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Lars Søpstad
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So today I got a leaflet and some paperwork for r a Fidelity fund which I ended up with some cash in from Red Hat stock stuff years ago.

It's the usual proposals to re-elect trustees along with a slightly less usual and rather sensible proposal on the vote which reads

"For the fund, a shareholder proposal requesting that the Board of Trustees institute procedures to prevent holding investments in companies that, in the management's judgement, substantially contribute to genocide or crimes against humanity"

Which is about as meek and mild manner a "don't fund mass murder" proposal as I can imagine.

Fidelity's trustees  for the fund recommend a vote against that - because "the proposal would limit investments by the Fund that would be lawful under the laws of the United States"

Apparently if you are a banker, funding genocide is just fine, unless there is a rule against it - although from Appendix B it does look like they get paid a lot to salve their poor consciences.

I wonder if Red Hat still use Fidelity, and if they really want to be indirect funders of such things.
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That's part of why there's recently been fund managers that have started "ethical" investment funds.

Should be interesting to see which funds end up dumping state and municipal bonds for states like Indiana.
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Mars One, not quite what it appears to be.
No money, no process, no explanation: An insider speaks out for the first time on the hopelessly flawed scheme to fly to…
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Pictures. Mars pictures. Cool Mars pictures!
Three images ; captured by Mangalyaan – India’s first spacecraft to Mars - has been uploaded in social media a day before Holi.
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I'm having trouble buying into this strategy:

"Dear Helpdesk,
Thank you for being a valued XYZZY customer. Our records show that
 your XYZZY Cloud license has expired.

If you wish to continue using your XYZZY networks, you must renew your license immediately. If you choose not to renew, your XYZZY systems will cease to provide network access on <date>.

If you have recently made a XYZZY purchase, please add your license key to your Dashboard account."
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A new short story, from the author of Americanah and We Should All Be Feminists, about the true power of vaccinations.
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Kjære du, for en vakker historie. Denne må jeg dele! G.😄
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Men vi har jo ikke korrupsjon i Norge?!
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Terje Aasland (Ap), nestleder i Stortingets energi- og miljøkomite, mener regelverket må endres slik at ansatte i Oljedirektoratet og Petroleumstilsynet ikke får eie aksjer.
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Does it really matter if he's mentally ill or not? It's still primitive and probbly pointless.
Rodrigo Gularte has been diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia, but his illness may not stop a 12-man firing squad.
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agree . .  ..   too many weird things happen every day all over the world . ..   let the applicable law do the job . . . 
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H.M.S. Beagle Lego set proposal needs support. Go vote.
HMS Beagle: A Voyage of Researches Between 1831 and 1836, the survey ship HMS Beagle and its crew made an exploration trip around the world. Although the main goal of the voya...
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Looks like some sort of comedy variety show planet....

Ramalama ding dong!
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