Monday, September 3, 2012
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I love this idea . . . in big cities pedal power really is the best option. I remember being able to make much better time on my bike than friends in cars. (Less waiting at lights, for example, because there were two bikes in the bike lane, and twelve cars.) In a rural area, a good stout draft horse team could carry a whole lotta garbage, and bring it to big trucks placed strategically, so as to radically minimize the fuel usage and pollution. Yes, I have a thing about diesel exhaust, after my daughter developed asthma during a 2.5 year stint near the highway and busy railroad line. Diesel particulates are notorious factors in asthma, growth retardation, learning disabilities, and a host of other maladies. It’s SO time to look at things differently, and stop assuming that this world we live in, that’s so saturated from more than a hundred years of dousing is going to go on just as before, without serious problems surfacing (already far advanced) we can’t even imagine yet.
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