Any idea what it costs to roll out a sewage system and a potable water system into an area that doesn't already have one? The expense in time, manpower, materials and money is an enormous investment, it will take a poor neighborhood in a developing country 20 years or more to be ale to afford installation. My brother-in-law is a civil engineer in Peru, even with full funding provided by the central government it took 6-8 years to install water and sewer to the small town of Hyru, population less than 5000. You don't just wave a magic money wand and have infrastructure appear overnight.
another western technical solution to fundamental problems that don't need solving. . . The reason you get diseases spreading out there is because people just shit in the street.
Do you have any idea why they "shit in the street"? Obviously not, since you seem to think that the problem exists because poor people are ignorant. If you put 30 seconds of thought into it you should be able to figure out that even poor people know that it's unsanitary, stinks, causes disease, and is embarrassing. They do it because they don't have any alternative. Sewage systems are expensive, water systems are expensive, land for neighborhood latrines are expensive, pumping for a neighborhood cistern is expensive. They're poor, all the "education" you may want to give them won't provide them with an alternative to crapping the street.
If one of these devices can provide sanitation for half a dozen families then they won't HAVE to take a dump in public. If you're up to it I would highly recommend traveling in some third world countries, somewhere outside of the resorts in Cancun and Phuket, to see how people in most of the world live and, most importantly, WHY they live that way. Spend much time outside the tourist areas and I'll guarantee that at some point YOU will have to drop your pants somewhere inconvenient.
So the simple fact that widespread fraud didn't happen during the 60+ years when the regulations were in place, but suddenly bloomed into existence a few months after they had been removed is just coincidence? Really? You believe in crop circles and Sasquatch too?
using tax money to set up and run fund raisers, like Obama has done on every single trip he has ever taken to California where he does nothing else.
In all fairness, this has been SOP since at least Reagan's term in office (probably earlier as well, but I wasn't really aware of politics before then). Shrubby was particularly bad about it.
More urban areas in the US have been getting FiOS to the curb the last few years, including (to my amazement) my neighborhood with its ancient and creaking infrastructure. I have a choice of to FiOS services (although I think both use the same cable), Comcast, or ClearWire's wireless service. The thing we don't have in our neighborhood is DSL, since for historical reasons wiring to the closest switch goes two miles northwest, half a mile east, and two miles south to a shack that I could probably hit with my spud gun from my house.
We buy tomatoes from the supermarket a little green, and then let them ripen on top of the refrigerator. We'll get heirloom tomatoes for making salsa and salads, but for general cooking the others are adequate (except for Romas, which are useless for anything). As soon as the last frost is gone we'll have plants in the ground. Nothing beats a real tomato just off the vine.
I'm old enough to remember why the traditional menu in the Midwest is so bland and homogeneous; there wasn't any alternative. Once the first freeze set in you had a couple of weeks of fresh veggies left, a month or two of fruit, and then you were down to potatoes, carrots, onions, meat, cabbage, and a few apples until late spring. If you wanted anything that wasn't stored in the root cellar you needed to can it in the summer. My mom had a canner, and I still remember sweltering summer days with my mom, grandmothers, aunts and cousins all preparing fruits and veggies by the crate, shelves and boxes of Mason jars in the basement full of beans, peas, and peaches, and the crates of apples that we put in the back corner of the basement and culled every few weeks.
Say what you will about our diet today and the supply chain that supports it, I really LIKE being able to buy tomatoes and grapes in February. Along with hot water, it's one of the great benefits of civilization.
slightly better track record
Keeping in mind where Project Mockingbird was headquartered, of course . . .
If he never tried to go through Congress he didn't try to go through channels.
So which congresscritter do you work for? That's the only explanation that I can imagine for such an absurd comment.
Going vegetarian will have one principle affect; corporations will export more meat than they do now. Meat production is where their capital is invested, so that's what they're going to make their money on. Stop eating meat today and tomorrow your meat will be on its way to China and Korea. An awful lot of vegetarians have o concept of what it costs to set up a farming operation, and how inflexible those resources are.
I don't think that the Pentagon needed PowerPoint's help in becoming stupid.
The people taking LSD, don't even realize that their whole bodies and souls have been damaged, and that is the sole reason for them not experiencing the anxiety and other effects of thinking about their future demise. They took LSD, got high as a mother fucker, hallucinated like crazy on it while their brain grew out of control and into new realms (permenantly altered/damaged brain cells and functions as a result), and now have no ability to even tell they're about to die or not.
Wow. That is so very far from the reality of what was done that we can't even blame it on a crappy summary. From your babbling it's rather obvious that you don't even know anything about what LSD does or how it works. Was that viewpoint generated by the DARE propaganda, or did you come up with that foolishness yourself?
I think it's amusing as hell to see Bitcoin is just another invention of the military-industrial-intel complex.
Good point, and the plug of freshly refrozen water behind the probe would be a good conduit.
SlashDot has always had far too much of a programmer/developer mindset for my thinking. There are plenty of non-programming technical jobs out there, and personally I think they're a lot more fun. (Having said that, Helpdesk work sucks and I wouldn't recommend it to anyone who was older than 19 years old.)
If you've been working in Education you have background and experience creating, scheduling, executing, and managing projects. If you're good at that sort of thing there is a TREMENDOUS dearth of competent Project Managers in the tech industries. I've worked with quite a few PMs, but I've only encountered three or four that could actually do a competent job. Fields that you might want to look at is project management in the security, data, telecom, electrical or HVAC industries. Interesting, challenging, complex work with no end of opportunities in sight for competent people. A PMP certificate (Project Management Professional) is not a necessity, although it does lead to a higher paycheck.
PMs for developers and programmers need to have at least a basic grasp of what the people they work with do to be effective. Although you wouldn't need to know how to configure a security camera or install an AC pump to be able to do the work in the industries that I mentioned I would highly recommend spending as much time in the field as possible, especially early on in the position, so that you can get a feel for the type of labor that goes into the various jobs and the relative competence of the people that you work with.