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Comment Re:Equal Protection? (Score 1) 397

It also stems from the fact that we don't lock up innocent people in the western world.

Say what?

Given that in America, at least, the *ideal* is to hold all charged with a crime as innocent until otherwise proven guilty, how would you explain the situation at Gitmo? There are people who have been incarcerated there for years now without even being *charged* with a crime, never mind having had even a bullshit kangaroo-court trial.

I'm a believer in habeas corpus: either put up, or shut up.

Comment Re:Pretty much (Score 1) 397

Well said, Sycraft.

I run into the same situation at my job. Some people just refuse to accept that no matter how dedicated they are to their job, at the end of the day, what the CEO says is what must get done. Even if it's stupid, it still must get done. Try reasoning with management, if you must/dare, but do what it is they ask regardless of how idiotic it might seem at the time.

If you want to call all the shots at work, start your own business. Otherwise, do what the check-signers say (unless it's patently illegal).


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