Yeah, how dare the evil government have access to my passport number and birthdate.
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Why would the NSA have to reveal anything? I'm imagine they are "taken care of" in a way that means revealing nothing.
So you have no philosophical objection the the NSA acting completely outside the law, as long as they're doing things you approve of?
Punching people is not protected speech in the US.
It's more a problem that pretty much any river in the US that is suitable for a large hydro project, already has large hydro projects built in the 1930s through 1960s.
I'm glad one person here gets this. Hydro power in the US is a moot point. Pretty much all of the power we can get from our rivers is already being generated. We can't replace fossil fuel use with new hydro power.
The President doesn't control the NSA's budget or any other department. Congress does.
The new Tesla feature is a lot more automated than what the Leaf does. It's cool. But in no way does it "end range anxiety".
I've got or have every one of those and still somehow managed to take the 10 to 15 minutes necessary to vote.
I know it's hard to grasp, but other people have different experiences than you . In Florida and Ohio, the lines to vote can be up to 7 hours long.
If you're working a twelve hour day, you're pretty lucky. Otherwise, go to the polls during one of the hours you're normally not working.
In a world where voters didn't have children, pets, classes, or the need to consume food, that would be a really valid point.
True. I forget that everyone doesn't use Nevada's great early voting system. They have trailers that travel around the county for several weeks before the election. Anyone who lives in the county can go to any location. They're open until 8 or 9 pm every night.
I've personally made it a point to stop registering to vote and not vote at all just because of how pointless I feel the whole thing has become
That's fine. I support your right to do that. But please don't complain that politicians don't care about you or your problems. You have given them no reason to care. Politicians care about 70 year old and their problems because they show up at the polls at twice the rate of 35 year olds.
Related to that, I think that election day should be a national holiday and no for-profit business should be allowed to be open. That would give everyone the opportunity to vote. Having elections on a regular work day is a huge disincentive for hourly workers to vote. It literally costs them money, like illegal poll taxes of the 19th century.
To balance out the work calender, they can get rid of MLK day. I have no doubt that Dr. King would approve.
Hey fellow Leaf owner,
I think that the Leaf's 6.6 kW (no
The other reply links to Formula E. The race in Long Beach, CA on April 4th is free admission if anyone wants to join me there in a few weeks.
The problem is that even current "quick" charging is like a half hour. To get that to more like 5 minutes, the voltage and amperage get crazy. Battery swap stations are possible, but there are serious legal and engineering issues involved. A cool technology being developed is a charged slurry. You would pull up to a station, a robotic arm would connect to a tank similar to a gas tank, suck out the old depleted slurry and replace it with new charged slurry.
I've had an EV for 2 years and have never changed it outside of my garage. On the rare occasion I need to drive long distances, we just use my wife's car.
One of the very few electric vehicles sold in the US, including the first one that was sold in the US (as a daily driver, not a 20mph neighborhood car) was the Nissan Leaf, a Japanese car company.
I've been driving a Leaf for 2 years and still love it. Huge credit to Nissan for taking a chance on a pure EV, and for moving production to Tennessee.
Somehow, GM managed to make their upcoming Bolt even goofier looking than the Leaf. But if they can get the range up to 200 miles and can keep it under $38k, I will probably get one.
That's coming in October. After that, merchants are responsible for any fraud using the old swipe system.