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Posted in Uncategorized on November 13, 2010 by talewis

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The Daily Impact:

A Chronicle of the Collapse of Industrial Civilization.


Homeland Security: Report from the Front

Posted in Uncategorized on April 10, 2010 by talewis

It’s hard to pick my favorite part of flying today. I say flying, but when I travel by air today I spend most of my travel time riding: in cars going to and from airports on roads clogged to near-gridlock (but that’s only during rush hour, which now begins at 5 am and usually is over by 3 am); on buses to and from airport parking lots, which these days are often located in nearby, not-necessarily-adjoining states (for example Dulles Airport, near Washington D.C., has its economy parking in Nebraska); on people movers, multi-million-dollar wonders of technology that whisk you around an airport at the speed of — oh, I don’t know, a brisk walk; and on airplanes that instead of flying at 600 miles per hour are sitting at a gate or inching along a taxiway at the speed of the aforementioned people mover. All this non-flying gives me lots of time for quiet reflection, for example on the fact that if I had started from home and had driven toward my destination, I would be there by now (does not apply to most intercontinental flights). Continue reading

Book TV Interview Available

Posted in Uncategorized on January 26, 2010 by talewis

Watch the C-SPAN Book TV interview on Brace for Impact here.