One of the challenges people face when working from home is the inability to meet face-to-face with colleagues. Our results suggest that face-to-face contact is important not only for “getting the job done”, but also for enjoying work more generally: while only 22% think face-to-face contact at work is very important for achieving their work tasks, 53% think it is very important for enjoying work.
Most people go to jobs for social reasons. However:
43% report being at least as productive as before.
If they survey people who do the essential stuff in any office, I think they will find that these people are very much enjoying working from home, subject to whether they have enough money to afford a separate room for an office. Doing a job out of your bedroom or toilet likely produces lesser results.
The Feb. 23, shooting death of 25-year-old Arbery was captured on a video that has since gone viral on social media. The shooting and video sparked outrage across the country, with civil rights activists saying it marks yet another example of white perpetrators attacking an innocent black man.
A guy with a past history of criminal activity, who has been seen entering a construction site with intent to steal copper or tools, when confronted with angry citizens attacks them instead of showing them what he has. We have another Mike Brown. Diversity does not work. Hopefully these protests will result in fire, looting, and death as usual, so that America can further recognize — across all races, religions, and ethnic groups — that diversity is not only paradoxical, but inherently dysfunctional, and will end our civilization in unrest.
The latest tense face-off took place near the Naku La sector in Sikkim, more than 5,000 metres (16,400ft) above sea level in the Himalayas.
China and India fought a war over the border in 1962.
With the world economy under stress, and the current system obviously failing, tensions can only lead to war. Will it begin here? Possibly, but more likely in the South China Sea.
Globalism means that markets and other countries come first before the needs of our own people. To fix this situation, we have to reign in the high costs of American labor which were raised by unions, entitlements taxes, affirmative action, reckless lawsuits, and an encrustation of bureaucratic regulations promulgated by the administrative state of three-letter agencies.
In WW2, Japan wanted to invade Australia because Asia will only be “safe” when it has no foreigners present. China would like to dominate their industry from within and then take over voting, much as it has apparently done here in the USA.
And no one is surprised.
“Civil rights” means “protect vulnerable groups” which means choose the most radical ones you can and normalize them so that the less-extreme ones are also tolerated. This is why democracy always chases pathetic victims and appeals to the herd with self-pity and narcissistic projection.
Diversity means constant crisis and paranoia.
“Plenty, plenty of issues,” James responded. “Everything from cutting Great Lakes funding to ‘shithole countries’ to speaking ill of the dead,” apparently referring to Trump’s disparagement of the late Sen. John McCain.
Trump aides, who are constantly on the lookout for signs of Republican dissent, are suspicious that James is trying to have it both ways.
They were rankled when James, after announcing his Senate bid in June, tweeted, “We are heading in the wrong direction as a country and our leaders in Washington are failing to lead us toward a better and brighter future.”
Every group — no matter how well-intentioned — acts only in its own self-interest alone. Republicans are cucks because this time is dominated by Leftism, so like sexual abuse victims, Republicans always trying to make themselves pleasing to their abusers.
Airborne blood seems to be a problem. Cities with a lot of knife and plastic shredder killings will feel this one hard.
According to Le Monde and other French media, Monsanto built up a file of some 200 names that includes journalists and law makers in the hope of influencing their positions on pesticides.
Like our adversarial legal system, where the defense and prosecution war it out without regard to what is true (much), our adversarial political system forces all participants to behave like lobbyists, and so you get this kind of manipulative behavior.
Protesters of Washington’s stay-at-home order to slow the coronavirus rallied again Saturday at the state Capitol while some residents who reported stay-at-home violators said they’ve received threats after far-right groups posted their personal information on Facebook.
One group publicizing the names, the far-right Washington Three Percenters, has promoted the stay-at-home protests and one of its leaders spoke at Saturday’s demonstration. State officials said the groups likely acquired the information through public records requests.
“Far-Right” = Constitutional originalists. Anyone not supporting the neo-Communist regime is Hitler. In the meantime, Leftists doxxed conservatives for years and the media nodded and winked, so why should we care now?
War is inevitable. China can have 1.5bn citizens starving at home, or mobilize everyone toward a new conflict and stimulate their economy, just as the USA did in WW2.
Fomenting that “nationalism” (really: revanchist) sentiment. Genghis Khan is alive and well, and as always the solution is to form an alliance to isolate this enemy until the dubious system of control they are using collapses, much as the Soviets did. We all pay, again and again, for the great egalitarian dream. It seems to be the major flaw in humanity.
After the ecocide, these will take over and dominate the world. At that point, with no more mountains left to climb, they will adopt democracy and self-destruct. Maybe sentient rocks will rise after that, but they are inherently democratic.
These are the voters. They want a lockdown because they fear the coronavirus, not entirely illegitimately, but then they find themselves surprised as supplies dwindle. No one gets to a good place through democracy.
The bearded man, who goes by “Dusty Shekel” but confirmed his real name is Dustin Hart, uploaded the 14-minute clip to BitChute, a service that the Southern Poverty Law Center says hosts “hate-fueled material.”
“We were peacefully protesting all the crazy lockdown rules that have been and are continuing to be enforced here in San Diego, California,” says a video description. “These crazy rules are destroying any quality of life we had left. Now we are unemployed and literally have nothing better to do and nowhere else we are allowed to be.”
In a 7-minute confrontation Thursday with two sheriff’s deputies, Hart says in the video: “We have a Nazi for a governor. Now you guys are here, literally proving my point.”
Cool provocation, point probably lost in a multiracial society. Should have used Communist flags, but then they would not have been newsworthy, would they? In another five years, people are going to paint swastikas on blighted buildings just so the city will remove them and replace them with another Harriet Tubman or Holocaust museum.
China (in English): we want peace and worldwide prosperity. Have some defective masks.
China (in Chinese, out of the side of the mouth): conquer the world, kill the roundeyes.
Finland’s basic income scheme, which paid the unemployed a small salary regardless of whether they also found work, did little to encourage recipients into employment as hoped, but it did help their mental wellbeing, a first major study of the trial found.
2,000 Finns sent free money replied on a questionnaire that they thought it was more likely great than not. When the Right talks about high time preference, it refers to the tendency of nitwits and Leftists to praise something for having an immediate positive reaction without looking at the long-term, including whether it achieves the goal (ending poverty, the never-ending quest) or has major disadvantages.
What do most Chinese people think of Americans? hot but dumb
What do most Chinese people think of our system of government? slow, effective, out of touch, and dumb
They are not wrong. Democracy made us stupid, and democracy cannot avoid threats, only rationalize bad responses to them long after it should have acted. If we were serious about WW2, we would have attacked Hitler when he was first seizing power.
Same thing Leftists do on social media. Are the FAANG companies just Chinese proxies?
Anything reality-oriented distracts from the ideological virus bubble in which bureaucratic society wants its citizens to remain confined. As Bruce Charlton said, it is a “thought prison.”
And also: to spread it. Might be a good time to avoid restaurants. In fact it usually is, unless you want overpriced food that comes off the same Sysco truck that serves the cafeterias.
You have two choices: an epidemic without a functional economic system, or an epidemic where the survivors can eat and receive paychecks.
Iranian media reported that the support ship Konarak was hit by a new anti-ship missile being tested by the frigate Jamaran during an exercise on Sunday.
The Konarak had been putting targets out in the water and remained too close to one, according to the reports.
Remove unnecessary human activity and life comes back. We were better off when most people were poor and never left their home villages.
With modern anti-aircraft missiles, miscommunications quickly become deadly.
We all want this, but how to achieve it? First hint: cut out the free riders, let prices fall, and reward the good. We all benefit from competence and efficiency, and we have too many people doing a whole lot of nothing important.
After a few months of this, people will notice something. Or rather, the absence of something. Their lives will not be less rich and the lack of chaos will be enjoyable. Internationalism (globalism/diversity) has died in our hearts from a lack of utility. If the rest of the world but Western Europe vanished or went to another planet, what would we miss? We can make our own burritos and smartphones.
A good start, since people will also realize here that life is better without it. It is also pure common sense to stop bringing in foreign people when a pandemic is afoot, but this scares the Left and RINOs who want to keep “muh economy” going strong so they can borrow another $23tn to waste on entitlements.
Race and DNA are OK when used to prove that a pet group still exists in admixed form, which is another way of saying “does not exist.”
Business fleeing corrupt Leftist states would be a good thing.
Give democracy a century of bribes and lobbying and your water will be toxic too.
In times of stress, people attack the Other, in whatever form it takes.
A nurse working the front lines of the coronavirus battle at New York City hospitals says “black lives don’t matter here” — and “gross negligence and complete medical mismanagement” are causing patients to die, according to a disturbing new video.
The health care worker, identified in the YouTube posting and by a pal as Nicole Sirotek of Elko, Nevada, said that when she tried to advocate for her black and Hispanic patients, she was quickly taken off their cases — and witnessed basic medical flubs that proved deadly for others.
Sounds more like the participation trophy generation is dedicated to following procedure, not achieving positive results. “I did everything I was supposed to,” is what you expect to hear from people coming out of authoritarian states. The race angle is a perceptual mistake since more minorities are dying from this coronavirus than whites.
Donald Trump on Wednesday said he still supports a Republican-led lawsuit before the Supreme Court that seeks to invalidate the Affordable Care Act, even amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Trump wants to crush entitlements because he realizes the high cost is what has made the middle class dependent on living on credit and driven away business. Three-quarters of our budget goes to this nonsense, and it still has not eradicated poverty or lack of healthcare or come even close. We are fighting the wrong root cause and bankrupting ourselves in the process.
The Sunday Times reported that the government’s strategy to keep crucial data from the public comes after an earlier model on which the country’s strict lockdown laws was heavily criticised.
President Cyril Ramaphosa’s spokesperson, Khusela Diko told the Sunday Times: “We don’t want to put these models out to the public as if they are the gospel truth.
“There is an element where we want to avoid panic in communities, and we’re also mindful of the stigma of the virus.”
This was the society praised for its handling of the pandemic?
Everyone sane wants to leave Planet Moron and go to Mars at this point. We can start over, and try again, and this time hope that equality does not eat up our hopes and leave us with only dystopia.
Black-run South Africa decides that COVID-19 relief goes only to Black businesses. Not surprisingly, all the goodwhites who supported an end to apartheid find themselves shocked at this, since they thought “equality” means everyone gets treated the same, when really it always means “take from the strong, give to the weak” and leaves behind only the weak. Most third world nations are remains of once-great empires.
China had an oopsie. The US still does not want to reveal how it knows. Coincidentally, the virus began spreading worldwide at this time.
China wants to take over, which means no more Hong Kong legislature of any import. The usual people are cucking and ducking, hoping for favor with their new overlords, while some are pointing out the obvious: this will be conquest by any other name.
Not everyone cares about the post-WW2 race guilt hive-mind.
As the feminists were wont to say:
Ali said his clinic was also offering the worried wealthy an intravenous infusion of vitamins and minerals to boost their immune systems. “We know that 90% of adults have a deficiency in vitamins – what better to improve that than an IV immune boost? An intravenous infusion ensures instant and optimal delivery of these nutrients to the body’s cells and the nutrients should include vitamins such as vitamin C, vitamin B12 complex, glutathione, zinc and essential amino acids such as arginine, taurine, lysine and citrulline.” The treatment costs £350.
When you hate the majority, import new voters and buy their loyalty.
We needed someone new to hate. Incels must be it. Or maybe people are afraid that this information will make partial converts, since incels are not completely wrong in their complaints about the society created by sexual liberation, diversity, market socialism, and equality.
Chinese apps = Chinese surveillance.
Using the MOGON II supercomputer, the reseachers made more than 30 billion single calculations within two months and found that compounds from the four hepatitis C drugs simeprevir, paritaprevir, grazoprevir, and velpatasvir have a high affinity to bind SARS-CoV-2 very strongly and may therefore be able to prevent infection.
Shutting borders in cells works, too.