If the government doesn't act on your behalf you can attempt a private prosecution. It's not easy but it does sometimes happen.
Don't you have private prosecutions in the US? Sure, they cost money, but in cases like this there are usually plenty of interested parties willing to chip in.
It's relatively new technology that is getting cheaper as the technology develops and plants scale up in size. With development it has the potential to be extremely cheap.
FWIW, windmills and skyscrapers kill a lot of birds too.
Lots of things kill birds, and actually wind turbines are pretty low on the scale. Even nuclear plants kill more by some estimates:
I love that phrase. "Say you trust, but don't trust."
Why would you want to get there at 120 MPH if you were not stuck behind the wheel on the way? You can use that time for yourself, catching up on some reading or sleep, watching TV or posting on
I can see the commute becoming a golden time for many people. No family, no distractions.
A couple of days ago Soylent News implemented Unicode support. Considering the far greater resources that Dice have and how few Soylent needed to get it done, you would think real features like that would be coming thick and fast. Instead they wasted all the effort on a cosmetic make-over that most people seem to hate and which isn't even functionally as good as the classic site.
Unfortunately I think Slashdot's problems go far deeper than can be fixed with a bit of CSS.
Riddle me this - if women are somehow, somewhere being paid less for doing the same job, having the same experience and qualifications as men, why wouldn't employers hire the cheaper employee?
Because companies are not perfectly rational actors. They are made up of people, and at management level the majority are men. They tend to hire and promote and give wages rises to people like them, i.e. other men.
Often the pay gap is due to the jobs being functionally identical but with different titles, so men and women are doing the same work to the same standard but one gets paid more.
Get a brand new CEO fired for donating private funds to an anti gay marriage effort years before? That's apparently a-OK.
I seem to recall it wasn't a-OK actually. There were a lot of articles, comments and blog posts about how it wasn't a-OK, much of it in mainstream media.
Having said that, it is a-OK because his beliefs were a choice he made, an opinion he held. Being gay is not a choice and can't be changed, so it's not okay to blame people for being gay. A person has to accept the consequences of their choices and stated opinions, but cannot be held accountable for the way they were born.
The key difference that we always come back to is that homosexuality harms no-one else, where as paedophilia does. Gay people marrying does not harm you, so you should tolerate it even if you don't like it. Paedophilia harms children so you should not tolerate it.
Tolerance is accepting and not discriminating against people who you may disagree but who do not harm you. Tolerance does not require you to tolerate people attacking you, trying to take away your rights and happiness.
The rule is very simple. If the position is over something that the person has no control over, like race, skin colour, height, hair colour, gender, sexual orientation etc. then society at large will probably shun you for it. If it isn't illegal to discriminate on those grounds already it probably should be.
On the other hand any kind of choice is a valid target for criticism. Political views, religious views, that sort of thing.
"I can understand your concern, this is why you shouldn't be concerned"
He needed to apologise. No less.
What he did harmed other people. Gay people who wanted to marry, who wanted equal rights and equal treatment under the law to straight people, where directly harmed by his actions. Having bigoted beliefs is one thing, but it's quite another when a person starts acting on them to the detriment of others.