New Gas Earth-Healthier but Pricier!?

Automatic gearbox
How in hell can that happen!?
EPA’s New Rule Will Make Gas Pricier, Earth-Healthier
‘The Environmental Protection Agency plans to unveil a major new regulation on Monday that forces oil refiners to strip out sulfur, a smog-forming pollutant linked to respiratory disease, from American gasoline blends, according to people familiar with the agency’s plans.’
The bad news:

‘E.P.A. officials estimate that the new regulation will raise the cost of gasoline by about two-thirds of one cent per gallon and add about $75 to the sticker price of cars. But oil refiners say that it will cost their industry $10 billion and raise gasoline costs by up to 9 cents per gallon…’

Why Auto-transmission in Cars are Dangerous
Toddler Left in Car Puts It in Drive, Hits 2 Cars
Also, when you become used to driving automatics, you’ll have a tendency to apply it to a manual gear, and possibly crash
‘A man from Connecticut is in custody after police say he left his 2-year-old daughter alone in his idling car and she put the vehicle into drive, smashing it into parked cars.

‘West Hartford Police arrested Oscar Chicas on Saturday and charged him with risk of injury.

‘He is being held on $15,000 bond…’

Is the Crimean Conflict a New Cold War?
‘It has been a busy weekend for editors and journalists. As new developments continue to pour into the world´s newsrooms, hopes for a united Ukraine are floundering as the threat of war increases. Given the broad repercussions such a conflict would have on the relationship between the US, the EU and Russia, memories of the Cold War have started to dominate public perception of the Crimean conflict.

‘However, one should refrain from using such rhetoric due to two main reasons. Firstly, and most importantly, the Crimean conflict is not about ideologies but rather about military strategy and economic influence. Secondly – and more broadly – the emergence of a new Cold War is nearly impossible in a globalized world…’

Improvised Self-Defense In The Wilderness
‘First of all, no improvised weapon is going to be better than the weapon you pack and regularly train with! If you have the ability to carry a handgun, combat knife or other weapon, you should do so. Still, many national and state parks prohibit weapons since they assume that all firearms will be used for illegal hunting rather than for legitimate defensive purposes. Even if the weapons are legal, some park rangers and other park staff may inhibit your trip with undue scrutiny. The point is, you may not always be allowed to be armed whenever you feel like it, and therefore, you need to be aware of the potential for improvised weapons sourced exclusively from the outdoors…’

An opinion on Why Classroom Math Is Boring
Blame Our 1K-Year-Old Curriculum
‘…In elementary and middle school and even into high school, we hide math’s great masterpieces from students’ view. The arithmetic, algebraic equations and geometric proofs we do teach are important, but they are to mathematics what whitewashing a fence is to Picasso — so reductive it’s almost a lie…’


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