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Comment: The thankless job of solving nonexisting problem (Score -1, Flamebait) 258

I work on concrete solutions to climate change

Solving a problem, that does not exist. Yes, I understand, why you can't find yourself a real job.

I do this work because I think that humanity is on a reckless and destructive path

Right. Working for the great idea, saving stupid humans from themselves, while fending off ignorant assholes making fun of your sacrifice. Oh, the pain...

Now, can you list 2 or 3 successful predictions made by climate science in the past 2 decades? Each entry must include a link to a prediction and a link confirming it materializing within 80% of the predicted value(s)... The links for each entry much be 5 years apart or more (that is, predicting tomorrow's weather does not qualify). Game?

Comment: Re:Not just ineffective (EEO bullshit) (Score 1) 422

by mi (#49614733) Attached to: Recruiters Use 'Digital Native' As Code For 'No Old Folks'

is not a thought crime, it's an ACTUAL crime

False dilemma. A thought crime can be — is, indeed — an actual crime. If you do not hire somebody, the contents of your thoughts determines, whether you've committed a crime or not. That makes it a thought crime, though I'm glad to see you being repulsed by USA prosecuting such crimes — to the point, where you are willing to go into denial and state, that we do not...

it's not a good, or justifiable reason.

The whole point I am making is that it should not have to be "good" or "justifiable". In fact, there should be no need for any reason at all.

what possible part could age play in the decision?

It is none of our business. Both literally and otherwise...

+ - Fired for hating her job->

Submitted by mi
mi writes: A Texas woman, newly hired by a day care center, wrote on Facebook: "I absolutely hate working at a day care. I just really hate being around a lot of kids." When the would-be employer learned about it, she was fired before her first day at work.
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Comment: Re:Not just ineffective (EEO bullshit) (Score 1) 422

by mi (#49614449) Attached to: Recruiters Use 'Digital Native' As Code For 'No Old Folks'

How is it "immoral"?

You are forcing somebody to do, what they do not want to do — without any sort of force majore justification (like spreading contagion or enemy invasion). That's immoral.

it's about "deed" - actively discriminating against someone for reasons irrelevant to the job

The "deed" consists of not hiring for illegal reasons. Whether the reasons were legal or not depends on the thoughts the accused had. That's what makes it a thought-crime.

Comment: Re:Not just ineffective (EEO bullshit) (Score 1) 422

by mi (#49614375) Attached to: Recruiters Use 'Digital Native' As Code For 'No Old Folks'

Many people believe that people should have significant freedom in the management of their personal lives, but the actions that businesses can take should be carefully limited and closely monitored

The phenomenon you are describing does exist and is explained simply by the majority of voters not being in corporate management and not feeling the "other side" of the laws sold to them.

Whether Mr. Owner and Mr. Manager are assholes or not, the company is still theirs to run.

in order to protect against wanton anti-competitive behavior, environmental damage, or economic strangulation

Bzzzz! Conflation-attempt detected. Fail.

Comment: Re:Not just ineffective (EEO bullshit) (Score 0) 422

by mi (#49614323) Attached to: Recruiters Use 'Digital Native' As Code For 'No Old Folks'

Sorry, son, but society voted and you're wrong.

Ah, so "right" and "wrong" can be determined by popular vote now?

Is not that nice... All those committees voting for Pi to be "3" or for rejecting the theory of evolution are now vindicated, aren't they?

Your response is an example of Appeal to Authority: unable to defend the point yourself, you can only state, that some others support it. Fail.

Comment: Not just ineffective (EEO bullshit) (Score 0) 422

by mi (#49614023) Attached to: Recruiters Use 'Digital Native' As Code For 'No Old Folks'

It is not just ineffective. The "anti-discrimination" laws are also immoral — they seek to punish thought-crimes and force employers into hiring those, whom they do not wish to hire, for whatever reason.

The reason may be wrong, but that's irrelevant — liberty certainly includes freedom to be stupid and a bigot. We surrendered that essential freedom in the hope of some sort of safety... As predicted, we lost both and deserve neither.

+ - Montana man arrested after 'liking' his most wanted poster on Facebook->

Submitted by mpicpp
mpicpp writes: A Montana man was arrested last month after he apparently "liked" his most wanted poster on a Crimestoppers Facebook page.

Levi Charles Reardon was arrested April 24 after he liked his photo on the Cascade County Crimestoppers Facebook page, according to the Great Falls Tribune. The newspaper reportedly captured a screenshot of it before Reardon revoked the like.

Reardon, 23, who is accused of felony forgery after he allegedly stole a wallet and cashed forged checks, was then apprehended by police without incident, the newspaper reported.

He made his initial court appearance last week. His arraignment is scheduled for Thursday.

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Comment: Re:i don't understand the premise of the post (Score 1) 238

by mi (#49612299) Attached to: VA Tech Student Arrested For Posting Perceived Threat Via Yik Yak

It shouldn't be ok to incite mass panic (yelling fire in a crowded venue)

It shouldn't, huh? How about statements like "President is a war-criminal" or "He is not a natural-born citizen" — can such speech not some day be banned under the same doctrine? Because it does interfere with the government's efficiency and, consequently, the entire country's quality of life, does not it? We might think this ridiculous today, but many countries — including the various worker's paradises — consider insulting the Dear Leader a felony already. Don't you recognize a slippery slope while sliding down on it?

There is a movement to ban "hate speech" already. The entire Yik Yak app is banned on many campuses and today's students are being trained to accept such a ban already, so it can not be far away, that the thought-police spills out from those institutions into the rest of our world.

For the past 7 years, the number one rebuttal to any critics of the current President was that they are "haters". Do you think, we are far away from the sitting President becoming off-limits for criticism? We aren't — and it all started, when we were sold the bogus premise of "some speech ought to be illegal"...

It is naive to think that complete, and total, freedom of speech was ever intended.

Is it naive? Then I share my naivete with Benjamin Franklin, for example — a Founding Father — who considered any abuses of the freedom of speech to be a lesser evil than entrusting anyone the power to suppress them. For example:

Those abuses of the freedom of speech are exercises of liberty. They ought to be repressed; but to whom dare we to entrust the care of doing it. An evil magistrate intrusted with power to punish for words, would be armed with a weapon the most destructive and terrible. Under pretense of pruning off the exuberant branches he would be apt to destroy the tree.

Do you honestly believe, the fine magistrates of the 21st century Virginia would've helped calm Franklin's fears of that "the most destructive and terrible" weapon?

Comment: Re:i don't understand the premise of the post (Score 0) 238

by mi (#49608967) Attached to: VA Tech Student Arrested For Posting Perceived Threat Via Yik Yak

The Constitution isn't a suicide pact.

Meaningless maxim. Meaningless, but dangerous to all of our freedoms, for it allows discarding any part of the Bill of Rights at the moment's notice.

We are not obligated to ignore threats.

Irrelevant. We are obligated to not make them illegal. That's all.

Comment: Discrimination based on hair-color (Score 1) 386

by mi (#49608959) Attached to: Bernie Sanders, Presidential Candidate and H-1B Skeptic

Blonde is "race".

No, it is not. Two blonds can have a brunette child, for example.

There are thousands (if not more) of cases on race.

So cite one, where the accusation was based on the supposed victim(s) hair-color.

I will not respond again until you offer a valid link — you've made enough unsubstantiated claims already.

Comment: Re:"Stupid mistake"? (Re:Hahah) (Score 1) 241

Do you also agree that he should have been, at his age, allowed to [...]

I do not agree with that and do not understand, why you accuse me of "hypocrisy" because of it.

That he is not an adult may affect his legal status and/or lessen the extent of the prosecution.

That his moral failings deserve strict censure — and can not be discounted as merely a "stupid mistake" — is quite different.

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