How To Kill A Drone
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The client does need several improvements, but overall I'm quite pleased. The company offers extra free permanent storage to those who refer others, email with a special promotional code, or participate in online "tests". My favorite was their context for System Administrator Appreciation Day, where you had to fix a broken system and were rewarded with storage space. The contest is over, but the challenge is still up: https://sotss.spideroak.com/ (It was originally won if you managed to get the right program running, and it would ask for your username for the reward space. This doesn't seem to happen anymore.)
So far I've managed to get 29 GB of free space with them, which is permanent and accessible to even free users. So far, SpiderOak is the only cloud backup I've seen that has this "zero knowledge" service. If there are others, I'd love to hear about them.
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Sadly, some people just chant "USA! USA!" and think that we can do no wrong. They'd cheer even if we bombed and killed everyone in the country. With this sort of black and white thinking, they're just "bad guys" deserving of death. If you are one of the people who thinks this way, I doubt that I could convince you otherwise.
Imagine it this way: If a foreign country started using drones or occupying troops to kill people in the US that it considered to be dangerous, don't you think that we'd be angry? I would hope that Americans would be angry and fight back. How many of you would say "Oh well. They're killing our people, but it's none of my business."?
Ron Paul hates Social Security but doesn't mind collecting it. Is that a flip-flop or just outright hypocrisy?
He paid into Social Security, so he deserves to collect it. He wants there to be a way for people to opt out of it. Some people may wish to put the money toward something else instead of giving it to the government.
http://www.ontheissues.org/2012/Ron_Paul_Social_Security.htm explains his view on this in more detail.
So no, I don't think it's hypocritical or flip-flopping. If you were forced to pay money into the program, why shouldn't you collect from it later on?
Short version: https://docs.google.com/file/d/0ByJAC-sfXwumZzI2bVlON2VTMnFyYVZZSnpDYnNyQQ/edit?pli=1
Long Version: https://docs.google.com/file/d/0ByJAC-sfXwumdkE4d0Y2eWtURTZ2eDM5RmlLc3ZhQQ/edit?pli=1
Most people don't actually look beyond the surface-talk of the mainstream media. "Gold standard? That sounds nuts!" Do some actually research and you'll find that his views have been heavily distorted by the media.
A quote from Ronald Reagan: "I want you to know that also I will not make age an issue of this campaign. I am not going to exploit, for political purposes, my opponent's youth and inexperience."
Just because someone is elderly does not mean that they are senile or ready to kick the bucket. Listen to Ron Paul speak about monetary policy sometime and just try to keep up with him. He's also physically very fit, going on long bike rides in the heat of Texas. Whether you otherwise think about a candidate and their positions, ignoring or laughing at them because of their age is just silly.