It might have been the 1 month trial I didn't turn off as the AC noted.
They've had the "turn off" option obfuscated for a while now. I accidentally signed up a while back and it took a while to find it. I do have it now, but doubt I'd enroll again. I've seen a Amazon prime "tax" in effect on pricing that makes me suspect I'm not really getting my money's worth.
I see nothing wrong with the government trying to help people start new businesses. Especially when it's an individual who's probably going to serve a direct need.
The problem doing that would have been the people who didn't get compensated to go get health care. I'm sure most employers of low-wage workers would look at it as a nice, little reduction in operating costs. I guess the ACA could've mandated paying out to employees so they could go get their own insurance, but that'd be a huge administrative headache for the whole country.
It might work after the ACA and the marketplace have had a few years to get the kinks worked out.
You're talking out of your ass. I was an army brat as well my entire childhood. You know what the two cheapest and highest rated (by those covered) healthcare programs were circa 2008? Evil, socialist VA hospitals and Medicare.
An excellent and informative post. I come to Slashdot for the bumper sticker campaign propaganda. Thanks for adding to the debate. I'm going to create a new account just so I can thank you and mod you up at the same time.
1. The ACA doesn't provide healthcare
So, conservatives don't complain about local taxes? "States Rights" is usually a euphemism.
It was Freedom Filing. Murka!
Makes perfect sense for their intended purpose. Wiki pages are supposed to be accepted knowledge not ground-breaking and controversial theories. Wikipedia is an encyclopedia not a science journal.
Yes, that's the point. They stream stuff while complaining that nothing is worth their hard-earned money. Then, turn around and complain that no one in entertainment takes risks and sticks to churning out mainstream crap.
Over the past 10-15 years I've posted here it's become less about developers and more about the network hacker ethic. Information wants to be free right? Especially when it's a torrent of a movie you want to watch while simultaneously arguing that it's not worth your hard-earned money to pay for a ticket. People hee haw when some corporation gets hacked regardless of the sophistication of the attack and hoist the culprits up on their shoulders.
If you watch much Lockup or any other prison documentaries, this is a pretty similar philosophy to the inmates. "Hey, they left their door open or the car unlocked or unsecured, so they deserve what they got!"
You don't get to supplant the definition of a word because you want to embrace it's favorable connotations while rejecting the negatives: I'm assuming you're referring to hacker vs. cracker.
All you need to do is write and call your congressmen regularly. They're self-interested enough to defend their reelection chances if they're getting enough flak for their votes. But, since Americans don't give a fuck (and the polls prove it), most bureaucrats have made the prudent and pragmatic decision to push domestic spying rather than risk an unseen breach and be the fall guy.
Having a job is one thing. Having a job and thinking it'll be there for a year or two is another. Everyone was financially "turtling up" so it's not a real surprise that indicators like traffic will lag behind. I was talking to a trade school instructor who said that businesses are STILL cutting back on good will perks like donations of equipment and time to students. Even the silly little fun trinkets they used to hand out at intramural competitions are gone.