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Jun 23, 2023Liked by Jeff Childers

Re: Resisting ESG. My employer is woke. Was on the extreme anti-orange man side of things. They hired one of those scam diversity training consultants to preach to us. I used content from her own website and social media posts (explicit stuff like "white patriarchy is oppressive and the cause of all suffering") to explain to my manager that her values were not consistent with my personal beliefs or values and I would therefore prefer not to participate in the sessions. Because he and the corp leadership actually have no spine and weren't prepared for dissent, he just allowed me not to attend. No explicit repercussions, but most of my co-workers know generally what I believe (I'm a conservative Christian) so there's a bit of a stigma. I also successfully requested and was granted a religious exemption from covid jab mandates by my employer. It's not easy, but it's worth it.

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Before reading the rest, YES PLEASE to the surviving diversity programming guide. I faced this situation three years ago and did not survive, but got run out of my job for objecting, and have had to turn down numerous jobs since then since they made it obvious they would push DEI ideological brainwashing. Such a guide would be immensely useful even if it's mainly aimed at a US audience.

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Jun 23, 2023Liked by Jeff Childers

Hydroxychloroquine for COVID? Ohio House passes a bill forcing pharmacists to prescribe requested drugs:

https://www.cleveland.com/news/2023/06/hydroxychloroquine-for-covid-ohio-house-passes-a-bill-forcing-pharmacists-to-prescribe-requested-drugs.html

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio House passed a bill Wednesday that would make it easier for patients to get prescription drugs for off-label purposes, such as hydroxychloroquine or ivermectin for the coronavirus. House Bill 73 passed 73 to 17. It now heads to the Senate.

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AOC: The world will end in 12 years due to climate change!!!

AlGore: I've been saying that for the past 30 years!

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Jun 23, 2023Liked by Jeff Childers

Tucker Carlson was pointing out how Biden is a dictator. I guess as far as Biden saying that about Xi... takes one to know one.

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I retired in Feb 2021. Prior to that we were forced to attend CRT trainings which were generating conflict in previously cohesive teams. My associate lab director (a position reporting to the lab director which is the top management position) sent out a recommended reading list to all of his management and staff.

I perused the materials and then used some old but still relevant language to challenge the materials. I presented the challenge to him in the form of an email response to his email with the reading list. I was very respectful while at the same time factual.

First I pointed out that as a conservative Christian, which is still a protected class under the civil rights act, I was “offended” by many of the materials. This is older management speak. We are not to offend anybody. I then pointed out the specifics of what is offensive to me and why.

Second I pointed out that the trainings had generated conflicts within teams that had previously been highly functional. Once again I presented the details.

Finally I asked him for the data, with a benefit/cost analysis that supported forcefully introducing this into the workplace.

I expected a canned response from HR but to my surprise I got a direct response from him asking if we could meet which I of course accepted. The meeting included a very high level HR rep who tried to justify being on the leading edge of promoting equity in the work place.

I respectfully listened and then brought my own background and personal experiences into the discussion. After that, I once again asked to see the data that justified bringing this in the workplace. To my surprise, my executive leader said there was none but he thought it would be a good idea for management and staff to be exposed to different viewpoints. He went on to say that he had never heard my perspective and that he would like me to join his corporate diversity team.

I was already planning to retire so I thanked him and declined. I then informed him that I had joined the company to contribute my technical skills to our success not to sit on a diversity team where I have no interest or expertise.

Bottom line, there may be hope if you take a stand and respectfully put your concerns in terms that management can understand and relate to.

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“I wondered whether I should write up a guide or series of guides advising employees who are facing ESG and diversity programming,”

Yes, please!

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The Titan needs to be the new mascot for DEI (or, more appropriately, DIE) since Stockton Rush specifically avoided hiring “‘50-year-old white guys’ because they weren’t ‘inspirational’” (https://nypost.com/2023/06/21/why-stockton-rush-didnt-hire-50-year-old-white-guys-for-titanic-sub-tours/).

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I read a really eye opening book five years ago called "Upheaval!" Why Catastrophic Earthquakes Will Soon Strike the United States". It came out in 2016 and explained that right around then, we had a entered a "solar minimum" phase. A cooling sun... but that is actually not good and causes much environmental chaos. It either rains too little - or too much. And it causes earthquakes to happen in the most unlikely areas; clusters if you will. They say this era will end a few years before 2030. Easy to read and very informative. It was written by John L. Casey.

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“Kind of like what I did for the vaccine mandates and exemptions. What do you think?”

Yes!!! I think that’d be a great resource! I feel like there is a lot of reinventing the wheel in these situations if people can’t connect to someone who’s already gone through it and successfully fought it, or don’t have advice from someone like you who knows the legal ins and outs.

A question: Could you also expand it or add a piece advising people whose clubs or professional associations start becoming politicized and make woke public statements that don’t represent all of the dues paying members?

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The strategy for defeating ESG and DEI is simple and in line with defeating workplace jab mandates and coincides perfectly with the last story on NHL pride jerseys.

Resist as much as you can for as long as you can knowing that there are likely many more people in your company doing the same.

From personal experience, I used to be employed by a national company with 60,000+ employees.

When jab mandates started coming down in the form of self-reporting vaccine status, I simply did nothing.

When my company set a deadline self-reporting, I still did nothing. I asked what the consequences would be, and was told "we don't know." I didn't lie and report myself as vaccinated, I just did nothing.

Jeff, I actually reached out to your law firm in preparation of being fired and you were willing to take my case. Which is more than I can say about another large FL law firm whose motto may or may not be "for the people".

So I was prepared to lose my job and prepared to fight back with legal action.

But wouldn't you know it, one day before the deadline, my company dropped mandates for self-reporting.

So, I guess the point of my story is that any mandate may very well not come to be. So resist for as long as you can, and if the mandates come to pass, be prepared to lose your job and have a plan to fight back legally if you can.

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The Navy should be forced to reimburse all government expenditures from their budget made after they knew the truth.

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Jun 23, 2023·edited Jun 23, 2023Liked by Jeff Childers

I submitted paperwork last year for a religious accommodation/exemption from my employers DEI training. The response was weird as I only heard back that I would be contacted for further information. Then crickets. Didn't take the 3 -90 MINUTE* sessions. No reprimand for not taking it. So I guess "accepted". (?) Training is annually so plan to submit paperwork again.

I wish more employees would submit for an accommodation so that it shows the employer that people don't agree with this nonsense. The basic no harassment/discrimation, treat people the way you want to be treated philosophy I agree with but that's maybe 10% of the training.

*Sorry typographical error. Accidentally wrote hours the first time. 🤣 I would have quit on the spot, if that was true.

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Jun 23, 2023Liked by Jeff Childers

Thanks Jeff while the implosion of the deep sea sub is extremely tragic it sure seems like noise in comparison to the WhatsApp text message and the IRS whistle blowers.

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“ I wondered whether I should write up a guide or series of guides advising employees who are facing ESG and diversity programming, who want to resist or just to survive mentally and ethically intact. Kind of like what I did for the vaccine mandates and exemptions. What do you think?”

PLEASE DO THIS!

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I'm leading a growing group (over 5k employees) at a Fortune 200 company against ESG/DEI. We were successful against vax mandates, but this battle is wrought with more pitfalls and landmines. Company seems to fire first and ask questions later. I'm currently waiting to hear about the results of an Employee Relations "investigation", where a wokie complained about statements on our website. All true and factual, but the social media policy basically silences ANYONE with a dissenting viewpoint and subjects that person to the FEELINGS of the most offendable person in the company. Truly terrifying territory.

Did you all know it's LEGAL under Title VII to discriminate against communists? Go read it for yourself, it's all written. If ESG/DEI can be tied to communists, I believe we have a legal and fighting chance to moving he needle back.

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