The problem there is the fact that the telecoms provide a service that the government has never provided (as far as I know), the telecoms aren't wholly dependent on that particular revenue stream for their core business, and this is only Texas state law not US federal law. I don't know if a similar provision exists at the federal level.
They should probably include a distribution license with the album purchase. Even if I had that kind of disposable income, I don't think I'd purchase an album that expensive without the right to legally redistribute it. I'd be too tempted to share and with the only copy of the album, it'd be far too easy to track it to me.
You will note that both of the recreational-use legalizations were by way of voter referendum and not legislative action. It's somewhat harder to convince 50% + 1 out of millions of citizens of a particular point of view rather than the same proportion of a few dozen legislators.
After doing a bit of reading, I've discovered that the school district wasn't even required, by state or federal law, to report a look-a-like weapon to the authorities. Well, I'm going to be in Flint later today anyway I guess I can go complain in person.
Hurray...this is a topic I can speak on with authority. Since I graduated from that school district in 2003 *sigh*. I know that even when I was a student you could be suspended for 10-180 days for possession of a 'look-a-like' weapon on school grounds. So that rule's been around for a while. However, while I know students that were arrested for possession of real weapons in school, I definitely hadn't heard of anyone (until now) being arrested for possession of toy guns. In fact, while I was in high school, on the seniors last day of school they would regularly go around doing drive by's on the underclassmen with water guns in the parking lot. They were still doing that when my youngest sibling graduated high school 5 years ago so I really don't know what's changed in such a short time. I these kids get charged with anything real I may not be able to support Prosecutor Layton in the next election. That would be too bad since he hasn't been a bad prosecutor otherwise.
I really want to switch from Sprint to T-Mobile. Even with a business discount, I'd get a lower price on T-Mobile for unlimited data (which is more important to me than voice minutes). However, the last time someone with T-Mobile service visited my apartment they were stuck on 2G. I can't live with that. They need to have better coverage before I jump in.
This is only partially true. For example, the Sprint Galaxy Nexus has a SIM for its LTE service but, that SIM is inside of the phone behind 'warranty void if opened' screws. They call it an internal SIM. That's part of the reason that no CDMA providers got the Nexus 4. Google had to wait until someone made a cheap single chipset radio that worked for all American cellular frequencies like the one in the Nexus 5.
This is part of the reason that all of my pictures and videos are automatically uploaded to a couple different locations as soon as they are taken. It's murder on my battery life but, after hearing all of this, I feel that a bit of paranoia is alright.
Didn't the Supreme Court already rule that doing so was constitutional? Remember, no one is actually forced to buy health insurance, they are simply taxed (the Supreme Court specifically called it a tax rather than a penalty) if they don't. I don't know if I agree with requiring health insurance the same way some states require auto insurance but, I can't name a better way to make young, relatively healthy people join the risk pool of insured persons.
I'm actually somewhat surprised that my representative (Dan Kildee D-MI) signed. This being his first term, I would have thought that he'd feel more pressured to maintain the party line. Good for him (and those of us he represents) ^_^
Why would someone so vilified on the internet actually register his website with his actual physical address and (I assume) phone number? This is what PO Boxes and Google Voice numbers are for. I almost feel sorry for this guy and the rather large number of random things that will be delivered to his residence once this hits Reddit.
You do realize that no one born in the 21st century is old enough to hold office yet right? I don't know about you but I'm not OK with the idea of a group of 13 year old's running the American government. It may not be a huge step but it would still be a step in the wrong direction.
The Chiefs are named after the nickname of a former mayor of Kansas City, Harold 'The Chief' Bartle. He's the one who convinced the then owner of the Dallas Texans, Lamar Hunt, to move to Kansas City in the first place. A fan contest chose his nickname as the new team name.
He's not American and there are Bitcoin exchanges outside of the US so I'd say yes, he can get his money. In fact he's already cashed out 20% of it and bought an upscale apartment. Also, that $886,000 number is from April, if he hadn't cashed out some then, he'd have just over a million US dollars worth of Bitcoin as of yesterday.
You are aware that no sitting members of Congress are up for re-election next week right? There are a couple special elections to fill vacant seats (deaths and people moving to other political office) but no re-elections. That's a major reason that the shutdown was able to happen, it's not an election year so members of Congress didn't feel that their jobs were in as much danger.