Once reason the ACA has such low numbers is because there are as many liberals who don't like it as their are teabaggers that don't like ANYTHING associated with Obama (Obama Derangement Syndrome). Liberals are at least intelligent enough to undertsand there's two reasons for not liking the ACA... the conservative reason: it goes too far (even though the Heritage Foundation originally came up with most the crap in it); and the liberal reason: it's not universal healthcare, which is easier to implement, has no loopholes, and would be less costly for taxpayers both publicly and privately. But the ACA doesn't just benefit insurance companies, and only someone devoid of any fucking clue would still be stupid enough to think that.
NSA spying on citizens? Think back, if you will, to the people who were against the PATRIOT Act when the cowardly conservatives rammed it through in 2001. Predominately liberals. Most of those people are still against it, as well as TSA, ad the Homeland Security proliferation. As much as the teabaggers whine about it, when push comes to shove, they're still for it: http://www.nationalmemo.com/house-republicans-hold-a-hearing-to-defend-nsa-surveillance/
Marijuana? Seriously? Are you a fucking idiot as well as illiterate and living in a cave?
Bailouts? Had we not helped the banks and let them crash, you'd look longingly back to the great recession as the nice little slowdown preceding the next Great Depression. Again, only someone without a clue would think letting that large a portion of the entire countries economy collapse into chaos is a good thing. However much liberals realize something had to be done (as opposed to republicans who thought the economy was just fine (think: the GOP platform at the time; McCain specifically saying it out loud), many liberals want to see heads roll. Bankers should be in jail, any bank too big too fail should be broken up and never allowed to grow again, and Gramm–Leach–Bliley Act should be repealed. The problem: even bringing that up nets a rousing chorus of "that'd be socialism" from the fucking idiots on the right that don't understand what the word means, and are too stupid to look it up.
Many liberals disagree with Obama on a lot of little things, and some big things, BUT, he is a hell of a lot better than ANY republicans would ever begin to be. Republicans need to get back to putting this countries needs over their parties politics.... something they haven't done in about 20 years now.
If Obama came out tomorrow saying everyone should keep breathing, 4-8 minutes later every teabagger in this country would be dead, a well as most of the republican politicians who have enabled the fringe Birchers wanna-be's.
Of all countries US is one of the last in the failing list. Venezuela, Bolivia, Cuba and most of socialist Latin America, on the other hand are in utter misery. Social Democrat countries in Latin America and Europe, as France, Spain, Portugal, Brazil and Argentina are not that bad but waaay worse than US.
I'd suggest that your intentional cherry picking of specific countries, ones that have shifted the burden of debt from investors to the public in Europe, and ones that are trying to move into the new century (still) in South America, while ignoring the the most socialist democracies in Europe and how exceedingly well their economies are doing... better even than the US... you might be being a bit disingenuous. The biggest problem with most of the European countries that are having serious problems is they bought into the American bullshit way of debt management that Uncle Ronnie started, and Auntie Margret followed (first).
Wouldn't have mattered if they picked the high bidder. The problem is the law itself, not just the website. The self-righteous arrogance of this administration is only surpassed by the previous one.
With all due respect... pull your head out of your ass. we're talking about the technical aspect of the launch of the website. The only thing that would matter is who's doing the development. Suggesting that the ACA itself is responsible for the poor technical development of the website is just fucking stupid. You may not like the law for whatever reason, but please, use your fucking brain.
For the past few decades US conservatives have been trying to make both ends of the spectrum out to be solely the "left," so they don't have to come to grips with what the radical right really is. They've used the word "socialism" so often, and so inaccurately, than now they need a new derogatory name calling, hence why you now see conservative "sources" try to associate fascism with the left.
A simple run down of the traits of fascism shows where it lies in today's politics, and who is exhibiting those traits; and you don't need propaganda trying to re-write reality to conform to your precious world view to do that.... just a little intellectual honesty.
What's odd about the discovery is that the Cosmological principle--one of the fundamental tenets of cosmology--holds that the distribution of matter in the universe will appear uniform if viewed at a large enough scale. And yet, structures clearly emerge at every scale astronomers can see.
Beings as we can only ever see a very small fraction of the universe, and don't even know how big it is in its entirety, it's certainly possible we simply can't view a large enough area for the distribution to "even out."
They are different skill sets though (chem and bio)... the bio classes i took before becoming too bored to stand it were all exercises in memorization, nothing more; chem... yeh, not so much.