Originally Posted by Magick Man
It won't. Worst case scenario, we fall back to natural gas, which most ICEs can be converted to run. We have vast resources there and it's extremely clean to burn.
And this is where the fuel cell shines as a power source. Natural gas goes in, and warm steam and electricity comes out.
On the perp - I really don't see what he can do if the DA won't press charges. I still say any shyster lawyer he would get that has half a brain will bail out of a civil case as soon as they get the facts and they learn you won't just pay them to go away. On the flip side, I am very surprised it even matters what the clerk wants. Laws were broken and I would think the DA could bring charges regardless of what the clerk wants to do - and if I was a DA with the ability to put a psychotic 3-time loser away for 15 years min, I would do it in a heartbeat. I would also think the store owner could press charges for something, no?
On public transportation in US cities, it really depends on the city. It seems to work very well in some cities and not at all in other cities. Buses are not the answer - it takes forever to get anywhere unless you are lucky enough to have a bus stop outside your door on the same line where your destination is located. Trains & subways are better - if there are an adequate number of stops, lines and capacity on each train. The last item, capacity, is not something that is talked about very much - but should be. Let's assume a large city like Los Angeles suddenly convinced a significant percentage of the residents to use public transportation. Think about that - how many people would that be? The "greater Los Angeles" area is said to have ~18 million residents. What percentage would you like to see riding public transportation? 30%? that's 5.4 million people! I think I remember reading that ~3 million people go through the main Tokyo subway stations every day. Is that what we see as our future?? If it is, then no thank you!Edited by billybob_jcv - 1/30/13 at 10:53am