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Comment Re:What about the NBA? (Score 1) 450

I never meant to imply that there couldn't be racism. My point was that these numbers showing racial outcome of a test do not alone do not prove any racism. You actually have to do the work of controlling for competence, rather than simply assuming every population is equally competent.

You assume they are looking for actual answers to real problems. People who cry racism generally to anything they can to avoid an actual discussion with facts and dispassionate analysis. Logic and consistent thinking is not the strong suit of this crowd. On the one hand they want to complain about discrimination but their solution is always more discrimination. The "racism" was predetermined and anything you say contrary just proves how racist you are. It's a modern version of a witch hunt.

Comment Re:Left field / outside the box is American cultur (Score 1) 450

Obviously nothing about being American is genetic - we're a genetic soup, but we have our own culture. Less so now than 40, 60, or 100 years ago

Not only less so than 46, 60, or 100 years ago but diminishing rapidly. Culturally my grandfather would probably not have recognized the US and my dad might not have. There are numerous times I hardly recognize the place. With regards to the topic, it's just the usual blame the white guy. I've seen *far* too many cases of all Asian companies to give much weight to this. When they get some pressure to change then I'll take this complaint seriously. Until then it fits in the bucket of "it's only wrong when a white male does it".

Comment Re: Yeah but there's a whole world out there (Score 1) 852

Let me guess, you also will be first in line to say that more white people use welfare too right? On a per capita basis white people both use welfare far less as well as have far less drunk driving. In absolute numbers since white people as a group outnumber other groups they commit more incidents of these despite a lower per capita rate. Consider reading up on statistics. After you learn how to write your name of course.

Comment Re:Yeah but there's a whole world out there (Score 1) 852

This notion couldn't be more incorrect. Illegal immigrant supporters are like gamblers who only tell you about how much they won, not their losses. To be honest if a person has half a brain they could reason that the costs *have* to exceed what minimal sales tax and fake social security number taxes illegals pay. Pro immigrant people ignore the costs of immigrant children, both those born here as "citizens" as well as those who are not citizens. Here is a great paper that lays out the costs as well as the receipts. For California alone we're in the hole by $8.8 Billion (citation below). Texas lost around $10.8 Billion (citation below). Add in the other states and we're probably over $40 billion. Note that both papers show that some taxes were received but they were woefully short of the costs. This doesn't count the human toll as illegal immigrant drunk drivers kill more people than the 9/11 terrorists *every year* (citation below). 9/11 killed 2,996 but illegals kill around 3,000 a year with car drunk/careless driving and another 2,000 by crime. Citations: California costs: http://www.fairus.org/site/doc... Texas costs: http://www.fairus.org/DocServe... Illegal immigrant caused deaths: http://unlicensedtokill.org/

Comment just like every other form of media (Score 0) 429

"More and more of the internet is sitting behind fewer and fewer players, and there are benefits of that, but there are also real risks..."

Every form of media is being centralized so that greater control as well as consistency of message is possible. This is why the nation was better off when one person couldn't own too many media outlets. Deregulation of that was as disastrous as banking deregulation but, as the media will not turn itself in, was not reported on. The noose tightens...

Comment Re:nothing more illogical than race relations (Score 1) 314

Discrimination - the unjust or prejudicial treatment of different categories of people or things, especially on the grounds of race, age, or sex.

If you have a policy of providing perks to certain favored classes then by definition you are mistreating the groups that didn't get the perks. It really is that simple. The civil rights movement was ~50 years ago. What has happened since then is a systematic process of giving perks and benefits to protected classes solely on the basis of their race / gender. Obama's daughters will benefit from affirmative action even though they probably have more "privilege" than anyone else on /. If that system sounds wise, well thought out, or fair then just let me know and I'll drop this conversation.

I had to laugh when you said include more people. Much of life is a zero sum game, such as who gets the job or a admitted to a given college. You are excluding some people to include your favored groups. You most certainly are not including more people. Moreover the current thinking among the SJW crowd is how dare white people even speak unless it's to lament their privilege in a strange form of self flagellation. That doesn't sound like including more people either. Moreover it cheapens the results of those who do succeed since it's hard to know where their merit ended and the perks started. To use a sports analogy, would you subtract a few tenths of a second from a swimmer who was from an underrepresented group? If you did and based on the modification to their time they won, would the spectators accept that as a valid win or would it always have a footnote by it that said they won only due to a modification?

1963 - I look to a day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.

The thinking today is the direct opposite of this.

Comment Re:Professional organization and trade guild FTW (Score 4, Interesting) 338

If I could wave a wand and make all the lobbyists, visa loopholes and bad politics go away, I'd do two things:It's not a union, it's a merit-driven guild -- and that distinction would have to be very clear to appeal to the overwhelmingly libertarian crowd who populate IT jobs in large numbers.

Interestingly anything merit driven is undermined by a legal concept known as "disparate impact", which is anything that is neutral but still has a sorting effect on protected classes. So your merit driven concept is great both in concept and practice until it hits the SJW tool of disparate impact and must effectively dismantled. It's one of the reasons why the US can't have nice things.

Comment nothing more illogical than race relations (Score 3, Insightful) 314

After all, if black people want to only rent to black people that'll be OK as long as we call it a safe space. I suspect that other protected classes could get away with this too. As long as it's not ever a white male because then it would be bad. Logic is definitely a weak point among the PC crowd. It's either wrong to discriminate or it isn't. Anything along the lines of you can do this but he can't are just a new flavor of discrimination.

Comment Re:I'm making a note here (Score 0) 88

Don't forget the negative modifiers... If you are poor/from a poor background subtract 1 If you are a disadvantaged minority -1 If you are a woman -1 If you get sick -3

"Disadvantaged minority" isn't what most think. In fields with very few of X, where X is a government sponsored class, you definitely get a +5. Although we hear about white privilege the reality is that the ever hated white male gets exactly zero help while the rest get some form of advantage. The most extreme case I heard of first hand was a black speech therapist that a friend worked with. Not many of those I can assure you. She was able to openly sit and do nothing at work with zero consequence and only had half the case load of everyone else. The most extreme example of her incompetence was when she was caught at her lie of speaking spanish. She was adding an 'o' to the end of words as if that made them Spanish. No she wasn't fired nor even demoted and she does still work for that district. You can get away with a lot if you're a protected class.

Comment Re:Easy. (Score 1) 110

They should all burn. I don't give a shit who spilled the beans, I want the decision-makers at the top to be thrown in jail for this.

Alas we have already reached the point where despite being caught in lies and multiple smoking guns government itself now openly admits that the connected are above the law and that "no reasonable prosecutor would bring such a case". So while I agree that they should hang for treason it won't happen. They can do whatever they want and can do it more openly and brazenly than ever before.

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