It is not about extra speed, it is about knees, wrists and spine that won't hurt after even a short ride, it is about functioning brakes derailers, about straight wheels with hubs not full of rust and last but not least about being light enough to carry if needed.
Nope, it won't unless it's a total and probably not even then. Even a stolen one would rather be disassembled for parts - the wheelset alone would be worth more than $50 on eBay.
With that kind of a bicycle I'd rather walk. A more or less decent bike starts at $700.
If it is that easy, why don't you build a reprocessing facility?
Russian occupied Georgia and Ukraine? Seriously? By that logic Mexico is occupied by the USA because Americans have annexed Texas.
And yep, some critics have been indeed imprisoned
Still, what you are doing is moving the goalposts. I have stated that many German government officials consider American interests more important than interests of German citizens and you try to switch the topic to imprisonment. And by the way, East Germany and USSR didn't imprison every critic. I know - I am originally from Rostock.
No currently flying 737 has fly by wire controls. Future 737 will have electronically controlled spoilers but that would be it.
This description of Earth describes your provincialism, not the actual planet. There is a shitload of places where there are basically no earthquakes (and if there are, then they are rare and so weak they wouldn't even wake you up), no tornadoes and no hurricanes. Well, and other places without rain, but it kind of sucks having no water available.
And I seriously have no idea why you bother thinking about "the other 7+ billion idiots". Most of them are elsewhere anyway.
Look, I am German and I do think that our government kisses American arses. Many of our politicians, especially of our conservative party, have explicitly stated that they consider USA being the best friend of Germany, American interests being more important than concerns of German citizens and that anybody who thinks different just hates the US.
Just to nitpick, if you actually say "borscht" to a Russian, they wouldn't understand you immediately. You see, that particular Cyrillic letter at sounds as "sht" only in Bulgarian. Ukrainians pronounce it as "shch", which would sort of work in Russian, as it is the same in some dialects. In Russian proper that letter sounds like a very soft (Russian is more or less the softest of all Slavic languages) sh, sort of like in the word "sheep", but still softer. Imagine the word "sheep" as said by a very camp gay, that "sh" would sound close.
And this nationalism is the reason why Ukraine is a failed state.
I have been in Kiev. It is fugly and dirty. And most people were arseholes calling me churka because they never heard a German accent before. Also the worst drivers I have ever experienced, worse than Arabs. Prague is beautiful, Tallinn is mostly beautiful, Lwow is bearable, even though the people suck. But Kiev is ugly.
He sure is, but that was nevertheless a non-sequitur.
Sucks to be you - Kiev is really ugly.
The Nagorno-Karabakh War was a Soviet civil war which started in 1988, as was the South Ossetia war that started in early 1991. Learn some history, dude.
Nope. One is just a subset of the other.
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