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Comment: Re:I thought we were trying to end sexism? (Score 4, Informative) 554

As a father of two boys in their early/pre teens, I call bullshit. I have never heard of any movements to direct my kids into any fields that they don't naturally gravitate to. In fact at a recent high school meeting, I was encouraged to send my child to vo-tech since he doesn't seem to be interested in high school (he is doing poorly in English and Spanish, practically straight As in Algebra and Chemistry), but he's a boy, so he should go fix cars and do plumbing, not STEM, never STEM.

Perhaps you don't see the sexism because you don't have boys at that age, but as someone who does, and lives in a liberal state, I can see for sure that it happens against boys as much as for girls.

Comment: Re:Shocked he survived (Score 1) 319

by Coren22 (#49486947) Attached to: Gyro-Copter Lands On West Lawn of US Capitol, Pilot Arrested

Labor unions are large groups of people, each with an equal vote, assembling to conduct speech. That's pure 1st amendment territory.

I am not a member of a labor union, but anyone willing to look at the two types of organizations can see the difference.

Your first sentence agrees with your last sentence. Labor unions don't work that way, which you would know if you were forced to join them like anyone else in a union shop.

Comment: Re:The Republicans don't think us peons... (Score 1) 58

by Coren22 (#49481667) Attached to: Why "Designed For Security" Is a Dubious Designation

Did I argue anything? I am confused.

No I don't believe anyone hates "us", but projecting hatred specifically on Republicans when the Democrats are just as guilty is very naive. It just shows your partisan blindness on the issue.

Take a look at everyone who voted for it in 2001 and renewed it in 2011. Are they all Republicans? Than it isn't just Republicans that are against privacy.

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