By Jim Hoft
Published August 8, 2022 at 6:00pm
President Trump’s home Mar-a-Lago was RAIDED BY THE FBI tonight.
President Trump released a statement moments ago.
The inconvenient truth of electric vehicles
By James Poplar
As someone who is retired and on a fixed income, I am often chided by my progressive friends for driving a truck that is twenty-five years old with close to 300,000 miles on the odometer. The typical refrain is, why are you not driving an electric vehicle (E.V.) that is environmentally friendly, vice your clunker that contributes to global warming? After all, it is "the right and responsible thing to do."
Yes, I believe that the future of private transportation lies in electric and in other alternative (perhaps hydrogen)–powered vehicles, but for a number of reasons, the timing is not yet right to have the government mandate that I and others own an E.V.
I offer the following rationale:
First, from a national security standpoint, China made a conscious decision years ago to dominate the market in E.V. battery production and technology. This is the same country that makes no bones about surpassing the United States as the world superpower. In addition, China has an abysmal human rights record — what other country harvests the organs from its political opposition? Why would we as a nation want to put our own national security at risk in the hands of a nation determined to impose communism around the globe?
Second, currently, the materials used to manufacture E.V. batteries are typically mined in Africa by child labor under the harshest conditions imaginable. Children are typically forced to sift through piles of material in an effort to secure the scarce materials (cobalt, lithium, and nickel) required for battery production. Children as young as two years old transport, wash, and crush minerals to earn half a dollar a day. The problem of child labor used to source E.V. battery materials has been known for several years, yet we look the other way. In addition, the mining process in not environmentally friendly and in itself contributes to global warming.
Third, all E.V. batteries have a limited service life, at the end of which they must be disposed of in our landfills, as the recycling options, unlike with my petroleum-powered vehicle, are extremely limited. Millions of electric car batteries will retire in the next decade. What happens to them?
How do batteries not end up in a mountain of waste and further contaminate the environment?
Fourth, even with government subsidies, E.V.s are expensive. In rural America, the typical income is at or below the poverty level. How can the masses afford an E.V. when they can hardly afford to eat? Purchasing an E.V. or, for that matter, a newer gasoline vehicle is beyond the reach of most who live in "flyover country."
So are we ready to fully embrace E.V.s and put our conventional vehicles out to pasture? For me, the answer is no. Please convince me that I am off base..........
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PROOF that 9/11 was controlled demolition. Yes, this happened.
The University of Alaska engineering department did a four-year study of 47 story World Trade Center 7 skyscraper (the one the media did not cover and which was not hit by a plane) and concluded CONTROLLED DEMOLITION and the mainstream media did not even cover this. Make no mistake - we have been infiltrated and the media are controlled.
"The principal conclusion of our study is that fire did not cause the collapse of WTC 7 on 9/11, contrary to the conclusions of NIST and private engineering firms that studied the collapse. The secondary conclusion of our study is that the collapse of WTC 7 was a global failure involving the near-simultaneous failure of every column in the building." - University of Alaska
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“Nobody’s gotten to the bottom of 9/11, unfortunately, and they should have,” Trump cautioned when asked about 9/11 on Thursday (July 28, 2022).
It remains unclear whether 9/11 was a ploy to usher a mechanism to eradicate American civil liberty, but “the weaponization of levers of power in the United States of America are very real,” Flynn admonished.