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Iraq Signs Multi-Billion Dollar Oil Deal With China. WTF???

Saturday, August 30th, 2008

Maybe I'm just sensitive about the 4000+ dead servicemen that have been lost there, or the 70+ billion dollars in surplus they have while we are running record debts, but this news PISSES ME OFF. It's one thing to spill blood for oil but we're not even getting the fucking ...

Pope Decries “Insatiable Consumption” Of World’s Natural Resources, But Catholicism Still Pushes Followers To “Go Forth And Multiply” and Denounces Contraception As Immoral

Thursday, July 17th, 2008

So now the Pope is going green. Or at least that's what he'd like for us to believe. Speaking to a group of 200,000 people gathered in Sydney for the Roman Catholic Church's youth festival, the Pope told followers that the world's natural resources are being squandered by "insatiable consumption." Some excerpts ...

Bush: Goodbye From The World’s Biggest Polluter

Friday, July 11th, 2008

Concluding his final meeting with world leaders at the G8 summit, U.S. President George W. Bush pumped his fist into the air and boldly announced, "Goodbye from the world's biggest polluter." Probably thinking he was being amusing, Bush got no props from the other world leaders who stood by with looks ...

The Public Transit Paradox

Wednesday, June 25th, 2008

On paper, public transportation is a fantastic idea. You can move more people with less vehicles. You can move more people with less energy. You can keep less vehicles on the road, causing a decrease in emissions and pollution. And you can offer low cost transit to people who can't ...

McCain and Lieberman shilling for nuclear power.

Friday, May 23rd, 2008

McCain gave a speech recently about the environment and alternative energy. Some folks gave him kudos for that speech and his stance, which possibly pissed off a few Rethugs. Many more of us figured it was bullshit on a stick. And it was... Sens. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) and John Warner (R-Va.) are ...

Gas Prices, Gas Bags, & The Gas Chamber

Monday, May 19th, 2008

No doubt the current energy crunch is a complex equation. A number of factors likely contribute to the rising price of gasoline in the United States. As I understand it, they include the rapidly expanding consumer demand (including China and India), the fact that the U.S. hasn't built a new ...

On Going Green

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2008

What better day than Earth Day to talk about going green. It's a concept that seems pretty simple, but in today's world of unbridled consumerism, going green isn't simple at all. No matter how much a person desires to reduce their energy consumption or eliminate waste or overuse, the simple truth ...

My First Earth Day

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2008

Thirty-eight years ago I was a high school student. College campuses were afire with more protests than you could shake a stick at. At the risk of sounding like a "these whippersnappers today..." speech, kids today really don't appreciate exactly how much general upheaval there was. At the beginning of my ...

National Self-Examination Day?

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2008

The NY Times posted this intriguing story about why we human beings inflict pranks, humiliation, and degradation on each other, the varied motives we have ranging from malice to a fond spirit of fun, and the different ways we react to being on the receiving end running the gamut from ...

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