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That’s funny Loggy I was going to post that after reading your comment smoke ‘em if you got ‘em but somehow didn’t. I suppose I was leaving it up to you.


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We are through!


Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please.
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Can’t go wrong with Mr. Prine.


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The footprint of transportation

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Modern American cities bear a powerful physical imprint of automobiles and other motorized vehicles. It is estimated that as much as one half of a modern American city’s land area is dedicated to streets and roads, parking lots, service stations, driveways, signals and traffic signs, automobile-oriented businesses, car dealerships, and more. Equally significant, space allocated for other forms of transportation ultimately shrank or disappeared. For example, sidewalks—normally considered essential to separate pedestrians from various transportation modes—were less often constructed along many urban roads and streets in the automobile era. Walking seemed increasingly incidental in moving people from place to place. Bicycle lanes, quite common in several European cities, were late-comers or non-existent in American cities as competitive forms of transportation were squeezed out by an increasing dependence on cars.


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Cars vs Food

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There are many reasons to question the goal of building automobile-centered transportation systems everywhere, including climate change, air pollution, and traffic congestion. But the loss of cropland alone is sufficient. Nearly all of the 3 billion people to be added to the current world population of 6 billion by mid-century will be born in developing countries where there is not enough land to feed everyone and to accommodate the automobile. Future food security now depends on restructuring transportation budgets—investing less in highway infrastructure and more in rail and bicycle infrastructure.


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Is Culture more a creature of philosophy? Or psychology?


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A one word description of American culture might be “Moar!”

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If you wish to make Pythocles rich, do not add to his store of money, but subtract from his desires. -Epicurus

The first sentence is likely psychology, the second is philosophy. But to act on the philosophical statement would require a change in psychology.


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But…it can be done, at least in small amounts. I’ve been working towards exactly this for years. I still have a long way to go.

Granted it’s a lot easier - a LOT easier - when your basic needs are covered


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