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  • A ‘Marxist’ explanation for the Trump revolution

    11/04/2017 10:15:16 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 17 replies
    New York Post ^ | 3 Nov, 2017 | F.H. Buckley
    ‘Red October” was the name for a great Cold War movie. It’s also the name for the Communist takeover of the Russian government on Oct. 26, 1917, when Bolshevik forces stormed the Winter Palace in today’s St. Petersburg. That’s according to the old-style calendar; in the new calendar, the 100th anniversary of the Revolution is Tuesday, Nov. 7. We had our own revolution, a year ago. Which makes it a good time to compare Red October with red-state America, the Trump revolution in American politics. I got a heads up about the comparison at a 2015 dinner, when I heard...
  • Appeals court upholds I-77 toll project

    05/07/2017 9:07:44 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 35 replies
    The Greensboro News & Record ^ | May 2, 2017 | Doug Clark
    A challenge to the state's I-77 toll lane was denied by the N.C. Court of Appeals today.The unanimous ruling by a three-judge panel upheld a lower court, which had dismissed a citizen group's attempt to stop the public-private project in Mecklenburg and Iredell counties.This was a big political issue in the 2016 governor's race, costing Pat McCrory a lot of votes in those counties. As a legal issue, the opposition doesn't seem to have much gas.I-77 from Charlotte to Mooresville is a traffic nightmare. To address the congestion, the state's DOT in 2014 signed a contract with a Delaware LLC...
  • One-third of Bay Area residents hope to leave soon, poll finds

    04/27/2017 10:20:52 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 50 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | May 1, 2016 at 7:10 am | By GEORGE AVALOS
    More than one-third of Bay Area residents say they are ready to leave in the next few years, citing high housing costs and traffic as the region’s biggest problems, according to a poll released Monday. Of the 1,000 people polled by the Bay Area Council, 34 percent said they are considering leaving. Those who have lived here five years or less are the most likely to want to leave. “This is our canary in a coal mine,” said Jim Wunderman, president of the Bay Area Council. “Residents are screaming for solutions.”
  • Businesses worry street beautification project could affect their operations

    03/27/2017 7:43:36 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies
    The Boulder City Review ^ | March 22, 2017 | Celia Shortt Goodyear
    Boulder City is planning a beautification project for Nevada Highway, and several local merchants are concerned with how it could affect their businesses. As part of the Boulder City Parkway complete street project, the plan is to widen the sidewalks, create bike lanes, improve pedestrian and bike crossings, improve the median, and create bus turnouts from Gingerwood Street to Buchanan Boulevard. All these additions will take away space from the businesses along that portion of the roadway. Chris Gatlin, owner of Woodchuck’s, is concerned about the lack of space he’ll have once the sidewalk and road are widened. Woodchuck’s, at...
  • UC Davis Economics Professor: There Is No American Dream

    11/28/2014 9:28:39 AM PST · by SES1066 · 35 replies
    CBS Sacramento CA ^ | 11/26/14 | Steve Large
    DAVIS (CBS13) — A UC Davis economics professorhas determined there is no American Dream. Gregory Clark is sharing his research as a hard truth with no hope—whether or not you can get ahead in America is as predictable as any formula.
  • This Way Up: Mobility in America [Alive for Americans who pursue technical or practical training]

    07/19/2014 6:05:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 07/18/2014 | Tamar Jacoby
    Dakota Blazier had made a big decision. Friendly and fresh-faced, from a small town north of Indianapolis, he'd made up his mind: He wasn't going to college. "I discovered a long time ago," he explained, "I'm not book smart. I don't like sitting still, and I learn better when the problem is practical." But he didn't feel this limited his options—to the contrary. And he was executing a plan as purposeful as that of any of his high-school peers. It started in his junior year with release time from high school to take a course in basic construction skills at...
  • The disturbing decline in Americans’ geographic mobility

    05/08/2014 2:01:24 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 05/08/2014 | Robert Samuelson
    One disturbing trend of recent decades is the decline in Americans’ geographic mobility. We pride ourselves on being a get-up-and-go people. In particular, we see ourselves as willing to move for opportunity. If there aren’t jobs here, we’ll go there. Our “flexibility” is reputedly a large economic advantage, especially compared with Europe’s, where people tend to stay put. It’s a flattering self-portrait now marred by the reality of more Americans also staying put. The dramatic drop in geographic mobility is usually taken as yet more evidence that the U.S. economy has become less dynamic and flexible. Examples abound. Just recently,...
  • The UNiMO continuous-track electric adventure wheelchair

    11/14/2013 10:04:19 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    gizmag ^ | November 13, 2013 | Mike Hanlon
    Japanese company Nano Optonics Energy displayed its caterpillar-tracked UNiMO (UNIque MObility) micro EV drive train at the International Robotics Exhibition in Tokyo last week, promising new levels of personal mobility for wheelchair users. There are two models of the UNiMO: the US$18,000 Unimo Grace which is now available for purchase and the US$10,000 UNiMO Sport which will be available by the end of this month (November 2013). Even more importantly, the 400 W drivetrain designated E-001 is being made available to other manufacturers to create their own micro EVs. The UNiMO Grace is a stylish armchair-on-wheels that looks like it...
  • Government Steering Americans Toward a Tele-Work, Tele-Shop, Mass-Transit Future

    03/15/2013 5:13:32 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 46 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | March 15, 2013 | Susan Jones
    The Obama administration envisions a “low-carbon, low-petroleum” future where Americans tele-work, tele-shop, walk, bike and use carpools or mass transit if they must leave the neighborhood at all. A study released Friday says the U.S. has the potential to reduce petroleum use and pollution in the transportation sector by more than 80 percent by 2050. In other words, gasoline-powered cars may go the way of the dinosaur, and many Americans may end up living in planned, mixed-use, “walkable” neighborhoods, built along mass transit lines. … Higher densities (more people living in the same area in smaller homes), a mix of...
  • Jeb Bush Calls Gap Between Rich and Poor 'Un-American' (An idiot for the next GOP nominee?)

    03/05/2013 3:58:20 PM PST · by bestintxas · 99 replies
    newsmax ^ | 3/5/13 | Greg McDonald
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush Tuesday described the growing economic chasm between rich and poor as "un-American" and called it the biggest "structural" problem facing the nation on Tuesday. "Going forward, we have to deal with our longer structural problems. The biggest one, as far as I'm concerned, is that we're no longer socially mobile as a country," Bush said on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" program. "You have people that are born poor and there's a higher and higher probability that they're going to stay poor. And you have people that are born rich and there's a greater probability that they'll...
  • The President’s Suspect Statistics We have too little upward mobility, but it has not declined.

    01/03/2012 9:33:20 AM PST · by Nachum · 6 replies
    NRO ^ | 1/3/12 | Scott Winship
    In early December, in Osawatomie, Kan., President Obama delivered the sort of fiery populist speech his base had been demanding since the start of his administration. The speech as a whole strongly overstated the extent of economic insecurity in today’s America, but one particular claim jumped out at me — that upward mobility has declined rather sharply: We tell people — we tell our kids — that in this country, even if you’re born with nothing, work hard and you can get into the middle class. . . . And yet, over the last few decades, the rungs on the...
  • CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU!

    03/17/2010 2:23:17 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 51 replies · 751+ views
    self | MARCH 17, 2010 | swampsniper
    My legs are just flat worn out, I'm afraid, but I'm not about to get stuck watching TVI just ordered this, should be here next week. It will carry me and the camera bag all over the place. As it is now I'm stuck close to the car.It breaks down easily into 5 pieces so it will go in the back of the little Ford.
  • Project improves mobility in Iraqi village

    11/05/2009 4:32:18 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 139+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Pfc. Justin Naylor, USA
    FOB WARRIOR — Driving from one end of Bidawa village in Kirkuk province to the other used to be a challenge, but thanks to the addition of two new road culverts, the trip is now much easier. After nearly 70 days of construction, these new road culverts are ready for use. The concrete culverts span over a 50-meter waterbed, linking one side of the road to another. Water flows easier now underneath the culverts between irrigation canals that have increased water flow to local farmers’ crops. "Building these two road culverts will greatly increase the transportation infrastructure of the village,"...
  • Americans Tame Their Wanderlust (Leaving CA & FL, moving to TX, DC & AK)

    09/26/2009 3:52:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies · 2,213+ views
    Yahoo! Real Estate / CNN Money ^ | September 25, 2009 | Les Christie
    Americans have tamed their wanderlust during this recession, according to the latest data released by the U.S. Census Bureau. Only about 2.4% of Americans moved from state to state in 2008, down from 2.5% the previous year. "The mobility rate is lower than it has been in years," said Robert Lang, a demographer with Virginia Tech University. "There's a recession and a housing bust. People can't sell their homes in California and move to Las Vegas or sell their condo in Florida and move to North Carolina." "People are hunkering down, trying to hold on to what they have," added...
  • Wearable "chariot" offer hope for amputees and mobility challenged(video)

    04/12/2009 10:05:18 AM PDT · by Askwhy5times · 8 replies · 902+ views
    Bluegrass Pundit ^ | April 12, 2009 | Bluegrass Pundit
    Wearable "chariot" offer hope for amputees and mobility challengedThis invention offers great hope for amputees and people who have mobility issues. They would be able to move around in an upright position. And it looks very cool. Hopefully, this product will be available soon. Video is here Wearable chariot
  • A Nano step for mankind (World's cheapest car goes on sale today at $2,500)

    03/23/2009 1:00:54 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies · 1,396+ views
    Mid-Day Mumbai ^ | March 23, 2009 | Aditya Anand
    Mumbai: Under the cover of darkness, the world's cheapest car arrived in Mumbai yesterday. Aditya Anand reports on the buzz surrounding the unveiling of the most-awaited car of the year this evening. 12.30 am, Sunday: Under the cover of darkness in the dead of night, when Mumbai's incessant traffic had slowed down, and pedestrians were few, seven gleaming cars purred their way into the rolling grounds at the Parsi Gymkhana, Marine Drive. The world's cheapest car, the Tata Nano, had finally arrived in the city for its unveiling today, with a security guard in each vehicle. The cars reached the...
  • McLennan County awaiting plans for Trans Texas Corridor

    04/09/2008 5:10:22 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies · 420+ views
    The Lariat Online (Baylor University) ^ | April 9, 2008 | Victoria Mgbemena
    As the state's population continues to grow in its urban centers, expansion plans for the highway system continue to be the focus for transportation improvements. The Trans Texas Corridor proposal is aimed to alleviate traffic congestion, improve air quality and provide safer traveling for drivers, among other goals. In 2002, Texas Governor Rick Perry released the plan to create the passageway, which spans northeast from Laredo to Oklahoma and is set to total 4,000 miles in the next 50 years. The $140 billion project calls for the incorporation of new toll roads, commuter railways, power lines and gas pipelines, while...
  • A Transportation Alternative In Texas

    04/08/2008 5:44:33 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies · 228+ views
    The Houstonian ^ | April 8, 2008 | Sally Abdelmottlep
    Cars have been a huge part of our lives. We use them to get around anywhere. It might have been the best invention mankind came up with, but we all hate several common things about cars, such as the cost of gas prices and traffic. We think sometimes in our imagination how awesome it would be if cars had wings, so maybe one day we will fly through terrific! We also despise accidents, high insurance and drunk driving. Sometimes, I feel that we need other alternative means of transportation, such as a subway system in the state of Texas; maybe...
  • Tooth Scan Reveals Neanderthal Mobility

    02/09/2008 6:25:24 PM PST · by blam · 95 replies · 125+ views
    Psysorg - AP ^ | 1-9-2008 | Elena Becatoros - AP
    Tooth Scan Reveals Neanderthal Mobility By ELENA BECATOROS, Associated Press Writer A 40,000-year-old tooth is seen in this undated hand out photo released by Greek Culture Ministry. Analysis of the tooth uncovered in southern Greece indicates for the first time that Neanderthals may have traveled more widely than previously thought, paleontologists announced on Friday, Feb. 8, 2008. (AP Photo/Greek Culture Ministry)(AP) -- Analysis of a 40,000-year-old tooth found in southern Greece suggests Neanderthals were more mobile than once thought, paleontologists said Friday. Analysis of the tooth - part of the first and only Neanderthal remains found in Greece - showed...
  • Iraqi Girl Gets Gift of Mobility (Bring Tissues. Lots)

    12/12/2007 4:41:44 PM PST · by SandRat · 14 replies · 310+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Sgt. Kevin Stabinsky
    Suha Hussein Yas, a 15-year-old girl who suffers from a disease similar to polio, smiles while sitting in her gift from Soldiers of Company B, 1st Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga. The Soldiers learned of Yas’ condition while interacting with local residents during the initial build-up of Patrol Base Hawkes. They delivered the wheelchair to her, Dec. 7. Photo by 1st Lt. Greg Highstrom. FORWARD OPERATING BASE KALSU — An Iraqi girl suffering from a disease limiting her ability to walk received the gift of mobility, Dec. 7, thanks to Coalition...