A Look At Freedom's Currents

A Look At Freedom's Currents
Each time a person stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others. . .they send forth a ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance." Robert F. Kennedy

21st Century's Priority One

1) Implementation of: The Promise of New Energy Systems & Beyond Oil ___________________________________________ #1 Disolves the Problem of the ill designed "Corporism: The Systemic Disease that Destroys Civilization." through simple scientific common sense ___________________________________________ _________ Using grade school physics of both Newtonian and Nuclear models, does anyone foresee counter currents of sufficient size to minimize/change direction of the huge Tsunami roaring down on us, taking away not only our Freedom, but our Lives? Regardless if our salaries are dependant on us not knowing the inconvenient truths of reality (global warming, corporate rule, stagnant energy science) portrayed by the rare articles in the news media? I know only one - a free science, our window to Reality - that easily resolves the Foundational Problem of Quantum Physics and takes E=MC2 out of Kindergarten

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Stay in Traffic Hell - An Impossible World

An Impossible World? Excerpt from The Energy Solution Revolution by Brian O'Leary

Appleby's world, "a world where he never had to pay a power bill, where heating and cooling were free of energy costs, where his water was pure and veggies local and fresh, and where a four hour work day allowed him ample spare time to indulge in his writing fantasies. Outside, the air was fresh and the streets clean. Everyone had a job, and in this world-the real world-there were no clandestine powers holding back progress. All received a fair share for their efforts" Credibility provided by Freedom Times & StarSteps The Radius of Curvature of all Natural Law principle buried within the equation E=MC2 unified Physics and Metaphysics. In short, the quantity C was the measure of the radius of curvature of natural law. It was the factor enabling us to determine precisely the degree of change in the curvature of one law which is brought about by a specified change in the application of the others (i.e., using the common denominator equivalents of space, time, mass, matter, energy, gravity). Stating that the quantity C is the radius of the curvature of natural law, simply means that if a differential of energy equal to this quantity exists between the observer and the point which he is observing, the natural laws will be suspended. If the energy differential is in excess of the quantity C, the laws will appear to operate in reverse at that point. In effect, an unlimited, multidimensional universe opened, dissolving the light barrier and single pole gravitational limitation, merging science and spiritual dimensions to a unified, as above so below, foundation of previously unimaginable prosperity, abundance, health and well being, opening the gateway, the steps to the stars.

Projecting Forward on Appleby's "An Impossible World?", Another Submission, Another Rejection Letter From A Publisher: Unfortunately, we will have to pass on your story. Just looking at your transportation segment smacks of the so impossible, that we cannot even fit it into the "fiction/science fiction/horror category. Common sense dictates to all intelligent life forms that as wholistic systems grow in complexity, they become more energy intensive and must evolve their energy base and expand their energy comprehension. This includes the transportation sector, especially goods distribution to "Point to Point, without going through all points in between" (Bermuda Triangle, "beam me aboard Scotty"). To date, nowhere in the billions of galaxies, each with their billions of stars where we have explored intelligent life, has something like this in the transportation arena been seen:

John Stossel: Billions of Tax Dollars on Roads? That's 'Bull'
A Challenge to the U.S. Government: Consider Private Road-Building Companies
By JOHN STOSSEL March 12, 2009—
It's part of the stimulus plan. The government has announced it's going to spend billions of your dollars on building new roads, and fixing old ones. They say they'll do it efficiently. I say, bull.
Some people call the traffic jam on the way to work & driving into hell.
Tune in March 13 for a special hour with John Stossel: "Bailouts and Bull."
Joseph Woo of Atlanta told us he has the most miserable commute in America.
The Texas Transportation Institute, a research division of Texas A&M, says Atlanta is America's second-most-congested city.
"You plan your day around traffic," Woo said. "Because you never know if there's going to be traffic or not. You have to leave an hour and 15 minutes in advance. This is why I don't drink coffee. If I drank coffee, my head would probably explode!"
Reason TV host Drew Carey went on radio station KFI AM 640 to search for the person with the worst commute in Los Angeles, the most congested city in America.
"Traffic goes all the way back in each direction blocks and blocks. There's no end in sight to it," he said on the radio. "And like a lot of places in America, it's only going to get worse."
In 2007, the Texas Transportation Institute found that traffic jams caused the average commuter to spend an extra 38 hours on the road and, according to the latest data from the U.S. Census Bureau (2003), the average commute takes 25 minutes.
Research by the Reason Foundation suggests that in 20 years, 29 cities will be as bad as Los Angeles.
Frustrated With the Government
We teamed up with Carey because he and Reason TV are frustrated with big government bull and they're searching for other ways to get things done, things like improving our daily commute. Carey and Reason TV eventually decided Los Angeles' most frustrated commuter is graphic artist Josh Lipking.
Every day Lipking checks out Sigalert and Google traffic before kissing his wife good-bye and driving into what Carey calls "hell."
Lipking says he "starts to sweat a little," his heart pumping as he tries to make the most of the time he spends in traffic. He's become proficient at flossing with one hand.
Josh lives only 16 miles from work but it often takes him an hour and a half to get to the office.
But what if his commute (and yours) didn't have to be this bad? What if someone wanted to add some lanes to this road, or build an entirely new road?
Private road builders are doing this kind of work across the world, such as the double-decker underground highway in Paris, complete with 350 cameras watching for traffic delays or accidents. Any incident is detected in less than 10 seconds. Once the camera detects a problem authorities rush to tow the obstacle away so traffic keeps moving.
Private Road-Builders Offer Solutions
They do the same thing in California, too, on at least one road: Highway 91. Instead of building a brand-new road, they added two lanes in the middle of an existing highway. Drivers can choose to use them, or not.
If you want to go this fast, you have to pay. Different amounts depending on the time of day. Sometimes $1.50, sometimes $9. But by paying you save time. Traffic moves. And for some people, time is money.
Were these traffic speeding innovations created by government road-builders? No. They were created and paid for by private road-builders.
Their success has made politicians from other states want to try leasing roads. Mayor Richard Daley did that with the Chicago Skyway. Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels leased the Indiana toll road to a private company. He got back billions for his taxpayers.
"We received $4 billion, free and clear, no taxes, no debt left to our kids," Daniels said during our interview in January about the lease agreement signed in 2006.
It sounds like a good idea to me. But most people can't even imagine the idea of leasing out one of their roads to a private company.
Politicians Who Want to Use Your Tax Money for Roads
When Florida considered leasing one of its roads, protesters complained and politicians ran from the deal. The governor of New Jersey gave up too, and a private highway idea is dying in Pennsylvania and dead in Texas.
Now billions in stimulus spending is supposed to fix-up decrepit, congested roads. Why is Washington rushing in to do something that private companies do better and pay for the privilege?
Rep. Peter Defazio, an Oregon Democrat, is one of many who oppose leasing public roads to private companies. He says what Gov. Daniels did is wrong.
"Privatizing existing taxpayer infrastructure is not a solution for anybody," Defazio told '20/20.' "Money that the people of Indiana could have had in the future is going to go to a private company."
When we later interviewed Daniels, he wanted to know, "What money?"
"The toll road was losing money," he said.
And if you couldn't make money running the toll road, how can this private company do it?
"Your first insurance that they're gonna run a better road than the politicians did is, if they don't, people won't drive on it and they'll lose a lot of money. They have every incentive to make traffic flow swiftly, to make that drive as pleasant and safe as possible," Daniels said. Without that incentive, government bureaucracies often let highways fall into decay.
Defazio disagreed. "If you have toll roads, the [government] toll authority, if properly run, can meet all of those requirements," he argued.
But do they?
'It's a Monopoly'
"I can't account for the crummy government in Indiana or Pennsylvania," Defazio said. "[But] they could run them better. They could run them just as well as the private sector because the private sector runs it well and makes a profit."
Daniels disagrees. "Frankly when government runs things, it's a monopoly and it has no competition and there's no upside to doing a lot better job."
Government road building has created some of the biggest boondoggles of all time. The Big Dig in Boston took more than 10 years to complete and cost more than twice what it was supposed to cost. And the government contractor's work was so sloppy, part of it collapsed and killed a woman.
After part of the West Side Highway in New York collapsed, it took the city 16 years just to dismantle the old highway and another decade to rebuild it.
So why do so many people instinctively just say, you can't sell the public highways? "There are people frankly, in Congress, who can't abide the thought that you might be able to pay for something without going down there and kissing their ring for the money," Daniels explained.
But except for these few exceptions&private roads are mostly dead, because protesters and some politicians don't like it. Get ready to stay in traffic hell.
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