'The European Union has always existed'.
My wife was teaching a first-year economics course last year, and in one lecture she displayed some OECD data from the last 40 years or so. A student put up his hand and asked "Why does it say *WEST* Germany?"
In fact, I'd say gun ownership does more to prevent crime than it does to encourage it.
You'd say that, but you'd not have the faintest idea what you were talking about. The evidence strongly refutes that opinion. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gun_violence I know, you can't really compare one country against another. But it's a better start than a (likely) self-interested opinion.
Of course, if you're in most of the US or Canada, you're shit out of luck, but there are some cities that are cyclist-friendly even in North America.
I don't know about the US, or even about a lot of Canada, but Ottawa is a fantastic city to bike commute - I did it for many years, most recently I had a 40km round-trip. Took under 40min each way on a good day, mostly on bicycle paths and quiet secondary roads.
Of course, this wasn't possible from mid-November until mid-to-late March most years. I doubt Finland is more amenable than that, though.
It won't work. American public won't trust it and won't be for a very long time.
Considering that the story is about Canadian elections, who gives a fuck what the American public thinks?
Right, you didn't read the headline, never mind the summary, and god forbid reading the article.
Well, the USA like Canada is a pretty democratic country. And the USA, like Canada, has a lot of smart, thoughtful people who can help think through problems. So as a Canadian, I'm happy to hear what Americans think about questions of interest to us both.
Film stock is extremely unstable.
You're referring to the old nitrate-based filmstock that was used in until the early 1950s: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Film_base . It was and is susceptible to auto-ignition
Nothing too sinister about being left handed.
How many weeks are there in a light year?