A dog's sense of smell is amazing. I bet a dog could tell if a search warrant is valid or not by smell alone. Perhaps the ACLU should train some of those dogs, to find invalid search warrants and prevent violations of the 4th amendment.
What if you loaded the thumb drive with pictures of squirrels? Would the dog recognize that?
Actually, that is the historical origination of private property under the English system. This was also the case with "empty" land (meaning devoid of Europeans) annexed by the US throughout its history. Original owner was the Federal government, which then delegated ownership to others (railroads, homesteaders) by deeding the property to them provided certain obligations were met (build a railroad, occupy and cultivate the land, etc.).
The idea that private ownership of land precedes government is a weird libertarian fantasy.
You in fact *do* lease your property from the government.
name it Ozzy
Because private detective agencies hired by private employers to snoop on workers and ruin them is OK AND is FREEDOM.
Laws to prevent this are bad because GOVERNMENT EVIL.
For a real example of private company goon squads, try the Ford "Service Department"
The album, "I Think We're All Bozos on this Bus" was a computerized theme park parody.
It featured an episode with an animatronic President Nixon:
The computerized replica president failed when presented with a logical paradox presented as a question.
*Not* being a college graduate is a certain guarantee of a lifetime of poorly paying jobs.
and for the skilled mostly blue-collar jobs that are vital to our society but do not require 4-year degrees.
Once a skilled trade provided a good shot at a decent middle-class livelihood. Something has happened to devalue these skills.
Young people get college degrees for which they are unsuited because it appears there is no alternative.
Despite all the jokes about degreed barristas working for the minimum wage, the absence of a degree is now the best way to ensure a lifetime of poorly paid jobs.
Of course they used language. Early seafarers used terms like "Arr" and "Avast", hence the pirate-like roots of most modern languages.
Well, the NSA already spies on traffic carried by privately owned semi-monopoly communications concerns.
Given that we've already lost that one, we now have the worst of both worlds - poor service and high prices from unregulated monopolies, combined with government spying which those monopolies cheerfully provide the government.
As a homeowner, that $2,000 is a small fraction of the price to fix a leaky roof.
We had to redo an ancient sewer system at a cost of $15,000
$2k for really fast internet would be a bargain.
And certainly no true Zombie would be hurt by any amount of radiation
There's a union movement for the 20 hour work-week too.
There was a union movement for a 40 hour workweek. It was successful for a number of decades, but the 40 hour workweek seems to have gone the way of the rotary dial phone.
Might have something to do with the demise of the evil protection rackets called unions.
You object to signing a contact with an entity representing your workers, and dealing with employees according to rules set out in this contract.. I suspect you wouldn't think twice about signing a similar contract with suppliers or customers.
My only conclusion is that you prefer to deal with employees individually because you can more easily manipulate them by doing so. You enjoy the power of being the owner and being able to play favorites, taking advantage of the inherent weakness in an individual's bargaining power and the lack of any enforceable written criteria governing your rule. You accept the occasional loss of an employee able to find better conditions because you know you will always find a replacement.
Of all the inputs to your business - labor, materials, facilities - only labor is to be forced to deal from a deliberately weakened perspective.
You must be a joy to work for.
No dog ever accepted stock options as a reward.
To motivate a dog to do your bidding requires something more tangible (likely edible), while humans will accept vague promises of an abstract future reward.