I agree the ones about car dealers are ridiculous, but those come from lobbying, not in reaction to problems, so they're not the ones people complain about.
Oil pipelines are getting built all over the place - Keystone to Canada has been predicted to do nothing to help oil prices.
Coal mining is terrible for the environment and coal is unhealthy to burn.
Refineries are also very polluting and not economical in most places. I don't see any gas shortages though.
Some people might be fine with destroying our natural resources and sacrificing our health so mega-corporations can increase their profit margins slightly, but fortunately there are regulations to keep those people from doing too much harm.
If you buy your hard drives at the same time, then a bad batch could take them all out. If there's a bad PSU, then all the drives could die (we'll extend that to bad power if you're using a second machine). Flood and dire are pretty obvious that they'd take out everything. There's definite benefit in an off-site backup that is maintained and monitored constantly.
Now which regulations are we going to get rid of? Typically the government adds regulations in response to abuse of the system. Maybe we should let companies pollute the rivers as long as they promise not to do it too much? How about lower the safety requirements as long as not many people get chewed up by machinery. Or maybe just let people discriminate against the handicapped.
But yeah, let's worry about getting people health care because it was working perfectly before Obama came along and ruined it for everyone.
The natural gas infrastructure is a bit lacking. There was a shortage this winter when everyone was warming their houses (not cooking burgers), so a lot of places needed to switch to oil which we really don't have infrastructure for. Some higher capacity pipelines would be a good addition to more renewables such as off-shore wind power without needing to rely on coal.
You think there is no profit to be made in wiping people's cell phones? Ever hear of blackmail? How about terrorism? Think there is no profit to be made in selling technology to mass kill cell phones to terrorist groups who might want to cause problems? There is profit to be made in exploits if you really think about it hard enough.
I was referring to the parent post who said "deactivates and wipes EVERY PHONE", which would not be very useful. There are much softer targets already for people looking to cause mayhem, and even terrorists use cellphones.
It would also idle for half an hour while the update installed.
Hell no, it would rev up the engine to 5k RPM and refuse to let me turn on the radio while it checked all the previous components had been installed properly. Only after I towed it home would it finally idle when I went to turn it off.