emerge -uD world
Do it right...
emerge -uD world
Do it right...
And a third group people are totally forgetting.... Parents and students where the schools has said it will use Twitter to tell them of emergencies. They get the account solely to receive these notices.
*GASP* Whatever did people do before the internet???!?!?
Except for banking.
Brick & Mortor at their local bank. Many still do it this way today given the security nightmare that online banking has suffered recently.
And filing some legal papers.
Again, a trip to the lawyer's office...
That's why God invented schools...
NOAA Weather Radio...
Checking commodity reports, which is very important to farmers.
Phone call to broker...
Rapid shipping of design documents to job sites.
USPS/ UPS/ FedEx Same Day Delivery...
Those are just a few I can think of.
Keep thinking since there is nothing that truly requires the internet.
So what's your point?
That a politician is beholden to the corporations? No news there thanks to the conservative Supreme Court's decision in Citizen's United.
That corporations do everything they can to decrease costs and increase shareholder value? They are required by law to do this. It is their sole purpose for existence.
That a corporation that pays substandard wages has to be forced to pay a wage that allows their employees to survive? I think it is sad that they have to be forced to do that. They scream they can't get talent when in truth what they mean is they can't get talent on the cheap. If they had their way, slavery and child labor would still be practiced.
It gets it from the external wall wart but since it is right next to the router there is a power source right there. If power goes out, I have a whole home generator that kicks in 1 minute after it goes out. Gotta love Generac!
If you have reliable internet then I recommend a VoIP service like Magic Jack. That is what I use with the added benefit of wiring it to the incoming existing service box meaning all the phones in the house are using the same device without rewiring the whole house. All for $19.95 a year. Not too shabby.
And if he was such a danger, why didn't the Russians detain him when he was there instead of letting him come back? I haven't seen that question asked yet.
We still are. Basically fighting with FEMA over expenses.
Well then here is another piece for you...
Every state that receives federal assistance for disaster is required by the Stafford Act to have a FEMA approved mitigation plan. It can be one of two flavors. Standard all hazards mitigation plan or enhanced all hazard mitigation plan. Larger states go for enhanced because it gives up to 20% instead of 15% but to be enhanced a state has to demonstrate a capability and dedication to running their own programs. Smaller states like mine don't have the staffing to pull that off properly so we go standard. These plans are public documents (sensitive critical infrastructure mitigation may be redacted) so check with your State Hazard Mitigation Officer who is responsible for those plans. (WV citizens can find theirs here: http://www.dhsem.wv.gov/mitiga... )
Add to that each local unit of government must have an approved local plan if they want to participate in mitigation funding programs. (Again, WV citizens can use the link above for their regionalized plans).
State plans have an update cycle of 3 years while local plans have an update cycle of 5. SHMOs nationwide have been arguing this update cycle is backwards. After all, which is more likely to change over time, local or statewide?
Well from what I am seeing from the comments here and the bitchfest going on over there the science isn't very trustworthy either...
One of the criticisms I've seen of this paper is that Pielke doesn't take into account the fact that we've built more resilient structures in response to past natural disasters so the fact that the costs remain about the same means either those responses haven't been very effective or that the natural disasters have been getting worse but the additional resilience keeps the costs about the same.
Disclaimer: I am the State Hazard Mitigation Officer for my state...
Having said that, I can vouch for the fact that every state gets 15% of the cost of the disaster just for mitigating future damages. Everything from acquisition / demolition and elevations for flooding to safe rooms and wind resistant construction for hurricane and tornadoes. This has been going on since the late 80's and is part of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (Public Law 93-288) as amended. Section 404 covers the Hazard Mitigation Assistance and 406 covers Mitigation for Public Assistance (infrastructure).
Currently, our state has over 1,500 properties that are under deed restriction preventing any structures from being built there ever again.
Title 44 of the Code of Federal Regulations stipulates how the Hazard Mitigation Grant programs are to be implemented.
Add to that the newly (and controversially) enacted Biggert Waters National Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012 and it makes the NFIP risk based as it should be.
So yes, this nation has been actively seeking ways to make communities much more resilient to natural disasters.
And from an anecdotal point of view having been in emergency management for 15 years, I can say from personal experience that storms are getting more frequent and more powerful.
The standard used for Trademark is will a similar product cause confusion in the marketplace? Here we are talking about the same product (which there are only so many ways to make a multimeter) that color and design characteristics may be the only way to distinguish products.
In some cases I have. For example, I stopped trying to rid myself of the flu virus through the totally ineffective flu vaccine. Haven't had a single instance of the flu in the ten years I stopped getting the vaccine. But the thousands of strains of the flu virus is exactly the kind of mutations I am talking about. Nature will always find a way.
Nobody said nature was "intelligent". It is resilient though. And if it was advantageous for a species to survive to have laser defenses, then that is what will happen in some form or the species will go extinct. In both cases upstream dependent species will be effected.
That depends on the quality of life I will have after the treatment and what is involved in the treatment in the first place. If the quality of life goes below my standards, then yes, I would refuse treatment and live life to the fullest for the time I have left. If the treatment is worse than the disease then yes, I again would refuse treatment and live what life I have left to its fullest.
There are worse things in life than death. Have you ever spent an evening with an insurance salesman? -- Woody Allen