Industrialized Cyclist Notepad

Food price index
January 6, 2012, 12:08
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Appears to have doubled in ten years.

From the UN Report on the World Food Situation.


Peace is the enemy
January 6, 2012, 06:55
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The bombers choice of Sadr City as a target appeared designed to cause as much rage among Iraq’s Shia majority as possible.

The district, home to more than 3m Shias, is one of the most sensitive in the country, providing many of the recruits that have served in radical militias like the Mahdi Army of Moqtada al-Sadr, the firebrand Shia cleric.

via Wave of bombings across Iraq leaves more than 70 dead – Telegraph.

I hope they have their back-up generators up on stilts or something

…Plant Scherer, Georgia.

From Estimated Use of Water in the United States in 2005, USGS (pdf).