Message from Bjorn - MD in Nice Respectable People Group #general
Oh god yeah
It’s so frustrating
My aunt (who’s basically a fundie) literally says “we are going to be judged for how poorly we treat Israel”
I just kinda tune it out
A lot of people just. Say things that don’t mean anything.
*She speaks, but says nothing*
"I'm so glad we moved the capital of Israel! This is just as good as a wall ya know? Make literally anywhere else great again!"
MLAEGA for short.
The Talmud was written between 200 and 500 AD. And Christ Himself called the Pharisees "sons of the devil."
The Church is the new, true Israel
"We are God's chosen people." 🤓
"According to his son you are not." 😋
Trump has done a lot of good
Rise & grind IE
Can anyone here draw **very** well in a cartooney style (or know someone who can)
@fgtveassassin "I think there *are* real differences between the genders that are real, and biological, and are verifiable. They're reflected in DNA. We don't believe that about *race*, though, do we? Do we think that certain races have more wisdom, or more honesty than others..." <:nervous:359009898115104770>
*Cue Enoch voice: "Uhhhhh, like... Low-key..."
"Studies have shown that a 10% increase in workforce diversity results in a 1% increase in productivity..." 🤔
...said no economically literate person EVER.
...and I about crapped myself when she admitted outright that diversity was "no White men."
These people, I swear...
Say what you will about Cronkite and co.; I can't help but feel increasingly that Tucker Carlson may well be the best anchor in the history of televised news.
@Bjorn - MD How do you respond to the claim that diversity brings more productivity?
@sigruna14 my response is that if the study is true then that we no longer need affirmative action to incentivize hiring non-white men
I'd say, if diversity brought with it more productivity, then the most diverse Nations like Nigeria or Haiti, would be economic powerhouses
Good old Japan is the counter example. not diverse. Very productive
I white knight so much for Japan I feel like Uncle Jared. Or a weeb
What can I say? It's a nice place. Though I didn't belong there permanently, of course.
Japan is my go to for a lot of positive arguments, Mexico for negative arguments
Man I had an opportunity to go 8 years ago, I wish I had taken it.
I was worried about "money", but in the large scheme of things now that I have a real job I see it wouldn't have been that much.
Japan hasn't drastically changed like western Europe. You still can go. Just be aware of the groundwater situation in northern honshu.
Also, unless you are a real Dixie bro and can handle it, don't go to Japan between May-August. Much too humid
yeah. I have a non-IE friend who has been going there rather frequently now. His brother is stationed with the navy there so he goes live with him for months at a time
so basically I ask him all my questions about Japan