can get one. [more]
Planet Dolan

Friday, Apr 27, 2018 4:00AM

The YouTube channel for Planet Dolan, an art and animation channel that I enjoy watching. [more]

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