Airfare is driven off of the cheapest flight between two places - saving a couple hours isn't going to be a commercial success, look at the example of the Concorde.
Once an animal is taken out of the wild and held in captivity it is almost impossible to put them back into the wild - they just can't survive. This is why you are very careful with taking animals out of the wild - it is a one way street.
Got to love people's plans - Of course there is nothing stopping him from being hit by a bus, or other random thing that can get people.
Yes, this especially covers HIPAA covered health records, anything can be found under discovery
Do you think we tried all of the Japanese/Italian/German soldiers during WW II?
Do you think we tried any of the central soldiers during WW I
Do you think we tried any Korean soldiers during the Korean War?
This is a silly fallacy that we have that these people deserve a trial, and if convicted get to stay in prison. I am sorry - that is not how our international treaties work, enemy combatants are kept until the war is over (remember that we actually did declare war here, this isn't a police action). When the war is over we release the prisoners back to their home countries.
To be quite honest here, many of the remaining prisoners at Gitmo can't be released because their home countries aren't stupid enough to take them back... We tried and they don't want them either. What should we do?
What were you saying again?
So people who are artists and nurses are stupid?
No - people that are artists and nurses just choose a more emotionally rewarding career than people that choose to be engineers and doctors that make more. Yes, it is easier to be a starving artist rather than have to struggle through calculus and get an engineering degree - but the engineer usually gets a significantly larger paycheck. Same for a nurse that can become a nurse with an associates degree, vs. having to struggle through organic chemistry and anatomy to become a doctor. It isn't fair to say that the primarily female dominated nursing profession is at fault here.
At a previous company the admin for our team was a male. He was the only male admin in a worker population of many thousands (with at least many dozens of admins in the organization). I was told by my previous groups admin to be nice to him, he didn't fit in with the engineers - as he was an outsider, and he didn't fit in with the admins - because he was a male. Last I heard from him he got his MBA and is now managing a rather large group. He move up and out - others can as well.
Misogyny is so much easier, we'll just go with that instead.
I always hated this particular hatred of "Math is hard"... Math is hard - I always tell my daughter that. Not telling girls that math is hard because we are afraid they won't like it isn't going to help them. They are going to struggle with it like all of the boys - not understand why it is hard for them and fear that it is because they are a girl. I always tell my daughter math is hard - she has to struggle with it like everyone else, but in the end that is what she will need to get the good jobs when she is older. And yes - she is actually very good in Math as an honor student in pre-calc as a sophomore.
Get off your high horse saying that is is Misogyny telling a girl that math is hard... If it isn't you aren't doing it right, take the next class up until it is.
So, for birthday gifts, we give chemistry lab play sets, National Geographic books on space and dinosaurs, and actual educational stuff.
Where do you find actual chemistry sets with actual chemicals in them that can actually make interesting things? I have been trying to find something like I had as a kid for 10 years - with no luck. 1/2 the time the "Chemistry" sets don't actually have any chemicals in them, the other 1/2 they are all salts, sugars, and simple things that you can't make turn colors and explode (What is the fun of chemistry without a few explosions and fire?)
There is a reason that we grow the crops that we do - they can be grown very densely, with the least amount of fertilizer, insecticide, water as possible as those things all take money to provide. There is also a need for the minimum amount of labor to plant, maintain and harvest the crops.
In a competitive world you are competing against your fellow producers. If you have a competitive advantage you can produce more chickens/vegetables/cows/whatever - leaving the price of grain alone. You end up with more money. If everyone has this advantage - either the price of grain goes down (in which case everyone is back to making the same amount of money) or everyone lowers their grain production - starts to grow vegetables, chickens, cows, and those prices go down - causing everyone to make less money.
That said - there is the rule about being an asshat, causing your neighbors to burn your crops to the ground at night, making your profit go to zero... so if you do something like this... Do it quietly (and don't brag about the stupidity of the average American voter)