A good summary of what will happen if the United States of America shutdown because Congress and the administration do not agree on extending federal spending authority and Congress and President Barack Obama need to agree on terms for raising the federal debt ceiling so the Treasury Department can continue borrowing to meet all the government’s obligations.
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Benjamin Jenks hitchhike around the United States of America to make this awesome stop motion animation.
When Barack Obama met Hu Jintao, his Chinese counterpart, at the G20 summit in London, it was an encounter not just between two presidents, but also between two professions and mindsets. A lawyer, trained to argue from first principles and haggle over words, was speaking to an engineer, who knew how to build physical structures and keep them intact.
Unless the White House or Congress acts soon, the U.S. cloud computing industry stands to lose $22 to $35 billion over the next three years.
Jason from Frugal Dad made this interesting infographic about the United States of America’s patent system.
TOR (or Onion Routing) was developed so the U.S. Government could have a system that allowed for bi-directional communication over the Internet where the source and destination could not be determined by a mid-point.
The short answer to your question of “Why would the government do this?” is because it is in the best interests of some parts of the government to have this capability… Now enough of the conspiracy theories…
This is even on the about section of TOR web site on who uses the service.