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Boycott Nike

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https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/voices/2018/09/04/colin-kaepernick-ad-boycotting-nike-column/1189989002/

Unlike monopolies like Apple or Google, this is a very easy company to boycott, there are lots of other companies selling sneakers and athletic clothing.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

September 6, 2018 at EDT pm

Posted in Business

Corporate leftism: WeWork bans meat

WeWork, a company valued at $20 billion (based on what investors are willing to pay for the non-publicly-traded stock), which makes money by providing office space for people who don’t have real jobs so they can feel like they have a real job, has banned meat!

Well, not that meat will get you kicked out of the office, but at all company functions where food is served, no meat will be served, and employees will not be reimbursed for any meals that include meat.

Uncomfortable as the new dietary policy may be, Mr. McKelvey said WeWork is only just getting started. The company is phasing out leather furniture, single-use plastics and is going carbon neutral. In time, he said, the company will evaluate its consumption of seafood, eggs, dairy and alcohol.

SJWism run amok. When will conservatives realize that big corporations are their enemies and not their friends?

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

July 23, 2018 at EDT am

Posted in Business

Fired for using “N-word”

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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Commenter Roli has the best observation:

Political correctness used to be mainly a tool for SWPLs to keep keep the proles in check, and for the longest time things went along just fine. Post Trump however, SWPLs lost control of political correctness and since then, more often than not, it turned into a monster that came back to bite their own liberal asses. The east coast (and west coast) elites need to see more of their own kind sacrificed to the Gods of political correctness before they come to understand just how destructive their ideas have been for American society.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

June 23, 2018 at EDT pm

Posted in Business

People buying vacations on credit

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

Tourism is bad for the world

https://brightthemag.com/the-next-trend-in-travel-is-dont-226d4aba17f6

Tourism is blamed for:

1. Beach erosion
2. Garbage beyond what small tourist communities are able to handle
3. Destruction of local eco-systems, rainforests, mangroves
4. The unsightliness of huge cruise ships
5. Makes housing unaffordable for local residents, even resulting in homelessness
6. Eviction of indigenous peoples
7. Damage to ancient structures and archeological sites

And the article doesn’t even mention all of the fossil fuels that are burned up by airplane flights.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

June 13, 2018 at EDT pm

Posted in Business

Would you eat a burger at IHOb?

https://www.npr.org/2018/06/11/618844977/ihop-becomes-ihob-the-international-house-of-burgers

Why not? They are probably better than the burgers at crappy diners in Staten Island.

And by the way, it was just a publicity stunt, they aren’t really changing the name of the entire chain, just a few token locations.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

June 11, 2018 at EDT am

Posted in Business

The end of IHOP

It’s now IHOb.

No, it’s not Abril first.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

June 7, 2018 at EDT pm

Posted in Business

The world’s biggest toy store is Walmart

Toys R Us is/was so 1970s. Walmart is king in bricks and mortar, although I never personally shopped at a Walmart.

Will any other retailers rent their spaces? Or will this lead to even more abandoned strip malls?

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

March 16, 2018 at EDT pm

Posted in Business

Bloomberg radio hates Trump

They have always hated him, but this morning the hate was piled on extra heavy because they hate tariffs on steel and aluminum imports.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

March 2, 2018 at EDT am

Posted in Business, Uncategorized

Liberal corporations against guns

https://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2018/02/nra-discounts-corporations/554264/

I’ve been saying for a long time that big corporations are liberal, but I’ve had a hard time getting through to conservatives. Conservatives in Congress just gave big corporations a MASSIVE tax cut, and now corporations are returning the favor by going publicly anti-gun.

(Although I agree that pro-gun people are dumb proles, it would be wiser for big corporations to stay out of controversial issues, but we see that big corporations are willing to lose a few customers in order to feel virtuous.)

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To expound on an issue in the comments, yes, every corporation has a spiel on their website about diversity. Conservative blog commenters believe that this is just something they have to say to avoid lawsuits, and secretly the people running the corporation believe in HBD.

For a long time I’ve disagreed with that viewpoint. I’ve tried to explain that corporate management has actually drunk the liberal Kool-Aid and they believe in that stuff.

I’ve also tried to explain that once a corporation reaches monopoly status, it can be run by a bunch of morons and still make a profit.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

March 1, 2018 at EDT am

Posted in Business, Politics

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