Just an old retired girl from Ontario (though sometimes, I'm just tired). Retired photographer, doing freelance and stuff for fun now. Not very politically motivated, but there are some things that can get me riled up some...
[Charter's $79 billion acquisition of Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks.]
That's a shame. We've been using Brighthouse in Florida, and compared to others, they were amazing. Reasonable pricing, good service, decent customer service. Better than the service we have in Canada for almost 3 times the price.
I'd rather like Brighthouse to stay as they are, so I hope that Charter isn't going to change the service or the pricing.
But I am thankful that me and my home still live in the "lost world". I admit it, I'm a dinosaur.
What's wrong with walking over to the thermostat and changing it yourself? Or turning on your lights using your hands instead of some "device"?
Tales like this one make me wonder how society would survive without all their little electronic gadgets and doodads.
Things like having internet, or phones or TV are fine, but they shouldn't be the things that run our lives and it seems that the more forward thinking the devices become, the less people enjoy life and worry more about the devices working.
Spent the last few months away from home without all of that stuff and we found ourselves a lot happier.
... just sayin' don't buy "things" to run your life for you.
The problem with that is the members of the jihad.
Even if "the other" side (US/Canada, the rest of the world) decided to quit, the jihad would not.
The root cause is their ideals. As far as they're concerned, the entire world needs to live under their regime.
Thank you, but no.
Frankly, I'm on the side who just wants to nuke them. That's problematic too, since they aren't all in one place, and they aren't all able to be identified visibly. Because one dresses like a muslim does not make one a member of the terrorist group.
I won't pretend to know the answer, but unless individuals fight back, I see no real way out. These people kill if you refuse to join.