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Divesting America of Ozone-Destroying Energy Sources

By at January 27, 2015 | 10:54 am | 0 Comment

Divesting America of Ozone-Destroying Energy Sources

Long before the price of gas and oil began to plummet, socially conscious churches, universities, non-profit organizations, and local governments began to divest themselves of fossil fuel stock and shock the fossil fuel industry to understand the environmental and public… Read the rest

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EPA Not To Blame For Closing Refineries

By at April 17, 2012 | 12:37 pm | 0 Comment

EPA Not To Blame For Closing Refineries

There is a lot of talk lately about how the price of gas in the northeast is going to continue to rise over the summer because Sunoco and ConocoPhillips have shut down, or are about to shut down, their refineries… Read the rest

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Building on a Tax

By at May 25, 2011 | 7:50 pm | 737 Comments

Building on a Tax

Yet in 1901 the state legislature met in a building that looked, according to the man who had it built, “ugly.” This simply would not due. So – again, according to legend – the legislature sent a delegation to the power brokers in those three industries and gave them one of two choices: pony up the $13 Million (over $300 Million today) for the new building or we’ll levy a tax on you that we’ll never repeal. No tax was levied, so we must assume that they capitulated.

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Top Ten American Honeymoon spots for William and Catherine

By at May 16, 2011 | 10:58 am | 24 Comments

Top Ten American Honeymoon spots for William and Catherine

Eric Epstein wanted to do something extra nice for William and Catherine, so he stayed up all night putting together the best of the best places for them to Honeymoon in the U.S.

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Colonial Shale Policy

By at May 5, 2011 | 11:59 am | 8 Comments

Colonial Shale Policy

Start by considering that greenest of snake oil, renewable energy. The idea that renewables are anywhere near ready to take over the base load is a fiction even the pie in the sky folks in the Obama administration can’t sell.

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Rock The Capital Minute

By at April 21, 2011 | 9:51 am | 0 Comment

Rock The Capital Minute

In this edition of Rock The Capital Minute, BP on the one year anniversary of the spill in the Gulf of Mexico – BP is suing Transocean for $40 billion, In Pennsylvania, a heartfelt plea from one of the state’s leading authorities on sprinklers and home fires, and homeowners in Japan are trying to beat the clock.

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Import Baby, Import!

By at April 4, 2011 | 12:22 pm | 483 Comments

Import Baby, Import!

The energy crisis has not yet overwhelmed us, but it will if we do not act quickly. It’s a problem we will not solve in the next few years, and it’s likely to get progressively worse through the rest of this century. Many of the proposals will be unpopular. Some will cause you to put up with inconveniences and make sacrifices.

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The U.S. Economy: A Diamond in the Rough

By at April 1, 2011 | 1:28 pm | 26 Comments

The U.S. Economy: A Diamond in the Rough

A bounce in a better direction for America’s economy; the Labor Department out with its latest numbers on employment say the private-sector created 216,000 jobs in March, beating most economists’ predictions.

That number was strong enough to send the national unemployment rate to 8.8 percent; it had been stuck at about… Read the rest

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Blood for Oil

By at March 29, 2011 | 2:23 pm | 101 Comments

Blood for Oil

Let’s start with the most comical. A few days ago, at a fundraiser in Florida, Vice President Biden had a reporter “sequestered”, in a walk-in closet, to prevent him from interacting with the guests (he was allowed out to cover Biden’s speech, making me question whether his press people understand that Biden is truly the greater embarrassment risk).

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When will President Obama see the Present

By at March 24, 2011 | 10:17 am | 1 Comments

When will President Obama see the Present

Back in 2008 I told a number of my friends that the rhetoric you heard regarding Iraq and Gitmo from their champion, the prophet of Hope and Change, was hollow. That is not to say that Candidate Obama didn’t believe he would pull out of Iraq and close Gitmo; rather, I argued that even the most strident peacenik, when faced with the consequences of releasing committed Jihadists into the Middle East or abandoning a fledgling government with a hungry wolf on its doorstep, realizes the right thing to do and that the job requires it, even against his own ideology.

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