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anonymous asked:

Greetings you ! I have a question about Jon Tron, I see a lot of people saying he's a nazi and all but I've seen all his videos several times and I didn't see even a hint for that... So what's behind those accusations ? I genuinely want to know, I don't want to encourage another white supremacist. I you have the answer thanks for answering =) if not could you still post it ? Maybe one of your followers will know something

A couple of months ago he when on a rant on YouTube against immigrants and pro-trump. Another YouTube requested a live debate and he obliged. During the debate he repeated and expanded on his xenophobic, racist speech while his fans defended him by saying he’s not really good with debates (excusing his racism). Then he did a video where he double down on his views but because he did it in a *nice* manner, people defended him again.


queenthethird  asked:

//I like to imagine Urd trying to be the proper vampire father to lower ranking ones after Shi's shitty parenting and abandonment of vampire kind. because Urd gives me the impression of a rather... kinder progenitor than most

// Mmm, I HC that Urd is trying to keep the vampires together after the first, and Saito left. Reaching a hand out to those in need, and making sure that the vampires stay low.

I guess you could call that “being the proper father” to the vampires. Although he’s probably doing it for his own reasons - and to avoid the world ending around him.

While he can seem kind, I’m not sure if that’s the exact reason. More like he’s indifferent. He doesn’t really care about small midgets. The humans have most likely never meant anything to him, and he never saw them as a threat. 
But he’s not the type to kill unnecessarily, or hurt those loyal to him.

So i Guess you can call him kind, as long as you don’t cross the line.

to be honest, i expected piracy in the future to involve a lot more airships and a lot less illegally downloaded music

Whenever someone plays Panic! At The Disco I have this urge to assert my fan dominance and I start rapid firing facts about them until I know they know that I’m obsessed

Why I Was Fired By Google, by James Damore

Special to the Wall Street Journal

I was fired by Google this past Monday for a document that I wrote and circulated internally raising questions about cultural taboos and how they cloud our thinking about gender diversity at the company and in the wider tech sector. I suggested that at least some of the male-female disparity in tech could be attributed to biological differences (and, yes, I said that bias against women was a factor too). Google Chief Executive Sundar Pichai declared that portions of my statement violated the company’s code of conduct and “cross the line by advancing harmful gender stereotypes in our workplace.”

My 10-page document set out what I considered a reasoned, well-researched, good-faith argument, but as I wrote, the viewpoint I was putting forward is generally suppressed at Google because of the company’s “ideological echo chamber.”My firing neatly confirms that point.

How did Google, the company that hires the smartest people in the world, become so ideologically driven and intolerant of scientific debate and reasoned argument?

We all have moral preferences and beliefs about how the world is and should be. Having these views challenged can be painful, so we tend to avoid people with differing values and to associate with those who share our values. This self-segregation has become much more potent in recent decades. We are more mobile and can sort ourselves into different communities; we wait longer to find and choose just the right mate; and we spend much of our time in a digital world personalized to fit our views.

Google is a particularly intense echo chamber because it is in the middle of Silicon Valley and is so life-encompassing as a place to work. With free food, internal meme boards and weekly companywide meetings, Google becomes a huge part of its employees’ lives. Some even live on campus. For many, including myself, working at Google is a major part of their identity,almost like a cult with its own leaders and saints, all believed to righteously uphold the sacred motto of “Don’t be evil.”

Echo chambers maintain themselves by creating a shared spirit and keeping discussion confined within certain limits. As Noam Chomsky once observed, “The smart way to keep people passive and obedient is to strictly limit the spectrum of acceptable opinion, but allow very lively debate within that spectrum.”

But echo chambers also have to guard against dissent and opposition. Whether it’s in our homes, online or in our workplaces, a consensus is maintained by shaming people into conformity or excommunicating them if they persist in violating taboos. Public shaming serves not only to display the virtue of those doing the shaming but also warns others that the same punishment awaits them if they don’t conform.

In my document, I committed heresy against the Google creed by stating that not all disparities between men and women that we see in the world are the result of discriminatory treatment.

When I first circulated the document about a month ago to our diversity groups and individuals at Google, there was no outcry or charge of misogyny. I engaged in reasoned discussion with some of my peers on these issues, but mostly I was ignored.

Everything changed when the document went viral within the company and the wider tech world. Those most zealously committed to the diversity creed—that all differences in outcome are due to differential treatment and all people are inherently the same—could not let this public offense go unpunished. They sent angry emails to Google’s human-resources department and everyone up my management chain, demanding censorship, retaliation and atonement.

Upper management tried to placate this surge of outrage by shaming me and misrepresenting my document, but they couldn’t really do otherwise: The mob would have set upon anyone who openly agreed with me or even tolerated my views. When the whole episode finally became a giant media controversy, thanks to external leaks, Google had to solve the problem caused by my supposedly sexist, anti-diversity manifesto, and the whole company came under heated and sometimes threatening scrutiny.

It saddens me to leave Google and to see the company silence open and honest discussion. If Google continues to ignore the very real issues raised by its diversity policies and corporate culture, it will be walking blind into the future—unable to meet the needs of its remarkable employees and sure to disappoint its billions of users.

Open to debate and discuss

We don’t live in a rape culture

Feminism has become something terrible

The BLM movement is misguided

There are only 2 Genders

Gender isn’t a Social Construct

Donald Trump isn’t a Fascist

The Wage gap doesn’t exist

There is no Patriarchy

White privilege is gone

Police officers aren’t killing blacks for sport

Socialism is a terrible Concept

Capitalism (and the 1%) isnt your enemy

Safe Spaces and Trigger warnings are counterproductive

<b>if you disagree with me, then by god, <i>DEBATE ME</i>. Lets  have a discussion about it, lets bring our facts and arguments to the table and see if we cant come to some kind of agreement or consensus of some sort.</b>

the blazing bombardier.

Idk, this is just a summery fluffball of a Sterek getting-together drabble because I’m tired of winter. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Derek fundamentally doesn’t understand people who like roller coasters.

He knows such people exist because he’s been standing in line with them for the Blazing Bombardier for half an hour now, but even when he’s looking right at them, it’s hard to believe. Seriously, why. The list of things to do on a Saturday afternoon that don’t involve screaming and trying not to hurl is literally infinite. He could be lounging around in his pjs in his dorm right now and rereading The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, just for example. Or working out, or going for a drive to the beach, or watching a movie with Boyd and Erica. (Boyd and Erica are officially his favorite people right now because, unlike his sisters, they understand the basic concept that friends don’t make their friends who lose bets ride the most terrifying invention since clown costumes.)

The line moves forward, and oh god, now Derek can actually see the loading station. The seats are wicked-looking hanging harnesses painted to look like flames. He’s going to be sick before he even sits down in the thing.

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You know what I want?

A good old fashioned debate. I just want someone who disagrees with me on some point to say “Hey, this is something I disagree with you about and here’s why” and then we can have a jolly good time. No hostility, no shouting or swearing or aggression - just plain old facts and the debating thereof. Any takers?

i think that if i were a civilian in the mcu and, like, one of them thicc heroes rescued me, the adrenaline rush that comes with the near-death experience would make me too bold and too risky. bucky would be like, “you alright, ma’am? are you hurt?” and i’d stare him dead in the eyes and say “i’d feel better with your face between my legs”


“let me be a private servant, for you, a public servant”

The Labyrinth Chapter 34

Originally posted by bts-we-are-bulletproof

Genre: Gang AU/ High School AU

Pairing: Reader/Jimin ft. all the members

Length: 3.8k

Summary: Looking back on your past, your life has never been anything out of the ordinary. Although your parents had left you on one mysterious night, leaving you little to no explanations, you live out the rest of your years residing in a new town under the custody of your aunt. That is, until you return to your hometown to investigate the whereabouts of your parents during your senior year in high school. It was that fateful decision that led you to find a boy collapsed on your front porch one night, wounds gaping and life fading when your entire life is spun out of control. Somehow being dragged into a life of crimes in the underground business of his, you discover the twisted secrets hidden behind the world you thought you had known all along. 

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