Considering the plastic is concentrated in gyres and not evenly distributed? Yes...yes that is a lot.
Nothing wrong with getting drunk, but its probably the poor decision to take your car to the bar rather than a cab or the bus.
No, mining coal is pretty bad too. The waste slurry that comes off those mines is stored in large ponds, and sometimes breaks out and devastates small communities.
DEF isnt a terrible pain, to be honest. Its just another expense. I dont have to fill the DEF tank every time, and about the 3rd fillup of my twin 150 gallon tanks is when I need to. Most fuel stops have bulk DEF at the fuel islands, I just pull out a different nozzle when I'm done fueling and press another button.
I drive a 2013 Freightliner with a DD15 15 liter diesel fitted with DPF and DEF. 300,000 miles on it. Its fairly quiet and doesnt stink a bit.
All new trucks in the US have DEF (urea) systems and DPFs now, my 2013 Freightliner doesnt belch a bit of black smoke, either.
Hitachi still makes harddrives, no?
http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/01/14/262476413/chase-says-it-will-replace-2-million-credit-cards-due-to-breach Chase is saying something different.
It could be the new Battlebots.
Look, its a random link in the top post, by an AC. Why would you even click that?
If you over-utilize a power distribution network, your voltages will drop, wonky things will happen, and eventually you will throw a shunt or breaker and hell will break loose. I can see it.
There definitely is an organisation dedicated to gun rights. The Second Amendment Foundation http://www.saf.org/
Most analog meters I have seen (I do residential) are 4 blades. You can actually pull them out and flip them upside down, and they will run backwards!
The return can be quite well if you know what you are doing. When I worked in Springfield, IL as an apartment maintenance guy, we had a rash of air conditioner coil thefts. So much so that on a lot of our buildings we had moved to roof mounted units. The guy stealing the copper knew exactly what to unbolt to slide that coil right out and run. We were not the only apartments to lose these, either. Even businesses were getting hit.
He didnt even mention a christmas tree! Also, does it matter how these traditions started if hes just saying theyre wasteful now?