Then you're not a candidate for a pure electric car. (Though IMHO, you could do well with a hybrid and use relatively little gas overall.)
Yes, and the 70-80 miles (you're actually vastly overestimating) are over double the average daily commute.
since when is anyone's 'Wired' internet "Fast" let alone "Free"?
It's at least free for "Up to 5 Mbps download & 1 Mbps upload speed" in Google Fiber areas. They list $300 construction fee, but I thought that was actually being waived.
Oh wait, intellectual property laws are completely incompatible with the free market.
The copyright owner wants to set a price for their product. You disagree with that price, so either they lower their price to get more sales, or they forsake sales.
That seems exactly like the free market. "Free market" doesn't mean you're allowed to steal stuff because you think it costs too much... Or, you can, but you have to be willing to pay the legal consequences.
Families don't need multiple televisions.
HAHAHAHAHA. How are different people supposed to watch different things at the same time (on a reasonably sized screen)?
Heck, I "only" have one TV now, but just for me, I can imagine having a TV in my bedroom (which I have now), and getting a big TV for the living room.
Do you mean new apps being added to _existing_ TVs? If so, how many years back do they support? i.e. for how many years do you get upgrades?
As far as Columbus goes, if he really thought he had arrived in India, why did he go around naming all these places which in the populated country of India would have already had names?
You think Mt. McKinley and Mt. Everest don't already have names by the natives?
There are plenty of other electric vehicles that aren't extremely expensive. Yes, people have "range anxiety", even though the lowest of them get twice the average daily round-trip commute.
Here's one specific requirement, by city code. (No, this isn't where I live, but I suspect similar things exist in many city codes, and I do see many much more vague "requirements" listed..)
All new residents must contact Waste Management at 1-800-796-9696 to establish garbage pickup service, as required by excerpts of village ordinance referenced below.
Property taxes are the worst kind of regressive tax because it taxes you on something that you paid taxes on to obtain.
What do you mean? I didn't pay any sales tax when I bought my house, AFAIK. (If I did, I need to redo my income taxes and deduct that! It wasn't a new house, I've always wondered if they had to pay sales tax.)
I think a lot of taxes should go down, but a property tax seems like one of the more REASONABLE taxes. Owning property means you live there (or at least have an interest there, e.g. rental property), so the taxes go for local needs.
While it's not technically a tax, since it's "required" (at the moment I can only find city sites that say it's required, not a reference to an actual law), it is _effectively_ a tax.
Paraphrased Dave Barry -- an apostrophe means "Woah, here comes an s!"
No matter what features Apple puts in their phone, you can bet that within a few months Android phones will have similar capabilities.
So you're admitting Android phone manufacturers steal rather than developing innovative ideas themselves?
Why can't I buy a car to my exact specifications direct from the manufacturer?
While it wasn't directly from the manufacturer, the first new car I bought in 1998 _was_ to my exact specifications, and I basically ordered it over the Internet. Through an "auto broker", which I guess is YET another middle man, but I knew exactly what I'd have to pay, and it was a painless process.
1) "only" 200 miles is FAR FAR FAR more than the vast majority of people need.
2) You are apparently unaware of Tesla's plans to keep building lower and lower priced cars to break into more affordable markets.