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Al Gore: “Junkies find veins in their toes”

June 29, 2006 | By | 1 Reply More
Al Gore: “Junkies find veins in their toes”

Check out the July 13 edition of Rolling Stone, where Al Gore concludes that the real energy issue is not whether we will “run out” of fossil fuels.  Rather, the question is whether we will burn so much of the existing supply to make the entire planet uninhabitable before rethinking our energy policy: The fact that […]

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Don’t buy gasoline-powered lawn mowers

May 29, 2006 | By | 16 Replies More
Don’t buy gasoline-powered lawn mowers

Unless you really and truly need one, that is.  The lack of respect given to the push reel mower is a good example of how mindset affects consumer behavior.  I’m referring to the type of mower with a rotating cylinder of blades that is powered by your muscles.  This post is not really about saving […]

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Bicycle Commuting: Consider joining in!

May 28, 2006 | By | 8 Replies More
Bicycle Commuting: Consider joining in!

Grumpypilgrim and I are both big advocates of bicycle use, including bicycle commuting. In my own case, I started using bicycle to commute to work in 1999 (I live in St. Louis). I’ve accrued more than 10,000 miles bicycle commuting since that time. I’m about five miles from my place of work and it takes […]

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President Bush: 1) Good things just happen; 2) We don’t need to know whether fossil fuels cause global warming.

May 22, 2006 | By | 6 Replies More
President Bush: 1) Good things just happen;    2) We don’t need to know whether fossil fuels cause global warming.

President Bush recently expressed doubt that he will be viewing Al Gore’s documentary on global warming, “An Inconvenient Truth.” In the course of this same interview (reported by the Associated Press), Mr. Bush also made two extraordinary statements: 1) “New technologies will change how we live and how we drive our cars which all will […]

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Why drilling for oil in ANWR will increase, not reduce, America’s oil dependence

May 8, 2006 | By | 2 Replies More
Why drilling for oil in ANWR will increase, not reduce, America’s oil dependence

As the world consumes oil, the world’s oil is depleted.  As the world’s oil is depleted, the countries that completely run out of oil first will become totally dependent upon the countries that still have oil.  Thus, the goal of any country that wishes to avoid becoming totally dependent is to avoid being among the […]

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Pump up your tires to save Alaska

May 8, 2006 | By | 2 Replies More
Pump up your tires to save Alaska

“HOW ALASKA CAN HELP MEET AMERICA’S ENERGY NEEDS” is an article to which Republican Senator Jim Talent of Missouri refers his constituents.  That article argues that we need to start drilling for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) of Alaska, because it holds 10 billion barrels of economically recoverable oil, “enough to produce […]

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Wasting Costly Oil Imperils National Security

April 30, 2006 | By | Reply More
Wasting Costly Oil Imperils National Security

Today, Energy Secretary Samuel Bodman said: Gasoline prices have soared an average of 60 cents a gallon in less than a month because suppliers are unable to keep up with demand, a situation that could persist up to three more years. Bodman went on to suggest that stablilizing Iraq is a key to getting prices […]

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Anti SUV cartoons

April 26, 2006 | By | Reply More
Anti SUV cartoons

Stating the obvious, in ever-new and creative ways . . . http://cagle.com/news/SUVMe/1.asp

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The Centerpice of Bush’s new national Energy Policy: I’ll try to persuade my contributors from gouging you guys too much.

April 25, 2006 | By | 2 Replies More
The Centerpice of Bush’s new national Energy Policy:  I’ll try to persuade my contributors from gouging you guys too much.

Using the planning and dedication this country employed in Iraq and Katrina, Bush promised today that he will try to minimize the price gouging committed by some of his biggest contributors.  Many people are expressing relief that the president has finally realized that Americans are being victimized by big corporations. I have a different theory about […]

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