Except they never actually have taken their ball and gone home. There are plenty of examples out there where municipalities have rolled their own networks out, and the cable and telco companies still operate there. I'm not aware of a single location where the cable companies have left, and the telcos aren't legally allowed to leave because of Federal law (not that there's any evidence they would if they were able).
The best approach I've seen is for the municipality to own the physical network, and then lease access at fixed rates to anyone wanting to run an ISP on top of it. Best of both worlds.
Sure you should fault the politicians, but that in no way lets uninformed voters off the hook. As for lack of educational dollars, it's been conclusively shown that increased investment does not correlate to better results. School systems are given too much leeway in some areas, and not enough in others, regarding how they are able to spend money. Some of that is the fault of unions, while other fault lies with corrupt administrators or the Department of Education, while still other fault lies with local voters who don't actually hold school board officials to account.
And why do they have the power to change the system? Because all those pesky little taxpayers keep voting Democrat or Republican. Both parties present bills written by lobbyists wholesale, and that's the laws we get.
Actually, yes, they can. It sucks, but then voters are getting exactly what they deserve by electing those they elect.
Under the "Know Your Customer" banking laws, this would trigger after a couple events. Regular deposits of several thousand dollars eventually trigger a report as well.
All donated blood is antigen-typed, because it can be fatal for a recipient if it is not.
No "probably" about it, but blood donated for personal use also requires a waiver allowing its use by anyone else while it is stored.
And the very next amendment protects the right of people not to be compelled to aid in the production of evidence used to prosecute them. The government cannot compel me to divulge what is in my head.
A progressive sales tax would be something like taxing common consumer goods at 5%, but luxuries like yachts and supercars at 50%. That's all it means.
Yup. Plenty of instances where it needs to be pointed out that a victim did something really stupid to enable their victimization.
News flash: people are responsible for their actions in most cases. There are certainly cases where victims bear no reasonable responsibility for their predicament, but there are absolutely cases where they bear significant responsibility.
Technically speaking, "virii" is a fake word made up by computer nerds who didn't understand Latin.
Fixed that for you. There is not, nor has there ever been, a Latin plural of the word "virus."
My total net household income is under 20k, supporting two people. If I had an additional 81k per year, I definitely could afford to pay 24k/year for a car.
I wish I still had mod points, because this is the beginning and end of the issue. Unfortunately, most people are not able to see these issues objectively, but instead react to the emotional shouts from the extreme with which they are more closely aligned (which is usually pretty far from their beliefs, but just a tad closer than the opposing extremist views).
They're pretty common to see running BMCs as well.