They're all playing for the same team...
They're all playing for the same team...
SHHHH! Case closed! Stop asking questions.
I love these quacks.
Diesel engines are twice as efficient at extracting energy from fuel as are gas engines. The US should do what Europe has done and basically fully embrace diesel fueled vehicles for their efficiency.
No, you won't be breaking any 0-60 records, which might make it difficult for the MURKA! FUCK YEAH! crowd to accept, but when you can drive from Bakersfield to Baltimore on 100 gallons of diesel, it's worthy of serious consideration.
I am dismayed that this administration is so openly hostile towards diesel technology when it would seem to be a very simple, very clean, very cheap, and very easy solution both in the short and long term. You can buy a Jetta TDI cheap and get 55mpg on the highway. That beats the snot out of any Hybrid in overall cost.
It's not news. It's a guy trying to generate click revenue on his blog.
His solutions aren't even that good. They are overcomplicated and unelegant.
Studies have repeatedly shown that RLCs increase the number and severity of intersection accidents.
There is zero justification, even if you ignore the lack of constitutional merit that RLCs have.
Anti-bacterial soaps are not antibiotics.
Saying that anti-bacterial soaps will produce drug-resistant bacteria is like saying that running humans through a meat grinder will produce humans that are resistant to being ground up by meat grinders.
I never said that. I am only speaking of the people I know.
It could just be that the liberals I know are not happy in the south where they don't have the expectation of having micro-managerial control over everybody else.
But yes, it is absolutely true that I don't know a single liberal who isn't bitching incessantly about something all the time.
Why don't you just use halogen bulbs? They are still available in a wide range of wattages, as are 90W 130V commercial bulbs that have just slightly less output than a 100W 120V bulb. The halogen bulbs are more expensive but last much longer, especially if you have a soft-start digital dimmer.
I installed halogens on a digital soft-start dimmer in my living room in 2005 when I remodeled, and haven't had to replace one yet. The light is very nice, too.
My mom uses her Win7 machine as a User, and not as an Administrator.
You can avoid 99% of viruses, phishing, and other BS simply by taking away administrator rights.
It's simple, really.
They believe more in personal responsibility than shared responsibility. I live in the South, and the overwhelming majority of people I know would rather work hard for what they earn than take it from someone else without working for it. They believe that you must earn what you have, rather than simply be given it. And, they are okay with the fact that they don't have as much as others. They are happy with what they have.
I've lived in ultra-liberal and ultra-conservative parts of the country, and everywhere in between. The liberals I know are miserable. They can never be happy with what they have - they always see the grass being always greener elsewhere. They are also overwhelmingly underachievers with expectations that their slack will be taken up by "someone else."
Also, you have to take the data with a grain of salt. I live in a "poor" area by national standards - the median individual income in my city is approximately $30,000. However, the median home price is only about 2.5x. You can buy a "nice" home for $120-140k. My wife and I recently purchased a 2000 square foot home on 2 acres for $140k.
So, it's important not to confuse "poor" with "behind in the inflation race."
As far as my personal beliefs, I would rather shovel shit for minimum wage that reach into your wallet and steal your money. That is wrong, and I won't do it. So, it's not about voting in my own self interest, it is about voting for what is right.
"In order to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe." -- Carl Sagan, Cosmos