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Andrew C (✔)
British Columbia Enacted the Most Significant Carbon Tax in the Western Hemisphere. What Happened Next Is It Worked. | Mother Jones - http://www.motherjones.com/environ...
British Columbia Enacted the Most Significant Carbon Tax in the Western Hemisphere. What Happened Next Is It Worked. | Mother Jones
"Since its passage, gasoline use in British Columbia has plummeted, declining seven times as much as might be expected from an equivalent rise in the market price of gas, according to a recent study by two researchers at the University of Ottawa. That's apparently because the tax hasn't just had an economic effect: It has also helped change the culture of energy use in BC." - Andrew C (✔) from Bookmarklet
"So what's the downside? Well, there really isn't one for most British Columbians, unless they drive their gas-guzzling cars a lot. (But then, the whole point of taxing carbon is to use market forces to discourage such behavior.) " - Andrew C (✔)
"It certainly doesn't hurt that the tax, well, /worked/. That's clear on at least three fronts: Major reductions in fuel usage in BC, a corresponding decline in greenhouse gas emissions, and the /lack/ of a negative impact on the BC economy." - Andrew C (✔)
"Moreover, British Columbia is somewhat of a unique place in that the No. 1 source of electricity is actually carbon-free hydroelectric power, not coal or natural gas." - Andrew C (✔)
As a British Columbian who drives 20,000+ km a year, I'd like to see them go even further. They could double or triple the tax and I wouldn't complain. It's obviously working well. - Ken Morley
Yay, B.C.! Have I said I like it out here? - Brent Schaus
Morton Fox
For some reason, I’m actually more bothered that Chris Christie spent taxpayer money on those lawyers.
Yeah, at least $1 million in public funds to duplicate the work of two other investigations and produce a report with questionable credibility (because of the inherent conflict-of-interest). - John (bird whisperer)
Steve C
Asteroid with rings is the first of its kind - CNN.com - http://www.cnn.com/2014...
Asteroid with rings is the first of its kind - CNN.com
"Quick -- name a planet with rings. Easy, right? But Saturn and others are not alone: Now scientists have added another celestial body to the short list of objects in our solar system that have rings around them. The remote asteroid Chariklo orbits between Saturn and Uranus in the outer solar system. Researchers published a study in the journal Nature showing evidence of rings around it. Lead author Felipe Braga-Ribas of the Observatorio Nacional/MCTI in Rio de Janeiro said the discovery came as a complete surprise. "We weren't looking for a ring and didn't think small bodies like Chariklo had them at all," he said in a statement. Chariklo is fairly small -- 250 kilometers (150 miles) in diameter. It is classified as a "centaur," an object that has an unstable orbit and crosses giant planets' orbits. Mythological centaurs had both human and horse features, while centaurs in the solar system may have both comet and asteroid characteristics. The asteroid is only the fifth solar system object whose rings have been detected. Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune also have rings." - Steve C from Bookmarklet
Disappointed it wasn't named Beyonce. - Spidra Webster
Andrew C (✔)
RT @glark: Titanfall’s ban system is karmic brilliance. Once discovered, cheaters can only play with other cheaters. http://www.titanfall.com/news...
Stephen Mack
I know that we usually use the myth of Icarus as an object lesson in avoiding hubris and not reaching beyond our grasp, but when I teach my kids about Icarus, the moral I'll emphasize is LISTEN TO YOUR DAD, HE'S ALWAYS RIGHT. - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki...
I know that we usually use the myth of Icarus as an object lesson in avoiding hubris and not reaching beyond our grasp, but when I teach my kids about Icarus, the moral I'll emphasize is LISTEN TO YOUR DAD, HE'S ALWAYS RIGHT.
I know that we usually use the myth of Icarus as an object lesson in avoiding hubris and not reaching beyond our grasp, but when I teach my kids about Icarus, the moral I'll emphasize is LISTEN TO YOUR DAD, HE'S ALWAYS RIGHT.
I know that we usually use the myth of Icarus as an object lesson in avoiding hubris and not reaching beyond our grasp, but when I teach my kids about Icarus, the moral I'll emphasize is LISTEN TO YOUR DAD, HE'S ALWAYS RIGHT.
Beware your dad's contraptions! - Eivind
My take from the Icarus myth is that you gotta use good wax. "Remember children, only the best waxes will stand up to the heat of the sun! Now go get Dad's slippers!" - Jkram|ɯɐɹʞſ
Eivind, hey, it worked for Daedalus, right? This is a guy who makes labyrinths, he's a regular MacGuyver. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Halil, ha! ("Towell") - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Mark, I guess that's true. Ear wax supplement maybe? - Stephen Mack from iPhone
but Icarus died so that Icarea would be created... plus he's one of two people in the world that actually got to fly, so... personally I'm a fan. - t-ra: lose,find,repeat
Wax on, wax off. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Amit Patel
Doh! Just remembered to post photos from my birdwatching trip a few weeks ago.
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Stephen Mack: it's the end of eagle season up in Klamath Basin, 6-7 hours from here :) - Amit Patel
Wow! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Phil Plait
VERY cool discovery: Welcome 2012 VP113, a *very* distant member of the solar system! http://www.slate.com/blogs...
Jessie
Let's Have More Lady Knight Designs Like These! - http://io9.com/lets-ha...
Let's Have More Lady Knight Designs Like These!
Let's Have More Lady Knight Designs Like These!
"Looking for a bit more variety in your female armor designs? One artist has created a web toy that offers prompts for drawing lady knights and shares some of his own designs. As an exercise in drawing female warriors with a variety of body shapes and armor designs, artist Sean Ng (who goes by dogbomber on Tumblr) created a "Let's Draw Lady Knights!" randomizer. Head over to his blog, take a screenshot of the randomizer, and it gives you a design prompt" - Jessie from Bookmarklet
Starmama
Spurs claim ghostly events during Claremont stay for Warriors game http://www.mercurynews.com/warrior...
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
Signed up for a photography class in @Lillstreet so I'll be ready for summer fun with Sophia Loren! (My camera.) 😊 📷
Andrew C (✔)
"Rand Paul has lately been citing Rand Ghayad’s research as a reason to eliminate long-term unemployment benefits. Rand Ghayad replies, “You know nothing of my work.” Which is true: as the good Rand documents, it’s clear that neither the bad Rand nor anyone on his staff read beyond the opening sentence or two." - Andrew C (✔)
"And in general, the whole notion that the way to cure unemployment is to slash aid to the unemployed is an astonishing case of sloppy thinking allied to cruelty." - Andrew C (✔)
"What Ghayad showed was that employers are reluctant to hire workers who have been unemployed for a long time. Paul takes this as evidence that we need to make long-term unemployment even harder to endure than it is now, to force workers to get jobs sooner. What’s wrong with this idea? It’s fallacious at two levels." - Andrew C (✔)
"First, the notion that unemployment benefits have a major negative impact on job search is no longer supported by most labor economists. " - Andrew C (✔)
"Second, and at a deeper level: The level of unemployment in America today has nothing to do with job search or the lack thereof. Think about it. It’s possible (though dubious) that an individual worker who is currently unemployed may increase his or her chances of getting a new job by engaging in heroic efforts — making hundreds of phone calls per week, expressing a willingness to... more... - Andrew C (✔)
Sarah G.
RT @mariancw: BP confirms oil spill in Lake Michigan, "the source of drinking water for 7 million people in Chicago & the suburbs" http://www.chicagotribune.com/news...
RT @mariancw: BP confirms oil spill in Lake Michigan, "the source of drinking water for 7 million people in Chicago & the suburbs" http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-bp-whiting-crude-oil-lake-michigan-spill-20140325,0,3069441.story
Uli
Uli
RT @haydncorke: "Let’s stop hunting cyclist " http://t.co/prSGyoHQeL
RT @haydncorke: "Let’s stop hunting cyclist " http://t.co/prSGyoHQeL
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
Chicago Train Jumps Platform, Takes Escalator Up the Steps at O'Hare http://hypervocal.com/news...
Chicago Train Jumps Platform, Takes Escalator Up the Steps at O'Hare http://hypervocal.com/news/2014/chicago-train-jumps-ohare/
The train was clearly in a hurry to get somewhere. - Hookuh Tinypants
"Birthing"? Surely they mean "berthing"? - Brent Schaus from FFHound!
Unless it's having baby trains? - John (bird whisperer)
Well, that explains it! LOL - Brent Schaus from FFHound!
AW BABY TRAINS! :D - Hookuh Tinypants
32 people were injured when this happened at 3am. I'm thinking the conductor fell asleep because trains are NOT supposed to ride into the stations that fast. - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
Thankfully, none too seriously. Traumatic, just the same, I'm sure. - Brent Schaus
I guess the train was trying to elevate itself to a better station in life. #goahead #shootme #ideserveit - Jkram|ɯɐɹʞſ
The New York Times
A new device, implanted in the skull, can detect and stop seizures http://www.nytimes.com/2014...
Iván Abrego
The clearest picture of Mercury ever taken. http://imgur.com/gallery... via @imgur
The clearest picture of Mercury ever taken. http://imgur.com/gallery/vfA7gxI via @imgur
Shevonne
RT @washingtonpost: Kindergarten teacher: "My job is now about tests and data - not children. I quit." Read the full resignation letter: http://wapo.st/1mqwD6E
RT @washingtonpost: Kindergarten teacher: "My job is now about tests and data - not children. I quit." Read the full resignation letter: http://wapo.st/1mqwD6E
So very true. I know a number of primary school teachers who have quit or retired in the last five years because they've had enough of the test bullshit. - Hookuh Tinypants from FreshFeed
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
RT @qikipedia: This is what happens when a walrus falls asleep on a surfacing submarine... https://twitter.com/qikiped...
RT @qikipedia: This is what happens when a walrus falls asleep on a surfacing submarine... http://t.co/BhWQlNb82X
This happens more often than people think. My dad used to tell us stories from his Navy days about the crazy things he would see from walruses, seals, sea lions and other marine life. - Elena from iPhone
There's some fakery going on in that image: https://whyevolutionistrue.wordpress.com/2013... - John (bird whisperer)
The real two photos are amazing, though. - Stephen Mack
The walrus looks so CUTE! I know it could probably kill you with one swipe but LOOKA IT! - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
Steven Perez
MISSION ACCOMPLISHED #marchofdimes #walking #5k @ Seaworld of Texas http://instagram.com/p...
MISSION ACCOMPLISHED #marchofdimes #walking #5k @ Seaworld of Texas http://instagram.com/p/l2PxjlqkB_/
55 minutes. Not too shabby. - Steven Perez from Android
Good job :) - Eivind
Congrats, Steven. :) - Anne Bouey
Thanks, guys. It would have been 53 minutes, had I not stopped for a bio-break. - Steven Perez
Well done! - Son of Groucho
Micah
The Rise and Fall of Professional Bowling - http://priceonomics.com/the-ris...
The Rise and Fall of Professional Bowling
"Indeed, these gambling events attracted more than the best bowlers -- mobsters often got in on the bets and threw down “huge wads of cash” on their favorites for the evening, often placing local bowlers in hairy situations. In one such instance, bowler Iggy Russo fixed his match and bet a ton of money on his opponent to win. During his last frame, in which he was positioned to either win or lose the match with a spare, he learned that some “”unsavory characters” were betting on him to win. He was caught in a catch-22: if he won, his financial backer would kill him; if he missed the spare, the “unsavory characters” would. Instead, he avoided the entire predicament by faking a heart attack." - Micah from Bookmarklet
My father bowled in amateur leagues for many years - I can remember us all going down to the alley of an evening while he bowled. There was a children's room where those of us under 12 got stuck to hang out together. And those were the years when smoke was thick in bowling alleys... - ellbeecee
Stephen Mack
7rays is new to FriendFeed! (Sort of.) This mysterious individual knows a lot about FF, is quite funny, and posts interesting things. You may or may not have followed this individual previously (who knows!), but I'd recommend following him or her. - Stephen Mack from Bookmarklet
Christ, why didn't anyone tell me about this group? - Not Me
MYSTERIOUS. - Jennifer Dittrich
Thanks for recommendation - Steve C
Did I say "7rays"? I meant "Professor A.I." - Stephen Mack
[OT] Sorry to bother you, but I seem to recall you were friends with someone who knew how to make friendfeed search work again? Is there any way for us to "poke" him/her in order to bring back that functionality? - naltro
Johnny
Homemade lemonade ice blocks are my jam. http://instagram.com/p...
Homemade lemonade ice blocks are my jam. http://instagram.com/p/l1LjvNDZxc/
Glen Campbell
Galaxy Quest is awesome
Never give up! Never surrender! - Jennifer Dittrich from FFHound!
"That's not right." - Friar Will
Steve C
Giraffe 'kisses' goodbye dying zoo worker in touching photograph | Fox News - http://www.foxnews.com/health...
Giraffe 'kisses' goodbye dying zoo worker in touching photograph | Fox News
"A touching moment between a zoo worker and one of his favorite animals has gone viral. According to a report by Dutch News, 54-year-old Mario, who worked for the Rotterdam Zoo in the Netherlands for many years, was recently diagnosed with a terminal brain tumor.  But before he died, he had one wish: to say goodbye to the animals he cared for. Thanks to a Dutch organization called the Ambulance Wish Foundation, Mario was transported from his hospital to the zoo and wheeled around the giraffe enclosure. That’s when one of the giraffes came up to Mario to give him a kiss goodbye. “It was a very special moment. You saw him smile," said Kees Veldboer, director of Ambulance Wish. ‘It was special that the animals knew him and could sense all was not well with him.”" - Steve C from Bookmarklet
(thanks Bill Austin for link) - Steve C
Andrew C (✔)
RT @chelsea_elle: Leaving my browser history open in case anyone in this coffee shop tries to steal my laptop when I'm in the bathroom. https://twitter.com/Chelsea...
RT @chelsea_elle: Leaving my browser history open in case anyone in this coffee shop tries to steal my laptop when I'm in the bathroom. http://t.co/IOo89Vypy7
Steve C
Student Breaks 19th Century Greco-Roman Statue While Taking a Selfie | TIME.com - http://time.com/28679...
Student Breaks 19th Century Greco-Roman Statue While Taking a Selfie | TIME.com
"There are a few basic rules in museums. The first: don’t touch the art. The second: don’t take selfies while touching the art. At a museum in Milan, Italy, a student reportedly broke that second rule: he climbed on a statue dating back to the early 19th century to take a selfie and caused the statue’s left leg to fall off." - Steve C from Bookmarklet
What a dumbshit. I mean, who climbs on things in museums? Was he raised in a barn? - Anika
Ugh! They need to up their security! - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
The state of this generation causes me much fear for our future. - Janet from FFHound!
Hwoops. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Kristin
Neil deGrasse Tyson Talks Asteroids With 9-Year-Old Boy In Michigan - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014...
Neil deGrasse Tyson Talks Asteroids With 9-Year-Old Boy In Michigan
"During a question-and-answer session, a 9-year-old boy named Jacob got into a riveting exchange with famed astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson on the various ways to stop an asteroid headed toward Earth. But the kid doesn't simply ask his question, sit down and listen to the answer. Nope, he's ready for this moment, peppering the host of the Fox TV series "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey" with followup questions and alternate scenarios. When Tyson struggles to describe a potential asteroid with the texture of bread dough, the kid draws a round of applause by helpfully describing it as a "non-Newtonian solid." Well-played, young man. The video is from a Center for Inquiry-Michigan event held last November, but began going viral this week after being re-posted to YouTube." - Kristin from Bookmarklet
Andy Bakun
Iconic Cars From Your Favorite Movies, Reimagined as Transformers — http://www.wired.com/underwi...
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The Mystery Machine is my favorite. - Andy Bakun
The New York Times
R2-D2 has officially joined the cast of "Star Wars: Episode VII" http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2014...
Steven Perez
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