Thursday, March 20, 2008

    Leave The Oil Companies In Your Dust

    Talk is cheap and actions speak louder than words. For decades oil companies both domestic and international (Arab) have manipulated the governments to perpetuate their greed. It's time to finally kiss this industry Auf Wiedersehen.

    Consumers need to do what government has failed to do - force the auto manufacturers to leave the combustion age and go all electric. Forget those hybrid vehicles and ethanol losers (that just drive up grain prices) - 100% electric is the way to truly reduce oil dependency (and screw the oil companies!). Just a couple of examples:

    If you drive locally (about 50 miles a day) you will soon have an inexpensive option for transportation without ever having to pay a penny for Arab (or anyone else's) gas. The Tara Tiny sells for $2,450 in India (manufactured in India) and will soon come to the USA - a totally electric car. It seats 2 people and can be recharged overnight. At a max speed of 31 MPH you can't take it on the freeway but around town you can laugh in the knowledge you broke the chains of the gas company around your neck.

    In Italy the Bolloré and Pininfarina companies formed a 50-50 joint venture to manufacture their own totally electric car. Their car will seat 4 and have a battery to provide 155 miles of city driving and a max speed of 80 MPH. Oh those Italians!

    Subaru will begin selling an electric car, the R1e, next year in Japan with a range of 50 miles per charge. What's cool about their car is the batteries can be recharged to 80% in just 8 minutes!

    Also in Japan, Mitsubishi has developed their iMiEV - a 4 door that can go 80 miles on a full charge, takes 7 hours to totally charge (at 220 volts) and has a top speed of about 80 MPH.

    Dodge might come out with ZEO - an all electric, 4 passenger, 2+2 sport wagon. Range is expected to be about 250 miles with a 0-60 mph time of less than 6 seconds. Sorry - just a concept car for now.

    American auto makers lack incentives to accelerate full electric car development.

    Instead of providing incentives for private industry to accelerate development of electric cars president wanna-be Barack Obama wants to start draining the US Strategic Petroleum Reserve to help (in his melon mind) lower prices.

    Ok class, can anyone think of why our country might have a STRATEGIC Petroleum Reserve? Is any intelligent reader of this blog convinced it must be a reserve so a politician can get brownie points for temporarily manipulating prices? This idiot is getting scary. Hey - Ted Kennedy and all the union bosses needs to gas up his yacht and it's costing him a bit more.

    On top of that idiotic idea, instead of reaching within our American resources of brain power his grand plan calls for increased government strong-arm tactics against US oil companies, link a future US carbon emissions trading system with the EU's scheme and other manipulative BS with China and India so he can create a global warming pact. WHAT A FUCKING IDIOT!

    If he was really concerned with lower prices then simply have him and his Democrat cronies remove all (local and federal) taxes from gas for the next five years. Don't count on any lower taxes from Democrats - won't ever happen. If anything you will probably be charged more tax for contributing to global warming - the progressive party's scam of the century.

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