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Fired for using “N-word”

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https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/jonathan-friedland-exits-netflix-1122675

When you read the headline that the chief of public relations for Netflix was fired for using a bad word, you may have assumed he referred to black people or a specific a person as a n*****. But no, that’s not what happened at all.

At an internal meeting about forbidden words, instead of saying “the N-word,” Mr. Friedland slipped up and said the actual word.

And his other transgression is that three months later, at a meeting with black employees, he didn’t mention the incident at all! The complaint was that he ignored the issue instead of properly groveling and apologizing.

Here is the key quote from the memo written by the CEO:

For non-Black people, the word should not be spoken as there is almost no context in which it is appropriate or constructive (even when singing a song or reading a script). There is not a way to neutralize the emotion and history behind the word in any context. The use of the phrase “N-word” was created as a euphemism, and the norm, with the intention of providing an acceptable replacement and moving people away from using the specific word. When a person violates this norm, it creates resentment, intense frustration, and great offense for many.

Meanwhile, ghetto black people use the word all the time. Living in Manhattan, occasionally I pass by some ghetto blacks on the subway or on the streets, and they rarely speak a single sentence without that word in it.

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June 23, 2018 at EDT pm

Posted in Business

Installing World of Warcraft…

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You can play for free until Sunday evening, and there’s a new expansion coming in August that will reset everything and pretty much put you at the same level as someone who has been playing the game for ten years, so this seems like a good time to give it a try.

And I suck at Overwatch because it requires skill that I simply don’t have. I think it’s easier to succeed at WoW because it’s just based on how much time you put into it, so you always feel like you’re advancing in the game.

I’ll let you know how it turns out.

UPDATE

Well this is boring, the character I used to have is gone and I had to start out as Level 1, and I don’t remember anything about the game or what I’m supposed to do.

UPDATE 2

I found my Level 73 Priest (I just had to log into the right server) and he’s in some very inhospitable place called the “Maw of Neltharion” and I have no idea what I’m supposed to do. I guess I need to start with some tutorials. WoW is not a game you can just casually start playing. You need to study for it.

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June 23, 2018 at EDT am

Posted in Nerdy stuff

Democracy vs. populism

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Democracy is when blacks and Hispanics vote for candidates who promise affirmative action, and when poor people in general vote for candidates who promise generous welfare benefits.

Populism is when prole whites vote for candidates who promise to reduce immigration.

Hope that helps.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

June 23, 2018 at EDT am

Posted in Politics

Yes, we need to do something about dumb proles who borrow money for vacations

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Many commenters’ reaction to the previous post was joyous schadenfreude that some of the dumb proles would face financial ruin when they lose their job and can’t pay back the 20%+ interest rate loan for their unnecessary vacation.

You should be ashamed of yourselves. People are born stupid because of their genes, they don’t magically become smart because of life lessons learned. Don’t become an SJW who thinks that with the right “education” they will become great scientists, only replacing college education with school-of-hard-knocks education.

Furthermore, susceptibility to peer pressure is also genetic, related to the personality factor called “agreeableness.” Only those with low agreeableness (like Donald Trump) are able to resist the siren call of peer pressure that says they are a loser unless they go on an expensive vacation.

Only people with high IQ and low agreeableness have true free will, the rest of the masses need to be benevolently directed towards self-beneficial behavior and not be handed nooses that they can use to hang themselves.

And then when the economy crashes because everyone is over-levered and financial institutions have to be bailed out again because they are too big to fail, it’s YOUR TAXES that will be used to pay for the bailouts! So yes, you are doing yourself a favor by supporting laws that protect the dumb proles from themselves.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

June 22, 2018 at EDT am

Posted in Economics, Proles

Why conservatives should never cuck to liberals

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Did Trump get a single person on the other side to say “Trump isn’t so bad after all” as a result of cucking to the demands about child separation? No, not at all. Instead, as reported by Fox News, Trump immigration order met with shrugs and new demands from Dems: ‘This isn’t over’

Every act of caving in only results in more demands because it emboldens the enemy.

Furthermore, child separation was the right thing to do. There are over two million people in prison, lots of them have children, they are separated from their children. It’s not safe for children to be housed with criminals. If people from foreign countries don’t want to deal with being arrested and held in prison, they shouldn’t break our immigration laws.

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June 22, 2018 at EDT am

Posted in Crime, Politics

Gay pastor lets loose on limousine liberals

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https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/may/22/silicon-valley-pastor-gregory-stevens-wealth-liberals

A Silicon Valley pastor has resigned from his church after calling the city of Palo Alto an “elitist shit den of hate” and criticizing the hypocrisy of “social justice” activism in the region.

Gregory Stevens confirmed on Monday that he had stepped down from the First Baptist church of Palo Alto, an LGBT-inclusive congregation, after his personal tweets calling out the contradictions of wealthy liberals in northern California surfaced at a recent council hearing.

In emails to the Guardian, the 28-year-old minister detailed his “exasperation” with Palo Alto, a city in the heart of the technology industry, surrounded by severe income inequality and poverty.

“I believe Palo Alto is a ghetto of wealth, power, and elitist liberalism by proxy, meaning that many community members claim to want to fight for social justice issues, but that desire doesn’t translate into action,” Stevens wrote, lamenting that it was impossible for low-income people to live in the city. “The insane wealth inequality and the ignorance toward actual social justice is absolutely terrifying.”

He later added: “The tech industry is motivated by endless profit, elite status, rampant greed, and the myth that their technologies are somehow always improving the world.”

I sometimes appreciate honest non-hypocritical liberals. I like this guy a lot more than the people he rails against.

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June 21, 2018 at EDT am

Posted in Religion

People buying vacations on credit

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Article at Marketwatch about new finance companies like Affirm which allow people to buy all sorts of crap they don’t need on installment plans, with usurious rates of interest.

The article provide a quote from a “financial expert”:

Still, financing a vacation is “a terrible idea all around,” Podnos said. “It’s one thing to finance your education or home purchase, or even a car purchase in some situations … but to finance a vacation is to me just insane. If you can’t afford to pay for your vacation out of cash on hand, don’t take a vacation.”

But it doesn’t go far enough. This is why we need laws against usury. Not only to protect the proles from themselves, but too many proles leveraged up to their eyeballs increases the riskiness of the entire economy and can lead to severe recessions or even depressions. And that’s true even when proles lever up to buy more worthwhile long-term assets like houses and college degrees. Well, a college degree isn’t an asset because it can’t be sold.

This is an example of where the libertarian model of economics fails.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

June 21, 2018 at EDT am

Posted in Business, Economics, Proles

Piper Palin, fourth Palin kid in a row not to go to college?

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Can’t even go to college and get a real bachelor’s degree in nursing?

At least Piper is ahead of her older sister Bristol who briefly attended a certified nursing program but dropped out.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

June 20, 2018 at EDT pm

Posted in Proles

Trump caves in?

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Not sure what this means.

Mr. Trump’s executive order directed the government’s lawyers to ask for a modification of an existing 1997 consent decree, known as the Flores settlement, that currently prohibits the federal government from keeping children in immigration detention — even if they are with their parents — for more than 20 days.

But it is unclear whether the court will agree to that request. If not, the president is likely to face an immediate legal challenge from immigration activists on behalf of families that are detained in makeshift facilities.

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June 20, 2018 at EDT pm

Posted in Immigration

Whiteness needs to be a big tent

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I found the following sentence from a NY Times article about demographic change interesting:

For example, the child of a white mother and Hispanic father would be counted as Hispanic, even though research shows that many such mixed children — about 11 percent of all births, according to Richard Alba, a sociologist at the City University of New York — are not unlike white children in terms of residence, family income, schooling and eventually, marriage.

The country is more white than commonly assumed because whiteness is commonly restricted to people with two non-Hispanic white parents.

There’s a common belief (pushed by both the fakestream media and the Bush wing of the Republican party) that Republicans are doomed if they are the “white party”, but in fact Republicans can win elections for a long time if they get more people to think of themselves as “white” and thus vote for white interests over minority interests.

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June 20, 2018 at EDT am

Posted in Politics

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