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  • Man Arrested Following Several SUV Fires ( ELF ? )

    03/23/2007 9:16:56 PM PDT · by george76 · 63 replies · 1,180+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | March 23, 2007 | TheDenverChannel
    Denver police have arrested a 24-year-old man in connection with at least two fires involving Hummer sport utility vehicles in recent days. An officer arrested Grant Barnes during a routine traffic stop about 11:30 p.m., after finding suspicious materials in his vehicle. He was in the same neighborhood, police said. A couple in Denver's Cherry Creek neighborhood said their Hummer was engulfed in flames earlier this week, and the flames spread to another car parked nearby. It's similar to an incident last Saturday when neighbors said they awoke to find Hummer in flames. According to police, the man is being...
  • Not Easy Being Green

    03/22/2007 7:03:58 PM PDT · by Kitten Festival · 53 replies · 1,198+ views
    INVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILY ^ | 22 Mar 2007 | Staff
    Environment: Feeling a bit smug about owning that hybrid? Better rein in that contempt for those who still drive primitive conventional cars. It seems that a Hummer is more ecologically friendly than a Prius. Yes, the Hummer will burn much more gasoline and discharge more emissions than a Toyota Prius driven the same distance. But a car's ecological footprint — if we may twist an environmentalist phrase — is more than just fuel mileage.
  • Hummer vs. Prius ("Save the Environment!")

    03/20/2007 7:31:55 AM PDT · by pabianice · 28 replies · 3,732+ views
    email | 3/20/07
    SAVE THE ENVIRONMENT- Hummer vs. Prius You would do better in a Hummer. Manufacturing the Toyota Prius involves a shocking amount of pollution. A plant in Ontario, dubbed the "Superstack," mines and smelts the nickel for the Prius' battery, each of which then travels to Europe, China, Japan and the United States. How many Prius miles would it take to offset those trips? Canadian Greenpeace energy coordinator David Martin says the vast amounts of sulfur dioxide released over northern Ontario cause acid rain, which in turn destroys plants in the area, resulting in mudslides. In fact, the surrounding environment is...
  • Freep a poll! (O'Reilly. 8 years old too young to teach about hompsexuality?)

    02/05/2007 3:43:23 PM PST · by dynachrome · 62 replies · 984+ views ^ | 2-5-07 | Bill O'Reilly
    Is eight years old too young for a public school student to hear about homosexuality? Yes No
  • No More Hummers for Arnold Schwarzenegger! (Maria relieved?)

    09/22/2006 12:09:20 PM PDT · by SW6906 · 29 replies · 799+ views ^ | 9/22/06 | Unknown
    Arnold Schwarzenegger has ditched his beloved $950,000 fleet of Hummer cars in a bid to save the environment. The actor-turned-California governor is devoted to the sport-utility vehicles for their "precision." He was the first person to own one of them in 1992 after persuading manufacturers to make them for non-army purposes. But Hummers emit three times more carbon dioxide than a regular car - and after the State of California announced it was suing carmakers Toyota, Nissan, Ford, Honda, Chrysler and General Motors over greenhouse gas emissions, Schwarzenegger felt it was prudent to make the change. Eco-aware campaigner Al Gore...
  • Have You Hugged a Hummer Today?

    07/19/2006 6:39:05 PM PDT · by nametrader · 15 replies · 894+ views ^ | July 19, 2006 | Shikha Dalmia
    Have You Hugged a Hummer Today? Hybrid vehicles' overall energy costs exceed those of comparable non-hybrids By Shikha Dalmia Ford Motor Company did itself a huge favor recently by backing away from its pledge to bump-up its hybrid production ten-fold in four years. But, as it turns out, the company might have done the planet a whale of a favor too.
  • Have You Hugged a Hummer Today? (Piercing the Hybrid Hype)

    07/19/2006 1:33:07 PM PDT · by Uncledave · 53 replies · 2,588+ views
    Reason ^ | Shikha Dalmia
    July 19, 2006 Have You Hugged a Hummer Today? Hybrid vehicles' overall energy costs exceed those of comparable non-hybrids Shikha Dalmia Ford Motor Company did itself a huge favor recently by backing away from its pledge to bump-up its hybrid production ten-fold in four years. But, as it turns out, the company might have done the planet a whale of a favor too. Just last fall, CEO Bill Ford was valiantly promising in a mega-million dollar ad campaign that the company would never, ever turn away from its hybrid pledge because these vehicles were central to the company's reputation as...
  • Hummer H2 Pimped Out By Texas Sheriff

    07/12/2006 10:12:05 AM PDT · by Grig · 44 replies · 5,158+ views
    Oh Gizmo ^ | 07.11.06 @ 11:58 pm | By David Ponce
    Well, it now looks like no one can pimp a Hummer quite like a Texas sheriff can. Not content with his sedate cruiser, this particular sheriff had his personal vehicle, a Hummer H2, sent over to German Geiger for a special outfitting. This is what they did to it: they replaced the engine a supercharged V8, with 7.0 liters of displacement, producing a peak of 700hp and 904 Nm of torque. This can propel the 3-ton tank from 0-60 in 6.5 seconds, and it’s top speed is electronically limited to 250km/h or about 153mph. Then, they gave it one-piece forged...
  • GM Says It's the End of Road for Hummer H1(R.I.P.)

    05/13/2006 5:53:02 AM PDT · by kellynla · 46 replies · 7,094+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | May 13, 2006 | David Runk
    DETROIT -- The 2006 model year will be the last for the Hummer H1, the hulking, gas-guzzling status symbol that has attracted celebrities and off-road enthusiasts but also has drawn the ire of environmentalists. General Motors Corp. announced plans yesterday for the H1, which is the foundation for the automaker's Hummer brand. Based on the military's Humvee, about 12,000 have been put on the road since 1992. "It's a reflection of where we're going with the Hummer brand," Hummer General Manager Martin Walsh said of the decision. "The Hummer DNA still resides in the Humvee. ... It will always be...
  • Rolling memorial carries 'Comfort'

    03/04/2006 10:07:22 AM PST · by SandRat · 26 replies · 1,417+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Cpl. Tom Sloan
    MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (March 2, 2006) -- Karla Comfort received a lot of looks and even some salutes from people when she drove from Benton, Ark., to Camp Pendleton, Calif., in her newly-painted, custom Hummer H3 March 2. The vehicle is adorned with the likeness of her son, 20-year-old Lance Cpl. John M. Holmason, and nine other Marines with F Company, 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division who where all killed by the same improvised explosive device blast in Fallujah, Iraq, in December. For Comfort, having the vehicle air brushed with the image of the...
  • Japanese brands dominate list of top cars in U.S.

    03/02/2006 6:09:12 AM PST · by Graybeard58 · 173 replies · 3,379+ views
    Waterbury Republican-American ^ | March 2, 2006 | Dee-Ann Durbin (A.P.)
    DETROIT -- For the first time in nine years, all of the top picks in Consumer Reports' annual vehicle guide are made by Japanese automakers. The Honda Civic is the magazine's top small sedan, while the Toyota Highlander Hybrid is the top mid-sized sport utility vehicle, according to results released Wednesday. Vehicles from Nissan Motor Co. and Subaru, a division of Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd., round out the top picks in 10 categories. Asian brands also fared best in the magazine's survey of vehicle reliability. Toyota Motor Corp.'s Lexus brand was first, while Honda was second and the Toyota brand...
  • What's in the back of your pickup?

    02/24/2006 6:40:07 PM PST · by george76 · 133 replies · 2,634+ views
    News-Miner ^ | February 24, 2006 | TIM MOWRY
    <p>You can tell a lot about a person by what he or she carries around in the back of the pickup truck during the eight months it's not summer in Alaska.</p> <p>The battered bed of my 1995 Ford 150 contains essential survival gear, in addition to the usual assortment of Alaskan accouterments...</p>
  • Bah Hummer - Indie rockers reject big money from the king of gas guzzlers

    02/24/2006 1:16:05 PM PST · by weegee · 203+ views
    ASSOCIATED PRESS via Austin360 ^ | Tuesday, February 21, 2006 | By Otis Hart
    Bah Hummer Indie rockers reject big money from the king of gas guzzlers The Thermals, a rambunctious rock band from Portland, Ore., were en route between gigs last year when they got a phone call from their label, Sub Pop. Hummer wanted to pay them $50,000 for the right to use their song "It's Trivia" in a commercial. "We thought about it for about 15 seconds, maybe," lead singer Hutch Harris said. They said no. Washington D.C.'s Trans Am were offered $180,000 by Hummer for the song "Total Information Awareness." "We figured it was almost like giving music to the...
  • Hummer of a Tax Break

    02/20/2006 11:01:31 AM PST · by bnacat · 56 replies · 1,249+ views
    Tax payer for Common Sense ^ | 12 Dec 2003 | Tax Payers for Common Sense
    OVERVIEW One reason the U.S. government provides tax credits is to promote consumer behavior that benefits the greater good. While not many would argue with a tax credit that allows teachers to recover unreimbursed costs of school supplies, for example, some tax credits demonstrate a failure of our national priorities. The tax break given to small business owners that allows the entire purchase price of a sport utility vehicle (SUV) to be deducted is one of the most glaring examples of a good idea going in the wrong direction.
  • Hummer drivers owe sacrifice for war effort

    01/09/2006 5:07:16 AM PST · by Rebelbase · 1 replies · 182+ views
    N&R Letters to the Editor ^ | January 08, 2006 | Nathan Julian
    Historically, when our great nation has been at war, we, its citizens, have been asked to make sacrifices to help support the effort. Currently, as we are at war in Iraq as well as Afghanistan, the only orders from the White House concerning common citizens are to stay vigilant and keep shopping. But another course of action seems more fitting. I call on all patriotic SUV-driving Americans to participate in a "Hummer Draft." Since many of the transport vehicles used by our armed forces are ill-equipped and sparsely armored, civilians owning Hummers should be entered into a lottery in which...
  • Hummer Limo Carjacked (Dumbass of the Day)

    10/24/2005 10:43:24 AM PDT · by Mikey_1962 · 16 replies · 1,711+ views
    WOAI ^ | 10-24-05 | Mikey_1962
    A Hummer limo filled with people celebrating a birthday party turned into a wild ride early Sunday after a man attempted to steal it, San Antonio Police said. What the suspect did not realize was there were 15 people in the back of the limo. Twenty-one-year-old Noe Ochoa was arrested, police said. He was held down by people in the limo until officers arrived. Party-goers could not believe what was happening. “The Hummer starts to move and everybody's like, ‘What's going on?’” Kenneth Thornton said. His friends had rented the limo for Kenneth’s 28th birthday. The limo driver was apparently...
  • Robotic Vehicles Contend for the Battlefield

    10/08/2005 4:04:38 PM PDT · by neverdem · 12 replies · 1,830+ views
    NY Times ^ | October 8, 2005 | JOHN MARKOFF
    PRIMM, Nev., Oct. 8 - Fifteen robotic vehicles sprinted through the Nevada desert Saturday afternoon, closing in on a $2 million prize from the Pentagon meant to spur development of technologies for 21st century automated warfare. The vehicles were the survivors from an original starting field of 23 teams fielded by alliances of computer, automotive and aerospace companies, university researchers and others. The competition, called the Grand Challenge, was organized by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or Darpa, and was designed to tap into the talents of a wide range of researchers and innovators who might not otherwise be...
  • IED-Proof Vehicle Made in S. Carolina

    08/29/2005 9:21:41 PM PDT · by canadianally · 27 replies · 1,727+ views
    Force Protection ^ | Ongoing | Website
    Headquartered on a sprawling campus near Charleston, South Carolina, Force Protection, Inc. has become the nation's leading center for blast protection technology and counter improvised explosive device (IED) research. Force Protection manufactures the world's most advanced ballistic- and mine-protected vehicles. These specialty vehicles incorporate state-of-the-art technology with off-the-shelf American commercial automotive components that protect soldiers against attacks from IEDs, land mines, roadside bombs and hostile fire in Iraq, Afghanistan, Kosovo and other hot spots around the world.
  • It's Not Good (Fat, drunk, and trollish is no way to go through life, son).

    07/22/2005 3:54:48 PM PDT · by aaaarghhh · 112 replies · 2,276+ views
    Do any of you really believe that spending 100 billion dollars a year in NATION BUILDING in Iraq is a good thind? Yes, Nation Building, Remeber that issue? Oh BTW, how much did it cost you to fill up your gas tank this week? HMMM. Not good, huh? Leaking national security secrets. Parsing the truth about it. Where have you heard that before? Hmmm. Should we be ostriches? Really.
  • A Hawk Questions Himself as His Son Goes to War

    07/09/2005 11:31:20 AM PDT · by T-Bird45 · 78 replies · 1,833+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 7/10/05 | Eliot A. Cohen
    War forces us, or should force us, to ask hard questions of ourselves. As a military historian, a commentator on current events and the father of a young Army officer, these are mine. You supported the Iraq war when it was launched in 2003. If you had known then what you know now, would you still have been in favor of it? As I watched President Bush give his speech at Fort Bragg to rally support for the war the other week, I contemplated this question from a different vantage than my usual professorial perch. Our oldest son now dresses...