The advance may even allow people to harness energy from trees and shrubs not by cutting them down and using them for fuel, but by plugging directly into their photosynthesis machinery.
Isn't this how The Matrix began?
I've seen plenty of them working. They harvest crops, work construction, pave roads or anything where they need cheap labor. If it weren't for the flood of people from South of the border I don't know how all this stuff would get done.
And yet, somehow all of those things get done in states like Hawaii and Alaska, places where illegal immigration isn't a significant contributor to the workforce.
The one bright spot to illegal immigration might be if the minimum wage goes to $15 an hour. Replacing whoever they can with illegal chump-change labor will save businesses a fortune. And I assume the pro-illegal-immigration crowd will think that's swell, because they'll be "doing the work Americans won't do" that they're always citing as justification for it.
This is what happens when you allow sociopaths to run corporations. Sociopaths should, upon discovery, be forceably removed from society at gunpoint and sent to an island together where they can fuck each other, eat each other, or whatever it is these vile neurologically inhuman monsters do to each other. No sociopath should ever have control of even a single normal, empathic human being in even the tiniest way.,
We don't even do that for the most heinous mass murderers, and you want to do it to the founder of Apple?
The Koch bros must be mighty pissed off right about now.
Maybe it'll pop your bubble, but they're probably delighted, given that they have big investments in the rail transport system that's profiting hugely from transporting oil. As someone once said, "If you strike me down, I shall become more powerful than you can possibly imagine."
Besides most crime happens in crime-ridden communities, and if people want to let their communities go to hell in a handbasket, it's their problem. If you're in one and don't like it, work harder and move, or just don't raise your kids to be criminals.
I think it's time
Disregarding, arguendo, the issue of whether there's a problem or not, where is it engraved that reduced carbon emissions is the only solution? I've seen a number of other possibilities put forward, including carbon sequestration and increasing the Earth's albedo via induced cloud formation. Taking a solution as given is an approach that's as antithetical to problem solving as I can imagine.
But are you ok with them submitting and getting paid for claims for that fictitious person?
Claims have to be submitted through a medical office, which checks your ID. Besides, if you want to submit false claims, you can do that as easily for a real person as a fictitious person. The only difference is that the real person will have much less difficulty cashing the checks. Banks also check IDs.
Sorry, but I just don't see the point in getting an insurance policy for a non-existent person.
If it isn't a problem, why do we (pretend to) check? Just to employ bureaucrats?
though it comes with a long list of "shoulds": "[Cities] should be focusing on making their taxi services better," she writes. "Taxis should be more accessible to everyone. Taxi fares should be low, predictable, and uniform. Taxi geographies should be wide. Taxis should be clean, fuel-efficient, driven by trustworthy, well-trained drivers, and available for frictionless electronic hailing."
And competition is the way to achieve those ends. All those "shoulds" have existed for decades with no action taken. Suddenly Uber arrives on the scene and people are talking about how to address them.
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