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Dec. 19th, 2008 07:19 pm
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Amish are Ultimate Early Adopters of Solar Energy: Read about it here. Totally not surprising.

Solar Company - Provide Power to 90% of Grid and Cars: Article here.

DOE Report: Wind could power 20% of US Grid: At the very least.


Grid diagram from the article below.

Stanford study: PDF of Stanford study cited in the below article.

Latest study says the electric grid could support far more wind and solar: Yeah baby.

NYT article linked to in above article: First page here.

New theory on why the housing bubble burst: Fingers are being pointed at the Clinton Administration.

Bonuses versus Profits: Where a lot of the money all these now near-bankrupt screwed companies flushed

It's a Pitiful, Dreadful Life: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/19/movies/19wond.html?em Looking at "It's a Wonderful Life" through a new filter and finding an asphyxiating story about growing up and relinquishing your dreams… that and its prescience on the perils of trusting bankers. In the real world, George would have still faced prosecution and possible prison time. Interesting how the article also points out George's consistent cruelty toward Mary. Interesting take on this Holiday classic.

It's a Narnia Christmas: A very good article about the melange of traditions and myths that are contained in the universe that C.S. Lewis created. Though I have to reiterate that I was so upset when, in the latest movie version, Father Christmas doesn't have any presents for the Beavers… Talk about dehumanization of the talking animal population… The premise of the article, though, reminds me of a scene in the Hogfather - how gods and myths are retooled over the centuries to fit the current needs of society.

Seven Pounds - http://movies.nytimes.com/2008/12/19/movies/19seve.html - A flop… I think.

Home Births: An interesting development in the whole childbirth arena. Not surprising considering the ease of catching a deadly disease or infection in most hospitals these days.

Finally: three articles about your closest relative: chimpanzees and bonobos:

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