I don't know anything about Alibaba as a company, or about their stock arrangements. But I do know that over the years the website has worked to become more buyer-friendly and to earn buyer trust. My main concern about this is that they don't go overboard with growth and ruin what so far seems to be a good thing.
Clearly, the adoption of Common Core, and indeed most modern eduction "theory", lends credibility to your assertion that 2+2=5.
I think it's pretty neutral to say that I should get what I pay for and not have some toady at Time Warner deciding what's worthy of being passed along at advertised rate.
They filled NY with garbage. and I'm not talking about themselves. Note that a bunch of A-listers flew in on private jets too.
I bet that only 1 in 4 knew why they were actually marching. The rest were there for the party.
They have repaved the road in front of my subdivision 3 fucking times in the last ten years.
The water Department has torn up the street in front of my house twice trying to fix a water leak.
Every time there is a thunderstorm the power goes out.
Where is Augustus when you need him?
Government makes a mess of a program
Government make s a website that touts the success of that program.
Do you see where I'm going here?
After all the lies (go ahead...deny they told us lies) do you really have faith that the stuff they are telling you now is true?
Is 12 million the number this week? You can never tell. It goes up and down willy nilly depending on the talking head.
I bet the reality is they have NO CLUE how many people signed up, paid, or used it.
Think back to High School.
Remember the people who were popular?
What did you think about them?
Yep, that's what we have now.
Absolutely true. Canids and felids in particular hunt more for sport than for food. Wolves have been observed having all sorts of fun killing an entire flock of sheep. Foxes hunt and kill mice and birds without eating 'em. And I used to have a cat who did nothing but hunt gophers all day long; within 3 years he'd completely exterminated them in my neighborhood.
Incidentally my neighbor runs a twice-weekly foxhunt, tho the usual quarry is coyotes (mostly chasing, they usually don't shoot 'em). The local coyotes have gotten so into being chased by dogs that they come down to the kennel the night before a hunt and get the dogs all riled up and ready to go.
Female dogs that have never had pups will often kill puppies. Presumably fewer of someone else's offspring means more resources when you have your own.
[This is a consistent enough behavior that I warn clients in no uncertain terms to never ever leave the new puppy alone with the adult dog, most especially the spayed female adult dog.]
Dogs, cats, chickens, horses, various fish, some insects...
Hmm. Maybe it's just a living organism thing.
Another scheme by the labels is to sign up promising bands who are seen as competitors... and now that they're locked into a contract, they're never let produce an album. So basically they're eliminated as potential competition for the money-acts.
Researching the "Rape Culture" of America
by Dr. Christina Hoff Sommers
Umm...80% or more of code running businesses today is not hosted on a webserver.
All the things he mentions, including the web, are a thin veneer of cool on a core of mundane.
Things like your paycheck, 401k, benefits, scheduling, purchasing, sales, repair, shipping, renting, inventory, routing, tracking, etc. etc. etc. are all done on fairly large computers running dull code like COBOL and even FORTRAN. They may have Web interfaces built with all these wizbang thingies, but the real work happens in legacy systems that are solid as a rock because they don't change technologies every three years to something cooler than what they have now.