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10% flat sales tax on everything (consumption tax, also applied at borders)
I'm fine with that, my imported megayacht never crosses the border. Here's $5 for the rubber dinghy I come ashore in.
It's because it's assumed that you're just going to run the AC when it's hot out. Even doing simple things like positioning windows with respect to the prevailing winds to get a breeze going through the house isn't done either.
Not really hijacked, but in 2003 a 727 was stolen still has not been found:
Most likely scenarios are that the plane crashed into the Indian ocean or was taken to a remote location in Africa and broken up for parts.
If anything, I've found he seems to automatically hates Korean cars, though maybe that's changed as I haven't watched the show in a while.
I don't understand how Helios Flight 522 could be related to anti-terrorism measures. The cause of the crash seems to be pretty clearly due to some horribly incompetent pilots who failed to check the state of the pressurization before takeoff, then completely failing to recognize the problem once they were in the air.
Another idea is that you make a regulation that always requires two people in the cockpit, and then redesign the system so that there are two switches that must be pressed simultaneously to lock the door that are positioned in such a way that one person can't physically trigger them both at the same time. This has its own flaws, most notably that if one person is left in the cockpit during a terrorist attack, they can't lock the door. But at the same time it would prevent a lone person from being able to barricade themselves in the cockpit and do as they please.
It's not really the "best" land so much as the "most desirable". We actually tend to like to build on land that we would be better off using to grow food, and farmland would be the kind of thing you could do with land that could be threatened by a tsunami.
you have us all working 80 or 160 hours a week for you?
Not all just one.
As soon as any autonomous car advocates start talking about 'what actually happens'
Why yes! Just the other day a baby stroller magically appeared 2 feet in front of me while I was doing 90mph on the local autobahn, forcing me to make a snap decision between creamed baby or ramming the President's car which was carrying a gaggle of pregnant neurosurgeons to a peace conference that just happened to be in the other 5 lanes of the freeway and the shoulders and the sidewalks and the ditches, all at the same time (except for the lane the baby stroller was in, of course).
Fortunately being the superior human being that I am, I was not constrained by mere binary thinking and through a little ingenuity and physics, managed to lean my manly, manly physique across the vehicle just in time to ski past the baby and land safely on the other side. Not only that, but as it gracefully settled back onto four wheels, the breeze from the air displaced by my HMMWV (only the real ones are worthy of my leisure time) blew out a forest fire that was threatening to ignite a fireworks factory right next to a nuclear waste storage shed.
Let's see one of those auto-no-muss cars do that!
Here in Houston, TX we've been solving it by making the exits that back up be two lanes wide instead of just one. Now twice as many cars can sit and wait for the stoplight at the intersection immediately after the exit to turn green.
I say if "None of the above" wins, then every candidate on the ballot is disqualified and the election is held again. That should make things a bit more interesting.
Still, it's the wrong solution to the problem. If the car companies were using unfair business practices to undercut dealers, why not address that problem instead of instituting a blanket ban on car companies selling directly to the public?
When you buy a house or flat in most countries you arn't allowed to absolutely anything you please with it.
Hey, there you go, appeal to everyone's undying love for homeowners associations to get your point across!
Except... it'd probably work better if they weren't so generally hated.
Sssh! You're not supposed to tell him he's on the GCHQ honeypot!