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Missing Sub CEO Explains Why It Was Important
for Him Not to Hire “50-Year-Old White
Guys From Military” as Submariners for
His Tourist Sub Business

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Posted By: earlybird, 6/21/2023 7:13:12 PM

Death by corporate Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI), also known colloquially as ‘wokeism’, is unfortunately becoming a theme. If you have been following the story of a missing deep water tourist submarine run by a company called OceanGate®, perhaps this part of the untold story might provide some ironic context for the current crisis. (snip) The CEO of OceanGate, the company that has created a tourism industry around underwater exploration, is a man named Stockton Rush. Two years ago, Mr. Rush was interviewed about his company and how they operate; his outlook on the personnel he hired might explain the crisis.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: smcchk 6/21/2023 7:26:07 PM (No. 1497032)
That CEO looks like a “50 year old white guy” to me. Should he have succeeded? No, only the next guy has to be discriminated against. Well, meritocracy counts.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: NorthernDog 6/21/2023 7:35:40 PM (No. 1497039)
While Stockton Rush is (was?) not stupid he comes across as someone full of hubris and liking the limelight. He probably had visions of making frequent trips down to Titanic with high-profile members of society in his outside-the box submersible. Reminds me a bit of Jurassic Park.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: DW626 6/21/2023 7:35:46 PM (No. 1497040)
I hope everyone on the sub survives except this idiot.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: JunkYardDog 6/21/2023 7:37:20 PM (No. 1497043)
And exactly who is trying to rescue Rush and his passengers right now? 50yr old white guys,
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Reply 5 - Posted by: thefield 6/21/2023 8:00:57 PM (No. 1497049)
Go woke go broke go dead
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Paintman 6/21/2023 8:23:04 PM (No. 1497063)
One word summation- Hubris
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Troutgreen 6/21/2023 8:23:24 PM (No. 1497064)
DEI underwater spells DIE
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Venturer 6/21/2023 8:29:15 PM (No. 1497070)
I don't think I would go down in water over my head in a submarine with a video game controller.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Venturer 6/21/2023 8:29:58 PM (No. 1497072)
The Hunley was safer.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: downnout 6/21/2023 8:31:10 PM (No. 1497074)
Mr. Rush looks exactly like the kind of men he wouldn’t hire. I hope he and his passengers beat the odds and are rescued but it doesn’t look good. My better half was a young officer selected for the nuclear submarine fleet. It only took him about two months before he realized he would much rather be on the ocean than beneath it. He said things can happen on a sub…and none of them are good.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Zeek Wolfe 6/21/2023 8:49:50 PM (No. 1497090)
I guess this Stockton Rush hired off the street 30 year old Black men, 25 year old white women with a sprinkling of trans and gays. 50 year old, experienced white men with submarine backgrounds did not need to apply for work at OceanGate. Passengers were invited to pre-apply for Darwin Awards.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: stablemoney 6/21/2023 8:55:02 PM (No. 1497093)
This CEO just pled guilty to violations of the EOE law.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Amanoftwistsandturns 6/21/2023 8:59:00 PM (No. 1497096)
I guarantee that 95% of the people trying to rescue him are White and probably 85% of them are men.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Msquared112 6/21/2023 9:04:57 PM (No. 1497108)
“Diversity” kills. It kills incentive, it kills competence, it kills unity, and it kills people. Sorry this lesson was so expensive for the CEO.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: JackBurton 6/21/2023 9:07:30 PM (No. 1497113)
Just thinking here... Do you think all the 'white' guys with experience told him this was a bad idea?
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Reply 16 - Posted by: ChattyCatsSusan 6/21/2023 9:09:43 PM (No. 1497116)
Stockton Rush deserves the Bud Light treatment. At least Bud Light hasn't killed anybody like Stockton Rush allegedly has. Those poor passengers probably never stood a chance, and I hope their families sue the pants off Rush.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: bad-hair 6/21/2023 10:29:50 PM (No. 1497159)
He stopped hiring 50 year old white guys because some of them told him this was stupid and wouldn't reliably work. The 25 year old various guys et al thought it sounded cool. At least he was in the can with his fool customers.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: DVC 6/21/2023 11:21:37 PM (No. 1497187)
Not hiring the most competent subject matter experts when you are pushing the extreme limits of technology is suicidal.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: Rinktum 6/22/2023 5:52:00 AM (No. 1497242)
Word to the wise. If you enjoy extremely dangerous experiences, do your homework. Underwater exploration is an environment as dangerous as outer space. Trusting the wrong people can lead to death. You have to have the best equipment, the most experienced crew and a huge amount of respect for the environment you are going into. The mind is a very strange thing and having days to think about your fate has to be torture. I pray these men are rescued or Titanic will claim five more victims. This is such a tragedy.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: RayLRiv 6/22/2023 8:26:31 AM (No. 1497306)
OceanGate CEO didn't hire '50-year-old white guys' for Titanic sub because they're not 'inspirational.' Of course this will 'inspire' multiple lawsuits from relatives of those foolish enough to have signed up for this doomsday trip.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: Strike3 6/22/2023 8:48:20 AM (No. 1497325)
Very interesting and unfortunately a preview of things to come when our schools begin graduating pilots, doctors, etc. for the same stupid reason. If things keep going the way they are, "50-year-old white guys from the military" will find it necessary to save this country from itself.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: WhamDBambam 6/22/2023 10:13:34 AM (No. 1497370)
He didn’t want anybody around who was smarter than himself in this area. Common human failure.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: formerNYer 6/22/2023 10:14:06 AM (No. 1497371)
Too bad these young guys built his tomb instead of a sub. Again, why would you go in an 'experimental vehicle" that goes 6 times deeper than a nuclear submarine? Sounds suicidal to me.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: MickTurn 6/22/2023 10:34:49 AM (No. 1497387)
Oh, no, don't hire anyone with lots of experience, the Minority Hire knows everything.... What a Marxist Maroon!
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Reply 25 - Posted by: DVC 6/22/2023 11:18:30 AM (No. 1497428)
Think about this....ALL the big companies are doing this crap. They do NOT hire the most competent engineers and designers, they hire based on race and sex. And management spots are reserved for blacks and females....regardless of competence. US products USED TO be the best because US companies hired only "the best and brightest" it's "the blackest and most female" regardless of competence.
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Reply 26 - Posted by: happywarrior 6/22/2023 11:22:39 AM (No. 1497433)
I know the "Videographer" for the company was a 22-year-old white girl. She took the last video of the sub on the surface.
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Reply 27 - Posted by: snowoutlaw 6/22/2023 11:32:50 AM (No. 1497444)
Well they are out of air now. Unless the CEO went Donnor Party on them and knocked off everyone else from the first day. In that case he has many days left. Never trust a liberal.
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