You know, in this fucked up world the poor worker could still get a lecture from his manager for doing the right thing because "it could have been a prank" and "we could have been held responsible if anything happened".
There is no such thing as a Pizza Hut where the staff reads the stuff you write in the extra line.
...as she demonstrated terrible choices in men AND pizza.
She certainly had a terrible choice in that man, but the pizza saved her life!
That a week ago KSP went out of Beta?
Time to check whether the base mods have been updated yet.
Someone hand me my shotgun. It's been a while since a good skeet shooting.
There is a way out. But we are not there yet. Not by a long shot. It's still gotta get much darker before the dawn.
Basically what this means is that corporations can hold governments hostage. "Pass this law or we claim we lose a billion bucks. Oh, and if you want to challenge it, we have of course also established an international arbitration court, which is also the ONLY place where you may challenge it. Yes, we staffed that, why do you ask?"
Last week. Last week politics was a lot more reasonable than today. But look on the bright side, this week politics are more reasonable than they'll be next.
...if they were NOT secret and people would know what's in those contracts, the support would certainly not rise.
The mere idea alone to circumvent the judicial system and instead establish an "arbitration system" that's basically controlled by the international corporations should already be enough to ensure opposition by pretty much anyone.
Bluntly, any government in favor of this is basically giving up the sovereignty of the country entrusted to them and should be treated as such with the relevant laws. As long as the judges are still in charge.
I don't know that anymore.
Before I believe anything being done like that by the EU (and Juncker, of all of them), I want to see this being cast into a EU regulation and then I want to see them breathing down every country's neck to turn it into laws. Just like they do with all the anti-consumer laws they invent.
And then I might ponder thinking about just what loophole they left open and what agenda this should actually serve.
The Macintosh I had no lid.
No Lace Cards? I had Apple IIe's to work with, loads of fun to be had there.
So a free market is bad when everybody is able to invest, but is good when a chosen few are able to invest?
By that logic, we could send half of Washington D.C. up there.