no one ever lost money faithfully following that advice
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And every time you fill up the tank of your car, you help finance the Saudi Arabian theocratic dictatorship Good job!
Or maybe companies should stop outsourcing their core customer facing functions in order to provide accountability
Yes I know cost-cutting is more important than customer service even though I wish it was otherwise
The 65 and older generation were Vietnam era draft bait. Knowing the government could pull your 18 year old ass out to die in the jungles of Southeast Asia tends to color your perception a bit.
People here like to mock the boomer generation, but having 50,000 of your cohort die in that war does give you a different prospective on things.
And when will my local sushi bar feature this fish?
This has been true at the local level as well. Police departments made a practice of maintaining files based on surveillance of local politicians and had no qualms about letting their targets know they were being watched.
The commendation resolution, which several council members said they acted on without paying attention, gives no hint of Paul's role in the controversial PDID. The unit was accused of keeping files on elected officials considered hostile to the LAPD and of infiltrating liberal organizations.
The PDID was disbanded by the Police Commission in 1983 and replaced by an anti-terrorist division after the American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit accusing the unit of spying on 131 law-abiding citizens and organizations. The lawsuit was settled in January, 1984, when the city agreed to pay $1.8 million in damages.
Before the suit was settled, an LAPD internal investigation found that Paul had stored confidential PDID files in the garage of his Long Beach home and had provided sensitive information to a private, right-wing organization. Paul was suspended, but a police trial board later found that his activities had been sanctioned by his supervisors, and he was reinstated with back pay.
The controversy over the PDID activities lasted for months, grabbing headlines regularly and prompting widespread criticism of the department.
"This is outrageous," Ramona Ripston, executive director of the ACLU said upon learning of the council's action Tuesday. "Jay Paul betrayed this city; he disgraced the Police Department."
Then one night shows up at your back door with your neighbor's heroin stash.
Did you break the law or did the cat?
Is the cat effectively your bot?
And can Schrodinger's cat pass the Turing test?
Drinks, food, talks by naturalists, guided tours of exhibits, followed by bands playing in the Hall of Mammals (nothing like seeing a band like Deerhoof in front of a mastedon) :
Been going on for a number of years and is very popular.
I have this mental image of Clippy popping up on the flight control monitor saying, "It looks like you are trying to land. Do you need help?"
Forget it - I'm waiting for the copyright extension set of previously unheard works by The Electric Prunes.
The best thing about an analog format is no digital rights management. You buy it, you own it. You will always be able to listen to it, no-one will be able to revoke your license.
Digital formats and DRM have made music a transient, throw-away experience.
With vinyl, the recording has history. The vinyl you buy in middle school will be still playable in middle age.
Selling the driver's license information and cat registration information is considered a revenue opportunity for states.
Fortunately, dog license registrations are still kept private. Too bad for all those people with registered cats.
Conservative believe people suffer because they have freely made bad life choices. People who suffer therefore do not deserve our assistance or our sympathy, as they are wholly to blame for their condition. Public policy should discourage bad choices by allowing these people to suffer the consequences of their freely chosen action. Welfare, unemployment insurance, and public healthcare are wrong, as they go against the natural order by isolating people from the consequences of their actions.
Conversely, the wealthy and powerful have made good life choices and deserve our admiration. Public policy should encourage these high ranking individuals through lower taxes and less regulation of their activities.
It seems very reasonable to blame those with the greatest share for wealth and power for the current state of society, rather than the impoverished and marginalized.
Though the latter position has a long heritage, stating back to the days when isolated, quirky old women were burned for being witches, somehow causing famine and pestilence despite their poverty and lack of influence.
I work in an environment where most of IT is outsourced to India-based corporation. My casual observation is that there are many more young females from India in our IT group than Anglo-Americans. I've also noted the same with computer courses - that there are many more Asian women (South Asian and East Asian) relative to their male counterparts than there are Anglo Americans.
I suspect that Asian societies do not view computer work as primarily male-oriented work, and that talented women are encouraged to work in the field.
Among the Anglo-Americans, many of the IT focused women are in their 50's and 60's, having entered the field when mainframes were predominant and hence when computing was viewed as less of a male domain.