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AS RARE AS… EARTH?

A PRESS RELEASE dated July 12, 2016, caught my eye: “Daido Steel and Honda Adopt World’s First Hybrid Vehicle Motor Magnet Free of Heavy Rare Earth Elements.” I’d agree, avoiding … Continue reading

July 27, 2016 · Leave a comment

UNINTENDED ACCELERATION OF FINES

THE FEDERAL CIVIL Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 doesn’t just sound redundant, it’s causing havoc among automakers. As with many laws, there’s rationality and a spirit of … Continue reading

July 25, 2016 · Leave a comment

DREADFUL THINGS LARGE AND SMALL

LOOKING FOR something to worry about? I confess, my topics here at SimanaitisSays are ordinarily chosen to be pleasant, upbeat, non-threatening. I figure we’ve got plenty of other places to … Continue reading

July 24, 2016 · Leave a comment

THE WRIGHT BROTHERS—AERO THEORETICIANS

THE WRIGHT BROTHERS went far beyond being bicycle builders because of their extraordinarily methodical approach to all of their activities. Why, for example, did these Ohioans first fly at Kitty … Continue reading

July 23, 2016 · 1 Comment

THE VILLAGE OF PETER FRITZ

PETER FRITZ did more than sell insurance in Vienna, Austria. In the 1950s and 1960s, during his spare time Fritz built architectural models. Indeed, he left more than enough structures … Continue reading

July 22, 2016 · Leave a comment

AN ENTHUSIAST’S FATHER BROWN

BEING ENTHUSED about classic cars, vintage aircraft and English mystery stories, I recommend the BBC TV adventures of Father Brown. In a recent PBS presentation, this parish priest/amateur sleuth found … Continue reading

July 21, 2016 · Leave a comment

CHEAP GAS—2016

THE U.S. CONTINUES to have the cheapest gasoline anywhere in the world I’d want to live. On July 18, 2016, Bloomberg.com offered “Gasoline Prices Around the World: The Real Cost … Continue reading

July 20, 2016 · 1 Comment
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