This sounds like cruel and unusual punishment to me.
I think those people have already proven their masochistic side by signing up for Verizon.
I'll play devil's advocate on this part and say that I have lived in places where there were dead spots that were only penetrated by Verizon. T-mobile, AT&T, and Sprint all failed where Verizon did not. You pay for that additional coverage, but it is available.
If his actions were purely altruistic then why would he not be willing to go for full martyrdom and come back and face trial?
the US government who want revenge
That would assure him martyrdom if indeed his actions were all about doing what is right for the nation.
I see his reluctance to do this as another sign that his "altruistic" actions were indeed more self-serving than you are willing to consider. There were other ways that he could have shed light on this problem that would not have put him in a position where he could be fearing criminal conviction - or at least conviction on this magnitude.
It would also stop him leaking yet more stuff for the benefit of all (except the corrupt crazies).
If he has more material to leak, coming back to the country would not prevent it from being leaked. He could share it with someone in another country and give them instructions on when to release it if things don't go according to plan.
What Snowden did was altruistic and for the good of the people.
You are entitled to your opinion on the matter. Being as he has been unwilling to defend his actions in a court of law or give an official statement on it, we cannot say for sure what his motivations were. We have just as much support for the notion that he did it for the notoriety as anything. If his actions were purely altruistic then why would he not be willing to go for full martyrdom and come back and face trial?
After all, there were other avenues he could have chosen to expose the program. I don't for a moment disagree that the program was wrong, but he could have brought it to the attention of the public in other ways.
Elliot Freeman, a cognitive neuroscientist at City University and the study's lead author, said: "A lot of us go around having senses that we do not even recognise."
It seems to me more like a short circuit between regions of the brain than a different sense. I wouldn't like to hear things that aren't there just because I'm seeing things. It's well known that there are substantial interactions between different regions of the brain, which is why for example we turn down the stereo while trying to find an address.
Interesting... is attaching it to the window in the wording?
Yes. (Too lazy to look up the cite just now, but not too lazy to reply, hope that counts for something)
Sounds like an awesome idea.
In the presence of a working public transportation system that actually met the needs of inhabitants, it might be. But we have that in maybe one or two cities in the USA, and actually, if you took the cars away the systems couldn't handle the load. Toll roads are harmful to business and individuals alike. We make use of the road network free to enable commerce and free travel.
I am an outspoken proponent of PRT and of ordinary rail for longer distances, but barring their existence, I'm extremely opposed to placing more restrictions on people's ability to travel. What year is it? Let's figure out how to let people travel efficiently.
If you are good, you will be assigned all the work. If you are real good, you will get out of it.