At least he has more than tired old rumors and rants from Newsmax and other such reliable sources.Wow. What an intelligent diatribe. You had me at "Blah blah blah blah"
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Thread: The Al Gore hipocricy
06-21-2007, 04:05 PM #61
06-21-2007, 04:50 PM #62
Posted by trotsAnd someone help me out with these hybrid cars. They tout the increased gas mileage, but no one will tell you about the cost of the electricty to run these cars. And where does electricity come from? Coal and oil burning electric utilities. that is unless we build nore nuke plants which have become nearly cost prohibitive to build. Oh yea, can't build hyro electric plants either because we will disturb the rivers, and ruin the habitat for the rare elko-camino spider fly.. Maybe we can gather up all of the lightening bugs and harness their electricity
The present hybrid vehicles use a combination of battery power and a small displacement gasoline (in the Toyota Prius and the Honda Civic) engine to power the vehicle. Regenerative braking charges the battery pack. When more acceleration is needed, a combination of the gas engine and battery pack is powering the vehicle and charging the system.
The larger hybrids (the Honda Accord, Toyota Highlander, Ford Escape/Mercury Mariner, Lexus Gh400, RXh300 and the upcoming $120K lLh460) operate on the same principal, with bigger engines and battery packs.
The car you are thinking of is GM's EV-1, which had to be plugged in every night and only had a range of about 200 miles in a warm climate.. They were not sold, but leased and only in California and Arizona.
Last edited by CaptainGonzo; 06-21-2007 at 10:20 PM."The education of a firefighter and the continued education of a firefighter is what makes "real" firefighters. Continuous skill development is the core of progressive firefighting. We learn by doing and doing it again and again, both on the training ground and the fireground."
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06-21-2007, 07:09 PM #63
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I'm not sure how much the owners charge you to "plug in", but I'm guessing the initial costs of building these hybrid-rechargning parking garages would pan out in the long run, as solar power is an infinitely renewable resource. I think the price for solar technology will fall, there's just not a big push for it, or too many lobbyists, I don't know.
I personally don't own a hybrid (don't have the income to afford one), but the price tags (at least on the small vehicles) are falling.
Still, when I ever buy one (I live in a rural area, such technology takes a while to get out here), I'd do it to slap those Middle Eastern/South American Oil Terrorist nutcases in the face, not because some politician wrote a book about global warming.
Edit: The source for that photograph is www.evworld.com.
Last edited by GodSendRain; 06-21-2007 at 07:14 PM."Yeah, but as I've always said, this country has A.D.D." - Denis Leary
06-21-2007, 09:26 PM #64
06-21-2007, 09:36 PM #65
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, The, Oct 28, 1999 by RON FOURNIER
Asked to identify his biggest mistake, Gore replied sheepishly, "My choice of words when I claimed to have taken the lead in the Congress for inventing the Internet"
He screwed the pooch....
Simple. Undeniable. He even admits it.
06-21-2007, 10:34 PM #66
The Ottawa Citizen
February 5, 2001 Monday FINAL EDITION
The Taliban authorities will consider sending Osama bin Laden, the Saudi-born terrorist behind the World Trade Center bombing, to a third country if the West will recognize them as Afghanistan's legitimate government.
"We hope the new American administration will be more flexible and engage with us," said Abdul Wakil Muttawakil, the Taliban foreign minister, as new UN sanctions begin to squeeze the hardline group.
Mr. Muttawakil has written to President George W. Bush saying his administration is prepared to resolve the Bin Laden issue through negotiations.
General Pervez Musharraf, Pakistan's military ruler, said the suggestion of sending Bin Laden abroad appeared workable. He added it was not clear which country might provide sanctuary to the world's most wanted terrorist but Yemen had been mentioned.Pakistan is the closest ally of the conservative administration.
I wonder which one will be considered a greater blunder.Politics is like driving. To go forward select "D", to go backward select "R."
06-22-2007, 01:05 AM #67
06-22-2007, 08:31 AM #68
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However, the electricity generated from the braking action will be used up to bring the car back up to speed. The gasoline engine kicks in around 30 mph. So the entire time you are driving around town you are on electric. They need to recharge those batteries somehow. As for those solar cells, I looked at setting some up to power some of my stuff. The cost of putting in the cells was cost prohinbitive and not very economical.
06-22-2007, 08:35 AM #69
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As for Al Gore and the internet. The first network was developed by some universities in Ca. So it was developed in the public domain to start with.
Now for Global Warming. I just got this email and it takes you to a great site. Found a couple of others as well. Not bad for a 15 year old. How come adults aren't as wise as this 15 year old?
06-22-2007, 09:37 AM #70
Yes... every time I am on the commode, I realize the source of most of your posts!
PS: you are wrong...again.
This website explains how a hybrid car operates.
Last edited by CaptainGonzo; 06-22-2007 at 09:51 AM."The education of a firefighter and the continued education of a firefighter is what makes "real" firefighters. Continuous skill development is the core of progressive firefighting. We learn by doing and doing it again and again, both on the training ground and the fireground."
Lt. Ray McCormack, FDNY
06-22-2007, 09:56 AM #71
06-22-2007, 10:00 AM #72
06-22-2007, 10:26 AM #73
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Soldiers are a little different than you or I. They actually follow orders. They don't question them. We sit around discussing the issues like anyone cares and they go about their business armed with their training and breaks everything down to one, simple fact; they have been told an objective and they have no other purpose but to gain that objective. They have been trained to respect authority and follow chain of command.
I remember a time when that was part of the fire service as well.
Remember Bradley Golden (9/25/01)
RIP HOF Robert J. Compton(ENG6511)
06-22-2007, 10:52 AM #74
You can argue this silly point ad nauseum. It really doesn't matter. He's accused of lying because of that statement. I don't believe he lied any more than you believe Bush didn't lie about how no one could foresee using hijacked airplanes as weapons when he'd been briefed on just that possibility a month before 9/11.Politics is like driving. To go forward select "D", to go backward select "R."
06-22-2007, 11:01 AM #75
06-22-2007, 07:46 PM #76Soldiers are a little different than you or I. They actually follow orders. They don't question them.
06-22-2007, 08:42 PM #77
At least he has more than tired old rumors and rants from Newsmax and other such reliable sources. "
I never saw your reply to my question when you stated the above about
06-22-2007, 11:51 PM #78I never saw your reply to my question when you stated the above about
06-23-2007, 01:26 AM #79
as that - even though you accused me of it.
Makes sense. And here we thought Hottrotter was the only troll in the
And the tires burning? I was there. I responded. Now, with you being
well over 100 miles from there, did you respond?
Have a great evening.
06-23-2007, 10:56 AM #80
Nozz. Don't waste your time. The last election taught us all we need to know about conservatives.
Serve your country in the regular Navy, go to Vietnam, win the Silver Star and four Purple Hearts = coward and traitor.
Serve your country in the National Guard, request no duty overseas, get drunk a lot, get a special assignment to work on a State senate campaign = hero and good American.
Why would they have any different attitudes about things of lesser importance like how the internet.Politics is like driving. To go forward select "D", to go backward select "R."
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