Hello there, and welcome to Slashdot!
Hello there, and welcome to Slashdot!
The USPS's primary role these days seems to be cramming my mailbox with unsolicited and unwanted advertisements, and providing landfills with a limitless supply of dead trees.
Remind me again why we're still spending $billions to keep this going?
It's been 60 years since institutional racism was (supposedly) outlawed. What made it OK again for a government entity to establish that certain races are inherently inferior to others?
Since I have a decidedly white perspective on this issue, I'd be interested to get a different take on how governments are subscribing to this notion that minorities cannot compete on an even playing field. I'm more interested in understanding why people in these demographics aren't mad as hell at what these policies insinuate.
That's a meaningless point when the "average user" doesn't know which distros are meant for him/her.
Your defensive impulse sounds a lot like "You're holding the phone wrong."
I'm not making any claims about their overall reliability. Just sharing my own positive experience with them.
"Our societies are now based on rampant consumerism and the freedom of the individual to do whatever they want, so long as it's not illegal and they can pay for it."
The majority of the people on Earth already live under repressive governments with horrendous environmental protection laws in place (if any). Your "solution" is to further restrict individual freedom. I think your idea needs some work.
For what my anecdotal account is worth, I'm completely satisfied with my CFLs. I've had nothing but CFLs in my house since about '04 and have only had to replace a half-dozen or so.
The energy savings justified the cost of the switch from incandescent bulbs to CFLs. Going from CFLs to LEDs, it isn't even close.
I imagine there will be plenty of people who read this and regard it as a "Good Idea". That's how a "movement" starts.
Or as I call it, "Saturday".
Such as? I didn't read anything in the article that would suggest any such thing was crossing state lines.
"No, this is regulating the shipment of potentially biohazardous material across state lines."
A curious theory considering nothing in the article mentioned transporting stem cells across state lines.
I've come a long way from the anti-tax Republican I used to be, but come on buddy, you aren't doing ANYTHING to dispel the "tax-every-problem-away-Democrat" cliche.
"But his is likely a case of a composer wanting to distance themselves from the politician who likes their music. That's not exactly a new phenomena by any stretch of the imagination."
Indeed, abusing the court system is as central to record labels' day-to-day business as is producing music.
It amazes me that so many allegedly "educated" people have fallen so quickly and so hard for a fraudulent fabrication of such laughable proportions. The very idea that a gigantic ball of rock happens to orbit our planet, showing itself in neat, four-week cycles -- with the same side facing us all the time -- is ludicrous. Furthermore, it is an insult to common sense and a damnable affront to intellectual honesty and integrity. That people actually believe it is evidence that the liberals have wrested the last vestiges of control of our public school system from decent, God-fearing Americans (as if any further evidence was needed! Daddy's Roommate? God Almighty!)
Documentaries such as Enemy of the State have accurately portrayed the elaborate, byzantine network of surveillance satellites that the liberals have sent into space to spy on law-abiding Americans. Equipped with technology developed by Handgun Control, Inc., these satellites have the ability to detect firearms from hundreds of kilometers up. That's right, neighbors
Of course, this all works fine during the day, but what about at night? Even the liberals can't control the rotation of the Earth to prevent nightfall from setting in (only Joshua was able to ask for that particular favor!) That's where the "moon" comes in. Powered by nuclear reactors, the "moon" is nothing more than an enormous balloon, emitting trillions of candlepower of gun-revealing light. Piloted by key members of the liberal community, the "moon" is strategically moved across the country, pointing out those who dare to make use of their God-given rights at night!
Yes, I know this probably sounds paranoid and preposterous, but consider this. Despite what the revisionist historians tell you, there is no mention of the "moon" anywhere in literature or historical documents -- anywhere -- before 1950. That is when it was initially launched. When President Josef Kennedy, at the State of the Union address, proclaimed "We choose to go to the moon", he may as well have said "We choose to go to the weather balloon." The subsequent faking of a "moon" landing on national TV was the first step in a long history of the erosion of our constitutional rights by leftists in this country. No longer can we hide from our government when the sun goes down.
* - I take no credit nor blame for this post.
"Gort, klaatu nikto barada." -- The Day the Earth Stood Still