The SJW war on us thread

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Re: The SJW war on us thread

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Re: The SJW war on us thread

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:16 pm

Profs deride ‘weight loss’ as a ‘Western value’
Campus Reform

Also, “athletic performance” and “longevity”.

Do you think they really believe it themselves? I do not.
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Post by Grammatron » Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:42 pm

Abdul Alhazred wrote:Profs deride ‘weight loss’ as a ‘Western value’
Campus Reform

Also, “athletic performance” and “longevity”.

Do you think they really believe it themselves? I do not.
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Re: The SJW war on us thread

Post by shuize » Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:46 pm

Abdul Alhazred wrote:Do you think they really believe it themselves? I do not.
Some do. My guess is most do not.

I say this based on my experience working in local government i.e. "the public teat" and academia i.e. "the private teat" which has taught me everything I need to know about human nature.

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Re: The SJW war on us thread

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:24 pm

Report: Netflix Bans Employees from Looking at Each Other for More Than Five Seconds
Netflix has reportedly banned workers from looking at each other for more than five seconds as part of its new anti-harassment rules.

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National Review is taking the role of viewer-with-alarm, but I'm all for it.

But only as long as there is also a rule that you can get fired for being shifty-eyed. 8)
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Re: The SJW war on us thread

Post by gnome » Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:56 pm

I think they're getting a bad rap. Mentioning extended eye contact as a possible element of harassment isn't the same as "banning" a single instance of it. Sometimes several elements have to come together, and in the case of harassment usually an unreasonable repetition over time is a factor, unless it's something blatant like "Hey, nice tits! Want a promotion?"
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Re: The SJW war on us thread

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:31 pm

gnome wrote:I think they're getting a bad rap. Mentioning extended eye contact as a possible element of harassment isn't the same as "banning" a single instance of it. Sometimes several elements have to come together, and in the case of harassment usually an unreasonable repetition over time is a factor, unless it's something blatant like "Hey, nice tits! Want a promotion?"
My read is not so much SJW, as scared shitless of a possible lawsuit + preemptive lawyering up.

The policy being legal ass-coverage more than anything else.
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Re: The SJW war on us thread

Post by gnome » Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:45 pm

I'm skeptical that the policy is as strict as described.
"If fighting is sure to result in victory, then you must fight! Sun Tzu said that, and I'd say he knows a little bit more about fighting than you do, pal, because he invented it, and then he perfected it so that no living man could best him in the ring of honor. Then, he used his fight money to buy two of every animal on earth, and then he herded them onto a boat, and then he beat the crap out of every single one. And from that day forward any time a bunch of animals are together in one place it's called a zoo! (Beat) Unless it's a farm!"
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Re: The SJW war on us thread

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:47 pm

gnome wrote:I'm skeptical that the policy is as strict as described.
I'm sure it isn't -- except officially.
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Re: The SJW war on us thread

Post by gnome » Sat Jun 16, 2018 2:57 pm

What makes you so sure it's even officially so strict?
"If fighting is sure to result in victory, then you must fight! Sun Tzu said that, and I'd say he knows a little bit more about fighting than you do, pal, because he invented it, and then he perfected it so that no living man could best him in the ring of honor. Then, he used his fight money to buy two of every animal on earth, and then he herded them onto a boat, and then he beat the crap out of every single one. And from that day forward any time a bunch of animals are together in one place it's called a zoo! (Beat) Unless it's a farm!"
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Re: The SJW war on us thread

Post by ed » Sat Jun 16, 2018 3:17 pm

gnome wrote:What makes you so sure it's even officially so strict?
Because once they say it they are admitted "aware" of a problem. If some lamebrain files some sort of harassment/unsafe workplace/butthurt suit against them they better be able to show that they actually were "doing something".
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Re: The SJW war on us thread

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sat Jun 16, 2018 4:20 pm

What ed said. 8)
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Post by gnome » Sun Jun 17, 2018 4:51 am

Ok, so basically you just figure, not that it's been confirmed.
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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sun Jun 17, 2018 11:21 am

gnome wrote:Ok, so basically you just figure, not that it's been confirmed.
It's a philosophical difference between us.

My default assumption or null hypothesis is not that corporate executives are nice guys until utterly proven otherwise. :P
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Post by ed » Sun Jun 17, 2018 12:16 pm

I hereby confirm it.
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Post by Skeeve » Sun Jun 17, 2018 1:45 pm

Meanwhile on the other side of the pond: Scarborough Spa cancels far right ‘mouthpiece’

Once again, the hecklers veto triumphs!
Scarborough Spa’s management has cancelled the Sargon of Akkad (Carl Benjamin) show ‘This week in stupid’ following a campaign by Scarborough Stand up to Racism (SUTR), supported by Labour and Green Party councillors and members, trade unionists and other anti-racists.

Benjamin, who had been due to appear at the venue on 16 June, claims to be against extremism but is a mouthpiece for the far right, who are once again trying to mobilise on the streets.

‘The far right are clearly trying to regroup under the banner of free speech,’ said Labour councillor Rob Barnett. ‘Scarborough Spa are to be congratulated for refusing to allow their stage to be used as a tool in that campaign. We don’t need division – we need unity to fight for a better society.’

Scarborough SUTR’s Kim Hunter, added, ‘A mosque and a Sikh gurdwara were both set on fire in Leeds this week, four days after 350 racists rampaged through the city centre. That’s what happens when the far right march on our high streets and flock to mainstream venues.’

Benjamin himself spoke at the ‘free speech’ rally in Whitehall on 6 May called by now-incarcerated former English Defence League leader Tommy Robinson (real name Stephen Yaxley-Lennon). Other speakers at the rally included Ann-Marie Waters, a person deemed too right wing for UKIP. Speakers demonised Islam while the audience shouted for Muslims to be expelled.

Benjamin has also been booked to speak at events such as the Patriots Day rally in Boston organised by the ‘Proud Boys’, a so-called ‘western chauvinist’ fraternity recently named a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Centre.

Scarborough SUTR thanked everyone who had signed the statement against Benjamin’s show.
Funny, I always thought Sargon was sort of a center-est-liberal-egalitarian type..."mouthpiece for the far right!" Go figure.
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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sun Jun 17, 2018 1:50 pm

"freedom of speech" == fascism
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Post by gnome » Sun Jun 17, 2018 4:45 pm

Abdul Alhazred wrote:
gnome wrote:Ok, so basically you just figure, not that it's been confirmed.
It's a philosophical difference between us.

My default assumption or null hypothesis is not that corporate executives are nice guys until utterly proven otherwise. :P
My default assumption (or null hypothesis) is that the more boring version of a story is the most likely to be true until proven otherwise.
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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sun Jun 17, 2018 5:25 pm

gnome wrote:My default assumption (or null hypothesis) is that the more boring version of a story is the most likely to be true until proven otherwise.
What about "extraordinary claims demand extraordinary evidences"?

Such as the proposition that Netflix does not have a fashionably utterly corrupt corporate culture?
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