Archive for January, 2009

Global Pollution – Poser

Are China and many other Asian Countries (who now manufacture for the global market place) under the same high standards as North America to protect us against air pollution? 
If they are not, doesn’t all that pollution go into the atmosphere?   Doesn’t the pollution float up into the atmosphere and then follow the winds? Wind usually travels west to east unless you are under the equator. Say directly to North American? 
I remember when Mt. St.Helen erupted, pollution spread very far and wide didn’t it?   The ash and fumes went up into the winds. If we cannot control the pollutants coming at us from foreign lands, how can we, in the US and Canada, protect everyone on the planet from global warming?

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Poser – Auto Emmissions – New Standards

I heard that the new administration is going to require new standards for automobiles as part of their bailout package to American car manufacturers, i.e. the big three.

If existing standards have been in place since the 1970’s then how come I still find myself driving behind trucks, buses and diesel equipment, that still stink and produce fumes? If the current standards haven’t been implemented, in many instances, why would we need more?

Why are car owners the first to get hit with the bill?  Extra manufacturing costs always get passed down to the consumer. 
Shouldn’t they be focusing on better gas mileage?

 

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Poser – Hybrid Cars & U.S. Auto Industry

  Poser on Hybrid Car & US Auto Industry 

Just a few days ago I heard, on the news, that the Big Three auto manufacturers in American (GM, Chrysler, Ford) were going to take some of their bailout money to focus on manufacturing Eco-friendly green cars.  Hybrids.  Now, granted, I don’t know a whole heck of a lot about this industry and I am, certainly, not opposed to saving the planet from waist and pollution but a question or two did pop into my head when hearing this little news blurb.
My understanding of a Hybrid is that they use gasoline and electric battery power. (The type of Hybrid Detroit wants to produce.) 
Question 1.  If 80 percent of the population owned a hybrid the gas consumption would go down but wouldn’t there be a spike in the electricity that it takes to recharge the batteries? 
Question 2.  Would that mean that we would have to build more nuclear power plants or burn more fossil fuels to produce the power it would take to charge those Hybrid cars?
Question 3.  Or, would everyone get to PAY for a windmill or have to put solar panels on their houses, or in their back yards, to power up their cars?
Forget the exorbitant cost of the hybrid car, just think about what that windmill or the solar panel field would cost!  Ah, I forgot, our honest Government would be happy to give us a little tax credit!

 

Good blog on this topic:
http://constituted.wordpress.com/2009/01/14/artificial-demand-is-no-way-to-fix-the-auto-industry/

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Online Auction Radio Show – Jan. 8. 2009

There has been so much happening at OnlineAuction.com that I really haven’t had the time to keep up!

Dave White, the host of www.Ola-Radio.com held a charity Auction for the Wounded Warrior Project and TjinTx was the winner of the Brooks Robinson Autographed Baseball Raffle.  Stubsinc was the winner of the OLA-Radio Slogan Contest!  Congratulations to them both.

The latest internet radio broadcast, on January 8th, via www.talkshoe.com had a very large crowd.  We were all waiting, with baited breath, to hear more good news about things happening at OLA. 

Dave, also, announced that Chris Fain purchased advertising with http://www.webwholesalermagazine.com/ and each founding member would receive the magazine. 

Then, our OLA member, BeverlyJ would receive a Premier Membership (a 5 thousand dollar value) for their dedication in helping Online Auction grow.  They have set up a OLA Houses Blog, http://olahouses.blogspot.com,  as well as helping the membership set up their own personal blog sites.  All in a joined effort to get OLA’s presence out on the web and that Online Auction is here to stay.  OLA members, unfamiliar with many aspects of a blog, have attended the Webinars and BeverlyJ’s Live Help to learn.  A real plus for OLA.

Last but not least, Dave (McButtons) told us he had spoken with, and interviewed, Craig Donato, CEO of www.oodle.com. In a nutshell this is a free Classified Ad site that Online Auction will be placing feeds with in the near future.  In the meanwhile, each of our members can place a classified ad link to their auctions for free.

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