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  • Re: What Would It Take for YOU to buy a diesel car?

    Well, it certainly does raise the question why those very same law makers & EPA officials give trucks from Mexico, that use LSD and worse and have no filters also, free passes in CA, dare I say the rest of the USA. It's not like they CAN'T turn them around at the borders !

    To lump diesel big rigs with the diesel passenger cars is misleading at the very best.
    Some other poster said that I was talking crap, when I said there are big rigs that run around without proper to zero emissions controls . Turns out his post was the stinky & clueless onel!
  • Re: What Would It Take for YOU to buy a diesel car?

    Investors like certainty, or at least predictability.

    VW has admitted they screwed up, has money and cash flow to address the problem, and some time to deal with it. It's going to get a bit rocky now and then as the fines and suits hit, and there's the backlash from layoffs. Expect quite a bit of volatility for a year or so.
    I was actually quite thankful for the volatility!
  • Re: What Would It Take for YOU to buy a diesel car?

    So given that hysterical narrative, you're OK getting killed with 97% plus gasser N0x? :D B) Most folks refuse to understand the role of ratios. So this is will full purposeful ignorance.

    More logically, you should have some kind of additional scrubbing system for the 97% gassers pvf ! Or perhaps the 97% plus is the issue.

    Reminds me of one of Margaret Thatcher's saying: (the problem with socialism is ) "sooner or later you run out of other people's money"

    Paradoxically, the very link that you posted (world emissions ranking) shows the narrative to be totally fubar. (WW2 technical term) Or is the very definition of Chicken Little.

    The environmental Nazis narrative of : suv's, the world oil shortages, geo political instability, and less dependence on foreign oil has been totally discredited. They are so embarrassed on many to all issues, that they literally have to try to KILL the US FRACKER economy and the middle class jobs and industries they bring to markets! Way to go!?

    Why do we want to throw the bums out, when those oppressed folks elect/re-elect the very ones doing the oppression, they rail against??( Even the Republicans get it.) The environmental nazi's advocate EV which is CODE for 59% plus coal and nuclear and a less than half of 1% wind & solar! ?

    John Cougar Mellencamp was on the something with his song, "hurts so good ".

    Would anybody care to guess, why in my enlightened CA municipality, they still ( decades later) will not allow me to put in a solar installation? Keep in mind that @ $35,000 for the installation, it makes no /ZERO economic sense . @ my current electrical billing usage and penalty rates, it will still take 27.5 years to break even. This does not count the permit fees and EIA ( environmental impact study- isn't that an oxymoron? ) that I would have to do. Another issue might be: why would anybody in their right mind want to own a 35-year-old solar system ?

    I can't even make this stuff up!
  • Re: What Would It Take for YOU to buy a diesel car?

    "The software that the company admitted using to get around government emissions limits allowed VWs to spew enough pollution to cause somewhere between 16 and 94 deaths over seven years, with the annual count increasing more recently as more of the diesels were on the road.

    It's likely far deadlier and costlier in Europe, where more VW diesels were sold, engineers said.

    Nitrogen oxides can travel hundreds of miles, so pollution spewed in Pittsburgh can be felt on the East Coast, Adams said."

    AP Analysis: Dozens Of Deaths Likely From VW Pollution Dodge (

    "The part of the country that might have been most harmed by the Volkswagen fraud is California, which has the worst air quality in the nation" (Columbus Dispatch)

    Being pretty far downwind helps me breathe a bit easier, except for all the coal rolling pickups and diesel pumps all over the valley watering the pecan groves.
    Totally suspect without gasser comparisons and figures! I posted the AQMD site, which gasser N0x conclusions are ialmost totally ignored. Why? Probably because it is not hysterical enough?
  • Re: What Would It Take for YOU to buy a diesel car?

    Ditto! A huge huge huge amount of information has yet to come to the light. So absolutely and positively YES! ANd huge NO to Texases & Michaell's posts.

    I mean don't you think it's even a little bit odd that the ringleader is getting away with it and the CEO took his sacrificial $69 million golden parachute to tell people he knew nothing ? I mean give me $69 million and I'll tell you I had nothing to do with it . Of course, that would be mostly true, but then, how much fun would that be?
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