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Tue Jul 20, 2021, 07:56 PM

Jeff Bezos awards Jos Andrs $100 million for 'Courage and Civility'

Source: Washington Post

Lauded chef and humanitarian José Andrés picked up another accolade on Tuesday, when he collected a “Courage and Civility Award” from billionaire Amazon founder Jeff Bezos.

The award isn’t just some bookshelf decor: It comes with $100 million that the recipient can distribute to the charities of his choosing. The announcement came at a high-profile moment for Bezos, who also owns The Washington Post. Bezos revealed the new award and gave out the inaugural pair at the conclusion of a news conference following his flight to space aboard a rocket developed by his company, Blue Origin. The other award went to CNN commentator and activist Van Jones.

“We need unifiers and not vilifiers,” Bezos said before revealing the recipients. “People who argue hard and act hard for what they truly believe, but always with civility and never ad hominem attacks. And unfortunately we live in a world where this is too often not the case.”

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/food/2021/07/20/jeff-bezos-jose-andres-award/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=wp_main

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Reply Jeff Bezos awards Jos Andrs $100 million for 'Courage and Civility' (Original post)
LetMyPeopleVote Jul 20 OP
DURHAM D Jul 20 #1
Worried2020 Jul 20 #3
DURHAM D Jul 20 #4
Cicada Jul 21 #10
BumRushDaShow Jul 20 #2
samnsara Jul 20 #5
Joinfortmill Jul 20 #6
Javaman Jul 20 #7
Tree Lady Jul 21 #9
joetheman Jul 21 #13
JI7 Jul 21 #11
Javaman Jul 21 #12
Richard D Jul 21 #8

Response to LetMyPeopleVote (Original post)

Tue Jul 20, 2021, 07:57 PM

1. I don't get the Van Jones thing. nt

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Response to DURHAM D (Reply #1)

Tue Jul 20, 2021, 09:23 PM

3. The other award went to CNN commentator and activist Van Jones.

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A CNN commentator?

Ponder that for a second . . . . .



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Response to Worried2020 (Reply #3)

Tue Jul 20, 2021, 09:26 PM

4. I did ponder it.

Wasn't he fired from the Obama White House?

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Response to DURHAM D (Reply #4)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 03:32 AM

10. Van Jones left the WH because of a firestorm over his prior support for communism

The right wing hounded him out of the Obama White House because of his youthful support for communism. He got into the White House because of his heroic organization which created inner city jobs by training people to work in environment saving jobs. Like installing solar panels etc. Good jobs for people having trouble getting good jobs all for a super good cause. And it was extremely successful.

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Response to LetMyPeopleVote (Original post)

Tue Jul 20, 2021, 09:14 PM

2. Wow.

And you had a recent birthday thread about him too - https://www.democraticunderground.com/100215622479




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Anderson Cooper 360°
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CNN contributor @Van Jones68 and @chefjoseandres recount the moment Jeff Bezos and his partner Lauren Sánchez called to inform them of the $100 million gifts to help them further their missions as part of the "Courage and Civility" award. https://cnn.it/3hT9oVf
8:39 PM · Jul 20, 2021

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Response to LetMyPeopleVote (Original post)

Tue Jul 20, 2021, 10:03 PM

5. i loved this entire broadcast

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Response to LetMyPeopleVote (Original post)

Tue Jul 20, 2021, 10:37 PM

6. Chef Andres is a righteous man.Love him.

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Response to LetMyPeopleVote (Original post)

Tue Jul 20, 2021, 11:56 PM

7. wouldn't it be something if andres gave the money to the underpaid amazon employees. nt

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Response to Javaman (Reply #7)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 01:44 AM

9. My granddaughters new husband

Worked for Amazon last two years and after he got written up for peeing in a bottle because bathroom was a 15 min walk and your pay is docked if you are a min late from break, he quit and thankfully this is an employees time found another warehouse job for $19 a hour in Sacramento.

This is a young nice polite kid. He wasn't the rebellious kind not to follow rules. He had no choice. Amazon is stupid. Get more bathrooms!!

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Response to Tree Lady (Reply #9)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 07:36 AM

13. Perhaps someone should inform Bezos what his managers are doing in his name to win huge bonuses??

Working conditions and employee policies are most often developed and enforced by second and third from the top down who seek huge bonuses for slave driving workers and all sorts of other employee issues.

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Response to Javaman (Reply #7)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 03:35 AM

11. It wouldn't be much money for them .

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Response to JI7 (Reply #11)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 05:31 AM

12. That's not the point. Nt

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Response to LetMyPeopleVote (Original post)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 12:58 AM

8. I'm couragous and Civil!!!!! (nt)

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