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Monday links

No cute dog stories today. But there’s this, which seems apropos for a Monday.


  1. rochester_veteran
    rochester_veteran August 7, 2017 11:44 am

    So much for “diversity” at Google.

    From the article:

    “Indeed, Brown’s statement proves at least one part of the anonymous Google engineer’s memo to be perfectly accurate. “In highly progressive environments, conservatives are a minority that feel like they need to stay in the closet to avoid open hostility,” the memo states.”

    “Fear of exposing yourself to “open hostility” will be familiar to conservatives and even right-leaning moderates who have worked nearly anywhere in academia, in Hollywood and in too much of the news media.”

    “And open hostility is exactly what Brown signaled in arguing that the memo writer’s words did not “work alongside the principles of equal employment found in our Code of Conduct, policies, and anti-discrimination laws.”

    Yup, working in academia, where often it’s a highly progressive environment, I’ve learned to keep my political leanings quiet, lay low and live to fight another day. It’s not surprising that Vice President of Diversity, Integrity & Governance Danielle Brown would give a wink and a nod to open hostility towards those not toeing the the line.

  2. david
    david August 7, 2017 12:24 pm

    Wow, I know just how that puppy feels.

    I’ll believe Hillary has faith, when Jesus himself comes back and tells me to believe it. Not before. IMO, the only thing she has faith in now is those ‘cleaners’ she pays to remove inconvenient people.

    Keep it simple, stupid. Duh. So much easier.

    Comrade Detective sounds fun. Too bad I don’t even know what it would take to watch it, but I’m not much interested in TV, generally.

    iPhone 8 will use biometrics? And just to whom will they sell all that biometric data? We all know that NO big company today will be collecting something as valuable as fingerprints or facial details without selling it. No such thing as a free lunch, is there? And who’s to say the camera can’t get retinal scans as well? Next thing we know, there’s going to be a little blade that will pop out to stab your finger for a DNA sample, and that will be analyzed by the phone to give you access. Me – I’m going to drop using a cell phone as soon as any kind of biometrics is demanded.

    Cops! No matter what the circumstances – innocent or caught in the act – no matter how many people they kill or abuse, it’s always ‘bad training’ – ALWAYS. That, and cowardice on the part of the over-roided muscle boy with the gun and badge, scared of a look in somebody’s eye. When ever will it just be called plain out and out murder?

    The Google Manifesto thing doesn’t surprise me. “Diversity” is just a lefty code-word for ‘Not Leftist Approved’. I had ‘diversity training’. Just like ‘free trade’ it advertised all kinds of advantages that have never happened, because they weren’t supposed to. It seems to me to be just part of the lefty agenda – the ‘violent overthrow by the proletariat’ of Marxism, replaced by the Critical Theory of the Franklin School. So now they infiltrate and pick apart society and it’s structures from within, trying to precipitate a social weakness that will permit the commies to take over from within without any violence at all. Diversity is just a way to introduce rot into healthy liberty-generated structures and processes. It really hasn’t accomplished anything else since it’s introduction. (Note that qualified people don’t have any need for ‘diversity’ – they get ahead regardless.)

  3. Comrade X
    Comrade X August 7, 2017 1:25 pm

    Those who advocate diversity the most are the least in their real beliefs but that seems to be a trend; affordable health care does not, common sense gun laws are not, social security is not, and it goes on & on. Pretty much a bunch that is advocated today really is promoted by those who do exactly the opposite.

    I am glad I have a dumb phone.

    Comrade Detective does catch my attention if only I could somehow get over my almost total distaste and distrust with everything Amazon (Netflick ain’t much better & I pay for that, one day I swear I’m dumping them too) in the mean time Comrade Detective & The Man In the High Castle gives 2 points for Amazon.

  4. larryarnold
    larryarnold August 7, 2017 11:37 pm

    the company’s plan to increase representation of women and non-Asian minorities on the engineering staff,

    So minorities (- Asians) = good. Tells me all I need to know about Google’s commitment.

    “I found that (the memo) advanced incorrect assumptions about gender,” Brown wrote.

    Ms Brown, “My way or the highway” is the opposite of diversity.

    Hillary, it doesn’t matter what you read or say. I don’t believe you’re Christian because of what you do.
    Police officer apologizing for mistakenly arresting a woman: “Sorry, Ma’am. You see, I pulled in behind your vehicle and saw the Christian vanity plate, bumper stickers, and plastic fish. Then I saw how you were treating the other drivers, and naturally assumed you had stolen the car.”

    I toured behind the Iron Curtain in the 1970s. Romania, as part of a cultural exchange. There was a New York high school band travelling with us, and they were all enchanted about seeing the Worker’s Paradise. They were playing a different tune on the flight home.

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