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albaby1 replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 5:20 PM

Re: Republican vulnerability

How do you figure? Off the 33 seats up for election, only about seven are actually in play. The rest are safe for one party or the other. If the Republicans run the table, they don't have have enough for veto proof majority, much less a [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 2:58 PM

Re: EV sales problem

Agreed. But again, that is why Tesla is trying hard to NOT have a traditional dealer network. They want to eliminate that middleman and associated extra cost.

Fair enough, but then the complaints of the author cited by the OP are a [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 2:07 PM

Re: EV sales problem

Traditional dealers have very little incentive to sell EVs. Most of their profit comes from services; maintenance and repairs. EVs will require drastically less of both. That's why Tesla sells direct - they recognized this long [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 2:00 PM

Re: EV sales problem

The data I saw was model-specific. Top 3 are all pickups. Next two are cross-overs. First sedan is #6.

The top-selling vehicles are pick-ups, but pick-ups make up a relatively small portion of the fleet (about 10%). That's because [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 1:02 PM

Re: EV sales problem

How do you know given evidence that outside of Tesla, EVs are only being half-heartedly marketed?

Haven't seen commercials for Tesla, either, BTW. Other manufacturers do advertise than Tesla (however modestly):

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albaby1 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 11:29 AM

Re: EV sales problem

Supports my position that car manufacturers who currently make ICEs are not motivated to promote significant sales of EVs. I have yet to see a Chevy Bolt commercial. Therefore, the timely adoption of EVs requires the presence of dedicated EV [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 10:36 AM

Re: EV sales problem

It appears that EV and hybrid sales could be much higher in the U.S. if car dealers were actually trying to sell them.

Reading the article, this doesn't seem to be a dealer problem, but a manufacturer problem.

The [more]

Wed Dec 13

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albaby1 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 3:16 PM

Re: Sexual McCarthyism

Maybe that's not a good idea? Except for the crudeness of the forgery (assigning incidents to Chuck Schumer in Washington when he was not in Washington this one might have generated some headlines for a few days, too. Denial or no [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 1:54 PM

Re: Sexual McCarthyism

I just don't get why it wasn't appropriate to wait for the ethics investigation to ascertain the veracity of the claims of misbehaviour by Franken?

In large part, because we are at a point where we are willing to assign some [more]

Tue Dec 12

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albaby1 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 4:58 PM

Re: Tax Cut legislation

Well we could go back to George Washington's antipathy to foreign alliances, but I think anxiety turned into anger when manufacturing jobs generally declined in the 2000s thereby affecting a large proportion of the working [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 3:08 PM

Re: Tax Cut legislation

It really is THE relevant point in time for the beginning of the events that has led to a Trump presidency.

Not really. American anxiety about international trade - and especially Rust Belt anxiety about international trade - [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 2:55 PM

Re: Sexual McCarthyism

If we’re talking about non-criminal behavior, that timing consideration would matter only if the incident were related to work harassment, eg trading sexual compliance for keeping the job or advancing in the job etc.

Why?

If [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 2:36 PM

Re: Tax Cut legislation

Sure, but the U.S. lost most of those labor-intensive manufacturing industries 40 years ago when the Asia recovery started to roll. However, beginning in 2000 there was a substantial drop in U.S. manufacturing jobs, which was the probable cause of [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 1:30 PM

Re: Tax Cut legislation

If trade was having a significant effect on U.S. manufacturing jobs, you should see a decline in output (Increased competition from China > reduced demand for U.S. goods > reduced U.S. manufacturing output > reduced U.S. manufacturing [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 11:30 AM

Re: Sexual McCarthyism

He engaged in behavior (all of which I believe occurred before public office) that was distasteful and even reprehensible, deserving of a good kick in the groin perhaps.

That's incorrect. Several of the accusations are based on [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 9:23 AM

Re: Sexual McCarthyism

I have a daughter so I do understand albaby's position. But I wonder if albaby would think it fair if he was disbarred because of alleged non-criminal activities occurring at a law school Christmas party that he only vaguely remembers. [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 9:18 AM

Re: Sexual McCarthyism

There is no greater disservice to women than creating an equivalency—a completely false equivalency—between the behavior of which Senator Franken is accused and the accusations against (Senator-to-be?) Moore, which include abduction and assault [more]

Mon Dec 11

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albaby1 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 5:24 PM

Re: Sexual McCarthyism

This gal crushed up to Franken for her own photo/gratification with a star.

She stood next to him for a photo. That's not "crushing up" to him, that's nothing like the full-body embrace that Aniston and Stone [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 4:29 PM

Re: Sexual McCarthyism

Well, I'd say it was inappropriate and wrong, and the flak jacket feel was juvenile and puerile, but hardly worth losing his job over. I think she agrees with me:

Yeah, and I think she's just as wrong.

Just because [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 4:14 PM

Re: Sexual McCarthyism

If he did - and while noting that you morphed your hypothetical question into an assertion of fact, completely without my consent or any basis whatsoever for assuming my consent - we'd still need to have evidence that a) he intended to, [more]

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