What’s Richard Windsor up to now?

Some background for those who need it:

And from the Daily Caller today:

FLASHBACK: Apple’s Racial Justice Lead Once Created A Secret Email Alias That Skirted Transparency Rules

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Chris White Tech Reporter June 12, 2020 4:27 PM ET

The Apple executive who is leading the company’s racial equity and justice initiative made media waves eight years ago after reports revealed she was using a secret alias which skirted transparency rules while heading the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Apple environmental director Lisa Jackson is pegged to lead the company’s Racial Equity and Justice Initiative, CEO Tim Cook announced on Twitter Thursday. Apple launched the $100 million initiative promoting racial equality for “communities of color” in “education, equality, and criminal justice reform.”

Jackson, while heading the EPA, was scrutinized in 2012 after reports showed she was using secret email accounts to discuss elements of then-President Obama’s environmental regulations. She resigned shortly thereafter. (RELATED: EPA chief Jackson resigns amid transparency investigations into secret emails)

One of the aliases Jackson used was the name “Richard Windsor,” according to Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) Senior Fellow Chris Horner, who told The Daily Caller News Foundation in 2012 that the then-EPA chief used the alias “to keep her email from those who ask for it.”

Horner and CEI filed a lawsuit that year seeking record regarding “‘secondary,’ non-public email accounts for EPA administrators, the existence of which accounts Plaintiff discovered in an Agency document obtained under a previous [Freedom of Information Act] request.” The EPA acknowledged that these emails were known only to a “few EPA staff members, usually only high-level senior staff,” according to the lawsuit.

Many of the officials who were receiving emails from the alias were most likely presidential or political appointees who are required to use official email accounts to conduct government business, the Washington Examiner reported in 2012. Carol Browner, Obama’s former director of White House Office of Energy and Climate Change Policy, began the practice of using alias emails, Horner said.

The House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology sent letters in 2012 pressing the EPA for records regarding the alias email account.

Jackson joined Apple in 2013 to direct the iPhone maker’s policies on environmental issues, wherein she led the way on a 2017 tax exempt bond the company offered to finance various clean energy and environmental projects, Reuters reported. The tech company’s green bond was the first bond offered after President Donald Trump withdrew from the climate deal in 2017.

Cook announced Jackson’s position on the Racial Equity and Justice Initiative in the wake of demonstrations against the death of George Floyd. The 46-year-old died May 25 after a white Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck for nearly nine minutes, according to a video of the incident.

“Fighting for equality and justice for my community has driven my career as an environmentalist,” Jackson told her Twitter followers Thursday in a tweet linking to Cook’s tweet. “I’ll continue the work leading Apple’s Racial Equity and Justice Initiative.”

Apple has not responded to the Daily Caller News Foundation’s request for comment.

44 thoughts on “What’s Richard Windsor up to now?

  1. Once again liberals demonstrate that for them, rules are for other people.

    Ignoring the laws that exist, all the time demanding more laws.

    • Back in 2012 shame and following the law held more sway. Shortly thereafter, Hillary’s approach broke even more laws, apparently without significant legal consequences.

  2. What’s the ECB up to?

    Don’t let the corona-crisis go to waste, ECB tells Italy

    https://mobile.reuters.com/article/amp/idUSKBN23K0H2?__twitter_impression=true

    (Reuters) – Italy must not let the economic crisis wrought by the coronavirus pandemic “go to waste” and should instead reform its stagnant economy so that it thrives after the outbreak, European Central Bank President Christine Lagarde said on Saturday.

    “I therefore encourage you, as policymakers, not to let this crisis go to waste,” Lagarde told Italian policymakers via video-link during a consultation launched by the government.

    “My institution, the ECB, will play its part within its mandate. But it is for you to prove to citizens that our societies will emerge from this transformation stronger and greener,” she added.

      • It’s worse than we thought. New study shows, most people alive today will be dead of COVID-19 by the end of the century. Elderly hardest hit.

        • We have too many idiots out there who would be happy as heck to let Capt. Tripps out or a stronger variant of Covid.

          The initial Covid economic shutdowns proved to be a psychopaths wet dream.

          Too many crazies out there in positions that get them too close to these nasties and academics that would be thrilled to see millions of us gone.

          Just ask Greta’s backers.

          It cannot be discounted.

        • “stronger and greener” is an oxymoron.

          You can be weaker, poorer and greener if you think it really necessary. No country will be stronger and greener.

          But since Lagarde was officially found guilty of criminal negligence by the special administrative court which the Republic of France has to prosecute high ranking officials, I don’t suppose anyone actually believes what she is saying.

          BTW, despite being found guilty of criminal negligence, she got ZERO time ( not even suspended ) and ZERO fine. Not a cent. Not even a symbolic one euro or one pepper corn.

          Guilty of criminal misconduct, zero penalty but instead she gets put in charge of European Central Bank.

  3. “Apple environmental director Lisa Jackson is pegged to lead the company’s Stalinism Initiative.”

    FIFY.

  4. The 46-year-old died May 25 after a white Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck for nearly nine minutes, according to a video of the incident.

    His death also came after overdosing on fentanyl with methamphetamine and marijuana chasers. His neck and larynx showed no sign of injury.

    • It would be interesting to know where those drugs were acquired, but democrats are trying to place blame elsewhere.

      Interestingly, almost every person in the chain of command, from the police officer himself, to the chief of police, mayor, governor are all democrats. It is indeed insanity to support democrats to fix the problems they created and perpetuate.

      • now that! IS funny.
        such a pity that detail hasn’t made it to the media
        or did it?
        and its been dissed
        just like RW above being able to get a job after what she did prior
        and ditto klinton remaining outside and not in a cute orange onesie.

    • Severe coronary artery disease with occlusion up to 90% plus chronic hypertension and COVID infection might have contributed just a wee bit too.

      • “Severe coronary artery disease with occlusion up to 90%”

        It’s my understanding that doctors don’t normally try to fix an artery (a stent) until it is about 95 percent blocked

        • Maybe so, I have no idea. I just read one online article that said some patients are stented at 70% stenosis. He doesn’t sound like someone who would be seeing a doctor very often in any event, but that wasn’t my point. If he was under extreme stress (which he obviously was), full of toxins, had chronic hypertension and COVID infection, it just seems like dropping dead was a very likely outcome even though he wasn’t choked.

          I think it’s probably also worth adding at this point that most of the anger you see people expressing is completely fake. There’s nothing that can convince me that millions are really outraged at the death of a complete stranger hundreds or thousands of miles away; they are not reacting to this man’s death, but to manipulation by people who are experts at it, i.e. the media. Their thoughts and their feelings are not genuinely their own any more, if they ever even had the opportunity to develop an inner life at all. Our so-called education system churns out drones who are ripe for indoctrination. Believe me, I take no pleasure in knowing this.

          • The first autopsy reported he died of a heart attack. This is consistent with his physical stressors at the time.

            When one has a heart attack it is frequently claimed that breathing difficulties are encountered. That makes sense because the blood flow is greatly reduced. SARS-Cov-2 also reduces the flow of oxygen by attacking the ACE2 receptors and entering red blood cells. Fentanyl is a downer and reduces blood flow. The second autopsy said he died of a lack of oxygen. There may be multiple causes of it including asphyxiation or an inadequate blood supply combined with damaged red blood cell function. Either would promote a heart attack. Everything would give the patient the feeling they could not breathe (shortage of oxygen) even if they could breathe rapidly at the time. Let’s investigate.

          • “Crispin in Waterloo June 13, 2020 at 8:49 pm

            When one has a heart attack it is frequently claimed that breathing difficulties are encountered.”

            In my experience not so. I had chest pains, yes. My wife at the time nagged the H3LL out of me to go to hospital. I did. I got there, walked in to A&E. It wasn’t until I saw a sign saying “Suffering chest pain, short of breath?” did I walk up to reception. It was then I was taken to triage and diagnosed as suffering from a heart attack. Shortly afterwards I had a stent fitted and spent 3 days in hospital.

            I have to say it was the most serene and peaceful 3 days/nights I have ever experienced.

          • “If he was under extreme stress (which he obviously was), full of toxins, had chronic hypertension and COVID infection, it just seems like dropping dead was a very likely outcome even though he wasn’t choked.”

            I would contend that had he not been arrested that day, he would not have died, regardless of the medical conditions you describe.

            If a person has underliying medical conditions and then his body is placed under extreme stress by someone placing their knee on his neck for over eight minutes, that might cause his death even if it wasn’t direct strangulation. And I would contend that this, the knee on the neck, *did* cause his death.

            No knee on the neck, no death, imo.

            As for the 70 percent blockage, sometimes people have heart attacks with less than 95 percent blockage because sometimes plaque will break loose in the bloodstream and if your heart artery has a 70 percent blockage, it suddenly becomes 100 percent blocked and then your doctor needs to take action. But normally doctors won’t stent until the blockage gets in the 95 percent range if all else is working normally. I’m not a doctor, that’s just what I’ve been told by doctors in the past.

          • “When one has a heart attack it is frequently claimed that breathing difficulties are encountered.”

            In my experience not so. I had chest pains,”

            I had a heart attack three years ago this September. I’m a very healthy person normally. for example, I go out and mow my lawn just about every day it isn’t raining, with a push mower, in the hottest weather and have done so all my life.

            One day I was out working in the yard cutting overgrown tree limbs when all of a sudden I started feeling very weak. I had no energy and could barely walk into my house where I sat down in my chair trying to regain my stength, and I sat there for about five minutes with no change in my energy level and then all of a sudden I started sweating profusely from the top of my head, and the sweat was just running down my face in rivulets, and untl that happened, I didn’t actually connect what was happening to me to my heart. But as soon as I started sweating I realized I needed to get to the hospital. So I went.

            The doctors were going to do a stent on me, but when they got me into the operating room and started looking around in my heart the doctor noticed an unusual growth around my aorta valve which at the time he thought might be cancer of the heart. And the only way to settle the question was to do open heart surgery and go in and look. So that’s what they did.

            They put me on a blood thinner, Berlinta, when I went in to get the stent but when they decided to do the open heart surgery, that meant I had to stay in the hospital for 10 more days in order for the Berlinta to clear out of my system so they could operate. So I was in the hospital for about three weeks total.

            Happily for me, it seems I had no total blockage of my artery, my initial blockage being about 80 percent, so I had no heart muscle damage and now I have new arteries and everything seems to be working just like it was before the surgery. The cancer turned ot to be a benign growth of some tissue (berjenki fibers?) near my aorta which was removed.

            I had no shortness of breath and I had no chest pains whatsoever during this time. That’s one reason it took me a few minites to figure out what was going on initially.

            I consider myself a very lucky person. And I had a very good VA heart surgeon working on me at the OU Medical Center.

        • “Tom Abbott June 13, 2020 at 1:21 pm

          It’s my understanding that doctors don’t normally try to fix an artery (a stent) until it is about 95 percent blocked”

          In Australia and in my personal experience this is true (90%). I was very lucky as the block was way down the artery, further up I would not be typing now. Interesting thing is, someone who was only 24 had suffered similarly.

          • Glad this all worked out well for you Patrick.

            In fact I do not think the autopsy said “heart attack” , there was some strange wording about coronary and lung failure. It is unclear exactly what that was saying and may need cross-examination of the pathologist to clarify what he found.

            overdosing on fentanyl with methamphetamine

            BS, there was NO mention of “overdose” of anything. There was simply traces of “recent use”. How “recent” was not made clear, neither was the dose level.

            I could be anything from some trace of him having used the drugs in the last four weeks or that he was high on meth. His behaviour may suggest the latter but that was NOT in the autopsy report as reported in the media.

          • Megs, read my latest post on the subject. I also had open heart surgery. My blockage was 80 percent.

            I don’t know if my latest post will appear. When I posted it, the webpage acted up a bit and I won’t know if it showed up until about five minutes after the top of the hour. But I saved the wording so I’ll get it on there eventually if it is not there now.

          • Thanks Tom, I did read your full post. No set rules, there are always variations. My husband was 47 the first heart episode, he’s never smoked, never carried extra weight and played soccer till he was forty. Has always exercised. His was more a discomfort in his left shoulder and jaw and shortness of breath while exercising. They put a stent in, artery blocked 80%. Eight months later that same artery was totally blocked and others were problematic. Second warning wasn’t much more severe. Some years since his triple bypass, takes his meds, looks after his health, continues to exercise and has his annual checkups.

            I’ve seen what illegal drugs do to people, the very worst of it. My husband would never have survived if he’d been a drug addict. People aren’t always aware of serious underlying health issues. We weren’t even into fried foods, takeaway or fast food.

            Look after yourself Tom.

    • Someone being strangled is incapable of speaking. Thus Floyd said, “I can’t breathe”, he was actually demonstrating that he could.

      • Maybe George Floyd should have said, “I can’t get enough blood to my brain because my carotid artery is being compressed by a knee!”, instead.

        • “I would contend that had he not been arrested that day, he would not have died, regardless of the medical conditions you describe.”

          Guess maybe he shouldn’t have gotten wasted and tried to pass a counterfeit bill, then. Are you saying (as million of Americans clearly are at this time) that people should get a pass on arrest because of the amount of melanin in their epidermis? NO petechiae, NO neck trauma. The man killed himself by his lifestyle choices, and the lunatic fringe were mobilized to respond well in advance of any such incident, and where in hell are you going with this exactly? Enough of manufactured outrage and crocodile tears!

          • I’ve already posted this before so this will be the last time, just for the benefit of Mr. Abbott: he must have resisted arrest. There is a video during his arrest where he kind of collapses into a sitting position on the sidewalk leaning up against a building; then later we see him in the video where he’s cuffed facedown and being knelt on. Are we seriously expected to believe they hauled this big man to his feet, then instead of getting him in a patrol car put him face down and knelt on him for no reason at all? It’s possible of course, but we weren’t there, and the people who were aren’t saying for what I hope are obvious reasons.

            Enough of this anyway, I have better things to think about. I’m sorry to hear that you suffered a heart attack by the way, and I’m glad you recovered, because you’re one of the most valuable contributors here.

          • “Guess maybe he shouldn’t have gotten wasted and tried to pass a counterfeit bill, then. Are you saying (as million of Americans clearly are at this time) that people should get a pass on arrest because of the amount of melanin in their epidermis?”

            Of course not. If someone breaks the law they should face the consequences, regardless of the color of their skin.

            There was no need for the police officer to put his knee on George Floyd’s neck. Floyd was helpless on the ground with his hands handcuffed behind his back. He was not a threat to anyone.

          • “I’ve already posted this before so this will be the last time, just for the benefit of Mr. Abbott: he must have resisted arrest. There is a video during his arrest where he kind of collapses into a sitting position on the sidewalk leaning up against a building; then later we see him in the video where he’s cuffed facedown and being knelt on. Are we seriously expected to believe they hauled this big man to his feet, then instead of getting him in a patrol car put him face down and knelt on him for no reason at all? It’s possible of course, but we weren’t there, and the people who were aren’t saying for what I hope are obvious reasons.”

            I saw most of what happened to George Floyd. The police handcuffed him and walked him over and sat him down where he was leaning back against a building, and then it is my understanding that the police got him to his feet and walked him towards the patrol car, presumably to put him inside, and when they got to the curb, George tripped over the curb, and being such a big man, the two police officers that had hold of him could not keep him from falling to the ground, and it is said that the police took George’s tripping as resisting arrest and that is why they put him in the position he was in when we saw the policeman with his knee on his neck.

            George was certainly not resisting arrest for eight minutes and 46 seconds while the police officer had his knee on his neck. Instead, he was pleading for his life.

            And don’t get me wrong, Tiger. If a person is resisting arrest and they end up dead, I consider that they brought that on themselves, like the shooting that took place in Atlanta yesterday. The guy resisted arrest, attacked the cops and was shot dead because of it. He brought it on himself. Charging the cop with murder is ridiculous. If I were on the cop’s jury, he would walk free.

            If you resist arrest, don’t be surprised if you end up dead. Certainly don’t blame the cops. The Perp is at fault.

          • The most effective thing people could do to prevent the death of young black people and other races, too, is to start running daily Public Information Notices advising citizens to cooperae with police and not to resist arrest.

            Almost every one of these deaths takes place after the person resisted arrest in one form or another.

            This is not a hard lesson to learn. But it seems radicals on the Left are encouraging young people to confront the police, rather than cooperate.

            If you get violent with the cops, the cops will get violent with you. And you don’t have anything to complain about. You started it, now live with the consequences.

            Parents, teach your children well. Or they may end up in the morgue because radical thinking led them astray and caused them to do something stupid.

  5. “Jackson joined Apple in 2013 to direct the iPhone maker’s policies on environmental issues…”

    “Out of sight, out of mind ” seems to be Apple’s main environmental policy. Hence the attraction of conducting the dirty side of manufacturing in China, well away from the sight of Western customers and environmentalists. Jackson’s history of deception makes her well qualified for the job.

  6. Big corps that are under intense public or international pressure (think: election meddling) need to be monitored closely.

    Esp. those that are under US Congress pressure. They should be forced to make transparency report showing how much they bow to US Congress meddling.

  7. What an utterly useless parasite this woman is. Unproductive, contributing nothing, she exists solely to push disingenuous agendas.

  8. $100 million is buy virtue signaling. A business decision.
    I sure they have the support of the majority of AAPL share-holders.

  9. Shows very clearly, the revolving door that occurs between industries, government & lobby groups.

  10. My wife recently gifted me a new gen iPad, interesting to note that the new iPad does not allow me to see any content on Andrew bolts blog. Old iPad still allows me to see content. Anyone else have this issue? Censorship by Apple?

    • I have no problems viewing Bolts blog, though the way the HS code their website, its not Apple friendly. I always have to quit safari and reopen, then you should see the blog. You could try another browser but good luck keeping your information private.

  11. If Apple really believes then move all their factories back to the states and put them in poor neighborhoods.

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