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Expat Files – 08.06.17

#1- Driving and/or shipping your car down to Latin America. How much will it cost? How long will it take?  What can possibly go wrong?  Today’s boots on the ground story explains how one expat drove his car from the USA to Honduras and what he paid to have it properly registered and licensed.  The do’s the don’ts, the good, …

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JEREMY MARTIN – The Road to High Octane Fuels

The biofuels world is abuzz with talk of high octane fuel.  Ethanol trade groups weighed in recently with regulators on the role of higher octane fuel in meeting fuel economy targets.  Their interest in gasoline and fuel economy might seem odd, except that their plan is to deliver higher octane gasoline by increasing the amount of ethanol blended into it. …

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Nadia Prupis – Post-9/11 Wars Have Cost Nearly $5 Trillion (and Counting): Reportc

The U.S. military interventions in Iraq and Afghanistan have cost taxpayers nearly $5 trillion and counting, according to a new report released to coincide with the 15th anniversary of the attacks. Dr. Neta Crawford, professor of political science at Brown University, released the figures in an independent analysis(pdf) of U.S. Departments of Defense, State, Homeland Security, and Veteran Affairs spending, as …

What is Big Oil Up To?

How can oil prices continue to plummet whilst “The largest U.S. refinery strike in 35 years entered its fourth week on Sunday as workers at 12 refineries accounting for one-fifth of national production capacity were walking picket lines.” This is no isolated phenomenon; the UK oil industry is witnessing a one round burst of 1,500 jobs being slashed. 15,000 more jobs …