What you call "offend" would more commonly be understood as war. I'm going to guess it was the President's decision not to engage in a war against Iran.
if by "into the ground", you mean a $75 billion company and one of the 100 largest in the world, then yes, you are correct, deep into the ground.
Apple is the clear leader in media management (photos, music), and this is an effort to get the Android platform to compete adequately with iOS. The Android store has chock full of music management software, which highlights the deficiency in the Android platform.
My ISP already does this and it is very frustrating. When I stopped sending them checks, they cut my download speed to 0 - Zero! They didn't allow any upload speeds at all. After an angry call with the help desk, I agreed to write them a check on a monthly basis. They now allow me to download and upload from any website. Anyway, I contacted my representative about this. To think that the ISP would stop letting me use their service, just because I stopped paying for it. The monopolies will rule the world!
Sexual preference is not a protected class, so it is actually okay to discriminate. It's the law of the land.
Anyway, Google is a private business, and if you do not like their policies, then you may choose to neither work there nor purchase their products.
Looking at the early meanings of the word, it is not hard to see why "nice" engineers finish last. When people say nice, they often mean "thoughtful" "considerate" or "kind". However, there are important distinctions, since people with latter attributes do not typically finish last.