I've only got the one phone. I'll have it for 2 years. Then I'll buy whatever I feel is best at the time. Research is the only way to make a good choice when there are many similar choices to pick from.
We don't need no stinking icons!
At about $10000 per pound launch cost I estimate that it would cost an average of about $1,000,000 per person minimum just to get into orbit. Never mind how much it would cost to make an extraterrestrial colony be self sufficient. If we were just to shoot the population of the US into space and forget them it would cost 300 trillion dollars.
DMandPenfold writes "A multi-billion dollar European Union IT research fund will help study the behavior of three-legged dogs, it has been revealed. The fund will support extensive studies into how three-legged dogs move. There is a particular focus on how the dogs balance and function, given their missing limb."
This combined with the "emergency powers" over the internet that are being given to the Department of Homeland Security mean that most of the media in this country can conceivably be taken over by the government. If they don't like what you have to say they aren't going to allow you to say it.
Had no real beef with him until now. This just proves that there is no longer any real difference between the two major parties. The only reason they appear to oppose each other is so they can generate enough smoke to keep the public in the dark.
Patents are very important. People do not work for free. The more important the discovery the more the discoverer should be paid for it. As has been noted by others here, the inventor spent 15 years of his life and millions of dollars developing this invention. Now you want him to just give all that effort and expense away. You are right. The depths of human greed are astonishing. It is even more astonishing when people don't even recognize the depths of their own greed while denigrating it in others. Who is the one who wants something for nothing here? You!
Government's job is most certainly NOT to regulate everything. Government sucks at everything except what it is supposed to do. Namely, provide for defense, international relations, a just court system and coining money. Come to think of it they suck at those things too.
Deduct the price of the toy from the happy meal (which they'll do anyway) then make the toy available for the difference.
So tell me, since you seem to be a child rearing expert, what other things decisions should the government make for me and my child. It is not about what is bad for the children but what is bad for society in general. I and not society have the primary responsibility for raising my child. It is none of the state of California's business how I choose to raise my child. You "It Takes a Village Types" can take a hike!
Expecting elected officials to be any better than the people that elect them is probably unwise.
I wonder if the people of California could successfully cross the street without their nanny holding their hand.
I think that we will be completely surprised by any aliens we find. They will be like nothing we've imagined so far.
As long as it is possible to buy a cell phone without the chip if I so choose.
I'm not aware of anyone putting their foot down anywhere except maybe on their gas pedals. Demand for gas is as high as it ever was and supplies are beginning to run out. Short term manipulation of prices is possible, but supply and demand always win out in the end.