The "salary of $1 a year" is pure B.S. for all the CEOs who employ it. They get compensated in stock options worth millions. They get bonuses worth millions. They get jet planes and other perks given to them by the company. As an added benefit and tax dodge, they only have to pay lower capital gains tax rates on the stock options rather than what they would pay if it was a salary. That's why the real figure that should be reported is TOTAL compensation, not salary.
He attempted a coup in 1992, but that failed.
He gained the presidency though legitimate elections in 1998.
Though he certainly wasn't very committed to democracy while in power.
It's expensive to add to an existing home. It's much cheaper to put in a newly constructed home and should be highly encouraged for new construction.
That would be nice. Unfortunately, almost all recent nuclear plant commissions (at least in the U.S.) are still using the old designs from 40 years ago instead of anything newer.
Well, at least you know it isn't vulnerable to SQL injection attacks.
EVERY spying initiative people are complaining about recently was put into effect when G.W. Bush was President. But then it was necessary because of the terrorists, right?
Particles appear and disappear all the time in an empty vacuum. There is solid evidence for this quantum fluctuation including the Casmir effect.
There is a theory that the universe is just a large scale quantum fluctuation: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vacuum_genesis
Agreed. And if they do send people those people will almost certainly starve or suffocate.
Biosphere 2 is our best attempt at creating a self-supporting closed environmental system. At 3.14 acres stocked with complex (and sensitive) vegetation, air and water supplies and support machinery weighing an untold amount of gigatons costing $200-300 million with relatively cheap Earth-based construction techniques and labor - not to mention Earth solar insulation for power and vegetation growth unlike what will be available at Mars, it couldn't produce enough food or oxygen for a mere 7-8 people.
There is no way at anything near current or foreseen launch prices that anything like that could be duplicated on Mars, let alone exceeded.
Unless the states want to make laws regulating companies like require labeling or such in which case the Supreme Court has to step in and quash the state regulation.
This will force utilities to break up their charges into actual power production and infrastructure maintenance which means tons of extra work in getting government approvals for the rates they charge costumers.
I think doing this would be a good idea. My water company splits its charges this way. Not sure why the government approvals would take so much more work.
"Contrary to popular belief, and many a breathless article, the government does not, in fact, book a profit on student loans. As New America's Jason Delisle has explained, that's because the Congressional Budget Office is required by law to use a bizarre and faulty method for determining the cost of government loans."
At the time, Solyndra's CIGS thin film technology was a smart idea with standard solar panel polysilicon running at $400 per kilogram and China cutting global access to their supplies of rare earth elements. Had those conditions continued, the company would have been very profitable. Hindsight may be 20/20, but nobody in those days was predicting polysilicon dropping to under $30/kg, China relaxing its rare earth access and subsidizing its own solar exports to dump under cost of production. Certainly Solyndra attracted its share of private financing as well as the US Government's.
The specific words used are that the data is not transferred to any of Apple's servers or backed up to iCloud. They do not say it is not transferred to any non-Apple servers or backed up to any non-iCloud backup systems.
It's a possibility, but even if not I'm pretty sure you will need a subscription to XBox Live.
I wasn't being bitchy. Just pointing out an equivalent logic that just about everyone supporting the originally proposed logic would reject venomously. Sorry you read it that way.
I didn't want to muddle my original post, but there is another argument on equality grounds against your originally proposed argument (whether or not you agree with it):
It is sexist - not equal treatment of men and women. You are disallowing women from doing something men can and vice-versa.
For the record, I agree with the rest of your argument. Church and State should remain separate whenever possible.