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Silverbird
02-01-2010, 02:31 PM
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/35184587/ns/politics-white_house/

Viva_La_Migra
02-01-2010, 04:51 PM
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/35184587/ns/politics-white_house/
How much did it cost to copy, print, and bind all of those copies for the Congress? Why not email each Representative and Senator with an Adobe version? Work smarter not harder!

Silverbird
02-01-2010, 06:43 PM
Because that's such a big PDF most email systems would reject it, and you know no one could read it onscreen, and good luck marking pages and finding what you are looking for in the document (surrreee there's the bookmark function - good luck using it). Though I think just plain paper is fine, it's traditional to bind it, and last thing you want is lost pages. Binding cost is the least of our problems, at least there's paper recycing in DC....
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Viva_La_Migra
02-01-2010, 09:51 PM
Because that's such a big PDF most email systems would reject it, and you know no one could read it onscreen, and good luck marking pages and finding what you are looking for in the document (surrreee there's the bookmark function - good luck using it). Though I think just plain paper is fine, it's traditional to bind it, and last thing you want is lost pages. Binding cost is the least of our problems, at least there's paper recycing in DC....
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Okay then post it on a webpage like they do on the Thomas.gov website. That way the staffers can pull up the document and print out pages at will.

You know as soon as they send the books out the staffers tear out pages and make copies of the book in order to "digest" the material. I doubt that book stays bound for long.

I can see having a bound copy to be presented to the House, one for the Senate, one for the CBO, and one for the Library of Congress. Maybe one more for the Presidential Library once Obama is out of office. More than that is wasteful, IMHO.

James48843
02-01-2010, 11:58 PM
from http://www.novozymes.com/en/MainStructure/PressAndPublications/Newsitems/2010/Car+on+paper+waste.htm

First-Ever Car Powered by Government Paper Waste Makes Debut at Washington Auto Show

Novozymes to demonstrate improved enzyme technology for advanced biofuels


WASHINGTON – For the first time in U.S. history, a vehicle fuelled by government office waste paper and waste cardboard will drive the streets of Washington D.C. today. Global bioinnovation company Novozymes has partnered with Maryland-based Fiberight to provide the demonstration fuel.

“The advanced biofuels showcased here today demonstrate that the enzyme technology is ready for market. What we need now is commercialization and deployment of advanced biofuels in order to help meet our country’s most pressing energy and environment challenges,” said Adam Monroe, president, Novozymes North America.

During today’s ‘Ride ‘n Drive’ event, government VIP’s and members of the media will get the chance to test drive a flex-fuel Chevrolet HHR at the Washington Convention Center. In the exhibition hall, a flex-fuel Ford F150 – also fuelled with the wastepaper-based biofuel – will be on display throughout the week. Both vehicles run on E85, a blend of 85 percent biofuel and 15 percent gasoline.

Novozymes multi-year research and development efforts have resulted in an enzyme cocktail that can now be used to make advanced biofuel from agricultural residues, municipal waste and energy crops. The biofuel demonstrated at the show is produced by Fiberight (www.fiberight.com (http://www.fiberight.com)).

After a sequence of pulping, pre-treatment and wash, enzymes from Novozymes turn the paper and cardboard waste into sugars that are then fermented into biofuel. A sample of the paper feedstock will also be on display throughout the show.

ETHANOL E85 FROM PAPER WASTE IN D.C.

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fabijo
02-02-2010, 10:00 AM
Okay then post it on a webpage like they do on the Thomas.gov website. That way the staffers can pull up the document and print out pages at will.

Here you go:

http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/budget/Overview/