But the problem with Chicago is the causes of violent crime are fairly obvious and relatively easily remedied, but local politics are so horrible the governments in almost total gridlock. Combine that with rampant corruption, that's willful and obvious and you have a real problem.
What's a pension and where do I get one?
It wasn't even remotely Google. It's a different company entirely.
Close, but you're kind of going into the area of "after" is declared "Settled" which most would take to mean we're 100% sure... which is not possible. I take it to mean we're 99.99% or whatever sure this is true. We're so sure, if you want to present evidence against it, it better be pretty darn good evidence.
Because none of the other cases resulted in reporters getting into a car chase with an elderly Japanese man?
Yea, but it's not worth being in court over. Usually these things work in the same way I got my "Speeding on the sidewalk" ticket...
So I was a Pizza delivery driver in college. I had a special permit to park on the "service" roads that lead to the front of the dorms. Well, the local police decided for some reason that 1 dorm was off limits. I was given a ticket despite my permit. The DA wanted me to settle for $50 but I'm a man of principle. In the end, they added a charge of "Speeding on a sidewalk" which I lost in court because sidewalks have a 5mph speed limit (how the hell you're supposed to know that I'm not sure) So I won the parking bit... I had a permit... but the DA refused to lose so I got the other ticket and lost on that. Mt defence in court was "I had no idea if I was breaking the limit, my speedometer starts at 15" which didn't go over well with the judge.
I'm sure they went to this guy, tried to give him some minor ticket to "teach him a lesson" and make a point... he refused, and something that should have been relatively minor turned into a full blow case like mine.
Actually... remember his "Shovel Ready projects"? How much you want to bet road construction is up this year due to those stimulus programs? I know the main clover leaf near me is getting torn up this year due to stimulus so at least that bit is Obamas fault.
Ok, what do I win?
Yes, GDP, unemployment and pretty much every other measurement the government puts out is made up from whole cloth and has very little to do with reality.
Over the past couple of years however, Oracle has purchased a boat load of software products. None of the software I administer were Oracle products 3 years ago... now they all are. Then the new Oracle sales people come in and tell me it all integrates together perfectly... and I'm in the meeting "How can you say that? You just bought it?!?!" They all have API's but they're certainly not out of the box integrated. It's a strait up lie and the sales guys know it.
I can. It shuts down the part of your brain that rationalizes things. You can't make complex thoughts to justify your actions. You just do what you normally would do, like eat some cake... but instead of "I'm eating this because it's the weekend and I'm hungry" you think "Cake... taste good... me eat... I LIKE SUGAR!" As a result you usually end up finding out some truths about yourself you rather would not have admitted to. In the end it's almost always a good thing, and you end up being a better person because of it. My use of it decades ago lead me to therapy, not directly because of the drug, but instead because the drug made me realize I had some psychological issues that needed to be addressed.
On the downside it makes it difficult for you to tell the difference between your imagination and reality. This is why it can have different effects on different people. I was pretty neurotic and anxiety ridden back then so I had a difficult time knowing that concerns were unfounded, people weren't hating on me, etc... Also, it seems like it doesn't do any long term damage, but I knew some people back then that seemed drawn into it... I wouldn't say addiction, but maybe they had some problems they were trying to escape... they ended up doing it A LOT... Like once or twice a day. Their lives did not turn out well at all. I know for a fact one is mentally disabled now. So there's that risk as well.
I would not recommend Acid to anyone. I'd say you have a very good chance that it will do you some good if you do it once or twice. But the risks are high, and dependence is a real concern and very dangerous. Also, if you were going to take it, it's best to have someone experienced along with you and be in a safe secluded location. Having sober people show up is about the worse thing that can happen... especially if they are police or other authority figures.
I can confirm that after the last time I took LSD I was DEFINITELY prepared for death. Hence why that was 20 years ago.
No, Oracle the devil. As much as I dislike government, I know how Oracle works and this is EXACLY what they do. I've seen it over and over... first hand experience. They will tell you they have a software product that does exactly what you're looking for, it's all integrated with their other systems... sell it to you... then you find out they bought the product from some other company 2 months ago. Lies lies lies.
They actually sent an "Expert" in to train our employees how to trick their support employees into working our tickets faster. How screwed up is that?
Clearly you've never worked with Oracle. The states biggest mistake was hiring them.
Our entire understanding of how the universe works is largly based on these measurements... so this is potentially a very big deal. Any Astrophysicists around that can give us an idea of how big a difference this will make?
As a customer of Oracles, and having these very same products including Sieble... all I can say is "You should have asked me first"
This is exactly what we're going through. They sold us a suit of "integrated software products" that were in no-way integrated or even related. They charged us to configure the software, then when the software didn't work, told us it was configured wrong. Then when it was time for a new contract tried to exempt themselves from liability for "Configuration changes" and threatened to not renew and not fix the issue unless we did sign. (we didn't and almost ended up in court)
Then when they were making changes their support teams would log into their software through various back doors and make changes without notifying us, leaving a trail in the audit log with "NULL" in the place where the user account that made the change was supposed to be logged. They remotely modify white lists into the application suite without permission despite specific contractual agreements that they would not. We've got Oracle Employees whitelisting their home DSL accounts and logging in at random at all times of the day.
Oracle is the worst Vendor I've ever worked with. They are incompetent, malicious, vindictive and will outright lie, con and steal from their customers. They literally deprecated our ODBC connection to a SASS once because we weren't going to renew our contract and they wanted to charge us to move the data off their systems. Luckily we had planned for such a thing and already had a replication database in-house. God I hate Oracle.