Alien asteroid mining.
That NBC has broadcast (ahem) their intentions loud and clear. It is now up to you (the person wishing to watch the Olympics) do decide what you are going to do about it.
When your choices are systematically taken away, yours options become much easier to make.
I've heard it, but I disagree with your outcome.
For starters, as the other poster made mention of, the bank bailouts add a whole lot more to this.
But let's just stick with my example for the time being.
50k will buy you a LOT of options:
Job re-training via an education
Re-location to a place with a better job market (I think this was mentioned elsewhere)
Paying off debts, allowing you to live on a reduced income.
I'm sure there are more options.
I object to the US gov't propping up failing businesses, esp ones with shoddy products. If they can't compete, off they go. Someone will come in and fill the vacuum.
'To Western eyes, it may seem rather inappropriate to launch space programs in sub-Saharan Africa, where nearly 70% of the population still lives on less $2 a day
And he would be correct all around. I think Africa has larger issues to deal with first, before sending someone into space...but that's just my viewpoint
the numbers of correct, the US could have let GM collapse and give ever person directly affected (1 million people) 50,000$ in a lump sum and we (the people) would probably still have come out ahead.
Something to think about...
It's good for the gov't, and good for the corps too!
Shame We the People get screwed when they use it
and I admit to not reading the many links, but taking the article at face value (dangerous I know)
if all of it is true and accurate, it sounds like Mr. Z is a world-class asshole and is trying to bring back the dark days of robber barons building their wealth on the backs/lives of indentured servants...
Yet one more reason (like you needed another really) not to use Facebook
to stop having shit made in China? We have the labour, technology, skills and parts to make it here at home.
I know why we don't (capitalism!) but damnit, we should.
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