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UK fuel strike - EV's could show there is an alternative !

Discussion in 'The UK and Ireland' started by PV4EV, Mar 29, 2012.

  1. ElSupreme

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    Why are you upset that they have negotiated for higher wages? This gets brought up all the time in the USA. "They make too much for what they do."

    Obviously when they don't truck around petrol, things get ugly. I personally think it is great that they make that much. More power to them.

    Now my CYA statement. I think Unions are vital. But do they get power hungry? Yes. Do they overstep their bounds? Yes. Do they ask for too much? Yes. But if you replace 'Union' with 'Corporation' you get all the same answers. It isn't perfect but it is better than the alternative.

    NOTE: I believe my employment requires me to not support unions, or advocate them, in places where I am doing work. So if you work for a company that I am doing engineering for, I have no opinion on unions.
     
  2. dpeilow

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    I'm trying to start a #wakeupfull hashtag going on Twitter. Anyone want to join in?

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  3. vfx

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    This is a brilliant idea. A high overhead shot of the normally full motorway with and identical shot next to it showing that the road fairly empty (like one dreams about when communing) with only cars that are fully electric.

    Caption should be subtle. Like "Electric cars are all that's left". Or" Electric cars have the advantage" or "Electric cars have it easy", or "Nothing but electrics left" or "The plugs have it" or a political take: "Only the left's electric's are left" :)


    one more title: "Electric Dreams"
     
  4. strider

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    I may incur Bonnie's wrath by taking this off the rails but I would modify your statement to say the private unions are vital but public unions should be banned. FDR himself said that public unions are dangerous and here we are, pension obligations bankrupting cities and soon, states.
     
  5. dpeilow

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    I finally succumbed and put some petrol in the car tonight, after managing to do without it for two weeks. It was still at 142p/litre at the supermarket, more than 5p/litre higher than before the strike that wasn't. What thieves.
     
  6. PV4EV

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    What car were you fuelling ?



    … how about this for thieving :-

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    … I wont be surprised if there's a union strike announced in time for next weeks local elections.

    And if so, it would be our opportunity for all TMC / EV / hybrid UK owners to organise an invasion of the M40 and carry out the original idea of photo-shoot from a motorway bridge showing both sides of the motorway devoid of ICE cars and dozens EV's driving each direction - just to highlight the fact there is an alternative to being reamed by the oil companies and government. Then give it to the Dailymail :biggrin:

    Maybe feed them the fact that a £6.50 gallon of petrol provides either 30 miles in an ICE car, or about 400 miles worth of electricity...


    Following which we can all converge on the services at Junction 8 on the M40 for more photos showing a queue forming behind the single Ecotricity charge point !
     
  10. Mookuh

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    I thought "Oh, that's not too high. I've paid over 1,70€ for fuel before... "
    Then it dawned on me that this is in £££ :scared:

    A daily statistic of LEAFs, Volts etc. sold in the UK would be awesome now.
     

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