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Comment: Re:Too bad it did not happen on Osama Bin Laden (Score 1) 250

by Citizen of Earth (#49435245) Attached to: Verdict Reached In Boston Bombing Trial

A country's legal system doesn't have to lower itself to the level of the criminals it is punishing.

It happens to be *illegal* to kidnap and forcibly confine people. Since the legal system should not lower itself to the levels of criminals, it must therefore set all prisoners free!

Comment: Re:Yeah, right. (Score 5, Interesting) 890

The gender wage gap is a myth. When you control for all the extraneous variables, men and women are paid the same. The reality is that men are paid more because they are willing to take uglier, riskier jobs, move longer distances for them, work longer hours, have more experience and qualifications in occupations with stronger demand, are willing to demand higher salaries, and are less likely to leave their career tracks for family obligations. Sorry to burst your politically correct bubble.

The wage-gap argument doesn't even make sense. Just imagine if a company could get the same productivity out of women and pay them 30% less. It would have an enormous competitive advantage over every other company in its industry and all the companies would quickly be forced to either hire all women themselves or go out of business, not because of any misguided government interference, but purely because of overwhelming free-market forces. The same argument applies for women in the boardroom. If they gave a company a distinct competitive advantage, every company would already be forced by the market to have lots of them.

Have you ever noticed that the people who are always trying to tell you `there's a time for work and a time for play' never find the time for play?