"Malaysia Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad and the Sultan of Johor are seen in a blue Proton Saga... "When asked whether there is any tension with the sultan, Dr Mahathir said: “No, I don’t see anything because I went to see him and he drove me to the airport. I don’t want to comment on the sultans because if I say anything that is not good then it’s not nice because he is the sultan”"

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Saturday, March 02, 2019

Links - 2nd March 2019 (2)

Here’s Why You’re Not an Elite Athlete (Ep. 351) - Freakonomics Freakonomics - "FOXWORTH: I mean, Jay Z sold drugs, grew up in Marcy Projects to a single mother. Now he is a multi-multi-millionaire married to Beyoncé, the most amazing talent we have today. So why don’t we set it up so that all young men must sell drugs when they’re kids, and have only their mother, and grow up in Marcy Projects in Brooklyn, New York... I can go through the course of my life and look at all the things that happened that were just happenstance that led me to these positions, and I’m not going to say that it’s a model that should be followed. I understand that there are occasional outliers, but trying to build around that seems crazy."

Lauren Chen on Twitter - Harvard Business Review: "U.S. firefighters are overwhelmingly white and male. Here’s why that needs to change"
"Screw white men and their...
Disproportionate likelihood to put their lives at risk in order to save others"
The actual article doesn't actually support its headline claim that diversity will improve performance. But that is an article of faith, after all
Luckily the comments are bashing it - of the 11 comments as at the time I write this, 10 have an opinion and 8 are bashing the article

How Firefighters Help Explain the Outcome of 2016 Election - "According to Harold Schaitberger, who has been the union’s president for more than 15 years, the Democratic Party left his members behind — not the other way around — when it went all in on a bet to win minorities and college-educated whites and lost focus on its traditional blue-collar base... Trump earned levels of support among union members that the GOP hasn’t seen since Ronald Reagan. Members of the AFL-CIO labor federation overall voted for Hillary Clinton by a wide margin, according to an internal survey. But that obscures a wide and growing gap inside organized labor between different types of unions, such as the mainly white building trades and the heavily minority service-sector unions... “If they want to be inclusive, inclusive needs to be inclusive. And that is a message for all working class, middle class people of all ethnicities, race, gender, sexual preferences,” he said... Critics may infer gender bias among members, which is certainly possible. But Elizabeth Warren was the star of the firefighters’ national 2015 conference... Schaitberger sees their latest endorsement, for Labor Sec. Tom Perez in the Democratic National Committee Chair race, as a “good example of us that we don't just have this peculiar view” of only supporting white candidates."

Debate: Should Santa Claus be female or gender neutral? - "A recent study has claimed that 27.8% of people in the US and UK would prefer Santa to be either a woman or non-gendered. Of those, 10.6% say they want a female Santa, while 17.2% want the character to be gender neutral."
Surprise! The BBC and other media outlets lied about the "study". The question was actually: "If you could 'rebrand' Santa for modern society, what gender would he be?"

David Pakman on Twitter - "2 days ago @Amy_Siskind posted that she won't vote for white or male candidates in 2020. I pointed out this is racist and sexist. Yesterday she blocked me on Twitter. Today she called Boston College demanding they not have me back as adjunct faculty."

NUSWhispers - Posts - "Graduated from NUS, married with kids and now doing okay in the financial industry to be given a corner office in the financial district... For all the romantics, affairs are way more common than you think. Try throwing a rock in the mbfc area and you are more likely than not to hit someone who slept with someone outside a relationship... I used to be a romantic for monogamy too, until my husband confessed that he was sleeping with a colleague. At first I felt angry and divorce was on my mind. Then after a night of cool down, I was not going to dismantle my family because he stuck his dick in another female's hole. He was and is still a loving husband and father. For the sake of the kids, I told him no divorce if I could have my own fwbs too. Funny how when the tables are turned, males start reconsidering their actions. He agreed though, and the kids were none the wiser. In my industry, well-dressed, good-looking people working long hours together are conducive grounds for finding fwbs, and it was not difficult for me to find my own (two is all I can handle). Of course, there are ground rules, like protection to be worn at all times, to let each other know before liaisons with the fwbs, no getting pregnant or impregnating an fwb, and that family time is of paramount priority. I also go for and get my fwbs to go for regular health screenings. You are wrong if you think the sex is very frequent because we all lead busy lives. It's more like a catch up lunch, then followed by some private time together... Perversely, maybe due to the male ego, my husband insists on a session with me after he knows I had a liaison with one of my fwbs. Letting go of our insistence on sexual exclusivity has returned the much-needed spark to our relationship which has honestly gone stale before this."

Maren Ueland shared a video: - "Never judge people by their appearance"
"The bodies of Louisa Vesterager Jespersen and Maren Ueland were found in the High Atlas mountain range"
This is no longer available
Addendum: Norwegian Tourist Shared Pro-Muslim Video 3 Years Before Murder - "“Never judge people by their appearance. Dear All Must Share It,” an accompanying comment reads next to the post, which goes back to January 2015. Maren Ueland shared the video on her Facebook account."

Uber driver found not guilty of plotting terror - "A man who attacked police with a sword outside Buckingham Palace while repeatedly screaming Allahu Akbar has been found not guilty of preparing acts of terrorism.Mohiussunnath Chowdhury, 27, told jurors his claims to support ISIS were 'in jest' and his attack was because he was 'depressed' and 'wanted police to kill him'.They unanimously acquitted the Uber driver... After that trial collapsed, Chowdhury was held at Belmarsh Prison - where he passed the time sketching pictures of an Islamist terrorist gunning down a man outside Number 10.His latest trial was shown the drawing - in which the attacker is depicted shouting Allahu Akbar as blood sprays on the front door - along with a sketch of a plane hitting the Twin Towers in New York.Prosecutors at this trial said Chowdhury had chosen 'self-radicalisation' and had scoured the internet for articles linked to Jihadi John and ISIS beheadings... Chowdhury claimed he was depressed and wanted police to kill him... In a WhatsApp group chat Chowdhury was asked if his profile picture was an ISIS flag, and he responded: 'It is an ISIS flag. I support ISIS,' followed by a laughing emoji. He later told jurors it was all 'in jest'... Further social media was revealed showing Chowdhury praising the Westminster Bridge terrorist Khalid Masood and claiming all the non-Muslim victims of the atrocity would go to hell. Chowdhury urged his family to 'struggle against the enemies of Allah' including the Queen and British soldiers in a suicide note left on his sister's laptop... Chowdhury had conducted internet searches for beheadings and 'Prophet Mohammed crimes' and 'Mohammed sex slaves'."
Lucky he wasn't from the "far right"

Imam Mohammad Tawhidi on Twitter - "While many in the West seek to ban/ruin Christmas, Muslim majority Iraq makes Christmas Day an official nationwide holiday to mark 'the birth of Jesus Christ'.
Jesus wins again."

Imam Mohammad Tawhidi on Twitter - "I don’t get it:
For the last 2 weeks we have had tens of cases where extremist Islamist clerics living in the West, have attacked Christmas and Santa. The MSM said nothing.
Trump asked a 7 year old if he believed in Santa, and the MSM is totally outraged.
Hypocrites "

Charlie Kirk on Twitter - "The left is perfectly fine with putting someone in prison if you use the wrong gender pronoun, but they don’t want illegal aliens to be deported or criminal aliens to be held accountable for their actions"

Florida Guy on Twitter - "In 1978, Democrats overwhelmingly approved $5 Billion in funding for Israel and Egypt for a Wall between them which we have funded every year since."

Garbage Human - Posts - "It matters to me and to countless others. You seem like a really talented person with a lot of amazing gifts. You have a great musical talent. If you need someone to talk to I would love to meet you sometime. You are loved by more people than you can ever imagine."
"You can’t even tweet about killing yourself anymore without instantly getting a thousand replies saying you matter from trump supporters. This site sucks."
"Imagine the rage you’d feel receiving compassion from a Trump supporter.
Orange man bad."

Howard Dean: We Need to Stay In Afghanistan to Spread Feminism - "Former DNC chair Howard Dean, who ran as an antiwar candidate in 2004 before selling his soul and becoming a shadow lobbyist, said Friday on Twitter we need to stay in Afghanistan in the name of feminism"

A 'dad' is tenth most popular Christmas list request for children - "A study of 2,000 British parents found most children will put a new baby brother or sister at the top of their Christmas list, closely followed by a request for a real-life reindeer. A "pet horse" was the third most popular choice, with a "car" making a bizarre entry at number four. Despite their material requests, the tenth most popular Christmas wish on the list was a "Dad"."

Alyssa Milano, Group's Co-Founder Denounce Women's March Leaders; They Issue Loaded Response - "The leadership of the Women's March has come under fire from some of the group's once most vocal supporters, including the woman who founded the group and actresses Alyssa Milano and Debra Messing. The embattled leaders have since responded to criticism with an "intersectionally" loaded statement blasting its critics. Earlier this year, feminist Tali Goldsheft launched a Change.org petition calling on the leadership of the Women's March ― Bob Bland, Tamika Mallory, Linda Sarsour and Carmen Perez ― to resign, citing their affiliation with and refusal to condemn notorious racist, bigot, and anti-Semite Louis Farrakhan... Women's March founder, Teresa Shook, added her voice to the growing chorus of feminists calling on Bland, Mallory, Sarsour and Perez to step down for allowing "bigotry, racism, anti-LGBT sentiment and anti-Semitism to become "part of the platform.""

Women's March hires Nation of Islam to do security. Yes, they pay a hate group. (update)

Report: First Time Women's March Leaders Met, Two Leaders Asserted Anti-Semitic Conspiracy Theories - "The first time the leadership of the Women’s March met, two of its leaders, Tamika Mallory and Carmen Perez, allegedly promulgated such nasty anti-Semitism that according to sources for Tablet Magazine, the incident was buried for two years and is only now surfacing"

Women’s March Roiled by Accusations of Anti-Semitism - The New York Times - "Vanessa Wruble, a Brooklyn-based activist, said she told the group that her Jewish heritage inspired her to try to help repair the world. But she said the conversation took a turn when Tamika Mallory, a black gun control activist, and Carmen Perez, a Latina criminal justice reform activist, replied that Jews needed to confront their own role in racism... The rift is now so dire that there will be two marches on the same day next month on the streets of New York: one led by the Women’s March group, which is billed as being led by women of color, and another by a group affiliated with March On that is stressing its denunciation of anti-Semitism... Ms. Mallory denied that she disparaged Ms. Wruble’s Jewish heritage in that meeting, but acknowledged telling white women there that she did not trust them. “They are not trustworthy”
Intersectionality must have been created by the right to destroy the left from within
Anti-racism means discriminating against, stereotyping and slamming white people

Women's March Leader: Yeah, Jews Are White Supremacists
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