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CrazyEyeJoe  ·  477 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Bank of England statement on Central Bank Digital Currency

If your point is that the Tories will stoop to any low they can get away with, I couldn't agree more. I'm not sure if it's stupidity, though, because somehow they seem to get away with almost anything.

Like the billions in public contracts they handed off to their unqualified pals during the pandemic; for instance somehow they declined to have medical manufacturers produce PPE, and instead hired companies with no experience in the field whatsoever (for details).

Is that stupid, or just blatantly corrupt? If they win the next election (spoiler: they probably will), they not only enriched their friends and themselves, they maintained power. I don't really think they're stupid; they're cunts.

CrazyEyeJoe  ·  478 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Bank of England statement on Central Bank Digital Currency

I never thought I'd be defending a UK government, but that dementia tax idea was political poison and so got ditched.

However... social care was still awful last I heard about it. Like if someone became invalid the amount of care people would get per week was so pitiful (something like an hour per week) family members would sometimes have to quit their job to take care of them.

In short, I'm glad I left.

My girlfriend is Italian, and she was following it closely. At first I was dismissive, but as it escalated I started realising it was only a matter of time before it would spread far beyond Italy. When people in the UK were still in deep denial, I was just bracing for it.

CrazyEyeJoe  ·  527 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: This is history worth watching -- Jon Stewart on Crossfire

What a performance. Jon Stewart is absolutely dominating this, and he's up against two people on their own show.

Because I was bored, I decided to look up the full video of their conversation (if you're curious:

they make the comments around 4:50).

I have to say, those comments were tame as FUCK. I cannot believe they had to resign over that shit. And the woman being interviewed in the OP? Hoooly shit, as soon as she opened her mouth I could tell she was an entitled cunt. I feel bad for the board for having to deal with people like that.

Maybe I don't get it and it's an American thing, but from where I'm standing this was just some trivial banter, and the parents at that school need to grow a spine.

CrazyEyeJoe  ·  552 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Hiring a Chief Diversity Officer Won’t Fix Your Racist Company Culture

Agreed, it's best to try to find an organisation that fits with your personality. Ironically, it's almost impossible to understand a company's culture before actually working there. And beyond that, I believe it's hard to find companies that deviate much from the mean anyway.

I recently moved from the UK to Norway. This is my first job in Norway, so I'm not sure how well it represents Norwegian work culture in general, but immediately I was struck by how much more agency I'm given. It feels like I'm finally being trusted to be a professional, instead of just some guy who's given tasks to do.

I might have had some hints about this at the interview, but to be honest I didn't really grasp it. In the UK I worked at three very different companies, but in all cases it was much more of a pyramidal decision structure. I don't think a company like this exists in the UK.

CrazyEyeJoe  ·  554 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Hiring a Chief Diversity Officer Won’t Fix Your Racist Company Culture

This is all interesting stuff, but how would you make use of this knowledge to make yourself heard? It kind of sounds like if the organisation has problems, you can either learn to live with them, or quit your job. Which, to be fair, matches with my experience.

I knew someone would post this - too good to pass up.

I was asking myself whether this could be made up, but this makes it sound very convincing to me:

    On 1 September, he took out a full-page advert in the New York Times, Washington Post and Boston Globe headlined: “There’s nothing wrong with America’s Foreign Defense Policy that a little backbone can’t cure.”

    The ad offered some highly unorthodox opinions in Ronald Reagan’s cold war America, accusing ally Japan of exploiting the US and expressing scepticism about US participation in Nato. It took the form of an open letter to the American people “on why America should stop paying to defend countries that can afford to defend themselves”.

It sounds like really obvious Soviet propaganda.

CrazyEyeJoe  ·  566 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Three Mohawks

Actually it looks pretty good!