HILARIOUS. And completely factual.
I know there’s good reason to be concerned about Google’s reach. For some reason, I trust them, and I can see how this would be a good synergy not just for them as a company and a product offering, but for me as a consumer who is interested in ways to be smarter about my energy consumption. I hope they continue to use their power for good, not for evil.
People do occasionally ask what’s so great about Minneapolis. I know it’s not tops of most people’s list of places to visit, much less to live. I think that’s largely because people just don’t know much about it. Except that it’s far from everything and it’s cold. Just what is there to do besides go to the Mall of America?
There’s lots. Steph does a great job of summing up the culture, appeal, and best features of the Twin Cities. Pretty close to what I would say. Some good background for those of you making your first (albeit short) visit in late March.
The ten items are too long for me to excerpt with adequate description, but not so long that you can’t read through them pretty quickly, so go ahead and click through.
I can get down with most of them. Ending manned space exploration was an interesting suggestion. Two are about health care. The Bush tax cuts garner the longest explanation.
One suggestion is to eliminate the mortgage interest deduction. I have issues with the way home ownership is held up — via tax incentive and socialization — to be (a part of) the American dream. I’d say this is one of the most tangible examples your everyday citizen has of the government influencing behavior through taxation.