No, but the path of least resistance for increased costs is "shovel it off on the customers". Hell, remember the CEO of Papa John's saying that because of the ACA, he was going to have to raise pizza prices (by a whole $0.25)?
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To be completely safe from any unwanted software on the laptop, strike the laptop repeatedly with a 10-pound sledgehammer.
Once the laptop has been reduced to a pile of plastic and metal shards, it is now safe to use. (Provided you wear safety gloves when handling the shards.)
I'm curious how the Albigensian Crusade was against a Muslim war of conquest.
Also, consider this. When the Muslims invaded and largely controlled the Iberian peninsula, they still allowed Christians and Jews to keep their faith (they were not required to convert). They did have to pay an additional tax if they did not convert.
After the Reconquista (when the various Spanish kings kicked the Muslims armies out of the Iberian peninsula), Muslims and Jews were given the "choice" of convert or be expelled. I mean, you could argue that for the Muslims who had moved in, it was somewhat to be expected, but for the Jews?
Oh, and of course, the Reconquista also led to the Spanish Inquisition, but that hardly matters, right?
He's not blaming current Christians. He's saying that if we're going to make the fallacy of blaming the Islam religion for all sorts of shit, we have to admit that the history of Christianity isn't exactly all warm fuzzy bunnies either.
And let's face it, when you have idiots like Eric Bolling saying that followers of every other religion (besides Islam) have never killed anyone in the name of religion, well, yeah, apparently we need to be reminded that they have.
And you can bet that within a couple years, Disney (and other corporations) will push for another extension. Lord knows, we can't have Mickey Mouse enter the public domain "on schedule" in 2023.
The claim is that 11 out of the 12 footballs provided by New England were deflated AFTER they had been checked by the NFL officials.
A few hours before the game starts, the officials check the footballs provided by both teams to make sure they are properly inflated. (Proper inflation is between 12.5 and 13.5 PSI.)
The footballs are then held by the officials until prior to the game, where they are handed over to the equipment managers for each team to take to that team's sideline area.
Now, at halftime, the officials checked the pressure on the Patriot's footballs again. (This is not standard procedure, as in this is not done in every game.) 11 out of the 12 footballs were found to be under the required minimum pressure of 12.5 PSI. Depending on which report/news article you read, they were under-inflated by 1 to 2 PSI.
Weather conditions (lower temperature on the field compared to the room where the initial pressure check occurred) could lower the pressure of the footballs, but it apparently did not do so (at least to the same extend) for the Colts' footballs. Hence, the charge that someone (or more than one) in the Patriots' organization deliberately deflated the footballs.
If they were over-inflated, you'd think the officials who checked the footballs before the game would have mentioned that by now.
With most modern cell phones, the off button can be difficult to find. However, if you use a 10-pound sledgehammer on the phone, you can be certain that it's been pressed.
Look, I can understand mandatory drug tests if you're the guy piloting the boat in Safari Adventure Land (or whatever the hell it's called), but if your job is dressing up as Goofy or Pluto or whoever....
Most Congressional districts are, thanks to gerrymandering and the advantage of incumbency, safe districts. It pretty much requires a Congresscritter being caught in a scandal, choosing to retire, dying in office, or really cheesing off your electorate for the position to change hands. (Yes, I'm simplifying it.)
You're right. We should use quantum mechanics instead as a basis for laws regarding houses, roads and bridges, because that's much more applicable to houses, roads, and bridges than Newtonian physics.
That's assuming that each Congresscritter actually makes up their own mind, rather than being told what the party line is going to be on an issue.
As an atheist, I typically just ignore the religion posts on FB, unless they're by certain friends, who tend to post interesting stuff (i.e. not dogmatic "DIE UNBELIEVER") on the topic. I mean, just because I'm an atheist doesn't mean I don't occasionally want to read more on what, for example, the Pope is saying on a topic.
You're confusing local weather with global climate. They are not the same thing. Just because you had a cold winter where you are does not mean that everyone, everywhere else, had a cold winter.
You, Anonymous Coward, are a moron and an insult to the intelligence of multi-cellular organisms everywhere.
I have just insulted you, whoever you may be. What should the nature of my punishment be?