Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Consumer products will not solve the problem. Consumer products ARE the problem

Solar Panels Could Pose Dangers to the Environment | Pays to Live Green: "Solar Energy is one of the top emerging renewable energy sources that could relieve us of our dependency on dirty energy sources like coal and dangerous energy sources like nuclear. Even with it’s many positives, solar energy has a major drawback that could cause some harm to our environment. Solar energy itself is not dangerous nor is the process of solar panels converting the sun’s light into energy. The biggest problem is in the production and disposal of the solar panels."

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Ready for holiday drivers? Take the train.

Johanna James Allstate Insurance Company: "Do you still think you can dodge the drunk driving bullet? Drunk driving facts do not lie. Do what you can to avoid becoming a statistic."

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Cliff Lee's family leaving Arlington so they can go places | Bud Kennedy | Fort Worth, Arling...

Cliff Lee's family leaving Arlington so they can go places | Bud Kennedy | Fort Worth, Arling...: "We finally found the hero to deliver public transit to Arlington.

Unfortunately, Kristen Lee and her husband, Cliff, gave up and moved to Philadelphia.

Of all the words written after the Texas Rangers' playoff ace turned down a new contract, the most jarring might have come from his wife, like Lee a native of Benton, Ark.

She prefers Philadelphia for the cultural opportunities and the dining, she said.

But mostly -- she really likes the trains."

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Monday, December 13, 2010

PennDOT: Older driver deaths on rise -

PennDOT: Older driver deaths on rise - "UPPER MERION – Though traffic fatality reports often focus on teenagers, the number of crash deaths involving older drivers is on the rise in Pennsylvania, and PennDOT believes it’s essential aging drivers and their families talk frankly about the right time to turn over the car keys for good for safety’s sake.

About 16 percent of Pennsylvania’s 8.7 million licensed drivers are 65 and older, and state statistics predict that number will increase to 21 percent by 2020, according to PennDOT.

In 2009, there were more than 16,700 crashes involving a driver 65 and up, resulting in 276 fatalities. This represents 14 percent of the total crashes in the state and 22 percent of the fatalities, an increase from previous years."

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Anti-tax foolishness is nonsensical

PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA - "I am tired of Republican intransigence on taxes. They vote as a block, and will not even consider any discussion of a new tax or a hike in a tax, no matter how small, and no matter what good it might do. In particular, if Governor Rendell suggests it, they respond as one with a resounding rejection of the proposal. They will fight you to the death to prove to you that 2+2=5. This is lunacy. We are talking about solutions to both the highway and bridge problem, and the transit problem. Permanent solutions. Remember what I said at the top? This argument goes on year after year? This is why. A proper fix to the problem comes along, and no matter how much sense it might make, since it's a tax, the answer is no.

The highway fix involves a fuel tax of maybe four cents a gallon. C'mon, four cents a gallon isn't even chickenfeed. Gasoline flips up and down 40 cents a gallon in any given month and you accept that. You spend four cents in gasoline driving around a parking lot to find a good space. Objections to that tax are groundless. They need to stop."

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