When we think about how our carbon emissions contribute to pollution and global warming, it can be very difficult to imagine exactly how much harmful gas we are producing.
So one activist group has made it its mission to convert environmental statistics into stunning visualisations which bring home to people how quickly emissions add up.
And this stunning video paints a vivid picture of how New York City pumps carbon dioxide into [...]
According to the MSM everyone is holding hands and singing Kumbaya over there…
Drivers Facing Long Lines, Empty Pumps In New York
Hurricane Sandy is causing some pain at the pump.
Motorists in New York hoping to gas up their cars on Wednesday were met by massive lines and empty gas stations, as power outages across the region led to a shortage of open fuel stops.
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Gasoline station owners in the Los Angeles area including Costco Wholesale Corp. (COST) are beginning to shut pumps because of supply shortages that have driven wholesale fuel prices to record highs.
Costco’s outlet in Simi Valley, 40 miles (64 kilometers) northwest of Los Angeles, ran out of regular gasoline yesterday and was selling premium fuel at the price of regular, Jeff Cole, Costco’s vice president of gasoline, said by telephone. The company hasn’t [...]
This is just a preview from what Empty Chair Obama plans on doing to the American public in his second term. How can the public support this pathetic excuse for a president?
FROM THE HILL:
The latest mandate handed down from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is so ridiculous, even I was shocked. The EPA has now mandated how much gasoline you must buy at certain gas stations. Say hello to the [...]
MIAMI (CBS4) — Some South Florida drivers double checked their gas bills as they pulled away from the pumps ahead of Tropical Storm Isaac and wondered why it cost so much to fill up.
It’s no surprise now to learn the State of Florida could be very busy with alleged price-gouging cases around South Florida.
Cory Davis thinks the $4.49 a gallon price tag of regular unleaded at his local North Miami [...]
The US pumps tons money abroad for reconstruction in Iraq and Afghanistan, but it ignores the country’s very own infrastructure problems. Five years after a bridge collapse in Minneapolis left 13 people dead and 150 injures, Rachel McCleery of the Urban Land Institute Initiative asks RT’s Kristine Frazao of America has bother to invest in its own infrastructure.
We all know that organized labor spends massive amounts of cash on politics. That’s not news. What we didn’t know, however, is that the amount actually spent by unions is almost four times greater than previously reported, according to a Wall Street Journal analysis, meaning big labor spends more on politics and lobbying than any other group.
The Journal’s Tom McGinty and Brody Mullins took it upon themselves figure out big labor‘s political spending by [...]
It’s a question that perplexes even the most tireless domestic goddess: Will I ever reach the bottom of the ironing pile?
If the claims of a British company are to be believed, however, it’s a question that won’t be asked for much longer.
For the firm has invented a device – called the SteamRail – that apparently banishes the need to iron at all, wiping out the wrinkles and creases on up to [...]
As we have pointed out before, the ongoing market tension is so palpable it can be cut with a knife. As a reminder, institutional investors are now about as “all in” as they can be, spinning narratives about economic growth, housing bottom, and general improvement (despite all facts to the contrary), while waiting for one simple thing: to get retail investors buying again. Because unless the Fed or ECB pumps another [...]
David Cameron has been accused of presiding over a “shambles” as petrol stations throughout the country ran out of fuel after government attempts to allay panic buying backfired.3
Ministers had said drivers should not rush to the pumps but should take the “sensible” measure of keeping their tanks two thirds full.
Despite there being no possibility of a strike by tanker drivers for at least 11 days, motorists formed queues up to [...]
The average price at the pumps has now reached 140.20p a litre, or £6.27 a gallon, with diesel at a new record of 146.72p, the AA said.
Petrol prices have now risen more than 2.75p a litre in just three weeks, while the cost was only 132.25p a litre at the beginning of the year.
The price of diesel at the start of 2012 stood at an average of 140.56p.
The AA said [...]
The Trajectory of Empires (February 29, 2012)
“…The production of wealth in any society depends on a feedback loop in which a portion of each year’s production becomes part of the capital needed to produce wealth in future years, and another portion of each year’s production – a substantial one – goes to meet the maintenance costs of existing productive capital. In theory, an empire could keep its exactions at a level [...]
August 20, 2011
The Obama administration announced Wednesday that 37 community banks have received a total of $418 million in funds under a program designed to encourage local banks with less than $10 billion in assets to increase their lending to small businesses.
The $30 billion Small Business Lending Fund, established under the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010, so far has provided about $1 billion to [...]
TOKYO, May 29 (Xinhua) — Cooling system at a reactor of the crippled Fukushima No.1 nuclear power plant stopped from Saturday, the plant’s operator said Sunday.
Tokyo Electric Power Co. said the pumps to cool the nuclear reactor and fuel pool have stopped at the No. 5 unit, and the operator is now working to switch to backup pumps to restore the cooling system.
When a worker at [...]
BAGHDAD – A government spokesman says a bomb has hit Iraq’s largest oil pipeline, halting exports to Turkey in an insurgent strike that could lead to millions of dollars in losses.
Oil Ministry spokesman Asim Jihad said gunmen planted the bomb on the Beiji pipeline Wednesday evening near the town of Shurqat, 155 miles (250 kilometers) northwest of Baghdad.
Jihad said the blast stopped the oil from being pumped, and the pipeline [...]
MYFOXNY.COM – The price at the pump for a regular gallon of gasoline went up 17 cents on Friday at stations along the New Jersey Turnpike and the Garden State Parkway. Sunoco which operates the pumps on the roads is allowed to change the price only once per week under its contract with the state.
At 7 a.m. on Friday, the price rose from $3.08 to [...]
The game is being played very subtly.
1. US FED lends money at zero percent interest rates to the banks mainly in US
2. US banks having no avenue to invest inside the debt ridden country, carry forward to the secondary markets in developing countries and spin profits out of trading.
3. This pumps up the stock markets in developing countries as foreing investment flows from US come cheaply
Would-be buyers canceled about 40 percent of new home contracts in San Diego in May, up from 10 percent in April, the company said. Data on new signings in that city werenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t immediately available.
…..In Phoenix, contracts in the subdivisions surveyed by Metrostudy fell almost 49 percent for the week ended May 24 from the same period a year earlier
Most over valued region in San Francisco gets a taste of the [...]