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  • blpasemann
    Aug 2, 2006
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      Laura,
      at the very least you should be able to go into your yahoo/group
      settings and disable email messages from this group. At least the
      emails will stop.

      --- In hreg@yahoogroups.com, "Laura" <laura@...> wrote:
      >
      > I've cancelled my subscription to this membership, yet I still get
      > emails. Can you please take me off the list.
      >
      >
      > Thanks.
      >
      >
      >
      > Laura La Rue
      >
      > -----Original Message-----
      > From: hreg@yahoogroups.com [mailto:hreg@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of
      > Sean Kaylor
      > Sent: Wednesday, August 02, 2006 3:11 PM
      > To: hreg@yahoogroups.com
      > Subject: Re: [hreg] What is holding back American car companies?
      >
      >
      >
      > The engine you are referring to is called a Scuderi split cycle engine
      > designed by the late Carmelo Scuderi.
      >
      > About US auto makers. Isn't it ironic that CAFE standards haven't been
      > raised since the mid-1980's? The US is the only developed nation to
      > actually have an average reduction in automobile fuel efficiency in the
      > past ten years. Why aren't CAFE standards raised? While I would shy away
      > from pointing fingers directly- there is a lot of blame centered around
      > the United Auto Workers and the mid-west politicians. The UAW claimes
      > that raising CAFE standards will jepordize passenger safety because to
      > obtain a more fuel efficient vehicle major weight reductions will have
      > to take place. Also, the UAW and domestic car manufacturing firms fear
      > that raising fuel efficiency standards might give foreign competitors a
      > strategic advantage because, just as was mentioned earlier in this post,
      > Hond and Toyota have been successfully designing, manufacturing, and
      > selling more efficient vehicles for several decades now.
      >
      > It is rather ironic that Ford and GM are losing money hand over fist not
      > simply because they are losing market share in the compact/sub-compact
      > categories, but mainly because their high profit margin SUV and truck
      > categories are having to compete against Toyota and Honda SUV and truck
      > models. Looks like domestic auto production is declining on all fronts
      > which is unfortunate.
      >
      > Sean
      >
      >
      >
      >
      > _____
      >
      >
      > From: "Jim & Janet" <jhd1@...>
      > Reply-To: hreg@yahoogroups.com
      > To: <hreg@yahoogroups.com>
      > Subject: Re: [hreg] What is holding back American car companies?
      > Date: Wed, 2 Aug 2006 15:36:05 -0500
      >
      > You heard it on Marketplace on Tuesday. http://marketplace.
      > <http://marketplace.publicradio.org/shows/2006/08/01/PM200608015.html>
      > publicradio.org/shows/2006/08/01/PM200608015.html
      >
      > Marketplace is an excellent program for Public Radio quality business
      > news.
      >
      > Often the much overlooked business section of your local mewspaper is a
      > very good source of news that does not make it to the local, state or
      > world sections. Let me suggest that everyone start paying closer
      > attention to "business" news.
      >
      > Jim Duncan
      >
      >
      >
      > ----- Original Message -----
      >
      > From: Ariel Thomann <mailto:ajthomann@...>
      >
      > To: hreg@yahoogroups. <mailto:hreg@yahoogroups.com> com
      >
      > Cc: bsyed@worldnet. <mailto:bsyed@...> att.net ;
      > houstonpeakoil@ <mailto:houstonpeakoil@...>
      > lists.riseup.net
      >
      > Sent: Wednesday, August 02, 2006 2:58 PM
      >
      > Subject: Re: [hreg] What is holding back American car companies?
      >
      >
      >
      > I think it was yesterday afternoon that I heard something on the radio
      > that I can't find
      > now in the archives of KPFT or KUHF. I was driving, and failed to write
      > down the key
      > family surname. It was a lengthy discussion of a type of engine devised
      > by someone from
      > a long family line of tinkerers. I understood it could be either diesel
      > or gasoline,
      > compatible with hybrid systems, and supposedly far more efficient and
      > cheaper than
      > anything out there today. But, of course, suppressed by the big players.
      > Did anybody
      > else catch that program?
      >
      > Ariel
      > - We are all Human beings here together. We have to help one another,
      > since otherwise
      > there is NO ONE who will help.
      > - All countries need a NO REGRETS strategic energy policy. Think ahead 7
      > generations.
      > ------------------------------------
      >
      > > It's the outsourcing to get rid of unions, benefits, health insurance
      > and pensions,
      > > which the corporations don't have to worry, and money saved goes to
      > the top of the
      > > Pyramid's exorbitant salaries and perks. They got the bad taste of
      > GREED, which has
      > > desensitized them to think about the interests of their customers.
      > There are a lot of
      > > neat technologies which can be used in todays cars to make them more
      > reliable, but it
      > > does suit the interest of the TOP guys at the APEX.
      > >
      > > Bashir A. Syed
      > > ----- Original Message -----
      > > From: Ariel Thomann
      > > To: hreg@yahoogroups. <mailto:hreg@yahoogroups.com> com
      > > Cc: tigger@...
      > > Sent: Wednesday, August 02, 2006 12:54 PM
      > > Subject: Re: [hreg] What is holding back American car companies?
      > >
      > >
      > > Just think, during WW-II the aircraft companies could design, test,
      > tool up, and
      > > mass produce fighter planes sometimes in a matter of months...
      > >
      > > Ariel
      > ------------------------------------
      > >
      > > > 2:40pm, blpasemann wrote:
      > > >
      > > >> Interesting article today, that Toyota is now the #2 automaker. I
      > feel there is
      > > an underlying reason car dealers are willing to keep losing money and
      > marketshare
      > > to keep promoting gas gusseling vehicles, while Honda and Toyota and
      > kicking
      > > their butt with hybrids and fuel economy. Don't they see this?? I feel
      > the oil
      > > companies, government and car makers are all in this together, but
      > while oil
      > > companies are making record profits, car dealers are losing lots of
      > money and may
      > > not recover. I want to know what other think and if they have some
      > reasons why
      > > this is happening. I personally have driven fords most of my life, but
      > I will NOT
      > > by a Ford again or an American car. I really want to a prius or what I
      > will
      > > probably do is build an electric car or biodiesel. Just wanted to put
      > this out
      > > there and see what you guys think.
      > > >>
      > > >
      > > > I don't know for sure, but I would guess that part of what you (we)
      > are seeing is
      > > due to the lag from concept to market that auto makers go through. It
      > typically
      > > takes several years for a manufacturer to design and implement
      > something new. I
      > > don't know how long, but I'd guess between 3-5 years, depending on how
      > much is new
      > > vs how much has already been designed. (Consider an all-new vehicle vs
      > a new body
      > > on an existing chassis.) Think about the Dodge Magnum, a big,
      > gas-guzzling beast
      > > available with a 300HP (or so) engine. It came out about a year or so
      > ago. It was
      > > probably in the works before W. became President.
      > > >
      > > > Honda and Toyota have traditionally made smaller vehicles, so were
      > probably in a
      > > much better position from the start to offer more fuel-efficient cars
      > and take
      > > advantage of today's higher gas prices.
      > > >
      > > > Paul
      > > >
      > > >
      > > >
      > > > Yahoo! Groups Links
      >
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