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The Goracle
Washington D.C.
Interests: Eating cheesburgers.
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. Use common sense - don't take government transportation - drive your car or ride your bike. Problem solved and you get to go places that the government won't take you, when you want to go! .
. "...sun provides to Earth, and how variations in that energy may contribute to climate change." How DARE anyone publish this kind of tripe! It is settled "science" that driving SUVs and being against higher taxes and more government control of our lives are the ONLY casuses of Global Warming® (since rebranded Climate Change® since rebranded CO2 Pollution®). All funding for this phony research that may disprove our settled "science" must be stopped NOW. .
. "You could destroy all unions and pay minimum wage and become a third world country, those are not the "good old days"." SJC, Please reference who wants what you are referring to (or are you simply being silly with ridiculous statements). I don't recall anyone saying that they want minimum wage for all union people. Eliminating government unions will not suddenly force all government employees to be paid at minimum wage (I'm a little stunned that you believe this). It will make it so that wages and benefits return to normal, back down to around private industry levels.
"If you get rid of unions you would get rid of deficits at the same time." If you get rid of government employee unions you would get rid of deficits at the same time. Are government employees, with their multimillion dollar retirement packages after 20 to 30 years of "work" (age as low as 37 to 47 if starting out of high school) really that put upon where they need to be unionized? Is it really right that tax dollars pay for government union employees to work to have taxes increased so that they can take more tax dollars? .
. Bankruptcy here we come!!!! This is so exciting, getting to watch the bankruptcy of California play out as the religious extremists shut down businesses in the state. I'm happy for the people of China, getting all of our manufacturing jobs because of government burdens placed on businesses in the US force said businesses to flee. Lets shut them all down!!! Go Big Government!!! We don't need no stink'n jobs!!! .
. "Yes, but at that rate it will take another 144 years before USA becomes oil independent?" Right on track with the 110,000 employees, 33+ years, and $30 billion annual budget that the Department of Energy has had with its original charter to get the US off of oil dependency! I love it when a government plan comes together so well! If we only had more of this... **sigh** .
. SJC said: "Maybe it is because the Chinese collect taxes. They have no GOP that convinces them to hate taxes like the plague." SJC, I have GREAT news for you!!! You are always welcome to send in MORE of your money (I guess you would call your income the government's money) into the government as additional taxes. The government will accept it. Please let us all know how much extra you send in! Isn't this an exciting development?!? Mail it all in, people! Lets go! .
. $4.15B No expense is too large for a state government that is more-or-less in bankruptcy! Didn't they just have another "emergency" session due to over spending? .
. "...to the study of the Sun’s effect on Earth’s climate. Whoa, whoa, WHOA!!!! We are told (hysterically shrieked at, actually) that it is "settled science" that the Sun has NOTHING to do with Earth's constantly changing climate. The results are already written in stone. These people can not possibly come up with a different hypothesis because the science is settled. Exhaling (CO2), driving SUVs, and sheep/cattle off-gassing, causes the Earth to warm and/or cool. Come up with the correct answer of halt all funding now. What a waste of money. .
. Ahh... But HarveyD, now you are living in the past. In my future BEVs are charged as they drive by Cracker Barrel without stopping. A giant ray gun on the roof (disguised as a giant redwood - green!) will TZZZZZaaappppp a burst of energy into my car and bill my account automatically. I won't even have to stop, or slow, to refuel. And batteries will be old news. We will use malphoragams, which have 10,000 times the energy holding capacity of batteries. So lets ban all ICE cars now because the future will take care of all of our issues. Yeeesh... What am I thinking?!?!? We need to tear up all roads, rails, and ships because we will simply beam ourselves to our wanted destination. It's so cool being able to make policy on non-existent future technology! .
. "is living in the past. Future..." LOL! Thanks for that. How about all of those on GCC who say that there is no problem with the current electricity production rate because everyone will be charging their vehicles at night? How long are the lines gas stations at 3am? That's when everyone will be charging at Cracker Barrel, right? We need to build more nuclear power plants or forget the "electric economy." You can't force everyone to drive at night when there is enough electricity production capacity. .
. Totally awesome!!!! Drive 30 miles, charge for 30 minutes. Drive 30 miles, charge for 30 minutes. Drive 30 miles, charge for 30 minutes... This is so cool! Of course I'll have to quit my job if I want to drive 90 miles in my electric vehicle because of the charge times and limited range of my totally cool car. But, who needs to work in this "green" economy?!? They have installed Cracker Barrels ever 25 miles (give me a 5 mile reserve in case I want to use my heater while driving), correct? .
$.12/kW-hr And with the EPA shutting down new electrical generation as well as adding VERY high costs to existing generation we can expect the $.12/kW-hr to double in the near future. Sad how the government's idiotic actions will kill the electric car by making it more expensive to drive than gas and/or diesel.
. Oh, look!... A "study" funded by Big Government that came up with the results that Big Government wants! Cigarette smoking studies paid for by Big Tobacco are completely trustworthy as well. Yea Big Government! Spending into bankruptcy is the enlightened way! Boo - people able to control themselves. .
. Only 20 mpg worse than the Honda diesel (still banned from the US by Obama/Reid/Pelosi) and 10 mpg worse than my 30 year old diesel VW Rabbit pickup. Progress?!?! Please... .
Lets look at the track record of the DOE, shall we?!?! The Department of Energy was formed after the oil crisis on August 4, 1977 in order to end the United States dependence on foreign oil. President Jimmy Carter signed the legislation: The Department of Energy Organization Act of 1977. The Department of Energy's 2010 budget request is $26.4 billion. The Department of Energy employs 16,000 federal workers (2009) and 93,094 contractors (2008). After 33 years, hundreds of thousands of employees, and tens of BILLIONS of dollars spent every year, how has the Department of Energy done with their original charter? Are we now free from foreign oil? Its **only** been 33 years, right?...
. "Pollution Probe..." Since CO2 (exhaling) is not pollution this is a complete waste of money. H2O is more of a pollutant than CO2 - H2O vapor being the high impact greenhouse gas. Why are we not shrieking in horror about H2O? We are usch green hypocrites. We truly need our governments to monitor, regulate, and control the distribution and use of the evil greenhouse pollutant, H2O! Outdoor stockpiles must be banned. Come on people!!! Hate The Pollutant H2O rally in Washington D.C. next month! .
. This is perfect! Rather than let utility companies meet demand by building safe, clean, nuclear power plants, incompetent governments should come in and make it illegal to charge your EV when you need to charge it. Drive to work - EV can't get you home due to its 30 mile range. Sorry, you'll have to stay overnight because it is illegal to place additional demand to the power grid during peak times. .
. Now WAIT just a minute... My god, Algore, insists that I hate, with a passion, people who drive SUVs. Yet SUVs get rough the same mileage as full size pickup trucks. Why should I not be hating people who drive pickup trucks? Being "green" is SOOooooo complicated. So many rules. .
. More EVIL corporate GREED. All about PROFITS! Yada, yada, yada... DC Fast Charging Stations are capable of charging the battery of electric vehicles in half an hour... I will certainly enjoy waiting 90 minutes for the three people ahead of me to charge their cars, then take another 30 minutes charging mine. What else would I want to do every time I drive 30 miles? Thirty minute drive, two hours to charge... Thirty minute drive, two hours to charge... Thirty minute drive, two hours to charge... Repeat ad infinitum. .
. SJC said: We need action that will help reduce imported oil without spending a lot and will be widely adopted in a short period of time. I agree!!! This is why we have the federal Department Of Energy. The Department of Energy was formed after the oil crisis on August 4, 1977 in order to end the United States dependence on foreign oil. President Jimmy Carter signed the legislation - The Department of Energy Organization Act of 1977 (33 years ago). Today, the Department of Energy's 2010 budget request is $26.4 billion. The Department of Energy employs 16,000 federal workers (2009) and 93,094 contractors (2008). So, after 33 years, hundreds of thousands of employees, and tens of BILLIONS of tax dollars spent every year, how has the Department of Energy done with their original charter? Obviously 33 years is not enough. Or they need 200,000 employees rather than 100,000, plus, employees. Yea BIG GOVERNMENT!!!! .
. This is EXACTLY why we must have government running our lives, our health care, our housing, our food, our... The Department of Energy was formed after the oil crisis on August 4, 1977 in order to end the United States dependence on foreign oil by President Jimmy Carter's signing of legislation, The Department of Energy Organization Act of 1977 (P.L. 95-91, 91 Stat. 565). The Department of Energy's 2010 budget request is $26.4 billion. The Department of Energy employed 16,000 federal workers (2009) and 93,094 contractors (2008). So, after 33 years, hundreds of thousands of employees, and tens of BILLIONS of dollars spent every year, how has the Department of Energy done with their original charter? Are we now free from foreign oil? Yea BIG GOVERNMENT!!!!
. Oh, dear... the "drivel" word has been thrown down. Now I'm convinced that England's government health care system does not kill more people than if it were run by people who cared. LOL! .
. Why do we hate trees so much? Why try to cut back on CO2, food for trees, when there is no evidence that current CO2 levels has any type of impact on the planet's temperatures? Trees are our friends!!! .
. "~8,000 Premature Deaths Per Year..." And premature deaths, orders of magnitude greater, are caused by governments taking over health care. Sadly, some cheer about these premature deaths. Our prioritizes, and values, are incredibly poor. .