Monthly Archives: July 2008

Trains beat planes — everywhere.

Top-speed: 574.8 kmh (357.16 mph) for the train (V150) in the video. Amtrak sucks and the U.S. has no idea what trains could do. Some perspective: New York to Los Angeles: 2792 miles. View Larger Map Time for the V150 … Continue reading

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about freaking time the MSM got Gore right

Its a little late. but its about time that the “professional” media got their facts right about what Al Gore said about the Internet: Ms. Pelosi was asked whether Congress would accept Mr. Gore’s energy challenge. “It is absolutely possible … Continue reading

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Open Letter to iPhone Users: Please stop whining

Dear iPhone fanboi and fangrl, If you are in Canada, the US, New Zealand or pretty much anywhere in the world. Please accept the sad reality that you are a sheep to be fleeced. I understand that it is not … Continue reading

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Toy car manufacturer worth more than real car manufacturer

Mattel is worth more than GM: GM’s current market value is smaller than that of Mattel Inc., maker of Matchbox cars, and a 10th of what it was in 2000. A Merrill Lynch analyst said [July 2, 2008] that a … Continue reading

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Stooopid SUV owners

I want to quote practically the entire article it is just so funny! Bryan Carisone, a heating and air-conditioning contractor in Raritan, N.J., “absolutely loves” his new GMC Denali XL. But in June, one week after he bought it, he … Continue reading

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Would you rather eat or drive?

BioFuels. Do you want to eat or drive? Biofuels have forced global food prices up by 75% — far more than previously estimated — according to a confidential World Bank report obtained by the Guardian. The damning unpublished assessment is … Continue reading

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“U.S. Is in No Shape to Give Advice”

The headline says it all Dmitri A. Medvedev said in an interview that an America in “essentially a depression” was in no position to lecture other countries on how to conduct their affairs. [A day earlier] the American treasury secretary, … Continue reading

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CAFE and 1950’s refrigerators

An open letter to the people who want to burn gas wantonly: Do you complain about how you can’t buy the refrigerator you want because of those EnergyStar ratings? Do you feel like you have to setting for a smaller … Continue reading

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