EV subsidies

  • The cost of producing electric vehicles (EVs) is far higher than the prices they are being sold for. Nearly $22 billion in federal and state subsidies and regulatory credits suppressed the retail price of EVs in 2021 by an average of almost $50,000.
  • Thanks to an unlawful multiplier, EVs receive nearly seven times more credits under federal fuel efficiency programs than they provide in actual fuel economy benefits.
  • Regulatory credits with bonus EV multipliers from federal fuel efficiency and greenhouse gas emissions standards and state EV sales mandates provide an average of $27,881 in benefits per vehicle for producers of EVs.
  • Home and public charging stations used by EVs put a significant strain on the electric grid, resulting in an average of $11,833 in socialized costs per EV over 10 years, which are shouldered by utility ratepayers and taxpayers.
  • Direct state and federal subsidies for EVs average $8,984 per vehicle over 10 years.
  • TPPF Releases Study Exposing the True Cost of Electric Vehicles (texaspolicy.com)

Genocidal Youth

Overall, Americans overwhelmingly support Israel over Hamas. A whopping 84 percent of respondents told pollsters they favored Israel, while just 16 percent favored Hamas. Among older Americans over 65, an astounding 95 percent supported Israel, and just 5 percent said their sympathies lie with Hamas. But among young people age 18 to 24, things looked quite differently.

Just 52 percent of this group said they supported Israel, while 48 percent said they supported Hamas. Yes, that's right: Nearly half of young respondents said they side with the terrorist group that just earlier this month purposefully targeted and slaughtered innocent civilians, including women, children, and infants, in a chilling and sadistic manner.

You'd hope for the sake of the future of our country that these young people are somehow supporting Hamas despite the group's violent actions. But you'd be wrong. In an even more shocking finding, the Harvard-Harris poll revealed that 51 percent of 18 to 24 year olds said Hamas's violence against Israeli civilians was justified, while just 49 percent don't think so

Here's where things get... strange. In the same poll, 62 percent of young respondents agree that what Hamas did to Israel was "genocidal." So, a hefty chunk of young people in this country believe that genocide against Israeli civilians is justified. What the hell?

The History of Police in America and the First Force

The first publicly funded, organized police force with officers on duty full-time was created in Boston in 1838. Boston was a large shipping commercial center, and businesses had been hiring people to protect their property and safeguard the transport of goods from the port of Boston to other places, says Potter. These merchants came up with a way to save money by transferring to the cost of maintaining a police force to citizens by arguing that it was for the "collective good."


What Can You Do If a Mob Surrounds Your Car?

THIS is what Canola Oil does to Your Body

One problem with scientific studies is that it is rarely 100% certain.

The Bare Necessities (Just for fun.)

Re: Bet NO ONE told you this about Canola Oil

---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: John

I have seen much that I would regard as paranoia about "seed oils".  I wanted to present research that counters all the negativity about Canola Oil.  It claims that Canola Oil has health benefits similar to Olive Oil.  I use both.  This is interesting because Canola Oil is much cheaper.

I am always open to new research.  One problem with Internet articles and videos is that most of it is hearsay and opinion presented as fact.  I have to be careful with videos like this because they could be misinterpreting the studies.  When possible, I try to find actual scientific papers.

On Tue, Oct 24, 2023 at 7:55 PM Albert wrote:
> I've read and viewed exactly the opposite regarding canola oil. Many researchers say the mere fact that canola oils is a manufactured oil made from the canola plants (seeds) is reason enough not use it.
> On Tue, Oct 24, 2023 at 6:01 PM John wrote:
>> https://youtube.com/shorts/ik7IfpsnnIE?si=ieL4YkkL0wyHS93G


Saltwater Crocodile

Slow Windows 10/Minisforum UM790 Pro

Has Windows 10 gotten slower lately? I noticed the same thing with Mac OS. This could be due to security updates, which put more burden on the computer. In addition, Windows Defender sometimes runs in the background making the computer slower.

In late May I had problems with my 2017 iMac and had to reinstall MacOS and Windows 10. During the repair process, I used my somewhat slow laptop as my main computer, but I was impressed at how well it ran Windows. However, I tried the laptop the other day, and it seemed sluggish. I also noticed that the iMac was sluggish.

Fortunately, I recently bought a new mini-computer. It uses the recently released 4-nanometer AMD 7940hs processor with a whopping 8 cores and 16 threads. Compared to my other computers, it is ridiculously fast. This is also my first computer that uses SSD for storage. SSDs are very fast and have been around for a while, but they became much more affordable this year.

I waited for the computer to go on sale and ordered it from China to save money. However, I had to wait 6 weeks for it to ship from China. I just noticed that it is on sale on Amazon.


The Surprisingly Short History of Paramedics


First New York and then the nation.


Sugar WILL Harm You LONG Before THIS Will | Neil deGrasse Tyson

Shapiro Explains Why Communism Is EVIL

Reason Not to Adopt a Greyhound

FIX YOUR ATTITUDE! - Jordan Peterson

The New George Floyd?

FBI: Thousands of remote IT workers sent wages to North Korea | AP News

The Justice Department said Wednesday that IT workers dispatched and contracted by North Korea to work remotely with companies in St. Louis and elsewhere in the U.S. have been using false identities to get the jobs. The money they earned was funneled to the North Korean weapons program

Let's Talk About American Social Etiquette


HP is scraping the bottom of the barrel

Re: One day, a computer will fit on a desk (1974) | RetroFocus

---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: Albert

It's interesting how he thought we would have a workstation at home that would connect to the mainframe. A desktop/laptop PC can do this using the internet, but operate independently using software. Imagine if someone told him, the workstation idea would fit in your pocket and be taken for granted as your phone because it would be part of your mobile smartphone.

It was a good statement about the future. Are we better off as a society? We should be, but are we?


Food Addiction Is NOT A Real Issue

Now that’s satisfying log cabin building

Lincoln Logs.


Human Rights Don’t Require The West To Commit Suicide

The Truth About Communism

The Weather Is About To Suck...


The Absurdity of Socialism | Jordan Peterson and Dave Rubin

The Left's Long War on Israel

It Doesn’t Matter Where You Put Communist Polices Into Play, the Same Outcome Occurs

You Only Have to Ask a Stupid Question Once if You’re Alert

The Sin of Moral Equivalence (Episode #338)