Thursday, October 26, 2023

EV subsidies

  • The cost of producing electric vehicles (EVs) is far higher than the prices they are being sold for. Nearly $22 billion in federal and state subsidies and regulatory credits suppressed the retail price of EVs in 2021 by an average of almost $50,000.
  • Thanks to an unlawful multiplier, EVs receive nearly seven times more credits under federal fuel efficiency programs than they provide in actual fuel economy benefits.
  • Regulatory credits with bonus EV multipliers from federal fuel efficiency and greenhouse gas emissions standards and state EV sales mandates provide an average of $27,881 in benefits per vehicle for producers of EVs.
  • Home and public charging stations used by EVs put a significant strain on the electric grid, resulting in an average of $11,833 in socialized costs per EV over 10 years, which are shouldered by utility ratepayers and taxpayers.
  • Direct state and federal subsidies for EVs average $8,984 per vehicle over 10 years.
  • TPPF Releases Study Exposing the True Cost of Electric Vehicles (

Genocidal Youth

Overall, Americans overwhelmingly support Israel over Hamas. A whopping 84 percent of respondents told pollsters they favored Israel, while just 16 percent favored Hamas. Among older Americans over 65, an astounding 95 percent supported Israel, and just 5 percent said their sympathies lie with Hamas. But among young people age 18 to 24, things looked quite differently.

Just 52 percent of this group said they supported Israel, while 48 percent said they supported Hamas. Yes, that's right: Nearly half of young respondents said they side with the terrorist group that just earlier this month purposefully targeted and slaughtered innocent civilians, including women, children, and infants, in a chilling and sadistic manner.

You'd hope for the sake of the future of our country that these young people are somehow supporting Hamas despite the group's violent actions. But you'd be wrong. In an even more shocking finding, the Harvard-Harris poll revealed that 51 percent of 18 to 24 year olds said Hamas's violence against Israeli civilians was justified, while just 49 percent don't think so

Here's where things get... strange. In the same poll, 62 percent of young respondents agree that what Hamas did to Israel was "genocidal." So, a hefty chunk of young people in this country believe that genocide against Israeli civilians is justified. What the hell?

This is not normal. Such a moral perversion is not an organic belief that naturally emerges among decent people. On the contrary, it's in large part the consequence of a corrosive and malevolent "social justice" ideology that's being spoon-fed to young Americans on college campuses.

In this depraved worldview, which Elon Musk has dubbed the "woke mind virus," the world is divided into two groups of people: oppressors and oppressed. Black people, for example, are oppressed in America. So, under this lens, Black Americans cannot be racist: They can only be victims of racism.

Meanwhile, "misgendering" someone is violence, even though it doesn't actually involve any violence. Actual violence in response to this speech is justified as "self-defense."

Truth, and therefore morality, is subjective, in this worldview. Hence the normalization of the innocuous-sounding but actually Orwellian phrase "my truth," "your truth," or "his truth."

This heierarchy-obssessed perspective does not actually describe reality. In the real world, there are shades of grey. 

Socialism Does NOT Work | Daniel Hannan | Oxford Union

The History of Police in America and the First Force

The first publicly funded, organized police force with officers on duty full-time was created in Boston in 1838. Boston was a large shipping commercial center, and businesses had been hiring people to protect their property and safeguard the transport of goods from the port of Boston to other places, says Potter. These merchants came up with a way to save money by transferring to the cost of maintaining a police force to citizens by arguing that it was for the "collective good."

Jordan Peterson Makes the Case for Capitalism

Wednesday, October 25, 2023

What Can You Do If a Mob Surrounds Your Car?

Re: Bet NO ONE told you this about Canola Oil

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From: John

I have seen much that I would regard as paranoia about "seed oils".  I wanted to present research that counters all the negativity about Canola Oil.  It claims that Canola Oil has health benefits similar to Olive Oil.  I use both.  This is interesting because Canola Oil is much cheaper.

I am always open to new research.  One problem with Internet articles and videos is that most of it is hearsay and opinion presented as fact.  I have to be careful with videos like this because they could be misinterpreting the studies.  When possible, I try to find actual scientific papers.

On Tue, Oct 24, 2023 at 7:55 PM Albert wrote:
> I've read and viewed exactly the opposite regarding canola oil. Many researchers say the mere fact that canola oils is a manufactured oil made from the canola plants (seeds) is reason enough not use it.
> On Tue, Oct 24, 2023 at 6:01 PM John wrote:

Sunday, October 22, 2023

Shapiro Explains Why Communism Is EVIL

FIX YOUR ATTITUDE! - Jordan Peterson

The New George Floyd?

Jordan Peterson: Why Communism Doesn't Work

Jordan Peterson doesn't actually answer the question except to say that it doesn't work.

The way he describes the system is unintentionally misleading. It is not true that 5% of the poeple generate all the wealth. The vast majority of people can be productive and earn a decent living, and some of them can even accumulate wealth by a slow process. 

 Some of the inequality that often gets quoted by the Marxists doesn't take into account people building up wealth for their retirement. Most of us start with nothing and work for decades to live comfortably in our old age, which is what happened to me. The Marxists will include this in their statistics about inequality.

FBI: Thousands of remote IT workers sent wages to North Korea | AP News

The Justice Department said Wednesday that IT workers dispatched and contracted by North Korea to work remotely with companies in St. Louis and elsewhere in the U.S. have been using false identities to get the jobs. The money they earned was funneled to the North Korean weapons program

Let's Talk About American Social Etiquette

Friday, October 20, 2023

HP is scraping the bottom of the barrel

Re: One day, a computer will fit on a desk (1974) | RetroFocus

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From: Albert

It's interesting how he thought we would have a workstation at home that would connect to the mainframe. A desktop/laptop PC can do this using the internet, but operate independently using software. Imagine if someone told him, the workstation idea would fit in your pocket and be taken for granted as your phone because it would be part of your mobile smartphone.

It was a good statement about the future. Are we better off as a society? We should be, but are we?

On Thu, Oct 19, 2023 at 8:48 PM John wrote:

Thursday, October 19, 2023

We can't ignore this anymore

The Take: Will the Gaza hospital attack be a turning point for the world? | Israel-Palestine conflict News | Al Jazeera

Israel didn't do this but got the blame. The Hamas errant missile hit a hospital parking lot and not the hospital, and hundreds weren't killed as reported.

Why Google News links to Al Jazeera is a mystery. It is full of the lies. This isn't the first time they blamed a Hamas attack on Israel.

"The first casualty of war is the truth."

Best wishes,

John Coffey

Monday, October 16, 2023

Human Rights Don’t Require The West To Commit Suicide

The Truth About Communism

Why Isn't There a Palestinian State?

The Absurdity of Socialism | Jordan Peterson and Dave Rubin

The Left's Long War on Israel

It Doesn’t Matter Where You Put Communist Polices Into Play, the Same Outcome Occurs

Re: Israel, NO APOLOGIES for What Happens to Gaza

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From: Albert 

Most Americans can't understand why Israel has decided to conduct such a ferocious counterattack to Hamas' attack on them. This doesn't show American's concern Hamas or the Muslim world. It shows our naivety about the Arab world. While we worry about the next "critical" social issue such as personal pronouns, safe spaces, nose rings, hair dye, climate change and Trump; the rest of the world thinks in terms of live or die. Americans fail to realize 1/3 of the world's population search for animal dung and flammable items to heat their homes and water. We have carried complaining to a fine art and the rest of the world is tired of hearing our whining/whimpering over every little thing.

The Sin of Moral Equivalence (Episode #338)