Current and ex-employees allege Google drastically rolled back diversity programs by [deleted] in KotakuInAction

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Google has significantly rolled back its diversity and inclusion initiatives in an apparent effort to avoid being perceived as anti-conservative, according to eight current and former employees.

To be fair, it seems like the whole point of such programs is to declare your company a "no conservatives" zone.

All white people are racist according to r/GamerGhazi by reebok300 in KotakuInAction

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While this is funny, it's also two years old dude...

Britain First leader Paul Golding convicted under terrorism law [Guardian] by APDSmith in KotakuInAction

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To clarify, I'm not particularly enamoured of Britain First, but it's a good illustration of the state of the UK's terror laws - and their usage by the Police.

To summarise, Golding, on a return from Russia ("Muh Russia!"):

  • Was stopped by the Police under Schedule 7 of the Terrorism Act;
  • Schedule 7 does not have a "reasonable suspicion" standard - as such the Police aren't required to demonstrate any reason at all for stopping you, not even "I don't like your face";
  • Was required under the terms of Schedule 7 of the Terrorism Act to supply PINs for mobile devices;
  • On failure to do so, was charged under Section 7 of the Terrorism Act.

So, just be aware that, just as US Customs, UK airports are a "fuck you" zone when it comes to civil liberties.

Graham Linehan has changed his mind about Gamergate - he now says that we were right about a lot of things by AntonioOfVenice in KotakuInAction

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I thought Wu was the one who left her dog out in the cold to die because muh gamergate?

TV licence fee could be replaced by broadband levy, says BBC [Guardian] by APDSmith in KotakuInAction

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It seems that the BBC has misunderstood the objection to a tax on the general populace being used to fund vanity projects from a small London clique and are instead proposing ... a mandatory levy upon household services such as broadband or electricity.

Perhaps they have realised how devastating competition would be for them.

Welcome Ashore by DomitiusOfMassilia in KotakuInAction

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Well, hell, it turns out I'm going senile. Do I at least get to call everyone who's signed up since a millennial poseur?

Witness the abandonment of Saidit's principles by its own co-founder in the comments of this /s/whatever StoneToss comic post. by Lithargoel in KotakuInAction

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Well, if South Park has taught me anything, it's that you must now acquit.

Britain First leader Paul Golding convicted under terrorism law [Guardian] by APDSmith in KotakuInAction

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Agreed. Not just because of the inherent issue, which is substantial, but also because the Police are never held to account for the action of stopping someone under Schedule 7 - they can't be, the Schedule means they're never required to even say why they stopped someone. It's a license to do whatever the hell they want.

Let's have an honest discussion... by MaskedCoward in KotakuInAction

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Dude, my mother-in-law is an OBE and runs a hospital. She's more "integrated into the culture" than I am.

Also, do you not feel it is a flare-lit tip off that you're asking to discuss the likely success of integration ... while requiring the discussion to quietly not mention any success stories? It could just be really poor phrasing but it comes across like a very agenda-driven post.

Dave Cullen (Computing Forever) gets Dankula'd for interviewing an actual professor by CptCmdrAwesome in KotakuInAction

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Complete with the passive-aggressive "Journalist who lobbied to pull the video smugly asking for comment" bit as well.

Stay classy.

Apparently zombie lives do not matter by [deleted] in KotakuInAction

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The scary thing is, if you look at what they do for long enough, you can see how they think.

Look at them for too long and you can even make yourself think like they do.

TV licence fee could be replaced by broadband levy, says BBC [Guardian] by APDSmith in KotakuInAction

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I believe it's possible but it's not on the standard contract - you'd need to specifically inform your ISP or be in danger of them pulling the plug on you the moment they found out about it.

English professsors demand higher ed reject 'standard English' language, 'put some respeck on Black Language' by scrubking in KotakuInAction

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... should the graduates of these programmes then write on their curriculum vitae that their qualification is for black english only and see what that does to their employment prospects?

Let's have an honest discussion... by MaskedCoward in KotakuInAction

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OK, I'll admit, I'm not entirely sure how to address this, then. Your request appears to be to discuss society without discussing people.

Are we just lining up stereotypes, then? I can't see that being particularly productive, but I can't see where else one would be able to take this.

I'm also somewhat confused by "blacks" as a group ... are you of the opinion that white people are equally interchangeable? That there's no difference between, say, an American and a Canadian? Between the Scottish and the English? Between the English and the French? Or is this sort of faceless anonymity something you reserve for black people?

Current and ex-employees allege Google drastically rolled back diversity programs by [deleted] in KotakuInAction

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Ahh, but China needs them out here evangelising for a Glorious Red Future!

Leftist Policy Didn’t Lose. Marxist Electoral Theory Did. by [deleted] in KotakuInAction

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2) Using negative partisanship against the Republican Party to drive turnout.

recognize it as the fight between decency and cruelty that is actually is,

So yet another instance of "The right thinks the left are wrong, the left thinks the right are evil"

embrace a strategy of leftist policy maximization within an aggressively partisan framework.

So, because we can't win elections in the US, let's tear the US apart. Classic entirely proportionate communist response.