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calendar   Monday - June 02, 2008

In honor of Ted Kennedy

Teddy has so much compassion for those trying to cross the Rio Grande

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Posted by Christopher   United States  on 06/02/2008 at 11:41 PM   
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calendar   Sunday - May 11, 2008

Motorvator Mouse

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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 05/11/2008 at 01:20 AM   
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calendar   Thursday - February 21, 2008

Wishful Thinking…

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Feeling guilty about not posting for so long, so here’s a Motorvator . Not that there hasn’t been plenty of topics lately, Especially down here Floriduh topics.. but I’ve just ended up being too busy, or Procrastinated, or have gotten beat to it by 1 of the other pros here. I will try to start coming up with something at least bi-weekly now.. but who knows that might just be more wishful thinking on my part LOL.


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Posted by Infinity   United States  on 02/21/2008 at 02:28 AM   
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calendar   Friday - January 18, 2008

the politics of fear, along with a big helping of BS

CAFE Rule Will Add $900 to $10,000 to Cost of Car

Get out your hip-boots folks, here it comes:

The new Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards - set by Congress and signed into law by President Bush in the new energy bill - will require vehicles to get 35 miles per gallon by the year 2020 and will add somewhere between $900 and $10,000 to the cost of buying a car, dependent upon which expert is consulted.

Because, you know, the least expensive, smallest cars on the market are the ones that get the best fuel efficiency.

Bob Lutz, vice chairman at General Motors, predicts the highest increase per vehicle -between $4,000 and $10,000 - with the average about $6,000.

Not like Bob has any vested interest in selling the big gas eating pigs that account for most of GM’s sales these days.

“No matter what the cost is - $900 or $9,000 - is the consumer willing to pay that much more or should they be forced to pay that much more because of a government mandate?” Kelsey Zahourek, federal affairs manager with Americans for Tax Reform, told Cybercast News Service.

Never heard of competition, have you? Europe has lots of cars that already get 50mpg, way more than your puny CAFE standard will ever demand.

In fact, Zahourek said, because the CAFE standards are a federal regulation, the cost to consumers is no different than a new tax.

“If the cost is incurred due to a government regulation, it’s just a hidden form of taxation,” Zahourek said.

Sure, except the government won’t be getting that money, the car companies will. They’ll charge you way more to sell you less car.

“Like my colleague Sam Kazman likes to say, ‘CAFE kills,’” Ebell told Cybercast News Service. Ebell cited a 2001 study by the National Academy of Sciences that examined the earlier CAFE standards imposed in the 1970s.
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“It also noted that downsizing of vehicles in the 1970s and 1980s may have contributed to an additional 1,300 to 2,600 fatalities (alone)” - a number that could add up to thousands more deaths on American highways under the new CAFE standards, Ebell said.

“may have” means “we want you to believe”. And 2600 deaths ÷ 20 years = 130 possibly related deaths per year. Out of about 32,000 That’s less than half a percent, too small a difference to call.

There could be other victims of the CAFE standards, said Ebell. The American men and women who work for automakers could face job cuts, a possibility that would be devastating in states like Michigan, which has the highest unemployment in the nation at 7.4 percent.

“It seems to me that when Congress says over and over again that they care about protecting American jobs and then pass something like this, I think they are being incredibly short-sighted,” Ebell said.

It’s been 36 years since the “oil crisis”. You’re trying to tell me Detroit hasn’t learned how to build a safe, fuel efficient car in all that time? Funny thing, because every other country has. Don’t you dare play the Lost Jobs fear card. If they can’t compete then they DESERVE to go under.

I’m not a fan of CAFE requirements. I’d much rather we exploit all the other energy sources we have and refuse to use. But if it has to be, then it has to be. It’s for The Chiiildrentm after all.

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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 01/18/2008 at 08:17 PM   
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calendar   Sunday - September 09, 2007

Welfare Motorvator

Such a great poster and picture....
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It’s Been a While Since i’ve posted a new motorvator and I’m behind but had to find a good 1..


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Posted by Infinity   United States  on 09/09/2007 at 10:23 PM   
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calendar   Friday - August 17, 2007

You’re Unique


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Posted by Infinity   United States  on 08/17/2007 at 12:19 AM   
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calendar   Friday - August 10, 2007

Sturbornness

Here’s Another 1.. Wow I can’t believe it’s already Thursday, time goes by fast.


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Posted by Infinity   United States  on 08/10/2007 at 01:00 AM   
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calendar   Wednesday - August 01, 2007

Firepower

Motorvator of the week..


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Posted by Infinity   United States  on 08/01/2007 at 10:27 PM   
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calendar   Wednesday - July 25, 2007

Direction

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Decided it was time to post another Motorvator…


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Posted by Infinity   United States  on 07/25/2007 at 03:17 AM   
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calendar   Monday - May 21, 2007

Motivational Poster Of The Day

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Commandancy of the Alamo
Bejar, Feby. 24, 1836

To the People of Texas & All Americans in the World

Fellow citizens & compatriots

I am besieged, by a thousand or more of the Mexicans under Santa Anna--I have sustained a continual Bombardment & cannonade for 4 hours & have not lost a man--The enemy has demanded a surrender at discretion, otherwise, the garrison are to be put to the sword, if the fort is taken--I have answered the demand with a cannon shot, & our flag still waves proudly from the walls--I shall never surrender or retreat--Then, I call on you in the name of Liberty, of patriotism & everything dear to the American character, to come to our aid, with all dispatch-- The enemy is receiving reinforcements daily & will no doubt increase to three or four thousand in four or five days--If this call is neglected, I am determined to sustain myself as long as possible & die like a soldier who never forgets what is due to his own honor & that of his country--VICTORY OR DEATH.

William Barret Travis,
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Posted by The Skipper   United States  on 05/21/2007 at 05:36 PM   
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calendar   Thursday - May 17, 2007

Motivational Poster Of The Day

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Posted by The Skipper   United States  on 05/17/2007 at 04:21 PM   
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calendar   Wednesday - May 16, 2007

Motivational Poster Of The Day

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Posted by The Skipper   United States  on 05/16/2007 at 06:00 PM   
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calendar   Tuesday - May 15, 2007

Motivational Poster Of The Day

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Posted by The Skipper   United States  on 05/15/2007 at 04:08 PM   
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calendar   Monday - May 14, 2007

Motivational Poster Of The Day

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Posted by The Skipper   United States  on 05/14/2007 at 05:08 PM   
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