Snowden turned both whistle blower and traitor.
I mostly agree with you, but I don't see how giving information to American journalists could be considered treason. The rest of the world did not hear it direct from Snowden. We've been manipulated into thinking he's a traitor when he was really the enemy of powerful bureaucrats instead of the USA.
Even the name was a very low trick, since it implied that anyone rejecting it was not a patriot. In the political climate of the time voting against it looked like a career ending move, and career is what seatwarmers on both sides saw as important above all else.
My brain melts when I watch the Discovery Channel
Offtopic, but I decided to watch a "documentary" made by those guys on Charles Manson. They made him look like some evil genius instead of some loser that tried to kill people out of spite when things went wrong with his music career, got the wrong ones and was caught by Park Rangers for vandalism.
Lister: Look, I don't want any toast, and he doesn't want any toast. In fact, no one around here wants any toast. Not now, not ever. No toast.
Toaster: How 'bout a muffin?
Lister: Or muffins. Or muffins. We don't like muffins around here. We want no muffins, no toast, no teacakes, no buns, baps, baguettes or bagels, no croissants, no crumpets, no pancakes, no potato cakes and no hot-cross buns and definitely no smegging flapjacks.
Toaster: Aah, so you're a waffle man.
I'd back the former as more secure versus the latter just about everywhere, probably even in the USA given some massive fuckups in defence industry electronics at times.
In far too many situations "cutting red tape" is code for "I want to be a tyrant", and we need to especially beware of those that know little about how society runs that push simple, blanket solutions.
There's one near me whose solution to stopping crime was to lock up all the bikers. Of course that didn't stop crime such as one of his own government attempting to shake down two supermarket chains for money, funny how that one was initially hidden and is still free while the bikers don't get bail for merely meeting.
And do not mistake me for a conservative or a traditionalist, I am neither.
So, do we have here - a whiney little gay woman hater or a whiney little virgin that thinks he should get a free girl without doing anything to make one think he's worthwhile to be with? Or is there some other reason for the sheer poison above that even people in their 70's would think is too fucking medieval?
the only way to get into Offline Mode is to first be online. Apparently you're supposed to know ahead of time when your Internet connection will die for a week.
That is both deliberate misinformation and calling me a liar over my account of how it behaved above.
... the companies pushing for more visas are NOT doing it because they're looking for the best and the brightest from around the world. They're doing it to drive the price of programming
They're also creating a self-fulfilling prophecy. The depressed prices for programmers and refusal of employers to hire Americans (for any but a few top-level jobs requiring rare or broad-ranging talents and experience), while importing H1Bs from several countries for any position short of startup principals and early-hires, has not been missed by the Millenials. The latter are, entirely rationally, avoiding computer science degree programs in droves.
There is no shortage of US computer scientists now. But if this keeps up, in another 20 years there WILL be a shortage of YOUNG US computer scientists.
Not even all American SENATORS believe in that "playbook". Never mind the actual population.
We've seen too many "if only" complainers. Every complaint met just creates a new complaint.