Archive for October, 2007

Reimagining the Automobile Industry by Selling the Electricity – New York Times

Reimagining the Automobile Industry by Selling the Electricity – New York Times

This is a great idea who’s time has come. Batteries are getting better and oil is getting more and more expensive. I really like the idea of a private company pioneering this technology as opposed to the government spending our tax dollars to start a new government run business.

I also like how Agassi is thinking outside the box on his business model. Subscription based services for transportation? It just might work!

Gov. Romney Addresses Values Voter Summit

Gov. Romney Addresses Values Voter Summit
Why I think Mitt Romney will be the next President of the United States.

Patrick Henry Hughes – Inspirational Story

Gore gets a cold shoulder

Gore gets a cold shoulder
“We’re brainwashing our children,… We’ll look back on all of this in 10 or 15 years and realise how foolish it was.”

Still the Best Country

20040914-americaI was recently asked, “Is the United States still the best country to
live in or should we all move to Canada?” My initial reaction was that
Canada is too cold, but after more thought I’ve decided to outline some of the reasons why
I still think the United States of America is the best country in the
world.

Now, anytime you make a statement comparing one thing to another the only definitive way to decide which is better is to first determine the areas of comparison and define priorities. For example, recently a client of mine asked whether one window manufacturer was better than another. That is a nearly impossible question to answer. Are we talking about price, thermal resistance, light transmission, aesthetics, construction quality, environmental friendliness? The list goes on and on. Both manufacturers excel in different areas, so how do you rate one above the other? It is necessary to prioritize and give specific weights to the different criteria. In the case of the windows, my client valued aesthetics and construction quality over other criteria, but another client might place more value on a window made of recycled materials with a high insulation value. It’s important to note that my view of the United States is highly subjective. I lived in Europe for a couple years, and have traveled on a limited basis in North America, the rest of my world view comes from reading, and speaking with others who have traveled.

So, why do I still love the United States? (more…)

Goracle Wins the Arafat Prize. Who’s Next?

Goracle Wins the Arafat Prize. Who’s Next?
If you’re wondering what exactly climate change has to do with “peace,” you’re not alone. But don’t worry. There’s plenty of time for the Democratic National Convention Nobel Committee to return to its roots as a leading exponent for appeasement.

In Praise Of Clarity: The New Romney Ad "Jihad"

In Praise Of Clarity: The New Romney Ad “Jihad”
This is a serious message that manages to communicate in 30 seconds exactly what the country needs to hear. It is a message Hillary cannot deliver with a straight face as she has opposed, among other things, the reformed FISA and has co-sponsored legislation limiting a president’s ability to stop Iran from going nuclear.