I think the idea is that the taxpayers get fed up and stop voting for the people who are costing them so much money. The Chief of Police is an appointed position (usually by the town council or the mayor), while the Sheriff is elected. Taxpayers have the power to fix the problem, but voter apathy will prevent it from every happening.
You're going to have to cite a source for that ridiculous claim.
Yes, there are bad apples, but I don't think that is the majority.
I think you misunderstand the "bad apple" metaphor. It's important to note the entire phrase or it makes zero sense: One bad apple spoils the bushel. What this means is that if you allow a minor corruption to go unchecked, it will eventually corrupt all of the apples in the bushel. One bad cop allowed to stay on the force will eventually corrupt all of the cops in the department. As soon as someone covers for him, that person is complicit. The bad apples need to be removed IMMEDIATELY before they destroy the department (or the public's trust in that department).
Little corruption begets big corruption until eventually the cops can't tell right from wrong. It starts with fixing a ticket for a friend and the next thing you know, they're planting evidence and falsifying reports "for the greater good".
And that's exactly why Linux will never take over the desktop space. Every time a distro is poised to do it, the linux userbase turns on it for one reason or another. It happened to Redhat. It happened to Ubuntu. It'll keep happening until linux users get over their elitism and start welcoming Grandma to easy-to-use Not Windows.
It never ceases to amaze me the insensitivity with which employers treat the life-changing decisions they make regarding their employees. I get that it's a business decision and that sometimes you have to make the hard call, but that doesn't mean you have to be a douchebag about it. I've seen the gamut, from firing people via text message to inviting them to a "breakfast meeting" and having security box up their stuff while they're in the meeting room (and not giving them breakfast, either).
EA will never get another dime of my money. I don't care if they somehow manage to pull off a miracle and actually deliver a playable game for once.
When the NSA says these kinds of things, it's like they're saying something that they know is completely ridiculous to turn your attention away from something far more insidious that they're up to.
Have you tried foot pedal mice? They don't generally require as fine of control as a regular mouse and they feel very natural to use.
Grand Theft isn't a petty crime. I'm talking about a B&E where they steal your TV or your bike. I've had multiple cops just shrug their shoulders at me.
You ever try to report a petty crime to the police when you've essentially solved the case for them, including the name of the offender with video and photo proof? Yeah.
We are starting immediately, and by the time we launch our Windows 10 products, our standard image will only include the operating system and related software, software required to make hardware work well (for example, when we include unique hardware in our devices, like a 3D camera), security software and Lenovo applications.
So, you're still going to be shipping it with trial versions of bloatware McAfee or bloatware Norton or whatever, plus your Lenovo-branded applications (which are really just re-branded bloatware ad-servers disguised as "handy applications for running your 3D camera!"). In other words, it'll be "bloatware-free" except for all the bloatware you're still going to pre-load onto it. Thanks, Lenovo!
When the Universe is summed up at the end of time, we'll learn that someone from the future had been sent back to avert the total annihilation of the entire human race and the best way to do it undetected was to force this one chess blunder. One tiny change at one tiny but pivotal point in history. It's the only explanation for why Kramnik can't explain it himself.
Show me a tech company with a non-zero "trustworthiness". Every one of them wants to "monetize" you in any way they can and will screw you over and sell you to the highest bidder in a heartbeat if it raises their quarterlies by a tenth of a percent.
It doesn't matter what the mayor's office does to prepare for an emergency, there will always be someone there to say they were wrong to do it.
But $30,000 is SO AFFORDABLE! Everyone can buy two..no, THREE! It's a golden age of car ownership! Unless you also want food and shelter, I mean.