- Some comments on various issues raised recently.
Yes, the 4 children of an Amish may consume less than the 2 of someone in the
mainstream lifestyle, but by the time one gets several generations down the
situation changes. There probably aren't enough Amish to matter, but if this
lifestyle was universal I think they would have to move towards family planning.
Interesting that some people are boycotting Esso to get its prices down while
others are doing so because of its negative stance on climate change. Could the
former perhaps be having it in mind to sabotage the latter campaign ? When we
had our fuel protests in the UK last year the campaign was unofficially
supported by the oil companies with the aim of getting the Government to lower
taxes to compensate for their higher prices -- there one isn't trying to buck
the market (as there is no market in the environment) and can succeed.
Why is a driving licence required for the cycling job posted by Diane
I remember, when doing Julius Caesar at school, reading how he said that the
Swiss thought their country was overpopulated. Some things don't change...
The subject of farming in suburbs cannot but remind me of a classic UK sitcom
called the Good Life about the adventures of a couple who decide to try to
become self sufficient in Surbiton, a place probably chosen because its name
sounds like "suburb", though it is probably no more unsustainable than other
similar London suburbs. This series dates from when environmentalism was first
starting to come out. Their life satisfaction seems to outweigh that of their
status seeking neighbours and friends. Wonder how this measures up with real
- --- In CarFree@yahoogroups.com, Simon Norton <S.Norton@...> wrote:
> I don't believe that a bus can be more expensive than aIn the Denver area, taxis charge $2/mile (in 1/8 mile increments plus
> taxi for any journey
other fees and another time rate kicks in when you're stuck in
traffic). Since this is a Western city, distances are large.
Commercial airport shuttle services charge $20 and up depending on how
far you want to go, so even these will be cheaper than a cab.
Local public transit fare in and around Denver starts at $1.50. The
most I'll ever pay is $3.75 and that will get me 80 miles from my home
in Longmont (north of Denver) to the north edge of Douglas County
(south of Denver).
Depending on how far I need to go, no more than $6 is needed to get me
from Denver to any Front Range city south of Denver down to Colorado
Springs and my in-laws home in Fountain, Colorado.
So yeah, the bus is a lot less expensive than a taxi cab.