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Back in September, the CEO of Bitcoin firm Coinbase, Brian Armstrong, issued a memo to employees telling them that their job was to do their job, not engage in social justice activism on company time. Not surprisingly, the New York Times has been out to get Coinbase ever since. How can we have a Great Reset if the Bad People can still use Bitcoin?

From the NYT news section:

Cryptocurrency Start-Up Underpaid Women and Black Employees, Data Shows

An analysis of internal pay data at the San Francisco company Coinbase shows disparities that were much larger than those in the tech industry.

By Nathaniel Popper
Dec. 29, 2020

The fast-growing cryptocurrency start-up Coinbase has been rattled in recent months by tensions between executives and employees who said they were being treated unfairly because of their race or gender.

While management at the company has argued that the complaints were limited to a handful of employees, Coinbase’s own compensation data suggests that inequitable treatment of women and Black workers went far beyond a few disgruntled workers.

The data, recently obtained by The New York Times, indicated that women at Coinbase were paid an average of $13,000, or 8 percent,

$13,000 divided by 8 percent is $162,500.

less than men at comparable jobs and ranks within the company, according to an analysis of the figures, which included pay details for most of Coinbase’s roughly 830 employees at the end of 2018.

… None of the manager groups overseeing engineers had more than two women in it so all manager categories are ones overseeing non-engineers.

The picture was also unequal for the 16 salaried Black employees in the data. They were paid $11,500, or 7 percent, less than all other employees in similar jobs.

I did a text search on the article about how much the tech company pays blacks and whites for the string “Asian” but for some reason, Asians aren’t mentioned. After all, who ever heard of a Silicon Valley company employing Asians?

The pay disparities at Coinbase appear to be much larger than those in the tech industry as a whole, and at the few other tech companies that have had to release data.

Presumably, all this underpaid black and female talent at Coinbase will walk out the door tomorrow and start their own company. To not do so would be to leave a billion dollar bill lying on the sidewalk.

The Coinbase analysis was conducted for The Times by Alexandra Marr, an economist who has provided statistical analysis for court cases involving pay bias. When she factored in stock options for Coinbase’s employees — often an important part of pay at start-ups — the compensation for women and men was roughly the same while the gap between white and Black employees grew to 11 percent. …

The pay disparities are likely to add to tensions at the San Francisco company, which is riding a boom in the value of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin. It recently told regulators it intended to file for an initial public offering.

Numerous Black employees at Coinbase recently publicly complained about the discrimination they faced at the company. Several women who work at Coinbase have also complained internally about how they were hired, paid and promoted, according to company documents and five employees with knowledge of the complaints.

Well, there you have it: some blacks and some women complained.

By the way, what examples are there of firms that prospered by hiring discriminated against blacks and women?

The best examples I can think of are in baseball: after Branch Rickey brought Jackie Robinson up to the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947, the Dodgers went to the World Series six times in ten years, with 3 black Dodgers winning 5 Most Valuable Player Awards (Robinson, Don Newcombe, and three for Roy Campanella). In the American League the only teams to break through the Yankees’ monopoly on the pennant were the Cleveland Indians (1948 and 1954) and the Chicago White Sox (1959): both teams that hired a lot of African-Americans and black Latins.

The baseball examples are pretty clear because you had two teams that resisted integrating, St. Louis and Boston, who had met in the 1946 World Series but didn’t get back to the World Series until the 1960s, wasting the rest of Stan Musial’s and Ted Williams’ careers. On the other hand, the dominant Yankees were almost as slow to integrate and kept going to the World Series routinely through 1964.

Can anybody think of a firm that got a major jump on its competition by hiring women?

My guess is that society flipped so quickly on women that few companies were a pioneer in employing lots of women for very long.

Speaking of Bitcoin, that reminds me that I’m wrapping up my third fundraiser of 2020.

I usually do fundraisers in April, August, and December. This year, I went with July, the second half of October, and late December.

Large or small, I find each donation to be a personal message of encouragement to keep doing what I’m doing. I more or less figured out the basic logic of the 21st Century, which hasn’t made me popular, but with your support I can keep on keeping on pointing out how the world works.

Here are eight ways for you to contribute:

First: You can use Paypal (non-tax deductible) by going to the page on my old blog here. Paypal accepts most credit cards. Contributions can be either one-time only, monthly, or annual. (Monthly is nice.)

Second: You can mail a non-tax deductible donation to:

Steve Sailer
P.O Box 4142
Valley Village, CA 91617

Third: You can make a tax deductible contribution via VDARE by clicking here.

Please don’t forget to click my name at the VDARE site so the money goes to me:

Screenshot 2017-12-23 15.25.23

VDARE has been kiboshed from use of Paypal for being, I dunno, EVIL. But you can give via credit cards, Bitcoin, Ethereum and Litecoin, check, money order, or stock.

Note: the VDARE site goes up and down on its own schedule, so if this link stops working, please let me know.

Fourth: if you have a Wells Fargo bank account, you can transfer money to me (with no fees) via Wells Fargo SurePay/Zelle. Just tell WF SurePay/Zelle to send the money to my ancient AOL email address steveslrAT aol.com — replace the AT with the usual @). (Non-tax deductible.) Please note, there is no 2.9% fee like with Paypal or Google Wallet, so this is good for large contributions.

Fifth: if you have a Chase bank account (or even other bank accounts), you can transfer money to me (with no fees) via Chase QuickPay/Zelle (FAQ). Just tell Chase QuickPay/Zelle to send the money to my ancient AOL email address (steveslrATaol.com — replace the AT with the usual @). If Chase asks for the name on my account, it’s StevenSailer with an n at the end of Steven. (Non-tax deductible.) There is no 2.9% fee like with Paypal or Google Wallet, so this is also good for large contributions.

Zelle might work with other banks too. Here’s a Zelle link for CitiBank. And Bank of America.

Zelle is really a good system: easy to use and the fees are nonexistent, unlike, say, Paypal.

Sixth: send money via the Paypal-like Google Wallet to my Gmail address (that’s isteveslrATgmail .com — replace the AT with a @). (Non-tax deductible.)

Seventh: You can use Bitcoin using Coinbase. Coinbase payments are not tax deductible. Below are links to two Coinbase pages of mine. This first is if you want to enter a U.S. dollar-denominated amount to pay me.

Pay With Bitcoin (denominated in U.S. Dollars)

This second is if you want to enter a Bitcoin-denominated amount. (Remember one Bitcoin is currently worth many U.S. dollars.)

Pay With Bitcoin (denominated in Bitcoins)

Eighth: At one reader’s request, I recently added Square as an 8th fundraising medium, although I’m vague on how it works. If you want to use Square, send me an email telling me how much to send you an invoice for. Or, if you know an easier way for us to use Square, please let me know.

Thanks.

 
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  1. Can anybody think of a firm that got a major jump on its competition by hiring women?

    Hooters? Starbucks? I think Starbucks got big in the 90s by quietly mostly restricting barista hiring to far-above-average-looking females.

    • Agree: bomag
    • LOL: Grahamsno(G64)
    • Replies: @Neoconned
    @Alan Mercer

    Steve: check this out....

    https://metro.co.uk/2020/12/31/black-lives-matter-anti-racism-allies-must-get-on-board-quickly-13823295/?ito=push-notification&ci=64445&si=22143364

    @OP: In my area near 100% of the local Starbucks employees are young 15 to 45 white women with a few black women. & a few gay men. I think there's 1 or 2 straight guys at the mall location....i feel sorry for those barristas....they had as i counted it.....6 employees the other day and probably 29 guests in the lobby & a line wrapped around the building in the drive thru....at 430 pm in the afternoon....

    , @YetAnotherAnon
    @Alan Mercer


    Can anybody think of a firm that got a major jump on its competition by hiring women?

     

    Yes, a UK firm called FI Group, founded by a Kindertransport refugee called Vera Buchthal.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Shirley

    After marriage to a physicist, Derek Shirley, in 1962, Shirley founded, with a capital of £6, the software company Freelance Programmers, (later FI, then Xansa, since acquired by Steria and now part of the Sopra Steria Group). Having experienced sexism in her workplace, "being fondled, being pushed against the wall", she wanted to create job opportunities for women with dependents, and predominantly employed women, with only three male programmers in the first 300 staff, until the Sex Discrimination Act 1975 made that practice illegal. She also adopted the name "Steve" to help her in the male-dominated business world, given that company letters signed using her real name were not responded to. Her team's projects included programming Concorde's black box flight recorder.
     
    I worked with a fair few FI/Xansa people over the years, still more females than you'd find in most consultancies. Competent people too.
    , @Dumbo
    @Alan Mercer

    Really? Maybe in the 90s... I don't think it is the case today. Or perhaps, their beauty is difficult to find under all those tattoos and piercings etc.

    , @Reg Cæsar
    @Alan Mercer


    I think Starbucks got big in the 90s by quietly mostly restricting barista hiring to far-above-average-looking females.
     
    With excellent health. That allowed them to brag about their generous health plan, with full coverage for part-timers. Sure, it can work, if you cherry-pick the beneficiaries.

    Interestingly, at the Mpls-St Paul airport, almost all the Starbucks baristas were East Africans, though still young, healthy, and handsome. It was hometown Caribou that made sure to balance their staff with stereotypical Nordic kids. (Though the two tall blondes I made sure to buy from when there had a French and a Czech surname. They looked Nordic.)

    Somehow, Caribou lost the baggage claim spot at Lindbergh to Starbucks, which is no way to greet visitors to your own city.


    Starbucks got big in the 90s
     
    That was a happy accident. They were just selling by the bag in Seattle when new CEO Schultz got bored a some cafe convention in Milan and skipped out to explore the local alleys. He copied the Milanese practice at the flagship store, and it exploded from there. Others were already doing this in Seattle, but Starbucks had a different clientele-- the bag buyers. They wanted a quick shot at lunch break.

    Replies: @Lot, @Yojimbo/Zatoichi

  2. So when does the NYT print the op-ed, “You Will Be As Incompetent As Us, Or Else”?

  3. One of the more demoralising effects of ‘diversity’ drives is to leave whites without a social space to themselves of any significance to feel free to talk about certain topics or develop a collective trust.

    As Westerners have social worlds increasingly defined by their workplace, this will become ever more acute. Starbucks-Americans have a veto over the non-diverse.

    • Replies: @Lurker
    @Altai

    Fulfilling the role of of the Soviet-era political commissar, though probably more passively rather actively.

    , @bomag
    @Altai

    Agree.

    Workspace, along with school and other gov't functions, have become an active enemy of any White identity.

    And a chunk of it is fueled by the dilemma of democracy in a competitive environment: 51% of Whites happily vote to damage the other 49%, while seeing Blacks as expensive furniture, not actual competition; and hoping not too many Asians/etc. show up.

  4. anon[293] • Disclaimer says:

    Presumably, all this underpaid black and female talent at Coinbase will walk out the door tomorrow and start their own company. To not do so would be to leave a billion dollar bill lying on the sidewalk.

    Or, even more realistically, walk out and go to any one of the dozens of tech companies in the area that are thirsty for black and female talent .

    • Replies: @Charon
    @anon

    Which is exactly right, because if any of these black and female experts are even marginally competent, Silicon Valley firms will fall all over themselves to hire them. They are comparative rara avis and of critical value...Not for running the company, but for keeping the SJW hounds at bay.

    , @Mike Tre
    @anon

    No, Coinbase must be assimilated into the Woke.

    , @Buffalo Joe
    @anon

    TwoNineThree, hard to imagine that any company is "thirsty" for complainers. I can never remember a job where some one didn't complain about something no matter how petty.

    , @BADmejr
    @anon

    ,


    even more realistically, walk out and go to any one of the dozens of tech companies in the area that are thirsty for black and female talent .
     
    Probably, but that is only due to irrational preference for black talent mandated by the diversity police in a supposedly merit based system that values the best of black talent over far superior white/East Asian talent merely due to the costs imposed by such anti-white diversity industry. Were a competitor to truly hire based ONLY on a merit based system, their superior product and huge cost savings in entire departments devoted to replacing productive white males with mediocre (by white standards, though likely quite talented under black standards), people would eventually make such a company a top player due to high standards in what they sell combined with superior customer service and efficiency in all departments while not being bled dry by expensive, bloated, diversity centered departments good for absolutely nothing than keeping the ADL of their back. Of course, this defends on who the investors are. A certain type prefers the comfort of a cosmopolitan world company over one that provides the best possible good or service of any company of its kind. Oh how I miss white standards valuing excellence above all!
  5. Apparently quite a lot of funding of the ‘alt-right’ from covert parties being termed the ‘Bitcoin Fairy’
    http://www.occidentaldissent.com/2020/12/29/the-bitcoin-fairy/

    For example, hundreds of thousands of dollars equivalent going to young Latino ‘America First’ e-celeb Nick Fuentes, pal of gay-tease YouTuber ‘Catboy Kami’ aka ‘Lolisocks’

    Here is a twitter thread from Queenfish Sadie Long (e-name nicely riffing on Kingfish Huey Long) giving a list of apparent mystery bitcoin donations by deep pockets, including some to Unz Review … hope you have gotten yours, Steve
    https://twitter.com/GoodGirlSadie/status/1343958991026737152

    • Agree: Supply and Demand
    • Thanks: Lot
    • Replies: @Miller Highsmith
    @brabantian

    It's all a big grift.

    It also encourages people to waste time and money supporting degenerate weirdos instead of building community and living a healthy life

  6. OFF TOPIC —

    Demonstrators have lit a bonfire at the intersection of 36th and Cedar, where @MinneapolisPD shot and killed a felony suspect Wednesday evening. @kare11 pic.twitter.com/N8qrSZIVjz— Deevon Rahming (@DeevonRahming) December 31, 2020

    • Replies: @Jack Armstrong
    @Jack Armstrong

    OFF TOPIC FOLLOW UP


    We've received two independent pieces of information that seem to indicate that the suspect fired first. One is a message, below. Also another message that said it was a "I'm not going back to prison" type situation. Again, this is all anecdotal at this point. pic.twitter.com/IkhWu8macU— CrimeWatchMpls (@CrimeWatchMpls) December 31, 2020
     
    Here’s to 2021!
    , @Gary in Gramercy
    @Jack Armstrong

    It's 12:20 p.m. in New York. I can't believe I'm first with the "Bonfire of the Inanities" joke.

    , @Reg Cæsar
    @Jack Armstrong


    Demonstrators have lit a bonfire at the intersection of 36th and Cedar, where @MinneapolisPD shot and killed a felony suspect Wednesday evening
     
    Damn. Unlike CUP Foods at 38th and Chicago, that's a little too close to Vintage Music at 38th and Cedar for comfort. Not to mention Matt's, the birthplace of the Jucy Lucy [sic] at 35th and Cedar. Pray that the cheese and the 78s are safe!


    If you're ever in town, know that Matt's is more "authentic", while 5-8 offers better sides, and some branch locations:


    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jucy_Lucy

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=qG9VPsn7IvY

    Replies: @duncsbaby

  7. @Jack Armstrong
    OFF TOPIC —

    Demonstrators have lit a bonfire at the intersection of 36th and Cedar, where @MinneapolisPD shot and killed a felony suspect Wednesday evening. @kare11 pic.twitter.com/N8qrSZIVjz— Deevon Rahming (@DeevonRahming) December 31, 2020
     

    Replies: @Jack Armstrong, @Gary in Gramercy, @Reg Cæsar

    OFF TOPIC FOLLOW UP

    We've received two independent pieces of information that seem to indicate that the suspect fired first. One is a message, below. Also another message that said it was a "I'm not going back to prison" type situation. Again, this is all anecdotal at this point. pic.twitter.com/IkhWu8macU— CrimeWatchMpls (@CrimeWatchMpls) December 31, 2020

    Here’s to 2021!

  8. Coinbase
    Founded: June 20, 2012
    Headquarters location: San Francisco, CA
    Revenue: 2 billion USD (2019)

    Looks like some useless eaters (aka dead weight fems and minorities) are trying to get themselves salary adjustments ahead of coinbase’s IPO. Post George Floyd your IPO can be ruined because your company is called racist or anti-tranny bathrooms.
    Pure extortion, in cahoots with a slacktavist “reporter” from the NYTimes. If I ran CB I would threaten a move to Texas or Florida.

    • Agree: Malcolm X-Lax, Charon
    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
    @clyde

    clyde, Hobby Lobby and Chick-Fil-A motor along even though their Christian based business plan, including closing on Sundays, rankles many on the left.

    Replies: @Desiderius, @Art Deco

  9. • Replies: @Charon
    @anon

    https://media.npr.org/assets/img/2016/04/05/ackbar_wide-f0a673c875361830e84eaa3b98f7f886a750b0e5.jpg

    Replies: @Flimpkin-4

  10. In the 1960s a UK lady founded a female only software company, it seems to have been successful. Eventually the government required her to start hiring men.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Shirley

    After marriage to a physicist, Derek Shirley, in 1962,[9] Shirley founded, with a capital of £6, the software company Freelance Programmers,[4] (later FI, then Xansa, since acquired by Steria and now part of the Sopra Steria Group). Having experienced sexism in her workplace, “being fondled, being pushed against the wall”,[10] she wanted to create job opportunities for women with dependents, and predominantly employed women, with only three male programmers in the first 300 staff,[11] until the Sex Discrimination Act 1975 made that practice illegal. She also adopted the name “Steve” to help her in the male-dominated business world,[12][10] given that company letters signed using her real name were not responded to.[13] Her team’s projects included programming Concorde’s black box flight recorder.[1][14]

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
    @Drake

    Drake, not sure how well this has been covered but California will now require any corporation with a state based headquarters to have at least one female and one "diverse" person on the Corporate Board of Directors. They can self identify as a minority.

    , @stillCARealist
    @Drake

    Why do people (on the left) think that women are brand new to the workforce? One of my favorite examples is when I take the kids to the Monterey Bay Aquarium we look at the old time photographs of when it used to be a plant for fish packing/processing. All the people working in there are women, and this is back in the 30's.

    Visiting colonial Williamsburg, you'll walk through the old shops from more than 300 years ago. Several of them, so the guides said, were owned and operated by women. Their names show up in the court records for suing and being sued.

    My grandmother, born 1895, went to college (but didn't finish), worked, and held jobs until her 30's, when she had kids. Then she worked more when the kids grew up.

    It's all so tiring, isn't it? Good thing the CEO of Coinbase had wonderful comebacks to the NYT. He should sue them for defamation.

    , @Desiderius
    @Drake

    Maybe single-sex organizations were the killer app all along, having evolved to a ruthless efficiency over the millennia and the drive to integrate everything was the spanner in the works (with spanners becoming mysteriously popular to delay the development of an AI that doesn't do sex at all).

  11. I read somewhere that in Silicon Valley, the average programmer makes $160K/yr.

    Pretty good. Instead of going to medical or law school, become a SV programmer and work remotely. Maybe live in a place like Phoenix.

    Not a bad way to go through life.

    • Replies: @The Alarmist
    @JohnnyWalker123


    Pretty good. Instead of going to medical or law school, become a SV programmer and work remotely. Maybe live in a place like Phoenix.
     
    If you are black or female, you can become an activist leader and do even better than that, though they all can’t be Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, or Angela Davis.
    , @Jack D
    @JohnnyWalker123


    Pretty good. Instead of going to medical or law school, become a SV programmer and work remotely.
     
    Doesn't work that way. You have to live in SV where your $160K salary means that you can only afford to live in Dr. Professor Blasey-Ford's converted garage.

    Replies: @Alan Mercer, @J.Ross, @Lot

  12. Question: Is cryptocurrency a better investment than gold?

    • Replies: @Altai
    @JohnnyWalker123

    On what timescale?

    Jan 15th might be doomsday for Bitcoin's recent rally. It's the deadline that Tether has to release the documents requested to formally explain it's relationships to Bitfinex to the NYAG. For guys who have had a lot of trouble getting people to bank them when they were only claiming 2bn of Tether out there, now that it's up to 20bn...

    , @clyde
    @JohnnyWalker123


    Question: Is cryptocurrency a better investment than gold?
     
    In my book gold would be much higher if not for bitcoin. Gold wuz the kangs of alt investments. What the smart hedge fund stars would sink some of their runoff into. With the ultimate being physical kept overseas, outside of US jurisdictions. Bitcoin is competing with gold and winning. Sucking the life out of the gold price. So gold bugs, you are screwed by people globally who trust their wealth being/existing on a flash drive. I have owned 50 flash drives and 5 have failed.
    I understand bitcoin but not its lower rung competitors. Who would trust them to deliver?

    Replies: @JohnnyWalker123, @clyde, @Barnard

    , @Charon
    @JohnnyWalker123


    Is cryptocurrency a better investment than gold?
     
    Good God, I thought you said golf.
    Might be time to take a break from this place.
    , @theMann
    @JohnnyWalker123

    Try this little thought experiment:

    Let's assume there is hyperinflation in our future, or even just the usual inflation, and the dollar's purchasing power goes to zero.

    Now, you need car repairs, dental work, groceries, you know, the usual things. You offer payment in:

    1. Silver coin.
    2. Wine.
    3. Bitcoin.
    4. If hot female, well......


    Which one do you think will work best.?

    Btw, I have made and received payment with both one and two above. In short, your mechanic ain't ever taking bitcoin.

    , @J.Ross
    @JohnnyWalker123

    [Little Mexican girl:] Why not both, plus guns and long-lasting food?

    , @Servant of Gla'aki
    @JohnnyWalker123


    Question: Is cryptocurrency a better investment than gold?
     
    Who can say?

    I do know that I purchased approximately $1,800 in BTC during late 2017, and now it's worth $9K.
    , @Neoconned
    @JohnnyWalker123

    Hold both.

    If the grid holds up to say Guatemala or Vietnam status Bitcoin is a better investment as it is hyper deflationary in nature....BTC is going to half a mil by 2030 and perhaps a million plus....

    Gold should be held like an insurance policy along with farmland with a good water source and lots of guns and ammunition.....

  13. @JohnnyWalker123
    Question: Is cryptocurrency a better investment than gold?

    Replies: @Altai, @clyde, @Charon, @theMann, @J.Ross, @Servant of Gla'aki, @Neoconned

    On what timescale?

    Jan 15th might be doomsday for Bitcoin’s recent rally. It’s the deadline that Tether has to release the documents requested to formally explain it’s relationships to Bitfinex to the NYAG. For guys who have had a lot of trouble getting people to bank them when they were only claiming 2bn of Tether out there, now that it’s up to 20bn…

    • Thanks: JohnnyWalker123
  14. @JohnnyWalker123
    Question: Is cryptocurrency a better investment than gold?

    Replies: @Altai, @clyde, @Charon, @theMann, @J.Ross, @Servant of Gla'aki, @Neoconned

    Question: Is cryptocurrency a better investment than gold?

    In my book gold would be much higher if not for bitcoin. Gold wuz the kangs of alt investments. What the smart hedge fund stars would sink some of their runoff into. With the ultimate being physical kept overseas, outside of US jurisdictions. Bitcoin is competing with gold and winning. Sucking the life out of the gold price. So gold bugs, you are screwed by people globally who trust their wealth being/existing on a flash drive. I have owned 50 flash drives and 5 have failed.
    I understand bitcoin but not its lower rung competitors. Who would trust them to deliver?

    • Replies: @JohnnyWalker123
    @clyde

    That's what I was thinking too.

    I like the idea of a tangible, physical investment much more than something that exists in virtual space. How do you "guarantee" anything in a time of chaos? The volatile nature of crypto currency could sink its value during an era of turbulence.

    Replies: @bomag, @Old Prude, @mousey

    , @clyde
    @clyde

    I was exaggerating up above. Who owns bitcoins will have their bitcoins informations not just on a flash drive but on computer SSD drives and other flash drives, some printouts too. Some of these kept in a safe deposit box at their bank.
    Only a moron would have this info on one drive but this is what happened to this guy>>>> He might as well have been Cheech and Chong in "Up in Smoke"


    Man lost $127 million worth of bitcoin and city won't let him lookwww.cnbc.com › 2017/12/20 › man-lost-127-million-wor...
    Dec 20, 2017 — Man accidentally threw away $127 million in bitcoin and officials won't allow ... A bulldozer pushes trash into piles at the Miramar Landfill in San ...

    Man Accidentally Threw Bitcoin Worth $108 Million in the ...www.newsweek.com › ... › Wales › Lost › Mining
    Nov 30, 2017 — bitcoin treasure trash landfill hard drive ... of millions of dollars of bitcoin is buried in a landfill site in Newport, Wales, under four years of trash.
     

    , @Barnard
    @clyde

    Silver has done even worse than gold. It had been languishing for years until it finally broke out during the rally earlier this year. The Bitcoin competitors are extremely volatile, but there is a growing number of people who believe this will become a widely accepted alternative form of payment.

  15. This is a strange story, at least to me. I am one of those people who doesn’t trust Bitcoin and feels like the whole cryptocurrency thing could blow up one day and disappear. I do not understand why the US government allows Bitcoin to be bought and sold in this country or how there can be an IPO of a Bitcoin company. It is legitimizing the illegitimate.

    So I wonder about these complaints. Why are people surprised the company is jerking them around, assuming they are. The differences were under 10% which is not all that much.

    Interestingly enough, I see no mention of immigrants here. I wonder how many they have and how fair their pay is? Are the immigrants forced to work much longer hours?

    I also wonder about who provided the data to the New York Times.

    • Agree: TTSSYF, Lot
    • Replies: @Con Moto
    @notsaying

    I'm going to go way out on a limb and say one of the "five employees with knowledge of the complaint." But seriously you're right about Bitcoin. I assume politicians would rather talk tough re: Russia then look into an obvious scam like bitcoin. Russian sabre rattling doesn't upset the campaign contributors!

    , @Verymuchalive
    @notsaying


    I do not understand why the US government allows Bitcoin to be bought and sold in this country or how there can be an IPO of a Bitcoin company. It is legitimizing the illegitimate.
     
    For the same reason that they permit the Derivatives market. The Government is beholden to the Financialists. It does what they want. In Britain, for example, the gambling acts had to be amended to permit Futures Markets. That's what it is. Gambling. When the crash inevitably comes, the Financialists will try to make sure the public pays.
    , @Old Prude
    @notsaying

    Steve notes: "but for some reason, Asians aren’t mentioned". OT but Jared's latest at Unz has no charts including Asians, and no reference to them other than saying non-woke China's gonna clean our clock. I can understand why the NYT would avoid mentioning the yellow/Hindu man.

    , @SimplePseudonymicHandle
    @notsaying

    For the same reason they permit airline miles and casino tokens.

    Figure out a way to make one illegal and not the other.

    Most of the legitimate goals that find expression on Unz could be realized via a crypto device. That no one puts these dots together says to me either they don't understand crypto, or the ones that do benefit from the interminal ruckus.

    The Saker is so funny. Russia has no need of S400 wizbango keepemouta 2500 cubic kilometers whoooooo amaaazzzing Russian-military-tech wowza!

    All Russia needs, while we keep doing the dollar the way we do, is Ethereum. As far as I can tell, they know that.

  16. @JohnnyWalker123
    I read somewhere that in Silicon Valley, the average programmer makes $160K/yr.

    Pretty good. Instead of going to medical or law school, become a SV programmer and work remotely. Maybe live in a place like Phoenix.

    Not a bad way to go through life.

    Replies: @The Alarmist, @Jack D

    Pretty good. Instead of going to medical or law school, become a SV programmer and work remotely. Maybe live in a place like Phoenix.

    If you are black or female, you can become an activist leader and do even better than that, though they all can’t be Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, or Angela Davis.

  17. @anon

    Presumably, all this underpaid black and female talent at Coinbase will walk out the door tomorrow and start their own company. To not do so would be to leave a billion dollar bill lying on the sidewalk.
     
    Or, even more realistically, walk out and go to any one of the dozens of tech companies in the area that are thirsty for black and female talent .

    Replies: @Charon, @Mike Tre, @Buffalo Joe, @BADmejr

    Which is exactly right, because if any of these black and female experts are even marginally competent, Silicon Valley firms will fall all over themselves to hire them. They are comparative rara avis and of critical value…Not for running the company, but for keeping the SJW hounds at bay.

  18. As a white heterosexual male who just purchased his first $5000 of bitcoin on coinbase two weeks ago, I find their fees oppressive! However, now that I hear they pay their black and female employees less for “comparable” work, I feel a little better about it.

    • LOL: kaganovitch
  19. ‘ESG’ – environment, social, governance – is the new big shakedown thing. If you’ve a Bloomberg you can trace the explosion in ‘ESG’ investment funds. Indulgence payment for big money. So this type of mission creep the Coinbase chap has identified and is getting hammered for has become institutionalised. Still the best antidote for this hubris – after Adam Smith and Milton Friedman – is ‘Misguided Virtue’ by David Henderson in 2001. Here:https://iea.org.uk/publications/research/misguided-virtue-false-notions-of-corporate-social-responsibility

  20. @anon
    https://twitter.com/Progrockfarmer/status/1344435052042727425

    Replies: @Charon

    • Replies: @Flimpkin-4
    @Charon

    Pretty childish attempt at humour there, 'Ariel Charon'...

  21. @clyde
    @JohnnyWalker123


    Question: Is cryptocurrency a better investment than gold?
     
    In my book gold would be much higher if not for bitcoin. Gold wuz the kangs of alt investments. What the smart hedge fund stars would sink some of their runoff into. With the ultimate being physical kept overseas, outside of US jurisdictions. Bitcoin is competing with gold and winning. Sucking the life out of the gold price. So gold bugs, you are screwed by people globally who trust their wealth being/existing on a flash drive. I have owned 50 flash drives and 5 have failed.
    I understand bitcoin but not its lower rung competitors. Who would trust them to deliver?

    Replies: @JohnnyWalker123, @clyde, @Barnard

    That’s what I was thinking too.

    I like the idea of a tangible, physical investment much more than something that exists in virtual space. How do you “guarantee” anything in a time of chaos? The volatile nature of crypto currency could sink its value during an era of turbulence.

    • Replies: @bomag
    @JohnnyWalker123


    I like the idea of a tangible, physical investment much more than something that exists in virtual space.
     
    There's not much infrastructure left for weighing and assaying gold in a future chaos market.

    I guess the bet is that there will always be enough electricity generated; and enough server function; to keep a crypto currency viable.

    Replies: @donut, @Harry Baldwin

    , @Old Prude
    @JohnnyWalker123

    A man comes up to me during the hard times and offers a Krugerrand for a roll of Charmin's finest. What am I going to do with a Krugerrand? Wipe my ass with it?

    Replies: @JMcG

    , @mousey
    @JohnnyWalker123

    I have some tulip bulbs I’ll sell you........

  22. @JohnnyWalker123
    Question: Is cryptocurrency a better investment than gold?

    Replies: @Altai, @clyde, @Charon, @theMann, @J.Ross, @Servant of Gla'aki, @Neoconned

    Is cryptocurrency a better investment than gold?

    Good God, I thought you said golf.
    Might be time to take a break from this place.

  23. @anon

    Presumably, all this underpaid black and female talent at Coinbase will walk out the door tomorrow and start their own company. To not do so would be to leave a billion dollar bill lying on the sidewalk.
     
    Or, even more realistically, walk out and go to any one of the dozens of tech companies in the area that are thirsty for black and female talent .

    Replies: @Charon, @Mike Tre, @Buffalo Joe, @BADmejr

    No, Coinbase must be assimilated into the Woke.

  24. The pay disparities at Coinbase appear to be much larger than those in the tech industry as a whole, and at the few other tech companies that have had to release data.

    NYT fails basic statistics, but excels at how to lie with statistics.
    For a small company, larger disparities than the industry average are what I would expect. The central limit theorem needs a large N for the average (mean) from a spread to be a reliable estimat

    Bigger problem, the “Flaw of averages”

    “Managers’ desire to work with “a number,” to plug in an average figure, is legendary. But using an average to represent an uncertain quantity usually yields a wrong answer, compromising decisions in accounting, investment, sales, and other areas. Simple software can help”

    How much of that supposed 8% was driven by a single outlier/superstar or early hire?

    Besides, 8% it miniscule compared to software developer productivity ranges. Factors of times 10 are often quoted, and the distribution is anything but a bell curve (highly skewed).

  25. @Alan Mercer

    Can anybody think of a firm that got a major jump on its competition by hiring women?
     
    Hooters? Starbucks? I think Starbucks got big in the 90s by quietly mostly restricting barista hiring to far-above-average-looking females.

    Replies: @Neoconned, @YetAnotherAnon, @Dumbo, @Reg Cæsar

    Steve: check this out….

    https://metro.co.uk/2020/12/31/black-lives-matter-anti-racism-allies-must-get-on-board-quickly-13823295/?ito=push-notification&ci=64445&si=22143364

    @OP: In my area near 100% of the local Starbucks employees are young 15 to 45 white women with a few black women. & a few gay men. I think there’s 1 or 2 straight guys at the mall location….i feel sorry for those barristas….they had as i counted it…..6 employees the other day and probably 29 guests in the lobby & a line wrapped around the building in the drive thru….at 430 pm in the afternoon….

  26. Anon[122] • Disclaimer says:

    The growing criticism from employees could make it harder to hire new workers at a time when Coinbase is in need of them.

    LOL.

    The CEO won’t be able to stick to his guns because of VCs, but if he did, there’s a huge pool of non-BIPOC tech talent who would love to work for a non-SJW company.

  27. 7%, 8%, 11%. At least we know the scale of the “problem”, and it is not huge. There may be valid reasons for the differences.

    Women at Uber earn 7% less than men, despite the gender-blindness of the company rulebook. Because Uber has perfect data on its work, a study was able to identify the reasons, and they had nothing to do with sexism. Male drivers were more likely than women to accept fares from bad neighbourhoods, which pay better. Men were more likely to stay in the job for longer, for which the company pays a premium. And the men drove faster than the women.

  28. @Altai
    One of the more demoralising effects of 'diversity' drives is to leave whites without a social space to themselves of any significance to feel free to talk about certain topics or develop a collective trust.

    As Westerners have social worlds increasingly defined by their workplace, this will become ever more acute. Starbucks-Americans have a veto over the non-diverse.

    Replies: @Lurker, @bomag

    Fulfilling the role of of the Soviet-era political commissar, though probably more passively rather actively.

  29. @brabantian
    Apparently quite a lot of funding of the 'alt-right' from covert parties being termed the 'Bitcoin Fairy'
    http://www.occidentaldissent.com/2020/12/29/the-bitcoin-fairy/

    For example, hundreds of thousands of dollars equivalent going to young Latino 'America First' e-celeb Nick Fuentes, pal of gay-tease YouTuber 'Catboy Kami' aka 'Lolisocks'

    Here is a twitter thread from Queenfish Sadie Long (e-name nicely riffing on Kingfish Huey Long) giving a list of apparent mystery bitcoin donations by deep pockets, including some to Unz Review ... hope you have gotten yours, Steve
    https://twitter.com/GoodGirlSadie/status/1343958991026737152

    Replies: @Miller Highsmith

    It’s all a big grift.

    It also encourages people to waste time and money supporting degenerate weirdos instead of building community and living a healthy life

  30. @Altai
    One of the more demoralising effects of 'diversity' drives is to leave whites without a social space to themselves of any significance to feel free to talk about certain topics or develop a collective trust.

    As Westerners have social worlds increasingly defined by their workplace, this will become ever more acute. Starbucks-Americans have a veto over the non-diverse.

    Replies: @Lurker, @bomag

    Agree.

    Workspace, along with school and other gov’t functions, have become an active enemy of any White identity.

    And a chunk of it is fueled by the dilemma of democracy in a competitive environment: 51% of Whites happily vote to damage the other 49%, while seeing Blacks as expensive furniture, not actual competition; and hoping not too many Asians/etc. show up.

  31. @JohnnyWalker123
    Question: Is cryptocurrency a better investment than gold?

    Replies: @Altai, @clyde, @Charon, @theMann, @J.Ross, @Servant of Gla'aki, @Neoconned

    Try this little thought experiment:

    Let’s assume there is hyperinflation in our future, or even just the usual inflation, and the dollar’s purchasing power goes to zero.

    Now, you need car repairs, dental work, groceries, you know, the usual things. You offer payment in:

    1. Silver coin.
    2. Wine.
    3. Bitcoin.
    4. If hot female, well……

    Which one do you think will work best.?

    Btw, I have made and received payment with both one and two above. In short, your mechanic ain’t ever taking bitcoin.

  32. @clyde
    @JohnnyWalker123


    Question: Is cryptocurrency a better investment than gold?
     
    In my book gold would be much higher if not for bitcoin. Gold wuz the kangs of alt investments. What the smart hedge fund stars would sink some of their runoff into. With the ultimate being physical kept overseas, outside of US jurisdictions. Bitcoin is competing with gold and winning. Sucking the life out of the gold price. So gold bugs, you are screwed by people globally who trust their wealth being/existing on a flash drive. I have owned 50 flash drives and 5 have failed.
    I understand bitcoin but not its lower rung competitors. Who would trust them to deliver?

    Replies: @JohnnyWalker123, @clyde, @Barnard

    I was exaggerating up above. Who owns bitcoins will have their bitcoins informations not just on a flash drive but on computer SSD drives and other flash drives, some printouts too. Some of these kept in a safe deposit box at their bank.
    Only a moron would have this info on one drive but this is what happened to this guy>>>> He might as well have been Cheech and Chong in “Up in Smoke”

    Man lost $127 million worth of bitcoin and city won’t let him lookwww.cnbc.com › 2017/12/20 › man-lost-127-million-wor…
    Dec 20, 2017 — Man accidentally threw away $127 million in bitcoin and officials won’t allow … A bulldozer pushes trash into piles at the Miramar Landfill in San …

    Man Accidentally Threw Bitcoin Worth $108 Million in the …www.newsweek.com › … › Wales › Lost › Mining
    Nov 30, 2017 — bitcoin treasure trash landfill hard drive … of millions of dollars of bitcoin is buried in a landfill site in Newport, Wales, under four years of trash.

  33. It’s always amusing to see journalists make the case that hugely successful companies are in danger of being non-competitive if they don’t hire more women and minorities (obviously not talking about Asians).

    It’s hard to tell if they actually believe this deep down or whether then think they are playing 4D chess to manipulate employers into giving the supposedly underrepresented sinecures in corporate America. Same with the growth of “director of diversity” posts at universities, government, and corporations.

    • Replies: @bomag
    @Arclight

    Care for the "underrepresented" seems to be an instinctive response, tied in to our reflexive care for children: the first will be last, and the last will be first, et al.

    Investing in Black people has a pretty poor ROI, but there is no end of others telling us that that is where to put our money.

    , @SuperSam
    @Arclight

    You call that manipulation "4D chess"?! Seems pretty naked and obvious to me.

  34. @JohnnyWalker123
    @clyde

    That's what I was thinking too.

    I like the idea of a tangible, physical investment much more than something that exists in virtual space. How do you "guarantee" anything in a time of chaos? The volatile nature of crypto currency could sink its value during an era of turbulence.

    Replies: @bomag, @Old Prude, @mousey

    I like the idea of a tangible, physical investment much more than something that exists in virtual space.

    There’s not much infrastructure left for weighing and assaying gold in a future chaos market.

    I guess the bet is that there will always be enough electricity generated; and enough server function; to keep a crypto currency viable.

    • Replies: @donut
    @bomag

    "There’s not much infrastructure left for weighing and assaying gold in a future chaos market."

    No infrastructure is needed to assay gold . You can buy a kit online (before the chaos hits) for about $10 .

    Replies: @Whiskey

    , @Harry Baldwin
    @bomag

    There’s not much infrastructure left for weighing and assaying gold in a future chaos market.

    Weren't they able to do this in Sierra Nevada mining towns in the 1850s?

  35. RIP Dawn Wells

    • Replies: @YetAnotherAnon
    @Buzz Mohawk

    Yes, another beautiful childless casualty of the fertility sink called entertainment - see Kylie Minogue and Helen Mirren for details.

    (Btw I can't see your linked photo - what I tend to do is copy the image and send it to this free host

    https://postimages.org/

    then link to that)

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @Buzz Mohawk

  36. Just read an interesting Wired article from October about the employee conflicts within Coinbase, here’s the money quote about their CEO’s blog post:

    “For me this was an opportunity not for Coinbase to be an activist company but to say no we support Black lives and we’re not a bunch of crypto bros,” one engineer says. “Essentially Brian said, ‘no we’re crypto bros.’ To me that’s a waste.”

    My guess is that the CEO and early engineers were fairly libertarian, as the libertarians have always driven crypto-currencies and Bitcoin, but that the inevitable SJW entryists made their way in or were hired to fill diversity quotas. The Coinbase guys always tried to get Bitcoin legal and regulated by the government, by being willing to pass on personal data of their users to the government, which the hard-core libertarian Bitcoiners would never do, so they were more libertarian-ish careerists, who probably played the game and hired for DIE quotas but made sure to keep costs down by paying them less.

    This is a vulnerable time for Coinbase, as they’re riding the crypto boom but are probably not that profitable for a fast-growing startup in a hot market. They’re looking to pump and dump their risky stock in an IPO next year, so the last thing they need are these DIE distractions before they pull their heist, hence the blog post.

    I think this CEO may have miscalculated though, as he’s in the middle of a Woke mania, and they will come down on him like a ton of bricks for his heresy. Oh well, Bitcoin is temporarily useful in the short-term but not a good medium-term tech bet, so it doesn’t really matter if Coinbase founders.

  37. @notsaying
    This is a strange story, at least to me. I am one of those people who doesn't trust Bitcoin and feels like the whole cryptocurrency thing could blow up one day and disappear. I do not understand why the US government allows Bitcoin to be bought and sold in this country or how there can be an IPO of a Bitcoin company. It is legitimizing the illegitimate.

    So I wonder about these complaints. Why are people surprised the company is jerking them around, assuming they are. The differences were under 10% which is not all that much.

    Interestingly enough, I see no mention of immigrants here. I wonder how many they have and how fair their pay is? Are the immigrants forced to work much longer hours?

    I also wonder about who provided the data to the New York Times.

    Replies: @Con Moto, @Verymuchalive, @Old Prude, @SimplePseudonymicHandle

    I’m going to go way out on a limb and say one of the “five employees with knowledge of the complaint.” But seriously you’re right about Bitcoin. I assume politicians would rather talk tough re: Russia then look into an obvious scam like bitcoin. Russian sabre rattling doesn’t upset the campaign contributors!

  38. women at Coinbase were paid an average of $13,000, or 8 percent, less than men at comparable jobs and ranks within the company

    whereas progs have been saying for years that women make 18 percent less than men holding comparable jobs.

  39. @notsaying
    This is a strange story, at least to me. I am one of those people who doesn't trust Bitcoin and feels like the whole cryptocurrency thing could blow up one day and disappear. I do not understand why the US government allows Bitcoin to be bought and sold in this country or how there can be an IPO of a Bitcoin company. It is legitimizing the illegitimate.

    So I wonder about these complaints. Why are people surprised the company is jerking them around, assuming they are. The differences were under 10% which is not all that much.

    Interestingly enough, I see no mention of immigrants here. I wonder how many they have and how fair their pay is? Are the immigrants forced to work much longer hours?

    I also wonder about who provided the data to the New York Times.

    Replies: @Con Moto, @Verymuchalive, @Old Prude, @SimplePseudonymicHandle

    I do not understand why the US government allows Bitcoin to be bought and sold in this country or how there can be an IPO of a Bitcoin company. It is legitimizing the illegitimate.

    For the same reason that they permit the Derivatives market. The Government is beholden to the Financialists. It does what they want. In Britain, for example, the gambling acts had to be amended to permit Futures Markets. That’s what it is. Gambling. When the crash inevitably comes, the Financialists will try to make sure the public pays.

    • Agree: Old Prude, notsaying
  40. @anon

    Presumably, all this underpaid black and female talent at Coinbase will walk out the door tomorrow and start their own company. To not do so would be to leave a billion dollar bill lying on the sidewalk.
     
    Or, even more realistically, walk out and go to any one of the dozens of tech companies in the area that are thirsty for black and female talent .

    Replies: @Charon, @Mike Tre, @Buffalo Joe, @BADmejr

    TwoNineThree, hard to imagine that any company is “thirsty” for complainers. I can never remember a job where some one didn’t complain about something no matter how petty.

  41. @clyde

    Coinbase
    Founded: June 20, 2012
    Headquarters location: San Francisco, CA
    Revenue: 2 billion USD (2019)
     
    Looks like some useless eaters (aka dead weight fems and minorities) are trying to get themselves salary adjustments ahead of coinbase's IPO. Post George Floyd your IPO can be ruined because your company is called racist or anti-tranny bathrooms.
    Pure extortion, in cahoots with a slacktavist "reporter" from the NYTimes. If I ran CB I would threaten a move to Texas or Florida.

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe

    clyde, Hobby Lobby and Chick-Fil-A motor along even though their Christian based business plan, including closing on Sundays, rankles many on the left.

    • Replies: @Desiderius
    @Buffalo Joe

    Chick-fil-a denied the Salvation Army. That may being Christian (two more to go before the cock crows) but they can no longer be considered based.

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe

    , @Art Deco
    @Buffalo Joe

    Chick-fil-A has been subject to harassment (some of it from officialdom) over the political contributions of its owners. Hobby Lobby was (IIRC) in the government's gunsights because it was resistant to incorporating certain provisions into the company's medical plan. Both were examples of gratuitous harassment of private parties as a means of political warfare. Again, as far as the left is concerned, wealthy individuals who oppose their causes through perfectly legal and aboveboard means are engaging in criminal conduct.

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe, @Yojimbo/Zatoichi, @prosa123

  42. @Arclight
    It's always amusing to see journalists make the case that hugely successful companies are in danger of being non-competitive if they don't hire more women and minorities (obviously not talking about Asians).

    It's hard to tell if they actually believe this deep down or whether then think they are playing 4D chess to manipulate employers into giving the supposedly underrepresented sinecures in corporate America. Same with the growth of "director of diversity" posts at universities, government, and corporations.

    Replies: @bomag, @SuperSam

    Care for the “underrepresented” seems to be an instinctive response, tied in to our reflexive care for children: the first will be last, and the last will be first, et al.

    Investing in Black people has a pretty poor ROI, but there is no end of others telling us that that is where to put our money.

  43. @Drake
    In the 1960s a UK lady founded a female only software company, it seems to have been successful. Eventually the government required her to start hiring men.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Shirley

    After marriage to a physicist, Derek Shirley, in 1962,[9] Shirley founded, with a capital of £6, the software company Freelance Programmers,[4] (later FI, then Xansa, since acquired by Steria and now part of the Sopra Steria Group). Having experienced sexism in her workplace, "being fondled, being pushed against the wall",[10] she wanted to create job opportunities for women with dependents, and predominantly employed women, with only three male programmers in the first 300 staff,[11] until the Sex Discrimination Act 1975 made that practice illegal. She also adopted the name "Steve" to help her in the male-dominated business world,[12][10] given that company letters signed using her real name were not responded to.[13] Her team's projects included programming Concorde's black box flight recorder.[1][14]
     

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe, @stillCARealist, @Desiderius

    Drake, not sure how well this has been covered but California will now require any corporation with a state based headquarters to have at least one female and one “diverse” person on the Corporate Board of Directors. They can self identify as a minority.

  44. @Drake
    In the 1960s a UK lady founded a female only software company, it seems to have been successful. Eventually the government required her to start hiring men.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Shirley

    After marriage to a physicist, Derek Shirley, in 1962,[9] Shirley founded, with a capital of £6, the software company Freelance Programmers,[4] (later FI, then Xansa, since acquired by Steria and now part of the Sopra Steria Group). Having experienced sexism in her workplace, "being fondled, being pushed against the wall",[10] she wanted to create job opportunities for women with dependents, and predominantly employed women, with only three male programmers in the first 300 staff,[11] until the Sex Discrimination Act 1975 made that practice illegal. She also adopted the name "Steve" to help her in the male-dominated business world,[12][10] given that company letters signed using her real name were not responded to.[13] Her team's projects included programming Concorde's black box flight recorder.[1][14]
     

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe, @stillCARealist, @Desiderius

    Why do people (on the left) think that women are brand new to the workforce? One of my favorite examples is when I take the kids to the Monterey Bay Aquarium we look at the old time photographs of when it used to be a plant for fish packing/processing. All the people working in there are women, and this is back in the 30’s.

    Visiting colonial Williamsburg, you’ll walk through the old shops from more than 300 years ago. Several of them, so the guides said, were owned and operated by women. Their names show up in the court records for suing and being sued.

    My grandmother, born 1895, went to college (but didn’t finish), worked, and held jobs until her 30’s, when she had kids. Then she worked more when the kids grew up.

    It’s all so tiring, isn’t it? Good thing the CEO of Coinbase had wonderful comebacks to the NYT. He should sue them for defamation.

  45. @Arclight
    It's always amusing to see journalists make the case that hugely successful companies are in danger of being non-competitive if they don't hire more women and minorities (obviously not talking about Asians).

    It's hard to tell if they actually believe this deep down or whether then think they are playing 4D chess to manipulate employers into giving the supposedly underrepresented sinecures in corporate America. Same with the growth of "director of diversity" posts at universities, government, and corporations.

    Replies: @bomag, @SuperSam

    You call that manipulation “4D chess”?! Seems pretty naked and obvious to me.

  46. @Drake
    In the 1960s a UK lady founded a female only software company, it seems to have been successful. Eventually the government required her to start hiring men.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Shirley

    After marriage to a physicist, Derek Shirley, in 1962,[9] Shirley founded, with a capital of £6, the software company Freelance Programmers,[4] (later FI, then Xansa, since acquired by Steria and now part of the Sopra Steria Group). Having experienced sexism in her workplace, "being fondled, being pushed against the wall",[10] she wanted to create job opportunities for women with dependents, and predominantly employed women, with only three male programmers in the first 300 staff,[11] until the Sex Discrimination Act 1975 made that practice illegal. She also adopted the name "Steve" to help her in the male-dominated business world,[12][10] given that company letters signed using her real name were not responded to.[13] Her team's projects included programming Concorde's black box flight recorder.[1][14]
     

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe, @stillCARealist, @Desiderius

    Maybe single-sex organizations were the killer app all along, having evolved to a ruthless efficiency over the millennia and the drive to integrate everything was the spanner in the works (with spanners becoming mysteriously popular to delay the development of an AI that doesn’t do sex at all).

  47. @Buffalo Joe
    @clyde

    clyde, Hobby Lobby and Chick-Fil-A motor along even though their Christian based business plan, including closing on Sundays, rankles many on the left.

    Replies: @Desiderius, @Art Deco

    Chick-fil-a denied the Salvation Army. That may being Christian (two more to go before the cock crows) but they can no longer be considered based.

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
    @Desiderius

    Desi, if you have a second please explain what you mean by "denied the Salvation Army." Thank you, stay safe.

    Replies: @Lockean Proviso

  48. Your ‘pay with bitcoin’ Coinbase links doesn’t work. I don’t think they did a year ago either.

  49. Are discreet “civilizational failures” like electricity going out, water becoming unavailable, giant murder surges, and preventable economic disasters (as opposed to apocalyptic and total “civilizational collapse,” which normies and trendies can always opt not to see) capable of pushing even the truest true believing wokester to accepting facts? I doubt that they are. No amount of businesses getting woke and going broke can wake people up.

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
    @J.Ross

    JRoss, raging forest fires, drought from lack of water management, rolling blackouts, homeless drug addicts shitting in the streets, unbelieveable rates of property crime...all in the woke country called California.Does that answer your question? Stay safe.

  50. @clyde
    @JohnnyWalker123


    Question: Is cryptocurrency a better investment than gold?
     
    In my book gold would be much higher if not for bitcoin. Gold wuz the kangs of alt investments. What the smart hedge fund stars would sink some of their runoff into. With the ultimate being physical kept overseas, outside of US jurisdictions. Bitcoin is competing with gold and winning. Sucking the life out of the gold price. So gold bugs, you are screwed by people globally who trust their wealth being/existing on a flash drive. I have owned 50 flash drives and 5 have failed.
    I understand bitcoin but not its lower rung competitors. Who would trust them to deliver?

    Replies: @JohnnyWalker123, @clyde, @Barnard

    Silver has done even worse than gold. It had been languishing for years until it finally broke out during the rally earlier this year. The Bitcoin competitors are extremely volatile, but there is a growing number of people who believe this will become a widely accepted alternative form of payment.

  51. @JohnnyWalker123
    Question: Is cryptocurrency a better investment than gold?

    Replies: @Altai, @clyde, @Charon, @theMann, @J.Ross, @Servant of Gla'aki, @Neoconned

    [Little Mexican girl:] Why not both, plus guns and long-lasting food?

  52. Just in case anyone thinks SJWs are new, it was already being mocked by SNL in 1983.

    Everyone hated them, but our pathetic elite class surrendered to them anyway.

    • Replies: @Desiderius
    @RichardTaylor

    They're not ours.

    Ask them.

    And that wasn't/isn't surrender.

  53. Anonymous[270] • Disclaimer says:

    That men and women are compensated approximately equally at heavily coding-dependent company already tells that Coinbase tried to protect itself by paying more for less value. Because, naturally, majority of its coders are men and majority of its paper pushers are women.

    Although it should be pointed out that none of of the cited conclusions should be trusted blindly: The analysis was done by a single graduate student with job market papers like “Effects of Gender Identity on Unemployment Durations” and “News and Police Legitimacy”

  54. An analysis of internal pay data at the San Francisco company Coinbase shows disparities that were much larger than those in the tech industry.

    Is this perhaps an intentionally dishonest apples to oranges comparison. Startups must submit to the rules of Darwinian selection. People can be compensated only for a reduced fraction of their actual worth with the difference made up in stock options which can be exercised only if the company succeeds. Also, a startup cannot carry deadweight employees who lack initiative and independence. These characteristics are highly measurable in terms of lines of code written, memos generated, or technical problems solved. Hence, Google can afford to use soft indicators of talent like your college alma mater and make vanity AA hires but startups can only care about what you actually bring to the table from week to week. I’m sure blacks and women at startups are paid at least what they are worth. If anything whites and asians are underpaid since they get obsessed with proving their problem solving capabilities to their peers.

  55. @Alan Mercer

    Can anybody think of a firm that got a major jump on its competition by hiring women?
     
    Hooters? Starbucks? I think Starbucks got big in the 90s by quietly mostly restricting barista hiring to far-above-average-looking females.

    Replies: @Neoconned, @YetAnotherAnon, @Dumbo, @Reg Cæsar

    Can anybody think of a firm that got a major jump on its competition by hiring women?

    Yes, a UK firm called FI Group, founded by a Kindertransport refugee called Vera Buchthal.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Shirley

    After marriage to a physicist, Derek Shirley, in 1962, Shirley founded, with a capital of £6, the software company Freelance Programmers, (later FI, then Xansa, since acquired by Steria and now part of the Sopra Steria Group). Having experienced sexism in her workplace, “being fondled, being pushed against the wall”, she wanted to create job opportunities for women with dependents, and predominantly employed women, with only three male programmers in the first 300 staff, until the Sex Discrimination Act 1975 made that practice illegal. She also adopted the name “Steve” to help her in the male-dominated business world, given that company letters signed using her real name were not responded to. Her team’s projects included programming Concorde’s black box flight recorder.

    I worked with a fair few FI/Xansa people over the years, still more females than you’d find in most consultancies. Competent people too.

  56. @Buzz Mohawk
    RIP Dawn Wells

    https://thumbs.worthpoint.com/zoom/images1/1/1107/25/dawn-wells-signed-mary-ann-sexy-back-bent-busty_1_470bce0312f8d7a756f5bb0cb7f66061.jpg

    Replies: @YetAnotherAnon

    Yes, another beautiful childless casualty of the fertility sink called entertainment – see Kylie Minogue and Helen Mirren for details.

    (Btw I can’t see your linked photo – what I tend to do is copy the image and send it to this free host

    https://postimages.org/

    then link to that)

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @YetAnotherAnon


    Yes, another beautiful childless casualty of the fertility sink called entertainment –
     
    The Mrs says the father of one of her old friends or classmates dated Miss Wells for a time. Obviously he chose someone else.

    There is another tail to the curve, though. Mare Winningham birthed five children, albeit losing one to suicide. Four of Mia Farrow's children are natural, as are all four of Victoria Beckham's and Heidi Klum's. Country music is slightly better, with Tammy Wynette and Roseanne Cash also having four each, and Loretta Lynn six.

    Still, Google gives "actresses with the most" and "singers with the most" many suggestions, but "children" is not among them. Lists of fecund celebrities are overwhelmingly male. This list of females treats having just three as notable:

    https://brightside.me/wonder-people/14-celebrities-with-multiple-children-who-dispel-the-myth-that-pregnancy-will-ruin-your-body-475260/

    Replies: @duncsbaby, @YetAnotherAnon

    , @Buzz Mohawk
    @YetAnotherAnon

    Thanks, Yet. I noticed that myself. Usually I am pretty good at posting things. Thank you.

    There is a slew of images of my own that I would LOVE to post -- which I could, in fact, post with the site you recommend -- but that would perhaps open me up to consequences I don't want to deal with.

  57. anonymous[422] • Disclaimer says:

    One of the more demoralising effects of ‘diversity’ drives is to leave whites without a social space to themselves of any significance to feel free to talk about certain topics or develop a collective trust.

    As Westerners have social worlds increasingly defined by their workplace, this will become ever more acute. Starbucks-Americans have a veto over the non-diverse.

    Back in the day, I worked as a waiter at Windows on the World. I was so happy to get that job at the time. It was hitting a milestone for me. The atmosphere was fairly corporate, very professional, the pay was excellent, and I was in a Union, which meant I couldn’t be fired unless I pulled some wildly egregious act. For a kid in his twenties, it was a great job.

    So, one day, I’m fiddling around at my station, and there were five Filipino guys standing in a semi-circle, five feet away. They worked as busboys, and they were in the union too. As busboys, they’d hit pay dirt, we shared our tips with them, and they could move up to waiter at some point, if they had their shit together. They seemed to be mostly immigrants, and getting their job would have been a major milestone for them too.

    One guy was holding court, and I heard him say, “I fucking hate white people. I fucking HATE ’em! HATE… THEM! Fucking white people, think they can do whatever the fuck they want whenever they want. FUCK white people. I… fucking… HATE… white people!!”

    Again, they were only five feet away, there was no way they could miss me, yet they all stood around this guy, nodding their heads in sympathy.

    So, I interrupt him mid-rant, an say, “Hey! I’m standing right here, you know.”

    He stopped, brow still furrowed, but he didn’t start staring me down. Just looked from eye to eye at the others. Then they all slowly, quietly dispersed, with no closing argument about white people.

    I thought, “well, that’s a shitty way to start brunch!”

    Anyway… I guess we were antithetical to each other’s short-hand, but my response on the matter was trying to make them change their minds by my own behavior. I could have taken the matter to management, but that seemed like a cheap thing to do, and probably would have gotten the ranter fired. We were so spread out over there that re-connecting with those guys wasn’t possible, so no progress was made that I know of.

    Eventually, I left Windows on the World for better things, leaving my hateful Filipino co-workers behind. I harbored no resentment.

    Hope they all did okay.

    • Replies: @Muggles
    @anonymous


    Eventually, I left Windows on the World for better things, leaving my hateful Filipino co-workers behind. I harbored no resentment.

    Hope they all did okay.
     
    Wasn't Windows on the World in one of the towers that went down on 9/11?

    Of course that was early in the day so probably before they were at work, if they still worked there.

    Replies: @prosa123

    , @Lurker
    @anonymous


    Hope they all did okay.
     
    Brutal. Lol!
    , @clyde
    @anonymous

    And Max's Kanas City?


    Eventually, I left Windows on the World for better things, leaving my hateful Filipino co-workers behind. I harbored no resentment.
     
    STOP BEING STUPID after all these years. You say it was the 1980s. Your (lol lol) (trashed NYC) Filipinos wanted the same money as you (as white boy) made-

    How was CBGBs back then or f off. And thanks. And Max's Kansas City?

    Replies: @Anonymous

    , @Reg Cæsar
    @anonymous


    Back in the day, I worked as a waiter at Windows on the World.
     
    A name which turned out to be all too literal.
    , @notsaying
    @anonymous

    The view was glorious up there at Windows on the World, wasn't it? Do you remember the huge elevators at the WTC and having to switch elevators several times to get all the way up there?

    After 9/11 though I oppose buildings that tall. Relying on taking stairs down in an emergency when you are above the 60th floor or so is just crazy. It is too much. I have seen people talk about chutes and other mechanisms to get people safely to the ground but none of the alternatives have been perfected as far as I know. And yet there are a good number of non-First World countries that have buildings of 100 floors or more. It is an unjustifiable risk just to make themseles feel good.

    I used to still have several little boxes of wooden matches from Windows of the World. I don't think they made it with me on my last move. That is too bad. My little stash of matches from New York City bars and restaurants fit into a souvenir mug. It was a small collection but it was irreplaceable, with matches from now closed places I had visited and of course there's no more custom matches now that there's no more smoking.

    I think I had my last Kamikaze at Windows on the World. I really loved the limeyness of that drink. I sure wish I had one now.

    Happy New Year, one and all.

    Replies: @prosa123, @Peterike

    , @Anonymous
    @anonymous

    I knew a Filipino with similar attitudes. However he was also 5 foot tall, so I'm not sure how much this was really racial, and how much just a small guy's usual hostility to big guys.

    , @Peterike
    @anonymous

    “ Fucking white people, think they can do whatever the fuck they want whenever they want.”

    He wasn’t talking about his white co-workers. He was talking about the sort of toffs who ate at Windows on the World and probably treated him with open contempt much of the time.

  58. I guess the NYT dared not write:

    The data, recently obtained by The New York Times, indicated that women at WBA were paid an average of $130,000, or 8 percent,

    $130,000 divided by 8 percent is $1,625,000.

    less than men at comparable jobs and ranks within the NBA…

  59. Can anybody think of a firm that got a major jump on its competition by hiring women?

    Playboy in the early 50s?

  60. @notsaying
    This is a strange story, at least to me. I am one of those people who doesn't trust Bitcoin and feels like the whole cryptocurrency thing could blow up one day and disappear. I do not understand why the US government allows Bitcoin to be bought and sold in this country or how there can be an IPO of a Bitcoin company. It is legitimizing the illegitimate.

    So I wonder about these complaints. Why are people surprised the company is jerking them around, assuming they are. The differences were under 10% which is not all that much.

    Interestingly enough, I see no mention of immigrants here. I wonder how many they have and how fair their pay is? Are the immigrants forced to work much longer hours?

    I also wonder about who provided the data to the New York Times.

    Replies: @Con Moto, @Verymuchalive, @Old Prude, @SimplePseudonymicHandle

    Steve notes: “but for some reason, Asians aren’t mentioned”. OT but Jared’s latest at Unz has no charts including Asians, and no reference to them other than saying non-woke China’s gonna clean our clock. I can understand why the NYT would avoid mentioning the yellow/Hindu man.

  61. @JohnnyWalker123
    @clyde

    That's what I was thinking too.

    I like the idea of a tangible, physical investment much more than something that exists in virtual space. How do you "guarantee" anything in a time of chaos? The volatile nature of crypto currency could sink its value during an era of turbulence.

    Replies: @bomag, @Old Prude, @mousey

    A man comes up to me during the hard times and offers a Krugerrand for a roll of Charmin’s finest. What am I going to do with a Krugerrand? Wipe my ass with it?

    • Replies: @JMcG
    @Old Prude

    You’re going to take the krugerrand. Give him the tp. Accumulate the krugerrands. When or if things normalize ( a big gamble, I’ll admit) you’ll have a pile of krugerrands instead of a pile of toilet paper. You can thank me by sending ten percent to a Cayman Islands bank account the number of which I’ll send you under separate cover.
    That’s pretty much what George Soros did.
    Of course if society does completely and utterly collapse, which it won’t, you and me and George will look pretty stupid.

  62. @JohnnyWalker123
    I read somewhere that in Silicon Valley, the average programmer makes $160K/yr.

    Pretty good. Instead of going to medical or law school, become a SV programmer and work remotely. Maybe live in a place like Phoenix.

    Not a bad way to go through life.

    Replies: @The Alarmist, @Jack D

    Pretty good. Instead of going to medical or law school, become a SV programmer and work remotely.

    Doesn’t work that way. You have to live in SV where your $160K salary means that you can only afford to live in Dr. Professor Blasey-Ford’s converted garage.

    • Replies: @Alan Mercer
    @Jack D

    Yes, or a 3-4 hour round trip commute (and the direct and indirect costs that entails). Not a good way to live. We should each be so fortunate as to work in the communities in which we live.

    , @J.Ross
    @Jack D

    This is fascinating. The tech sector cannot into work from home. Do they know something the insurance and banking companies don't, or are they just afraid of a mass Toobinage?

    Replies: @Bumpkin

    , @Lot
    @Jack D

    You need to be in the bay area to get a job and become established within the company. After that, you can certainly work remotely at full pay, though ideally still within California or maybe WA OR NV. I know this because I am describing many of my own neighbors who are programmers making 250k and up working mostly from home.

    But people exaggerate how expensive SV is. Plenty of perfectly nice detached houses in good school districts under $2 million. And anyone who purchased in the past decade made $50,000 a year or more in appreciation, which I doubt will slow down anytime soon.

    The collective decision to largely freeze the area from development so it remains a car-friendly low density suburb is remarkable. Quite different than, for example, a large part of Northern Virginia where high density housing and offices were built as soon as demand permitted it.

    Replies: @Jack D

  63. Bitcoin will not die because it serves a purpose that no other form of currency can. It allows people – men, let’s face it – to pay anonymously for illegal porn.

    • Replies: @JMcG
    @martin_2

    Illegal porn?

  64. Cryptocurrency will be the only thing that eventually stand between us and credit card rule. Eventually, you won’t be able to get guns & ammo with your CC, just like Pornhub has destroyed itself trying to curry favor with the likes of Visa, Mastercard and Discover. Truly, rule by the financial boardroom elite.

    Anyway, Happy New Year’s Eve!

  65. @Jack D
    @JohnnyWalker123


    Pretty good. Instead of going to medical or law school, become a SV programmer and work remotely.
     
    Doesn't work that way. You have to live in SV where your $160K salary means that you can only afford to live in Dr. Professor Blasey-Ford's converted garage.

    Replies: @Alan Mercer, @J.Ross, @Lot

    Yes, or a 3-4 hour round trip commute (and the direct and indirect costs that entails). Not a good way to live. We should each be so fortunate as to work in the communities in which we live.

  66. @Buffalo Joe
    @clyde

    clyde, Hobby Lobby and Chick-Fil-A motor along even though their Christian based business plan, including closing on Sundays, rankles many on the left.

    Replies: @Desiderius, @Art Deco

    Chick-fil-A has been subject to harassment (some of it from officialdom) over the political contributions of its owners. Hobby Lobby was (IIRC) in the government’s gunsights because it was resistant to incorporating certain provisions into the company’s medical plan. Both were examples of gratuitous harassment of private parties as a means of political warfare. Again, as far as the left is concerned, wealthy individuals who oppose their causes through perfectly legal and aboveboard means are engaging in criminal conduct.

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
    @Art Deco

    Art, nice reply and thank you. Happy New Year buddy.

    , @Yojimbo/Zatoichi
    @Art Deco

    "as far as the left is concerned, wealthy individuals who oppose their causes through perfectly legal and aboveboard means are engaging in criminal conduct."

    It goes a step further than that. To the Left, whoever or whatever group is not on their side, by definition, is inherently evil to the core and must be stopped by any means necessary.

    Happy New Year, Mr. Deco, and may your new year be filled with blessings.

    , @prosa123
    @Art Deco

    Hobby Lobby was (IIRC) in the government’s gunsights because it was resistant to incorporating certain provisions into the company’s medical plan.

    If you mean coverage for contraception and abortion, it's no problem. Catholic organizations such as hospitals and social agencies have long since figured a way around this. Their health insurers explicitly exclude contraception and abortion coverage from the premiums which the Catholic organizations pay, and then provide covered employees with this sort of coverage for free. Health insurers don't mind doing so because their costs of covering contraception and abortion are a tiny fraction of their costs of covering pregnancy and childbirth.

  67. @Jack D
    @JohnnyWalker123


    Pretty good. Instead of going to medical or law school, become a SV programmer and work remotely.
     
    Doesn't work that way. You have to live in SV where your $160K salary means that you can only afford to live in Dr. Professor Blasey-Ford's converted garage.

    Replies: @Alan Mercer, @J.Ross, @Lot

    This is fascinating. The tech sector cannot into work from home. Do they know something the insurance and banking companies don’t, or are they just afraid of a mass Toobinage?

    • Replies: @Bumpkin
    @J.Ross

    They are fairly stupid. The current tech sector is full of dummies that happened to be at the right place at the right time: the second wave of real competition, like the Japanese carmakers in the last century, hasn't hit them yet and it will hit US big tech hard, as they're even more fat and disconnected than the US carmakers were.

  68. @Jack Armstrong
    OFF TOPIC —

    Demonstrators have lit a bonfire at the intersection of 36th and Cedar, where @MinneapolisPD shot and killed a felony suspect Wednesday evening. @kare11 pic.twitter.com/N8qrSZIVjz— Deevon Rahming (@DeevonRahming) December 31, 2020
     

    Replies: @Jack Armstrong, @Gary in Gramercy, @Reg Cæsar

    It’s 12:20 p.m. in New York. I can’t believe I’m first with the “Bonfire of the Inanities” joke.

  69. @Alan Mercer

    Can anybody think of a firm that got a major jump on its competition by hiring women?
     
    Hooters? Starbucks? I think Starbucks got big in the 90s by quietly mostly restricting barista hiring to far-above-average-looking females.

    Replies: @Neoconned, @YetAnotherAnon, @Dumbo, @Reg Cæsar

    Really? Maybe in the 90s… I don’t think it is the case today. Or perhaps, their beauty is difficult to find under all those tattoos and piercings etc.

  70. Imagine trusting an economist not to obfuscate to the public with a statistical analysis that inappropriately uses average instead of median in a data set with a non-Gaussian distribution.

  71. Semi-OT, some are claiming that Apple’s business model is to use all-important access to the app store to wreck everybody else’s business model.
    https://www.theregister.com/2020/12/31/as_uncle_sam_continues_to/

    Now that Apple was processing the payments in its apps, it held all of Schibsted’s customer information including people’s names, addresses, credit card details, and phone numbers. It was no longer privy to these details as Apple doesn’t reveal them for privacy reasons, making customer service difficult.

  72. “The baseball examples are pretty clear…”

    Actually, not necessarily. It would tend to fall in the category of polite fiction, as in, well because this event followed the other one, therefore “obviously” that’s the correct answer. BRN had won the 1941 NL Pennant, and finished a strong 2nd in ’42. The war yrs of 43-45 affected most MLB teams adversely so those yrs would be difficult to determine either way. In 1946, for example, the first full yr of MLB’s regular players back from WW2, BRN finished in a tie for first with STL, so that both teams played a best of three games playoffs to determine the NL Pennant winner. STL swept BRN in two games and thus proceeded to the 1946 WS.

    The point being, Jackie Robinson really didn’t affect BRN’s chances of winning the NL Pennant all by himself in 1947. The Dodgers already had a very good team and nearly won the 1946 NL Pennant with an all-white team. It was Robinson’s (and Campanella, and Newcombe among others) good fortunes that they happened to play their careers for an already established contending team like the Dodgers. If they had played for WASH in the AL, or CHI in the NL, things might’ve been different, since neither club were very good for decades, and in the case of CHI, they didn’t make a WS appearance until 2016.
    I have stated it before and I will continue to do so: IF Jackie Robinson had been white and played the same ten yr MLB career with the same career stats, he won definitely NOT be inducted into the HOF.
    As MLB is currently at its lowest rate of percentage of black players, if consistent with the line of reasoning, one would have to say that MLB has gotten “whiter” in some aspects and yet MLB teams somehow manage to win WS yr after yr. It seemed to really bother Joe Morgan in 2005, when HOU, the NL Pennant winner, actually played with a roster of something like 95% white, as he mentioned in not so subtle ways during the WS broadcasted games. Apparently white man can’t jump, but he can at least still manage to play MLB at a fairly high competitive level.

    “because you had two teams that resisted integrating, St. Louis and Boston, who had met in the 1946 World Series but didn’t get back to the World Series until the 1960s, wasting the rest of Stan Musial’s and Ted Williams’ careers.”

    Until the early 21st century, BOS was a mediocre team for long stretches. They lost 3 WS in the later part of the 20th century. Aside from NY, the 20th Century’s most dominant North American sports franchise ever, there simply isn’t direct correlation as to every single MLB team reaching a period of dominance solely or primarily based on the addition of black players. They were an important contribution, definitely. But the only major factor in winning championships? Of course not.

    And especially now their influence is around nil, as MLB is much, much “whiter” than its been in decades.

  73. By the way, what examples are there of firms that prospered by hiring discriminated against blacks and women?

    Theranos. Duh.

    If they had an example of a company succeeding by hiring lots of discriminated against minority talent you would hear about it almost non-stop. You don’t. Therefore it doesn’t exist.

    But I’m back to argue for my cause: lying about your race or ethnicity whenever you are asked by employers, colleges, banks, etc. There is no punishment for it, and it is extremely unlikely you won’t get hired or will be terminated for it. In fact in most cases employers, etc., will be more than happy to report you as whatever minority race or ethnicity you claim to be. It makes their numbers look better.

    The government has targeted whites for discrimination. It is time for us to bring this system down.

    • Replies: @Yojimbo/Zatoichi
    @Wilkey

    I think in context, you mean that there's no direct punishment if a POC lies about their race: look at the direct consequences for Rachel Dolezal. She made a career about lying about her race, pretending to be a POC. When she was found out, she fell from grace and favor and had to give up her position as a race hustler (among other things). It made national news.

    Currently about the only thing a white could do in regards to lying about one's race would be to emphasize their orientation, as in, non-straight. That might be permitted, but whoa to that person if indeed they get caught lying about such a sacrosanct community as the LGBTetc, e.g. claiming to be a part of it when in fact they are not.

    Probably could get fired over it, no telling how far the vengeance mob could go.

  74. @Art Deco
    @Buffalo Joe

    Chick-fil-A has been subject to harassment (some of it from officialdom) over the political contributions of its owners. Hobby Lobby was (IIRC) in the government's gunsights because it was resistant to incorporating certain provisions into the company's medical plan. Both were examples of gratuitous harassment of private parties as a means of political warfare. Again, as far as the left is concerned, wealthy individuals who oppose their causes through perfectly legal and aboveboard means are engaging in criminal conduct.

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe, @Yojimbo/Zatoichi, @prosa123

    Art, nice reply and thank you. Happy New Year buddy.

  75. @Art Deco
    @Buffalo Joe

    Chick-fil-A has been subject to harassment (some of it from officialdom) over the political contributions of its owners. Hobby Lobby was (IIRC) in the government's gunsights because it was resistant to incorporating certain provisions into the company's medical plan. Both were examples of gratuitous harassment of private parties as a means of political warfare. Again, as far as the left is concerned, wealthy individuals who oppose their causes through perfectly legal and aboveboard means are engaging in criminal conduct.

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe, @Yojimbo/Zatoichi, @prosa123

    “as far as the left is concerned, wealthy individuals who oppose their causes through perfectly legal and aboveboard means are engaging in criminal conduct.”

    It goes a step further than that. To the Left, whoever or whatever group is not on their side, by definition, is inherently evil to the core and must be stopped by any means necessary.

    Happy New Year, Mr. Deco, and may your new year be filled with blessings.

  76. @Alan Mercer

    Can anybody think of a firm that got a major jump on its competition by hiring women?
     
    Hooters? Starbucks? I think Starbucks got big in the 90s by quietly mostly restricting barista hiring to far-above-average-looking females.

    Replies: @Neoconned, @YetAnotherAnon, @Dumbo, @Reg Cæsar

    I think Starbucks got big in the 90s by quietly mostly restricting barista hiring to far-above-average-looking females.

    With excellent health. That allowed them to brag about their generous health plan, with full coverage for part-timers. Sure, it can work, if you cherry-pick the beneficiaries.

    Interestingly, at the Mpls-St Paul airport, almost all the Starbucks baristas were East Africans, though still young, healthy, and handsome. It was hometown Caribou that made sure to balance their staff with stereotypical Nordic kids. (Though the two tall blondes I made sure to buy from when there had a French and a Czech surname. They looked Nordic.)

    Somehow, Caribou lost the baggage claim spot at Lindbergh to Starbucks, which is no way to greet visitors to your own city.

    Starbucks got big in the 90s

    That was a happy accident. They were just selling by the bag in Seattle when new CEO Schultz got bored a some cafe convention in Milan and skipped out to explore the local alleys. He copied the Milanese practice at the flagship store, and it exploded from there. Others were already doing this in Seattle, but Starbucks had a different clientele– the bag buyers. They wanted a quick shot at lunch break.

    • Replies: @Lot
    @Reg Cæsar

    “ the baggage claim spot at Lindbergh”

    If you mean San Diego’s airport, Lindy has been gradually cancelled. I recall a mural of him at one point and Lindbergh Field was in common use up to about 5 years ago, not just by old people, but also in government weather reports and other official documents.

    “ Inspired by Lindbergh's flight and excited to have made his plane, the city of San Diego passed a bond issue in 1928 for the construction of a two-runway municipal airport. Lindbergh encouraged the building of the airport and agreed to lend his name to it. The new airport, dedicated on August 16, 1928, was San Diego Municipal Airport – Lindbergh Field.”

    “ The Authority changed the airport's name from Lindbergh Field to San Diego International Airport in 2003”

    “ Today, passengers at San Diego International Airport can see a life-size replica of Lindbergh's Spirit of St. Louis airplane hanging above baggage claim in Terminal 2 and a 26-inch-tall bronze bust depicting the aviator in his leather flight jacket. (Unfortunately, a popular 30-foot tall mural of Lindbergh with a model of his famous airplane that was applied to the east wall of the Commuter Terminal in 1997 was removed in June 2012 as part of a building maintenance project.)”

    Or you may mean your local airport’s International Terminal, named for him in 2010.

    We also cancelled a large bronze statue of former mayor and them governor Pete Wilson, and then un-cancelled him two months later.

    https://www.voiceofsandiego.org/topics/news/san-diegos-pete-wilson-statue-is-back/

    The statue’s wiki page is admirably concise and well written. Just the info you may care to know, nothing more.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Statue_of_Pete_Wilson

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    , @Yojimbo/Zatoichi
    @Reg Cæsar

    Starbucks also followed McDonald's route to success--put as many stores in as many parts of the US as possible. Flood the nation with the stores, and squeeze out mom and pops cafes in the process. Regarding coffee stores, to place them en masse everywhere possible, no one else in the US had that vision or goal.

    Starbucks, the McDonald's of coffee. Quantity over quality. No matter where you buy a cup of standard coffee in Starbucks, no matter its location in the US, it uniformly tastes the exact same. Just like McDonalds; uniformity brought Starbucks untold profits in the same manner.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @Jim Don Bob

  77. @Jack Armstrong
    OFF TOPIC —

    Demonstrators have lit a bonfire at the intersection of 36th and Cedar, where @MinneapolisPD shot and killed a felony suspect Wednesday evening. @kare11 pic.twitter.com/N8qrSZIVjz— Deevon Rahming (@DeevonRahming) December 31, 2020
     

    Replies: @Jack Armstrong, @Gary in Gramercy, @Reg Cæsar

    Demonstrators have lit a bonfire at the intersection of 36th and Cedar, where @MinneapolisPD shot and killed a felony suspect Wednesday evening

    Damn. Unlike CUP Foods at 38th and Chicago, that’s a little too close to Vintage Music at 38th and Cedar for comfort. Not to mention Matt’s, the birthplace of the Jucy Lucy [sic] at 35th and Cedar. Pray that the cheese and the 78s are safe!

    If you’re ever in town, know that Matt’s is more “authentic”, while 5-8 offers better sides, and some branch locations:

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jucy_Lucy

    • Replies: @duncsbaby
    @Reg Cæsar

    I used to go to 5-8 quite a lot. Actually there was a place on Chicago Ave in the early 90's near the Parkway theater that had a good deal on Friday nights. Cheeseburger, fries and a pitcher for $5. Can't remember the name of it . . . Adrians? Just checked and I was able to pull one out of the old noggin. According to yelp it has closed. Sad.

    https://www.yelp.com/biz/adrians-tavern-minneapolis

    Yelpers report this location has closed. Find a similar spot.

  78. Hitler was right about Americans: all they think about is baseball and hotdogs. Sure, he lost the war, in the short run, but time has proven him to be correct. No sooner did America “win” the war, than baseball was integrated, with negroes performing exceedingly well, and as a result Americans decided the negro was entirely equal to, perhaps even superior, to the White man, and our entire society must be reconfigured to reflect this “fact”. On the other hand, the war “proved” that eugenics was a “pseudo-science.”

  79. @Jack D
    @JohnnyWalker123


    Pretty good. Instead of going to medical or law school, become a SV programmer and work remotely.
     
    Doesn't work that way. You have to live in SV where your $160K salary means that you can only afford to live in Dr. Professor Blasey-Ford's converted garage.

    Replies: @Alan Mercer, @J.Ross, @Lot

    You need to be in the bay area to get a job and become established within the company. After that, you can certainly work remotely at full pay, though ideally still within California or maybe WA OR NV. I know this because I am describing many of my own neighbors who are programmers making 250k and up working mostly from home.

    But people exaggerate how expensive SV is. Plenty of perfectly nice detached houses in good school districts under $2 million. And anyone who purchased in the past decade made $50,000 a year or more in appreciation, which I doubt will slow down anytime soon.

    The collective decision to largely freeze the area from development so it remains a car-friendly low density suburb is remarkable. Quite different than, for example, a large part of Northern Virginia where high density housing and offices were built as soon as demand permitted it.

    • Replies: @Jack D
    @Lot


    Plenty of perfectly nice detached houses in good school districts under $2 million.
     
    What a bargain! The same house in any Midwestern city would be $80,000. $2 million will get you a shitty little 1,000 sq. foot post war tract house with a 1 car garage that sold for $14,000 when it was new. The bubble has to burst at some point.



    https://www.zillow.com/palo-alto-ca/home-values/

    https://www.zillow.com/south-bend-in/home-values/

    Replies: @notsaying, @Reg Cæsar

  80. I think Starbucks got big in the 90s by quietly mostly restricting barista hiring to far-above-average-looking females.

    With excellent health. That allowed them to brag about their generous health plan, with full coverage for part-timers. Sure, it can work, if you cherry-pick the beneficiaries.

    It would not surprise me in the least if Chik-Fil-A derives similar benefits. Their workers seem even younger on average than Starbucks’. Amazon too, as the physical demands of most jobs select for a younger and healthier workforce.

    • Replies: @JMcG
    @prosa123

    I only have a couple of local examples to go by, but those Chik-fil-a stores hire by word of mouth and references. Mostly high school kids, mostly girls, and mostly private, charter, or Catholic school students. I don’t know if that’s corporate procedure or local preference, but it seems to work well.

    Replies: @prosa123, @stillCARealist

  81. @Art Deco
    @Buffalo Joe

    Chick-fil-A has been subject to harassment (some of it from officialdom) over the political contributions of its owners. Hobby Lobby was (IIRC) in the government's gunsights because it was resistant to incorporating certain provisions into the company's medical plan. Both were examples of gratuitous harassment of private parties as a means of political warfare. Again, as far as the left is concerned, wealthy individuals who oppose their causes through perfectly legal and aboveboard means are engaging in criminal conduct.

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe, @Yojimbo/Zatoichi, @prosa123

    Hobby Lobby was (IIRC) in the government’s gunsights because it was resistant to incorporating certain provisions into the company’s medical plan.

    If you mean coverage for contraception and abortion, it’s no problem. Catholic organizations such as hospitals and social agencies have long since figured a way around this. Their health insurers explicitly exclude contraception and abortion coverage from the premiums which the Catholic organizations pay, and then provide covered employees with this sort of coverage for free. Health insurers don’t mind doing so because their costs of covering contraception and abortion are a tiny fraction of their costs of covering pregnancy and childbirth.

  82. @Reg Cæsar
    @Alan Mercer


    I think Starbucks got big in the 90s by quietly mostly restricting barista hiring to far-above-average-looking females.
     
    With excellent health. That allowed them to brag about their generous health plan, with full coverage for part-timers. Sure, it can work, if you cherry-pick the beneficiaries.

    Interestingly, at the Mpls-St Paul airport, almost all the Starbucks baristas were East Africans, though still young, healthy, and handsome. It was hometown Caribou that made sure to balance their staff with stereotypical Nordic kids. (Though the two tall blondes I made sure to buy from when there had a French and a Czech surname. They looked Nordic.)

    Somehow, Caribou lost the baggage claim spot at Lindbergh to Starbucks, which is no way to greet visitors to your own city.


    Starbucks got big in the 90s
     
    That was a happy accident. They were just selling by the bag in Seattle when new CEO Schultz got bored a some cafe convention in Milan and skipped out to explore the local alleys. He copied the Milanese practice at the flagship store, and it exploded from there. Others were already doing this in Seattle, but Starbucks had a different clientele-- the bag buyers. They wanted a quick shot at lunch break.

    Replies: @Lot, @Yojimbo/Zatoichi

    “ the baggage claim spot at Lindbergh”

    If you mean San Diego’s airport, Lindy has been gradually cancelled. I recall a mural of him at one point and Lindbergh Field was in common use up to about 5 years ago, not just by old people, but also in government weather reports and other official documents.

    “ Inspired by Lindbergh’s flight and excited to have made his plane, the city of San Diego passed a bond issue in 1928 for the construction of a two-runway municipal airport. Lindbergh encouraged the building of the airport and agreed to lend his name to it. The new airport, dedicated on August 16, 1928, was San Diego Municipal Airport – Lindbergh Field.”

    “ The Authority changed the airport’s name from Lindbergh Field to San Diego International Airport in 2003”

    “ Today, passengers at San Diego International Airport can see a life-size replica of Lindbergh’s Spirit of St. Louis airplane hanging above baggage claim in Terminal 2 and a 26-inch-tall bronze bust depicting the aviator in his leather flight jacket. (Unfortunately, a popular 30-foot tall mural of Lindbergh with a model of his famous airplane that was applied to the east wall of the Commuter Terminal in 1997 was removed in June 2012 as part of a building maintenance project.)”

    Or you may mean your local airport’s International Terminal, named for him in 2010.

    We also cancelled a large bronze statue of former mayor and them governor Pete Wilson, and then un-cancelled him two months later.

    https://www.voiceofsandiego.org/topics/news/san-diegos-pete-wilson-statue-is-back/

    The statue’s wiki page is admirably concise and well written. Just the info you may care to know, nothing more.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Statue_of_Pete_Wilson

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @Lot


    Or you may mean your local airport’s International Terminal, named for him in 2010.
     
    It carried the name long before that. 2010 sounds more like when they slapped on the names "Terminal 1" and "Terminal 2" so as not to confuse drivers. If anything was offensive, it was naming a bar, The Lone Eagle, after the teetotaling pilot. It's long gone.

    I once shared an elevator there with a visitor from NYC, who harangued me with "How can they name a terminal after a Nazi?!"

    Really, though, how is Lindbergh, who opposed war, more objectionable than Hubert Humphrey, who waged it? If Charles Jr offends you, then rename it, Seattle-style, after Charles Sr, who opposed our intervention in WWI, the ultimate cause of WWII. No Wilson, no Hitler.


    https://stmedia.stimg.co/ows_150430749327944.jpg?fit=crop&crop=faces


    They have their knives out:

    https://m.startribune.com/commemorative-history-msp-airport-has-its-own-ugly-connection-charles-lindbergh/442514543/

    https://blogs.mprnews.org/newscut/2017/09/up-next-in-the-name-change-debate-the-lindbergh-terminal/

    Replies: @duncsbaby

  83. 50 years of countless NYT propaganda articles and affirmative action have brought us to this point…

    “A Peculiar Kind of Racist Patriarchy”
    “We are frequently told by commentators and theorists on the progressive and liberal Left that we live in a systemically racist and patriarchal society. The belief that Western societies privilege white men and oppress people of color, women, and LGBT citizens is especially popular within academic institutions, legacy media, the entertainment industry, and even sports. However, newly released statistics from the US Department of Labor for the third quarter of 2020 undermine this narrative.”

    https://quillette.com/2020/12/22/a-peculiar-kind-of-racist-patriarchy/

  84. The NYT shows an inordinate amount of interest in things outside NYC while studiously ignoring local items such as what happened to the almost $1 billion that deBlowsio gave his black lesbo wife to improve educational outcomes, or something. That’s a lot of money to steal even for a Democrat.

    • Replies: @Gary in Gramercy
    @Jim Don Bob

    "First, it was only $850 million or so; and second, it was for mental health initiatives; and third, how racist and homophobic do you have to be even to ask?"

  85. @Wilkey

    By the way, what examples are there of firms that prospered by hiring discriminated against blacks and women?
     
    Theranos. Duh.

    If they had an example of a company succeeding by hiring lots of discriminated against minority talent you would hear about it almost non-stop. You don't. Therefore it doesn't exist.

    But I'm back to argue for my cause: lying about your race or ethnicity whenever you are asked by employers, colleges, banks, etc. There is no punishment for it, and it is extremely unlikely you won't get hired or will be terminated for it. In fact in most cases employers, etc., will be more than happy to report you as whatever minority race or ethnicity you claim to be. It makes their numbers look better.

    The government has targeted whites for discrimination. It is time for us to bring this system down.

    Replies: @Yojimbo/Zatoichi

    I think in context, you mean that there’s no direct punishment if a POC lies about their race: look at the direct consequences for Rachel Dolezal. She made a career about lying about her race, pretending to be a POC. When she was found out, she fell from grace and favor and had to give up her position as a race hustler (among other things). It made national news.

    Currently about the only thing a white could do in regards to lying about one’s race would be to emphasize their orientation, as in, non-straight. That might be permitted, but whoa to that person if indeed they get caught lying about such a sacrosanct community as the LGBTetc, e.g. claiming to be a part of it when in fact they are not.

    Probably could get fired over it, no telling how far the vengeance mob could go.

  86. @Reg Cæsar
    @Alan Mercer


    I think Starbucks got big in the 90s by quietly mostly restricting barista hiring to far-above-average-looking females.
     
    With excellent health. That allowed them to brag about their generous health plan, with full coverage for part-timers. Sure, it can work, if you cherry-pick the beneficiaries.

    Interestingly, at the Mpls-St Paul airport, almost all the Starbucks baristas were East Africans, though still young, healthy, and handsome. It was hometown Caribou that made sure to balance their staff with stereotypical Nordic kids. (Though the two tall blondes I made sure to buy from when there had a French and a Czech surname. They looked Nordic.)

    Somehow, Caribou lost the baggage claim spot at Lindbergh to Starbucks, which is no way to greet visitors to your own city.


    Starbucks got big in the 90s
     
    That was a happy accident. They were just selling by the bag in Seattle when new CEO Schultz got bored a some cafe convention in Milan and skipped out to explore the local alleys. He copied the Milanese practice at the flagship store, and it exploded from there. Others were already doing this in Seattle, but Starbucks had a different clientele-- the bag buyers. They wanted a quick shot at lunch break.

    Replies: @Lot, @Yojimbo/Zatoichi

    Starbucks also followed McDonald’s route to success–put as many stores in as many parts of the US as possible. Flood the nation with the stores, and squeeze out mom and pops cafes in the process. Regarding coffee stores, to place them en masse everywhere possible, no one else in the US had that vision or goal.

    Starbucks, the McDonald’s of coffee. Quantity over quality. No matter where you buy a cup of standard coffee in Starbucks, no matter its location in the US, it uniformly tastes the exact same. Just like McDonalds; uniformity brought Starbucks untold profits in the same manner.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @Yojimbo/Zatoichi


    Just like McDonalds; uniformity brought Starbucks untold profits in the same manner.
     
    Is that also true of Edward Jones, the Subway of brokers?
    , @Jim Don Bob
    @Yojimbo/Zatoichi


    No matter where you buy a cup of standard coffee in Starbucks, no matter its location in the US, it uniformly tastes the exact same...
     
    Burnt and expensive.

    Replies: @Jim Don Bob

  87. @anonymous

    One of the more demoralising effects of ‘diversity’ drives is to leave whites without a social space to themselves of any significance to feel free to talk about certain topics or develop a collective trust.

    As Westerners have social worlds increasingly defined by their workplace, this will become ever more acute. Starbucks-Americans have a veto over the non-diverse.
     
    Back in the day, I worked as a waiter at Windows on the World. I was so happy to get that job at the time. It was hitting a milestone for me. The atmosphere was fairly corporate, very professional, the pay was excellent, and I was in a Union, which meant I couldn't be fired unless I pulled some wildly egregious act. For a kid in his twenties, it was a great job.

    So, one day, I'm fiddling around at my station, and there were five Filipino guys standing in a semi-circle, five feet away. They worked as busboys, and they were in the union too. As busboys, they'd hit pay dirt, we shared our tips with them, and they could move up to waiter at some point, if they had their shit together. They seemed to be mostly immigrants, and getting their job would have been a major milestone for them too.

    One guy was holding court, and I heard him say, "I fucking hate white people. I fucking HATE 'em! HATE... THEM! Fucking white people, think they can do whatever the fuck they want whenever they want. FUCK white people. I... fucking... HATE... white people!!"

    Again, they were only five feet away, there was no way they could miss me, yet they all stood around this guy, nodding their heads in sympathy.

    So, I interrupt him mid-rant, an say, "Hey! I'm standing right here, you know."

    He stopped, brow still furrowed, but he didn't start staring me down. Just looked from eye to eye at the others. Then they all slowly, quietly dispersed, with no closing argument about white people.

    I thought, "well, that's a shitty way to start brunch!"

    Anyway... I guess we were antithetical to each other's short-hand, but my response on the matter was trying to make them change their minds by my own behavior. I could have taken the matter to management, but that seemed like a cheap thing to do, and probably would have gotten the ranter fired. We were so spread out over there that re-connecting with those guys wasn't possible, so no progress was made that I know of.

    Eventually, I left Windows on the World for better things, leaving my hateful Filipino co-workers behind. I harbored no resentment.

    Hope they all did okay.

    Replies: @Muggles, @Lurker, @clyde, @Reg Cæsar, @notsaying, @Anonymous, @Peterike

    Eventually, I left Windows on the World for better things, leaving my hateful Filipino co-workers behind. I harbored no resentment.

    Hope they all did okay.

    Wasn’t Windows on the World in one of the towers that went down on 9/11?

    Of course that was early in the day so probably before they were at work, if they still worked there.

    • Replies: @prosa123
    @Muggles

    Wasn’t Windows on the World in one of the towers that went down on 9/11?
    Of course that was early in the day so probably before they were at work, if they still worked there.


    The restaurant wasn't yet open for public business, however 73 workers were on duty serving breakfast for building employees.

    Replies: @Flimpkin-4

  88. @Old Prude
    @JohnnyWalker123

    A man comes up to me during the hard times and offers a Krugerrand for a roll of Charmin's finest. What am I going to do with a Krugerrand? Wipe my ass with it?

    Replies: @JMcG

    You’re going to take the krugerrand. Give him the tp. Accumulate the krugerrands. When or if things normalize ( a big gamble, I’ll admit) you’ll have a pile of krugerrands instead of a pile of toilet paper. You can thank me by sending ten percent to a Cayman Islands bank account the number of which I’ll send you under separate cover.
    That’s pretty much what George Soros did.
    Of course if society does completely and utterly collapse, which it won’t, you and me and George will look pretty stupid.

    • Thanks: Old Prude
  89. @martin_2
    Bitcoin will not die because it serves a purpose that no other form of currency can. It allows people - men, let's face it - to pay anonymously for illegal porn.

    Replies: @JMcG

    Illegal porn?

  90. @JohnnyWalker123
    @clyde

    That's what I was thinking too.

    I like the idea of a tangible, physical investment much more than something that exists in virtual space. How do you "guarantee" anything in a time of chaos? The volatile nature of crypto currency could sink its value during an era of turbulence.

    Replies: @bomag, @Old Prude, @mousey

    I have some tulip bulbs I’ll sell you……..

  91. @prosa123
    I think Starbucks got big in the 90s by quietly mostly restricting barista hiring to far-above-average-looking females.

    With excellent health. That allowed them to brag about their generous health plan, with full coverage for part-timers. Sure, it can work, if you cherry-pick the beneficiaries.

    It would not surprise me in the least if Chik-Fil-A derives similar benefits. Their workers seem even younger on average than Starbucks'. Amazon too, as the physical demands of most jobs select for a younger and healthier workforce.

    Replies: @JMcG

    I only have a couple of local examples to go by, but those Chik-fil-a stores hire by word of mouth and references. Mostly high school kids, mostly girls, and mostly private, charter, or Catholic school students. I don’t know if that’s corporate procedure or local preference, but it seems to work well.

    • Agree: Harry Baldwin
    • Replies: @prosa123
    @JMcG

    The balance on any of your credit cards is likely greater than Chik-fil-A's corporate debt, which is zero.

    Replies: @JMcG

    , @stillCARealist
    @JMcG

    Around here the word spreads through church youth groups and the homeschooling networks. All the Christian kids are trying to get a first job at either Chick Fil-A or In n Out. Those two local restaurants are always packed, too. Even before all the lockdowns their drive throughs were jammed constantly.

    The Starbucks phenomenon baffles me. High-priced coffee that makes you fat? What on earth? And you have to wait forever to get it... and then it's lukewarm. My coffee that I make at home is just how I like it, piping hot, not too dark, and calorie-free. Stop going there, people. It's a fattening waste of money. Judge, judge, judge.

    Replies: @Buzz Mohawk

  92. @anonymous

    One of the more demoralising effects of ‘diversity’ drives is to leave whites without a social space to themselves of any significance to feel free to talk about certain topics or develop a collective trust.

    As Westerners have social worlds increasingly defined by their workplace, this will become ever more acute. Starbucks-Americans have a veto over the non-diverse.
     
    Back in the day, I worked as a waiter at Windows on the World. I was so happy to get that job at the time. It was hitting a milestone for me. The atmosphere was fairly corporate, very professional, the pay was excellent, and I was in a Union, which meant I couldn't be fired unless I pulled some wildly egregious act. For a kid in his twenties, it was a great job.

    So, one day, I'm fiddling around at my station, and there were five Filipino guys standing in a semi-circle, five feet away. They worked as busboys, and they were in the union too. As busboys, they'd hit pay dirt, we shared our tips with them, and they could move up to waiter at some point, if they had their shit together. They seemed to be mostly immigrants, and getting their job would have been a major milestone for them too.

    One guy was holding court, and I heard him say, "I fucking hate white people. I fucking HATE 'em! HATE... THEM! Fucking white people, think they can do whatever the fuck they want whenever they want. FUCK white people. I... fucking... HATE... white people!!"

    Again, they were only five feet away, there was no way they could miss me, yet they all stood around this guy, nodding their heads in sympathy.

    So, I interrupt him mid-rant, an say, "Hey! I'm standing right here, you know."

    He stopped, brow still furrowed, but he didn't start staring me down. Just looked from eye to eye at the others. Then they all slowly, quietly dispersed, with no closing argument about white people.

    I thought, "well, that's a shitty way to start brunch!"

    Anyway... I guess we were antithetical to each other's short-hand, but my response on the matter was trying to make them change their minds by my own behavior. I could have taken the matter to management, but that seemed like a cheap thing to do, and probably would have gotten the ranter fired. We were so spread out over there that re-connecting with those guys wasn't possible, so no progress was made that I know of.

    Eventually, I left Windows on the World for better things, leaving my hateful Filipino co-workers behind. I harbored no resentment.

    Hope they all did okay.

    Replies: @Muggles, @Lurker, @clyde, @Reg Cæsar, @notsaying, @Anonymous, @Peterike

    Hope they all did okay.

    Brutal. Lol!

  93. @anonymous

    One of the more demoralising effects of ‘diversity’ drives is to leave whites without a social space to themselves of any significance to feel free to talk about certain topics or develop a collective trust.

    As Westerners have social worlds increasingly defined by their workplace, this will become ever more acute. Starbucks-Americans have a veto over the non-diverse.
     
    Back in the day, I worked as a waiter at Windows on the World. I was so happy to get that job at the time. It was hitting a milestone for me. The atmosphere was fairly corporate, very professional, the pay was excellent, and I was in a Union, which meant I couldn't be fired unless I pulled some wildly egregious act. For a kid in his twenties, it was a great job.

    So, one day, I'm fiddling around at my station, and there were five Filipino guys standing in a semi-circle, five feet away. They worked as busboys, and they were in the union too. As busboys, they'd hit pay dirt, we shared our tips with them, and they could move up to waiter at some point, if they had their shit together. They seemed to be mostly immigrants, and getting their job would have been a major milestone for them too.

    One guy was holding court, and I heard him say, "I fucking hate white people. I fucking HATE 'em! HATE... THEM! Fucking white people, think they can do whatever the fuck they want whenever they want. FUCK white people. I... fucking... HATE... white people!!"

    Again, they were only five feet away, there was no way they could miss me, yet they all stood around this guy, nodding their heads in sympathy.

    So, I interrupt him mid-rant, an say, "Hey! I'm standing right here, you know."

    He stopped, brow still furrowed, but he didn't start staring me down. Just looked from eye to eye at the others. Then they all slowly, quietly dispersed, with no closing argument about white people.

    I thought, "well, that's a shitty way to start brunch!"

    Anyway... I guess we were antithetical to each other's short-hand, but my response on the matter was trying to make them change their minds by my own behavior. I could have taken the matter to management, but that seemed like a cheap thing to do, and probably would have gotten the ranter fired. We were so spread out over there that re-connecting with those guys wasn't possible, so no progress was made that I know of.

    Eventually, I left Windows on the World for better things, leaving my hateful Filipino co-workers behind. I harbored no resentment.

    Hope they all did okay.

    Replies: @Muggles, @Lurker, @clyde, @Reg Cæsar, @notsaying, @Anonymous, @Peterike

    And Max’s Kanas City?

    Eventually, I left Windows on the World for better things, leaving my hateful Filipino co-workers behind. I harbored no resentment.

    STOP BEING STUPID after all these years. You say it was the 1980s. Your (lol lol) (trashed NYC) Filipinos wanted the same money as you (as white boy) made-

    How was CBGBs back then or f off. And thanks. And Max’s Kansas City?

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @clyde


    STOP BEING STUPID after all these years. You say it was the 1980s. Your (lol lol) (trashed NYC) Filipinos wanted the same money as you (as white boy) made-
     
    Sorry, dum dum, but you don’t get a prime gig at a world famous restaurant by virtue of being a semi-literate Filipino fresh off the boat as a refugee from a failed chicken farm.

    That’s just not the way America works. Yet.

    Good luck with standard American grammar. We’re all counting on you.

    Replies: @clyde

  94. @Jim Don Bob
    The NYT shows an inordinate amount of interest in things outside NYC while studiously ignoring local items such as what happened to the almost $1 billion that deBlowsio gave his black lesbo wife to improve educational outcomes, or something. That's a lot of money to steal even for a Democrat.

    Replies: @Gary in Gramercy

    “First, it was only $850 million or so; and second, it was for mental health initiatives; and third, how racist and homophobic do you have to be even to ask?”

    • LOL: Johann Ricke
  95. @Desiderius
    @Buffalo Joe

    Chick-fil-a denied the Salvation Army. That may being Christian (two more to go before the cock crows) but they can no longer be considered based.

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe

    Desi, if you have a second please explain what you mean by “denied the Salvation Army.” Thank you, stay safe.

    • Replies: @Lockean Proviso
    @Buffalo Joe

    They stopped donating to some Christian groups due to gay pressure over opportunity for expansion- including to the Buffalo airport:

    "Chick-fil-A—the country’s third largest fast-food chain, behind McDonald’s and Starbucks—has been blocked from opening new locations in the San Antonio and Buffalo airports this year over criticism for donating to organizations with a traditional Christian view of sexuality. Previously, it has faced resistance for the same reason from politicians in Boston, San Francisco, and Chicago."

    https://www.christianitytoday.com/news/2019/november/chick-fil-stops-christian-donations-fca-salvation-army.html

  96. @J.Ross
    Are discreet "civilizational failures" like electricity going out, water becoming unavailable, giant murder surges, and preventable economic disasters (as opposed to apocalyptic and total "civilizational collapse," which normies and trendies can always opt not to see) capable of pushing even the truest true believing wokester to accepting facts? I doubt that they are. No amount of businesses getting woke and going broke can wake people up.

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe

    JRoss, raging forest fires, drought from lack of water management, rolling blackouts, homeless drug addicts shitting in the streets, unbelieveable rates of property crime…all in the woke country called California.Does that answer your question? Stay safe.

  97. @JMcG
    @prosa123

    I only have a couple of local examples to go by, but those Chik-fil-a stores hire by word of mouth and references. Mostly high school kids, mostly girls, and mostly private, charter, or Catholic school students. I don’t know if that’s corporate procedure or local preference, but it seems to work well.

    Replies: @prosa123, @stillCARealist

    The balance on any of your credit cards is likely greater than Chik-fil-A’s corporate debt, which is zero.

    • Replies: @JMcG
    @prosa123

    Zero is zero always and everywhere.

  98. @Muggles
    @anonymous


    Eventually, I left Windows on the World for better things, leaving my hateful Filipino co-workers behind. I harbored no resentment.

    Hope they all did okay.
     
    Wasn't Windows on the World in one of the towers that went down on 9/11?

    Of course that was early in the day so probably before they were at work, if they still worked there.

    Replies: @prosa123

    Wasn’t Windows on the World in one of the towers that went down on 9/11?
    Of course that was early in the day so probably before they were at work, if they still worked there.

    The restaurant wasn’t yet open for public business, however 73 workers were on duty serving breakfast for building employees.

    • Replies: @Flimpkin-4
    @prosa123

    '[Windows on the World] wasn’t yet open for public business, however 73 workers were on duty serving breakfast for building employees.'

    That last statement makes it all seem even more awful.

    Thank you, Israel...

  99. @notsaying
    This is a strange story, at least to me. I am one of those people who doesn't trust Bitcoin and feels like the whole cryptocurrency thing could blow up one day and disappear. I do not understand why the US government allows Bitcoin to be bought and sold in this country or how there can be an IPO of a Bitcoin company. It is legitimizing the illegitimate.

    So I wonder about these complaints. Why are people surprised the company is jerking them around, assuming they are. The differences were under 10% which is not all that much.

    Interestingly enough, I see no mention of immigrants here. I wonder how many they have and how fair their pay is? Are the immigrants forced to work much longer hours?

    I also wonder about who provided the data to the New York Times.

    Replies: @Con Moto, @Verymuchalive, @Old Prude, @SimplePseudonymicHandle

    For the same reason they permit airline miles and casino tokens.

    Figure out a way to make one illegal and not the other.

    Most of the legitimate goals that find expression on Unz could be realized via a crypto device. That no one puts these dots together says to me either they don’t understand crypto, or the ones that do benefit from the interminal ruckus.

    The Saker is so funny. Russia has no need of S400 wizbango keepemouta 2500 cubic kilometers whoooooo amaaazzzing Russian-military-tech wowza!

    All Russia needs, while we keep doing the dollar the way we do, is Ethereum. As far as I can tell, they know that.

  100. @bomag
    @JohnnyWalker123


    I like the idea of a tangible, physical investment much more than something that exists in virtual space.
     
    There's not much infrastructure left for weighing and assaying gold in a future chaos market.

    I guess the bet is that there will always be enough electricity generated; and enough server function; to keep a crypto currency viable.

    Replies: @donut, @Harry Baldwin

    “There’s not much infrastructure left for weighing and assaying gold in a future chaos market.”

    No infrastructure is needed to assay gold . You can buy a kit online (before the chaos hits) for about $10 .

    • Replies: @Whiskey
    @donut

    Smart Dictators choose Gold over bitcoin. When Tunisia was gripped with revolution during the Arab Spring, the dictator fled in several 747s loaded with Gold to ... Saudi Arabia. Gold is better than bank accounts (which can be seized by Feds). Its negotiable with nearly every black market operator. When melted down it is quite hard to trace by non sophisticated non state actors (the feds can if they really try hard, Romania probably can't).

    In a larger collapse, gold is quite likely to be the main medium of exchange outside pure barter. Certainly without constant power, and global telecom networks bitcoin is useless.

  101. @prosa123
    @JMcG

    The balance on any of your credit cards is likely greater than Chik-fil-A's corporate debt, which is zero.

    Replies: @JMcG

    Zero is zero always and everywhere.

  102. @YetAnotherAnon
    @Buzz Mohawk

    Yes, another beautiful childless casualty of the fertility sink called entertainment - see Kylie Minogue and Helen Mirren for details.

    (Btw I can't see your linked photo - what I tend to do is copy the image and send it to this free host

    https://postimages.org/

    then link to that)

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @Buzz Mohawk

    Yes, another beautiful childless casualty of the fertility sink called entertainment –

    The Mrs says the father of one of her old friends or classmates dated Miss Wells for a time. Obviously he chose someone else.

    There is another tail to the curve, though. Mare Winningham birthed five children, albeit losing one to suicide. Four of Mia Farrow’s children are natural, as are all four of Victoria Beckham’s and Heidi Klum’s. Country music is slightly better, with Tammy Wynette and Roseanne Cash also having four each, and Loretta Lynn six.

    Still, Google gives “actresses with the most” and “singers with the most” many suggestions, but “children” is not among them. Lists of fecund celebrities are overwhelmingly male. This list of females treats having just three as notable:

    https://brightside.me/wonder-people/14-celebrities-with-multiple-children-who-dispel-the-myth-that-pregnancy-will-ruin-your-body-475260/

    • Replies: @duncsbaby
    @Reg Cæsar

    Winningham was raised a Roman Catholic, but converted to Judaism in her early 40s.


    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mare_Winningham#Personal_life

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    , @YetAnotherAnon
    @Reg Cæsar

    "Still, Google gives “actresses with the most” and “singers with the most” many suggestions, but “children” is not among them."

    I'm shocked, shocked.

    I would lay odds that fame in TV/cinema/music is a fertility promoter in males, and a fertility retarder in females.

    Outside of country, which women singers have more than one or two kids? Even Kate Bush, the Helen Mirren of the late 70s, only has one. She looks like a nice granny/baglady now, which would be fine if she had a clutch.

    https://i.postimg.cc/ZR8k9XY6/bush.jpg

    Grace Slick - 1
    Kylie - 0
    Stevie Nicks - 0
    Joni - 1
    Cher - outlier with 2
    Joan Baez -1
    Kate Bush - 1

    Replies: @Buzz Mohawk, @Peterike

  103. @anonymous

    One of the more demoralising effects of ‘diversity’ drives is to leave whites without a social space to themselves of any significance to feel free to talk about certain topics or develop a collective trust.

    As Westerners have social worlds increasingly defined by their workplace, this will become ever more acute. Starbucks-Americans have a veto over the non-diverse.
     
    Back in the day, I worked as a waiter at Windows on the World. I was so happy to get that job at the time. It was hitting a milestone for me. The atmosphere was fairly corporate, very professional, the pay was excellent, and I was in a Union, which meant I couldn't be fired unless I pulled some wildly egregious act. For a kid in his twenties, it was a great job.

    So, one day, I'm fiddling around at my station, and there were five Filipino guys standing in a semi-circle, five feet away. They worked as busboys, and they were in the union too. As busboys, they'd hit pay dirt, we shared our tips with them, and they could move up to waiter at some point, if they had their shit together. They seemed to be mostly immigrants, and getting their job would have been a major milestone for them too.

    One guy was holding court, and I heard him say, "I fucking hate white people. I fucking HATE 'em! HATE... THEM! Fucking white people, think they can do whatever the fuck they want whenever they want. FUCK white people. I... fucking... HATE... white people!!"

    Again, they were only five feet away, there was no way they could miss me, yet they all stood around this guy, nodding their heads in sympathy.

    So, I interrupt him mid-rant, an say, "Hey! I'm standing right here, you know."

    He stopped, brow still furrowed, but he didn't start staring me down. Just looked from eye to eye at the others. Then they all slowly, quietly dispersed, with no closing argument about white people.

    I thought, "well, that's a shitty way to start brunch!"

    Anyway... I guess we were antithetical to each other's short-hand, but my response on the matter was trying to make them change their minds by my own behavior. I could have taken the matter to management, but that seemed like a cheap thing to do, and probably would have gotten the ranter fired. We were so spread out over there that re-connecting with those guys wasn't possible, so no progress was made that I know of.

    Eventually, I left Windows on the World for better things, leaving my hateful Filipino co-workers behind. I harbored no resentment.

    Hope they all did okay.

    Replies: @Muggles, @Lurker, @clyde, @Reg Cæsar, @notsaying, @Anonymous, @Peterike

    Back in the day, I worked as a waiter at Windows on the World.

    A name which turned out to be all too literal.

  104. @donut
    @bomag

    "There’s not much infrastructure left for weighing and assaying gold in a future chaos market."

    No infrastructure is needed to assay gold . You can buy a kit online (before the chaos hits) for about $10 .

    Replies: @Whiskey

    Smart Dictators choose Gold over bitcoin. When Tunisia was gripped with revolution during the Arab Spring, the dictator fled in several 747s loaded with Gold to … Saudi Arabia. Gold is better than bank accounts (which can be seized by Feds). Its negotiable with nearly every black market operator. When melted down it is quite hard to trace by non sophisticated non state actors (the feds can if they really try hard, Romania probably can’t).

    In a larger collapse, gold is quite likely to be the main medium of exchange outside pure barter. Certainly without constant power, and global telecom networks bitcoin is useless.

  105. @Lot
    @Reg Cæsar

    “ the baggage claim spot at Lindbergh”

    If you mean San Diego’s airport, Lindy has been gradually cancelled. I recall a mural of him at one point and Lindbergh Field was in common use up to about 5 years ago, not just by old people, but also in government weather reports and other official documents.

    “ Inspired by Lindbergh's flight and excited to have made his plane, the city of San Diego passed a bond issue in 1928 for the construction of a two-runway municipal airport. Lindbergh encouraged the building of the airport and agreed to lend his name to it. The new airport, dedicated on August 16, 1928, was San Diego Municipal Airport – Lindbergh Field.”

    “ The Authority changed the airport's name from Lindbergh Field to San Diego International Airport in 2003”

    “ Today, passengers at San Diego International Airport can see a life-size replica of Lindbergh's Spirit of St. Louis airplane hanging above baggage claim in Terminal 2 and a 26-inch-tall bronze bust depicting the aviator in his leather flight jacket. (Unfortunately, a popular 30-foot tall mural of Lindbergh with a model of his famous airplane that was applied to the east wall of the Commuter Terminal in 1997 was removed in June 2012 as part of a building maintenance project.)”

    Or you may mean your local airport’s International Terminal, named for him in 2010.

    We also cancelled a large bronze statue of former mayor and them governor Pete Wilson, and then un-cancelled him two months later.

    https://www.voiceofsandiego.org/topics/news/san-diegos-pete-wilson-statue-is-back/

    The statue’s wiki page is admirably concise and well written. Just the info you may care to know, nothing more.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Statue_of_Pete_Wilson

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    Or you may mean your local airport’s International Terminal, named for him in 2010.

    It carried the name long before that. 2010 sounds more like when they slapped on the names “Terminal 1” and “Terminal 2” so as not to confuse drivers. If anything was offensive, it was naming a bar, The Lone Eagle, after the teetotaling pilot. It’s long gone.

    I once shared an elevator there with a visitor from NYC, who harangued me with “How can they name a terminal after a Nazi?!”

    Really, though, how is Lindbergh, who opposed war, more objectionable than Hubert Humphrey, who waged it? If Charles Jr offends you, then rename it, Seattle-style, after Charles Sr, who opposed our intervention in WWI, the ultimate cause of WWII. No Wilson, no Hitler.

    They have their knives out:

    https://m.startribune.com/commemorative-history-msp-airport-has-its-own-ugly-connection-charles-lindbergh/442514543/

    https://blogs.mprnews.org/newscut/2017/09/up-next-in-the-name-change-debate-the-lindbergh-terminal/

    • Replies: @duncsbaby
    @Reg Cæsar

    Lindbergh was mostly a peace-loving guy but that didn't stop him from shooting down at least one Jap plane during WW 2. I agree he wasn't a Nazi or especially anti-Semitic. He was a cad though. I would've said bounder but I don't think he was ill-bred necessarily. I've been to the Lindbergh museum in Little Falls and although there isn't anything there on his double life they do have this informative article up on the website.


    In 1957, Lindbergh, then 55, met and fell in love with Brigitte Hesshaimer, a 31-year-old hat maker living in Munich, Germany. They began a long-term affair that only ended with his death in 1974. They kept their relationship a secret, even from their children, Dyrk, Astrid, and David. Lindbergh would visit Brigitte two or three times a year, introducing himself to the children as Mr. Careu Kent.

    At the same time, Lindbergh was also involved in secret long-term relationships with Hesshaimer’s sister, Marietta, and a third woman, Valeska, Lindbergh’s German translator and private secretary. Lindbergh had two children with each of these women and again kept the identity of his fatherhood a secret.

    Ten days before his death in 1974, Lindbergh wrote letters to his three mistresses, asking them to continue “utmost secrecy,” which they did until Astrid confronted her mother in the 1990s.
     

    https://www.mnhs.org/lindbergh/learn/family/double-life

    Replies: @notsaying, @Lockean Proviso, @Dan Hayes, @anon

  106. @JohnnyWalker123
    Question: Is cryptocurrency a better investment than gold?

    Replies: @Altai, @clyde, @Charon, @theMann, @J.Ross, @Servant of Gla'aki, @Neoconned

    Question: Is cryptocurrency a better investment than gold?

    Who can say?

    I do know that I purchased approximately $1,800 in BTC during late 2017, and now it’s worth $9K.

  107. @Lot
    @Jack D

    You need to be in the bay area to get a job and become established within the company. After that, you can certainly work remotely at full pay, though ideally still within California or maybe WA OR NV. I know this because I am describing many of my own neighbors who are programmers making 250k and up working mostly from home.

    But people exaggerate how expensive SV is. Plenty of perfectly nice detached houses in good school districts under $2 million. And anyone who purchased in the past decade made $50,000 a year or more in appreciation, which I doubt will slow down anytime soon.

    The collective decision to largely freeze the area from development so it remains a car-friendly low density suburb is remarkable. Quite different than, for example, a large part of Northern Virginia where high density housing and offices were built as soon as demand permitted it.

    Replies: @Jack D

    Plenty of perfectly nice detached houses in good school districts under $2 million.

    What a bargain! The same house in any Midwestern city would be $80,000. $2 million will get you a shitty little 1,000 sq. foot post war tract house with a 1 car garage that sold for $14,000 when it was new. The bubble has to burst at some point.

    https://www.zillow.com/palo-alto-ca/home-values/

    https://www.zillow.com/south-bend-in/home-values/

    • Replies: @notsaying
    @Jack D

    Prices may drop but will they ever return to something reasonable? I wouldn't bet on it, certainly not as long as there is a Silicon Valley. Too many people chasing the same properties.

    If anything as our population continues to be pumped up through immigration, I expect to see more areas with completely crazy real estate prices, not fewer. It is really true that no new land is being created, of course, and that there is a great desire for single family housing.

    , @Reg Cæsar
    @Jack D


    What a bargain! The same house in any Midwestern city would be $80,000. $2 million will get you a shitty little 1,000 sq. foot post war tract house with a 1 car garage that sold for $14,000 when it was new. The bubble has to burst at some point.

     

    Michael Beach, who explores via Google Maps and StreetView, did a fascinating video comparing San Francisco with both Manhattan and Miami.

    San Francisco's three waterfront sides are almost wall-to-wall public attractions from the ballpark counterclockwise; Manhattan has about 50% more waterfront (ca. 23 mi vs 14 mi), but offers nothing but Battery Park. Sure, there are narrow stretches of park along the water, if you dare to cross the expressways that separate them fom the city. Bay and ocean views are common in SF, rare in NYC.

    Beach (a perfect name for this) praises Miami for how they quickly absorbed a tech boom (both refugees from NY's taxes and regulations, and specialists in the Latin American market.) They built condos and other high-rise developments along the once low-rise shore for the young techies, and left Little Havana alone and affordable.

    He suggests SF do the same in the southeast corner of the city, which has little to lose, and on Treasure Island.

  108. Anonymous[422] • Disclaimer says:
    @clyde
    @anonymous

    And Max's Kanas City?


    Eventually, I left Windows on the World for better things, leaving my hateful Filipino co-workers behind. I harbored no resentment.
     
    STOP BEING STUPID after all these years. You say it was the 1980s. Your (lol lol) (trashed NYC) Filipinos wanted the same money as you (as white boy) made-

    How was CBGBs back then or f off. And thanks. And Max's Kansas City?

    Replies: @Anonymous

    STOP BEING STUPID after all these years. You say it was the 1980s. Your (lol lol) (trashed NYC) Filipinos wanted the same money as you (as white boy) made-

    Sorry, dum dum, but you don’t get a prime gig at a world famous restaurant by virtue of being a semi-literate Filipino fresh off the boat as a refugee from a failed chicken farm.

    That’s just not the way America works. Yet.

    Good luck with standard American grammar. We’re all counting on you.

    • Replies: @clyde
    @Anonymous

    Good reply. Sorry for my nasty remark. If your co-worker Filipinos were fresh off the chicken farm or not they still envied and hated you because you were slotted into a better money earning position. They could not be slotted because in your NYC/1980s they only had white waiters in the front while the brownies could bus tables and cook.
    Today NYC is a crime ridden non-cultural mess so who cares/ With Covid all cultural attractions are closed and restaurants almost bankrupt. People like living in New York City due to the pizzazz and electricity in air, now these are gone.

  109. @J.Ross
    @Jack D

    This is fascinating. The tech sector cannot into work from home. Do they know something the insurance and banking companies don't, or are they just afraid of a mass Toobinage?

    Replies: @Bumpkin

    They are fairly stupid. The current tech sector is full of dummies that happened to be at the right place at the right time: the second wave of real competition, like the Japanese carmakers in the last century, hasn’t hit them yet and it will hit US big tech hard, as they’re even more fat and disconnected than the US carmakers were.

  110. @Yojimbo/Zatoichi
    @Reg Cæsar

    Starbucks also followed McDonald's route to success--put as many stores in as many parts of the US as possible. Flood the nation with the stores, and squeeze out mom and pops cafes in the process. Regarding coffee stores, to place them en masse everywhere possible, no one else in the US had that vision or goal.

    Starbucks, the McDonald's of coffee. Quantity over quality. No matter where you buy a cup of standard coffee in Starbucks, no matter its location in the US, it uniformly tastes the exact same. Just like McDonalds; uniformity brought Starbucks untold profits in the same manner.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @Jim Don Bob

    Just like McDonalds; uniformity brought Starbucks untold profits in the same manner.

    Is that also true of Edward Jones, the Subway of brokers?

  111. @anonymous

    One of the more demoralising effects of ‘diversity’ drives is to leave whites without a social space to themselves of any significance to feel free to talk about certain topics or develop a collective trust.

    As Westerners have social worlds increasingly defined by their workplace, this will become ever more acute. Starbucks-Americans have a veto over the non-diverse.
     
    Back in the day, I worked as a waiter at Windows on the World. I was so happy to get that job at the time. It was hitting a milestone for me. The atmosphere was fairly corporate, very professional, the pay was excellent, and I was in a Union, which meant I couldn't be fired unless I pulled some wildly egregious act. For a kid in his twenties, it was a great job.

    So, one day, I'm fiddling around at my station, and there were five Filipino guys standing in a semi-circle, five feet away. They worked as busboys, and they were in the union too. As busboys, they'd hit pay dirt, we shared our tips with them, and they could move up to waiter at some point, if they had their shit together. They seemed to be mostly immigrants, and getting their job would have been a major milestone for them too.

    One guy was holding court, and I heard him say, "I fucking hate white people. I fucking HATE 'em! HATE... THEM! Fucking white people, think they can do whatever the fuck they want whenever they want. FUCK white people. I... fucking... HATE... white people!!"

    Again, they were only five feet away, there was no way they could miss me, yet they all stood around this guy, nodding their heads in sympathy.

    So, I interrupt him mid-rant, an say, "Hey! I'm standing right here, you know."

    He stopped, brow still furrowed, but he didn't start staring me down. Just looked from eye to eye at the others. Then they all slowly, quietly dispersed, with no closing argument about white people.

    I thought, "well, that's a shitty way to start brunch!"

    Anyway... I guess we were antithetical to each other's short-hand, but my response on the matter was trying to make them change their minds by my own behavior. I could have taken the matter to management, but that seemed like a cheap thing to do, and probably would have gotten the ranter fired. We were so spread out over there that re-connecting with those guys wasn't possible, so no progress was made that I know of.

    Eventually, I left Windows on the World for better things, leaving my hateful Filipino co-workers behind. I harbored no resentment.

    Hope they all did okay.

    Replies: @Muggles, @Lurker, @clyde, @Reg Cæsar, @notsaying, @Anonymous, @Peterike

    The view was glorious up there at Windows on the World, wasn’t it? Do you remember the huge elevators at the WTC and having to switch elevators several times to get all the way up there?

    After 9/11 though I oppose buildings that tall. Relying on taking stairs down in an emergency when you are above the 60th floor or so is just crazy. It is too much. I have seen people talk about chutes and other mechanisms to get people safely to the ground but none of the alternatives have been perfected as far as I know. And yet there are a good number of non-First World countries that have buildings of 100 floors or more. It is an unjustifiable risk just to make themseles feel good.

    I used to still have several little boxes of wooden matches from Windows of the World. I don’t think they made it with me on my last move. That is too bad. My little stash of matches from New York City bars and restaurants fit into a souvenir mug. It was a small collection but it was irreplaceable, with matches from now closed places I had visited and of course there’s no more custom matches now that there’s no more smoking.

    I think I had my last Kamikaze at Windows on the World. I really loved the limeyness of that drink. I sure wish I had one now.

    Happy New Year, one and all.

    • Thanks: clyde
    • Replies: @prosa123
    @notsaying

    My little stash of matches from New York City bars and restaurants fit into a souvenir mug. It was a small collection but it was irreplaceable, with matches from now closed places I had visited and of course there’s no more custom matches now that there’s no more smoking.

    Way things are going there soon will be hardly any more NYC restaurants.

    , @Peterike
    @notsaying

    “ It was a small collection but it was irreplaceable, with matches from now closed places I had visited and of course there’s no more custom matches now that there’s no more smoking.”

    Quite a few NYC restaurants still offer custom matches. Well not right now because you can’t get in any of them. I have several but I’m too lazy to go look them up right now.

  112. @Jack D
    @Lot


    Plenty of perfectly nice detached houses in good school districts under $2 million.
     
    What a bargain! The same house in any Midwestern city would be $80,000. $2 million will get you a shitty little 1,000 sq. foot post war tract house with a 1 car garage that sold for $14,000 when it was new. The bubble has to burst at some point.



    https://www.zillow.com/palo-alto-ca/home-values/

    https://www.zillow.com/south-bend-in/home-values/

    Replies: @notsaying, @Reg Cæsar

    Prices may drop but will they ever return to something reasonable? I wouldn’t bet on it, certainly not as long as there is a Silicon Valley. Too many people chasing the same properties.

    If anything as our population continues to be pumped up through immigration, I expect to see more areas with completely crazy real estate prices, not fewer. It is really true that no new land is being created, of course, and that there is a great desire for single family housing.

  113. @notsaying
    @anonymous

    The view was glorious up there at Windows on the World, wasn't it? Do you remember the huge elevators at the WTC and having to switch elevators several times to get all the way up there?

    After 9/11 though I oppose buildings that tall. Relying on taking stairs down in an emergency when you are above the 60th floor or so is just crazy. It is too much. I have seen people talk about chutes and other mechanisms to get people safely to the ground but none of the alternatives have been perfected as far as I know. And yet there are a good number of non-First World countries that have buildings of 100 floors or more. It is an unjustifiable risk just to make themseles feel good.

    I used to still have several little boxes of wooden matches from Windows of the World. I don't think they made it with me on my last move. That is too bad. My little stash of matches from New York City bars and restaurants fit into a souvenir mug. It was a small collection but it was irreplaceable, with matches from now closed places I had visited and of course there's no more custom matches now that there's no more smoking.

    I think I had my last Kamikaze at Windows on the World. I really loved the limeyness of that drink. I sure wish I had one now.

    Happy New Year, one and all.

    Replies: @prosa123, @Peterike

    My little stash of matches from New York City bars and restaurants fit into a souvenir mug. It was a small collection but it was irreplaceable, with matches from now closed places I had visited and of course there’s no more custom matches now that there’s no more smoking.

    Way things are going there soon will be hardly any more NYC restaurants.

    • Agree: notsaying
  114. @Reg Cæsar
    @Jack Armstrong


    Demonstrators have lit a bonfire at the intersection of 36th and Cedar, where @MinneapolisPD shot and killed a felony suspect Wednesday evening
     
    Damn. Unlike CUP Foods at 38th and Chicago, that's a little too close to Vintage Music at 38th and Cedar for comfort. Not to mention Matt's, the birthplace of the Jucy Lucy [sic] at 35th and Cedar. Pray that the cheese and the 78s are safe!


    If you're ever in town, know that Matt's is more "authentic", while 5-8 offers better sides, and some branch locations:


    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jucy_Lucy

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=qG9VPsn7IvY

    Replies: @duncsbaby

    I used to go to 5-8 quite a lot. Actually there was a place on Chicago Ave in the early 90’s near the Parkway theater that had a good deal on Friday nights. Cheeseburger, fries and a pitcher for $5. Can’t remember the name of it . . . Adrians? Just checked and I was able to pull one out of the old noggin. According to yelp it has closed. Sad.

    https://www.yelp.com/biz/adrians-tavern-minneapolis

    Yelpers report this location has closed. Find a similar spot.

  115. @Reg Cæsar
    @YetAnotherAnon


    Yes, another beautiful childless casualty of the fertility sink called entertainment –
     
    The Mrs says the father of one of her old friends or classmates dated Miss Wells for a time. Obviously he chose someone else.

    There is another tail to the curve, though. Mare Winningham birthed five children, albeit losing one to suicide. Four of Mia Farrow's children are natural, as are all four of Victoria Beckham's and Heidi Klum's. Country music is slightly better, with Tammy Wynette and Roseanne Cash also having four each, and Loretta Lynn six.

    Still, Google gives "actresses with the most" and "singers with the most" many suggestions, but "children" is not among them. Lists of fecund celebrities are overwhelmingly male. This list of females treats having just three as notable:

    https://brightside.me/wonder-people/14-celebrities-with-multiple-children-who-dispel-the-myth-that-pregnancy-will-ruin-your-body-475260/

    Replies: @duncsbaby, @YetAnotherAnon

    Winningham was raised a Roman Catholic, but converted to Judaism in her early 40s.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mare_Winningham#Personal_life

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @duncsbaby


    Winningham was raised a Roman Catholic, but converted to Judaism in her early 40s.

     

    Did she bring her kids along for the ride? Sara Blakely of Spanx pulled an Ivanka, too, and had four children naturally, which is very impressive for a lady CEO. Willow Bay married Bob Iger, but seems to have remained Catholic, and had two of his four.

    Lucy Kellaway, who's had four herself (with David Goodhart, who gave Steve a gig once), wrote of meeting a busy businesswoman in London who had seven. She said she knew others like her. So portions of the elite class are reproducing themselves. Protoplasmic infill.

  116. @Reg Cæsar
    @Lot


    Or you may mean your local airport’s International Terminal, named for him in 2010.
     
    It carried the name long before that. 2010 sounds more like when they slapped on the names "Terminal 1" and "Terminal 2" so as not to confuse drivers. If anything was offensive, it was naming a bar, The Lone Eagle, after the teetotaling pilot. It's long gone.

    I once shared an elevator there with a visitor from NYC, who harangued me with "How can they name a terminal after a Nazi?!"

    Really, though, how is Lindbergh, who opposed war, more objectionable than Hubert Humphrey, who waged it? If Charles Jr offends you, then rename it, Seattle-style, after Charles Sr, who opposed our intervention in WWI, the ultimate cause of WWII. No Wilson, no Hitler.


    https://stmedia.stimg.co/ows_150430749327944.jpg?fit=crop&crop=faces


    They have their knives out:

    https://m.startribune.com/commemorative-history-msp-airport-has-its-own-ugly-connection-charles-lindbergh/442514543/

    https://blogs.mprnews.org/newscut/2017/09/up-next-in-the-name-change-debate-the-lindbergh-terminal/

    Replies: @duncsbaby

    Lindbergh was mostly a peace-loving guy but that didn’t stop him from shooting down at least one Jap plane during WW 2. I agree he wasn’t a Nazi or especially anti-Semitic. He was a cad though. I would’ve said bounder but I don’t think he was ill-bred necessarily. I’ve been to the Lindbergh museum in Little Falls and although there isn’t anything there on his double life they do have this informative article up on the website.

    In 1957, Lindbergh, then 55, met and fell in love with Brigitte Hesshaimer, a 31-year-old hat maker living in Munich, Germany. They began a long-term affair that only ended with his death in 1974. They kept their relationship a secret, even from their children, Dyrk, Astrid, and David. Lindbergh would visit Brigitte two or three times a year, introducing himself to the children as Mr. Careu Kent.

    At the same time, Lindbergh was also involved in secret long-term relationships with Hesshaimer’s sister, Marietta, and a third woman, Valeska, Lindbergh’s German translator and private secretary. Lindbergh had two children with each of these women and again kept the identity of his fatherhood a secret.

    Ten days before his death in 1974, Lindbergh wrote letters to his three mistresses, asking them to continue “utmost secrecy,” which they did until Astrid confronted her mother in the 1990s.

    https://www.mnhs.org/lindbergh/learn/family/double-life

    • Replies: @notsaying
    @duncsbaby

    I can't believe it. I have never heard anything about this. What a truly awful man, father and person. But I cannot excuse the women either. Seven children between the three of them. What were they thinking?

    I can remember Anne Morrow Lindbergh kept writing even when she was old and she kept her mouth shut, too. His daughter Reeve also wrote a book about the family. Amazon says "Her parents were so successful at avoiding publicity that it took years before she realized that they were famous."

    , @Lockean Proviso
    @duncsbaby

    Well, we already knew Lindbergh had big balls. It's a wonder that the Spirit of St. Louis could take off. Hard to think of more of a Chad to pull in the ladies. I guess I'd rather have alpha whites like him having lots of children than subsidizing Da'Quon's r-strategy progeny. We could use more Lindberghs these days, though without absent fathers. They needed a quietly polygamous arrangement, living in the same area. I hope none of the kids ended up as commies or woke.

    , @Dan Hayes
    @duncsbaby

    My take is that that like billionaire H L Hunt, Lindbergh’s was a deliberative effort (obviously successful) to spread his progeny around!

    , @anon
    @duncsbaby

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O9ALJROukVQ

  117. @anon

    Presumably, all this underpaid black and female talent at Coinbase will walk out the door tomorrow and start their own company. To not do so would be to leave a billion dollar bill lying on the sidewalk.
     
    Or, even more realistically, walk out and go to any one of the dozens of tech companies in the area that are thirsty for black and female talent .

    Replies: @Charon, @Mike Tre, @Buffalo Joe, @BADmejr

    ,

    even more realistically, walk out and go to any one of the dozens of tech companies in the area that are thirsty for black and female talent .

    Probably, but that is only due to irrational preference for black talent mandated by the diversity police in a supposedly merit based system that values the best of black talent over far superior white/East Asian talent merely due to the costs imposed by such anti-white diversity industry. Were a competitor to truly hire based ONLY on a merit based system, their superior product and huge cost savings in entire departments devoted to replacing productive white males with mediocre (by white standards, though likely quite talented under black standards), people would eventually make such a company a top player due to high standards in what they sell combined with superior customer service and efficiency in all departments while not being bled dry by expensive, bloated, diversity centered departments good for absolutely nothing than keeping the ADL of their back. Of course, this defends on who the investors are. A certain type prefers the comfort of a cosmopolitan world company over one that provides the best possible good or service of any company of its kind. Oh how I miss white standards valuing excellence above all!

  118. The mall operators that recently bailed out JCPenney have canned its woman CEO, but then again the company goes through executives like a McDonald’s goes through burger flippers.

  119. @prosa123
    @Muggles

    Wasn’t Windows on the World in one of the towers that went down on 9/11?
    Of course that was early in the day so probably before they were at work, if they still worked there.


    The restaurant wasn't yet open for public business, however 73 workers were on duty serving breakfast for building employees.

    Replies: @Flimpkin-4

    ‘[Windows on the World] wasn’t yet open for public business, however 73 workers were on duty serving breakfast for building employees.’

    That last statement makes it all seem even more awful.

    Thank you, Israel…

  120. @Jack D
    @Lot


    Plenty of perfectly nice detached houses in good school districts under $2 million.
     
    What a bargain! The same house in any Midwestern city would be $80,000. $2 million will get you a shitty little 1,000 sq. foot post war tract house with a 1 car garage that sold for $14,000 when it was new. The bubble has to burst at some point.



    https://www.zillow.com/palo-alto-ca/home-values/

    https://www.zillow.com/south-bend-in/home-values/

    Replies: @notsaying, @Reg Cæsar

    What a bargain! The same house in any Midwestern city would be $80,000. $2 million will get you a shitty little 1,000 sq. foot post war tract house with a 1 car garage that sold for $14,000 when it was new. The bubble has to burst at some point.

    Michael Beach, who explores via Google Maps and StreetView, did a fascinating video comparing San Francisco with both Manhattan and Miami.

    San Francisco’s three waterfront sides are almost wall-to-wall public attractions from the ballpark counterclockwise; Manhattan has about 50% more waterfront (ca. 23 mi vs 14 mi), but offers nothing but Battery Park. Sure, there are narrow stretches of park along the water, if you dare to cross the expressways that separate them fom the city. Bay and ocean views are common in SF, rare in NYC.

    Beach (a perfect name for this) praises Miami for how they quickly absorbed a tech boom (both refugees from NY’s taxes and regulations, and specialists in the Latin American market.) They built condos and other high-rise developments along the once low-rise shore for the young techies, and left Little Havana alone and affordable.

    He suggests SF do the same in the southeast corner of the city, which has little to lose, and on Treasure Island.

  121. @duncsbaby
    @Reg Cæsar

    Winningham was raised a Roman Catholic, but converted to Judaism in her early 40s.


    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mare_Winningham#Personal_life

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    Winningham was raised a Roman Catholic, but converted to Judaism in her early 40s.

    Did she bring her kids along for the ride? Sara Blakely of Spanx pulled an Ivanka, too, and had four children naturally, which is very impressive for a lady CEO. Willow Bay married Bob Iger, but seems to have remained Catholic, and had two of his four.

    Lucy Kellaway, who’s had four herself (with David Goodhart, who gave Steve a gig once), wrote of meeting a busy businesswoman in London who had seven. She said she knew others like her. So portions of the elite class are reproducing themselves. Protoplasmic infill.

  122. @duncsbaby
    @Reg Cæsar

    Lindbergh was mostly a peace-loving guy but that didn't stop him from shooting down at least one Jap plane during WW 2. I agree he wasn't a Nazi or especially anti-Semitic. He was a cad though. I would've said bounder but I don't think he was ill-bred necessarily. I've been to the Lindbergh museum in Little Falls and although there isn't anything there on his double life they do have this informative article up on the website.


    In 1957, Lindbergh, then 55, met and fell in love with Brigitte Hesshaimer, a 31-year-old hat maker living in Munich, Germany. They began a long-term affair that only ended with his death in 1974. They kept their relationship a secret, even from their children, Dyrk, Astrid, and David. Lindbergh would visit Brigitte two or three times a year, introducing himself to the children as Mr. Careu Kent.

    At the same time, Lindbergh was also involved in secret long-term relationships with Hesshaimer’s sister, Marietta, and a third woman, Valeska, Lindbergh’s German translator and private secretary. Lindbergh had two children with each of these women and again kept the identity of his fatherhood a secret.

    Ten days before his death in 1974, Lindbergh wrote letters to his three mistresses, asking them to continue “utmost secrecy,” which they did until Astrid confronted her mother in the 1990s.
     

    https://www.mnhs.org/lindbergh/learn/family/double-life

    Replies: @notsaying, @Lockean Proviso, @Dan Hayes, @anon

    I can’t believe it. I have never heard anything about this. What a truly awful man, father and person. But I cannot excuse the women either. Seven children between the three of them. What were they thinking?

    I can remember Anne Morrow Lindbergh kept writing even when she was old and she kept her mouth shut, too. His daughter Reeve also wrote a book about the family. Amazon says “Her parents were so successful at avoiding publicity that it took years before she realized that they were famous.”

  123. @bomag
    @JohnnyWalker123


    I like the idea of a tangible, physical investment much more than something that exists in virtual space.
     
    There's not much infrastructure left for weighing and assaying gold in a future chaos market.

    I guess the bet is that there will always be enough electricity generated; and enough server function; to keep a crypto currency viable.

    Replies: @donut, @Harry Baldwin

    There’s not much infrastructure left for weighing and assaying gold in a future chaos market.

    Weren’t they able to do this in Sierra Nevada mining towns in the 1850s?

  124. @Reg Cæsar
    @YetAnotherAnon


    Yes, another beautiful childless casualty of the fertility sink called entertainment –
     
    The Mrs says the father of one of her old friends or classmates dated Miss Wells for a time. Obviously he chose someone else.

    There is another tail to the curve, though. Mare Winningham birthed five children, albeit losing one to suicide. Four of Mia Farrow's children are natural, as are all four of Victoria Beckham's and Heidi Klum's. Country music is slightly better, with Tammy Wynette and Roseanne Cash also having four each, and Loretta Lynn six.

    Still, Google gives "actresses with the most" and "singers with the most" many suggestions, but "children" is not among them. Lists of fecund celebrities are overwhelmingly male. This list of females treats having just three as notable:

    https://brightside.me/wonder-people/14-celebrities-with-multiple-children-who-dispel-the-myth-that-pregnancy-will-ruin-your-body-475260/

    Replies: @duncsbaby, @YetAnotherAnon

    “Still, Google gives “actresses with the most” and “singers with the most” many suggestions, but “children” is not among them.”

    I’m shocked, shocked.

    I would lay odds that fame in TV/cinema/music is a fertility promoter in males, and a fertility retarder in females.

    Outside of country, which women singers have more than one or two kids? Even Kate Bush, the Helen Mirren of the late 70s, only has one. She looks like a nice granny/baglady now, which would be fine if she had a clutch.

    Grace Slick – 1
    Kylie – 0
    Stevie Nicks – 0
    Joni – 1
    Cher – outlier with 2
    Joan Baez -1
    Kate Bush – 1

    • Replies: @Buzz Mohawk
    @YetAnotherAnon

    I get it. However, down through history, lots of important people have not had children, or didn't have a henhouse full of them. George Washington, I believe, didn't have any.

    It's funny here on this blog, but again I get it, how often people bring up children, their numbers, bearing them, whatever, as a thing. Often it really seems as if nobody has any merit at all if they don't reproduce.

    The problem isn't underproduction by White people or smart people, but OVERPRODUCTION by everybody else, whether stupid or just anti-White. The answer isn't for White people to have more babies, but to (in an imaginary universe) restrict or limit the reproduction or support of anti-White enemies.

    It's a garden, man. You don't plant more tomatoes to fight off the deer that eat them. You build a fence that the deer can't cross. If necessary, you get good with your bow and you kill deer.

    I don't give a damn if a beautiful actress who gave me and millions of other people pleasure had children, because it doesn't matter, and because she probably would not have been able to do what she did if she had. We all have our jobs to do, and we are not all breeders. In fact, some of us, yours truly included, should not have offspring -- and we are smart enough to know it.

    Replies: @YetAnotherAnon

    , @Peterike
    @YetAnotherAnon

    “ Stevie Nicks – 0”

    In some documentary I watched about the shit show that was Fleetwood Mac, Nicks voiced regret that her career took precedence over having kids.

    Replies: @YetAnotherAnon

  125. @Anonymous
    @clyde


    STOP BEING STUPID after all these years. You say it was the 1980s. Your (lol lol) (trashed NYC) Filipinos wanted the same money as you (as white boy) made-
     
    Sorry, dum dum, but you don’t get a prime gig at a world famous restaurant by virtue of being a semi-literate Filipino fresh off the boat as a refugee from a failed chicken farm.

    That’s just not the way America works. Yet.

    Good luck with standard American grammar. We’re all counting on you.

    Replies: @clyde

    Good reply. Sorry for my nasty remark. If your co-worker Filipinos were fresh off the chicken farm or not they still envied and hated you because you were slotted into a better money earning position. They could not be slotted because in your NYC/1980s they only had white waiters in the front while the brownies could bus tables and cook.
    Today NYC is a crime ridden non-cultural mess so who cares/ With Covid all cultural attractions are closed and restaurants almost bankrupt. People like living in New York City due to the pizzazz and electricity in air, now these are gone.

  126. @Buffalo Joe
    @Desiderius

    Desi, if you have a second please explain what you mean by "denied the Salvation Army." Thank you, stay safe.

    Replies: @Lockean Proviso

    They stopped donating to some Christian groups due to gay pressure over opportunity for expansion- including to the Buffalo airport:

    “Chick-fil-A—the country’s third largest fast-food chain, behind McDonald’s and Starbucks—has been blocked from opening new locations in the San Antonio and Buffalo airports this year over criticism for donating to organizations with a traditional Christian view of sexuality. Previously, it has faced resistance for the same reason from politicians in Boston, San Francisco, and Chicago.”

    https://www.christianitytoday.com/news/2019/november/chick-fil-stops-christian-donations-fca-salvation-army.html

  127. @duncsbaby
    @Reg Cæsar

    Lindbergh was mostly a peace-loving guy but that didn't stop him from shooting down at least one Jap plane during WW 2. I agree he wasn't a Nazi or especially anti-Semitic. He was a cad though. I would've said bounder but I don't think he was ill-bred necessarily. I've been to the Lindbergh museum in Little Falls and although there isn't anything there on his double life they do have this informative article up on the website.


    In 1957, Lindbergh, then 55, met and fell in love with Brigitte Hesshaimer, a 31-year-old hat maker living in Munich, Germany. They began a long-term affair that only ended with his death in 1974. They kept their relationship a secret, even from their children, Dyrk, Astrid, and David. Lindbergh would visit Brigitte two or three times a year, introducing himself to the children as Mr. Careu Kent.

    At the same time, Lindbergh was also involved in secret long-term relationships with Hesshaimer’s sister, Marietta, and a third woman, Valeska, Lindbergh’s German translator and private secretary. Lindbergh had two children with each of these women and again kept the identity of his fatherhood a secret.

    Ten days before his death in 1974, Lindbergh wrote letters to his three mistresses, asking them to continue “utmost secrecy,” which they did until Astrid confronted her mother in the 1990s.
     

    https://www.mnhs.org/lindbergh/learn/family/double-life

    Replies: @notsaying, @Lockean Proviso, @Dan Hayes, @anon

    Well, we already knew Lindbergh had big balls. It’s a wonder that the Spirit of St. Louis could take off. Hard to think of more of a Chad to pull in the ladies. I guess I’d rather have alpha whites like him having lots of children than subsidizing Da’Quon’s r-strategy progeny. We could use more Lindberghs these days, though without absent fathers. They needed a quietly polygamous arrangement, living in the same area. I hope none of the kids ended up as commies or woke.

  128. @JMcG
    @prosa123

    I only have a couple of local examples to go by, but those Chik-fil-a stores hire by word of mouth and references. Mostly high school kids, mostly girls, and mostly private, charter, or Catholic school students. I don’t know if that’s corporate procedure or local preference, but it seems to work well.

    Replies: @prosa123, @stillCARealist

    Around here the word spreads through church youth groups and the homeschooling networks. All the Christian kids are trying to get a first job at either Chick Fil-A or In n Out. Those two local restaurants are always packed, too. Even before all the lockdowns their drive throughs were jammed constantly.

    The Starbucks phenomenon baffles me. High-priced coffee that makes you fat? What on earth? And you have to wait forever to get it… and then it’s lukewarm. My coffee that I make at home is just how I like it, piping hot, not too dark, and calorie-free. Stop going there, people. It’s a fattening waste of money. Judge, judge, judge.

    • Replies: @Buzz Mohawk
    @stillCARealist


    The Starbucks phenomenon baffles me. High-priced coffee that makes you fat? What on earth? And you have to wait forever to get it… and then it’s lukewarm. My coffee that I make at home is just how I like it, piping hot, not too dark, and calorie-free. Stop going there, people. It’s a fattening waste of money. Judge, judge, judge.
     
    • Agree

    When Charbucks (they over roast most of their beans, so we called it that) came to my old university town, there were already two genuine coffee houses with baristas and all that, plus books and periodicals you could buy. You could actually just sit at a real cafe table and read and enjoy yourself. We didn't need a Starbucks, and it took me a while to even try it. Appropriately, it was in an old gas station building on the edge of campus.

    What that company did was what McDonald's did to hamburgers and french fries: bring something to the masses in a consistent way. Nothing wrong with that, but now it baffles me as much as you that people will religiously wait in line every damned morning to pay five bucks or whatever for their coffee drink -- which they will carry to work.

    Speaking of taste, since Steve today has basically just posted more shootings, vaccine reports and a two or three sentence attempt at humor about racist robots, I feel free to boast that Mrs. Mohawk and I continued our Holiday Season gustatory splendor thus:


    New Year's Menu:

    Eve:

    Veuve Clicquot Champagne

    A Whole Beef Tenderloin Cooked by me on the Outdoor Grill in a Bath of Butter and Seasonings, Cowboy Style

    Served with My Wife's Black Eyed Pea Salad with Chopped Peppers and Homemade Dressing (The black eyed peas are supposed to bring good luck in the new year.)

    Twelve Grapes at the Stroke of Midnight, to Bring Good Luck for Each of the Coming Months

    (A Transylvanian Thing)

    January First:

    French Cut Pork Rib Roast

    Served with Collared Greens Baked with Feta Cheese


    As humble as today's meal sounds, we have just finished eating it, and it was amazing. All my wife's doing.

    http://www.schauls.com/wp-content/uploads/product-frenchcut-pork-01-510x560.jpg

    Replies: @anon, @JMcG

  129. @Yojimbo/Zatoichi
    @Reg Cæsar

    Starbucks also followed McDonald's route to success--put as many stores in as many parts of the US as possible. Flood the nation with the stores, and squeeze out mom and pops cafes in the process. Regarding coffee stores, to place them en masse everywhere possible, no one else in the US had that vision or goal.

    Starbucks, the McDonald's of coffee. Quantity over quality. No matter where you buy a cup of standard coffee in Starbucks, no matter its location in the US, it uniformly tastes the exact same. Just like McDonalds; uniformity brought Starbucks untold profits in the same manner.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @Jim Don Bob

    No matter where you buy a cup of standard coffee in Starbucks, no matter its location in the US, it uniformly tastes the exact same…

    Burnt and expensive.

    • Agree: Buzz Mohawk
    • Replies: @Jim Don Bob
    @Jim Don Bob

    My local Walmart sells both Tim Horton's and McDonald's K-cups for about $0.43 each. One of those, some half and half, a little sugar and I'm ready to go.

  130. @JohnnyWalker123
    Question: Is cryptocurrency a better investment than gold?

    Replies: @Altai, @clyde, @Charon, @theMann, @J.Ross, @Servant of Gla'aki, @Neoconned

    Hold both.

    If the grid holds up to say Guatemala or Vietnam status Bitcoin is a better investment as it is hyper deflationary in nature….BTC is going to half a mil by 2030 and perhaps a million plus….

    Gold should be held like an insurance policy along with farmland with a good water source and lots of guns and ammunition…..

  131. @Charon
    @anon

    https://media.npr.org/assets/img/2016/04/05/ackbar_wide-f0a673c875361830e84eaa3b98f7f886a750b0e5.jpg

    Replies: @Flimpkin-4

    Pretty childish attempt at humour there, ‘Ariel Charon’…

  132. @stillCARealist
    @JMcG

    Around here the word spreads through church youth groups and the homeschooling networks. All the Christian kids are trying to get a first job at either Chick Fil-A or In n Out. Those two local restaurants are always packed, too. Even before all the lockdowns their drive throughs were jammed constantly.

    The Starbucks phenomenon baffles me. High-priced coffee that makes you fat? What on earth? And you have to wait forever to get it... and then it's lukewarm. My coffee that I make at home is just how I like it, piping hot, not too dark, and calorie-free. Stop going there, people. It's a fattening waste of money. Judge, judge, judge.

    Replies: @Buzz Mohawk

    The Starbucks phenomenon baffles me. High-priced coffee that makes you fat? What on earth? And you have to wait forever to get it… and then it’s lukewarm. My coffee that I make at home is just how I like it, piping hot, not too dark, and calorie-free. Stop going there, people. It’s a fattening waste of money. Judge, judge, judge.

    • Agree

    When Charbucks (they over roast most of their beans, so we called it that) came to my old university town, there were already two genuine coffee houses with baristas and all that, plus books and periodicals you could buy. You could actually just sit at a real cafe table and read and enjoy yourself. We didn’t need a Starbucks, and it took me a while to even try it. Appropriately, it was in an old gas station building on the edge of campus.

    What that company did was what McDonald’s did to hamburgers and french fries: bring something to the masses in a consistent way. Nothing wrong with that, but now it baffles me as much as you that people will religiously wait in line every damned morning to pay five bucks or whatever for their coffee drink — which they will carry to work.

    Speaking of taste, since Steve today has basically just posted more shootings, vaccine reports and a two or three sentence attempt at humor about racist robots, I feel free to boast that Mrs. Mohawk and I continued our Holiday Season gustatory splendor thus:

    [MORE]

    New Year’s Menu:

    Eve:

    Veuve Clicquot Champagne

    A Whole Beef Tenderloin Cooked by me on the Outdoor Grill in a Bath of Butter and Seasonings, Cowboy Style

    Served with My Wife’s Black Eyed Pea Salad with Chopped Peppers and Homemade Dressing (The black eyed peas are supposed to bring good luck in the new year.)

    Twelve Grapes at the Stroke of Midnight, to Bring Good Luck for Each of the Coming Months
    (A Transylvanian Thing)

    January First:

    French Cut Pork Rib Roast

    Served with Collared Greens Baked with Feta Cheese

    As humble as today’s meal sounds, we have just finished eating it, and it was amazing. All my wife’s doing.

    • Thanks: bomag
    • Replies: @anon
    @Buzz Mohawk

    Twelve Grapes at the Stroke of Midnight, to Bring Good Luck for Each of the Coming Months
    (A Transylvanian Thing)


    All of Transylvania, or just the Spanish-speaking part?

    Replies: @Buzz Mohawk

    , @JMcG
    @Buzz Mohawk

    That pork roast looks terrific. Think I’ll fire up the ol’ kamado tomorrow. Happy New Year to you all.

  133. @Buzz Mohawk
    @stillCARealist


    The Starbucks phenomenon baffles me. High-priced coffee that makes you fat? What on earth? And you have to wait forever to get it… and then it’s lukewarm. My coffee that I make at home is just how I like it, piping hot, not too dark, and calorie-free. Stop going there, people. It’s a fattening waste of money. Judge, judge, judge.
     
    • Agree

    When Charbucks (they over roast most of their beans, so we called it that) came to my old university town, there were already two genuine coffee houses with baristas and all that, plus books and periodicals you could buy. You could actually just sit at a real cafe table and read and enjoy yourself. We didn't need a Starbucks, and it took me a while to even try it. Appropriately, it was in an old gas station building on the edge of campus.

    What that company did was what McDonald's did to hamburgers and french fries: bring something to the masses in a consistent way. Nothing wrong with that, but now it baffles me as much as you that people will religiously wait in line every damned morning to pay five bucks or whatever for their coffee drink -- which they will carry to work.

    Speaking of taste, since Steve today has basically just posted more shootings, vaccine reports and a two or three sentence attempt at humor about racist robots, I feel free to boast that Mrs. Mohawk and I continued our Holiday Season gustatory splendor thus:


    New Year's Menu:

    Eve:

    Veuve Clicquot Champagne

    A Whole Beef Tenderloin Cooked by me on the Outdoor Grill in a Bath of Butter and Seasonings, Cowboy Style

    Served with My Wife's Black Eyed Pea Salad with Chopped Peppers and Homemade Dressing (The black eyed peas are supposed to bring good luck in the new year.)

    Twelve Grapes at the Stroke of Midnight, to Bring Good Luck for Each of the Coming Months

    (A Transylvanian Thing)

    January First:

    French Cut Pork Rib Roast

    Served with Collared Greens Baked with Feta Cheese


    As humble as today's meal sounds, we have just finished eating it, and it was amazing. All my wife's doing.

    http://www.schauls.com/wp-content/uploads/product-frenchcut-pork-01-510x560.jpg

    Replies: @anon, @JMcG

    Twelve Grapes at the Stroke of Midnight, to Bring Good Luck for Each of the Coming Months
    (A Transylvanian Thing)

    All of Transylvania, or just the Spanish-speaking part?

    • Replies: @Buzz Mohawk
    @anon

    Ahh, I see what you mean. The internet and you say that the tradition began in Spain. All I can say is that people are doing it in both places now and that I had not heard of it before. Thank you and Happy New Year.

  134. @YetAnotherAnon
    @Reg Cæsar

    "Still, Google gives “actresses with the most” and “singers with the most” many suggestions, but “children” is not among them."

    I'm shocked, shocked.

    I would lay odds that fame in TV/cinema/music is a fertility promoter in males, and a fertility retarder in females.

    Outside of country, which women singers have more than one or two kids? Even Kate Bush, the Helen Mirren of the late 70s, only has one. She looks like a nice granny/baglady now, which would be fine if she had a clutch.

    https://i.postimg.cc/ZR8k9XY6/bush.jpg

    Grace Slick - 1
    Kylie - 0
    Stevie Nicks - 0
    Joni - 1
    Cher - outlier with 2
    Joan Baez -1
    Kate Bush - 1

    Replies: @Buzz Mohawk, @Peterike

    I get it. However, down through history, lots of important people have not had children, or didn’t have a henhouse full of them. George Washington, I believe, didn’t have any.

    It’s funny here on this blog, but again I get it, how often people bring up children, their numbers, bearing them, whatever, as a thing. Often it really seems as if nobody has any merit at all if they don’t reproduce.

    The problem isn’t underproduction by White people or smart people, but OVERPRODUCTION by everybody else, whether stupid or just anti-White. The answer isn’t for White people to have more babies, but to (in an imaginary universe) restrict or limit the reproduction or support of anti-White enemies.

    It’s a garden, man. You don’t plant more tomatoes to fight off the deer that eat them. You build a fence that the deer can’t cross. If necessary, you get good with your bow and you kill deer.

    I don’t give a damn if a beautiful actress who gave me and millions of other people pleasure had children, because it doesn’t matter, and because she probably would not have been able to do what she did if she had. We all have our jobs to do, and we are not all breeders. In fact, some of us, yours truly included, should not have offspring — and we are smart enough to know it.

    • Replies: @YetAnotherAnon
    @Buzz Mohawk


    "The problem isn’t underproduction by White people or smart people, but OVERPRODUCTION by everybody else, whether stupid or just anti-White. The answer isn’t for White people to have more babies, but to (in an imaginary universe) restrict or limit the reproduction or support of anti-White enemies."
     
    Yes, but we don't live in an ideal world, so each of us must do what we can. But my complaints aren't really directed at men, because we don't and can't have babies.

    Joni Mitchell is my locus classicus - OK, I love her music - but I bet her abandoned daughter would rather have had a mother than that the world have Blue or Hissing Of Summer Lawns.

    Replies: @Buzz Mohawk

  135. @Buzz Mohawk
    @stillCARealist


    The Starbucks phenomenon baffles me. High-priced coffee that makes you fat? What on earth? And you have to wait forever to get it… and then it’s lukewarm. My coffee that I make at home is just how I like it, piping hot, not too dark, and calorie-free. Stop going there, people. It’s a fattening waste of money. Judge, judge, judge.
     
    • Agree

    When Charbucks (they over roast most of their beans, so we called it that) came to my old university town, there were already two genuine coffee houses with baristas and all that, plus books and periodicals you could buy. You could actually just sit at a real cafe table and read and enjoy yourself. We didn't need a Starbucks, and it took me a while to even try it. Appropriately, it was in an old gas station building on the edge of campus.

    What that company did was what McDonald's did to hamburgers and french fries: bring something to the masses in a consistent way. Nothing wrong with that, but now it baffles me as much as you that people will religiously wait in line every damned morning to pay five bucks or whatever for their coffee drink -- which they will carry to work.

    Speaking of taste, since Steve today has basically just posted more shootings, vaccine reports and a two or three sentence attempt at humor about racist robots, I feel free to boast that Mrs. Mohawk and I continued our Holiday Season gustatory splendor thus:


    New Year's Menu:

    Eve:

    Veuve Clicquot Champagne

    A Whole Beef Tenderloin Cooked by me on the Outdoor Grill in a Bath of Butter and Seasonings, Cowboy Style

    Served with My Wife's Black Eyed Pea Salad with Chopped Peppers and Homemade Dressing (The black eyed peas are supposed to bring good luck in the new year.)

    Twelve Grapes at the Stroke of Midnight, to Bring Good Luck for Each of the Coming Months

    (A Transylvanian Thing)

    January First:

    French Cut Pork Rib Roast

    Served with Collared Greens Baked with Feta Cheese


    As humble as today's meal sounds, we have just finished eating it, and it was amazing. All my wife's doing.

    http://www.schauls.com/wp-content/uploads/product-frenchcut-pork-01-510x560.jpg

    Replies: @anon, @JMcG

    That pork roast looks terrific. Think I’ll fire up the ol’ kamado tomorrow. Happy New Year to you all.

  136. @YetAnotherAnon
    @Buzz Mohawk

    Yes, another beautiful childless casualty of the fertility sink called entertainment - see Kylie Minogue and Helen Mirren for details.

    (Btw I can't see your linked photo - what I tend to do is copy the image and send it to this free host

    https://postimages.org/

    then link to that)

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @Buzz Mohawk

    Thanks, Yet. I noticed that myself. Usually I am pretty good at posting things. Thank you.

    There is a slew of images of my own that I would LOVE to post — which I could, in fact, post with the site you recommend — but that would perhaps open me up to consequences I don’t want to deal with.

  137. @duncsbaby
    @Reg Cæsar

    Lindbergh was mostly a peace-loving guy but that didn't stop him from shooting down at least one Jap plane during WW 2. I agree he wasn't a Nazi or especially anti-Semitic. He was a cad though. I would've said bounder but I don't think he was ill-bred necessarily. I've been to the Lindbergh museum in Little Falls and although there isn't anything there on his double life they do have this informative article up on the website.


    In 1957, Lindbergh, then 55, met and fell in love with Brigitte Hesshaimer, a 31-year-old hat maker living in Munich, Germany. They began a long-term affair that only ended with his death in 1974. They kept their relationship a secret, even from their children, Dyrk, Astrid, and David. Lindbergh would visit Brigitte two or three times a year, introducing himself to the children as Mr. Careu Kent.

    At the same time, Lindbergh was also involved in secret long-term relationships with Hesshaimer’s sister, Marietta, and a third woman, Valeska, Lindbergh’s German translator and private secretary. Lindbergh had two children with each of these women and again kept the identity of his fatherhood a secret.

    Ten days before his death in 1974, Lindbergh wrote letters to his three mistresses, asking them to continue “utmost secrecy,” which they did until Astrid confronted her mother in the 1990s.
     

    https://www.mnhs.org/lindbergh/learn/family/double-life

    Replies: @notsaying, @Lockean Proviso, @Dan Hayes, @anon

    My take is that that like billionaire H L Hunt, Lindbergh’s was a deliberative effort (obviously successful) to spread his progeny around!

  138. @duncsbaby
    @Reg Cæsar

    Lindbergh was mostly a peace-loving guy but that didn't stop him from shooting down at least one Jap plane during WW 2. I agree he wasn't a Nazi or especially anti-Semitic. He was a cad though. I would've said bounder but I don't think he was ill-bred necessarily. I've been to the Lindbergh museum in Little Falls and although there isn't anything there on his double life they do have this informative article up on the website.


    In 1957, Lindbergh, then 55, met and fell in love with Brigitte Hesshaimer, a 31-year-old hat maker living in Munich, Germany. They began a long-term affair that only ended with his death in 1974. They kept their relationship a secret, even from their children, Dyrk, Astrid, and David. Lindbergh would visit Brigitte two or three times a year, introducing himself to the children as Mr. Careu Kent.

    At the same time, Lindbergh was also involved in secret long-term relationships with Hesshaimer’s sister, Marietta, and a third woman, Valeska, Lindbergh’s German translator and private secretary. Lindbergh had two children with each of these women and again kept the identity of his fatherhood a secret.

    Ten days before his death in 1974, Lindbergh wrote letters to his three mistresses, asking them to continue “utmost secrecy,” which they did until Astrid confronted her mother in the 1990s.
     

    https://www.mnhs.org/lindbergh/learn/family/double-life

    Replies: @notsaying, @Lockean Proviso, @Dan Hayes, @anon

  139. @RichardTaylor
    Just in case anyone thinks SJWs are new, it was already being mocked by SNL in 1983.

    Everyone hated them, but our pathetic elite class surrendered to them anyway.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gsTckudUVL8

    Replies: @Desiderius

    They’re not ours.

    Ask them.

    And that wasn’t/isn’t surrender.

  140. @anon
    @Buzz Mohawk

    Twelve Grapes at the Stroke of Midnight, to Bring Good Luck for Each of the Coming Months
    (A Transylvanian Thing)


    All of Transylvania, or just the Spanish-speaking part?

    Replies: @Buzz Mohawk

    Ahh, I see what you mean. The internet and you say that the tradition began in Spain. All I can say is that people are doing it in both places now and that I had not heard of it before. Thank you and Happy New Year.

  141. @Buzz Mohawk
    @YetAnotherAnon

    I get it. However, down through history, lots of important people have not had children, or didn't have a henhouse full of them. George Washington, I believe, didn't have any.

    It's funny here on this blog, but again I get it, how often people bring up children, their numbers, bearing them, whatever, as a thing. Often it really seems as if nobody has any merit at all if they don't reproduce.

    The problem isn't underproduction by White people or smart people, but OVERPRODUCTION by everybody else, whether stupid or just anti-White. The answer isn't for White people to have more babies, but to (in an imaginary universe) restrict or limit the reproduction or support of anti-White enemies.

    It's a garden, man. You don't plant more tomatoes to fight off the deer that eat them. You build a fence that the deer can't cross. If necessary, you get good with your bow and you kill deer.

    I don't give a damn if a beautiful actress who gave me and millions of other people pleasure had children, because it doesn't matter, and because she probably would not have been able to do what she did if she had. We all have our jobs to do, and we are not all breeders. In fact, some of us, yours truly included, should not have offspring -- and we are smart enough to know it.

    Replies: @YetAnotherAnon

    “The problem isn’t underproduction by White people or smart people, but OVERPRODUCTION by everybody else, whether stupid or just anti-White. The answer isn’t for White people to have more babies, but to (in an imaginary universe) restrict or limit the reproduction or support of anti-White enemies.”

    Yes, but we don’t live in an ideal world, so each of us must do what we can. But my complaints aren’t really directed at men, because we don’t and can’t have babies.

    Joni Mitchell is my locus classicus – OK, I love her music – but I bet her abandoned daughter would rather have had a mother than that the world have Blue or Hissing Of Summer Lawns.

    • Replies: @Buzz Mohawk
    @YetAnotherAnon

    I was recently reading about Joni Mitchell after listening to her music. That whole story of her and her daughter reminded me of my own sister who gave birth to a girl in the 1960s at the age of 15. Somewhere out there I have a niece who has never known her own mother -- or her uncle, me.

    My sister, a 60s hippy through-and-through, went on to bring 3 more people into this silly world and rear them, for better or worse. Unfortunately, she did not have a record contract or a house in Bel Air.

    I like some of Mitchell's music, and I know she possessed great talent, but I really don't think she should have had a child. (Who, BTW, eventually didn't get along with her mother at all, even after a happy reunion.) Joni herself said she lost her virginity and became pregnant both at the same time. That kind of sums up the dumb-assed-ness of it all.

    Thank you for your thoughtful reply.

  142. @anonymous

    One of the more demoralising effects of ‘diversity’ drives is to leave whites without a social space to themselves of any significance to feel free to talk about certain topics or develop a collective trust.

    As Westerners have social worlds increasingly defined by their workplace, this will become ever more acute. Starbucks-Americans have a veto over the non-diverse.
     
    Back in the day, I worked as a waiter at Windows on the World. I was so happy to get that job at the time. It was hitting a milestone for me. The atmosphere was fairly corporate, very professional, the pay was excellent, and I was in a Union, which meant I couldn't be fired unless I pulled some wildly egregious act. For a kid in his twenties, it was a great job.

    So, one day, I'm fiddling around at my station, and there were five Filipino guys standing in a semi-circle, five feet away. They worked as busboys, and they were in the union too. As busboys, they'd hit pay dirt, we shared our tips with them, and they could move up to waiter at some point, if they had their shit together. They seemed to be mostly immigrants, and getting their job would have been a major milestone for them too.

    One guy was holding court, and I heard him say, "I fucking hate white people. I fucking HATE 'em! HATE... THEM! Fucking white people, think they can do whatever the fuck they want whenever they want. FUCK white people. I... fucking... HATE... white people!!"

    Again, they were only five feet away, there was no way they could miss me, yet they all stood around this guy, nodding their heads in sympathy.

    So, I interrupt him mid-rant, an say, "Hey! I'm standing right here, you know."

    He stopped, brow still furrowed, but he didn't start staring me down. Just looked from eye to eye at the others. Then they all slowly, quietly dispersed, with no closing argument about white people.

    I thought, "well, that's a shitty way to start brunch!"

    Anyway... I guess we were antithetical to each other's short-hand, but my response on the matter was trying to make them change their minds by my own behavior. I could have taken the matter to management, but that seemed like a cheap thing to do, and probably would have gotten the ranter fired. We were so spread out over there that re-connecting with those guys wasn't possible, so no progress was made that I know of.

    Eventually, I left Windows on the World for better things, leaving my hateful Filipino co-workers behind. I harbored no resentment.

    Hope they all did okay.

    Replies: @Muggles, @Lurker, @clyde, @Reg Cæsar, @notsaying, @Anonymous, @Peterike

    I knew a Filipino with similar attitudes. However he was also 5 foot tall, so I’m not sure how much this was really racial, and how much just a small guy’s usual hostility to big guys.

  143. @Jim Don Bob
    @Yojimbo/Zatoichi


    No matter where you buy a cup of standard coffee in Starbucks, no matter its location in the US, it uniformly tastes the exact same...
     
    Burnt and expensive.

    Replies: @Jim Don Bob

    My local Walmart sells both Tim Horton’s and McDonald’s K-cups for about $0.43 each. One of those, some half and half, a little sugar and I’m ready to go.

  144. @notsaying
    @anonymous

    The view was glorious up there at Windows on the World, wasn't it? Do you remember the huge elevators at the WTC and having to switch elevators several times to get all the way up there?

    After 9/11 though I oppose buildings that tall. Relying on taking stairs down in an emergency when you are above the 60th floor or so is just crazy. It is too much. I have seen people talk about chutes and other mechanisms to get people safely to the ground but none of the alternatives have been perfected as far as I know. And yet there are a good number of non-First World countries that have buildings of 100 floors or more. It is an unjustifiable risk just to make themseles feel good.

    I used to still have several little boxes of wooden matches from Windows of the World. I don't think they made it with me on my last move. That is too bad. My little stash of matches from New York City bars and restaurants fit into a souvenir mug. It was a small collection but it was irreplaceable, with matches from now closed places I had visited and of course there's no more custom matches now that there's no more smoking.

    I think I had my last Kamikaze at Windows on the World. I really loved the limeyness of that drink. I sure wish I had one now.

    Happy New Year, one and all.

    Replies: @prosa123, @Peterike

    “ It was a small collection but it was irreplaceable, with matches from now closed places I had visited and of course there’s no more custom matches now that there’s no more smoking.”

    Quite a few NYC restaurants still offer custom matches. Well not right now because you can’t get in any of them. I have several but I’m too lazy to go look them up right now.

  145. @YetAnotherAnon
    @Reg Cæsar

    "Still, Google gives “actresses with the most” and “singers with the most” many suggestions, but “children” is not among them."

    I'm shocked, shocked.

    I would lay odds that fame in TV/cinema/music is a fertility promoter in males, and a fertility retarder in females.

    Outside of country, which women singers have more than one or two kids? Even Kate Bush, the Helen Mirren of the late 70s, only has one. She looks like a nice granny/baglady now, which would be fine if she had a clutch.

    https://i.postimg.cc/ZR8k9XY6/bush.jpg

    Grace Slick - 1
    Kylie - 0
    Stevie Nicks - 0
    Joni - 1
    Cher - outlier with 2
    Joan Baez -1
    Kate Bush - 1

    Replies: @Buzz Mohawk, @Peterike

    “ Stevie Nicks – 0”

    In some documentary I watched about the shit show that was Fleetwood Mac, Nicks voiced regret that her career took precedence over having kids.

    • Replies: @YetAnotherAnon
    @Peterike

    Fleetwood Mac may have been an emotional shitshow (always was - see Jeremy Spencer and Peter Green), but Mick Fleetwood is a father of four, John McVie one, Lindsey Buckingham three.

    The girls, both talented and attractive in their prime (Christine Perfect is 77! Ai caramba!), zero.

  146. @anonymous

    One of the more demoralising effects of ‘diversity’ drives is to leave whites without a social space to themselves of any significance to feel free to talk about certain topics or develop a collective trust.

    As Westerners have social worlds increasingly defined by their workplace, this will become ever more acute. Starbucks-Americans have a veto over the non-diverse.
     
    Back in the day, I worked as a waiter at Windows on the World. I was so happy to get that job at the time. It was hitting a milestone for me. The atmosphere was fairly corporate, very professional, the pay was excellent, and I was in a Union, which meant I couldn't be fired unless I pulled some wildly egregious act. For a kid in his twenties, it was a great job.

    So, one day, I'm fiddling around at my station, and there were five Filipino guys standing in a semi-circle, five feet away. They worked as busboys, and they were in the union too. As busboys, they'd hit pay dirt, we shared our tips with them, and they could move up to waiter at some point, if they had their shit together. They seemed to be mostly immigrants, and getting their job would have been a major milestone for them too.

    One guy was holding court, and I heard him say, "I fucking hate white people. I fucking HATE 'em! HATE... THEM! Fucking white people, think they can do whatever the fuck they want whenever they want. FUCK white people. I... fucking... HATE... white people!!"

    Again, they were only five feet away, there was no way they could miss me, yet they all stood around this guy, nodding their heads in sympathy.

    So, I interrupt him mid-rant, an say, "Hey! I'm standing right here, you know."

    He stopped, brow still furrowed, but he didn't start staring me down. Just looked from eye to eye at the others. Then they all slowly, quietly dispersed, with no closing argument about white people.

    I thought, "well, that's a shitty way to start brunch!"

    Anyway... I guess we were antithetical to each other's short-hand, but my response on the matter was trying to make them change their minds by my own behavior. I could have taken the matter to management, but that seemed like a cheap thing to do, and probably would have gotten the ranter fired. We were so spread out over there that re-connecting with those guys wasn't possible, so no progress was made that I know of.

    Eventually, I left Windows on the World for better things, leaving my hateful Filipino co-workers behind. I harbored no resentment.

    Hope they all did okay.

    Replies: @Muggles, @Lurker, @clyde, @Reg Cæsar, @notsaying, @Anonymous, @Peterike

    “ Fucking white people, think they can do whatever the fuck they want whenever they want.”

    He wasn’t talking about his white co-workers. He was talking about the sort of toffs who ate at Windows on the World and probably treated him with open contempt much of the time.

  147. @YetAnotherAnon
    @Buzz Mohawk


    "The problem isn’t underproduction by White people or smart people, but OVERPRODUCTION by everybody else, whether stupid or just anti-White. The answer isn’t for White people to have more babies, but to (in an imaginary universe) restrict or limit the reproduction or support of anti-White enemies."
     
    Yes, but we don't live in an ideal world, so each of us must do what we can. But my complaints aren't really directed at men, because we don't and can't have babies.

    Joni Mitchell is my locus classicus - OK, I love her music - but I bet her abandoned daughter would rather have had a mother than that the world have Blue or Hissing Of Summer Lawns.

    Replies: @Buzz Mohawk

    I was recently reading about Joni Mitchell after listening to her music. That whole story of her and her daughter reminded me of my own sister who gave birth to a girl in the 1960s at the age of 15. Somewhere out there I have a niece who has never known her own mother — or her uncle, me.

    My sister, a 60s hippy through-and-through, went on to bring 3 more people into this silly world and rear them, for better or worse. Unfortunately, she did not have a record contract or a house in Bel Air.

    I like some of Mitchell’s music, and I know she possessed great talent, but I really don’t think she should have had a child. (Who, BTW, eventually didn’t get along with her mother at all, even after a happy reunion.) Joni herself said she lost her virginity and became pregnant both at the same time. That kind of sums up the dumb-assed-ness of it all.

    Thank you for your thoughtful reply.

  148. The data, recently obtained by The New York Times, indicated that women at Coinbase were paid an average of $13,000, or 8 percent,

    $13,000 divided by 8 percent is $162,500.

    How did you come up with that equation?

  149. @Peterike
    @YetAnotherAnon

    “ Stevie Nicks – 0”

    In some documentary I watched about the shit show that was Fleetwood Mac, Nicks voiced regret that her career took precedence over having kids.

    Replies: @YetAnotherAnon

    Fleetwood Mac may have been an emotional shitshow (always was – see Jeremy Spencer and Peter Green), but Mick Fleetwood is a father of four, John McVie one, Lindsey Buckingham three.

    The girls, both talented and attractive in their prime (Christine Perfect is 77! Ai caramba!), zero.

  150. Can anybody think of a firm that got a major jump on its competition by hiring women?

    I am aware of two examples. Steve Shirley (who is now Dame Stephanie according to Wikipedia, although when I worked at AEA Technology where she was a non-exec she still used the name “Steve” and male pronouns in her director’s profile) has been mentioned before. The other one is Alan Greenspan – in his memoir he said that Townsend-Greenspan (the economic consultancy he ran for 32 years before getting the Fed Chair) was able to hire stronger junior talent by hiring the female economists his competitors overlooked. He also said that this would have stopped working by the time Age of Turbulence was published in 2007.

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