Another way to put that is 1/3 of US households are stupid enough to report that they own firearms
My mother's next door neighbor was shot and killed by escaped federal prisoners while visiting his ranch house in a remote part of Oklahoma, my step sisters former employer was killed by a home invader with a knife at his vacation condo in the virgin islands. The same step sister was a witness to a woman being kidnapped in a grocery store parking lot, the woman was never seen again, my wife has / had a cousin that disappeared while walking home from work one day, he normally did not walk to work, but his car would not start that day so he walked the 3/4 mile to work down a somewhat rural road. The world is a dangerousl place it pays to be prepared for the unexpected.
Ever wonder if more people in high crime areas keep guns in their homes???
It keeps happening because they can get away with it. The solution is to start a "See a cop, film a cop" campaign where all the cops will all be overwhelmed by everyone pulling out their cell phones and filming them all the time.
It is not about what percentage of the population exceed 50 miles in a day, it is what percentage of the population exceeds 50 miles in a single day once or more per week/month. This is the thing that demands the ownership of the second car. Personally I commute about 17 miles each way to work, plus another 3-5 miles round trip on days when I have time for a lunch break (sometimes in my car, sometimes carpooling with others for lunch), so sure it would work on the average work day, but take yesterday as an example when we went to my wife's sisters house for a late holiday gathering 50 miles away, plus a 5 mile out of our way side trip to drop off a key for someone, then a run to the grocery store once we were home.... It all adds up, and for me that means a driving of over 100 miles in a single day on average a bit more than once per week, and a trip of over 300 miles in a day about once per month, or maybe a bit less, more often this will be 300-500 miles over the course of 2 or 3 days every few months.
Weight is not the only factor, have you compared the overall design of a running shoe from the 1990's vs current ones? I am not saying this is the only effect, but over the course of a long run everything adds up, including anti fatigue cushioning.....
Did you really say Ron Paul and sane in the same sentence, I suspect even many Ron Paul supporters would take issue with that.
I have to wonder how much of an effect shoe and sport wear design (wicking fabrics, etc.) have been in the time reduction over the last couple of decades.
So what, just because there is a water shortage in California does not mean there is one everywhere, my local weather forecast calls for nearly 2 inches of rain in the next 4 days alone.
My bigger concern is what do you do if you need emergency medical services for an everyday emergency if the emergency rooms are full of contagious ebola victims? Lets say you break your leg, or have a serious cut, do you stay home and try to manage it on your own, or do you risk the waiting room at the local hospital?
Hey, but at least the second episode was better than the first, at this rate after another 98 episodes or so it may reach mediocre
After seeing the exact same scene, I turned to my wife and said thats nice and all if the internet actually worked that way
Antenna's are great for breaking news, particularly when it is breaking world news happening in your back yard. My personal example is when a space shuttle happens to break up above where you live and is raining down around you.
True, but Big Bang does a great job of getting it with nerd culture although perhaps in a self deprecating way. Where Scropion just blows it with idiots trying to pretend to be smart. It is the classic problem of the person with an IQ of 135 thinking they are the smartest person in the room, where the person with an IQ of 155 often thinks they are not. The difference being they tend to be in different rooms and different social crowds. It really all comes down to one problem smart people can recognize other smart people, or people that are smarter than themselves, stupid people can only do the second part.
You are correct the problem with our modern hospitals is they would quickly be overwhelmed, my wife was in the local hospital last week inI the ICU ward, we live in a small town of about 10,000 people, the local hospital serves a population of about 25,000 people, and the ICU ward has a total of 8 beds, 3 to 5 of them were occupied when she was there.