SPOILER ALERT: At the end of the book, the main character is executed by the government.
The summary reminds me of JFK and of this indirectly related article The Double Standard That Lets Elites Survive Even Catastrophic Failures:
To be taken seriously, those who critique the powerful must be flawless, whereas society forgives the most egregious errors in judgment of the elites themselves.
21 teams went to Berlin in 1936 to play basketball. The US team got the gold medal. 7 of the nations playing were invaded by Germany in the following war. Spain withdrew before and saw Luftwaffe action that same year.
- Universal health insurance coverage
- Money (not a lot, actually)
- A high rate of doctors/inhabitants
- Nurses/ICU bed
- Mechanical ventilation for ICU beds
- The right demographic pyramid
People who most need organs (sick people) cannot be donors. People better suited to donate (healthy people) do not need organs.
A lot of coffee is decaffeinated by water (Swiss water process).
Check it out, it is actually dihydrogen monoxide, a chemical known for causing thousands of deaths worldwide.
[Decadent, Gay, Romany, Mentally and physically handicapped, and Jewish]
Just to remind you that many of them were Socialists, Communists, Jehovah's Witnesses or common criminals. It's strange to see an enumeration that leaves them out.
And the obelisk in Saint Peter's Square was "acquired" in Egypt by the Romans to decorate the spina. Later some pope decided that it would suit very well his new square.
Can't he provide his lawyer address or some Russian address that is not where he actually lives at? Taxes would be the same in one or another Moscow neighborhood.
If he ends up legal, giving a false address while still paying doesn't seem a serious charge (IANAUS&ATANAL).
If he ends up illegal, he should avoid being arrested anyway (do you get extradited for tax evasion? Even if you are acknowledged a refugee?)
And there is also the issue of dependence from imports.
She can get it when she turns 18 or 21.
Part of her merit is that several Talibans have decided she shouldn't turn 18. And the Nobel prizes are not posthumous.
If I remember correctly, you can also get your postal code (which in the UK has a detailed granularity) painted "indelibly" on your bike.
There's a big difference between the legal firepower available to a small service provider like Lavabit and someone like Yahoo or Google
But, while Lavabit apparently can afford to close down before yielding, can you imagine GMail or Yahoo or Facebook choosing to close? I can't.
The linguist Qian Xuantong proposed the substitution of Chinese with Esperanto.