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Help Nationalize the Federal Reserve- It is the progressive thing to do. Why is the Public Currency not a Public Utility? http://www.progressivegazette.com/2013/12/nationalize-federal-reserve.html And Tax Speculation- why does Wall Street pay no sales tax?

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about the day

A brand new trade agreement, all wrapped up in pretty paper with a giant red bow on top. Obama and Clinton- the Free Trade Presidents, working with Republicans.

Where's Ross Perot?

Too bad Sir James Goldsmith isn't around anymore

Posted by nationalize the fed | Thu Jun 18, 2015, 04:20 PM (0 replies)

Watch Democrats talk to Union members in 2007

Keith Olbermann Hosts The 2007 AFL-CIO Democratic Debate

"Free Trade" at 18:18

Candidate Obama at 26:50 "Look- People don't want a cheaper t shirt if they're losing a job in the process"

I seem to recall a certain lying candidate promising to 're-do' NAFTA...

Then Goolsby called Canada

Posted by nationalize the fed | Thu Jun 18, 2015, 04:12 PM (1 replies)

This Axelrod Character was less than impressive in his last job in the UK

working for the now resigned Ed Milliband

President Obama's campaign mastermind suffered a humiliating end to his political career today as the British Labour party he was paid almost $500,000 to help to victory plunged to a catastrophic defeat.

David Axelrod had been touted as the man to get Labour's Ed Miliband into - and the Conservative prime minister David Cameron out of - Downing Street.

Instead he slunk out of Britain early, as his former Obama campaign colleague Jim Messina, who advised the winning Conservatives, crowed over a victory which had 'stunned the world'.

Axelrod had already vowed that he was 'done with campaigns' after complaining bitterly about the British media and saying: 'Anyone who underestimates Ed Miliband does so at their own peril.'...

Axelrod: LOL

It's easy to imagine Axelrod on the Labour bus with Daisy Haggard

^ Ballot Monkeys is one of the funniest political comedies ever filmed
Posted by nationalize the fed | Wed Jun 17, 2015, 07:03 PM (0 replies)

Tokyo’s Renewable Energy Transformation To Be Showcased in the 2020 Olympics

Renewable Energy World June 17, 2015
By Junko Movellan

Last July, the Tokyo government launched a Tokyo Metropolis Renewable Energy Expansion Taskforce with a 10-year goal to raise renewable energy sources to 20 percent of the metropolis’ electricity consumption by the Summer Olympics in 2020...snip

Rendered image of the Tokyo Main Olympic Stadium (under construction), equipped with solar and other renewable energy technology. Credit: Zaha Hadid Architects

...Because Tokyo doesn’t have much land space to deploy utility-scale solar and wind farms like other parts of Japan, its efforts are focused on distributed generation systems.

To increase renewable energy sources to 20 percent from 6 percent in 10 years, Tokyo has the following goals:

Install a cumulative capacity of 1 GW of on-site solar photovoltaic (PV) systems by 2024.
Install 22 MW of PV on metropolis-owned buildings and facilities by 2020.
Install 600 MW of commercial-scale co-generation system capacity by 2024.

Tokyo Solar Roof Register to Support Rooftop Expansion

To ramp up solar PV deployment, Tokyo has created the nation’s first solar map, displaying the area of potential solar resource available on homes and buildings in the city...snip

...Although the cost of solar systems has been reduced significantly, not everyone can yet afford solar systems, so Tokyo also offers a roof rental scheme. Homeowners or businesses with adequate roof space can charge a fee for renting out their roofs to project developers...

Hydrogen-powered Society with Fuel-Cell Technology

...The government clearly has high aspirations for the upcoming games. “During the Olympics, I hope we can supply electricity to all the Athlete Villages from renewable energy produced locally,” said Yoichi Masuzoe, the governor of Tokyo...
Full Article: http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/articles/2015/06/tokyo-s-renewable-energy-transformation-to-be-showcased-in-the-2020-olympics.html

Junko Movellan is a Solar Industry expert who writes and analyzes the US and Japan PV downstream markets. She has more than 15 years of experience in the PV industry, analyzing industry trends and developing business strategies for global companies. She previously worked as a Senior Analyst at Solarbuzz and as a Market Development Analyst at Kyocera. She is based in California, USA. Check out her blog at http://junkomovellan.blogspot.in/.

Japan: The Can Do Country
USA: The Drone Bomb Country
Posted by nationalize the fed | Wed Jun 17, 2015, 04:44 PM (0 replies)

Honda betting big on hydrogen fuel cell car

Detroit Free Press | June 15, 2015

Honda said today it plans to introduce a mainstream hydrogen fuel cell vehicle along with a new plug-in hybrid vehicle and a new battery electric vehicle over the next several years...

The Honda FCV Concept is displayed during media previews for the North American International Auto Show in Detroit on Jan. 13.(Photo: Paul Sancya)

The company also said it has discontinued production of its compressed natural gas version of the Honda Civic as well as the hybrid version of the Civic after trying for years to attract buyers to those models...snip

..."We are developing an entirely new generation of vehicles starting from the introduction in 2016 of our next-generation fuel cell vehicle," Mendel said. "This will be followed by an all-new battery electric model and the all-new plug-in hybrid model."

...Honda's fuel cell vehicle, Mendel said, "will be a mainstream performer for the Honda brand." snip

Full Article: http://www.freep.com/story/money/business/2015/06/15/honda-civic-pilot-automotive-sales/71248262/

Fifth Gear Reviews the 2008 Honda Hydrogen Clarity

Now the Toyota Fuel Cell Bashers have a new target

Related: The Honda Solar Hydrogen plant in Swindon, England makes 20 Tonnes of 100% Green Hydrogen per year from Solar Energy

And they're working on a Home Solar Hydrogen Fueling system

Honda Begins Operation of New Solar Hydrogen Station
Los Angeles-based Station to Re-fuel Honda Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle

No, silly- that is not the solar panel!

TORRANCE, Calif, U.S.A., January 27, 2010 - Honda began operation of a next generation solar hydrogen station prototype at the Los Angeles Center of Honda R&D Americas, Inc., intended for ultimate use as a home refueling appliance capable of an overnight refill of fuel cell electric vehicles...

It's Toyota, Honda, Hyundai, BMW, Japan, Germany, Korea and more vs. the nay sayers. Who will win?
Posted by nationalize the fed | Tue Jun 16, 2015, 06:56 PM (4 replies)


Posted by nationalize the fed | Mon Jun 15, 2015, 06:50 PM (1 replies)

The Tory Rout?

Cameron and Co. sent Milliband packing and Labour is a laughingstock. It's what happens when the Wrong Man weasels his way to the top.

Who helped David Cameron and the Tories?

American political adviser Jim Messina is getting credit for leading conservative British Prime Minister David Cameron to an overwhelming, if surprising victory, but he said Friday that once he comes back to the United States, he's Hillary Clinton "all the time."

"I'm coming home tomorrow and it's whatever it will take to get Hillary (elected)," Messina said on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" program.

There's more:

David Cameron Threatening to Ban the Guardian Reporting

Guardian reporting on revelations from Edward Snowden is prompting threats of censorship.

Mike Masnick writes at TechDirt: “David Cameron Working To Stop UK Press From Publishing Anything More From Snowden Leaks"

Poor Brits are stuck with this Tory Trash for another 5 years- plenty of time to complete the privitisation of the Royal Mail, with more help from Goldman Sachs
Posted by nationalize the fed | Sun Jun 14, 2015, 04:48 PM (0 replies)

BMW could have mass-produced hydrogen-powered cars on the road by 2020

Ronan Glon — June 12, 2015

BMW’s recently-formed i sub-brand currently focuses on building electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids, but company executives have all but confirmed a hydrogen-powered car is on track to join the lineup by 2020.

BMW is not new to hydrogen-powered cars, and it has been dabbling in the technology since it launched the experimental Hydrogen 7 (pictured) in 2005. Powered by a 6.0-liter V12 engine capable of running either on hydrogen or gasoline, the sedan was essentially ready for mass production but BMW chose to only build about 100 examples because the technology was still in its infancy, and the infrastructure was nowhere near ready.

Company engineers are now using data gathered from the pilot program to fine-tune the technology, but a spokesperson has confirmed BMW’s first-gen hydrogen drivetrain will not find its way to a mass-produced car. However, its second-gen drivetrain — which will be developed in the coming years with input from industrial partner Toyota — will be brought to market, most likely in a vehicle that will join the i sub-brand...
MORE: http://www.digitaltrends.com/cars/2020-bmw-hydrogen-car-news-specs-rumors/

Related: Germany's first hydrogen filling station on the autobahn opens

As part of the Clean Energy Partnership (CEP), Daimler, Linde and TOTAL have jointly taken an important step forward in the expansion of Germany’s hydrogen (H2) infrastructure. In the presence of Dorothee Bär, Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure, Germany's first motorway hydrogen filling station was officially inaugurated today.

The new H2 filling pump at the TOTAL motorway service area in Geiselwind on the A3 between Würzburg and Nuremberg links the existing filling facilities in the metropolitan regions of Frankfurt/Main, Stuttgart and Munich with each other, forming a hub for electric fuel cell vehicles in southern Germany...
MORE: http://media.daimler.com/dcmedia/0-921-657589-1-1810149-1-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0.html

Around the world: H2 is #1
Posted by nationalize the fed | Sat Jun 13, 2015, 07:39 PM (1 replies)

India’s First Solar-Powered Renewable Hydrogen Fuelling Station was inaugurated

9 Jun 2015 | By Stuart Radnedge

An event was held to mark the occasion with chief guest Shri Piyush Goyal, Union Minister for Power, Coal and New and Renewable Energy in conjunction with Shri Upendra Tripathy, Secretary, Minister of New and Renewable Energy, in attendance.

सौर हाइड्रोजन

Part of a mass public transport bus fuelling and vehicle demonstration programme, the SmartFuel® station generates 100% renewable hydrogen from solar energy via an electrolyser.

It is located at the Solar Energy Centre near Delhi and part of a project managed by the National Institute of Solar Energy (NISE).

The project was also implemented by India’s University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES) and funded by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) of the Government of India...
MORE: http://www.gasworld.com/air-products-opens-indias-first-hydrogen-station/2007574.article

Air Products Hydrogen Energy

In many ways, hydrogen is the perfect fuel. It is abundant, the most efficient and produces no emissions when used in a fuel cell. It's non-toxic, can be produced from renewable resources and is not a greenhouse gas. It's been noted in numerous studies that hydrogen may be the only alternative fuel that can simultaneously reduce a country's dependence on foreign oil and significantly reduce greenhouse gases...more

Around the world- H2 is #1

Wasserstoff υδρογόνο hidrógeno водород hidrojen idrogeno hydrogène väte waterstof
Posted by nationalize the fed | Sat Jun 13, 2015, 07:10 PM (1 replies)

Elon Musk's 3-Biggest Powerwall Whoppers

Jim Jenal | Run On Sun.com

Elon Musk is a visionary and a showman, but occasionally his enthusiasm for his vision gets way out ahead of reality. Nowhere was that disconnect more on display than this past week when he made his much talked about announcement of the Tesla Powerwall battery storage system. While we share the vision for the potential of battery systems (such as the one Enphase Energy is set to release later this year, albeit in a far more understated fashion), when 38,000 people go online to order a product that doesn’t yet exist, it is time to debunk some of the more exorbitant claims made by Musk.

Here are the three biggest whoppers that Musk made during his Powerwall presentation.

Whopper #3 - Power for an ice storm or other significant grid failure event

Musk touted the “peace of mind” that would come from having the Powerwall, and said, “if there’s a cut in the utilities you’re always gonna have power, particularly if you’re in a place that’s very cold, now you don’t have to worry about being out of power if there’s an ice storm.”

The Powerwall unit that Musk was talking about that was designed for “daily cycling” was a 7 kWh unit that is priced at $3,000. The average home in the Run on Sun service area uses 25 kWh/day. So a single Powerwall unit provides roughly one quarter of the energy demand of an average home. If your desire for “peace of mind” means running your home for a full day in normal fashion, you will need to purchase 4 Powerwall units (assuming you have the wall space to mount them) and that will cost you $12,000.

Of course, many outages last longer than a day. The longer you want to stay powered, the more units you will need...


Whopper #2 - Powerwall will work with existing solar systems

Musk insisted that Powerwall has been designed to work with solar systems, “right out of the box." (See video at 8:25.)

Except… that the Powerwall is designed to fit between existing solar panels and the DC-AC inverter(s) in the system (i.e., on the DC side of the system). But here’s the thing - the vast majority of inverters are what are known as “grid-tied,” which means if the grid goes down, the inverter shuts off, and stays off until the grid comes back...

Whopper #1 - You can go off grid… for $3,500!

Warming to his subject, Musk really brought down the house with his most outrageous claim of all:

"You could actually go, if you want, completely off-grid. You can take your solar panels, charge the battery packs and that’s all you use. So it gives you safety, security, and it gives you a complete and affordable solution. And the cost of this is $3,500." (Gasps and applause from audience.)

No. No you cannot.

Let’s unpack his statement...
Read More: http://runonsun.com/~runons5/blogs/blog1.php/ranting/elon-musk-s-3-biggest-powerwall-whoppers

Elon Musk is a con artist. His companies wouldn't be in business without government handouts. His batteries are yesterday's tech. Japan is perfecting home fuel cells.
Posted by nationalize the fed | Sat Jun 13, 2015, 06:09 PM (2 replies)
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