About Norma Vasquez

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  • Norma shared from http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000Q6Z64S/ref=r_soa_p_i
    “We should do things that matter to us and matter to the country, but we don’t have to do everything,” Mrs. Obama told her staff shortly after her husband’s election. That rarely included campaign politics. Until now.
    Note: #HillaryClintonForPresident
  • Norma shared from http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000IMVNQU/ref=r_soa_p_i
    Donald Trump, on the other hand, has no record of public service and no qualifications for public office. His affect is that of an infomercial huckster; he traffics in conspiracy theories and racist invective; he is appallingly sexist; he is erratic, secretive, and xenophobic; he expresses admiration for authoritarian rulers, and evinces authoritarian tendencies himself. He is easily goaded, a poor quality for someone seeking control of America’s nuclear arsenal. He is an enemy of fact-based discourse; he is ignorant of, and indifferent to, the Constitution; he appears not to read.
    Note: #Truth #Election2016 #NeverTrump #Trump #HillaryClinton #Hillary2016 ~
  • Norma shared from http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000IMVNQU/ref=r_soa_p_i
    we are mainly concerned with the Republican Party’s nominee, Donald J. Trump, who might be the most ostentatiously unqualified major-party candidate in the 227-year history of the American presidency. These concerns compel us, for the third time since the magazine’s founding, to endorse a candidate for president. Hillary Rodham Clinton has more than earned, through her service to the country as first lady, as a senator from New York, and as secretary of state, the right to be taken seriously as a White House contender.
    Note: #HillaryClinton #Hillary2016 -
  • Norma shared from http://www.amazon.com/dp/B001O2SCKI/ref=r_soa_p_i
    (Asked about the internment of Japanese-Americans during the Second World War, Trump mused that such measures are sometimes necessary.)
    Note: Trump has no shame -
  • Norma shared from http://www.amazon.com/dp/B001O2SCKI/ref=r_soa_p_i
    Trump’s mainstreaming of bigotry has already damaged the country lastingly by ripping at its social bonds and popularizing a phony war on “political correctness” as an alternative to the ideals of tolerance and pluralism. Of course, Trump and his fellow-travellers aim vitriol and threats not just at Muslims. The wide-ranging ugliness at his rallies is there for all to see and hear; on Facebook and Twitter, trolls supporting him spread racist and anti-Semitic poison.
    Note: Trump definitely a bigot -
  • Norma shared from http://www.amazon.com/dp/B001O2SCKI/ref=r_soa_p_i
    President Obama noted more measuredly that violent radicals “are trying to hurt innocent people, but they also want to inspire fear in all of us.” He added, “We all have a role to play as citizens in making sure we don’t succumb to that fear.”
    Note: what Donald Trump is spewing is fear
  • Norma shared from http://www.amazon.com/dp/B001O2SCKI/ref=r_soa_p_i
    You know they say it warms you three times, wood. When you cut it down, when you carry it, when you burn it.”
    Note: about wood
  • Norma shared from Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy by Cathy O'Neil
    a data-crunching program is bound to misinterpret people a certain percentage of the time, putting them in the wrong groups and denying them a job or a chance at their dream house. But as a rule, the people running the WMDs don’t dwell on those errors. Their feedback is money, which
    Note: WMD = Weapons of Math Destructions
  • Norma shared from Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy by Cathy O'Neil
    Mathematicians and statisticians were studying our desires, movements, and spending power. They were predicting our trustworthiness and calculating our potential as students, workers, lovers, criminals.
  • Norma shared from Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy by Cathy O'Neil
    mathematics, once my refuge, was not only deeply entangled in the world’s problems but also fueling many of them. The housing crisis, the collapse of major financial institutions, the rise of unemployment—all had been aided and abetted by mathematicians wielding magic formulas. What
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