Because, you know, that without fossil fuels nobody would ever get sick and die.
Do you get to decide what they eat before they donate?
What if you actually met the donor? That would be weird. "Oh, by the way, I ate your shit."
(Left un-explored is whether polygraph testing is an effective way to catch lies.)
I don't know about catching lies, but I know that a polygraph test is an excellent way to convince people that an honest person is lying.
For being the "Land of the free" we sure have alot of people attacking individual freedom.
C'mon now. Please don't try to put music sales from Apple in the same category as political or religious freedom, which is what "land of the free" is about.
This Apple thing, DRM and such, is a business transaction. You are completely free to make a business transaction for equivalent products with different companies. You could even go to a library, borrow a CD and rip the songs you want. How much more free do you want?
So maybe instead of the past "billion years" we should focus on say the past 50million
Ok. Consider the Cenezoic era, the "Age of Mammals". For a majority of this era it has been so warm that there have been no polar ice caps
Hurray for the free market!
Yes, Hurray! You can buy a different computer that actually meets your needs.
Panama is about 40 miles across and about 150 feet (65 k, 40 m) of altitude to overcome.
Nicaragua is about 150 miles and about 650 feet (240 k, 200 m) of altitude to overcome. The altitude difference would add a lot to operating expenses. They'd have to pump a lot of water to locks about 600 feet higher than in Panama.