i'm not saying we shouldn't allocate 50% for environmental uses, only that trump is not just completely making shit up.
He likes talking points. I get it, it's how he's so popular. But the environmental use, according to the attached article, are necessary to sustain wildlife and keep fish & wetlands from extinction.
I anticipate desal plants becoming substantially cheaper as technology changes. But it's crazy that the water used for urban use is what's on lockdown, when it's so much less than the other categories. And the water being sold to bottled water companies is just plain wrong. Sends the wrong message.
When i get a call from one of these jihadists, stammering on about Windows on my cpu or other crap in broken English, i just scream into the phone as loud as possible " lululululu "
Agreed: It was a company trolling for business, or a scam. Either way, warn't Google.
If I have the time, when my "Windows Service Provider" tells me they're getting error messages, I speak with them. I ask them if it's bad (very), if it's something that they can fix if I give them access to my computer (yes), if they need my credit card information (of course). Right when they are masturbating with pleasure, I tell them I don't have the internet or a computer and they quickly hang up. But I have fun.
Unfortunately, a friend of mine bought it and actually sent them $250. They kept calling, asking for more money. They also had access to her computer (fortunately she had nothing on it because she's not computer savvy) and the viruses shut her computer down. It sucks when people believe this shit.
Your grandma was starting to act like a junkie you said so yourself. She was not taking her meds as-prescribed and so was abusing them, period end of sentence.
The article is a hit piece and is full of other people like your grandma who abused it: "Within a month, he was crushing and snorting the pills."
Yeah, I'm sure that wasn't HIS fault. It was the evil pharma company.
It's really simple. If any drug, opiate or not, isn't working for you then go ask your doc for a different med. If you don't like the answer you get from your doc get another doc. You can still do that in this country, we aren't single payer yet. I'd imagine anyone with an HMO who creates a shit storm can too, for something like that.
It has become increasingly difficult to obtain pain medications due to overzealous restrictions. Many docs won't prescribe pain meds, they refer to pain clinics Pain clinics usually require that you sign an agreement that you will only obtain pain medications from them... and require that you use only one pharmacy. And it's a bitch to get an appointment, cuz they're slammed due to their higher patient load as a result of other docs hesitant to prescribe.
Let's say you don't respond to the medications - that they aren't strong enough and you continue to experience pain. You decide to see another MD.
You call a pain management clinic and make an appointment. Feel lucky if you can get in within the next few weeks. I've seen appointments that are months out - this is a new patient visit and takes extra time for the doc to be thorough. You have to bring your medical records, because you can't just waltz into a clinic and claim you have pain without records to verify your claim. This requires you to go to the original MD office and request records - and pay for them. Fun. You also need an appointment to have the original (non-working) medications refilled until you can see another MD. Even if the meds barely work, that's better than the alternative.
You finally get into the new MD office, and since it's a new patient visit you are paying a chunk of change for his/her extra time. You obtain the holy grail - script for pain meds - if you are lucky. I've seen many docs start conservatively and order meds that are weaker than the original non-working ones. Then you hit the pharmacy. New rules in most states require only 30 days of meds filled at a time, with an original prescription. And many pharmacies won't fill scripts unless you live nearby.
It's seriously easier to obtain medications off the street - and if you count the multiple trips to the MD, it can be cheaper. The whole time you feel like a drug-seeker, which truly sucks. Is it possible that "grandma" was acting like a woman in pain (shingles is incredibly painful) and not like a junkie? Your statement proves my point.
According to the US Senate, the qualifications to "serve" as senator are:
"The Constitution sets three qualifications for service in the U.S. Senate: age (at least thirty years of age); U.S. citizenship (at least nine years); and residency in the state a senator represents at time of election." www.senate.gov/history/instdev.htm
They left out that they must be breathing and/or have a pulse.... or maybe that's not a requirement.
These are the idiots attempting to represent us in Washington. Yay!
I can't get my panties in a knot over $800,000. As my ex-husband, a scientist on the Yucca Mountain Nuclear Waste Disposal boondoggle (and many other people, I'm sure) once said, "A million here, a million there, pretty soon it adds up to real money..."
1. The $34 million empty building | U.S. taxpayers paid for a vast military headquarters at Camp Leatherneck (shown) in Afghanistan. But the building will never be used by troops, who are withdrawing. Americans also paid $80 million for a new consulate there that won't be used because of security concerns.
2. Paying non-farmers under 'temporary' farm subsidy program | It's costing U.S. taxpayers $5 billion a year under a temporary program started in the 1990s that was supposed to end but didn't. One Central Park millionaire has no idea why the government is paying her thousands of dollars a year under the program.
3. IRS spending nearly $50 million on conferences | The nation's chief tax collector says the three-year outlay came under a previous, profligate spending era. The money included training videos that spoofed "Star Trek" (pictured) and "Gilligan's Island.''
4. Buying 'likes' on Facebook | The State Department spent $630,000 for more Facebook friends for four of its social media sites. An inspector-general's report in July found that only 2 percent of the new 'likes' actually interacted on the sites.
5. Out-of-control camouflage | In 2002, the U.S. military had two types of camouflage uniforms. Now it has 10, and there was pressure among the military branches for more before Congress voted to stop any expansion. But government duplication is rampant. There are 209 federal programs to improve math and science skills, for example.
6. The Federal Helium Program | The Age of Zeppelins is gone — but the government's regulation and maintenance of a helium reserve floats on. Lawmakers have been trying to kill it since the age of flappers and Prohibition. No luck, not even this year. It's a program the "Walking Dead'' would admire.
7. No, take the refund | Sometimes the IRS gives back more than it should. This year, it wrongly refunded more than $11 billion under the Earned-Income Tax Credit. Oh well
8. Why, hello, Uncle Sam! | The government has paid nearly $1 billion in bank fees on non-interest-bearing accounts. Repeating: The government didn't get a dime in interest on a myriad of bank accounts, yet didn't consolidate, didn't get a no-fee waiver, just paid those monthly and per-use fees. Smart, huh?
9. Help us save. Or not. | The government asked the public for budget-cutting ideas. Nearly 86,000 suggestions poured in. Alas, the government didn't listen.
10. Arrivals? Departures? Nope. | Few planes go to one Oklahoma airport. That's okay — it gets plenty of federal money anyway
11. Funding duck genital studies | That's right: $384,949 worth of research on the personal regions of the Muscovy duck, paid by the National Science Foundation. Republicans in Congress made a stink. Researcher Patricia Brennan fought back. “Genitalia, dear readers, are where the rubber meets the road, evolutionarily,” she wrote in Slate. “I love it. I think it’s fascinating.''
12. Wasted green | Sometimes bad government loans attract private investment — and both sides lose. Wannabe plug-in electric hybrid car company Fisker Automotive got $529 million from the government, a move that encouraged $1.1 billion in private capital. The company was nearly bankrupt by May 2013. At left, a visitor inspects a Fisker electric car during the 83rd Geneva Motor Show in March.
13. More wasted green (Solyndra) | It happened before. Taxpayers were left with a $500 million liability when the solar company folded last year — without any discernible benefits. The guarantee program that rained taxpayer money on Solyndra and seven other ''green'' industries was slow-moving and bureaucracy-intensive; it took 100 to 200 federal officials and contractors to decide who would receive the loan guarantees. The program “had no meaningful impact on the economy, no meaningful impact on the energy system,” Harvard economist Joseph Aldy concluded. “The dollars spent per ton of carbon avoided are very high . . . as an economist, you actually can’t estimate infinity.”