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2013 Articles
Tuesday, 02 April 2013 14:56

Now is the time for all good boom pump owners to come together. The reason is for simple self-preservation. No talk of brotherhood or Kumbayah prattle, just simple common sense to address a serious problem.

The common problem we are talking of is the California Air Resources Board (CARB) Truck & Bus (on-road) diesel engine rule and how it applies to boom pump owners. The rules are now in place and enforceable. The local Air Quality Districts (AQMDs) as well as CARB are enforcing them. Some of you are in compliance and many of you are probably not. 

It’s Not Staying in Vegas This Time PDF Print E-mail
2013 Articles
Monday, 11 March 2013 07:04

First thing I need to do is apologize to all. I neglected to mention at the board meeting in Ontario February 9 that I had just come from the World of Concrete trade show in Las Vegas. We had a booth there and Rudy and I were on hand to inform and educate the crowd. For my penance I will cut back on my helpings of parsnips, beets and other root vegetables.

It Can’t Happen Here PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 05 February 2013 10:37

That was the title of a political novel written by American writer Sinclair Lewis in 1935. The plot is about a populist “fascist” politician who gets elected President of the United States and sets about to take complete control of the government. Having gained total control he sought, he imposes totalitarian rule. Of course, you say, “It can’t happen here”. Well Maybe!

Of Bivalves & Humans Versus The Dept. of Interior PDF Print E-mail
2013 Articles
Wednesday, 02 January 2013 13:40

While impatiently waiting for that towering TV talent, Howie Mandell I came across a shouting match with the truth tellers of CNN.
A fellow named Piers Morgan was badgering a "guest," Professor John Lott while shielding U. S. Representative Jerrald Nadler of New York. The subject is not important to the point. The point is how facts are to be ignored when they are inconvenient to the agenda.

The Professor had the facts and the politician had the polling data, which supported the agenda. I was reminded of how badly we are served by the political industry because they will not be hindered by the facts on any subject. Things like manmade global warming, health effects of particulate matter or cap and trade. Polling data always supports the agenda; did you ever wonder how that happens?

China Won’t Go Away. Will You? PDF Print E-mail
2012 Articles
Saturday, 01 December 2012 00:00

In 1970 to the surprise of Western military and intelligence experts China launched their first satellite. As it circled the Earth it broadcast the message, “The East is Red” repeatedly. China is still red but some of that red is red ink. How much and for how long is the question.

Within the last 60 days the British banking authorities rejected the attempt by the Chinese banking industry to locate their European operations in Britain. England suggested they locate in Europe and cited unease with Chinese banking standards.

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