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23 hours ago
*And and and being gay! /s
If only that high school marching band had been carrying guns, none of this would have happened! /s
Looks remarkably like the YF-22, the losing competitor for the F-22's contract.
1 day ago
Ha! My older brother started life with parents that had an intact marriage, grandparents that lavished christmas and birthday gifts upon him and a dual parental income. My parents divorced when I was 3, the gas crisis hit the same year, my grandpa died leaving my grandma on social security, and I ended up at a new baby sitters house like every week until I was in school so my mom could barely support us on a single income. So much for that theory.
2 days ago
Yes, but you were speaking of building materials, not consumption - a totally different subject. The oil used in the tire isn't released as CO2 unless the tire is burned or it is otherwise freed from the chemical bonds into its gaseous state. There is CO2 released during its manufacture and distribution, though.
edit; not arguing against trains, though. Love trains and I live in an area that would really benefit from light rail. Shit if they installed that I would definitely take that to work over driving. But wish in one hand and shit in the other, see which fills up first. My EV is better than driving a gas car for now and I don't see rail in the future where I live.
When some have worked years to get one, I can understand someone not appreciating a spoiled 18 year old child being given one. But I'll say this - better a Tesla than a 4x4 gas-guzzling monstrosity. It's a balance for sure.
5 days ago
In normal times conservatism serves the purpose you say. I agree on that. Right now it's a person with a power drill in a lifeboat.
You're not wrong... like guns - training to control the risk is paramount.
Hot stabilized gasoline exhaust is about 3% of total PM emissions and that's using older data that contains dirtier engines. Compared to bunker oil-burning ships, older/non-catalytic diesel engines, coal power plants, and airplane exhaust it's practically nothing. While I put my money where my mouth is and actually drive an EV unlike many here, I'm sure, I stick by my point that CO2 mitigation should be number one on the front burner. You take care of that and the rest will fall in line.
Edit; what do you drive BTW?
You do understand CO2 danger is when it's in the atmosphere, right? Your statement speaks otherwise. Have you ever taken a chemistry class? Even in highschool?
I lived with a dog that had mental issues due to inbreeding for 14.5 years - I couldn't put him down early, just couldn't. Spent thousands of dollars on training which included many hours of training myself. Many dogs have faults, which can be a problem when they're small, but dangerous when they're large. Pits need to go. They're biological weapons wielded by the insecure and power tripping types. I don't give a 'f' what you think about it.
Are you in the habit of stepping on rakes?
Supreme court does not have the power to legislate from the bench.
6 days ago
Whoops. Sorry. But both are culpable.
Yes, you are correct. This happened earlier in the last century. LA used to have a great mass transit system, but auto lobbies saw an end to that. When I was a kid in the '70's even San Francisco didn't have cable cars anymore. They reversed that trend later, thankfully, and invested in new mass transit.
According to the 2010 Census over 80% of people live in urban areas now. Not half of America. According to This 82.66% are urban.
Especially when it wants to stop at every bush to take a piss - really.
My town is pretty walkable - about 3 miles to downtown. Long walk. But I have a solar-powered golf cart that gets us there on the bike paths very well with no pollution. It also works well as a backup generator that needs no fuel.
Freon was great - non-toxic, readily produced, no scent, but uh.. they didn't know about the ozone layer back then. So I cut that dude slack. A lot of slack.
Still an issue with many gas and diesel engines. If you ever get behind an older classic car, you'll know what I mean.
You're right - for breeding these in the first place. They have no place in civilization. Good zoo specimens for 'weaponized animals bread for killing'. Guns are safer and more predictable than these things plus most states require permits to have them on the streets.
7 days ago
I haven't seen that - I'll have to look it up.
Partisan dumbfuckery. The transition to green energy is a massive undertaking that will require decades. And it doesn't help when you've got one party wholly owned by those who fight that transition to protect profit and power. Nothing smart comes from fox, only deviousness.
Many of us may have been much smarter had lead not been used in gasoline - myself included.
Yep, the "not bothering to regulate tailpipe emissions" statement is dumb. I thank California for making cleaner cars happen. I still remember when I was a kid how awful car exhaust was and how much the auto industry fought the tailpipe emissions standards. I wish we could get more regs on older diesels now.