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Noncompetes whacked πŸ”— 1713993122  

Surprising, given the outright hostility to free association coming from every other organ of state. I'm sure there's some DEI dingbat out there pimping the idea that enserfing us is somehow worker protection.

Is medicine Effective? πŸ”— 1713992694  

I always put it like this. If modern medicine did what it said on the tin, there wouldn't be "alternative medicine". The "closer to the truth" answer here isn't Scott's obviously cornpone opinion here, but this:

80% of medicine (mainstream or otherwise) is straight-up useless; this is because when it comes to conning the gullible & desperate, it's first-come, first-served. 80% of the other 20% will do nothing more than restore function or otherwise improve quality of life, rather than extend it. It's that tiny bit of remainder that will actually cause meaningful life extension, and these are the things that literally cost pennies.

E.G. what's important is not whiz-bang vaccines, but proper sanitation, NSAIDs, sterioids and the like. For a fraction of the cost, you get the majority of the benefit.

In short, diminishing returns on investment. No medicine this century is that much of an improvement on the "bessemer converter" level where it has obvious, large impacts on life expectancy. The ones that actually are tend to be treated as a heretic like Gallileo, as it inevitably is so effective because it upends the traditional understanding of bodily function. As such you should have very little hope for groundbreaking medical work to come out of corporate, given their witch hunting zeal.

How the EEOC built the nation's secret police πŸ”—

In other words, you don’t have to shout slurs β€” if you criticize an employee’s performance, and the investigator thinks your criticism is unfair and that you are some flavor of bigot, that’s enough to justify a shakedown.

This means that virtually any interpersonal conflict in the workplace might cost hundreds of thousands of dollars and years of litigation β€” and employees in protected categories have massive incentives to generate or fabricate such conflicts.

This risk is existential for small and medium-sized businesses, which is one reason that labor-intensive businesses are dominated by massive conglomerates. You have to pay to play.

Conservative commentators love to characterize HR and DEI as β€œdead weight” patronage jobs, as if they were the product of bureaucratic bloat or laziness β€” but DEI mandarins aren’t lying when they say they perform a business-critical function.

If you are identified as a thought-criminal with respect to any legally-protected category, and your employer fails to discipline or terminate you, then any gender creature at the office can decide that you make them Feel Unsafe, and start building a case to put their hand in the company’s pocket.

Corporations don’t hire sprawling HR and DEI departments out of inertia, or because they’re afraid of popular pressure: they do it because they need an internal constituency that is as crazy as their craziest employee β€” that can keep the organization up to date with the latest progressive moral panic, and punish dissenting employees long before they generate a lawsuit. A DEI department is as practically necessary to the modern American corporation as Legal or Accounting.

It’s a brilliant workaround β€” it would, of course, be unconstitutional for the regular police to monitor your private communications and punish you for ideological crimes β€” but the EEOC built a $30B network of internal informants and political officers (twice the size and 3X the budget of the KGB at its peak) who are not accountable to the Constitution, and got your boss to pay for it.
This is why only glad-handing empty suits can get promoted at 100+ person firms, by the way. Frank criticism and Fuhren unter Der Hand (without which a firm can't function) cannot be tolerated under any circumstances. As such the modern firm limps along as a cripple.

How google search was murdered πŸ”—

In short, they made it less useful so that people would spend more time "engaged" with the search. Dipshits. Bonus points for putting the retard who ran Yahoo search into the ground in charge of Google search.

The author seems close to understanding the actual problem with public firms in the US. I'm not sure if it's because "growf = bad" just plays better with the same SEO blind zombies chugging content, or if he genuinely doesn't understand that this short-termism is just defrauding shareholders rather than maximizing value. I suspect it's the latter, unfortunately, given the passion he displays for leftist claptrap in general.

This is a common failing on the left. Failing to call a crime by its proper name. This is due to the tack they take with regard to opposing odious malum-prohibitum; civilly disobey and hack at branches instead of striking the root.

RIP Russell Bentley πŸ”— 1713890502  

Sovietist Texan betrayed by RU cossack brigade and tortured to death for kicks. A regrettable thing which which has been a theme with cossack brigades through history; like most premodern armies, they are more dangerous to the local population wherever they are sent than the enemy.

In favor of self-immolation πŸ”— 1713890191  

Like with other media contagions, it's at least less damaging than mass shootings.

Shitty streaming service animation: done by North Koreans πŸ”—

Humorous to see North Korea become as South Korea is to Japan. This is still a positive development; I'm sure they'd rather toil away at a wacom than logging in siberian labor camps. Kind of sick to sanction people for offering less dreadful jobs than they could get otherwise.

Left realizes why they gave up on the worker πŸ”— 1713454499  

People get their opinions where they get their corn pone at. This is why class analysis is the most reliable mental model for understanding politics. As such the left in the US has forgotten about it, as understanding politics means "we have met the enemy, and it is us". So rather than abandon their old ideology, they have chosen to become blind idiots focusing on irrelevant shit so they can pretend they give 2 shits about the class they used to be part of.

More identify the causes of the baby bust πŸ”— 1713454295  

Predictably one of the planks for fixing it is "RETVRN". Which won't happen without the political situation totally undergoing phase change, as too many people get they corn pone thanks to the way things be.

More figuring out dark matter is a crock πŸ”— 1713454087  

This model explores the notion that the forces of nature diminish over cosmic time and that light loses energy over vast distances.
How people don't think this is happening out in the wide world of sports when attenuation through a medium is readily observable escapes me.

Israeli use of mass surveillance and drones much like ours πŸ”— 1713451378  

In which Murder, Inc. Kills people who who communicate in ways legible to the state. Social networks have always been about building these webs of relationships between people so they can play 6 degrees of osama bin laden on your ass.

On the nature of the SMO πŸ”— 1713354932  

In short, they actually drank the west-point GWOT kool-ade, just like they have guzzled neoliberal econ and domestic policy.

Is the flying car here? πŸ”— 1713296624  

Of course not, all technological advances remain outlawed. The only technological advance that would work is one that reverse-raptures pencil-neck bureaucrats into a lake of hydroflouric acid in hell.

Trump Train: Next stop - inflation πŸ”— 1713294654  

Bunga Bunga

Old Keitora now legal in TX πŸ”— 1713293797  

After a long period of semi-official oppression. You can see the clear push by the nomenklatura to pulp everything which isn't an EV built in the last 3 years.

NSA looking to digitally quarter troops in your server πŸ”—

These dipshits are straight up hanging themselves with their own words in that regard RE their enthusiasm for "cyber warfare". This is furthermore a taking without compensation; yet another thing explicitly disallowed by the bill of rights. Anyhow if this bill passes, hosting anything in the USA will be non-viable.

.gov organ monopoly: wastes between a quarter and a third of donated organs πŸ”— 1713288226  

Say what you will about the private enterprise, but it won't bury our talents in the ground.

Sascha Cohen: CIA Op πŸ”— 1712679910  

Turd certainly wasn't funny, so there had to be something sketchy going on. I just assumed it was some kind of scam like the Uwe Boll flicks.

SawStop Mandate? πŸ”— 1712671599  

More shit from the "Let's outlaw being poor" crowd

All Bling, No Basics: Very good analysis of the RU/UKR conflict at the very beginning πŸ”— 1711068898  

Correctly saw the systemic falsification of readiness reports and siphoning of funding to wunderwaffe as being a critical weakness for the RF. Pretty much the USA's problem too.

Meanwhile at the Indoc Camps: Longhouse struggle sessions πŸ”— 1711067762  

As expected, the more feminized the society, the more it retreats into fantasylands like "emotions are real and matter".

On Bukele's Salvador πŸ”—

Big promises, Big dreams. He's at least taken the right approach so far (estado novo), but it remains to be seen if he can actually attract capital and build a non-corrupt public apparatus.

UPDATE: good article providing more context to the salvadoran situation.

The analog coprocessor cometh πŸ”— 1710948819  

The opportunity of the decade.

As expected, Honduras was an indian giver to prospera πŸ”— 1710943818  

You'd think a bunch of "libertarians" would have figured out democracies are not agreement capable by now. Or that the puppet government set up by Hillary Clinton was not going to be stable.

Haitian rump government collapses, warlordism resumes πŸ”— 1710884044  

Lockdown nonsense, like in Sri Lanka, destroyed what little order they had. Now they get to experience the PHD secrets to elite thinking from the "Green Forest School".

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