The idea is absurd. The possibly thousands of in-between servers of the internet would all have to be rigged. The whole thing would take the cooperation of hundreds of system administrators.
Huh? Looking at the last 300 years of US history our freedoms have diminished while the population has become less and less religious. Your anti-religious zeal has you distorting history.
The ensuing decades I mentioned came after the war of 1812, not during. Part of what both you and ebno-10db above are saying is true nonetheless, but only during the years around 1812.
As far as might is concerned, in the 1776 war only 1/3 of our population was for the war and the British still could not win. By 1812 almost all Americans would stand together as one, and America was much more populous as well as prosperous. It would have been impossible for the British to take us on in a land war.
I remember from history class that the British were worried because our merchant vessels seemed to be present no matter what port their ships visited. They knew we were growing in pretty much every way one could think of. I believe my analogy with the China of today fits as far as xenophobia - fear of the unknown - is concerned.
After the war of 1812 it became clear to Britian that the US was becoming a major force. Over the ensuing decades Britian spent a lot of effort to contain us militarily. We did not care because we had no external designs. China is in our old position. We are in Britians. Let us act on our hopes, not our fears. On the other hand, China already seems to be trying to take control of vast sea and island areas. Ouch.
Yes, internal candidate, but external, too. I have seen it at least 4 times. In the case of my company the people were were from India, China or Italy. One took roughly 6 months to come up to speed, so forget about the "best and brightest" of other lands.
At one large company an IT person with a laundry list of requirements was requested by the legal department. I called the supposed requester and asked what on earth the legal department would want with a software engineer with such a long, detailed list of requirements, or any IT person for that matter, no matter what the requirements. He told me that he just does what the HR department tells him to do. Wow. He made no attempt to hide what was going on. Good for him. The guy who eventually filled the slot was from India and had already been in the company for two months. The requirements were tailored for him. No one else, foreign or domestic, could possibly fill such a set of requirements.
It is apparently cheaper for Verizon to ship in foreign laborers than to pay US laborers."
That was my solution, too. Multiple monitors are a real productivity booster. I have one 21", one 24" and one 27" monitor - from years past - connected to two cheap video cards. If you do not play games you do not not tax your video cards very much. Both of the larger monitors are turned sideways so I can see longer code listings at a glance, and especially see how the if-else clauses line up.
Do *not* put the top of the monitors at eye height. That was great advice in the days of 16 inch monitors.
I made the height of each monitor such that looking straight into a monitor would have my eyes 1/3 the distance from the top. The eyes normally can look up slightly without neck strain. The head can tilt down well without strain.
If you don't want to build a special platform, just buy the right thickness of paper reams and/or wood, as suggested elsewhere.
Hitler's left wing nationalist movement, like that of North Korea today, was very dangerous.
The purpose of the original posting was to cast the Taliban as right wing. How can you not be opposed to such diabolical demonizing?