Well, considering the armed insurrection at Ferguson, and the raft of armed "activists" ready to confront law enforcement while using peaceful protesters as human shields while burning the property of completely innocent people to the ground, it would be extremely bizarre if they weren't running training exercises. One could say that they would be negligent if they weren't...
Interesting that there's no mention of Nikon's top 36MP chip in their new D810.
However, even that's wimpy. Take look at any of Phase One's medium format digital backs in 50, 60, or 80 megapixels, with the world's highest resolution and widest dynamic range in any commercially available camera system. They're generally used with the world's best German lenses, like Schneider and Rodenstock This is what pro fashion, product, landscape, and repro shooters use when money is no object.
you are going to get burned by the orgs that know they can do better.
Better how? Fewer errors per million lines of code better? Higher sales per employee better? Show me a metric besides diversity itself that proves these other orgs you describe are inherently "better." Because unless this quality increase you describe can be defined and measured, and directly attributed to having a diverse workforce, you're going to have a hard time selling this idea to those who might be a bit skeptical.
When you spike consumption in response to lower prices, the prices just go back up.
As with any commodity, this is only true if supply is static or falling while demand rises. The reason gas prices are currently falling is because supply of available oil is rising, largely due to new sources being made available.
or even simply returned to the public in the form of a rebate
Can you provide any evidence of when this has ever happened with a tax was applied to a commodity? In reality, any surplus will be retained by Big Oil. Lefties need to quit trying to hurt the middle class and working poor with all of these proposed "progressive" taxes that are actually completely regressive, disproportionately affecting those who can least afford to absorb them. How about stripping Big Oil of their subsidies for starters? The Democrats could have easily done this during the first half of Obama's first term, when they held the House, Senate, *and* Presidency, yet they chose to leave those surpluses intact.