Bachmann: I'll get gas under $2

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Bachmann: I'll get gas under $2
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Wed, 08-17-2011 - 12:47pm

It's a nice thought, a nice campaign sound bite, but I don't think it's realistic.

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Registered: 04-07-2002
Tue, 08-23-2011 - 12:03pm
1) They didn't have dealer plates...so sorry. You are incorrect. Plus, the nearest Nissan dealership is a good 5 miles away.

2) Many people just use cars for shorter trips. Larger employers are puttng in charging stations in their parking lots & so are many of the downtown parking lots & garages. I rarely drive long distances in my car - I have no need to. I prefer to fly or go by train when I travel. So I can easily see owning an electric car.

3) Most people work 8+ hours per day. A local reporter did a test for a week using an electric car (Leaf) to get to & from work every day. He said it was never a problem. Plus, the Leaf was a comfortable car. And I believe the cost of the charge was minimal. Again, like I've said in previous posts, electric works around here. Electricity is relatively cheap.

4) "Guilt purchase"? Seriously? The people I know with alternative fuel vehicles (of all kinds) have purchased them out of CONCERN for the environment. Guilt had nothing to do with it & I find it offensive that you would state such a thing.

5) The same arguements were made when the hybrid Prius came out. With advancements in technology, those arguements are no longer valid. 8-10 years from now, the battery technology will have advanced (just like it has over the past 10 yrs).

6) I'm done. We've debated this issue before & I don't see either of us coming to an agreement.










 nwtreehugger  

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Registered: 04-07-2002
Tue, 08-23-2011 - 12:07pm
LOL! No kidding! Yes, around here local companies are using waste products to create biofuels too.

On the serious side, what the other poster was referring to was corn based biofuels. However, the biofuel industry seems to be exploring better sources - such as waste products.

 nwtreehugger  

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Registered: 04-07-2002
Tue, 08-23-2011 - 12:09pm
I avoid the partially hydrogenated (Spelling?) corn oil too! ICKY! If that's on the label, I'm not buying it.

 nwtreehugger  

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Tue, 08-23-2011 - 1:53pm

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Registered: 12-16-2004
Tue, 08-23-2011 - 2:11pm

Only canola oil on my table, avoid

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Registered: 08-12-2011
Tue, 08-23-2011 - 2:30pm

Now that sounds appealing.

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Registered: 08-12-2011
Tue, 08-23-2011 - 3:17pm

1) They didn't have dealer plates...so sorry. You are incorrect. Plus, the nearest Nissan dealership is a good 5 miles away.

Well, considering the sale of only 5000 over 7 states, it seems a bit incredulous that anyone could see them "all over."

2) Many people just use cars for shorter trips. Larger employers are puttng in charging stations in their parking lots & so are many of the downtown parking lots & garages. I rarely drive long distances in my car - I have no need to. I prefer to fly or go by train when I travel. So I can easily see owning an electric car.

But most people don't buy cars for a specific purpose...like having a short trip car and a long distance car...they just get one car that has to get them back and forth to work and also the 100 mile trip to grandma's house and the vacation in Vegas.

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Registered: 12-16-2004
Tue, 08-23-2011 - 3:48pm

Anything that decomposes

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Registered: 08-12-2011
Tue, 08-23-2011 - 4:29pm

Anything that decomposes

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Registered: 10-11-2005
Tue, 08-23-2011 - 4:34pm

Here in Tacoma we do recyle our human waste. They cook it up & mix it with potting soil & call it Tag-grow. One of the best things to use in your garden. As long as I've been using it (12 yrs) I've had wonderful gardens. If you go down to the sewer plant with your truck it's free. I love it.

~~Sam stitches well with others, runs with scissors in her pocket. Cheerful and stupid.

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