Well, the ACEEE ratings are out. And here are the stats!

 The Worst Cars of 2006 (meanest)

Make and Model MPG:
DODGE RAM SRT10     9 12 12
BENTLEY ARNAGE     10 14 17
DODGE DURANGO   12 15 17
DODGE RAM 1500   12 15 17
MAYBACH 57S     11 16 17
HUMMER H2 b     13 17 18
FERRARI F141     10 14 18
FORD F-250 b     13 17 18
GMC YUKON XL K2500 b     13 17 18
CHEVROLET SUBURBAN K2500 b     13 17 19
[P] denotes premium gasoline.
“auto stk” designates manually adjustable automatic transmission.
a A listing with two emission standards (e.g., Tier 2 bin 9 / LEV I) denotes a single vehicle carrying both a federal and California emission certification. Green Scores for such listings reflect the cleaner of the two certifications.
These vehicles, classified as heavy duty trucks, are exempt from fuel economy regulations.

c The 2wd configuration of this model also receives a Green Score of 17.


The Best Cars of 2006 (Greenest)

Make and Model MPG: City MPG: Hwy Green Score
HONDA INSIGHT     57 56 57
HONDA CIVIC GX   30 34 57
TOYOTA PRIUS     60 51 55
TOYOTA COROLLA     32 41 46
HYUNDAI ACCENT     32 35 45
KIA RIO / RIO 5     32 35 45
HONDA CIVIC     30 40 44
MAZDA 3     28 35 44
    30 36 44
SATURN ION     26 35 43
a Certain other configurations of these models (with different transmissions or meeting different emission standards) score nearly as well.
b A listing with two emission standards (e.g., Tier 2 bin 5 / SULEV II) denotes a single vehicle carrying both a Federal and California emission certification. Green Scores for such listings reflect the cleaner of the two certifications.
c Compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicle fuel economy given in gasoline-equivalent miles per gallon.
d These vehicles are “twins” — the same base model carrying different names.




 Please consider the world when buying a new car. Visit greenercars.com for information on buying environment-friendly cars, and to compare cars, trucks and SUV’s.



Protect Our National Security!

Tuesday, 28 February 2006

The Bush administration is planning to let an Arab nation control the security of not one, but six major American ports. On American soil. Should people be worried? After all, this is an Arab country. The same group of people this country is worried about blowing us all up.

I believe that the point is not that the Dubai company is owned and run by an Arab nation, but that a nation other than the US is controling our ports. Shouldn’t a country be in charge of their own security? If Mr. Bush is so concerned for Homeland Security, why is he giving our security over to another country? He will spy on his own people because he is supposedly afraid of Arab terrorists, but he will allow an Arab nation to control the security of our ports.

It is also worth mentioning that both conservatives and liberals are against this decision, and are working to create legislation that will not allow this deal to take place.
If the American people are truely concerned about their security as a nation, they will not allow President Bush to follow through with this deal. And that means letting people know how we feel. Find some way to let people know that you think this is a terrable decision. Contact the White House, and let your voice be heard.



The conglomerate State of America

Wednesday, 22 February 2006

It has recently been exposed that the dairy farms are being taken over by larger companies, namedly Wawa and Lehigh Valley Farms. Yes folks, it no longer matters what type of milk you buy, they all come from the same two sources. Sure, they have different names on them. That is where they get you. Your mind might want Lehigh Valley while your pocket says store brand. The secret: They are more than likely the same exact thing, but with different names.
Another “deal” you might want to learn about: gasoline. Mobil, Wawa, and Riggins all have the same fuel carrier so no matter where you go, you know that you are getting quality gasoline.
Take a look around. You would be surprised by the labels on your favorite items. The list of these types of corporations is endless. Just because an item is generic doesn’t mean that it isn’t just as good (or as bad) as its name-brand counterpart.
Happy hunting!