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Tax on Petroleum and Crude Oil Exports - GOOD for the USA Economy

The USA is currently a Net Exporter of Refined Petroleum / Crude Oil at over 100,000 barrels per day and yet not $0.01 of taxes are collected.

Exporting Petroleum products has inflated USA gas prices at the pump and is hurting any chances of economic recovery. We need energy / tax policies that make sense for Working American Families not Wall St. Banksters

Green Tech - Job in my shop

Just picked up an order in my job shop for some parts to build a fairly Hi-Tech Solar Oven.

The Oven is equipped with a 2 Axis Solar Collector and can achieve 400 Deg F in less then 15 minutes. I've gone back and forth with the designer of the Solar Oven quite a bit over the specifications of the parts as I think it is "Over Designed" but it should prove to be the "Cadillac" of Solar Ovens once it's complete

Chinese carmaker blatantly copies Ford F-150

The Ford F-150 has just picked up a doppelganger in China. According to CarNewsChina, Jianghuai Auto Corporation has just unveiled its new 4R3 pickup, and sure enough, the vehicle looks to be a near carbon copy of America's best-selling truck. JAC reportedly wants to provide buyers in China, Africa and South America with a larger, inexpensive work vehicle. While the appearances of the Ford F-Series and 4R3 visuals differ ever so slightly, the similarities far outweigh the incongruities. According to CNC, JAC is a fairly small automaker in the People's Republic that specializes in rebodied Hyundai cars, SUVs and pickups.

Word has it the 4R3 will be powered by a 2.8-liter diesel four-cylinder engine generating just 108 horsepower and 177 pound-feet of torque. There's no word on cost at this point. The JAC 4R3 is set to debut at the Beijing Motor Show in April, though there's no telling how long the vehicle will be on the market before the company gets a call from the lawyers in Dearborn. Head over to CarNewsChina.com for a better look at the F-150 twin.


GOP candidates shy away from Nevada housing crisis

Las Vegas -- As Joseph and Christina Hetherton listened to Newt Gingrich speak this week at the Las Vegas factory where Joseph was laid off last summer, they thought about how their home could go into foreclosure at the end of the month - and how nothing they've heard from presidential candidates in town for today's Nevada GOP caucus sounds like it would help.

Not only do the Hethertons have to come up with $1,429 in three weeks, they also need $175 by then for insulin to help treat Christina's diabetes. Neither of them has health insurance.

If Christina, who works at a bakery, hadn't hit lucky $3 pulls on the slots twice in the past few months, they would have been in peril sooner. This week, their daughter in nursing school took a second job because her husband lost his construction job.

Their story is typical in Nevada, which has the nation's highest unemployment and foreclosure rates, and where 58 percent of the homes are underwater - worth less than what the lender is owed. Nationally, 22 percent of homes are underwater.

Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2012/02/03/MN3N1N2TB2.DTL#ixzz1lQpOEixB

edit - to add photo - "I like pictures"

Occupy has given America so much - we need to thank them

We are finally talking about Income Disparity in our media at a national level. Lawmakers have even proposed "The Buffet Rule" which would treat compensation in excess of $1Million annually with a minimum tax.

Nationally - and thanks to President Obama, he have finally begun to address our vanishing Manufacturing sector in America. Once the backbone of America's Middle Class job strength, and the path to upward mobility for many many American families. These jobs have been outsourced for the enrichment of a select few on Wall St and the demise of the Working Class.

And last but not least - Foreclosure Fraud. This issue alone has the power to win the White House this year, and I believe no candidate can win without proposing serious investigations and penalties be imposed on those that have perpetrated this fraud on a national scale. To those that ushered in the current recession through Wall St Greed, skirting Federal regulations, and profiting from disastrous financial products they knowingly sold World Wide.

To Obama's credit, he is actively addressing many of these issues.

But it the coming months in the lead up to the 2012 Election, the Monied Elite, the 1%, will seek to change the National Conversation from these issues through $Billions in Super Pac money while their political lackeys work to water down or sideline legislation addressing these issues.

Don't let the 1% Win

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