If, for some reason, you don't like Esperanto, you can check Lingwa de planeta. The designing committee has already made the main decisions, but you can find something to contribute or to avoid.
Wikipedia actively tries to avoid bias, including systemic bias. If the majority of the contributors are from certain countries, professions, social classes, genders, ideologies, religions, then it is probably that even unconsciously some subjects are covered with a bias or undercovered.
As an example, it could be very possible that a certain bar in Oxford has a very good article because several editors are patrons, but whole regions of Africa could be scarcely covered because no Wikipedia editor lives there.
Couldn't this be served better with small airships? They would have greater autonomy and I don't think there would be big differences in speed.
Not really, big countries can feed and house "the poor" or at least their preferred section of "the poor" on their own, or even use it to criticize the other powers. A space station has to be a joint project. Nobody is ready to do it on their own.
I remember an article (by Carl Sagan?) that argued that, even if a US-Soviet space station or mission to Mars were not justifiable from a scientific point of view, they worked as an example that peaceful collaboration among the superpowers was possible.
If both countries can't coordinate on keeping human presence in orbit, that's sad.
It would be more embarrassing if they gave Obama the award after he did anything.
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.