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Here's more "Fake News" about the "Fake issue" of climate change. The Brits are taking this very seriously as is France and the rest of the world. Of course our brilliant anti-science mud head right wingers continue to scoff at the mere idea that man's activity could influence the climate.

Seems our educational system is failing in the areas of teaching science, civics and critical thinking skills. Other than that we're in great shape. It is unbelievable how brainwashed an entire country can be, or great chunks of its people anyway. We're number one all right.


Britain is to ban all new petrol and diesel cars and vans from 2040 amid fears that rising levels of nitrogen oxide pose a major risk to public health.

The commitment, which follows a similar pledge in France, is part of the government’s much-anticipated clean air plan, which has been at the heart of a protracted high court legal battle.

The government warned that the move, which will also take in hybrid vehicles, was needed because of the unnecessary and avoidable impact that poor air quality was having on people’s health. Ministers believe it poses the largest environmental risk to public health in the UK, costing up to £2.7bn in lost productivity in one recent year.

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/jul/25/britain-to-ban-sale-of-all-diesel-and-petrol-cars-and-vans-from-2040

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We are looking at electric vehicles for a purchase of a new vehicle in the late fall. There are great options available right now, as the glut of carbon fuel causes oil and gas prices to continue to drop, while the logic of electric vehicles grows with better products each year. The demand for the same is not jumping off showrooms but if every state starts raising the fuel tax significantly with these depressed prices, we can fix our infrastructure and ween ourselves off foreign energy dependency. Raise gas taxes by fifty cents a gallon across America right now.

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2seaoat wrote:We are looking at electric vehicles for a purchase of a new vehicle in the late fall.  There are great options available right now, as the glut of carbon fuel causes oil and gas prices to continue to drop, while the logic of electric vehicles grows with better products each year.   The demand for the same is not jumping off showrooms but if every state starts raising the fuel tax significantly with these depressed prices, we can fix our infrastructure and ween ourselves off foreign energy dependency.  Raise gas taxes by fifty cents a gallon across America right now.

Electric cars are stupid, here's why:

Here's the big problem: If we all got electric cars, we'd need four times as many new electric power plants, and four times as many transmission towers to get that power to our homes! Imagine a landscape cluttered with power lines; how else will we get four times as much electric power at home or at work to charge all these things? These aren't just golf carts.
http://www.kenrockwell.com/business/electric-cars.htm

As usual, you don't know what you're talking about.

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The majority of Americans are concentrated around urban areas. Our electrical grid is part of the promised updates to bring America back to prominence. As we were spending close to a trillion dollars a year on imported oil for close to a decade, we could have been investing in our infrastructure. I live in a small town where the electric and telephone infrastructure was last upgraded after WWII. My wife's town had an operator to place calls out of town until the mid sixties. No, the Oil and gas lobby which hooked America on foreign expensive oil is now freaking as America is generating growing amounts of our energy needs from renewable energy and as we break the chains of dependency.

A fifty cent tax on the gallon would pour trillions into infrastructure upgrades and free this nation from continuing to pour trillions down a military rabbit hole to secure global oil. I always know what I am talking about. If only you had to the intelligence to teach me something like some of the people who are gone now, I would be all ears, but you insist on being stupid.

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2seaoat wrote:The majority of Americans are concentrated around urban areas.  Our electrical grid is part of the promised updates to bring America back to prominence.   As we were spending close to a trillion dollars a year on imported oil for close to a decade, we could have been investing in our infrastructure.   I live in a small town where the electric and telephone infrastructure was last upgraded after WWII.  My wife's town had an operator to place calls out of town until the mid sixties.  No, the Oil and gas lobby which hooked America on foreign expensive oil is now freaking as America is generating growing amounts of our energy needs from renewable energy and as we break the chains of dependency.

A fifty cent tax on the gallon would pour trillions into infrastructure upgrades and free this nation from continuing to pour trillions down a military rabbit hole to secure global oil.   I always know what I am talking about.  If only you had to the intelligence to teach me something like some of the people who are gone now, I would be all ears, but you insist on being stupid.

Just out of curiosity, what on earth does you wife's small town telephone operator have to do with the matter at hand?

Really, Seaoat, we're all getting a little concerned about your mental health. The inability to remain focused on a conversation is an early-warning sign of cognitive impairment.

Perhaps this test will be of some help:

http://www.alzheimersreadingroom.com/2009/03/mini-cog-test-for-alzheimers-and.html

And for your nostalgic amusement, we provide the following:

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When conversing with intelligent folks, they understand concepts. Our antiquated telephone system was built in the early 1900s. Nations today did not make that huge wired investment in copper and operators, and have jumped to cellular technology which allows broadband availability beyond our aging electrical and communications infrastructure.

The idea that electric cars are bad is mind numbing stupid. If that is your position, own it. Do not try to wiggle out of the same with sophomoric comprehension and diversion. Electric cars are part of the solution. Gas taxes are a path to infrastructure investment. Infrastructure investment is a path to higher productivity and a growing GDP.

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2seaoat wrote:When conversing with intelligent folks, they understand concepts.  Our antiquated telephone system was built in the early 1900s.  Nations today did not make that huge wired investment in copper and operators, and have jumped to cellular technology which allows broadband availability beyond our aging electrical and communications infrastructure.

The idea that electric cars are bad is mind numbing stupid.   If that is your position, own it.   Do not try to wiggle out of the same with sophomoric comprehension and diversion.   Electric cars are part of the solution.   Gas taxes are a path to infrastructure investment.  Infrastructure investment is a path to higher productivity and a growing GDP.

Once again, you have only the shallowest grasp of the subject you're going on about.

Each horsepower requires about 745 watts, but only if the car is 100% efficient, which they are not. It will need a lot more power for each horsepower in practice, and most small cars can make a maximum of at least 150 HP today. Wimpy electric cars might make do with just 20 HP maximum, or 10 HP for cruising at 55 MPH, still needing 15,000 watts to make just that!

75% of the heat energy of combustion is wasted converting heat to spinning motion in a power plant, converting that motion to electricity, transmitting it to your home, using it to charge a battery, and converting it back again to motion in your car, all with more heat losses over simply burning the same fuel in your car to make that motion directly.

When a normal car is junked, the most poisonous thing is its little battery. When an electric car is junked, it's a huge cesspool of lead, lithium, mercury, and a smorgasbord of poisonous heavy metals from its huge batteries, in addition to all the regular items from normal cars. Let's not even consider the expense and environmental considerations involved in manufacturing and transporting all those batteries from China to make an electric car in the first place.

From the same article as my previous post: http://www.kenrockwell.com/business/electric-cars.htm

Don't even get me started on how ignorant you must be to believe that Federal spending is dependent on taxes. Public debt is private saving and the Federal government is the only source of US$. The Federal government could stop collecting all taxes and still pay every bill without one dime of new debt. Yet, in the face of incontrovertible fact you stand there shouting, "We're sorry, Mr. Galileo, but it's the sun going around the earth."  You have to be the most willfully ignorant person I've ever encountered. And yet you're STILL so arrogant. The mind boggles!

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http://www.kenrockwell.com/about.htm

Yea, you might say when you try to talk about any subject, one gets a sense of arrogance, coupled with a sense of he is joking.....isn't he?

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2seaoat wrote:Yea, you might say when you try to talk about any subject, one gets a sense of arrogance, coupled with a sense of he is joking.....isn't he?  
The guy is an Electrical Engineer, I trust his opinion on the subject more than I trust yours.

Do me a favor, Seaoat, recast your sentence above so it makes sense.

Do you understand that, in a forum, the purpose of written language is to communicate information? It's not a vehicle for emotional schoolgirl rants or avant garde stream-of-consciousness drivel.

This is why we suspect you might be having a mental breakdown. Please get some help.

The only joke here is your comment in another thread that a neurologist told you your brain was too big. What he meant was that it's accumulating excess fluid from an injury. Did you bump your head recently?

Here, this may help:

Symptoms of brain swelling include headache, dizziness, nausea, numbness or weakness, loss of coordination or balance, loss of the ability to see or speak, seizures, lethargy, memory loss, incontinence, or altered level of consciousness.

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Injecting his personal condition into an argument is beyond the pale. That you don't recognize that is your issue... not his. Try to stick to facts and show some class... asshat.

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PkrBum wrote:Injecting his personal condition into an argument is beyond the pale. That you don't recognize that is your issue... not his. Try to stick to facts and show some class... asshat.

You're too stupid to even recognize satire.

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del.capslock wrote:
2seaoat wrote:Yea, you might say when you try to talk about any subject, one gets a sense of arrogance, coupled with a sense of he is joking.....isn't he?  
The guy is an Electrical Engineer, I trust his opinion on the subject more than I trust yours.

Do me a favor, Seaoat, recast your sentence above so it makes sense.

Do you understand that, in a forum, the purpose of written language is to communicate information? It's not a vehicle for emotional schoolgirl rants or avant garde stream-of-consciousness drivel.

This is why we suspect you might be having a mental breakdown. Please get some help.

The only joke here is your comment in another thread that a neurologist told you your brain was too big. What he meant was that it's accumulating excess fluid from an injury. Did you bump your head recently?

Here, this may help:

Symptoms of brain swelling include headache, dizziness, nausea, numbness or weakness, loss of coordination or balance, loss of the ability to see or speak, seizures, lethargy, memory loss, incontinence, or altered level of consciousness.





Do you understand that, in a forum, the purpose of written language is to communicate information? It's not a vehicle for emotional schoolgirl rants.

lol!




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del.capslock wrote:
Do you understand that, in a forum, the purpose of written language is to communicate information? It's not a vehicle for emotional schoolgirl rants.

lol!

I was referring specifically to you, so thank you for noticing that. My work here is done, have a nice day.

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Del does not bother me at all.....a bit tedious at times, but he is just trying to get some excitement back into the forum, not with the talent of T or Bob, but at least you have to give him credit for the effort.....slammed down repeatedly and admitting that he does not know chit, he embodies Sybil and I guess the more he invites to the party......the merrier.

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2seaoat wrote:Del does not bother me at all.....a bit tedious at times, but he is just trying to get some excitement back into the forum, not with the talent of T or Bob, but at least you have to give him credit for the effort.....slammed down repeatedly and admitting that he does not know chit, he embodies Sybil and I guess the more he invites to the party......the merrier.

It's telling that he has the entire context of the forum while hiding behind a sock.

Cowardice and inferiority.

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2seaoat wrote:Del does not bother me at all.....a bit tedious at times, but he is just trying to get some excitement back into the forum, not with the talent of T or Bob, but at least you have to give him credit for the effort.....slammed down repeatedly and admitting that he does not know chit, he embodies Sybil and I guess the more he invites to the party......the merrier.

It's telling that he has the entire context of the forum while hiding behind a sock.

Cowardice and inferiority.

cheers

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PkrBum wrote:
It's telling that he has the entire context of the forum while hiding behind a sock.

Perhaps some day in the future, a digital savant may be able to extract meaning from that statement.

Until then, we'll all just shake our heads in pity and mutter WTF!

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del.capslock wrote:
PkrBum wrote:
It's telling that he has the entire context of the forum while hiding behind a sock.

Perhaps some day in the future, a digital savant may be able to extract meaning from that statement.

Until then, we'll all just shake our heads in pity and mutter WTF!

You're a pencil neck dweeb. Explaining your existence here wouldn't help.

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PkrBum wrote:
You're a pencil neck dweeb. Explaining your existence here wouldn't help.

Better my pencil neck than your girly-man pencil dick, sport.

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I still wish that folks would get behind raising the gas tax to fund infrastructure projects. Two years ago I was paying three bucks a gallon. It is now near two bucks a gallon. The market is flooded and we can expect five years of low prices. If we passed a dynamic gas tax, we could raise trillions over the next decade which could create jobs repairing bridges, roads, and crumbling power grids. The gas and oil oligarchy lead by the Koch brothers agenda to destroy government cannot be allowed to hurt America. We have some parts of America where the roads and bridges just wash away.....the panhandle, and where dirt roads still cover much of an area as drug addiction has become the number 1 cause of death over disease and auto accidents. Creating high paying prevailing wage jobs in infrastructure repair. There are good answers for America and there are good answers for the Koch Brothers......these are moral choices.

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2seaoat wrote:I still wish that folks would get behind raising the gas tax to fund infrastructure projects.  

What on earth is wrong with you? This is so amazingly stupid I'm slightly surprised you would post it.

Let me repeat a few facts of life for you. And instead of spewing your usual blather about high-level concepts and how hard it is to fix stupid--a subject with which, I'm sure, you're intimately famliliar--just read the links I post, okay? I know you're an old dog but you can still learn a new trick.

1) The United States is the only source of US$.

2) They can't run out of dollars anymore than the bank in Monopoly can run out of money.

3) Federal spending is NOT funded by taxes. The Federal government is monetarily sovereign and creates new dollars ever time it pays a bill.

4) This situation was created in 1971 when Nixon killed Breton Woods.

5) The so-called Federal debt is, in reality, Private savings. Here's a site that breaks that down for you, that proves it with geometric logic, just like, Captain Queeg in The Caine Mutiny.  Here's the link and it's from a serious finance site: http://www.pragcap.com/yes-government-deficits-equal-private-surpluses/

6) Here's Captain Queeg doing his imitation of 2seatoat: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZlV3oQ3pLA0

7) Now read this, you stubborn fucker! https://mythfighter.com/2017/03/20/the-big-lie-is-alive-and-well-and-living-in-dc-and-the-chicago-tribune/

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Way too easy.

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2seaoat wrote:Way too easy.
Oh, fuck you!

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del.capslock wrote:
2seaoat wrote:When conversing with intelligent folks, they understand concepts.  Our antiquated telephone system was built in the early 1900s.  Nations today did not make that huge wired investment in copper and operators, and have jumped to cellular technology which allows broadband availability beyond our aging electrical and communications infrastructure.

The idea that electric cars are bad is mind numbing stupid.   If that is your position, own it.   Do not try to wiggle out of the same with sophomoric comprehension and diversion.   Electric cars are part of the solution.   Gas taxes are a path to infrastructure investment.  Infrastructure investment is a path to higher productivity and a growing GDP.

Once again, you have only the shallowest grasp of the subject you're going on about.

Each horsepower requires about 745 watts, but only if the car is 100% efficient, which they are not. It will need a lot more power for each horsepower in practice, and most small cars can make a maximum of at least 150 HP today. Wimpy electric cars might make do with just 20 HP maximum, or 10 HP for cruising at 55 MPH, still needing 15,000 watts to make just that!

75% of the heat energy of combustion is wasted converting heat to spinning motion in a power plant, converting that motion to electricity, transmitting it to your home, using it to charge a battery, and converting it back again to motion in your car, all with more heat losses over simply burning the same fuel in your car to make that motion directly.

When a normal car is junked, the most poisonous thing is its little battery. When an electric car is junked, it's a huge cesspool of lead, lithium, mercury, and a smorgasbord of poisonous heavy metals from its huge batteries, in addition to all the regular items from normal cars. Let's not even consider the expense and environmental considerations involved in manufacturing and transporting all those batteries from China to make an electric car in the first place.

From the same article as my previous post: http://www.kenrockwell.com/business/electric-cars.htm

Don't even get me started on how ignorant you must be to believe that Federal spending is dependent on taxes. Public debt is private saving and the Federal government is the only source of US$. The Federal government could stop collecting all taxes and still pay every bill without one dime of new debt. Yet, in the face of incontrovertible fact you stand there shouting, "We're sorry, Mr. Galileo, but it's the sun going around the earth."  You have to be the most willfully ignorant person I've ever encountered. And yet you're STILL so arrogant. The mind boggles!

Public debt is private savings? Hilarious. I guess in your Monopoly money world that might be true, but the government isn't a game.

NPAatall wrote:Public debt is private savings? Hilarious. I guess in your Monopoly money world that might be true, but the government isn't a game.

You're not worth the effort for me to post the links to show you but here's the math:

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