Someone called Dateline NBC.... maybe it was a reaction to a drug. Death by viagra? Drug reactions are usually what suddenly kill rich folk like e.g. (Bruce Lee, Michael Jackson, Jim Belushi) The rich can afford better doctors and more drugs.
We kept the Shah in power for our own interests
In 1953 they had a democratically elected, very westernized government. The US and UK staged a coup when that government wasn't generous enough with "our" oil.
Worked out about as well as all our other efforts to tell the rest of the world how to run their countries.
What could POSSIBLY go wrong?
I dunno, maybe they'll get nukes and the warmongers will have to find another country to bomb?
Or, who knows, maybe we could get attacked by Saudi-sponsored terrorists again?
What's good for Disney is good for America. Or at any rate, good for the Americans who matter.
I recently read that Southern California Edison replaced its whole 500-strong IT staff with H1Bs. However, details are scarce. Several US senators have called for an investigation, but the feds are refusing on the grounds that no one hurt by it filed a complaint.
The US economy is screwed anyway. The H1B saga is just one more issue in the decades-long trend of converting the economy into shareholders and people who flip burgers for shareholders. Once the rich have skimmed all the cream, they'll go find another country to screw - or at least one that actually makes stuff they can buy with their winnings.
A) What were you doing you could be replaced that easily?!
In my experience, upper management's views on who is easily replaceable don't usually conform very well to reality.
An earlier version of this general effort used language that would forbid reference to models in policymaking.
Presumably written by some clown club that doesn't know that models are what science produces. They were transparently trying to outlaw use of the computer models that climate science relies so heavily on. (And other branches of science, but climate science is the branch that's driving corruption^w campaign donations right now.)
Bring back Pope Benedict. At least he was rational. And while we're at it, arm him, and give him troops so he can do something about persecutions of Christians in the Middle East.
You want the pedophile shuffler back? Really?
His resignation was timed to deflect attention from that issue, coming as it was the very week HBO's documentary linking him (and his soon-to-be-sainted predecessor) directly to the pedophile scandals in the US, Ireland, and elsewhere came out.
And it worked. Instead of public outcry at the documented link between the then-reigning popes and the pedophile coverup, everyone was wetting their pants over a shiny new pope who wasn't to the right of Genghis Khan.
That said, it takes a really hardcore right-wingnut to want Ratzinger back.
I can shoot around corners now?! Sweet. Hello Cool World, here I come.
You can also be shot around corners. Welcome to "you don't stand a chance, Bub" world.
It's not rocket science
the AI which hacked hawking's system and is using him as a puppet has developed a sense of humor.
we're doomed, and it will be hilarious.
Part of the requirements to be paid a bounty is following the "responsible disclosure policy". The submitter did not follow that policy and therefore did not get paid. It seems pretty simple.
I always make it even simpler, by citing my Greedy Bastard Policy regardless of what anyone does.
If there is a drug that will make you more productive to your employer, it will be embraced and encouraged.
Mayhap this explains the Fermi Paradox.
Remove tax exemptions from all of them. They get the same benefits from government as any other organization does.
Also, it would take the government out of the business of deciding what is and what isn't a "real" religion, and of course keep organizations from pretending to be religions as part of a tax scam.
Now, how are we going to calculate how much the music industry and artists owe radio for all the decades of free marketing and hit-manufacturing?
On Slashdot they got 80% accuracy just by identifying all users as trolls.