If you ask a transit rider how to get there by car, they may not give you the best directions. Try asking them how to get there by bus. If they don't know the answer offhand, they certainly know how to quickly find out.
Thanks, I got these titles from thomas.loc.gov and it didn't occur to me that they wouldn't be the official titles.
Back in the Win95/98 days, I can't tell you how many people mentioned to me that they had tried defragmenting their hard drive as a troubleshooting step.
Turd or not, it is really called the Affordable Care Act (actually Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act) Nowhere in the congressional record will you see a bill called Obamacare or the GOP trying to amend Obamacare. However, you will find plenty of citations to the PPACA.
You're right about the first part, but wrong about the second part.
H.R.132 : ObamaCare Repeal Act
H.R.1005 : Defund Obamacare Act
H.R.2087 : Protecting Taxpayer Dollars and Identity under Obamacare Act
H.R.2125 : No IRS Implementation of Obamacare Act
H.R.2443 : Safeguarding Children Harmed by Obamacare's Onerous Levies Act
H.R.2682 : Defund Obamacare Act of 2013
H.R.3067 : No Obamacare Subsidies for Members of Congress Act of 2013
S.177 : ObamaCare Repeal Act
S.1292 : Defund Obamacare Act of 2013
S.1497 : No Exemption for Washington from Obamacare Act
Do you have one like it for democrats?
Unfortunately not, but if you find one, let me know!
I should mention, in case it wasn't clear, that my comment about Planned Parenthood was an example I made up, not something mentioned in the study I linked to.
Actually, yes: Tea Party = Religious Right. It's not one-to-one, but the two are closely linked.
According to this report (PDF), there are three distinct groups within the Republican party: the Tea Party, evangelicals (the Religious Right), and moderates. There are stark differences between the three groups, but another poster mentioned "the power of cognitive dissonance" - no matter which of the three Republican subgroups you belong to, you're going to have a natural tendency to WANT to agree with the other two, because you're a Republican. For example, Evangelicals think the government shouldn't fund Planned Parenthood because abortion is murder, and the Tea Party thinks the government shouldn't fund Planned Parenthood because it's wasteful government spending, but Evangelicals are going to adopt "smaller government" as part of their argument and Tea Partiers will adopt the moral case as part of their argument.
Partisan politics aside, you can't rule your house in an undemocratic manner and expect people to take you seriously when you blame the other party for all the trouble.
Well, you can, apparently. They're going to be reelected, you know. Most of them.
If you were working at a private employer and they said "we can't pay you, and you can go home, but we promise to pay you back at some indeterminate time in the future", would you consider that a paid vacation? I wouldn't.
I just want to quickly point out that the government did NOT "promise to pay you back at some indeterminate time in the future". After the shutdown was over, they decided to do it, just as most people thought they probably would (based on a similar decision 17 years ago) but during the shutdown there was no such promise.
On the flip side, some of those who were getting a little time off may have been out spending some money. If contractors were furloughed under the terms of their contract, then they should not consider themselves as screwed.
Just because you have a contract that says you can be screwed, doesn't mean you're not getting screwed.
Another fun fact is that there's no actual "debt ceiling" right now. At all.
The fiscal deal passed by Congress on Wednesday doesn't actually increase the debt limit.
It just temporarily suspends enforcement of it.
We the people just gave a bunch of politicians a blank check.
Sure, but it's a blank check to pay the bills those same politicians have already incurred. The debt limit doesn't stop Congress from spending too much money, because by the time it gets to that point, it's already far too late.
My iPhone 4 seems to handle iOS7 pretty well. I've found that although the UI *looks* slow, the responsiveness is actually not that bad - for example, when entering my PIN on the lock screen, under iOS 5 and 6 sometimes there would be a bit of lag and it wouldn't register all the keypresses if I tapped the numbers faster than the phone was ready for. With iOS 7, there's even more lag in the visual and auditory feedback when pressing the buttons, but it registers all the keypresses correctly despite the lag, so even though it looks worse it works better.
And of course it's not just slow - everything looks worse. The new Windows 8-inspired theme looks stupid anyway, but on the iPhone 4 all the transparency effects are disabled, so it looks even worse, but it functions. There are some nice features and enhancements. I really haven't had any significant problems.
Conflict of interest. If the NRC is funded by those it regulates, it has an incentive to keep those funds coming, which won't happen if it shuts down plants.
So just like the Patent & Trademark Office then? (They're still open.)
How does the government shutdown affect the FAA's ability to make these sorts of policy changes? I would assume that the people who make these decisions have been furloughed, so all existing regulations stand until Congress gets their heads out of their asses?
Also, is there any danger posed by dozens of Kindles flying around the cabin in the event of a crash landing? I realize the current regulations allow non-electronic items such as books, but is this a concern at all?
It's encouraging to see these kinds of changes coming. I'm glad the FAA is revisiting this issue (or will be once we start paying them again).
And here's an even better article about specifically what makes PHP so awful: http://me.veekun.com/blog/2012/04/09/php-a-fractal-of-bad-design/