Thursday, March 24, 2016

Applying Leverage

I talk about leverage a lot. How it's used in negotiations, in ball games, in all kinds of stuff.

Twenty years ago it finally dawned on the tired old crystal set I use for a brain that there really is no "fair" or "unfair", but only what a person or entity has the ability to get.


So now this:

Delivering a potentially serious blow to one of the fastest growing production hubs in the country, Walt Disney Co. is threatening to no longer film in the state of Georgia if an anti-gay bill is signed into law there.

The Free Exercise Protection Act is on the desk of Gov. Nathan Deal, who has until May 3 to decide whether to veto it. Hollywood business totaling billions of dollars could hang in the balance. ...

It's not just Hollywood that has attempted to pressure Deal. Last week the NFL said that the proposed legislation could cost Atlanta a shot at hosting the Super Bowl later this decade. And companies including Coca-Cola and Delta Air Lines, both based in Atlanta, joined hundreds of other businesses who have come out in opposition to the measure. ...

It will be interesting to see how this plays out, no? ...

It comes down to a "Religious Freedom vs. Jobs" kind of thing.

The bible has things to say about homosexuality, of course. But the bible also has things to say about divorce and adultery (Matthew 19:9, anyone?). But it's best not to get into areas of scripture that are, you know, inconvenient.

Last point: Georgia has the eighth highest divorce rate in the nation.


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