Probably 50% of the soldiers end up working for private industries catering to the military. So of the 22 million government employees we probably have another 11 million selling to these 22 million. And then probably another 50 million making their money off this chain.
Really what are we producing in this country that brings money to us? We can't just be a snake devouring its own tail all of the time.
These types of disrespectful in your face flagrant examples of "we can get away with anything" is what happens when you have a two party political system. Vote Libertarian to surgically remove this cancer.
I just finished watching most of the old 60s James Bond movies on Netflix. I can't help but think of what a modern day James Bond would do? Take retirement and live as far away from these politicians as possible? Would he change his citizenship?
Possibly he died and Spectre won. That would explain this and many other things...
Uh, the parents are not the stupid ones in my example. And in my example I point out that 99% of the people replying here who think the justices don't get it are themselves technically so far backwards they don't realize it. Just as in my examples the idiot teenagers are so lacking they don't understand the parents are thinking circles around them.
This article reminds me of every teenager looking down on the stupid parents who just don't get why the latest thing billy said is so cool. I suppose like trying to guide a teenager all you can do is point out the fundamentals and hope they piece it together themselves before they do harm.
I myself, being older, think our current consumer oriented buy from China unable to do it yourself population is much like a teenager. Talking about technology... Do you use mutt? Do you use PGP? Do you store all email and back it up with maildir++? Have you started using bitmessage?
The Justices may or may not be technically incompetent. They may or may not be good at anything for that matter. However it is not due to their age.
Problem is that more than 99 percent of our population consists of lemmings. These lemmings could be reached by music though. Maybe it would be easiest to take old popular breeder music and replace the lyrics with catchy thought provoking music. Make the loser/idiot/dweeb into the guy that votes Democratic or Republican. Make the narratives ridicule current political shenanigans.
I find it interesting that tech sites predominantly think Manning as a heroic whistle-blower whereas sites catering to people who can't think straight see him as a traitor...
Have you ever seen a 50 to 70 year old person in good shape doing only a 4 to 7 minute routine?
Or for that matter doing only 30 minutes 3 to 5 times a week.
Are there any alternatives to CL?
Cheney should know what would have stopped him.
Does he say whether it would have stopped him from outing Valerie Plame too?
Wish I could go back and edit my comment... (Is it possible to edit past comments?)
I think the "luddite" has a point he did not express clearly. Perhaps something along the lines of kids need to get out from behind computers and cell phones to live like humans. I look at techdirt and think they know their is a story behind somebody who invents a wind up radio.
Obviously the president of said country needs to employee a staff of writers to give his side of the story. Some few of that staff can then become censors (editors) and block the opposing (popular) views and establish at a grass roots level what is popular. When they become adept at this process then they will become truly democratic and we can then watch the head of that said dept report their miraculous progress on C-Span.
Techdirt has not posted any stories submitted by ioconnor.