Tuesday, 18 October 2011

  • 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.

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