Copying all new features from Android and design from Windows Phone =/= Innovation Copying all new features from Android and design from Windows Phone =/= Understanding users. Overpriced phones with a locked up Operating system. "New" features just copied from Android. "New" design just take from Windows Phone 8. Nothing new here, typical Apple product, typical brainwashed iCult members ranting about how Steve Jobs is a god.
They are private institutions. They shouldn't be forced by the government to do anything. They are private institutions. They shouldn't be forced by the government to do anything. They have the right to refuse people because they are private institutions and property owners. The person can simply find another church. Government should not be forcing their politics down the throats of private institutions. Get the government's mitts out of this.
Competition is good There needs to be more competition, competion gives companies a reason to innovate. Currently, Microsoft Bing is rising in market share, and Google is falling. That is good. Another reason is that Google tracks everyone's data, knowing more about you than the US government does. http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2006/10/google-evil
Google is hypocritical. Elinor Mills, a reporter with the tech news service cnet, ran a search on Google CEO Eric Schmidt and published the results: Schmidt lived with his wife in Atherton, California, was worth about $1.5 billion, had dumped about $140 million in Google shares that year, was an amateur pilot, and had been to the Burning Man festival. Google threw a fit, claimed that the information was a security threat, and announced it was blacklisting cnet’s reporters for a year, yet it itself collects so much data about its users.
2012 Myth is Stupid. The Mayans DID NOT predict the end of the world. Sure, their calender ends, but our calender ends every December 31st too. Besides, even if they did, so what? Very bad technology back then. First of all, one must realize that there are three planes is the sky: the celestial equator, the ecliptic, and the galactic equator. The celestial equator is the equator of the earth, projected onto the sky. The ecliptic is the path the sun appears to trace as we orbit it. The ecliptic is tilted 23.5 degrees from the celestial equator. The solstice is where the sun is located at the point farthest away from the celestial equator.
And then there is a galactic equator. To confuse things more, there is also a galactic plane, a galactic center, and a 'dark rift.'
What is central to the argument here is precession. Earth wobbles on its axis. Therefore, each year, the stars will move slightly compared to one year before. The December solstice sun, therefore, also moves. Earth wobbles once every 25,000 years, thus many cite a once-every-25,000-years alignment. However:
People who say the solstice sun aligns with the galactic center are lying. The center, Sagittarius A*, is located right ascension 17h 45m 40.045s, declination −29° 0′ 27.9″. The solstice sun, BY DEFINITION is located 18h, -23°26'21".4119. Thus they will not align.
People cite the milky way to align with the december solstice sun. They call this the 'dark rift.' However, the milky way is 10-20 degrees wide, and precession is slow. Thus it takes many hundreds of years for the sun to cross the 'dark rift.' In other words, the December solstice sun has been in alignment with the 'dark rift' for hundreds of years already!
The galactic center, plane, and equator need some explaining. The galactic center is the center of our galaxy around which our sun orbits. Our galaxy is a spiral galaxy and is flat, like a disk. The plane that divides this disk exactly in half is the galactic plane, or the H1 plane. The galactic equator is the 0 latitude plane of the galactic coordinate system. It differs from the galactic plane because the galactic coordinate system is centered on the sun, and the sun is not on the galactic plane. The galactic plane and equator are NOT parellel.
Proponents saying that the sun will pass through the galactic plane in 2012 are lying. The galactic plane is incredibly difficult to determine, especially now that dark matter has been discovered. Most estimates put the sun hundreds of light-years above the plane, currently getting farther away. Our solar system will not cross the galactic plane for around 30 million years!
As for an alignment with the galactic plane, this by itself is tricky. Remember, we are above the plane. However, in galactic terms, hundreds of light-years is barely anything. The galactic plane appears almost edge-on to us. Thus, this is what most people mean by galactic plane. Calculations show the December solstice sun aligned with the plane in 1998. Well, we're still here, aren't we? Nothing happened! In 2012, the solstice sun will be a few degrees away from the plane.
The galactic equator is also tricky. By definition, the line connecting the sun and the center of our galaxy IS PART OF THE GALACTIC EQUATOR. Therefore, the sun is ALWAYS ON THE GALACTIC EQUATOR!
Therefore, there is nothing special about the solstice of 2012.
Very differ rent When one spanks a kid the intention is so the child knows of the consequences of their bad behavior. The intention is NEVER to physically hurt the child because the guardian can. Spanking is a light punishment and should not be used for every occasion. When one beats a child, whatever the intention, they know the child will get seriously hurt and is done with malice.
Bing is good Most people who hate Bing actually have never tried it. In a recent blind test, where participants were asked to choose search and choose Bing or Google without knowing which is which, they chose Bing 2 to 1. I personally use Bing everyday. Bing rewards allow you to get free gift cards and other stuff, and it has Facebook integration.
Restore the 4th The Constitution is the SUPREME LAW OF THE LAND. IT IS BEING IGNORED BY BIG GOVERNMENT REPUBLICANS AND DEMOCRATS. RESTORE THE 4th AMENDMENT. "One who sacrifices freedom for security deserves neither" ~ Benjamin Franklin. RESTORE THE FOURTH AMENDMENT. BLAST THE 50 WORD COUNT. RESTORE THE CONSTITUTION. . . . .
Yes Yes Yes Government ruins everything. Government takeover of industries ruin everything. I won't deny the free market has its flaws, but in pretty much every case a more free market based economy is better off when compared to a more government run economy. This has been proven in history multiple times, when you allow the market to just adjust to situations the results will be better than anything gov't could provide. Now again gov't has its place in the economy and certain fields it provides overall a better service for, but if we want most problems solved then we should leave it to the free market.
They could I am not saying they will, I am saying they could. There was a case where two people were so involved in a video game that they started thinking it was real life, and went to school with guns and killed about 11 people. I am not saying that everyone who plays violent video games will be like that, I am saying it could affect some people.
There should be no law prohibiting sexual activity between 2 consenting adults. They consented. The government has no right to interfere with private matters such as sex. Again, there is no victim, does not harm anyone and it is consented. Although I am against it morally, legally, the government has no right to interfere with such matters.