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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...
  • Hummer Versus Prius

    04/14/2005 2:25:36 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 102 replies · 8,984+ views
    WISC TV Channel 3000 ^ | April 14, 2005 | Staff Writer
    Hummer Vs. Prius Waiting List For Hybrids Pushing Up Cost MADISON, Wis. -- GM is taking the wraps off the 2006 military-style, Duramax turbo-diesel V-8 Hummer H1. A 300-horsepower engine moves the 7,600-pound beast. But with gas prices inching toward $2.50 this summer, the Toyota Prius is the hot ride in the Madison area. The Prius hybrids are well known for their fuel efficiency, but now they're also becoming known as one of the only mass-produced cars that can demand $1,000 or more -- used -- than its original price. Joanne McCann just bought her second Prius and wants to...
  • GM to build Hummer H3 in South Africa

    04/06/2005 3:30:07 PM PDT · by BurbankKarl · 8 replies · 414,694+ views
    Automotive News ^ | 4/6/05 | Jason Stein
    DETROIT -- General Motors is taking its Hummer brand, and its H3 SUV, global. Starting late next year, GM will build a global version of the H3 at a GM plant in Struandale, South Africa. The additional volume will be dedicated to export markets in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa and will focus on content, such as right-hand drive, for H3 products sold exclusively outside North America. The total investment is expected to be $100 million. Hummer will also add a diesel engine at a later date. Assembly of the H3 will begin during the last quarter of...
  • Clemens' Hummer stolen from son's high school

    03/23/2005 4:48:18 PM PST · by Keyes2000mt · 31 replies · 2,968+ views
    Fox Sports ^ | 03/22/2005 | Pam Eaton
    Roger Clemens' orange Hummer - a present from the New York Yankees for his 300th win - was stolen Wednesday after the pitcher's son drove it to school and left it unlocked, police said. School district police issued a statewide all-points bulletin about the Hummer, taken from Memorial High at about 8:30 a.m. Clemens, who was at spring training with the Houston Astros in Florida, was offering a $10,000 reward for the vehicle's return and information about who took it. Roger Clemens couldn't immediately be reached for comment by The Associated Press. He earned his 300th victory in 2003 with...
  • NYC Sued by PROTESTER Arrested While DRESSED AS HUMMER (Enviro-Wacko Alert)

    02/16/2005 1:24:09 PM PST · by KidGlock · 49 replies · 5,245+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 2/16/05
    Oddly Enough - Reuters NYC Sued by Protester Arrested While Dressed as Hummer Wed Feb 16, 7:18 AM ET Oddly Enough - Reuters NEW YORK (Reuters) - A woman who was arrested while dressed as a gas guzzling Hummer sued New York City on Tuesday for putting the brakes on her one-person protest in front of an SUV dealership during the Republican National Convention. Georgianna Page, who spent eight hours creating her large cardboard box costume, charged the city violated her civil rights when she was arrested and detained for several hours on Aug. 31. No charges were ever filed...
  • New Bad Boy Truck Dwarfs the Hummer(HUGE & PRICEY!)

    02/13/2005 4:49:41 PM PST · by The Loan Arranger · 50 replies · 18,635+ views
    My Way News ^ | February 13, 2005 | KRISTEN HAYS
    JASPER, Texas (AP) - For some drivers, even a Hummer may not be enough. At a curb weight of more than 3.5 tons, the Humvee-inspired Hummer H1 is no skinny guy who gets sand kicked in his face. But the Bad Boy Heavy Muscle Truck, a dressed-up military vehicle more than twice as heavy, is being billed as bigger, badder and more bodacious. "It's the rugged Bubba," said Daniel Ayres, president and CEO of Homeland Defense Vehicles LLC and its division Bad Boy Trucks. The East Texas company aims to market the machine to civilians with disposable cash and a...
  • The Ex-Presidents Caption Contest

    02/07/2005 6:02:46 AM PST · by GOP and the City · 27 replies · 1,318+ views
    GOP and the City | 2/7/05 | GOP and the City
    1) Caption Bush and Bubba 2) Photoshop entries are also welcome
  • Caption Hill -n- Bill

    01/19/2005 7:30:09 AM PST · by GOP and the City · 34 replies · 1,492+ views
    GOP and the City | 1/19/05 | The Man
    Caption Hill-n-Bill Contest
  • HUMMER Club Volunteers To Assist American Red Cross

    12/21/2004 5:31:57 AM PST · by kahoutek · 27 replies · 550+ views
    American Red Cross ^ | November 10, 2004 | American Red Cross
    WASHINGTON, Wednesday, November 10, 2004 — HUMMER owners are forming a group of volunteers that will be available to assist the American Red Cross in its disaster relief efforts. Under a collaboration announced during the American Red Cross Disaster Response Symposium in South Bend, Indiana, members of The HUMMER Club Inc. can choose to become certified as Red Cross volunteers who can be deployed in local chapter and national relief operations to drive supplies and people into disaster areas that other vehicles might not be able to reach. The volunteer program will go by the name of HOPE – HUMMER...
  • 278th Tennessee N.G. Reponse on Questions to Secretary Rumsfeld

    12/09/2004 2:05:26 PM PST · by mrsmith · 87 replies · 6,219+ views
    Adjutant General of Tennessee ^ | Dec 8 | Maj. Gen. Gus L. Hargett
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                           CONTACT: Randy Harris 08 December 2004                                                    615.313.0662 (office) 04-61                                                                     615.517.0984 (CELL)     Maj. Gen. Gus L. Hargett, Adjutant General of Tennessee Statement on questions by 278th Soldier to Secretary Rumsfeld   SPC Wilson’s question is a legitimate concern.   Additional armor for vehicles in Iraq has been an issue since the beginning of the war for both active and reserve component soldiers.   The up-armored vehicles are being supplied to the troops in Iraq as soon as they are available from the manufacturer.   I have been assured that no 278th soldier will go forward in...
  • W. Va. Powerball Winner Charged With DUI

    12/01/2004 3:45:32 PM PST · by decimon · 59 replies · 1,921+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | Dec. 1, 2004 | JENNIFER BUNDY
    By JENNIFER BUNDY, Associated Press Writer CHARLESTON, W.Va. - A man who won a record $315 million in the Powerball lottery was taken to jail on charges of drunken driving and carrying a pistol, authorities said. Jack Whittaker, 57, was arrested Tuesday night after his Hummer struck a concrete median on the West Virginia Turnpike near Beckley. Senior Trooper M.J. Pinardo reported that he smelled alcohol but Whittaker refused sobriety tests and was "extremely belligerent." Troopers also said they found a small pistol in Whittaker's boot and he was carrying $117,000 in cash. Whittaker, who was alone, complained of back...
  • General Motors unveils kinder, gentler Hummer

    12/01/2004 2:22:15 PM PST · by Willie Green · 74 replies · 1,925+ views
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | Wednesday, December 01, 2004 | Don Hammonds
    Hummer, long loved by loyal owners and fans and just as equally loathed by environmentalists and some consumer groups, is coming out with a new model that it hopes wins over at least some critics. The General Motors division that makes the Hummer also hopes the new model, the H3, puts some pop back into the vehicle's sales, which through August had plunged 25 percent from a year ago. Unveiled recently at a Anaheim, Calif., auto show, the H3 retains the unique look of its larger siblings but gets an average 20 miles per gallon on the highway -- almost...
  • Auto-Show Protesters Not Impressed by the Hummer

    11/21/2004 7:21:41 PM PST · by Dashing Dasher · 2 replies · 248+ views
    Many | 11/21/04 | Dashing Dasher
    Protesters descended on the San Francisco International Auto Show at the Moscone Center on Sunday to demand better fuel efficiency from Detroit. "We're five percent of the world's population. We consume 25 percent of the world's oil," Jason Mark of Global Exchange told KCBS reporter Doug Sovern. "We just can't keep living that way. The costs are very real and they're immediate." Mark said that besides costs to the economy and the environment, expenditures by U.S. military and the deaths of Iraqi civilians caught in the war could be connected to Americans' driving habits. He characterized the war in Iraq...
  • CA: As Hummer photo op showed, governor can be all about appearances

    11/14/2004 8:20:29 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies · 952+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 11/14/04 | Tim Molloy - AP
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - The moment seemed to capture perfectly Arnold Schwarzenegger's pledge to make hydrogen a viable fuel source for California's cars and trucks. The tanned and smiling governor parked a hydrogen-powered Hummer - a specially made version of his signature vehicle - and hopped out to slide a hydrogen fuel station's nozzle into the gas tank. But the moment was all about appearances. No fuel actually came out of the pump. The Hummer's builders would later acknowledge that it could only travel 50 miles between refueling. And despite the day's alternative-fuel theme, Schwarzenegger left in a gas-powered SUV...
  • Schwarzenegger unveils hydrogen Hummer, but not how he planned

    10/22/2004 7:18:08 PM PDT · by SmithL · 77 replies · 1,632+ views
    AP ^ | 10/22/4 | TIM MOLLOY
    LOS ANGELES -- Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger introduced an environmentally friendly Hummer on Friday -- but not exactly the hydrogen-powered car he promised voters he would build when he campaigned for office. Criticized by environmentalists for owning a gas-guzzler, Schwarzenegger said during last year's recall campaign that he would convert one of his Hummers to run on hydrogen. Though he hasn't done that, the governor did introduce an alternative at an event that mixed environmentalism and stagecraft: a hydrogen-powered Hummer custom-built by General Motors at his request. The governor drove the shiny blue SUV to a hydrogen fueling spot at Los...
  • Here come the Hummers - the Polish Army's new heavyweight fleet

    08/19/2004 8:41:43 AM PDT · by lizol · 16 replies · 847+ views
    Warsaw Business Journal ^ | 19th August 2004
    Here come the Hummers - the Polish Army's new heavyweight fleet From Poland A.M. The Polish army will soon receive 217 famous American armor-plated Hummer vehicles, bought using money from a $22 million indefinite loan from the States. "The first cars will be here by August 23-25 and later deliveries will arrive every month," said Lieutenant-Colonel Krzysztof Kokoszka. The first Hummers will not be ready for use until fall, as they have to be adapted to Polish road conditions first. The vehicles are 4.6 m long, 2 m wide, carry six soldiers and are the U.S. light infantry's primary transport....
  • Florida Teacher Accused Of Sex With 14-Year-Old Boy

    06/24/2004 11:59:07 PM PDT · by ambrose · 244 replies · 19,188+ views
    Local10 News ^ | 6.24.04 Florida Teacher Accused Of Sex With 14-Year-Old Boy Woman Faces Charges After Boy Makes Accusations POSTED: 4:22 PM EDT June 24, 2004UPDATED: 5:19 PM EDT June 24, 2004 TAMPA -- A Tampa-area middle school teacher is under arrest, accused of having sex with a student.Reading teacher Debra Beasley LaFave, 23, is a newlywed who is accused of performing oral sex on a 14-year-old student at Greco Middle School twice in the past month.LaFave (pictured left, in wedding photo) is being held in the Hillsborough County Jail on $15,000 bail.The 2002 graduate of the University of South Florida was married...
  • PROCUREMENT: Hunter Undercuts Hummer ($6,500 vehicle vs $50,000 vehicle for humanitarian work)

    04/23/2004 6:29:21 AM PDT · by John Jorsett · 34 replies · 410+ views ^ | April 23, 2004
    Russia is selling thousands of “Hunter” SUVs to the United Nations for use in Afghanistan. Russia has always been known for building inexpensive, and rugged, vehicles, and the Hunter (UAZ-31519) is one of the more recent examples of this. The 1.6 ton vehicle is 13.7 feet long and 5.9 feet wide. It is powered by either a 140 horsepower gas engine or a 86 horsepower diesel. The vehicle can carry 1600 pounds of personnel and cargo. Simple and rugged, the Hunter retails for $6,500. The UN is getting a better deal, closer to the $5,840 wholesale price, and 2,000 have...
  • Environmentalists call on Schwarzenegger to abandon Hummer

    04/22/2004 5:08:54 PM PDT · by socal_parrot · 12 replies · 130+ views
    The Chron ^ | 4/22/4
    A group of environmentalists is urging Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to "abandon his Hummer and go hybrid" for Earth Day today. Several events are planned today at Hummer retailers throughout the Bay Area and on the Capitol steps in Sacramento, according to CODEPINK Women for Peace, a women's peace group that is organizing the protests.
  • The Israeli Defense Ministry will be transfering 40 armored Hummers to the Americans (translation)

    04/13/2004 9:56:45 PM PDT · by yonif · 34 replies · 769+ views
    Haaretz (Hebrew Edition) ^ | 4/14/2004 | Israel Radio
    Translation from Hebrew to English by me The Israeli Defense Ministry will be transfering to the Americans in Iraq 40 Armored Hummers, to their request, after their factory in America did not stick to its timetable for supplying these to the American military (Israel Radio). Israel Radio reports also (listening now) "Israel understands the situation America is facing in Iraq. This is a goodwill gesture by Israel." The US asked Israel for these Hummers due to the fact the factory in charge of supplying these to US forces in Iraq was not able to meet the need of the US...
  • Sales Cool for GM's Hummer H2

    03/04/2004 8:12:45 AM PST · by berserker · 68 replies · 1,477+ views
    Yahoo (Reuters) ^ | March 4, 2004 | Michael Ellis
    Once the hottest SUV on the market, sales for the Hummer H2 sport utility vehicle have cooled in recent months, forcing General Motors Corp. to offer dealers incentives to help move sales. U.S. sales for the H2 fell 21 percent in February, the sixth straight month of a year-over-year drop in results. Sales fell even though GM offered 48-month leases on the SUV last month with no down payment, no first month's payment and nothing due at the signing. Inventories of unsold H2s are running at a 52-day supply, more than twice as high as the rate a year ago,...
  • Hummer, Jeep rivalry heating up - SUV makers sling mud, lawsuits and commercials

    01/18/2004 7:35:24 PM PST · by jmcclain19 · 17 replies · 1,111+ views
    DETROIT - A long-simmering dispute between the beefy sport utility brands Hummer and Jeep has heated up with one-upmanship claims and accusations of copied designs. The mud-slinging between the off-road SUV brands began nearly three years ago when DaimlerChrysler AG’s Jeep claimed the about-to-be launched Hummer H2 from General Motors Corp. copied its grille. That battle ended when a judge allowed the H2 to go into production, but now the war has moved from the courtroom to television commercials, the printed page and the auto show floor. At stake is one of the fastest-growing and most profitable segments of the...
  • Alaska: SUV(emphasis) driver takes out governor's fence

    01/15/2004 9:28:01 AM PST · by Trailer Trash · 2 replies · 167+ views
    Anchorage Daily News | 1-14-2003
    SUV driver takes out governor's fenceCRASH: Juneau man charged with DWI; damage is estimated at $500.The Associated Press(Published: January 14, 2004) Ray Tsang indicates the direction from which a sport utility vehicle came before it crashed into and knocked down a 20-foot section of fence at the Governor's Mansion on Monday in Juneau. Tsang was walking near the house when the accident happened. (Photo by BRIAN WALLACE / Juneau Empire)   Click on photo to enlarge JUNEAU -- While Gov. Frank Murkowski was at the Alaska Capitol for the first day of the 2004 legislative session, shortly after 11...
  • Demand high for Hummer toy vehicle

    12/23/2003 1:23:53 PM PST · by Holly_P · 9 replies · 385+ views
    South Bend Tribune ^ | 12/23/03 | A.P.
    GM enjoying profits from licensing deals DETROIT (AP) -- The discerning child this year is definitely not interested in a hand-knitted sweater or Barney. Wal-Mart Store Inc. says the most-demanded toys this Christmas are the radio-controlled replicas of General Motors Corp.'s Hummer H2. It's a vehicle that has gone from the deserts of Iraq to a box under the Christmas tree of thousands of American families. The battery powered mini-Hummers, which are made by New Bright Industrial Co., can reach speeds of 11 mph and feature a honking horn, revving engine and an alarm that beeps when the vehicle is...
  • Buying SUV sends wrong message to children (Barf)

    12/21/2003 7:13:03 AM PST · by Holly_P · 74 replies · 200+ views
    Bozeman Chronicle ^ | 12/21/03 | Stewart Mitchell
    Last week's article about SUVs (Dec. 9), Hummers and the tax law for 6,000-pound vehicles raises some serious concerns. As the owner of a day care center, what does Vicki Greenwood and other Hummer owners teach their children about what they drive and why? How do they justify buying such an impractical and inefficient vehicle while soldiers are being killed in an oil war? How do they justify the unnecessary pollution and energy consumption from driving a vehicle they don't need? Hummers were designed for combat, not commuting. There are many other vehicles that would carry more children, get better...
  • Bomb found in Hummer (Enviro-Terrorist Suspected)

    12/19/2003 6:46:11 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 17 replies · 364+ views
    San Mateo County Times Online ^ | December 18, 2003 | By Amy Yarbrough, STAFF WRITER
    Police say they have a possible lead, but motive remains unclear By Amy Yarbrough, STAFF WRITER BURLINGAME -- Police and federal investigators today focused on a motive in their search for suspects who placed a bomb inside a Hummer recently purchased from a Burlingame dealership. A mechanic at Putnam Chevrolet-Cadillac discovered the cigar-shaped device just before 4 p.m. on Monday after the owner came in to have the car serviced, police said. Police evacuated the California Drive dealership and the block surrounding it, and the San Mateo County Bomb Squad was brought in. It remained unclear whether the person who...
  • Clemens mulling return to mound--Astros??(12/12/03)

    12/12/2003 2:35:29 PM PST · by truthandlife · 19 replies · 162+ views ^ | 12/12/03
    A radio stunt could nudge future Hall of Famer Roger Clemens out of retirement. Clemens is taking the weekend to decide whether he'd like to pitch for the Astros, where he would join friend Andy Pettitte, he told local talk show hosts from KKRW-FM Radio. Rumors have been circulating since Clemens announced his retirement that he would unretire and pitch near home for the Astros. Clemens is technically a free agent, and can sign with any major league team. When Pettitte decided on the Astros Thursday, that likely added to Clemens' motivation. Clemens and Pettitte were best friends on the...
  • Hummer may spawn a pickup

    12/10/2003 7:00:37 AM PST · by Arrowhead1952 · 24 replies · 800+ views
    ASSOCIATED PRESS ^ | Wednesday, December 10, 2003 | By John Porretto
    General Motors introduces new concept for pricey and popular SUV By John Porretto ASSOCIATED PRESS Wednesday, December 10, 2003 DETROIT -- General Motors Corp. introduced the latest design concept for its trendy Hummer nameplate on Tuesday, a midsize pickup with a touch of the Nike swoosh. The Hummer H3T will be on display at the Greater Los Angeles Auto Show later this month. At present, the H3T is a design showpiece not scheduled for mass production. It could eventually join Hummer's lineup of hulking sport-utility vehicles. The H3T features a pickup box with side-access doors and a power-operated folding canvas...
  • Energy Bill Fails to End SUV Tax Loophole

    11/18/2003 1:26:14 PM PST · by berserker · 10 replies · 207+ views
    FindLaw ^ | Nov. 17, 2003 | Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican leaders on Monday killed a Senate plan to close a loophole allowing small-business owners to deduct up to $100,000 from their taxable income for buying a luxury sport utility vehicle. Language eliminating the SUV loophole was inserted into the Senate's version of a broad energy bill, which also has $23.4 billion in tax breaks for oil, natural gas, coal and other energy sources. But the provision was dropped after House negotiators rejected the Senate's change. Republican leaders swiftly moved to ensure no mention of the loophole was included in the final version of the energy bill,...
  • Protestors in 16 Cities Demand Ban on Ads for Environmentally Destructive Hummers

    11/11/2003 11:33:49 AM PST · by chance33_98 · 63 replies · 176+ views
    Protestors in 16 Cities Demand Ban on Ads for Environmentally Destructive Hummers 11/11/03 1:50:00 PM -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To: National Desk, Environment Reporter Contact: Chesapeake Climate Action Network, 301-920-1644 or 240-460-5838; e-mail WASHINGTON, Nov. 11 /U.S. Newswire/ -- More than ten percent of all Hummer dealerships in America will be protested this Saturday (November 15th) by activists seeking to ban all radio and TV advertising for the 10,000-pound vehicles in the same way that ads for deadly cigarettes are banned. While contributing enormously to global warming, air pollution, and childhood asthma, the 10-miles-per-gallon Hummers -- made by General Motors --...
  • Singapore Policeman Gets Two Years for Oral Sex

    11/08/2003 7:50:35 AM PST · by US admirer · 21 replies · 810+ views
    Reuters via Yahoo News ^ | Fri Nov 7, 7:55 AM ET | unknown
    SINGAPORE (Reuters) - A Singaporean police sergeant has been jailed for two years for having oral sex in a country where prostitution is legal but oral sex is not, a newspaper reported Friday. The Straits Times reported that the 27-year-old police coast guard sergeant landed in court after a 16-year-old reported to the police that she had performed oral sex on the man. She was above the age of consent and agreed to perform the act, but oral sex is against the law in the city-state, the paper said. "The act by itself is an offence. It is not a...