Category Archives: Life is stranger than fiction
BOSTON (CBS) – Organizers of what they’ve dubbed a “Straight Pride” parade say they will be receiving a license from the City of Boston to hold the event on August 31.
Organizers held a press conference on Wednesday outside of City Hall after their public event application was approved. The parade is being put together by a group calling itself “Super Happy Fun America.”
John Hugo said he has been told the group will be able to hold the event on August 31.
Boston Mayor Marty Walsh previously said he could not deny the group based on their values. Walsh will not attend the straight pride parade.
“Permits to host a public event are granted based on operational feasibility, not based on values or endorsements of beliefs. The City of Boston cannot deny a permit based on an organization’s values,” the mayor said earlier this month.
The group initially requested to raise the “straight pride flag” on City Hall flag polls. This request was denied as city officials said they have sole discretion on what flags fly outside City Hall.
Hugo said Wednesday that Milo Yiannopoulos, a political commentator whose events have regularly been met by protesters, will be the parade’s grand marshal.
“We want people to be aware that there is not only one side of things. There’s a lot of people that are uncomfortable with a lot of things that are going on in our country and they’re afraid to speak up,” Hugo said in a previous interview with WBZ-TV.
Having Milo as grand marshal though is like how the video below doesn’t go with the great lyrics:
Ah well. I guess the point is to troll and trigger, and it sure will! 🙂
Chinese corporate slavemaster who makes his employees work six 12 hour shifts per week encourages them to have long sex marathons on each of those workdays
Alibaba founder Jack Ma urges his employees and their partners to ‘have sex marathons every day’ at a group wedding
- China’s richest man gave was giving a toast during Alibaba staff’s group wedding
- Remarks were a wordplay on the controversial ‘996’ work schedule at the firm
- ‘In life, we should follow ‘669’: Six days, six times. The key is duration,’ Ma says
- In Chinese, the word ‘nine’, or ‘jiu’, is a homophone with the word for ‘long’
- Bizarre marital advice has sparked criticism with many net users calling it lewd
Jack Ma, founder and chairman of online marketplace Alibaba, has sparked criticism after advising his newlywed employees to have sex six times in six days.
Ma, also China‘s richest man, was speaking at his company’s mass wedding which takes place every year on ‘Ali Day’ on May 10 at the company’s headquarters in Hangzhou, east China.
‘At work, we emphasize the spirit of 996. In life, we should follow 669,’ Ma said. His remarks were a wordplay on the firm’s controversial 996 work schedule, which expects staff to submit to 12-hour shifts between 9am and 9pm during a six-day week.
‘What is 669? Six days, six times, with duration being the key,’ Ma said to the 102 couples dressed in wedding dresses and suits at the ceremony. In Chinese, the word ‘nine’ is a homophone with the word for ‘long’.
The quote was posted to Alibaba’s official page on Weibo with a winking emoji, which drew widespread criticism from net users.
‘Making a lewd joke in public and notoriously promoting it – are you being responsible to minors? Thumbs down this time,’ one highly rated comment read.
‘This is just revolting,’ another comment said.
‘Is this funny? Not one bit,’ one person said.
‘Who on earth would have the energy to 669 at home after 996 during work?’ one user said.
As the officiant at the ceremony, the 54-year-old founder also urged the new couples to procreate, calling children a better investment that property.
‘The first KPI of marriage is to have results. There must be products. What is the product? Have children,’ Ma said.
‘Marriage is not for the purpose of accumulating wealth, not for buying a house, not for buying a car, but for having a child together,’ he added.
His message comes amid a dwindling birth rate in China and an increasing pressure on the country’s slowing economy.
The number of babies born in 2018 fell by two million to 15.23 million – marking the lowest birth rate since 1961, despite Beijing relaxing its one-child policy in 2016.
However, many couples have opted not to have babies due to concerns including rising housing prices and access to high-quality education.
Ma, a former English teacher who co-founded Alibaba in 1999 and has become China’s richest man, said he and early employees regularly worked long hours.
Defending the Chinese work practice of 996 last month, Ma called the long hours a ‘huge blessing’.
‘Many companies and many people don’t have the opportunity to work 996. If you don’t work 996 when you are young, when can you ever work 996?’,’ he said in remarks posted on the company’s social media account.
‘Let me ask everyone, if you don’t put out more time and energy than others, how can you achieve the success you want?’ he questioned. China’s Labor Law stipulates that average work hours cannot exceed 40 hours a week.
MailOnline has reached out to Alibaba for comment.
I’m pleased to hear that China’s birthrate has dwindled. May that trend continue further; goodness knows there’s more than enough of them…
And all the pep talks in the world won’t motivate overworked, overtired people to make the beast with two backs if they haven’t any energy.
So go ahead and keep working your corporate slaves to death, idiot overlord tycoon… Help eventually bring about an end to China’s global clout. 😉