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  • The EPA and Pope Francis strange allies on greenhouse gas reform [View news story]
    Carbon Dioxide is not 'garbage'. All (100%) of green plants use it in photosynthesis to grow and give off oxygen. Spewing alarmist rhetoric is almost as bad as not building water reservoirs to save water in 'flood' times to use to keep plants alive in 'drought' times. Now that is garbage!
    Jun 19, 2015. 02:14 PM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The U.S. Has Become An Industrial Powerhouse [View article]
    http://nyti.ms/1GTPCRE

    The crickets are saying 'check out this link'. You'll learn that Apple computer has 43k US employees, and 720k foreign. This does explain why our middle class is disappearing in your 'new' economy. Also, the US copier market was $5 billion dollars in 2011, 85% going to Japan. Tesla sold $3.2 billion worth of cars in 2014, but still has never made a profit.... A shallow understanding of reality is worse than no understanding at all.
    Apr 17, 2015. 11:35 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Will Europe And South America Hinder Ford's Growth? [View article]
    Usually, regimes that use goons to beat, jail and/or kill the political opposition can be considered totalitarian. Putin and Maduro are trying as hard as they can to totally control their respective countries. I'm sorry if you were simply playing semantics games....in which case please play somewhere else.
    Apr 16, 2015. 02:47 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Will Europe And South America Hinder Ford's Growth? [View article]
    Thank you for your article, Chris. A concern of mine is the chance that Venezuela and Russia will nationalise the Ford auto plants located therein. Totalitarian socialist regimes have a bad habit of such behavior. Can you (or another reader) estimate the write-down Ford would incur if this happened? Thanks to whomever...
    Apr 14, 2015. 11:20 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The U.S. Has Become An Industrial Powerhouse [View article]
    Viper. You sound exactly like the managers at IBM's Copier division in the 1970s (I worked as a design engineer, there). Only IBM and Xerox made copiers then, because of the photo-conductor technology/patents. Japanese camera companies (Minolta, Canon, etc) were just making small desk-top copiers, with their governments assistance. IBM management was so arrogant, they actually allowed these future competitors to tour the Boulder manufacturing plant - photographing and learning the essentials for making copiers. IBM management canceled their desktop models under development, saying the Japanese could never make a "high end" machine. Within 10 years or so, IBM was out of the copier business....
    Apr 10, 2015. 12:04 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Ford hits a new gear in Russia [View news story]
    I hope they know what they're doing. Putin seems to be regressing into the old Communist dictator/czar mode. He's already used his propaganda machine to paint the US as a source of all evil....so why wouldn't he confiscate US companies factories, equipment, etc?
    Apr 10, 2015. 11:47 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dark cloud over China auto market [View news story]
    Jerry-j, uh, the last two Chinese Premiers have been engineers by profession.
    Mar 4, 2015. 06:43 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dark cloud over China auto market [View news story]
    Clean coal is the technology of adding scrubbers and stuff I can't even imagine to the coal burning process to remove all the pollution. It's been worked on for decades, I don't know how effective the latest stuff is....but I would guess far more effective than wasting money on large scale solar. Hope that helps.
    Mar 4, 2015. 06:40 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Subaru and Model S big winners in Consumer Reports testing [View news story]
    Did you read the article you referenced? The Railroad CEO claims Keystone would carry 830,000 barrels per day in it. He also states that railroads carry 1,000,000 barrels per day, currently. The conclusions the McClachy's journalist(?) comes to that Keystone won't impact RR traffic is ridiculous and unsupported by the facts in the article itself. Also, unsupported is the conclusion that RR are as safe as pipelines....they aren't. Progressive California based media is all eco-tarian, with the closed mind that goes with "faith based opinions". Don't bother to reply, I have already wasted too much time on your Lib talking points.
    Mar 2, 2015. 01:41 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Subaru and Model S big winners in Consumer Reports testing [View news story]
    RUniter... I don't believe our tax dollars will be used to build the Keystone Pipeline - it's a private Canadian corporate project. So yours is a false comparison, it is not either/or on infrastructure. I've engineered the compressors that pump the oil/gas through pipelines. Your statement that trains will be needed is false and that trains create less pollution than a pipeline compressor is false. I'd check your sources of info, you may find them to be ecotarian (religious environmentalists) In which case physics and engineering don't matter, faith and beliefs do.
    Feb 25, 2015. 11:24 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Subaru and Model S big winners in Consumer Reports testing [View news story]
    Well said JD. In my mind, it also provides another North American source of energy, which we may need soon as the Middle East continues to descend into barbarism. (rather then sending in another army to "fix" those people)
    Feb 25, 2015. 11:07 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The U.S. Has Become An Industrial Powerhouse [View article]
    In my experience...."You can lead a socialist to knowledge, but you can't make them think". Go libertarians!
    Jan 22, 2015. 01:05 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The U.S. Has Become An Industrial Powerhouse [View article]
    710... Machinery R&D is not just a bunch of "computer programmers". It has many more engineers, electrical and mechanical technicians, contract negotiators, etc. All high paying jobs. Those are the jobs we need to keep in the USA. Remember, also, that robots are themselves machinery and require many talented technicians and engineers to keep them running properly.
    Jan 20, 2015. 10:30 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Turnaround potential? 2014's worst performers in the Russell 2000 [View news story]
    Toast. Did the Chinese break these guys on purpose??? or is it just a coincidence they announce their Rare Earth policy changes the day MCP collapses & is ready to be delisted? Hmmmmhhh....
    Jan 5, 2015. 01:12 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Molycorp up 21% over last three trading days [View news story]
    Toast.
    Jan 5, 2015. 01:06 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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