"Anyone here on 4, July 1776 was a citizen, by default."
Really? The slaves became citizens?
(America was and always has been based on exploiting cheap labor. I'm not a commie, I just think there is a balance and America doesn't have it.)
"[Iran] did endure an 8-year-long war with what was then Saddam Hussein's Iraq"
That America backed by providing military intelligence and allowing Iraq to fly the Stars and Stripes on its oil tankers (thus making any attempt by Iran to blockade Iraq an act of war against America). At the same time, America blew an Iranian civilian aircraft out of the sky, lied about it not broadcasting on civilian frequencies and awarded medals to all sailors when the ship got back to port. Meanwhile, our erstwhile buddy, Saddam, was using chemical weapons that we failed to condemn as he was fighting a country whose democratic government we had toppled in 1953 and who were "inexplicably" pissed with us. So, yeah, can't trust those Iranians.
"Iran sponsors and funds numerous terror organizations and activities"
Aside from John McCain "joking" with his notorious "bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb Iran" song, everybody knows the "wipe Israel off the map" quote was a mistranslation that has been covered many times (see here for a reputable source). But don't take my word for it. If you still don't believe it, ask a Farsi speaker. There is not even an idiom in Farsi for "wipe off the map".
And before you call them biased and say that "they would say that", consider the political leanings of my Farsi speaking friends (and countless other Iranians who came to the West). Clue: they all left Iran in 1979.
The companies that discriminate on age are not the ones you want to work for.
There are plenty of companies out there that appreciate the older worker has more experience and is willing to pay for that. Probably not startups but who cares?
Myself, I'm in my early 40s and run my own little consultancy and life is pretty good with no end of decent clients in sight just yet.
If it takes an American 3 months to train, why do the big corporations import hundreds of thousands of H-1Bs?
Eh? Mahatma Gandhi never "got control of India".
You might be thinking of Indira Gandhi or Rajiv Gandhi, neither of whom were related to the Mahatma.
"This scheme is a great success that is transforming the Brazilian culture"
And American culture too, I predict. As we don't have time for our elderly, I wonder how many more will find new little friends on the internet to whom they can recount their stories and who will keep them company?
This is a good story for everyone.
Another example is in the curious case of Professor Meadows - a great paediatrician but a shite mathematician.
He endorsed the dictum that “one sudden infant death is a tragedy, two is suspicious and three is murder, until proved otherwise“. The trouble is, given enough numbers, multiple cot deaths are an inevitability.
Unfortunately, his expert testimony convicted an innocent woman. Fortunately, she was released on appeal when the math was reviewed.
Mod parent up.
I'm getting bored of articles about Venezuela's so-called dictatorship. Ask yourself:
Venezuela is undeniably badly run. But in a democracy, a country has the right (within reason) to run their affairs as they see fit.
"Is there a specific price point at which regulation should be automatic?"
Any financial transaction. This is fairly standard.
She actually has a lot of power and sometimes she exercises it. For instance, in Australia (another one of her domains) she dissolved the parliament there via her proxy, John Kerr. This was 1975 so it was not recent but neither was it that long ago.
For the most part, the Aussies were grateful as both their parties had descended into a mutual death spiral. The dissolution allowed the common man to give their politicians a good kicking in the subsequent elections.