Global warming can't stand up to the criticism they give other kinds of faith, but is regarded as not only science but the holy grail of science.
I beg to differ. Global warming is not the "holy grail of science" and it never has been. The holy grail of science is understanding and knowing the truth.
The problem is that science has become politicized, requires funding from the government and corporations, and too many people claim to be scientists when they do not follow the scientific method. Global Warming, especially Anthropogenic Global Warming is espoused and taken as proven scientific, when it is based on very shaky evidence a lot of supposition. It bases most of it's predictions on measurements from the last few hundred years, but ignores the fact that the climate has changed greatly over the last 500 million years. The last 200 thousand years have been abnormally stable when compared to the last 500 million. To assume that it would continue to remain this stable is foolish, yet that is what climate "scientists" say the case should be.
Take out the politics, the egos, and the monetary pressures and give climate "science" an objective look, and it looks looks like more phrenology than neurology.
I think everyone can set their own priorities and make their own decisions, and the best we as a society can do is to prevent predatory business plans from taking root and fucking everybody over.
So, what you are saying is that people should be allowed to make their own decisions, except for the people who run companies. Those people should have to price their product according to what you think is fair. It can only be a predatory plan if the plan causes people to have to continually return to the business. That is what makes payday loans predatory. But, this is not like that. This is pre-paid phone and data service. The phone part is reasonable and no one is forced to use the premium service, the luxury service of mobile data access. And, when one runs out of credit, one doesn't have to pay and continue to use the service, phone or data. One can simply stop using the data access service and use only the phone service. Or, one can go to a different service. One does not have to use mobile data access and one can simply walk away from a pre-paid service. There is no debt and no contract to hold one to the provider.
Oh, and you have already proven yourself to be arrogant, short-sighted, and willfully ignorant of the subject, capitalism, and our government.
It is really you that is just making this a social issue and saying how people should spend there money!
You are the one saying a company should not be allowed to charge whatever they want for their service. You are saying that the government should step in and regulate the price of a luxury service so that everyone can have it because you don't think it is fair that only those that can afford the service can use it. YOU are the one making this a social issue by saying that the people are being ripped off because they are being charged a lot for a luxury service, which most people don't even need, by their sub-prime provider. You are the one saying the government must regulate the price of a luxury good to ensure everyone can have it. And, yes, GoPhone is the sub-prime service arm of AT&T.
What is wanted is not the will to believe, but the will to find out, which is the exact opposite. -- Bertrand Russell, "Skeptical Essays", 1928