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  • Monster Thread — Tech companies are dying from the inside…

    01/15/2022 10:44:05 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 68 replies
    Twitter.com ^ | 1/13/2022 | Hazard Harrington
    I work in Big Tech. A name you would know and have probably used before. Wanted to give a rundown of what it's like from the inside right now.
  • The 'anti-woke' crusade has come to Europe. Its effects could be chilling

    01/09/2022 10:17:53 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 31 replies
    CNN ^ | 01 07 2022 | Tara John
    If 2020 renewed calls for racial equality as Black Lives Matter protests exploded throughout Europe, 2021 brought in the backlash as parts of the political establishment waged a so-called "war against woke." Stripped of its original meaning of a person being awake to progressive issues, "woke" has been appropriated from the Black vernacular and turned into a political lightning rod in the West's culture wars. It is now used pejoratively by lawmakers and pundits from both left and right, criticizing the perceived excesses of social and racial justice movements. The politicization of the word, which has seen degrees of success...
  • Major U.S. car brand to go full electric, will no longer offer internal combustion vehicles

    01/06/2022 5:43:45 AM PST · by rktman · 345 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 1/5/2022 | Abby Leibing
    Automaker Chrysler just announced plans to go completely electric by 2028, anticipating the release of its first electric vehicle by 2025. Chrysler announced the plans along with a new AI-enabled vehicle system powered by a battery that the company says can travel 350 to 400 miles per charge, as The Associated Press reported. Chrysler is part of Europe’s Stellantis, which last month announced a new strategy to embed AI-enabled software into millions of vehicles across its 14 different brands. This could gain Stellantis $22.6 billion in annual revenue by 2030. This is all part of the race among automakers to...
  • NextDoor - "Misinformation" and snitching on your neighbors

    12/31/2021 12:31:56 PM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 105 replies
    me | 12/31/2021 | me
    So I find out today I've been cancelled by "neighborly" NextDoor. This is absurd - and perhaps I was "reported" (snitched) by the last jerk I replied to last week. He was telling everyone how there aren't many of us (around here - indeed) and we're just posting alot (not true) and WE SHOULD REPORT THEM AND GET THEM BANNED. I gave him a piece of my mind in public. That goes for ND - and FB, and YT also.
  • Biden Joint Chiefs Nom Embraces ‘Gender Advisers’ for Troops

    12/15/2021 7:18:38 AM PST · by C19fan · 48 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | December 13, 2021 | Joseph Simpson
    President Joe Biden's nominee for the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff told the Senate "gender advisers" for combat troops are critical to the United States' success, a position some veterans say is nothing more than a left-wing initiative that distracts from the military's core duties. The revelation came during a Dec. 8 exchange with Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D., N.H.), who asked how Adm. Christopher Grady intends to implement "women, peace, and security" legislation within the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
  • The Second Great Age of Political Correctness

    12/13/2021 6:56:12 PM PST · by DeweyCA · 6 replies
    Reason ^ | January2022 | GREG LUKIANOFF
    The P.C. culture of the '80s and '90s didn't decline and fall. It just went underground. Now it's back. The 1994 movie PCU, about a rebellious fraternity resisting its politically correct university, was a milestone. Not because the movie was especially good—it wasn't. It was a milestone because it showed that political correctness had officially become a joke. The derisive term "P.C." had referred to a genuine and powerful force on campus for the previous decade. But by the mid-1990s, it had become the butt of jokes from across the political spectrum. The production of a mainstream movie mocking political...
  • Kamala Harris Demonstrates Electric Car Charger: ‘How Do I Know It’s Actually Working?’

    12/13/2021 10:21:01 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 81 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/13/2021 | CHARLIE SPIERING
    Vice President Kamala Harris promoted government spending on charging stations for electric vehicles on Monday, demonstrating the use of a car charger herself. The vice president visited a car charging maintenance facility in Prince George’s County, Maryland outside of Washington, DC, to promote the use of electric vehicles. During her visit, she asked if she could plug in one of the electric cars to see how it worked. After plugging it in, she commented on the difference between an electric charger and a gas pump. “There’s no sound or fume,” she said, standing by the car holding the plug into...
  • GI Joe RIP: 1775 – 2021

    11/04/2021 3:25:18 PM PDT · by pboyington · 15 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | November 4, 2021 | Ray Starmann
    Now, that you’re gone Joe, I just wanted to say thanks for everything you’ve done for the country. You were around a long time, all the way back to 1775. You waged a lot of battles, fought plenty of bad guys and helped bring down evil empires. You crossed the Delaware with Washington, trudged endlessly through the steaming jungles of the South Pacific, climbed Pointe du Hoc to save the world and battled sandstorms and Jihadis from the 73 Easting to Tal Afar. As General MacArthur said so eloquently, “From one end of the world to another, you drained deep...
  • The Rolling Stones Cancel Brown Sugar — ‘We don’t want to get in trouble with the sisters’…

    10/13/2021 6:12:32 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 38 replies
    https://citizenfreepress.com ^ | Posted by Kane on October 12, 2021 11:56 pm
    The Rolling Stones are now four shows into their 2021 No Filter Tour, and they have yet to play “Brown Sugar” a single time. The tune has been a staple of their live show since it came out 50 years ago, and it’s the second most played song in their catalog with 1,136 known performances. Jumpin Jack Flash is #1. During a conversation with the L.A. Times, guitarist Keith Richards and singer Mick Jagger have confirmed the band is taking its 1971 classic “Brown Sugar” off the setlist for the upcoming tour dates. “I’m trying to figure out with the...
  • Freddie deBoer: The social justice left needs to grow up

    10/11/2021 5:59:18 PM PDT · by DeweyCA · 8 replies
    Hotair.com ^ | 10-11-21 | John Sexton
    The jumping off point for this Substack piece by Freddie deBoer is the story I wrote about here. If you missed it, the very short version is that a progressive data analyst named David Shor, who was literally fired from his job last year because a cancel mob went after him, is trying to warn Democrats that they are not going to win elections anytime in the next decade if they keep talking like leftist college professors. His advice to the party is simple: Talk about broadly popular things you support not about broadly unpopular things the far left is...
  • The Fake ‘Your Hood’ PC Outrage Might Finally Tip the Scale Against Cancel Culture

    10/01/2021 12:29:57 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 28, 202 | David Marcus
    Like a sitcom in its death throes jumping the proverbial shark, the cancel-culture movement is plunging into a humiliating depth of inanity. This weekend, video emerged from a person called Frederick Joseph, a regular practitioner of “man on the street put-up jobs,” showing a confrontation with a white woman named Emma Sarley. Sarley supposedly told Joseph, who is black, to “go back to [his] hood.” Or at least that’s what he says. She doesn’t say this on the video. The familiar fracas ensued: Social-media mobs assembled, and quickly Sarley was fired from her job. But what happened next was a...
  • How Colleges Teach Students to See Bias Where It Doesn’t Exist

    09/27/2021 9:36:43 AM PDT · by TBP · 18 replies
    Time ^ | SEPTEMBER 14, 2018 | HEATHER MAC DONALD
    The key feature of academic diversity ideology is the assertion that to be a member of an ever-growing number of favored victim groups at a college today is to be the target of pervasive bigotry on campus — despite, well, being favored. Taught by a metastasizing campus-diversity bureaucracy to believe that they are subject to an existential threat from circumambient bias, students equate nonconforming ideas with “hate speech,” and “hate speech” with conduct that should be punished, censored and repelled with force if necessary. This victimology fuels the efforts to shut down speech that challenges campus orthodoxies. Dozens of times...
  • NY Times' columnist Michelle Goldberg downplays cancel culture (but her readers disagree)

    09/21/2021 2:34:09 PM PDT · by DeweyCA · 10 replies
    Hotair.com ^ | 9-21-21 | John Sexton
    To really appreciate Michelle Goldberg’s latest column on cancel culture, you need to consider how the left’s talking points on the topic have calcified over the past few years. For most of the past 5-6 years the left has been writing versions of the same story over and over claiming that cancel culture isn’t real. The progressive line is that cancel culture doesn’t exist, it’s just that some people are finally being held accountable for their bad behavior. Meanwhile, evidence of this sort of “accountability culture” going too far continues to pile up on a weekly basis. It’s an untenable...
  • In full: Rowan Atkinson on free speech {2012 but still a pushback on repression of speech]

    09/16/2021 2:16:44 PM PDT · by SES1066 · 9 replies
    Defend Free Speech ^ | Aug 15, 2018 | Rowan Atkinson
    Rowan Atkinson (Mr Bean, Blackadder) speaks in favor of the UK movement in favor of free(er) speech / less repression by authorities in the UK. An actor / writer of renown sarcasm and biting wit, this 9 year old speech is still quite effective and pertinent! It is a JOY to listen to but a burden when considering how much it has fallen upon deaf ears, there and here! Background: In 2003, the UK Parliament passed a 'communications law' that criminalized, in Section Five, ‘insulting words or behaviour. (Brit spelling). This "Reform Section Five" movement, kicked off in 2012, got...
  • Actor James Woods Slams CDC Speech Police: ‘You Nitwits Don’t Have Better Things to Do in the Middle of a Pandemic??!!’

    08/31/2021 5:05:54 AM PDT · by DFG · 11 replies
    CNS News ^ | 08/30/2021 | Craig Bannister
    Actor James Woods rebuked the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) for telling Americans what they should, and shouldn’t say, instead of focusing its attention on the coronavirus pandemic. In a tweet on Friday, the CDC asked Americans “Are you using #inclusive language” and directed them to a CDC.gov webpage titled, “Preferred Terms for Select Population Groups & Communities.” “You nitwits don’t have better things to do in the middle of a PANDEMIC??!!” actor James Woods replied. The CDC webpage lists words and expressions that it says should not be spoken and provides suggested replacements that “represent an ongoing shift toward...
  • Woke Politics Destroyed The Marine Corps I Knew

    08/09/2021 3:43:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 9, 2021 | Will Alexander
    Source: U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexa M. Hernandez/ReleasedWhen I signed up for the Marines in ’78, I had no clue what I was getting into. I just wanted to get out of my hometown. After a few minutes at bootcamp, I wanted to go back. It was too late. There was only way out now: 13 weeks through a humid, swampy, mosquito-infested chunk of Hell at Parris Island, S.C. – a God-forsaken place where tidal salt marshes breed habitats of pestiferous biting flies. The worst? Blood-sucking sand fleas. Around 1 a.m., the bus carrying about 60 of us...
  • Ruth Ann Dailey: Call me crazy, but sex is real

    08/01/2021 7:44:54 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 19 replies
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | August 1, 2021 | Ruth Ann Dailey
    We are at a fraught turning point. In less than two decades we have morphed from a society that largely opposed same-sex marriage to a society that denies opposite sexes even exist. This is madness. The powers-that-be, from craven politicians to empty talking heads to anonymous internet trolls, have somehow framed the gender debate to present us with a false choice: Conform to gender activists’ demands, no matter how extreme, or you’re a “hater.” Some demands, however, are so anti-scientific, illogical and unreasonable that people of goodwill and common sense must act. Modern society is already in tatters. It won’t...
  • Harvard professor who refuses to use the term 'pregnant people' and insists on 'woman' is accused of transphobia by her woke Ivy League colleague

    07/31/2021 4:55:49 AM PDT · by Cecily · 46 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | July 31, 2021 | Harriet Alexander
    A Harvard professor of evolutionary biology has been slammed by her department's diversity head for rejecting the term 'pregnant people' and insisting on referring to people as male or female instead. Carole Hooven, who has been at the university for 20 years and received multiple teaching awards, spoke of feeling 'frustrated' at the atmosphere in academia. She told Fox News on Wednesday that she was dismayed at the insistence on politically correct terminology, which she felt was misguided. University professors were discouraged from using the words male and female, and referring to pregnant women, she said. The terms were deemed...
  • 59 Million Americans Prohibited From Buying High-End Dell Gaming PCs

    07/27/2021 2:59:52 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 82 replies
    Aproximately 59 million Americans spanning five states can't buy Dell's high-end Alienware brand desktop PCs "due to power consumption regulations."When one goes to the Dell Alienware online configurator to buy an Aurora R12 gaming desktop, a special notice appears which reads:This product cannot be shipped to the states of California, Colorado, Hawaii, Oregon, Vermont or Washington due to power consumption regulations adopted by those states. Any orders placed that are bound for those states will be canceled.
  • Momma's Don't Let Your Babies Grow up (To Hate White Boys!)

    07/13/2021 3:42:01 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    Truck Concerts ^ | 9/7/21 | Buddy Brown
    Yet another great Buddy Brown song.