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Originally Posted by Hutnicks View Post


Most likely because you are an old hippie who invested well and can afford a Tesla so you can use your proletariat abusing supercar to impede traffic and thereby "stick it to the MAN" the high tech waybiggrin.gif

That, exactly. Every Model S I've seen out and about has been at a folk concert, art fair, or something like that. People who buy one seem to never be car guys; they're just wealthy former hippies who still feel guilty about their current lifestyle and try to make up for it by being eco-conscious.

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Honk him awake, having an expensive car isn't a passport to poor driving. I would honk and awake him from his slumber.
My pet hate on roads, if you can't maintain the speed limit, hand in your licence.
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Originally Posted by ssrock64 View Post

That, exactly. Every Model S I've seen out and about has been at a folk concert, art fair, or something like that. People who buy one seem to never be car guys; they're just wealthy former hippies who still feel guilty about their current lifestyle and try to make up for it by being eco-conscious.

Nope, just pretentious ******** with a superiority complex. Why is it that almost every hybrid car driver I have ever met comes across as one. I have met people with cars many times more expensive and they are actually very pleasant and some even offer a ride.
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Nope, just pretentious ******** with a superiority complex. Why is it that almost every hybrid car driver I have ever met comes across as one. I have met people with cars many times more expensive and they are actually very pleasant and some even offer a ride.


Or in SouthPark speak The Big Smug:)

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You also have to know that I see the Tesla near Santa Barbara, CA - the mecca for rich, pretentious ex-hippies. I remember when the Chevy EV1 was released, I used to see one in Santa Barbara all the time. It was owned by the actor Ed Begley Jr. - a well known environmental activist and electric car fanatic.
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You also have to know that I see the Tesla near Santa Barbara, CA - the mecca for rich, pretentious ex-hippies. I remember when the Chevy EV1 was released, I used to see one in Santa Barbara all the time. It was owned by the actor Ed Begley Jr. - a well known environmental activist and electric car fanatic.

 

He's the one with the bicycle on his porch that is hooked up to his house electrical grid, right?  Definitely a "true believer"....lol. 

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If the bicycle isn't an indication of the looniness of his ilk, I don't what is.
I am environment conscious too and try to use as less as possible and recycle too but not till the edge of madness.
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This is old, but it pretty much sums up Ed Begley Jr. and all the eco-terrorists: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/11/24/ed-begley-jr-flips-out-on_n_370022.html

I'm not an avid right-winger, and I'm not really very comfortable with most things at huffingtonpost.com - but in this case, the video speaks for itself. Whack-a-doodle... tongue.gif
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I'm a left centrist billy bob, but stupidity doesn't really take sides in his case.
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Thread Starter 
I'm so libertarian it would make your teeth hurt, but I do believe it's our responsibility to take care of the planet. Balance is the key, though, without that we're going to fail to change course and only harm those who can't simply flip a switch and go Green. We pay a good bit more for "green power" over coal, I believe it's 40% more per kWh, and recycle everything we can, but being environmentally conscious is a luxury, and until it isn't, there won't be any progress. Anyone that's been around this thread for a while knows that I'm big on bio fuels and convert almost every car I buy to use it (and I buy E85 by the 500 gallon tank). EVs and hybrids aren't the future, however, battery production and disposal on that scale is even worse on the environment than burning fossil fuels. The future we're headed towards is direct injection hydrogen/KERS (using carbon capacitors, not batteries), where the only "waste" product is potable water (which is cycled through a radiator and then released as vapor after cooling the KERS system). The quicker we abandon the plug-in car dream, the better.
Edited by Magick Man - 7/3/13 at 11:03pm
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My political views have been described as somewhere to the right of Atilla the Hun.

 

Burn all the trees..!

Burn all the fossil fuel..!

Burn all the heretics..!

Burn all the opposition..!

 

 

Gee, wonder why I'm so lonely all of a sudden.....?

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I remember reading about portable nuclear cells. Wouldn't mind one of those either.
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Will they replace brain cells?

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http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/NO-RESERVE-/330948776715#ht_62234wt_1168

Oh... my... blink.gif


*bid* *bid*

Don't bid till the end wink.gif

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Don't bid till the end wink.gif

Or use a sniping program.

But really, it depends on your approach to an auction. If you simply bid the maximum amount you are *really* willing to pay, and you will be perfectly happy with any amount up to an including your max bid - then it doesn't really matter. If you are going to be disappointed because someone bought it for $100 more than your max bid - then you really didn't bid the max you are willing to pay.

When I was buying a lot of stuff off eBay, I used to love holidays. Someone would list an auction and not realize that it would end exactly on 4th of July or New Year's Eve or whatever. Human snipers will be drastically reduced. Combine that with a sniping program, and you can get some good deals! tongue.gif
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