Why are we surprised?
If Sir John Acton is to be believed, the purportedly most powerful government in the world should be the most corrupt government in the world.
109 posts • joined 16 Sep 2015
Since Trump is so insistent in building a monument to himself reminiscent of the Great Wall of China, I propose that it be built with adobe brick.
That way, when global warming changes the border between the US and Mexico into a monsoon zone, we will be spared the expense of tearing it down when his economic and political policies cause an immigration stampede in the other direction.
"It'll make the cartels' job of recruiting techies harder, especially given that they'd need to recruit more of them."
I doubt that. The cartel looks for an IT person and informs them that they are hired. Their hiring practises are just as ruthless as their firing practises.
"Just as ridiculous was a question asking why a Google search result on the word "idiot" brought up images of President Trump."
What is even more telling of the ignorance of US politicians is, that by asking that question in a public hearing, they helped push the "idiot=Trump" images to the top of the search results on Bing, Yahoo, DuckDuckGo and WebCrawler also.
The reality is corporations are amoral entities with only one purpose for existence. All attempts by corporate spokesmen to anthropomorphize them as having human feelings are manure. Good is black ink and bad is red ink. Humans are a source of black ink, nothing more.
The Internet is entirely too dangerous a place for unsupervised children. It is a place where even well educated adults get taken advantage of. The real benefits of information at your fingertips has been drowned in get rich quick schemes. Unfortunately those with the power to do something about it are the ones making money from it and they don't care what happens to some nameless kid.
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