How to Make an Electric Car Make Sense

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An electric car may soon make “sense” – if the price of gas rises to $6 ot $7 per gallon. This might happen as soon as the next couple of days – weeks – if the Biden Regime is successful in turning an internal territorial squabble between the Russians and other Russians – or at least, between people whose territorial squabble poses a far lesser danger to Americans than $6 or $7 per gallon gas – into a “splendid little war.”   

Oil – from which gasoline is made – already approaches the $100 per barrel mark. Without a “splendid little  war” to push it beyond that mark. The “media” – as the public relations combine for the corporate-government nexus styles itself – is working hard to egg that on.

“My guess is that you are going to see $5 (gas) at any triple digit (oil) price and you might get to $6.50 or $7, energy analyst Dan Dicker told Yahoo! Finance.

With a “splendid little war” – the term is associated with the contrived (by America) Spanish-American War – the cost to fill-up could rise so high it may seem “sensible” to charge up. And this might be precisely why the regime has such a woodie for war with Russia over a territorial squabble that could trigger exactly what the regime wants, for Americans. 

Another “crisis.” 

This being desperately needed as the last “crisis” wanes – and to salve the real crisis, which is the waning legitimacy of the Biden regime. The president selected is viewed by a majority – including many of those who may have voted for him – as a TelePrompted geriatric, a kind of American Brezhnev who barely has the stamina to walk under his own steam away from the podium, after having read the TelePrompter. It is not merely that he is old and obviously in decline, mentally as well as physically. It is that the country is obviously in decline. People – voters – care far less about Critical Race Theory and the merits of sexual fungibility than they do about how much it is costing them to live. How much it is costing them to eat.

It is incomprehensible – from a rational, national self-interested point-of-view – to fixate as it were some kind of emergency for this nation on the internecine territorial squabbles of the Russians while Americans are paying $10 for a 2×4 and  $3.50 for gas that cost $2 before the current president was selected. When the shelves at American supermarkets begin to resemble the shelves of Soviet supermarkets. 

Unless, of course there is an emergency. Or several.

The first – most obvious – being the waning faith in the Cult of Sickness Eternal. A pathologically ill 30 percent or so of the population still clings to their “masks” but the rest are recovering and for that reason have stopped wearing. And fearing. That’s an emergency – for any regime that needs a high level of fear to keep people obedient and also to keep their minds off of things like empty shelves at the supermarkets and $10 2x4s and that it costs them $50 to fill up now vs. $35  before the current president was selected.

The second emergency is the looming mid-term congressional elections, which are only nine months away. The imminence of these elections almost certainly accounts for the relaxing militancy of the Cult of Sickness Eternal – even within the sanctum sanctorum of the Cult, Washington, D.C. All of a sudden and just-like-that the mayor/priestess of America’s Vatican City has retracted her bull that formerly required penitents to show proof of having been baptized into the faith in order to enter a restaurant, bar or gym and has even relaxed (for now) the requirements regarding the wearing of the Holy Facial Vestment.   

Other previously Jesuitical jurisdictions – among them Maryland, New York and Massachusetts – have done a similar about-face. What could possibly account for this if not the looming specter of possibly being defrocked by an electorate that is sick of all of this?   

A true emergency.

One that requires radical measures. A “splendid little war” would suit. Everything the public is beginning to blame the president selected (and everyone who may have voted for him) for would be shoved under the rug of “patriotism” – a kind of rebooting of what the Germans styled Gleichschaltung, or marching in step – which has been booted up many times in America’s past. Most historically recently by The Chimp – whose favor with the public was also waning, just prior. Then he became The Decider.

Here we go, again? 

A “splendid little war” would also normalize hardship, economic and otherwise. The people of Oceania were grateful that their ration of chocolate had been “increased”  to 30 grams by the all-beneficent Party. Will they be grateful when Biden – per Trudeau – imposes new “mandates” so as to end the “mandates”? 

There is also one more emergency to deal with.

The electric car emergency.

EVs have been regulated into existence, their mass-production forced not by market demand but by the demands of people like the president selected, who recently demanded that all new cars average more than 50 miles-per-gallon by 2026. This is a demand for the mass-production of electric cars, since cars that aren’t cannot average 50-miles-per-gallon. Not without diesel engines or by shedding hundreds of pounds of deadweight they’re forced to carry around because of other regulations – those pertaining to “safety.”  

Thus, more electric cars, including partially electric ones (hybrids). The emergency here is that they cost so much – relative to the cost of gas – that relatively few people want to spend the money necessary to buy one.

Ergo, make gas a lot more expensive, as by triggering a “splendid little war.” Then electric cars will seem “economical.”

Assuming anyone can afford to buy them.

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  1. What people need to understand is the concept of creating electricity. You need a generator to generate electricity. What runs these generators? Mainly gas, diesel and sometimes wind and water. So, when you pay for the electricity for your auto, your paying for the gas and diesel to generate it. You need oil and grease to lubricate the parts in all of this. Something to think about.

  2. The reason for NATO was solely to keep the Soviet Bear and its Warsaw Pact satellites at bay. When the Soviet Union broke up and the unsustainable Soviet spending on arms ended, NATO should have as well.

    German chancellor Bismarck gave us the great quote when he said that the Balkans wasn’t worth the bones of a single Pomeranian grenadier, the most useless soldiers in the German Empire.

    I’d paraphrase that and say that Ukraine isn’t worth the bones of a single diversity officer (the Soviets called them Zampolits or commissars) in the U.S. military. I don’t give a gee-whiz about the Ukraine and its relations with Russia. I’m tired of us being the world’s policeman. Let countries handle their squabbles without interference.

    There’s a reason why our ruling class is banging the war drums like John Bonham of Led Zeppelin. There’s a reason why they’re trying to pick a fight with Russia, besides the fact our foreign policy establishment has had a hard-on for Russia forever. Discovery of the why is key to this whole affair.

    • Lepards can’t change their spots. These guys are so deep in the cold war that they can’t see out. Add to that the fact the Clinton arm of the Democrat Party and the other neocons never really got to enjoy the spoils of “victory,” at least in their eyes, and no wonder there’s a need for a sequel.

      The Soviet Union collapsed under it’s own micromagement. The psychopaths in Washington can’t wrap their heads around that concept, espeically with the CCP “winning” now.

      • Someone said the USSR collapsed because the U.S. couldn’t afford to keep sending money there to keep the communist government propped up. The elite nobility has been trying for a long time to put in place a one world communist government, it is getting closer now……..

    • Can you believe this guy (Brandon)!:

      Defending freedom will have costs for us as well, here at home. We need to be honest about that,” he said. But he said the United States was working with other major oil-producing countries on a plan to stabilize prices.

      “I want to limit the pain the American people are feeling at the gas pump. This is critical to me,” he said.

      The possible increase in gas prices comes as Americans endure the highest inflation in decades.

  3. I’m now in favor of the war, but only if done properly. Here’s how it should be prosecuted:

    Nov 30, 2022: Give every heterosexual white male soldier a discharge from the military, effective immediately.

    December 1, 2022: Send the Diversity Army directly into Volgograd.

  4. 150,000,000 electric cars will never make sense. Ain’t gonna happen.

    If you like your tyranny, you can keep your tyranny. If you don’t like your tyranny, that is just too bad said the Canadian culprits, the criminals in charge, the thieves who could care less about anybody in Canada. Just do not care, obvious by now. In decline by design.

    If Justin Trudeau had a lick of sense, he would fit his head into the cradle of a guillotine and pull the rope himself to let the final cut take place. The first cut is the deepest, won’t be all that bad for ya! Let the blade fall where it may.

    Volunteer to spend a night in an Iron Maiden beforehand. Give it all you’ve got, you can do it!

    What a maroon. He is finished. Good for him, can’t win them all. Talk about being in the dark.

    All of Canada will rejoice with tears of joy and weep crocodile tears.

    A failure to communicate with the shitonsin Ottawa has happened for the hapless fool. See ya, wouldn’t wanna be ya!

    How to usher in total madness and chaos is all the work he is capable of doing.

    Uff da, you can’t make this stuff up.

    Khrushchev was born in Ukraine, Ukraine belongs to Russia. Besides, Muscovians want to vacation on the Black Sea shores in Ukraine.

    All your land to us belong says Vlad the Conqueror.

  5. Thing is, the price of electricity will also go up when gas goes up. They must be anticipating it, as my electricity which is among the cheapest in the country and has barely fluctuated in price in the 20 years I’ve lived here, has just taken a major jump. It had only taken a small jump, back during Obozo’s $4/gal gas period….

  6. It would seem that John Galt is the Trucker. That is, someone who is willing to suffer in the short term to throw off long term tyranny.

    The 4th Turning continues apace.

  7. Something doesn’t make sense.

    Politicians are notoriously short term visionaries.

    High gas prices now don’t equal demand for EVs later.
    There is 30ish % support for Ukraine involvement.

    Pushing us toward either one of these makes no sense, except perhaps the democrats accept they will get a monster beat down in November, so are willing to go full bore now.

    But what is the benefit?
    Why beat the war drum when there will be no Russian invasion?

    Why raise energy prices which will effect all products now?
    For EVs? Doesn’t make sense.

    There is another explanation. I don’t know what that is yet.

    • Gotta have an excuse to justify all that money that Trump and Pedo Joe have given to the military-industrial complex; They have given this military the biggest budget in the history of the world- literally. Which is also proof that no matter who is elected, you get the same thing- as Trump, who ran on a platform of less military involvement obviously had to know what the plan was and cooperate in implementing it- contrary to his lying words which he spoke to the “Bubbas” whom he abhors.

    • I dropped this on an older post, but it looks to me like this might be the plan:

      The lies of covid didn’t work fast enough or well enough, but they did get injections into the bodies of half the people of this world. Now they need a distraction, while the injections do their evil work.

      With all eyes turned to the teevee screen to watch video and animations of old war games by the dastardly Russkis, and flashes of destroyed huts and shacks, with the implication that a war is already happening, nobody will even be paying attention to all the trusting injectees dropping like flies.

      Eventually it will be revealed that they were dropping due to Chinese/Russki bio-warfare. Or snow shoveling- apparently there is an epidemic of people over 35 dropping dead of snow shoveling.

      Their master is a liar and a murderer, by their fruit you will recognize them.

    • Hi Dan,

      The Russian invasion of Ukraine is a version of Wag the Dog. Personally, I think globalization and large governments are about to topple. The IMF, the Fed, the Repo Market, and the World Bank are all broke. Every country is going through the exact same crisis at the same time…when does that ever happen? The years of trillion-dollar spending are over and the amount of debt on pretty much all countries books (about $300 trillion) is no longer substantiable. There is no way out. It will crumble. The only way to survive will be establishing smaller local, tribal communities.

      The governments aren’t hiding it, neither is the Rockefeller Foundation, who actually gave us a 12-year heads up. Right now, we are on Step 3 – Hack Attack. Step 4 is titled Smart Scramble and details the following “An economically depressed world in which individuals and communities develop localized, makeshift solutions to a growing set of problems”. If TPTB wants to provide us a playbook, I think we would be foolish not to use it.

      There will be others that dispute what I say, but everything in life usually cycles back to money. COVID was the carrot to hide the breakdown of the Repo Market. The mandates to hide the bouts of inflation. The European war hides the crumbling of the Central Banking System and provides an excuse when it occurs.

      • Yes……

        There is a theory about that: they are printing money like crazy, bailing out the billionaires,

        1st time from the financial crash in 2009, 20 trillion $ printed,

        2nd time the repo blowup in sept. 2019, another 20 trillion $ printed the last 2 years, a germ used as the excuse……… making them even richer,

        also the germ bs (the excuse) is designed, for another purpose…. to slow the economy down a lot to create deflation to offset the money printing inflation.

        Catherine Fitts says all the money has been moved offshore, there is nothing left, it was all stolen…….so cull the useless eaters before they figure out the robbery, no money left for pensions or other entitlements/promises etc., reason #2 for the hoax.

        something you have to understand about governments everywhere, they are thieves stealing taxpayers money, they have their hands on the money coming in from taxes, fines or money they borrow, so they steal some and never get caught, they are in control, untouchable. money ends up in their offshore accounts and accounts of friends and family.

        Dr. Marc Faber says these governments steal between 5% (honest governments) and 100% (crooked governments) of the money collected, borrowed.

        mullin’s quote
        people refuse to believe that we are governed by criminals. I refer you to the opinion of one of the most famous FBI agents, Charlie Winstead, the man who gunned down John Dillinger. In his book, “The Bureau”, William C. Sullivan quotes Charlie Winstead as saying, (P.27),

        “When I investigate a man and prove he’s a criminal, if he doesn’t already work for the government, they’ll hire him. If he already has a government job, once they hear he’s a crook they’ll promote him. The criminals in Congress only feel comfortable with other criminals.”

        We could not ask for a more qualified source, nor for a more apropos phrase than “the criminals in Congress.” The criminals enact into law program after program to reward their fellow-criminals, and to rob and enslave the workers of America. Anyone who gets in their way is disposed of by the “majesty of the law.

      • A quadrillion dollars is 1,000 trillion dollars. About 15x the GDP of the world. If you placed one quadrillion British pound coins on top of each other, they’d reach beyond our solar system.

        Total global debt now exceeds $300 trillion Another way to express that figure is about a quarter-quadrillion dollars (a quadrillion is 1,000 trillion).

        The global debt-to-GDP ratio is about 318%, a dangerously high level, especially if interest rates start to rise. (with derivatives and unfunded liabilities it is about 33x world GDP)

        This debt is in addition to approximately $1,500 trillion of bank derivatives as reported by the Bank for International Settlements (BIS).

        There is another $500 trillion in unfunded liabilities.

        Total worldwide debt, including derivatives and unfunded liabilities = $2,300 trillion. = $2.3 Quadrillion

        This is far more than the amount of debt and derivatives outstanding before the last financial crisis in 2008.

        We are totally screwed, think you will ever get your pension or keep the money in your bank account? (bailins), hahahaha

        If an alien came here they would say, that place is insane, it is buried under enormous debt, they are far beyond stupid and it is ready to blow up, stay away…….

        That fact alone means that the next financial crisis will be exponentially greater than the last one. Regulators won’t admit this and investors are unprepared for it, but it’s true.

        To cover up the financial catastrophe there was some kind of bs about a germ, haha, then CO2 next, haha.

    • Hello Dan,

      Those who rule the AngloZionist empire do not want Germany using cheap Russian natural gas. (They want to shut down Nord Stream 1 & 2.) They would much prefer that their German colony be dependent on more expensive U.S. and Israeli NatGas delivered by ship. They are deathly afraid of Germany and Russia dealing with each other in their own currencies. (((Never Again!)))

      And of course there is the usual war profiteering ($₪) and having yet another “emergency” or “crisis” that can be used as an excuse to take more rights and privileges from the proles.

      Also, the rulers of the AngloZionist empire are sweaty toothed mad men who cannot be reasoned with. They are drunk on imperial hubris and, most unfortunately, they believe their own propaganda. They are hell bent on starting WWIII because the smell of burning flesh is pleasing to their lord, Moloch.

      Onward Christian Soldiers!

      • It does make sense that the US is seeking to prevent Russia & Germany from becoming energy partners. Why?

        Simply for the cash from US energy companies or to keep russia isolated? We do need a boogeyman to keep the military industrial complex money flowing.

        This is a fraught prone way to achieve that. Are we really going to get into a shooting war with Russia for that?

        The logistics are tough, and will Europe really embrace a jump into another world war fought on their land? Fighting on an enemy’s home front is a hard proposition.

        So, is this just grandstanding? Possibly. Low risk to achieve what end exactly?
        Distraction from domestics?
        Fracture Europe & Russia?
        Save face from Afghanistan?

        All this during low approval ratings of going against Russia. That’s an even bigger head scratcher.

  8. The Marxist handlers of the John Gill Presidency have every reason to start a war with Russia: (gets the following off the front pages of competitive news):
    Biden Pole numbers;
    Canadian Trucker protest;
    Vaccines are not working;
    Vaccines are causing death and disability;
    New conflict = more $ for the military industrial complex;
    High oil prices make certain people rich and others poorer;
    Hunter Biden pay masters need some assurance to keep him on the payroll;
    Get even with the guy who stole the 2016 Election over to Trump;

    • The People’s Convoy Route*
      *Route subject to change

      Day 1: Wednesday, February 23
      Morning – Depart Adelanto Stadium, CA
      Evening – Arrive in Kingman, AZ for overnight stay

      Day 2: Thursday, February 24
      Morning – Depart Kingman, AZ head east on I-40, toward Lupton, AZ Evening – Arrive in Lupton, AZ for overnight stay

      Day 3: Friday, February 25
      Morning – Depart Lupton, AZ on I-40 eastbound thru New Mexico
      Evening – Arrive in Glenrio, TX for overnight stay

      Day 4: Saturday, February 26
      Morning – Depart Glenrio, TX
      Evening – Arrive in Elk City, OK area for overnight stay

      Day 5: Sunday, February 27
      Morning – Depart Elk City, OK area
      Evening – Arrive in Vinita, OK area for overnight stay

      Day 6: Monday, February 28
      Morning – Depart Vinita, OK area
      Evening – Arrive in Sullivan, MO area for overnight stay

      Day 7: Tuesday, March 1
      Morning – Depart Sullivan, MO area
      Evening – Arrive in Indianapolis, IN area for overnight stay

      Day 8: Wednesday, March 2
      Morning – Depart Indianapolis, IN area
      Evening – Pause for rest in Indianapolis, IN area for overnight stay

      Day 9: Thursday, March 3
      Morning – Depart Indianapolis, IN area
      Evening – Arrive in Cambridge, OH area for overnight stay

      Day 10: Friday, March 4
      Morning – Depart Cambridge, OH area
      Evening – Arrive in Hagerstown, MD area for overnight stay

      Day 11: Saturday, March 5
      Morning – Depart Hagerstown, MD area
      Evening – Arrive in the DC Beltway area

      The People’s Convoy will abide by agreements with local authorities, and terminate in the vicinity of the DC area, but will NOT be going into DC proper.

      • Day 12: Sunday, March 6
        Convoy will be surrounded by every flavor of AGW’s and labeled “domestic terrorists”, arrested en masse.
        Sorry Jim, I just don’t see our overlords letting them get as far as the Canadian truckers did. They’re desperate and the pretense of us having rights is gone, the fangs are out.

      • Why are the truckers providing their itinerary? I was reading an article on the Fox website this morning how the truckers plan to shut down the Beltway. Personally, I am all for it, but for God’s sake don’t give your enemy a roadmap. Now, if they are saying the Beltway, but are shutting down I-81 and 270 instead, to divert assets away from the true plan, okay. The problem is government doesn’t fight fair. They never did. Protests rarely work. Nobody takes anybody seriously until the first gun is drawn.

        • The tolled Express Lanes in the medians controlled by VDOT on 95, 395, and 495 into DC are privately owned, and trucks are not allowed.

          More money for Australian and Canadian pensioners — where the toll proceeds end up.

          • Hi Roscoe,

            I don’t believe they plan to stage on the Express Lanes, but the main strip. If they want to really be a nuisance, I am all for them parking on the Wilson or the American Legion Bridge.

      • Better plan: Create clear list of demands, park all trucks, and go home unless/until demands met. Simple, really. Demonization is sure to follow in either case but in this one there will be no opportunity for jackboots to crack skulls.

  9. Wag the Dog (1997)

    Shortly before an election, a spin-doctor and a Hollywood producer join efforts to fabricate a war in order to cover up a Presidential sex scandal.

    Hollywood on the Potomac does love their sequels. The original was a not-so-subtle dig on Bill Clinton bombing Iraq just before his “Lewinsky” trial. The remake will become a liberal cringe humor classic.

  10. The US Psychopaths in Charge pushing us toward a thing that has NEVER existed before. Gasoline being the highest cost of driving a car. Gas prices have always influenced perception of that cost, because you pay it weekly, more or less, instead of monthly, biannually, or yearly. It has nevertheless always been a fraction of the costs. The combination of initial cost, insurance, taxes, depreciation, loan interest, registration, etc. have always eclipsed it. Way back in the late 80s, when I was claiming a tax deduction for vehicle operation, the IRS was allowing a flat rate $0.50 per mile deduction, without an actual cost record. I don’t remember the exact cost of fuel at the time, but I’m sure it was less than $0.25 per mile. Probably a lot less. Since the IRS flat rate was no doubt far less than actual cost, fuel was far less than half the cost. The Biden cohort is desperately trying to “correct” that evaluation. To get you to simply STOP driving. Considering that there is no plan in place to rebuild the power grid to accommodate an increase in EV demand, we can only assume that people not driving is the planned result.

  11. With the hypochondriac Olympics wearing thin on most semi-sane people they’re definitely going to need a new crisis. It seems school shootings, are old hat. I’m not certain there is currently enough support for WW3 after the Afghanistan/Iraq debacle. Possibly another massive false flag needed there. My questions is where, and who will be blamed? Instinctively I think the US trucker convoy headed to DC seems like a nice soft target for infiltrators and feds to make a scene. Maybe the needed excuse to pass new legislation like making effective protest such as striking and interrupting shipping lines illegal?

    The demonic influencers of the world, excuse me politicians, bureau-rats, and media whores seem little a little squirmy lately. We’re witnessing an empire in rapid decline so they may come at this from multiple directions. War and false scarcity is an old favorite for sure.

  12. ‘the country is obviously in decline’ — eric

    Yes: not just in decline, but accelerating decline — an afterburners-on power dive into terrain by a kamikaze pilot.

    Several commentators have asserted that the US-manufactured hysteria over Ukraine is really about Germany.

    Allowing the Nord Stream 2 Russia-Germany gas pipeline to open would orient Germany toward the east, away from the US which has occupied Germany for 77 years now, to Germany’s increasing disadvantage.

    “Germany, according to a number of relevant characteristics – this is neither mine, nor Russia’s opinion, this is according to politological terms and metrics – remains, one way or another, an occupied state: 30,000 American [troops] are stationed there.” — Maria Zakharova, Russian foreign ministry spokesperson, 8 Feb 2022

    Now paranoid about its belligerent but fraying military empire, the US has made NATO itself into a dangerously provocative, destabilizing force in Europe.

    As the 80th ‘fourth turning’ anniversary of WW II’s end approaches, the postwar Pax Americana security regime is melting down before our very eyes, almost as quickly as Russia’s sway over its eastern European satellites collapsed in just a few dramatic weeks in October and November 1989, as workers downed tools and stood defiantly in the streets.

    Koyaanisqatsi is a compound word from the Hopi language, meaning ‘life out of balance.’ The 1982 film shows images of mankind’s past in the form of rock art, then cities, their peoples, and their ruin. In the final scene, Prophecies, we watch the descent of an exploded rocket, falling seemingly endlessly back to earth.

    Sic transit gloria mundi.

    • ‘the country is obviously in decline’ — eric
      Indeed, it has fallen off the cliff, it just hasn’t hit bottom yet. The inevitable result of the economy being “managed”. As if the free market, created by God, needed “help”. The most abundant symptom of psychopathy, is hubris. The extreme over estimation of one’s ability and importance.

    • Well, it is about Europe in that they really want to buy fossil fuels with Euros instead of dollars. Russia and China are trading in Renminbi now, but there’s not much we can do about that. The Americans are playing this up as a fight for “feedomm!” but I could see a situation where they build a case that Russia is attacking the financial system of the US and breaking international treaty by not wanting dollars, and using that as a justification for a hot war. But try to sell that in 8 minutes on CNN or Fox News. Unless the price of gas is $10/gal (actually will probably suddenly switch to Liters, so $2.70/L), then you can just blame Putin.

      Trade wars lead to hot wars. No matter who’s in the Oval Office.

    • Hi Jim,
      Re: NATO, interesting how Bush’s promise to Gorbachev to “not expand NATO one inch” has been put down the memory hole. In actuality there was no justification for NATO once the Berlin Wall came down and the Warsaw Pact dissolved, but Uncle needed to keep his fingers in Europe and all the useless brass hats probably woke up in cold sweats thinking they might need to go get a real job instead of just being parasites.


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