Starting in 2005, the US government launched a policy of regime change against the Syrian government by funding Syrian opposition groups working to topple the Syrian government, attempting to block foreign direct investment in Syria, attempting to frustrate Syrian government efforts at economic reform
The mighty conflicts between Zerg, Protoss and Human are now the stuff of high literature, as Blizzard Entertainment has landed a short story about Starcraft in the Spring 1999 issue of Amazing Stories.
Jews were told, through the dietary laws of kashrut, what was kosher (fit to eat) and what was not. That, in itself, put an immense social barrier between themselves and non-Jews. They were told that every male child must be circumcised on the eighth day after his birth. Not satisfied with the Ten Commandments of Moses, they were given no fewer than 613 mitzvot to observe.
as mining becomes harder the essence of a decentralized currency no longer exists as specialized, centralized data centers exist to mine certain coins. Mining is consolidating more towards these data centers, so while it is still decentralized due to number of data centers around the world, it is not as decentralized as it could be should a PoS algorithm be used to validate new transactions