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  • Mercury News editorial: Thank California for new U.S. fuel standards

    07/31/2011 10:08:00 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 35 replies
    Mercury News ^ | 7/31/11 | Editorial
    When President Barack Obama announced an agreement to double fuel-economy requirements Friday, standing with him were industry executives and environmental, public health and labor leaders, all of whom, remarkably, had signed off on the deal. But the real credit for this historic achievement, which is expected to cut oil consumption by 1.5 million barrels per day and eliminate half of all carbon pollution nationwide, doesn't go to the White House. Instead, thank California. For decades the state has set the nation's clean-energy agenda; it's been the tip of the spear in the fight for higher fuel standards. Its huge automobile...
  • Observations: Chilean Sea Bassassanation?

    11/22/2004 4:40:04 AM PST · by KINGEDWARDIII · 3 replies · 458+ views
    Did anyone else notice that the MSM was a little too generous in making it seem like Bush was a tought guy in Chile. Wouldn't thier normal MO be to either make him look week and scared in going back to his body guard, or make the USSS look inept. I really thought they would play up the hyper-security requirements of the USSS as beitn too extreme, but they really did not. Makes you wonder. Also did anyone else notice that the senoir WH corresponants for CBS and ABC were not with the President in Chile (Roberts and Moran). They...
  • Why I did voted Libertarian

    10/31/2004 1:39:18 PM PST · by alfons · 52 replies · 8,323+ views
    Al Gutierrez
    This election is indeed very important. However, what this election is about is whether or not we wish to have limited government once and for all not just by paying lip service to that concept but by deed which the Republicans have abandoned totally. I came from Cuba in 1961. I came to this country seeking liberty. When I became an American citizen I took an oath to protect and defend the Constitution Of The United States. I took and still take that oath very seriously. I came to this contry where everyone is supposed to enjoy privacy. I came...
  • Bush by 6%; 333 EV's

    10/28/2004 7:55:27 AM PDT · by Infantry Grunt 1968-69 · 42 replies · 2,248+ views
    Bush by 6%; 333 EV's