- business: I can't afford to pay my employees a living wage.
- free market conservatives: Lazy! If you can't afford one of the basic expenses of running a business, you shouldn't be running a business. Go back to school and learn how to run a business! Get a better business model! Why should you expect the rest of us to prop up your failure by feeding and clothing the employees YOU can't pay for with our tax money?
A vaccine used to prevent tuberculosis in other parts of the world may help prevent multiple sclerosis (MS) in people who show the beginning signs of the disease, according to a new study published in the online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.
The Pentagon has dramatically revised its guidelines on the use of drone strikes, removing previous instructions that admonished troops to “ensure” civilians aren’t targeted with drones.
Instead, the instructions now simply encourage troops to “avoid targeting” them as much as possible, and cautions commanders that civilian deaths “must not be excessive” with respect to whatever military goal they have in mind.
The timing of the news is particularly unfortunate, coming just a week after a US drone strike killed three civilians, including a two-year-old child, in Afghanistan.
Officially, the US has never admitted to civilian deaths in drone strikes, and insists that reports by NGOs and other government showing hundreds if not thousands of deaths have been dismissed out of hand, with the US claiming their own highly classified records contradict the claim.
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I’m not going to give a type description, because I’ll just flatter myself. But you know INTJs: the masterminds. The kid who gets voted both “most likely to become Prime Minister” and “most likely to become a serial murderer.” The knowledgable, competent, rational type. Forward-thinkers and strategists. The second-rarest type in general and the rarest type among females.
So here’s five things, written by an INTJ, that you may not have known about INTJs. Yes, these are generalisations, and the “five things” won’t apply to all INTJs; individuals are all completely unique, and these are based off but from reading and research along with personal experience, these are five things I think are interesting but not obvious about this personality type.
INTJs can be good at “saying what others want to hear”; they can make great speechmakers or master manipulators.
The INTJ is honestly happiest being brutally honest. But they’re also very strategic thinkers, which makes them quite adaptable and versatile; and calling people on their bullshit isn’t very strategically advantageous in a vast majority of situations. An INTJ in an area of life that requires a lot of social interaction or simply one that sees this as a way to get what they want will acquire the ability to appear like other types, to tell what others want to hear them say, and to give a rousing speech. It’s an ability some INTJs like to be able to put in their toolbox. Their quick thinking and objective observations can even give them a sharp wit and deadpan sarcasm, and their research abilities, natural confidence, and intelligence will make them good public speakers. Some INTJs can make cool, rational observations about the feelings of others and figure out exactly what buttons to push to get the result they want, although depending on their moral opinions, they might avoid doing this.
Incidentally, it’s also part of why INTJ characters make great villains. Just sayin’. (Moriarty, Voldemort, Hannibal Lecter, Bryan Cranston, Reddington from The Blacklist… all evil dudes. All INTJs.)