I dropped all forms of AdBlock after they started morphing into AdBlock Perhaps. uBlock Origen sounded a bit scary at first, but it works very, very well (as far as I can tell). Still, will have to check out doing something with the hosts file (which, if you ask me, is just horribly misnamed; sounds like it is a collection of things you WANT on your computer).
"If anything, that's an awfully bad precedent... literal baby-killers get lesser sentences (and often get paroled far sooner than a decade later)."
Precedent of a sort has been around for some time. Certain crimes involving either money or failure to "respect mah authoriteh!" of government have long been considered more heinous than murder. In Isaac Newton's time counterfeiting was certainly considered worse than murder which would merely get you hanged. Counterfeiting would get you half-hanged, drawn and quartered. Sir Isaac, as Master of the Royal Mint in later life, was rightly feared because of this.
You are in desperate need of this economist joke:
Q. How many economists does it take to screw in a light bulb?
A. None. Had the light bulb needed screwing in, the Invisible Hand of the Free Market would have already done so.
Conclusion -- You don't actually have a clue as to what you are talking about.
No trouble at all. We think of ourselves as the little blue dot in the big red state. Also, we are already making plans to secede from Texas should Texas actually secede from the US. See ya at SXSW [or any of the innumerable film fests we have].
Obviously you did not spend much time here in Austin. Me, I've already booked for a tour tomorrow. Also, if you were in DFW, you must have only been at the airport. Dallas and Fort Worth are totally different cities. Eh, too many foreigners coming here already. Buh-bye!
Word Perfect was what I first used, back in DOS days. The 'reveal all codes' feature was nifty. You can get some of that in LibreOffice, but not ALL codes. But, actually, usually enough to be very useful.