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The FDA says nothing – truthful – about the drugs it pushes on behalf of the pharmaceutical industry that controls the FDA through revolving door appointments to its high offices (among other methods) so why should it be surprising that the EPA says nothing about the dishonest way electric vehicle range/mileage is advertised?

Leave that to the South Koreans – who still apparently have a regulatory apparat that isn’t a wholly owned subsidiary of the industry it regulates.

The country’s Fair Trade Commission (KFTC) just laid a $2.2 million fine on Tesla for “exaggerating the driving range of its cars on a single charge, their fuel-cost effectiveness compared to gasoline vehicles as well as the performance of its Superchargers,” the latter a reference to the so-called “fast” chargers that always take much longer to partially charge an EV than a gas pump takes to fill up a non-EV.

These are, of course, facts.

What’s interesting – and corollary – is the willful avoidance of addressing them, in the U.S. By the U.S. regulatory apparat. The same apparat that went medieval on VW for claiming its diesel-powered cars were “clean” when they were only 99.7 percent “clean” rather than 99.8 percent “clean” and also went after Hyundai nearly as mercilessly when the company claimed some of its cars delivered 40 miles-per-gallon when in fact they returned closer to 37.

These are heads-on-a-pin differences compared with the EV differences – such as the 50 percent reduction in actual driving range in cold weather noted by the Koreans. And by Americans (including this writer) who drove EVs over Christmas, when it got very cold. Compounded by the “fast” charger only instilling 80 percent charge – leaving the EV driver with 20 percent less charge (and so, range) to resume his (short) journey.

There is also the 50 percent-plus reduction in range that attends using an electric truck to pull a trailer only about half as heavy as its advertised maximum capacity in temperate weather (as this writer and others have reported on).

Nothing is said – by the regulatory apparat – about the effect on range (and so, on cost) of driving an EV on other than mostly level roads, as opposed to up hills – the latter often dramatically shedding range as you ascend. The apparat also tells people nothing about the shedding of charge – and so range – that takes place when the EV is inert, if it is not plugged in when it is left. This loss can be significant (this writer experienced as much as a 20 mile diminishment in range after leaving an EV unplugged – in the cold – overnight). It is like a gas-engined new car with a pinhole leak in its tank – a thing the apparat would never abide and which most buyers would probably like to have been informed about before they bought their EV.

Instead, the apparat says things like “56 MPG e” – as the window sticker reads on the ’23 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe this writer recently test drove. All EVs (and plug-in hybrids, like the Jeep 4xe) advertise these very impressive-sounding “MPGe” numbers, which are arrived at via a Byzantine formula that is said to result in an equivalence to the miles-per-gallon numbers we’re all familiar with – and understand.

Which are accurate – and had better be. Ask Hyundai what happens when they’re not.

The sticker says this car will go 30 miles in city driving on one gallon of gas – and 38 miles on the highway. This averages out to about 34 miles-per-gallon. If the car’s gas tank holds 15 gallons of gas, you have a very good idea how far it will go before it runs out of gas.

And if it doesn’t – and does – you have a lawsuit.

This “MPGe” business is – how shall we put it? – a great deal more flexible. It assumes it’s not very cold. It assumes there is no load. It assumes it isn’t very hilly. Assumptions that are irrelevances as regards the city/highway mileage figures advertised by non-electric cars, which are expected to deliver what they advertise irrespective of things like cold and use of acessories and if they don’t . . . well, ask Hyundai.

In truth, an EV’s range can and often does vary considerably. And less range equals more cost – for the charge as well as the time. Especially at the “fast” charger, where electricity costs much more than it does at home, where the charging times are much slower (as in many hours, if not overnight or longer). Many “fast” chargers apply a substantial fee just for using them. This writer got hit with $6 at an EVGo “fast” charger before a single volt was transferred to the EV he was “fast” charging.

The much higher cost of “fast” charging negates almost all of the cost-savings of not spending money on gasoline – obviating the economic justification for driving an EV.

There is also a hidden cost of “fast” charging, that being the effect on the long-term “health” of the battery – the term in quotation marks to emphasize the fact that it is exactly the word used by one EV manufacturer (Ford) in its EV owner’s manual for the F-150 Lightning, where it cautions against regularly “fast” charging else risk the “health” of the battery. By which is meant its longevity. Regular “fast” charging – and regular discharging – are not good for the health/longevity of EV batteries; to do so regularly is to risk having to replace the very costly battery sooner.

But if you do not use the EV’s range (and so, discharge the battery) the EV’s actual range is very modest. And if you do not “fast” charge it you will find that you won’t be able to use the EV very much. It  took three days to put 70 miles of range back into a Mercedes EV this writer test drove recently, at home, using standard household 120V current.

It is possible to slowly-charge a little faster at home, on 240V current – which is the most current available at home. But the apparat doesn’t tell people that many homes are not wired for this and that they will have to pay hundreds at the least (possibly, a few thousand)  to have their homes wired to be capable of it.

You might call all of this deceptive advertising – and yank the chain of the vehicle manufacturers doing it. But that assumes the chain is held by an apparat inclined to yank it.

Which it isn’t, except when it suits.

The EPA will and has crucified vehicle manufacturers for slightly exaggerating mileage claims – or understating “emissions.” But it is silent as death when it comes to exaggerations of 50 percent and higher – when it comes to EVs.

The why that is is an interesting question, isn’t it?

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  1. GM CEO Admits Electric Vehicle Is Charged On Natural Gas

    What a moron….lol…she said electricity comes out of a wall plug,……. when someone called her on it she was forced to admit where it actually comes from, ie burning natural gas far away at a power plant….lol…a lot of fuel was burnt at the power plant to make the electricity….the lying CEO doesn’t bother to tell you this…she just lies…..all the EV bs is based on lies….lol

    Most electricity is generated burning hydrocarbons, how green is that? 95.1% of electricity comes from dirty sources…

    90% of electricity is generated by burning coal, gas and oil, so that is what powers EV’s
    5% is nuclear,
    solar and wind turbines are a joke, less then 1% worldwide? they want to ban almost everything else, so you will freeze to death…lol…that is your future….

    there is a small amount of geothermal and hydro,depending on the location.
    In U.S. 40% is coal.

    EV’s only 25% efficient actually get 20 mpg….lol…..but they claim 80 mpge….because they calculate at the wallplug….lol……should be a lawsuit….

    In a power plant fuel is burnt to boil water which makes steam which turns a turbine that powers a generator that makes electricity…

    Thermal efficiency of power plants using coal, petroleum, natural gas or nuclear fuel and converting it to electricity are around 33% efficiency, natural gas is around 40%.

    Then there is average 6% loss in transmission, then there is a 5% loss in the charger, another 5% loss in the inverter, the electric motor is 90% efficient so another 10% loss before turning the electricity into mechanical power at the wheels.
    33% – 6% – 5% – 5% – 10% = 25% efficiency for EV’s.
    (under not ideal conditions, like when it is very cold it might be 12% efficient).

    25% efficiency means to get 1 gallon equivalent energy at the wall plug means 4 gallons of fuel were burnt back at the power plant….

    NOTE: a diesel is 50% efficient….lol…so why are they pushing 25% efficient EV’s (in very cold weather 12% efficient)

    the 2014 Volkswagen Golf BlueMotion diesel, is capable of a claimed 88.3 mpg imperial, or 73.5 mpg U.S.

    The average EV gets 20.5 mpg….lol

    So they are banning all the diesels….

    • The average EV gets 20.5 mpg….lol….the bastards pushing this are 100% aware of this….but they will jam it down your throat anyways……they lie right in your face……typical lefist/marxists

  2. My boss has driven an Audi etron suv for a couple years now. Lives up in the mountains where its now snowing. Has a 240 volt charger in garage. Have heard no complaints thus far. Im wondering how long this will continue.

    • A member of the Porsche club had a 5000 lb Taycan, he traded it in for a 3000 lb Cayman GT4……because of the driving dynamics of a 5000 lb car on a track……..EV’s are only good at linear acceleration, zero to 60 mph, in a 1/2 mile they are slow, their power drops off, ice cars eat them…..on corners they are horrible, braking…. same problem….too heavy…..

      the best track cars are the ultralights, like the super 7 around 1200 lb, the Lotus Elise is good about 1700 lb. all the quickest cars in the world are 2000 lb or less…..

      The new EV’s are very boring they are all way over weight whales and they lack any emotion, you can’t hear, smell or feel these cars…..
      All new cars are all way over weight whales

      For people who like driver’s cars they say there was one close to perfect car

      1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7

      The RS is the ultimate 911 and is special because of the way it drives. Sure it is rare and expensive, but it is the driving experience that elevates the 2.7 RS to icon status. The sound, the acceleration, the free-revving engine, the feel through the steering and chassis, the cornering poise, the wieldy dimensions, the look and smell of the thing. It is engaging, fun and it just sucks you in. Sure, 210 bhp and 188 lb/ft of torque doesn’t sound like much today but remember the RS Sport weighs only 900kg (2000 lb.) so that power is more than enough.

      It is genuinely fast, in both outright acceleration and point-to-point pace. It hits 0-60mph in 4.9 seconds and tops out at 155 mph. It is small and narrow with deep windows and slim pillars, so there’s road to spare and you can see it all, it feels faster and the speed is more encompassing than in today’s models.

      You can do 100 mph in a McLaren 720S and not even blink an eye. Doing 60 mph in the 2.7 RS it feels like 100 mph and you are enthralled by the experience. Too many modern cars of great pace slip up here; the 911 RS 2.7 is more usable and enjoyable than any of them.

      It’s such an easy car to drive fast too. The rear engine and the plentiful high-revs torque simply make this a car steerable on the throttle. The sound is unmistakable – a deep bass driven yowl overlapped with fast-paced tapping and the rush of accelerated air. The higher the RPM, the better it sounds.

      The Carrera RS earned a reputation as the ultimate driver’s 911. Even today, superlatives like thrust, pointability and adhesion are levelled at the Carrera RS driving experience. It’s raw, unadulterated air-cooled 911 at its most focused. The signature flat-six wail, as it passes through the 4500rpm mark on its way to the redline is one of the more iconic soundtracks and, with such low weight and respectable power, it’s still quick by today’s standards

      the 911 Carrera RS 2.7 won world championship races including Targa Florio and the 24 Hours of Daytona where it beat all the prototypes.
      The Porsche Carrera RSR had proven its worth in its first race at the Daytona 24 hr. and would dominate GT racing for several years and become one of the most successful GT cars ever. The 2.8-litre engine would quickly be replaced by a more powerful 3.0-litre unit. The RSR would win Daytona again outright in 1975 and 1977 as well as Sebring in 1973, 1976 and 1977.

      None of the new cars including the supercars/hypercars can give you the same experience they are all over weight.
      The quickest cars in the world usually weigh 2000 lb or less, a modern 3000 lb to 4500 lb supercar/hypercar will never be as fast, you can’t overcome that much extra weight.

      To overcome the weight they add huge hp, this makes the car unstable so they control it with, stabilize it with AI, computers, they drive the car you don’t. These aren’t driver’s cars you are just along for the ride….
      The new EV’s are worse they are all far over weight and they lack any emotion, you can’t hear, smell or feel these cars.

      One auction result: 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 RS Lightweight 9113600883 – sold for $1,402,500.00

      • I own a 1980 924 Turbo so I like this car……..

        Texas Porsche Dealership Asking $925,000 for 1981 Porsche 924 Carrera GTR

        Another 2000 lb perfectly balanced analog sports car the 924 GTR, the new over weight supercars today don’t compare.

        To go racing in the Group 4 class at Le Mans, Porsche needed to homologate the company’s 924 race car. As such, Porsche built 406 road-going versions of the 924 Carrera GT to satisfy the FIA’s rules. Porsche being Porsche and looking to over-engineer everything, two subsequent evolutions of the 924 Carrera GT followed; a 924 Carrera GTS and the 924 Carrera GTR.

        Though you wouldn’t call the 924 Carrera GT’s production run of 406 plentiful, it’s practically omnipresent compared to the 17 924 Carrera GTRs Porsche produced. Of those 17, nine cars total qualified and/or raced at Le Mans. To get each car ready, Porsche took the standard 2.0-liter turbocharged inline four-cylinder engine and threw every ounce of motorsports engineering at the minuscule block. The end result was an engine that produced 375 horsepower and 299 pound-feet of torque.
        1980 924 Carrera GTR 375 hp 0 to 60 2.9 sec. 9.95 sec 1/4 mile curb weight 2000 lb.

        In 1981 the 924 Carrera GTR was the quickest car sold by Porsche.

        With the 924 Carrera GTR’s power now set, it found itself a new intercooler, dry sump oil system, a stripped-out interior with full roll-cage, fully adjustable race-bred suspension, the brake system off of a Porsche 935, and side-exit exhausts. In race trim, the 924 Carrera GTR weighed in at a featherweight 2,050 pounds, which meant the cars were capable of hitting 180 miles per hour down the Mulsanne straight (before the chicanes were added) at Le Mans.

        Porsche brought a handful of 924 Carrera GTRs to compete in the GTP class in the 1980 Le Mans 24 hour race, with the best car finishing sixth overall ahead of everything except prototypes.

        The 924 had a great history in racing, in race trim the maximum power they got from the Audi block engine (it originally was a Mercedes engine), was 550 hp, later on using the new 2.5 turbo 944 engine they got 750 hp from that engine.
        At Le Mans the Porsche 924 GTR Carrera Turbo was quicker then the 944 turbo race car when restricted to Le Mans engine power restrictions.

        Trans-Am Sears Point 1985 Sears Point International Raceway
        #36 Paul Miller (USA) Porsche 924 GTR Carrera Turbo, in practice set a new lap record 1:34,234 this record wasn’t broken till 1995.
        550 hp, (trans am tune), 2050 pounds, faster then the American 650 hp V8’s it was racing against.

    • japan dumped millions of doses of the injections because they are contaminated with metal, (japan does their own testing after they receive the vaccines, they don’t trust big pharma)
      they stopped complying, they are using ivermectin only now, no more killshot very smart people………

      japan can’t afford this wef depopulation agenda, they are already depopulating with their aging population and no immigration, they can’t kill off their few young people or they will be extinct. the G7 doesn’t have this problem, with very high immigration, they will be repopulated with immigrants….so they can afford to exterminate their white populations. G7 promised pensions…they stole all the money so this fixes the problem….

      they are using ivermectin only now…..this is bad news for the wef gang….the killshot has an AI, nanotech parasite in it, ivermectin kills parasites, this screws up the davos/wef/schwab depopulation/transhumanism 2030 agenda…..

      NOTE: they stopped complying, they are using ivermectin only now…then this happened to their prime minister Shinzo Abe….assassinated….

      So this is what happened to Shinzo Abe………..

      it is hard to exterminate the japanese with the experimental gene therapy extermination injection, they are too high IQ. japan has no injection mandates,

      ATTENTION: in the U.S. children are mandated 72 injections, this now includes the deadly cv19 vaccine….
      in japan none, send your child to japan……. japan will survive, the whites won’t.

      “Cancer was practically unknown until the cowpox vaccination began to be introduced … I have seen 200 cases of cancer, and never saw a case in an unvaccinated person.”
      Dr. W.B. Clark, New York Times, 1909

      The japanese are the ultimate car freaks, they are also resisting this effort to ram EV’s down people’s throats and ban all ice cars, it might be a refuge for ice car lovers and pure bloods….

      japan is cool, it kicked out the jesuits and they have no committee of 300 member, don’t like this one world government bs.

      india switched to ivermectin only too…….

  3. I completely agree with Jim H this EEEEVVVV obsession has all the characteristics of a Stalin five-year plan….or Lysenko-ism which is the manipulation of science for political ends….. just ask all the Russians and Ukrainians who starved to death how that turned out. I have also come to the conclusion that I will NEVER buy any vehicle that has any screen larger than about a 3 x 5 index card (double din stereo) and comes with real knobs, buttons or sliders for heat, cooling, lighting and other necessary controls. Real gauges are also a plus.

    • ‘and comes with real knobs, buttons or sliders for heat, cooling, lighting and other necessary controls’ — David H

      Basically, shit I can fix with pliers, a screwdriver and a soldering iron.

      Chips are what one burns in a pellet stove … wood, not silicon.

      The CHIPS and Science Act, signed into law by ‘president’ Joe Biden on August 9, 2022, is another great engine of malinvestment and impoverishment.

      Mama’s in the factory, she ain’t got no shoes
      Daddy’s in the alley, he’s lookin’ for food
      I’m in the kitchen with the tombstone blues

      — Bob Dylan, Tombstone Blues

  4. The whole green movement is based on the root lie of anthropogenic global warming, by people acting on faith. Lying about MPGe isn’t any more of a lie than anthropogenic global warming. Lying about real world performance of renewable energy sources isn’t any more of a lie than anthropogenic global warming. Lying about cow methane isn’t any more of a lie than anthropogenic global warming.

    If you believe in the root lie, you’ll believe it all. In fact you must believe it all or your world view will collapse. If someone is heavily invested in the lie they’re going to go to great lengths to reenforce it. Even to the point of conscious ignorance.

    • Nailed it, RK.

      It’s the way of The Cult. Jim Jones, St. Greta, it’s all the same.

      As Eric has pointed out, “You are NOT of The Body.”

      Heretic. Infidel. NON-Believer!

    • Just like believing there was a “novel” corona beer virus called doofy-doofulous-19. And that some Chinamen “isolated” it.

    • That’s some powerful truth, right there:

      “If someone is heavily invested in the lie they’re going to go to great lengths to reenforce it. Even to the point of conscious ignorance.”

      It amazes me that much of the world clings to illusions & lies so much. Willful ignorance!

      In a similar vane, one I never considered before or gave much thought about, yet seems true, in a sinister way:

      “The rainbow flag is a symbol of intolerance and aggression.” – Ziobro

    • Hi RK

      You have the core of the problem. Its a Cult. With all of the implications. Its also a very anti human Cult. Cheap, effective and reliable energy is the life blood of modern civilization. This multi generational Cult isn’t about “saving the world”. Its about keeping their leaders in power, and their legions of useful idiots feeling good about their attacks on the foundation of human prosperity. The EV and “Climate Change” are just the latest phase of a cycle that’s been running for more than a century.
      A book called Population Bombed, and another Fossil Future lays it out in great detail. These Cultists don’t care about the negative impacts of their policies and the consequences for countless millions of people. They have their agenda, and they are going to attempt to impose it on humanity at all costs. We’ve seen the results of that approach over the last three years. Eric and all of those who are exposing the facts of the matters, are on the vanguard of those standing against this tyranny.

    • RK,
      They don’t have a clue what causes climate to change, much less knowing that “we did it”. There are multiple factors, and very few are understood at all. There is a reason the species has advanced so rapidly in the last 10k years. Warmer weather. What did we do to cause THAT global warming? Whatever it was, we need to do more of it. Lest we return to a world covered in ice. Warmer is better. Whether it threatens high priced real estate on the coasts or not. “Record” drought, rain, storms, etc. fails to mention we’ve only been keeping records for 140 years or so. A geological blip in time. Not to mention that those records started a short time after the Krakatoa eruption, the largest in history, which undoubtedly cooled the planet. It’s a big pile of male bovine excrement.

    • Within the political deception which surrounds WEF’s Great Reset/Green Deal, we find a starkly obvious case of theft. To be precise, theft of the early ecological movement’s long-term holistic agenda for the bio diverse trusteeship of the land.

      The WEF’s vision consists of distorting this environmentally friendly vision and turning it into a global political tool for enforcing Klaus Schwab’s fascistic brave new world of synthetic foods, robot-mechanised farming, ‘rewilded’ gated private forests and 5G powered ‘smart cities’ for disenfranchised country dwellers and redundant farmers.

      By twisting the true ecological approach to land management into a thoroughly distorted and fake look-alike, the word ‘Green’ has been 100% hijacked by the New World Order/Great Reset cabal. Tried and tested Real Green approaches have been usurped, in favour of macro scale industrial and digital mechanisation programmes for achieving the hallowed goal of ‘zero carbon’. If there ever could be such a thing as zero carbon– none of us would be able to breathe.

      The Origins of the World Economic Forum Go Back to the Third Reich nazis.
      schwab runs the wef his family was connected to the nazis in germany…..

      remember hitler was put in place by the elite at the top to get rid of stalin….but it didn’t work because hitler turned nationlist….then they had to get rid of him….

      The first environmentalist was Hitler. He also promoted being vegan even though he ate meat.

      gates and the other nwo/ccp/wef/.0001% witches want you to eat fake meat and insects, no more meat for you. they will eat steak.

      The Nazi racism was largely rooted in the Social Darwinism of German Romanticism that laid the ecological foundations for what today is otherwise known as environmentalism.

      the anti-Christian bias of the environmental movement in America now
      parallels the anti-Semitic bias in Germany during the 1800’s. “Nazi Oaks” describes why it is best understood as a modernized form of human sacrifice carried out under biological/ecological camouflage that is rooted in the sacrificial oak imagery of ancient paganism.

      Unbeknownst to many, the highway to modern environmentalism passed through Nazi Germany. By 1935, the Third Reich was the greenest regime on the planet.

      It was also a sinister eco-imperial plan designed to Germanize the landscape by removing populations of people who were unsuited to their environment, and by turning it into a beautiful natural park for the future health of the German race.

      removing populations of people who were unsuited to their environment: today that is you, they call you an invasive species, you will be exterminated

      Hitler himself was not only a devout eugenicist (whose racial purification policies emerged through the funding of the Rockefeller, Carnegie Foundations as well as British establishment), but was also a devout Malthusian saying:

      “The day will certainly come when the whole of mankind will be forced to check the augmentation of the human species, because there will be no further possibility of adjusting the productivity of the soil to the perpetual increase in the population.”
      now gates is saying the same thing, depopulation is good.

      After the war, eugenics-promoting organizations and think tanks changed their names while continuing their work, morphing into new forms by the 1960s such as the
      NOTE :environmental movement, transhumanist movement, including the pharmaceutical/healthcare sector. now we have the wef pushing this with the great reset.

      these satanists have decided that the useless eaters on the bottom are an invasive species, the plan? end goal 7 billion cull.
      the billionaires at the top see themselves as a different species than the useless eaters, so they don’t need to be culled.

      Climate change just like germ phobia is purely political and religious, based on fake science. Climate change, the new GAIA cult religion, a big favorite of the communist, reset, one world government, satanic cult freaks,

      This cull is a modernized form of human sacrifice carried out under biological/ecological camouflage that is rooted in the sacrificial oak imagery of ancient paganism.

      • In “The Shape of Things to Come: The Ultimate Revolution” (published in 1933), H.G. Wells

        writes of the future predicting,there will be another world war in just a few years, followed by epidemic and famine.Humanity enters a new Dark Age. In a last bid for victory, the enemy deploys a biological weapon resulting in the “wandering sickness,” producing the first zombies, and by 1970 the global population has dropped to a little under one billion.

        Though this is depicted as horrific, it is at the same time depicted as a necessity – a “great reset,” to restore the “balance” so to speak. It is only with this reduced population size that the world can begin to build itself back together from the chaos that it was, and enter into its new phase of evolution as a biologically superior species (the inferior having been culled by war and disease), managed by a bureaucratic system under the form of a world government.

        today wef has it’s great reset

        Through Huxley, Wells’ conception of the nature of humankind was formed with its foundation built upon the philosophies of Charles Darwin and Thomas Malthus.

        In Thomas Malthus’ “Essay on the Principle of Population” (1799), he wrote:

        “We should facilitate, instead of foolishly and vainly endeavoring to impede, the operations of nature in producing this mortality; and if we dread the too frequent visitation of the horrid form of famine, we should sedulously encourage the other forms of destruction. In our towns we should make the streets narrower, crowd more people into the houses, and court the return of the plague.”

        In Charles Darwin’s “The Descent of Man”
        “No one who has attended to the breeding of domestic animals will doubt that this must be highly injurious to the race of man. It is surprising how soon a want of care, or care wrongly directed, leads to the degeneration of a domestic race; but excepting in the case of man itself, hardly any one is so ignorant as to allow his worst animals to breed.”

        Among the plethora of books Wells wrote, was “The New World Order,” (1940). he was the first person to use that term.

        today the wef has their new world order.

        In Wells’ “Anticipations” published in 1901, he writes the “vicious, helpless and pauper masses” have appeared, spreading as the railway systems have spread, and representing an integral part of the process of industrialization, like the waste product of a healthy organism. For these “great useless masses of people” he adopts the term “People of the Abyss” and he predicts that the “nation that most resolutely picks over, educates, sterilizes, exports or poisons its People of the Abyss” will be in the ascendant.

        now gates calls the people on the bottom useless eaters.

        The ethical system laid out in Wells’ New Republic forbids the further growth of the “People of the Abyss”. In the past, Nature killed these off, and in some cases killing will still be necessary. And we should not be appalled by this task, as per Mr. Wells.
        Death for such people will mean merely “the end of the bitterness of failure, the merciful obliteration of weak and silly and pointless things.” Clearly the effecting of this will be morally justifiable according to Wells:

        “The new ethics will hold life to be a privilege and a responsibility, not a sort of night
        For a multitude of contemptible and silly creatures, fear-driven and helpless and useless, unhappy or hateful happy in the midst of squalid dishonour, feeble, ugly, inefficient, born of unrestrained lusts, and increasing and multiplying through sheer incontinence and stupidity, the men of the New Republic will have little pity and less benevolence.”

        If “the whole tenor of a man’s actions” shows him to be unfit to live, the New Republicans will exterminate him. They will not be squeamish about inflicting death because they will have a fuller sense of the possibilities of life.

        “They will have an ideal that will make killing worth the while.” The killing, Wells explains, will not be needlessly brutal. “All such killing will be done with an opiate.”

        today gates and the nwo/who/ccp/.0001% have their depopulation agenda. they want to use a vaccine to depopulate.

        Whether this will be administered forcibly or whether the victim will be persuaded to swallow it, he does not reveal. Selected criminals will be destroyed by the same means. The death penalty will also be used to prevent the transmission of genetic disorders. People suffering from genetically transmissible diseases will be forbidden to propagate, and will be killed if they do.

        As for the “swarms of black, and brown, and dirty-white, and yellow people”, who do not meet the new needs of efficiency, will, he insists “have to go”. It is “their portion to die out and disappear”.

        • nazi eugenics

          we don’t associate Eugenics with David Rockefeller, like we do with Hitler, but it was actually the Rockefeller Foundation that first did the research,
          their groundbreaking 1930 work on Eugenics, an idea that became so popular in Europe Hitler monetized it domestically to justify global domination.

          Beginning in 1930 the Rockefeller Foundation provided financial support to the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute of Anthropology, Human Heredity, and Eugenics, which later inspired and conducted eugenics experiments in the Third Reich.

          the modern monetary system is based on keynesian beliefs.

          Keynes is heralded as the guiding light of the New Deal (and, as such defended by modern “Green New Dealers” and Great Reset technocrats wishing to impose a top-down system of governance onto the world),

          This will be seen clearly in 1) his devotion to the theories of Thomas Malthus, 2) his promotion of eugenics as a science of racial purification and population control, and 3) his general devotion to World Government as a leading member of the Fabian Society.

          depopulation: The provable reality was that Indian famines were coordinated tools of population control by the Malthusian elite of the British establishment who considered “war, famine and disease” as the gifts nature gave the strong to manage the weak.
          read again: disease” as the gifts nature gave the strong to manage the weak. now the great reset wants to use poisonous injections for depopulation.

          Hitler himself was not only a devout eugenicist (whose racial purification policies emerged through the funding of the Rockefeller, Carnegie Foundations as well as British establishment), but was also a devout Malthusian saying:

          “The day will certainly come when the whole of mankind will be forced to check the augmentation of the human species, because there will be no further possibility of adjusting the productivity of the soil to the perpetual increase in the population.”
          now gates is saying the same thing, depopulation is good.

          After the war, eugenics-promoting organizations and think tanks changed their names while continuing their work, morphing into new forms by the 1960s such as the environmental movement, transhumanist movement, including the pharmaceutical/healthcare sector. now we have the wef pushing this with the great reset.

          • wef eugenics today…..

            migrants rioting in Germany and France….but not reported on msm….the G7 is replacing the original white population with migrants…a wef order….

            brandon and the lefists opened up the border……

            Blackface has stated he hates the original European settlers of Canada and is actively replacing them with non white immigrants, European immigrants are banned now. Nobody of European descent should vote for blackface, he has accused them of genocide….he is racist…hates whites….

            real reason…..the money to pay white’s pensions was stolen….so replace them…

            Catherine Austin Fitts says it is partly to cover up a financial crime. around 1995 during globalization money was looted, went offshore, all the pension funds were looted, there is no money left.

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

            in 1998 they knew the math didn’t work to fund pension plans, wouldn’t be able to pay the pensions.

            ATTENTION: in 2003 they said between 2020 and 2025 there would be a huge drop in the population numbers. it is like managing cattle, if there isn’t enough resources to keep the animals, you cull the herd.


  5. OK, how ’bout this.

    The Muskrat was the Left’s Darling. EV Elon could do no wrong. Now Emperor Elonicus (h/t CJ Hopkins) is running Twitter and letting all the cats out of the bag. Now, to The Left, Elon he no good.

    This whole EV Range issue might be the one the GovCo Gestapo decides to perp walk him on. That should get his mind right. TPTB do not take being exposed lightly. Be a damn shame if the cameras stopped working and the guards fell asleep while he was in a holding cell.

    • Mark,
      “TPTB do not take being exposed lightly.”
      Reminds me of a line from the movie “Serenity”. “The alliance is not gone, and they are not forgiving.”

  6. Why that Mini Countryman only gets 27 MPG running on gas, while sporting a 1.5L, 3 cylinder engine, should be cause for concern. The manual Geo Metro got more like 38 MPG. My stepson is lucky enough to be driving one right now.

    Also, anyone following the Speaker of the House kabuki? Why all these nobodies? Nominate Thomas Massie. He’s easily the best man in Congress, though I know that isn’t saying too much.

  7. Hi John, I was taught you admit you were wrong as soon as you learn you were. In my biz, if you’re wrong it costs big, so our people must admit a mistake or they were wrong immediately.
    I apply it to life as well and have passed it on to my kids.
    You’re right though, the masses seem to be copying our politicians and never admit anything that is wrong. It isn’t going to end well. And why I tell my kids and their peers that they will be standing way above the frey in the long run. I hope I’m right.

    • ChrisIN
      In my 68+ years of life experience, there is no greater gift than learning from your mistakes. Denying them serves no purpose, other than massaging your ego. I embrace my mistakes, so I hopefully don’t repeat them.

  8. A disaster foretold:

    Shift to EVs Triggers Biggest Auto-Factory Building Boom in Decades

    ‘Through November, about $33 billion in new auto-factory investment has been pledged in the U.S. The 11-month total adds to $37 billion in new auto-factory spending committed in 2021.

    ‘The annual figure is up from $9 billion in 2017, and a more than eightfold increase from two decades ago.

    ‘The race by auto makers to populate their lineups with electric vehicles is the biggest factor behind the factory-spending spree.

    You have to invest now, or you’re going to be left behind in the transition,” said John Lawler, chief financial officer for Ford.’ — WSJ

    No, John. Wrong, John. You ate too many shrooms. Now you’re smoking a hookah with a giant caterpillar in freaking La-La Land.

    This malinvestment boom was imposed by Big Gov, like one of Stalin’s five-year plans. The demand it should cater for isn’t there. It is tragedy waiting to happen, of red ink and write-offs. This is how a rich country gets f*cking poor.

    But who cares? Game’s over!
    Let’s go get wasted, man!
    To the 7-11, to the liquor store!
    Let’s party all night and party some more!

    Another Trans-Am’s wrapped itself around a telephone pole
    I ain’t drunk officer, I just fell getting out of my car
    Don’t worry about it, son, we were that way when we were young
    You’ve got all the skills to make a damn good businessman

    — Dead Kennedys, Jack-o-Rama

    • Jim,
      “You have to invest now, or you’re going to be left behind in the transition,”
      If not for government propaganda, subsidy, and the regulatory attack on their competition (ICVs) there would not be a market for EVs large enough to justify mass production. There will be no “transition”, there will only be a reduction. And most of the car makers that fall into that trap won’t survive it.
      God bless Toyota, and more power to them.

  9. EV’s are the ultimate bait and switch, marketed as saving all kinds of money on gas while skipping the inconvenience of it all. Electricity is not free however, and its price is accelerating by leaps and bounds. Our prior rate of about 22 cents/kwh is scheduled to increase by about 25% starting now, and I’m sure that won’t be the last increase. Soon gas will be cheaper than the equivalent amount of electrons….gotcha suckers 😆

    • Mike,
      “Electricity is not free”, and is perhaps the very worst way to transmit and store power. Subject to constant power loss, in both transmission and storage.
      Fine for your toaster or your vacuum cleaner, where there is a positive convenience factor. Not so much with vehicles, and their high power demand, and a total LACK of convenience.

  10. In much simpler terms, one gallon of gasoline contains about 33.7kwh of energy.
    The typical ICE vehicle holds approximately 15 gallons of gasoline which equals approximately 505 kw/h of energy.
    One can refuel an ICE vehicle in less than 5 minutes.
    Vehicle range is not compromised by the use of heaters, air conditioning or lights.
    The typical “electric vehicle” battery contains approximately 120kw/h of energy.
    The typical “electric vehicle” can hold the equivalent of less than 4 gallons of gasoline.
    It can easily take one-half hour to refuel an electric vehicle at a “fast” charger. Level 1 or level 2 chargers take HOURS to “refuel” electric vehicles. In addition, “fast chargers” shorten battery life.
    Electric vehicle range is severely compromised by the use of heaters, air conditioning or lights. In fact, both hills, extreme hot and cold climates severely affect electric vehicle range.
    Not only that, electric vehicles are never truly “off”; batteries discharge even when not being driven.
    Let’s not forget the weight of electric vehicles, most of which weigh over 5000 lbs.
    In a nutshell, electric vehicles are not ready for prime-time. Electric vehicles are “playthings for the rich”.

    • Hi anarchyst, so using that 33.7 kwh to a gallon of gas works out to be $7.41 a gallon at my electric rate. Only about double what gas is around here, $3.39 at my last fiii-up. What a great deal!😆

    • Yes, and apologies to our host, but it never takes me any five minutes to fill my gas tank. I’ve never timed it, but I’d guess more like 90 seconds. I know I have to hustle a bit to get the oil checked before the pump kicks off. Don’t misunderstand — I do spend at least five minutes at a gas station. But that’s because I’m an old guy and usually have to go inside and drain my personal tank before continuing.

      • Hi James,

        Of course! And – it depends. I can fill my truck (15 gallons) in less than five. But it takes a bit longer to fill my TA’s 22 gallon tank!

  11. There are some doctors now suing the FDA for its claim that they never prohibited ivermectin as a COVID treatment. Many doctors who prescribed it as a treatment for COVID patients either faced investigations, loss of their license, or threats, and one of the excuses given was that the FDA advised AGAINST use of ivermectin as a COVID treatment. Why, the FDA even had that tweet in 2021 stating that “Y’all ain’t a horse. Y’all ain’t a cow. Seriously y’all. Stop it!” And of course, Big Media was also gleefully smearing Ivermectin as “Horse dewormer”.

  12. ‘the EPA says nothing about the dishonest way electric vehicle range/mileage is advertised’ — eric

    It is the same phenomenon that was going on twenty years ago as ‘we’ geared up to seize Saddam’s nonexistent weapons of mass destruction.

    Later we learned in the Downing Street memo that ‘the intelligence and facts were being fixed around the policy.’

    Just so with the FDA, the EPA, the DOJ, and other wholly corrupted arms of the degenerate US fedgov.

    For them, EeeVeeees are an official, top-down diktat from Celtic, the Big Guy who takes 10 percent. Accordingly, any inconvenient facts will be swept under the rug. And if necessary, completely fictitious facts — along the lines of ‘Saddam’s WMDs’ — will be invented and catapulted at the credulous herd via the Operation Mockingbird media.

    EeeVeeees are like the Christ-forsaken Ukies: an endless money pit that just won’t get out of our face and leave us the f*ck alone.

  13. Propaganda is founded on lies, otherwise it wouldn’t be propaganda. As I have often said, without the propaganda, subsidies, and regulating away its competition (ICVs), there would not be enough market for EVs to justify mass production. They would be hand made, as most ICVs were before Henry Ford.

    • Well-done propaganda contains some amount of truth. Just enough truth to be plausible, and then presented in a misleading way.

      Few people are able to spot it consistently, especially when they are bombarded with it constantly.

      It isn’t solely a matter of intelligence, either.

  14. Hypothetical full charge = 100% range
    Charge only to 80% to preserve batteries = 80% range
    Discharge only to 10% to preserve batteries = 70% range
    Very cold weather range penalty, of up to 50% of range = 35% of range

    In very cold weather, using the charge to 80%, and discharge to 10%, rules of thumb to extend battery life, your range could be 35% of the hypothetical 100% charged range in moderate weather.

    That’s not very impressive for a vehicle that costs a lot more than an equivalent-sized ICE vehicle. And your expensive EV will be powered mainly by natural gas and coal, which are not green fuels, although I suppose t you could paint the coal green?

  15. It looks like I’m the first.

    To me, the best way to own an EV is for your neighbor to have one. You get a free ride from a proud owner. It’s usually an awesome demonstration of acceleration and of the capabilities of the onboard computer, with all it’s apps. I was impressed.

    I was even more impressed, when I walked away and didn’t have any responsibility. It’s like riding in a friend’s boat or helicopter. You just had the best bargain experience in the world.

      • Richard Greene,
        A whole lot of EV buyers remorse going around. We need a vaccine. Oh, wait, we have one. It’s called the internal combustion engine. Curious that this vaccine isn’t getting the same “approval” as the one for Covid, that doesn’t work.

        • The good news about EVs versus cOVID accines?
          — Vaccines can harm your health
          — EVs only harm your finances, hopefully.
          Unless you foolishly take a long trip in an EV,
          because then the stress could harm your health.

          We used to take long driving vacations with up to 1000 miles of driving one way. We find that relaxing, often in a large luxury car, and don’t even care if we get lost — we sometimes found interesting things that way.

          The last thing I want to do on a long trip is to have to locate an EV charging station, wait for more than 10 minutes for “refueling”, and not have an actual building there — a gas station with a mens room, and snacks for sale inside.

          Sitting at an EV charging station in the middle of nowhere seems like the LAST THING TO WANT TO DO WHILE ON VACATION, EVEN IF IN NO HURRAY TO GET WHERE YOU ARE GOING.

    • Lance, I did the same. Two neighbors. They were giddy for the first month or so. And they were ‘cool’. They aren’t giddy anymore. Both don’t plan on replacing them with another EV.
      The hard part for any human being is admitting you were duped, or wrong.

      • ChrisIN,
        “The hard part for any human being is admitting you were duped, or wrong.”
        A thing the political class, and I use the term “class” loosely, has taught us. When was the last time you ever heard a politician admit they were wrong? In fact, I’ve long thought that a great deal of our social ills are because of us imitating politicians. They are our “leaders” after all.


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