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Old 07-09-2009, 08:42 PM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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It's a beautiful theory — highways full of electric cars emitting no greenhouse gases or pollutants after being plugged into an outlet in our garages overnight. The problem, according to a new Government Accountability Office report, is that the effort may only shift the problem somewhere else.

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One more fallacy of the environ-wackos down the toilet.

Never mind the fact it is ugly as all hell - and I would never put my kids in that deathtrap.

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Old 07-09-2009, 08:45 PM
 
Location: Honolulu, HI
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Oh, how cute! It looks like a smiley.
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Old 07-09-2009, 08:46 PM
 
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One more fallacy of the environ-wackos down the toilet.

Never mind the fact it is ugly as all hell - and I would never put my kids in that deathtrap.
Exactly. Which is why coal-fired plants need to be eliminated in favor of solar and wind energy.
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Old 07-09-2009, 08:47 PM
 
Location: FL/TX Coasts
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Yeah! not so fast....oil is still around $60...gas still affordable...and people can still eat.
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Old 07-09-2009, 08:49 PM
 
Location: Palm Springs, CA
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Even if it's just trading one greenhouse gas emission for another, I'd still rather move away from our dependence on foreign oil.

I guess some people are against anything and everything associated with liberals (or whatever the opposing viewpoint is). Glad I'm not one of them.
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Old 07-09-2009, 08:49 PM
 
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Investors.com - Not So Fast With Those Electric Cars





One more fallacy of the environ-wackos down the toilet.

Never mind the fact it is ugly as all hell - and I would never put my kids in that deathtrap.
But you don't care what they breathe......
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Old 07-09-2009, 08:49 PM
 
Location: Honolulu, HI
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Exactly. Which is why coal-fired plants need to be eliminated in favor of solar and wind energy.
When happens then when there ins't any wind and its raining. Ah ha!
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Old 07-09-2009, 08:51 PM
 
Location: Here and There
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Investors.com - Not So Fast With Those Electric Cars





One more fallacy of the environ-wackos down the toilet.

Never mind the fact it is ugly as all hell - and I would never put my kids in that deathtrap.
Can I ask you a serious question? Do you recycle? Do you turn off the water when you are brushing your teeth? How about lights, tv, etc. when you aren't using them? What do you care if somebody wants to drive an electric car? Maybe, just maybe, they find a gas hog to NOT be economical and prefer an electric car to simply save money. Is it possible that caring about taking care of our planet does NOT make one an *environ-wacko* as you stated.
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Old 07-09-2009, 08:51 PM
 
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Exactly. Which is why coal-fired plants need to be eliminated in favor of solar and wind energy.
But is that truly realistic, particularly in the land locked north east where coal dominates? Will you be able to completely and consistently replace the kilowatts generated by the coal plants no matter the wind/weather conditions?
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Old 07-09-2009, 08:52 PM
 
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But is that truly realistic, particularly in the land locked north east where coal dominates? Will you be able to completely and consistently replace the kilowatts generated by the coal plants no matter the wind/weather conditions?
We have to start somewhere!
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