This is US taxpayer dollars at work, but it may not be that bad, actually.
US economy works through permanent Keynesian stimulus on military industry. Public money pored here irrigate the whole economy, even after profit has been made, since the thing is really big: US accounts for 50% of worldwide military expenses.
The problem is that having huge military expenses means you have a huge military power, and the temptation to use it, which will make everyone in the world hate you. The F35 is a solution to this problem: big expenses, but no military power gained. This is a very clever move.
How many calories in a pound of cotton?
In a pound I do not know, but in 100g I would say around 500 kcal that a human cannot absorb.
When we attempt to impose rules on corporation, first they scream they will not be able to do business anymore and this will destroy whatever is at stake.
But in the end, while there is non zero profit to be made, corporation will cope with the new rules.
A little problem solver that guy was.
Sure, dictatorship is a efficient solution to shut up people complains. Latin America tried it a lot with great success.
Anyway, I really just don't think the Police are at all interested in dealing with the Uber
Police started busting UberPOP users yesterday in Paris: stopping cars with one passenger at the back and checking if that person and the driver knew each others.
[socialists] of force to implement their agenda
You should not confuse socialists from Russia or China with socialists from France. In 1944, the french communist party, which staffed a lot of France insider resistance, mostly controlled the territory after the Germans were defeated. The french communists had enough power to perform coup, but they did not.try it.
And anyway, Francois Hollande is not a socialist, despite his claims. His governments' action suggest he is more neoliberalism fan boy
The NSA is supposed to spy on officials.
NSA is also supposed to not get caught. And french officials are supposed to be outraged even if France does that same kind of spying. At least they did not did it AND get caught.
The broad use and real revenue would be an adult picture of your unborn child or new baby
And even if the technique does not work, you will make money for 20 years before anyone notice this was a scam. How clever!