Prices are set at the margin, so any new and additional borrowed capital chasing the existing market-share will catalyze a boom in prices.
Where the banks failed is in assessment of borrower's capacity to service. But rising prices combined with the government-sponsored protection that is the mortgage, meant that moral hazard was the order of the day.
And that's without going into the problem of side-letters...
There was outright fraud being perpetrated, but no one has the balls to prosecute.
No sooner than some institution of authority is constructed and sold as legitimate, those who see opportunity in co-opting its perceived legitimacy for nefarious and personal advantage begin their work.
Flares are part of the pressure containment safety systems. Very few modern operations flare gas willy nilly.
The last project I worked on included flare gas recovery. Most power generation is fired by "waste" gas, and usually includes waste heat recovery for process heating.
So you're acknowledging that it is the coercion and threats thereof which are the chilling mechanism; not the surveillance per se.
Its easy with a simple email and attachment...
Even random ID's can be tracked using "random ID detectors" and correlated with the less than random license plate tag (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Automatic_number_plate_recognition)
And that's the way it should be. Some day the Stockholm Syndrome sufferers will say enough is enough; but while they remain sycophants to the political and praetorian classes; fuck 'em. Make them pay.
There are no state powers granted by the US constitution. The US constitution purports to delegate powers of the people and the states.
"Purports" being the operative word...
"What difference, at this point, does it make?"
Exactly. Corporations are created and defended by the political apparatus that calls itself "the state".
Governments are created by arseholes who assert the right (with guns) to define the privileges and dole out licenses to exercise the same.
Just another bunch of racketeers.
The solution is to become ungovernable. This nearly happened at the time of the declaration of independence, but then some arseholes formed a constitution which people fell for, hook, line and sinker.
Viz. a newly legitimated political class.
There's no we in "we didn't buy..."
Those who refused to accept "Befehl ist Befehl" weren't "we". They were the dominant political elite from the victor's side. No we about it.