"God is the name by which I designate all things which cross my path violently and recklessly, all things which alter my plans and intentions, and change the course of my life, for better or for worse."
-C G Jung
Every Nation ran off with German Scientists.
So what ?
Werner Von Braun wanted to land the entire Appollo Rocket on the Moon.
It was a American Scientist that came up with the Concept of a Lunar Lander.
It was American ingenuity and innovation that built the Guidance Computers for the Rocket and the Lander.
It was an American Scientists that invented the Integrated chip, and Transistors that made those Computers and the device your on right now possible.
Plus Rocket technology and German Scientists alone is not what landed men on the Moon.
If that were the case Russia wouldnt have stopped at a Orbit and a space walk.
We put Moon Buggies up there.
Suck it up. America is truely exceptional.
History of penicillin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
He did not produce common antibiotics, but I believe he correctly credited with their discovery.
Tucker Case - Tard magnet.
Your statement implies that this stat somehow is evidence of progressive policy over the past 35 years. In making your statement you throw out a bunch of macro-data without really understanding its components. So, let me help you. Yes, per-capita expenditures are up.
But, curiously, it has been flat to declining since 1980... that is, however, until the Bush Administration, when it started to climb. Why is that?
Let's see. The major components of spending are 1) Social Security, 2) Medicaid and Medicare, 3) the Defense Department and 4) all other government. Social Security and Medicaid/Medicare were programs enacted well before 1980. Yes, they are causing increasing expenditures, but that is because the population has gotten older, not because we have had progressive legislation to add to the burden (except Medicare Part D, enacted during the Bush Administration).
What we did add to our GDP per capita were two elective wars and occupations, which cost the taxpayers between $4 and $6T (that would be as much as $30,000 per tax payer.. all in), but there is nothing "progressive" of substance enacted since 1980 that is to blame here....
We actually have a de facto flat tax (which is NOT progressive, but rather more regressive) as almost all income groups pay 30% of their income in taxes. It just so happens that the very wealthy 30% contributes more to the government coffers.
Consider a man with a $1,000 income compared to a man with a $1,000,000 income. If each pays 30%, that the government gets $300,300, with 99.9% coming from the very wealthy. Its not a progressive taxing system as each are paying 30%, as we have now.
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Car Bibles : The history of the internal combustion engine and Otto Cycle.Otto demonstrated the first true 4-stroke cycle in 1876 after giving up active management of Otto & Langen and going back to an 1861 design of his own...
Otto patented his engine with patent number 365,701. Unfortunately, despite him being the first person to build a working four-stroke engine, Aphonse Beau de Rochas had already patented the idea (if not the design) in 1862 despite having never made such an engine himself. In 1886, Otto's patent was revoked. He did have other patents though and they were worded and enforced so well that many other designs were tried to get around the 4-stroke patent. Notably, the Atkinson engine was a 6-stroke engine with the extra 2 strokes being used to scavenge and clean the cylinder. Nevertheless, Otto's name stuck and that buzzing little beauty in your car today is the result.
Benz Patent-Motorwagen - Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaThe Benz Patent-Motorwagen (or motorcar), built in 1886, is widely regarded as the first automobile; that is, a vehicle designed to be propelled by an internal combustion engine.
The vehicle was awarded the German patent, number 37435, for which Karl Benz applied on January 29, 1886. Following official procedures, the date of the application became the patent date for the invention once the patent was granted, which occurred in November of that year.
So I think not. In fact American automotive design has lagged behind European design since the invention of the motor car. If you doubt that, take a look in the garages of the wealthy in the US, and note the number of Mercedes-Benz, BMWs, and Bentleys. Then look in garages of the European wealthy, and note the lack of US manufactured vehicles.
I hate the idea of causes, and if I had to choose between betraying my country and betraying my friend, I hope I should have the guts to betray my country. E.M. Forster