We bought a house in Wisconsin in 2003. Because I was self-employed as a web designer, broadband availability was a paramount concern. Charter assured us that DSL was available at the location of the house we ended up buying. It wasn't. We paid through the nose for inadequate connections for years. Even more infuriatingly, we got frequent junk mail offering high-speed internet--at over $100 a MONTH less than what we were paying--but every time we called, it was "still unavailable." Finally, this spring I checked again, after the latest junk mailing … and they said it was available now … only to tell my husband, when he called to authorize it, as the account holder, that no, it wasn't. He decided to try signing up online anyway, just in case--and it went through. No telling at what point DSL might have actually been available to us--Charter has no idea what it's doing. The frosting on the cake was when we had some initial problems with the modem (as it turned out, because the installers left the old modem hooked up as well), and I waited all afternoon for a tech who kept calling for directions. Turns out because he was in Arkansas, not Wisconsin. Bravo, Charter!
If I were to design packaging "inspired" by the Nestlé bar wrapper, this would be it. At a casual glance, there are far too many similarities. Well-known products reassure consumers; this is a deliberate attempt to ride the coattails of a popular, familiar snack, and should be penalized as such.
While requiring voters to prove that they understand the issues they're voting on may be inappropriate, I don't see why those running for office shouldn't have to pass a reading comprehension test to be eligible.