Michael Gamble

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New York Decision To Ban Shale Gas Fracking Contradicts Other State Policies

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s decision to ban hydraulic fracturing has been heard around the world. It’s a choice that separates that state from others that are considered just as blue and just as green.<p>In most other states around the country, the debate over whether to allow such fracking, as …

Oil Prices And The Russian Economy: How Worried Should Investors Be?

Oil is perhaps the world’s most “fungible” commodity… one which modern economies cannot live without. With this in mind, many would believe oil prices to be rather stable. However, commodity pricing is driven not by total supply and demand, but by marginal supply and demand. The market is normally …

Texas Plumber's Truck Traded In, Ends Up in Syria with Terrorists

Mark-1 Plumbing in Texas City is getting a lot of frantic calls lately. It’s got nothing to do with plugged drains or leaks—and everything to do with Syrian terrorists, social media, and a castoff Ford F-250 bearing the small business’s name.<p>As Houston news station KHOU reports, Mark-1’s Jeff …

1997 Acura Integra Type R

The ultimate affordable boy racer.<p>From the March 1997 Issue of <b>Car and Driver</b><p>At a blaring 8400 rpm, the Acura Integra Type R's pistons are pedaling at about 80 feet per second—much higher than the commonly accepted threshold of 67 feet per second. That's close to the piston speeds in Formula 1 and …