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Old 08-12-2019, 04:56 PM   #51 (permalink)
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We're tribalistic to varying degrees, and I tend to be much less so than most.

That said, categorization and simplification are important for us to function in the world because there's infinite layers to perceive, but we still need to act despite not having a complete view of all layers of complexity of something.

Perhaps Prius drivers generally are slower than other drivers. I know from experience they lack acceleration compared to the typical vehicle. That said, I don't like identifying as a "Prius" driver, because I'm also a sport bike rider, a CX-5 driver, a pickup driver, a TSX driver... Prius driver isn't a sufficient description of me to accurately assume anything about me.

We might be able to make generalized observations about arbitrary groups of people, but when we're interacting with an individual, it's best to treat them at the individual level than assume all of the group traits.

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Heck since Fitzgerald has a scapegoat you will likely see all sorts of terrible legislation coming down the pipe. (And honestly we already have, when it was all Republicans there were no abortion bills, now all of a sudden we are seeing these going through)

You have republican control at all levels of government from the town board through the assembly that provides legislation to the governor to sign.

We can’t expect a single moderate democratic governor to change anything when everyone below him including the judicial are republicans.
That's the beauty of The United (collection of individual) States of America; that they have authority to decide how to run most things. Each one an experiment to test ideas, and for comparisons to be made to seek optimal solutions, or to adjust to problems unique to the location.

You want local government to have as much freedom as possible so that they can solve local problems as effectively as possible, with higher levels of authority only superseding local authority (all the way down to the individual) when absolutely necessary.

Then, with these various experiments playing out, we get to choose which one we'd like to participate in, being mindful of the principle of solving problems at the most granular level possible before ceding liberty to higher authorities.

I get your frustration as I've participated in college and was surrounded by absurdity everywhere, but it was my choice to participate, and hopefully my moderate/independent views on things gave some people courage to think for themselves.

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Five or six years ago it seemed the fastest cars on the road were always Prii. They may not have reached that speed quickly, but multiple friends complained about Prius drivers cutting them off, etc.
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A little knowledge experiment...

Ask your teenager (or just about anyone for that matter)...

How is electricity used to propel a vehicle?

Somehow, I don't think the only, or even the typical answer will be:

"A battery with a motor/generator"

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PS...closer the the legislated definition:

"How are both electricity and gasoline used to propel a vehicle?"

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I think the typical answer would be something along the lines of "uses an electric motor".

Doesn't really matter, because the legal language wasn't intended to exist for the benefit of the public.

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