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Old 02-14-2013, 08:01 AM   #21
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How awful it must be to be the repressed majority. You're so focused on race and gender that you've likely overlooked other qualities that allowed them to be more successful than yourself. If only you had worked harder.
It is the truth, sorry you won't admit it. If you aren't the very top of candidates or have an in (for a school, job, etc.), you are better off being a women or minority right now.

Thankfully, through my own diligence, I have been able to achieve success despite that disadvantage.
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It is the truth, sorry you won't admit it. If you aren't the very top of candidates or have an in (for a school, job, etc.), you are better off being a women or minority right now.

Thankfully, through my own diligence, I have been able to achieve success despite that disadvantage.
So what I am hearing is that you're not a very top candidate...
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How awful it must be to be the repressed majority. You're so focused on race and gender that you've likely overlooked other qualities that allowed them to be more successful than yourself. If only you had worked harder.


You're very much an instigator
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Europeans are stoopid. They keep splitting countries, while being jealous of our powa. Of course the EU is good for them, but does that have any real power?

Not even mentioning the efficiencies of larger countries.

As divided as this country is, at least we are one.
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So what I am hearing is that you're not a very top candidate...
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So what I am hearing is that you're not a very top candidate...
I meant to post this earlier, you are acting like there are only two choices here: women and minorities and repressed or the white majority is oppressed. That is both illogical and incorrect.

When I point out that women often get preferred status in the "diversity" era of corporate America it is only to rebut the absolute false presumption that there is gender discrimination. That doesn't mean I am oppressed, it just means you should probably shut your trap about women being "paid less" since it is a manufactured issue.

edit: As I said before, you can't even compare two people at the same position because there are countless other factors that go into compensation.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000...019414296.html
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The Labor Department defines full-time as 35 hours a week or more, and the "or more" is far more likely to refer to male workers than to female ones. According to the department, almost 55% of workers logging more than 35 hours a week are men. In 2007, 25% of men working full-time jobs had workweeks of 41 or more hours, compared with 14% of female full-time workers. In other words, the famous gender-wage gap is to a considerable degree a gender-hours gap.

The main reason that women spend less time at work than men-and that women are unlikely to be the richer sex-is obvious: children. Today, childless 20-something women do earn more than their male peers. But most are likely to cut back their hours after they have kids, giving men the hours, and income, advantage.
Decent stuff in the article that I didn't quote as well.
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So the fact-checkers accuse Obama of cherry-picking and juxtapose his claim with cherry-picked numbers of his own. Was there anything untrue in the SOTU?
As with most top politicians, Obama and his staff are too smart to put an outright lie into material as high-profile and vetted as SOTU.

The point of the fact-checking is to help understand the degree of honesty the speech contains. It's one thing to focus on the positive, its another thing to share only the information that reinforces your intended message while ignoring objective realities. Knowing how honest the speaker is being about facts helps the listener judge to what degree the rest of the info and the overall tone/intent of the message are to be trusted.
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