Henry Payne for March 08, 2012

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    Odon  over 10 years ago

    This ’toon begs the question: Why did Henry Ford mass produce cars before Exxon was incorporated or Interstate highways were built?

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    cjr53  over 10 years ago

    Yes, electric will eventually replace gasoline. Check out the Honda FCX Clarity, hydrogen converted to electricity to power the vehicle (Fuel Cell).

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    ARodney  over 10 years ago

    Part of the problem with the Chevy Volt is that it’s by Chevy — GM trained intelligent car buyers to avoid GM cars by making cars so uncomfortable, dangerous, and unreliable that they were “much worse than average” on Consumer Reports car surveys. You can get a Toyota Prius — one of the most reliable cars in America — for considerably less than a Volt, and it’s a more practical car. On the other hand, the Chevy Volt leads CR’s consumer satisfaction survey, so they must be doing something right. It’ll take time and some decent cars for the American car makers to get the trust of the public back.

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    Jason Allen  over 10 years ago

    The last newspaper article I read on the subject stated that the Chevy Volt was so popular, people were put on a waiting list to buy one. GM couldn’t make them fast enough and some sleazy dealers were actually charging more than the SRP.

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    leweclectic  over 10 years ago

    It’s not that simple. Granted the potential energy from 8g of fuel grade Thorium (Th) 233 would power a vehicle, however, a reactor (engine) to provide that power is neither practical nor possible with current technologies; not to mention the radioactive risks.Th 233 is derived from natural occurring Th 232 but requires plutonium or other initiator to breed fuel grade Th 233 from Th 232. Thorium 232 is the most abundant nuclear resource in the world and has been used since 1962 to power nuclear reactors. India is currently the leading Nation in Thorium research and Thorium powered reactors for the generation of electricity.

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    Noveltman  over 10 years ago

    Ha!! What a logically void reply! I swear, you righties will claim that batteries CANNOT improve even as we’re driving 2000 miles to a charge, in an American-made vehicle half the cost of the 3/4 ton gas-guzzling pickup truck you’ll feel patriotic sticking with!! LOL!

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    Cat43ullus  over 10 years ago

    “In 1971 the U.S. National Electrical Code (NEC) required grounded receptacles in all locations of the home (effective January 1, 1974).7” Wikipedia article on Cheater Plugs: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cheater_plug

    Payne is nearly 50 years behind the times—par for the course?

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    Noveltman  over 10 years ago

    Now THAT’S how you use your head.

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