Why, exactly, should Uber drivers get to drive passengers using regular non-commercial drivers' insurance?
I once drove some of my daughter's friends home from a birthday party. Should I have had to have a commercial driver's license?
Do remember that, theoretically, Uber/Lyft types aren't doing this full time, but more a matter of "I'm heading out to Walmart, anyone want to come along?".
And yes, I know that theory and practice aren't necessarily the same....
A "Yankee" means anybody from a place north of the Mason-Dixon Line [wikipedia.org] and south of Canada (or sometimes, to ignorant foreigners, it's a slang term for "American").
More properly, anybody from north of the Mason-Dixon line is a "damnyankee"....
one country not liking another country and manoeuvring the situation to give them an excuse for local 'peach keeping' annexation.
Peach keeping?? If that was all they wanted, we could have shipped them Georgia's (the State, not the country) entire supply rather than have to deal with a world war....
This is kind of a dishonest way for the food/chemical industry to try to push an agenda.
The food/chemical industry? This "survey" was done by a University.
Personally, I think they were trying to find out how many of the people answering the important parts of their survey were completely clueless.
That's like confusing the right to bare arms with the right to obtain nuclear weapons.
It should be noted that we DO have a right to wear short-sleeved shirts (weather permitting), and that it has little or nothing to do with the Right to Bear Arms....
Interestingly enough, when I used your search terms, I didn't get the results you got.
Three times the rate of HOMICIDES for New York, but about the same for rape and vehicle theft.
Of course, vehicle theft is NOT "violent crime" in the USA.
And the other links shown on the first page of your search don't seem to agree with you that New York had "about 4 times the rate of homicides and other violent crime than London, as of last year"...
Note I used the word "accidents" as well as "fatalities". The number of "accidents" has been declining.
Increasing numbers of pedestrian fatalities coupled with a decreasing number of accidents makes me think the problem is pedestrians texting, not drivers doing same....
US "violent crime" includes Robbery, Rape, Assault, and Homicide. Note that guns, in and of themselves, are not relevant to "violent crime". It can be "violent" with a gun, a knife, or a pillow over the face of the victim....
I'm curious, what else does the UK count as "violent crime" ?
It seems like inattentive drivers are already breeding at an alarming rate.
Interesting you should say that, since the number of automobile accidents of all kinds has been declining steadily for the last 30 years, at least.
As has the number of fatal accidents.
And all this while the number of vehicles on the road has been increasing.
Corporations save money by replacing manual dumbasses with automated dipsticks.
And so do the rest of us.
Or are you someone who hires a washerwoman to come in and wash your clothes by hand rather than using a washer/dryer?
Yeah! I wish people would stop demonizing things like the measels!
So do I. 50-odd cases in a year do not a massive healthcare crisis make.
They can't. The scope of their mission is defined by Congress. They are tasked with carrying out what Congress says. They can't unilaterally say, "We're not going to do what we're told to do."
Interesting theory you have there. So, does that mean that the President can't just ignore Congress and do what he likes about, say, Cuba? There ARE laws in place, after all....
There seem to be two prevailing concepts how to progress further:
...followed by population numbers...
Note that the best guesses by the experts say that we MIGHT hit 10 billion before world population declines to lower levels than now. Maybe. We won't hit 15 billion without some dramatic change, like suddenly all the birth-control methods in current use stop working.
Do note that more than half the world is reproducing at lower than replacement rates, including USA, EU, China. Immigration is the only thing propping up US/EU population growth to current levels....
Just like the inedibility of the sun taking out this planet and us having to move elsewhere
Question: is the sun inedible because it's too hot, or because hydrogen/helium mix just tastes bad?