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The Possibility of Steam Powered Automobiles

Even though numerous of the latest fuel alternatives being studied are new, numerous of them are not. The use of steam energy is not at all a new invention but it is one that requirements to be perfect if it is to become a viable resource. Like any other choice currently under scrutiny, it is going to have both positive aspects and disadvantages. It is a matter of picking them apart to see how it measures up in comparison to other environmentally friendly solutions.

One benefit the steam engine has more than the gas engine is durability. Steam engines have widely been used in heavy-duty machine work. Due to the fact, steam engines are considerably heavier than gasoline engines, it is the far better option for any kind of heavy duty work. Industrial uses of this kind of fuel could make a great impact on the health of the environment.

The original steam engine car was introduced in 1912. At very first it sold a lot greater than a gas auto. It didn’t manage to stick around as a number one source for consumers and it eventually faded out as preference was put on gas vehicles. A number of aspects contributed to this issue, 1 of them being the truth that several people feared a boiler explosion. It rarely happened but it was a common fear amongst several at that time.

A steam engine has a slower begin up time than a gas powered engine does. It also demands significantly much more maintenance. Because convenience and timing is every little thing today, those varieties of quirks would have to be worked out prior to this would be something today’s society would be willing to invest in. Everybody wants quicker and a lot more efficient products. Absolutely nothing less with suffice.

At this moment, no significant auto producers have a steam engine choice in production. With gas and hybrid vehicles leading the way in the market, there is no room for a notion that has not but been taken to its maximum potential. Shoppers are becoming pickier with their automotive purchases in regards to the environment. Fuel alternatives must be worth the investment.

One benefit of the steam engine is that it is able to run off of the heat given off by any combustible material. This indicates that it has far more than one feasible fuel source. Vehicles that can run on a lot more than one sort of fuel are a hot item. It is like getting the best of both worlds in one effective package.

The British have recently been working hard on a steam-powered automobile that they believe is yet another step toward the future. They plan to bring it to the United States in order to break a globe record. As far more people in different countries do their part to advance scientific study on steam engines, as well as other realistic alternatives, the quicker the globe will be able to turn away from petroleum and diesel fuels.

As the study continues in an attempt to lessen dangerous emissions and harsh chemicals from the atmosphere, there is plenty that can be carried out by buyers as well. Keep informed of growing alterations and trends in order to make your investments count.

Our Economic Future Scares Me

Today I was reading this article by Glenn Beck, and frankly, it just outlines a few things looming in our not that distant economic future that really scare me. Give it a read, then come back here and share your thoughts.

Let’s be clear, I am not an alarmist, extremist, or any kind of -ist for that matter. I tend to tread in the middle road on many things. Even though I am a conservative politically and morally speaking, I am very much one to mix with all types and be happy with the melting pot.

Our Economic Future Scares Me

I think we can all pretty clearly agree that our national economic situation America is downright screwed up.

We, as a country, have been borrowing against the future in a big tremendous way in order to enjoy the current prosperity. Politicians continue to do it because it just isn’t easy to get elected without giving people the easy answer to making their our what we all want. It has been easy to let it happen because frankly, we all enjoy the good times, and the negative backlash has seemed so far in the future that we all figure some kind of fix will be figured out along the way. Not my problem, right?

Our Economic Future Scares Me


All indicators and difficulties of our current recessive backsliding underway, we are headed for a major bursting of our financial bubbles. It drives me insane to see us continue to operate at a deficit as a country in such enormous sums that the average citizen simply cannot wrap his or her mind around it to be concerned. It’s like the individual that is so deep in debt that they just ignore the bills out of the sheer feeling of futility of doing anything about it.

One life getting fouled up with band financial decisions is a bad thing, an entire country is in an entirely different scope.

I truly believe that our generation needs to be the one to take this problem by the horns and do something about it. Even if it means a decade of some very difficult times, it isn’t going to get any easier the longer we put it off. We are well past the point of thinking we can just maintain status quo and it will somehow resolve itself.

‘Guess What…’ has to be Genetic

If you have raised kids past the age of learning to talk, then you are familiar with the phrase “guess what?”. In fact, I would submit that you are not only familiar with it, but the mere beginning of the phrase sends chills down your spine. Every newly enabled talker in our family has employed this little phrase as their means of ensuring full parental attention to every word they are saying.

There is always that happy moment you enjoy when your little offspring begin to have the ability to really communicate. I don’t mean just “no” (which is of course nearly always the first word every learned because they hear it so much up to that point in their life), but really start to express themselves. The reward is not only that you have raised a child that is apparently capable of expressing themselves in a manner other than crying, but also someday they will hopefully be a contributing member of society.

That moment passes soon after they learn to leave out the pause for a breath between sentences in order to keep your undivided attention indefinitely.

Truly it is a lot of fun to have the ability to actually carry on a conversation with your child. Given that you have your wits about you and the time to look them straight in the eyes for an extended period of time, the experience can be a pleasurable one. The problem arises when you are trying to accomplish other tasks, and your child simply does not believe you are paying attention unless you are looking directly at them through the entire dialog. There may be some truth the fact that you are catching only some of the words in an attempt to split your time and simply guessing at their intended communication.

In order to be sure that you are with them, your child starts to use the “guess what” at the beginning to get your attention. Once that works, guess what starts to be used repeatedly at the beginning of every sentence; then later at the end, middle and whenever they feel like they don’t fully have you there. The habit develops, and soon you have more guess what’s then you do actual content to the communication.

I am not sure if it happens more with girls than boys, and I am likely predisposed to think it is girls because I currently have a 6-year-old girl that is in the throws of the guess what phenomenon. Of course, I have an eight-year-old boy that has evolved from guess what to simply saying “look at me” when he doesn’t think you are paying him the proper amount of attention.

I keep reminding myself that improving communication skills is perhaps the most important developmental process a child can go through, so I just smile and casually remind my daughter every so often that the guess what is really not necessary…especially 2 to 3 times in the same sentence. It has become a laughing point because she doesn’t even realize she is doing it. Someday I will get the guess what to go because it really does need to go!

Australian gold project development stalled – recovery 2019?

Australia’s gold production increased in the first half of this year, but both export volumes and values have declined, Australia’s Bureau of Resources and Energy Economics (BREE) reported Wednesday.

“Gold exploration expenditures in Australia has continued to fall and new project development has stalled in response to lower prices,” said BREE Resources Program chief John Barber.Kaminak Gold

“In 2015, a higher US interest rate, albeit marginally higher, is expected to further reduce the appeal of gold relatively to other investment assets and support lower prices,” Barber forecast. “A moderate rebound in jewelry purchases in response to lower prices is not expected to offset this decline in gold investment or market speculation that accompanies it.”

“The average price of gold is forecast to decrease a further 4.7% in 2015 to US$1123 per ounce,” he advised.

“Forecast lower prices in 2014 and 2015 are expected to slow the development of new mines with production from low cost projects that do start up likely to be offset by declining production at existing mines or closure of higher cost producers,” said BREE’s Resources and Energy Quarterly, September 2014. Nonetheless, gold mine production is Australia is estimated to have increased 7.5% and totaled 274 tonnes in 2013-14.

“Looking forward, the robust production growth in 2013-14 is not expected to be repeated over the outlook period. Lower forecast prices over the next 18 months are expected to challenge a number of high cost producers in Australia and many of the easier gains in cost cutting have already been reaped.”

The country’s gold production is projected to increase at an average annual rate of 1% and total 228 tonnes in 2018-19 with most of the growth occurring later in the period, BREE forecast.

“A rebound in private investment demand for gold is not anticipated in the short term as prices as forecast to continue to declining,” said the report. “All investment purchases except those of central banks are forecast to be lower in 2014 relative to 2013.”

Demand for gold bars and coins is forecast to decrease further in 2015 and ETFs are expected to remain net sellers, according to BREE. A projected recovery in investor demand is expected towards 2019.

Meanwhile, Wayne Calder, BREE deputy executive director, observed, “The prospects for the resources and energy industry remain positive. Continued economic growth in highly populated emerging economics will sustain increased demand for both resources and energy commodities into the future.”

“Closer to home Australia is moving decisively from the investment phase of the mining boom to the production phase,” Calder noted. “We will continue to see expansions in capacity from the Australian resources and energy sectors with increasing supply of iron ore and coal as well as the commencement of major new LNG projects across Australia.”


Iron ore prices have fallen 37% since the start of this year due to increase supply from Australia and moderating demand growth in China, observed BREE’s Ben Witteveen. “While prices are expected to rebound from current lows, over the medium term the peak of each rebound and trough is likely to be lower as more supply enter the market.”

Iron ore prices are forecast to average US$94 a tonne for the full year 2014, down 26% relative to last year. Over the next five years, iron ore prices are projected to average between US$90 and US$95 tonnes, said the BREE report.

“Decisions to close mines are unlikely to be made easily given the cost with placing operations on care and maintenance,” said Witteveen. “Iron ore suppliers are therefore likely to persist as long as possible but eventually prices that are substantially lower than high cost supplies from both exporters and domestic producers in China will result in reduced supply.”

In 2015 China’s ore iron imports are forecast to increase by 6.6% and total 933 million tonnes, according to BREE. Over the period from 2015 to 2019, China’s iron ore imports are projected to increase at an average annual rate of 4.7% and to total 1.12 billion tonnes in 2019.

A projected decrease in Japan’s steel production is expected to reduce iron ore demand by an average of 0.3% during the same period, while South Korea’s iron ore imports are projected to increase at an average annual rate of 1%.

Australia’s iron ore exports are forecast to increase 22% this year to 707 million tonnes, said BREE. In 2015 Australian iron ore exports are forecast to grow by 8.6% to 768 million tonnes.

Brazil’s iron ore exports are forecast to grow by 10% this year to 362 million tonnes, while India’s iron ore exports are estimated to grow by 29% to 12 million tonnes.

More oxide gold for Kaminak in near-deposit discovery

Kaminak Gold reported strong gold-mineralized intercepts Tuesday on its Coffee gold project in the Yukon.

The area looks promising for new gold resources which could bolster the wider Coffee project, now undergoing feasibility level studies.Kaminak Gold

The new area is called Kona North and it isn’t terribly surprising that it holds gold mineralization.

The area appears to be an extension of structures where Kaminak has outlined resources and is about 3 kilometres west of the Coffee project’s main resources comprising 467,000 ounces gold @ 1.77 g/t indicated and 2 million ounces gold @ 1.28 g/t Au inferred in oxide resources within 150 metres of surface which are being targeted for potential open pit mining and heap leaching.

Kaminak Gold

The new intercepts are near surface and include 3.55 g/t Au over 28 metres were associated with anomalous gold-in-soil concentrations that have guided so much of Kaminak’s exploration programs at one of the more important gold discoveries – the broader Coffee project – in the Yukon.

While the Kona North area won’t, at least at this stage, revolutionize Kaminak’s Coffee project it could but more shine on economics if they add ounces at decent grades.

Kaminak has said it aims to spend about $30 million on its feasibility work which will include extensive infill drilling to upgrade inferred resources to indicated resources. Earlier this year it outlined the Coffee project in a preliminary economic assessment. In that study it projected 167,000 ounces gold in average yearly production over an 11 year minelife a 26 percent IRR, after tax, assuming $1,250/oz gold and capital costs of $305 million.

Spicy Review – Tabasco Original Red

Living in a household full of testosterone most of my meals must satisfy cravings and taste buds of three hungry men.

Two of them live for spicy food and the youngest one is getting trained so one of the main staples in our pantry is ALWAYS TABASCO® Original Red
Few years ago I used to buy Tabasco Original Red in a regular bottle, but as the boys were growing up and developing love for spicy food our small bottle was replaced by the biggest size we can possibly buy.Spicy Review – Tabasco Original Red

Honestly, crises in our house mean that we are out of Tabasco sauce.

My family puts Tabasco Original red on pretty much everything. They put it in their soup especially my homemade chicken noodle . They put it their chili and stews. On top of burgers and even eggs.

Recently they started putting it on their pepperoni pizza and spicy tacos (as if that needs more heat).

I am not a big spicy food eater, but I do love a little kick on my plate now and then.

I tried many hot sauces over the years. Each of them adds a certain flavor to the food, but Tabasco Original Red does not. It enhances flavor of your food without adding additional flavor. It’s almost like it gives a little shock or a wake up call to your taste buds so you can truly enjoy your meal.

Super Bowl is right around the corner and I imagine my living room will be filled with screaming men and boys devouring lots of spicy food. The guest of honor will be Tabasco Original Red sauce and they will be putting in on everything.

Of course I will be in charge of the refreshments so this year I decided to get some ideas from Tabasco Game-Day Party Menu

If you are looking for a great ideas and recipes to spice up your Super Bowl party check them out.

Spicy Review – Tabasco Original RedWhile you are browsing their page why not check out Pizza Perfected and see how simple hot sauce can liven up your ordinary pizza

I am off to buy another jumbo bottle of Tabasco Original Red to prevent crises in my house, but before I go…

Did You Know?

Original Red was the first sauce introduced by the McIlhenny family back in 1868 and continues to be their most popular sauce of 6 total sauces?

TABASCO® Original Red is made of simple combination of salt, red pepper, and vinegar and is perfected in a 3-year aging process that produces a hot sauce with the uncanny ability to bring the most out of your food?

Obama Snubs Iraqi Prime Minister at G7, ISIS Then Taunts

At the recent G7 summit President Obama publicly snubbed the Iraqi prime minister as he leaned over to try and speak with him:

Obama Snubs Iraqi Prime Minister at G7, ISIS Then Taunts

Not long after, the terrorist group ISIS mocked:

ISIS snub iraqi leader

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Obama Snubs Iraqi Prime Minister at G7, ISIS Then TauntsISIS recently took over the Iraqi town of Ramadi as the government withdrew its forces. ISIS is not only sucking up resources, money, arms, but according the The Independent, enough radioactive material to create a dirty bomb.

What Obama, as the Commander-In-Chief, did to the Iraqi people not only sends the wrong message to our friends and enemies but also creates a dangerous situation for Americans and this nation.

Barack Obama is a disgrace.