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Comment Re: I really don't care... (Score 1) 212

Way to start off reasonable there. Easy to see why you're an AC. You can tell yourself whatever you want to make it "feels" better, but the fact is, those horses are injured because people are pushing them to their limits (and beyond) for financial reasons. Would you be against filing negligent homicide charges against a drunk driver if he only killed someone so old that they would probably have died soon anyway?
I do appreciate your useful info about horses dying in the wild. I assumed they lived forever if people weren't involved.

Comment Re: I really don't care... (Score 4, Insightful) 212

They may be euthanized for humane reasons, but they're injured in the first place for financial (entertainment) reasons. Hard to act like you're really doing them a favor by putting them out of their misery if you're the one that put them in that misery in the first place.

Comment Re:disclosure (Score 1) 448

They don't get to put it in their pockets, for God's sake. You sound like that Fox News nutjob talking about the scientists living the rock star life. You get money to hire postdocs, student researchers, support staff, etc. You don't get money for sports cars. I know it's hard for most of the deniers to believe, but some people are not 100% motivated by money.

Comment Re:You make it... (Score 1) 519

+14. People just don't understand this. In the pro-business, pro-conservative, pro-1% states (i.e., just about all of them except a few in the Northeast and maybe the West coast), you can fire anyone at the drop of a hat and the only prohibition is that you can't be stupid enough to preface it with "Because you're black/a woman/a couple of other protected classes". The boss can say you're fired b/c I hate you, and that's that.

Comment Re:I'm actually not sure it makes much sense at al (Score 1) 519

You are far removed from the point of tenure for someone who works at a university. The idea is that the *administration* can't drop-kick you for ridiculous reasons. If you're doing good (i.e., publishable) but controversial research, tenure keeps some jackass state legislator from leaning on the university president to fire you. When many faculty have not seen raises in years, tenure is one of the few remaining perks of the job.

Comment Re:Time to move into the Century of the fruit bat. (Score 1) 1198

The thing they have in common is that both are making an irrevocable decision to end the life of another. Premeditated killing is not defensible, and the fact that the state (an emotionless constructed entity) does it makes it worse, not better.

The trouble with a lot of self-made men is that they worship their creator.