Politicians are in such a bubble these days and are so self-righteous and self-involved I wonder if the actual office holder even has Wikipedia on their map. Here in the US we have politicians that proudly say they don't use email or have never used the web. It wouldn't surprise me if many staffers receive no guidelines at all about their online usage, and if they do it might come ignorance of how the Internet works.
So you took the same thing away as I did, that there are no pimply, greasy, reversion hounds with axes to grind that have bots looking for changes? That's pretty odd for Wikipedia.
individuals meaning students... sorry that wasn't too clear.
It's telling that when for-profit education screws over INVESTORS then a federal attorney goes after them.
However, when they screw over actual individuals the same groups act like they don't see it and they don't care.
You sure can see where the values lie in the U.S. right now.
There are various reasons Stallman couldn't make it as politician, but the most relevant one right now is that in the US we can't have candidates that can't be packaged like a product. Stallman is loud. He has long hair. He has mistakes on his record because he actually DID things. Worst, he doesn't believe the corporation should win in all circumstances, and that is a must for any candidate because ALL candidates, D or R, are pre-approved by corporations because of our out-of-control, free for all campaign financing.
You want someone good in government? You are not going to get anyone good in the government when they have to look like someone from a University’s stock photography collection. You aren't going to get a good person who hasn't smoked dope or maybe hasn't had a depressive episode or two. You need someone who has worked in some clothes other than suit or a business dress. You need someone real. And this is NOT happening in the US right now.
What socialism is going on? Really... I don't see it. Obamacare? It is a boon to private insurance. Obama is a corporatist, just like every president since Reagan.
They can blame socialism for whatever problems we have, but it is a hollow argument.
Treating sexes equally means that when a hack comes our way we judge her just like a man.
Carly deserves nothing extra because she is a woman. She has been piss poor at every job she has ever taken and she is showing exactly the OPPOSITE in attitudes we need when we are at a time in history when we need some real (that is anti-corporate) action in government.
The people in congress are the equivalent of the corporate class. She would double or triple their salary.
She did fuck all WHILE she was a corporate executive, too.
Why does the media take people like this seriously? I think the corporate media automatically fawns over a CEO. It doesn't matter that the CEO is a failure.
She is also the postergirl for "failing upwards" and the fact that we don't have any meritocracy in this country. She doesn't deserve to be a manger at Arby's at this point, and she doesn't deserve respect. But still the Corporate media fawns.
"I think I'm the best person for the job because I understand how the economy actually works. I understand the world, who's in it, how the world works."
Oh Carly.. setting yourself up for a stand up career?
This is true. Usually "patent reform" in my mind means taking power away from corporations.
If you're a corporate cheerleader then I am guessing this isn't considered reform, even if it means getting patents to move back towards their original intent.
Really? If you don't think Gohmert is embarrassing then maybe you need to sit at the kids table for a while. Gohmert has me convinced that the House of Representatives is just a massive program for the mentally challenged to get jobs.
Shelia Jackson Lee is horrible, but Gohmert isn't fit for ANY job.
..the lobbyists descend like vultures and kill the bill in 3....2....1....
To paraphrase Philip K. Dick, reality is what doesn't go away when you stop believing in it. That definition seems more and more appropriate every day.
Why? It's made the Catholic church very rich.