Cheaper … ‘ Cleaner ?!!! … Huh ?! …

September 25, 2022

The hidden truths about your electric car

By Kent Moss

What are the implications of purchasing an electric vehicle (E.V.)?  Let’s find out.

A new full-size E.V. capable of traveling about 300 miles with a single charge currently sells for about $60,000.  Typical E.V. battery replacement after 3–5 years of normal use sells for $10,000–$15,000.  This type lithium battery replacement is handled only by an authorized dealership.  On the other hand, a new full-size gas vehicle (G.V.) sells for approximately $40,000.  Typical battery replacement for the same normal use sells for $100–$150 and can be replaced and installed by the individual owner.

Let’s consider the cost of ownership of driving a vehicle 100,000 miles.  For the E.V., an 8-hour charge, which is good for a range of about 300 miles, is now about $8 per charge, or about $2,700.  The E.V. cost includes a $60,000 initial cost plus the $2,700 charging cost and a $10,000 battery, totaling $72,700.  For the G.V., the cost includes $40,000 initial cost plus $300 battery (2) replacements and 4,000 gallons of gasoline, averaging 25 miles per gallon at current gas price of $3.50 per gallon, or $14,000, and $2,000 maintenance, which totals $56,300.  It follows that the price for gasoline would have to be about $7.60 per gallon for ownership cost of the E.V. to be equivalent to that of a traditional G.V.  These numbers are part of the hidden truths.

A typical E.V. battery weighs one thousand pounds and is about the size of a car trunk.  It contains 25 pounds of lithium; 60 pounds of nickel; 44 pounds of manganese; 30 pounds of cobalt; 200 pounds of copper; and 400 pounds of aluminum, steel, and plastic.  This type of battery contains over 6,000 individual lithium-ion cells.  The majority of these materials are derived from mining operations worldwide.  To manufacture each E.V. auto battery, the following material must be processed:  25,000 pounds of brine for the lithium, 30,000 pounds of ore for the cobalt, 5,000 pounds of ore for the nickel, and 25,000 pounds of ore for copper.  All told, suppliers must dig up 500,000 pounds of the earth’s crust for just one battery.  Sixty-eight percent of the world’s cobalt, a significant part of an E.V. battery, comes from the Congo, where they have no pollution controls and minimal regulation, and they employ children, who die from handling this toxic material.

There are no emissions directly from an E.V. itself.  However, there are many from mining operations.  These facts are not generally publicized.

E.V.s can and should be part of the solution, but doing away with fossil fuels is not a viable alternative.  According to Texas comptroller Glenn Hager, a complete divestment of the industry not only is impractical and illogical, but runs counter to the economic well-being of our country and its citizens.  The U.S. economy depends on the use of fossil fuels such as natural gas and coal for power generation, and gasoline and diesel for transportation and airline industries.  More research, study, and trials must be done to change our current energy sources in a responsible way.

So ‘ Blacks ‘ can’t be bothered to learn how to cook … I DON’T CARE !!! …

A federal court this week ruled that McDonald’s will have to face a $10 billion lawsuit alleging that it discriminates against black-owned media channels by refusing to advertise on them.

Media tycoon Byron Allen’s company Allen Media Group will bring the suit against the fast-food retailer, with U.S. District Judge Fernando Olguin clearing the way for Allen to attempt to prove his claims in court.

The company “takes billions from African American consumers and gives almost nothing back,” Allen said in a press release following Olguin’s decision.

“The biggest trade deficit in America is the trade deficit between White corporate America and Black America, and McDonald’s is guilty of perpetuating this disparity,” he argued.

Oh for CRISSAKES !!! … STFU already !!! …

Source: This may be the silliest lawsuit every filed against McDonald’s – American Thinker

Keen Observation …

Suicide Of The West

We are experiencing the decline of a great civilization as it commits suicide. Here in America we have elected Dimocrats. They are in the process of destroying our once great cities yet still the inhabitants of these cities keep electing them. What sort of craziness is this? It’s collective suicide.

We have had a bunch of crazy people convince us that carbon dioxide, which is essential for plant life on earth, is a dangerous gas. Therefore, we should not burn fossil fuels to create electricity. We must rely on wind and solar. For some reason we must also shut down our nuke plants.

On a side note, Jane Fonda, besides being a traitor during the Viet Nam War, also led the fight against nuclear power with that stupid China Syndrome movie. She now has cancer. Unfortunately, it’s treatable so she can continue to live and continue her fight against global warming. She’s always on the wrong side.

Angela Merkel had Germany shut down its nuke plants in favor of windmills. How’s that working out Germans? You voted for it. Suicide.

Trump warned them about relying on Russia for natural gas. They laughed at him. Are you Krauts still laughing? Streetlights have been turned off leading to higher crime by the immigrants Merkel brought in. Buildings are dark at night. Soon winter will arrive and the Germans will freeze. Fire up those coal fired plants.

We take climate advice from an autistic high school dropout. She claims we have shattered her dreams. Wait until Greta hits a light switch and nothing happens and she freezes in the dark. How’s that dream Gretard?

Our civilization is built on fossil fuels and we have idiots who think we can eliminate them. Look at California which is gonna ban internal combustion engine cars after 2030 but just recently told electric car owners not to charge their cars because there isn’t enough electricity. Wind and solar just ain’t cutting it. California is run by idiots who are elected by idiots. Remember, how California goes, the country goes. Suicide.

Our border is being overrun by Third World immigrants and they’re bringing the Third World with them. This is what happened to the Roman Empire. They let the Goths in and the Western Empire was no more. Suicide.

The entire West is like this from Australia, New Zealand, the UK, and the rest of Europe. We have elected idiots to lead us and they are leading us to collective suicide. It’s not a pretty sight.

Why have the majority of the people in the West gone batshit crazy ?

I saw America at the height of its power. Now I may witness the country descend into chaos as it commits collective suicide.

Sad.

From Grouchy Old Cripple

There is Qbviously a Groundswell of Talk Just Like This …

A while back City Journal, in an article I just stumbled across, documented something they are calling The Chump Effect.  I have some thoughts.

Excerpt :

Last January, a small but telling exchange took place at an Elizabeth Warren campaign event in Grimes, Iowa. At the time, Warren was attracting support from the Democratic Party’s left flank, with her bulging portfolio of progressive proposals. Warren Has a Plan for That” read her campaign T-shirts. The biggest buzz surrounded her $1.25 trillion plan to pay off student-loan debt for most Americans.

A man approached Warren with a question. “My daughter is getting out of school. I’ve saved all my money [so that] she doesn’t have any student loans. Am I going to get my money back?”

“Of course not,” Warren replied.

“So you’re going to pay for people who didn’t save any money, and those of us who did the right thing get screwed?”…

A video of the exchange went viral. It summed up the frustration many feel over the way progressive policies so often benefit select groups, while subtly undermining others. Saving money to send your children to college used to be considered a hallmark of middle-class responsibility. By subsidizing people who run up large debts, Warren’s policy would penalize those who took that responsibility seriously. “You’re laughing at me,” the man said, when Warren seemed to wave off his concerns. “That’s exactly what you’re doing. We did the right thing and we get screwed.”

Let us for the moment set aside the blatant and unapologetic arrogance of Liawatha Warren, who has never done an honest day’s work in her life, and her rude, dismissive reply to this man’s question.  Instead, let’s look at the concern he expressed:  He had done things the traditional way, the prudent way, the way working people with the ability of foresight do things – and now Fauxcohantas Warren told him to his face that he is, well, a chump ! …

That father was expressing an emotion growing more common these days: he felt like a chump. Feeling like a chump doesn’t just mean being upset that your taxes are rising or annoyed that you’re missing out on some windfall. It’s more visceral than that. People feel like chumps when they believe that they’ve played a game by the rules, only to discover that the game is rigged. Not only are they losing, they realize, but their good sportsmanship is being exploited. The players flouting the rules are the ones who get the trophy. Like that Iowa dad, the chumps of modern America feel that the life choices they’re most proud of—working hard, taking care of their families, being good citizens—aren’t just undervalued, but scorned.

The Chump Effect encompasses far more than this student loan issue, which is once again front-page news.

It encompasses business owners who worked long hours, went without things, saved and invested to build a small business, only to see it destroyed in a single night by a mob protesting “injustice.”

It encompasses girls on a high school swim team, whose chances at valuable scholarships are negated by a biological male teammate who suddenly claims to be a girl after years as a mediocre performer on the XY team.

It encompasses – in addition to parents – students who perhaps did a hitch in the military and worked part-time jobs to pay for their university education, and now will be stuck picking up the tab for their less responsible fellows.

To borrow an example from Dr. Sowell:  It encompasses a white coal miner in Appalachia, who is confronted with an article complaining how his “white privilege” somehow confers him benefits not available to a black graduate of Harvard Law School.

Source: Rule Five Chump Effect Friday | Animal Magnetism

Australian nightclub bans staring without prior consent !!! …

Club 77, a nightclub in Sydney, Australia, has banned staring at another patron without consent. Its managers will call the police if a customer stares at others without getting their consent. The establishment also asked clubbers not to darken its doors if the “sole purpose” for their night out is to meet someone to “pick up.”

What a fun venue !

In an Instagram post, the club said “safety officers”– in pink vests– would enforce the new anti-staring rules. It also noted it wanted to be a “safe space.”

“Safety officers”… in “pink vests?” Is Club 77 a gay bar? Sounds like a Freddie Mercury fantasy. Does it continually play songs by Queen and The Village People over its sound system? What happens if one stares at the “safety officers?”

“Oh, Mr. safety officer, I’ve been bad and need to be punished!”…

ROFL !!! …

But, seriously, what a load of crap! Who decides what constitutes staring? In what direction, how intensely, for how long? And what if someone is wearing a mask? No one could tell if that person was smiling, leering, sneering, or anything else. And what if that person were blind?

Will bars and nightclubs in the formerly Wild West soon throw patrons out if they call someone “baby,” “sweetie,” or “hon?” Will the proper authorities be called if one patron winks at another without prior, express written consent? What if they accidentally graze another in a crowded bar? Will a partially stifled belch attract the attention of management?

It is exceedingly hard to believe what has happened to Western nations in recent years due to otherwise decent peoples’ extreme and unwarranted tolerance of the authoritarian — and spectacularly intolerant — left. Australia began as a penal colony, for crying out loud.

And so it is again. But one whose wardens sport pink vests—and whose inmates have glanced in someone’s direction without prior approval.

Ergo, intimate nightclub conversations will now go something like this: “Would you please sign this document stating unequivocally that I have the right to gaze approvingly in your direction, at least for tonight at this particular venue?”…

This has LONG AGO gotten WAAAY TOO RIDICULOUS !!! …

Source: American Thinker

Joe has always been an asshole – PatriotRetort.com

It will never stop being hilarious that people voted for that asshole Joe Biden because they thought he would usher in a return to civility and unity.

How stupid do you have to be to have believed that bastard’s “Restore the Soul of America” BS ?…

And now those voters who thought they elected an amiable, kindhearted grandpa are reacting in mystified disgust that Joe Biden went down to Georgia and spewed the most vitriolic, divisive, angry speech ever made by a sitting President.

Was half the country in a coma from 1973 until 2020?Joe Biden has always been an asshole. This isn’t new, guys …

Well put … Hit the link below for whole read …

Source: Joe has always been an asshole – PatriotRetort.com

Tough Tits Junior !!! … Your continual whining has cost this country too much money already !!! …

New census data showing a decline of French in Canada is “extremely troubling,” the prime minister said Friday, but he added that Ottawa still has a responsibility to protect linguistic minorities across the country — including in Quebec.

During a visit to Les Îles-de-la-Madeleine, Que., Trudeau reacted to data released this week indicating that the proportion of Canadians who speak mainly French at home has dropped in nearly all provinces and territories. In Quebec, the percentage of people who primarily speak French at home fell to 77.5 per cent in 2021 from 82.3 per cent 20 years earlier.

Boo Hoo !!! … You don’t even speak proper French anyway !!! … You sound like your from the ‘ Bronx of Paris ‘ !!! …

Source: PM Justin Trudeau says decline of French in Canada ‘extremely troubling’ | Globalnews.ca

Moving Pitchers Beer | Rush.com

RUSH ANNOUNCE LIMITED EDITION MOVING PITCHERS BEER WITH HENDERSON BREWERY March 21-2022, Toronto …

RUSH and local Toronto, award-winning Henderson Brewery Inc, are excited to reveal the second premium, limited edition beer – MOVING PITCHERS.

After the success of Rush x Henderson Canadian Golden Ale the band felt there was an opportunity to create a more sophisticated, premium beer.

Their first premium limited-edition beer debuted in the winter of 2021 to coincide with the 40th Anniversary of the band’s seminal album, Moving Pictures. That now sold-out Moving Pictures holiday beer was a dark, Belgian style ale with Riesling wine must.

The success of the Canadian Golden Ale and first limited premium run spawned further collaboration between the band and Henderson, and now after rigorous taste-testing, a second premium beer has been approved for a special limited run; Moving Pitchers. This time, the winning recipe is a Belgian blonde beer with a Pinot Noir must. The name, a cheeky play on the famous album cover triple entendre, with the bottle’s label art designed by longtime Rush art designer Hugh Syme.

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!MovingPitchers_Glasses

Source: Moving Pitchers Beer | Rush.com

A Very Good Read from The Last Refuge …

First 11 … Then 15 ?!!! … Somebody can’t count !!! …

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In Part One we outlined the origination of the modern Deep State {Go Deep}.  In Part Two we outlined the specific targeting of Trump that was carried out through the tools that originate in the modern Deep State {Go Deep}.  Here in part three, we outline how and why President Trump was blocked from releasing the evidence.

The motives of the DOJ and FBI are clear when you have a full comprehension of the background.  However, it’s the threats and betrayals against President Trump that most people have a hard time understanding.  Why he was blocked is clear, but how Trump was blocked is where you realize the scale of the threat that exists within this corrupt system.

In the spring and summer of 2018 everyone became aware of the DOJ and FBI collective effort to target President Trump under the false guise of a Trump-Russia collusion claim.  It must have been extremely frustrating for a sitting president to know there was nothing to the claims yet be constantly bombarded by media and political people in Washington DC who held a vested interest in maintaining them.

By the time we get to September of 2018 the basic outlines of the Trump-Russia targeting operation were clear.  However, the Robert Mueller investigation was at its apex, and anyone in/around Donald Trump was under investigation for ancillary issues that had nothing to do with Russia.

It was into this fray of constant false narratives that President Trump first made statements that he would declassify documents related to his targeting.  It was after Trump made those statements when the real motives of putting Robert Mueller as a special counsel became clear.

With Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused from anything to do with the Trump-Russia investigation, it was Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein who delivered the message to President Trump in September of 2018, shortly before the midterm election, that any action by him to release documents, now under the purview of the Mueller special counsel, would be considered an act of “obstruction” by the DOJ/FBI people charged with investigating him.

This was the first act of betrayal by political operatives within Main Justice who did not recognize or accept the concept of the ‘unilateral executive.’   According to Rod Rosenstein, FBI Director James Comey, Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe, and even later (including recently) AG Bill Barr, the office of the president cannot exercise unilateral executive authority when he himself is the subject of their investigative power.

In essence the DOJ and FBI, along with white house counsel and a collaborating senate and media, kept President Trump from declassifying and releasing documents by threatening him with impeachment and/or prosecution if he defied their authority.  The threats created a useful Sword of Damocles, and blocked Trump from acting to make documents public.

In the months that followed President Trump frequently made public statements and tweets about the frustration of documents not being declassified and released despite his instructions to do so.  Many Trump supporters also began expressing frustration.

The external debate and consternation surrounded how the Administrative State has seemingly boxed-in President Trump through the use of the Mueller/Weissman counterintelligence probe, authorized by Rod Rosenstein, where President Trump was the target of the investigation.

A widely held supporter perspective was that President Trump could expose the fraudulent origination of the counterintelligence investigation; of which he is now a target; if he were to declassify a series of documents as requested by congress and allies of his administration. This approach would hopefully remove the sword of Damocles.

The courtier is known to history through the legend of the “Sword of Damocles.” According to the legend, when Damocles spoke in extravagant terms of his sovereign’s happiness, Dionysius invited him to a sumptuous banquet and seated him beneath a naked sword that was suspended from the ceiling by a single thread.

The core issue within the debate surrounded two contradictory reference points: (1) President Trump has ultimate declassification authority.  Yes; however, in this example President Trump is also the target of the investigation; so, (2) declassification could be viewed by elements within the investigation as ‘obstruction’. Both of these points were true.

Also true was the reality that both laws and politics were in play.

In November 2018 President Trump gave an interview where he discussed the situation as it was visible to him.  Democrats and republican opposition, writ large, were working earnestly to remove him from office.

Here’s a link to the General Principles of declassification [SEE HERE] Yes, the President can declassify anything; however, there is a process that must be followed. Executive order 13526 [Citation Here]

Following that declassification process the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, then Dan Coats, and the FBI Director, Christopher Wray, and the Attorney General, in this example Rod Rosenstein, needed to “sign-off” on the declassification.

The process reasoning is simple in the ordinary (non-corrupt) flow of events.  The intelligence agencies might need to protect part of the information, such as “sources or methods” of intelligence contained within the classified material.

Under ordinary declassification procedures the President would likely not want to compromise the ‘sources’ and ‘methods’ and would defer to the intelligence experts.

President Trump is aware of material that he can use to defend himself from the ongoing ‘impeachment’ plans of Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer.  However, President Trump is also seemingly aware of the issues within the process to gain access to the material and actually use it.  This is where the concentric circle of lawyers around the Office of The Presidency come into play.

We have the constitution, we have laws, and we have politics.

Moving forward there are three background threads that are critical to understanding how this process has unfolded so far:

All three of these issues come into play.

Unfortunately, if you have not already invested the time in those three aspects it is easy, very easy, to get lost …

Hit the links in the above portion of the article , then hit the link below for the rest of it …

Source: Part 3, Why Did the DOJ and FBI Execute the Raid on Trump – A Culmination of Four Years of Threats and Betrayals – The Last Refuge