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posted by cmn32480 on Monday April 06 2015, @10:47AM   Printer-friendly
from the hypocrisy-knows-no-bounds dept.

David Knowles reports at Bloomberg that former Hewlett-Packard CEO and potential 2016 presidential candidate Carly Fiorina called out Apple CEO Tim Cook as a hypocrite for criticizing Indiana and Arkansas over their Religious Freedom Restoration Acts while at the same time doing business in countries where gay rights are non-existent. “When Tim Cook is upset about all the places that he does business because of the way they treat gays and women, he needs to withdraw from 90% of the markets that he’s in, including China and Saudi Arabia,” Fiorina said. “But I don’t hear him being upset about that.”

In similar criticism of Hillary Clinton on the Fox News program Hannity, Fiorina argued that Clinton's advocacy on behalf of women was tarnished by donations made to the Clinton Foundation from foreign governments where women's rights are not on par with those in America. ""I must say as a woman, I find it offensive that Hillary Clinton travels the Silicon Valley, a place where I worked for a long time, and lectures Silicon Valley companies on women's rights in technology, and yet sees nothing wrong with taking money from the Algerian government, which really denies women the most basic human rights. This is called, Sean, hypocrisy." While Hillary Clinton hasn't directly addressed Fiorina's criticisms, her husband has. “You’ve got to decide, when you do this work, whether it will do more good than harm if someone helps you from another country,” former president Bill Clinton said in March. “And I believe we have done a lot more good than harm. And I believe this is a good thing.”

 
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  • (Score: 1) by axsdenied on Monday April 06 2015, @02:31PM

    by axsdenied (384) on Monday April 06 2015, @02:31PM (#166983)

    Sounds like you want to be exactly like them, just on the other side of the fence...

  • (Score: 1, Troll) by Runaway1956 on Monday April 06 2015, @02:56PM

    by Runaway1956 (2926) Subscriber Badge on Monday April 06 2015, @02:56PM (#166993) Journal

    I think you are projecting.

    Want to play some numbers games? Compare the number of people put to death throughout all of the Inquisitions in Europe, to the number of non-Muslims killed in the past year or two by ISIS. Islam is a truly malignant movement.

    Like them, you say? Sonny, if I kill someone, they will be armed, they will be facing me, and they will have some kind of a sporting chance to defend themselves. Have you seen the images of Muslims blowing out the brains of infants, because their parents were Christians? Killing Kurdish babies? ANY babies, it doesn't matter, so long as they aren't Muslim. And, if they do happen to kill a Muslim baby, well, Allahu Akbar - Allah's will be done.

    TRANSLATION: Kill them all, let God sort them out.

    THAT IS ISLAM!

    --
    ‘Never trust a man whose uncle was eaten by cannibals’
    • (Score: 2) by tathra on Monday April 06 2015, @06:17PM

      by tathra (3367) on Monday April 06 2015, @06:17PM (#167067)

      Compare the number of people put to death throughout all of the Inquisitions in Europe, to the number of non-Muslims killed in the past year or two by ISIS.

      yes, extremists are bad and should be stopped.

      Islam is a truly malignant movement.

      and there you go off the rails with faulty generalizations. [wikipedia.org] try again without the sophistry.

      • (Score: 1, Troll) by Runaway1956 on Monday April 06 2015, @06:40PM

        by Runaway1956 (2926) Subscriber Badge on Monday April 06 2015, @06:40PM (#167077) Journal

        Sophistry my arse. Look at the world today. Where are all the trouble spots? Where are people dying en masse? Who is doing the killing? TODAY, not a thousand years ago, or even five hundred years ago. Christianity was never this extreme, and it has mellowed over time. Count the bodies.

        There are none so blind as those who will not see.

        And, no, you do NOT get to claim that either Hitler or Stalin were Christian, or that they committed their crimes in the name of Christianity, or in the name of God.

        --
        ‘Never trust a man whose uncle was eaten by cannibals’
        • (Score: 2) by tathra on Monday April 06 2015, @06:55PM

          by tathra (3367) on Monday April 06 2015, @06:55PM (#167089)

          like i said, extremists are bad. using extremists to generalize an entire religion is fallicious, specifically faulty generalization. even if you're fine with people using Westboro Baptist Church and the Church of the American Knights of the KKK to generalize for all Christians, its still a faulty generalization and thus not valid.

          again, try again with the sophistry. either put together - at minimum - a logically consistent argument or stfu. your constant spewing of fallicious, hate-filled arguments only makes your own religion look just as bad as what you're claiming of another religion which you obviously know nothing about.

          • (Score: 1, Flamebait) by Runaway1956 on Monday April 06 2015, @07:01PM

            by Runaway1956 (2926) Subscriber Badge on Monday April 06 2015, @07:01PM (#167092) Journal

            "which you obviously know nothing about."

            Now you claim to know Islam? Are you Muslim? No?

            The sophistry is all one-sided here. Islam incites violence throughout the Pacific island nations, throughout Asia, and it is beginning to be violent in Europe. Africa has known nothing but violence for decades, most of it Islamic.

            The sophistry is coming from your side of this - uhhhh - discussion.

            --
            ‘Never trust a man whose uncle was eaten by cannibals’
            • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday April 06 2015, @07:03PM

              by Anonymous Coward on Monday April 06 2015, @07:03PM (#167094)

              > Now you claim to know Islam? Are you Muslim? No?

              He might not be. But my wife and inlaws are and they are nothing like the bullshit you are selling.

        • (Score: 1) by t-3 on Monday April 06 2015, @09:16PM

          by t-3 (4907) on Monday April 06 2015, @09:16PM (#167175)

          Buddhists are killing people in Burma, Sri Lanka, Indonesia. Christians are killing in Ethiopia and Eastern Europe. Muslims are killing in the Middle East. Quit being a closed-minded ignorant dick and actually think about the world you live in. Also, Christianity was MORE extreme. During the Crusades, it was straight up religious genocide all day. Muslims have Sunni-Shiite, Christians had massive wars between Protestants and Catholics, and also between Catholic sects and many different purges of heretics and the like. In fact, Protestants and Catholics are STILL killing each other in Eastern Europe.

          • (Score: 2) by Runaway1956 on Monday April 06 2015, @09:21PM

            by Runaway1956 (2926) Subscriber Badge on Monday April 06 2015, @09:21PM (#167180) Journal

            Christians are killing in Eastern Europe? Maybe you have a link to that. I'm aware of some fascist rat bastards who are intent on ethnic cleansing of Ukraine - but I was NOT aware that those fascists were invoking the Name of God in their war against Russian speaking people.

            --
            ‘Never trust a man whose uncle was eaten by cannibals’
            • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday April 06 2015, @10:37PM

              by Anonymous Coward on Monday April 06 2015, @10:37PM (#167217)

              Maybe you have a link to that.

              Its not Eastern Europe, but here [wikipedia.org] and here [wikipedia.org] you go.

              I'm aware of some fascist rat bastards who are...

              No True Scottsman, ahoy!

      • (Score: 2) by Runaway1956 on Monday April 06 2015, @06:45PM

        by Runaway1956 (2926) Subscriber Badge on Monday April 06 2015, @06:45PM (#167079) Journal
        --
        ‘Never trust a man whose uncle was eaten by cannibals’
      • (Score: 2) by Runaway1956 on Monday April 06 2015, @06:49PM

        by Runaway1956 (2926) Subscriber Badge on Monday April 06 2015, @06:49PM (#167082) Journal
        --
        ‘Never trust a man whose uncle was eaten by cannibals’