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Bill115 Wrote: Dec 11, 2012 12:01 PM
Let's see, as far as the energy argument goes against coal fired generators. How many birds and bats are killed by wind generators? Did you know that at the University of Oregon, the student gym had their treadmills modified to produce electricity? Imagine humans tethered to a generator system like so many donkeys on an old gristmill. PETA would be outraged at using livestock for such a chore, and the environmentalists are in a total tizzy about the wind generators harming birds and bats. As far as the printed word going out of style, it's not so much style as the electronic age making books obsolete. Oh yes, the ELECTRONIC AGE!! Gee, we still need electricity! Imagine a Starbucks where coffee can't be brewed & Kindles are un-kindled.
James92 Wrote: Dec 11, 2012 4:56 PM
Bill and All,

Read Glenn Beck's new book "Agenda 21" - you will see the possible future. Treadmills are part of it!!
Jeeves Wrote: Dec 11, 2012 1:23 PM
What, there aren't any wind-powered Kindles (Windles, if you will)?
rickmcq Wrote: Dec 11, 2012 1:44 PM
Maybe we could get Liberals to power their Windles using propeller-equipped beanies...

During the holidays, a shopping mall can be more like a shopping maul. One way to avoid that scene is to give books as Christmas gifts, since books can be bought on-line, painlessly.

A book that fits in with the holiday spirit is "No, They Can't!" by TV show host John Stossel. It is written with a light touch, but gets across some pretty heavy stuff about economics. The title is a take-off on Obama's old slogan, "Yes, we can!"

It is the first book I have read that asks a question about electric cars that should have been...