Circle Of Miles And Taxes

Gas taxes in the state of Washington based on http://dor.wa.gov/content/findtaxesandrates/othertaxes/tax_mvfuel.aspx  we’re taxed about .67 per gallon of gas sold.  A lot of our property taxes go for highway projects as well.  Changing to the system of miles traveled will cause in the short term a drop of state tax revenue.  And, you know they will try and replace that lost income.  Keep incentives for purchasing electric cars and charge declining flat tax based on purchase price over the life span of the car. Transportation and autonomous vehicles will become a reality. Uber is experimenting in Ohio and has made an autonomous beer delivery run.

Take a look at a map and draw a circle in a 100 mile radius from your home you’ll be surprised at how much there is to do and see right where you live.  We don’t get much out of our home zone.  And, within that zone lies our commute paths. To and from work. And, on weekends an occasional trip across the mountains.  Other than taxation for miles driven, possibly tracked by gps, laws will have to be assessed to see how to protect our privacy. New laws either need to be created or old ones enforced to protect our privacy and our home locations.  From the metric centric point of view, the correlations provide a unique challenge for all of us.  Just random thoughts. J

Electric hybrids are supposed to be more efficient and at this time our state don’t tax based on miles driven.

People who work in SF, sometimes live 2-3 hours away from the job. Would self-driving cars change that?  Not sure but If I were to take an automatic vehicle I would hope that there would be lanes of traffic to account for autonomous driving.

10 years into the future a self-driving car will be smaller and lighter. They will go forward and back and from side to side.  The rules of the road will have changed because these little things would get crushed.  You’ll start out in the morning leaving in your self-driving car. You strap in and pull down the table in front of you and get comfortable for the commute. On your head are the latest in 3D real vision. You’ll Watch a little news, reply to email and take a quick 3d selfie to post on the airwaves channel. Life is good.

Arriving stress free at work your self-driving car drives directly to the parking garage elevator where you are whisked away and delivered promptly to your office.  Lunch is 3d printed ham and cheese on rye. . Life is good.

On the way home, put your 3D real vision on get lost playing the latest game.  Arriving home safe and rested, Life is good.

Perhaps flex time. Commute every other day in the self-driving cars.  It is and will happen as roads get more congested.

What solutions would you offer for autonomous and self-driving vehicles?

My Brother A Hero To Me

At the start of last week my brother Marshall (Larry) went in for
unrelated incident and when tested had a huge cancer tumor. They were
going to operate but decided his lungs would not hold up as they were
already damaged. Somewhere along the way between blood thinners and
not he had a stroke which took out his speech abilities. Prognosis not
being good for surviving surgery and what not, at his wish, we brought
him home, where he is being made comfortable. His grandkids and
immediate family are all here and we’re all deeply grateful for your
many prayers. Things happen so quickly we forget how cherished each
moment is. My thanks and hugs to all.

Sadly around 11:00 PM 6/4 he passed away. I’m really sad and
heartbroken at my brothers loss.

Marshall, you were my idle growing up. The brotherly love was always felt. Even when it hurt. 🙂
It was just you, me and mom for the longest time and that always created a special bond between us. Being the big brother wasn’t always easy but you were there nevertheless. Mom would say, Larry take your brother as it was often herd and it made you mad sometimes but there I was.

I’m such an introvert that I grew into my little world and you were trying to get me out of that space. You knew that and told me the many texts, phone calls and postings will never replace face to face or personal communications. But, that’s what things were the past couple of months.

I’m the eldest of the family now, but, I don’t think I’ll ever fit those big shoes of yours. All, I can try and do is place family first and do the best I can to be as generous and giving as you were. All my love and my heartbroken self, thanks for all you were. Whom am I now going to call for sage advice…

My Brother My Hero

I found this Marine Poem on the internet, while it may not say everything I does say you.

“So you took a different path
one that is more true
not the path that makes this easy
but the one less traveled through

the war was big
at times was rough
the battles we fought
the world may judge
but even though
they’ll never know
the world will always thank you

rest in peace
because your loved
dream good dreams
your days were tough
rest your mind
you fought enough

0h brothers, how we’ll miss you!

I promise that I will never forget
the things that you have done
even when i find myself
no longer with my gun

and please forgive my hidden feelings
my body tends to hide
they’re trapped inside this awful prison
enslaved by my pride

and never again will i say
my pay grade can out rank you
because you got to heaven first
and I’m on earth beneath you

so till the day we meet again
and my life on earth is through
guard those gates of heaven
until i can relieve you

until then…
oh brothers, how we’ll miss you! ”

Davis Dolezal

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3D ART: A Night In the Desert

A Night In The Desert

In the still of the night. Yeah, I know an old song title. However, I’d like to find a place where you can still hear nature and see the stars with eyes of wonder.

“To find the universal elements enough; to find the air and the water exhilarating; to be refreshed by a morning walk or an evening saunter… to be thrilled by the stars at night; to be elated over a bird’s nest or a wildflower in spring – these are some of the rewards of the simple life.”
John Burroughs

Enjoy 🙂

Joseph

Memorial Day

Memorial Day.

 

This day should honor current and past veterans.  As the culture in the United States diversified, so too the meaning of Memorial Day.  It’s not a day that gives everyone a 3 day pass to party.  Although many will party and celebrate, make no bones about it there is no celebration when we still have ongoing conflicts across the globe. Our young men and women are in harm’s way and it seems the carnage from the Civil War hasn’t taught us any lessons. Approximately 620,000 soldiers died from combat, accident, starvation, and disease during the Civil War. Death, conflict and fighting for causes that are still a mystery to many will continue unabated until we truly remember the carnage and disruption that is caused by such acts.

I came across this site and the statistics are staggering.  I’ve looked at and researched some of the links. You should do the same. http://necrometrics.com/warsusa.htm. It’s a worldwide issue let’s hope humanity gets a clue.

War and carnage caused should be everyone’s issue.  We’ve trivialized the meaning and remembrances into what kind of sales, how big the BBQ will be and damn, I’m glad I’m out of school for the summer. I’m not even sure anymore if the wars fought abroad has made us any safer.  NOPE.

This quote talks about taking our fight to the aggressors. But what about the aggressors from home spun terrorism that has overshadowed and darkened many casual events that we’ve all seen in the news.

“What the American people want to do is fight a war without getting hurt. You can’t do that anymore than you can get into a barroom fight without getting hurt… Unless the American people are willing to send their sons out to fight an aggressor, there just isn’t going to be any United States.” Chesty Puller

Once a Marine always a Marine. I was and still am a Marine. I will defend and protect my family as we all should. I will remember my fallen brothers and family with the grace they deserve by keeping alive the also memory of the carnage and destruction caused by everyone’s war.   We’re not playing a game of “Risk”.

3D ART :- Stay The Course For Family and Friends

3D ART :- Stay The Course For Family and Friends

“I declare to you that woman must not depend upon the protection of man, but must be taught to protect herself, and there I take my stand.”
Susan B. Anthony

I shall protect my children and my children’s children.

I shall protect my children and my children’s children.  We must stay vigilant and aware of our surroundings at all times.  Even when relaxing keep an eye open. Because we still must enjoy life and not be afraid that terrorists might live in the neighborhood.

I shall protect my children and my children’s children.

I shall protect my children and my children’s children.

Joseph

My life is like a butterfly with poem Joseph T. Renaldi !!!!

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SECURITY and PRIVACY :- Twitters Privacy Update Policy

SECURITY and PRIVACY :- Twitters Privacy Update Policy

Security and privacy should be important for everyone.  Just now I noticed that the privacy policy for tacking on twitter has changed.  I would encourage you
to edit your values and turn off all tracking.  When I first looked all values were checked!
Giving up your right to privacy I think is a security risk.  But, discern for yourself what you wish to do. 🙂

What are your thoughts on data tracking?

Joseph