It's correct that CERN is European. It's also correct that a significant portion of its budget comes from the US. It's further true that basically all the teams working the various experiments at the LHC are multi-national, consisting of European, Asian, and North American researchers (at least, there may be African and/or Australians as well). So it's kind of pointless and dumb for any particular nationality to beat their chest and proclaim that the Higgs boson is their discovery. This was a world-wide effort.
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A bo's'n is a warrant officer in the deck department of Navy ships as well, supervising all sorts of deck activities such as mooring, anchoring, taking on fuel, and standing various watches.
Which is not at all unusual around here (northern Virginia). And a lot of people have to go via the interstate, where a bicycle would be both suicidal and illegal.
Believe me, I'd love to bike to work. It's just not practical.
If you are hiring for a job that requires a clearance, you can ask if the person is a US citizen. Otherwise, you can only ask if the person is legally entitled to work in the US (i.e, is either a citizen or green-card holder). The example you put out regarding hiring foreign nationals is sort of right, sort of wrong. To get someone here on an H-1B work visa, you have to show that you haven't been able to find someone who is a citizen... or green-card holder.
But the bottom line is that for 90+% of all jobs, you can't ask if someone is a citizen.
How stupid would one have to be not combine the two? Ask the "tsunami or earthquake, but not tsunami and earthquake" power plant.
It's all becoming clear to me now - the Fukushima disaster was part of the conspiracy too!!!1!!!one!
Being assigned to the crew of Constitution is still a very much sought after posting due to the prestige of the posting. Only the very best and brightest ever get such duty.
Not so much. Constitution duty is very much sought after, as it makes you a semi-celebrity. And it's really easy duty. Best and the brightest? I think those guys go to nuke school. Good looking and reasonably articulate? Go to Old Ironsides. It's basically PR duty, and the Navy just doesn't put all that high a priority on it.
Disclosure: retired Navy officer here, neither a nuke nor a Constitution veteran.