And, unlike closing Guantanamo, Obama never even...
Turns out the president can't rule by fiat. Now remind me who blocked him from closing down gitmo...
Yes, that's conceivable. But in reality, we probably visit the cinema 2-3 times per year, while this year we have probably bought 100+ hours of entertainment on discs and watched 100+ more using online streaming services, including numerous movies in each case.
The studios might like to think that the alternative to us waiting for their movies to arrive on those discs and streaming services would be to pay for cinema tickets for everyone, but their unrealistic assumptions aren't my problem. If they set similarly unrealistic prices for early access, equating it with going to a cinema rather than getting what we would have got anyway just a bit earlier, then that won't be my problem either.
Ultimately, I'm happy to pay a reasonable price and support TV shows and movies I enjoy, and I've reached a stage in my life where disposable income on that level isn't a problem and I have more I could spend on this kind of thing if I thought it was worth it. But equally, there's way more stuff out there than I'm ever going to have time to watch and there are plenty of other ways I enjoy spending my leisure time that I'll just do more of if it becomes too inconvenient or expensive to watch some things, so it's up to the studios and distributors to make an attractive offer if they want my money.
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That describes the German system, it doesn't support your points in comparison to the US one.
The US is not a theocracy and really there is no way to make it one without removing the US Constitution. Just because a leader has religious beliefs does not mean that he will be able to force others to adopt them. You just make yourself seem silly with such crazy statements.
Abortion really depends on where you view the beginning of life. If you view it as starting with that first breath after exiting the birth canal then abortion is no big deal. I remember laying in bed with my wife during both her pregnancies and listening to our child's heart beat as I lay my head on her stomach. I could feel them move and kick. It's hard for me to think of a fetus as not human.
It depends on who you watch on FOX. Sean Hannity worships Trump but some of the others aren't that hot on him. I know Shepard Smith is often quite critical of him.
They're just trying to keep up with Google. More than once, I've given a sales person a locally installed demonstrator for some web app that was working when they left the office, and then the demo was undermined when they connected their laptop to the Internet while out of the office and Chrome self-updated and broke something.
have greater inequality than the US health care system.
I looked up a bunch of stats for Germany and the US in terms of outcomes. They trade places a lot, which seems to me that neither is especially better than the other. Except the German one is half the price.
Yep. An inefficient market, e.g. a monopoly is not good. You manglarized that into "perfectly efficient" then acted smug when I justified my original statement not your mangling of it.
Well, if you want to be pedantic (of course you do), heat isn't radiation. Black body radiation is a consequence of heat. And in point of fact the ionizing spectral components of the Sun's radiation generates over seventy-thousand cases of cancer in the US annually, and over ten thousand deaths. If there were an artificial radiation source that was that harmful we'd be right to be very concerned about it, that's substantially more than 3x the number of people who perished in 9/11 every single year.
The real issue here isn't people using linguistic short hand like "radiation" that Internet trolls can play "gotcha" with; it's people not understanding the difference between radiation per se, ionizing radiation, and radioactive fallout. Maybe you don't need to be a Nobel Prize-winning physicist to run the DoE, but you should at least be able to explain the difference between these things. And you'd certainly want anyone working in government to know the difference between preventable and non-preventable deaths.
You can't really say it never will work as we don't know enough about it yet. In any case though it will most likely never work this century. Maybe in the 22nd.
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