Gas Prices Rise Again

So here we go again. Gas prices are on the rise. $3.70/gal where I live. This time the media is hush hush. (Don't want the silly little people to realise Obama isn't doing anything about it). Don't think he tried to keep them down though. He just recently stopped the pipeline from Canada. He could also muzzle his EPA dogs a little and allow America to produce it's own oil instead of giving permits to foreign countries to drill and then sell to us. He could also allow current wells in the US to get more than there current 300 barrell limit. Now I certainly don't think this should be the fix for us. Eventually we need to walk away from using soo much fossil fuels. Like most addictions though, you just can't up and quit. There is a much needed transition phase. During this transition phase I think it would be in our best interest to use the oil from our own country to provide jobs and keep what little money we have left here. I won't even get into the benefit that has on getting away from our oil link with the ever so stable Middle East. Once we start down that path we will have the money and security to really begin developing cost effective "green" energy production methods.

Personally I would like to get into bio-diesel. I would even go as far as to say it would be an interesting business to start. Imagine being able to have all the resturaunts in a community get rid of their waste vegetable oil to a company that will then recycle that into a fuel source to power the vehicles of that community. I have done a pretty good amount of research on this. Producing bio-diesel from waste vegetable oil is not very diffcult or expensive. I have a grand plan for community "fuel depots" that would handle production and sales but I have one HUGE road block I can't seem to figure out how to overcome. What are the regulations and paths to take to accomplish this goal?? For example; Say I purchase a gas station that is currently being unused. This gas station has a typical 2 bay maintenance garage attached to it. I would convert the garage into a secure room in which the bio-diesel can be produced. It is then pumped into the underground tanks that used to hold gas. Now the gas station will function as it did before except it will only sell bio-diesel. Now how would one start with the process of making that happen. Can you just buy the building and start producing and selling?? I think not. What types of permits and steps would I need to take to accomplish this?? I see people working in development for large scale bio-diesel production, but I think the small scale local production idea would work really well and you have a good source of base product from the restaurants. It is also a nice way to recycle some waste don't ya think? Speaking of thinking of this a a recycling loop, the two by-products of bio-diesel production from waste vegetable oil are: Bio-diesel fuel and glycerin. The fuel part obviously gets used to power vehicles, trains, boats, and heat homes while the glycerin can be used in the production of soap. Ah the recycling continues. This method keeps communities supporting themselves which is also an added benefit.


Ron Paul on The Daily Show


American Made E-mail

I received the e-mail chain today. As are many of these this type - VERY ACCURATE. We all need to take this into our own hands. The Government seems to not care about bringing and keeping jobs in America - Even if they base their campaigns on it.
This probably sounds crazy, but just yesterday I was in Walmart looking for a wastebasket.  I found some made in China for $6.99.  I didn't want to pay that much so I asked the lady if they had any others.  She took me to another department and they had some at $2.50 made in USA . They are just as good.  Same as a kitchen rug I needed.  I had to look, but I found some made in the USA and they were $3.00 cheaper.  We are being brain washed that everything that comes from China and Mexico is cheaper.  Not so.  That is also why I don't buy cards at Hallmark anymore.  They are made in China and are expensive.  I buy them at Dollar Tree .... 50 cents each and made in USA .
One Light Bulb at a Time
A physics teacher in high school, once told the students that while one grasshopper on the railroad tracks wouldn't slow a train very much, a billion of them would.  With that thought in mind, read the following, obviously written by a good American . . .
Good idea . . .. one light bulb at a time . .. ..
Check this out. I can verify this because I was in Lowe's the other day for some reason and just for the heck of it I was looking at the hose attachments ..... They were all made in China .The next day I was in Ace Hardware and just for the heck of it I checked the hose attachments there.  They were made in USA .  Start looking . . ..
In our current economic situation, every little thing we buy or do affects someone else - even their job.  So, after reading this email, I think this lady is on the right track ... Let's get behind her!
My grandson likes Hershey's candy.  I noticed, though, that it is marked made in Mexico now.  I do not buy it any more.
My favorite toothpaste Colgate is made in Mexico ... now I have switched to Crest.  You have to read the labels on everything ....
This past weekend I was at Kroger . . . I needed 60W light bulbs and Bounce dryer sheets.
I was in the light bulb aisle, and right next to the GE brand I normally buy was an off-brand labeled, "Everyday Value." I picked up both types of bulbs and compared the stats - they were the same except for the price . . .. The GE bulbs were more money than the Everyday Value brand but the thing that surprised me the most was the fact that GE was made in MEXICO and the Everyday Value brand was made in - get ready for this - the USA in a company in Cleveland , Ohio .
So throw out the myth that you cannot find products you use every day that are made right here ...........
So on to another aisle - Bounce Dryer Sheets ... yep, you guessed it - Bounce cost more money and is made in Canada ... The Everyday Value brand was less money and MADE IN THE USA!   I did laundry yesterday and the dryer sheets performed just like the Bounce Free I have been using for years and at almost half the price!
My challenge to you is to start reading the labels when you shop for everyday things and see what you can find that is made in the USA - the job you save may be your own or your neighbors!
If you accept the challenge, pass this on to others in your address book so we can all start buying American, one light bulb at a time!  Stop buying from overseas companies!
(We should have awakened a decade ago ....)
Let's get with the program and help our fellow Americans keep their jobs and create more jobs here in the USA .
I passed this on .. .. . will you???

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