Greens' Call for Fuel Efficiency Runs Up Against Tough Math

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Greens' Call for Fuel Efficiency Runs Up Against Tough Math

Family consisting of two parents (man and woman)
three children owns two hybred cars, seating capacity two each. On Saturday morning the mother takes one child to little league practice, the father takes one child to golf lesson, returns to get third child, who needs a ride to his part-time job. The mother then goes to the hardware store and purchases a new gas grill for the patio and has to have the store deliver it. The father goes to the lumber yard and purchases the materials for a new deck he is building, he has to have them delivered. The parents repeat the three trips to retrieve the children.The family of five living next door to the politically correct hybred car owners, opens the garage revealing their politically incorrect four
wheel drive club cab pick-up. It seats five, has a 6 1/2 bed, 300 horse power V-8 engine, and trailer towing package. This family makes one round trip to deliver and retrieve the children, purchase the same items, loads them in the pick-up bed, returns home.Now tell me who uses more fuel.
Then tell me who has the safer vehicle.Freedom and political incorrectness wins everytime.By the way, after finishing the deck, man with pick-up takes the debris from deck project to dump, man with two hybred cars calls trucking company to haul away his debris.

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Re: Greens' Call for Fuel Efficiency Runs Up Against Tough M

Fuel economy used to be on my list of priorities for what kind of car I drove ... till my kids started driving . Now I find it more important that they be in something big with lots of steel and iron between them and everything they may encounter . Funny how priorities can change .Freedom to choose a gas guzzler ? yupSelfishness ? yup

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One thing many of today's drivers could do to increase fuel efficiency would be to increase their following distance. Running down the road with their grill only a few feet from the back bumper of the car ahead requires them to use the brake a lot more than would be other wise necessary. In addition to wearing out brake shoes, constantly braking and then accellerating wastes fuel.

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Lewiston Liberal Wrote:

quote:the greens couldn't care a crap about the environment, all they care about is raising money, so they can pay themselves their huge huge wages... really its all about salary and power... they could care less about fuel economy, it was all all a lie..

Now there's something we can agree on, LL. Having seen the Maine forest industry crucified daily by the mealy mouthed, gorp eating, tree hugging, environmentalist whackos, as well as by the press, (oh whoops, please excuse my redundancy), those of us who really do care enough about the environment to have it made woods work our career, may be just a tad bitter. Here's one lie: "These clearcuts won't create another job in our lifetime," Jonathan Carter. I've spent a good many manhours working on clearcuts as well as many other people who plant ot thin trees. The companies who grew trees and paid real wages with benefits have largely been driven out of Maine by these whiners who claim to "care". For specifics on the smear campaign against the Maine forest industry, see:[url=http://www.suscommaine.net/~mrkndne/BigW.htm]www.suscommaine.net/~mrkndn...

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