I don't think it is a big problem at all. Certainly when anyone guilty of such a reprehensible lie is exposed, the community deals with it by shunning them and spreading the story of their lack of character. Which means that a law is not needed, it is merely another example of big government entering into community life unnecessarily.
Why, then do legislators propose such laws?
1) To show that they do anything at all and
2) to divert attention from the fact that they are doing nothing about jobs
The article clearly implies that they received pay increases - but that these were less than inflation, which was 12.4%. The 11%-cut is a statement from one side in the negotiations (the union side), with no corroborative evidence.
As usual, with strike stories, the media stop with "there's a conflict here" and "here's the most aggressive quote(s) we could find" without bothering to research and relay any facts. It is shoddy journalism.
The so-called parents are idiots who have confused the kid about his gender. The so-called critic is just an idiot.
“We shouldn't be mucking around with nature. We can’t assume what the outcome will be," McHugh said. -- By that logic, when anyone falls ill, we should just let nature take its course.
All of the calls for more facts are correct! A British study recently found over 50% of all complaints against teachers were false. This is sloppy journalism - we should be told both sides.
If true, this story is not difficult to pick sides on: just imagine how you would react if he was held back because he was a Christian.
“I love Britain: don't build up (high-rises are bad), don't build out (protect rural areas and green belts), don't build near me (I don't want the noise or the spoiled views) - but do whine when house prices inevitably go through the roof.
“Gosh, we spent more than we made for 30 years and ran up tremendous debt and now we will have to reduce our living standards to pay it back? How is that fair? Shouldn't someone else pay our debts for us?
The Super-headline calls these remarks questionable.
I don't see anything questionable about them.
Yes, racism holds back ethnic minorities, but this effect is minimal compared to the effect of using racism as an excuse, which holds back more by a factor of 10 or more.
"You know what, listen: Bottom line is, you know, I didn’t go to Harvard, you know, I went to the school of hard knocks, and I did whatever I had to do to pay for school," Brown cut in. "And for people who know me, and know what I’ve been through … mom and dad married and divorced four times each. You know, some real challenges growing up. You know, whatever. You know, let them throw stones. I did what I had to do. But [if] not for having that opportunity, I never would have been able to pay for school, and never would have gone to school, and I wouldn’t probably be talking to you, so, whatever."
You know, this guy is a, you know, intellectual, you know, like, giant. Where did he learn to, you know, like, talk so, you know, good?
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