I haven’t read the whole article but it’s got me a little worried.
I just found out about someone who is going to be making biofuels in Nashville which gets me really excited about finding a diesel car.
I think the article is talking more about the mass consumerism of it, specifically in Europe. Would it be possible to meet the mass demand with only recycled materials for the fuel (i.e. used vegetable oil, etc.)?
Read away and let me know what you think:
Forests paying the price for biofuels
So I’ve been sporadically writing in this blog (maybe that’s my problem) for a while now. Seems like I get a writing bug and then I lose it again. There could be some solution but I’m not sure what it is.
But when I stopped writing for a while no one dropped a line asking why I wasn’t writing. When I started posting there was no “missed reading your blog post” type comments.
I mean isn’t the whole point of blogging about interaction, communication, feedback? Guess we’re too busy for each other.
If your out there thanks, I appreciate you even in your silence.
Here it comes folks. I’ve been using firefox for a couple of years now and let me say there is NO going back. There are one million amazing things I could tell you about it, but you’ll just have to believe me and see for yourself.
Today they launched Firefox 1.5 and they are going to make a BIG marketing push, so you won’t just be hearing this from me. Be on the look out for some convincing arguements or just believe me and download it.
So, I had a good talk with a dude from the church I’ve been going to about the need for raising social awareness. I’d mentioned this before, but this time he was more interested in helping me make something happen. So I said give me some space and a Video Projector and I’ll do the rest.
I’m not much of a partyer on the weekends anyways, so I’m quite interested in the idea of doing a movie showing EVERY Saturday night (starting after Christmas I think), and having a discussion afterwards. I’m sure there are enough documentaries out there to keep us interested, but I need to start compiling a list so here goes nothing.
- Sometimes in April
- The Corporation
- Farhenhiet 9/11 and Farenhype 9/11
- Fog of War
- Born into Brothels
- Lost Boys of Sudan
- The Take
- Merchants of Cool
- The Control Room
- The Color of Fear
- Walmart: The High Cost of Low Prices
- Hugo Chavez documentary
I’m sure there’s tons more but that’s what I got right off the top of my head.
Maybe some more fiction ones too.
So, listen up everyone: I’ve got about 200 t-shirts in my closet (new, not my old ones or anything), and I desperately want to get rid of them. I’m willing to give them away slowly if your nice.
The shirt designs are posted at: http://iamnotashamed.net and you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know which ones you want.
If you want one I can ship it to you or you can just come get it from me. Honestly take these shirts please!
So, I got bored and decided it was time to enter more into the web world and join many of my friends on facebook, myspace, and a few other sites. I couldn’t do a normal myspace so I had to spend a bit of time tweaking it to my preferences. Of course, that meant updating this site as well. Now I have a few other things I want to mess with before I’m truely satisfied. What I desperately need to do is to change http://iamnotashamed.net to something different then just a boring t-shirt page. Anyone want to buy a t-shirt?
I’m addicted to modifying
I guess the term is about retailers getting out of the “red” and into the “black” as in profit, but it seems like it’s more of a foreshadowing on what a dark and sad day this day is.
I’m sorry but Friday seemed more like a day for a funeral then anything else in my mind. $400 laptops at Walmart and you can forget about any concerns for world poverty or whether the price is due to inhumane business practice. Let me be really clear: I was quite tempted to do some shopping myself on Friday, I’m not really talking about other people.
I didn’t look for any video footage or news about shoppers getting trampled, but I’m sort of afraid I’d start to cry if I saw it. I think back to the types of comments you heard in response to news of people rioting and fighting in New Orleans after Katrina and I wonder. Don’t you wonder?
I don’t know how I feel about Thanksgiving. I should start by saying I miss my family. It’s one of those occasions you know family is getting together for, and it certainly is one of those times you want to be there. But, I don’t know if that part is any different for me then if everyone is getting together for some other event.
I mean historically speaking it’s a sort of disturbing event, at least to me it seems that way. I mean as nice and peaceful and wonderful as the first Thanksgiving could have possibly been, it doesn’t even hold salt to the atrocious genocide that occured after. All the love that might have been expressed seems pretty irrelevant compared to the hateful use of slaves that labored in this land for years after that feast. I don’t know about you, but Thanksgiving just doesn’t seem like a happy thing to celebrate.
That aside I had a good day on Thursday. I worked from 7-3, which meant hanging out with the one guy that was still at his cottage, then going to a Thanksgiving lunch buffet with four students and three staff (good ratio).
After that it was off to our wonderful friends Bob and Jewly’s for a Thanksgiving evening of more food and great conversation. And a viewing of the movie K-Pax.
Good times, and being with people is something I always enjoy. Hope I didn’t ruin any holiday spirits, I tried to wait till after the day to write about it.
It’s only when you don’t have something that you really miss it. We lent our digital camera out (Which we were very happy to do) and I now have no way to take pictures of things. So your going to be left with a simple list of things I WOULD have taken pictures of if I had a camera:
Old SLR Camera we scored at the Salvation Army for $0.99!
pictures of the 200 shirts I have that I’m trying to sell/give away to anyone
our packed fridge
My beautiful wife
Mindy and I for a soon-to-be Christmas card (shhhh!!! don’t tell anyone)
my new key rack (so as not to misplace them again)
Can you picture any of it?