Yup, them and the Kulaks. I hear they've got lots of grain.
Uh, last I checked, the people who actually wrote this law lost control of the House (but not the Senate) three years ago.
You look as if you're trying to blame the current Congress for a law they didn't write and furthermore oppose.
"What would have them spinning at 5000 rpm in their graves is Guantanamo Bay, not this trial and public reaction."
Well, except for Benjamin Franklin, who argued against trading his Loyalist POW son William Franklin to the British during the war. Washington overruled him on that, btw. (Seriously: look it up on Wikipedia, it's interesting).
Unified Korea and scores of dead North Koreans.
But the people in North Korea have created this mess, so it's only right they take the heaviest losses.
I must have missed the part where the government of North Korea was truly democratic instead of a bunch of despotic thugs installed by Russia and China back in the Cold War.
Over the last two years we gave the Moslem Brotherhood two countries (Libya and Egypt) with very substantial military arsenals, including a large stockpile of shoulder-fired missiles of Russian origin that are arguably better than 1980's-era Stingers. Two months ago these people _we put in power_ apparently killed our ambassador to Libya on the 11th anniversary of 9/11. It's too late to apply any technical fixes to the problem of whether-or-not we can trust them.
Chickety-china, the chinese chicken.
I'm fairly certain that people in the computer/IT world eventually go insane once they hit a critical age. Every once in a while you see bat-shit crazy posts. They usually come from ACs or users with really low UIDs. Someone should do a study on this; with government funding of course.
This all goes to show how the universe is all ronzelle between.
Dudes! Stop arguing about how y'all don't like all the nice 'innovations' we're making to the desktop with the new Gnome Interface/Unity, or the Linux Desktop Quest gets it! I'm not fooling around!
We've exported most of the industry to foreign governments where only state-owned corporations are allowed to drill for oil but "the price is determined by the free market?"
After having a front-row seat to the slow bleeding inflicted upon the industry over the past two and a half decades, I was curious about how the people the rest of y'all handed the power to felt about y'all. This morning I found out:
Have a day, guys.
It's not the Senate, House, and Courts.
It's the Congress, the Executive, and the Courts, or more precisely the Judiciary.
Congress is split between the House and the Senate.
For Civics Teachers, Slashdot's posters make very good perl hackers.
And an independent well operator in Oklahoma is benefitting from the US occupying Iraq, how?
All the US military presence abroad does is save y'all from the consequences of the nickel-and-diming-to-death that's been done to domestic oil and gas over the past twenty years.
Ah, so Joe Stripper Well Operator in Oklahoma should be paying more in royalties (or closing down his well, the more likely course of action) because even though the lower royalties mean it stays open and the government _gets_ more money than if it closed, we're going to call that "subsidies" and say he's not paying his fair share of the military costs involved with us buying the oil from Iraq instead of Oklahoma...
It's not that noone's ever made machines like this; many have, and the "industry leader" is a company called Prosep from Canada.
Keep in mind that using these machines, as long as they're not absolutely perfect, violates the Clean Water Act, which mandates perfection so strongly that 95% solutions are penalized. The bureaucracy sat around for a couple months basically trying to decide whether to ignore the fact that Costner's machines, while good, violate their rules, more or less, which is why these machines are (as another poster pointed out) used much more outside the US than within it.
I suspect the "dense population on the Nile" four thousand years ago was a very very small fraction of the people who live there today, or in New York today.
You may be the future, but Midtown Manhattan isn't. Way too much heating oil used in the winter, too much natural gas (guess where that comes from? drilling, baby, drilling!), too much transport of food from outside... it's a big energy sinkhole.
People like you have been telling damn lies like that for the past month. "Let's try our method, it only has a 20% chance of making the spill a hundred times worse..." You apply the same logic that caused the blowout in the first place, that you'll _always_ be lucky, and say that anyone who disagrees with you is just selfish.