How stupid people compensate for bad decisions

…. while remaining stupid.

http://johnhcochrane.blogspot.com/2016/06/transport-innovation.html

http://johnhcochrane.blogspot.com/2016/06/transport-innovation.html

Behold, the VW Trailer!

TRANSPORT INNOVATION

So… the VW trailer. When in need, he puts the trailer in 4th gear, and turns on its electric system. The throttle is stuck full open. He pulls it to get going put, put put put… Then, the trailer pushes the car along. What if he needs to slow down? No problem, he hits the regenerative brakes on the Toyota, so now the VW is also charging up his batteries!

American ingenuity is still alive!

Another thought on the Million students

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If my child was participating in the #MillionStudentMarch, my child would need to know that he had already chosen to be financially independent. I will not foot the bill for a child of mine to be a socialist fool in public.

Green. Kills.

Why birds are igniting in midair over Calif.

Wildlife experts say that at least 1,000 and as many as 28,000 birds will die within a year, and Grist reports that the plant has had problems with tortoises as well — scores of them were uprooted from their homes when the plant was constructed, Businessweek reported in 2012.

Christmas Parties Are Stupid — I Can Fix This!

I agree with Timothy, “Christmas Parties are Stupid.” (Well, he orignially entitled his piece, “Top 10 Reasons Not to Attend Christmas Parties,” but I have license.)

So, I will host a “Theology of the Advent of God Taking on Human Flesh Party.” Theology is the main topic of conversation and the impact of theology on politics and visa vis is expected. Be civil, be polite, be thoughtful. Continue reading

How the Government Keeps Gas Prices High – Reason.com

I cannot answer all of the stupid things post about the price of gasoline. The truth of the price of gasoline is that the government does an innumerable amount of stupid to causes the cost of gasoline and the cost of cars to go up and the mileage of cars to go down and the impact on the environment to be worse. This article only scratches the clearcoat on the paint on the surface of the problems. Grr!

Plan to drive more this summer? Annoyed by the price of gas?

Complaining that oil companies rip you off?

I say, shut up. Even if gas costs $4 per gallon, we should thank Big Oil. Think what they have to do to bring us gas.

Oil must be sucked out of the ground, sometimes from war zones or deep beneath oceans. The drills now bend and dig sideways through as much as 7 miles of earth. What they discover must be pumped through billion-dollar pipelines and often put in monstrously expensive tankers to ship across the ocean.

Then it’s refined into several types of gasoline, transported in trucks that cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. Finally, your local gas station must spend a fortune on safety devices to make sure we don’t blow ourselves up while filling the tank. Continue reading