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Old 09-27-2020, 10:16 PM   #31 (permalink)
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Arson, negligence with fire and ignition sources, over enthusiasm for fighting forest fires, no enthusiasm for forestry.

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Old 09-29-2020, 03:14 PM   #32 (permalink)
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Yes it would be helpful if the federal government would maintain the almost 60% of the forests they own in California.

"More than 1.1 million acres have burned on federal lands in California this year, compared to 769,032 acres on non-federally managed lands, according to figures collected by the National Interagency Fire Center. ... "

These numbers have increased of course in the past couple weeks since this report was published.

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Old 09-29-2020, 04:07 PM   #33 (permalink)
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I commend California for its attempt in forcasting the end of the 1850s technology (the internal combustion engine) which has been passed on to us as "modern technology" for much too long now.

What the automakers and the big oil companies have done to humanity is criminal, both in terms of the pollution and the inefficient technology that they have made even more inefficient, through sabotage.

I'm sorry if this sounds extreme or off the wall to some, but it is the truth.

Did you know, for example, that under the BEST maintenance conditions, the average gasoline powered vehicle uses, at most, about 33% of the gasoline that you put into the gas tank to actually move the vehicle forward, and that the other 66% or so is burned in the catalytic converter, and comes out of the tailpipe?

It is actually pathetic when you consider the fact that in the year 2020 we are still talking about carbon build-up in an engine. For that we may as well be driving with a bag of coal in the trunk!

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Old 09-29-2020, 04:36 PM   #34 (permalink)
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Battery powered cars are just natural gas powered, nuclear and coal powered cars.
The rankine cycle used by nearly all power plants predates the internal combustion engine by a lot. But that's nothing compared to wind and hydro power.
Wind power is like 9th century tech. Water power is roman tech.
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Well I didn't mean to run off the new contributor. Was hoping for a thoughtful retort.
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oil pan 4 — Woody Guthrie might disagree. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grand_Coulee_Dam_(song).

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Dang, I've been deleting email notifications en mass. Now I'll never know what happened.
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California Nut Coast Left Coast West Coast 2035 ICE Ban

California authority from Governor ,Legislature and down are pathetic. Currently no OEM production EV has a range beyond 250miles without ranger extender or non-oem modification ...Rural California citizens will be jacked when 2035 arrives especially farms and construction ....Highly likely border states and Mexico vehicle traffic will violate 2035 ICE Ban ( another unenforced law)/Even with future technologies I see the ICE around for next 50 years easy.

California can not even manage their current perils like wild forest fires even with fire professionals from Texas and other states. California has had wild fires out of control for 30 years plus. You would have though back in 2018 2019 years state and federal authorties (worthless judges) would have realized the need to thin forests and have fire breaks. California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Colorado all have pathetic forest management and therein create random tinder box which either a meth head (Oregon) or fireworks (California) citizens that start the tinder box.

California governor Newsom , Oregon governor Brown and state fire marshall are pathetic and worthless.
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Currently no OEM production EV has a range beyond 250miles without ranger extender or non-oem modification
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That is today - no doubt the technology will improve in 15 years
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...Rural California citizens will be jacked when 2035 arrives especially farms and construction ....
As far as I could tell this applied to licensed road vehicles, not off road vehicles. That would be a whole 'nother situation. Imagine an all electric John Deere 8-wheeler.
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Old 09-29-2020, 11:34 PM   #40 (permalink)
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The model S long range and it's 100kwh battery capacity, 400 miles is very optimistic and impossible in cold conditions. Unless you drive at 50mph.
I suspect severe range anxiety to kick in about 250 to 300 miles.

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