Thursday, November 25, 2010

Snowy weather grips the country - Scotland
Brendan Young, a forecaster with MeteoGroup, the weather arm of the Press Association, said: "When you have these northerly winds bringing lots of cold air they bring snow showers that tend to affect northern parts of Scotland.

"It's getting colder and colder and could be as low as minus 10 by Saturday. It is really very cold for late November."
Obama Bolsters U.S. Hybrid Automobile Sales in Waning Consumer Market - Bloomberg
President Barack Obama’s administration has bought almost a fourth of the Ford Motor Co. and General Motors Co. hybrid vehicles sold since he took office, accelerating federal purchases as consumer demand wanes.
GOP weighs changes in how the House runs | Washington Examiner
Walden did not specifically target Pelosi's "Green the Capitol" program for cuts, but he said its survival will depend on whether it makes fiscal sense. He hinted that the GOP would be satisfied enough with the pre-Pelosi policy of using blue recycling bins.

Pelosi has touted the program for decreasing the Capitol's "carbon footprint" and reducing paper waste while improving recycling. But her efforts have also been criticized as too costly. For instance, Republicans lambasted Pelosi for spending $90,000 on a controversial carbon offset program and $1 million on energy-efficient lighting for the Capitol dome, among other environmental initiatives.

The Daily Caller website in April reported that some janitors were taking the four-part recycling containers placed in each House office and dumping them into a common trash bin, prompting complaints from House staff.
Military Pegs Hourly Air Force One Cost at $181G, as Obama Sets Travel Record -
The average American could buy a house for the amount of money it takes to run Air Force One every hour.

The U.S. military has provided an updated estimate on that cost, first published by a taxpayer watchdog group and confirmed by, and the number is staggering -- $181,757 per hour. That's the price tag for shuttling around President Obama, who, as it turns out, has spent more days abroad in his first two years than any other president.

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