Tag Archives: Gasoline

Can you manage a World Car-Free Day?

The publishers of Car Busters have proclaimed every September 22 to be WORLD CAR-FREE DAY. Consider taking the bus, riding a bike or walking to work today. Where possible, the World Carfree Network suggests you walk in the middle of the street where the automobile-dependent will get the point. It’s not your fault the MSM hasn’t told everyone we have a chance today to rethink the sustainability of how to get around.

Apropos to how to get people out of their cars, Vancouver scholar Patrick Condon has released a text about Design Strategies for a Post Carbon World, titled Seven Rules for Sustainable Communities, published by the University of British Columbia Press. The table of contents offers talking points enough:

SEVEN RULES FOR SUSTAINABLE, LOW-CARBON COMMUNITIES

1. Restore the Streetcar City
The Streetcar City as a Unifying Principle
Urban Form and the Pattern of Walkin and Riding
Continuous Linear Corridors, Not Stand-alone Nodes
Buses, Streetcars, Light Rail Transit, and Subways
Streetcar as an Urban Investment
Cars, Buses, Streetcar, or Heavy Rail?
Case Study of the Broadway Corridor in Vancouver
What Is the Optimal Transit System?

2. Design an Interconnected Street System
Challenges of the Denritic Street System
Four Types of Interconnected Street Systems
Ideal Block and Parcel Size
Road Width, Fire Access, Queuing Streets
The Corner, Lanes and Alleys
Greenhouse Gas and Street Pattern

3. Locate Commercial Services, Frequent Transit, and Schools within a Five-minute Walk
Sense of Place in Corridors
Transit, Density, and the Five-minute Walk
Designing for the Bus or Streetcar
The Walk to School

4. Locate Good Jobs Close to Affordable Homes
The Historic Relationship between Work and Home
Metropolitan and Community Scale

5. Provide a Diversity of Housing Types
The Influence of Building Type on GHG Production
The Sustainable Single-family Home
Build and Adapt Neighborhoods for all Ages and Incomes
Buildings with a Friendly Face to the Street

6. Create a Linked System of Natural Areas and Parks
Fredrick Law Olmsted and Linked Natural Areas and Parks
Ian McHarg and the Greenway Revival
Case Study at the Regional Scale:
The Damascus Design Workshop
Case Study at the Neighborhood Scale: Sustainable Fairview
and the Pringle Creek Community, Salem, Oregon

7. Invest in Lighter, Greener, Cheaper, Smarter Infrastructure
Watershed Function
Four Rules for Infiltration
Green Infrastructure for Parcels
Impervious Paved Infiltration Streets

Hummer DEAD! “Proud Conservative” driving the Ultimate Welfare Cadillac

Yep, the gas guzzling (6 miles to the gallon) Replacement Penis is no longer being manufactured! Marketed to people who feel cheated, abused, picked upon, bullied, IMPOTENT, ridiculed… “Pay $50,000 (base price) for our Worthless Piece of Shit and Become An Instant Bad-Ass, who people will look up to, people will respect you and stop making fun of you just because you’re a Pathetic Wimp!”

Actually, what it does is make you a Pathetic Wimp with a lot less money… $50,000 (base price)

And people STILL don’t worship you or think that you’re a “swords” man. You might as well buy a tee-shirt for a couple of dollars and a sharpie pen and write

“I have a tiny Penis and a persecution complex”

and save yourself $49,997 dollars.

And people won’t disrespect you any more or less than if you blow all that bread for stupidity.

American Soldiers and Iraqi and Afghan civilians are DYING for the gas pumped into these Waste Machines.

And, there’s this really retarded bumper sticker people put on them, several in fact, “support the troops” (by having them kill and be killed to fill my gas tank) “God Bless America” (even though the American Regime sends soldiers to kill and be killed to fill my tank of gas) and

Proud Conservative

(even though I waste huge amounts of oil, formerly breathable air and drinkable water, blood and the HUGE amounts of money necessary to finance Filling My Gas Tank {so I can pretend I have a normal sized penis})

The Corporate Welfare Queens who drive these things not only get their Gasoline Fix subsidized by Taxpayer Financed Wars of Conquest, they also get a Tax Deduction for their gas, maintenance and even in some cases get their “work vehicle” payments… Paid in full with Taxpayer money.

Then drive them to “conservative” Tea Party rallies. Where they can find the ONLY group in America stupid enough to actually be impressed with how Macho their car pretends to be.