Let’s play word association.
Read the following phrase and what’s the first thing that comes to mind.
Rich family …
There are, of course, many possible from Hilton to Mellon to Rothschilds to … Yes, there are many that might come to mind. For me, the ‘first to mind’ would be the Rockefellers. Robber baron Rockefeller. When I [...]
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December 27th, 2010 · 3 Comments
Let’s play word association.
September 13th, 2010 · 3 Comments
Last evening, my better 95+% was flipping through the channels and received the rare: stop, go back to that. What was that? A Nissan “innovation” advertisement in which the Nissan Leaf played a prominent roll, “if you never needed to buy another gallon of gas …”
Watching this well-done advertisement made me think of [...]
July 16th, 2010 · 2 Comments
Senator Claire McCaskill, who has been anything but a shining star on thoughtful thinking for creating a prosperous and climate-friendly America, has let loose with another doozy.
“I think it’s still a work in progress,” said Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill, who worries that a cap would be a loser for Democrats in November. “You [...]
December 11th, 2009 · 2 Comments
Occasionally, it seems worthwhile to resurrect earlier discussions, to try to bring attention to elements that should be part of our national dialogue but which, sadly, seem not ingrained in people’s thinking. No Regrets strategic thinking looks to satisficing — how would this pan out across multiple scenarios. Considering what a No Regrets Strategy would [...]
December 10th, 2008 · Comments Off
In a time of year when it can be hard to go into public
without being overwhelmed by Christmas carols, the sound of jingling bells can sicken many of us. And, it is hard for many to associate this season and carols with any form of religiousity due to the mass commercialization of across the [...]
December 4th, 2008 · 3 Comments
Today, Al Gore and a coalition of leading environmental organizations are launching This is REALITY.org. Simply put, despite all the glowing ads that you’ve seen and bipartisan romancing of clean coal, “clean coal” remains not much more than powerpoint slides and technological dreams that might (MIGHT) work in 20 years or so, at a [...]
June 13th, 2008 · 21 Comments
Last month, to far (FAR) less attention than it merited, the House of Representatives (facing an Administration veto threat) passed the 21st Century Green High-Performing Public School Facilities Act with $20 billion for greening public schools across the nation.
Taking aggressive action to green schools is about one of the smartest steps the nation can take, [...]
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June 4th, 2008 · 5 Comments
Robert J. Samuelson simply doesn’t believe in America, in American ingenuity, in Americans ability to rise to challenges and solve problems.
From an acquaintance,
This week’s Newsweek magazine carries a column by Robert Samuelson, titled Just-Call It Cap-and-Tax. Samuelson likes to say he’s not an economist. In this column, he certainly showed that to be the case.
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October 1st, 2007 · 20 Comments
Peak Oil. Gas Prices. Global Warming.
There are real problems and real threats with terrifying implications that merit response.
Yet, threat and crisis creates opportunity.
We have, before us/US, an opportunity for transformation.
For responding to threat and handling crisis to create something better, to turn to a better path.
And, well, the question becomes how to frame [...]
March 24th, 2007 · 4 Comments
Since diving into the deep end when it comes to energy issues, almost every day sees new fascinating concepts, approaches, and technologies. Fascinating … exciting … even hope inspiring at times. And, as well, as the passion builds, so many of these are truly ‘iPod Cool’.
This is the fourth of a new series, iPod COOL [...]