Archive for January, 2009

The Guide

Saturday, January 31st, 2009

  Hello. My name is Iggy and I’ll be your guide today.   Click here for the rest of the story: http://www.hackneys.com/travel/ecuador/theguide.pdf .  

Fuso Footprint

Wednesday, January 21st, 2009

It was pointed out on a forum I participate in that while I am advocating conservation and energy independence, we live in a vehicle that is not all that fuel effecient. I took that as a valid observation and decided to compare our current and previous lifestyles in the current energy ...

More Oil Info

Saturday, January 17th, 2009

Here's some additional oil factoids:   Source: DOE http://www.eia.doe.gov/kids/energyfacts/sources/non-renewable/oil.html   Source: DOE http://www.eia.doe.gov/pub/oil_gas/petroleum/data_publications/company_level_imports/current/import.html          

Every 24 Hours

Friday, January 16th, 2009

  The United States of America imports 13,468,000 barrels—565,656,000 gallons—of petroleum products. Every day.   America imports 2,163,000 barrels of oil and petroleum products from Persian Gulf countries. Every day.   America imports 5,980,000 barrels of oil and petroleum products from OPEC countries. Every day.   America sends $150,256,400 to the Persian Gulf countries ...

What You Know – True or False

Saturday, January 10th, 2009

Is what you know true? Is what you believe to be true actually, in fact true? Click here to find out some of the answer: www.hackneys.com/docs/trueorfalse.pdf .

One Lap of America

Monday, January 5th, 2009

  PDF version of this document is here: http://www.hackneys.com/travel/ecuador/onelapofamerica.pdf Last year I met a European traveler in Argentina who spent six weeks in the United States a few years earlier. His six week visit gave him, in his opinion, total understanding of the U.S.A., its culture, its customs, its history, its flaws ...

A Worthwhile Resolution

Thursday, January 1st, 2009

I spent my New Year's Eve in a surgical suite. Click here to learn how you can avoid the same fate: http://www.hackneys.com/docs/aworthwhileresolution.pdf Happy New Year. Now go get checked.