A medical doctor who participates in a state-sanctioned execution will still find himself in professional jeopardy at home and typically wouldn't be allowed to practice abroad. The same is not true of engineers involved in the design of devices used in state-sanctioned executions.
Exactly, and that's a great point about other people: if you've already piped up and complained to your boss about the problem, and no one else has, if word gets out somewhere about this problem, who do you think is going to be fingered for it? You, because you were the one who obviously thought it was a big problem before.
No one is going to appreciate you for publicly identifying security vulnerabilities on some private company's website. This isn't worth ruining your entire career over.
The important thing to remember about whistleblowing is: if you do it, you will never have a job again. Weigh that cold, hard fact against the severity of whatever it is you think people should know about. If lots of people will die if you don't, then it might be worth it to you. Website vulnerabilities? No one's going to care. No one even cares when millions of credit card numbers or other private details get leaked/hacked from some website.
Technically, it's a barge.
You're an idiot if you believe that. Who do you think is in charge of the TSA?
The US really does not resemble either the DDR or USSR in any way.
Of course it does, it just hasn't gotten really bad, yet. The US is absolutely an imperialist superpower, just like the old USSR, using threats of force to get other countries to bow to its will and routinely sending its army to invade other countries to control resources and establish hegemony, and now it's spying on all its citizens just like the Stasi did in the DDR. It's not a big step from there to abusing all that power and routinely oppressing regular citizens.
No, don't leave. Find a new job, get an offer, accept it, then leave.
It's extremely unlikely they're going to get into any criminal legal trouble in that time, and even if they do, it won't be traced to you. Get out and just find a new job. Don't try to be a hero: America hates whistleblowers, and there are zero protections for them here. If you reveal the problems, you'll never get a job again, because you'll be seen as a liability. Anyone who's ever blown the whistle on anything will tell you this. It just isn't worth it. The only way to blow the whistle is to do it anonymously somehow, so it doesn't taint you with a reputation as a "rat fink".
If the past is any indicator, the judge is going to tell the DOJ to EABOD.
So what? The DoJ is under no obligation to listen, or heed the Judge's ruling. Remember what happened the last time the Judicial Branch tried to tell the Executive Branch it couldn't do something? The Trail of Tears was the result. The Judicial Branch has no ability to enforce its rulings at all.
The people in 1933 Germany probably thought things wouldn't get so bad either.
And it's not going to be Arab-Americans who are hurting, it'll be regular, everyday Americans. It's not Nazi Germany the US is becoming like, it's East Germany after the war was over, all the way until ~1990. The Nazi regime didn't last long, but the East German government lasted for about 45 years. It didn't oppress some disliked minority, it oppressed everyone; did you forget what happened to people who tried to escape? Restrictions on travel and movement are standard with oppressive Stalinist regimes, and the US is resembling that more and more every day (though a little different, since a lot of the power rests in corporations rather than a central government).
but it also empowers the week
It also empowers the month and year, as well as the day, hour, minute, and second.
Yep, it's funny how everyone acts like the Republicans are the reincarnation of Hitler himself, yet it's really Obama and the Democrats who are in charge now and are fully responsible for the stuff that's going on now. You can't blame the TSA and NSA and their shenanigans on the Republicans when a Democrat is in the Oval Office signing executive orders.
If it was a hit song, then why is there no income in July? And August? Oh wait, there is, he might still be collecting money for work done years for DECADES to come.
Who else gets payed for work they did once? Let him add the total, over his lifetime AND his childrens lifetime, and divide it by the number of hours he spend on it. Wanna bet it comes to far more then minimum wage? And this is ONE source of payment? You ever did work and get payed by multiple people for decades to come? No, me neither.
This artist purposely uses misleading data. That means he is a lying piece of scum.
The summary states how much artists are payed and the claim that the artists think that because the payout is not a billion dollars, they are payed to little and spotify is in the wrong.
I am sure many a person cleaning toilets is ALSO not happy with the payout. But the market value of cleaning toilets is low and so apparently is the market value of music by most artists.
Is spotify paying to little or is "indie" (read non-popular) music simply not a viable product in todays entertainment market.
THINK OF THIS: I see NOTHING in the article that could not lead to the conclusion: For barely any plays at all, unknown artists earn more per month then the majority of Americans. 3300 bucks? Isn't that in fact several times minimum wage in the US?
So what are they bitching about? Can I bitch that I am not payed enough for having sex with women? I only make 3300 dollars a month for shagging 400.000 women and I just don't think that is enough...
How much do these artists they should be payed FOR A SINGLE song that, statistically speaking, nobody wants to hear?
Life is hard, many people have to do back breaking work and still don't earn 3300 a month. And they certainly don't get payed for work they did last month, last year or even a decade ago.
How much do these "artists" expect to be payed anyway for a SINGLE listen to a SINGLE song by a SINGLE person?