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Collapsed Miami bridge designed by all-women engineering team at minority-owned company

http://sandrarose.com/2018/03/diversity-fail-women-engineering-team-behind-collapse-miami-pedestrian-bridge/

This story speaks for itself.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

March 18, 2018 at EDT am

Posted in Males and Females

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  1. And Women of color, too.

    Rosenmops

    March 18, 2018 at EDT pm

  2. none of them will lose their job or be punished at all

    Joe Joe

    March 18, 2018 at EDT pm

    • That firm will be sued though.

      Mike Street Station

      March 18, 2018 at EDT pm

      • I read on Twitter that the DA won’t press charges. Of course there will be private lawsuits.

        gothamette

        March 18, 2018 at EDT pm

  3. I’m really surprised The Onion is able to stay in business.

    ScarletNumber

    March 18, 2018 at EDT pm

    • Yes, well put.

      Roli

      March 18, 2018 at EDT pm

  4. Vibrant! Enriched! Empowered! Dead.

    Panther of the Blogocube

    March 18, 2018 at EDT pm

  5. More like Latin corruption of hiring people whom you know instead of qualified individuals who are suited for the project which one finds in Nordic nations.

    You find it throughout Latin America, Spain, France and Italy. Oh, and I forgot Québec.

    This is one very weak point among Latin-based nations, corruption.

    JS

    March 18, 2018 at EDT pm

    • Very true. The women look mostly Hispanic. In this case they were able to kill two birds with one stone — signal their virtue to the progressives by hiring women, AND keeping it in the family.

      Rosenmops

      March 18, 2018 at EDT pm

      • It’s a well connected Cuban family.

        This really makes a mockery of affirmative action. OK, I know it’s a mockery to begin with but it began, in theory, as a way to make up for the real social debilities of Jim Crow. The idea being that since blacks were shut out of the social networking of “whiteness” they were to be given an advantage in hiring….

        ….It morphed into the current nightmare. Cubans don’t need affirmative action. They ARE affirmative action.

        gothamette

        March 18, 2018 at EDT pm

    • Bingo. But the Anglo-Saxon virtue signalling makes it more disgusting.

      gothamette

      March 18, 2018 at EDT pm

  6. Good find. A saner society would ensure that affirmative action hires are only placed in charge of designing things that do not influence life or death.

    Or at least put a sign in front announcing that it was an AA project. That would be better for everyone. If you want to support AA, you can go ahead and risk your life.

    “This elevator was proudly designed by a team of lesbians from the Congo and installed by an illiterate group of transgender Somalis. Stairs are around the corner.”

    Wency

    March 18, 2018 at EDT pm

    • Very funny Wency – but you know something, people from Congo and Somalia actually have a bit more sense than that. It’s US. We’re the maniacs. We should be put in an asylum!

      Oh wait, we are…one of our own making.

      gothamette

      March 18, 2018 at EDT pm

  7. So we’re going to be even more dysfunctional than South America because we’re going combine their incompetence with gender quotaa

    Magnavox

    March 18, 2018 at EDT pm

    • This is what the Brazil-model theory misses. South America operates under immense and effectively unmanageable diversity, but unlike Europe and North America it is not exacerbated by constantly enflamed minority racism and pathological self-abnegation by the lighter castes.

      The appropriate vision of future America, present trends continuing, is likely a dangerous midpoint between Brazil and South Africa. Not only will flavela nationalism fail spectacularly, but it will be marked by extreme racial animosity from the dark underclass culminating in regular state-endorsed acts of expropriation and murder.

      Mike R

      March 18, 2018 at EDT pm

      • “but unlike Europe and North America it is not exacerbated by constantly enflamed minority racism and pathological self-abnegation by the lighter castes.”

        So, what’s the missing link? What do people of Spanish heritage living in South America know that other Euros don’t know? What makes them exceptional? I’ve seen enough Spanish and South American TV to know blacks aren’t glamorized at all.

        Curle

        March 18, 2018 at EDT pm

      • Yes! Look at UK, “Cuck Island” -our model.

        gothamette

        March 18, 2018 at EDT pm

  8. I guess women are no good at getting erections

    Dave

    March 18, 2018 at EDT pm

  9. I really don’t believe this story to be true.

    Johnbeck

    March 18, 2018 at EDT pm

    • What are you saying? That we shouldn’t take sandrarose.com (whatever the fuck that is) as gospel?

      Magnavox

      March 18, 2018 at EDT pm

    • I can’t find any confirmation that the engineering team was all-female.
      Nevertheless it’s clear that diversity continues to elevate people for reasons other than competence, and that alone kills people.

      Panther of the Blogocube

      March 18, 2018 at EDT pm

      • “I can’t find any confirmation that the engineering team was all-female.”

        It’s not like that’s a story that would be reported by the NY Times.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        March 18, 2018 at EDT pm

      • I don’t expect the media to report on it, but I want more than one source, or at least one I’ve heard of before.

        Panther of the Blogocube

        March 19, 2018 at EDT am

    • According to the story, they were all graduates of Florida International University. I have a friend, an elengineering prof., who taught there in the 90s. His description of the poor quality of the students, particularly those of Latin background, was devastating.

      Curle

      March 18, 2018 at EDT pm

      • I live down here. I know and have worked with many FIU graduates.Their vocabulary is at high school level. The black and Latino graduates retain ghetto behavior, dress and speech style (with their “I gotta keep it real, yo” crap). The few non-Hispanic whites from this school retain a white trash vibe.They do not give off a college graduate demeanor (sorry but I’m old fashioned in the sense that if you’re educated, you ought to display it in behavior and appearance). Plus, FIU exams are notoriously easy. In many aspects, you can easily notice the differences between an FIU graduate and an FSU/UF/UM graduate.

        markus

        March 18, 2018 at EDT pm

  10. How is an all women team diverse or inclusive? The key question is: will they be held responsible? Will someone lose a license, go to jail, lose a job?

    Yakov

    March 18, 2018 at EDT pm

  11. The Citicorp Engineering disaster (1978) was a near miss, designed by a man, and discovered by a female grad student.

    Look it up, guys.

    But this is horrible. This is an affirmative action clusterfuck.

    There should be HELL TO PAY!!

    gothamette

    March 18, 2018 at EDT pm

    • This is true, but Citigroup Center was a rather ambitious design. Building bridges like this have been going on since civilization began. We have similar bridges around the world that are literally thousands of years old. This in some ways is beyond affirmative action. This was failed mimicry. It didn’t require any innovation. Simply attention to detail, which women are typically good at.

      Jack Roy

      March 18, 2018 at EDT pm

      • “Simply attention to detail”

        Thank you Jack. You’ve convinced me to stay off the internet. It’s full of toxic shitheads, like you.

        gothamette

        March 18, 2018 at EDT pm

  12. There are many layers to the incompetence here, and it’s actually difficult to truly blame the women just because they’re women. I think this is more of a case of in-group preference hiring of individuals that are just not up to par. It could have easily been (and in Miami I’m sure it has many times) men that messed this up.

    Asf

    March 18, 2018 at EDT pm

    • Not true. Cuban in-group nepotism/corruption has been rife in Miami for at least 40 years, but nothing like this ever happened while men were designing /supervising the construction.

      Raylan

      March 18, 2018 at EDT pm

  13. Not only “woman owned” but “Cuban-American.”

    This is pure political bullshit, guys.

    Inferior politically-connected firm. I’d love to know their SAT scores!

    gothamette

    March 18, 2018 at EDT pm

  14. Forget it Lion, it’s Miami.

    Marty

    March 18, 2018 at EDT pm

  15. It is always the same pattern. If you have attractive woman as a lead, the project will fail. If she looks ugly or like a guy, it may succeed. Genes at work.

    My Two Cents

    March 18, 2018 at EDT pm

    • 19th century obituary of Ada Lovelace (via Sailer):

      “With an understanding thoroughly masculine in solidity, grasp and firmness, Lady Lovelace had all the delicacies of the most refined female character.”

      Raylan

      March 18, 2018 at EDT pm

  16. Miami, the place where American feminism meets South American corruption. I’m surprised that on completion the bridge wasn’t commemorated to all things progressive.

    Roli

    March 18, 2018 at EDT pm

    • LOL. They should just leave it the way it is, and call it modern sculpture.

      gothamette

      March 18, 2018 at EDT pm

  17. I suspected something like this, but of course all the MSM articles glossed over it. Even the commenters on the one I read weren’t aware. Just lots of leftists blaming it on capitalists cutting corners for profit.

    Hermes

    March 18, 2018 at EDT pm

  18. What stood out to me as I read a news article about the collapse is the insanely long time it takes to build a pedestrian bridge across a city street.

    “The bridge had received a federal TIGER grant in 2013, according to the FIU report.”

    “Construction of the FIU-Sweetwater UniversityCity Bridge began in spring 2017.”

    “The bridge was put in place Saturday and was to be completed in 2019.”

    http://www.sun-sentinel.com/local/miami-dade/fl-reg-fiu-bridge-collapse-20180315-story.html

    SQ

    March 18, 2018 at EDT pm

    • It’s not like the Empire State Building which went up in 18 months.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      March 18, 2018 at EDT pm

    • “What stood out to me as I read a news article about the collapse is the insanely long time it takes to build a pedestrian bridge across a city street.”

      They had to brush up on their trig.

      They clearly weren’t up to calculus yet. This was their school project.

      gothamette

      March 18, 2018 at EDT pm

  19. From the article:
    “Studies all over the world have shown that boys and men are twice as good at math as girls and women. The gender disparity in mathematics scores explains why there are far fewer women engineers than men in the world.”

    This vague statement damages their cause. I teach math at the first and second year university level, and have not noticed this in my classes. I have also observed that engineering-bound students aren’t very good at math compared to students who major in math or physics. I’m sure the engineering students at MIT are good at math, but maybe not so much at low tier schools. I think it more cultural or some other biological thing that keeps woman out of engineering.

    At the very high end of mathematical ability –for example people who do well in the Putnam Mathematical competition, men by far outnumber woman. They are a lot less woman than men studying math in grad school, but the difference is even more more marked in engineering, where less raw math ability is required. . High level math researchers are almost all men. But even there, there is the odd woman.

    Rosenmops

    March 18, 2018 at EDT pm

    • “I think it more cultural or some other biological thing that keeps woman out of engineering.

      Women find math and science BORING.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      March 18, 2018 at EDT pm

      • True. And also, for reasons that I can’t fully explain, women prefer to memorize rather than understand and apply, which is why they avoid math, physics or engineering. If they do major in one of those three, they drop out, because it was A) too boring, as you said B) will outright admit it was too hard or C) are “creeped out” by some of their male classmates. That last point is usually unfounded, but every man who doesn’t meet a specific standard that girls like is “creepy” nowadays.

        markus

        March 18, 2018 at EDT pm

      • Women lawyers aren’t very good at dealing with law once it operates at the more abstract level. Same for philosophy. To the extent higher level math and science rely on abstract concepts I wouldn’t expect the gals to excel.

        Except for some go girl cheerleading in the press, none of our female SCOTUS judges are all that impressive.

        Curle

        March 18, 2018 at EDT pm

      • Women are not all that great at abstract thinking.

        fortaleza84

        March 18, 2018 at EDT pm

      • A hell of a lot of men find math and science boring, too. It would be more accurate to say that, on average, woman are less interested in math and science than men.

        Rosenmops

        March 18, 2018 at EDT pm

      • “A hell of a lot of men find math and science boring, too”

        This is, of course, true. But of the people who are interested in (and competent at) math and science, the vast majority are male. It’s dangerous to ignore this reality.

        fortaleza84

        March 19, 2018 at EDT am

    • @Rosenmops,

      Ignore “fortaleza84” – he has a pathological hatred of women and is nuts in general.

      “cultural or biological” —

      I honestly believe, and honestly it’s without hostility (obviously!) that women’s problems with math are biological.

      I’ve observed that for the vast majority of women, even hyper-intelligent, scientifically oriented women, Calc 1 & 2 is a challenge. They can “get thru it” for the purposes of graduation, and then it’s bye bye. They don’t have a gut, intuitive grasp of the principles of calculus. BTW, I do think that “gut” and “intuitive” is exactly the issue here.

      Male engineers, even journeymen mediocre ones, take enough math to get a degree, but it doesn’t wear them out the way it does a woman. It’s something that comes much more easily. They may not have the love for the subject that a true mathematician has, but they “feel” it. And that’s what I think you need to be a good engineer.

      In a way it’s like sopping up a language. Women are better at that than men. Now of course some of the guys here think women are inferior at even that, because are life’s walking wounded & can’t even concede that, but that is how I see it.

      Our society is literally tearing itself to shreds trying to make women good at things they don’t care much about. It’s a fucking disaster, and it’s killing us.

      Women would be happier, and society better off, if they were studying languages and dress-making.

      gothamette

      March 18, 2018 at EDT pm

      • Women need to have babies.

        Yakov

        March 18, 2018 at EDT pm

      • Many men don’t have a good understanding of calculus either. Many. I’ve been teaching calculus for 25 years and haven’t noticed a difference between male and female students, Mind you, I am teaching at a small regional university. Most of the students are not particularly good at calculus, but there are exceptions.

        I think the place where you do see a dramatic difference is farther out on the right tail, where people have really exceptional mathematical ability–far more ability than is required just to get a math degree. At the extreme levels of ability almost everyone is a man, But even there you will find the occasional woman. For example:

        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melanie_Wood

        She is a Putnam Fellow. This is not an affirmative action thing, The competition papers are identified only with a number. The people who grade the papers don’t know the gender of the person who wrote it.

        So no one should say women can’t do math. You could say that, on average, women aren’t as good as men . But even that might be misleading. Maybe it is not the average but the standard deviation that is the difference. Women are much less likely to be among the extreme outliers

        Rosenmops

        March 18, 2018 at EDT pm

      • All of the most eloquent, insightful, and witty speakers I’ve heard in my life have been men (someone like Camille Paglia might qualify if we also account for raw words per minute).

        On average women do have an advantage over men, that’s something that’s not in dispute. The distribution of male talent just tends to favor men at the highest levels of achievement. There are plenty of developmentally challenged men who can barely string a sentence together.

        Panther of the Blogocube

        March 19, 2018 at EDT am

  20. I would like a more legitimate source before I believe this.

    Alex

    March 18, 2018 at EDT pm

  21. I don’t disagree that there’s a big problem with Female STEM Incompetence, but I am skeptical that this is the primary cause of the bridge collapse. A more likely explanation is plain old Latin Corruption.

    A more serious concern is lives lost due to medical advances that don’t happen due to research funding being channelled to women who are smart but not capable of original creative thinking.

    fortaleza84

    March 18, 2018 at EDT pm

    • You are right. The primary cause is gravitation.

      My Two Cents

      March 19, 2018 at EDT am

  22. Diversity cannot fail; it can only be failed.

    Oswald Spengler

    March 18, 2018 at EDT pm

  23. As much as I dislike Snopes, they seem to conclusively prove that this story is false.

    https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/was-all-female-responsible-bridge-collapse/

    You look at the pictures taken at the bridge opening with the team involved and its all men. The women in the pictures were not on that project, they worked for the company, which is large.

    In fact, I doubt there is a major construction project like this anywhere in America done by an all female team so we will never find out what that is like.

    Dan

    March 19, 2018 at EDT pm

    • Hmmm….

      Well we still don’t know for sure who designed the bridge. A picture of men at the construction site doesn’t mean they were the original designers.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      March 19, 2018 at EDT pm

  24. Dan

    March 19, 2018 at EDT pm


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