Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 15th Dec 2012 19:11 UTC
In the News "Peers and scientists including Professor Stephen Hawking are once again pushing for an official pardon for codebreaker Alan Turing. Turing's death from cyanide poisoning in 1954 was ruled a suicide, coming after his conviction for gross indecency at a time when homosexuality was illegal." The fact that he still hasn't been pardoned is an utter disgrace.
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RE[6]: And justice for some...
by Soulbender on Tue 18th Dec 2012 06:09 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: And justice for some..."
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That is a problem where colour of the skin, nationality or sexuality override achievements and contributions to society.

In both cases you arbitrarily assign more value to a person, be it because of color, sexual preference or past achievements,
How about when achievements and contributions override compassion?

What about the "track record"? Try applying for a job with that attitude.

Wow. Because dying at sea and not getting a job are comparable. Totally.

Or maybe by the same logic you should take a cut in your salary/wage be be treated the same way as a person without a track record.

Or hey, maybe that person could get paid the same amount as me if we're doing the same job? Or maybe I'm better at my job.
Neither has any bearing on leaving someone to die at sea.

So in short, I doubt that you live up or even want to live up to your own ideals

Because trying is bad. We should stop that and all be selfish. Besides, I'm pretty sure I would have favored neither Turing nor the other man in the situation we're talking about.

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