This is pari passu with the Western liberal idea that diversity is people who think and dress alike, but just have different skin colors. This is not diversity, of course, and the world simply is not that way. I do realize that the world is this way because I have been out in it and seen it up close, and it follows that knowing this is one of the other main reasons that I am wary of high immigration rates.
That liberal utopia is lookin’ great. Can’t wait! Will have more to say about this in the near future where I will outline where my philosophy and ideology is heading (which is far away from this sort of thinking).
Banning AC is not looking like such a clever idea now that it’s going to be 110 in Minneapolis is it, you fucking wankers?
Here’s proof I sold Netflix seven months ago.
If you’re running with the herd you’re going to get trampled. If you find yourself in a herd, be making a plan for an unnoticed divergence and then start heading the other way — for the herd is very stupid and prone to panic.
Found another one who has never worked in a formal/stuffy office job where coming in to work sweaty is absolutely 100% not an option.
I know, I know, it’s hard to write abut experiences you’ve never had but a lot of occupations are like this. I’ve had at least two jobs where if I came in to work dripping sweat, it would not have been acceptable. And no, there was no place to change or shower.
The lesson of the Netflix crash: Beware of hot stocks, says Brett Arends.
That’s not the lesson — the lesson is to know when to get out. I made 311% profit on Netflix and was very happy with that. Realized it was time to get out, and did.
I had some goofus tell me that all my trades were just statistical flukes and that one day, I’d lose all my money. Not gonna happen, not unless the entire society does as well.
What this mook didn’t understand is that I don’t trade on numbers or quant BS but on psychology — and that can’t be quantified and can’t be understood by people like him. He assumed that because I didn’t have a method that could be written down in an equation that I had no method.
By the way, the same mook DID lose all his money to margin calls when I told him he should exit the market shortly before the NASDAQ crashed in 2001. So some justice was served and a laugh was had by all. Well, by me at least.
Every time I see anyone who is opposed to unrestricted, unregulated immigration equated with being a Nazi and a racist, I have to laugh a little at how clever the neoliberals were to make that connection and to con so many “well-meaning” people with it. Do these people being conned even know they are the target of a propaganda operation?
Of course, in 99.5%+ of people the open borders cant is just performative and signaling anyway, so it doesn’t mean much. They no more truly want unrestricted immigration than they do ebola. The propaganda masters and corporations, though — oh, they definitely are all for open borders and all that horseshit. It keeps the price of labor nice and low, prevents any union formation and will eventually foreclose on the possibility of social services being provided to the populace. “Open borders” is just what the doctor ordered for destroying any possibility of political unity for at least two generations.
It is amazing how quickly “open borders” went from a political non-starter to the accepted religion of the progressives. Won’t be long before all the best progressives are pulling an immigrant behind them on a leash as a totem/mascot — and so they can mow the grass or wash the dishes or wipe nana’s bum as required. I mean, that’s what they are here for, right progressives? Yeah? No?
If you think I am being ridiculous, you should read what progressives write about this stuff. What I wrote above is barely even parody.
It’s very odd that people see the Y2K bug as an imaginary threat when in reality it was a very real threat that millions of people took seriously enough to spend almost a decade mitigating and repairing.
Humans are dumb. Very, very dumb. Just in general, and nearly always.
That’s because the corporations and the Fat Acceptance movement have destroyed any possibility of this. There is no safe place to exercise in our built environment, and it is actively discouraged in other ways. According to the FA movement, if you exercise and care about feeling good and having a decent body, you have body dysmorphia — never mind their own severe mental illness and harming their own children.
The conventional wisdom (echoed by many, all morons) is that Obama was just a tiny little baby, who had no power at all as president, and that he could do nothing, that he was as a helpless little duckling lost on a vast sea of impossibility, constrained at every turn, hemmed in by a vast and implacable wall of political recalcitrance.
In reality, Obama just didn’t want to do the things that would’ve truly bettered the country. He didn’t want to oppose the banksters, or the Republicans. He didn’t want to help homeowners or the poor. Or at least he didn’t want it more than he cared about getting obscenely rich after leaving office.
And that’s the real truth of it right there.