This new book is full of highly objectionable pronouncements, and lots of things that can be taken out of context to make its author look like an imbecile. That's just what you want in a book, right? But there are also some blatant mistakes, statements that are demonstrably false, and these should be corrected. It's maddening that these mistakes somehow survived multiple revisions by myself and several different editors, then smacked me in the face immediately the first time I opened the book in its final printed form. Now they are enshrined forever as beacons of idiocy, monuments to lameness. I have no good excuse, but, realistically, we shouldn't be too surprised to find some lapses in a book that was typed entirely on one roll of paper in a remote hermit shack.

Mistake. On page 109, in the chapter called "Law and Order," I imply that Idaho's stop-as-yield law for bicyclists is a new thing. In fact, the law has been quietly and successfully on the state's books since 1982; the rules regarding red lights were changed by the legislature to their present form in 2005-6. This is a bad mistake as well as a lost opportunity from an author's perspective. I stabbed myself with an ice pick multiple times over this one, and lost some sleep, and not just because I was bleeding profusely from ice pick stabs.

Mistake. On page two, then again on 143, I write that the recent decline in oil consumption in the US, that which began in 2008 and continues, was the first decline in oil consumption in this country in over twenty years. False. It could be described as the first "major" decline in over 25 years, but the US experienced clear declines in consumption from 1990 - 1991, and slight pull-backs after 2000 and 2005, as shown by this EIA chart of product supplied to refineries. 2005 was in fact the high point for domestic consumption, not 2007, although the decline shown in 2008 is massive compared to anything that happened in the prior two decades and is clearly reminiscent of the 1980 cliff-dive. So my mistaken pronouncement could have been made passable with a qualifying word or two, but, unfortunately, was not.

Mistake. On page 125 and 128 I misspelled kerogen. Should be an o, not an a. I think Keragen was one of my old neighbors from Detroit Street. Authors really should spell correctly those things about which they are pontiffikating.

Mistake. Page 91, I write that Forester was President of the League of American Wheelmen "in the 1970s." He was President 1979-80 and was a Director prior to that.

Undoubtedly, there are more errors to be listed. But these are the ones that have hit me in the face so far. I am thankful for the opportunity to correct them here and can only hope that some small percentage of my six loyal readers will be able to look past these factual errors to the highly objectionable lunatic ravings that form the core of the book.