Just one more example of a conservative government stealing from the many for the benefit of the few.
Water used to be free in all restaurants, even McDonalds. Then Coca-Cola worked out you could charge for it as long as you refused to provide it for free. Terrorists.
As a stop-gap measure (on the way to poisoning the entire planet anyway, eventually).....desalination would buy some time. Religion and cigarettes are two obvious proofs as to why the human race has no future. Not a rational one, anyway. If we can't guard our sanity / mental health and our physical health directly from delusion and voluntarily consumed carcinogens........the air, earth and water doesn't stand a chance. Take the salt out of the ocean water. It's right there at the beach. It will buy some time.
Also.... This guy's enlistment in the army was canceled. Why? Is he a bit crazy maybe? Entrapping the mentally ill wouldn't be too hard.....eh.
Agreed. The US would be a much better, saner country under a parliamentary model, with representatives elected via proportional representation. The US Constitution is proving to be a disaster..... though of course most Americans wouldn't understand why even if you explained it to them. They know next to nothing about alternative political models.... Or why NO ONE copies the US model.... At least, not in the last 50 years.
Yeah...because citizens having guns worked so well in Libya and Syria. Why don't American pay attention to reality? Guns would just result in fascist theocracy in the American South.
BS to this: "the cold waters of Earth's deep ocean have not warmed measurably since 2005", according to a new NASA study, leaving unsolved the mystery of why global warming appears to have stopped in 1998. It started in 1978. But there really has been no warming this century." The careful choice of words about "deep ocean" ignores the rest of the ocean. It takes centuries for the deep ocean to be affected by what's going on up top. Beware of lies told in this way.
Seriously? Stop studying the Earth because what they are finding conflicts with what the GOP prefer to believe? That's insane. Who votes for these idiots? It verges on evil.
It's only a scam if the intention was to defraud or deceive. I don't think that applies here. It's been an opportunity to put the idea out there and see who gets behind it and sorted it with cash. I'm fairly certain that if they were on target to raising the funds we would see concrete things happening. It was always outrageously ambitious. Good on them for trying. But this is perhaps also an example of how private operations are relatively weak compared to governments.... Who do the heavy lifting everywhere. Governments are edging toward a Mars mission. The US$3 trillion Bush flushed down the toilet in Iraq would have been more than enough.
Keep their options open. The tax thing won't be an issue unless they have income that qualifies. Most European countries have tax regimes (and much better service as a result) that leave little room for the US to claim any money.
"Arrogance"? We know we don't know. That's why we're looking. Sheesh....
You nailed the description of middle managers. It verges on being a definition.....
Don't "tell" her anything unless it's just stories about you and your family and how you felt about things and about her. She your hopes and dreams. She'll want to know you better even though you're gone. That's the sort of thing she'll look to for insights in the decades ahead of her... And each passing decade will allow her own experience to see, anew, meaning in your words.
I'm closer to 60 then 50. Most people my age would prefer paper books. No argument. I'm just not one of them. I prefer having 200+ books in my back pocket. My e-reader, ideally, let's me annotate what I'm reading.... So I have searchable relevant markers. I can look up words that need looking up. When reading on my phone on a plane I hold it with 3-4 fingers - lightly - whereas the person next to me with a big fat paper novel soon grows tired of wrangling the big, fat thing. Distraction? Don't be! Grow some self discipline.
If you want a practical demonstration of the effectiveness of hype / propaganda, go to New Zealand or Hong Kong or Paris a week before the Superbowl. You won't hear a word about it. It's like it didn't even exist. So the difference is: the noise we allow into our heads in North America about things like the Superbowl that amount to less than 'doesn't matter' almost everywhere else.