Yeah, I sure would think so. But then again, it's reasonable to expect the stove to not leak gas. It's far less a given that whoever fills gas into the tank doesn't spill a few drops. People are clumsy and self service pumps are the norm.
We may be more. But the EU is basically a self service station for the member states, not something they want to pitch in for.
Imagine the US, just with every state doing its best to rip off all the others. That's what the EU is like.
They smelled gasoline near a car? How in the world could that happen?
That would endanger jobs. Look, lemme explain it to you.
You pay taxes, so Mommy Merkel can stuff that money into Greece. So the Greeks can pay for the weapons you delivered. So the companies that built the tanks and subs can avoid paying taxes and employ you.
So, in a roundabout way, you're paying so you can work for the company you work for. I know it is supposed to be the other way 'round, but hey, this is the new economy. You don't get paid for doing your job. You pay to have one!
Comments have overwhelmingly been to the tune of "erh... yeah. ok. Whatever". But I guess MS counts anything but outright resistance to the point of making a shitstorm a "positive reaction" these days.
If 640x480 is the standard resolution of the time, you might want to warn them about 9/11 too. There'd still be time to avoid it.
Dear EU sponges,
Shouldn't that be a good reason FOR pushing for this leglisation?
So, lemme recap, we not only don't get any protection from dangerous pesticides but we also get it so we can still have a trade agreement that has no beneficial effect whatsoever for EU corporations?
Thanks. Who are you working for again, just so we know? We're kinda confused.
signed, the idiots paying for you useless asshats.
Do your debtors have to line alphabetically or chronologically, or by debt owed? I don't see you shaking anyone else down. Or is it just that you want to squeeze Greece as long as there's still oil in the olive?
If they get busted out of hte Euro zone, Germany is jumping over the cliff after them.
The Greeks don't just get money to spend. They get loans with a detailed list of things what to do with those loans. And what they have to do is hardly in their interest. They don't get to invest or to create any kind of stimulus for their industry and economy. They get to sell what's left of profitable stuff to the cronies of the countries that pump money their way (not quite for the market value, of course), get to pay their debt to the lender countries (hey, we want our money back, ya see!) and have to cut back pretty much any kind of spending that would allow them to actually recover.
That money is not going to help Greece much. The only thing this money does for Greece is to uphold the pretense that they are not bankrupt a little bit longer. First, we want to squeeze them dry, force them to ruin their economy to the point of no return and THEN dump them. Why should we let them off the hook when there's still meat on them?
And when we have totally ruined them, we can still treat them like the other countries we already did and either install some dictator that buys our guns for the few scraps that we let him have or wait for them to find any kind of resources we can then squeeze out of them. You think just because Greece is in the EU that we don't treat them like a colony? Think again.
Them paying for German arms? Those submarines Germany sold to them ain't going to be paid if they don't force them by telling them how they may spend their loans.
The intention of the IMF is not to help those it gives money to. The intention is basically to control them.
When Franz Josef Strauss, a German politician who was renowned for being hardcore anti-communist and would generally fit well into the right edge of the current US Republicans, was asked why he offered a billion Marks loan to the GDR, he pretty much said "We have to make them dependent on our money like the addict to the drug".
And that's basically the IWFs function now. Though FJS could not even dictate how they may spend the money, unlike the IWF now.
This would actually be true if all companies currently could evade taxes. Since most UK based companies simply cannot do that, all the anti tax evasion legislative will do is level the playing field.
Another consequence is that because it digs deeper in the pile, it tends to put a lot of affirmatively-actioned applicants in over their heads, who otherwise wouldn't have qualified academically. So it actually increases the failure rates among those minorities. And this is somehow seen as evidence that we need more affirmative action...
I bought the Hacking Exposed books.... they were enlightening: Linux isn't really 'safer' than Windows; it just has a different set of vulnerable points (fewer of 'em, but penetrating deeper into the system and more likely to persist across versions). If you want true security, run Netware.
The patching system may be the real culprit, tho: It's been pointed out that when a Windows version becomes "unsupported" there's an abrupt cessation of newly-found vulnerabilities. Why? Because the bad guys discover the holes mostly (perhaps entirely) by reverse-engineering the official patches