Diesels are extremely cheap to maintain and last an extremely long time. Getting 200-300k miles on a diesel engine with no maintenance is common
You're 25 years out of date (i.e. we're not talking about your great uncle's ultra-reliable W123 anymore). There's every likelihood that one of these new German diesels (with their myriad failure-prone sensors and crappy wiring harnesses) will have you constantly headed back to the dealership for repairs, at least until the factory warranty runs out.
Um, trees sequester shitloads of hydrocarbons that are hardly re-released to the atmosphere the instant the trees die?
If they didn't, the natural reforestation in Central/South America in the 16th/17th centuries [due to the decimation of indigenous peoples by Spanish conquistadors] wouldn't have resulted in the global cooling-off period that it did...
By default, when the tree dies, it will rot and return all that CO2 back to the air.
Does anyone else realize how ignorant this statement is?
Goddamn; mod this the hell up.
Kids have missed out on things most believe everbody should be able to do before they die, like their first kiss.
Apparently there are organizations that would like to do something about that...
When you can get the criminals to do the same, I'll agree with you.
Since there seems to be nothing preventing your "logic" from being urtaken further, we might as well rephrase your statement:
"When you can get the criminals to quit breaking the law, I'll expect the police to do the same."
The ones who think eating chickens is murder
I believe it's only murder if your meal is smarter than you, therefore most of my fellow Americans should consider becoming Breatharians.
Look, either go full 100% electric and just put in chargers everywhere, or use CNG
If you're going to talk about existing distribution infrastructure, why not choose Option C: Propane autogas? It's #3 in the States (behind gas and diesel) as well as the most common alternative fuel worldwide...
people tracking isn't "evil"
You state that as if it was a foregone conclusion: It isn't.
I'm sure many of us have yet undiscovered parts of the human body
Undiscovered... by soap?
You know how we know you are from the US? Because you are talking out of your fucking ass!
I'll have you know that when I talk out of my voice, it's with a distinctly Danish accent!
which tends be very very influenced by American protestentism (ie, evangelicals)
You're thinking of fundamentalists. Protestants aren't (necessarily) evangelicals (nor are evangelicals necessarily even fundamentalists).
I feel like pointing out that it wasn't very long ago (25yrs?) that fundamentalists and evangelicals were considered fringe weirdos here in the States (except, perhaps, in areas where inbreeding tends to be less frowned upon). Also, while you might expect the literacy rate to be nominal amongst mainstream Protestants (and apparently it is), illiteracy is sky-high among evangelicals and fundamentalists.
So the moral of the story might be that the less likely you are to possess the ability to read the Bible, the more likely you are to actually believe its contents.