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    Re: Oil rises above $90 amid US crude supply drop

    Quote Originally Posted by whysoserious View Post
    They'll enjoy the fruits of our hardwork when they can buy an electric vehicle for a reasonable price (especially with the tax credits being given out). You can get the Chevrolet Volt for $32,000 right now!
    Reasonable would be $25K and no tax credits....
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    Re: Oil rises above $90 amid US crude supply drop

    Consumer Reports offered a harsh initial review of the Chevrolet Volt, questioning whether General Motors Co.'s flagship vehicle makes economic "sense." The extended-range plug-in electric vehicle is on the cover of the April issue — the influential magazine's annual survey of vehicles — but the GM vehicle comes in for criticism.

    "When you are looking at purely dollars and cents, it doesn't really make a lot of sense. The Volt isn't particularly efficient as an electric vehicle and it's not particularly good as a gas vehicle either in terms of fuel economy," said David Champion, the senior director of Consumer Reports auto testing center at a meeting with reporters here. "This is going to be a tough sell to the average consumer."

    Champion believes a hybrid, such as the Toyota Prius, may make more sense for some trips. "If you drive about 70 miles, a Prius will actually get you more miles per gallon than the Volt does," Champion said.

    The magazine has put about 2,500 miles on its Volt. It paid $48,700, including a $5,000 markup by a Chevy dealer. Champion noted the Volt is about twice as expensive as a Prius.
    Consumer Reports: GM's Volt 'doesn't really make a lot of sense' | detnews.com | The Detroit News

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    Re: Oil rises above $90 amid US crude supply drop

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    Legally? you mean all those engineers out there drawing a paycheck are illegals?
    What kind of engineer are you?
    If they are working for the public and claim to be engineers, then yes they are illegal. If they work within a company, don't represent themselves as engineers to the public, and don't provide services requiring a PE stamp, then they can call themselves engineers.

    If one of these "engineers" leaves the company and opens a business called "Nuclear Engineers of Arizona", then they are breaking the law. Of if that person puts an ad in the newspaper or yellow pages that says Utah Bill, Nuclear Engineer, then that person has broken the law and will be fined by the state.

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    Re: Oil rises above $90 amid US crude supply drop

    Quote Originally Posted by Iron River View Post
    I’m an engineer with no engineering education. I learned by experience and a natural understanding of mechanics. The first drill bit that I designed for oil and gas drilling set five published world records in three categories. One was the fastest, another drilled the most footage and yet another drilled for the most hours.

    Who do you expect will arrest me? Or will I be sued by one of the engineering societies that I belonged to while I was designing drilling tools.

    Today I started designing a new type of disc brakes that will have more clamping power, will last much longer and will be lighter than conventional disc brakes.

    A year ago I finished a pickup truck bed shell that is like nothing on the market today. When I put the prototype that I hand built on my HEMI Dodge truck it got 20% better gas mileage.

    Maybe if I was a real engineer the things that have designed and built would work even better.
    That's great, glad you've been successful. But, if you advertise yourself as an engineer, you will be brought to court and fined by the state of Texas. Texas is particularly strict on that. A consultant was recently fined for using a stamp similar to an engineers or architect's stamp on a set of plans there.

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    Re: Oil rises above $90 amid US crude supply drop

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    You remind me of an older gentleman I ran into many years ago. A good portion of the special auto repair tools sold in parts stores were designed by him. He was a dyslexic high school dropout. His wife ran the business, he couldn't do that end of it. But show him a mechanical repair problem, and he was all over the answer in no time.
    Gill still hasn't said what kind of engineer he is....I smell a phony...
    I work for an engineering firm that does very specialized work. Within that specialty, I have a much narrower specialty and only 350 people in the U.S. and Canada have my credentials. I do not give out any personal information on here. It would be too easy to track me down and find out my real identity and address.

    Besides, even if I wasn't who I said I was, it is easy to confirm what I stated:
    Since regulation of the practice of engineering is performed by the individual states in the U.S., areas of engineering involved in interstate commerce are essentially unregulated. These areas include much of Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, and Chemical Engineering, and may be specifically exempted from regulation under an "Industrial Exemption". An industrial exemption covers engineers who design products such as automobiles that are sold (or have the potential to be sold) outside the state in which they are produced, as well as the equipment used to produce the product. Structures subject to building codes are not covered by an industrial exemption, though small residential buildings often do not require an engineer's seal. In many jurisdictions, the role of architects and structural engineers overlap.

    Many private companies employ non-degreed workers in technical positions with engineering titles such as "test engineer" or "field engineer". Such position may not require an engineering degree at the discretion of the company. It is important however, to make a distinction between a "graduate engineer" and a "professional (or licensed) engineer". A "graduate engineer" is anyone holding a degree in engineering from an accredited four-year university.
    Professional Engineer - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    Re: Oil rises above $90 amid US crude supply drop

    It only will make more sense when gas is $5, $6, or higher a gallon. Same with public transport. Given $90 a barrel oil, I'm sure the eco-nazi's are hoping for $200 a barrel oil so electric cars, high speed rail, conversions of vehicles to alternative fuels would become a reality, since that's the only time it would make economic sense.
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: Oil rises above $90 amid US crude supply drop

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    It only will make more sense when gas is $5, $6, or higher a gallon. Same with public transport. Given $90 a barrel oil, I'm sure the eco-nazi's are hoping for $200 a barrel oil so electric cars, high speed rail, conversions of vehicles to alternative fuels would become a reality, since that's the only time it would make economic sense.
    True, but an electric roller skate that will only go 40 miles on a charge is not suitable for the majority of drivers. Too little range and too little cargo/passenger space.

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    Re: Oil rises above $90 amid US crude supply drop

    Quote Originally Posted by Gill View Post
    I work for an engineering firm that does very specialized work. Within that specialty, I have a much narrower specialty and only 350 people in the U.S. and Canada have my credentials. I do not give out any personal information on here. It would be too easy to track me down and find out my real identity and address.

    Besides, even if I wasn't who I said I was, it is easy to confirm what I stated:

    Professional Engineer - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    So what kind of engineering did you study in college? Or is that a giveaway as well? Tell the truth, you put down Carter's engineering skills because he is a democrat, since you have no way of knowing for yourself.
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    Re: Oil rises above $90 amid US crude supply drop

    Quote Originally Posted by Gill View Post
    True, but an electric roller skate that will only go 40 miles on a charge is not suitable for the majority of drivers. Too little range and too little cargo/passenger space.
    All the more reason for government to spend tons of money on "infrastructure" and install charging stations every 20 miles, or require alternative fuel engines running natural gas, ethanol or something else. With the eco-nazi's each deficiency is an opportunity.
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: Oil rises above $90 amid US crude supply drop

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    Reasonable would be $25K and no tax credits....
    That's true. We have to work our way there though. We need those early adopters to jump on the product and drive prices down a bit.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    All the more reason for government to spend tons of money on "infrastructure" and install charging stations every 20 miles, or require alternative fuel engines running natural gas, ethanol or something else. With the eco-nazi's each deficiency is an opportunity.
    Aren't you one of those people in the other threads talking about deficit cuts so we can protect the future of this country? How the hell, with all the science out there, can you possibly be against energy efficiency and independence?

    It flies against the face of all reasoning.
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