Oh come on, obviously you have never actually read the Bible, not only is there nowhere where in the Bible where it says there is only one God, there are several verses that speak to gods as in a pantheon. Most of what " Christians" believe either isn't in the Bible or is obviously a blatant political motivated miss-translation.
What about the past 5 years would make you think Obama could have a high profile failure and expect to be forgiven? That is utter nonsense.
Pretty much everything in the last 5 years, if the press had been as aggressive Obama as they were with W. Bush, he definately would not have gotten as many free passes as he has had.
Your assuming that the POTUS even wanted the website to work, the website would allow Americans that are required to purchase health insurance to compairison shop for prices and features; it's not hard to imagine that is not in the best interests of all the stakeholders. Many insurance companies are spending much more money on marketing, looks to me like the big boys are working hard to stake out their market share in a rapidly increasing market and are using their advertising budgets to freeze out the smaller companies and the longer the website is down the longer the big guys have to get a headstart.
I'm not sure I'd go as far as saying they FUBARed the site on purpose, but I can see how they mihgt not be motivated to follow up on it as much as they should have.
The impresssssion I got was the article was talking mostly about hobby grade quadracopters, with perhaps a webcam controlled by a 2.4 GHz hobbiest remote controller, not military grade UAVs; a few may have been commercial grade units marketed for industrial or law enforcement use.
Firing up a transmitter powerfull enough to jam a military grade drone flying over a battlefield is the shurest way I know of to find out if Allah realy has 72 virgins waiting for you in the promised land.
First a radionucliotide is essentially non-existant after a period of 10 half-lives so Iodine 131 having a half-life of 8 days, is gone in 3 months, cesium with a half-life of 30.17 years is gone in 3 centuries. Both curium and americium are either fertile or fissile depending on whether the atomic weight is even or odd but regardless both are nuclear fuels.
Cesium is the closest to being a show stopper , but is medically usefull, yet without it anybody and their brothers would be extracting plutonium; so most of your supposed waste, isn't waste.
Putting a quarter of a million people on unemployment is really going to help the economy. Not to mention all of the towns around military installations that would collapse, and not just in the USA.
The French reprocess spent nuclear fuel rods, which greatly reduces the waste storage requirements; even without reprocessing after 300 years it's back to low level hazard and pretty much ready to be reused as high quality nuclear fuel
I rather doubt it's self-repairing over the ultra-sonic link, more likely there are repair files loaded onto the infected machine from the infecting USB stick and the ultra-sonic link is to feed any files that Snowden didn't get out through a networked machine.
Sorry I wasn't clear, even considering that I'm a libertarian leaning, tea partyish conservative, and work in the Dental industry so I have experience with the vampires that are the 3rd party payors, I agree that the approach should be either full-blown socialized healthcare or just add a few tweeks to the present system; this chimera of Obamacare is nothing but corporate welfare for the "insurance" companies.
Your biggest error is it's not insurance, for example you have home insurance, when your home gets damaged, your home insurance covers the damage within the specified conditions without regard to whether you continue to keep the policy inforce. Sandy ripped homes off their foundations I'm sure most of the owners of those holes in the ground didn't see any benefit in keeping the holes insured. Now for grins and giggles try canceling your healthcare "insurance" half way through a bone marrow stem cell transplant and telling them you aquired Leukemia while their policy was inforce so they have to pay for your care until your cured.
Good point, but
On December 24, 2009, the Senate passed an alternative health care bill, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (H.R. 3590). In 2010, the House abandoned its reform bill in favor of amending the Senate bill (via the reconciliation process) in the form of the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010.
After that the Democrats got masacured in the midterm elections of 2010 making it impossible to get anything through the House of Representatives that the Republicans opposed. Many law suits were filed against Obamacare, finally making it to the Supreme Court which rulled;
“The Affordable Care Act’s requirement that certain individuals pay a financial penalty for not obtaining health insurance may reasonably be characterized as a tax,” Chief Justice Roberts wrote in the majority opinion. “Because the Constitution permits such a tax, it is not our role to forbid it, or to pass upon its wisdom or fairness.”
At the same time, the court rejected the argument that the administration had pressed most vigorously in support of the law, that its individual mandate was justified by Congress’s power to regulate interstate commerce. The vote was again 5 to 4, but in this instance Chief Justice Roberts and the court’s four more conservative members were in agreement.
No the rub is all of the teeth in Obamacare is in the individual penalty which the SCOTUS ruled a tax, but
All Bills for raising Revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives; but the Senate may propose or concur with Amendments as on other Bills. Origination Clause
which makes the SCOTUS ruling seem much less of a upholding and much more a mudding the waters. AHA is either constitional or unconstitutional depending on how you squint your eyes and twist your head. Seems the AHA is less likely to be struck down by the courts if enough people voluntarily opt-in.
Of course "Obamacare" looks almost exactly like "Romneycare" which was a Republican invention.
One difference is if I can't stand "Romneycare" I can move to Conneticut fairly easy, if I can't stand "Obamacare" moving to Australia is quite a bit more challenging.
I don't want to sound like an Illuminati/trilatteral commission conspiracy theorist whacka-loon, but it does seem like they are more interested in getting us signed up for AHA than they are in providing us the benefits of AHA. I can't help but wonder if there aren't some rights or perogatives that we are unwittingly signing away when we sign up.
The company that was the prime contractor CGI Group's American subsidiary CGI Federal also did several of the State Exchanges which are reported to be operating, so I suspect there is more to it the "Contractors screwed up" to it. If the problem was unexpected load, they would have just connected more webservers to the load-balancers, threw in a few more database servers, and did some industrial strength query caching; since they didn't my guess is it's much more of a team effort fuck up than an individual fuck up.
Actually if the science was being done correctly, these Scientists should be salivating like Pavolv's dog at the oppertunity to be able to factor out natural cyclical climatic changes so that human contributions would be obvious.