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November 21, 2008


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Nancy G

In reference to your reader's healthy concern that 100 lb of safety modifications would increase mileage. If your 1-2% is correct,then a mileage rating of 25 mpg would increase to 25.25 or 25.5 mpg. As you say, nothing like the mileage decrease built into the heavy SUVs.


There are limitations when it comes to driving. We should observe road traveling safety for a happy trip result. Our self-discipline is important in doing so. Payday loans and recycling has definitely allowed more green in my life – environmentally and financially. Perhaps I won’t be buying a new refrigerator or a hybrid car anytime soon, but there are tons of things I do on a daily basis that keeps me going green. I don’t understand why many people have such a hard time living green by doing a simple thing like recycling. While saving the environment, I also make money by recycling everything possible. Living green has provided that extra cash flow that will certainly come in handy during this holiday season. The economy has been really hard on our finances this year and living green provides the budget help we desperately need. There are so many things that are low cost and easy to do to help save the environment. At home, I separate everything out and create individual bins for each recyclable good. I’ve made extra cash by recycling all my aluminum cans and have taught my children to do the same. However, I learned something new after reading this article. It talked about how to make extra money by recycling cell phones. I have a drawer filled with old cell phones and I’m glad I can finally get rid of them and make extra cash at the same time. I will do anything and everything to enhance my budget, especially during this holiday season. In addition to the article, it offers great holiday ideas on how to save money and the environment at the same time. I’ll be saving a lot more money by using things around the house for gift wraps. I have a huge container full of old ribbons and strings and I know there’s a mound of shoeboxes in the attic, which will create perfect gift wraps. Although I’ll be saving a lot more money, I might still need some help during this holiday season. Thankfully, payday loans are available by a click of a mouse in case I need help covering some bills.


In defense a little of US auto companies, they're not completely retrograde. My brother bought a new GMC pickup (necessary for work) and it was several thousand less, and only one mpg lower, than a far smaller Japanese model. Many people in Detroit are working hard, the decisions at the executive level are the problem.

And further, although automotive consumption IS a very large factor, most energy is consumed by industry and homes, not automobiles. Of course, consumers in both of those sectors seem more sensitive to high prices, and conserve more, accordingly.

Tari Ledsome

Driving slow doesn't assure you of safety. Sometimes a reckless driver will surprise you and suddenly crash onto your car, even if you drive smooth and slow. A stricter implementation of road safety by the police is key in reducing accident rates in our highways.

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