Thursday, August 29, 2013

Quote of the Day: Martin Luther King, Jr.

Even if it falls your lot to be a street sweeper, go on out and sweep streets like Michelangelo painted pictures; sweep streets like Handel and Beethoven composed music; sweep streets like Shakespeare wrote poetry; sweep streets so well that all the host of heaven and earth will have to pause and say, “Here lived a great street sweeper who swept his job well.”

~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

A Real World Solar Energy Example

In the video above, the homeowner explains how he spent $42,000 in 2009 installing 20 solar panels on his Rochester, NY home. He used $12,000 of his own money, and the other $30,000 was paid for by state and federal taxpayer subsidies and tax credits. Over the life of the panels, Mr. Punton says he’ll be lucky to even get $8,000 to $10,000 back in reduced utility bills, which won’t even cover his own investment, much less cover any of the $30,000 in taxpayer subsidies and tax credits.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Another Blind Squirrel Gets Lucky

“I believe that opportunity looks a lot like hard work.... Build a life. Don’t live one, build one.”

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Blind Squirrel Finds Acorn

A shocking admission from Bono: “Aid is just a stopgap. Commerce [and] entrepreneurial capitalism take more people out of poverty than aid. We need Africa to become an economic powerhouse.”

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Quote of the Day: Dietrich Bonhoeffer

"Silence in the face of evil is itself evil: God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act."

~ Dietrich Bonhoeffer