Monday, March 31, 2008

A News Story Worth Following

Okay this is a funny story. You may have heard about it. Last Monday Hillary Clinton gave a speech in Washington DC and she talked about some of her experiences as a First Lady. She mentions a trip to Bosnia where she was "under sniper fire" (second paragraph). Well it turns out that's not the story else remembers. Check out this video on You Tube regarding the story.

She's been claiming all of this experience advantage over Obama. Apparently some of that "experience" may have been fabricated. I don't know who I'll vote for in the Presidential election in November. But integrity is going to be a key factor in my decision.

Anyway enjoy the story. Not good for the Clinton campaign...especially in my book.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Raking Leaves

So I walked outside the other day and I saw this:

What a clever little boy.

Saturday, March 08, 2008

Getting the Best Bang for Your Buck at the Pump

  1. Only fill up your car or truck in the early morning when the ground temperature is still cold. The colder the ground the more dense the gasoline, when it gets warmer gasoline expands, so buying in the afternoon or in the evening...your gallon is not exactly a gallon.
  2. Avoid toping off the tank. Do not fill the gas tank past the first "click" of the fuel nozzle if it has an automatic shut-off. You often loose that extra gas you put it due to slosh over.
  3. Pump your gas at the slower speed. It takes longer but the faster the gas moves the more it evaporates. The more it evaporates the less gas you get into your tank.
  4. Fill up your car when it’s half full. When there is more air taking up space in your tank the gas can evaporate faster. So keeping the tank more full will reduce the amount of gas you lose due to evaporation.

Resources: Tips 1 and 2 come from the Utah Geological Survey site. Tips 3 and 4 come from some random guy who claims to have worked in the oil business for years (so take ‘em with a grain of salt).

Also if you are interested in buying gasoline from companies that don’t get their oil from the Middle East the US Department of Energy shows that on their web site.

Here’s a cheat sheet if you don’t want to look at the full list.

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