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Old 09-21-2007, 11:05 AM   #1  
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Default Someone needs to define discrimination

"We're over another hurdle and on to the next hurdle," said Paul Emens, 59, a Southwest Airlines captain who is chairman of Airline Pilots Against Age Discrimination, a group that advocates changing the retirement age for pilots.

Am I the only one who thinks this is the most ridiculous name for a group that supports replacing one mandatory retirement age with another mandatory retirement age and then claims that forcing a pilot to retire just because they reach a predetermined age is discriminatory?

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Old 09-21-2007, 11:12 AM   #2  
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It was only discrimination because everybody else was saying 65. Now that everybody is on the same play book its all good.

That is until somebody comes up and says, wait a minute now, I can work until I die at Walmart, how come I can't do that at the airlines too?"
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Old 09-21-2007, 12:00 PM   #3  
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No, you're not the only one.

I'd rather have some guy tell me he has 5 ex-wives and needs to work past 60 which is why he is for the Age 65 thing than give me the "discrimination" b.s.
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No, you're not the only one.

I'd rather have some guy tell me he has 5 ex-wives and needs to work past 60 which is why he is for the Age 65 thing than give me the "discrimination" b.s.

I agree completely.
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Old 09-21-2007, 01:35 PM   #5  
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Don't feel bad, the Navy would not allow me to fly for them because they said I was too old, and I am 30!
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