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  1. I think I have heard of Rufo. He pirated a presentation from FSU and a link to the documents. https://www.city-journal.org/florida-state-university-adopts-dei-programming https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/23594672-fsu-dei-materials?responsive=1&title=1 Is “dumping” what Amber Heard did to Johnny Depp? “Coordinate grass roots or constituent support for position to achieve an elected officials shift in stance on issue, act as expert witnesses, attend conferences (Task Force, 1986) • Socialize and develop relationships with political operatives, legislative staff and elected officials, provide timely information to become credible resource to those in positions of power to effect change (Vincent, 1990) • Gain knowledge of substance of policy and legislative procedures, reduce complex data into simple, yet informative memos and talking points within political Organizing to change status quo (structural change activism) • Petition drives, picketing, performance art,teach-ins, vigils, overloading administrative systems, rent withholding, strikes, walk-outs, protests, marches, blacklisting, slow downs, sit downs, dumping, demonstrations (Sharp, 2010) • Mobilizing volunteers, boycotting,fasting, being arrested, • nonviolent civil disobedience, community”
  2. The pandemic is over. Biden said so…twice. That is all. And I am using the sign…
  3. We shot down the balloon! Now find it and see what it is. I am curious. I read China might be upset….awwwww.
  4. I was at GE when Jack Welch was cleaning house as a very young engineer. He cleared out a bunch of middle managers that were doing nothing but hiding out until retirement. They got golden parachutes, but By the time he was done there were only 5 or 6 layers between me and him. Where I work it’s not hard to see who performs and who doesn’t. Especially when you are involved on a project. Engineers with 10 to 20 years less experience are sometimes more productive. How much they get done. The quality of their work. How hard they work. Does someone else have to always help them get their work done. Having remote workers has made this more difficult, but a person can always look at an employees product and know whether they are good at what they do. That’s not to say that politics or how well someone is liked doesn’t creep into the equation, but in general if someone is kicking butt at work, they can be a pain in the butt and still keep their job… at least for awhile.
  5. Typically the bottom 5 are poor performers. Broadcom does a bottom every year.
  6. Ahh, just shoot down the balloons and be done with it. It will be fun. If China gets pissed tell them to grow up.
  7. Not entirely true. Facebook had a day of reckoning. The gravy train is over. Others took advantage and did a bottom 5%.
  8. Thank goodness Florida and Texas let in all those migrants from California and New York. Honestly this jobs report surprised me. The Tech sector I am in is letting folks go, but somebody must be hiring. It’s a weird feeling.
  9. I heard this is where the cool kids go. https://www.foxbusiness.com/economy/floridas-workforce-larger-than-new-yorks-for-first-time-ever
  10. Like Enemy at the Gate. If you turn back, we shoot you.
  11. https://www.cnn.com/2023/02/01/europe/ukraine-soldiers-fighting-wagner-intl-cmd/index.html The Ukrainian fighter thinks Wagner drugs their soldiers because they won't stop.
  12. I hear identifying as animals is in.
  13. I just thought it was funny that the tweet came from a self proclaimed domestic terrorist and no one said a thing about it.
  14. Not media bias, but I guess Maher is getting a new gig on CNN. I guess some on the left are not happy.
  15. My point to the post is that the new Georgia laws were and are fine. Texas tried to slip in some bad and nonsensical provisions to their law that I think were eliminated, but I never had a problem with Georgia’s laws. The complaints that came out from Dems including the president calling them Jim Crow 2.0 just didn’t hold up. It was just politics as usual.
  16. https://www.cnn.com/2023/01/29/europe/russian-teen-social-media-ukraine-war-intl-cmd/index.html Olesya wears a tracking bracelet on one ankle, and a tattoo on the other which reads "Big Brother is Watching You," with Russian President Vladimir Putin's face attached to the body of a spider. “The state has some strange policies: prisoners go to war, and children go to prison,”
  17. https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/23584107-spia-poll Poll from Georgia on the last election. Doesn’t sound like Jim Crow 2.0 results. Blacks: problem with voting: 0.5% felt safe while voting: 99+% excellent,good,fair voting experience: 99+% Blacks who participated in early voting or absentee ballot: over 77% (more than whites in the poll)
  18. Do you feel better now? I was just poking the bear …again…like I always do.
  19. I will start to use the sarcasm emoji for you.
  20. I guess I don't take that from the article. I take it that they were upset they were lumped in with the other groups in the tweet. Below is the original… now deleted …tweet. I think they were embarrassed. “We recommend avoiding general and often dehumanizing ‘the’ labels such as the poor, the mentally ill, the French, the disabled, the college-educated. Instead, use wording such as people with mental illnesses. And use these descriptions only when clearly relevant,"
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