Tag: politics

  • Carpooling is not part of a solution because it serves no ones’ “special interests”

    I wrote my congressperson, naïvely thinking that a “Washington outsider” Democratic representative would be open to any options which led to a greater fuel economy (higher passenger miles per gallon) and  less energy usage.  My proposal: expand creation of HOV lanes, basically mandating 1 HOV anywhere that at least 3 lanes of limited-access highway existed.  […]

  • 1000 Times

    The truth about Wall Street and bank bonuses xkcd – A Webcomic – 1000 Times.

  • What does one TRILLION dollars look like?

    What does one TRILLION dollars look like?.  An interesting look at the figures being thrown around, in terms of what it would look like in the form of $100 bills. All this talk about “stimulus packages” and “bailouts”… A billion dollars… A hundred billion dollars… Eight hundred billion dollars… One TRILLION dollars… What does that […]