There were some really great posts this week, folks. Check them out:
All it takes is to point out to a person that they said something racist for them to come out with a beautiful post on how all nostalgic references to the good old days are offensive. A beautiful, beautiful post. It takes a lot to appease my sensibilities in this area but this post did it.
Companies spy on employees in really creepy ways: “Another pioneering outfit is Sociometric Solutions, which puts sensors in name badges to discover social dynamics at work. The badges monitor how employees move around the workplace, who they talk to and in what tone of voice.”
In a long article about the marriage of religious people who have 19 children and a lot of sex, I got stuck on the following: “They abstain when Michelle has her period, and also after childbirth: 80 days before sex if it’s a girl, 40 days after a boy.” Can the mathematicians and the theologians who read my blog explain this strange arithmetic to me? I’m genuinely puzzled. Does she think that giving birth to a girl is twice as sacred as giving birth to a boy? Or what?
Why do workers refuse to unionize? This really mystifies me.
“White American “progressives” give France a complete and total pass on all of its ongoing crimes in Africa because it provides health care to the rich white people living within her European borders. Just more evidence that white “progressives” are in reality far more racist against Black Africans than any poor crackers living in Mississippi.” The guy is right, folks. And he lives in Africa, so he knows what he’s on about.
“We’re pretty much done here in the United States with the argument over whether or not an adult, gay and/or straight, should be able to marry another adult, should they both be so inclined. Oh, sure, just like a fish flopping on a dock lakeside before it takes its last gasps, there’s gonna be some thrashing around. But, unless the Supreme Court stabs that fish in the head so it’s over quicker, it’s all just a matter of time before it dies.” Very true.
“I will never understand people who go to college and don’t do the work. I do understand that just by being in a conversation that they are probably learning something. If nothing else, they are hearing names of people that they might think about reading later, when they figure out what’s at stake in life.” Yes, that’s the hope. At least, they can hear the names.
This bears repeating: “Seriously people. If someone tells you they’re struggling with low sexual desire and they mention reading a thing that said there’s “no treatment,” please tell them, “There’s no DRUG treatment, but there IS effective treatment!”
“No other country benefits economically as handsomely from its migrant population as Switzerland does.” Like this was ever a factor in how people vote.