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Why the hell did he keep watching the news each night?
Better no black holes than black holes that didn't evaporate.
Color and shape
How much they hurt when I step on them"
. . . except the bankers
It doesn't have to be. During my commute I listen to these things called "podcasts" that allow me to catch up on news, learn more about economics, and improve my foreign language skills.
Especially worrying since Venezuela has been known to give weapons to rebel groups in neighboring countries.
Maybe that's why they're making deals with the Chinese to process their crude.
I think you're referring to the Glass-Steagall act
But yes, I believe the repeal of this law was a major contributor to the current mess.
ok, I read the socialistworker "Why we're protesting the G20" link you posted and still have no idea why they are protesting. Most of the rather long page describes how and "you have a right to."
The only actual reasons given are:
"But they have not shared with us or consulted with us, the majority of the world's people, about exactly what they will be discussing."
The desire for the G20 to "respond positively on certain kind of issues"
"We need a better world, a different world, in which that democratic principle permeates everything."
Yeah, and I'd like a pony. Grow up, get a job, and actually do something with your life, because whatever you're doing now isn't have any impact.
I'm a Yank who spent nine years in Britain. After the first couple of years on the NHS, we gave up and went private for just about everything. As an example, my son needed three different operations. Each time we were told it was a six month wait on the NHS; we went private and were able to schedule the surgeries in 2, 3, and 6 weeks.
Technically you are correct that insurance doesn't change your treatment within the NHS. However, in several instances, we started with the NHS, only to switch to private at which we got better, faster service by the same doctors in the same hospital. So your statement is certainly misleading about the effect insurance has on health coverage in the UK.
In a sad anecdote, I watched our British neighbor go from a vigorous rambler to a shut-in after the NHS repeatedly brushed her off and mis-diagnosed her. Heaven help you if you're above 60 on the NHS. I'm convinced the NHS's philosophy is that all medical problems go away (from their perspective) if you wait long enough.
True. But I doubt there would have been the need to rig the vote if Hussein was still in charge of Iraq. Removing Iraq as a threat enabled people to focus on things beyond their immediate security.