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A. Nothing can go faster than the snail.
Not quite: Nothing on the balloon can go faster than the snail.
B. The balloon goes faster than the snail.
Not necessarily. Imagine that the balloon has equally spaced marks, for convenience we'll say there are 40(*) marks around the equator of the balloon and they are 10 mm apart. The snail takes 1 second to go 10 mm. However every second the balloon is expanded such that the distance between each mark increases by 1 mm. The snail is moving 10mm/second and the balloon is expanding 1mm/(10mm*sec).
Now, how long will it take the snail to get halfway around the balloon?
What, if anything, is moving faster than the snail?
(*)Note, I didn't do the math on this so it's possible the snail can make it halfway around, if so you can increase the initial circumference of the balloon until the snail can't get around it because inflation happens at a faster rate than the snail can move.
struck off as a cab driver, but still be allowed to drive friends and family around? Surely you're either safe enough to use the public roads, or you're not, and the commercial relationships you have with the people inside make no difference?
Surely if your kitchen is safe enough to cook for your friends and family then you should be able to run a restaurant in your house without all those nasty licensing and inspection rules.
Getting into a car with your brother, who you know to be an awful driver, is your choice. Getting into a car with some stranger based only on es willingness to get paid to take you somewhere is a different kind of choice. Having that willingness to get paid backed up by some stricter enforcement of driving rules and vehicle safety inspections is a good thing.
There is a range of "good enough" and personal transportation is allowed to be at the lower end of that range while commercial transportation is required to be higher up the range.
I'm not sure there is really an absolute correllation between economic growth and greenhouse gas emmissions. An increase in stock value does not increase global emmissions per se.
Well, it's good that economic growth is measured by production per GDP not stock value, isn't it?
I'm honestly shocked that you think it's normal. Clearly it's not rare. 25% isn't low. But it's nowhere near universal.
I'm honestly shocked that it is anything close to that low. If I had been asked to guess a number I would have thought closer to 75%.
And how many life insurance companies are "around" to pay out the policy when suicide is the cause of death?
Um, pretty much all of them. Life insurance policies only exclude suicide for the first year or so, then they pay out as normal.
RAM wasn't built in a day.