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Green Versus Green “Lite” PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Letters to the Editor
Wednesday, 24 January 2007 02:20

The article "Buildings That Breathe" makes some great points overall, but the homesteading movement is not dead, and not just in California. (See River Cities' Reader Issue 616, January 17-23, 2007.) There are many alternative building/energy conferences one can go to in Wisconsin, Iowa, and Illinois focusing on straw-bale construction, log construction, and alternative heating/energy for the cabin set. There are many publications that cater to the modern homesteader.

 
City Must Get Creative with Incentives for Downtown PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Letters to the Editor
Wednesday, 03 January 2007 02:21

Last week's remarks regarding Cingular were well-developed and -thought-out. (See "The Cingular Deal: What Could Have Been," River Cities' Reader Issue 613, December 27, 2006-January 2, 2007.) I, like you, understand you can't force a company to choose downtown. I also understand our city may have tried to encourage a downtown site.

 
Algae Are the Future of Biofuel PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Letters to the Editor
Wednesday, 27 December 2006 03:25

I spent yesterday researching biodiesel technology and companies to invest in, and then I picked up the Reader and saw your request for information on local stations that sell it.

These links are to maps and lists of stations that sell E85 and biodiesel across the country. Click here for E85 Stations. Click here for Biodiesel stations.

I just want to say that I think the corn-based biodiesel is just setting corn farmers up for a big bust. Corn will yield 18 gallons of biodiesel per acre, while algae will produce 10,000. (Yields of common crops: click here.) I'm putting my money on algae biodiesel.

 
Are We a “Christian Country” by Law? PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Letters to the Editor
Wednesday, 20 December 2006 02:22

The controversy over "Happy Holidays" rather than "Merry Christmas" requires that we examine what has happened to our right to "petition the government for a redress of grievances." This is one of our inherent and inalienable rights. We have a "property" in that right. This means that any prior restraint placed on that right constitutes a "taking of property without due process of law" unless we are given something of equal value in return.

 
Where Did Air America Go? PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Letters to the Editor
Wednesday, 13 December 2006 02:33

 
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