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  1. Berlin to get a Tesla Gigafactory

    Protests against the plant:   On one hand, this is ridiculous.  In freakin' Brandenburg, they are protesting a new employer?  It seems they are just upset that the approvals weren't long and bureaucratic enough.    On the other hand, isn't there an empty industrial complex somewhere in Brandenburg that Tesla could just flatten and rebuild? Seems there are plenty when I drove through. Of course that would be more complex and expensive than building in an empty field, the current site isn't so great either; they have to deal with old munitions and trees.  Would be a win-win.  The community would get rid of an eyesore and Tesla would have no protesters.  
  2. Berlin to get a Tesla Gigafactory

    Same as with solar panels or LED lights, as the cost per unit went down, so did the subsidies.  As the price of EVs drop, so will the subsidies because they will no longer be necessary.     Free charging might go away or maybe companies will like the idea of attracting customers.  Other charging will follow the price of electricity, which is likely to go up but no where near as much as oil prices.    Glad that you have accepted that EVs will become the norm, though...
  3. Space rocket launches and ISS docking news

    Jealousy, of course.  Just like all of the short-sellers who are about to go broke.  
  4. The New Gillette Social Awareness Campaign

    Onslaught of attacks?  Bunker? Pfft. We are more like cats waiting for the next foolish mouse to wander past.    By the way, do you know what virtue signalling means?
  5. Berlin to get a Tesla Gigafactory

    No, they are respected because there would be no EV industry without Tesla, or at least not for another 50 years or so.  They were the innovators who have shown what can be done.  Before Tesla, electric cars were mostly crap.  Who else would driven the market to where it is today?  Plus the fact that the have built one of the most highly acclaimed cars (of any type) in history.  Have you driven one?  They are excellent cars by any standard.  However, no one, not even Elon Musk, has said that Tesla alone will save the environment.  I don't see where you are getting that. 
  6. Berlin to get a Tesla Gigafactory

    I will write to Elon Musk and the heads of all the other major auto companies immediately and communicate your demands.  How is it that they "forgot the impact of the batteries" when it is right there in the report?  Did you not read it? I don't know how else to communicate this to you so that you can understand it without the use of crayons. No one sees "EV autos as the clean future" they see "EV autos as the cleanER future".    Any human activity causes some sort of environmental damage or the other. 
  7. Berlin to get a Tesla Gigafactory

    Is there some sort of law about how often you have to publish your impact report?  Seems to me that they have been busy revolutionizing an industry.   Just admit that you were too lazy to actually look and see if they had reported on their environmental impact or not and move on.  If you find yourself in a hole, the first rule is to stop digging.   
  8. Union Membership

      I see these as two different things. If I was in a fight with an employer, I would much rather have the union on my side than having just legal insurance.  Legal insurance will cover you for other things. If I don't get my security deposit back then being a member of a union isn't going to help me.   Best advice would be to get both - if there is a union for the field that you are working in.   
  9. Berlin to get a Tesla Gigafactory

    Yes, why do they not report the environmental impact from their manufacturing plants?
  10. Berlin to get a Tesla Gigafactory

    Huh?  Do you live in my pocket?  How do you know about "people like me" when you don't know me? I have never said that electric cars grow on trees either. However the overall balance is much better than diesel or gasoline and will only get better as the electricity mix becomes greener and technology improves. That is what the real scientists have shown (in the links that I have posted). That is not true of diesel or gasoline (although one could argue about the potential of biodiesel).    With new technologies, one also has to look to the future potential as well as the current state.  If we only listened to "people like you" we would be trapped in the status quo for eternity.     Also as an added bonus, the research that has gone into electric vehicles has already also improved batteries in general, so that your laptop, cell phone etc. has batteries that last longer and are less environmentally damaging.  
  11. Berlin to get a Tesla Gigafactory

    Why do they always report on the enviromental impact of the production of batteries and never compare it to the production of gasoline/diesel components?  Regular engines do not grow on trees and ICE requires rare metals as well.  Not to mention that batteries are some of the most recycled components in the waste stream.   This is not a serious study:
  12. Pointless plastics..

    For American Expats at least, contact your representatives abou  the Right to Repair.      Is there a similar organization in Germany?  
  13. The New Gillette Social Awareness Campaign

    Ooooh, I bet that is going to be extremely bad for his emotional wellbeing.  Well, now he can piss and moan somewhere else about how his "right" to be offensive led him to oppression.     Sorry that you have to deal with this type of shit, Dessa.   
  14. real estate

    Gold or stocks.  See above.     And there should be more done about keeping dirty money out.  Apparently though, there has been some movement on that.  
  15. The New Gillette Social Awareness Campaign

    Please start a "Pedophilia and Tinfoil Hats" Thread.  You are trying hard, but no one is biting.