Wolf PAC is working to get the states to call for a convention to pass an amendment saying that corporations do not have the rights of people and limiting the amount of money that a politician can raise from any person or entity.
Also 18% of the Senate. They know it has to pass, but they also know there's enough votes to pass it without them. So they get to vote no which is what they think will play the best back in their home district. Sometimes they will even vote yes if it's close and then when there's enough to pass they go back and change it to a no once it's safe to do it.
In the same way, Ted Cruz was all about the filibuster when doing so was completely meaningless but tonight when given the opportunity to actually filibuster he instead just whined for a minute and then made a completely meaningless no vote, like the little bitch that he is.
Not a one of them actually cares about the debt or health care (okay, maybe Rand Paul), only their own careers.
You mean the paperbacks that come out long after the hardcover? They make as much as they can off the hardcover first. GRRM's "A Dance with Dragons" came out in July 2011. The paperback still isn't even out yet. If the paperback was released at the same time it would cost much more than it does.
The pricing problem is that eventually the printed version becomes much cheaper than the e-book price which stays artificially high, just like with music. Amazon will often ship you a cd (with free shipping) for less than they'll sell you the mp3s.
A good cnc can do a great job of cutting up sheet goods into stuff like closets and kitchen cabinets. But you have to start getting beyond hobbyist machines to do it well. You aren't going to do anything like that on my machine that cost under $3k but only has a 12"x24" capacity.
Even if the guy down the block has that cnc machine, that doesn't mean you're going to go to him to make all your stuff either. The Ikea people are always going to have better economies of scale over that. So the neighborhood guy needs to offer something more than just duplicating the same cheap crap.
There's always going to be a market for things that aren't just the easiest way to extrude the thing out of the all purpose robot.
You can't really tell if something has been adequately packed unless you either open it or it already shows damage (lack of packing material allows the box to crush). UPS and Fedex would be more than happy to slap you with a reboxing fee* if they could.
*plus fuel surcharge on the fee, because everything gets a fuel surcharge. This notice about the fuel surcharge gets a fuel surcharge.