SubscriptionsGo to the Subscriptions Centre to manage your:My ProfileAbout 12 per cent of 1,000 respondents said they had “cut the cord,” a four per cent increase from the previous survey. The number of people considering getting rid of their landlines also increased, to 66 per cent from 52 per cent.The cost of having two types of phone service and the rise of long distance alternatives such as Skype both influenced people’s decision to drop their landlines, said IDC.Despite the increase, Canada still lags behind the United States when it comes to going wireless, due to better competition and lower pricing south of the border.Read more.Have you ditched your landline? If so, why did you decide to cut the cord?Internet freedom: Should government have the ability to shut down the internet?The Egyptian government shut down access to the internet and the country’s cellphone data network early Friday, according to media reports. Internet and cellphone data service was unavailable throughout the country, making it impossible for news of the protests.
MONTAGNE: Well, let’s get to another bad moment for the president. Some Democrats have joined the chorus of voices speaking out against the White House’s decision to fire USDA official Shirley Sherrod last week. It was, of course, you know, the Department of Agriculture.
A: It’s moronic. The only reason it works is that you’re eliminating 75 percent of what’s going on in your diet! Any diet that says watermelon is bad and a protein bar made with 500 ingredients you can’t pronounce is good is idiotic. I can’t believe so many people bought into it..
“My competitiveness is just as strong as it was,” Donald said. “Yeah, it’s been a struggle so far this year, but it’s funny, sometimes you miss cuts and you feel kind of hopeless and I’ve been missing cuts and feeling kind of hopeful. Good stuff will come, and it doesn’t feel far away.
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Today, employees working for the same company might be spread out in offices acrossthe country or even around the globe. Conversely, one person in an office might be an employee of a contractor different from a coworker’s in the next cubicle, creating the potential for significant confusion in the eyes of the law.These changes have allowed for an epidemic of exploitation.The fact that our government has not caught up to the altered nature of relationships between working people and their employers has allowed corporations to deny responsibility for the labor conditions in the factories and offices that produce the bulk of the goods they sell and services they provide. Large corporations have constructed their business models around the ambiguity in the law using sometimes elaborate supply chains and subcontracting structures to avoid responsibility.The problem affects working people up and down the employment ladder, from minimum wage workers to providers of high end business services.The most dramatic examples of abuse in supply chain subcontracts have been raised by anti sweatshop campaigners targeting companies such asNike,Disney andApple.