Just for the record, the "Obamaphone" program has a name. It's called the "Lifeline Assistance Program" and was started in the 1980s by...Ronald Reagan. It has nothing to do with Obama.
Stop reminding people what a big tax spender Little-Government-Ronnie was
"Is CO2 a greenhouse gas ? We've had proof of that since the mid 19th century"
Untrue. It was hypothesized by Arrhenius but then Robert Wood showed that greenhouses do not warm because of the "greenhouse effect"
Errm, do you actually believe what you just wrote there? Do you actually believe they called it "greenhouse effect" not as an analogy, but as an actual attempt at explanation? Are you a true moron who can't think for himself and repeats some silly explanation he heard from some moronic talk radio host? Or just a troll?
I find it all a bit ridiculous, personally, but to argue that the US is the only place this happens is also inaccurate. They do it at baseball games in Korea and Japan, if my memory serves properly.
Not exactly a rarity for people to feel pride in their place of residence.
Funny you should mention baseball - "The Star-Spangled Banner" was already commonly played at baseball games years before it became the national anthem. And it seems they didn't play the (de facto) anthem "My Country, 'Tis of Thee" back then. Maybe it's less patriotism, and more stubbornness to change any rituals, or even superstition.
Wedding and event videos fall squarely in this category. No bride will be okay with spending $1,500 for a Vimeo link.
And a bride can't use a USB drive (which hold much more than a DVD and can be copies far easier)? If the requirement is that they must have a DVD, a Pro can get a USB/Firewire/TB one.
I comprehensively covered this earlier in the thread, but it's not just the drive - it's that video format support isn't exactly a guarantee,
Bwahahaha - and you suggest DVD instead, where there's not even a standard way to do HD video. You crack me up.
Most train engineers are not federal employees.
Yeah, only federal employed people should be kept from killing hundreds of people whose safety lies solely in their hands.
There's a reason they play the National Anthem of the winners for the Olympics.
Sure, but what is the reason to play it a minor league game? Do Americans need a reminder of where they are?
It is sad how other countries know so little about the U.S. That they take the behavior of a small minority of people in a couple of states and try to define the entire nation by it.
Yeah, just like the small minority of Muslims who burn American Flags.
Climate science is probably the most scrutinized field of science right now. And despite people saying the whole field is a crock, nothing of substance is found wrong.
Obviously the whole thing isn't a crock, there is just a lot of noise in the field now largely owing to it being such a hot topic and gold mine for grants and publicity.
And the only reason it being such a hot topic and gold mine for grants and publicity is because of the deniers who want more proof. Which they then are "skeptic" about.
The problem is that the people who are the anti-vaxers are the vary same people who carry the Global Warming torch the highest and are most vocal in the popular media.
Yeah, people like Donald Trump and Michele Bachmann are poster children for "people who carry the Global Warming torch".
It's the Dilbert Principal at work. Companies tend to promote their least-competent employees to management in order to limit the amount of damage they are capable of doing.
Errm, apart from TFA mentioning he will do less management (and more designing) in order to do less damage.
Here at Slashdot we have great respect for you Samsung. Go design patents, go!
Fixed the company with the most design patents for you.
They broke the rear window and blew up the pressure cooker outside the car. Reimburse? No, they didn't reimburse him; instead they arrested him for operating a vehicle after license revocation, just to cover up for their incompetence. Obviously if a car belonging to someone has moved, it must be that person who moved it, right?
He's only free because his name is Israel, not Abdul. Ohh, BTW:
Israel Shimeles, of Alexandria, tells NBC Washington that he understands why the propane tank and pressure cooker, which he uses for work and were left in his vehicle, caused concern and why the U.S. Capitol Police had to destroy the pressure cooker. (Courtesy NBC Washington)
And that days after the death sentence of the Boston pressure cooker bomber. Yeah, they should have thought that this is absolutely no concern of them.
There are many cases where even republicans go on record stating man made climate change. It is basicly the Oil industry who is trying to keep the doubt about it. So the politicians Democrat or republican (mostly republican) who come from the Energy Producing states. Will play onto the spew to keep themselves elected.
Politics are not Pro- or Anti-Science. It is weather the science is political useful for them or not. Otherwise they will be happy putting their head in the sand.
Have you ever visited a coal mining town that doesn't mine coal anymore? The end result is almost always a severely depressed area, rampant poverty, high unemployment and underemployment, high drug use and abuse, prostitution, etc. A lot (millions) of people live in oil towns and oil cities in the US. For the good of the world, maybe we need to cut back on oil and gas. But the politicians would not be doing their job if they didn't represent the people who elected them.
Well, those towns that haven't gone that road already rather sooner than later will. The deniers are advocating building up Fracking and Tar Sand towns that will then face that destiny in a couple of decades.