The rent is too damned high!
Probably. I must be getting too old for slashdot, because I'd rather concede the point instead of arguing until my dying breath over slight nuances of words and corporate governance.
No doubt it was a different time. In addition to few external competitors, the entire world was rebuilding due to WWII and recovering from a decade of pent up desire from the Great Depression.
No. They're more like Ford/Mazda, wherein Ford owned a big chunk (49%) of Mazda. Hyundai owns ~40% of Kia. Not the same company.
'In living memory'? Ask George Takei what he remembers from his childhood.
Now if only trucks or trains could be used to transport lithium...
How many factory workers were middle class, during this heyday of which you speak?
In the 50's and 60's? Most of them.
"Heads, I win, tails, you lose" isn't a new scenario.
The militaries of the world take people who are 'just' farmers all the time. Most equipment is made to be operated by and maintained by average guys of average intelligence. (Depending on the level of mechanization of the farm, the proverbial farmer may be overqualified to operate some machinery)
He's one cowboy away from a Brokeback Mountain.
How do you lose the advantage of the skin when it is cut prior to cooking? I'm seriously at a loss here.
(As far as your other observations, I don't know. Seems odd to me that you couldn't find something considerably better than TH for considerably less than $100. I suspect part of the problem is not knowing the area and which non-chain restaurants to hit. Chains are almost invariably aimed at the lowest common denominator)
There's a helluva lot of territory between Tim Horton's and $100 meals.
And what's wrong with fries fried with skin on? Most of the nutritive value of a potato is in the skin.
"Works for me. Close ticket"
That's not how science works.
Can someone explain this with a car analogy?
Star Trek Into Darkness:Star Trek The Wrath of Khan
No idea about the laser.
Isn't this probaly one of the foremost National Security issues of the US? The freaking Stock Exchanges? You're telling me they don't know to what end, or who was in it?
If even part of this is true, this country really is FUCKED! All the way to the top!
Guess who didn't RTFA?