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(and, hey America, what happened to all men created equal when it comes to who can be president? Or does that "rule" only apply if you're American, born in America, never set foot outside the borders?)
Erm, actually, yes, for the first two. It's in the Constitution. You can presumably visit other countries, but you do have to be a natural-born citizen:
No Person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President; neither shall any Person be eligible to that Office who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty five Years, and been fourteen Years a Resident within the United States.
But the program I use to put my soldiers in for pay after their proverbial one-weekend-a-month? DOS-based. The program for submitting requests for orders to send them to schools, etc.? It opens in a browser window--some kind of Oracle app server solution--but other than that, looks just like the DOS-based one.
But hell, it's the National Guard. We just traded in our muskets last year.
But where to go from there? He didn't want to open his own shop, and he didn't want to contemplate doing the same thing for another 30 years.
So he went back to school and now he's a licensed practical nurse, with lots of career progression options available, and he's much happier at work doing something that is challenging and working with people.
I would happily have hired him--who knows next to nothing about computers--as a desktop tech over most of my coworkers at any of my jobs. You can teach computers, but some people cannot seem to grasp cause and effect and customer service. I could have made him a fantastic computer tech in a few months.
On the other hand, I threw away a viable (if unexciting) career in IT to become a soldier, so maybe I'm the wrong guy to offer perspective.
And by laid, I mean with actual 3d live humans who don't ask for a credit card number before they talk to you.
Sadly, I read too fast and saw this as "3rd level" human beings, and wondered immediately what game was being played.
I could have swore that law enforcement was the most important part of their jobs... Do you honestly believe that safeguarding the right to privacy is more important than protecting lives and property, or did you just get caught up in your self-righteous hyperbole?
We had an adapter that allowed us to charge the thing off one of our standard 5590 SINCGARS radio batteries. Even batteries too discharged for the radio would power the laptop for a few more hours; a fresh one would run the laptop for 24 hours or so.
...but which accounts for 100% of my bittorrent activity. I should be complacent and happy to be penalized for the misdeeds of others just because there are a lot of them? Does this philosophy of yours extend to the justice system--most arrested people are criminals, so they can all be imprisoned?You do not have the inalienable right to theft, and don't even bother wasting my time telling me about all the other legitimate uses of BitTorrent which account for less than one tenth of one percent of all BitTorrent activity.
No, it's not even close to the same scale of consequence. But a little intellectual consistency would be nice.
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"It is my intention to destroy your career as a liar," Mr. Eckhart wrote. "If you produce one more editorial against climate change, I will launch a campaign against your professional integrity. I will call you a liar and charlatan to the Harvard community of which you and I are members. I will call you out as a man who has been bought by Corporate America. Go ahead, guy. Take me on."
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