I seem to remember the airlines getting bailed out. I don't remember if AA was one of them but regardless this just goes to show that NO corporation, not ONE, not aig, I don't give a flying fuck, if it's peolosi's last request, NOT ONE, should EVER be bailed out PERIOD
I have lived the first 30 or so years of my life without either a cellphone nor a pc with internet access. Believe you me, I have no problem with that. Take that pos tv back too. I could care less. Make a law for something I won't pay for and I'll just fire your ass.
The olympics have become nothing more than a money grab as have ALL major sports venues.
The 'committee' needs to see who can jump furthest off of the nearest cliff. I'll be first to take the bets. Dollar bets of course. Sporting indeed.
All laws the govt. 'creates' exist solely to restrict our rights; the same laws which they will be exempt from.
The govt does not and NEVER has made laws. Only the people of this country have that power. FTC go GFY's!
WTF? It doesn't take a discourse on printed 'news', be it paper or magazine, to realize that society as a whole is just plain more digitized and mobile than we were 20 yrs ago.
It's kinda like waking up one day and realizing there is an easier more efficient way to get news about anything and everything. Nothing was stolen and nothing was lost. This is similar to putting on a shirt that's still hanging in your closet. You put it on because it's still there, not because you're going to actually keep wearing it but possibly because you just want to have an excuse for throwing it out.
Besides, "no news is good news" was never truer.
Newspapers should have done what many sites do profitably and offer the content up with ads for free. They could have attempted to adapt with modern society. Instead they sit around with old news complaining about why nobody will pay them for their old news.
I think the "lowering of the fine" does not negate court fees, it simply puts more of the money in the city's pockets.
I agree that these redlight tickets are nothing more than ANOTHER scam on society and imo, ALL disputed tickets should not have to be payed in advance to dispute them.
Just remember, once you physically enter the court building, you are now agreeing with their rules and under their overall authority.
Unfortunately, unless you have 'professional' pics and drawings and are able to concisely explain why you are not at fault, without making a single error in the process, the judge will always side with the cop or camera as it were.
I, for one, am perfectly willing to tell any court in the country what they can do with the driver's license in question. "Please go ahead and shove my license up your collective asses"
I have over 60 gb's of reading material of all types and formats I downloaded for free. My winmo phone will allow me to read most every single title, again for free. With what a hardcover costs, I may never buy one again unless it's at a garage sale. Though there is one book called "In Search of Seatco" that I wish I had the 60+ $ for.
Ipod revolution? that's a laugh. Digital audio came out well before ipod's were even a wet dream. Digital audio handheld devices such as mp3 players cellphones with audio players etc, all came after for marketing reasons.
The only real revolution was people waking up to digital media and losing the albums, tapes, & cassettes they were holding on to. Any more even video discs are almost obsolete.
I totally agree with you but for one simple fact. None of the phone carriers actually make their own phone. The now consistent forced data plan mentality coupled with ALL of the idiot carriers attempts to lock-in outsourced devices is a scam, plain & simple.
As long as people keep buying these pathetic devices with their ripoff contracts the thiefs will continue to peddle them because we are led to think we have no choice in the matter.
Really a shame. In other words people are paying the carriers who want to keep these same people in slavery over a simple phone call using puposefully crippled devices they shovel in your face.
I TOTALLY disagree with your statement that fewer foreigners is bad for our economy.
Foreigners come here for one reason: MONEY
That's fair. Except there is no money and it has steadily decreased, regardless of the quantity of foreigners, at a depression level rate.
The most obvious is that there is no 'economy' but that which the US govt is trying to manipulate & either sell or steal from the rightful, nonforeign, citizen by the simple means of walmarting us to death and then playing the protector or fixer, if you will.
The very fact that millions of illegal immigrants are staying in this country at the US taxpayer's expense while they steal EVERY job and are allowed to buy illegal ssn cards, jam up our jails only to be rerelaesed back into our own country is proof positive that the govt is and has for quite some time been just about the govt & not about the people at all.
Hi-tech corporations advertize so that real americans will either be diqualified and or not want to apply while these same jobs are them handed to a lesser payed foreigner.
Bottom line: as long as our resources are given away, stolen, and sold to anybody and everybody without prejudice, this only truly benefits the very same govt which allows it to happen.
I don't recall a single bailout dollar going to ANYONE but only to corporations and to keep the thieves in office in office. So from a logical and practical standpoint the entities with large pockets get bailed out while the 'people' who just payed off these self-same 'entities' are the ones who are actually hurting. Meanwhile, the bailed-out entities go on vacation and hand out MASSIVE bonuses to their employees.
I'm sure you would like to think of the govt as being a responsible, in your interest entity but, sadly, I think you are highly mistaken.