Non smart Samsung phones. I actually just got burned by this a few months ago when I grabbed something cheap to last me the month between when my old phone was stolen and when my new one arrived.
to essentially turn toilets into a community center.
A sillier goal is difficult to imagine...
Now with that said, VB.NET can almost be line for line compatible with C#. They are both
In reality, Google only offers 99.9% per month (99% for "reduced availability", I'm not sure what these prices are for) and the value of the guarantee is pathetic: they credit (not even refund) you a maximum of half your bill that month if availability is =95%. They could be down a full day and only knock 25% of you bill next month. That can barely be considered an SLA.
In my experience that is even better than most SLAs I've seen. Standard is to prorate the month and reduce that month's bill or add a credit to the next for the amount down so if you are paying $1000 monthly and you are down a day you get $33.40 back (assuming 30 days in the month).
I already have a 2 TB nas stuffed with movies bit this has the advantage that it is off site.
If your house burns down your NAS goes with it. At least this way I have off site recovery.
So, are you saying that we lost our Freedom around 1914? I'm very curious, what was happening then? Well, there was the build up to the Great Depression. I'm probably giving you too much credit. You probably just don't know how old our country is.
Federal Income Tax. Evidently, I know your history at least somewhat better than you do.
The Free Market is a lie. It has never existed, and it never will.
That's putting it straight, sure... Completely false, but nicely straightforward, thank you.
Mind you, the CIA and the NSA have been doing this shit for decades now
CIA and NSA are only invading my privacy. It is a serious transgression, to be sure, but they don't care, how I raise my children, what I am paid, what sort of light-bulbs I use (a new excuse for the government to check my bedroom), nor, indeed, where and I how I buy my car — just to put this conversation back on topic.
You should read up on what the US did in South America
Stopping the spread of Communism — the deadliest school of thought known to man (even Hitler's peculiar strand of Fascism is but a distant second) — was and remains something to be proud of. Compare Chile, where we succeeded, with Cuba, where we failed... One is Latin America's top economy, the other a crap-hole, which even Michael Moore's brilliant propaganda can't turn into a chicken sandwich.
But we are talking about domestic laws, not foreign policy, so let's stick to that.
If you don't want to help the needy, fund basic education for the betterment of all
I don't want to be forced at gun-point to pay for all those things — and that's exactly, how IRS collects the monies. But, if I must subsidize those poor, would you accept their disenfranchisement? For any recipient of public assistance is to state the Pauper's Oath — and not participate in any poll while receiving such assistance and for, say, three more months after recovering their self-sufficiency?
Why wouldn't you accept that — the unfortunates temporarily down on their luck will not care, while the life-long takers will, at least, lose their say in the affairs of the country. No, it is neither a poll tax nor a property requirement — you can be dirt poor and still vote, as long as you don't ask for public assistance.
Still a no?..
I don't know where you got shelter and telephone service from...
From the government's subsidies for housing projects, fuel assistance, and the telephones — both wired and cellular (affectionately referred to as "Obamaphones"). Evidently, I know more about the country's present than you as well — not just history.
go live in fucking Somalia
(Manners, young man, manners. If you lose your temper, I win.) Why don't you instead go live in fancy North Korea — where laws abound, effective taxes exceed 90% (what is not government-provided is unaffordable) and every one is equally poor?
With my taxes, I buy civilization. I'm going to bike my hippy ass to work tomorrow on publicly funded roads
Is not it terrible, that one still has to pay for the bicycle to enjoy those publicly funded roads? Is not it time, we started buying ourselves even more civilization by providing free bicycles (and, of course, helmets) too?
Start with something by Howard Zinn.
Sorry, but no. I read enough garbage written by Communists (and Socialists — the Communists-lite) while growing up — had to. Worker's paradise, you know... But, if we are exchanging reading suggestions, may I recommend Robert Heinlein?
The "we" who have freedoms in your model apparently does not include poor people.
It most certainly does. And always did.
Free market principles? How about plain old freedom?
Contrary to some economists' arguments, free market originated from freedom. We didn't become a capitalist country, because it was an efficient way to run economy. We've developed the free markets, because we were free — one's only obligations were those, that were spelled out in the contracts one entered into voluntarily (plus family relations and patriotism).
Sadly, those freedoms have been chipped at for over 100 years now... Today we must feed all the hungry (without subjecting them even to the "indignity" of the Pauper's Oath — forget about disenfranchising), we must pay for other people's education. And shelter. And healthcare. And telephone service...
Freedom, you say?..