So maybe instead of the past "billion years" we should focus on say the past 50million
Ok. Consider the Cenezoic era, the "Age of Mammals". For a majority of this era it has been so warm that there have been no polar ice caps
Hurray for the free market!
Yes, Hurray! You can buy a different computer that actually meets your needs.
Panama is about 40 miles across and about 150 feet (65 k, 40 m) of altitude to overcome.
Nicaragua is about 150 miles and about 650 feet (240 k, 200 m) of altitude to overcome. The altitude difference would add a lot to operating expenses. They'd have to pump a lot of water to locks about 600 feet higher than in Panama.
It is insane to think we are owned by corporations
We are talking about Netflix/ISP charges for streaming entertainment programming, right? If you can't think of a single alternative, then you are owned.
so many competing ISPs in the US.... errr...
There actually are many competing ISPs in almost every market if you include mobile access.
is what they really mean.