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Allison is merely summarizing how race played a major factor in how this trial was perceived by the black community because of the LAPD's history of racism. She is not condoning the murders, let alone calling Simpson a hero to the media or anyone else.
Exactly that. Most people of the black community didn't praise the fucker, nor spoke for us. Many were just frustrated and pointing out the injustices we all continue to face. For us it's a case "Yeah, this what the poor and minorities always have to go through and deal with corrupt cops getting way with crimes and planting evidence. The system is corrupt and broken, and you're only noticing now, because OJ's a rich black celebrity!" Korey from DT backs this up even further. Not to mention, you had some people, black and white, tried to cozy up to him no matter how guilty he was, just to get something out of him or clout.


 
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Just wait until you're on the end of the petty lawsuits from some-one with an axe to grind. I'm sure your tune would change pretty quickly.
Not really, because unlike that biatch, I don't start shit by shooting people and try to run away/hide from the consequences, pretending I did nothing wrong, and then cry for "HUMANITTYYYYYYYYEEEEEEEEEE" when getting my ass kicked. I can see you doing something stupid and trying run away, because you're more than happy suck the genitals' of those types of people. You've proven that more times than you care to count or remember. Have fun with that.
 

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He puts words in people's mouths, goals posts a lot, and likes kissing the ass of assholes out in the world. It's all he ever does, so don't the results surprise you.
Dude, I'm not into rimming either but no need for the homophobia there.
 

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There are more than a few problems with Ibram X. Kendi, but a supposed lack of academic achievement isn't one of them. He went on to get dual B.S, a Masters, and a PhD.
In a non-quantitative way, with non-credible, non-data-backed, non-evidence-backed methodology.

Here's an example of a writing sample I did for a master's degree in an online college before leaving it due to it not being regionally accredited(Can't tell you which one but it's the lowest price university, and I did it to get ahold of their textbook which turns out to be from 2016)




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While the 21st century has seen a green energy reformation (Rifkin, 2011), a renewal in the sharing economy (Rifkin, 2011), a biomedical transformation(The Molecular Medicine Revolution 1998), a military technology evolution(Network Centric Warfare 1999), a shift to globalization & free trade(Levin et al., 2021), and recently an acceleration in artificial intelligence(Acemoglu & Restrepo, 2018), the constant in all these transformations is the computer[Information technology] revolution which serves as the primary enabler of all other technological transitions(McClellan , 2006). The world’s workplaces went from fax machines, paper copies of important documents, file cabinets/filing systems, and paper forms to email (ROBERTSON, 2021), and later saving important documents to the cloud (Vidhya et al., 2016), SQL or structured query language usage and databases (Vidhya et al., 2016), and word processors like Microsoft Word and Google Docs (Kruse et al., 2023). This has resulted in increased productivity and alternative ways to work such as gig work, and remote & hybrid work.

According to the St, Louis Federal Reserve worker productivity has increased linearly in an upward trend since the 1970s (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2024). This is due to a wide variety of factors, but chief among them is that information technology has enabled workers to work faster, smarter, and more accurately (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2024). Emails are faster than fax machines (ROBERTSON, 2021), Copying and pasting and possibly printing an important document is faster than creating paper copies of important documents, and a database system is better than a file cabinet as the data inside them can be accessed better (ROBERTSON, 2021), is safer, and is more easily retrieved. Word processors/typing is faster and more efficient than typing machines and paper forms (Kruse et al., 2023). This has therefore meant workers’ workloads can be produced in greater quantities with high quality, and with more secure storage (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2024) (Vidhya et al., 2016).

The world has seen three industrial revolutions with a possible fourth one that is ongoing (Bai, Dallasega, Orzes, & Sarkis, 2020). Since the end of the Cold War/1990s onwards the global economy and modern workplace have seen the dominance of digitalization in the form of information technology enter every function of the workplace (Bai, Dallasega, Orzes, & Sarkis, 2020) (Network Centric Warfare 1999). This has affected the workplace in ways that have increased the output of almost every worker from the CEO of a Fortune 500 company down to the warehouse worker in a data warehouse of an SME business (Bai, Dallasega, Orzes, & Sarkis, 2020).

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When it comes to employee welfare and general happiness there are generally two cases in the business world we can refer to. One case is Costco, another example is Walmart (Basker, 2007). Walmart’s wages and treatment of employees have been seen as inadequate in the face of increasing government and media scrutiny (Basker, 2007), however, it charges no membership fees for inclusion into its stores and has low prices for its goods (Basker, 2007), meanwhile, Costco is regularly held as the exemplar of both high-quality goods, low prices, above-average treatment of its staff(Courtemanche & Carden, 2014), but there is a price floor or membership fee to entering the store and purchasing goods and services(Courtemanche & Carden, 2014). Yet despite this when we look at general productivity and quality of goods, Costco tends to trump Walmart due to its management of workers and unique business setup (Cascio, 2006).

The principal reason the average Walmart employee performs worse than the average Costco employee and the quality of goods is skewed towards Costco over Walmart is the consequence of low-quality Walmart wages, benefits, and work environment while Costco has the inverse qualities of Walmart with higher-than-average salaries, a generous benefits package, and a generally more favorable work environment (Cascio, 2006). And while Walmart and Costco compete in different markets with Costco marketing itself mainly to middle to upper-middle-class customers, and Walmart from the working class to the lower middle-class (Basker, 2007) consumers they are both retailers who sell similar goods (Cascio, 2006).

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Question 1​

Rifkin, J. (2011). THE THIRD INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION HOW LATERAL POWER IS TRANSFORMING ENERGY, THE ECONOMY, AND THE WORLD (1st ed.). PALGRAVE MACMILLAN®.

The molecular medicine revolution. (1998, December). Nature Medicine, 4(12), 1339–1340.

(1999). (rep) (p. 1). DOD/Senate Arm Services Committee

Levin, R. C., Chanda, N., & Froetschel, S. (2021). A World Connected Globalization in the 21st Century. YaleGlobal Online.

Acemoglu, D., & Restrepo, P. (2018). NBER WORKING PAPER SERIES. ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, AUTOMATION AND WORK, 1–41. Working Paper 24196

McClellan , J. E. (2006). Science and Technology in World History (2nd ed.). The Johns Hopkins University Press.

Vidhya, V., Jeyaram, G., & Ishwarya, K. R. (2016). Database Management Systems. Alpha Science International Ltd.

Kruse , O., Rapp, C., Anson , C. M., Benetos, K., Cotos , E., Devitt , A., & Shibani, A. (2023). Digital Writing Technologies in Higher Education. Springer Nature Switzerland AG.

ROBERTSON, C. (2021). THE FILING CABINET A VERTICAL HISTORY OF INFORMATION. University of Minnesota Press.

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. (2024). Nonfarm business sector: Labor productivity (Output per Hour) for all workers [Data set]. Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. https://fred.stlouisfed.org/series/OPHNFB

Bai, C., Dallasega, P., Orzes, G., & Sarkis, J. (2020). Industry 4.0 technologies assessment: A sustainability perspective. International Journal of Production Economics, 229, 107776. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpe.2020.107776

Question 2​

Basker, E. (2007). The causes and consequences of Wal-Mart's growth. The Journal of Economic Perspectives, 21(3), 177-198. https://www.jstor.org/stable/30033740

Courtemanche, C., & Carden, A. (2014). Competing with Costco and Sam's Club: Warehouse club entry and grocery prices. Southern Economic Journal, 80(3), 565-585. https://www.jstor.org/stable/23809641

Cascio, W. F. (2006). Decency means more than "Always low prices": A comparison of Costco to Wal-Mart's Sam's Club. Academy of Management Perspectives, 20(3), 26-37. http://www.jstor.com/stable/4166249

And I was being lazy writing this.

Meanwhile

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Who the fuck cites the Guardian in an academic book. Most of these citations are lazy. Here's a competent citation page by a competent professor.

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In a non-quantitative way, with non-credible, non-data-backed, non-evidence-backed methodology.
??? As far as I can see, his PhD is in history. It's not economics or physics.

It's not that I necessarily have a lot of desire to defend Kendi. He'd be far from the first person who suddenly and perhaps unexpectedly found himself the centre of attention and parlayed that into opportunities for wealth and ambition that his talents ultimately couldn't support. But I don't see any particularly compelling reason to traduce his education without clear reason, or demean him over one mediocre exam score.
 

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In a non-quantitative way, with non-credible, non-data-backed, non-evidence-backed methodology.
"Non-quantitative" is a non-criticism. This is history. Qualitative is valuable.

The rest is subjective and seems to just be based on the fact he cited some contemporary news stories rather than the underlying studies etc. Which isn't great, sure. But having achieved these accreditations at all clearly renders those SAT scores irrelevant. He's still got more academic chops than your average person-- by quite a margin.
 

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The Supreme Court effectively abolishes the right to mass protest in three US states

It is no longer safe to organize a protest in Louisiana, Mississippi, or Texas.

A large crowd of protestors fill the street, many lifting their fists in the air, and one speaking into a megaphone.

Demonstrators march from Baton Rouge City Hall to the Louisiana Capitol to protest the shooting of Alton Sterling by a police officer on July 9, 2016, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Mark Wallheiser/Getty Images

The Supreme Court announced on Monday that it will not hear Mckesson v. Doe. The decision not to hear Mckesson leaves in place a lower court decision that effectively eliminated the right to organize a mass protest in the states of Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas.

Under that lower court decision, a protest organizer faces potentially ruinous financial consequences if a single attendee at a mass protest commits an illegal act.

It is possible that this outcome will be temporary. The Court did not embrace the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit’s decision attacking the First Amendment right to protest, but it did not reverse it either. That means that, at least for now, the Fifth Circuit’s decision is the law in much of the American South.

For the past several years, the Fifth Circuit has engaged in a crusade against DeRay Mckesson, a prominent figure within the Black Lives Matter movement who organized a protest near a Baton Rouge police station in 2016.

The facts of the Mckesson case are, unfortunately, quite tragic. Mckesson helped organize the Baton Rouge protest following the fatal police shooting of Alton Sterling. During that protest, an unknown individual threw a rock or similar object at a police officer, the plaintiff in the Mckesson case who is identified only as “Officer John Doe.” Sadly, the officer was struck in the face and, according to one court, suffered “injuries to his teeth, jaw, brain, and head.”


Everyone agrees that this rock was not thrown by Mckesson, however. And the Supreme Court held in NAACP v. Claiborne Hardware (1982) that protest leaders cannot be held liable for the violent actions of a protest participant, absent unusual circumstances that are not present in the Mckesson case — such as if Mckesson had “authorized, directed, or ratified” the decision to throw the rock.

Indeed, as Justice Sonia Sotomayor points out in a brief opinion accompanying the Court’s decision not to hear Mckesson, the Court recently reaffirmed the strong First Amendment protections enjoyed by people like Mckesson in Counterman v. Colorado (2023). That decision held that the First Amendment “precludes punishment” for inciting violent action “unless the speaker’s words were ‘intended’ (not just likely) to produce imminent disorder.”

The reason Claiborne protects protest organizers should be obvious. No one who organizes a mass event attended by thousands of people can possibly control the actions of all those attendees, regardless of whether the event is a political protest, a music concert, or the Super Bowl. So, if protest organizers can be sanctioned for the illegal action of any protest attendee, no one in their right mind would ever organize a political protest again.

Indeed, as Fifth Circuit Judge Don Willett, who dissented from his court’s Mckesson decision, warned in one of his dissents, his court’s decision would make protest organizers liable for “the unlawful acts of counter-protesters and agitators.” So, under the Fifth Circuit’s rule, a Ku Klux Klansman could sabotage the Black Lives Matter movement simply by showing up at its protests and throwing stones.

The Fifth Circuit’s Mckesson decision is obviously wrong

Like Mckesson, Claiborne involved a racial justice protest that included some violent participants. In the mid-1960s, the NAACP launched a boycott of white merchants in Claiborne County, Mississippi. At least according to the state supreme court, some participants in this boycott “engaged in acts of physical force and violence against the persons and property of certain customers and prospective customers” of these white businesses.

Indeed, one of the organizers of this boycott did far more to encourage violence than Mckesson is accused of in his case. Charles Evers, a local NAACP leader, allegedly said in a speech to boycott supporters that “if we catch any of you going in any of them racist stores, we’re gonna break your damn neck.”

But the Supreme Court held that this “emotionally charged rhetoric ... did not transcend the bounds of protected speech.” It ruled that courts must use “extreme care” before imposing liability on a political figure of any kind. And it held that a protest leader may only be held liable for a protest participant’s actions in very limited circumstances:

There are three separate theories that might justify holding Evers liable for the unlawful conduct of others. First, a finding that he authorized, directed, or ratified specific tortious activity would justify holding him responsible for the consequences of that activity. Second, a finding that his public speeches were likely to incite lawless action could justify holding him liable for unlawful conduct that in fact followed within a reasonable period. Third, the speeches might be taken as evidence that Evers gave other specific instructions to carry out violent acts or threats.
The Fifth Circuit conceded, in a 2019 opinion, that Officer Doe “has not pled facts that would allow a jury to conclude that Mckesson colluded with the unknown assailant to attack Officer Doe, knew of the attack and ratified it, or agreed with other named persons that attacking the police was one of the goals of the demonstration.” So that should have been the end of the case.

Instead, in its most recent opinion in this case, the Fifth Circuit concluded that Claiborne’s “three separate theories that might justify” holding a protest leader liable are a non-exhaustive list, and that the MAGA-infused court is allowed to create new exceptions to the First Amendment. It then ruled that the First Amendment does not apply “where a defendant creates unreasonably dangerous conditions, and where his creation of those conditions causes a plaintiff to sustain injuries.”

And what, exactly, were the “unreasonably dangerous conditions” created by the Mckesson-led protest in Baton Rouge? The Fifth Circuit faulted Mckesson for organizing “the protest to begin in front of the police station, obstructing access to the building,” for failing to “dissuade” protesters who allegedly stole water bottles from a grocery store, and for leading “the assembled protest onto a public highway, in violation of Louisiana criminal law.”

Needless to say, the idea that the First Amendment recedes the moment a mass protest violates a traffic law is quite novel. And it is impossible to reconcile with pretty much the entire history of mass civil rights protests in the United States.

A black-and-white photo of the March To Montgomery, showing Martin Luther King Jr. leading a protest shutting down a street.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. leads marchers in what the Fifth Circuit calls an “unreasonably dangerous” activity. Morton Broffman/Getty Images

In fairness, the Court’s decision to leave the Fifth Circuit’s attack on the First Amendment in place could be temporary. As Sotomayor writes in her Mckesson opinion, when the Court announces that it will not hear a particular case it “expresses no view about the merits.” The Court could still restore the First Amendment right to protest in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas in a future case.

For the time being, however, the Fifth Circuit’s Mckesson decision remains good law in those three states. And that means that anyone who organizes a political protest within the Fifth Circuit risks catastrophic financial liability.
 

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Just as you think Truss couldn't sink any lower after losing to a Lettuce she's now openly endorsing Trump. I guess it makes sense. Of course the PM who's main policy was sacrificing the lower and middle classes to prop up the rich during a cost of living crisis would feel attracted to an openly corrupt businessman.

That's she's especially disappointed Biden hasn't abused his powers to harm the EU also isn't exactly neighborly of her. Her claims aren't as patriotic as she'd like to claim either. Trump openly advocates betraying Europe to Russia and sadly for Truss Britain is in Europe. A crippled Great Britain having to do without NATO isn't really in its interests either.
 
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"Non-quantitative" is a non-criticism. This is history. Qualitative is valuable.

The rest is subjective and seems to just be based on the fact he cited some contemporary news stories rather than the underlying studies etc. Which isn't great, sure. But having achieved these accreditations at all clearly renders those SAT scores irrelevant. He's still got more academic chops than your average person-- by quite a margin.
??? As far as I can see, his PhD is in history. It's not economics or physics.

It's not that I necessarily have a lot of desire to defend Kendi. He'd be far from the first person who suddenly and perhaps unexpectedly found himself the centre of attention and parlayed that into opportunities for wealth and ambition that his talents ultimately couldn't support. But I don't see any particularly compelling reason to traduce his education without clear reason, or demean him over one mediocre exam score.
The problem is the opportunity cost; this idiot costs Boston University millions every year. Money that could have gone to an actual public policy center with more than two original research papers per year. Every dollar that goes to this grifter could have gone to something else that could have done actual good instead of a financially mismanaged center that had to lay off half of its staff and is run by a guy who has a bibliography that looks like it was written by a high schooler.

 

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Apologies to America for the increasing likelihood of incoming Tory flight, defeated and thirsting after that sweet succulent RW think-tank chedda you got going over there for project 2025. If confused over all their recent yapping like maga dogs on heat, am suspecting this is pretty much why.


Project 2025 (officially the Presidential Transition Project) is a collection of policy proposals to reshape the executive branch of the U.S. federal government at an unprecedented scale in the event of a Republican victory in the 2024 U.S. presidential election.[2][3] Established in 2022, the project seeks to recruit tens of thousands of conservatives to Washington, D.C., to replace existing federal civil service workers which Republicans characterize as the "deep state", to further the objectives of the next Republican president.[4] Although the project cannot promote a specific presidential candidate, many contributors have close ties to Donald Trump and the Trump 2024 presidential campaign.[5] The plan would perform a swift restructuring of the executive branch under a maximalist version of the unitary executive theory — a false theory proposing the president of the United States has absolute power over the executive branch — upon inauguration.[3][6]
The development of the plan is led by the The Heritage Foundation, an American conservative think tank, in collaboration with over 100 partners including Turning Point USA, led by Charlie Kirk; the Conservative Partnership Institute including former Trump Chief of Staff Mark Meadows as senior partner; the Center for Renewing America, led by former Trump-appointee Office of Management and Budget Director Russell Vought; and America First Legal, led by former Trump Senior Advisor Stephen Miller.[7][8]
Project 2025 envisions widespread changes across the entire government, particularly with regard to economic and social policy and the role of the federal government and federal agencies. The plan proposes slashing U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) funding, dismantling the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security, gutting environmental and climate change regulations to favor fossil fuel production, and eliminating the cabinet Departments of Education and Commerce.[9] Citing an anonymous source, The Washington Post reported in November 2023, prior to the project's release, that Project 2025 includes immediately invoking the Insurrection Act of 1807 to deploy the military for domestic law enforcement and directing the DOJ to pursue Trump adversaries.[10] Project Director Paul Dans, a former Trump administration official, said in September 2023 that Project 2025 is "systematically preparing to march into office and bring a new army, aligned, trained, and essentially weaponized conservatives ready to do battle against the deep state."[11]
 
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So you admit I have objected to corporate stuff, before you were saying I hadn't lol.
It's a Venn Diagram. You are only anti-woke. That means sometimes you attack companies. Usually with made up evidence.

It's like Tucker Carlson talking about the low average wage of workers (I agree, this is a problem) and then blaming immigrants (No Tucker. Who pays for wages? Who brings immigrants into the US?) You have the right target but for the wrong reasons which means you arent targeting them at all

Pretending DIsney is woke, even under your definition is ridiculous because Disney hardly does anything for minorities, especially compared to what it does for white men or they want women to stay traditional. Disney is conservative through and through. You could claim Pixar is woke as they are the ones doing more minority stuff

Yes, I get yeeted under another proverbial bus like last time. Near 300 bits of writing for a website erased from the internet because people decided I was some existential threat and I'm getting fed up of having to explain to drivers why I'm under their bus.
I'm assuming you got banned from somewhere. The way you talk is definitely worse on average than MovieBob so it make sense you would get ostracised first


I mean Blaire White gets death threats all the time and she's Trans.
Yep

And?
 

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The problem is the opportunity cost; this idiot costs Boston University millions every year. Money that could have gone to an actual public policy center with more than two original research papers per year. Every dollar that goes to this grifter could have gone to something else that could have done actual good instead of a financially mismanaged center that had to lay off half of its staff and is run by a guy who has a bibliography that looks like it was written by a high schooler.
Perhaps Boston University is in a better place to judge the value of their own expenditures than you are, if you're basing this on....Google searches and a skim-read of a bibliography from 14 years ago. They are likely to have a more substantial perspective on his work than you.
 

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Bitches in box stands never care about anyone, but themselves, and are only out for the individual self. Conservatives are more selfish than John Carpenter's The Thing. At least they actually try to work together and don't fuck over each other for a goddamn percentage.
 
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The alt-right doesn't have allies. It has a doctrine, and anyone who falls out of lockstep with it for even a moment will find a bayonet in their back.
It is interesting how with Democrats there's a fairly standard set of commandments and then some dispute between Capitalists, Democrats, and progressives, but if you never really see them tie themselves in knots over this stuff.

They don't have any kind of "allegiance" that requires them to countermand their basic principles.

You have a fair number of capitalist democrats that are beholden to the military industrial complex, or whatever their biggest donor is, but on the whole they and their patrons are aligned on right and wrong if for no other reason than the optics. kellog and aerospace can sleep soundly at night knowing that when Democrats turn against them it's because their optics are bad and they need to sooth the lowest common denominator.

Conservatives live in this bizarre field of landmines in needing to appeal to wallstreet, White nationalists, evangelical Christians, QANON flat earthers, and somehow...centrist independents who might be Mexican, jewish, etc. talk about

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Theres a really good article on nytimes about how Dana White the CEO of the Ultimate Fighting Championship had to pressure Kid Rock and Donald Trump into making nice with Anheuser-Busch because of how much Anheuser-Busch makes the UFC. You can pretend to be anti-trans, but only as long as you don't stop the money train.


It's so bizarre how they have to juggle all these secular supporter groups.
 
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