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?
Well, yeah. For the vast majority of politicians, the goal is to do/say whatever it takes to be re-elected. If you can make the other party look like slime in the process, that's just a bonus.
Yeah, but the way the summary is worded, it makes sense.
IT guy discovers data breach affects customer 1-10,000.
Within 30 days they have to notify those customers of the data breach.
10 days into that notification process, IT guy discovers that, oh crap, customers 10,001 - 100,000 were affected.
The 30 day timer starts for THOSE customers now.
It's 30 days from when it's been discovered, not when the breach actually happens. That way, if it happened months ago, and the IT guy is only detecting it now, they're not in any extra trouble for not reporting it, UNLESS they wait more than 30 days from the point of discovery.
This will be considered 'anti-business' and the Republicans won't let it through Congress, just you watch.
Yeah, and your average citizen has almost no pull in Congress compared to your average corporation or your average lobbying group.
If all they do is claim it though (with no actual benefit), the FDA will have a word with them. They did over those silly e-meters the Scientologists came up with.
There was a Spider Robinson story about it as well, called Mindkiller. One of the characters in the story attempted suicide by permanent wireheading.