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  • Four Things You Can Do To Help Stop the Creation of Genetically-Modified Kids

    02/21/2015 3:38:33 PM PST · by NYer · 29 replies
    Catholic Lane ^ | February 20, 2015 | Rebecca Taylor
    At a time when more and more people are becoming wary of generically-modified foods in their diet, the United Kingdom is poised to begin creating genetically-modified children with the genetic material of three people, two women and one man; a genetic combination that could not occur naturally.And the way the UK goes, the United States may soon  follow.The average person may feel totally overwhelmed by the science and helpless to do anything about it. Unfortunately, we cannot stick our heads in the sand and do nothing. If we ignore this problem it will not go away. If we stay silent...
  • OK FR Men! My Son Wants to Buy a GMC One Ton Diesel C3500 with 140K on it and New Brakes.

    08/26/2012 6:00:09 PM PDT · by Chickensoup · 160 replies
    08.26.12 | Chickensoup
    OK FR Men! My Son Wants to Buy a GMC One Ton Diesel C3500 with 140K on it and New Brakes. It is big. It is heavy. It goes vrooom vrooom. He wants it to upgrade with some friend's help. Near as I can figure out from the Net this thing must get about 10 miles to the gallon. It does not have the double wheels in the back. If that is the case it is 9.00 every time he drives to town. 2+K to insure and at least 4k annually to feed. Price 3K. Edmunds says it is worth...
  • Rasmussen: 50% Less Likely to Buy GM Because of Bailout

    09/30/2011 3:30:29 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 93 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 09/30/2011
    Federal bailout funding may have prevented General Motors from going through a normal bankruptcy process, but it has come at a significant price in terms of reputation and potential buyers. Fifty percent (50%) of American adults are less likely to buy a GM car because of the bailout. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds just four percent (4%) are more likely to buy from the company that critics refer to as Government Motors. Forty-two percent (42%) say the bailout has had no impact on their buying plans one way or the other. The flip side of the data...
  • GM in big trouble?

    06/18/2011 8:22:54 AM PDT · by SteveH · 59 replies
    SteveH | 6/18/2011 | SteveH
    Are GM sales in the tank?? Is GM in big trouble?? I walked by a GM dealership today. A few months ago I had been checking out a Chevy Volt, and the dealership seemed a bit odd, but basically OK in appearance. Now the dealership site is a mess. Evidently the lot went from being a new Chevy-GM dealership to a generic warranty pre-owned car lot. There still is one Chevy Volt there. There are many pre-owned GM cars there along with the usual sprinkling of non GM used cars that one would normally expect. What caught my eye is...
  • Chevrolet-Buick-GMC-Cadillac Sales Up 25 Percent in July 2010 (MUSCLE CARS ARE BACK - BAY-BEE!)

    08/06/2010 9:52:21 PM PDT · by Libloather · 69 replies
    Chevrolet-Buick-GMC-Cadillac Sales Up 25 Percent in July 2010 DETROIT - August 3, 2010: July sales for Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac increased by a combined 25 percent to 199,432 units. Buick and Cadillac brands each sold more than twice as many vehicles in July, compared with the same month a year ago. July marks the 10th straight month in which total and retail sales for GM's brands increased year-over-year, demonstrating the continued strengthening of each brand in the marketplace as GM continues to rebuild momentum a year after its launch as a new company. "When we say we want to...
  • Scott Brown Says He Asked Obama "If He'd Like Me to Drive the Truck Down to Washington" - Video

    01/19/2010 8:35:29 PM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 20 replies · 1,089+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | January 19, 2010 | Brian
    Here is video tonight of new Sen. Scott Brown from Massachusetts in his acceptance speech giging President Obama about his recent criticism of Scott Brown driving the state in his truck to talk to ordinary citizens. Brown said he talked to President Obama tonight and he asked Obama "if he'd like me to drive the truck down to Washington so you can see it?" . . . . (VIDEO)
  • Three Approved GMO Crops Linked to Organ Damage, New Study Shows

    01/13/2010 8:56:07 AM PST · by Fractal Trader · 50 replies · 1,398+ views
    Natural News via Slasdhot ^ | 13 January 2010 | Aaron Turpen
    Genetically Modified crops (or GM) are genetically modified organisms (GMO) that have been altered to meet a specific profile. They have also been the subject of controversy almost since their introduction two decades ago. A new study pinpoints three variations of GM corn (maize) as being linked to organ damage in mammals. The three varieties in question are Mon 810, Mon 863, and NK 603. The "Mon" is for, you guessed it, Monsanto and the NK is also a Monsanto product, being engineered for herbicide tolerance. The study was conducted by the Committee of Research and Information on Genetic Engineering...
  • Roger Penske Is Possible Buyer For Saturn Unit

    06/05/2009 11:26:55 AM PDT · by CHEE · 14 replies · 848+ views
    The Wall Street Journal on line ^ | June 5, 2009 | SHARON TERLEP
    Roger Penske, owner of the second-largest U.S. auto retail chain by revenue, has emerged as a potential buyer for General Motors Corp.'s Saturn brand, people familiar with the situation said. Mr. Penske is chief executive of Bloomfield Hills, Mich.-based Penske Automotive Group, which operates 300 dealerships in the U.S., U.K. and Germany. It is second in revenue in the U.S. to AutoNation Inc. A Penske spokesman declined to comment. GM on Monday said it hired Stephen Girsky, a former Morgan Stanley analyst and one-time adviser to departed Chief Executive Rick Wagoner, to review offers from potential buyers. The auto maker,...
  • GM to Shed Pontiac, Close More Plants (GMC trucks and SUVs also in danger)

    04/24/2009 1:12:35 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 20 replies · 2,328+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | April 24, 2009 | Sharon Terlep and John Stoll
    General Motors Corp. is readying plans to shed its Pontiac brand, shutter more factories and launch a bond exchange aimed at eliminating billions in debt, people familiar with the matter said Friday. The auto maker, facing a June 1 federal deadline to dramatically restructure or go bankrupt, is preparing early next week to detail the progress it has made on the stepped-up recovery plan demanded by the Obama administration. GM is expected to announce plans to eliminate or sell its poorly performing Pontiac brand, according to several people who have been briefed on the plan. Previously, GM said it...
  • Vanity: What makes a GMC Yukon worth twice a Ford Explorer?

    04/20/2006 10:03:42 AM PDT · by Attention Surplus Disorder · 50 replies · 900+ views
    none | n/a | none
    I've been wondering for a while why GMC SUVs are priced at nearly twice what Ford Explorers are. Is there that much of a difference? They seem fairly indentical, but I haven't conducted a major research effort. I own a Ford Explorer Sport, and it's a dopey but functional piece of American metal which serves my needs fine. Comments?
  • Big SUVs May Face Tougher Fuel Standards

    03/22/2006 4:37:55 AM PST · by Ellesu · 12 replies · 383+ views
    wsj.com ^ | 03-22-06 | LAURA MECKLER
    In Overhaul of Mileage Rules, Regulators Consider Lifting Exemption for Large Vehicles: The Bush administration is considering subjecting the biggest vans and sport-utility vehicles to fuel-economy standards for the first time. The move would please environmentalists but put new pressure on struggling domestic auto makers, particularly General Motors Corp. The biggest SUVs, vans and pickup trucks -- those weighing between 8,500 and 10,000 pounds -- have been exempt from fuel-economy rules since they were established in the 1970s, a time when regulators didn't foresee such large vehicles being used as the family car. In 2003, the administration announced plans to...
  • 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>
  • How GM can avoid bankruptcy

    11/20/2005 2:57:23 PM PST · by Angry Republican · 108 replies · 2,696+ views
    MSN Money ^ | 11/17/2005 | Robert Walberg
    The company is bleeding billions, but management is beginning to see the light. There are a few bold steps -- including the scrapping of one of its brands -- GM execs should take to keep the auto giant running. According to some analysts on Wall Street, General Motors lost credibility last week when the company said that it would be restating 2001 earnings. That’s what it took for GM’s management to lose credibility? How about years of mismanaging its production effort? Or refusing to aggressively streamline its product offerings, recklessly pursuing incentive strategies, failing to address ballooning health-care and pension...
  • GM lets everyone in on its discount

    05/28/2005 9:20:09 AM PDT · by rdb3 · 34 replies · 1,694+ views
    Detroit Free Press | 28 MAY 2005 | MICHAEL ELLIS
    Title and link only. All GM vehicles except the Hummer H3 at GM employee discounts? Huge! Read about it, especially if you are in the market for a newer vehicle. http://www.freep.com/money/autonews/gm28e_20050528.htm
  • Wall Street speculates on General Motors bankruptcy

    04/20/2005 8:21:13 PM PDT · by WildPlum · 80 replies · 5,165+ views
    SupplierBusiness.COM ^ | 04-18-2005 | SupplierBusiness
    The speculation on Wall Street last week was how long it would be before General Motors declared bankruptcy. The share price fell more than 15% last week ahead of today's first quarter results as the scale of GM's problems became clearer. The adjustments that the company has made to its production schedule in the first two quarters of 2005, and the warnings from credit rating agencies that the company’s huge debt faces downgrading to junk bond status has focused America's financial markets on the problems of the world's largest carmaker.GM's share price in the past 12 monthsSource: MSN MoneyWall Street can over-react both...
  • What would Jesus drive? gas-guzzling Americans are asked [MEGA GUARDIAN BARF ALERT]

    11/15/2002 8:49:54 PM PST · by naine · 160 replies · 1,185+ views
    The Guardian ^ | November 14, 2002 | Oliver Burkeman
    'What would Jesus drive?' gas-guzzling Americans are asked Oliver Burkeman in New York Thursday November 14, 2002 The Guardian The midwestern United States, equally devout in its worship of God as in its worship of gas-guzzling four-wheel-drive vehicles, is about to be asked to choose between the two. "What Would Jesus Drive?" is the slogan dominating a television advertising campaign about to blanket cities in Iowa, Indiana and Missouri, along with the southern state of North Carolina. The question presumably did not arise in first-century Galilee, but the Christian group behind the ads believes the answer would not include...
  • Does God like your car?

    11/22/2002 1:38:24 AM PST · by ppaul · 22 replies · 402+ views
    townhall.com ^ | 11/22/02 | Jacob Sullum
    "What would Jesus drive?" asks the new religious campaign against SUVs. Naturally, everyone has been eager to supply a punch line. My initial thought was a donkey, which has considerably less passenger and cargo space than an SUV, along with emissions problems of its own. Then a colleague pointed out that Jesus was a carpenter, so he'd probably want a pickup truck, which falls into the same mileage and emissions category as an SUV, to haul his lumber. On CNN's "Talk Back Live," a guest suggested that Jesus might very well drive a big SUV, especially if he was...
  • FCC Moves to Block EchoStar, Hughes Deal (DirecTV-Dish merger in jeopardy)

    10/10/2002 11:17:03 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 9 replies · 411+ views
    Reuters | October 10, 2002
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - EchoStar Communications Corp. was dealt a potentially fatal blow on Thursday in its $16.2 billion bid to acquire rival satellite television provider Hughes Electronics when U.S. communications regulators moved to block the deal. The Federal Communications Commission unanimously voted to refer the deal to an administrative law judge for review -- a process that could take months -- and gave little hope that any remedies proposed by the companies would resolve their concerns. "Based on the record, the commission cannot find that this merger is in the public interest," FCC Chairman Michael Powell said at a...
  • Regulators Poised to Block EchoStar's Purchase of Hughes

    10/06/2002 8:01:21 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 5 replies · 296+ views
    Dow Jones News Service | October 6, 2002
    Federal regulators are poised to block EchoStar Communications Corp.'s $18 billion acquisition of rival Hughes Electronics Corp. in a vote that could take place as early as Monday, people familiar with the matter told The Wall Street Journal. Barring a major, last-minute concession from the two satellite-television providers -- a prospect that many industry officials over the weekend said still was possible -- at least three of the four members of the Federal Communications Commission are set to cast votes rejecting the deal, according to people knowledgeable about the matter. FCC Chairman Michael Powell is among those opposing the...