Blizzard is totally crazy

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Posted by Rainmaker
The part of the country you grow up in has nothing to do with racism.

It has everything to do with racism. I lived in California for 10 years before i move to the east coast. I never experienced racism in my life before, until i moved to the mountains of Virginia. It was a culture shock, its like two different countries. Probably because California is a really weird place with an extremely diverse population, leftist utopian socialist ideology, and acceptance of anyone and anything. California is an odd ball though compared to the rest of the states, its an extremely progressive far left state, if not THE MOST(id say it is)


I was born and raised in California, and I can tell you that you're wrong. My own mother was racist. When I moved to Utah, I had to deal with it all over again but from a religious standpoint this time. Utah is primarily LDS, and the hardliners of that religion firmly believe that black people are black because they're being punished by the almighty. Like I said before, it's HOW you are raised, not where you are raised.
01/09/2019 06:31 PMPosted by Jinx
Good story. Hopefully you don't leave the forums too.


No, i won't leave forums. You'll see me here for a long time...
Other gaming companies do worse things. If that's stopping you from buying their games then you shouldn't buy any game at all. That guy who quit mentioned it's only E sport department...that's half dead department as blizz doesn't care about esport anymore.
Finally blizz realized that streamers don't care if game is good or bad they just care about likes and subscribtions cos they need to eat
01/09/2019 07:19 PMPosted by HokGnav
Generation Z and Millennials will scream racism and hostile work environment for any reason to get out of work. Kids these days cant handle even a little bit of the real world.

I grew up in REAL racism of the 80s and early 90s. Try going to school in an entirely white majority in the 80s and 90s, and which half the school is full of ignorant AF rednecks hill billys in the backwoods of Virginia. You get insults and "go back to yur countray" thrown at you every single day. You had to have tough skin back then and being tough was build in. Todays kids are pathetic and weak because social politics pander and coddle the minority way too much. Ironically enough, whites will be the minority in America in a few more decades.


Let me guess, you had to walk to and from school with no shoes in a foot of snow up hill both ways too. /sarcasm.

This "back in my day" argument is just stupid. Hell back in my day we didn't have to worry about some wackjob walking into school and shooting up the place either. But yeah, tell me more about how kids today don't have real concerns because they happened to be born around the turn of the century.

I'm not saying that there aren't legitimate concerns about the fragility some kids show in today's society but that's not the kids faults, that's the fault of parents who rather be their kids friends than parents.

And who are those parents, you ask?

Answer: They're our generation. Blaming the mistakes of our generation on the generation that followed is the height of stupidity.

Edit: One of the first things my parents taught me was that everything I do reflects on them. In other words, when even as a child, I did something wrong, while I had to take personal responsibility, they acknowledged that they bore some responsibility for my behavior as well. If I screwed up, while I would have to accept any consequences of my mistake, my parents would also know that somewhere in there was a mistake they made in parenting that didn't prevent my mistake from being made.

So for me, I grew up more concerned about disappointing my parents while in many cases, parents are more concerned about disappointing their kids today.

I truly believe that our generation does have some responsibility for that reversal.
01/10/2019 07:54 PMPosted by Norbert
Other gaming companies do worse things. If that's stopping you from buying their games then you shouldn't buy any game at all. That guy who quit mentioned it's only E sport department...that's half dead department as blizz doesn't care about esport anymore.
Finally blizz realized that streamers don't care if game is good or bad they just care about likes and subscribtions cos they need to eat


It's not up to you to decide for me. Your opinion is not absolute. In addition, he is not the only one who experienced similar behavior. No matter what division he has worked for, he was an employee and, for that reason, he deserved a fair, equitable and professional treatment.
01/10/2019 04:44 PMPosted by MissCheetah
You seem to be repeating some of the far right misogynist propaganda and lies. Also why do they hate CA so much? It is really really weird.

No, I'm mentioning people that were banned for being free-speech advocates, holding libertarian / conservative views, or just plain stating things backed up by scientific evidence and facts. They hate the tech giants in CA because they're deplatforming people because of their political views. When only people with centrist / right wing views get banned, and leftists aren't, it's clearly a politically motivated action. Oh, and wanting a political / legal system that isn't wholly misandrous isn't misogyny.
01/11/2019 12:23 AMPosted by Meteorblade
01/10/2019 04:44 PMPosted by MissCheetah
You seem to be repeating some of the far right misogynist propaganda and lies. Also why do they hate CA so much? It is really really weird.

No, I'm mentioning people that were banned for being free-speech advocates, holding libertarian / conservative views, or just plain stating things backed up by scientific evidence and facts. They hate the tech giants in CA because they're deplatforming people because of their political views. When only people with centrist / right wing views get banned, and leftists aren't, it's clearly a politically motivated action. Oh, and wanting a political / legal system that isn't wholly misandrous isn't misogyny.


For someone that likes to spout about facts and statistics you sure pulled some stuff out of whole cloth in that post.

The reason right wing stuff is removed from sites and other things has nothing to do with political views, but more to do with facts vs fiction. This stuff about Fair and Balance is made up.

Facts matter, and as a wise man once said, your entitled to your own opinion but not to your own facts. Truth is truth. Lies are lies. And lies should never be given the same weight as truth no matter how fervently someone believes the lies.

And when sites and news outlets (particularly right wing sources) decide that there lies are just as valid as truth, then it is a responsibility of people to expose the lies and remove them.

Like I said, when rightwingers stop lying and decide to use real facts instead of "alternative facts" then they can complain about their views being censored. Until then, every rightwing source should come with a disclaimer saying, "For entertainment purposes only."
01/11/2019 01:26 AMPosted by Idolis
And when sites and news outlets (particularly right wing sources) decide that there lies are just as valid as truth, then it is a responsibility of people to expose the lies and remove them.

Just for a giggle, tell me what James Damore said that wasn't based on decades of scientific facts. Go on, try...
01/10/2019 10:09 AMPosted by MissCheetah
Edit - I am reminded of an old saying. There are three sides to every story. Each side as told by the person, and then there is the truth.


QFT
01/10/2019 12:32 PMPosted by MountainMan
01/10/2019 12:28 PMPosted by McCloud
It's about time we get that wall funded....

...along California and the real USA.

Give California back to Mexico.


Give the Trump flyover states back to the Native Americans.
01/11/2019 01:26 AMPosted by Idolis
For someone that likes to spout about facts and statistics you sure pulled some stuff out of whole cloth in that post.

The reason right wing stuff is removed from sites and other things has nothing to do with political views, but more to do with facts vs fiction. This stuff about Fair and Balance is made up.

Facts matter, and as a wise man once said, your entitled to your own opinion but not to your own facts. Truth is truth. Lies are lies. And lies should never be given the same weight as truth no matter how fervently someone believes the lies.

And when sites and news outlets (particularly right wing sources) decide that there lies are just as valid as truth, then it is a responsibility of people to expose the lies and remove them.

Like I said, when rightwingers stop lying and decide to use real facts instead of "alternative facts" then they can complain about their views being censored. Until then, every rightwing source should come with a disclaimer saying, "For entertainment purposes only."


Very well written Idolis.

+1
01/11/2019 04:01 AMPosted by Meteorblade
01/11/2019 01:26 AMPosted by Idolis
And when sites and news outlets (particularly right wing sources) decide that there lies are just as valid as truth, then it is a responsibility of people to expose the lies and remove them.

Just for a giggle, tell me what James Damore said that wasn't based on decades of scientific facts. Go on, try...

Nice Straw Man Fallacy
I know 2 people who used to work at blizz.

Both of them gave similar horror stories about working there.

I get the feeling Blizz is a lot like the Slurm factory in Futurama.

On the outside it loots all magical with little guys everywhere who sing and dance.

But when you look behind the door you see how the Slurm is made.
01/11/2019 09:53 AMPosted by Buckles
I know 2 people who used to work at blizz.

Both of them gave similar horror stories about working there.

I get the feeling Blizz is a lot like the Slurm factory in Futurama.

On the outside it loots all magical with little guys everywhere who sing and dance.

But when you look behind the door you see how the Slurm is made.

Yeah, as stated before, Blizzard must be a horrible place to work, and this is reflecting on its products.
01/11/2019 07:22 AMPosted by DonMartin
01/10/2019 12:32 PMPosted by MountainMan
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Give California back to Mexico.


Give the Trump flyover states back to the Native Americans.


Only if we can give the blue states over to Venezuela.
01/11/2019 11:23 AMPosted by KingCobra
01/11/2019 07:22 AMPosted by DonMartin
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Give the Trump flyover states back to the Native Americans.


Only if we can give the blue states over to Venezuela.

a minefield, like between the 2 Koreas, is cheaper and way more effective than a steel pole fence.

yesterday, there was news that had to be sneaked in public view:
-the steel poles can be sawed through with a simple saw...omg fail.

only true fear, more than they already have will hold them back.
01/11/2019 01:13 PMPosted by RUNtoFUN
01/11/2019 11:23 AMPosted by KingCobra
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Only if we can give the blue states over to Venezuela.

a minefield, like between the 2 Koreas, is cheaper and way more effective than a steel pole fence.

yesterday, there was news that had to be sneaked in public view:
-the steel poles can be sawed through with a simple saw...omg fail.

only true fear, more than they already have will hold them back.


Are you really arguing that the United States should be more like North Korea?

Should our Dear Leader also make people eat dirt?

Should we face sanctions from freedom loving countries, which you have decided the United States shouldn't be, because Civil Rights, Hell Human Rights of our citizens shouldn't be a concern of the Dear Leader?

Another question:

You wouldn't happen to be Russian, would you? I mean, every post I've seen you make on any subject that even remotely relates to politics reads like something from a Russian Troll Farm.
01/11/2019 09:29 PMPosted by Idolis
You wouldn't happen to be Russian, would you? I mean, every post I've seen you make on any subject that even remotely relates to politics reads like something from a Russian Troll Farm.

let me guess:
-you are a globalist leftist, on social welfare, that wants to steer the USA right into the swamp of a 'failed state', like all socialists countries are.

it's called nationalism, not trolling.
01/11/2019 11:21 PMPosted by RUNtoFUN
01/11/2019 09:29 PMPosted by Idolis
You wouldn't happen to be Russian, would you? I mean, every post I've seen you make on any subject that even remotely relates to politics reads like something from a Russian Troll Farm.

let me guess:
-you are a globalist leftist, on social welfare, that wants to steer the USA right into the swamp of a 'failed state', like all socialists countries are.

it's called nationalism, not trolling.


Leftist? Hmmm, well I guess. I do vote Democratic, and to many on the right, liberalism is a naughty word.

Social Welfare? Well, if you mean, that I receive a check from the Government...then I have to check that box too. But it's a Social Security Check. A check that many Senior Citizens, disabled verterans, and other folks also receive. Mine is for a disability because I have a mental illness that I inherited and also because I have PTSD as a result of repeated sexual abuse by my Grandfather. In case, you thought I'd be ashamed of my status as an American with a disability. Just as another tidbit, it's not my only source of income. My wife works in a job that pays over $50,000 a year. So it isn't like we completely rely on my income.

Globalist? If you mean, that I realize that America's economy is customer based, where most of the products we buy come from other places in the world and so we rely on other countries to provide what we need for several reasons which include that some things we can't produce ourselves and many of the things that we do produce ourselves are heavily subsidized including our farming industry, which once earned us the title, "The Bread Basket of the World".

But all that aside, America has always had socialist tendencies, whether they be our justice system or government despite the fact that the right wing screams that we aren't and shouldn't be.

So, you can toss those titles around like insults that having America become a Dictatorship where folks like me should be killed as a nuisance, but it doesn't change my thought one bit that I'm proud to be American because in places that have policies that you espouse are not and will not ever be as great.

Edit:

Also, my little Brother is a career Army Soldier working on his 20th year in service to this country that we both love. He served in Bosnia back in the Nineties before leaving service for college and rejoining the military after 9-11 where he's been ever since serving both in Iraq and Afganistan, Germany and South Korea. So please don't assume that because I collect a Social Security Check that somehow me or my family is taking something from you or anybody else.
01/11/2019 12:23 AMPosted by Meteorblade
01/10/2019 04:44 PMPosted by MissCheetah
You seem to be repeating some of the far right misogynist propaganda and lies. Also why do they hate CA so much? It is really really weird.

No, I'm mentioning people that were banned for being free-speech advocates, holding libertarian / conservative views, or just plain stating things backed up by scientific evidence and facts. They hate the tech giants in CA because they're deplatforming people because of their political views. When only people with centrist / right wing views get banned, and leftists aren't, it's clearly a politically motivated action. Oh, and wanting a political / legal system that isn't wholly misandrous isn't misogyny.


this time i agree;
also, if MSM and all social platforms conspire to deplatform all right speech, that right flank becomes invisible and far far away indeed, giving the left a corrupt winning advantage (remember the former small right media voice, destroying the deepstate candidate and putting Trump in?...that will never happen again, if the big-corp keep overruling free speech and abusing the term 'hate-speech'.

hate speech is FREE SPEECH, disliked by some or many, nothing more.
-start defending the constitution.

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