21 May 2009

Under current Canadian law...

...GE foods do not need to be labelled...

It would be a watershed moment - there are currently no genetically engineered animals approved for sale as food anywhere in the world - and opponents are predicting a wave of consumer outrage.
In other "we have the technology... almost" news...
"If all households were stocked with the more efficient equipment, Canadians would cut five of the 6.3 terawatt-hours of standby power they consume each year, which is enough to power all the homes in New Brunswick."
Well, it would if... like the heavily touted electric car from General Motors... actually existed.

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FROM THE COMMENTS:
"Not sure what you are talking about Neo, but General Motors did make and produce the EV1 back in the 1990's."
Hmmm... that sounds so familiar...
In 2006 Sony Pictures produced a Michael Moore-type “documentary” film entitled, “Who Killed the Electric Car”. Among the “villains” in the EV1’s death were GM, the U.S. federal government and even CARB.

But the real killer was the apathy of a public that was not interested in electric cars with the limited driving range provided by the available battery technology.
And...
"Let me see if I get this straight: they want me to wait until 9PM to put on my dishwasher, but everything would be hunky-dory if 100,000 commuters plugged in their electric cars at the same time?"
And...
"Or as I like to call it, the coal fired car."
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9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Not sure what you are talking about Neo, but General Motors did make and produce the EV1 back in the 1990's. In the last 19 years the power plant technology for electric power vehicles has come a very long way.

Neo Conservative said...

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i'm talking about the much celebrated chevrolet volt... which although it is apparently not available until a hypothetical and extremely optimistics projected date of late 2010... is being heavily hyped on television.

the commercials i've seen so far show small children talking about the world they wanna live in... the implication being that this vehicle is the answer.

i wonder how much of our taxpayer bailout money went into this airy-fairy ad campaign.

say... where is the ev1 being used these days? was it ever used outside of kalifornia?

"For the first time since 2002, when GM scrapped its Saturn EV1 electric-car project - an admitted strategic blunder that disappointed legions of fans and led to the company's vilification in Chris Paine's 2006 documentary Who Killed the Electric Car? - North America's largest automaker will be reporting real progress on the development of a battery-powered vehicle for ordinary drivers: the Chevy Volt."[read it all]

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JA Goneaux said...

Let me see if I get this straight: they want me to wait until 9PM to put on my dishwasher, but everything would be hunky-dory if 100,000 commuters plugged in their electric cars at the same time?

Neo Conservative said...

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"Don't worry... Dalton McGuinty and the Ontario Liberal Party have got that covered."*

liberal supporter said...
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Neo Conservative said...

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good ol' cc... aka "liberal supporter"... one minute he's kissin' up... the next minute he challenges you to a duel.

'cos "real men" just like to "piss" on people, right libby?

what a moron.

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langmann said...

Not that I believe in the fantasy of global warming, but it is the generation of electrical power that is the main contributor to GHG emissions. So by plugging in our cars at night we are going to make this much better???

The only reason we need electic cars to is to reduce our dependency on the shady losers in the middle east.

Brian Gardiner said...

they want me to wait until 9PM to put on my dishwasher, but everything would be hunky-dory if 100,000 commuters plugged in their electric cars at the same time?Or as I like to call it, the coal fired car.

Neo Conservative said...

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"Or as I like to call it, the coal fired car." --

the coal fired car... i love it.

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