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I was laid-off from the largest pharmaceutical company in the world in a round of massive lay-offs, lost my home to a short sale (yes, you, the American tax payer are paying for my mortgage), and after speaking with Certified Financial Advisors and Mortgage Crisis Counselors, Banks, companies, etc... have very little recourse to pursue you unless you owe many 10 of thousands or millions of dollars. If you don't have the money, you don't have the money. If you don't want to pay the termination fee, then don't pay it. Verizon will not spend the money to hunt you down, drag you into court, or have a State Marshall serve you with papers to report to court.
The only way to curb CO2 in the atmosphere is to stop burning fuel and let natural vegetation grow. This also means letting forests GROW and not clear cutting for land development, wood, and paper.
Turbochargers are the most efficient way to increase torque in any engine, even more efficient than superchargers.
I think the American auto industry needs to wake up and start engineering its vehicles for the highest mileage possible by using diesel and hybrid and stop reducing the amount of plastic and sound insulation in cars. It's easy to reduce weight by cutting plastic and sound insulation, which leads to interiors falling apart prematurely and driving the public to foreign vehicles.
I own a 1999 Saab 93 and really like the car - low maintenance, but service is expensive. Also, it's not rusting anywhere. Recently Yahoo recommended Saab and Volvo as excellent cars to own long-term because, well, they last a long time and are built well. YouTube has a few videos of some suped-up Saabs in drag races. One, is a recent All-Wheel Drive 2000-year body style that fries all 4 tires most spectacularly - and it's done with a 4-cylinder turbocharged engine.
I almost for got to mention - I look 15 years younger than most people my age.