they designed a currency that assumes the world's population is constant.
Half of the NSA's budget is spying.
The other half of the NSA's budget is defending the US government from spying.
You shouldn't assume that all of the NSA's activities are in the first pool.
Thanks to this part:
In chapter 10, the book details how Iraqi insurgents viewed Predator drones video feeds. Woody Allen said that eighty percent of success is just showing up. In this case, all the insurgents had to do was download the feed, as it was being transmitted unencrypted. Very little cyberwarfare required.
When the drone was being designed, the designers used security by obscurity in their decision not to encrypt the video feed. They felt that since the Predator video feeds were being transmitted on frequencies that were not publicly known, no access control, encryption or other security mechanisms would be needed.
First, the Predator's video feed was not encrypted because encryption software and keys are classified. As a result, sharing those keys with coalition forces requires a mountain of paperwork. And sharing with one country doesn't mean you can share with another, leading to even more approvals.
Second and more importantly, encrypting the feeds also requires frequently updating security keys for soldiers in the middle of a war zone. That's not a very good idea, since soldiers can be cut off, and encryption gear can be captured.
Finally, encryption is of little value for the information in the data feed - the enemy forces are well aware of where they are, and will learn very shortly that they were being targeted.
So you claim "paying attention" is a means to avoid being born with a genetic disease.
Also, the law made a liar out of Obama. Either he didn't know and lied because he wasn't told about the details and content of the law or he knew and he's exactly as evil and deceitful as people believe.
Well, we've already established you're a moron for thinking "being careful" means you won't be born with a genetic disease. Or develop cancer.
The reason you're a moron here is the reason those people couldn't "keep their plan" is they already dropped their old plan. Insurance companies routinely re-write the plan every single year, which creates a new insurance plan. These upset people were already on a new plan after the deadline for keeping your old plan passed.
The only thing Obama should have done is included "And your insurance company wants to offer it" to the quote.
And what do I get for my trouble of paying for affordable healthcare I never used for all these years? QUADRUPLE THE RATE. Thanks a lot Obamacare.
Given your poor reasoning skill so far, I'm going to guess that your nice, cheap plan actually sucked. Probably covered almost nothing with a very low lifetime cap. The kind of plan that people think is a great deal until they get unlucky and have to really use it.
The primordial Earth had a reducing atmosphere. The current Earth has an oxidizing atmosphere, thanks to plants.
Life doesn't evolve again because we are not in the same conditions.
"These guys" have significant control over one of the major political parties in the US.
Ignoring them is not an option. Because they will not just fade away. Instead, they'll pass laws requiring their views to be taught. And they have already done so in multiple jurisdictions.
Congratulations on being lucky enough to never really get sick.
Living creatures are not at rest.
Oops. There goes that scientific-sounding theory.
A smart creator would not make us eat and breathe through the same tube.
The combustion air for your car does not come from the fuel fill tube.
Have you been in a coma the last 20 years?
Are you seriously arguing that a state licensing an insurance company can not regulate that insurance company?
You might want to take a moment and re-think that.
And instead you cherry pick one small aspect of one industry that you feel supports your opinion.
It's called "an example".
Interest rates are one thing that many people easily recognize. And many states cap interest rates much lower than South Dakota or Delaware.
There's also other aspects of those state laws that favor banks over consumers. For example, you're not allowed to sue. Instead, you get binding arbitration. Nevermind that the arbitration system is set up by the banks, so the job of the person "hearing your case" is dependent on the banks.
I think you need to look closer at your auto insurance. You might notice the plan comes from "State Farm (your state)".
Most states will only allow you to buy auto insurance from companies licensed (and thus regulated) by that state.
It's the case for every plan you looked at. It's in the law.
the insurance on most of these plans seem to only pay about 70% tops of the bills.
Until you hit the out-of-pocket cap. That cap varies by plan, with the "higher" metals having a lower cap.
Unfortunately, the complexity of the plans means there is no universal "this is your cheapest option" plan.
For very healthy people, a bronze plan will probably be cheapest.
For people who see a doctor regularly, a silver plan will probably be the cheapest - lower co-pays, deductible and out-of-pocket cap. So they will pay less overall even though they pay more for the insurance.
Keep in mind deductibles are not the same as they used to be.
The deductible you're talking about in your old plan would pay nothing until you reached the deductible.
The deductible in an ACA plan does not apply to a large number of routine procedures. Those are covered with a co-pay instead. For example, instead of paying full price for a check-up because you haven't hit the deductible, you pay around $10-40 depending on plan.