Will US insiders quit whining about spending 5 billion dollars to give the Crimea back to Russia for free after a Ukrainian leader of the Soviet Union stole it and attached it to his homeland. Seriously how many Russian died fighting the Nazi's including their Ukrainian Allies over that bit of territory during the second war world, hundreds of thousands, ever seriously think they were just going to let it go. They saw everything the US was plotting and scheming in the Ukraine that Russia wouldn't seek to capitalise on US arrogance and recover what was taken from them and ensure that US meddling ended up in a huge long lasting mess which only Russia could fix. Putin is neither here nor there, the only thing he most definitely beats out Uncle Tom Obama the choom gang coward on, is he most definitely is not a corporate puppet.
Life Rule, Have as much fun as possible whilst causing the least amount of harm possible. Likely those who are most fearful of death abuse the hell out of that rule causing a great deal of harm by having fun at everyone else's expense. If you really believe you are alive and there is a real dimension, an energy to life, like all other forms of energy it logically must be in balance. That fear re-balancing seems to be what drives those with the worst life balance to desperately fend of death for as long as possible. For others, whose lives are more positively balanced of course, no more than a hopefully peaceful end and a long rest.
Mutually Assured Destruction, making sure the psychopaths that own the corporations who make the weapons, the corrupt politicians who buy the weapons and fire the weapons, die as well. That's all they care about, as for the rest of us, we are all cannon fodder and millennia of psychopathic war has shown the will use and kill us without limit or mercy, only our refusal to play their game, puts limits on it. A multi-lingual internet where people communicate from all over the world would likely make that refusal global.
Sold? sold to whom? End users, retailers, wholesalers, importers or exporters. Hell, using that model you can count the same phone 5 times. The infamous sold out marketing scam is getting pretty old and lame, oh my god, buy it now, buy it before it's too late and you can never get one, buy it or be left behind etc.
If you don't wait 30 to 60 days to buy a new product, then you just become a tester for every one else and the manufacturer as the faults come to light.
(including the Russians who would have called us out on it had we obviously been filming on a sound stage
FWIW, most Moon landing conspiracy theories claim that Soviets were in on the scam, either because they were bribed (a common theme claims food shipments were the bribe, thereby "explaining" why the USSR didn't have any more devastating famines),
It's not modern, but it's also non-violent (so far as I know), and remarkably similar to secular humanism in many ways.
How would you explain Lokayata, then?
This! Except for:
They're not so great for either the temporary workers or other potential competitors in the labor market, because they are tied until the sponsoring employer *may at its discretion* apply for permanent residence status. Note in this case success is by no means assured, and may take up to two years.
Two years? If you're a lucky one, I suppose that's true. I'm looking at about 4 years right now, and I know some guys from India for whom it's more like 6, and I believe even that's not the worst.
For some projects, I'd be interested in getting a slice of the company (i.e. a chance at financial reward) instead of the finished product in exchange for my contribution. But I suppose there might be a lot of extra legal requirements for such a scheme.
Any encryption scheme that requires a trusted third party is not sufficiently private in this day and age.
There are plenty of libertarians in the F/OSS movement who don't like GNU and Stallman's personal politics.