Your caustic response is unwarranted and lacks objectivity. The minimal budget outline offered for the sake of discussion is a simple basis to start from. Understanding that the referenced basic health insurance isn't going to cover much, even assuming that someone is generally healthy, an individual is looking at thousands of dollars every few years for standard tests, check-ups and the occasional 'something bigger.' Dental and Vision come extra.
Internet can't seriously be cut as society becomes increasingly digital; The 'Digital Divide' isn't imaginary.
The $100 referenced by the other poster in regards to a vehicle is WAY low for a car note and is obviously referencing used car prices; A Used Honda Civic that is only a year or two old would run ~$250-$300 a month for the credit rating of someone making minimum wage (if they were lucky).
The $500 special that someone of that wage level can afford when their current car craps out isn't going to fare them very well. Oh sure, they might run it for a year, but the bumper isn't worth a damn and it eats oil (or has some other problem). Were someone to go out and buy a brand new car and pay the bills on time, trade it in each year, pay the difference, and do the same thing over and over, they could outright own the current year model in about 5-6 years.
We've a good general idea of what is healthy and poisonous as far as food because we've been eating plants and animals for thousands of years. Now screw around with the genetics of these things, and we might not detect and observe catastrophic changes for several generations before it's too late.
Imagine someone coming up with a weaponized plant(s) that was programmed to slowly alter and eventually 'kill | sterilize | nefarious thing' a particular genetic subset of the human race. Now what if they did it by accident and didn't realize? Either way is rather scary.
As far as food goes, there are plenty of ways to grow food that don't involve mass producing GMO crops. There are amazing Hydro/Aqua/Bioponic solutions that are easily constructed and deployed, some of them like Podponics (podponics.com) in Atlanta utilizing trailers to do indoor growing. By utilizing individually managed trailers in conjunction it is easier to grow crops while inhibiting and preventing spoilage from pests, disease and the inclements than traditional farming methods, be they monoculture or otherwise . Meanwhile there is plenty of underutilized roof space around the world, as well as places that can implement vertical gardening or see the re-purposing of facilities such as abandoned or extended public transit tunnels in larger cities. These things are easy to implement, they just need the funding and the desire, and big corporations aren't as beholden to 'helping out' as they are to seeing high market cap.
If the world starves, it's not because GMO was the only way.
If you have one or two very strong certifications, like CCIE, they'll help you. Not much, far less than a degree, but they're a positive factor. I'm not every employer, but I'll never turn someone away for lack of a technical certification.
On the other hand, if you have 10 weak certifications (CCNA, MCSE, A+, Security+, etc.) and you list them all, that's a big negative. Huge.
Employers/hiring manager/HR are all different in their methods and perceptions. I was hired for one of the best Corporate Tech gigs I've ever had in first interviews wearing jeans with holes ripped in the knee that were big enough for a plate. I've also been turned away from a tech job because I had a top button in a dress shirt undone once; These are superficial things. If there isn't any glaring issue in a Resume that shows a lack of time and review, I'm more likely to turn people away for objectionable content on their Facebook account than I am because of the lack/addition or structure of resume content.
With ~30,000 CCIE's out there, I think most employers with any form of large scale networking would take notice at seeing such a listing on a resume. When I see someone who has a CCNA I'm comfortable believing that whether they remember a trivial line for IP SSH Authentication retries off the top of their head or not, that within 2 weeks of being in the work environment they will have refreshed their memory on the things they've already been familiar with. They might not know anything about BGP besides its name, but they have a framework for future learning and can adapt since its obvious they have at least a base understanding of using the CLI.
Doers do. They rarely bother with certifications and even if they do they have far more important things to tell me to sacrifice the space on their resume to such trivia.
This probably has more to do with the fact that they're already comfortably employed. Nobody wants to go spend money and time on a cert that expires every few years if they're not likely to see a pay increase for doing what they normally do; This especially applies to people who are able to transition to new positions without a cert because they are reasonably able to demonstrate to a coworker/superior that they can XXXXX. I have expired certifications for various things that I will never renew, but their expiration hasn't stopped me from listing them when I've needed work in the past. Just like any other degree or cert, they're a sign that I can play the game while also giving someone a further impression of past experience.
Interviews that solely parallel proselytization by a religious fundamentalist with every obscure question and answer from their point of view covered are often a waste of time.
The 12 Gauge made from scratch starts on page 100 under Section 3, Number 2.
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Jack Donaghy: orphans.
Leapforce isn't capped in the same way, but it has a lower rate of pay. Individual raters see limited hours at first, but as long as you perform well there is usually way more than 40+ hours.
This isn't news, as old versions of the General Guidelines have been leaked to the public before.
I first read The Hobbit more than 25 years ago, and could be considered somewhat a fan of the body of related works since most people have a hard time reading through a book once, much less several times. I didn't enjoy the movies because my imagination is so much more brilliant than Peter Jackson could ever match, but I've no problem with a silly little game. It's a little pricey compared to 'Invaders from Planet Moo-lah,' but I don't mind spending $20 on it when I see it on a Casino floor.
Personally I buy 2-5 of everything so I don't need to worry about changing my 'look.' It's obvious that I care about my 'look' since I took the time to determine what it was, but beyond initial determination I don't care. Having multiple copies of clothes enables the 'same' shirt or pants with regularity without resorting to wearing dirty clothes. Were I to wear a pair of shorts 2 days in a row at home, who the hell notices? It's not any different than choosing profile images or appearance of an Avatar; Aside from shaving and general cleanliness, I don't ever need to think about my look while being readily identifiable and presentable at all times.
It's not the clothes that I'm concerned about. There are far larger matters at stake every day of our lives as one day we will die, and the best that we can hope for is that we leave a better world for friends, family and other people to live in.
I can misuse gasoline (or a number of other things) as easily I could a firearm, but that doesn't mean we should prohibit the sale of fuel at the gas station because people can tap their credit card and go home to make dangerous/explosive materials.
Making guns illegal or difficult to access isn't going to stop anybody who is truly committed to atrocity. People are going to suck; Try to make the world a better place anyways.
CCIE? That's an expensive item to keep current, and those with the capability probably wouldn't be paying for that renewal themselves. A CCNA is much easier on the pocket for the individual, and due to the degree of difficulty/knowledge required I can probably rely on anyone with an active cert to have a clue or seven.
As for conspiracies, why would the UK threaten to raid an Embassy, raising future doubt over the sovereignty of other Embassy situations? The UK is potentially willing to damage relations with Ecuador and other countries by violating the sanctity of an Embassy to pursue a rape case that disregards content from the original police incident reports. I'm not going to quantify the weight of the evils of rape versus other injustice, but given the circumstances, this is a pretty weak reason to cause an international scene. Neither of the alleged victims behaved much like a victim for the initial police reports, and as adults who consented to at least most of their evening & partying with Assanage, this is a far cry from taking advantage of an underage girl (child) as in Polanski's case.
So why the red notice from Interpol? Is Assanage a ranking member of a drug cartel, an arms dealer, or a sex Trafficker?
"Who decides that Julian Assanage is harmful?"
It seems to be the US Government...