Sunday, December 21, 2014

2014's Most Popular Posts: Wind Wins, Pedestrians Lose

The top posts of 2014 by page views here at The Green Miles:
  1. It's OK To Hit Pedestrians As Long As You're Not Paying Attention
  2. ABC Wind "Victims" Rebuked as Wind's Winning Streak Rolls On
  3. Meet the Newest Polluter Front Group: The Coalition to Lower Energy Costs
Posts dropped off precipitously in 2014 with the arrival of my daughter Olivia. But if you feel like 2014 looks a little thin, try looking at it upside down while hanging out of a backpack - I hear it's way more fun that way.

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Sunday, December 14, 2014

Apparently Crosswalks Aren't Legally Binding

Traces, WellingtonTwice in recent weeks, people crossing the street in crosswalks have been hit by cars with no repercussion for the drivers:
  • Man in crosswalk seriously injured after being hit by driver in Warwick, RI at twilight without headlights on; driver not charged.
  • A 71-year-old New Bedford woman was injured November 24 when she was struck by a car in the crosswalk while she was walking across County Street at Union Street, reported The New Bedford Standard-Times. No citation was issued to the driver, Capt. Dennis Hebert said. (No link available.)
What's the point of crosswalks if drivers can run over people using them and not get charged with anything?

Friday, December 5, 2014

Massachusetts Democrats' Fishing Failure

Massachusetts Democrats try to appeal to fishing cities by parroting Republican attacks on science. Why not just support science and attack inequality instead?