The Next Crisis For America
October 2007 by Scott HarnAmerica’s reliance on foreign imports for minerals and metals continues at an alarming rate. The US Geological Survey reported that the US imported $132 billion in nonfuel minerals and metals in 2006.
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I researched the Internet and found a number of table makers, but technology has changed in the last 25 years. No one could sell me a kit for a new deck with wooden riffles...
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