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Jail the witches?

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A better class of robber

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Smart cars

“More than a million people die around the world in car accidents each year but experts in the industry now https://www.fabulalitera.de believe fatal smashes could be eliminated. Some hope there could be an end to car crashes altogether,” BBC News Magazine reports, citing examples that include:

“Volvo [scientists]believe in the future they can stop cars from ever crashing. They are developing auto braking technology to ensure cars come to a stop when they sense another car coming close to them both from the front and the side.”

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Like working with people?

“Forget the oshiya, the white gloved ‘pushers’ who cram people canada goose outlet sale into Japan’s subways,” The Christian Science Monitor says. “Car loaders [in Monrovia]could give them a run for their money. Working with the shared taxis that ply the streets of Monrovia, car loaders shout destinations to potential passengers then help squeeze into the car more people than would seem possible. In a maelstrom of people and cars, the service can be useful but a fee is canada goose outlet toronto factory expected for the unrequested help. Loaders will bounce on the trunk until they are paid. In a country where formal employment is estimated at only 15 per cent, creating new ways of making money is necessary. ‘Not good money, but it’s work,’ says one loader.”

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