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Ebola and Amazon

Good Morning Warren and friends

Ebola and Amazon and how you can help by shopping

Do you shop on Amazon? If so, you can help get the word out to people in third world countries about Ebola.

Many of the people in Liberia and Sierra Leone and other countries that are fighting Ebola are beyond poor, they live without electricity, they are illiterate.

It does no good to hand them a piece of paper to read, they can’t read. They could watch a video if they had electricity, but they don’t have electricity.

But if you are a member of Amazon you can go into Amazon and type in Polder and then click on Select. A confirmation will come up saying Now when you shop at, your purchases will support Polder Inc.

One Mobile Projector per Trainer (OMPT) is a group that can train aid workers in the affected areas to make simple videos that will show people what they can do to stay healthy, what they need to do if they are ill, and what to do if they know someone that is ill. The projector works off a battery that can be recharged in a car through the ashtray lighter.

Anyone who purchases through Amazon will NOT be charged more for what they buy, but Amazon will give .05% of that purchase to OMPT to help them finance this venture.

Martha, I drove the S60 this week, not the V60. Sightlines were great, the $900 blind spot information system package helped a lot, so did the platinum package ($3,750) adaptive cruise control with queue assist, collision warning with full auto brakes, pedestrian detection with auto-brake and lane-keeping aid. The base was $39,900, the total was $46,525. I got 26.9 mpg. Volvo is known for safety so they know how to do that. Their start/stop, which will give you better fuel economy wasn’t as smooth as others, but they will work it out.

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Lou Ann Hammond

Lou Ann Hammond is the CEO of Carlist and Driving the Nation. She is the co-host of Real Wheels Washington Post carchat every Friday morning and is the Automotive, energy correspondent for The John Batchelor Show and a Contributor to Automotive Electronics magazine headquartered in Korea. Hammond is a founding member of the Women's World Car of the Year #WWCOTY, and board member of the Women in Automotive.