"and it costs $15k-$45k to replace,"
what? People dn't buy a new car becasue it's cheaper then buying an engine. They use the failing engine as an excuse to buy a new car.
"and it costs $15k-$45k to replace,"
"r, and when it needs a new one you'd be better off scrapping the entire car and buying a new one."
That's simply not true.
Even in you incorrect example, it's still better the a gas car, for a number of reasons.
"The reason to give the subsidy is to encourage people to engage in behavior that would not be economically beneficial to them otherwise."
Also, risk mitigation.
The rebate isn't for Tesla. It's for any electric car. It's an incentive to get buyers to try new technology.
I would recommend using a solar just for charging. Don't have it wired to the rest of the house.
The other advantage of that, is that if you loose power, you would still have a source of power for your car and chargeable devices.
Since all those subsidies is why america remains fairly stable, no, I don't see any problems.
They are tax dollar paid to keep thing stable.
Pretty girls selling pretty cars.
same ol', same ol'
You don't need love to get sex.
Please stop. You're understanding on every aspect you mention in your post is ignorant.
I'm going to just point to your most egregious errors.
"It's hard to be virulent and deadly at the same time."
wrong. a 'long' incubation period is all you need.
"The dead aren't that great at walking around and infecting people."
People showing symptoms ARE great at walking around an infecting people.
The dead, OTOH, don't walk around, but they need to be handles, and the dead exude a LOT of body fluids.
. In order to catch Ebola, you have to come in contact with bodily fluids sweat, saliva, vomit, or diarrhea
Was the person sitting on the airline seat before you sweating?
While it does spread as easy as the flu, it's not exactly hard to transmit either.
"As far as a threat to us in the west though? No"
I wouldn't say no. I would say unlikely. In the US there are communities that would be a great incubation for an outbreak.
Of course, if it gets too bad, and it will without proper action, there will be secondary and tertiary effects. Disease from people dying, people fleeing, ports closed, etc.
I hope there would be a call for everyone to stay home in any area with an outbreak. A plan for getting those people food, and money.
The only people out should be EMT and people going to a local clinic set up just for people with symptoms.,
Sadly, I think that if it happened now, we would be in a situation where people staying home would end up causing them to loose their home due to a lack of income, and any calls to help those people would be met by Neo-Con hate.
"Is their religion on such shaky grounds that it can't stand up to some critical thinking?"
yes, just like every other religion.
engineer in NO WAY equals critical thinking skills.
It mean you can apply math is a specific way, not that you can apply critical thought to issues.
And when science shows some tenants of your religion don't work?
2. They are worse, because it's intentional. To not know better is one thing, to know better and ignore it is just insidious.
That is the exact same thing about Christianity.
Jesus replied, “And why do you, by your traditions, violate the direct commandments of God? 4 For instance, God says, ‘Honor your father and mother,’[a] and ‘Anyone who speaks disrespectfully of father or mother must be put to death.’[b] 5 But you say it is all right for people to say to their parents, ‘Sorry, I can’t help you. For I have vowed to give to God what I would have given to you.’ 6 In this way, you say they don’t need to honor their parents.[c] And so you cancel the word of God for the sake of your own tradition.
He is calling them hypocrites becasue they found a way around killing kids for not respecting their parents.
Think about that.
Because you seem simple:
He was calling them hypocrites for NOT KILLING CHILDREN.