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происхождение ограничения скорости

In 1973, the Egyptian military crossed the Suez Canal in a surprise attack on Israel. It was the start of the 1973 Arab-Israeli War, and also low speed limits in the United States.

When the United States began resupplying Israel with arms, the Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries announced an embargo against the United States and several other countries. Combined with other supply constraints, it led to a quadrupling of gas prices, shortages of gasoline, and long lines at the pump.

In an effort to reduce America’s need for gas, President Nixon issued an executive order mandating a 55 miles per hour speed limit on American highways, which Congress made law the following year. States are officially in charge of setting their own speed limits, but national leaders (semi) successfully cajoled states by tying compliance to federal highway funds. Since driving at high speeds is less efficient, the policy is estimated to have saved 167,000 barrels of oil per day, or around 1% of American motor oil consumption.

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насколько штаты непропорционально богаче других стран, хорошо видно тут pbs.twimg.com
U.S. excluded from fit

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я как-то пропутил, что американцы разобрались со спидом nytimes.com

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Like all Mercury flights, Faith 7 was designed for fully automatic control, a controversial engineering decision which in many ways reduced the role of an astronaut to that of a passenger, and prompted Chuck Yeager to describe Mercury astronauts as "Spam in a can".[4] Toward the end of the Faith 7 flight there were mission-threatening technical problems. During the 19th orbit, the capsule had a power failure. Carbon dioxide levels began rising, and the cabin temperature jumped to over 100 degrees Fahrenheit (38°C). Cooper turned to his understanding of star patterns, took manual control of the tiny capsule and successfully estimated the correct pitch for re-entry into the atmosphere. Some precision was needed in the calculation, since if the capsule came in too steep, g-forces would be too large, and if its trajectory were too shallow, it would shoot out of the atmosphere again, back into space. Cooper drew lines on the capsule window to help him check his orientation before firing the re-entry rockets. "So I used my wrist watch for time," he later recalled, "my eyeballs out the window for attitude. Then I fired my retrorockets at the right time and landed right by the carrier."[5][6]

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The U.S.-led coalition in Iraq is investigating whether it was responsible for an airstrike in the west Mosul neighborhood of Aghawat Jadidah March 17 that local civil defense officials said killed at least 200. It would be the highest civilian death toll from an airstrike since the battle against the militant group Islamic State began more than two years ago and among the deadliest incidents in modern warfare.

Iraqi Civil Defense Lt. Col. Taha Ali said the airstrikes came after militants began shooting at aircraft with “heavy rockets.”

“That’s why the aircraft fired,” he said, adding that he didn’t think Iraqi or coalition forces were to blame. “It’s Islamic State’s fault because they were shooting. If you shoot, they’ll shoot back … the army is just doing their job.”

Jasim walked down a dirt street... Finally, she stopped and pointed to the ruins of her home. She said a militant sniper had set up across the street from her house before the attack.

“Just because one Islamic State [fighter] was on our house, the aircraft bombed us,” she said tearfully.

итого, эффективность авиаудара 200 к 1, или 0.5%

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Законодатель штата Техас Джессика Фаррар выбрала необычный способ борьбы с несправедливыми, по ее мнению, законами об абортах. Она решила привлечь внимание к мужской мастурбации.

Член палаты представителей техасского конгресса от Демократической партии считает, что репродуктивное поведение мужчин надо поставить под законодательный контроль, запретив им заниматься мастурбацией.

Ее законопроект, который вряд ли будет принят, имеет простую цель, говорит она, — защитить нерожденных детей.

Вот почему она хочет, чтобы за "семяизвержение за пределами женского влагалища или произведенное вне медицинского учреждения" налагался штраф в размере 100 долларов.
bbc.com

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Чистые активы (за минусом долгов) домохозяйств в США достигли рекордных $92,8 трлн. Около $290тыс на каждого жителя

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H-1B workers make up less than 1% of the U.S. population, but their kids make up 75% of top U.S. science students.а могли бы в экс-эсэсэсэре дети жить, да?

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охуели совсем
Another tech worker feeling excluded from the real estate market was 41-year-old Michael, who works at a networking firm in Silicon Valley and last year earned $700,000. Sick of his 22-mile commute to work, which can sometimes take up to two and half hours, he explored buying a property nearer work. “We went to an open house in Los Gatos that would shorten my commute by eight miles. It was 1,700 sq ft and listed at $1.4m. It sold in 24 hours for $1.7m,” he said. How America counts its homeless – and why so many are overlooked Read more Although he said his salary means he can afford to live a decent life, he finds the cost of living, combined with the terrible commute, unpalatable. He’s had enough, and has accepted a 50% pay cut to relocate to San Diego.

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рабство в сша сегодня:
edition.cnn.com
Two parents can work full time and still be homeless...
They looked for housing outside the valley, but couldn’t afford to leave their jobs — or deal with the cost of a two-hour commute into town.

не могут позволить себе уволиться. это как невидимые цепи

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сплошные масоны и сатанисты там. вот трамп на фоне перевёрнутой пентаграммы si.wsj.net

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тут snopes.com говорят, что больше американцев гибнет от рук младенцев чем от рук исламских террористов

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настали тяжёлые времена для владельцев зелёных карт twitter.com

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интересные методы у охраны президента facebook.com

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breitbart.com а если бы у них небыло огнестрела, всё сложилось бы иначе (ц)

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дух старой школы живёт en.wikipedia.org

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бадипазитивчик

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лучший комментарий дня twitter.com

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попугая вызовут в суд, чтобы он опознал убийцу dailymail.co.uk

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twitter.com -> stormfront.org
Torolf:
many say that working in a 'diverse' environment would open your eyes [...]
Traditional American:
The reality is that exposure does not usually lead to greater acceptance of different cultures and lifestyles, it often leads to more distrust and non-acceptance.

I grew up in a racially-changing environment. I saw my town change in many ways, demographically speaking. I saw all the negatives that such changes brought, and I was brought into contact with the newcomers, both in the school and workplace setting. There is a world of difference.

Generally speaking, those that praise diversity have little experience with it.

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сила твиттера

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проблемы первого мира
And don’t tell me that raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour solves the problem... at this rate of pay, you pass the official poverty line only after working 29 hours a week. The current federal minimum wage is $7.25. Working a 40-hour week, you would have to make $10 an hour to reach the official poverty line.

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twitter.com

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нигеры, сэр

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кровососы twitter.com

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свобода слова thenation.com влечёт ответственность

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походу Трамп пообещал выпустить Ассанжа на свободу theguardian.com

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иногда полезно заглянуть к ним, чтобы понять, что ждёт нас через 20 лет
With the explosion of the Internet and changing shopping habits, hundreds of U.S. malls are expected to close their doors

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краткое содержание вторых президентских дебатов facebook.com

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А чего интернетные говна бурлят из-за того, что Трамп сказал, будто бабы разрешают звёздам хватать себя за писечку? Ведь это правда.

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купить райбаны, что ли youtu.be

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обама — обаманщик twitter.com прикиньте?

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из-за одной только медицины не стоит туда направлять трактор twitter.com

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геотаргетинг уже и в печатных изданиях img-9gag-fun.9cache.com

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тут пишут, что wwiii неизбежна

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On June 9, 2016, the End of Life Options Act, a law that allows terminally ill adults to take an aid-in-dying medication, went into effect in California.
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During a visit earlier in the year, he asked Betsy if it was hard to plan her own death. She smiled and responded, "Dying is easy. Try living in this body. That’s hard." After that, I didn’t look back.

vox.com

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как заплатить 400 миллионов выкупа и не спалиться? nypost.com никак

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на заметку:
in 2014 a judge ruled that suspects can be required to unlock a phone with a fingerprint. While the Fifth Amendment protects the right to avoid self-incrimination and makes it illegal to force someone to give out a passcode, biometric indicators like fingerprints are not covered by the Fifth Amendment, according to the ruling.

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Ого, нигеры мстят за #2838208: abcnews.go.com

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о пользе пух:

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чувак носил пуху в штате, где разрешено открытое ношение пухи. кто-то вызвал полицию. полиция уложила чувака мордой в асфальт и застрелила наах.