In a contentious exchange with Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius over her repeated claims that mandated health services do not raise costs for consumers in the form of higher insurance premiums, Rep. John Shimkus (R-Ill.) waved his hand in apparent surrender and said to her, “It’s like talking to the Republic of Korea or something.”
Facebook has built an $8 billion business (at $2 billion in revenue per quarter) but it’s mostly based on just one thing: Showing people ads inside Facebook. Even though Facebook has peppered the web with its “Like” and “Recommend” buttons, the company hasn’t used them for advertising purposes outside the Facebook platform.
When I was in high school, I joined the ROTC initially because I was attracted to the uniforms. I figured they would provide an opportunity to escape the constant berating by fellow students owing to my outdated clothing. I was fascinated with the guns and became an excellent marksman, winning several marksmanship awards.