NPR interview with Mike Pelly

| June 30, 2005

National Public Radio’s Morning Edition ran an interview with Mike Pelly (Olympia Green Fuels) on biodiesel on June 29th. It was a well done short 4 minute PR interview (right click/save-as for MP3 Audio)that was balanced politically. Mike Pelly tells Steve Inskeep about biodiesel in this short interview. Pelly is a well know biodiesel advocate […]

President Bush addresses troops and nation

| June 29, 2005

The President of the United States addressed the nation on Tuesday night (June 28, 2005) and outlined the continuing War on Terror. (right-click and save-as this MP3 audio to listen) The polite and respectful Airbourne Army troops at Fort Bragg, NC hosted their commander in chief and listened intently to the accurate review and complementary […]

The Saudi Oil Reserve Mystery

| June 28, 2005

Matthew R Simmons, a Harvard educated Texas investment banker’s recent book leaves more questions than it does answers to the accuracy of Saudi oil reserves. Mr. Simmons through the 422 pages of his current book claims that the secrecy and mystery behind the regularly stated claims that the Saudis’ proven reserves are 25% of the […]

Inflation adjusted oil

| June 27, 2005

I read and interesting article this weekend that detailed the events and price points of oil adjusted for inflation. Without including the Subscription copywritten Data, I found it interesting to note that during the years 1979 – 1985 we actually sustained prices higher than our current $60/barrel. (peaked at $90/barrel* adjusted for inflation according to […]

CNOOC/Unocal: The “ripple” affect

| June 23, 2005

As the trade and economic battle between China and the US escalates, the questions begin to arise at the best way to handle the situation. The recent battle over the company Unocal between Chevron and Communist China’s government controlled CNOOC has brought the situation to the forefront. (WSJ Article) The rise cost of oil (today […]

Gen. Wesley Clark: My observations

| June 20, 2005

I was listening to Wesley Clark on the subject of our stretched military, Gitmo and Iraq yesterday and found his insight very interesting, considering that he is NOT a lover of the current administrations policies. At the same time he doesn’t represent the leftist views that we remove and disengage the militarily from the the […]

FuelCell Motorcycle

| June 15, 2005

One of the first of its kind, a fuelcell motorcyle, was introduced to the press today. Its an impressively designed motorbike that at its core has an Intelligent-energy fuel cell. Unlike many electric or hybrid style motorcycles, this one used a removable fuel cell that can also be used as a power source. (see WMV […]

Pitcairn PA-18 (one of a kind)

| June 14, 2005

Our EAA chapter was hosted by Jack and Kate Tiffany in their Spring Valley, Ohio shop last Sunday afternoon. (June 12, 2005) Jack and his two talented partners, Don Siefer and Herman Leffew, have been rebuilting an extremely rare Picairn PA-18 Autogiro from the 1930’s. If I were ‘twitcher‘ this ‘bird’ would be considered a […]

Biodiesel and Trucks! w/ Stacey David

| June 13, 2005

Biodiesel was the topic on Trucks! (SpikeTV) this past weekend. The host, Stacey David is an addictive guy to watch, although can probably only be tolerated in small doses. 🙂 He did a nice job of explaining the ‘homebrew’ biodiesel processes and kept it simple; he also does a great job of ‘convincing’ his audience […]

Carpe Diem

| June 10, 2005

Reading a post this morning in a forum I visit regularly and daughter reading a tribute article about a figure skater got me thinking about ‘today.’ Am I making the most of each day? To His Coy Mistress by Andrew Marvell Had we but world enough, and time, This coyness, Lady, were no crime We […]

A Political Lesson from the Master

| June 9, 2005

Monday and Tuesday night of this past week, I watched pieces of the two part interview that Greta Van Susteren had with President Clinton. It was pretty much a ‘fluff’ interview, yet I appreciate the respect some reporters give to our presidents. All in all it was a lesson that Howard Dean and many democrats […]

Only TDI drivers will appreciate this

| June 8, 2005

* The photo above is a VW Golf TDI Rally car raced by Jon Hamilton of Marysville, Ohio. See team RallyVW. I saw a forwarded email post to the group yesterday and want to share it … unfortunately only ‘rabid’ VW TDI owners and drivers will understand it. 1. When you meet a stranger […]

Time to Buy GM and Ford?

| June 7, 2005

Domestic automakers have had a tough slog this past year, of that there is no doubt. Poor planning on the part of executives at GM and Ford deserve the majority of the blame, although internal costs be they union (Europeon or domestic), the US economy and the high cost of oil are understandable excuses. Chart […]

Energy Bill Politics

| June 6, 2005

With crude oil once again closing above $55.00/barrel and the potential for gasoline to rise closers to $3.00/ gallon, the pressure is being felt by congress to actually get an energy bill passed and sent to President Bush. An article in today’s WSJ (subscription required) details some fo the components that have derailed the the […]

We respect your privacy … really?

| June 1, 2005

I’ve experienced my share of idenity theft and ‘thought’ I was savy to what information I was going to share again. Unfortunately when doing practically anything online, there is very little privacy. Most people believe that the first step is to only do business with established and reputable companies, but are surprised at what is […]

Desultory - des-uhl-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee

  1. lacking in consistency, constancy, or visible order, disconnected; fitful: desultory conversation.
  2. digressing from or unconnected with the main subject; random: a desultory remark.
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