You're an idiot if you believe that. Who do you think is in charge of the TSA?
The US really does not resemble either the DDR or USSR in any way.
Of course it does, it just hasn't gotten really bad, yet. The US is absolutely an imperialist superpower, just like the old USSR, using threats of force to get other countries to bow to its will and routinely sending its army to invade other countries to control resources and establish hegemony, and now it's spying on all its citizens just like the Stasi did in the DDR. It's not a big step from there to abusing all that power and routinely oppressing regular citizens.
No, don't leave. Find a new job, get an offer, accept it, then leave.
It's extremely unlikely they're going to get into any criminal legal trouble in that time, and even if they do, it won't be traced to you. Get out and just find a new job. Don't try to be a hero: America hates whistleblowers, and there are zero protections for them here. If you reveal the problems, you'll never get a job again, because you'll be seen as a liability. Anyone who's ever blown the whistle on anything will tell you this. It just isn't worth it. The only way to blow the whistle is to do it anonymously somehow, so it doesn't taint you with a reputation as a "rat fink".
If the past is any indicator, the judge is going to tell the DOJ to EABOD.
So what? The DoJ is under no obligation to listen, or heed the Judge's ruling. Remember what happened the last time the Judicial Branch tried to tell the Executive Branch it couldn't do something? The Trail of Tears was the result. The Judicial Branch has no ability to enforce its rulings at all.
The people in 1933 Germany probably thought things wouldn't get so bad either.
And it's not going to be Arab-Americans who are hurting, it'll be regular, everyday Americans. It's not Nazi Germany the US is becoming like, it's East Germany after the war was over, all the way until ~1990. The Nazi regime didn't last long, but the East German government lasted for about 45 years. It didn't oppress some disliked minority, it oppressed everyone; did you forget what happened to people who tried to escape? Restrictions on travel and movement are standard with oppressive Stalinist regimes, and the US is resembling that more and more every day (though a little different, since a lot of the power rests in corporations rather than a central government).
but it also empowers the week
It also empowers the month and year, as well as the day, hour, minute, and second.
Yep, it's funny how everyone acts like the Republicans are the reincarnation of Hitler himself, yet it's really Obama and the Democrats who are in charge now and are fully responsible for the stuff that's going on now. You can't blame the TSA and NSA and their shenanigans on the Republicans when a Democrat is in the Oval Office signing executive orders.
Been there, done that.
When you talk to managers, you need to talk business. Throw every reason you think important into the trashcan. Then build your case from the ground up as a business case. Show that it saves the company money or increases productivity. Basically, make the case that your proposal == more $$$.
If management has ever complained about IT being slow or unproductive or their new iPad taking a week to set up - that's your door. Show them how productivity would increase with the expensive IT guys doing the IT work and lots-cheaper help desk guys doing the cheap work. Make sure to use the word "waste" a lot, because it's a red flag to managers - you they leave with the fear that they are wasting company resources unless they follow your proposal, but without you having said that directly, because they have to think they came up with that conclusion themselves.
And read up on the bikeshed problem - include some trivial, easily understood parameters in your proposal that management can discuss and decide upon.
And finally, understand that there may be reasons you don't know about that could lead to your proposal being rejected no matter how good it is. I once got a project rejected that everyone agreed was good because the company was about to merge with another one and nobody wanted to make a decision in that order of magnitude (a few million) because management had already begun the "there's one of us in each company but only one position in the merged one..." game.
What a dodge. I think we're done here.
Yet another HMD with a really crappy resolution (960x540).
This. As soon as I heard the resolution, my interest dropped to zero, then through the floor, left a hole somewhere in the basement and is probably on its way to the center of the earth right now.
Smartphone screens have more resolution than that these days. Wake me when they've doubled it.
The whole "rider" thing in the USA puzzles me to no end.
How isn't this considered fraud? To attach something entirely unrelated to a law as a trick to get it passed? To me that's the definition of fraud and deceit.
Really? The country that had official racial segregation until 1968 lecturing others about racism?
And then wondering why the rest of the world considers them idiots and laughs whenever they don't have guns pointed at them.
To my point:
The basic education in these countries in considerably higher than in most of the big countries because they understand that brain is their primary capital. In Lithuania, for example, not having a college degree is considered shameful and despite just having 3 mio. people it has 15 public and 6 private universities.
In all the smaller european countries, being fluent in at least two or three languages is standard. What americans often don't understand is how much speaking a foreign language adds to your general education, because language and thought are closely related and having more than one way to think about something available is a dramatic improvement. There's a reason that until the early 20th century, an educated gentleman in the western world was expected to speak about half a dozen languages. So much, in fact, that if you read philosophers from that time, you will find plenty of quotes in ancient greek, latin, french, italian, english or german with no translation provided because they expected their readers to understand all those languages.
I take it you've never been there nor do you know people from there.
Highly informative, thanks a lot.
I am surprised about the 6th. Does that mean they have the right to be judged by their peers, i.e. other corporations instead of a human jury? How far of is that, do you think?