And it worked until they lost the anti-trust suit (which started in 1969, lasted 13 years!)
IBM didn't lose. The government dropped the case in 1982.
... the case was withdrawn by William F. Baxter, assistant attorney general in charge of the Antitrust Division, Department of Justice, on January 8, 1982. Baxter signed a Stipulation of Dismissal that stated the government's charges were "without merit."
leaving work in the pitch dark and fucking up my internal clock a couple weeks a couple times a year just cause people cant manage daylight on their own schedule
Why not get up when it's light? Can't you manage daylight on your own schedule? If you can't, then why complain about anyone else who also can't?
For example, his wife likes Amazing Race, and (apparently) none of the streaming premium services carry it, so it would "have to be written off"...well, except for the fact that in about a 5 second search, I found it at least 3 places. Certainly, it wasn't current-broadcast, but it's still there.
CBS.com streams Amazing Race same day, with about a 3-hour delay from air time. No premium service needed.
I'm not saying this is a good policy, but doesn't the United States government reserve the right to decline any lawsuit filed against it in the United States?
Yes, it's called Soverign Immunity. The U.S. government waives immunity in some cases, and possibly the contract with Grumman includes a clause that allows either party to sue for breach of contract. Also, the post office is not entirely part of the government any more, so it may not even have soverign immunity.
This Wikipedia article has more detail.
Burying military surplus is a great way to give future military historians and archeologists solid evidence to study in the future. It is inexpensive and should be done with other unneeded military hardware.
Like, landmines and nerve gas.
Aren't landmines already burried? Are there other ways to use them?
Regarding this statement:
"...creating a thermal inversion with layers of cold air below layers of warmer air..."
Isn't that normal? Cold air falls, warm air rises. What's inverted about that?
"An idealist is one who, on noticing that a rose smells better than a cabbage, concludes that it will also make better soup." - H.L. Mencken