Social Security has always been a premise of "collect money today from taxes based on promise of population growth and the assumption that those people too will pay taxes". The model breaks down when there isn't a steady stream of people, such as a large segment of the population simultaneously exits the job market (retiring).
Paint is harder to wash off? So vandalism charges, especially the need to rapid re-sod a golf course because of this stunt... versus some guy with a hose. Potentially much more expensive than 3m when taking into account the direct costs of mitigating the paint and indirect costs of finding and prosecuting the offender.
My father was a watch maker. He abandoned it when Einstein discovered time is relative. I would only agree that a symbolic clock is as nourishing to the intellect as photograph of oxygen to a drowning man.
Archaeologists near Mount Sinai have discovered what is believed to be a missing page from the Bible. The page is presently being carbon dated in Bonn. If genuine it belongs at the beginning of the Bible and is believed to read "To my darling Candy. All characters portrayed within this book are fictitious and any resemblance to persons living or dead is purely coincidental." The page has been universally condemned by church leaders.
Global Warming is causing major extinctions - citation: Gawker Media.
I'm not saying it isn't happening, but I'd much rather an article from someone who doesn't make a living from flashing photos of starlet'a crotches, intertwined with stories of "is your cat the cutest on the block? 15 steps to know for sure".
Last I checked, Bluetooth 3 and 4 offers 25Mbps. I'd have a hard time saying that isn't adequate for uncompressed, bitstreamed audio. However said devices require a reasonable codec, DSP and DAC to to be viable and overcome your concerns.