Fuel costs are 1-3% of the total launch costs. Usi
Williams X-Jet is a comparable aircraft which could do VTOL and hovering, but it was judged to be useless in combat by military analysts.
Unemployed people can buy stuff with unemployment benefits - and when the "everybody has to work" -idea is history citizens can buy stuff using basic income guarantee. If work can be automated, it should. The only remaining problem is distribution of goods. And no, this is not "communism", as corporations are still privately owned.
This is already in some Lexus models. Years ago..
You could stay up to 10 minutes in the air using a proper jet engine, and I remember reading a company developing such a jet pack. However, that's pretty much the same as strapping a Williams X-Jet to your back, which is old technology.
Teachers are fired often in the USA. Teachers are *never* fired for "bad teaching" (or pretty much for any reason) in Finland. Finland is number one in education. There's your datapoint.
Because Europeans tend to place the interest of the people ahead of corporate power.
Yes, you can very easily die getting to work in the weather we've got out here without the protection of a vehicle.
And what kind of weather is that?
Well, obviously an arrest should be private by default, and if the person wants to go public then it would be a personal choice.
Yet the European Union is on a pretty good track to reach the Kyoto targets. EU also has the largest GDP in the world (if you compare it as a country). Since the 1990s, USA has increased emissions 20%, while EU has 5%.
You didn't even read my comment. Don't you know what a fucking comment is? Don't you know what fucking reading means? Fucking idiot. A huge pdf does not equal a proper response. If a huge pdf does actually equal a proper argument, I will cite a 1000 page pdf and until you read it, I will win the debate.
Actually, the number of EU states I've visited has nothing to do with the discussion at hand. You didn't actually provide any citations, only a url to a huge pdf. Anyway, I didn't talk about permanent CCTV, but the freedom to videotape police officers etc.
Hint: UK does not equal Europe. Where I live I have the right to videotape anything in public, even inside stores, bars etc.
It seems that Google's goal is to be a monopoly in every section of the internet.
There are still banks that only support IE? I don't remember seeing an IE-only site for years.