Are We Reaching the Electric Car Tipping Point?
Nope. Next obvious 'no' question, please.
"Electric cars will be better than any alternative, including the loud, inconvenient, gas-powered jalopy,
Loud? Inconvenient? This guy seems to have no clue how a modern gas-powered car works (I have no idea what a jalopy is. Maybe a French word for 'car'?) Another person who thinks people don't like their gas-powered car, even though we gladly buy them by the millions.
The Tesla Model S has demonstrated that a well made, well designed electric car is far superior to anything else on the road. This has changed everything."
I can buy a pretty awesome gas-powered car for $100k. Tesla keeps promising something under $50k, but until I see them out on the road, it is just vaporware. The next person who brings up the Tesla as some type of viable alternative to a $20k gas-powered car gets a timeout in the corner.
So, gay marriage was ALWAYS legal (constitutionally) and just now found out?
No. There was no constitutional protection of gay marriage until the SCOTUS ruled on it. It WAS illegal (in states banning) but now it is not. Slavery was legal at one point to. Lots of things that we consider bad now were perfectly legal. Times and minds change.
Your viewpoint, not mine.
So, believe everything said by 9 people in black robes about law is correct? Even when the overturn previous rulings made by the same court?
Belief in a ruling isn't required for it to be in force. I disagree with lots of legal rulings, but I still must abide by them. And courts overturn rulings as arguments, times, and minds of the general population change over time.
I am quite clear that not all things that are "illegal" are "wrong". I'm wondering why that is so hard for people to grasp.
Where did 'wrong' come up in this thread? The OP only mentioned Uber being illegal (in his opinion). I feel that you are trying to make arguments that no one else is making.
What makes it intrinsically illegal? Just because there is a law?
Uh, yeah. That's kind of how that works.
I wonder how you feel about Illegal Aliens (er Undocumented residents).
I feel that they are here... illegally?
Gay Marriage was illegal just a few months ago in a wide number of places in the US.
Yeah, there were laws against it, so it was illegal. Those laws were ruled unconstitutional, so those laws are void. Now gay marriage is legal.
So you believe that business models deserve protection from competition by creating legal loops that do not do anything except protect economic interests?
No, just that all businesses operate under the same set of rules and laws.
Is there some part of this that is confusing to you?
...given his track record of helping build a diverse cast as director of the "Star Trek" reboot films
Uh, was Abrams really going to have white people play Sulu and Uhura? And the only other major female character I remember were the green chick in her underwear and the blond chick in her underwear, so Abrams didn't exactly help along the fairer sex in his films. I think the writer had no clue about the history of Star Trek.
If you are a native of any kind, just start yelling that something is sacred, and nobody will be able to fight back against you.
Hate stuff being built near you? Just claim you can't build there because it is sacred ground.
Want something built, like a casino or giant housing development? Just claim the land is sacred and demand it back as 'sovereign' territory... so that you can build your casino.
You get to have it both ways!
Instead, the department would only use the power if it was acting on "some intelligence or observation of abnormal behaviour", she said
And that 'intelligence' or 'observation' will be totally classified (you know, because of national security and stuff), so there will be no way to verify if there was actually a valid reason to break into your iPhone. But don't worry, we won't abuse this new power.