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Old 06-30-2012, 10:18 AM   #183
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The minute the "Long Gun Registry" is abolished all our guns will come magically back to reality. The minute out Liberals (Democrats) Dreamed up that debacle all my guns disappeared into non existence. I can almost see them now and in about a month they will be loud and proud in my possession.

Once 99% of us are again legally armed I would think at least a couple Boy Scout Troops would be getting a tad nervous as we will be better armed than them. Once O'whatisname gets done with your first amendment we may be better armed than you lot. Only time will tell. BTW I drive a real Jeep not one of those pretend imported units you all drive.
So how's the manifesto coming along?
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Old 06-30-2012, 02:56 PM   #185
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Personally, I'm holding out for a small nuclear reactor to power my next coach.
I tried that, but no one would recycle my spent fuel rods. Plastic and aluminum, sure, but U235 with a half life of 20,000 years, forget it.

What's a camper to do?
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Old 06-30-2012, 10:17 PM   #186
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I tried that, but no one would recycle my spent fuel rods. Plastic and aluminum, sure, but U235 with a half life of 20,000 years, forget it.

What's a camper to do?
Live a slight bit longer than the half life quoted and then chuck the stuff!
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So how's the manifesto coming along?
I'll write one as soon as I learn how to spell the Manifesto part!
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I tried that, but no one would recycle my spent fuel rods. Plastic and aluminum, sure, but U235 with a half life of 20,000 years, forget it.

What's a camper to do?
Send it to France or one of the other nations that are heavy users of nuclear power and have them reprocess it and then use it again, it's what they do with their fuel rods.
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I'll revive this thread by posting this story:
Washington pay by the mile in lieu of road tax proposal.
That's going to bite owners of electric and hybrid vehicles in the wallet.
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I'll revive this thread by posting this story:
Washington pay by the mile in lieu of road tax proposal.
That's going to bite owners of electric and hybrid vehicles in the wallet.
I started a thread on that very thing a few weeks ago and it got closed...so I guess we're not supposed to talk about it.
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I don't mind tolls if they totally drop the gas tax. They can't nail us both ways, can they?
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Would be just a matter of Seattle and the surrounding major metro area to convert all it's major highways/freeways to toll roads, much like Chicago, at which point they can "recoup" their losses. I'm not certain what legislation would be needed, but I'm sure they can get it through in Olympia .

Portland already suggested this as a means of funding the Columbia River bridge replacement, make the entire I-5, I-405, I-205 area a toll system.

Just charge a higher toll for high fuel economy vehicles, i.e. Hybrids, and all electrics that don't consume enough to balance the fuel taxes and you've got parity between fuel taxes and pay-to-use for the roads.

Throw in that Seattle is a Major Port, is it may end up shifting more of the freight traffic other than local off the interstates and back onto the railways which will in turn, help improve the commute
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I don't mind tolls if they totally drop the gas tax. They can't nail us both ways, can they?
Too late! You just let loose a new revenue growth idea. They might drop the gas tax..if the Vikings win a superbowl (you know, when hell freezes over)
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Regarding batteries being recycable.. Yes they are, however there are horror stories about some of the towns in China that specialize in recycling stuff.. You might wish to look 'em up .And what's worse not everyone recycles.

Myself, I like the idea of the electric vehicle (or Hybrid) but my reasoning has nothing to do with enviormental issues. That said I'll likel stick with gas.

One interesting thing about imported oil... Starting back in the 70's when gas suddenly went from around 25 cents to over a dollar almost as fast as they could change the numbers.... Well you see the Saudi's raised the price, so the price here skyrocketed, even more than what it went up at the well head.

We get a very tiny fraction of our oil from OPEC nations, liek 2 percent, and since that was published we have continued to REDUCE oil consumption, some 25 percent from it's peak. So why are we still shipping oil over the ocean? I mean why won't we tell those oily sheiks to stuff it?

We do import something like 80% of our consumption, Mostly from Canada.
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We get a very tiny fraction of our oil from OPEC nations, liek 2 percent, and since that was published we have continued to REDUCE oil consumption, some 25 percent from it's peak. So why are we still shipping oil over the ocean? I mean why won't we tell those oily sheiks to stuff it?

We do import something like 80% of our consumption, Mostly from Canada.




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Regarding multi-phase motors (3-phase) it is, In theory possible to build a 3 phase DC motor, however I do not know if there would be a size advantage. It also depends on a couple of other things. Basically you'd have 3 sets of windings Which means you would not have a weight saving.

Or you convert DC to AC, that works too.

Me.. If publisher's clearing house comes a knocking, I might consider a Tesla.. That's the only real electric vehicle that I find attractive, Hybrids. Only the Volt really looks attractive and the CEO of GM .. Well he kind of made sure I won't buy one of those.

What I'll likely buy... Is a jeep.
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