Mrs. MacDowell 1 Exxon 0: Why I Knew in 1970 What Big Oil Still Denies

OK, let's go back to the halcyon days of the 1969-70 school year when I was in fourth grade. My teacher was one of those cool, hip, young people who knew how to reach children, to excite them to learn, and to inject a bit of reality and responsibility into them as they began to navigate the world. She was the kind of teacher that every child has, I hope, at least once during their schooling. I was lucky enough to have her as a teacher twice. One of the great activities I clearly remember from...

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How to Build a Stove Out Of Soda Cans – Video

I wish I had known this little trick before investing all that money in that generator! I would have saved a bundle!

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President’s Weekly Address – Taking Control of America’s Energy Future

In his weekly address, President Obama spoke about the progress America has made in energy production since he took office. The President also highlights the fact that we are producing more energy now, while consuming less. One area where we’ve made great progress is American energy.  After years of talk about reducing our dependence on foreign oil, we are actually poised to control our own energy future. Shortly after I took office, we invested in new American technologies to reverse our dependence...

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President Obama’s Weekly Address – An All-Of-The-Above Strategy to Energy Independence

President Obama used his weekly address to talk about energy. He mentioned his recent speech at the United Auto Workers meeting, and reminded us that if nothing was done about the auto industry, "Detroit would have gone bankrupt. "I refused to let that happen, the President said, "these jobs are worth more than just a paycheck – they’re a source of pride and a ticket to the middle class." Mr. Obama also mentioned that over the last two and a half years, over 200,000 more jobs were created...

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Fact Checking Newt Gingrich’s Lie About President Obama

Welcome to the world of Newt Gingrich and quite frankly, today's Republican party, where anything and everything is said with one objective in mind - solidifying your misguided, uninformed base. One of these statements made by Newt Gingrich is an attack on President Obama - what else is new - where Newt tells everyone who cares to listen that President Obama has "kill" jobs since he's taken office. "I think the president has now spent three years proving that he kills jobs in energy, he kills...

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Tax Cuts For The Rich – Not Right, Not Smart, Must End – Obama

President Obama in his weekly address; Now, I don’t have a problem with any company or industry being rewarded for their success. The incentive of healthy profits is what fuels entrepreneurialism and helps drives our economy forward. But I do have a problem with the unwarranted taxpayer subsidies we’ve been handing out to oil and gas companies–to the tune of $4 billion a year. When oil companies are making huge profits and you’re struggling at the pump, and we’re scouring the federal budget...

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