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All right people, its time to get serious about this country's future and its citizen's future.  If we don't care, no one will.  We must support our people.  We must support our industries.  We must buy American.
   By: Christine Siler
 
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I love this website and the principles that went into creating it. I own a service company that pays for the privilege of being an American Company. I pay for liability insurance, worker compensation, payroll taxes and business insurance on my vehicle and my business. I am licensed, bonded and insured to provide my customers with the security of knowing I have studied my trade and offer quality and knowledge. I cover my assets and charge reasonable prices to keep my employees working and cover all my upfront costs of doing business. We bid fairly only to be priced out by individuals who are not a real company, get paid under the table, have no skilled legal labor and use inferior products switching the cheap products into name brand buckets and watering down products to cut costs. My quality $2500 job has become a $1000 nightmare for the American consumer trying to save money being scammed by inferior “workmen “posing as reliable contractors. Buyer beware.. ask the right questions, compare pricing and ask for credentials.
 
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This is the most comprehensive search engine I've found. There are thousands and thousands of American made items to be found here. -Dena
 
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What an awoesme way to explain this?now I know everything!
 
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What is up with the gas prices AGAIN!

Here we are again! The gas prices are going wild and NO ONE is doing anything to stop them...Last year, did this not set-off massive down turn in our economy.

Where is congress? They want to control everything else. My father passed away on March 27th and gas was $1.73 now it is June 15 and gas is $2.69 about 2 ½ months later and it has rose $0.96 this is unaccable.

Electric cars are not the answer. It cost more and is dirtier to make the batteries and get rid of them. If we are so concerned about the carbon blue print we better start looking at different things.

Our new technology is more about capturing our information and or getting our information to us in more ways on the same machine that it is in our day to day lives.


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Why you should

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JYY0RzZbYF0&feature=related 

Check us out on You Tube...

posted Wednesday, June 24, 2009 8:24 AM


 

Did you know that for every $100 spent in Arizona roughly $43 dollars is circulated back to the Arizona economy?  Local First Arizona is a partner that seeks to promote, support, and celebrate a vibrant and sustainable Arizona economy by educating citizens about local business ownership, social equity, cultural diversity, environmental kinship, and collaboration.

In celebration of local Arizona businesses, former Governor Janet Napolitano has declared June 29th – July 5th as Independents Week in Arizona . “Small businesses are critical to Arizona ’s economy, comprising more than 90 percent of the businesses in our state. Whether they cater to neighborhoods, specialty services or other consumer needs, it is clear that these operations serve a vital role in the state’s and local communities’ success. That is why I proclaimed ‘Independents Week’ – recognizing the considerable contributions small businesses make to the state.”

To find out more information about Independents Week and how shopping locally supports Arizona businesses and Arizona jobs, visit www.localfirstaz.com for more information.

So let take this idea and apply it to "Buy American First" !

Christine


   By: Christine Siler
 
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Jobs, Jobs and clean engery

http://www.mnn.com/green-tech/research-innovations/blogs/japanese-breakthrough-will-make-wind-power-cheaper-than-nuclea?hpt=hp_bn11v

Jobs, Jobs, Jobs we want jobs for the USA! Read this, it works on some many levels. Jobs, clean and green engery the right way. We can retain our coal miners to be wind turbine guys, it is much better for their health as well.

Japanese breakthrough will make wind power cheaper than nuclear http://www.mnn.com/green-tech/research-innovations/blogs/japanese-breakthrough-will-make-wind-power-cheaper-than-nuclea?hpt=hp_bn11

A surprising aerodynamic innovation in wind turbine design called the 'wind lens' could triple the output of a typical wind turbine, making it less costly than nuclear power.

Snapshot from video

NOTE: Some major wind projects like the proposed TWE Carbon Valley project in Wyoming are already pricing in significantly lower than coal power -- $80 per MWh for wind versus $90 per MWh for coal -- and that is without government subsidies using today's wind turbine technology.

 The International Clean Energy Analysis (ICEA) gateway estimates that the U.S. possesses 2.2 million km2 of high wind potential (Class 3-7 winds) — about 850,000 square miles of land that could yield high levels of wind energy. This makes the U.S. something of a Saudi Arabia for wind energy, ranked third in the world for total wind energy potential.

 Let's say we developed just 20 percent of those wind resources — 170,000 square miles (440,000 km2) or an area roughly 1/4 the size of Alaska — we could produce a whopping 8.7 billion megawatt hours of electricity each year (based on a theoretical conversion of six 1.5 MW turbines per km2 and an average output of 25 percent. (1.5 MW x 365 days x 24 hrs x 25% = 3,285 MWh's).

 The United States uses about 26.6 billion MWh's, so at the above rate we could satisfy a full one-third of our total annual energy needs. (Of course, this assumes the concurrent deployment of a nationwide Smart Grid that could store and disburse the variable sources of wind power as needed using a variety of technologies — gas or coal peaking, utility scale storage via batteries or fly-wheels, etc).

 Now what if a breakthrough came along that potentially tripled the energy output of those turbines? You see where I'm going. We could in theory supply the TOTAL annual energy needs of the U.S. simply by exploiting 20 percent of our available wind resources.

 Well, such a breakthrough has been made, and it's called the "wind lens."

 Imagine: no more dirty coal power, no more mining deaths, no more nuclear disasters, no more polluted aquifers as a result of fracking. Our entire society powered by the quiet "woosh" of a wind turbine. Kyushu University's wind lens turbine is one example of the many innovations happening right now that could in the near future make this utopian vision a reality.

 Yes, it's a heck of a lot of wind turbines (about 2,640,000) but the U.S. with its endless miles of prairie and agricultural land is one of the few nations that could actually deploy such a network of wind turbines without disrupting the current productivity of the land (Russia and China also come to mind). It would also be a win-win for states in the highest wind area — the Midwest — which has been hard hit by the recession. And think of the millions upon millions of jobs that would be created building a 21st century energy distribution system free of the shackles of ever-diminishing fossil fuel supplies.

&am
   By: Christine Siler

 
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