You're lucky. Every few months it seems I get a text detailing how some fee is going up. Last one I believe was text messages to the States going up to 30 cents a text. Of course I'm in Canada, the one country that makes the American Cell providers look cheap and reasonable.
Why and how would Saddam have attacked the States? Christ he even asked America's permission before he attacked Kuwait when Kuwait was apparently stealing Iraq oil. What a surprise he got, one day shaking hands with Cheney over a weapons shipment so he could gas the Iranians and the next attacked over weapons of mass destruction that the Americans sold him.
Darwin stood on others shoulders, as do most all great thinkers and natural selection wasn't a new idea though Darwin did express it very well in his writings. One example is his grandfather Erasmus Darwin ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erasmus_Darwin ) who amongst other things wrote "the strongest and most active animal should propagate the species, which should thence become improved" in Zoonomia ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zoonomia ) and he based his ideas on earlier proto-evolutionists such as James Burnett, Lord Monboddo ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Burnett,_Lord_Monboddo ).
Even in hardcore physics there are lots of things that can't be stated precisely.When will an atom of Uranium decay. When a positron and electron annihilate each other, how many gamma rays will be emitted (there's even a very small chance that just neutrinos will be emitted) so you get statistical measures, given a gram of Uranium, half will decay in X years. Same with mercury, X ppm will kill half the population. The LD50 (lethal dose for 50%) level is pretty consistent though for ethical reasons it's usually extrapolated from rats or such and varies depending on route to exposure and the exact chemical formulation.
Why is it nice not having any forests anymore?
It wouldn't be so bad if they were spending it on healthcare and collage but those are getting cut back as well.
They're spending it on advertising to tell us how fiscally responsible they are so we don't think about how they blew a surplus into a huge debt. They're spending it on prisons and filling them up with mandatory minimums as our crime rate is to low. Note that even the Texas Republicans have told them that it don't work. They're spending it on anti-terrorist stuff including losing track of billions of dollars, which of course is OK as it's just paper work, and gives them lots of surveillance powers over the regular Canadian Citizen.
What really pisses me off is just how they blew the budget surplus they inherited and the amount of debt they've entered into. When times are good you pay off your debts, not quit working.
And they have a point. Whenever I want to check the weather and can't remember the page I google environment Canada. When I talk about it, I refer to it as Environment Canada. The new pages are ugly the accuracy has dropped since they got rid of so many meteorologists. The worst is that the Conservatives inherited a balanced budget, a budget that had been running a surplus for close to a decade and they squandered it, are now getting rid of all the parts of government that don't fit their agenda in the name of balancing the budget while we go into debt because they can't manage money.
Lots of stuff in medicine, environmental science, psychology, and criminology are facts. Simple example relating to all those fields, the effects of mercury. For a bonus, put enough small drops of mercury in the sky and it also affects climate.
62% of the voting Canadians voted against the Conservative Party.
As I said "numbers etc pulled from my ass" that included the name example to cover various IP that they do pay for. The numbers were also pulled out of my ass.
The point is that they find things to pay for to reduce their profits to zero so they pay close to no tax in France (actually the article is about the UK but I was following your example)
For falling you want a sharp axe as you want to cut through the fibers. For splitting you want a dull axe as you're wedging the fibers apart and a sharp axe will get stuck much easier then a dull axe. By dull I mean the edge rounded, not square.
The last Arvika I bought. I was really pissed off that someone had given it a razor edge, much worse for splitting, which is what I purchased it for. If I wanted to use it for throwing, cutting down hardwoods or building a log home then it would have been up to me to put my preferred edge on it. Makes a difference what the angle of the V is as well.
Some pictures of an Arvika being sharpened, http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/showthread.php/1026125-Arvika-grind
The same fantasy world as the AC I replied to who stated that raising corporate taxes are automatically passed on.
Corporations pay as little as they can in wages and charge as much as they can for their products. Personal taxes go up, they'll only raise wages if forced to retain their labour force. Corporate taxes go up, they'll only raise prices if consumers will pay. The truth is they're already paying as little as they can and charging as much as they can.
While you have a valid point, here we're talking about (numbers etc pulled from my ass) Google France making a Billion after the usual expenses but then they pay Google Cayman Islands a Billion for the use of the Google name bringing Google Frances profits down to zero so they don't pay any tax. Meanwhile as there is no tax in the Cayman Islands, Google Cayman Islands makes huge profits.
It's more complicated and there are more steps but basically it is a game of creating fake expenses to avoid having a profit in countries that charge tax on profit.
I don't think anyone has a problem with corporations paying taxes on their net after subtracting real expenses. The problem is that, eg Google UK pays 10s of billions to Google Cayman Islands for the use of the name Google bringing their expenses up above their gross so they can apply for tax benefits instead of paying taxes. On paper they lost money but Google International made huge profits and Google International owns Google UK and Google Cayman Islands outright.
Socialism can be the people owning the means of production directly rather then through the government.
Examples of capitalism vs socialism include banks vs credit unions, co-op utilities vs AT&T, Enron etc. Lots of small businesses vs a couple of large businesses also seem closer to socialism then what we have now.