Explain Joe Biden.
I hope you're kidding about Pocahontas.
I'd rather have Biden.
Do I need to channel Warren Buffet and his stupid point about paying less in income tax than his secretary?
The bigger problem is the increasing demand for entitlements. You're not owed something just because someone else has something you want.
Like dave420 said, I was responding to your claim that the batteries are not recyclable. They are. The older ones are no waste, and the lithium ion ones are either there already or damn close depending on the blend of chemicals.
Where energy comes from has nothing to do with the ability to recycle the batteries.
Tax reform, basically. It will never happen in our lifetimes. There is zero incentive for politicians to take action on it, and it would take away all the funding for all their special interests. Not to beat on the current President, but if any were to lead such an effort, it would be the guy running on "hope and change". If he won't even touch it, who will?
You don't deserve more of what someone else has just because they have more. That's not the type of country we live in. You're bending over backwards to justify theft.
It's so true. I don't even bother trying a lot of apps because it's just more advertising. They're just hurting themselves. Google's own "news and weather" app is a great example. A good percentage of the sites they link to for news articles are not usable due to invasive ads.
"The nickel-metal hydride batteries found in hybrid vehicles are basically 'zero-landfill' products. Whatever can't be recycled is consumed in the recycling process, leaving no trash behind."
"Lithium-ion batteries now are somewhere between 70 and 100 percent recyclable, depending on the particular chemistry of the batteries. [..] Recycling specialists say that as volume grows, it will become more economically feasible to recover some of the content now wasted."
So the most popular wastes nothing. The newer variety no worse than thirty percent waste down to zero, and will improve as the quantity of "expired" batteries increases. Seems pretty good to me.
How much of that was our money to begin with? But I like your thinking.
Does electricity come tax free in Oregon? I bet EV owners are still paying into the tax base, just not directly into the road funds.
Those batteries aren't disposed. They're reprocessed into new batteries.
Tax the shit out of semis and you're going to pay for it when you buy groceries or durable goods or pretty much anything.
Why not just take everyone's money all at once? At least it would be honest.
No, the driver isn't compensated for checking the app. He's not working at that point.
No. If he doesn't pick anyone up, he doesn't get paid. Otherwise he could go after the passenger for theft of service. He can't, therefore he's not "on the job".