OP, on behalf of those of use who live next to assholes -- Thank you for being a considerate neighbor! Even if you don't find a perfect solution, the fact you care enough to do the research and find something better is admirable.
And all of this based on the false assumption that Lumosity's pseudoscience click-on-the-shiny-colors games are any good at measuring "brain performance".
There are two within 3 miles of my house. One the foundation finally gave out in a heavy rain storm and will not even be considered for repair until 2014 according to the road commission. The other bridge is significantly damaged with traffic now reduced to one lane and limits on truck weight and [i]may[/i] be repaired next year.
Often child and other illegal pornography production is found when ICE is going after human trafficking, indentured servitude, sex slavery and all of the other unsavory elements in the economy of illegal immigration.
Waiting for a prepaid App-phone that I like on a prepaid plan less than $30 a month for each phone.
LG Optimus or Samsung Intercept on Virgin Mobile is $25/mo. with no contract. Not bad at all.
No white is still better in the winter. Black roofing causes excessive melting of the snow during daylight leading to iced up gutters and ice dams at night which end up causing major water damage.
The difference though is that, unlike other businesses, doctors are legally forbidden from disputing bad reviews. HIPPA (U.S. patient privacy law) doesn't even allow doctors to acknowledge that a particular person was in fact a patient, let alone specifically addressing the elements of his complaint. This creates an unfair situation whereby patients (or even fake patients) can say whatever they want about the doctor and he cannot legally confirm or deny any of the allegations against him without acknowledging the person was a patient.
C'mon, everyone knows the feds don't knock anymore.
Umm...married people have been exchanging DNA for a very long time.
There is a good reason not to tax out-of-state business, and that is that the state is not spending any money to support that business. It's not using the roads, school system, power grid, police or fire protection, unemployment insurance, or any other state service. The only inputs and outputs they have in the state are already taxed. For example I pay taxes on my phone, DSL, or cable line used to contact Amazon, as does my ISP on all of their local PoPs, and UPS and FedEx pay registration tax, sales tax, gas tax and property tax on their delivery vehicle fleet and warehouses. Amazon is using no resources in my state, so it is nothing other than a cash-grab to suggest that purchases there should be subject to sales tax.
Reverse Osmosis is filtration, not a chemical process. It would be a stretch to call distillation a chemical process.
Yes you can do so easily. Ever heard of a water softener? They have a rack full of them at the Home Depot down the street. Every nuclear plant, including Fukushima Dai-Ichi, has a water processing plant specifically for this purpose; however the plant is offline from quake damage and power outages so water must be stored instead of processed. Ion Exchange, Reverse Osmosis and Distillation are all effective and widely-used techniques for removing contaminants from water, including radionuclides.
I don't even know if a technology exists to remove radiation from water, I'm assuming it either doesn't exist or is too slow to be practical otherwise they wouldn't be using storage ponds in the first place.
The technology does exist to remove the radioactive particles from the water, but the water treatment plant at Fukushima is offline as a result of the damage and lack of electricity. The only option at this point is to store as much contaminated water as possible until the treatment plant can be reactivated. Furthermore, if the primary contaminant is Iodine-131, they simply need to quarantine the water long enough for the Iodine to decay at which point the water can be safely discharged into the sea without risk to humans or wildlife.
When I'm waiting in line behind you at lunchtime, I'd much prefer you count your money on your own time. Walking people step-by-step through basic addition and subtraction on every transaction wastes everyone's time.
Of course this $200 device will be $20,000 by the time it makes it through the medical industry and everyone gets their pound of flesh.