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You think it's possible to implement a "new economic structure" that doesn't favor those with wealth and power more that the current one? The only people interested in a level playing field are those not at the top.
The Senate is skewed to favor small population states (which tend to be Republican), and the population ratio between big and small states is much larger than it was when the system was created. I am not sure that can be called "working as intended".
They don't make any money if you don't show up. Gouging your customers pisses them off and they will go away if there is any alternative, and in this case there is. If they were smart (they're not) they'd make concessions cheaper, and it would increase attendance and therefore profit.
It's a good thing those Republicans support state rights. oh wait
my prediction: in two weeks they'll announce that they've changed their mind, supposedly under pressure from the people advocating for freedom of artistic expression, but really because it's a publicity stunt to drive up sales. There may even be a theatrical release. If they had released it in December they would have had a flop on their hands, because it's a bad movie (one reviewer said it was "about as funny as a communist food shortage, and just as protracted") and it would be competing with the other Christmas movies. Add the controversy and a January release and they may just make money off it.
That happens too. The construction workers next to my office building cut both the gas and the power (not on the same day, luckily).
Well, an 8 foot trench means that the next person to come along and dig a 4 foot trench won't cut your fiber.
I think the GoT TV series sucked much less than the books, so it's a positive in HBO's column.
Gonna lob something at your head. Don't make me get lobby.
I think at one point it was true in Africa as well, but the demand for slaves changed the dynamic completely. hairyfeet's attempt to place the blame on anyone but the people buying the slaves is silly, since the end-buyers were fundamental to the economics driving the entire system.
SMS used to be quite limited in the USA, but most providers started making "Unlimited" SMS either the standard or a very cheap price.
Which they did after iMessage and other alternative messaging services came out, of course. I'm grateful to Apple for forcing their hand.
incompetence on Ebola? Only 2 people have been infected in America, and both of them lived.
Did you? The thread started with balloons.
As near as I can tell from the TFA somebody just put an arbitrary limit of 40 million in the code somewhere. Would be nice to have more technical details.