Re: [CF] living in a country where car is
> I live where the gas prices are routinely the highest in the=v= The other night I saw _Commune_, a documentary:
> continuous United States, Yreka, CA, redneck country where
> the pickup is King.
It's about the Black Bear Ranch, a commune not far from Yreka.
They were into all sorts of iconoclasm (free land for free
people, clothing-optional herbal midwifery, no "bourgeois
decadance," etc.), but apparently they never ever thought to
question car culture.
=v= Also, their most famous alumnus went on to be the voice
of the dumbass doublespeak post-9/11 "Keep America Rolling"
SUV commercials. D'oh!
"Really the major myth is that anyone who wants to can drive a
car whenever they want and that the roads to accommodate them
can be easily provided..."
some excellent numbers for comparative throughput in people/trips
for roadways using private auto, bus, light rail, train, etc.
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- I heard a radio program this morning (this being Sweden, but in Norrland
which is a more sparse-populated and somewhat motor-centic area) about
that etanol and bio-fuels are not the solution - they are cheap because
there is a large input of fossil fuel per litre. And that "you can always
get economical growth if you use up concentraded fossil fuels, but
sometime perhaps soon we have to do without". Nice to hear, and the study
(at the agriculture university) was announced on the news all day.
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