I'm on the streaming+4 disc plan. It's only going to be costing me another $2/month over what I'm paying now.
I rip the discs and watch them at my leisure. The turnaround is pretty fast, so I can get about 32 discs a month (4 at a time, return them twice a week). Cheaper than Redbox.
The new price still works for me. I can understand why it doesn't work for everybody.
A "single" is a music industry term for a physical item that has two (possibly a few more) tracks on it. Think of old 45's or Cassingles. They are separate physical product from the album that are released for purchase separate from the full LP.
RTFA: There was a court order, you can see a PDF of the judges' order linked right from the article. And you say there were no objections, but there were, by Twitter, who insisted that the subjects of the court-ordered release of data be given notice and the opportunity to appeal. Also, the court does not have to find that there are lives in danger when issuing a subpoena, only that there is reason to believe that a criminal act has occurred.
I understand the desire to send a "protest" vote by not voting for a congressman or senator that has broken your heart, but you should still vote for down-ballot local candidates (sheriffs, judges, freeholders, AG's, etc) and ballot initiatives that have a direct, local impact on you and your community.
(And hopefully, while you're in that booth, you'll change your mind about voting for the big-ticket candidates. I mean, you're already there, right?)