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On Fri, 2 Feb 1996 22:01:02 -0600  Christopher Wright wrote:
>>The problem can be summed up by Ms. Gatensby's words: percentage of ________
>>versus their percentage of the population? Well, what percent of the
>>population are structural engineers?
>
>You want to be careful about this logic. Murderers comprise very small
>percentage of the population,  but we single _them_ for special treatment,
>simply because the law applies to everyone equally, regardless of how few
>offenders there are.

...and so, as I said before, you're telling me that discrimination is okay, and I can discriminate 
against whomever I like for whatever silly reason.  Once you've said the discrimination is okay in 
principle, the only argument left is over which group gets to decide who the victims will be.

Nigel

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