To: Iron Munro
A fact which every halfway knowledgeable person knew without having to invest several hundred billion dollars to experiment.
A pompous brother-in-law of mine, bet me $100 in 2009 that gasoline powered cars would disappear in five years, and that most cars would be electric powered. One more year, and I collect on the bet! Of course, he's a liberal asshat so he'll just lie to squirm out of paying. He's an idiot, and proves your point (not even halfway knowledgeable). He invested heavily in solar panels among other green things and lost big, which makes me smirk at him.
posted on 02/04/2013 12:00:25 PM PST
As I write this there are great advances being made in combustion engine and hybrid auto technology that will set new standards for efficiency, power and carbon emissions. Visit www.rtugroup.com and take a look at the pseudo adiabatic engine technology they have developed. In a nutshell they cut the heat of an engine in half, greatly increased its power and torque, while doubling fuel efficiency and cutting carbon emissions in half. I personally know the patent holder of this technology and he developed it in his shop against all odds. Furthermore, this company has produced a generator powered van and class 8 tractor that gets 6 to 8 times greater fuel efficiency than its diesel powered counterpart. These vehicles are powered by a generator and uses capacitors instead of batteries and has an combustion engine back up. Today in Europe and Japan there is a great deal of interest in this technology. In the US there is very little interest and much opposition. I suspect the European and Japanese interest is tied to the high cost of oil in those areas as well as the EU’s stringent emission standards which are due to go live in the next year or two. Regardless, this is great stuff and I have seen the technology up close and personal in multiple platforms. A technological leap forward is heading our way and it will change the economy and the way we live.
>”A pompous brother-in-law of mine”<
YOU have one of those too?
MINE doesn't talk to me much anymore. We were discussing Three Mile Island, he hates Nuke Plants of course, and I asked him how many people died there. He didn't know (of course), so I gave him a hint, “one less than died in Ted Kennedy's Oldsmobile”.
Needless to say, the conversation ended rather abruptly.
posted on 02/05/2013 8:32:43 AM PST
by Kickass Conservative
(I only Fear a Government that doesn't Fear me.)
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