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(CBS Los Angeles 2)   UCLA cuts kidney research funding by $3M due to "divisive and hurtful" comments. That will totally show those researchers and patients   (losangeles.cbslocal.com) divider line 98
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2014-04-30 12:27:31 PM  
Mr. Nose, meet Mr. Face.
 
2014-04-30 12:31:43 PM  
Right. Forcing a rich guy to keep his money will send a strong message.
 
2014-04-30 01:14:43 PM  
Is one man's comments really enough to reject the funding and end up in a lot of people being pissed off?
 
2014-04-30 01:46:28 PM  

I_Am_Weasel: Is one man's comments really enough to reject the funding and end up in a lot of people being unable to pissed off?

 
2014-04-30 01:58:00 PM  

I_Am_Weasel: Is one man's comments really enough to reject the funding and end up in a lot of people being pissed off?


Is this about that Sterling guy again?
 
2014-04-30 01:58:54 PM  
Shiat, this would be a perfect time to get more money out of him.
 
2014-04-30 01:58:55 PM  

bigpeeler: Mr. Nose, meet Mr. Face.


Yep.  Take his money and help some kids.
 
2014-04-30 02:01:05 PM  
So basically, they decided to pay his fine for him?
 
2014-04-30 02:01:16 PM  
You guys are forgetting that principles are ALWAYS more important than....everything else apparently.
 
2014-04-30 02:01:30 PM  
Use the money for the benefit of all races.
 
2014-04-30 02:02:36 PM  
There is such a thing as poisonous money that can result in problems for an accepting organization beyond simple PR matters. Especially when the person who is giving the money is currently embroiled in legal issues.
 
2014-04-30 02:03:15 PM  

BKITU: I_Am_Weasel: Is one man's comments really enough to reject the funding and end up in a lot of people being unable to pissed off?


Welcome to my favs...
 
2014-04-30 02:04:08 PM  
Also might depend on the conditions of the donation.  It's not unknown for some rich donors to include a shiatload of riders requiring naming rights, publicity, etc etc.
 
2014-04-30 02:04:10 PM  
Stupid and shortsighted.
 
2014-04-30 02:05:27 PM  

Satanic_Hamster: Also might depend on the conditions of the donation.  It's not unknown for some rich donors to include a shiatload of riders requiring naming rights, publicity, etc etc.


Oh, good point. Yeah, if it required Sterling's name be plastered all over the place that could be a problem.
 
2014-04-30 02:05:41 PM  
Looks like stupidity is contagious.
 
2014-04-30 02:05:51 PM  
Okay, if the money came with bullshiat strings attached, I get rejecting it, but TFA says nothing about it. It just makes UCLA look farking stupid.
 
2014-04-30 02:05:56 PM  
Exactly what I was thinking subby.  Thanks for pointing out their ignorance in this decision.
 
2014-04-30 02:06:50 PM  
The racial paranoia in this country is getting a wee bit out of hand don't you think?  The man said some bad things (but IMO, his documented actions and his wife's actions as landlords was waaay worse and more racist) and now we are going to spite cancer patients to get away from him. It's not like he's a child molester or murderer, the man told his black girlfriend it's ok to sleep with black dudes just don't bring them to my owner's suite so he's worse than Hitler so much that his money previously donated to charity is no good.

Well, actually, come to think of it, if he were a child molester (Roman Polanski) or a murderer (Mumia Abu Jamal) he'd probably be celebrated by the same people going absolutely monkey poop over him right now.
 
2014-04-30 02:07:13 PM  

Ow! That was my feelings!: Satanic_Hamster: Also might depend on the conditions of the donation.  It's not unknown for some rich donors to include a shiatload of riders requiring naming rights, publicity, etc etc.


Oh, good point. Yeah, if it required Sterling's name be plastered all over the place that could be a problem.



It wasn't. He claimed it was, but it wasn't. The dispute might have made UCLA say fark it, though.

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2014-04-30 02:07:23 PM  
Outrage du jour
 
2014-04-30 02:07:39 PM  
The only reason to return the money is if it was conditional on naming the facility after him. Many times with large gifts they are done if the charity does certain things on their behalf (name a scholarship, chair, endowment, building/structure) after the person giving the gift.  The building was going to be named after him and I don't think the University wanted a known racist to be permanently on campus.  If the gift wasn't conditional, then take the money and do some good and find another person to name it after.
 
2014-04-30 02:08:32 PM  
Good for them. Lots of donors would avoid being associated with the asshole and spend their money elsewhere.
 
2014-04-30 02:09:34 PM  

Ow! That was my feelings!: Satanic_Hamster: Also might depend on the conditions of the donation.  It's not unknown for some rich donors to include a shiatload of riders requiring naming rights, publicity, etc etc.

Oh, good point. Yeah, if it required Sterling's name be plastered all over the place that could be a problem.


Just add "Silver" after it every time. Done.
 
2014-04-30 02:09:46 PM  
I'm guessing the decision has to do with the ad he toon out in their name thanking him for the donation (last paragraph of the article)
 
2014-04-30 02:10:11 PM  
Because, once you've done (or said) something wrong, you're apparently forever incapable of ever doing any good again.
 
2014-04-30 02:10:25 PM  
Toon / took. It's the same thing according to my phone.
 
2014-04-30 02:10:44 PM  
Sterling will end up with way more money after this fiasco than before.  The beach that set him up will most likely pay a heavy cost.  Illegal wiretapping is a federal offense.  It is a felony.  Sterling, could, also, sue the beach just for the pleasure of taking back everything that he gave her and more.  Sterling is going to have a lot of money to burn.  While I don't agree with Sterling's remarks, his remarks were private remarks.  How many times has someone had a private conversation where they will say unfavorable and mean spirited remarks about people of other races, genders, etc.

It's pretty scary as it is that the NSA can record all of your emails, phone conversations and even bug your house.  How many workers in the NSA will be tempted to use this information for their own benefit (Oh, no way!  NSA employees are the cream of the crop when it comes to honesty and integrity).

Hell, a private citizen can (and already is has) gotten hold of a parabolic mike and record all of his or her neighbor's conversations and put them on the internet.

Enjoy!
 
2014-04-30 02:11:46 PM  
Give me political correctness or give me death.
 
2014-04-30 02:12:32 PM  
Short term, they lose $3M, there's a risk that they will always be saddled with "The research site willing to take money from Sterling", which could cause them to lose other funding this year, I'm not saying they made the right call, but it's not just as simple as not taking the money, so they get $0. They have to consider what funds will get pulled by other donors, fairly or not.
 
2014-04-30 02:12:44 PM  

blatz514: Shiat, this would be a perfect time to get more money out of him.


This. I'd take his money and run. It doesn't matter where it's coming from, only what you're using it for
 
2014-04-30 02:14:22 PM  
The guy takes out a full page ad in the Sunday LA Times thanking himself for giving the gift to UCLA and THIS is what subby finds asinine?
 
2014-04-30 02:16:25 PM  

Savian: You guys are forgetting that principles public displays of self-righteous indignity are ALWAYS more important than....everything else apparently.


FTFY
 
2014-04-30 02:18:27 PM  
Sad, since blacks have more problems with kidney disease than whites...
 
2014-04-30 02:19:42 PM  

IAAl: The guy takes out a full page ad in the Sunday LA Times thanking himself for giving the gift to UCLA and THIS is what subby finds asinine?


He's kind of a prick, so he may have thought, "Well, it's all in the crapper anyway.  I can spend $1,000 for an ad in the LA TIMES and get back $3M.  Good investment."
 
2014-04-30 02:20:00 PM  
I_Am_Weasel [TotalFark]

Is one man's comments really enough to reject the funding and end up in a lot of people being pissed off?

not being able to piss?
 
2014-04-30 02:20:47 PM  
Dear UCLA.

You vile, stupid, piss pious motherf*ckers.

This is precisely the sort of sources you should gleefully tap for money, if only for the sake of irony.  And, you know, research.

Good day to you.
 
2014-04-30 02:21:43 PM  
They should send it over to the sickle cell research center.
White people...
 
2014-04-30 02:26:07 PM  

boinkingbill: Sterling will end up with way more money after this fiasco than before. The beach that set him up will most likely pay a heavy cost. Illegal wiretapping is a federal offense.


He's going to sue her for what - his money that he gives her?

/ And recording a conversation is not a federal crime. The laws vary by state.
 
2014-04-30 02:26:15 PM  

boinkingbill: Sterling will end up with way more money after this fiasco than before.  The beach that set him up will most likely pay a heavy cost.  Illegal wiretapping is a federal offense.  It is a felony.



It would be considered illegal recording which I believe is a misdemeanor in California, not wiretapping.  She's pretty much screwed up her dating life for the recent future though.
 
2014-04-30 02:29:28 PM  
Maybe he was going to make them name a building The Donald Sterling Center for Multiculturalism.
 
2014-04-30 02:31:33 PM  

blatz514: Shiat, this would be a perfect time to get more money out of him.


Which is the route the NAACP is using.
 
jlt
2014-04-30 02:31:49 PM  
As someone who just got back from the doctor after being told I more than likely had malfunctioning kidneys and would have to have a biopsy scheduled(after the pee tests, blood tests and ultrasounds), I am not getting a kick, etc...
 
2014-04-30 02:32:41 PM  

MyRandomName: blatz514: Shiat, this would be a perfect time to get more money out of him.

Which is the route the NAACP is using.


Are you saying that they are asking for more money to re-instate his Lifetime Achievement Award?
 
2014-04-30 02:32:43 PM  

Ow! That was my feelings!: Satanic_Hamster: Also might depend on the conditions of the donation.  It's not unknown for some rich donors to include a shiatload of riders requiring naming rights, publicity, etc etc.

Oh, good point. Yeah, if it required Sterling's name be plastered all over the place that could be a problem.


Why? When I look for medical care, the name of the treatment center is not even on the list.
 
2014-04-30 02:33:34 PM  
UCLA is fighting very damaging corruption charges in their research institutes. I would not be surprised if this is their way of trying to distract and shift blame.
 
2014-04-30 02:33:58 PM  

jlt: As someone who just got back from the doctor after being told I more than likely had malfunctioning kidneys and would have to have a biopsy scheduled(after the pee tests, blood tests and ultrasounds), I am not getting a kick, etc...


Dang.  I'd say I would buy us a few beers to drown your sorrows, but considering.

/hang in there
 
2014-04-30 02:34:43 PM  

Daedalus27: The only reason to return the money is if it was conditional on naming the facility after him. Many times with large gifts they are done if the charity does certain things on their behalf (name a scholarship, chair, endowment, building/structure) after the person giving the gift.  The building was going to be named after him and I don't think the University wanted a known racist to be permanently on campus.  If the gift wasn't conditional, then take the money and do some good and find another person to name it after.


Who gives a shiat about naming rights. Going to many games at bank one ballpark and now chase field has yet to make me use either bank. What is more important, research or the name of a building.
 
2014-04-30 02:36:09 PM  

blatz514: Dang.  I'd say I would buy us a few beers to drown your sorrows, but considering.

/hang in there


People with kidney disease can drink beer.
 
2014-04-30 02:37:22 PM  

jlt: As someone who just got back from the doctor after being told I more than likely had malfunctioning kidneys and would have to have a biopsy scheduled(after the pee tests, blood tests and ultrasounds), I am not getting a kick, etc...


Sucks, dude.
(((good luck vibes)))

/Master Jedana is on the transplant list
//adrenal cancer took one kidney
///the other is a lazy brother in law (you know, lives in the basement, and does the minimal amount of work he has to so he doesn't get kicked out)
 
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