The Way It Is

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The State of California is waging an aggressive campaign against fossil fuels.  Is this just a umbrella for creating an oligarchy, where a small group of elites take over control of the state?.

Global Warming is more about politics, power and money than the effects of CO2 on the atmosphere. 

The average citizen knows what has to be done. Why can't our leaders make it happen? The answer is simple greed, power and special interests. Congress

The U.S. has ample low cost oil and gas reserves that could last for hundreds of years.  It is in China’s best interest to force the U.S. into using high cost renewables making the U.S. noncompetitive on the world market.

What's wrong with the economy? The problem is that there is a major disconnect between Wall Street and Main Street. It is not surprising that the Dodd-Frank financial overhaul process largely exempted the industry from Consumer Financial Protection Bureau oversight.
The market has got it wrong, that we are headed into another recession; we never recovered from the present one. When Obama was running for a second term I said we could survive one term of Obama but I was not sure we could survive two terms. Unfortunately my prediction might be coming true.
Want to extend the life of your favorite running, jogging, or walking shoes? The Politicians Approach Avoidance Complex
GM has a Long History of Faulty Ignition Problems Under the Obama administration the U.S. has become a third world banana republic with stratified social classes, including a large, impoverished working class and a ruling plutocracy.
California's Water Problems Are Not New Now There is a Solution, Desalination Rancho Palos Verdes has the distinction of having one of the largest, if not the largest, landslide in the contiguous 48 states, the Portuguese Bend landslide.
For the last five years the nation has had a taste of the nanny state, low growth, high unemployment and higher taxes. Technology and a free market economy can turn that around. U.S. Merchant Marine, the forgotten service. The unarmed and defenseless merchant ships, in 1942, were sitting ducks silhouetted by the coastal lights along the Atlantic Seaboard for the German U-boats in World War II.
It seems strange that our representatives cannot understand the need to balance the budget or have the will to do so.  Did you know that the sea otter, once abundant off the California coast, has been barred from Southern California waters for the last 24 years.  
The Final Solution
The elimination of Crab/Bermuda grass in your lawn. If you have been fighting crabgrass in your ficus lawn now there is a solution
The U.S. is at a cross roads and moving towards the European high unemployment slow growth socialist nanny form of government.
Why are AIG's counter parties getting paid back in full, to the tune of tens of billions of taxpayer dollars?
Jet Fuel at Torrance Airport

Would the Last Honest Reporter Please Turn On the Lights?
By Orson Scott Card

Obama the 21st Century NEVILLE CHAMBERLAIN
Stemming the Real Estate Mortgage Losses by Dave Bean
With the election of Obama as president, the United States is facing an uncertain next four years

General Barry R McCaffrey USA (Ret) assessment report on the operations in both Iraq and Kuwait, 9-16 March 2007