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Seth Goldman co-founded Honest Tea in 1998 with Barry Nalebuff, his professor at the Yale School of Management. The Bethesda, Md.-based company has been continuously recognized for its growth and business practices.

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Albert Einstein said, "We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them."

The Big Three CEOs should have brought new thinking to reflect the new reality they face. Instead of tinkering around the edges, they should have brought plans to fundamentally retool the auto industry. Yet as recently as last year they fought efforts in Congress to impose a national mileage target of 35 mpg by 2020.

They should have brought a business plan for hitting a 35 mpg standard by 2010. Such a move would require reversing the proportion of hybrids within their fleet - in January of this year, 2.1% of sales by US automakers were hybrids -- so they have a long way to go.

By Seth Goldman

 |  December 8, 2008; 4:01 PM ET
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We in America are all too often extremely short sighted. Coca tea is one of the healthiest teas anywhere in the world, but it is 'illegal' in America. My late wife spent the last 5 years of her life with Lou Gehrig's Disease, a.k.a., ALS in her family compound in La Paz, Bolivia, where at about 3,500 meters altitude she never needed a ventilator to breath because of her daily use of coca products [but not cocaine.]

On one of my visits to see her, I had a root canal blow up on me, so I called the US Embassy and told them that I was the Chair of the Budget & Policy Subcommittee with the Drug Advisory Commission in Washington, DC and could I come in on sick call the next morning. The Marine answering the embassy phone after hours said that I could.

Upon presenting myself to the nurse [there was no doctor there that day] I requested a prescription for Tylenol #3 for pain.

The nurse responded:

First Mr. Bruce [sic] the embassy was unaware of your arrival in Bolivia -- you neither took a 'secured flight,' nor did you advise us of your planned departure from Washington, nor of your arrival in LaPaz.

Second, you are asking me to dispense a NARCOTIC to you. Codeine is illegal in Bolivia, to which I responded that the US Embassy is not Bolivia.

Thirdly, she stated, Mr. Bruce [sic], the FBI is in the embassy as is the DEA and you want me to dispense a NARCOTIC to you !!! To which I responded that if the FBI & DEA didn't have any Tylenol #3 then maybe they could borrow some from the CIA.

At that point all Marine guards on duty [no more than 8] surrounded me and one said, SIR, You can't talk about the CIA in the lobby of the embassy.

Then another guard said, SIR -- Go downtown to a pharmacy and buy some MORPHINE pills. You will have to go with your Bolivian relatives, or they probably won't sell you any because Americans are often thought to be substance abusers -- NO, SAY IT AIN'T SO !!! LOL

In any event, two bottles of Morphine Sulphate, 10 mg. tabs were bought without the need for any prescription, BUT CODINE is illegal in Bolivia. LOL

THAT SAID, WHY I'D LOVE TO BE THE NEW CAR CZAR, OR EVEN THE USED CAR CZAR.

I FIND THAT LAWYERS MAKE EXCELLENT CAR CZARS AND I HAVE BOTH DOMESTIC & FOREIGN CAR EXPERIENCE, NAMELY, FORD AND GM ON THE DOMESTIC SIDE AND HONDA AND TOYOTA ON THE FOREIGN SIDE

AND I KNOW CHINESE

为什么I' 是D的爱新的汽车沙皇,甚至半新车沙皇。 我发现律师做优秀汽车沙皇和我有两国内& 外国汽车经验,即,在外国边的国内边的福特和GM和本田和丰田

AND JAPANESE TOO.

I'なぜ; Dは新しい車の皇帝、また更に中古車の皇帝であることを愛する。 私は弁護士が優秀な車の皇帝を作る私持っている両方国内&をことが分り、; 外国の側面の国内側面の外国車の経験、即ち、フォードおよびGMおよびホンダおよびトヨタ

Posted by: brucerealtor@gmail.com | December 10, 2008 3:53 AM
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