No, Bush II was elected only once (2004). The first time was a judicial coronation un-ironically pushed into the Federal courts by the "state's rights" party, who trampled Florida's state's rights (and black letter law) about recounts (specifically, there were provisions of Florida law which the Feds stepped in and stopped).
Speaking as a resident of Florida (at the time), it is incredibly funny to me that the GOP shill who did the RNC's dirty work in FL (Sec. of State Katherine Harris, who was also Bush's FL campaign manager) thought this was going to "make her bones" with the national party, but what actually happened was they used her to get the job done and then dumped her as fast as they could (even encouraging other GOPers to run against her). The political lesson? When they put you up as the front person to do something illegal, be ready to be abandoned or scapegoated.
>A worldview in which all that exist are space, time, matter, energy and chance allows people to pursue their own perverted and tyrannical ways.
as does a world in which people believe a God exists, and if you don't believe that then you've either never read human history (specifically the egregious behavior of religious leaders from King David to Jim Jones) or you are truly a religious troll...
Trust me, an ex-employee of the insurance industry, when I tell you that a health insurance plan with family coverage that cost you $250 a month sucked; you just were lucky enough never have to find out how.
Someday you may understand two things: 1) other people aren't so lucky, 2) the concept of compassion.
> You can't be forced to disclose it if it doesn't exist.
I hope you like languishing in jail for as long as the judge holds you in contempt of court...which as long as the judge wants it to be until you comply with the court order.
Right, and be essentially forced into a pay cut because small shops usually offer lower salaries. Justify THAT.
And the company that you applied to then informed your current employer that you were looking around for work. Justify THAT.
add to that the fact that smaller shops usually have lower salary structures.
And the UK security services are famous for literally grabbing you by the testicles and then asking a long series of questions, cf the Birmingham Six...
From a 1993 article in "The Independent" -
Gerry Hunter claimed that in the car taking them from Morecambe to Birmingham, Superintendent George Reade, who smelt of drink, punched and slapped him. Walker said that an officer called Kelly, also smelling of drink, head- butted him. Hill complained that a Sergeant Bennett whipped his testicles with the thong of his truncheon and that an Inspector Moore put a revolver into his mouth, 'said he was going to blow my fucking head off', pulled the trigger so that it clicked, then laughed. Hugh Callaghan said, 'I was in a state of shock. I do not know what I said. They said things to me. I agreed.'
Maybe this guy was researching a novel.
Tom Clancy got pulled in the the US gov't after he published the Hunt for Red October because some of what Clancy had gleaned from unclassified sources made the gov't nervous. Clancy told them where he got the data and to f*ck off...
>They sure as hell aren't worth thousands of dollars.
Spoken like someone who has not crawled on their hands and knees for years to master a musical instrument (or voice) and create a unique sound...
Don't punish the artists because the music industry is stupid, hidebound, and greedy: give the artists their due, for Gods' sake!
Coolest Mars Probe Ever is now enroute: Mars Space Laboratory
It has, like, lasers and neutron beams, dude!!!
That could only happen if Schroedinger's cat was and was not dead.
We've always been at war with Eastasia...
Take your work seriously but never take yourself seriously; and do not take what happens either to yourself or your work seriously. -- Booth Tarkington