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March 2011


Human Suffering In Japan Beyond Imagination

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How much worse can it get for one nation and its people? First, a 9.0 earthquake, the largest in Japan's history, 4th highest in human recorded history. Next, a devastating tsunami that wipes out entire towns killing more than 7000 people, SO FAR. Thousands more missing and presumed dead. Then, a nuclear power plant meltdown followed by a snow blizzard? Is it not enough that all these things have devastated the people of Japan, their lives and livlihoods stripped away in an instant? Now, without shelter they freeze, without water and food, they starve. Imagine if you will, when you lay in your warm bed tonight with a full stomach from a nice dinner, what these people are enduring without food, water and shelter, not even blankets to fend from the cold. Ask yourself, what can I do to help? Read about this on CNN - Shelter in a Box: http://www.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/asiapcf/03/17/cnnheroes.henderson.japan/index.html?iref=allsearch . Ask what you can do, how you can help, how can you give of yourself in any way humanly possible to support our friends of Japan.


Gas Saving Tips for Eco-Friendly Vacation

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Couple hiking Gas prices have risen more than 35 percent in recent years. According to early estimates from the Travel Industry Association of America, 26 percent of people claim that soaring gas prices are stalling their travel plans.

Before you let the ExxonMobils of the world keep you from hitting the road, Concierge.com has a few gas-saving alternatives for you to consider … a way to make your summer greener...

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Get The Best Fuel Economy This Summer

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Fuel Gauge Summer will soon be upon us and that means vacation time, weekend road trips, and plenty of driving. Before you hit the road, check out these fuel saving tips:

  • Avoid high speeds/use cruise control.
  • Avoid jackrabbit starts and sudden stops.
  • Remove excess weight from the trunk — extra weight decreases gas mileage.
  • Keep your tires properly inflated.
  • Use overdrive gears if you have them.
  • Use your air conditioner sparingly.
  • Check and replace air filters regularly.
  • Get a tune-up and change your oil regularly and right before a long trip.
  • Use gasoline formulated to give better mileage

Visit RTM for more tips.www.localshell.com.