...and would very likely work references to "climate change" into the monolog a whole lot less.
The sciences are harder, less subjective and more rigorous, so of course GPA's are lower. Now, lets willingly suspend disbelief and stipulate that injecting money into STEM "programs" for women and minorities substantially increases STEM graduates in the U.S. Does that mean we will be able to reduce H1B visas because the workforce size is sufficient for demand? Or, does that mean we will have more STEM degrees working at Walmart, because H1B's will still cost less than indigenous workers? By the way, I can remember living in California in the early 70's when the lottery was being passed by proposition and promise that all of it would go to education. A lot of it did, and school facilities and staff, especially auxiliary non-teaching staff, increased significantly. Student achievement measured in standardized test scores, however, improved not a whit. So it goes.
“All governments suffer a recurring problem: Power attracts pathological personalities. It is not that power corrupts but that it is magnetic to the corruptible.” -- FRANK HERBERT ("Heretics of Dune")
Setting aside completely whether I agree or disagree with your main point, I have to take exception with your assertion that "if you don't deploy you aren't real military anyway." Truth is, "real military" goes when and where "real military" is ordered to go, and does whatever job "real military" is assigned to do. If one spends one's tour in CONUS exclusively at a supply depot or on some administrative staff, it's because that's where Uncle Sam orders one, and that's where one contributes to overall national security. (I say this, by the way, from the perspective of one who has deployed operationally many, many, times over a military career spanning three decades -- no offense meant, just a pet peeve).
Two salient quotations, purely for enjoyment: (1) “Power tends to isolate those who hold too much of it. Eventually, they lose touch with reality
... and fall.”
(2) “All governments suffer a recurring problem: Power attracts pathological personalities. It is not that power corrupts but that it is magnetic to the corruptible.”
-- FRANK HERBERT ("Dune Messiah," and "Heretics of Dune," respectively)
Doh! Too early, damnit!
Ummm. Don't all plants and "animals" contain DNA? Don't we humans also "contain" DNA? Whisky Tango Foxtrot, over. OMG Ponies. I hear that our local water contains di-hydrogen oxide.
Note that Montgomery County, Maryland, is a bedroom community for the U.S. Capitol. Its residents are overwhelmingly denizens of the ecosystem of national government (government officials, workers, support contractors, lobbyists, and parasitic non-profits). As such Montgomery County, and indeed the Beltway megapolis at large, fully reflects the values and mores of those who consider themselves the ruling class. Yes, this is how these people view the world. This is how they see you as subjects.
In the Democratic Peoples' Republic of Maryland (DPRM), your judgment is subordinate to that of any and all benevolent and wise agents of State control.
How insightful. Greetings from the Democratic Peoples' Republic of Maryland (DPRM), and welcome to our highly advanced Nanny State. We are indeed programming future generations to utterly depend on the One Party for their wellbeing, cradle to grave, in joyful and obedient service to our elite maternal benefactors. statism |sttizm| noun a political system in which the state has substantial centralized control over social and economic affairs: the rise of authoritarian statism.
So, how can you be sure that "click here" in TFA doesn't itself download malware disguised as malware detection? If I were a black-hat govy who wanted to root out people worried about government malware, I might use such a ruse. Think about it.
It's time to quarantine malicious actor countries. We need to study innovative means, methods, and architectures to isolate, contain or somehow filter extremely maliciously behaving countries. A "Great Firewall of China" is becoming a more and more obvious need.
Make sure you get specific written permissions, and execute your exercise in a controlled, preferably closed, network to prevent unintended or collateral damage. Lots of laws come into play, and you don't want to risk liability for damage or criminal culpability for breaking any laws.