Thursday, July 13, 2017

Coffee and Provocation

This Is How Big Oil Will Die
With the rise of solar cells and electric cars and home batteries, the Keystone XL pipeline will be sold for scrap.

Vicious Monkey Bastards
Thousands of wild monkeys occupy the federally-controlled Morgan Island in northern Beaufort County, South Carolina. They will "steal your lunch, ride your mules, eat your corn and kill your hunting dogs."

Coffee as Health Care
Scientists have found that people who drink coffee are associated with a lower risk of death due to heart disease, cancer, stroke, diabetes, and kidney disease, and that the health benefits occur with or without caffeine in the coffee. More information here.

My Uber Driver is an R2D2 Unit
Self-driving taxis are being tested this year in Pittsburgh, Phoenix, and Boston, as well as Singapore, Dubai, and Wuzhen, China. When Self-driving vehicles are combined with the capital savings from the improved lifetime of electric vehicles, the cost of electric self-driving cars will be so low it will be cheaper to hail a ride than to drive the car you already own. This is how big oil will die.

They Need to Turn That Stuff Into Diamonds
Today, over half of coal is being mined by companies in some form of bankruptcy.

Foreign Goats Stealing Union Jobs
AFSCME is mad that Nubian goats are stealing jobs from their workers at Western Michigan University. The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees has filed a grievance complaint against the university, claiming that hiring a team of goats to remove poison ivy is unfair to union members.

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