>>Some really good practical ideas on fuel conservation.
>>Someone who has been in petroleum pipeline business for about 31 years
>>and is currently working for the Kinder-Morgan Pipeline in San Jose , CA
>>wrote the following information:
>>We deliver about 4 million gallons in a 24-hour
>>period from the pipe line; one day it’s diesel, the next day it’s jet
>>fuel and gasoline. We have 34 storage tanks here with a total capacity
>>of 16,800,000 gallons. Here are some tricks to help you get your
>>money’s worth. >>1. Fill up your car or truck in the
>>morning when the temperature is still cool. Remember that all service
>>stations have their storage tanks buried below ground; and the colder
>>the ground, the denser the gasoline. When it gets warmer gasoline
>>expands, so if you’re filling up in the afternoon or in the evening,
>>what should be a gallon is not exactly a gallon. In the petroleum
>>business, the specific gravity and temperature of the fuel (gasoline,
>>diesel, jet fuel, ethanol and other petroleum products) are significant.
>>Every truckload that we load is temperature-compensated so that the
>>indicated gallonage is actually the amount pumped. A one-degree rise in
>>temperature is a big deal for businesses, but service stations don’t
>>have temperature compensation at their pumps.
>>2. If a tanker truck is filling the
>>station’s tank at the time you want to buy gas, do not fill up; most
>>likely dirt and sludge in the tank is being stirred up when gas is being
>>delivered, and you might be transferring that dirt from the bottom of
>>their tank into your car’s tank.
>>3. Fill up when your gas tank is
>>half-full (or half-empty), because the more gas you have in your tank
>>the less air there is and gasoline evaporates rapidly, especially when
>>it’s warm. (Gasoline storage tanks have an internal floating ‘roof’
>>membrane to act as a barrier between the gas and the atmosphere, thereby
>>4. If you look at the trigger you’ll see
>>that it has three delivery settings: slow, medium and high. When you’re
>>filling up do not squeeze the trigger of the nozzle to the high setting.
>>You should be pumping at the slow setting, thereby minimizing vapors
>>created while you are pumping. Hoses at the pump are corrugated; the
>>corrugations act as a return path for vapor recovery from gas that
>>already has been metered. If you are pumping at the high setting, the
>>agitated gasoline contains more vapor, which is being sucked back into
>>the underground tank, so you’re getting less gas for your money.
>>Hope this will help ease your ‘pain at the
Archive for November, 2007
>>Some really good practical ideas on fuel conservation.
This is the new Mercedes Benz SCL600.
This car is really different.
That’s not what is different about it.
…….and now for the ‘really different’ part:
Here is what is different.
No steering wheel, you drive it with a joystick. No pedals either.
Can you drive with a joystick? Your kids and grandkids probably can.
The influence of video games in our lives has really arrived, wouldn’t you say?
This is important information for females of ALL ages . Guys – please
forward to the female members of your family and all your female
friends and associates.
When this was sent to me, I was told to forward it to my lady friends.
I forwarded it to most everyone in my address book. My men friends
have female friends and this information is too important to miss
someone. Please pass it along.
A group of rapists and date rapists in prison were interviewed on what
they look for in a potential victim and here are some interesting
1) The first thing men look for in a potential victim is hairstyle.
They are most likely to go after a woman with a ponytail, bun, braid
or other hairstyle that can easily be grabbed . They are also likely
to go after a woman with long hair. Women with short hair are not
2) The second thing men look for is clothing . They will look for
women who’s clothing is easy to remove quickly . Many of them carry
scissors around specifically to cut clothing.
3) They also look for women on their cell phone , searching through
their purse or doing other activities while walking because they are
off guard and can be easily overpowered.
4) Men are most likely to attack & rape in the early morning, between
5: 00am. and 8: 30a.m.
5) The number one place women are abducted from/attacked is grocery
store parking lots . Number two is office parking lots/garages .
Number three is public restrooms .
6) The thing about these men is that they are looking to grab a woman
and quickly move her to another location where they don’t have to
worry about getting caught.
7) Only 2% said they carried weapons because rape carries a 3-5 year
sentence but rape with a weapon is 15-20 years.
8) If you put up any kind of a fight at all, they get discouraged
because it only takes a minute or two for them to realize that going
after you isn’t worth it because it will be time-consuming.
9) These men said they would not pick on women who have umbrellas, or
other similar objects that can be used from a distance, in their
hands. Keys are not a deterrent because you have to get really close
to the attacker to use them as a weapon. So, the idea is to convince
these guys you’re not worth it.
10) Several defense mechanisms he taught us are: If someone is
following behind you on a street or in a garage or with you in an
elevator or stairwell, look them in the face and ask them a question,
like what time is it, or make general small talk: “I can’t believe it
is so cold out here”, “we’re in for a bad winter.” Now you’ve seen
their face and could identify them in a line-up; you lose appeal as a
11) If someone is coming toward you , hold out your hands in front of
you and yell STOP or STAY BACK ! Most of the rapists this man talked
to said they’d leave a woman alone if she yelled or showed that she
would not be afraid to fight back . Again, they are looking for an
12) If you carry pepper spray (this instructor was a huge advocate of
it and carries it with him wherever he goes,) yell I HAVE PEPPER SPRAY
and holding it out will be a deterrent.
13) If someone grabs you , you can’t beat them with strength but you
can by outsmart ing them . If you are grabbed around the waist from
behind, pinch the attacker either under the arm (between the elbow and
armpit) OR in the upper inner thigh VERY VERY HARD . One woman in a
class this guy taught told him she used the underarm pinch on a guy
who was trying to date rape her and was so upset she broke through the
skin and tore out muscle strands – the guy needed stitches. Try
pinching yourself in those places as hard as you can stand it; it
14) After the initial hit, always GO for the GROIN . I know from a
particularly unfortunate experience that if you slap a guy’s parts it
is extremely painful. You might think that you’ll anger the guy and
make him want to hurt you more, but the thing these rapists told our
instructor is that they want a woman who will not cause a lot of
trouble. Start causing trouble, and he’s out of there.
15) When the guy puts his hands up to you , grab his first two fingers
and bend them back as far as possible with as much pressure pushing
down on them as possible . The instructor did it to me without using
much pressure, and I ended up on my knees and both knuckles cracked
16) Of course the things we always hear still apply. Always be aware
of your surroundings, take someone with you if you can and if you see
any odd behavior, don’t dismiss it, go with your instincts!!! You
may feel a little silly at the time, but you’d feel much worse if the
guy really was trouble.
PLEASE READ THEN FORWARD THIS TO EVERY WOMAN YOU KNOW, IT’S SIMPLE
STUFF BUT IT COULD SAVE HER LIFE
I dialed a number and got the following recording:
“I am not available right now, but thank you for caring enough to
call. I am making some changes in my life. Please leave a message
after the beep. If I do not return your call, you are one of the
At pilot’s training back in the Air Corps they taught us,
“Always try to keep the number of landings you make
equal to the number of take offs you make.”
Little Tommy had been to a birthday party at a friend’s house.
Knowing his sweet tooth, Tommy’s mother looked straight into his eyes
“I hope you didn’t ask for a second piece of cake.”
“No, but I asked Mrs. Smith for the recipe so you could make some
like it, and she gave me two more pieces without asking.”
Aspire to inspire before you expire.
My wife and I had words,
but I didn’t get to use mine.
As my five year old son and I were headed to McDonald’s one day, we
passed a car accident. Usually when we see something terrible like
that, we say a prayer for those who might be hurt, so I pointed and
said to my son,
“We should pray.”
From the back seat I heard his earnest request:
“Please, God, don’t let those cars block the entrance to McDonald’s.”
Frustration is trying to find your glasses without your glasses.
Blessed are those who can give without remembering
and take without forgetting.
The irony of life is that, by the time you’re old enough to know your
you’re not going anywhere.
God made man before woman so as to give him time to think
of an answer for her first question.
I was always taught to respect my elders,
but it keeps getting harder to find one.
Every morning is the dawn of a new error.
An atheist professor of philosophy speaks to his class on the problem
Science has with God, The Almighty.
He asks one of his new students to stand and…
Prof: So you believe in God?
Student: Absolutely, sir.
Prof: Is God good?
Prof: Is God all-powerful?
Student : Yes.
Prof: My brother died of cancer even though he prayed to God to heal him.
Most of us would attempt to help others who are ill. But God didn’t.
How is this God good then? Hmm?
(Student is silent.)
Prof: You can’t answer, can you? Let’s start again, young fella. Is God good?
Prof: Is Satan good?
Prof: Where does Satan come from?
Student: From… God…
Prof: That’s right. Tell me son, is there evil in this world?
Prof: Evil is everywhere, isn’t it? And God did make everything. Correct?
Prof: So who created evil?
(Student does not answer.)
Prof: Is there sickness? Immorality? Hatred? Ugliness? All these
terrible things exist in the world, don’t they?
Student: Yes, sir.
Prof: So, who created them?
(Student has no answer.)
Prof: Science says you have 5 senses you use to identify and observe
the world around you.
Tell me, son…Have you ever seen God?
Student: No, sir.
Prof: Tell us if you have ever heard your God?
Student: No, sir.
Prof: Have you ever felt your God, tasted your God, smelt your God?
Have you ever had any sensory perception of God for that matter?
Student: No, sir. I’m afraid I haven’t.
Prof: Yet you still believe in Him?
Prof: According to empirical, testable, demonstrable protocol, science
says your GOD doesn’t exist.
What do you say to that, son?
Student: Nothing. I only have my faith.
Prof: Yes. Faith. And that is the problem science has.
Student: Professor, is there such a thing as heat?
Student: And is there such a thing as cold?
Student: No sir. There isn’t.
(The lecture theatre becomes very quiet with this turn of events.)
Student:Sir, you can have lots of heat, even more heat, superheat,
mega heat, white heat, a little heat or no heat. But we don’t have
called cold. We can hit 458 degrees below zero which is no heat, but
we can’t go any further after that. There is no such thing as cold .
Cold is only a word we use to describe the absence of heat . We cannot
measure cold. Heat is energy . Cold is not the opposite of heat,
sir, just the absence of it .
(There is pin-drop silence in the lecture theatre.)
Student: What about darkness, Professor? Is there such a thing as darkness?
Prof: Yes. What is night if there isn’t darkness?
Student: You’re wrong again, sir. Darkness is the absence of
something. You can have low light, normal light, bright light,
But if you have no light constantly, you have nothing and it’s called
darkness, isn’t it? In reality, darkness isn’t. If it were you would
be able to make darkness darker, wouldn’t you?
Prof: So what is the point you are making, young man?
Student: Sir, my point is your philosophical premise is flawed.
Prof: Flawed? Can you explain how?
Student: Sir, you are working on the premise of duality. You argue
there is life and then there is death, a good God and a bad God. You
viewing the concept of God as something finite, something we can
measure. Sir, science can’t even explain a thought. It uses
and magnetism, but has never seen, much less fully understood either
one.To view death as the opposite of life is to be ignorant of the
fact that death cannot exist as a substantive thing. Death is not the
opposite of life: just the absence of it.
Now tell me, Professor.Do you teach your students that they evolved
from a monkey?
Prof: If you are referring to the natural evolutionary process, yes,
of course, I do.
Student: Have you ever observed evolution with your own eyes, sir?
(The Professor shakes his head with a smile, beginning to realize
where the argument is going.)
Student: Since no one has ever observed the process of evolution at
work and cannot even prove that this process is an on-going endeavor,
you not teaching your opinion, sir? Are you not a scientist but a preacher?
(The class is in uproar.)
Student: Is there anyone in the class who has ever seen the Professor’s brain?
(The class breaks out into laughter.)
Student: Is there anyone here who has ever heard the Professor’s
brain, felt it, touched or smelt it? No one appears to have done so.
according to the established rules of empirical, stable, demonstrable
protocol, science says that you have no brain,sir.
With all due respect, sir, how do we then trust your lectures, sir?
(The room is silent. The professor stares at the student, his face
Prof: I guess you’ll have to take them on faith, son.
Student: That is it sir… The link between man & god is FAITH . That
is all that keeps things moving & alive.
NB: I believe you have enjoyed the conversation…
And if so… You’ll probably want your friends/colleagues to enjoy the
same… Won’t you?
This is a true story, and the student was none other than…
APJ Abdul Kalam, the former President Of India.
WISDOM IS THE ABILITY TO DISCOVER AN ALTERNATIVE
Dr. Bernard Jensen
Our Prof Dato’ Dr. Khalid has confirmed that there are scientific
medical reasons and therefore safe!
A NEEDLE CAN SAVE THE LIFE OF A STROKE PATIENT-From Chinese professor
Keep a syringe or needle in your home to do this… It’s amazing and
an unconventional way of recovering from stroke, read it through it
can help somebody one day.
This is amazing. Please keep this very handy.. Excellent tips. Do take
a minute to read this. You’ll never know. One’s life may depend on
“My father was paralyzed and later died from the result of a stroke. I
wish I knew about this first aid before. When stroke strikes, the
capillaries in the brain will gradually burst.”(Irene Liu)
When a stroke occurs, stay calm. No matter where the victim is,do not
Move him/her. Because, if moved, the capillaries will burst. Help the
victim to sit up where he is to prevent him from falling over again,
and then the bloodletting can begin. If you have in your home an
injection syringe that would be the best, otherwise, a sewing needle
or a straight pin will do.
1. Place the needle/pin over fire to sterilize it, and then use it to
prick the tip of all 10 fingers.
2. There are no specific acupuncture points, just prick about a mm
from the fingernail.
3. Prick till blood comes out.
4. If blood does not start to drip, then squeeze with your fingers.
5. When all 10 digits is bleeding, wait a few minutes then the victim
will regain consciousness.
6. If the victim’s mouth is crooked, then pull on his ears until they are red.
7. Then prick each ear lobe twice until two drops of blood comes from
each ear lobe. After a few minutes the victim should regain
Wait till the victim regain his normal state without any abnormal
symptoms then take him to the hospital, otherwise, if he was taken in
the ambulance in a hurry to the hospital, the bumpy trip will cause
all the capillaries in his brain to burst. If he could save his life,
barely managing to walk, then it is by the grace of his ancestors.
” I learned about letting blood to save life from Chinese traditional
doctor Ha Bu-Ting who lives in Sun-Juke. Furthermore, I had practical
experience with it. Therefore I can say this method is 100%
effective.In 1979, I was teaching in Fung-Gaap College in Tai-Chung.
One afternoon I was teaching class when another teacher came running
to my class room and said in panting, “Ms. Liu, come quick, our
supervisor has had a stroke!”
I immediately went to the 3rd floor. When I saw our supervisor,
Mr.Chen Fu-Tien, his color was off, his speech was slurred, his mouth
was crooked-all the symptoms of a stroke. I immediately asked one of
the practicum students to go to the pharmacy outside the school to buy
a syringe, which I used to prick Mr. Chen’s 10 fingers tips. When all
10 fingers were bleeding (each with a pea-sized drop of blood), after
a few minutes, Mr. Chen’s face regained its color and his eyes’ spirit
returned, too. But his mouth was still crooked. So I pulled on his
ears to fill them with blood. When his ears became red, I pricked his
right earlobe twice to let out 2 drops of blood. When both earlobes
had two drops of blood each, a miracle happened. Within 3-5 minutes
the shape of his mouth returned to normal and his speech became clear.
We let him rest for a while and have a cup of hot tea, then we helped
him go down the stairs, drove him to Wei-Wah Hospital He rested one
night and was released the next day to return to school to teach.
Everything worked normally. There were no ill after-effects. On the
other hand, the usual stroke victim usually suffers irreparable
bursting of the brain capillaries on the way to the hospital. As a
result, these victims never recover.- ” (Irene Liu)
Therefore stroke is the second cause of death. The lucky ones will
stay alive but can remain paralyzed for life. It is such a horrible
thing to happen in one’s life. If we can all remember this
bloodletting method and start the life-saving process immediately, in
a short time, the victim will be revived and regain 100% normality.