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  1. S'toon

    Happy Pi Day!

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    Why are people waiting at Costco gas stations instead of buying Teslas?

    Even the cheapest Tesla is WAY out of the price range of the average consumer in this country.
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    Nuclear power

    The huge nuclear disaster hidden by the Soviets
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    New 2021 Model S Unveiled January 27, 2021

    Tesla Model S and Model X sales are spiking, but some buyers are not happy about pricing - Electrek
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    Climate Change / Global Warming Discussion

    A $3.5-million Alberta government public inquiry into alleged foreign-funded anti-energy campaigns has posted commissioned studies that experts say are based on junk climate-denial science, bizarre conspiracy theories and oil-industry propaganda. "If you read any of this stuff, it really...
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    Tesla Compact Hatch Coming?

    Tesla's Potential $25,000 Car Could Come Out Of China By 2022 Tesla's $25,000 electric car could be coming sooner than we thought - Electrek
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    Future PHEV's

    I can't afford a Lexus any more than I can afford the current crop of Teslas.
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    Prediction: Coal has fallen. Nuclear is next then Oil.

    Then there's the desperation of RW governments who don't give a flying f about the world, and companies who don't give a flying f except about making a quick buck. "Hey, let's build MORE coal mines, and ignore the fact that there's no market for the coal." Let's pretend the few jobs will be a...
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    Green New Deal

    And the rich don't pay FICA taxes. You must not be talking about Paul Krugman, because he calls for the same thing as me.
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    Green New Deal

    Incorrect. The lower classes don't pay federal taxes in the US. The middle class use tax cuts to pay off debt, which is money already spent. Therefore tax cuts don't do anything to stimulate the economy. As for corporate taxes. Governments around the world have been cutting taxes for 50...
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    Green New Deal

    Not only are tax cuts not a fiscal stimulus, it's my position that they're a drag on the economy. Every time any government cuts taxes, they have less revenue. Inevitably the deficit hawks, looking on strangling any progress in society start screaming about the balancing the budget, and...
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    Climate Change / Global Warming Discussion

    The world's governments plan to produce more than double the amount of coal, oil and gas in 2030 than would be consistent with curbing global warming, the United Nations and research groups said on Wednesday in the latest warning over climate change. Some of the largest fossil fuel producers...
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    Induction Stoves

    I'm not an American, but sent it to one of my American cousins.
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    Induction Stoves

    I may not be a professional chef, but I absolutely hate the gas stove in my current place. It seems like a lot of wasted heat, plus it's a greenhouse gas.
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    The real purpose of the tri-motor Cybertruck

    I have a need for a vehicle with 500+ miles range. My job takes me into rural Alberta where there is 0 fast charging infrastructure, and no plans to build any. I can't afford the tri-motor cybertruck. So that makes me SOL for going for a BEV in the near-future.
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    Use your car's lights

    It's not just the EV drivers. About 30% of the cars here, and there are very few EVs, don't have their lights on at night.
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    Tesla Owners in Alberta

    So, work sent me out of town last week. After pulling out of Costco and heading out of the city, I swear I had a Model Y behind me. Blacked out chrome, looked taller than Model 3.
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    Electric Vehicle Jobs

    I remember the claim that the Keystone XL pipeline would create 1,000,000 jobs. When looking at the prediction it said it got ridiculous. It would create economic activity, so x number of artists would have artistic grants and therefore jobscreated.
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    Nuclear power

    The government is close to giving the green light to a new nuclear power station at Sizewell in Suffolk. The BBC has learned that talks with the Sizewell contractor, EDF, have intensified in recent weeks. This comes after the collapse of projects in Anglesey and Cumbria when Japanese firms...
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    Tesla-sourced Winter Tires vs Third-party

    Don't do something dumb.
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    Canadian Leaf Owners are Frustrated

    You might think that Nissan, the first car-maker to achieve widespread success with a zero-emissions electric vehicle, cares deeply about the environment. But Clayton Brander isn't so sure. Three years ago, the Powell River, B.C., resident chose to buy a used 2013 Nissan Leaf, motivated by a...
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    Winter Tire waiting room

    I get my tires put on by Costco every year. The days of going in at 5 or 6AM and waiting in line are over. They're doing appointments only now, unless you're a lucky one or two person a day. I made an appointment, then was told by work that they're sending me out of town this week. So I was...
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    Is $10K too much?

    Too rich for my blood. I have no intention of ever sending my car out to be a "robotaxi." He's basing the price of $10K on the the notion that everyone will jump on it and send their cars out. I don't think it's worth it.
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    Nuclear power

    Yeah, because your system is working so much better.
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    Nuclear power

    In its September throne speech, the federal government signalled its intention to fund the development of new nuclear reactors (SMRs) as part of its climate action plan. Today, the government made its first SMR funding announcement: $20 million from ISED's Strategic Innovation Fund for the...
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    VW will trample tesla

    I looked at their web page recently and VW Canada has removed the ID3 from the electric vehicles section.
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    Song of the Day Thread

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    Climate Change / Global Warming Discussion

    Humans have to slow down greenhouse gas emissions if they want to curb Greenland's ice loss, a new study has found. The research, published on Wednesday in the journal Nature, says the rate of the ice loss in Greenland this century will likely outpace that of any other century over the past...
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    Prediction: Coal has fallen. Nuclear is next then Oil.

    The Beeb misses the point. They're arguing a strawman argument. Their premise is the only objection, that anybody would have towards nuclear, is that it's toxic. No, the main arguments are that it's too damned expensive, and takes too long to build. Nuclear power: Are we too anxious about...
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    The Longest Range EVs In The World

    Even Tesla's fast charging network doesn't go into the rural areas, where I need to go for work. Even in the longest range Tesla, I would be able to get to where I'm going, but wouldn't be able to get back home.
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    Elon Musk

    Incorrect. To believers of the Free Market Fairy, that solves all problems by magic, it is very much a religion.
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    Rimac founding story

    Rimac impresses the heck out of me.
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    Speeding Tesla driver caught napping behind the wheel on Alberta highway

    Didn't put it into Alberta owners, because the owner of the Tesla is actually from BC. Alberta RCMP have charged a 20-year-old B.C. man for speeding while asleep at the wheel of a Tesla electric car. RCMP got a call around 4 p.m. on July 9 about a 2019 Tesla Model S speeding south on Highway...
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    Song of the Day Thread

    Incredible solo
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    Prediction: Coal has fallen. Nuclear is next then Oil.

    New research suggests that power companies are dragging their feet when it comes to embracing green energy sources such as wind and solar. Only one in 10 energy suppliers globally has prioritised renewables over fossil fuels, the study finds. Even those that are spending on greener energy...
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    Dating app for Tesla owners just a joke for now, says Canadian entrepreneur behind idea

    TORONTO -- An “exclusive” dating app for Tesla owners who are obsessed with their electric vehicles and company CEO Elon Musk is just a joke – for now – according to the Canadian who came up with the idea. Photos of a new app called Tesla Dating began floating around online earlier this...
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    Tesla Owners in Alberta

    My dream home is a net-zero home. I'm keenly interested in the solar capability during winter, during our short days, and possibly snow obscured panels.
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    Prediction: Coal has fallen. Nuclear is next then Oil.

    But for some reason the Alberta government has an idea that the demand for coal is growing, and therefore implemented a plan of closing provincial parks and converting them to mountaintop removal coal mines.
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    Green New Deal

    This begs the question. Why does the US fund public schools by the local property taxes of the local neighbourhoods it serves? You are the only country that I am aware of that does this. This system will guarantee that the poorer neighbourhoods of the US will have crappy schools, while the...
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    Model 3 paint wearing off

    Wait a minute! You're not even a Model 3 owner! Why are you posting as if you are one? What Do I Drive? A Renault Captur And Here's Why
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    Prediction: Coal has fallen. Nuclear is next then Oil.

    Which is what the critics pointed out in the article. Still more ambitious than we are in Canada, who are planning to exponentially increase our emissions while pretending that that will somehow decrease them.
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    Prediction: Coal has fallen. Nuclear is next then Oil.

    BERLIN -- German lawmakers have finalized the country's long-awaited phase-out of coal as an energy source, backing a plan that environmental groups say isn't ambitious enough and free marketeers criticize as a waste of taxpayers' money. Bills approved by both houses of parliament Friday...
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    Nuclear power

    FESSENHEIM, FRANCE - France's oldest nuclear power plant will shut down on Tuesday after four decades in operation, to the delight of environmental activists who have long warned of contamination risks, but stoking worry for the local economy. The Fessenheim plant, opened in 1977 and already...
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    BEV vs. ICE

    But you could if you wanted to. There's a Supercharger in Wawa, ON. Find Us | Tesla
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    Green New Deal

    Not just the US. All the slave holding nations applied sanctions on Haiti. Haiti was saddled with the debt which they had to pay back. The price of each and every person who was a slave had to be repaid to the French.
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    Prediction: Coal has fallen. Nuclear is next then Oil.

    Britain goes coal free as fossil fuels edged out
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    Cobalt sources for the Tesla batteries

    Yeah.... I don't think Tesla haters are motivated by hypothetical sources of cobalt. My impression it's more right wing ideology and being anti-green. Look up "rolling coal."
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    Non-Tesla EVs in Canada

    I'd put the Kona over the Niro myself. That's just me though.
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    Market politics

    <snip> The SpaceX failure to send Americans into space yesterday really isn’t a politics story… until it was. NYTimes (emphasis mine): At Cape Canaveral, Trump’s Search for a Heroic Narrative Is Thwarted “For President Trump, it was a chance to rewrite the story line from tragedy to...

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