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"Well you see, climate change will lead to more pandemics blah blah blah" will be the talking point, 100%.
But the opposite is true, we're seeing that now with the Pollution levels going down cause people are at home, this is just pandering
 

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Why can these racists just stay home and file for unemployment on the barely functioning Michigan unemployment website? Or get some fresh air and go buy weed, booze, and lottery tickets - the holy trinity of essential items for any healthy Michigander.
Or go out and abort their babies; that's fine. But having a procedure done to take care of something that's going to be life threatening in 6 months if untreated is illegal. Hope all them racists don't have chronic pain requiring surgery, either. Sorry, no hip or knee replacements!
 
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The ACLU has really taken a nosedive the last decade or so. There was a time (correct me if I'm wrong) where they seemed hell bent on defending the rights of the common person, and would often piss off both political camps.
That was back during the time when liberals actually cared about free speech and standing up against gov't interference into private / constitutional matters between citizens.

Now they sue when gov't doesn't interfere enough and doesn't enforce their rules.
 

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The ACLU has really taken a nosedive the last decade or so. There was a time (correct me if I'm wrong) where they seemed hell bent on defending the rights of the common person, and would often piss off both political camps.
I think that's true, particularly from it's founding up until the 1970's. Like a lot of organizations, their mission gets distorted over time as the original goal shifts to preserving the organization and raising money. The modern ACLU has a leftward tilt, especially at the national level, but state chapters would still defend groups across the spectrum. Lately, their mission has taken a much more partisan feel, by downplaying the importance of free speech. They also defended the right to possess child porn, so their priorities can be controversial.
 
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It wasn't THAT long ago when VICE was literally considered the future of news. It was in hip gentrifying Williamsburg, the head guy had a great beard, they reported on some cool shit and their reporters did crazy stuff to get the news. It was like, "voice of a generation" type praise. What the hell happened?
 

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Tannen recalled how back in the 1990s, the Marriott company reached out to her for perspective on a new software it was introducing for its employees that would allow them to participate in meetings virtually, more or less anonymously. It was, in a way, one of the first examples of a virtual meeting.

The company was certain the new software would eliminate sexism, Tannen recalled. “I remember feeling very optimistic myself.”
But of course, it didn’t pan out that way.

Women’s ways of speaking — succinct, indirect, self-deprecating — were projected onto this platform. And “it turned out that women’s comments were often ignored online for the same reasons they were often ignored in person and people could guess who was a woman and who was a man,” Tannen said.
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See, I just see this as a managerial failing.

Whoever is hosting meetings should be making sure everyone gets a chave to be heard, and ahould know thwir team well enough to know who are the quieter and less assertive members of the group.

If the person running the show isn't making sure the quieter team members of their team get to have input, regardless of their gender, then they're doing a bad job.

Sexism has nothing to do with it, and falsely placing the blame there will not solve the problem.
 

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See, I just see this as a managerial failing.

Whoever is hosting meetings should be making sure everyone gets a chave to be heard, and ahould know thwir team well enough to know who are the quieter and less assertive members of the group.

If the person running the show isn't making sure the quieter team members of their team get to have input, regardless of their gender, then they're doing a bad job.

Sexism has nothing to do with it, and falsely placing the blame there will not solve the problem.
If the manager has to bend over backwards to get an employee to contribute, why should the manager value that employee equally with those that contribute without special treatment.
 

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What does it mean to be a ‘Karen’? Karens explain
As the meme has become more prominent online, its meaning has become confused – with real-life Karens caught in the crosshairs



If white women came up with a name and negatively applied it to black women, I doubt the Guardian would publish an article that appears to justify its continued use.
The piece is (unsurprisingly) written by a white woman.
 
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The ACLU has really taken a nosedive the last decade or so. There was a time (correct me if I'm wrong) where they seemed hell bent on defending the rights of the common person, and would often piss off both political camps.
Tim Pool explained this. Back in the day, the ACLU would defend anyone and everything, even if meant defending the KKKs right to march. This was respected by both left and right. [This is certainly how i always regarded the ACLU].

When the ACLU went up against Trump for [iirc] travel bans, they saw an absolutely massive surge in donations. Then, when they first offered to defend something else [iirc Charleston Unite the Right march] the TDS benefactors lost their ever loving minds and cancelled millions in subscriptions/donations.

And... the ACLU promptly went woke to chase the dollars, likely already infested with some amount of woke employees already ready to pusj for power when the time came.

 
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It wasn't THAT long ago when VICE was literally considered the future of news. It was in hip gentrifying Williamsburg, the head guy had a great beard, they reported on some cool shit and their reporters did crazy stuff to get the news. It was like, "voice of a generation" type praise. What the hell happened?
Tim Pool explained this too. Lol.


Tldr: the investors of vice were scared the woke rush would go after vice for being so edgy, so tried to avoid sjw wrath by leaning in and going woke, and eventually broke. Tim was there for part of it, so has a lot to say about it.
 

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If the manager has to bend over backwards to get an employee to contribute, why should the manager value that employee equally with those that contribute without special treatment.
Because managers are paid to manage people? And working out how to get the best out of the people under them is one of their primary responsibilities?

If they don't actually manage their underlings and work out how to get the best out of them, then they're incomptent and should be removed from their position of authority.
 

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Because managers are paid to manage people? And working out how to get the best out of the people under them is one of their primary responsibilities?

If they don't actually manage their underlings and work out how to get the best out of them, then they're incomptent and should be removed from their position of authority.
There are limits to this. If a particular individual makes a lot of work for management while not really contributing, typically those individuals are first to go when times get hard. A manager has a lot to do other than just people wrangling, which is more the realm of a supervisor. A manager needs time to coordinate with other business units, plan resourcing, work with higher ups to implement wider corporate strategy, etc. Babysitting tends quite rightly to be low on the list.
 
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