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Comment Re:DATA INACCURACIES (Score 1) 303

That would be fine is the adjustments were not always in their favor. So are we all acting like climate change doesn't get billions upon billions of funding every year? Fun thing about money, it will stretch what a person's morals let them do. So explain 2014's claim of "warmest year ever!!" of .01c higher and a tolerance of ±.1 c? Do you know how tolerances work? Let me enlighten you. When the tolerance is a bigger number than the number you are trying to qualify, your qualifying number has absolutely no chance of being right. You can argue math if you want. Good luck with that. To ignore that is about the same as ignoring E in the theory of relativity.

Comment Irony (Score 0) 123

"Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche defrauded thousands of Massachusetts consumers, polluted our air, and damaged our environment and then, to make matters worse, plotted a massive cover-up to mislead environmental regulators," said Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey

She then got in to her Cadillac Escalade and drove away.

Comment Re:So the farmer is merely renting the tractor? (Score 2) 639

The EV1 was a lease vehicle from the get go and , these farmers are purchasing the tractor, big difference. The EV1 was as close to experimental as a, using loosely in this case, a production car can get. A tractor sold by John Deere? Not so much. It's boils down to what can be enforced from a UELA legally. The EV1 being a lease program, I would think, would give the manufactures a distinct advantage when considering that it wasn't available in all states and you had to get on a list to get one.

Comment Re:Environmental impacts? (Score 1) 321

I would doubt that getting rid of smoking in bars and restaurants would be showing up this soon in the form of less of these diseases. Not saying that they don't cause these things but I would doubt it could be that measurable this quickly and across the nation as a whole to the point that you'd see it in this form.

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