Big business wants a small weak government in general
You REALLY need to supply some reference for that, because it's the opposite of everything I ever see.
a government where they can control the regulations
Yes, this *is* what they want, which by definition means a larger government: more regulation, more people to enforce the regulations, more rules, more profit protectionism, etc., etc. It's also the opposite of wanting a "small weak government".
They also want to control how government educates the kids (witness Bill Gates and his "Common Core"). They want wage slaves trained to perform the menial tasks that robots can't do. And focused "job skills". What would be anathema to them is a government that promotes the general idea that everyone can have (or be) their OWN business, and offer their wares or skills to multiple other businesses or enterprises. That is the way of the future, and the way for people to control their own destiny.
Despite all their Orwellian, unconstitutional acts of treason against the American public, I'm sure the NSA is also still continuing to perform counterintelligence against foreign threats (e.g. the Chinese) like they're supposed to.
You just gave me a great idea. Why not simply spoof such "leaks" and send the spooks on a wild goose chase?
Who the hell would the NSA hide their traffic from? If there's anyone able to snoop on the spooks, I bet a few "touch and burn your hand" laws should take care of that.
It's a matter of your history. Who'd you trust your child to? A babysitter who spent hundreds of hours and has hundreds of people vouching for her or that scary looking hobo at the corner? Who'd you trust your privacy with? An organization who has a record of defending people's freedom or a corporation who has a record of selling every kind of information they can get their fingers on?
So that means that tech workers from abroad are better than tech workers here? Well, that must then mean that schools abroad are better than schools in the US because, hey, where would they get their knowledge from. And that of course must mean that we'd also find much better managers in India and Pakistan than we can find here, for obviously the same reason.
I fail to see a lot of H1B visa applications for CEOs, though? I really, really wonder what could possibly be the reason. I'd really want to work for a great CEO for a change, I can tell ya. I mean, when we all want to work with superior colleges, I can only assume that we would all just outright LOVE to work for a superior CEO!
What we really need to do is start using a distributed search engine.
the person from a century ago might not be as notable to people today
That's not how it works. Something becomes notable when unaffiliated reliable sources have covered it. This notability, if established, does not decrease over time. Such a decrease would require the existing reliable sources to stop existing. The reason Wikipedia has a notability requirement in the first place is that an article about a non-notable subject has no reliable sources that it can cite about anything.
Yeah, that's what I want. Politicians who are so worried about what the other side might do in the future that they sit on their hands while a handful of powerful elite simply loot the country and peoples' wealth.
This is has been the operative policy for so long - both parties - that it's' become clear that's the plan.