Any state can secede, but no state can secede UNILATERALLY which is an important distinction. If a state wants to secede they can't just get the approval of their own citizenry, but that of the rest of the country. The process to do this is through constitutional amendment. If the south had gone this route 150 years ago, the map would probably look a lot different today.
They would have to move the capital to either the Pitcairn or Falkland Islands!
No one wants to be ruled over by Llamas. They just go around spitting all over you.
The overall number has increased, but the ratio has not. If anything it has gone down, the number of people who use the phone in any capacity (talking, texting, websurfing, posting on slashdot) went from 0 two decades to everyone aged 17-50.
So what you're saying is, nothing happened. Cell phone use (talking and texting) has skyrocketed over the last decade. The accident rates have not risen in correlation with it. People are going to be distracted while driving, regardless of the distraction. If someone is at fault in an accident, the cause of their distraction should not be the issue; they are responsible whether they were texting or eating a hamburger or talking to the person next to them. The penalties should be the same as well without regard to the actual distraction.
There's also cultural influence to consider. English being known throughout the world is more a result of Hollywood/The Internet coming out of the US than it is old British Imperialism (assuming you don't count the fact that America itself exists as a result of that). I don't think Britain is interested in being a world power again, but if they want to, increasing the influence of their culture over the rest of the world is an important part of it.
He also said 80%+ of modern/technical things.
An American or "Person in America" inventing something is not quite the same as "America invented it". If it wasn't financed/produced via the US Gov't America didn't invent it.
Randall Munroe? =p
The whole thread in which I was replying to has clearly stretched from 1% of the hosts, to 1% of competition and now to 1% of market share with your previous post. I am just bringing it back around to remind people that we are talking about 1% of the Air BNB hosts not 1% of all the hotels (legal and less than legal).
124 "Bed n Breakfasts" may make up 1% of the number of hosts, but that is not the same as 1% of the market share.
Ancient Aliens is History Channel (A&E networks), Mythbusters is Discovery Channel (Discovery Communications)
Still, their company email should probably be on an intranet.
Wooden hulls were painted as well.