F_ALK - just like a naazi to twist my words around.
Assume a harsher warning from me here than the one CC gave you.
MY PROOF THAT THERE IS NO CORPERATE BOOGEY MAN- dragging his heels on hydrogen cars to force you to buy oil.
The fact is: the income gap widens
You yourself say, that the government (in a position of at least some power) will not give back any income or influence they have, unless forced to.
Now, in the US you can easily see that corperations have more influence and money than the government.
Why the hell should they be “better humans” than the politicians?
Why should they be better than us “normal humans”? Us, that’s the ones who can’t get communism to work because, we are too greedy and egoistic.
There is no conspiration theory…… it is all logic and clear.
To get more money, you do everything in your power… that’s what coperations do. Problem is, that ethics does not count anything anymore, expect to pretend to be ethical to sell more and earn more.
to me it’s totally logical bahavior. Disgusting, but logical.
a small PS: why is the coperate bogeyman a conspiration, but the Saddam Hussein bogeyman is not? The amount and validity of “evidence” is pretty much the same.
when the environmental lobbies first gained enough influence in congress to inact environmental laws …
now had they not been serious about refining the technology to be more eco friendly this trend would have continued - right?
No, because the environmentalists pushed on… and after one technology has been optimized (which means they could not get out more of it for a decent amount of costs), the car companies had to change they way to keep their profits.
but it did not. along came improvements in fuel metering and delivery, and gas mileage went up- …
there is no conspiracy, no legislation is needed, the changes will happen soon enough.
There was no legislation in the first place? No legislation that kept pushing?
Why are suddenly all these SUVs so hip? Because the legislation makes them hip… big cars with little tax… isn’t that so (the low tax) ?
that’s the problem with young people you always want things your way now.
Not refering to me anymore now?
… I drive from xenia ohio to pittsburg pen … why should I give that up because someone not quite half my age feels the world will explode tomarrow if I don’t buy a hydrogen mini cooper?
If you pay for it, it’s fine…. but you have to pay for all the hidden costs as well, not only for the obvious, like gas or insurance.
you kids have no Idea how long your life is. …
I have… and i see that each generation has only borrowed this planetr from the next generation. We are responsible for what we leave for our kids and grandkids.
You refer to Darwinism in economy quite a lot… then go back to the roots of it: The only aim of each species is to keep existing. So, our only goal should be, that our species can exist on for many many generations.
But, at the moment, it looks to me more like the following metaphor:
A bunch of bacteria infected a human. They multiplied and multiplied for many generations, being quite happy with that.
At some stage, the human starts to sicken… the bacteria keep multiplying, because that’s what they have done for generations, and that’s what was successful for those many generations. Still, if they multiply once more, the human will die, and all of them will die as well…
but… why change this very successful strategy, that has worked so wonderfully for so many countless generations… “it’s only some weirdos who want to create panic” the bacteria thought and multiplied once more…
like that old saying- “you can’t rush progress” and you can’t. the technology will come out and be progressively developed so that everyone gets the oportunity to benefit from it. not just a select few.
Can everyone afford the best medical health care? Or only a selected few?
Can everyone benefit from the surveillance (like the one the US, UK, Australia and some others did on central europe, stealing patents?), or just a selected few?
You call me follwoing a conspiration theory, i call you naive and giving away the bit of influence everyone possesses by your own choice.
and F_ALK- the idea that if we had a few visionaries to raise taxes and force people to convert is a bad Idea. once you give the government a precident they will keep it. do you think they’ll give that money back once the technology is out there. no- it will pad their wallet and benefit the social programs of their constituates. see federal income tax. IE… originally a temporary tax to pay for WW2. hmmm. and then what else will they force on us? GPS sensors- “well if you ever come up missing we can locate you instantly”, pretty soon we’re all doing government prescribed exercises, and living and working in ghettos.
So, here again… why is the government worse than CEOs? Why are CEOs not as greedy, when they are as human?
How does everyone benefit from GPS and not just a selected few?
You seem to be as suspicious of the government as i am, but you are blind towards the corperations, which i eyes as suspicious as the government (with the one difference, that i have to buy my votes for or against CEOs (by buying shares), whereas for the government i own a vote).
oh yes, and the germans found a way to easily Identifly the jews for racism, they made them sew a big yellow star on their clothes. that way you could easily Identify who you hated. you have to have some way to easily Identify who you hate.
The star was a later stage. Read some of the history books, i really recommend “History of a german” or “From Bismarck to Hitler” by Sebastian Haffner.
From a later post, you said:
Isaid I was not a racist because I didn’t hate anyone based on a particulaly identifiable trait. he replied that the jews had no identifiable triat and the nazis really hated them. I was merely commenting that they over came this by making them wear the stars.
Ok, so you really belive the hate started with the invention of the star? Or with the forced second names? No. It started before that. And it was not about any recognisable traits…
the naazi thing was only a poke at fun.
Sorry, there is one thing i do not at all understand any fun about. I would without any hesitation take the ban from this board if you do that once again.