= = = I strongly suspect it's the most-widely-travelled wheeled vehicle on earth actually
:) = = =
I believe Rolls Royce has some demo vehicles that have been on the road since the aughts (the 19-aughts that is, not the 20-aughts) and have visited more countries than all US Presidents combined
If that's the only definition they give, then it's wrong. Anarchism isn't a single political theory; it's a collection of numerous (sometimes only tenuously related) political theories.
The Wikipedia article is actually pretty good. And it begins with "Anarchy has more than one definition."
Here is why i originally bought Amazon Prime: because it was taking a week to get an order. Not because shipping took a week, but because packing often took a few days. Prime forces Amazon to prioritize my orders. That means costs beyond what they would be paying if they could ship 5-8 days. I can imagine these costs to be increasing over time, not paying the shipper mind you, but paying enough staff to pack so that my order leaves the warehouse in time for the shipper to get it to me in two days. All for $100.
If I order a $20 widget a week, that is around $2 per package shipping, around $1000 revenue, and probably zero profit. Yes, amazon is shaking in it's boots because people who only use shipping are going to cancel.
OTOH, if I didn't have amazon prime I would be more likely to shop elsewhere.
Ultimately the bitcoins are a digital file that we ascribe value even though there's no inherent entity, and we trust in its value because someone assured us that a computer is sure it's a unique file. So what's a weird thought to me is, when did these accounts actually go to being valueless?
It's like... Pretend there was no insurance or regulation, and I had a bank account with no physical cash, but just a computer entry saying I had $5,000, and the bank has $5,000 to cover it if I need to withdraw. The bank lends out that money, invests it, whatever, and now does not have the $5,000 on-hand to cover my account. Then at some point, the banks investments go belly-up and people stop paying off their loans, and the bank is unable to get enough money together to cover my $5,000, but they still have the computer entry saying I have $5,000. Finally, I go to withdraw it, and they tell me they can't give me my money, and they go out of business.
So the weird question is, at what point did I actually go from having $5,000 to not-having $5,000?
He just said the employees were paying half of $550 (ie $275), and now they are paying $130-$250. So yes, the employees are saving money (assuming he is telling the truth).
COBRA has a limited period it works for.
And previously you could not get that private policy if you had a preexisting condition.
Not everything is wine and roses with Obamacare, but ignoring what was happening before is not helping any arguments about it.
The problem is that people who don't pay for routine medical care don't die. Instead they get *major* medical care and thus cost the system a lot more. You car example would match more if what happened if a person refused to go to work because the transportation cost too much then the work would be forced to charter a helicopter for them.
I agree this also happened to me when I went to an out-of-network doctor (I had reasonable health insurance at that time). He immediatly knocked a great deal off the bill because he knew the insurance company would not do it.
A 4TB drive is under 200 USD from several vendors. That is only $.05/GB. So, at 0.24/yr.
And a 74 GB SAS drive is $300, which won't fall over and puke on itself the second a second user tries to perform a read operation on it, nor will die in zero to a few years.
That is only $4 per GB, and provides significantly higher speeds, bandwidth, and lifetime over your option.
Not to mention, I would rather pay Google $0.02 per GB for the service of "storing my data", compared to paying you anything for the service of "oops, all your data was lost because this crappy consumer level drive failed"
In any case, remember that Samsung, which is what most people buy when they buy an android phone, pays MS $10-20 per phone. This is clearly where MS future lies, collecting patent fees. The only reason that it needs to have a phone is so it is not labeled as patent troll.
Your existing plan really does not cover contraceptives? That will actually make it *more* expensive, not less.
HIPAA is only for group health plans. Nice try, however.
COBRA expires after 6 months (I think it was extended by Obama but still finite). I know this from personal experience.
Nice but it would be really better if you could post some details (cost and coverage and deductables, etc).
Though the people saying "I lost my insurance" are much worse at refusing to post the reason the insurance was cancelled, or posting actual costs/benifits from before/after, it appears supporters of Obamacare seem to do the same thing sometimes.