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Comment Re:Good or not? (Score 1) 301

I was 7 when I learnt this valuable lesson.
I bugged my Mum to buy me the great toy that was being shown on TV all the time.
When I got it, it wasn't nearly as much fun as it was on TV.
That's when I lost my innocence - before then I always thought that adults always had the children's best interests at heart.

Comment Re:Only? (Score 1) 153

Peak efficiency for creative types (artists, authors, researchers, developers etc) is actually around 30 hours. You can pad out the working week with meetings etc, but you're only going to get that much actual work done.

After around 45 hours is the point where their work goes negative.

The lady who comes back part time from maternity leave who only does 2 days work a week? You're probably getting almost a full weeks work out of them and only paying them for 2 days.

Comment Re:Pointy Hats (Score 1) 159

I'm not going to force a woman to terminate - that would be just as wrong as forcing a woman not to terminate.

A special needs child with intellectual disabilities will cost from ~$1.5million to $3 million in care over his or her lifetime. Unless this cost is picked up by the parents, then it'll be absorbed by the State. This adds up to literally hundreds of billions of dollars that the taxpayer has to fork out for every year.

So yeah, not impressed when women _choose_ to bring these little burdens on society into the world.

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