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by Tor
Tue Jun 13, 2017 4:26 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: 45 Years
Replies: 23
Views: 1047

Re: 45 Years

Congratulations. Sometimes it seems the younger generations have forgotten how to work through things to stay together. Here's to many more happy years for both of you.
by Tor
Sat Jun 10, 2017 9:54 pm
Forum: In the News / Advocacy
Topic: Delhaize America Earns Top Marks in 2017 CEI
Replies: 73
Views: 3240

Re: Delhaize America Earns Top Marks in 2017 CEI

You know, I sympathize with the mom-and-pop just-starting-out bakery couple as much as anyone. But they should've avoided the moral judgement and just made the cake. Right. Part of being an adult is knowing how to behave when things don't go your way, and the (hypothetical?) baker failed in that. T...
by Tor
Sat Jun 10, 2017 4:31 am
Forum: In the News / Advocacy
Topic: Delhaize America Earns Top Marks in 2017 CEI
Replies: 73
Views: 3240

Re: Delhaize America Earns Top Marks in 2017 CEI

Here's another way to consider the issue: Freedom of association. Do you agree that people have (or should have) freedom of association? Last I checked, maintaining freedom of association implies the freedom to dissociate. Why should one lose the right to freedom of association just because one deci...
by Tor
Fri Jun 09, 2017 10:56 pm
Forum: In the News / Advocacy
Topic: Delhaize America Earns Top Marks in 2017 CEI
Replies: 73
Views: 3240

Re: Delhaize America Earns Top Marks in 2017 CEI

The difference is that one [Master Adolf Hitler] relates to a matter of choice and the other does not. Ummm... my recollection of the story is of a boy of about five years old, and the cakeshop refusing to make the cake. Last I checked, in the current legal world, A.H. does not have any choice in t...
by Tor
Fri Jun 09, 2017 2:32 am
Forum: In the News / Advocacy
Topic: Delhaize America Earns Top Marks in 2017 CEI
Replies: 73
Views: 3240

Re: Delhaize America Earns Top Marks in 2017 CEI

Here's what you get into when you start granting exceptions to the law for religious reasons: ... That looks more like what you get when you get Procrustean government involved in things that don't lend themselves to such - which is all too many things. Contract law is an interesting thing, and the...
by Tor
Thu Jun 08, 2017 10:28 pm
Forum: In the News / Advocacy
Topic: Delhaize America Earns Top Marks in 2017 CEI
Replies: 73
Views: 3240

Re: Delhaize America Earns Top Marks in 2017 CEI

Because you see Tor, the anti-discrimination laws apply to small businesses and large alike. As well they should; either you're in business to serve the public or you're not. Well, where do you draw the line at who is serving the public and must not discriminate, and who can't be stopped? For examp...
by Tor
Fri Jun 02, 2017 9:07 am
Forum: In the News / Advocacy
Topic: Delhaize America Earns Top Marks in 2017 CEI
Replies: 73
Views: 3240

Re: Delhaize America Earns Top Marks in 2017 CEI

It's not that John has more rights, it's that he is answerable in a small way each to a lot of people for how he chooses to exercise those rights. He's almost certainly got quite a bit of money on the line if he fails to answer to his customer's wishes, and he's the one who loses his shirt if he ign...
by Tor
Fri Jun 02, 2017 7:48 am
Forum: In the News / Advocacy
Topic: Delhaize America Earns Top Marks in 2017 CEI
Replies: 73
Views: 3240

Re: Delhaize America Earns Top Marks in 2017 CEI

And by the way, if we're' going to take the position that Joe cake baker has the right to deny you service because you're wearing a skirt, but the lady at the DMV has to suck it up because she works for the government, well that's hardly fair for the DMV worker. Both are humans, citizens, and entit...
by Tor
Thu Jun 01, 2017 9:00 am
Forum: In the News / Advocacy
Topic: Delhaize America Earns Top Marks in 2017 CEI
Replies: 73
Views: 3240

Re: Delhaize America Earns Top Marks in 2017 CEI

At issue seems to be the seeming propensity of "the pendulum" to increase the violence of its swings with each pass rather than the other way 'round. At the rate it's going, I suspect this has something to do with the moderate folks seeing the wildness on one side, and in light of that, not being a...
by Tor
Thu Jun 01, 2017 3:18 am
Forum: In the News / Advocacy
Topic: Delhaize America Earns Top Marks in 2017 CEI
Replies: 73
Views: 3240

Re: Delhaize America Earns Top Marks in 2017 CEI

As for the scale of discrimination in action, it's not so hard to figure out where things should stand. The DMV clerk had better not act on it if they want to keep their job, whether someone from the alphabet soup annoyed at the religious or vice versa. The owners of the mom and pop store can do wha...
by Tor
Wed May 31, 2017 10:15 pm
Forum: In the News / Advocacy
Topic: Delhaize America Earns Top Marks in 2017 CEI
Replies: 73
Views: 3240

Re: Delhaize America Earns Top Marks in 2017 CEI

Wells Fargo is in there, but I promptly forgot the rating they gave it. From the criteria for rating I saw, it looks like only fortune 500 companies get ratings without responding to the survey. "Diversity" is all well and good -- basic civility moreso -- but the PC notion has nothing to to with act...
by Tor
Mon May 29, 2017 11:26 pm
Forum: In the News / Advocacy
Topic: Tutus for men
Replies: 24
Views: 1717

Re: Tutus for men

Modern day feminizm in particular. Which, by all reasonable accounts I've heard and seen, has gone to the point where they are pushing the pendulum of equality steeply uphill at this point. I fear they won't much like the return journey, to the point of it getting ugly. Pair that with the ever-shrin...
by Tor
Fri May 26, 2017 11:14 pm
Forum: Freestyle Fashions
Topic: Interesting collection
Replies: 14
Views: 1589

Re: Interesting collection

To be reasonably likely to be a problem, someone stealing a picture from here would probably have to know you and put a little effort into making sure that the relevant folk see it. Otherwise, it would most likely just end up in the large stream of random men wearing skirts, seen only by randoms, an...
by Tor
Sat Nov 12, 2016 12:37 am
Forum: Freestyle Fashions
Topic: Masculinely feminine or femininely masculine?
Replies: 48
Views: 3488

Re: Masculinely feminine or femininely masculine?

Darryl, on the outfit that seemed unnoticed, something like it could work, but the jacket is too long for the skirt to my eye, especially in the buttoned picture. Either a shorter jacket or a longer skirt would do better. My choice would be towards the latter.
by Tor
Sat Nov 12, 2016 12:13 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Moon Jokes and Memes
Replies: 18
Views: 1457

Re: Moon Jokes and Memes

I've seen the test answers before, but they are fun. On the "Find X" triangle one I can't help but notice that if there isn't any more information in the surrounding question, the correct answer should be "Not enough information." The triangle is either distorted in the picture (unlikely, in my esti...