Category Archives: Oil Machine/politics

VIDEO: Driving a plug-in hybrid Chevy Volt

Chuck Rogers’ drive home to York Township after picking up his new car in Gaithersburg, Md., was about 70 miles. In making the trip, Rogers used only one gallon of gas. Droid X video mixed with stills Listen to a … Continue reading

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Cash for clunkers brought real cash for consumers

What was more useful to consumers, $700 billion bailout of banks, insurance companies and Wall Street, $180 billion to AIG …or $1 billion that brought families scrambling for a $4,500 rebate on a new car that may save them $1K … Continue reading

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Cash for Clunkers, tax dollars blowing up big engines

Plug in “Cash for Clunkers” on YouTube and you get a stream of dramatic engine explosions with glove donned car technicians pouring in sodium silicate (liquid glass) and performing the not so painless death to vehicles. They are often hooting … Continue reading

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Google’s PowerMeter plugs in

The webpage with the cool statistics ( Google power meter – Greenmesh 2/09) is plugging into eight utilities and their customers by providing gadgets and info to track home electricity use. Check out the cool graphing. The Google PowerMeter includes … Continue reading

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A 90% chance of Armageddon announcement today

…well, maybe there is a 10% +/- chance that certain death won’t occur. Even though an 80% chance of contracting cancer and dying from a drug would flip the panic switch at the FDA, a 90% chance of global warming … Continue reading

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Protectionist or free-market thinker

General Motors plans to sell cars in the United States that it makes in China, starting in 2011. That could make GM the first major automaker to import Chinese cars to the U.S. market. The car maker expects to sell … Continue reading

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David Plouffe buys a Ford Fusion hybrid

The daily voice of the Obama campaign, manager and adviser David Plouffe slipped into history after the election. He recently purchased a Ford Fusion Hybrid (41 mpg city and 36 mpg) in his hometown of Wilmington, Delaware. usnews.com

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We can’t use our own cheaper crude as gas prices rise

The benchmark for crude oil prices is West Texas Intermediate. The price of West Texas Crude continues to stay low because our economy is more of a mess than other places and demand for fuel here is weak. Unfortunately, most … Continue reading

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Making up mpg

The Obama administration is reconsidering California’s plan to increase the fuel economy of cars sold in the Golden State and 13 others to 35 miles per gallon by 2016. The Toyota Prius, Honda Civic Hybrid and Smart Fortwo are currently … Continue reading

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VIDEO Inauguration: Prosperity is born on common opportunity

I followed a retired York police officer (1968-91) and his daughter on a 17 hour odyssey through the millions who gathered to welcome President Barack Obama. Although they had tickets, their efforts fell short of the grand theater. As we … Continue reading

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