There aught to be a law that says you have to keep a running total of every dime you have spent on a device. That total has to be displayed at every boot and unlocking so you cannot hide from your total lifetime payout on that device. We have the technology. Owners of iPhones and iPads would not be so proud of the devices if they suddenly noticed $6500 after three years showing up on their screen. "I could have bought a motorcycle."
Europe is starting to look scary. It is not the invasion of people from other countries landing on their shores. It is the lack of one country to defend themselves from being over run. Italy has issues with too many people coming all at once. Italy issues temporary visas to immigrants and doesn't stop them from going to France. France has stopped trains from Italy. The idea of a "orderless Europe" is really starting to ware thin near the seems. Some say "Immigration rules have failed inside Europe." "Italy should leave the EU."
The storms that went through the south earlier this week makes me cringe. From what I can tell, most of the deaths happened east of Texas. I have a friend in north east Texas who was tweeting while the storm was happening there. She was kind of flipping out. Understandable. She made it through fine. Listening to the news talk about the destruction is depressing. The people have my prayers.