Thursday, June 3, 2010

Oil and the liesure class - Commentator's Comment Award

It's been a while since we have had a "Commentator's Comment Award." Not that there haven't been thousands that meet my strict standards, but that I have been slothful and lazy. That end's this morning with this jewel of a comment.

The subject was the oil leak in the Gulf and the use of oil by society. The venue is
Talk Left.

Read the comment several times. It will get better each time.

Those of us that don't drive (none / 0) (#169)
by nycstray on Wed Jun 02, 2010 at 09:29:21 PM CST
are very adept at getting around outside of NYC. I would say that we can be very resourceful.

Interesting (for me anyway) development on the buses in NoCal since I last lived here, bus racks on the front of buses. And they are used :) Rapid transit cars also are all equipped for bikes, and they are also used. Yesterday, 3 bikers sitting next to me. None looked like a "biker" either. One was a pre-teen getting around. The key to good public transit is making it all work together. I can get anywhere throughout NoCal all on my own. And do. Everything hooks up and is scheduled together. Took just a bit of research up front.

Reducing a dependency on oil is fairly easy if you're willing to look around a bit and be not so creative. It's really more relaxing also, imo. And I'm not talking just transportation :) And just so you know, I haven't lived in a "concrete tower" in my life. I'm partial to Victorians ;)

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