The corruption in Texas is only one of countless reasons that the state has always rated one lone star.
Boiling bread dough in water or oil presents a problem – the dough that is in close proximity to the liquid cooks quickly, while the inner dough cooks slowly. The solution? A ring torus – put a large hole in the middle in order to increase the surface area. The shape of a doughnut or bagel is one of practicality.
Preferably with enough gunpowder to shoot them into the middle of the Atlantic.
I share Dill’s concern. It’s why I always wear a hat.
Since latex and rubber gloves stretch to fit, removing them in normal conditions can be challenging. Glued to a patient? The glove would likely need to be cut off. And where is a surgeon going to find someone with sufficient knife skills for safe removal?
Another step toward having Wall-E’s vision of humanity’s devolution come to fruition, at least in this country. First, we abandoned traditional downtowns because they didn’t have enough parking. Strip malls became ever bigger until they ultimately morphed into malls. Then people grew weary of needing to walk so much to get from one part of a mall to another. The preferred choice became a big strip mall where you could park close to one store, do your shopping there, then drive to another store in the same center. Those stores will die next, as people find that they can buy everything that they need and want without leaving their homes. Once we have robots that can perform tasks such as grabbing a beer from the fridge, we’ll be well on the way to being completely free of the hassle of walking at all.
Your suggestion is far too logical and sensible to be remotely possible in U.S. politics.
On a quasi-interesting related note, I recently read a book about FDR and his Republican Secretary of War, Henry Stimson. Even though the world was dealing with the Great Depression and much of the world was in the throes of a brutal war, crossing party lines was generally seen not only as party betrayal, but even as a threat to democracy itself. Party loyalty above all else ain’t a new problem.
It seems unlikely, especially given that most Americans are largely indifferent to anything that doesn’t clearly and directly impact their short-term ability to fill their gas tanks, buy massive quantities of crap, and fuel up on junk food.
Regarding China, though, do they merit inclusion on that list? Have they behaved any more egregiously toward us than we’ve behaved toward most of the countries in the western hemisphere (and perhaps the Middle East as well)? And as far as the harm that China does cause, how much of that is at the bequest of western corporations?
One would certainly hope so, but the oil embargoes happened half a century ago, and we learned nothing from their crippling effect. Most people will simply let the debt build up rather than drive a little bit less.
End result? Very unhealthy vermin.