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Old 08-22-2012, 06:10 AM   #1
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Old 08-22-2012, 07:02 AM   #2
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4 dolphins died in the time you took to write that because the sea rose above their blow holes.

It's time for action Kenneth. I'm waiting for you to lead the way.
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Old 08-22-2012, 07:37 AM   #3
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It's time for action Kenneth. I'm waiting for you to lead the way.

Ok let's get started. Take a cleansing breath. In through the nose, as deeply as you can. Now out through the mouth, slowly. Again. One more.

Now, say it with me: "Electric vehicles do not frighten me any more. I know that electric vehicles will not hurt me. I may not want an electric vehicle, but it's ok if other people do, even my friends and family."

I want you to repeat the steps above for the rest of the day, and tomorrow we'll move up to the next level in your EVphobia rehabilitation. Oh, and let's get the day off to a great start by updating that signature line!
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You left out the part where electric and hybrid vehicles get subsidies.
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Old 08-22-2012, 11:14 AM   #5
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You left out the part where electric and hybrid vehicles get subsidies.
I also left out the part where financial, utilities, tele-communications, and oil, gas & pipelines get more than half of government subsidies.

Imagine that...
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Old 08-22-2012, 11:59 AM   #6
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You left out the part where electric and hybrid vehicles get subsidies.
No he left out the part where Ken actually buys one.
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Old 08-22-2012, 12:06 PM   #7
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Electric vehicles don't frighten me. It's the people who know absolutely nothing about batteries with a blind religious faith in them and the willingness to spend trillions of dollars of other people's money that are scary.
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Old 08-22-2012, 12:38 PM   #8
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I also left out the part where financial, utilities, tele-communications, and oil, gas & pipelines get more than half of government subsidies.

Imagine that...
Well actually subsidies to layabouts far outstrips all other govt spending. Depends on how one defines "subsidies". Welfare, govt payrolls to the lazy looters called "govt employees", food stamps.. .all are subsidies.

And all those corporate subsidies should be stopped, too. However it's a game all nations play with the US engaging in it less than Europe or Japan. The justification is that it levels the playing field.

Example: Airbus would never have been able to compete with Boeing without massive subsidies. It's tribute to US business that it can compete in spite of the huge advantages foreign corporations enjoy.
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Well actually subsidies to layabouts far outstrips all other govt spending.
Since by far the largest portion of Federal "entitlement" spending is paying people back what they put in to the system, I guess that means old people who worked their entire lives and paid into Social Security and Medicare are "layabouts," right? Only 1.7% of the population gets their income from welfare; and even that number is high because it's based on a percentage of income and not a total number.

Having said that, there's an interesting observation here: to me, an electric bike or car is just another step along the technology path started by Benz, Curtiss, Harley and Davidson, etc. To you and Buzz, the technology is somehow inextricably embedded in politics and social policies. Why is that?
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I also left out the part where financial, utilities, tele-communications, and oil, gas & pipelines get more than half of government subsidies.

Imagine that...
Yeah, but they actually work.
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