It didn’t have to happen this way. The massive investment in the fossil fuel infrastructure after the bank bailout could just as easily have gone to renewable technologies, like wind and solar projects, which, in an ironic twist, have been pilloried for their reliance on subsidies and inability to turn a freestanding profit. Today, that’s a better description of the fracking industry, which has been on a massive money-losing streak.
Instead of paying for decent healthcare or public transit, our government is paying, quite literally, for more cheese. Coming out can be really, really hard. But funny, too: “I think I’m… well, um… a bicycle.” Overcoming gender essentialism is also … Continue reading →
AZ governor and strong supporter of the bad-for-business anti-immigrant law, Jan Brewer, lies about immigrants and her own past. Anyone who grows such lovely hydrangeas couldn’t possibly be a spy! Knowing a little history goes a long way towards refuting … Continue reading →
Frank Fenner thinks we’ll go the way of the Easter Islanders in the next 100 years. I disagree that humans will go extinct, but I agree that we’ve waited far too long to address energy and population issues to avoid … Continue reading →
The existence of god in general might be difficult to disprove (as is the existence of invisible flying purple elephants), but the existence of a specific gods is all to easy to debunk. For example, the Bible story and Jewish … Continue reading →
Hurricanes are going to make the oil spill that much harder to deal with. This Is your Copilot Speaking makes me feel better and worse about flying. Also, it’s a problem when airlines treat their pilots nearly as badly as … Continue reading →