Cultural Consequences of Electric Car Charging

Cultural Consequences of Electric Car Charging The cultural consequences of electric car charging have the potential to reshape the gas station experience in a profound way. Gasoline powered cars can be filled at a filling station in a few minutes and with the exception of full service stations the refueling requires us to remain at our car should the automatic shut-off fail …

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Calculating the Citizen Offset Cost Savings of Cities Such As Pittsburgh

Calculating City Savings Offset by Citizen Action I was mowing the city owned lots next to my house the other day when an idea struck me. Technically I was doing a job that a city employee should be doing – maintaining city owned property. I began to think about calculating the citizen offset cost savings of cities such as Pittsburgh. …

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Why Batteries Not Included is the Movie America Needs Right Now

Batteries Not Included is the movie that America Needs Right Now The story of a villainous greed driven New York land developer, vulnerable people banding together, and intelligent machines performing jobs typically done by people sounds incredibly contemporary for a film that came out in 1987 and in many ways it’s the perfect film to explain where we are and what we need …

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What Do We Do Now

What Do We Do Now At a certain point last night I went from shock to mourning to asking myself, what do we do now? Now, a few hours later, I’m starting to piece that together. One thing has become painfully clear. We can’t move America forward in a progressive direction without moving all of America forward including rural America, America’s non-college …

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Heart and Soul

I’ve hear the phrase “poured our heart and soul into ___” several times recently and it occurs to me that each time has been in relation to a failure that could have been prevented if the person who did the pouring was less emotional and was more analytical. That is to say, sometimes its best to pour a little bit …

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Beaver County Nissan or Why I’ll Never Buy another Nissan Ever Again

  A Word of Advice – Never Buy or Lease a Nissan We leased a Versa in 2007, why did we lease? I own my own business (as you’re aware) and it honestly made sense at the time. It was a lovely car and a lovely experience. Beaver County was a high volume dealer so despite it being over an …

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Permaculture and relocation

The Push to Move and Migrate We’re very much still the same people we were over 10,000 years ago when we began to settle down. So when times get tough we often think if we just move we’ll be better off. While in the times when we were hunter/gatherers that was to find a place with more food today we …

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PJ O’Rourke is an Idiot

I know it’s not a breaking news headline but PJ O’Rourke is an idiot I was listening to Marketplace last night while waiting for my wife to finish work when they played the following: (embed removed because it auto-played and there was no way to shut it up). If the embed doesn’t load you can hear the idiocy here: http://www.marketplace.org/topics/economy/commentary/orourke-if-1-had-less-would-99-be-better In …

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