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70% of car trouble is with city streets where abiding the law without human aggression is beyond the capability of humans.  Like a VW diesel engine humans can fake competence during a driver test and forget about it from there.  25 mph means 25 miles per hour. Yellow and red mean slow and stop.  Bicyclists are not video-game targets.
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The largest costs will be fixing or scrapping 600,000 cars.  After that Feinberg will get to negotiate the details of how much any remaining VW owners will take for the reduced mileage and increased unreliability of cars that they wish to operate or sell on the completely fixed used car market.
Volkswagen willoffer generous compensation packages for the roughly 600,000U.S. owners of diesel vehicles that emit an illegal amount ofemissions, the head of its claims fund told a German paper.
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The goal of the jackass wing of the Republican Party, who posture as tough guys with other peoples' kids, does not align with reality.  Let the Russian Foreign Legion fight the apocalypse in the rat warrens under the cities in Syria. They will learn what the French Foreign Legion learned in North Africa. Cornered rats bite.
The fine line between disciplined and scripted has complicated Rubio's campaign.
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A tax on oil makes perfect sense if one wants to force all major uses of oil to economize:  Transport of oil and gas consumes much diesel-fuel, Building infrastructure to transport goods, and people consumes much diesel-fuel.  Hammering highways to smithereens is done mostly by heavy diesel-trucks. A tax on oil would help to capture the cost of that devastation.  And that's just transportation.

Home uses of heating oil would be decreased if people economized by reducing waste heat.  Same for offices and factories.  Just converting to natural gas at a potentially large dollar savings is not enough.  Equally large savings are incentivized by making reduced energy use an industrial objective.

Sure the old way of doing business meant profits for the oil company, but this way of doing business profits all the formerly oil wasting customers.
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If a Pole or some other European with a needed job, he can take the job in England and leave his family (wife and two kids) home to benefit from whatever social benefits Poland offers.  If he changes his mind ot his employer change their mind about him, he can go home no harm, no foul, no charge to English benefits.
If the job is a success, he can bring his wife and kids and they will receive benefits at the rate they received them in Poland. No extra charge to England.  After a few years, after becoming fluent with English customs the English social benefits would apply as they would to any English citizen.
Where is the incentive to mess with the lifestyle of merry ole England?
European Council President Donald Tusk set out a plan on Tuesday for keeping Britain in the European Union to a mixed reception which underlined the challenges Prime Minister David Cameron faces convincing Britons they should stay in the bloc.
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The harder you work the luckier you get.  Hillary earned that win.
In a historically close election, a handful of delegates were awarded by tossing a coin.
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Of course VW does not accept that it will have to fix the entire fleet of VW cars to CA air pollution standards.  CA will search all cars for bugs on fruit. VW lemons from out of state could be turned away at the border.  How much is a family trip from NJ to Walleyworld worth to a car owner. Feinberg will find out.
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Answer the question posed by the headline.  Present a few opinions about  how much the cost of gasoline coming out of refineries would change due to a $10 a barrel charge to be paid when it enters the USA or is fed into a pipeline or pumped aboard a rail car.

My guess that the fractional increase in fuel prices to consumers would be a tiny (3%) fraction of the 33% increase in the price of oil at the refinery.  Moreover the net effect of reduced oil use by by non-car owners would decrease the price to consumers by (-3%), leaving the price of gasoline unchanged at the pump.
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Foreign powers who wish to foul up American fuel distribution by over filling our tanks will have to pay an additional $10 per barrel up front.
Oil companies already dealing with decade-low prices won’t be the ones hurt if President Barack Obama’s proposed tax on barreled oil is passed. Instead, those companies will pass on the cost to the consumers, a state economic analyst and oil industry official said.
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Microsoft will pay around $250 million to acquire SwiftKey, the company behind a popular keyboard for iOS and Android, according to a report in the Financial Times Tuesday.
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If you can't stand the heat get out of Iowa and go to NH. 

The loud mouth gov. from NJ and the and the bad mouth gov. from OH are there attempting to batter the piñata that survived IA.  

Re: Rubio    He speaks Spanish and he's too dumb to know that the only reason America cares about Cuba is that it once was a colony of Communist Russia.  I can make a deal with Putin says the biggest loudmouth of all.  Since when was bickering over windmills in view of a golf course like the Cold War.
U.S. Senator Marco Rubio, emerging from the first Republican nominating contest of the 2016 presidential election as the party's leading mainstream candidate, faces a strong field of rival establishment figures in next week's New Hampshire primary.
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Hillary has the Scoop Jackson wing of the Democratic Party.  Sanders was a Redder Better than Deader convenient idiot, stooge of the KGB, back when Putin's teacher were calling Scoop the Senator from Boeing.

Democrats who are sick of having to win the Cold War a second time will favor Hilliary over the mad hatter approach to a living wage or Russian containment.
Hillary Clinton has won the Iowa Democratic caucuses, according to final results from the Iowa Democratic Party.
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