Granted yes I have watched less TV in general overall, but I'd say it's mostly due to changes in life (aka taking care of growing kids). That said, because of having a DVR, I can watch what I want when I want, and I don't have to watch stuff from The Wealth Channel or other cruft.
We're too cheap to hire a less experienced person and train them to do their job properly.
I think it will affect a lot of us. One big potential scenario is the banks would run low on money, so they call in all outstanding loans, including home mortgages. Unless you're 3 mos or so from paying off that 30-yr mortgage, a good number of homeowners in the 98% will get totally shafted since they obviously don't have the money to pay the loan off.
For the last round of hiring my company did, it was strongly suggested that any applicants open a Github account so they can use it to save the code they wrote for our evaluation. Having a Github account can give software-oriented people a chance to publish any projects they've written, akin to a portfolio for graphics design artists.
The city on a hill is a myth. Manifest Destiny is a myth. 'Murrikan exceptionalism is a crock of shit. Any sort of decency or aspiration is a universal human trait. And unless you graduate from college/vo-tech, work damn hard, and/or get lucky, you're not going to do better than the clowns that appear on the Jerry Springer show.
PS - see if you can find Benghazi on a map. Hell, see if you can find the US on a map.
It's made for PowerPC Macs, so the rest of us using Intel Macs are out of luck.
When did it become right to not help other people? When exactly did we reach the utopia that you preach about where people collect their wealth and give nothing back to society?
From the Intertubes:
"Prosperity theology is a Christian religious doctrine that financial blessing is the will of God for Christians, and that faith, positive speech, and donations to Christian ministries will always increase one's material wealth."
The people in the middle (like me, and mine) get just about nothing from the government, but the government is in our pockets, taking about 1/3 of our wages every week. All the entitlements go over me, past me, or under me. We, the working people, don't benefit from food stamps, free housing, free utilities, and sure don't benefit from an inverted tax schedule scheme, and we DAMNED SURE don't benefit from wars being fought halfway around the world to enrich the oil industries.
If you're in a city, do you take the subway? If you're traveling to another area, do you drive on the Interstates? If you get robbed or your house is on fire, who do you call? If you're hiring someone to fill a job, who provided that person with their basic education? Where do you get a book to read? How do you know your water is clean? Your food and drugs are safe? Your house is safe to live in?
I'll call it - your claim of getting nothing from the government is bullshit.
Samsung sues Apple for capacitive stylus. Wouldn't Sammy win just based on prior art?!
Where's the kaboom?! There was supposed to be an earth-shattering kaboom!!!!!
Adkisson's manifesto also cited the inability to find a job, and that his food stamps were being cut.
And he blames his problems on Democrats and liberals?! WTF?!?!
I suspect at this point humanity, as a collective whole, is still too small-minded to consider such an endeavor. Our politicians are narcissistic/sociopathic, and private industry would want it to be profitable.
As a parent, I totally accept responsibility for my kids' well-being and health. I am totally guilty of taking my kids through drive-thrus and letting them watch TV. The wife and I have adopted an American suburban, 2-car, 2-income, white-collar lifestyle with the kids also being swept up in the hectic pace that it entails.
By the time one of us gets to the child care center to get them (since the elementary school closes way before COB), they're whining how they're hungry, and on many days we need to get one of them to an after-school sports event. As much as we try to do the right thing, we're so physically and emotionally tired that we give in to doing the easy thing; we get them fast food and let them watch TV for an hour before we really sit down with them for homework time.
So am I an ideal parent? Do I make the absolutely best choices for them? No of course not. Unfortunately we cannot make those decisions in an ideal vacuum. I make decisions that still meet my kids' needs that still balances out with time constraints, external commitments, and, honestly, plain old selfishness to watch out for my own interests.