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EPA's Jim Jones stated, “There are non-trivial costs to society if we get this wrong. There are meaningful benefits from these pesticides to farmers and to consumers, as well as for affordable food.” May R. Berenbaum, head of the department of entomology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a participant in the study, said “There is no quick fix. Patching one hole in a boat that leaks everywhere is not going to keep it from sinking.”"
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Now, this doesn't necessarily apply to all women - there's several in the department I work in who work and raise kids, and some who never had kids and as such never had the desire to drop out of a career. However, there are more women than not who would like to be supported by a man, if only to be there for their kids.
That being said, however, the GP is right - Slashdot is a lousy place to get advice on what electronics to have on any sort of sailing vessel - seek out places like Sailing Anarchy for more pertinent ideas and suggestions.
There is no such thing as "free health care"
Of course there is. Like public roads and public libraries, free health care is free to use.
As opposed to toll roads, bookstores, and for-profit hospitals, which all cost money to use.
Perhaps they are considered free to use. Somebody still has to pay the bills for the staff, the buildings, the supplies, the hardware, etc. That's why so many hospitals are going bankrupt, closing their emergency rooms because people come in yet can't pay for the services rendered. TANSTAAFL All of the "free to use" things still cost money, and they have to get paid for by someone - and guess who gets to foot the bill? Yes you, the overburdened taxpayer!!!
So let me get this straight. The richest country in the world can't afford free health care for all of its citizens?
There is no such thing as "free health care". Someone has to pick up the tab, and that tab is accelerating upwards at a pace faster than the GDP. Do you want the State to pick up the costs? Fine, then prepare to have even more money siphoned from your paychecks. Health costs need to be brought under control, and unless you like a bureaucratic state solution like Britain, you have to push the decisions back to the individual who can decide for themselves as to whether a certain procedure is necessary or not. Yes, people will make bad choices, and that happens - but people also make choices to eat fatty foods and die at an earlier pace than healthier individuals.
Look any way you slice it Nokia is dead and they were dead before Elop ever walked in the door, why? Because their big business is about to go the way of the 8-track, that's why. Nokia made their money on dumbphones and we can all see the writing on the wall, as the chips drop dumbphones will disappear. Hell Walmart has begun offering smartphones on their cheapo prepaid plans at $125, when that gets down to $50 that's it, its over.
Not necessarily, though for a growing-smaller percentage there will always be a need for a dumb phone option. My mother-in-law just got such a phone to replace her old phone through Verizon (may they rot in some abyss). My wife and I tried to gauge her ability to use anything with a higher degree of tech (such as a tablet) and she absolutely cannot do it (even with a couple weeks of work). We broke down and got her a very basic pre-paid phone plan, with a very basic telephone, and she's thrilled.
Now, for those of us able to use smartphones, we'll never go back - but there will always be a segment of society that needs a minimal phone.
I would agree that cable internet is indispensable to me for work purposes, and would be one of the last things that I would cut back on in the event of a major problem (like losing a job).
I pay about $225 for phone service, cell phone service, and satellite service, with another $50 for cable internet (total of $275). I've looked at getting rid of the home line and going strictly cell phone, but my spousal overlord unit isn't ready to do that yet, and with three teenagers in the house, I expect my telephone costs to be going up here until they move out of the house.
Flowers for Algernon"
Very interesting but sad story.
Now get off my lawn!
... will be routed around. Regulate DNS and something else will be used. Block IP addresses and new ones will take their place. While governments dictate indefinite ownership of ideas for their corporate owners and prosecute dissent, technology has been pulling society in the other direction. You can outlaw reality, but that doesn't make it go away, anymore than outlawing weeds stops them from growing.
Yep, the people of China, Iran, Saudi Arabia all agree with you - if they get to see your post because of the controls those "enlightened" countries gateways allow. Yes, I know of the Anonymiser software, the proxies and whatnot that allow some technically-able individuals to get outside of their "Great Firewalls", but I for one would not trust an organization that suffers the "UN Human Rights Council" (composed of such freedom loving stalwarts such as China, Cuba, Iran, etc (as well as some rights-respecting countries)) to be as bigoted as it is, to be responsible for setting up standards and policies for the running of the Internet
tl;dr: doesn't trust UN to be agnostic to the Internet