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Alasdair Thompson, New Zealand CEO, Fired After Linking Women's Workplace Productivity To Menstruation, Childbirth

Alasdair Thompson, New Zealand CEO, Fired After Linking Women's Workplace Productivity To Menstruation, Childbirth

Commented Jul 7, 2011 at 01:10:18 in World

“Are you kidding me? It's not "catty nastiness" that holds us back, it's men like you.”

tick-food on Jul 7, 2011 at 08:39:21

“I might hold you, but I'd never hold you back.

If I can admit that the dark side of men includes violence, domination, insensitivity, wounded ego, etc., can't you admit that the dark side of women includes, among other things, the ability to DESTROY other women with nasty remarks? And that, maybe, it inhibits your ability to unite and work toward specific goals?

If you need to see it writ in bold magic marker, spend a day in a middle school and watch the girl cliques and how they operate. It just gets a bit more subtle out in the working world.

That said, I pulled an evolutionary theory out of my butt to counter the OP's "women evolved to gather alone, so they don't get along" assertion, which stikes me as unsupportable by facts. Argue it if you like; you may very well conince me that your analysis is spot on. But don't go blaming men for the failings of women; we have plenty of our own failings for you to legitimately criticize.”
Oprah Vegan Challenge: Kathy Freston's New Book Inspires Oprah And Staff To Go Animal-Free

Oprah Vegan Challenge: Kathy Freston's New Book Inspires Oprah And Staff To Go Animal-Free

Commented Feb 2, 2011 at 20:44:29 in Green

“You're not addressing the real issue. We're ruining our land to feed the cattle, not because of overproduction of crops. There isn't enough land to feed everyone on a carnivorous diet.

"More than half the U.S. grain and nearly 40 percent of world grain is being fed to livestock rather than being consumed directly by humans," Pimentel said. "Although grain production is increasing in total, the per capita supply has been decreasing for more than a decade. Clearly, there is reason for concern in the future."

http://www.news.cornell.edu/releases/Aug97/livestock.hrs.html

also, you've got to be joking about American beef.”

SOD on Feb 3, 2011 at 01:20:29

“Nearly 20% of our corn is grown for ethanol, which is not environmentally friendly for multiple reasons.

Ethanol produces 60% as many BTU's as petroleum based fuels and provides a 30% reduction in carbon emissions, which results in a 10% net increase in carbon emissions per BTU produced.

Ethanol is technically not a renewable resource because it takes ~500 years for one inch of topsoil to be replenished. Topsoil is not a resource that shoudl be mined for fuel.

If we continue down this path, we will all be driving very green cars while our civilization crumbles and we starve to death. We're ruining our land to feed cattle and cars at the federal government's behest. The difference is that we cannot eat cars.”

Vickster on Feb 2, 2011 at 21:20:19

“Ninety-eight percent of the soy crop in the U.S. is grown for the oil. Most grains are also grown for oil or (in the case of corn) sweeteners and ethanol. What's fed to livestock (and pets) is the byproducts of oil, syrup and ethanol production. This includes the silage (leaves, stems and all the other parts of the plant that humans can't eat). If we didn't feed these byproducts to animals we'd have to find another way to dispose of it. We would also still be growing these crops for the aforementioned products.

And no, I'm not joking about American beef. I actually know quite a few beef farmers. Nor did I say anything about eating a carnivorous diet. Or do you not know the difference between a carnivore and an omnivore?”
10 Overrated Films of 2010

10 Overrated Films of 2010

Commented Dec 27, 2010 at 13:30:37 in Entertainment

“I sincerely hope that was an attempt at humor- 'Daybreakers'? Really?”
The Funniest Movies Of The Decade (PHOTOS)

The Funniest Movies Of The Decade (PHOTOS)

Commented Dec 8, 2010 at 21:24:54 in Comedy

“I lost all faith in humanity once I saw the score for In the Loop. Easily the greatest film on the list, yet it's ranked lower than goddamn Team America?”

binq56 on Dec 8, 2010 at 22:11:09

“I am in total agreement with you. But I'd bet most of the readers and raters here never saw it.”
Man Dressed As Captain America Walks Across Country For Homeless Vets

Man Dressed As Captain America Walks Across Country For Homeless Vets

Commented Dec 2, 2010 at 11:22:42 in Impact

“As much as he reeks of tea, I can't help but feel a bit disheartened at some of the comments here- He may or may not be a tea bagger. His sign may be ignorant, and perhaps using the flag as a walking stick wasn't the best choice. But he is dedicated to his cause, and I don't think any anyone should fault him for trying to raise awareness for homeless veterans. Political assumptions aside, he's off the couch and bringing to light an issue that isn't often covered. Haters be hatin', but he's doing more for a good cause than most of us will do in a decade.”
U.S. Shuts Down Web Sites In Piracy Crackdown

U.S. Shuts Down Web Sites In Piracy Crackdown

Commented Nov 28, 2010 at 11:39:18 in Technology

“"Over 75 websites were seized and shut down last week, and there is no indication that the government will stop such efforts. Right now, their focus is websites that they claim "violate copyrights," yet the torrent-finder.com website that was seized by DHS contained no copyrighted content whatsoever. It was merely a search engine website that linked to destinations where people could access copyrighted content. Google also links to copyrighted content -- does that mean the feds will soon seize Google, too?"

http://www.sott.net/articles/show/218651-US-Government-seizure-of-the-internet-has-begun-DHS-takes-over-76-websites

Alien Nation on Nov 28, 2010 at 13:35:40

“The feds should seize google. Then google can just take over our government, it already has more money.”

Cacey on Nov 28, 2010 at 12:05:36

“Without knowing what these websites were showing, I can't comment.  But if they were not showing copyrighted or other illegal material they have due process and can return to their business just like the guy with the gas can I mentioned. ”
Fur Makes A Comeback With More Humane Claims

Fur Makes A Comeback With More Humane Claims

Commented Nov 20, 2010 at 19:13:08 in Green

“"Humans are animals, but unlike almost all other animals, humans are sentient, self-aware creatures capable of subverting and altering their environment."

I googled "animals altering environment" and came up with 17,000,000 results, most of which seem to be power-points created by elementary schoolers. It must sting a bit when somehow even the nine year olds managed to be more scientifically competent than you.”