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Old 30 November 2012, 02:42 PM
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What...?

In 10 years, electric cars will only have about a quarter of the range they do today?
Well, that's obviously what happened with cars, right? Government kept forcing manufacturers to have lower and lower MPG ratings. Something like that anyway...
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Old 30 November 2012, 02:44 PM
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The Supreme Court is reviewing the statute [mandating cavity searches], but most Americans expect a Court composed of six progressives and three conservatives to leave the law intact.
Progressives support cavity searches?

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It's nice that they got back together, though.
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Old 30 November 2012, 02:45 PM
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In 10 years, electric cars will only have about a quarter of the range they do today?
He hadn't plugged it in, so it wouldn't have a full charge. And I guess it takes a long time to charge, so he couldn't be charging it (or not enough) while he was eating Attonement Dinner.

Also, what electric car has a 160+ miles range?

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Wait a minute, wait a minute, CARS are out because of fossil fuels but there are still PLANES?
It never said they were flying in on a fossil-fueled jet plane. It could be an electric plane or one fueled by a renewable fuel like alcohol. It could even be some sort of dirigible.
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Old 30 November 2012, 02:52 PM
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The more I look at this, the stupider it gets. It's exponentially stupid!

Current fascination: The SCOTUS - I get that the author is trying to imply that there has been some kind of purge but why would TEH EBIL DEMOCRATZ get rid of Sotomayor? She's older than Kagan, and I don't recall her doing anything particularly notable to raise the ire of the imaginary oppressors of this rather poor bit of fanfic.
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Old 30 November 2012, 04:42 PM
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Anyone notice that almost all this stuff happens after Obama is out of office?

It's nice to see Winston and Julia still alive though.

Sister "i don't think that was the intended effect" Ray
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Anyone notice that almost all this stuff happens after Obama is out of office?
Yes, right when Chairman Clinton takes office
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Old 30 November 2012, 04:46 PM
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Current fascination: The SCOTUS - I get that the author is trying to imply that there has been some kind of purge but why would TEH EBIL DEMOCRATZ get rid of Sotomayor? She's older than Kagan, and I don't recall her doing anything particularly notable to raise the ire of the imaginary oppressors of this rather poor bit of fanfic.
Maybe the author is assuming she's dead by 2022 (although she'd only be 68).

ETA: Maybe the oppressors instituted a retirement age for SCOTUS justices as a pretext to get rid of conservatives.
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Old 30 November 2012, 05:02 PM
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Also, what electric car has a 160+ miles range?
The Tesla and the BMW.
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Old 30 November 2012, 05:27 PM
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Except the BMW doesn't in the real world. Only the Tesla Roadster gets close to that in the real world cases. And since it was Thanksgiving, it wouldn't be out of line for the brother to be using the heater, which cuts the range considerably.
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Old 30 November 2012, 05:40 PM
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And when did the right-wingers start caring about civil liberties with regard to anti-terrorism measures again?
I didn't get this either at first, but it all makes sense when he gets around to explaining that the issue is that racial profiling was outlawed, so everyone gets searched equally. The right wing is all about civil liberties if they are the ones getting their cavities searched.
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Anyone notice that almost all this stuff happens after Obama is out of office?
No, the author just neglected to mention Obama's January 2017 issuance of Executive Order 17892, the "Unlimited Presidential Term Enabling Act."
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Old 30 November 2012, 10:58 PM
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Also, what electric car has a 160+ miles range?
The Nissan Leaf, depending on driving conditions. Built in solar cells and regenerative braking can stretch the range to around 240-250km.
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I think I might have found the author:
http://www.canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/30349
It's the earliest version I have been able to find. In addition, these sites also list Arnold Ahlert as the author. On the other hand, most sites (like this one, for example) don't list an author. However, I've noticed with email forwards in general and glurge in particular the author's name tends to disappear rather quickly as they mutate.

Brian

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