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According to the US constitution, arms is the correct approach to governmental oppression.
Ah, no, but thanks for playing. We are currently at a phase when civil participation in the political process is the correct approach. An armed approach is inefficient, and repeated resort to that approach leads to repeated resort to that approach. In addition, to burst a popular bubble, if you're imaging armed participation, it's very likely someone will pry it out of your cold, dead hands.
If you let a reasonably open and civil political system get to the point where an armed approach is the efficient solution, you've been sitting on the sidelines and/or remained clueless for too long. Just to be clear regarding our current situation, how you feel about cultural issues, "Obamacare", or abortion aren't relevant.... until someone comes along who really does care how you feel about it, and uses all that neat anti-terrorist infrastructure to show just how much.
Changing the oil is greatly preferable to replacing the engine.
I don't begrudge Lyft and Uber as an experiment in alternative transport. I think the growing sharing culture is a symptom of middle class economic stagnation, such that people are "driven" to monetize the spare capacity in their personal transport, their homes, etc.
What concerns me is that they are likely cherry picking transportation consumers. Those who can normally afford to spring for Lyft are then less likely to use public transport, and become alienated to its broader utility, much as those who live in gated communities aren't as concerned about addressing the crime rate in the surrounding community.
The Irish are taught Gaelic, but they by-and-large speak English.
The Telegraph screwed up the link within their site. Google turned it back up: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/new...
Vaccines are not documented to cause autism. The viruses Jenny doesn't care to vaccinate for are documented to seriously fuck your shit up. We're not talking riding out Chickenpox and the yearly flu. It appears either she or a PR flack have done the math and elected to shoot for some damage control.
We are a pattern recognizing species. Mathematics is but a means of description, of writing out the patterns we see. Another is spoken or written prose, or poetry. Are we a poetic imagining within the mind of a (relatively) god-like Li Bai/Hafez/Yeats. Anthropocentrism by any other name would seem as likely.
The margins on Android phones are razor thin. Apple has complete control over the iPhone, giving them a plausible rationale for marketing a premium phone. If they release an Android phone, that rationale evaporates.
How well has Nokia made out since dumping Symbion and MeeGo for someone else's OS? Yeah, that bad.
Citizens of the North trying to go South do it through China, the Yalu River being a much easier, safer crossing. Only soldiers work the heavily mined and observed DMZ. Crossing the intra-Korean border is a really good way to get shot by either/both sides.
"This is the norm for us"? I'm in the middle of the bleeding country, 1500km from the nearest capital city, and I pay $80/mon for 400GB through Internode. Who's got you by the knackers? Even Telstra isn't all that much more expensive.
Moments after the enabling regulations for the Banning Of Other Known Sources of Sufficiently Unverified Codexes ("BOOKS SUC") Act of 2051 are published, e-book readers across the nation delete all content excepting certain approved technical references. Subsequently, the long work of weeding out the hoarded dead tree editions begins.
The current national Liberal Party policy seems to be limited to 1) balance the budget without added revenue, and 2) cut revenues they don't feel they should collect. The result is that the mining tax will go away, and due to very low tariffs and deletion of subsidies that ameliorate the effects of the strong AU$ that Aussie ores create, most manufacturing will go away. Ford and Holden closing up shop is just part of the trend.
So, yah want an information economy to go with those fries? Sorry mate, costs more than we want to spend, and what would you do with all that bandwidth, anyway? You don't know, you say? Back in my day, dialup was good enough. What does YouTube have to do with it?
> No paperwork. No taxes. No health insurance. No legal liability.
It would appear that ShanghaiBill is either a free rider. If he were hiring locally in Pakistan or China, he might be able to avoid some of these "costs", but not all. In fact, there would be additional costs, in the form of bribes and kickbacks to get his infrastructure up and stay up, poor security for his person, and arbitrary application of laws, regulations, and jurisprudence when he comes in contact with organs on the government. Instead, Bill huddles within the relative safety what I'll assume is an OECD member state, probably the US, and skates on covering a good portion of the costs that make his cozy existence possible.
What an amoral fucker. All "Wealth of Nations", without the "Theory of Moral Sentiments".
Fine, go with a heavy nitrous mix, then. Although it would do the job, I'm sure there would be right wing whinging that the condemned aren't supposed to go *too* easy.