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"Equal Opportunity" is now preferential treatment based on race and sex? We used to call that racism and sexism.
That's words for ya.

Take an action, policy or law and relabel the term in a nicer sounding way and many people (who are dumb as rocks to begin with) will treat it different, when at its core it's the same shit as before.
 

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That's words for ya.

Take an action, policy or law and relabel the term in a nicer sounding way and many people (who are dumb as rocks to begin with) will treat it different, when at its core it's the same shit as before.
Just like "people of color" and "colored people," they be good at word arrangements for the same damned thing.
 
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What's the latest one now anyway? BIPOC?

It sounds so awful :D
Labels, labels everywhere. Unity tho!

dave chappelle unity GIF
 
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Just like "people of color" and "colored people," they be good at word arrangements for the same damned thing.
That's the typical liberal way. The lefty arts major.

Got to say, the lefty does have a knack for communication skills. The content is usually crap, but it sounds nice. The business or engineer righty focusing on content first, can have sound material, but probably will communicate it in a shitty way.

People prefer the nice guy method.
 
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So you want to vote for the greens who said Die ZEit der Freiwilligkeit ist vorbei?

Sorry but given Germany NO Political party is electable They are completly ignorant of peoples views and opinions. Be it on the right or left side or this terrible mess called SPD and CDU. We are completly fucked in Germany, We also have one Vovid scandal after the next one already.

PS: We in Germany pay with a wide lead the most enegery costs because these stupid idiots want to put up Windwheels everywhere while the only realistic solution would be nuclear power to archive the NO CO2 goal
Yep, France has been mostly nuclear since the 70s and never looked back, tons of cheap, clean power.
 

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I doubt it. Seriously. But I guess doomposting is gonna be all the rage from here on out.
It's time for the Right to start doomsaying. It's all roses now for the Left after 4 years of conspiracies and accusations of dictatorship and fascism. Gotta flip that script!

I, too, feel that it's mostly talk. Both administrations have concerning rhetoric that riles up the other side, but much like Trump didn't turn out to be Hitler, it's likely Biden won't turn out to be Stalin or Mao.

To be fair though I am legitimately concerned at all this race grifting and CRT indoctrination. SJW and the woke are at least as dangerous of a cult as MAGA except the former cults have MSM backing.

Gonna be an interesting time.
 
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So he's going to stop the muslim travel ban? I don't remember a single Islamic-related terrorist attack on US soil in the last 4 years.
 
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Strap in boy-os! This is going to be how government "works" from now on:


-Chickenshit legislature is afraid to pass anything in fear of backlash and/or to shove their finger in the opposition parties eyes.

-Executive branch issues Executive Orders to "get things done"

-Orders in question get kicked to Supreme Court for validation

-New President removes all Executive orders from the previous guy as a "fuck you" to the last admin and we end up back where we started.

Everyone continues to lament how fucking useless our law makers are but continue to vote for the Schumers, Pelosis, and McConnells of the world.
 
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DACA protection, eviction relief, and student loan relief are all good stuff.

Border wall construction block is also expected. No need to tear down whats there, but let congress decide if building should continue.
 
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What's the latest one now anyway? BIPOC?

It sounds so awful :D
If only it were not so sinister.

These words exist purely to separate white people from the rest.

Like LBGHTHB+BLAH exists to separate straight people from the rest.
And like feminism exists to separate women from men.

Look at it from a distance and it almost looks like a framework to make straight white males a group to be combated. You know, like jews in the 30s-40s.
 
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The COVID-19 crisis has claimed more than 400,000 American lives — but for Black and Brown Americans, it’s a mass casualty event.
I'm confused. I just Googled and found this US population data from 2019:
  • White: 60.1% (Non-Hispanic)
  • Hispanic: 18.5%
  • Black: 12.2%
  • Asian: 5.6%
Then, I looked up COVID Deaths, as reported by the CDC:


So Whites and Blacks both have a higher percentage of COVID deaths? Also, Asians and Hispanic deaths are coming in under their percentage of the overall population?

 
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I'm confused. I just Googled and found this US population data from 2019:
  • White: 60.1% (Non-Hispanic)
  • Hispanic: 18.5%
  • Black: 12.2%
  • Asian: 5.6%
Then, I looked up COVID Deaths, as reported by the CDC:


So Whites and Blacks both have a higher percentage of COVID deaths? Also, Asians and Hispanic deaths are coming in under their percentage of the overall population?

Wow. Who knew.

All the rhetoric I heard about covid deaths was that minorities were getting disproportionately hurt by covid more than whites.

Turns out that isn't true after all.
 

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Us straight white dudes need to stick together
Don't do that! Then they would only have to drop one bomb to progress to the glorious future.

Curious what this administration has in store for poor whites. Look like Appalachia and such will continue to be fucked. Is this their first round of punishment for the last four years of wrong think at the polls?
 
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That list isn't as bad as I was expecting. Like others have said, it's a lot of fluff and unmeasurable action like "self evaluate to make sure government isn't being racist". I'm ok with rejoining the Paris Agreement, border wall was a silly idea even though I agree with the idea of regulating immigration better. Mixed bag but nothing I'm too upset about other than bullshit critical race crap slithering its way back in.
 
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Nuclear is what this world needs but the environmental brigade has pretty much wrecked any meaningful discussion and progress to be had on the science. The technology can be improved to make it safer and easier, but they'll still hold onto their Chernobyl's.
You need to get rid of the nuclear waste somehow. So it is not really the future. Neither are windmills or solar. The true future is hydrogen to replace fuel in vehicles and nuclear fission to produce the hydrogen and power homes/industry. Renewables as they are trying to push today just shifts the demand from hydrocarbons to rare-earth elements which, btw, need to be mined and as all mining operations does a lot of damage to the environment. Perhaps it is good for the citizen of Paris or New York, but the poor guy in South Africa or Brazil will stay with all the mining waste and polluted ground waters.
 
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You ask that as though those are a good thing. They aren't and they are no different.

Again, they aren't about equality. They are about equity.
I mean, you can easily take both sides depending on your priorities.

Here's a mental exercise: we know that (at least in the US) black population is represented more, as a percentage, in prison than whites. We ask a question:
  1. Are black people genetically more inclined to commit crimes?
  2. Is there something in their socio-economic situation that makes them more inclined to commit crimes?
Now we can easily hold view no. 1, with the only problem of it being racist. We move then to view no. 2 - we can conclude (supported by data) that the socio-economical situation has an effect on crime. Literally - poor people are more likely to commit crime.

Once that is agreed upon we ask ourselves:
  1. Do we keep the situation as it is and tell underprivileged people to 'bootstrap it'?
  2. We put in place policies to reduce the inequality, which in practice involves giving preferential treatment to the underprivileged until the situation equalizes itself
Even if you tell people to "bootstrap it' - once again, fact is all other factors being equal whites need to bootstrap LESS than equal black citizens - poor white families have higher income than poor black families ; when you cannot distinguish anything about socio-economic status whites are stopped by police and questioned way less than blacks.
 
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Even if you tell people to "bootstrap it' - once again, fact is all other factors being equal whites need to bootstrap LESS than equal black citizens - poor white families have higher income than poor black families ; when you cannot distinguish anything about socio-economic status whites are stopped by police and questioned way less than blacks.
I get what you're saying, but anyone can make it. Read this. And even tougher, my parents came to Canada with dead parents (from both sides), broke and didn't even knw English. And they (and their bros and sis, which are my uncles and aunts) all did ok. Some better than others, but overall fine.

Have fun learning English when your 20, getting a degree at 34 and first car at around 36. Laughable by modern standards, but did ok. Be good parents, give advice to kids at dinner and don't be an asshole and the family comes out fine. And it also takes good kids to listen and don't be rebel asshats too.


You're also falling into the trap of blanket racial grouping.

Just because every demographic says whites do better than blacks, that's at a 30000 ft level, not on individual or families. So to do blanket racial perks based on groups doesn't even make sense.

It should be no different than getting a car loan and the dealership and bank zip your application through a computer, it looks at your debt and credit score, and sends back a yes or no without knowing who you are or what you look like. But in this case of assistance, instead of good score getting accepted, it's the worse your score is getting accepted.

Car loans aren't based on racial groups where whites all get yes, and all minorities get no. Its analyzed at the individual level looking for a loan.

As I said earlier here or a diff thread, if the gov is going to play the blankety race game why are Asians getting lumped into perks? That group actually has the highest money jobs, education, and lowest crime rates. So why are they mentioned getting special treatment as #1 on the pyramid of success over Whites at #2?
 
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equity, equity, equity


A mask of virtue that underneath reveals something truly awful.
Seeing "Equality" become "Equity" in such a short period of time is an amazing regression from the past. It's like every lesson one had thought we'd learned about moving forward with not looking at skin color and treating everyone with equal respect is being tossed out the window for no good reason.
 

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Re-Engage with the World Health Organization (WHO) to Make Americans and the World Safer
Today, President-elect Biden will take action to cease the previous Administration’s process of withdrawing from the World Health Organization — an entity that is critical to coordinating the international response to COVID-19, advancing preparedness for future epidemics and pandemics, and improving the health of all people. The Biden-Harris Administration — with Dr. Tony Fauci as Head of Delegation — will participate in the WHO Executive Board meeting that is ongoing this week. Dr. Fauci will deliver remarks as Head of Delegation to the Executive Board on January 21. Once the United States resumes its engagement with the WHO, the Biden-Harris Administration will work with the WHO and our partners to strengthen and reform the organization, support the COVID-19 health and humanitarian response, and advance global health and health security.

This needs to includes WHO's failures and the cover up of the Taiwainese warning on the virus. Let's address this. Until that point the WHO serves no purpose imo.

Extend Eviction and Foreclosure Moratoriums
The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered an almost unprecedented housing affordability crisis. Today, 1 in 5 renters and 1 in 10 homeowners with a mortgage are behind on payments. President-elect Biden is asking the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to consider immediately extending the federal eviction moratorium until at least March 31, 2021, while calling on Congress to provide much needed rental assistance and extend it further. And, he will ask the Department of Veterans Affairs, Department of Agriculture, and the Department of Housing and Urban Development, to consider extending foreclosure moratoriums for federally guaranteed mortgages and continuing applications for forbearance for federally guaranteed mortgages until at least March 31, 2021. On Tuesday, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) extended its foreclosure and eviction moratoriums until February 28, 2021. The president-elect will call on the agency to consider extending the foreclosure moratorium further and continue forbearance applications for all loans guaranteed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

Sounds fine but if I can't evict a renter for not paying where do I get my money to pay my mortgage? It's great if they can't foreclose on my rented home but what good is that if I didn't get the income from it for this whole year plus?

Rejoin the Paris Agreement on Climate Change
The president-elect will sign the instrument to rejoin the Paris Agreement. The instrument will be deposited with the United Nations today, and the United States will officially become a Party again 30 days later. The United States will be back in position to exercise global leadership in advancing the objectives of the Agreement.

Why would we join in this garbage again?

China’s annual CO2 emissions are greater than the combined output of the U.S. and the European Union. And yet, the Paris Accord currently allows China to continue moving toward peak emissions until 2030.

In contrast, the U.S. pledged during the Obama administration to meet a 2025 deadline of reducing emissions by at least 26% below 2005 levels.

Since 2005, U.S. CO2 output has been gradually declining. In recent years, emissions have fallen even faster due to the increased use of natural gas. In fact, U.S. emissions of CO2 dropped 2.9% in 2019 alone.

It’s a different story with Beijing.

China’s CO2 output continues to rise each year — and has actually jumped significantly since 2016. Even the best case scenario shows China having greater emissions in 2030 than at present. But China is also continuing to build coal plants — including a staggering 250 gigawatts of new capacity currently in development. These additional coal plants alone will far outstrip the entire coal fleet of the United States.
 

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Seeing "Equality" become "Equity" in such a short period of time is an amazing regression from the past. It's like every lesson one had thought we'd learned about moving forward with not looking at skin color and treating everyone with equal respect is being tossed out the window for no good reason.

The minority of the people are human beings. The majority are human creatures. The difference is that the human being understands its a creature, a biological and chemical thing that has many ways to be manipulated and keeps on guard against those failings. The creature thinks they are naturally above all of that, have earned their goodness, that they are in the wisest, smartest period of all history, and thus through all that hubris, fall victim to every trick in the book.

And the woke use all those tricks.
 

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I get what you're saying, but anyone can make it. Read this. And even tougher, my parents came to Canada with dead parents (from both sides), broke and didn't even knw English. And they (and their bros and sis, which are my uncles and aunts) all did ok. Some better than others, but overall fine.

You're also falling into the trap of blanket racial grouping.

Just because every demographic says whites do better than blacks, that's at a 30000 ft level, not on individual or families. So to do blanket racial perks based on groups doesn't even make sense.
I agree with you that 'anyone can make it'. Hell, I was born in socialist Poland, and now I'm in the highest earning bracket in a Western European country. However - all things being equal - whites are still more likely to succeed than other racial groups.

As for 'blanket grouping' - that is most likely the case, but when talking policy measures you need some common denominator. You are always able to find a few examples to the contrary, that doesn't mean an opposite larger trend doesn't exist.
 

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So just to be clear, you are happy that the U.S.A has joined an accord your own government has decided is a waste of fucking time, and a economic drag.

With allies like you, who needs enemies :pie_eyeroll: :messenger_tears_of_joy:
Since I do not agree with my government and have not voted for them, is it so strange that I think differently about the climate goals than they do?
So you want to vote for the greens who said Die ZEit der Freiwilligkeit ist vorbei?

Sorry but given Germany NO Political party is electable They are completly ignorant of peoples views and opinions. Be it on the right or left side or this terrible mess called SPD and CDU. We are completly fucked in Germany, We also have one Vovid scandal after the next one already.

PS: We in Germany pay with a wide lead the most enegery costs because these stupid idiots want to put up Windwheels everywhere while the only realistic solution would be nuclear power to archive the NO CO2 goal
I'm not super happy, but reasonably happy with the left leaning parties here.
 

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American, who studied in Canada because it was cheaper. Had loads of friends from there who worked in Alberta. Alberta is hurting now and KeyStone XL was a way forward.

Lol at people now realizing.


That phase of Keystone has been dead forever. Why didn't Trump get it done? He had 4 years. There are already 3 other phases that are operational, this is just the 4th phase that is being canceled. That really has nothing to do with the problems in Alberta anyway. Alberta perhaps should have diversified their economy when things were going well instead of relying on unsustainable oil production. The cost of them to produce a barrel of oil is astronomical.
 
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I mean, you can easily take both sides depending on your priorities.

Here's a mental exercise: we know that (at least in the US) black population is represented more, as a percentage, in prison than whites. We ask a question:
  1. Are black people genetically more inclined to commit crimes?
  2. Is there something in their socio-economic situation that makes them more inclined to commit crimes?
Now we can easily hold view no. 1, with the only problem of it being racist. We move then to view no. 2 - we can conclude (supported by data) that the socio-economical situation has an effect on crime. Literally - poor people are more likely to commit crime.

Once that is agreed upon we ask ourselves:
  1. Do we keep the situation as it is and tell underprivileged people to 'bootstrap it'?
  2. We put in place policies to reduce the inequality, which in practice involves giving preferential treatment to the underprivileged until the situation equalizes itself
Even if you tell people to "bootstrap it' - once again, fact is all other factors being equal whites need to bootstrap LESS than equal black citizens - poor white families have higher income than poor black families ; when you cannot distinguish anything about socio-economic status whites are stopped by police and questioned way less than blacks.
Irrespective of what Biden plans, what has people concerned is the rhetoric many on the left are pushing and if it will influence Biden’s policy.

People in this thread are worried about redistribution, not equality. Equality is giving everyone equal opportunities to succeed in life, and I completely agree that there are black communities that have very little chance to succeed due to past years of social inequalities, racism, etc.

And we need to find ways to help these neighborhoods. Lower crime, get gangs and criminals off the street, bring in businesses to stimulate these communities, etc.

But if your plan to do that is taking things away from other people, then there’s a problem. I don’t know if Biden plans to do that or not, but when people on the Far left and Democrats use the term “white privilege” they aren’t using it in the basic sense. It’s essentially used as a euphemism to argue that white people have had their time, and now it’s time to start taking things away and giving them to other people. Which is wrong and incredibly racist. The goal is to get lesser privileged people on an equal playing field with opportunity, not hurting one demographic to prop another.

I don’t think anyone here is against equality, but not if policies will be enacted that “we can only hire so many people of this ethnicity” or “we need the exact number of each ethnicity in these departments of this institution.” That’s a disaster waiting to happen and overall will hurt our nation’s productivity, as society can only be equal in opportunity, it everyone is going to end up in the same place, that is based on a variety of other factors like intelligence, work ethic, etc. You can’t hold back brilliant minds who are far more qualified for certain positions just for the sake of diversity, if they will help you advance in society. You’re preventing growth.

And thats exactly what many on the far left advocate for, they’re closet marxists. I don’t think Biden is that, the question is will he allow himself to be influenced by those in his ear about it.
 

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That phase of Keystone has been dead forever. Why didn't Trump get it done? He had 4 years. There are already 3 other phases that are operational, this is just the 4th phase that is being canceled. Alberta perhaps should have diversified their economy when things were going well instead of relying on unsustainable oil production. The cost of them to produce a barrel of oil is astronomical.

Obama cancelled it when it was in its 4th phase in 2015 or 2016, I believe. Trump signed a memorandum in 2017 and then gave the permit of that year for continued construction.
 
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And we need to find ways to help these neighborhoods. Lower crime, get gangs and criminals off the street, bring in businesses to stimulate these communities, etc.

But if your plan to do that is taking things away from other people, then there’s a problem. I don’t know if Biden plans to do that or not, but when people on the Far left and Democrats use the term “white privilege” they aren’t using it in the basic sense. It’s essentially used as a euphemism to argue that white people have had their time, and now it’s time to start taking things away and giving them to other people. Which is wrong and incredibly racist. The goal is to get lesser privileged people on an equal playing field with opportunity, not hurting one demographic to prop another.
Ok, I get what you are saying and I agree - instead of cutting the top one should prep the bottom. The policies you listed go along with that.
 

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Very happy to see that he will rejoin the Paris Agreement right away.
the biggest polluters on the planet get no requirements for about a decade, while the U.S. is hamstrung. Things still need to be built, and the primary energy source is fossil fuel. All this will do is move more manufacturing elsewhere, where just as much pollution will be done, but in addition to that pollution you'll add pollution from additional long transportation costs. All in all increasing global pollution while injuring american pockets, and promoting slave offshore labour.

The resulting accelerated climate change will only destroy your country earlier.
The true future is hydrogen to replace fuel in vehicles and nuclear fission to produce the hydrogen and power homes/industry.
Hydrogen is explosive difficult to contain and consumes far more energy to produce compared to battery storage. It will be niche to high energy machines and trucks. Maybe if automated cars go in production and reduce car accidents significantly, it might have a chance. But in any case it needs significantly more energy to create compared to batteries.
 
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I mean, you can easily take both sides depending on your priorities.

Here's a mental exercise: we know that (at least in the US) black population is represented more, as a percentage, in prison than whites. We ask a question:

Careful with this argument though. B/c you also have to look at a variety of things like repeated offenders if you're going with socioeconomic as well as other reasons for the dis proportionality. There are a few prominent economist on this topic including conervatives and libertarians black economists like Walter Williams and Glenn Loury.


 
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The Keystone XL cancellation hurts.

Not only does Alberta instantly lose a billion dollars in taxpayer money but also the billions in future return on investment and thoisands jobs.

The United States actually benefits most from this pipeline and actually loses more jobs and investment since the American portions are the ones that still need most work.

Like Thanos, Biden has snapped thousands of good paying union jobs out of existence.
 

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This has got to be a simulation and they are just trying to see what they can get away with before we realize it
 
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Since I do not agree with my government and have not voted for them, is it so strange that I think differently about the climate goals than they do?

I'm not super happy, but reasonably happy with the left leaning parties here.
Which ones? The ones who do want to decide what you are allowed to eat or the ones who does not in fact want to kill all rich people but rather want to put them into labor camps`?
 

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It wasn't a "Muslim ban" though. Always polarizing lies in their 'ganda. In fact, it shows more of that bigoted projection just by running with that narrative.
 
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some things get done without need for EOs





" .. even those who continue in the halls of congress"
 
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I like how the links for buildbackbetter.gov all no longer work because they redirected it all to the White House website. So all the months of work are useless.
 
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some things get done without need for EOs





" .. even those who continue in the halls of congress"
Sounds like something Maduro or Xi would do, complete with a 25K display. Optics, remember the optics.

CTRL C “Antifa / BLM”

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