StringsA great golf game for groups with a dominent playerEvery player has a length of string equal to their current handicap eg 28 feet = 28 handicap and so on. Each player can use the string to get themselves out of trouble eg out of a trap, a bad lie, back in bounds, from behind a tree etc. However, every time the string is used the player has to cut off, or tie a knot the distance the ball is moved.
I have seen some really great fakes that have worn very well for my friends. And then there are ‘the ones(s)’ that you wish you never bought because the quality is so bad. Even if it looks like a Coach bag the ‘c’ pattern is not enough to make your handbag look nice.
We can also now “write” DNA. In the emerging field of synthetic biology, researchers, and even high school students, are creating new organisms and synthetic life forms. Entrepreneurs have developed software tools to “design” DNA. Every area has a doctor on call 24 hours a day. Iceland has more doctors per head of population than anywhere else. The country spends approximately 9.1% of its GDP on healthcare.
That said, there is no evidence to suggest that a program for universal healthcare would limit salariesto such an extentthat would cause a loss of skilled talent. Indeed, when compared with other industrialized nations which do enjoy universal healthcare, the United States has alowpercentage of doctors. Meanwhile the United States with its free market drivenhealth insurance corporations, has only 2.4 doctors per 1000 citizens..
As a Portuguese I believe Portuguese in general are more conservative in their own life than progressive, but the Portuguese also value their own freedoms and believe that they should live their own life how they want to and no one has any right to tell them what to do. This translates to there being little opposition to progressive legislation but also not much of a push for it unless there is some big motivation like the hard drug use epidemic in the 80s and 90s that led to the current drug laws. Gay rights for example saw little opposition in the country, Portugal was the 8th country in the world to legalise same sex marriage despite legalising it way before many countries where there was much more of a push for it, in those countries the opposition was still too vocal and strong unlike in Portugal where many might have felt it wasn right but opted not to meddle in other lives..
The point about Imperialism is that it is profitable. War is profit. Economic growth is a measure of economic activity. Banks were selling securities filled up with these under the assumption that the housing bubble would never burst, and you could buy these super stable, super profitable securities and ride them into riches. Mortgage brokers were given huge bonuses to sell mortgages to whomever they could, as fast as they could, and banks were buying the mortgages up that same day. It was nuts..