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Originally Posted by Ecky View Post
Perhaps if you care about how awkward/slow someone is, a better measure would be to measure how awkward/slow they are, rather than weight?
The military does measure and set standards for speed. Weight is generally relevant to health, performance and safety. While performance is the most important consideration, projecting an image of strength and fitness is also important. If the US military looked like the average American, nobody would take us seriously.

Originally Posted by freebeard View Post
I thought discrimination is only possible for things you have no control over (sub-species, sex, age).
I'm not fond of how the word discrimination is commonly used. To discriminate is to observe and understand differences. It's a necessary skill. Someone who treats someone else unjustly is just an a-hole.

... and this is brings up another complaint of mine. What's the deal with "hate crimes"? What does motivation for a crime have to do with consequences? Isn't murder normally motivated by hatred? Does it matter if the killer hated Bob in particular, or red-heads in general?
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