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  • DOT: Vehicle Miles Driven Decreased 1.5% in September

    11/21/2012 10:12:27 PM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 10 replies
    Calculated Risk Blog ^ | 11/21/2012 | Bill McBride
    In the early '80s, miles driven stayed below the previous peak for 39 months. Currently miles driven has been below the previous peak for 58 months - and still counting. Gasoline prices were up in September compared to September 2011. In September 2012, gasoline averaged of $3.91 per gallon according to the EIA. Last year, prices in September averaged $3.67 per gallon, so - just looking at gasoline prices - it is no surprise that miles driven decreased year-over-year in September. Just looking at gasoline prices suggest miles driven will be down again in October - especially with the very...
  • Bay Area Drivers Could Be Tracked By GPS, Taxed Per Mile Driven

    07/19/2012 6:49:49 PM PDT · by rawhide · 24 replies
    OAKLAND (KCBS) – Bay Area drivers could one day be tracked using a GPS-like device in their cars and taxed per miles driven – a scenario which is part of a proposed long-range study aimed at finding ways to reduce traffic and pollution, while also raising revenues. Members of the Metropolitan Transportation Commission and the Association of Bay Area Governments are scheduled to vote on Thursday on whether or not to authorize a study of the proposal. Under the plan, drivers would have to install trackers in their vehicle and officials would tax drivers for every mile they travel. “We’re...
  • Drop 'miles per gallon' as fuel measure, says US National Research Council

    07/13/2010 8:04:34 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 199 replies · 1+ views
    Drop 'miles per gallon' as fuel measure, says US National Research Council The US National Research Council has said that "miles per gallon" should not be used on its own in measuring a car's fuel use, backing a green motorist's group which called the measure "stupid". By Tom Chivers Published: 2:57PM BST 13 Jul 2010 The NRC said that the measure caused consumers to overestimate the importance of changes at high miles-per-gallon (mpg) values, and underestimate it at small ones. Particularly, it says: "Fuel economy data cause consumers to undervalue small increases (1-4 mpg) in fuel economy for vehicles in...
  • Taxing the Miles You Drive. GPS to Track and Record All Vehicles?

    02/02/2009 9:41:42 AM PST · by stillafreemind · 83 replies · 3,233+ views
    Associated Content ^ | 2-2-09 | Bobby Tall Horse
    Gas prices were too high and we weren't green enough. Fine, buy an electric car or gas saving car and all is fine. Right? Wrong. The Oregon Governor thinks gas taxes are going away. His answer? Tax the miles you drive. Tax the miles you drive with GPS technology. Think they are kidding? They're not.
  • Early Polynesians Sailed Thousands Of Miles For Trade

    09/27/2007 3:46:25 PM PDT · by blam · 48 replies · 509+ views
    National Geographic ^ | 9-27-2007 | Dave Hansford
    Early Polynesians Sailed Thousands of Miles for Trade Dave Hansford for National Geographic News September 27, 2007 Early Polynesians sailed thousands of miles for exploration and trade, suggests a new study of early stone woodworking tools. The analysis confirms traditional tales of vast ocean voyages and hints that a trading network existed between Hawaii and Tahiti as early as a thousand years ago. The work also bolsters research suggesting that the Polynesians were skillful sailors who rapidly expanded across the Pacific and journeyed as far as South America by the 1400s A.D. Kenneth Collerson and Marshall Weisler of the University...
  • Israel warns of long-range Iran missiles [5,000 kilometers, for Europe.]

    05/16/2006 3:33:38 AM PDT · by familyop · 18 replies · 820+ views
    IranMania ^ | 16MAY06 | IranMania
    LONDON, May 16 (IranMania) - Iran is working to obtain long-range missiles which could threaten the whole of Europe, the former head of Israel's military intelligence said, AFP reported. "Iran already has surface-to-surface missiles capable of being equipped with nuclear warheads with a 1,500 (930 miles) kilometer range but it will in the future have missiles with a range of 5,000 kilometers, which will threaten the whole of Europe," Aharon Zeevi told a conference in Tel Aviv. Iranian President Mahmoud "Ahmadinejad is promising the end of history in two or three years' time and I suggest that we believe him,"...
  • America Supports You: United Steps Up to Help 'Hero Miles'

    04/14/2006 4:05:11 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 401+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, April 14, 2006 – Officials at the Fisher House Foundation, administrator of Operation Hero Miles, have 123 million reasons to smile today. Jeff Ziegel from Metamora, Ill., addresses reporters at an April 13 news conference announcing that United Airlines has donated 123 million frequent flyer miles to Operation Hero Miles. Ziegel is the father of Marine Corps Cpl. Tyler Ziegel, who was wounded in Iraq. Also participating are (from left) Jim Weiskopf, of Fisher House Foundation; Gloria Berndl, managing director of Mileage Plus programs for United Airlines; and Illinois Lt. Gov. Pat Quinn. Photo courtesy of state of...
  • Adding up the Miles (Iraq Security Forces Take Lead)

    02/21/2006 3:17:37 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 299+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Feb 20, 2006 | Gen. George W. Casey Jr.
    BAGHDAD, Feb. 20, 2006 — The year 2006 is already shaping up to be a decisive year for Iraq. In 2005, Iraqis formed the basis for a free country through multiple elections, the writing and ratifying of a constitution and denying safe havens to terrorists. In 2006, the Iraqi people will reap the benefits of that hard work by taking back more and more control of their country, while seating a democratic government. At this moment 43 Iraqi Army battalions, 10 brigade headquarters and two division headquarters control their own battlespace. To put that in perspective, Iraqi Security Forces are...
  • Very, very frequent flyer..

    12/01/2005 2:11:06 PM PST · by ShadowAce · 16 replies · 901+ views
    Excite News ^ | 1 December 2005 | Wency Leung
    VANCOUVER, British Columbia (Reuters) - After two months of zig-zagging across Canada by plane, frequent flyer Marc Tacchi has reached his goal of accumulating one million miles of credits -- and become something of an Internet celebrity in the process. On his blog "The Great Canadian Mileage Run 2005," Tacchi reported on Wednesday that he had racked up 1,003,625 mileage points and spent 56 of the last 61 days in an airplane. "I myself need to get to bed in a prone position for some serious rest," he wrote. The 30-year-old embarked on his venture using Air Canada's North America...
  • Story time from thousands of miles away (Have Tissues Handy - Twas the night before Christmas..)

    11/21/2005 5:04:18 PM PST · by SandRat · 6 replies · 384+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Nov 21, 2005 | Senior Airman Cassandra Locke
    11/21/2005 - SOUTHWEST ASIA (AFPN) -- After years of deployments, some of the ideas Airmen come up with evolve. As the holidays approach, one of those simple ideas is making an impact on family members back home. The Story Time Video Program gives deployed troops here the opportunity to be a part of their children’s lives though they are thousands of miles away. The idea: parents are video taped reading to their children. Airmen at this base can read one of more than 200 stories to their children or simply talk to their families at the learning resource center --...
  • Paula's jonesing for Clinton library (her house is only 17 miles away)

    07/04/2005 6:39:24 PM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies · 922+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | 7/04/05
    Paula's jonesing for Clinton library Paula Jones wants to go to a library - but she isn't looking for a book. The woman who claimed that former President Bill Clinton exposed himself to her thinks it's time she visited the $165 million study center dedicated to his administration. "My house is about 17 miles from it," says Jones, who lives just north of Little Rock, Ark. "I pass by [the Clinton Presidential Center] all the time. I kept saying, 'I ought to go in there.' My friends and I talked about putting on wigs - just in case they won't...
  • The Perimeter of the United States in Miles: from 10,000 to 50,000 Miles Depending

    04/20/2005 11:50:46 AM PDT · by xzins · 25 replies · 1,677+ views
    Dickison.edu ^ | David Richeson
    Using the functions N(x) and S(x) (and using ® to convert to miles)we find the perimeter of the United States to be 8,878 miles: the U.S.- Canadian border is 3,283 miles, the U.S.-Mexican border is 1,386 miles, and the lengths of the Atlantic, Gulf, and Pacific coasts are 1,719, 1,315, and 1,175 miles respectively. According to the 1963 Boundary Agreement, the length of the U.S.- Mexican border is 1,933 miles. By the U.S. Geological Survey the length of the U.S.-Canadian border (excluding the Alaskan border) is 3,987 miles [3]. The lengths of the jagged coasts are more difficult to compute...
  • AL QAEDA PLANS TO DROP GAY BOMBS Men within 30 miles of the blast will instantly turn queer!

    01/06/2005 11:45:00 PM PST · by Straight Vermonter · 47 replies · 2,051+ views
    Weekly World News ^ | 08/10/2004 | Nick Jefferies
    EXTREMIST Muslim scientists are developing a bomb that turns anyone within a 30-mile radius of its blast into a homosexual, say U.S. Intelligence insiders. It's all a part of the Al Qaeda master plan to pull our country apart and kill the patriotism that makes us strong. " They believe that making more Americans gay will start civil war between gays and ultraconservatives," says one highly placed intelligence officer. "They also figure it will lead to a decrease in the U.S. population." The Gay Bomb was already in the planning stages when Osama Bin Laden and close, intimate friend Muhammad...
  • PLEASE! STOP POSTING SAME MESSAGE ON ALL BOARDS!

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 715 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of FreeRepublic.com's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • NASA Comet Chaser Finds 'Footprints' 2BN Miles Away (Stardust Mission)

    06/17/2004 6:09:59 PM PDT · by blam · 19 replies · 408+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6-18-2004 | Roger Highfield
    Nasa comet chaser finds 'footprints' 2bn miles away By Roger Highfield, Science Editor (Filed: 18/06/2004) Giant "footprints" measuring about a mile from heel to toe have been found on a comet. The Stardust spacecraft reached comet Wild 2 in January after a six-year journey of two billion miles. Scientists expected to see a big chunk of rock and ice around three miles across, liberally coated with dark dust, obscuring any interesting features. Stardust flew less than 150 miles from the comet's heart and the first detailed analysis of the rendezvous, published today, describes the "feet" along with broad mesas, craters,...
  • SUPPORT OUR MILITARY: DONATE YOUR FREQUENT FLYER MILES

    11/10/2003 3:58:21 PM PST · by peja · 26 replies · 463+ views
    Operation Hero Miles ^ | 11/10/2003 | Peja
    Show your support for our brave military in yet another meaningful way. Donate your frequent flyer miles to pay for round-trip airfare for our troops returning back to US soil for R&R or emergency leave. United Airlines is one of the participating airlines: http://www.united.com/press/detail/0,1442,51434,00.html Go here for complete details: http://www.heromiles.org Pass it on... :)
  • Learn How Americans Use Frequent Flyer Miles to Support Our Troops

    11/07/2003 6:56:28 AM PST · by Conservative Me · 15 replies · 210+ views
    In September 2003, the Pentagon started giving soldiers stationed in Iraq two-week leaves in the largest R & R program since the Vietnam War. Soldiers on R & R or Emergency Leave are flown by the military to Germany or three airports in the United States, Baltimore/Washington, (BWI), Dallas/FortWorth, (DFW), or Atlanta, (ATL ) for free. The soldiers have been responsible for flights the rest of the way in the U.S. to their destinations, until Congress provided funding for this purpose on November 3, 2003. However, this funding is not yet available and may not be sufficient for all the...
  • Driving While Intaxicated

    06/03/2003 12:58:42 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 34 replies · 317+ views
    wired news ^ | 6.3.03 | Will Wade
    <p>Oregon wants to know more about where people are driving -- a lot more. And it's looking at some high-tech ideas to generate tax revenue by billing drivers for every mile they travel on the state's roads.</p> <p>The Oregon Department of Transportation is evaluating a scheme that uses the global positioning system to keep track of the distance every car travels in order to impose a road-use tax.</p>
  • U.S. Troops Push to Within 19 Miles of Baghdad

    04/02/2003 8:08:31 AM PST · by jwalburg · 21 replies · 210+ views
    Reuters ^ | April 2, 2003 | Luke Baker
    SOUTH OF BAGHDAD, Iraq (Reuters) - U.S. forces smashed through elite Iraqi divisions to within 19 miles of Baghdad on Wednesday, using fearsome air power to back the swiftest advance of the war to oust President Saddam Hussein. U.S. Marines seized a vital bridge over the Tigris River and then raced along its northern bank toward the Iraqi capital, while the 3rd Infantry Division thrust northward after encircling the Shi'ite Muslim shrine city of Kerbala. A military source told a Reuters correspondent with the Third Infantry that vanguard units were just 19 miles from the southern edges of the capital....
  • Kurds Within Two Miles Of Kirkuk As Iraqis Retreat

    03/28/2003 4:00:11 PM PST · by blam · 14 replies · 221+ views
    Independent (UK) ^ | 3-29-2003 | Patrick Cockburn
    Kurds within two miles of Kirkuk as Iraqis retreat By Patrick Cockburn outside Kirkuk 29 March 2003 Kurdish irregulars advanced past abandoned Iraqi bunkers to within two miles of the oil city of Kirkuk yesterday as the Iraqi army retreated into the city in their first withdrawal on the northern front. "They have pulled back because of the air raids so they will be in populated places where the planes cannot be used," said Shamal Ali, a Kurdish peshmerga manning a light machine-gun on top of a pick-up truck. There were only a few hundred lightly armed and raggedly dressed...
  • American who arranged care for Palestinian infants refused reentry

    06/15/2002 3:36:29 PM PDT · by Enemy Of The State · 6 replies · 239+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 6/16/02 | PATRICIA GOLAN
    American who arranged care for Palestinian infants refused reentryBy PATRICIA GOLANIsraeli authorities have refused reentry to the country of the head of a Christian charitable fund which arranges heart surgery in Israeli hospitals for Palestinian infants. Jonathan Miles, a US citizen, founded the Israeli non-profit organization Light to the Nations to help raise funds abroad for the medical help carried out in Israel. An article about his work in conjunction with the "Save a Child's Heart" organization at Wolfson Hospital in Holon was published in The Jerusalem Post last September 21. "Save a Child's Heart" is the largest program in...