Hire me. I have tons of experience as a senior linux system administrator and I'm feeling under-appreciated in my office.
That heavily depends on the military in question and the circumstances. Not to invoke Godwin here or anything, but that was a recurring theme among rank-and-file when it came to the engineered destruction of around 12,000,000 lives in mass executions and graves at the hands of Nazis and their sympathizers during WWII. "Just following orders" is equivalent to saying "I'm just a robot and incapable of independent thought". How is that any different than an insanity plea which indicates that you do not have the mental capacity to tell the difference between good and bad?
Sure, as a lowly soldier you're less likely to receive seriously harsh punishment as [hopefully] your personal involvement is limited and some legal issues might not be known to you. But in some militaries - and this I know for a *fact* - you are NOT to obey a known illegal order even if that order comes from the Chief of Staff himself.
But this does raise the issue which the "Internet money-machine" loves to ignore: That many (if not most) social networks are basically highly efficient copyright-violation engines.
The notion that posting copyrighted material falls under "personal use" is highly questionable when giant, multi-billion dollar corporations run the underlying platforms and are directly profiting from the "personal" retransmission and republication of hundreds of millions of pieces of copyrighted works,
The problem is that because Google does it first and/or best and/or "sufficiently free for adoption", there tend to not be any well known competing products. As such, everyone ends up relying on Google offerings "by default" and doesn't scramble to create replacements until their hands are forced.
Of course maybe this means that its a good investment to build alternatives to all of Google's offerings, just waiting to take an onrush of new business the moment Google loses interest in them. Then again, that's probably far easier in theory than practice.
It's not just google. Age-ism in Silicon Valley is institutionalized.
Having previously worked in that industry, you could also say that gov't contracting provides a picture of what a tech company would look like if you kicked out all the H-1Bs. Having a general "US Citizen" requirement on an industry commonly populated by anything but, tends to shift things a lot.
Another thing that industry shows, is what things would look like if you removed the "specific known-to-the-west-cost top schools" bias that seems to be commonplace.
Sure, the average level of ability is far lower than what Silicon Valley is accustomed to. But on the other hand, the few high performers tend not to be limited to the groups that Silicon Valley seems to limit their hiring to.
Because FIFA paid the LOSERS in men's soccer more than they paid the winners in women's soccer.
Just because the Federal government is denied the power over where you poop, it doesn't deny your state or local government that power.
Not, it's not easy. De-authorizing usually involves guns and a whole lot of people dying.
Since it's a discussion about a presidential candidate suggesting she will regulate uber, the Federal Constitution is what matters. So basically HRC is saying she wants to violate the Constitution.
Only if it's interstate commerce.
The tax on every gallon of fuel I purchase is supposed to pay for the roads. Somehow the majority of that money gets funneled to other things and the roads still have pot holes. Since the tax money isn't being spent for its intended purpose, why pay the tax?
The cities that have overly strict medallion systems also have a history of corruption. Coincidence? I think not.
Most libertarians aren't actually followers of Ayn Rand. She was a shitty writer and her books only used bits and pieces of libertarianism, usually incorrectly.
Milk is price controlled by the Federal government. It should actually be cheaper.