Thursday, January 13, 2005

And finally, in this day of high posting, a link to what might be my most favorite bobblehead ever.

http://www.kentuckyfriedcruelty.com/bobbleanniv.asp?int=weekly_enews




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If you're anything like me, you're for all practical purposes a vegan except that you still eat fish when you can afford it. Granted, I don't know anyone else like me in that respect... or in any other respect for that matter which may have something to do with why I'm so lonely. But which is also neither here nor there.
So you still eat fish if you can afford it. But you know that the fishing industry is raping and pillaging the oceans just as most other industries are raping and pillaging the land. How do you know which fish the ecologically minded citizen should and shouldn't eat? Well, wonder no more.


http://www.cdnn.info/eco/good_fish_bad_fish/good_fish_bad_fish.html




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Yay for performance art! Apparently, according to Scotland Yard, they scared the horses.

http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/insiders/guides/articles/15897470?source=Evening%20Standard



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You see. This is exactly why Trotsky is the only socialist I can hang with.

http://www.socialistworker.co.uk/article.php4?article_id=5342




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Here's a bunch of info on the closing of the Salinas library. In the time you read it America will probably have spent like a billion dollars on killing people.

http://esposito.typepad.com/con_read/2005/01/some_facts_abou.html




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Wednesday, January 12, 2005

Depending on where you are sitting right now this might be either good or bad news.

http://www.nlihc.org/oor2004/




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Monday, January 10, 2005

These are the times we live in.

Holm said Houston's libraries should "absolutely" have a system of rating books and determining if they are suitable for children, like movie rating systems.

Makes me want to write the most filthy things I can think of. Also makes me proud to be selling so many smutty books!

http://www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/metropolitan/2980105




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My first thought "what kind of sick world is this where I can't get a play produced by the smallest art theaters and this crap gets millions backing it?" My second thought "You know, this is exactly why I majored in theater. So I could destroy the artform. It'll be a mercy killing."


http://www.cnn.com/2005/SHOWBIZ/Music/01/10/theater.kathieleegifford.ap/index.html




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Ooops. Sorry for the crappy link. Here's the text of the article I was trying to link too. How embarrasing.

GM Sequel: Reinvented Automobile No Longer Just a Dream 10 January 2005 Author: Provider: Fuel Cell Today The bold push from General Motors to reinvent the automobile, first revealed in the AUTOnomy and Hy-wire concept cars, became that much more real today with the unveiling of the GM Sequel. The technologies embodied in Sequel, such as fuel cells, by-wire and wheel hub motors, have developed so fast that GM has been able to double the range and halve the 0-60 mph acceleration time, compared to current fuel cell vehicles, in less than three years, according to Larry Burns, GM vice president of research and development and planning. "Three years ago, our chairman and CEO, Rick Wagoner, challenged us to completely rethink the automobile," Burns said. "The Autonomy and Hy-wire concepts were the outgrowth of that challenge –a revolution in how vehicles would be designed, built and used in the future. But, they were concepts. Today, with Sequel, the vision is real –not yet affordable, but doable." Sequel embodies GM's vision of reinventing the automobile with a fusion of technologies that includes advanced materials, electronic controls, computer software and advanced propulsion. According to Burns, it's an exclamation point for GM's comprehensive global advanced technology strategy that is addressing efficiency and emissions, from today ’s engine and transmission technology to hybrids and, eventually, fuel cells as the ultimate answer. "GM's goal," Burns explained, "is to design and validate a fuel cell propulsion system by 2010 that is competitive with current internal combustion systems on durability and performance, and that ultimately can be built at scale affordably." "We ’ve achieved remarkable gains in range and acceleration by using our fuel cell system technology that exists today," Burns said. "That's a real breakthrough. For anyone tracking the viability of fuel cell vehicles, this is encouraging news." Sequel, about the size of a Cadillac SRX, travels up to 300 miles on its hydrogen supply, and accelerates to 60 mph in less than 10 seconds. Current-generation fuel cell vehicles have a range of between 170 and 250 miles and cover 0-60 mph in between 12-16 seconds, depending upon whether a battery is used. "With Sequel," Burns said, "virtually everything is packaged in an 11-inch 'skateboard' chassis, building on what we first showed the world in the AUTOnomy and Hy-wire. Sequel points to a vehicle that, in the future, will be better in nearly every way –quicker, surer-footed, easier to handle, easier to build, better looking, safer and only emits water vapor." Other benefits include: * Unequaled control on snow and ice, or uneven terrain * 42-percent more torque for unparalleled acceleration * Shorter braking distances While Sequel should excite customers, it also should encourage world governments, Burns added, because of its potential to address societal concerns. "Sequel helps address major societal issues, from eliminating auto emissions, to helping the world transition to renewable and stable energy supplies, to reducing the chance for crashes and traffic congestion," Burns said.



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More good news. Ever the optimist, I'm of the opinion I may live to see the day when the LA basin's air is as clean as Chico's. Maybe then I can move back there.

If I win the lottery!


www.fuelcelltoday.com/FuelCel...ay/IndustryInformation/IndustryInformationExternal/NewsDisplayArticle/0,1602,5428,00.html



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