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Strict Standards: Declaration of Walker_Page::start_lvl() should be compatible with Walker::start_lvl(&$output) in /home/dixcom/blogs.dixcdn.com/leftofcybercenter/wp-includes/classes.php on line 1199

Strict Standards: Declaration of Walker_Page::end_lvl() should be compatible with Walker::end_lvl(&$output) in /home/dixcom/blogs.dixcdn.com/leftofcybercenter/wp-includes/classes.php on line 1199

Strict Standards: Declaration of Walker_Page::start_el() should be compatible with Walker::start_el(&$output) in /home/dixcom/blogs.dixcdn.com/leftofcybercenter/wp-includes/classes.php on line 1199

Strict Standards: Declaration of Walker_Page::end_el() should be compatible with Walker::end_el(&$output) in /home/dixcom/blogs.dixcdn.com/leftofcybercenter/wp-includes/classes.php on line 1199

Strict Standards: Declaration of Walker_PageDropdown::start_el() should be compatible with Walker::start_el(&$output) in /home/dixcom/blogs.dixcdn.com/leftofcybercenter/wp-includes/classes.php on line 1244

Strict Standards: Declaration of Walker_Category::start_lvl() should be compatible with Walker::start_lvl(&$output) in /home/dixcom/blogs.dixcdn.com/leftofcybercenter/wp-includes/classes.php on line 1391

Strict Standards: Declaration of Walker_Category::end_lvl() should be compatible with Walker::end_lvl(&$output) in /home/dixcom/blogs.dixcdn.com/leftofcybercenter/wp-includes/classes.php on line 1391

Strict Standards: Declaration of Walker_Category::start_el() should be compatible with Walker::start_el(&$output) in /home/dixcom/blogs.dixcdn.com/leftofcybercenter/wp-includes/classes.php on line 1391

Strict Standards: Declaration of Walker_Category::end_el() should be compatible with Walker::end_el(&$output) in /home/dixcom/blogs.dixcdn.com/leftofcybercenter/wp-includes/classes.php on line 1391

Strict Standards: Declaration of Walker_CategoryDropdown::start_el() should be compatible with Walker::start_el(&$output) in /home/dixcom/blogs.dixcdn.com/leftofcybercenter/wp-includes/classes.php on line 1442

Strict Standards: Redefining already defined constructor for class wpdb in /home/dixcom/blogs.dixcdn.com/leftofcybercenter/wp-includes/wp-db.php on line 306

Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /home/dixcom/blogs.dixcdn.com/leftofcybercenter/wp-includes/cache.php on line 103

Strict Standards: Redefining already defined constructor for class WP_Object_Cache in /home/dixcom/blogs.dixcdn.com/leftofcybercenter/wp-includes/cache.php on line 431

Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /home/dixcom/blogs.dixcdn.com/leftofcybercenter/wp-includes/query.php on line 61

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Strict Standards: Declaration of Walker_Comment::start_lvl() should be compatible with Walker::start_lvl(&$output) in /home/dixcom/blogs.dixcdn.com/leftofcybercenter/wp-includes/comment-template.php on line 1266

Strict Standards: Declaration of Walker_Comment::end_lvl() should be compatible with Walker::end_lvl(&$output) in /home/dixcom/blogs.dixcdn.com/leftofcybercenter/wp-includes/comment-template.php on line 1266

Strict Standards: Declaration of Walker_Comment::start_el() should be compatible with Walker::start_el(&$output) in /home/dixcom/blogs.dixcdn.com/leftofcybercenter/wp-includes/comment-template.php on line 1266

Strict Standards: Declaration of Walker_Comment::end_el() should be compatible with Walker::end_el(&$output) in /home/dixcom/blogs.dixcdn.com/leftofcybercenter/wp-includes/comment-template.php on line 1266

Strict Standards: Redefining already defined constructor for class WP_Dependencies in /home/dixcom/blogs.dixcdn.com/leftofcybercenter/wp-includes/class.wp-dependencies.php on line 31

Strict Standards: Redefining already defined constructor for class WP_Http in /home/dixcom/blogs.dixcdn.com/leftofcybercenter/wp-includes/http.php on line 61

Warning: session_start(): Cannot send session cookie - headers already sent by (output started at /home/dixcom/blogs.dixcdn.com/leftofcybercenter/wp-settings.php:512) in /home/dixcom/blogs.dixcdn.com/leftofcybercenter/wp-content/plugins/wordpress-automatic-upgrade/wordpress-automatic-upgrade.php on line 119

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Strict Standards: Redefining already defined constructor for class ftp_base in /home/dixcom/blogs.dixcdn.com/leftofcybercenter/wp-content/plugins/wordpress-automatic-upgrade/lib/ftp_class.php on line 56

Strict Standards: Redefining already defined constructor for class ftp in /home/dixcom/blogs.dixcdn.com/leftofcybercenter/wp-content/plugins/wordpress-automatic-upgrade/lib/ftp_class_sockets.php on line 8
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Monthly ArchiveJune 2013



Commentary & technology 27 Jun 2013 11:00 pm

Inhuman bosses

Bad enough when bosses trundle out of their lairs a few times each day to berate cubicle dwellers. Soon they can do it by robot.

The Ava 500 looks like a streamlined, high-tech Tardis straight out of Doctor Who. But instead of opening a gateway to sci-fi wonderment and thrills, this giant lamp post rolls from office to office, allowing CEOs and other management types to interact with subordinates by two-way television monitor.

An article in the June 24 issue of Time Magazine explains that the Ava 500 is the mad-scientist creation of company iRobot, maker of the self-sweeping vacuum Roomba, a CD-shaped heel-nipper that is the bane of skittish felines. For an estimated $2,000 to $2,500 a month, fat cats (of the two-legged variety) can lease this mobile monster and sic it on unsuspecting worker drones.

Ava supposedly allows bosses to videoconference with employees in different cities, but you know that some status-seeking type-As with only one office in their fiefdom soon will send this office shark to terrorize workers on surreptitious stairwell smoke breaks or while selling magazines for a kid’s fundraiser in violation of the company’s no-solicitation rules. Talk about Big Brother.

No sooner will the average working-stiff Tom, Dick or Harry be settled on the porcelain throne with the sports section then the bathroom door will swing open and in will roll Ava, the boss’s face plastered on its screen.

“Dick, I know you’re in there,” Proxy Boss will intone, his remote-controlled Death Star on wheels banging on the stall door. “Dick, I need those TPS reports immediately.”

“You say you need some TP?” poor Dick will respond. “Here, let me pull some off the roll and send it out.”

According to the Time piece — which for some reason fails to speculate on the bathroom possibilities inherent in this new monstrosity — Ava 500 will operate by GPS, so bosses won’t have to direct it with a joystick. All they’ll have to do is fire off a voice command and their Gal Friday will go hunting.

I can only imagine that it won’t take long for iRobot to realize that bosses can use the GPS capabilities of their employees’ phones to track down not just the company water cooler, but specific individuals huddled around it.

(Do companies still have water coolers, or have they been eliminated as an unnecessary expense? Let ‘em suck water straight from the bathroom sink, I say.)

But why stop there? Put some snow tires on Ava and send her out into the world, seeking employees while they shop, refuel cars, sleep, or any of the myriad activities that indicate — horror of horrors — a life outside the office.

Can you imagine your boss’s face staring down at you while you sleep? Tapping the window of the family room as you watch TV? Chasing you around a backyard barbecue while you fend it off with a spatula?

In all honesty, Ava 500 is a dumb idea. Bosses already have employees on electronic leashes via email, Skype, Facetime and any number of other technological breakthroughs that allow them to work us like dogs 24/7. The only advantage of Ava is that we won’t be able to pretend we’re away from our computers or that we have a bad signal when the boss calls.

However, Ava has one design flaw that workers will be able to exploit quite handily. Her maximum speed is just 3.3 feet per second.

Like the old joke about how to outrun a bear, all you’ll need to do to escape is run 3.4 feet per second to leave Ava — and your boss’s whines, pleas and demands for immediate ego stroking — in the dust.

Score one for the proletariat.

chris.schillig@yahoo.com

@cschillig on Twitter

Originally published in The Alliance Review on June 27, 2013.

Commentary 20 Jun 2013 10:07 am

Boy Scouts organization loses a caterpillar

“Be prepared” is the motto of the Boy Scouts of America. Surely its national leaders remembered those words as they prepped for backlash from a recent decision to admit openly gay scouts while maintaining a ban on gay adults.

As a result of the policy change, some conservative churches severed ties with the organization. Then last week, Caterpillar Inc. confirmed it was no longer donating to the Scouts. While the company didn’t explicitly reference BSA’s continued prohibition against gay adults, it did cite the organization’s discriminatory practices.

The Scouts, it seems, just can’t win. If the organization had maintained its policy against all homosexuals, it would have pleased many fundamentalists and conservatives while invoking the ire of social activists, including adult Eagle Scouts who have returned badges in protest of past discrimination. Had it dropped the ban against homosexuals in leadership roles, it risked alienating a substantial part of its base while potentially winning over more progressive firms, like Caterpillar.

Instead, it chose a middle road, one that rankles as much as pleases.

In recent years, America has experienced a seismic shift in attitudes toward homosexuality. Nowhere is that more apparent than an annual poll by the National Opinion Research Center. In 1973, more than seven out of 10 Americans felt homosexual relationships were “always wrong,” a number that dropped to a little more than four in 10 in 2010. Last month, half of Americans responding to a Gallup poll said gay marriages should be recognized as valid, up from 27 percent in 1996.

That 50-percent mark is a challenge for organizations like the Scouts, who balance conservative values with relevance in today’s world. Last month’s policy change bought them time, but as Caterpillar’s funding pull illustrated, not very much.

Many Americans are at the same point with sexual orientation today as they were with interracial relationships a few decades ago. The last refuge of the bigot on the interracial issue was to play the “child card.” Interracial relationships might be OK, this line of reasoning went, but what about the children of such relationships? They will have such a hard time fitting in.

Critics play a modified version of the “child card” with homosexual scouts: It will be too hard to integrate them with straight scouts; they will be singled out; they will be teased.

Doubtful. Most kids these days are very accepting of homosexuality. In the youngest age group measured by Gallup, the 18-34 range, 70 percent support gay marriage. Sexual-orientation may be a big deal to adults, but it isn’t to their kids.

The Boy Scouts’ decision reminds me of a scene from “The Great Debaters.” In the film, Denzel Washington’s character tells his all-black team that they have been invited to debate Oklahoma City University. One team member questions why the debate will be off-campus, to which Washington responds, “Because sometimes … you have to take things one step at a time.”

The Boy Scouts of America are doing just that. The decision to allow gay scouts opens doors that were formerly closed, eliminating a noxious version of the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy. It gives the group an opportunity to educate the public and paves the way for the day when these young scouts will become adults and want to continue their association. At that point, the organization will have no choice but to modify policy again and remove the last of its discriminatory practices.

Delaying that policy change keeps many qualified, compassionate adults from sharing their time and talents with scouts, and that’s a shameful waste of human capital. But, sometimes, you have to take things one step at a time.

Let’s hope all the organization’s Caterpillars won’t turn into butterflies and flutter away to other charities in the meantime.

chris.schillig@yahoo.com

@cschillig on Twitter

Originally published June 20, 2013, in The Alliance Review.

Commentary 13 Jun 2013 03:17 pm

I spy

Dear National Security Agency data sifter:

I’m sorry you were assigned my phone to monitor. I recognize that I never call anybody interesting, certainly nobody who could be perceived as a security threat. You would, I am sure, prefer to be bird dogging a Saudi prince or some surly, domestic terrorist, but you must be too low on the pecking order for such important folks. Maybe if you work really hard and do a good job spying on honest American citizens, you will be promoted to hard-core criminal types soon.

Anyway, Joe — you don’t mind if I call you Joe, do you? — you probably spend most of your time in a darkened, windowless room, waiting for government supercomputers to red flag any suspicious phone activity. You’ll be waiting a long time for anything like that to happen with my phone. Mostly, I call my wife and daughter, sometimes just to say hello, but sometimes to ask if I can bring home anything important. Not things like acetone, fertilizer and hydrogen peroxide, which can be used to make explosives, but things like milk, eggs and bread, which can be used to make French toast.

(I hope it’s OK to eat French toast. I know there was a time when we didn’t like the French, so we started calling French fries freedom fries, but eating “freedom toast” just sounds too weird. If I should stop eating French toast, please send me a message via a wiretap on my phone. Thanks.)

Confession: One time I did call the Aryan Brotherhood, but that was only to ask if they had Prince Albert in a can. Sorry, I live in a small town, and it gets boring on weekends.

Oh, and I call the library occasionally to see if books I requested have arrived, but I don’t do that so much anymore because the nice librarians generally send me email or text-message notifications. I read only wholesome American literature and never anything that’s been banned or suppressed.

Maybe if I selected some spicier materials, like “Lolita” or “Tropic of Cancer,” you would be able to read along with me while you’re hacking into my tablet or home computer. That would help the time pass faster there in Maryland, wouldn’t it?

Many times, I must admit, I read the old-fashioned way, by holding a book in front of my face and moving my eyes back and forth across the pages, which I turn by hand. This makes it much more difficult to keep tabs on me (always out of concern for my own well-being, right?), but I’m sure you have a satellite somewhere that you can direct toward my house to ensure I’ve not been absorbing seditious materials.

Boy, this NSA/phone records scandal has certainly been blown out of proportion, hasn’t it? I’m surprised at how many Republicans — the same ones who were gaga for Dubbaya back in the day — are gleefully spinning this surveillance into an attack on the current president, when it really dates back to the Bush-era Patriot Act, passed in those scary days after 9/11 when we came to the consensus that almost anything that could be done should be done to stop future attacks.

And who’s to say this surveillance hasn’t been successful? We’re told it’s foiled terrorist plots already, although we can’t know which ones because — surprise! — that’s classified information.

Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?, eh, Joe?

Regardless, I’ll bet this scandal is fairly short in duration and that you and your NSA co-workers will soon sink back into anonymity. After all, most Americans have believed for years that the government is spying on them, and many believe that constitutional protections can be circumvented by people with power, money or both. Where’s the controversy?

So you won’t be going anywhere anytime soon, which is a great comfort to me and my family, even if it means that you — or whoever replaces you as you climb the ladder of success at Fort Meade — will continue to be bored by my phone calls to local pizza shops and dog groomers.

And in case I don’t get to talk to you before, Joe, have a happy Fourth of July. Be sure to get out of that dark room, watch some fireworks and celebrate the many opportunities we enjoy in this, the land of the free.

Your friend,

chris.schillig@yahoo.com

Originally published June 13, 2013, in The Alliance Review.

Commentary 06 Jun 2013 01:09 pm

Correcting the infallible

A few weeks ago, Pope Francis suggested that atheists could get to heaven on the basis of good deeds alone.

For many people, it was an indication that the Catholic Church was changing its stance and becoming more open and accepting. They were wrong.

The Vatican quickly issued a statement that contradicted the supposedly infallible pope. A spokesman noted that people who are ignorant of the gospels and the church could, indeed, pass through the eye of a needle and enter the kingdom of heaven, like the camel of proverb. Apparently, it’s not their fault if the church’s PR department didn’t find them.

But people with an awareness of the Catholic Church “cannot be saved [if they] refuse to enter her or remain in her,” said the Rev. Thomas Rosica, as quoted by United Press International.

In other words, a person like me, who has turned away from Catholicism and, indeed, all religion, will still roast in perpetual flames, while those who have accepted the gospels and Christ will enjoy the fruits of heaven.

But if I believe all this eternal-life-after-death stuff is bunk anyway, then why do I care what the pope, the cardinals, the bishops or anybody else believes? The truth is, I don’t, not really.

But the pope’s statement was a concession that many roads exist to reach a common destination, which is helpful to many people who have left one faith to join another, but who still are wracked with guilt because of earlier indoctrination. It is also a comfort to the faithful who worry over the souls of atheists in their families. (Hi, Mom.)

Additionally, the pope’s words made me hopeful that we’d moved one tiny step closer to the day when all people could live without the divisiveness of religion, helping one another without the presence of some invisible being who holds out the promise of eternal reward or punishment.

We’re not quite there, but we are advancing. Last August, “The Global Index of Religiosity and Atheism” showed that the number of Americans who identified themselves as religious had dropped from 73 to 60 percent since 2005, while the number of Americans who say they are atheists increased from 1 to 5 percent.

Slow progress, but progress nonetheless.

Whenever I write about religion (much less frequently than my critics believe), I receive a lot of mail. Sometimes readers say they will pray for me, sometimes that they will never read my column again, and sometimes that they will do both simultaneously.

Less often, readers agree with me, but when I ask if they’d be willing to have their comments published as letters to the editor, they almost always decline. Too controversial, they say. They have to work and live in this town, they say.

Such is the power of organized religion. I write for a newspaper that devotes two pages a week to positive portrayals of organized faith (and with two columnists whose work I enjoy), yet many cry foul when I look at religion critically two or three times a year.

For the record, I have nothing against people of faith in general or Catholics in particular. Some of the best people I know are both. I no longer share or understand their beliefs or reasoning, much as they don’t share or understand mine, but that makes dinner parties more interesting, you know?

And I really like Pope Francis. He appears to be a man of compassion, a true shepherd for his flock, more concerned with a message of universal love than with the preservation of the church’s hierarchy and rather arbitrary rules.

Unfortunately, the same can’t be said for his handlers, who took his New Testament message of acceptance and covered it with a heaping helping of Old Testament judgment.

His way stood at least a chance of reaching the disenfranchised. Theirs, not so much.

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Originally published June 6, 2013, in The Alliance Review.