Keycards that are inserted in a slot in the dashboard or are kept in the driver's pocket have been available on cars on the European market for the last 10 years or so..
It seems to go with the territory of being a right wing quasi democracy. It usually takes a true democracy and a certain level of education of the voting population to get rid of the death penalty. Most of Europe reached that stage in the 1930s-1970s.
I don't really know how much $140/mmBtu is. I do know that if Americans complain it's still cheap to us Europeans and I also know that Americans tend to waste a lot due to poor insulation.
I don't know what you are blabbering about but all countries in Western Europe have free speech codified. Getting a search warrant here is more difficult as is showing up at someone's door with a SWAT team. And yes we're allowed to defend ourselves but not to the extent of having enough guns to fight a minor war Also we don't refuse people because of a medical history. Probably because we actually welcome visitors.
No, the terrorists allowed your own paranoids to win because not enough of you fight back.
Interesting.. what would your country have looked like without the interstates?
I'd rather you'd keep your playground attitude of name calling to yourself. Nuclear energy is, theoretically, clean and safe. However in practice it's proven to be far less so. An coal pollution will be greatly reduced in a few hunderd years. Radiation tends to stick around for a much longer time. If we go into "I'd rather" mode. I'd rather see we stabilize our population growth and start taking our energy production seriously whereby effect on the planet is leading over quick profit. Let's see about hydrogen production that doesn't cost more energy than it delivers. Get battery technology sorted, see if we can do a good fuel cell but also see about cracking the fusion reactor puzzle.
Could all have been a loooong hazaa! As to this decision, Greenland was relatively unspoiled and few things spoil a country quicker than strip mining.
And there's some good hemp rope being made in Europe.
From what I understand of your political system you'd need a lot of money to buy the lobbyists needed for this kind of change. Perhaps use one of those crowdfunded sites to get the funding?
First of all, the actual effect of your data hungry KGB is debatable. Secondly, the EU is a lot less keen on annoying the muslim world than you guys are. We may be a slightly softer targer, we are a lot less attractive to the idiots.
The "we don't care!" attitude has ruled US policy since.. 1950?
North America is NOT a major tourist destination for Europeans. It's a destination where people travel on business because they have to.
Ask the guys in the Guantanamo Gulag, perhaps they know
Just like with pesticides that are known to wipe out bees, nothing will be done about this problem either. The corporate lobbyists own too many of your politicians.