To go in hand with that, we have some good services for getting people safely to/from places where they consume alcohol. For instance, if you are a young person (below 22 I think) living outside public transport coverage, a cab ride home only costs you $10. Which is the same as one beer at the pub.
0.05 is unreasonable. It is de facto prohibition, and unconstitutional.
Ignoring the complete non sequitur that is your argument: do you feel the same about the alcohol limits for airline pilots? If not, please explain the difference.
1. Your point is a non sequitur. Just because other companies place larger orders does not make a 100K unit order "small fry". And if a business thinks 100K is too small an order, they should say so at the initial round of inquiries, and save themselves the embarrasement of looking incompetent.
2. Intel is fairly grateful towards basement dwellers, as they drive almost all sales of their upper-range chip sales (e.g. K series overclock-able CPUs).
But I believe you already made an arse of yourself with your previous comment about China having "an emmense (sic) population of genius level citizens". If the best minds of China are leaving to study in the US and Europe, how can the ones that remain be "genius level", especially when we know the Chinese population is subjected to far higher levels than people in the west of pollution and toxins that are known to reduce intelligence?
Let's say that we solve problem no. 1 for the environment: people stop buying new stuff when their old stuff still works. So you'll keep your car until repairing it would cost more than 30% of a new car.
Now, say I have 3-year-old efficient car, like a VW Polo BlueMotion, and assume my options are as follows:
1. Switch to an electric car
2. Keep the VW
How long does it take from today for Option 1 to have produced less total emissions (including manufacturing the electric car)? It comes out at around 7 years. As gasoline cars get more efficient, this quickly becomes >10 years. Now, what is the estimated life time of a battery pack for an electric car? That's right, about 10 years. What happens when the battery pack is dead? Buying a new battery pack costs more than the car is worth at that point, so you're going to buy a brand new electric car, that's what.
Extrapolating further: if gasoline car emissions are reduced by another 40% over the current VW Polo, and the Polo lasts for 20 years, you never pollute less by going for the electric car.
Disclaimer: this probably voids your warranty and whatever, and if you do it, you must tell your insurance company that you do not have ABS and traction control, otherwise your insurance is pretty much worthless as well.