Something to Keep You Warm This Holiday Season

From the TerraBlog:

Sometimes numbers have an elegant way of encoding human behavior. Of course, with each gallon of petroleum causing roughly 20 lbs of global warming-causing CO2 (no matter how new your car is), it's easy to see why we have a global warming problem.

For those of you not familiar with TerraPass, it is a company that sells Carbon Dioxide offsets that, for around $25, ensentially allow you to drive a car for a year without adding any addition CO2 to the atmosphere (since you are paying others not to pollute the amount that your car is emitting).

Black Clinging to Innocence and Power With All His Might

Speaker Jim Black said that he is seeking a fifth term as speaker and is innocent of all charges. In fact he claims there is no investigation. According to the Daily Reflector:

N.C. House Speaker Jim Black on Monday called news reports about a federal investigation involving his office inaccurate and reiterated his intention to remain in his leadership position.

In an interview on the Talk 1070 (WNCT-AM) program "Talk of the Town," Black maintained he is not being investigated and is not guilty of any crime.

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