Fractals of Change: July 2008

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16 posts from July 2008

July 10, 2008

Ban dihydrogen monoxide


July 09, 2008

T. Boone Pickens’ Bold Plan

Ex-oilman T. Boone Pickens has a bold plan to reduce America's foreign oil imports by one-third in ten years. Pickens is determined to make the plan a campaign and the major part of the next President's first 100 day agenda. The plan is simple and More...

July 08, 2008

Signed up for Medicare!

Ouch. I don't remember giving informed consent to becoming this old. Alternative is worse, though.

In case anyone else is ancient, Medicare starts at the beginning of the month in which you turn 65. Not knowing that almost made me procrastinate too long. Forcing factor for us is that our p More...

July 07, 2008

Toyota Highlander Hybrid First Impressions

Very good news is that gas mileage on our first two tanks of gas in our Toyota Highlander Hybrid is 28.7 mpg, better than advertised although obviously not as good as we could get with many smaller conventional cars. We do hilly country driving, Interstates and two lane highways mainly with a lit More...

July 05, 2008

Happy Fourth of July

This presidential campaign and the strengths of the candidates are a sign of America's strength; a great reason to have hope for many Independence Days to come.

In much of the world power change still comes at the point of a gun; in the world's most powerful country (still), power passes p More...

July 02, 2008

Time for a Surge in Afghanistan

The worst way to fight a war is on the cheap. Overwhelming force – if you've got it – is not only more effective than minimal commitment, it's also more humane. Overwhelming force ends wars; minimal force prolongs them.

We saw the failure of a measured response in Korea, in Viet Nam, in Ir More...

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