Ahh, mudslinging and lies. You, sir, are the reason I despise politics in the first place. You can't stand on the facts, so you make them up for the public. There's a law about THAT, too. Might want to keep that in mind.
Re: Re: Re: Re: Buy why are prescriptions dearer in the US?
You miss out on so money things. Transportation costs, emergent care, etcetera. When you are taken via ambulance, you are taken to the nearest facility. You can request a different one, but they will charge you a transfer fee on top of that.
When you are dealing with a chronic illness that requires immediate care, you do not go to a new doctor, you go to one that knows your history, first. Why? Because they will have a better idea what to check for without spending the first hour and a half trying to get your history faxed and poring over it.
For someone so voluble about the subject you seem to miss out on the nitpicky details.
Re: Re: Couldn't this be used as a metric for SOPA?
This question was not asked as it was not pertinent to the study. The study was to measure the effects of SOPA on the DCIs (Digital Content Intermediaries), which is a broad category. You do not ask 'what would you invest in' when you want to know how a new law would impact investments in a specific category. One question in the study was I am uncomfortable investing in business models in which the regulatory framework is ambiguous. I would really recommend you read the whole thing. It's only 28 pages, and quite interesting. Especially the methodology.
I was not represented at this meeting. You like to think that I was, but you cannot name a single group that represents me and was present at this hearing. I am not rich, I am not a technologist, I do not pirate content. Hell, I don't even have a credit card. And by the way? 'endlessly satisfied' may not be smug, when you are satisfied with the frustration of others I believe the term is 'schadenfreude.'
Re: Re: Buy why are prescriptions dearer in the US?
One of the reasons healthcare costs so much in the US is because people do not bargain shop for healthcare here. They pay what the doctor bills them, they don't negotiate prices or go to another doctor.
Pricing is non-negotiable, and often you do not know the price until after you are billed. At that point there can be no negotiation. Even so, it is incredibly difficult to hop from doctor to doctor as you suggest, and would be incredible stupid to do so.
Now, you add Medicare into the mix, and everyone is billed the same. I can look at my medicare summary and see what is being charged, and what medicare allows them to charge. That stays the same from doctor to doctor.
Child pornography is treated differently than any other offense. This is something you are well aware of. You cannot compare the two without making yourself look greasy in the process. Drop that line of argument, it will not win you the day.
I still don't buy that argument. The registries are supposed to be international. Do you seriously believe anyone, if they'd been informed the US would have jurisdiction over their websites, would have ever bothered with a US based registry? It's little more than the US trying to take yet more control over a medium they have no business with.
It's a discussion blog. Calling someone ignorant when they are asking for the material you just posted makes you the ass. It's like all the people who mock other posters for asking for citations. Please attempt a civil tone towards these things, or you won't be taken very seriously at all.
Re: Re: Re: Vulnerable Workers Are Still Vulnerable
Don't forget to compare it with how bad it was for those who didn't have any work, which is why the project was initiated in the first place. It's all well and good to revile the conditions, but the Great Depression needed the uplift.