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blascrw

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Toyota's Bill Reinert lets loose on ethanol, li-ion batteries, plug-in vehicles (Autoblog)

Jul 18th 2009 9:50PM ok....

1. ethanol is not the answer...might be a stepping stone. The issue is pie in the sky that it will bring back the family farm...keep dreaming on that one. until the govt gets out of all areas...paying farmers to not plant (ie manipulating prices), etc... keep dreaming. The gov't killed the family farm...all that is left is people struggling to hang on or large farms or co-ops.

2. PLease show me FACTS that an ethanol engine lasts 2-3x as long...seriously?? I am driving my truck with 130k on it and it runs great... I want to see that 2 - 3x as long engine!

3. Batteries currently are a BAD idea...how are you going to dispose of 13 million battery arrays that get "retired" each year? (the aprox. number of new vehicles sold last year)

4. I want to know how you are gonna handle those electrics when you push them a little far and...ooops I am dead?? Batteries designed like this fall off drastically as they hit the end of their "juice" ever had a battery powered RC car?? tow trucks with generators? those small engines do not have any emissions regulations on them...

5. cars are not our emissions issues!!! I repeat cars are not our problems...it is the easy target..

http://www.treehugger.com/files/2009/04/cargo-ship-emissions-more-than-760-million-cars.php


"Just 15 of the world's biggest ships may now emit as much pollution as all the world's 760m cars"

I will conceed this is from 2001... "The air pollution from cutting grass for an hour with a gasoline powered lawn mower is about the same as that from a 100 mile automobile ride, according to a new study from Sweden." http://www.mindfully.org/Air/Lawn-Mower-Pollution.htm

So I really wish everyone would get off cars and trucks.

Also...

US Gov't...

Lay off the diesels... Why is it every other country embraces diesels... mileage...clean (now)...and they perform...

I would love a compact pickup with diesel...or a F150 with a diesel...

Ford sells a ranger with a diesel elsewhere...why not here???

and don't get me started on cap and trade...

If they really believe in the man made global warming... put a cap on emissions...no trade...no artificial market, no brokers to get rich...When DDT was deemed harful...it was banned...not ...hey you can use so much a year...and if you don't use yours you can sell it to someone else...


Flying the Not-So-Friendly Skies: Chrysler asks court to cancel corporate jet leases (Autoblog)

May 14th 2009 2:35PM Well seeing as Ford has not taken any tax payer money "YET" what difference does it make?

taxes are paid on this perk whether buy Ford or the individual...

MotorTrend nominates Roger Penske for car czar (Autoblog)

Dec 11th 2008 12:22PM @sethj

you still fail to see my point

1. this is NO WHERE near enough money!

They will be right back!

my point was IF this is enough and IF they can turn around that quick then why havent they!


UNIONS are the issue!

They had their place my grandfather was a union man and even he agrees they have outlived their usefulness and nothing but self serving these days.

My point is not don't give them the money, not don't bail them out...


My point is it will take a lot more money, and a lot more time!

Don't wait till the 11th hour and then come with doom & gloom to try to force something through like they did with the banking buyout!

By all means we need to do whatever to help...but not a handout and not without some serious planning!

I mean for heavens sake they didn't even have anything substantial to present the first time!

obviously you are missing my point and we won't agree so lets agree to disagree...

MotorTrend nominates Roger Penske for car czar (Autoblog)

Dec 11th 2008 11:09AM @flemming in TN...

I believe it is worth saving...but in a reasonable responsible way.


Am I in favor of the Big2 going under?

NO

But I do not think we should be rushed into a decision with doom and gloom which is precisely what happened with the financial bailout.

These guys are supposedly smart enough to fix the problems?

1. Why haven't they yet?
2. Why didn't they see the issue coming?
3. Why didn't they ask for help before they were "weeks" away from running out of money?


It is all a shell game to get a piece of the pie and bailout money.

They should have asked 2 months ago so that there could have been due diligence and construct a plan, and a reasonable bill and solution.

the amount of money they are asking for will last them what 3-5 months? Then what?

They really think they will be turned around in that time?

I do not think they can be turned around in that amout of time...and if they are...well then someone should ask the really tough question...if it was that easy why did you not do it yourself 6 months ago??

House passes Auto Rescue/Bailout Bill, still faces heavy Senate opposition (Autoblog)

Dec 11th 2008 11:05AM ok I have to speak up again...

How is it that you think that these senators are flawed because they have foreign auto plants?

The reason they have foreign auto plants is because NO UNION plain and simple in addition to concessions the states made, which every state that was looked at made concessions to try to "lure" the foreign plants.

but UNIONS was the main issue!

Am I in favor of the Big2 going under?

NO

But I do not think we should be rushed into a decision with doom and gloom which is precisely what happened with the financial bailout.

These guys are supposedly smart enough to fix the problems?

1. Why haven't they yet?
2. Why didn't they see the issue coming?
3. Why didn't they ask for help before they were "weeks" away from running out of money?


It is all a shell game to get a piece of the pie and bailout money.

They should have asked 2 months ago so that there could have been due diligence and construct a plan, and a reasonable bill and solution.

the amount of money they are asking for will last them what 3-5 months? Then what?

They really think they wil be turned around in that time?

Do you all supporting this REALLY believe this?

Do you really believe that in 30 days they will shutter and chain all plants? And the world will come to an end?

wow some of you are really media brain washed!

MotorTrend nominates Roger Penske for car czar (Autoblog)

Dec 11th 2008 10:33AM So what do you have against Shelby?

Personally he is about the only one I have seen who is actually thinking responsibly. We are talking about money that again our great-great grand children will be still re-paying.

I assume you are all for just handing them the money?


He along with others are against a hand-out and propping up a failing industry. The fact of the matter is do you honestly believe that the $$ they are asking for will carry them long enough to turn profitable?

I for one do not...They will be back again asking for even more money.

Do I want them to fail? NO

I do believe that maybe the best solution is Ch. 11 and restructure. re-negotiate union contracts, restructure debt, write-off idled assets etc.

The auto industry as it is today cannot continue on the course it is on and expect to survive another 12 months!

One down, one to go: Detroit 3 CEOs begin House testimony (Autoblog)

Dec 5th 2008 12:01PM Check you facts he has voted against and was vocal against all of the bailouts so far...

He is one of the only ones that seems to think about acting responsible with money that my great-great gand children will still be re-paying.

Black Friday Giveaways (part 6): Zune 120 and premium earbuds (Engadget)

Nov 28th 2008 7:37PM PLEASE please please let me let me let me get what I want this time...

CES 2008 ultimate swag bag giveaway: like a Xmas stocking in January (Engadget)

Jan 11th 2008 9:55AM Would totally love this give away...

The ASUS M50 looks awesome...