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A University of Pennsylvania donor is withdrawing a gift worth around $100 million to protest the school's response to antisemitism on campus.

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... The big picture: The final straw for Ross Stevens, founder and CEO of Stone Ridge Asset Management, was Tuesday's widely criticized congressional testimony by Penn president Liz Magill. ...

What's next: The letter concludes by offering to discuss the matter further. But a source close to the situation tells Axios that the current intention is to withdraw the gift. ...


#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2023-12-07 05:57 PM | Reply

This sure does dissuade the notion that Jews are behind the scenes, pulling the strings...

#2 | Posted by snoofy at 2023-12-07 05:59 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

I'll happily accept that money.

#3 | Posted by Tor at 2023-12-07 06:00 PM | Reply

Another view...

Harvard, MIT, UPenn face Congressional investigation after unacceptable' testimony about antisemitism; rabbi resigns from Harvard committee
www.bostonherald.com

... Meanwhile on Thursday, a rabbi on the antisemitism advisory committee at Harvard said he has resigned following the Congressional testimony.

"Without rehashing all of the obvious reasons that have been endlessly adumbrated online, and with great respect for the members of the committee, the short explanation is that both events on campus and the painfully inadequate testimony reinforced the idea that I cannot make the sort of difference I had hoped," posted Rabbi David Wolpe, a visiting scholar at Harvard Divinity School.

" ... the system at Harvard along with the ideology that grips far too many of the students and faculty, the ideology that works only along axes of oppression and places Jews as oppressors and therefore intrinsically evil, is itself evil," he later added. "Ignoring Jewish suffering is evil. Belittling or denying the Jewish experience, including unspeakable atrocities, is a vast and continuing catastrophe. Denying Israel the self-determination as a Jewish nation accorded unthinkingly to others is endemic, and evil." ...



#4 | Posted by LampLighter at 2023-12-07 06:04 PM | Reply

Boo Hoo. The Victims aren't getting enough sympathy.

Only Jewish Suffering counts?

Only Israel has a right to Exist?

Even when they Slay Ten to One or More in attacks on Civilians.

Get The ---- Outta here.

#5 | Posted by Effeteposer at 2023-12-07 07:14 PM | Reply

Murdering Palestinian babies and committing genocide are just part of the Jewish experience, now that the House of Representatives has equated Zionism with Judaism.

I for one don't believe that, but the American govt. has spoken.

#6 | Posted by ExpectingReign at 2023-12-07 07:15 PM | Reply

@#5 ... Only Israel has a right to Exist? ...

Yeah, Ukraine also has a right to exist as a sovereign country.

So why is your current alias so against that, and in favor of Pres Putin's unprovoked invasion of Ukraine?


My guess is that your current alias' purpose on this thread is more to stir up chaos than anything else.

Straight from the playlist is has apparently been issued...


#7 | Posted by LampLighter at 2023-12-07 07:27 PM | Reply

Only Israel has a right to Exist?

If it can keep it.

Yeah, Ukraine also has a right to exist as a sovereign country.

Only if you go over there and fight for it, don't look at me its what Kirby said.

These "rights" are only enforced by force.

The governments grant rights, and governments take away rights.

Murdering Palestinian babies and committing genocide are just part of the Hamas experience

FTFY

#8 | Posted by oneironaut at 2023-12-07 07:47 PM | Reply

On topic, free speech has consequences.

#9 | Posted by oneironaut at 2023-12-07 07:50 PM | Reply

Trump apologists are by and large Zionist apologists. They admire the Likud. What they see happening in Gaza they want to someday see happen in America.

#10 | Posted by ExpectingReign at 2023-12-07 08:27 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#10 sure they do Francis.

#11 | Posted by oneironaut at 2023-12-07 08:32 PM | Reply

@#8 ... If it can keep it. ...

Why should Israel need to "keep it?"


... These "rights" are only enforced by force. ...

Might makes Right?


... free speech has consequences. ...

I agree, as Mr Musk seems to be finding out. Amplifying hate speech does have consequences.

Apparently Mr Musk does not like the consequences of his "free speech" to the point that for no apparent reason he is railing again against Disney today...

Elon Musk says Disney CEO Bob Iger should be 'fired immediately'
finance.yahoo.com

... Elon Musk is once again going after Disney (DIS) CEO Bob Iger.

After targeting the executive during the New York Times DealBook summit last month, Musk, who owns social media platform X (formerly Twitter) slammed Iger on Thursday, writing, "He should be fired immediately."

Musk added Walt Disney "is turning in his grave over what Bob has done to his company." ...


So, yeah, the consequences of Mr Musk's free speech seems to have consequences. Consequences that Mr Musk seems to be quite concerned about, to the point that he is railing against a major (former) advertiser. Again.

#12 | Posted by LampLighter at 2023-12-07 08:36 PM | Reply

"These "rights" are only enforced by force."

IOW, Protocol #1

#13 | Posted by ExpectingReign at 2023-12-07 08:51 PM | Reply

"Stone Ridge Units"
How much is that in Dogecoin?
Can you buy a pizza with it?
Give money or dont give money. No takesi backsies.
The University President would take his call, he probably has her personal number. Instead he gets his lawyer to write a letter.
He should take some of those "units" and go buy a ------- personality.

a center for innovation in finance
Yeah, that's what the world needs. More goldbricking rent-seekers. Blowing 100m on coke and hookers is better than that.

#14 | Posted by BluSky at 2023-12-07 09:23 PM | Reply

Does this mean we can uncancel Kanye yet?

#15 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2023-12-08 07:55 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

I thought only LiBrUlZ engage in cancel culture?

#16 | Posted by jpw at 2023-12-08 08:29 AM | Reply

In doing some research on the word Zionism, I came across this link from no less an authority as Britannica:
www.britannica.com

In the 16th and 17th centuries a number of "messiahs" came forward trying to persuade Jews to "return" to Palestine. The Haskala ("Jewish Enlightenment") movement of the late 18th century, however, urged Jews to assimilate into Western secular culture. In the early 19th century interest in a return of the Jews to Palestine was kept alive mostly by Christian millenarians. Despite the Haskala, eastern European Jews did not assimilate and, in reaction to tsarist pogroms, formed the ovevei "iyyon ("Lovers of Zion") to promote the settlement of Jewish farmers and artisans in Palestine.
Once of the constants of early Zionism seems to be the return to "Palestine". A lot of the pro Israel dialogue today seems to object to a notion that there was ever a place called Palestine. There were people already living in Palestine when the Jews sought to return. The heirs of those people are pi..ed that they have lost their land. They want it back!

#17 | Posted by FedUpWithPols at 2023-12-08 09:05 AM | Reply

It was never lawfully their land, they were squatters.

#18 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2023-12-08 09:43 AM | Reply

There are some of rather limited intellectual capacity who continue to apply modern western legal and political constructs globally, believing somehow that they are universally applicable and have always existed.

#19 | Posted by Expectingreign at 2023-12-08 09:53 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"If you're not careful, the newspapers will have you hating the people who are being oppressed, and loving the people who are doing the oppressing." -Malcolm X.

#20 | Posted by ExpectingReign at 2023-12-08 10:01 AM | Reply

Historically, the "it's our's because we've been here awhile" concept only works if you have the hard power to keep it. People saying that never have the hard power and they're usually saying that after they've already lost.

#21 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2023-12-08 11:48 AM | Reply

" I thought only LiBrUlZ engage in cancel culture?

#16 | POSTED BY JPW AT 2023-12-08 08:29 AM | FLAG: "

I wouldn't call this cancel culture.

#22 | Posted by BellRinger at 2023-12-08 04:31 PM | Reply

Historically, the "it's our's because we've been here awhile" concept only works if you have the hard power to keep it.

Finally! Saying the quiet part out loud. It's a more honest argument than "we're the chosen people" and entitled to it because some of our ancestors lived there a thousand years ago.

#23 | Posted by FedUpWithPols at 2023-12-08 05:56 PM | Reply

Interesting that Democrat fascists took on the Jews and thought they would win. Now the are taking on the symbols of Christian humanity and thought they would win there too.

#24 | Posted by Robson at 2023-12-08 07:37 PM | Reply

Biden is Catholic Harris a Baptist and Trump an atheist. You don't give I care about religion.

#25 | Posted by Tor at 2023-12-08 07:39 PM | Reply

"Trump an atheist."

Not according to Two Corinthians Trump.

You don't get to decide who is a Christian. That's up to the person.

#26 | Posted by snoofy at 2023-12-08 07:54 PM | Reply

????

Snoofy don't tell me youve forgotten that trump is firehose of lies.

He's an atheist.

#27 | Posted by Tor at 2023-12-08 07:57 PM | Reply

Interesting that bigoted leftist Democrats and politico fascists took on the 2-3% who are Jewish and thought they would win. Now they are taking on the tradition and symbolism of Christmas and Christian humanity and strangely think they will win there too.

#28 | Posted by Robson at 2023-12-08 09:39 PM | Reply

"He's an atheist."

Your words, not his.

#29 | Posted by snoofy at 2023-12-08 09:53 PM | Reply

"Snoofy don't tell me youve forgotten that trump is firehose of lies."

There's no shortage of lies from obnoxious Christians either. Like Joel Osteen or Jerry Falwell Jr. or Sarah Palin.

#30 | Posted by snoofy at 2023-12-08 09:54 PM | Reply

#28

Go kill yourself. Find a tall building or a pier and just jump. End it. Do it now. You have nothing left to live for. The world will be a better place, and your internal horror will be done. Do it. Do it now. You want this. It's time. Go. Now.

#31 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2023-12-08 11:41 PM | Reply

"Your words, not his"

Yes and while we don't agree on things frequently neither of us lie the way Donald Trump does.

Ffs he claims that windmills cause cancer.

#32 | Posted by Tor at 2023-12-09 12:51 PM | Reply

"Trump apologists are by and large Zionist apologists. They admire the Likud. What they see happening in Gaza they want to someday see happen in America."

Wait. What?

I thought Trump and his people were antisemites.

...so confused.

#33 | Posted by madbomber at 2023-12-09 01:43 PM | Reply

Zionism is largely a modern European construct.. It has nearly nothing to do with Semitic peoples or religions.

Being a fundamentally fascist projection of power, it appeals to other fascists. Hence the MAGA love.

#34 | Posted by ExpectingReign at 2023-12-09 02:11 PM | Reply

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