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Video on fracking process which allows extraction of natural gas and ethane for feedstock to produce jet fuel and gasoline

Borrowing from fiction, the Kobayashi Maru is a test in the fictional Star Trek universe. It is a Starfleet training exercise designed to test the character of cadets in the command track at Starfleet Academy. James T. Kirk's back-story defines that he took the test three times while at Starfleet Academy. Before his third attempt, Kirk surreptitiously reprogrammed the simulator so that it was possible to rescue the Kobayashi Maru.   This strategy outlines an approach that goes against current conventional wisdom and “changes the rules” for budget reductions through sequestration, as Kirk changed the Kobayashi Maru program.

After six years of conducting research on strategic efficiency-enhancing initiatives and new technologies in health care, energy  and improper payments the government makes each year, our team has developed an abstract of a strategy with three pillars (improper payments, health care efficiencies, and energy) to provide an alternative policy approach to draconian defense cuts in the near term, grow the economy more robustly, and enhance national security by reducing the need for a U.S. presence in Southwest Asia. The following is a sample excerpt from the approach demonstrating the magnitude of the impact on the economy:

"..if production of gasoline from natural gas/ethane drives down the price of petroleum-based gasoline as well (by $1 per gallon through competition) then $164.25B in disposable income is freed up for the economy each year.  This means that payback of the infrastructure investment to reach this point would be 2.22 years (when evaluated based on consumer savings alone).




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