The battery tech isn't there yet.
You are an idealist. Unfortunately we live in a society where "the end justifies the means."
It's not about you. It's about your money...er.....I meant the government's money that you have and they're about to take from you. They don't give a shit about what you want or need. Just pay up, bitch!
There can be lots of reasons an electric commuter car isn't an option. Range would be a primary one, access to charging is another and I'm sure there are many other reasons. Cost is why I don't have one.
They're going to stick it to you anyway. If you don't take every opportunity to get all of it back you can you are just a sucker. It's the way the system is designed.
When they get there I'll happily buy one.
Music is not free! Someone stole this music and should be locked up as a thief. All music belongs to members of the RIAA.
NATO purchased F-16s. That was the big market they were designed for. It was designed to be cheap and incorporated a lot of what we learned from the Mig in Vietnam. As an export fighter it was great. It can't hold a candle to the F-15 though which with 2 engines has a great safety record and ruled the skies during it's heyday. I really think though that the future is aircraft like the X-47B.
They've been trying to replace the B-52 for decades and it's still the best they have. Maybe they should just make a modern version? I can't believe corrosion isn't more of a problem with them.
It depends. If you can pay for the Mazda 3 with taxpayers money then hell yes!
That's pretty much the same sentiment they had just before the Vietnam war. And then took a big bloody nose from the inferior Migs. The worst thing about the F-35 though is it's a single engine fighter. In war redundancy is everything. When the engine on the 35 gets damaged the only option is to pull the ejection handle and hope for the best. That's a hell of an expensive lawn dart. If you want to see an example of how bad it can be just look at the F-16. It's nickname IS lawn dart. When the F-15 loses an engine they turn around and go back to base. That's how you live to fight another day. After the debacle with the F-22 and the F-105 I can't believe they bought another single engine fighter.
That's part of the problem. The money never makes it to the classroom. I can't believe the overhead nowadays. The teacher/student ratio is about 32 to 1 which is too high but somehow the office staff has more than quadrupled in the typical school. This is despite the fact that when I attended they used typewriters instead of word processors. We got by with a principal while now they have 3 assistants. They've quadrupled the number of counselors as well and added all kinds of staff positions. This is fine if you have the money for it but books and supplies and teachers should come first. As with most things government related the tail wags the dog.
I like Apple propaganda. It's much better than that awful Windoze propaganda.
Where I live the per capita spending on students has risen over the years far ahead of inflation. The results have remained largely unchanged. Money is important but a lot can be done cheaply if you have good management. Without support from a solid family structure money will make little difference. One thing I am glad to see is schools serving breakfast now. For far too many children the only meals they get are at school. Libertarian though I may be free food for children is an exception I make. It's horrible that children in this country go hungry. I don't know what the solution to America's education problems are. I know we've had numerous Governors in my state attack the problem with money and it's accomplished zilch.
The basics are largely the same. Math, English and Science are key the rest of the tripe they waste time on I could do without as well. Still I remember there were 500 students in my child's elementary school and the PTA meetings were lucky to have 40 people in attendance.