Monthly Archives: May 2008

Energy Independence Must Come First in Coal Development-Letter to NY Times

  It has been said that the United States is the Saudi Arabia of coal. Therefore, we must speed up our use of coal immediately. Environmentally friendly or not.   While the use of clean coal should be pursued to reduce the effects … Continue reading

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Day Late–Dollar Short–Letter to NY Times

  Scott McClellan is a day late and a dollar short. His book only parrots what the democrats and the liberal media have been stating for years.  The run down in the book is therefore very boring. Too bad that Scott had … Continue reading

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Exxon/Mobil–Roles of Chairman and CEO–Letter to LA Times

  Many business scholars and practitioners alike are of the opinion that more effective corporate governance is achievable by separating the jobs of  Chairman and CEO. Nevertheless, in practice many corporations continue to consolidate the two roles under the same person. This practice … Continue reading

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Post to the Las Vegas Review Journal

Bob Jack wrote on May 28, 2008 07:43 AM: Regardless of whether Senator Obama or John McCain is elected, the housing and credit crisis will be addressed.With McCain, there will, in my opinion, be a more focused,less taxpayer expensed solution … Continue reading

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A Glimmer of Improvement in the Housing Market-Letter to NY Times

  Your article states that there are few silver linings in the real estate market news. The fact that there are some silver linings at all is better news than six months to a year ago. The sales turnover in houses … Continue reading

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Recovery Will Take time–Post to LV Review -Journal

Bob Jack wrote on May 25, 2008 07:31 AM: Good things are happening while bad things are happening. The development projects going on in the Las Vegas valley are staggering. We are in the Aliante area, and there in contruction … Continue reading

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Private Contractors in Iraq–Letter to NY Times

  This article on private contractors working in Iraq provides good insight into the issues of working in a war ravaged area.  Because we are a capitalistic nation, we rely on private companies to shoulder the heavy  supporting loads that must be carried … Continue reading

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Feds Enforce Immigration Laws–Letter to NY Times

  Thanks for your article on illegal immigration law enforcement. This action to sentence 270 illegal immigrants is the exact message that must be conveyed to the millions of illegals in this nation, and those yet to come. We must enforce the … Continue reading

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Fed’s Procurement Policies Dont Work in Iraq–Letter to NY Times

  Your article describes the situation in Iraq where the procurement procedures that the Fed uses under more normal situations were ignored.  Funds appear to have slipped through people’s hands without having purchase orders, contracts, or even detailed invoices.  The government auditors obviously don’t … Continue reading

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California Gasoline tops $4 a gallon–Letter to LA Times

We must accept the structural change in global supply and demand for crude oil and its impact on the pump price for gasoline.  We obviously are not in control of either global or local crude oil markets. Even if we were to increase oil … Continue reading

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