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They aren't deterred by whether or not the laws they pass are within their power under US law either.
I guess that would be un-American
because wires don't follow political boundaries
your fiber is our fiber and visa versa. it's all bound up. a message you send from Vancouver to Halifax may/ probably crosses the border into the USA
Regardless of the physical path the 1's and 0's take the US can't arbitrarily declare things illegal and expect the rest of the world to follow suit.
Because Republicans snuck a ban into a completely unrelated port security bill that they knew nobody could vote against right before an election.
How is that even a legal thing that they can do that?
or a false flag action of the US to accuse a foreign power. To get more funding for the space defense toys.
Anything that gets more money in the hands of nasa can't be all bad.
A foreign entity wouldn't have targeted a 20 year old weather satellite. They would have hit a major new spy sat.
Except if you want to see if it works. target something no one is going to miss. What do you think would happen if a brand spanking new spy sat or something blew up? They would want to know what the fuck happened and investigate a lot more thoroughly than they will for this.
Judging on my past usage patterns, a lack of a removable battery isn't a big deal for me; but the SD card is. Anyone have any suggestions for a good new model phone that still comes with one, since Samsung is apparently out?
Pretty much everything else that doesn't start with an i. HTC's m9 looks quite nice, SD slot present and accounted for. Sony's xperia line is nice too, but it is sony and the one I have (Z) is very quiet on it's external speakers, so much so that with any real background noise you have to hold it by your ear to hear anything anyway. HTC or possible ship jump to a nokia windows phone is looking like a winner to me.
Non-user-replaceable battery, and no SD expansion.
Stick it up your backside, Samsung, and stop emulating the WORST features of your competitors.
Non replaceable battery, meh. Non expandable memory, now that is a show stopper right there.
The trouble with any such reliable way of communicating with the divine is that it would, ultimately, deprive us of our dignity as truly independent beings. Once the creator makes himself be known in unambiguous terms that are obvious to everyone, you are no longer a truly independent entity, now are you? Sure, you still have your free will, but how much is that worth in a world where you know, for sure, that the Devil exists? How much choice does that leave you, to decide between good and evil?
Is that why Jesus walked around performing miracles? And also why there's such heavy consequence for making the 'wrong' choice? Also I'm pretty sure most people would choose good, especially when given all the information to make an informed choice.
"Hospitals, in western culture, are a result of religious people. Schools, colleges, and universities are the result of religious people. Religious people claim many good and wholesome actions as a result of communicating with their god.
People did that, the fact they were christian is moot. Those things predate christianity by a long stretch. In fact if prayer worked the way the bible says it does (when it says they do as opposed to when it says they don't) none of those would be needed.