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  cmdrdataleak   ignore (0)   2018 May 7, 9:04am   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

What's worse, some of these codes of conduct, like the github code of conduct, explicitly state that discrimination against males, whites, etc is A-OK. It isn't about equality or respect, it is about power and manipulation.

There is a group called the Ada Initiative that has been trying to bring university-style SJW hate mobs and kangaroo courts into the working world, starting with the tech sector. Beware. Don't hire these people. Listen for words like "intersectionality", "problematic", or "privelege". These are clues you may be dealing with a Cultural Marxist whose aim is to infiltrate your organization and level claims of sexism, racism, etc at your staff in effort to hector them into yielding to an SJW invasion. When the invasion has metastasized, you see "codes of conduct", "sensitivity/bias training", etc...

But fear not, there are great places to work that haven't been infected. We need to keep them that way.
  cmdrdataleak   ignore (0)   2018 May 8, 8:45am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

It is important for young boys to have venues to play with other young boys without girls around to learn how to relate to each other absent the influence of certain biological imperatives.

It is important for young girls to have venues to play with other young girls without boys around to learn how to relate to each other absent the influence of certain biological imperatives.

For the girls, the Girl Scouts are one of those venues.

For the boys of the future... The only thing I see on offer lately is shame. And this is a shame, because getting in touch with productive expressions of masculinity is as important to boys and society as a whole as it is for girls to have opportunities to get in touch with productive expressions of their femininity.
  cmdrdataleak   ignore (0)   2018 May 8, 9:00am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

That is my perception as well. I see violence, open air drug dealing in broad daylight. I see the same crowd of fellas hanging out day after day on the same corners, throwing trash around, creating tension, blasting crime music, posturing aggressively to passers-by. I feel sad for tourists who stray beyond 5th Street on Market and run into this unsettling scene.

Hopefully, the spurt of new housing development brings a more balanced approach to that neighborhood, but I'm not holding my breath. This is District 6, currently Jane Kim's district, and the approach so far seems to have been one of coddling the felons. There is a child running to replace Kim, Sonja Trauss, who will be even worse. When speaking to her recently in person, she doesn't think that violence, out-of-control drug use, or other quality of life crimes are an important factor to constituents of the 6th. She does not think San Francisco needs more police protection, and went on to suggest that we should have a heart for the felons and respect their fear of policing.

This, my friends, is how you become South Chicago, or Baltimore, or Detroit.
  cmdrdataleak   ignore (0)   2018 May 10, 8:07am   ↑ like (3)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

In just four years, see how far the UK Guardian's standards of journalistic quality have fallen.

They won the Pulitzer (along with the Washington Post and Der Spiegel) in 2014 for the release of the Snowden NSA revelations.

In 2018, all claims of objectivity are off the table, Guardian are full blown shills for the "intersectionality" crowd. The air conditioner is sexist, women crying is racist, and kindness is a new kind of hate.
  cmdrdataleak   ignore (0)   2018 May 10, 8:20am   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

I'm not sure if the Obama Team was directly responsible for what happened to the DNC or not. What I am fairly certain of is that the DNC has neglected, and in some cases shunned, the Classical Liberals who at one point constituted the bulk of its membership. To replace this constituency, they seem to be pushing an identity-politics-and-victimhood grievance culture as a platform. I believe this is not only intellectually cynical, as it alienates most rational thinkers in their ranks, but also doomed for failure statistically, as there really aren't the numbers in the adherents to this culture to form a sizeable bloc. This was evident in the low voter turnout during the 2016 election.

Disappointingly, most apparatchiks of the DNC have not realized this failure, or are not talking about it. Worse, they're doubling down on the original victimhood narrative with more appeal-to-identity fallacies like the notion that Trump is the president because voters are sexist or racist.

No, Trump is president because the DNC's cynical identity politics platform failed to inspire their base. Classical Liberals did not show up to vote. Correspondingly, Classical Conservatives did not show up, either, for the RNC's "populist" candidate. Perhaps both parties need to soul search about who their base really is and would probably be advised to offer a platform with a little more intellectual meat.
  cmdrdataleak   ignore (0)   2018 May 21, 8:03pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Kunstler nails it again.

The Housing Trap
You're being set up to spend your life paying off a debt you don't need to take on, for a house that costs far more than it should. The conspirators are all around you, smiling to lure you in, carefully choosing their words and watching your reactions as they push your buttons, anxiously waiting for the moment when you sign the papers that will trap you and guarantee their payoff. Don't be just another victim of the housing market. Use this book to defend your freedom and defeat their schemes. You can win the game, but first you have to learn how to play it.
115 pages, $12.50

Kindle version available

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