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albaby1 replied to the Climate Change board. 11:01 AM

Re: Less emissions with electric vehicles

Not that they haven't had any issues, but every car company does. Look at the sales data for the luxury class -- they are crushing everyone except Mercedes who they are just beating. Unheard of in this category.

Indeed - and not [more]

Wed Jun 22

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albaby1 replied to the Climate Change board. 8:24 PM

Re: US Gasoline use returns to post-Recession high

This week, consumption hit 9.762 barrels per day...which matches the previous all-time high of the week of August 17, 2007 - the summer peak before the Great Recession crash

....and this week, consumption hit 9,815 kbpd - which is the [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Climate Change board. 7:36 PM

Re: Less emissions with electric vehicles

Tesla has said that they intend to be at a run rate of 500K cars per year by the end of 2018. They won't even launch the Model 3 until end of 2017, but they'll probably be late and it is early 2018 or later. Even if they sell zero of them [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 6:14 PM

Re: Reform as the *cause* of political chaos

WAs that the result of GOP hardliners not wanting to settle for a half a loaf instead of a whole loaf. Clearly the Democrats were not going to support "reform" that more like destruction than reform.

I don't think so. I [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Political Asylum board. 5:56 PM

Re: Sit-In on House Floor for Gun Legislation

You don't need to read Jasper Bell's story to conclude that a convicted VIOLENT FELON, stress words, VIOLENT and FELON, should be excluded from purchasing a gun forever more. Feel free to argue against that if you'd [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 5:40 PM

Re: Reform as the *cause* of political chaos

What leads you to that conclusion?

Mostly the complete failure of Bush's efforts at entitlement reform back when the GOP controlled both branches, coupled with the constant couching of entitlement reform as "reform" and [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Political Asylum board. 4:40 PM

Re: Sit-In on House Floor for Gun Legislation

Do you see the feckin' problem here? What reasonable human being can read Jasper Bell's story and go, "why yes by golly, Jasper Bell should have the arsenal of his God given, Second Amendment choice!!!"

But isn't [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 2:51 PM

Re: Reform as the *cause* of political chaos

I think you are leaning to Burke

Not really. Burke was highly skeptical of the degree to which the government should heed the wishes of the common folk. I don't really share that, and I don't think the original author (the [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 1:01 PM

Re: Reform as the *cause* of political chaos

And here I thought democracy was about the governed having a say in how they are governed! Or, as I believe it was said, government derives its power from the consent of the governed.

Certainly we hope stuff gets done. But any form of
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albaby1 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 12:59 PM

Re: Reform as the *cause* of political chaos

Do you agree that the majority party in Congress is determined to see that government doesn't work, except for its martial functions?

Nope - they just have a different idea of what a "working" government is. I do think [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 12:55 PM

Re: Reform as the *cause* of political chaos

Whenever you see a Republican politician argue any other position including resist, you let me know. Gingrich had the answer for the kids. Put them in orphanages.

These two statements are contradictory. If kids were responsible for [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 12:01 PM

Re: Reform as the *cause* of political chaos

I answered yours with my modest opinion.

Oh - I missed that. You wrote:

"Like I said the disease is the cultural war. Dysfunctional government is merely the symptom. You can put a dressing on an open fracture and stop [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Climate Change board. 11:54 AM

Re: Less emissions with electric vehicles

You're misunderstanding. Tesla has clearly stated that they are delivering employee cars first. Then orders from current owners of other Tesla vehicles. They shouldn't have any trouble delivering all of each of those within the first six [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 11:28 AM

Re: Reform as the *cause* of political chaos

that is exactly what the TOP is trying to sell.

I was TOP - and that's not what the article is about.

The author was noting that because most of the middlemen in politics have been "reformed" away, there are [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 11:14 AM

Re: Reform as the *cause* of political chaos

Do you believe that all the poor are in that condition because of a lack of personal responsibility?

Again, even just posing that question proves his point, since that's not a meaningful question. Not even the most ardent [more]

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albaby1 posted to the Television Banter board. 11:03 AM

Leeeeeeeeroy Snow

For fans of Wow and GoT (spoilers for S6E9)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q0dA9eUP85s

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albaby1 posted to the Atheist Fools board. 9:14 AM

Reform as the *cause* of political chaos

Jonathan Rauch has an interesting article in the Atlantic, making the case that our current political gridlock and chaos has been caused by well-meaning efforts to reform the political process. In a nutshell, his thesis is that our [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Climate Change board. 8:52 AM

Re: Less emissions with electric vehicles

Are you sure? Can you show me your math? :)

Nope - 'coz I cribbed that from the cleantechnica article I linked to above.

But you can't have it both ways. First you argue that no one wants an EV with such high [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Climate Change board. 8:43 AM

Re: Less emissions with electric vehicles

I don't know what you mean about that being about the size of the EV premium, nor do I understand why $3K is some kind of magic number. Explain, please.

The "EV premium" is a shorthand reference to the cost differential [more]

Tue Jun 21

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albaby1 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 7:20 PM

Re: He sounds soooo slimy...

What I meant was who else would they vote for.

The ones that vote will vote for Trump. Partisan alignment means that Trump has a solid floor of about 40% of the vote. Walter Mondale got 40% of the vote. Barry Goldwater got 38.5% of [more]

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