Mafia owned companies are some of the best run and most customer friendly. They are in it for the long haul, not to just make a quick buck.
Any place served by American Water.
Randian Paradise Haw Haw.
That's complete horseshit (along with this article). It's like saying math is a subset of CS because nearly all maths will be calculated by CS.
Stats is orthogonal to CS. You don't need one to do the other.
Having both though can give you a skill set that's quite useful.
For me it goes like this:
Electric company - thug
Water company - thug
Gas company - ok
Cable company - thug
Wireless company - thug
Phone company - thug (stopped using 8 years ago because they wouldn't repair their lines)
Trash company - ok
So there are 7 private companies I deal with for important services. FIVE of them are monopolistic thugs that do things like sending bills without reading the meters and fail to keep their infrastructure in reasonable repair (try having to boil water for two weeks because the water company didn't repair their treatment facility after a storm damaged it years ago and see what your opinion on this is).
These state sanctioned monopolies are the children of Satan. Or maybe Eris. They get into the regulators knickers and generally then do anything they please.
Comcast is now bidding to own the interwebs. Tell whoever you can that this would be a disaster for America.
I have a number of Plex servers. Plex also allows me to publish images, music and video online, albeit to a select group of people. Were I seeking a wider audience, I'd have the options of Vimeo or Xtube or Soundcloud or Bandcamp or Flickr to put my content online.
I also have a bunch of web servers. What's stopping me from using the dozens of web content galleries, if I'm going to be using my own disk space and bandwidth instead of Google's or Yahoo's?
Seriously, what is this doing that those things aren't?
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The problem with your analysis is that the laissez-faire folks would see points all of your stipulations as Marxist.
1. In unfettered capitalism monopolies are fine. While you don't want regulated markets. construction of monopolies through price manipulation etc. is fine. This is how we ended up with stuff like Standard Oil. Look what happened with the breakup of AT&T - gradually the companies formed by the split re-merged. Only regulation has prevented formation of a monopoly.
2, 3 and 4 are obviously restriction on free commerce and therefore Marxist.
If you read the article there is a statement that the methane is converted to CO2 before it reaches the surface. It is a fuel source after all.
The thing is, where else is this going on? Like those mysterious holes in Russia?
I visited these folks when they had an open house a few years ago.
It isn't too often you can visit a place that's working on fusion reactors.
I'm already getting profiled ads based on my Amazon shopping.
Annoying as fuck. Looking for more ad blocking extensions.
Part of the population of the US wants to ban guns, so some states are taking baby steps to pass laws that will make it easier. Total registration is the first step in the future plan. These states keep saying they need a federal/state registry to check for criminals, when all we really need is an 800 number for people to call in before private sales, a simple yes/no if the person is allowed guns. Only a ban list is kept, and never a total registration list. Thus no private sales to criminals, and we keep our historical idea of a ban on government confiscation.
(Except NY, they are chipping away rights faster than California, how would you like to be a store owner with riots like Ferguson and have only allowed a few bullets in a magazine due to bad laws...)
For the kids, the brainwashing has started. Its Doctors asking kids if their parents have guns at home or Teachers trying brainwash kids that guns are bad, and if you mention guns, its a suspension.
This is about forcing political change with the children. Also why people want to stop all religious actions, mandatory LGBT studies at k to 6, rules on cakes at school functions, ban student stores, ban the pledge of allegiance, mandatory feminism classes, etc.
It's about control.
Obviously, because everyone knows that DC travels great distances without loss and transformers love it.
Take a closer look at that table. The US vehicles in 7-8 place have one and only one failure. The low ranking is because they are relatively new and have participated in a small number of missions.
In the 2nd table, showing retired vehicles the US has 3 of the top 4 spots.
Nah. It's due to the ongoing shrinking of the Euro vs other currencies. That 10 million euro in fuel just didn't go far enough.
So if you want to be poor vote Republican!