Was a simple, after-school detention not an option for some reason?
Been there. Done that. Three strikes and you're out. (RTFA)
Still, a felony seems awfully harsh.
Maybe because the US, Liberia, and Myanmar are the only 3 countries in the ENTIRE WORLD that have not officially converted to metric.
On the contrary, the US officially defines feet, inches, pounds, etc. in SI units (and has for quite a number of years). So in that sense, the US is on the Metric system.
Besides, $10 billion is literally less than what Americans spent on Starbucks coffee last year alone.
So, I'm not allowed to argue against excessive Starbucks spending, either?
Personally, I'd rather argue against both. (I have no problem losing a good argument, if you can convince me $10 billion was really worth it for the experience, but I don't think any one in this thread has the actual information to know one way or the other.)
Phase I is a prototype/proof of concept. After that, the government project managers make a decision about whether the product is good enough to warrant Phase II funding. If it is, they go ahead and fund it. If it's REALLY good, they do a Phase III which is basically a commercialization.
Problem is, most of these got well beyond Phase 1 without a chance in hell of ever getting to Phase 3, and still got plenty of funding that would have been better spent in Phase 1.
(Additionally, I would argue that you may need another Phase category - basic research/proof of concept would be Phase 1, and a prototype more of Phase 2)
Is it because they're whores and will do anything for loose change? That's pretty much my standard answer for any headline in the format "Why is blank blanking?"
Actually, in this case, TFA gives a different answer: Because McCarthy has been pushing patent reform legislation.
they have a DNA-sample . . . from the crime-scene, for which no matches exist in police databases. Currently they have to look for him the old-fashioned way — and the sample is only useful to (in)validate the people.
Unfortunately in this case, they did not use the sample they had to invalidate the suspect they wrongfully convicted, but instead came up with a theory on how three men assaulted and murdered the victim in her small apartment room and only one of them (the one they couldn't identify) left physical evidence.
Errr.... prices dropped because DEMAND dropped. And why did demand drop? Because consumption dropped
Wrong . . . Prices dropped because SUPPLY rose. And why did supply rise? Because prices rose enough to make hard-to-get oil worth investing in. So, don't expect prices to stay low when fracking investments, etc. decline.
. . . if you choose not to decide you still have made a choice.
But is not a choice of the choices you were going to decide on, so you still haven't made that decision about which choice to choose.