It is a great help knowing that I'm on the right track with the first 3 that I said in my earlier post. You gave me some insight into the HR person involved in helping Rummel write the harassment complaint. As I said in an earlier post when I first read I thought that Tannebaum and O'Brien were just following protocol but then it said that they were trying to dig up dirt on Mercieca. I'm just not understanding what ethical system was in play when they were doing what they were doing.
Given the information available in the Huffington Post article cited earlier (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/larry-bodine/vendetta-by-microsoft-lea_b_5307395.html), the apparent philosophical influences behind Tannebaum is more likened unto that of a Nietzsche "will to power." This means, rather simply put, that a person has the existential duty to exercise their will, power, and authority to whatever extent required to maintain their social position of ...
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