Try running it on your toaster.
This "I got mine so fuck everybody else" attitude is precisely the problem with this country.
So are you trying to say that cable as it is now is the paragon of efficiency and innovation? Even though they change at least 3x more than the rest of the world for crappier service?
Its funny, I went to buy some meat at a boucherie in France and the kid working behind the counter didn't even know what to do with my chipless American card. I don't think he had ever seen a card without a chip. Just shows how far behind the times we are in the US.
People in all those countries I listed have equal, affordable access. The UK has the NHS, France has CPAM under Securite Sociale, etc. These countries have strong government intervention setting the prices of healthcare, and as a result, costs are much lower than the US. For example, in France, you can see any public GP for 23€. Then you will be reimbursed 70% of that or 15.10€ of that from CPAM. In the US, I think most people's copay is higher than $30 to see a GP.
Umm, there are plenty of countries outside of totalitarian regimes that give everyone access to decent medical care. Just look at any of the first world countries besides the US (UK, France, Germany, etc).
I guess you haven't used your AppleTV in a while then, since it can stream from much more than iTunes. Off the top of my head, it can do Netflix, Hulu, Youtube, Qello, various sports networks, HBO Go, Vimeo, some Disney channels, etc.
Wine in Europe does indeed come in boxes. You can find many French wine producers selling their wine in boxes. The difference between the boxed French wine and boxed American wine is that the boxed American wine tends to be crap, whereas in France you can find some excellent wines in boxes. In some cases its better to go with the box, since the wine tends to last longer once opened due to the lack of aeration of the wine.
Or even better, one from 2011 which can fly and roll on the ground http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pF0uLnMoQZA
Actually, it sounds like its more of a passenger door attack...
I thought it was because the ICE would melt on the hot tracks...
I see your anecdote and raise it this one: "Gun-toting soccer mom found shot dead" http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/33220258/
Wrong, there are restrictions on water for use as well. In certain areas, in times of drought, non-essential activities like washing your car or watering your lawn can be restricted.
I second this. If in-ear-monitors don't bother you, then the Etymotic ER4Ps are about the best headphones you can get. I've had my pair for going on 7 years and have had no problems what so ever.