Extinction Level Event

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Submitted by Eric Peters via EricPetersAutos.com,

Since they can’t sell people on electric cars, the next best thing is to outlaw internal combustion-engined cars. In order to force people into electric cars.

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The German Bundesrat (their version of our Congress) just passed a bipartisan agreement toward that end. The legislative details have yet to be worked out, but the idea is to impose a comprehensive ban on the use of cars powered by internal combustion on not just German roads but all European Union roads as well.

By 2030 – just 14 years from now.

This is supposed to curb “climate warming emissions,” in particular carbon dioxide, says Green Party representative Oliver Krischer. “If the Paris Agreement (on global warming) is to be taken seriously, no new combustion engines should be allowed on roads.”

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The Paris Agreement Krischer refers to urges a “review (of) current practices of taxation and dues with regard to a stimulation of emissions-free mobility.”

Italics added.

Why speak in euphemisms?

“Stimulation” = punitive taxes designed to make driving other than an electric car cost-prohibitive.

And of course (but never spoken) electric cars will be that, too.

 free-lunch    

Remember your Heinlein. There Ain’t No Such Thing as a Free Lunch (TANSTAAFL) and electricity isn’t free energy and batteries aren’t cheap. Plugging in seems free because (for now) there is no meter attached to the port and whatever it costs to feed juice to your EV is either folded in to your general household utility bill or (if it’s a public charger) it’s “free”… for now.

Until they start to charge you for a charge.

It’ll be “free” just long enough to get you gulled into believing in such an idiocy as “free” energy.

And batteries.

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We keep hearing they’ll get cheaper. Maybe so. To some extent, they have. But right now, they still cost a fortune and until they cost a fraction of their current cost, electric cars will never be an economical alternative to a car powered by internal combustion.

Which is why it is necessary to massively subsidize electric cars via tax (and carbon) credits and so on. Absent these, not even the stupid rich would pony up. And for the average person, a $30,000-plus car (whether electric or IC-powered) makes as much economic sense as a snow shovel in Phoenix.

Buy an EV because you think it’s cool, because it’s quick or for any of several other reasons. But as an economic decision, it’s wasteful and frivolous.

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And this “emissions free” business?

These Green People are immensely dishonest or immensely uninformed. Unless it becomes possible to harness lightning bolts or extract energy from the vacuum somehow (and in a “clean” manner) man-made electricity will continue to entail the production of emissions. Coal and gas produce plenty of C02. Does it make it any difference, global warming-wise, whether the C02 is produced at the smokestack vs. a tailpipe?

Yes, there is nuclear power generation. It also produces “greenhouse” gasses (water vapor at the cooling towers) and (much worse, Gaia-wise) radioactive waste that lingers for thousands of years and which is immensely more harmful both to the earf and to the human beings who inhabit it than asserted harms caused by an inert gas (C02).    

It’s fatuity wrapped in effrontery.

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And the true object is not a Happy Earth Dance. It is to get us walking. Out of cars, period. Ban the IC engine, then present as the alternative electric cars that most of the population can’t afford.  The end result is the same: A fraction of the population – the very affluent – enjoy the privilege of personal transportation. The rest of us get public transportation.

Or, we walk.

Our radius of action limited to urban cores; our movements on schedule and coordinated. The Germans – bless them – have a word for this: Gleichschaltung

And some will cheer this.

An article in Gizmodo concluded its coverage of this business with the following noxiousness: “The fact that the country with the fourth-largest auto industry in the world is spearheading such sweeping changes is a big sign of where we’re headed. It’s a road paved with slow-moving politicians making incremental changes and hoping the industry will warm up to the idea of not killing us all.”

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But it’s not global warming (or climate change or whatever they’re asserting now) that’s “killing us all.” It’s the reality of economic ruin and what that will actually mean to the average person, if this all comes to pass.

The elites – guys like Krischer in Deutschland and his marching-in-step gebruder (and schwestern) here in Amerika (which includes, unfortunately, The Donald, who has either bought into the “climate change” shibboleth or is fearful of questioning it) will continue to have cars, IC and otherwise.

Because for them, cost is no object.

The object is to impose costs on us.

And don’t rest easy thinking this is just a German Thing. See the above point about the world’s fourth largest manufacturer of cars. If Mercedes, BMW, Audi, VW and Opel go all-in for electric (VW already has) the die will have been cast.

Once upon a long time ago, another German said the following, or close enough: In America they are filled with curiosity and wondering, is he coming? When is he coming?

Don’t worry! He’s comin...

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vollderlerby's picture

Bundesrat is more like the US Senate, rather than all of Congress.

localsavage's picture

Just another nail in the coffin of the E.U.

Beam Me Up Scotty's picture

When Al Gore sells all of his mansions, and his big SUV's, stops flying everywhere in a private jet and starts living in a cardboard box, then I will be worried about global "warming", or climate change as they prefer to call it now.  Until that happens, all of those environmentalists can go fuck themselves.  Or better yet, they can kill themselves to preserve "mother earth".   Live how you tell others to live.

NoDebt's picture

As long as we get rid of fossil-fueled private jets and make them battery powered, too, I guess I could live with this.  You game for that, Al Gore?  No?  Didn't think so.

 

knukles's picture

Don't matter none anyhow as it's all gonna be what the Muzzies want by 2020

Stackers's picture

My friend in Germany was just telling me about this a couple of days ago. They've already been trying to make it illegal for any diesel car to drive into a city immediately, and they were able to stop that since it would mean some 20 million people would suddenly be unable to get to work.

NoDebt's picture

"they were able to stop that since it would mean some 20 million people would suddenly be unable to get to work."

Solution:  Agenda 21.  You didn't think they had forgotten about that, did you?

 

Boondocker's picture

Can we just start hanging and shooting all these fuckers yet?

Loftie's picture
Loftie (not verified) Boondocker Oct 11, 2016 9:24 PM

"The object is to impose costs on us."

The Long Arm of Government. https://goo.gl/tiZwod

The Saint's picture
The Saint (not verified) Loftie Oct 11, 2016 9:46 PM

It won't be electric cars the Germans will be riding around in.  It will be horse drawn buggy.

 

MalteseFalcon's picture

"The Donald, who has either bought into the “climate change” shibboleth or is fearful of questioning it) will continue to have cars, IC and otherwise."

This is the article's punch line.

It is total bullshit.

Trump has stated many times, in public, that global warming is a hoax.

Citxmech's picture

My uncle has a country place, that no-one knows about
He says it used to be a farm, before the Motor Law
Sundays I elude the ‘Eyes’, and hop the Turbine Freight
To far outside the Wire, where my white-haired uncle waits

Jump to the ground
As the Turbo slows to cross the borderline
Run like the wind
As excitement shivers up and down my spine
Down in his barn
My uncle preserved for me an old machine –
For fifty-odd years
To keep it as new has been his dearest dream

MEAN BUSINESS's picture

Written 35 years ago, based on a short story in Road & Track magazine called 'A Nice Morning Drive' published ~45 years ago.

Fifty-odd years indeed! RUSH/Moving Pictures/Red Barchetta ~ R40

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZilcudIy0ms

"...I strip away the old debris that hides the shining car..."

 

Caught_Fish's picture

Logged in just to up vote you for the Rush reminder. Good album.

Reichstag Fire Dept.'s picture

That's funny! Diesels are by far more efficient than gasoline engines. The "visable black exhaust component" or soot is not even classified as a toxin, it's parafins (wax) and just looks unatttractive.

This world is fucked...fucked by interest groups going the wrong direction.

asteroids's picture

There are energy sources that are clean and plentyful. Geothermal is an example.  Save oil for things that really need it, like my 67 Firebird.

Seek_Truth's picture

Cultural suicide.

1- Invite a flood of radical islamists.

2- Ban internal combustion engines.

3- Die as a nation.

PS- My ancestors roll in their graves and weep for Europe.

joeyman9's picture

That's exactly why this will be repealed before it goes into effect.  If there's no economy to suck money out of, how are they gonna fund their stupid govt?

Nemontel's picture

This insanity will ruin us completely. Our economy cannot survive so much stupidity. http://www.truthjustice.net/economy/the-coming-breakdown-of-u-s-global-m...

Yen Cross's picture

  That was a great comment ND. Electric Jets~ lol  

  Can you imagine the size of the magnets and batteries to fly that VOLT/Prius with wings for thirty miles?

  I can't stop laughing.

Nekoti's picture

Why do all articles about "climate change" show stacks with water vapor coming out of them? The alarmists are claiming CO2 as the problem, not H2O. If the pollution was that rampant, seems there would be no problem finding a stack dumping actual filth.

tricorn teacup's picture

They don't understand what's coming out of those towers, or are hoping we don't.  All they care is that massive visible clouds are coming out of the tower.

stilletto2's picture

For once the alarmist media show something correct  - by mistake. H2O - water vapour - forms as clouds and regulates our climate. As such it is a 'green house' gas. Cloud at night insulates earth and holds heat, cloud by day prevents sun heating. Net effect of cloud is a cooling effect overall, so in climate terms showing a steam chimney is correct.  CO2 - which is invisible - absorbs little heat (less than 5% of H2O) and is in very small volumes (less than 40 parts per million in atmosphere) and has no measurable effect on global climate. Fill a greenhouse with CO2 and an identical one along side with air and measure the temp difference over a week - there is none!  If CO2 could heat the earth you'd see experiments like this on the media to prove it. But they show no experiments because there are none that show CO2 can do any of the things claimed of it! 

So stop the H2O greenhouse gases - ban the boiling of kettles - only cold tea and coffee for germans, and eat your potatos raw!

what an unscientific scam this man-made climate shit is.

Erek's picture

It won't make a shit of difference after the coming war.

Oliver Klozoff's picture

Just imagine how much methane he produces.

Nekoti's picture

WTF us wrong with people?

NoDebt's picture

There's nothing wrong with people (other than they don't want to believe their own leaders are trying to kill and/or impoverish them).

 

VWAndy's picture

 Thats a messed up thing to say! Thanks!

NoDebt's picture

Not everyone who is your friend shows up with a smile on their face and good news on their lips.  However, almost everyone who is your enemy does so.

 

Yen Cross's picture

 Would you like your student loans consolidated?   Just follow Guito and Hans down the dank-dark staircase.

HedgeJunkie's picture

Real friends show up bloody, grim and determined.  They ask "I found a Bankster/Politician.  Can I borrow your shovel?"

You help dig, help carry the package out from their trunk, drop it in the hole, help push the dirt back in.

No question, ever.

 

We all need these friends.  Pretty fuckin' soon.

Donald J. Trump's picture

The end game is de-population.  Better get your donations in to the Clinton Foundation for consideration for survival.

WillyGroper's picture

they'd rather embrace a lie than question their belief to find it a 180 from the truth.

Escrava Isaura's picture

Welcome to Delusitown.

If by 2025 20%  of the care still on the roads I’ll be shocked.

And by 2030 the elites will be riding in tanks, if they’re lucky, and if they remain alive.

http://www.artberman.com/u-s-storage-filling-up-with-unaccounted-for-oil/

 

 

IProtectYou's picture

Actually, it will give German car makers a boost, because mass production of e-cars will lead to much lower prices, electricity is actually cheaper than oil and the camel herders wont be able to support terrorists any longer.

It happens, sometimes also these eco fascists get it right.

HedgeJunkie's picture

"It happens, sometimes also these eco fascists get it right."

As one who just solarized his house and is now selling power back to the utiltiy, I kind of have to agree.

However they're smug self assurance still makes me want to punch them right in the pussy.

(Which for the males, is pretty much anywhere on their body.)

Solar makes sense for where I live, the Mojave Desert, and my roof is aligned exactly where the sun passes over.  For me, ti works.  For the rest of you,maybe not. Don't buy into this envirofascist shit.

I'm no environut.  The solar panels are leased with ownership after fifteen years  They supply all the maintenance, upgrades, etc.  I let them use my roof for tax credits and shit.  Which is fine with me.  The less contact I have with our feral War Criminal Government, the better.

I"d much prefer to be totally off the grid, but the closest I've come to it is my buddies brewery "Off the Grid".

"Trailblazer" is the bomb!

RockySpears's picture

 

  But the batteries are NOT!

  .. and when Mr solar power there has to replace his and the panels on the roof at his own cost, not mine,

 

then we'll see,

 

RS

dakl0's picture

Is the news on this site depressing or am I just depressed? Surely somewhere something did or will go our way? Just seems like a constant barrage of ww3, government theft, corruption and lies. And Im almost out of bubble gum.

Raffie's picture

They worried about global warming, kill off all the Elites.

No other group of people pumps out more hot air and toxins then any other thing on the planet.

I can see bumper stickers - "Stop global warming by killing the elite."

doctor10's picture

governments keep arguing for fantasy in the face of reality; just exactly how useful is THAT.

They're arguing their own extinction into reality

Most central governments are 19-20th century legacy institutions searching desperately for 21st century relevance.
The belong in the ash heap of history -right next to the Soviet Union

max2205's picture

I remember.   If you like your doctor you can keep your doctor 

 

Got it 

Raffie's picture

You can keep your doctor.

You can keep his name and phone number, just can't use him.

So a partical truth.

Mtnrunnr's picture

As a biologist who tries to be a pragmatic environmentalist, climate change is bad. Cars contribute. Electric cars would be nice but I'm not convinced it's the most effective use of then capital we don't have. Maybe focus on city structure and zoning, or infrastructure like light rail. I dunno, electric cars have some of their own serious problems. I think some of these politicians got boned on TSLA trades.

BandGap's picture

As an environmentalist with a PhD in chemistry I think you should read more about the "data" and "facts" presented to substabtiate what is, essentially, junk science. Start with Mann in 1998. And if you understand anything about math and statistical modeling you might get the picture real quick.

 

Billy the Poet's picture

As a guy who eventually catches on when he's being conned I stopped believing in global warming eight or ten years back. 

Mtnrunnr's picture

Yeah, keep waiting for statistical significance. Hot tip, don't buy a house near any coast or western ponderosa pine stands. You can believe what you want to until those floods, burning trees or sea comes through your front door. No skin off my back.