Environment

March 06, 2012

Good Point from Last Year's BNP Indian Wells

Psyching myself up to attend next weekend's finals, I dredged up video of the semifinal between Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer, a good point followed by a better, longer selection. 

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March 01, 2012

Yet Another Reason to Hate SUVs

Because SUV owners run over their children at alarming rates, all U.S. car owners will have to pay perhaps $200 to add a rear-view camera, or $2.7 billion a year for the industry, per a new law.

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September 07, 2011

Roger Federer Hits Four Consecutive Aces at US Open vs. Juan Monaco

Roger Federer has done this multiple times, but I need to do some research to put together a definitive list (If I could only do this once in my life!) See Fed's best shots, item number four for one such example. 

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August 05, 2011

Charging Electric Cars Wirelessly

Not only is inductive charging convient, if charging strips were built into highways, that would eliminate range paranoia, a large barrier to widespread adoption of electric vehicles. 

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July 11, 2011

PG&E Blames Victims for San Bruno Blast | SFGate

There ought to be a law. Oh, there is.

PG&E is responsible for a large, gas pipeline, which exploded killing people, and burning homes to the ground. For a year, PG&E has apologized for -- the accident, for losing maintenance records, for failing to comply with Federal maintenance rules, for not informing regulators about problems, and now ...

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June 15, 2011

$6 Billion in Ethanol Subsidies Survive Vote

Calif. Democrat Diana Feinstein voted against her own bill to stop subsidizing Ethanol. And politicians wonder FeinEthan why people are cynical about government.

Direct subsidies to Ethanol will reach $53.6 Billion within three years, but that doesn't count the increased cost of gasoline due to protective tariffs, the extreme damage done to the environment, the soaring cost of food, and new carcinogens being pumped into the air. 

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June 13, 2011

Obama Admin Continues Bush De-Regulation | HuffPo

Discouraging report from Huffington Post on how the Obama administration is using de-regulation as a way to cozy up to big business, political contributors. 

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June 12, 2011

President Obama's lukewarm record as a conservationist - LAT

Keep reminding me. Why do so many people think President Obama is a liberal? 

It's not what's he reads from a teleprompter that counts, it's what he does. 

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May 03, 2011

Leading Obama Contributor Sees Profit Jump

When Candidate Obama started his presidential campaign he was flown to the Idaho primary on the Archer Daniels Midland corporate jet, along with ADM directors, Democratic power-broker and lobbyist Tom Daschle and former GOP Presidential candidate Bob Dole.

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April 27, 2011

Shocking Truth About Source of Obama’s Policies - Klein WaPo

Ezra Klein has it right (far right) on where Obama's policies originated -- virtually every major policy position Obama holds was originally a center-right Repubican idea. 

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