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    Re: Citing a Lack of Usage, Costco Removes E.V. Chargers

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Man you are all over the board here, and in one post....Amazing...
    And you're just highlighting your own ignorance on this subject...

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    Yep, and Obama is killing that industry purposely, invest in hamsters, and a lot of hamster wheels.....
    You mean things like wind turbines? Those don't do anything at all just spin round in the wind...

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    Yes, we should burn food for fuel....Sounds dumb to me.
    What do you think oil is...? Its dead plants and dinosaur food. So your answer to a clean and renewable resource almost a replacement for regular cars is 'that sounds dumb', wonderful.

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    What? I thought you said we were running out?
    And how does that have any relation with being easy to use and easy to get? In fact I take it back that oil is easy to get, it is easy to use though. The fact that we have to do deep water drilling now which results in things like the Gulf oil spill should tell you something.

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Why is that? Could it be that Enviro-nuts, and liberals are strangling our own efforts to exploit our own resources in the name of artificially keeping prices high? IOW, forcing the issue?

    You mean the drop-in-the-bucket oil reserves of ANWR which pale in comparison to other countries' reserves?

    I don't see how you don't realize that oil is a non-renewable resource, it will run out. Easy to burn now, what are you going to do when its gone?


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    Re: Citing a Lack of Usage, Costco Removes E.V. Chargers

    Quote Originally Posted by Opteron View Post
    And you're just highlighting your own ignorance on this subject...


    You mean things like wind turbines? Those don't do anything at all just spin round in the wind...
    The Irony.

    Windmills are horrible sources of electricity. The amount invested in Windmills in West Texas has not borne fruit.
    Quote Originally Posted by Opteron View Post
    What do you think oil is...? Its dead plants and dinosaur food. So your answer to a clean and renewable resource almost a replacement for regular cars is 'that sounds dumb', wonderful.
    /blink Seriously?

    Millions and millions of years worth of "dead things" made oil. Growing food crops then using them as fuel is just DUMB. Notice the price of groceries going up?
    Climate, changes. It takes a particularly uneducated population to buy into the idea that it's their fault climate is changing and further political solutions can fix it.



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    Re: Citing a Lack of Usage, Costco Removes E.V. Chargers

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    The Irony.

    Windmills are horrible sources of electricity. The amount invested in Windmills in West Texas has not borne fruit.
    And your proposal for replacing coal and oil when we exhaust their supplies is... Candlelight? I'll take windmills and ethanol over candlelight and horse buggy.

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    /blink Seriously?

    Millions and millions of years worth of "dead things" made oil. Growing food crops then using them as fuel is just DUMB. Notice the price of groceries going up?
    First, it doesn't take millions of years to grow corn. Growing your own fuel is dumb? Do you understand where all our energy comes from? It comes from sunlight or radioactive elements already present on earth. Do you understand how chemical energy is stored? And as if the US can't produce enough grain... What's dumb is discarding a clean and renewable alternative to oil because it 'sounds bad'.

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    Re: Citing a Lack of Usage, Costco Removes E.V. Chargers

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Tammerlain View Post
    That darn liberal Costco, bunch of commie environmentalists

    Oh wait Costco is an independant company seeking to make money and most likely installed the charging stations to attract certain customers. The plan didnt work.
    Could it be because those 'certain customers' have bigger mouths than ability to act upon what they preach about with alternate energy ?
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    Re: Citing a Lack of Usage, Costco Removes E.V. Chargers

    Quote Originally Posted by Caine View Post
    Could it be because those 'certain customers' have bigger mouths than ability to act upon what they preach about with alternate energy ?
    and if it was so what?

    the company made the decision, it didnt turn out the way it expected. Meaning they need better market research
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    Re: Citing a Lack of Usage, Costco Removes E.V. Chargers

    Quote Originally Posted by Opteron View Post
    And your proposal for replacing coal and oil when we exhaust their supplies is... Candlelight? I'll take windmills and ethanol over candlelight and horse buggy.


    First, it doesn't take millions of years to grow corn. Growing your own fuel is dumb? Do you understand where all our energy comes from? It comes from sunlight or radioactive elements already present on earth. Do you understand how chemical energy is stored? And as if the US can't produce enough grain... What's dumb is discarding a clean and renewable alternative to oil because it 'sounds bad'.
    I think most people have figured out that corn ethanol isn't the greatest idea in the world. But you can make ethanol out of a lot of different things. Brazil makes a huge amount of ethanol out of sugar cane. There's a lot of experimentation going on trying to find efficient ways to make ethanol from various scrub crops, like saw grass.

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    Re: Citing a Lack of Usage, Costco Removes E.V. Chargers

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    Incorrect. The CFTC has been tasked with drafting new rules to prevent excessive speculation by market players who are not end users of fuel (i.e., hedge funds and investment banks), but REPUBLICANS are doing everything they can to prevent the rules from being drafted and implemented. Shameful.

    Political Opposition Hindering CFTC
    B.S. It's not going to stop and you know it. If Dodd/Frank had wanted to do this, it could have. Basically they create more bloated government agencies that will draw lobbyist like flies. If they wanted to do that, they would have just done it.

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    Re: Citing a Lack of Usage, Costco Removes E.V. Chargers

    Quote Originally Posted by 1Perry View Post
    B.S. It's not going to stop and you know it. If Dodd/Frank had wanted to do this, it could have. Basically they create more bloated government agencies that will draw lobbyist like flies. If they wanted to do that, they would have just done it.
    You actually cannot do it without promulgating rules to put it into effect. Why are Republicans trying to block it? Do you have an answer for that?

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    Re: Citing a Lack of Usage, Costco Removes E.V. Chargers

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    You actually cannot do it without promulgating rules to put it into effect. Why are Republicans trying to block it? Do you have an answer for that?
    Read here...

    On April 1, Republican Senator Jim DeMint, from South Carolina, introduced a bill to repeal Dodd-Frank, called the Financial Takeover Repeal Bill 2011. It has 18 Republican co-sponsors but no chance of passing while the Democrats control the Senate. But it points to what might happen if the Democrats lose their majority.

    Other opponents of Dodd-Frank have also been growing feistier. In the months leading to the passage of Dodd-Frank in July 2010, the banking industry, which clearly disliked the proposed legislation, largely kept below the parapet. Criticism was generally expressed in a spirit of collegiate co-operation rather than outright opposition. In the wake of the worst financial crisis since the 1930s, it would not have been politic for bankers to have openly attacked the Hill’s efforts, however maladroit, to prevent a recurrence.

    Now, however, it seems an increasing number of senior bankers aren’t going to take it any more. At the end of last month, Jamie Dimon, chief executive of JP Morgan, opened fire on financial regulation and new, more rigorous capital standards. He said Dodd-Frank’s insistence that companies post collateral for trading a broad range of derivatives would “damage America”.

    The upshot of Dodd-Frank was, he suggested, that it had replaced a system, which was already overcomplicated and had too many regulators, with an even more complex one that has yet more regulators. “Rather than simplifying and strengthening, we added more,” he said.

    In the same week, ex-Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan wrote an article in which he warned Dodd-Frank could create the “largest regulatory-induced market distortion” in the US since wage and price controls were imposed by the Nixon administration 40 years ago. He suggested intrusive regulation was never the right answer, as regulators can rarely get more than a partial picture of the workings of an ever more complicated financial system.

    Opposition to Dodd-Frank regulations grows louder
    More regulation, and onerous rules is not going to make banks free up money to lend that the economy needs....You libs have a real problem with who you think you can just push around.

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    Re: Citing a Lack of Usage, Costco Removes E.V. Chargers

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Read here...



    More regulation, and onerous rules is not going to make banks free up money to lend that the economy needs....You libs have a real problem with who you think you can just push around.

    j-mac
    You've got to be kidding me. The arguments the banksters are making now are the exact same arguments they made for deregulating derivatives in the late 90s. How did that work out? "Yeah, we really need Graham Leach Bliley and the CFA! You're holding back the free market!"

    Yuh ... holding back the free market from blowing up the world's economy.

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