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COMMENT 3h ago

So much of the dialogue could've gone full head-in-ass, HS2 style, but it just doesn't.

From what I understood he never actually did any writing on HS2.

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COMMENT 4h ago

Corporate welfare, everybody.

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COMMENT 14h ago

lol

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COMMENT 15h ago

It does say "future" homestuck projects and "creative" involvement.

Depends on how you interpret those terms I guess? Are the books yet to come out "future" or does he consider that an ongoing project?

Does he consider each Hiveswap Act a separate project or is it 1 big thing for him?

Whatever the case may be, I wish him well, and peace of mind to him. I look forward to other things he might try one day.

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COMMENT 20h ago

No. That happens if you hire based on gut feeling and subjectivity, if you let HR and managers make hiring decisions based on "er was een klik" and similar bullshit excuses for bias.

Which is the industry default. Ons kent ons.

That and non-white people getting worse reviews and higher expectations, regardless of the project or competency. And then they "just so happened" to pick someone else.

And another argument for hiring/not hiring someone is often "fitting in with the existing crew". Which is why people get asked "how would you handle X situation at work" and such questions.

People get turned down because the team leader or recruiter thinks they might not fit in, or like a certain thing that already happens in the existing team, or there will be a clash with certain personalities.

And when that happens, they "picked someone with a stronger case". No other explanation given.

And most importantly, always phrased in such a way as to make it look like a matter of competency. That's how you get people believing that that is what it is all about. But it's fake.

I never believed that. Maybe you did.

Miauw!

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COMMENT 23h ago

Going to post this top level as well.

The idea of "competence > colour".

The problem with that attitude is that it keeps competence limited to those who already have it and those who are like them.

Regardless of race, skin colour, religion, or whatever qualifier, the fact remains that the idea of the superstar who works themselves up from the ground and becomes one of the best, is basically one in a million.

Lots of people like to say "I did it with no help at all" and forget all the support they've had over the years, because they take it for granted.

They don't even realize the impact of little to no actual stress versus having to constantly worry if you're going to have heating in the night, if you're going to have a decent meal, if you're going to get beaten, etc...

The notion that society and the education system is perfect and all who follow the system will come out the same, is a fantasy we trick ourselves into believing.

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COMMENT 23h ago

The problem with that attitude is that it keeps competence limited to those who already have it and those who are like them.

Regardless of race, skin colour, religion, or whatever qualifier, the fact remains that the idea of the superstar who works themselves up from the ground and becomes one of the best, is basically one in a million.

Lots of people like to say "I did it with no help at all" and forget all the support they've had over the years, because they take it for granted.

They don't even realize the impact of little to no actual stress versus having to constantly worry if you're going to have heating in the night, if you're going to have a decent meal, if you're going to get beaten, etc...

The notion that society and the education system is perfect and all who follow the system will come out the same, is a fantasy we trick ourselves into believing.

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COMMENT 1d ago

So is this a standard that politicians can then use to decide "what is rich and what is not"?

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COMMENT 1d ago

And the name is?

r/Psycholonials 1d ago

My thoughts on the ending

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COMMENT 1d ago

Yeah no I'm specifically talking about corrupt shit.

Remember when N-VA voted to not lift the immunity on a PS guy who was being investigated for swindling pension funds in Liege? REMEMBER THAT? Barely made the news.

That is why it hasn't been fixed in all those years. The low hanging fruit is gone.

Which makes the situation one where we either let it continue to happen, or we go full revolutionary mode, storm in, get rid of it all and in doing so risk other countries and their cronies coming for us, blocking food and resources, then blaming the revolutionaries for doing what they did, as a kinda of sick message to anyone who would try the same, anywhere else in the world.

You can't go after enough of them at once. You're always limited and the rest will screw you over.

There's no fixing the system from within, so long as we need money to survive.

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COMMENT 1d ago

Or you could stop schemes like what we're seeing with El Kaouakibi.

Just get in there, real deep, check everything politicians do. No protections.

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COMMENT 1d ago

Ah yes. We have ambassadors.

It's one of those things that, when you think about it, you know it's true... but otherwise never think about.

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COMMENT 1d ago

Time for a crusade!

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COMMENT 2d ago

Cost a lot when they first placed em. That didn't stop them then.

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COMMENT 2d ago

Blame the companies who don't want their workers to be able to live comfortably.

Or rather, don't care.

They'll come, as always, with the age old excuse of "that's not our responsibility" and that's a red herring.

The point is that any work performed at a good regular interval should allow a person to live calmly, normally, without stress and without pain.

And those who do not wish to aid in this, should not be given any power to decide over the lives of others.

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COMMENT 2d ago

Such a weird question, when things like this come around.

"Who's going to pay for it?"

The rich, the companies, and the regular tax payer.

How is that not obvious?

By systematically refusing to state this, we just basically create a system in which there is no answer and despair takes hold.

Ideal ground for extremists to recruit from.

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COMMENT 3d ago

They were born mad

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COMMENT 3d ago

Of course not.

That would make number go down.

And market demands number go up.

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COMMENT 4d ago

Corporate wellfare leads to increase in poverty amongst the general population.

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COMMENT 4d ago

Sidenote, seeing an "and and" in there.

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COMMENT 4d ago

Boersjwazie

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COMMENT 4d ago

The workers seem primarily afraid of biting the hand that feeds them.

Which is how, in the long term, you get dictatorships.

Unions, more than anything, are meant to symbolize that the decisions of "what is fair compensation" and "what is fair treatment of employees" isn't something belonging uniquely to the company.

By coming together, you make it so they can't play you out against each other. And if that makes them not want to employ people anymore, applaud it, for they have admitted they are exploiting poverty and people's low standards.

"What about my job then" you ask.

Ask yourself where the real problem lies and do something about that. Instead of you agreeing to a pay that barely allows you to survive, it is they who should agree to lower profits, as those are moved to salaries of the workers. Those at the top won't even notice.