by joelado, Sun May 06, 2007 at 07:24:04 AM EDT
You must have heard the expression put your money where your mouth is? Do you ever wonder what that means? Put your money where your mouth is? It means instead of preaching to people what they should do, live by example. Some people say it means that we pay for the changes we want. So, for all of us who like to sit around and talk about ecology, pollution and climate change how about we try to do something about it. Put our money where our mouths are.
by Democratic Courage, Tue May 01, 2007 at 07:49:56 PM EDT
The Center for American Progress is hosting Colombian President Alvaro Uribe on Wednesday, May 2 at 1 pm for a discussion on a wide variety of topics. Press and audience members will have a rare opportunity to pose questions to the secretive Uribe (President Bush's top ally in the region), who is in the United States to repay a visit by President Bush and make his case for a free trade agreement. Before the event, starting at 11:45, labor union officials and Colombia monitors will hold a die-in to protest Uribe's ties to rightist paramilitaries (more info below).
Here are 10 questions that those inside for the conversation need to ask President Uribe:
by Democratic Courage, Mon Apr 30, 2007 at 07:45:06 AM EDT
On May 2, the Center for American Progress (CAP) Americas' Project will host Colombian president Alvaro Uribe at a Washington forum entitled "Colombia & the United States at a Crossroads." Uribe, who is President Bush's closest ally in the region, is under a cloud after several of his top officials resigned when evidence emerged that they had close ties to right wing paramilitary groups responsible for thousands of murders and assassinations during Colombia's decades-long civil war. Uribe has also been accused of hosting right wing death squad planning meetings on his ranch in the 1980's. In reaction to the scandal, Uribe has lashed out at opponents and even admitted that he's put opposition Colombian politicians who met with Democrats in Washington under government surveillance. Finally, Colombia remains the number one source of cocaine - and the fifth largest recipient of U.S. overseas aid - despite its poor performance countering narco-trafficking. Indeed, the Bush administration just admitted that its much-vaunted "Plan Colombia" has done nothing to stanch the supply of high quality blow to America.
by joelado, Sat Mar 31, 2007 at 07:25:07 PM EDT
The Electric Vehicle Association of Washington, DC and the National Electric Drag Racing Association are putting on an exhibition of electric vehicles and their capabilities called the Power of DC. The event has been held for the last six years at the Mason-Dixon Drag Way in Hagerstown, Maryland. This year, the seventh year of the event, we are adding an autocross event the day before the drag race. This will be an EV autocross event, (dubbed EVautoX). The EVautoX will take place at Hagerstown Community College June 2nd, admission is free. The electric vehicle drag race event will take place at the Mason Dixon Drag Way on June 3rd, spectator admission is $5.
by joelado, Wed Mar 21, 2007 at 04:54:28 PM EDT
The Tesla Roadster all electric vehicle has 250 mile range on a single charge.
It is time to get serious about producing an Electric car that is practical. Today we are at the brink of a new automotive revolution. Electric technology has reached the point where we can put a practical electric car into full production, a car that will surpass the convenience of its internal combustion cousins. Don't believe me? Let me list just some of the technologies that make it possible TODAY. Read on.