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Comment Meh (Score 2) 428 428

My company does management training yearly, and every time they remind us that per NLRB rules, we can't tell employees not to discuss salary info amongst themselves. And unless you're being a shitty employer to begin with and treating people unfairly, you shouldn't really care if people discuss it. As long as you can rationally explain to a judge why different people are paid differently, who cares?

Comment Re:females operate on emotion, not logic (Score 1) 446 446

Yeah, and I'm sure that 140 lb male is going to fare well against that 180 lb female mixed martial artist.

How about you stop being a dumbass and bring things to reality rather than making up exaggerated claims. The average man weighs about 35lbs more than the average woman.

Comment Re:Or they're just proxying their connections (Score 2) 224 224

Some of us who are against copyright as it exists now might be more amenable to enforcing copyright if it had such a stipulation.

As it stands, the fact that people think everything should be locked up for what is essentially forever, many of us have zero respect for copyright because downloading Steamboat Willy carries exactly the same punishment as downloading a movie released last week.

Don't you agree that's rather ridiculous?

Comment Re:Do It, it worked in AZ (Score 0) 886 886

"No coloreds" was in many places a law, not a business rule. The argument that many free market supporters make (myself included) is that the market would have naturally moved toward inclusiveness. Sure, some assholes will still be assholes. And thinking people would avoid those stores, diminishing their market presence until they disappeared naturally.

Laws that forced businesses to hide their racism let racism fester. Rather than allow those people to put their stupidity on display for the world to mock, we now had racists making tons of money of "those n*****rs" they hated. They're still racist, but now they are practically legally obligated to make money off of their object of hate. Is that really better in the long run?

The fancy is indeed no other than a mode of memory emancipated from the order of space and time. -- Samuel Taylor Coleridge