Options The Media Squat with Douglas Rushkoff: Playlist from October 26, 2009 Options

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Ramones  We want the airwaves   Options Anthology: Hey Ho, Lets Go 
Operation Ivy  Artificial Life   Options Energy 
Ramones  We want the airwaves   Options Anthology: Hey Ho, Lets Go 

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  6:02pm Charles-A.:

Welcome to The Media Squat
  6:03pm Charles-A.:

We're open to suggestions.
  6:05pm Charles-A.:

Energy, the ability to do work, is one thing. Anergy, the ability to slack off, is quite another thing.
  6:09pm Charles-A.:

At that point, free energy would destroy the current providers unless and unil they figured ouot a way to profit from it.
  6:10pm Charles-A.:

Kewl. Fun with scanners. That takes me back.
  6:14pm Charles-A.:

Book tour is another kind of industrial disease.
  6:18pm Charles-A.:

No seriously.

Bush had an energy policy?

I thought he was all for strip mining the national parks for coal and natural gas and it ended there.
  6:21pm Charles-A.:

In fact it was so blatant that even the coal companies were ashamed to take the gift that Bush was proffering.
  6:24pm Charles-A.:

Energy storage is easy. Pump water UP when you've got excess energy and let it flow down through turbines when you need it.
  6:26pm Charles-A.:

Distribution can be local (tri-state wide) rather that requiring nation wide grids.
  6:31pm Charles-A.:

Stay out of Canada. The blue-eyed Arabs in Alberta will rob you blind. :-)
  6:38pm Charles-A.:

VROOM VROOM!!! The sound of inefficiency. (I used to tune engines and I considered it properly tuned when I could stand a Canadian Nickle on its edge and it would NOT fall over.)
  6:40pm Charles-A.:

General Tire, Standard Oil and Ford screwed us.

It WAS a conspiracy.
  6:43pm Charles-A.:

The car won. Deal with it.

The problem is that the oil distribution is now the major cause of our problems.
  6:48pm Charles-A.:

Its always one damn thing after another. :-)
  6:50pm Charles-A.:

look at http://www.theoildrum.com/ for more information.

And buy her book.
  6:57pm Charles-A.:

Here a link to her book:

  6:59pm Charles-A.:

Thanks for the mention Douglas.
  6:59pm Charles-A.:

Nite folks.
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