People have some serious amnesia about the early 2000's. Barely anyone spoke out about the wars at the time, and NONE of the media did. Of course everyone claims to have been against it retrospectively, but at the time you (and I) were too scared to speak up about it.
This type of tax-exempt status is only for non-political organizations, and the organizations which were applying were unequivocally political. They were doing their damn jobs (for once), I only wish they'd done better at it.
An anonymous reader writes "Kerbal Space Program is the indie sandbox game that lets you build rockets that are simulated using a physics engine, it's popularity has spread beyond gaming into space industry professionals. Former Astronaut Ed Lu, who's day job includes 'saving the world from killer asteroids' sat down with Scott Manley to see if his experience would help him. And it turns out that there are employees at JPL who are quite obsessed with the game."
It seems counter-intuitive, but doing a burn as close as possible to the sun (probably getting there using a bi-elliptic transfer) will give a huge boost to velocity, as compared to just flying in a straight line away from the sun, given a high enough delta-V budget.
Maybe, but you had plenty of people who had no idea that the maps on the iPhone were using Google's data. When my girlfriend updated to iOS 6 and saw the maps change, I told her about how Apple was making their own maps now, and her response was "Oh, what were they before, then?".
First past the post guarantees that third parties can never succeed on a national scale. It's not a matter of "not believing hard enough", it's Duverger's Law. Voting for a third party in a national election is just giving a pass to the (slightly) worse of the two candidates that actually have a chance of winning.
Of course sometimes you can just set the X-Forwarded-For attribute in your browser to an IP address inside the country. A fair amount of web servers are set up to blindly trust it. A lot cheaper than a proxy when it works.