Thursday, August 16, 2018

How can your city save a lot of money on car costs?

Your city will actually save money by making buses fare-free. What you are not being told is that much of your city's operating budget and infrastructure is to support cars. Even a lot of things that you might think are for bikes or people are actually built to get them out of the way of cars.

Reducing car use would save a lot of money. Every time you fill your tank you are exporting money out of town. Think about it.

for more detail read here or here.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

#technofix futurism selling snake oil

resourceinsights So, as this existential problem literally burns our forests, scorches our crops (thereby threatening a global food crisis) and brings drought to those thirsting for water and floods to those who already have too much—even as we continue down this path of destruction, the artificial intelligence labs and 3D printing equipment makers are predicted by futurists to be racing forward to a future that doesn't include the possibly fatal ravages of climate change.

Sunday, August 12, 2018

McPherson Paradox: Economic collapse will lead to sudden temperature rise

Add these together:

existing high global average temperature
no arctic ice
more frequent El NiƱo's
grain harvest failure
financial collapse
economic collapse
result: sudden temperature rise

When particulates [air pollution] are no longer being put into the sky in sufficient quantity. More heat will be allowed to hit the surface of the earth. Sudden warming will result.

Thursday, August 9, 2018

US fascism will come from the center, not the right

The US billionaire elites are using their corporate media (including entertainment) to whip up division and distrust.

Through propaganda and distraction, the American people are prevented from drawing the connection between car-dependent culture and economic collapse. They cannot figure out that the source of the problem is also what they desire the most, the peaceful leafy suburb.

When it is needed, full suspension of "rights" will come with a liberal-center flavor. It will discipline the annoying "right wing," but it will implement a Syria-like regime.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

When given a clear choice, Americans consistently elect more and better #publictransit

masstransitmag The voters of Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti and Ypsilanti Township expressed their strong support for public transportation services by overwhelmingly voting to renew and restore a 0.7 millage transit levy. With more than 90 percent of the precincts fully counted, over 83 percent of the votes were in favor of the millage.

Monday, August 6, 2018

Billionaire elites using time-tested strategy with Trump

They have done it many times throughout history. Ruling elites hire a thug, outside of their circle. He then deceives the people in this way: He rants and raves against his employers, and stirs the anger of the oppressed people.

Then he conflates the injustice of the elites with some oppressed minority, thereby diverting the anger of the people. In the meantime he commits all sorts of atrocities that need doing by the elites.

Then when he is done, they dispose of him in whatever way appropriate and take credit for undoing the monster [that they hired.]

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Heat wave "slashes" wheat harvest Global wheat prices have soared to multiyear highs as a heat wave sweeping across Europe and Asia slashes forecasts for this year’s harvest.

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Airline industry classifies oil as "green" ICAO has managed to undermine its already pathetically weak carbon trading scheme. ICAO gave in to lobbying from Saudi Arabia and the United States and included “lower carbon conventional fuels” in the definition of “sustainable” aviation fuels. According to ICAO, then, “green fuel” includes kerosene as long as it is produced in an oil refinery running on renewable energy.

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

What the end of cheap oil means for capitalism

Cheap oil allowed:
  • fast population rise
  • extensive liquid fuel infrastructure
  • economic growth
  • global warming blanket of carbon
Cheap oil is over. Now what? 
  • no more profits
  • mass unemployment
  • consolidation of power and wealth
  • end of human rights

Monday, July 30, 2018

Can one be a socialist and support slaughter abroad?

Socialism is growing quickly in the US. The obvious benefits of things like single-payer medical insurance are catching on.

But what about oil? The US is locked in to $trillions in liquid fuel investment. There is no sign of any change from that. This requires them to make deals with the devil to maintain control of oil markets.

What is the point of improving the lives of Americans if it means more slaughter abroad.

The real battleground for justice in America is in your local public transit debate.