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Jim Kennedy - Dept of Defence Blocked Solution to Rare Earth Crisis (Senate Bill S2006)
YouTube ^ | 06/30/2014 | Jim Kennedy

Posted on 07/02/2014 7:16:24 PM PDT by Kolath

Federal Law requires that all U.S. defense systems be built with U.S. or allied components.

The reality is that nearly every defense system in the U.S. arsenal is 100% reliant on China for rare earth materials and components.

Even the small quantity of heavy rare earths mined in United States are shipped to China for processing.

Solution: S. 2006 "The National Rare Earth Cooperative Act". Bill S. 2006 was introduced as a stand alone Bill in February 2014.

Jim: "On May 19, shortly after a well received bi-cameral Congressional Briefing to Armed Services and Natural Resource staff, we were informed that the DoD had taken direct action to kill this bill."

"We are now looking for a champion in Congress who is willing to force the defense industry to comply with the law."

The cost of failure:

China's continued rare earth monopoly exiles the U.S. and our economic allies to the technological hinterlands of material science and economic competitiveness.

Technical Note:

Federal Legislation governing Strategic Materials, 10 USC 2533b, does not specify rare earths, but includes metal alloys containing limited amounts of manganese, silicon, copper, or aluminum, chromium, cobalt, columbium, molybdenum, nickel, titanium, tungsten, vanadium, nickel and iron-nickel, cobalt, Titanium and Zirconium alloys. Most of these materials are utilized in rare earth alloys, magnets and components in the defense industry.

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KEYWORDS: dod; s2006; senate; thorium

1 posted on 07/02/2014 7:16:24 PM PDT by Kolath
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To: Kolath

Talk to the EPA about Agenda21, we have all those materials here.

2 posted on 07/02/2014 7:19:37 PM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: MaxMax

With a nod to Rahm Emmanuel, maybe his famous saying about ‘never letting a crisis go to waste’ should be rephrased as “never let an orderly situation that can be either addressed; or developed into a crisis through a combination of incompetence and deliberate ignorance become settled without first entering or passing through some type of crisis.

Never let the seeds of a crisis be proactively addressed when it should be cheap and easy to fix; always work to ensure that a crisis develops.

3 posted on 07/02/2014 7:26:08 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (At no time was the Obama administration aware of what the Obama administration was doing)
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To: Kolath

From what I can tell hey are still performing:

4 posted on 07/02/2014 7:47:54 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (AGW "Scientific method:" Draw your lines first, then plot your points)
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To: Kolath


This law needs updating.

Naming of the element

Columbium (symbol Cb) was the name originally given to this element by Hatchett, and this name remained in use in American journals—the last paper published by American Chemical Society with columbium in its title dates from 1953—while niobium was used in Europe. To end this confusion, the name niobium was chosen for element 41 at the 15th Conference of the Union of Chemistry in Amsterdam in 1949. A year later this name was officially adopted by the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) after 100 years of controversy, despite the chronological precedence of the name Columbium.

5 posted on 07/02/2014 8:23:23 PM PDT by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide (HELL, NO! BE UNGOVERNABLE! --- ISLAM DELENDA EST)
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To: Kolath

Contestant: “I’ll take Traitors for $1000 Alex.”

Alex: “These people taking a Federal Salary actively worked to prevent us from having a domestic source of a vital commodity.”

Contestant” “What is the Department of Defense?”

Alex: Yes..

6 posted on 07/02/2014 8:40:12 PM PDT by DManA
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To: Kolath

The traitors in the fedgov have been plotting for years to stop ALL mining in the USA. Hence, the war on coal, the restrictions on dredging rivers and streams for gold, the prejudicial treatment of the Pebble Prospect in Alaska by the EPA, the restrictions on mining these very rare earth minerals in the Lolo Pass area between Idaho and Montana, etc., etc., ad nauseum.

If you can’t grow it, you must mine it.

Its OK for other countries to do it but not us. We might add to the wealth of the country without going through the global bankers! Oh NOES!

The time for militant pushback is here.

7 posted on 07/02/2014 9:08:35 PM PDT by 43north (BHO: 50% black, 50% white, 100% RED.)
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