Now I've learned how insecure the US nuclear weapons were even with the PAL system, I'm frightened to learn whether the Soviet Union had such a system, and was it deliberately fudged like the US system, and what is its status now?
And what about all the other nuclear powers? Israel, Pakistan etc. Are there weapons as easy to take over as it seems the US weapons were?
Corporations want the best of both worlds. Low wages and a safe and stable environment in which to do business.
To achieve this they have the government make up the difference between what they pay and what is needed to have people agree to work and create wealth for the corporation (and they wouldn't offer a single job unless it created wealth for the corporation)
They then use their profits in part bribing politicians so they avoid the taxes necessary for the subsidisation of their workforce
I was surprised at how many people in the US think/hope there'll be some kind of revolution.
And people you'd never think. Like my limo driver from the airport in one city said, "I'm 67 but I hope there's a collapse. Its the only way things can get fixed."
And an equity sales guy from a major global bank, "There has to be some kind of uprising. There has to be. Maybe the Occupy movement can get going again but do it bigger next time and really break some things."
Middle aged and elderly white males calling for the over throw of the system. Things are less stable than they appear.
There's been a rash of stories of cases where women have gone back to the courts to claim more support when the original orders expire. There was the one in Britain where a woman had lived off alimony for 30 years and sued to keep collecting as she said basically that living on his money for so long meant she had no means of earning it herself.
Well no shit! That is what's known as fucking up your life due to yuor own laziness and stupid decisions. In this woman's mind it meant that her ex husband of more than 30 years should give her more money so her standard of living wouldn't fall.
And the court agreed and ordered the exhusband to gve her more money!
Haven't eaten it for many years in the US and tried some of my guilty pleasures again.
The quality of the ingredients seems to have gone down and the more expensive parts of the food has been cut back the cheap filler increased.
Taco bell tacos had a few measly strands of cheddar, hardly any meat and lots of lettuce. Jack in the Box also seemed to have less cheese in the burger and the formerly delicious tacos were mostly empty shells
Is my perception correct or is it a false memory and its the same as it used to be?
Although it may be switches to "healthier" oils and attempts to reduce calorie counts rather than cost cutting, but as its the same price as 10 years ago so I suspect its cost cutting
The centuries of toil, discipline, industriousness, and endeavour brought us to a state of such wealth that it became possible for non-reality based thinking to survive.
Feminism, political correctness, affirmative action quotas, mass immigration, promiscuity, sexualisation of children, corruption of the entire political system, endless wars with unlimited butter, all only possible because of the sacrifices made by our ancestors to scale the mountain of progress.
The surplus wealth allows these dysfunctional actions to persist, but it is akin to jumping off a cliff and describing yourself as "soaring through the air"