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Meet the IBM Watsons: Sponsors of Richard Nixon and Abusers of Women

“Under the doctrine of the separation of powers, the manner in which the president personally exercises his assigned executive powers is not subject to questioning by another branch of government."

--Richard Nixon



Watson on the plane



Watson article previewSummary: The story of the people behind IBM isn't what hagiographies want us to believe (framing them as heroic fighters for their country's values and economy); we examine a key incident which was suppressed at the time (later declassified even by the White House)

REMEMBER the António Campinos rumour of an incident on a plane last summer (after he allegedly drank to much and needed to be removed from the plane)? Well, the son of the founder of IBM, who was also chief of IBM, had quite a major incident on a flight in 1971 (from London to Washington, DC). As some recall it, he "demanded to be served a bottle of Scotch and started shoving money down the blouses of Pan-Am stewardesses."



Sounds like Donald Trump, right? Well, he too is alleged to have let his inner womaniser sexually abuse women on planes. This is all in the public record. Control freaks do whatever they want after all, right? Dominique Strauss-Kahn did similar things on planes. They assume they're above the law. In the case of Trump, there weren't even any consequences for this behaviour; to make matters worse, only the victim was punished.

Here's what was published about the key incident -- the one that they attempted to keep secret and the White House discussed privately (the audio is now in the public domain) when hiring the man to work as a diplomat. Notice the parts about Nixon and attempts to gag airline staff about the whole thing. Apparently he was a repeat offender.

Anderson on Watson



He died quite young. The cause of the fall isn't specified here.

NYTimes on Watson



IBM -- like Red Hat -- does not hire many women. When they talk about proportion of women employed by them they focus only on one particular section of the company (like "sales"). Here's an example from an article posted around the time they ousted Richard Stallman from the FSF (which he had founded): "Luc has proven that he is doing more than just talking about the issue. His tenure at Red Hat is a testament to proving out a model for closing the gender gap. In 2014, women represented 5% of his Red Hat sales team and now they account for 30%."

"It took the company a whole century to appoint a female manager and very few women are employed in the Board."Notice they limit that to "sales"; they don't want to talk about the engineering side. And with bosses like the Watsons, IBM can't honestly pretend to champion women's rights. It took the company a whole century to appoint a female manager and very few women are employed in the Board. They can't possibly win a debate on inclusion and diversity if people are equipped with accurate information rather than PR rhetoric. They ousted Richard Stallman in the name of "diversity" and they like Richard Nixon.

“I wish I could give you a lot of advice, based on my experience of winning political debates. But I don`t have that experience. My only experience is at losing them."

--Richard Nixon

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