Too emotional? Torture is not acceptable in any circumstances. The fact that it has been practiced at all is horrifying and the ones that did it or allowed it to happen should be locked in jail for life. There's no excuse for torture. Unless, of course, you are the kind of rotten human we've grown to expect from those people in the intelligence community (generally speaking).
If this goes unpunished then it'll be clear that the US Executive considers itself to be above the Congress (and we've seen that this is apparently the case with the Judiciary as well). Seems it's about time the Executive is forced back into its place.
We have tested data thresholds where very heavy customers can buy more if they want more
Sheer bullshit.If you are a heavy user with one speed you'll still use a whole lot with larger pipes. Simply because what limits you effectively is the pipe. This weekend I went on a download spree. Between installing Windows (and updating it), Netflix, downloading a few games (Steam) on my notebook and grabbing 1080p anime (that is not available in my country btw and I only downloaded 3 episodes) I gobbled down over 80Gb on my 35mbit connection. I don't do it often but this is basically the entirety of most caps (for comparison, the caps for 10mbit on a local provider here is 90Gb). And I'm not even mentioning the Gb uploaded synchronizing a few folders with my cloud storage.
This is not a heavy user, this is just regular using. They are full of bullshit, they want money, that's it.
That's actually more than my annual income (if it's 20 thousand Euro). An average doctor here makes about twice as much (remember, averages are misleading) so it would still be 50% of their earnings. For a single journal.
Basically, it seems it was an article trashing people who deny "global warming". I'm not sure how that qualifies as a scientific article. Science is not about what the scientist or the advocate believes, it's about the facts.
Actually it's an article about the psychology of the denial process (if I read right), not about climate change. So.. uh... it is science. But not in the climate change issue but rather in the social and psychological stuff behind the topic.
No sonny. I disagree with many things the "global warming" crowd say but unless you've been living under a rock you'll see that there is something wrong with the climate, empirically speaking. I also disagree with the deniers simply because I'm seeing first hand all the ways we are fucking up with nature as a whole (I work with environmental monitoring).
What I do question is the way people are trying to tackle the climate issue. Trapping carbon dioxide is an idiocy. Instead they could be using that energy that would go down the drain to build better pollution removal systems. Carbon dioxide in the air doesn't do shit. Nitrous oxides, sulfur, dioxins and the likes are pure poison ready to fuck up a myriad of things. But air is still not the worst of our problems. Trash, overexploitation of natural resources and polluted liquid effluents will do the job faster than any coal plant driven economy can ever think of doing.
Extremism is bad not because you are completely opposed to the other side. It is bad because it usually comes equipped with intolerance. If you are the most religious person but you agree to disagree with others and don't try to impose your own beliefs on everybody then it's not extremism, it's just a polar opinion. Same with politics and other topics.
If there are LAWS dictating how asylum must be given it's another story. I thought of the examples where Executive guidelines (in the form of a decree) are what prevents such move.
As a matter of fact here you have an instrument that would be called "Decree-law" which is a decree with the powers of a law. Such things can be challenged in court and in the legislative but they can be changed anytime by the executive. I myself don't know how it works to the full extent but I do know it's some sort of remnant from our dictatorship days so there you have it, Germany is different from what I thought.
Still, laws aren't set in stone. There can be exceptions and most judiciary system accept such issues.
That. Should be like our electric system. You don't know what route the electrons will take, where they come from and where they go to. If one transmission line is down or overloaded they find other routes.