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Activists urge #tobacco-style curbs on oil and gas #lobbying in EU

politico.eu/article/tobacc…

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Some NGOs, emboldened by a @WHO approach towards meetings with #tobacco lobbyists (@FCTCofficial art. 5.3), now want the #EU to shut the door to legitimate #lobbying by coal, #oil and gas lobbyists, too. What’s next? Every corporate lobbyist? #SlipperySlope?
Several reasons why this nonsensical: first, very few #NGOs or public officials have the deep expertise in energy markets that energy companies do. Excluding them from the process would sideline relevant legal #stakeholders who are affected by the proposed legislative changes.
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“...people usually gain power through traits and actions that advance interests of others such as #empathy, #collaboration, openness, #fairness...when they start to feel powerful or enjoy position of privilege, those qualities begin to fade....(1)
...The powerful are more likely than other people to engage in rude, selfish and unethical behaviour” #RebeccaSolnit citing #DacherKeltner on his work studying relationship between empathy and power
“If power generates a cushion of obliviousness around it, those of us with power need to counter it. That means, first, treating people with respect, regardless of their status: not taking the invitation to disdain or ignore” #Solnit
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Written by my mother:

From my heart with sadness....

My terrifying experience at all candidates forum in Vancouver-Granville, last night October 5, 2019!

It was not Antifa, although in my view the tactics were the same, it was two NDP members who attacked me...
inside and outside of the facility.

To introduce myself: I am a proud Canadian, a senior, a Polish immigrant, a hard working women, a mother, a grandmother who immigrated to Canada 38 years ago, running away from socialist - communist Poland just few months before Martial Law...
was declared there, in December 1981.

My family barely survived German Nazi, my cousins were murdered in concentration camps, my mother (who is now 95 yrs old) was beaten almost to dead by German Nazis, by the grace of God she survived it my father survived the Nazi war...
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#S386 #EqualityCantWait
Dumb argument: "All countries get 7% GC, so it is not discrimination"

(1) Individuals aren't countries. Conflating the two is absurd and unjust.
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/2 Law, rules, policies are evaluated on intent & impact.
Something appearing "neutral" superficially can impact one portion of the population adversely.

This is legal doctrine of 'disparate impact'.Discrimination by intent or by impact are both unlawful.
/3 Disparate impact is established grounds for Title VI claims. Supreme Court has ruled on this multiple times, multiple case laws.
Other e.g.: Poll taxes, literacy tests, property ownership were all ways racists used to disenfranchise black Americans from voting.
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FYI, a question currently before the Superior Court of Ontario regarding the 2018 #Toronto Municipal Elections to be answered is:

“Whether the Election is valid?”

There was already a ruling in the Superior Court that the Clerk shall retain the ballots.

#TOpoli #electionTO
#Toronto’s City Clerk is required to answer the following questions:

👉🏿 the Clerk is to publicly address how she verifies that each ballot cast is assigned to the right Candidate & what happens when votes are not rightly accounted for;

#TOpoli #electionTO #transparency

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👉🏿 the Clerk is to to publicly explain how #democracy is ensured in our elections in Toronto;

👉🏿 the Clerk is to publicly explain what equitable measures are in place to ensure democracy in #Toronto Elections;

#TOpoli #electionTO #transparency #accountability #equity

#2/…
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If you're a student of #AI and want to become a force for #good, learn:

- AI #fairness
- AI #privacy
- AI #security
- AI #verification
- AI #adversarial defenses

IMO - most folks still don't know how these fields work

Be the change

(#tutorials in replies 👇)

#100DaysOfMLCode
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#TreatmentEquality @SimonHarrisTD @EUnetHTA @ClaireByrneLive @drivetimerte @ciarakellydoc 1/1 Earlier this year @INFO_NCPE asked patient advocates from different disease areas for opinions on how to improve their patient submission engagement process, nowhere was it suggested ⬇️
2/1 that A) get media to lobby B) get MOH to overturn process C) only providing innovative treatment to one cohort would be progress for Irish Patients #TreatmenEquality ⬇️
3/1 We invested our time and knowledge freely in this process in good faith that @INFO_NCPE would respect our views personally I feel betrayed by their decision to favour managed access for one group of patients while denying others waiting #TreatmentEquality ⬇️
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Today, @NITIAayog released a Discussion Paper titled ‘National Strategy for Artificial Intelligence”. #AIforAll
niti.gov.in/writereaddata/…
We provide our initial thoughts on the paper here. 1/n
We welcome this initiative by @NITIAayog, but a call for comments would have been a welcome addition. The paper takes important steps forward from the #AI Task Force report released earlier this year by the DIPP, Ministry of Commerce and Industry (dipp.nic.in/sites/default/…). 2/n
This paper attempts a more holistic look at a broader range of issues concerning AI including #regulation, #ethics, #fairness, #transparency and #accountability. However, a number of issues still remain with this paper. 3/n
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The #AI task force for Economic Transformation in #India (set up by the Government’s Ministry of Commerce and Industry) released its report last month. Some background (B) and key takeaways (T). 1/n
B1. The vision guiding this report is “AI as a socio economic problem solver at large scale rather than only a booster of economic growth”. 2/n
B2. It seeks to address the role of the Government in the field, answer how #AI can improve quality of life, and identify sectors for AI growth. 3/n
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