Archives for: October 2006, 19

The Magnitude Of Our Culpability

October 19th, 2006

Eric Alterman in the Huffington Post: According to the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, George Bush's lies have killed not 30,000 innocent Iraqis, as the president not long ago estimated, but nearly 22 times that amount, or 655,000.… more »

In Denver, Bikes "Use Sidewalk"

October 19th, 2006

One of the many "Use Sidewalk" signs in Denver There is one amusing, bright spot in the draft regional bicycle plan. The draft notes: Sidewalks . . . are generally not well suited for typical bicycle speeds. . . In addition, bicycling on sidewalks has… more »

Separate And Unequal In Denver

October 19th, 2006

Image by Patrick Boury. Some rights reserved. Below are the first two paragraphs in the Denver Regional Council of Government's draft Pedestrian and Bicycle plan. Why are cyclists (who use mainly streets) and pedestrians (who use mainly sidewalks)… more »

I'm Not The Only One

October 19th, 2006

My morning commute takes place mostly before dawn. This morning I passed about one cyclist per mile on the way. I find that extraordinary. (All using lights, by the way.) more »

Fifty-five possessions (and a TV show.)

October 19th, 2006

Can simplicity and refraining from buying things have enough appeal to sustain a TV audience? Seems unlikely to me. The whole idea of not buying things is so contrary to our fundamental cultural norms. Yet, various sorts of "freak shows" seem… more »