Sunday, 29 March 2015

Daylight Saving Time Is Making Us Less Healthy And Costing The Earth, Scientists SayThese "scientists" make no sense at all.
"Our biological clocks are synchronised using the timing and amount of light and darkness - not the alarm clock,".... As a result our biology does not respond to DST changes. Rather, with the spring DST, we simply have to go to work an hour earlier relative to our biological clock."
     Are they saying that work time should match the biological clok? If so, work would start at 9am at the equinox amd move backward to 8am at the summer solstice and forward to 10 am for the winter one.

PS: I note the dumbing-down of Hufpo continues apace with with "making people unhealthier"

Letters That Could 'Damage' Prince Charles' Kingship Set To Be Public
Kingship? Kingship? The dumbing down of the Independent proceeds apace!
   PS I trust thiis decision means that any letter sent to any minister by any citizen is now in the public domain?

Ellen Pao lawsuit loss will not slow fight for gender equality in Silicon Valley
Ellen Pao Gender Bias Case Will Embolden Women Despite Verdict
Odd that the Guardian article did not list thee accusation that the jury unanimoously rejected
The jury of six men and six women rejected all of Pao's claims determining the firm:
1) did not discriminate against her because she is a woman
2) did not retaliate against her by failing to promote her...after she filed a complaint
3) did not retaliate against her by firing her...after she filed a complaint
    It seems that Ms Pao was not promoted and was fired because she was not very good at her job.   Still, her suit was worth a try: the majority of gender discrimination cases settle, most with a woman getting some money - albeit less than the case would have cost the company in legal fees had it gone to trial. Fewer than 5% go to trial.   
    The case is portrayed as a victory for women because it got publicity for the issue. Okay, the publicity was about an incompetent money-grubber playing the victim card - but as Brendan Behaan said: "There is no such thing as bad publicity exceptt your own obituary."

Upset By Elizabeth Warren, U.S. Banks Debate Halting Some Campaign DonationsGosh Does this mean that some companies will not give money to politicians who they don't agree with? How is that fair?    How is a politician supposed to get elected if people who oppose them won't give them money?'

Fierce Backlash Mounts Over Indiana's 'Religious Freedom' Law
I like the law: it allows Muslim businesses to refuse to insure employees for any accident or injury where alcohol was involved, Jewish business to refuse to insure anyone a with a shellfish allergy, and Christian businesses to deny insurance or service to any who has ever committed adultery or borne false witness, and Mormons to discriminate against anyone who has drunk coffee or tea. It short, it allows people to discriminate against just about anyone for any reason, so long as they can find a passage in their religious writings that suppports it. 

At base, the law says: religious perople do not have to do anything for anyone they don't like. Atheists are out of luck: they will just have to obey the laws against discrimination

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