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McMansions Return: Big Houses Come Back | Yahoo! Finance

In other news today, the Hershey Company released the startling results of a survey that indicates 98% of children want candy for every meal on an everyday basis. This appears to confirm the findings of the most recent surveys by the American Dental Association and Halloween Industry Association (yes, it really does exist) that asked similar questions of American children. However, it does seem to contradict the findings of a recent survey by the International Association of Ice Cream Distributors & Vendors that suggested 96% of American children actually want ice cream for every meal. A spokesman for the American Dental Association was kind enough to take time away from a vacation on his yacht off the coast of Barbados to comment, “We don’t see how the results of these different surveys about what American children want to be provided for their daily nutrient requirements can be viewed as in conflict with one another in any feasible manner.”

There are so many depressing aspects of this story and the media coverage that the McMansion part only begins to scratch the surface of what is wrong with this picture.

Read the full article here: McMansions Return: Big Houses Come Back | Yahoo! Finance.

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America, Saudi Arabia of tomorrow | CNN.com

If this proves true, the geopolitical implications – and those for American cities – are profound. Fingers crossed…

Read the full article here:  America, the Saudi Arabia of tomorrow – CNN.com.

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Whoops! | ‘Cash for Clunkers’ Actually Hurt the Environment | Yahoo! News

Whoops, indeed… Also, there did seem to be an awfully lot of people buying new SUVs during the ‘Cash for Clunkers’ program.

Read the full article here: Whoops | ‘Cash for Clunkers’ Actually Hurt the Environment | Yahoo! News.

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Leaked Settlement Shows the Dirty Underbelly of NIMBYism | Planetizen

“I said go home! Get back on San Vicente, take it to the 10 then switch over to the 405 north and let it dump you out to Mulholland where you belong!” – Stewart, The Californians (SNL)

On the next episode of The Californians

Read the full article here: Leaked Settlement Shows the Dirty Underbelly of NIMBYism | Planetizen.

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Coming in 2013 | Poor Richard’s Almanac for Planners

 Stay tuned to The Outlaw Urbanist for more information and release dates!

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