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Some good memeage from weka

 
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Posted by on June 9, 2021 in Linklove

 

No surprise: Rick Warren ordains women

Gunner has the scoop. (Hat tip: weka.)

Gunner notes that Rick Warren’s Saddleback church is nominally Southern Baptist; will any prominent Southern Baptist pastors come forward to denounce this loudly and publicly? I pray so. We shall see…

It starts with female ordination, and will end with BeeEllEm and Alphabet People lifestyle endorsement…

Previously.

Also.

 

FreeMatt has two good ideas for companies

  1. Treat your employees well (and then go ahead and tout that in advertising)
  2. Treat your customers well (emphasize customer service)

I know, common sense, but common sense ain’t common any more.

 
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Posted by on May 10, 2021 in business, Linklove, The Kulturkampf

 

“Cancel Culture”: The Defeat of America

Good essay by Ron Neff, here.

 

Remembering George Grant

Good essay at Chronicles on the late great Canadian thinker.

 
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Posted by on August 26, 2020 in Canada, Linklove

 

We All Live in Belarus Anyway

Great commentary here:

Belarus has just enjoyed another “election,” and President Lukashenko has been delcared winner with over 80% of the vote.

The Western media is declaring this a “fixed” election. Here is The Independent:

[…]

Sounds like something is going on, and I would guess that Lukashenko cheated to some degree. But can we really rely on the Western media to tell us this, especially when they are trying to build up Lukashenko’s rival as some sort of “woke,” mask-wearing feminist? Yes, literally:

[…]

…Ms Tikhanovskaya’s opposition campaign took on [an] unmistakably feminist, modern slant. It also brought over 200,000 people to the streets in support – an astonishing achievement in Belarus, a police state of just 9 million people, and where dissent often leads to jail.

Underestimating Ms Tikhanovskaya was not the only mistake the usually clever and adroit Mr Lukashenko made in the run-up to the elections. His electoral rating was hit hard by a perceived cavalier approach to the Covid-19 epidemic: he claimed the virus was avoidable with vodka, trips to the sauna and work in the potato fields. His management of the country’s increasingly desperate economic position – and its rapidly unwinding model of Soviet planning with Russian subsidies – also provoked much anger.

Nice touch at the end there, referring to Western attempts to destabilise the economy! Also, note how Lukashenko gets blamed for being cavalier with cornoavirus, but Tikhanovskaya — or her backers — bringing “200,000 people “onto the streets is passed over without commenting on the health risks in a pandemic.

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In the interests of fairness, let’s also ask another question, namely: who owns the so-called Independent? Answer from Wikipedia:

Evgeny Lebedev (41%) Sultan Muhammad Abuljadayel (30%) Justin Byam Shaw (26%) Minor shareholders (3%).

Lebedev is the son of Alexander Lebedev, a former KGB functionary, who made the transition to post-Communist billionaire. Not the most salubrious way to make a fortune, as is well known. In fact “Russian billionaire” is a synonym for “reeking cesspit of corruption.”

Sultan Muhammad Abuljadayel is a Saudi Prince and therefore connected in some way with the Saudi Royal family. Recent events, like the brutal murder of the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul on the orders of Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman, give us a good idea of how “independent” he must be.

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Why should we take the deputised word of an ex-pat Russian oligarch with KGB connections and some pampered scion of the murderous Saudi regime that Lukashenko is oppressing his people, when in fact he may merely be countering attempts to subvert his country’s political system?

The only honest position in a case like this is to admit that real democracy exists neither in the UK nor in Belarus. But at least there is a chance that Lukashenko cares about his own people, while our corrupt oligarchs clearly don’t.

Indeed.

 
 

Two from Gerry

A History Lesson
The Convergence of Capitalism and Communism

Tolle, lege!

 
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Posted by on June 18, 2020 in Linklove

 

An Open Letter to “Subcontinental” Tech Recruiters

Great rant, feeriker! 🙂

I am mystified by online / telephone spam and scams; sad to think that they must work with enough people, however few, to make them economically worth carrying them out…

To Reclaim Normality

This is an open-letter rant directed at job recruiters for the IT field who are of …*ahem* … “Subcontinental” origin. If you are not in the IT field, are not looking for new job opportunities, or do not appreciate the use of harsh words directed at people of non-European origin, then you might want to skip this offering. Otherwise, feel free to read on. I would enjoy hearing from you if you agree, or have any practical solutions to this problem.

Dear Apu/Bapu/Gupta/Rajneesh/Sanjeet, or Whatever the Hell Your Name Is:

I have a serious bone to pick with you. I know I am not alone in having this set of complaints about you, but I am probably one of the few who is willing to let you know about it, in the language and tone in which you deserve to hear it. I would gladly do so using my real…

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Posted by on May 26, 2020 in Linklove

 

Freedom is essential

Gerry expands his thoughts here into a full post at his site.

Spot on.

Go read. 🙂

 
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Posted by on April 5, 2020 in Linklove

 

Fifteen female-less feature films

They ostensibly bitch about it, but this is a list of (IMO, having seen the majority of them) great movies for men.