Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Complacent Nation

A clip from the New York Times shows some of the changes that the Texas Board of Education (which has a strong influence on the textbooks and education of ALL youth in the country) has recenlty passed. 

"Now, there are some who would like to rewrite history - revisionist historians is what I like to call them"

- George W. Bush

Sunday, March 21, 2010


the unlawful use of force or violence, committed by a group(s) of two or more individuals, against persons or property to intimidate or coerce a government, the civilian population, or any segment thereof, in furtherance of political or social objectives

And hence our quiz of the day:  What is this definition defining? 

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

For the love of Riding


From the people over at People For Bikes, a nice video and some quick facts about why bikes rock and everyone can and should be riding:

Here are some stats to help you quickly convey the benefits of bicycling. For more detailed stats, click on a link in the left navigation bar for participation, economic, health, facilities, environmental, and safety stats. Keep track of recently added stats, as new statistics are added weekly. You can also download our Statistics One-Pager for a quick resource on the benefits of bicycling. To request a printed copy, contact kate@bikesbelong.org.

  1. It's time to get kids riding. In just one U.S. generation:
  2. Bicycle commuting beats sitting in traffic.
  3. More cycling means less dependence on foreign oil.
  4. Riding a bike is cheaper than driving a car.
  5. Biking can help you live longer.
  6. Bicycling is good for the economy.