"I'd be wary of changing the US constitution. No one is quite sure why or what about it works - a fair number of people made quite good money from selling translated versions of it to former USSR countries in the 90s and it didn't work for…"
"No, I mean, you can lose a lot of money for being drummed out of the military right? There's pension entitlement and tax breaks and so on and just having to adjust to being discharged. There's a lot riding on someone staying in the…"
"I think it's very true that you do have a risk of false accusations when dealing with people. I'm just not sure about it being a problem of openly gay people serving. It seems like an honesty / standard of proof in complaints issue.
"Surely the can of worms is making homosexuality a firing offence. If someone goes "oh, yeah, Sarge is gay" Sarge might have to go. That opens up blackmail, coercion, entrapment, framing, everything. That seems really messy."
"That's a different issue; I don't think it's even relevant to gays in the military. You seem to be saying that people might lie about you. That's always a problem. Most people don't file false harassment complaints and life…"
"I would point out that my school experience was similar (for fullness: I was in the private system in the UK) and that it was a better school experience as a result.
There's more to school than doing worksheets until the bell rings and I…"
"To be fair to schools, this sort of thing is massively exaggerated by reporting. There are, generously, maybe half a dozen schools in the UK that are this cooky, I've seen one school teach Intelligent Design. I didn't learn ID in my…"
"I think you both would have fewer just signed on "believers" and, at the same time, more people who go to church in a rebellious way, sort of a result of making it a taboo.
The idea of going to church to annoy your parents blows my mind…"
"Well, you have people who are basically saying "Oh, I could tell the class I was married because that's not controversial but this guy clearly just wanted to open a can of worms where it wasn't appropriate" and that has to raise…"
"Just about every field has CPD courses in professional manner. Architects need to sell you the idea of a house so that you'll pay them so there are actually courses you can go on be better at that.
On the other hand, surgeons don't really…"
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