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Roys Rants – U.S. Government Deals Lead to Chinese Foothold in U.S. Energy
Mar 6, 2012 @ 12:22
Since 2010, Chinese companies have invested more than $17 billion into oil and gas deals in the U.S. and Canada, giving their energy-thirsty nation a long-coveted foothold in a region known for innovative new drilling techniques.
Clinton gave them our missile guidance technology.
Obama gives them our oil. And state dinners.
The last 3, 4, maybe 5 Presidents have given them our manufacturing. And our money.
What’s not listed, they’ve stolen, while we talk restraint, and civility, and incentives.
And even the military is dumbfounded by their tenacity.
The time it took to build the Great Wall having been removed from history books.
And in Delaware, the newest new thing in schools is to teach foreign languages to
the kids who the state cannot currently even teach the times three table. Or English.
Whew! Just in time.
Roys Rants – Priceless
Feb 22, 2012 @ 8:18
“If the battery is ever totally discharged, the owner is left with what Tesla describes as a “brick”: a completely immobile vehicle that cannot be started or even pushed down the street. The only known remedy is for the owner to pay Tesla approximately $40,000 to replace the entire battery. Unlike practically every other modern car problem, neither Tesla’s warranty nor typical car insurance policies provide any protection from this major financial loss.“
Okay gang, it’s off to Union Park Fisker with me toting a copy of this article. Or, I could just wait, I’m sure the NJ is hard after finding out if our protected species of electric car is prone to “bricking.” And what of our beloved Government Motors Volt? I. L.O.V.E. T.H.I.S. !
I actually followed one of these Tesla runabouts from Hockessin to and through Chateau country the other day, bright yellow it was, tagged LUCCY I think. Pretty fast off the stop signs, but not that attractive, IMHO. And if it becomes a brick, well, BWAHAHAHAHA.
Roy’s Rants – What are Carper’s Values?
Feb 22, 2012 @ 8:15
“At 11:30, Carper will attend the National Prayer Luncheon at Dover Air Force Base. The luncheon is being held to bring people together to reflect and recognize the values upon which the nation was founded.“
We didn’t get an invitation. What does Sen. Carper say are the values that are nation was founded upon?
At the risk of sounding trite, or confrontational, or uncivil, or merely cynical, I wonder, is it just me, or is it purely happenstance that he’ll be cutting a ribbon on another taxpayer funded boondoggle, lauding his big-government-is-the-answer self shortly after the luncheon? Further, on close reading, it is obvious that the values question raised is not something Carper is speaking on, rather, it’s the subject of the gathering, which Carper will surely dodge while nodding reverently …
This six minutes after a story on FNC with a Brig. General who was terminated by his employer, illegally, when he returned from a tour overseas. He took his case all the way to the US Justice Dept., the court of last resort (in a four or five step process, in which the burden appears to be on the employee), and became a statistic, one of the vast majority of cases that the Obama Justice Dept. declined to even hear. Did you miss that? One of the vast majority of cases that the Obama Justice Dept. declined to even hear. His employer? Wait for it. The federal government.
Carper always touts himself as a staunch supporter of the military. Words or deeds? A carefully composed, not homogenized question on this serviceman’s loss of employment, and a direct followup would be good on Saturday afternoon. And combined with the original question by virtue of the timing and the venue — killer!!