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Spin Zone / Re: The EV fantasy
« on: Today at 03:30:43 PM »
Like most other animals, humans will evolve, and quite possibly become extinct.  How long?  Who knows.   

 Most likely after everyone here is long gone. 

Spin Zone / Re: The EV fantasy
« on: Today at 01:46:26 PM »

"As noted above it’s a regurgitated story from 2015 involving the test battery swap site. [...]  It was just a temporary generator that was used for three months while testing the battery swap tech. It started in March of 2015 and was over by June 2015."

Posters on that site dissect the claims of that old story.

  Thanks Cliff.

Spin Zone / Re: The EV fantasy
« on: Today at 01:28:32 PM »

While EVs are all the rage with automakers right now (if not with their customers), their green bona fides have increasingly come into question over the past few years. SF Gate has a reminder that, when it comes to Tesla, pulling back the curtain even a little reveals all sorts of dirty secrets.

The Harris Ranch Supercharger sits at on a beautiful resort-style ranch between San Francisco and Los Angeles and provides good food and plenty of charging spots for folks making the six-hour journey between the two cities. Tesla hails the Harris Ranch site as the largest bank of EV chargers in the world at 98 spots, but one journalist found that the Superchargers are often supplemented by a small diesel plant. From SF Gate:

The Central California charging station is such a big deal that Tesla clubs even make it an appointment destination. Yes, they’ll rally-style drive to it just to honor its lineage and size.
But as with many Tesla-related things, there is a secret, thinly obscured by an Oz-like curtain, at the Harris Ranch Supercharger. Hidden in plain sight across the way from the Harris Ranch Supercharger’s main stations, behind a Shell station, is a small diesel plant that has helped power Tesla’s footprint.

The news was first broken by investigative journalist Edward Niedermeyer. In May 2015, Niedermeyer drove from his Oregon home to Harris Ranch to see whether “Musk’s latest bit of dream weaving could stand up to reality.”

What Niedermeyer reportedly found was a little different from the company’s clean energy claims.
“I discovered that Tesla’s battery swap station was not in fact being made available to owners who regularly drove between California’s two largest cities,” Niedermeyer wrote in a May 2022 exposé for Slate. “Instead, the company was running diesel generators to power additional Superchargers (the kind that take 30 to 60 minutes to recharge a battery) to handle the holiday rush, their exhaust mingling with the unmistakable smell of bulls—t.”

The fact that a small diesel plant was helping power the additional chargers kicked off a series of events that unraveled the myth of Elon Musk for Niedermeyer: “Once you stop taking Musk at his word,” he wrote, “his heroic popular image evaporates, and a far darker reality begins to reveal itself.”

Spin Zone / Re: Troll or For Real?
« on: Today at 12:12:28 PM »
Considering the various fakes that reside on PoA?   Just another wannabe living out his fantasies there, and will continue as long as he gets attention.

Spin Zone / Re: The EV fantasy
« on: Today at 08:13:43 AM »
^^^^^Holy crap! I knew they were heavier but not that much heavier.

  Cliff will be along momentarily to fact check for us..............

Spin Zone / Re: 2024 Presidential "Election"
« on: Today at 07:17:35 AM »
Refresh my memory. Didn’t Wisconsin do something involving the SC lately that permanently made them Dem?

  There's been a firestorm lately in the WI SC, maybe Stan has a better opinion of what's going on there.

  The US constitution is clear, the state legislatures make election laws, not the Governor, not the Secretary of State and not the courts.  Recently we saw the Governor of PA enact voter registration automatically with DL issue or renew.  Now all they need is to mail out ballots to "everyone" then have ballot harvesters go into action.

 It's got everything to do with ballots, and it's not about votes.

Spin Zone / Re: 2024 Presidential "Election"
« on: Today at 06:35:27 AM »

The Wisconsin Supreme Court has banned absentee ballot drop boxes in the state.

Wisconsin Public Radio reports, “The majority decision was written by Justice Rebecca Bradley and joined by the rest of the court’s conservative majority, including swing Justice Brian Hagedorn.”

“Nothing in the statutory language detailing the procedures by which absentee ballots may be cast mentions drop boxes or anything like them,” Bradley wrote in the ruling.

“WEC’s staff may have been trying to make voting as easy as possible during the pandemic, but whatever their motivations, WEC must follow Wisconsin statutes,” Bradley continued. “Good intentions never override the law.”

Additionally, voters must personally deliver absentee ballots to the clerk’s office. Others, including roommates and spouses, will not be allowed to deliver ballots for them.

Spin Zone / Re: Senator Bob Menendez
« on: Today at 06:26:14 AM »

Spin Zone / Re: The EV fantasy
« on: Today at 06:11:09 AM »

Electric vehicle (EV) sales are up, but that may come with unintended—if not lethal—consequences. EVs pose many problems that are not well-known including potentially dangerous conditions in commercial parking garages and the fire risks associated with lithium-ion batteries used by EV's.

Electric vehicles are becoming more prevalent, and being scrutinized for their potential dangers, even when they are not being driven. In July of this year a cargo ship caught fire off the Netherlands' coast after 3,500 new vehicles caught fire while in transport. One crew member was killed, and investigators said "the fire started in the battery of an electric car."

Flammability aside, EVs elicit concerns because of just how heavy they are compared to traditional internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles. Many older parking garages were simply not built with the weights of modern cars in mind, let alone EVs. The lithium-ion batteries that power new EVs account for a large portion of the weight discrepancy with traditional cars. For example, according to automotive trade journal Jobber News, "An electric vehicle can weigh much more than its internal combustion engine counterpart — the Ford F-150 Lightning can weigh 2,000-3,000 pounds more than the ICE version."

The battery of an electric GMC Hummer weighs approximately 2,900 pounds, or about the same as an entire 2022 Honda Civic.

Spin Zone / Re: Senator Bob Menendez
« on: September 23, 2023, 03:06:09 PM »
Indicted.   Home search found evidence of cash and gold bars.   Text and emails lay out what was happening.

  Waiting on the perfesser to jump in and tell us how it's really Trump's fault, or how there is really no evidence.


Spin Zone / Re: 2024 Presidential "Election"
« on: September 23, 2023, 01:30:56 PM »
BTW, in 24 of the last 30 special elections, republicans have lost.   

They still don't get it.

Spin Zone / Re: 2024 Presidential "Election"
« on: September 23, 2023, 01:28:33 PM »
The 800 pound gorilla in the room the dims don't want to talk about is RFK,Jr.

RFK,Jr will go third party, he has to because the DNC will never allow him to run in the democrat party.

RFK,Jr going third party will siphon off FJB voters at an alarming rate, so much so the cheating may not stop it.

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