Maybe just to piss california off. Or maybe to secure against hackers bricking your phone or possibly companies wanting to up their sales or lock you into another contract.
What in the world would make you think that outside of ignorance of state's rights. The feds are constitutionally empowered to regulate commerce between the states. State's rights is about keeping the feds out of areas they are not constitutionally supposed to be in, not empowering states above the constitution.
California is more than capable of placing restrictions and requirements on commerce conducted withing its borders as long as it doesn't favor local companies over other US companies. The problem of states essentially dictating to the rest of the nation is more of a problem with companies being so large that compliance withing that state ends up influencing every product sold in other states.
What the parent complains of can be fixed by companies only offering cartain models within those states. The motor vehicle industry did this for the longest time.
No one invaded the US in WWI. Granted our entrance into WWII had an attack on US territory but there was no invasion until after we entered the war. Of course you can argue that the US had no interest in entrring those wars but we did and have largely structured our defende strategies around no allowing other countries wars unfold to the point another world war would happen ever since.
Concentrating on someone invading the US is a complete mistake. If someone invaded Mexico or even Canada, you better bet the US would enter the war. Same goes for a number of countries in south america as well as around the world. But if we knew some country was buying arms to invade colimbia, strengthening their defenses for that particular threat could very well avoid a war or even stop it before it got large enough to become another WWI or vietnam or Korea. So lets look at the entire picture rather that only the portions that can easily be discredited. Or should we forget the lessons history has taught us and become another Neville Chamberlain. Even if you think we should, the cold war has shown that the defense strategies of the US and quite a bit of the rest of the would do not think we should.
Godwin is more or less a way to be intelectually lazy any more. Back when it first came about, it wasn't the entrance of Nazis, hitler, or any evil historical figure into debates that was the problem, it was when a point or participant was compared to or likened to them. The observation was that once that happened, nothing constructive would come after and it would de-evolve into personal attacks and so on so debate was essentially over there.
Now it is a trick of the dishonest and intelectually lazy who think any mention automatically means a loss in the debate and if they point it out, they somehow win it. This is true even in discussion about WWII to some even.
Sometimes the mention of these topics are beneficial to the debates. This is especially true when discussing topics like oppresive governments and data collection. Its likr that sayong about when you don't know about history, you are doomed to repeat it.
It appears the biggest thing stopping releases right now it the reporter Greenwald trying to monitize the process. Snowden says greenwald has all the dicuments.
There are people right now trying to organize mercenary teams to find snowden and turn hum in to the US. There is even one of the right wing radio host claiming they want to start a kickstarter campain to crowd source this.
Yep, no reason to worry about anything at all. It is not like no other country has been invaded or any world wars have been started by countries allying together and sharing military tech or anything.
Lol.. not only that, they are suggesting the watchers watch the watchers to make the report.
With an honest president, this crap would have been stopped long before a Snowden would have appeared.
What we have is an untold amount of information being collected and disiminated to foreign organizations with a reporter and internet salesman in possession of it to start their newest money making venture and the guy eho initially took the information it is offering to help other countries defeat the US inteligence gathering that is likely constitutional. What a mess we have
Nah, i'm plenty old enough and remeber quit well.
I don't think he claimed it was leftist government rather that it was government the left supports. Its a small but significant difference as the government can be left or right and its the left that wants more of it.
The bigger the state(government) the smaller the citizen. What you said is also true but neglected where it leaves us.
Not true. Clothes are designed to hide flaws in the human body. Most women are flawed to some degree. Air brushing models and makeup to hide some of them have been around for quite a while.
Now i could understand your conclusion about him maybe being gay if he said something along the lines of a man in clothing is more attractive than a naked woman but he didn't.
Lol.. no i willl not go out with you.
Seriously, are you going to a/s/l me?
I'm too old for you
There are few musicians/bands i will pay to see in concert any more. But i love going to festivals and watching performers. I love hitting bars to watch local talent. I don't even care if the sound is imperfect or the acustics reminds you of dogs barking at cats having screaming loud sex. Its the ecperience of seeing people give it their best and having a hell of a good time in the process.
The last major concert i went to, it seemed like my $80 for tickets bothered the band or something. It was almost like they had something better to do. I know i have something better to do. Long live the garage bands and festivals. Even the has been headliners stuck doing county fairs are better then most headliners in my opinion.
Everyone got entranced about it being over a blowjob instead lieing to a court and there was a big public backlash costing quite a few republican seats in congress. It is also probably why gore did so well in the election, it severely polarised the country.
The plans i saw where outrageously stupid. Their annual cost is more than i spent on healthcare the last five years combined (about $245 per month). And to top it off, they have a $6000 deductable and $6000 out of pocket expenses. That means over one third of my income last year before i see any real advantage if i had to use it. I had catastrophic with a $2000 deductable and only paid $135 a month and it covered broken bones, stitches, heart attacks, strokes and the rest of the crap that would have to happen in order to jack my expenses up enough to see a real benefit from the policies i saw on the exchange.
I wouldn't mind coverage but i don't consider this as any improvement. For years i didn't want insurance because i spent the money on other things. I'm sure others did too.