Another important difference is what can be done to correct things. If I am a terrible driver, I can be quite motivated to stop crashing, or stop driving. However, increasing your premiums doesn't make people stop having type 1 diabetes, or magically fixing a bad back. Leukemia? Let's raise your fees, and you'll get better in no time.
Increased premiums, though, ARE what makes a nation of cowards. If you look up any extreme or injury heavy sports, you'll see that there are much fewer participants in the USA.
Take for instance paragliding, for which there are 30x more participants in France than in the USA (if you take hanggliding into account, which is mostly discarded in Europe as an impractical ancestor of paragliding, you'll still get a 6x figure). In Western Europe, any injury short of death is covered mostly free of charge. In the USA you'll have to sell your house (if you have one) to pay the medical bills. In the end, I suspect only wealthy people engage in such sports
You could buy computers with backs that opened, and you could configure them with new hardware...
Yeah, too bad you can't swap monitors, graphic adaptors, hard disks or SSDs, cpus and memory anymore. The evil corporations took away that possibility to increase profit. Oh wait, you can still do that.
Isn't France on a republic or two beyond that one by now?
You're fooling yourself! They're living in a dictatorship! A self-perpetuating autocracy in which the working classes--
I have to wonder exactly how many episodes of, say, daytime soap operas are lost. Many? Most? The airing schedule on some of the longest-running is so frequent that catching up from a series from beginning to end (if it were possible) would take 6 or so years if you tried to plow through at 40 hours a week.
Generally, when you skip a year or so, the same conversation is still ongoing. So watching an episode per season is enough
First, you have the Madden crowd - good luck getting EA to budge on releasing sports games for the PC again.
FIFA 14, running the same engine as your silly ballet with epaulettes, is still being published to Windows
Seppukakke: You know, in the Old Testament, God was full of Wroth and Vengeance. You did bad stuff, he rained brimstone down on your ungrateful ass or harrassed your people with 7 plagues.
Seppukakke: In the New Testament, its like he has turned over a new leaf, you don't hear some much of the nasty things he did to his people (because if you believe in it, everyone on earth is his creation)
Seppukakke: You know what happened around the time between the New Testament and the Old Testament?
Seppukakke: He got laid.
Zimmerman should have laid down and taken his beating - cause that's what "keeping it real" means.
(I donated to zimmerman, because that could have been me)