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    20 Mar '18 18:01
    http://sandrarose.com/2018/03/diversity-fail-women-engineering-team-behind-collapse-miami-pedestrian-bridge/

    This article alleges that the Florida bridge collapse was a result of Affirmative Action. Minorities were given the task to construct the bridge and were selected mainly because of their minority status rather than the most competent people to do the job
  2. Standard membervivify
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    20 Mar '18 19:15
    From Whodey's article:

    Diversity Fail? All-Women Engineering Team Blamed for Collapse of Miami Pedestrian Bridge

    MCM hailed Flores and her all-women design team in celebratory social media posts on Twitter.com in the hours before the deadly collapse.

    But critics say simple mathematics would have prevented the disaster in Miami.

    Studies all over the world have shown that boys and men are twice as good at math as girls and women. The gender disparity in mathematics scores explains why there are far fewer women engineers than men in the world.
  3. SubscriberWOLFE63
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    20 Mar '18 19:17
    Originally posted by @whodey
    http://sandrarose.com/2018/03/diversity-fail-women-engineering-team-behind-collapse-miami-pedestrian-bridge/

    This article alleges that the Florida bridge collapse was a result of Affirmative Action. Minorities were given the task to construct the bridge and were selected mainly because of their minority status rather than the most competent people to do the job
    Wow...for someone with a name like "whodey"...sounds like you were wearing a white sheet as you posted that pile of buffalo dung.
  4. Standard membervivify
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    20 Mar '18 19:302 edits
    First of all, this article has nothing to do with affirmative action. Those words aren't even used. Whodey straight up lied here.

    Secondly, many of the women, according to the article, were Hispanic.

    Here are some of the comments to the article:

    AFFIRMATIVE ACTION....at its finest.....whaddaya call a boat with four Cubans in it?......Quatro-Cinco.....(SINKO)...yes Affirmative Action's chickens come home to roost.

    From a poster named "Angry White Man":
    IN 2008 NASA ENRICHED THEMSELVES WITH SH**HOLERS! THAT WAS THE END OF GERMAN CREATED (VON BRAUN PEOPLE) NASA.

    Anyone else suspect that one (or both) posters are actually Whodey?
  5. Behind the scenes
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    20 Mar '18 20:14
    Originally posted by @vivify
    First of all, this article has nothing to do with affirmative action. Those words aren't even used. Whodey straight up lied here.

    Secondly, many of the women, according to the article, were Hispanic.

    Here are some of the comments to the article:

    [b]AFFIRMATIVE ACTION....at its finest.....whaddaya call a boat with four Cubans in it?......Quatro-Cin ...[text shortened]... N BRAUN PEOPLE) NASA.


    Anyone else suspect that one (or both) posters are actually Whodey?[/b]
    First of all, this article has nothing to do with affirmative action. Those words aren't even used. Whodey straight up lied here.



    Whodey was never one to let facts or common sense get in the way of his posts here. Since there is a grain or 2 of truth in them once in awhile, I'd place Whodey in the "a little knowledge is dangerous" category. 😕
  6. Subscriberno1marauder
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    20 Mar '18 20:271 edit
    Originally posted by @whodey
    http://sandrarose.com/2018/03/diversity-fail-women-engineering-team-behind-collapse-miami-pedestrian-bridge/

    This article alleges that the Florida bridge collapse was a result of Affirmative Action. Minorities were given the task to construct the bridge and were selected mainly because of their minority status rather than the most competent people to do the job
    The gals should be cooking, cleaning and making babies; can't we get some of those smart Asian fellas to do all that complicated engineering? I heard you can tell they gots 0.5% more neurons (whatever they are) just by looking at their skulls.
  7. SubscriberWajoma
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    20 Mar '18 20:40
    Originally posted by @whodey
    http://sandrarose.com/2018/03/diversity-fail-women-engineering-team-behind-collapse-miami-pedestrian-bridge/

    This article alleges that the Florida bridge collapse was a result of Affirmative Action. Minorities were given the task to construct the bridge and were selected mainly because of their minority status rather than the most competent people to do the job
    If a Co wants to do goobermint contracts in the US they have a points system that helps in the bidding process. The best Co at the best price is not the deciding criteria.

    Most hire bogus front pieces to fluff out their points, sex, race, disability, and some cooked safety stats are the way to go rather than experience and integrity.

    I can vouch for this from personal experience, unlike the many armchair contractors that will comment here.
  8. Subscriberno1marauder
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    20 Mar '18 21:43
    Originally posted by @wajoma
    If a Co wants to do goobermint contracts in the US they have a points system that helps in the bidding process. The best Co at the best price is not the deciding criteria.

    Most hire bogus front pieces to fluff out their points, sex, race, disability, and some cooked safety stats are the way to go rather than experience and integrity.

    I can vouch for this from personal experience, unlike the many armchair contractors that will comment here.
    Didn't get the job, huh?

    Fortunately your country has very generous welfare benefits.
  9. Subscriberkmax87
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    20 Mar '18 22:27
    Originally posted by @wajoma
    If a Co wants to do goobermint contracts in the US they have a points system that helps in the bidding process. The best Co at the best price is not the deciding criteria.

    Most hire bogus front pieces to fluff out their points, sex, race, disability, and some cooked safety stats are the way to go rather than experience and integrity.

    I can vouch for this from personal experience, unlike the many armchair contractors that will comment here.
    So in this instance because it potentially affects your prospects, it's not good enough for market forces alone to weed out the bad??
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    20 Mar '18 23:04
    Originally posted by @wolfe63
    Wow...for someone with a name like "whodey"...sounds like you were wearing a white sheet as you posted that pile of buffalo dung.
    Uh oh

    She says DATS WAYCIST

    you're in trouble now.
  11. SubscriberWajoma
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    20 Mar '18 23:081 edit
    Originally posted by @no1marauder
    Didn't get the job, huh?

    Fortunately your country has very generous welfare benefits.
    No, like I say, the Co pays for some kind of minority to be on the books, they don't have to do anything.

    The taxpayer gets whipped for it, to appease the PC SJWs.
  12. Subscriberno1marauder
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    20 Mar '18 23:11
    Originally posted by @wajoma
    No, like I say, the Co pays for some kind of minority to be on the books, they don't have to do anything.

    The taxpayer gets whipped for it, to appease the PC SJWs.
    So no member of a minority can do the job?
  13. Standard memberwolfgang59
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    20 Mar '18 23:14
    Originally posted by @whodey
    http://sandrarose.com/2018/03/diversity-fail-women-engineering-team-behind-collapse-miami-pedestrian-bridge/

    This article ...
    "This article ..."

    You are implying it is a researched piece of journalism.

    As far as I can see its just a blog from some controversial right-wing woman
    whose opinion carries no weight. Why should you or I even read it? Or discuss it?
  14. Standard memberwolfgang59
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    20 Mar '18 23:18
    Originally posted by @wajoma
    If a Co wants to do goobermint contracts in the US they have a points system that helps in the bidding process. The best Co at the best price is not the deciding criteria.

    Depends on how you define "best".
    Perhaps the government* thinks a company which treats everyone regardless
    of race, sex or disability equally is better than one which does not?


    *Incidentally this is the correct spelling - not "goobermint" .
  15. Zugzwang
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    20 Mar '18 23:581 edit
    Originally posted by @whodey
    http://sandrarose.com/2018/03/diversity-fail-women-engineering-team-behind-collapse-miami-pedestrian-bridge/

    This article alleges that the Florida bridge collapse was a result of Affirmative Action. Minorities were given the task to construct the bridge and were selected mainly because of their minority status rather than the most competent people to do the job
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tacoma_Narrows_Bridge_(1940)

    "It opened to traffic on July 1, 1940, and dramatically collapsed into Puget Sound on November 7
    of the same year. ... From the time the deck was built, it began to move vertically in windy
    conditions, which led to construction workers giving the bridge the nickname Galloping Gertie.
    The motion was observed even when the bridge opened to the public. Several measures
    aimed at stopping the motion were ineffective, and the bridge's main span finally collapsed
    under 40-mile-per-hour (64 km/h) wind conditions the morning of November 7, 1940."

    Obviously, this proves that American white men were incompetent at designing a bridge.

    A Chinese bridge built around 600 is still standing and in use after more than 1400 years.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anji_Bridge

    "During the next 1,400 years, the bridge survived at least eight wars, ten major floods and
    numerous earthquakes, the most recent being the 7.2-magnitude Xingtai earthquake in 1966.
    Yet, the support structure remains intact and the bridge is still in use."

    Did the Chinese have 'racially superior' white engineers tell them how to build the bridge?
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