Henry Payne by Henry Payne

Henry Payne

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  1. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, about 4 years ago

    Good toon. How much did WE spend per Chevy Volt again? 80k?

  2. cjr53

    cjr53 said, about 4 years ago

    1. The developers are not that stupid.
    2. We need to start somewhere, before the fossil fuels run out.
    3. Are the conservatives that blind to the finite supply of oil that can be pumped out of the ground?

  3. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    volt salse are really going up, and it is a hybrid. One question for the denier folks: how long does it take for plant material to become oil? coal? How much pressure and temperature at what depth? Peat burns, but makes a really poor fuel for steam engines.

  4. BC

    BC said, about 4 years ago


    1~No but the government is.
    2~Not in yours or my lifetime.
    3~Who are we saving it for anyway?

  5. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, about 4 years ago

    Spencer Tracey did a great movie about Thomas Edison. In one memorable scene, he’s about to light up Menlo Park and the gas companies providing natural gas to light homes in apartment buildings and factories(a rather flammable danger) respond to one of their own who is concerned this new technology will hurt their business. Don’t worry, he’s told. It will never work and even if it does, no one will ever really trust it.
    Since that time, there has been concerted efforts by our cannibalistic corporations to suppress, impede, and control new competing technologies. I understand that’s how capitalism works, but it is not how a nation advances or a people reach for the stars.
    Considering the myriad things on which our legislators, on both sides, have wasted our money, I do not begrudge any of the money on 4my10851cs’s list.

  6. narrowminded

    narrowminded said, about 4 years ago

    We are in the early stages of the fossil fuel age. No one knows how much oil, coal, nat. gas, etc. there is.

  7. Chillbilly

    Chillbilly said, about 4 years ago

    I wonder how many gas stations there were in 1911.

  8. Plods with Beer ( did I mention beer? )

    Plods with Beer ( did I mention beer? ) GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    Not very grounded, is it?

  9. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, about 4 years ago

    yeah, you may want to do a little more research on that.

    Ok hybrid cars are a good beginning. Yes, we need to move away from fossil fuels. Yes, the tech is in it’s infancy and will get better. Now look at a quote from the LA Times on electric car sales>

    “General Motors Co.has sold 8,817 Chevrolet Volts in the first half of this year, a 221% increase. That includes 1,760 sold in June. Volt sales have been helped by the car’s recent qualification for the California rebate and carpool lane permits. About 28% of its sales last month were in California.

    Toyota Motor Co.has sold 4,374 of its Prius plug-ins through June, about 60% in California. The company has forecast that it will sell about 15,000 Prius plug-ins this year.

    By comparison,Nissan Motor Co.sold only 3,148 all-electric Leafs in this year’s first half, down 18.8% from a year earlier. Just 535 of those sales took place last month.

    Mitsubishi has sold 333 of its i-MiEV electric-only car."

    Now look at a WSJ article about total car sales in 2012 so far.


    So the approximate 25K electric and hybrid vehicles sold in the US this year is cause for saying the outsell the other 15 million vehicles sold?

    Like I said the idea and the direction is on solid ground. But the tech is not taking over any time soon.

  10. comicsssfan

    comicsssfan said, about 4 years ago

    Don’t forget they also vastly underestimate the amount of money these wars cost. The wars cost in the trillions.

  11. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, about 4 years ago

    I don’t have any idea.

    Don’t the taxpayers fork over 7500 bucks on each one anyway?

  12. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    In 1975 Honda was marketing 5 models of gasoline fueled cars that got over 50 miles per gallon. A Honda Accord Hybrid of 10 years ago got over 50 mpg. The current ones only get around 43.mpg. The real answer though isn’t just better mileage, it is CONSERVATION! BTUs are BTUs, and we need to use fewer, through better designs, and less waste.

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