You just have to pop the device in, let it run for 10-30 seconds, and your teeth are clean, and it could even floss for you.
Guess that will be next year's model . . .
Strangely, neither party, once in power, actually reduces spending.
I'm just going to assume that you have no idea what is actually going on. Clinton balanced the budget and reduced spending. Actually started paying down the National Debt. Idiot Bush raised the deficit and started spending money like a lottery winner and exploded the deficit again. After that idiot ran out of time in office, the deficit started shrinking again under President Obama. The Democrats actually try and reduce spending, get it under control, and then the Republicans mess it all up again, then another Democrat has to come in and fix it again.
As for the current debacle, the Republicans are acting like petulant children who didn't get their way, and are trying to hold their breath until they can make the president look bad. Some of these idiots were actually reelected on a platform of making the president bad. It's shameful and despicable. The idiot Republicans would actually flush the entire country down the toilet if they thought it might get more of them reelected. They are an embarrassment.
And I'm sick of having to pay high insurance premiums because uninsured poor people go to the emergency department (their only means of seeing a doctor when something happens), then when they can't pay their exorbitant bills, the hospitals charge everybody else more money to cover those costs. I'd rather see the money spent on getting everybody covered. We already spend more money per person on so called healthcare than any country that actually provides universal coverage.
Seriously, just make it a federal crime to tell a lie on the house or senate floor, and start throwing these morons in jail. Then maybe something useful can actually get done.
When it comes to coastal issues, a 3.5 inch sea rise in 50 years is relatively small.
is confusing as you're trying to say that a small amount of sea level rise doesn't matter very much towards coastal issues, which is the opposite of what this slashdot post is about. The sea level goes up, and the coastline moves inward. Not only from erosion (soil washing away), but because the water is moving further inland as it rises. Therefore, low-level areas will be submerged in water.
Sea level rise is not a relatively small coastal issue to an area like the the Maldives, which has an average ground level of 59 inches (the planet's lowest country). The sea rises, and not only does their coast disappear, but their whole country. That's kind of a huge issue.
Backed up the system lately?