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ArtemisFoul 1 point ago +1 / -0

IIRC, u/Ahaus667 is Polish, so he could try playing the "Poles are honorary negroes because Haiti" card.

However, I don't find trying to argue with SJWs productive at all. You can get them uncomfortable all you want, and it can be funny, but in the end, when you corner one, they just revert to calling you a bigot. That can be fun too, especially if you openly acknowledge it ("Yes, I am, now what?"), but ultimately it's just a waste of time. SJWism is a cult, you can't reason with these people.

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ArtemisFoul 1 point ago +1 / -0

Big organizations treat employees like replaceable cogs in the machine. Which for creative or highly skilled endeavors is really dumb. They kill the goose that lays the golden eggs (or allow it to be killed) over and over either because they don't realize it lays golden eggs, because they think they can easily find another such goose, or because they think they were responsible for its creation and therefore they can create another one. Arguably this is the primary advantage that we have on our side: an ability and flexibility to treat people as valuable parts of a whole.

It's not even about how organizations behave. Yes, organizations exhibit "emergent behavior" - the whole acts independently of each part's desires - but really I think the problem is the managerial class and the culture of changing jobs every few years.

There's this entire class of upper management who keep jumping companies every few years. A board of directors hires a new CEO, the new CEO makes a bunch of retarded decisions, but he can convince the completely disinterested board that these decisions will really pay off in the long term. Short term damage isn't all that bad, the board is convinced the short-term losses will lead to the company skyrocketing, and by the time the long-term terrible consequences of the CEO's rule of retardation reveal themselves, the guy already cashed in his stock and is in the top management of a different company. The board is dumbfounded, and so they hire the next CEO who just quit his job in a completely unrelated company and now he has a great PowerPoint plan to save theirs.

Management only works when managers come from people who used to work "on the line", literally or figuratively. Professional managers are one of the many cancers currently destroying capitalism and it needs to stop.

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ArtemisFoul 2 points ago +2 / -0

It doesn't work, you can't win by playing by the enemy's rules. Trust me, I've seen people try.

/u/Gizortnik occasionally longposts about how leftism is an ideology of war, hopefully he'll be here shortly to explain it better than I can.

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ArtemisFoul 2 points ago +2 / -0

It's always both. Only a pussy bitch would care about victim points in the first place. Normal people would rather shovel shit for minimum wage than degrade themselves like that.

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ArtemisFoul 1 point ago +1 / -0

Of course! We must eradicate all plant life on the planet to save our children. All animal life too since apparently deer have it now. Let's just kill everything - it's worth it if it even saves one life!

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ArtemisFoul 1 point ago +1 / -0

People who put "prof", "dr", "phd" or any other academia related titles and positions in their twatter handles and names are always the most pretentions and annoying shitheels, so I can only hope both of these so-called people destroy each other.

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ArtemisFoul 1 point ago +1 / -0

Weird, usually people with names like Cebulski pretend to be white.

Anyway, I'm eagerly awaiting the cancellation of David "buy my shitty book" Wong. I haven't been to Cracked in a decade and I'm still mad about his terrible articles where he'd plug his book regardless of relevance every single time.

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ArtemisFoul 3 points ago +3 / -0

I'll do you one better:

Every proposed bill should be first voted on, and if it passes the standard vote, it should then be tested for let's say "reasonableness". That is, those who voted against can nominate any person in the country who can legally vote, even the worst retard they can find if they want, and give that person - let's call him a "citizen representative" - a week to read the bill, and then grill him on what exactly the bill does, how it works, and how it interacts with any other existing bill. If the "citizen representative" answers all questions correctly, they get a huge sum of money (to motivate them) and the bill can pass. If the citizen gets anything wrong, anyone who voted for the bill gets all his limbs broken and fed to a pack of starving pitbulls.

The first time I've heard the expression "ignorance of the law isn't an excuse" was when I was like 5 years old, and it sounds reasonable if you don't think about it, but any developed country in the world right now has an insane legal system that even professional lawyers don't understand. It's completely unreasonable to expect Joe Blow to follow all laws when even someone who has had law as a career for the last 40 years is unable to do so. Legislation must be simple and easy to understand, and anyone who wants to make it complicated and inaccessible must be removed with extreme prejudice.

My country has under 11 million people and around 2,5 million laws, bylaws, etc. That's not even remotely reasonable and the people responsible for this are disgusting pieces of shit who have no place in a functioning society. The law really doesn't need to be more complicated than the ten commandments, without the overtly religious ones. People had that figured out millennia ago.

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ArtemisFoul 2 points ago +2 / -0

That's a separate issue. There is apparently an actual mandate for federal contractors requiring all their US-based employees to get the jab, including people who work remotely and never interact with any Feds or other employees in person. The thing that doesn't really exist is the supposed mandate through OSHA that would require all employers with >100 employees to have everyone jabbed, whether or not they provide any goods or services to the Federal government.

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ArtemisFoul 1 point ago +1 / -0

Robert Liston. He was a surgeon in the early 19th century, in a time where anesthetics weren't available, so surgeons worked as fast as possible to minimize the amount of time the patient was in acute pain - because the patient was in pretty fucking severe acute pain. That led to surgeons basically competing to see who could do surgery the fastest, which culminated in Liston's legendary 300% mortality rate OP was talking about. Here's an article about it, if you google the name you'll find plenty more. https://allthatsinteresting.com/robert-liston

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ArtemisFoul 2 points ago +2 / -0

She also did postgraduate research and studies in natural resource economics and environmental policy at the London School of Economics in the late 1980s and at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

DO NOT trust anyone from the former eastern bloc who studied in the West while the Iron Curtain was still standing (except for emigrants, of course). Normal people weren't even allowed to travel, shit, you had to get a permission to travel to other communist states, so anyone who got to study at the London School of Economics was a rabid Bolshevik in extremely high regard with the Party.

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ArtemisFoul 1 point ago +1 / -0

u/FBoysInc why did you delete a bunch of your posts recently? I had them open in background tabs to check out later and now they're all gone after refreshing.

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ArtemisFoul 2 points ago +2 / -0

Well, I don't know about you but I'm talking about it right now, microphone or not.

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ArtemisFoul 7 points ago +7 / -0

A good thing to start with would be reading comprehension, which means you're out.

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ArtemisFoul 12 points ago +12 / -0

It's important to understand that something being not-diverse doesn't necessarily make it an echo chamber.

Let's say you're working on something big and important, let's say a manned mission to Mars. You get the best people available, of course, and you get them into one room and you're brainstorming. Everyone competent will think along the same lines towards the same goal. You'll be using some kind of rocket propulsion, you'll need life support to keep the crew alive for years... all those smart and competent people will disagree on details - do we launch straight from Earth or do we do multiple launches into orbit, assemble a larger spacecraft, and fly that from LEO to Mars? How many crew do we need? etc., but the group still has absolutely zero use for truly diverse points of view like "Mars doesn't exist", "this garbage", an unironic flat earther, or a diversity consultant who keeps bitching about the spacecraft not being wheelchair-accessible.

Of course, there's an exception to everything, so once in a while, someone who goes completely against "common knowledge" is proven to be right. Like Ignaz Semmelweis, the doctor who came up with early germ theory and managed to drastically reduce childbirth mortality by making doctors wash their hands. Everyone thought he was crazy, the "scientific consensus"-following people first laughed at him and then they had him institutionalized for ranting about bacteria and shit because it sounded like nonsense to them, and he was right. But, when talking about exceptional people like this, we need to remember that 1) the guy actually demonstrated that his methods worked beyond any doubt (he really did reduce mortality from like 15% to a fraction of a percent), and 2) exceptions like this are exceedingly rare and 99.999% of all "diverse viewpoints" are horseshit.

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ArtemisFoul 26 points ago +26 / -0

The United States are flooded with people who have no business being there and just shit the place up. The DHS can't arrest and deport all of them, so they're just not going to try anymore. Isn't clown world great?

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ArtemisFoul 4 points ago +4 / -0

Western governments not caring about their citizens would be a significant improvement from the current situation, because now they actively hate them.

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