They're probably hoping that all the news about police and government acting like jack-booted thugs has you paranoid enough to not want to take the chance of them kicking in your door. Of course, they're probably the ones to get their door kicked in for impersonating a government official.
Any program will be abused, and one like this just screams out "Abuse me!!" Probably most of the people on this list were referred by someone who just doesn't like them. A pub-pal owes you 50 pounds and refuses to pay? Refer them! The baby-sitter used your phone for personal calls? Refer them! That dweeb in first period refuses to give you his lunch money? Refer him!
Nope! Liberal is now used to refer to libertarianism, which is now defined as corporatocracy and cronyism. Since it's the CURRENT or new definition, that means neo. So Neo-Liberal is the right label for this.
While getting my BSEE, in several classes all the instructor did was read from the book! Why in the world was the book REQUIRED to be bought if the only thing the instructor does is read the book to you in class?!?! Money. That's why.
The "it" you are referring to happens to be life-saving drugs. So in essence, you're quoting Scrooge: "If they would rather die," said Scrooge, "they had better do it, and decrease the surplus population."
Way to be a buzz-kill! Here we are sitting around our little PCs hoping The Man gets a little karma, and you gotta trample all over our day-dreams, being the ever-droll Buzz Killington. Please, allow us our little fantasies, especially as they'll NEVER come true.
Actually, it's pretty simple to understand how the EM Drive works - it's just the microwave version of mounting a fan on the back of your sail boat to blow in the sail. And yes, that actually works, as Mythbusters demonstrated.
I wish more companies did this, especially cyberlockers. I had a port of the emulator "Basilisk II" removed from my mediafire account because some idiot company claimed I was distributing the MOVIE "Basilisk". Yeah - there's due diligence. I've since taken to making sure none of the names I use for archives are remotely conflicting with movies. I shouldn't HAVE to, but that's the way things are right now.
Mining asteroids won't really amount to much until we move more manufacturing, in general, to orbit (Earth orbit for harmless stuff, Lunar orbit for the more dangerous stuff). And THAT won't happen until we get a more cost-efficient method of getting stuff to and from orbit. Eventually quite a bit of manufacturing will be in space, and then asteroid mining will come into its own.
Leave it alone because planets are inherently dangerous places to live. The eventual home of all intelligent species is an artificial habitat in empty space. There are still a few hazards, even then, but far fewer than on a planet's surface.
My own thought is that when a species reaches a certain level of technology, they migrate to space habitats while restoring the surface of the planet they are leaving - kind of turning the planet into a natural preserve. Perhaps they think that doing so also allows the planet a chance to produce another intelligent species.
Think about it - humans haven't been around that long, and maybe a previous species already developed and then left Earth long ago, removing all signs they were here when they did so. Maybe in another hundred or so years, we'll be in O'Neil stations while robots remove all signs of human habitation from the surface, leaving the Earth free for the next species.