and Son gets to fill Trump's head with the idea that if he supports his looming merger -- money, jobs and miracles will rain from the sky
Well, money will probably rain from the sky into Softbank's pockets... and maybe Trump's too. Jobs will almost certainly rain from the sky like anything else that falls when dropped.... and it'll be a miracle if the public don't end up feeling like they've been pissed on from a great right.
Does that count?
In short, the $50 billion investment and the 50,000 jobs are largely fairy tail numbers wholly unrelated to Donald Trump doing much of anything.
By the way, that would be "tale", as in; "Tale told by an idiot", which quote is singularly appropriate given the teller of said "aren't I wonderful" tale. 'Far as I know, fairies don't come with butt-ornamentation.
I'll skip right past the impossibility of the kind of split you seem to be suggesting considering how often that particular deceased equine has been soundly beaten and go straight to: Who gets to define "evil" and "non-evil"? The government? The media? People with a capital letter fetish? I'm guessing they'll all suck at it equally.
An analogy, you say? Certainly Sir, fresh analogy coming right up!
Law enforcement insists their cars aren't fast enough to catch criminals and insists that all car manufacturers fit devices to blow all four wheels off the vehicle when activated by secret road-side buttons.
Road safety advocates point out the obvious danger of wheels being able to come off cars so easily and the danger of having buttons that might be found to do it.
Law enforcement scoffs at the privacy advocates, calls them all terrorists and fits the buttons anyway.
Almost instantly, most criminals start driving foreign cars that haven't had the explosive wheels fitted. Law enforcement kills several motorists in error while catching a handful of criminals. Many other motorists killed in multi-car pile-ups as other criminals find the buttons by the road and start merrily pushing them.
Come to the table and talk ideas or keep suffering defeat
Who the hell would they talk to? Like the UK, modern US politics is based on selecting whichever faeces-throwing primate is left least odoriferous when the music stops. Any table in the middle of that is undoubtedly going to be covered in shit.
They have no standing and no case on which the courts can rule, only an injunction against what is a theoretical situation for the moment.
So it's possible to get an injunction against an abusive partner without them having been arrested for anything and on the basis of previous behaviour, but it's impossible to get an injunction against an abusive government agency until you're arrested? Gotta love the double standard...
One factor which may be used in determining whether a work is a work of artistic craftsmanship is assessing the extent to which the work’s artistic expression is unconstrained by functional considerations.
So a chair that's f***ing uncomfortable is artistic, and a comfortable one isn't... right? Damn, who knew my old school had the most artistic chairs ever?
However, we’re confident that the Smart Metering System strikes the best balance between security and business needs, whilst meeting broader policy and national security objectives.
Did anyone else read that as: " ...strikes the best balance between pretending it does what we say, whilst leaving a nice backdoor that we can use to gather more information about you and hope no-one else notices it."?
There is also the failure of the PD's to check to see if there is open WiFi when they get the location.
Or any WiFi for that matter. It's not like secured WiFi is particularly hard to break into and I would imagine a 1/2 tech-savvy criminal would prefer the police give them fair warning by breaking down a neighbour's door instead.
Totally a brilliant idea - assuming you're an Italian politician of course: Step 1 / Pass really stupid law outlawing mockey. Step 2 / Use really stupid law to sue anyone who points out it's a really stupid law because they're mocking your work. Step 3 / Profit!
"Because we, and many large corporations like us, all of whom have way more money than an entire nation full of you will make in a lifetime bought a law that says it is, that's why. You don't expect elected representatives to listen to people about laws, do you?"
He also doctored his performance evaluations and obtained new positions at NSA by exaggerating his resume and stealing the answers to an employment test. In May 2013, Snowden informed his supervisor that he would be out of the office to receive treatment for worsening epilepsy. In reality, he was on his way to Hong Kong with stolen secrets.
Sooooo, you claim you promoted the guy based on a forged resume? And he got away because he claimed he was ill? Sound like what you're really claiming is that, as an intelligence agency, your intelligence gathering and counter-espionage skills are so woefully inadequate as to be unable to spot ploys about as advanced as "I didn't hand in my homework 'coz the dog ate it", and "I'm sorry I can't come to work this Monday, I've got a 24 hour virus"