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  1. Profile photo of Englandrocks
    Englandrocks Female 18-29
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    April 5, 2011 at 1:58 pm
    Link: The Environmentally Correct Hummer - I`m sure this bumper sticker is ironic (which further proves what morons Hummer owners are).
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    Buck176 Male 30-39
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    April 5, 2011 at 2:08 pm
    "which further proves what morons Hummer owners are"

    Way to stereotype IAB. Good job.
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    SlothOfDoom Male 30-39
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    April 5, 2011 at 2:13 pm
    ARE you sure it is meant to be ironic? the HUMMER is one of the vehicles of choice for companies who want to showcase green conversion kits. I have seen hummers that run on electric, biofuel, hybrid and even a straight solar version (which granted really sucked).

    Be Green.


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    Angelmassb Male 18-29
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    April 5, 2011 at 2:20 pm
    It must run on environmentalists blood
  5. Profile photo of DuckBoy87
    DuckBoy87 Male 18-29
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    April 5, 2011 at 2:22 pm
    ... Hummers have a smaller carbon footprint than that of a Toyota Prius. So, who`s the green one now?
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    wabash Male 18-29
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    April 5, 2011 at 2:45 pm
    This was taken in Manhattan, KS. The off ramp at Anderson Avenue and Seth Child Blvd. I grew up about five blocks from that intersection. My first ever Big Mac was in that McDonald`s.

    Oh yeah... the hummer... LOL
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    yusuksomuch Male 40-49
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    April 5, 2011 at 2:52 pm
    @Buck

    IAB Stereotypes alot of people, its OK when they do it because they are not ignorant conservative racist hate mongers like anyone who doesnt agree with them
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    jbwhite Male 18-29
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    April 5, 2011 at 2:54 pm
    maybe they just mean `smoke weed`
  9. Profile photo of Crabcakes
    Crabcakes Male 30-39
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    April 5, 2011 at 3:03 pm
    "Hummers have a smaller carbon footprint than that of a Toyota Prius."

    Sadly enough, this is true.

    I`ve read the research on the "green-ness" of the Prius v. the Hummer. Even accounting for what the Hummer will output for exhaust over it`s expected 10-year lifespan, it`s still greener than the simple *act* of manufacturing a Prius.
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    PringleMan Female 13-17
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    April 5, 2011 at 3:04 pm
    This is funny. This is damn funny!... It`s funny for me. Stupid iab.
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    dm2754 Male 40-49
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    April 5, 2011 at 3:07 pm
    @Crabcakes
    Hummers have a smaller carbon footprint

    only it has 6 or more in it
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    freddyferret Male 40-49
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    April 5, 2011 at 3:09 pm
    No, that`s not an environmentally green hummer. An environmentally green hummer could take place in the back of that though.
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    Oldfrt Male 50-59
    750 posts
    April 5, 2011 at 3:19 pm
    @yusuksomuch: "IAB Stereotypes alot of people, its OK when they do it because they are not ignorant conservative racist hate mongers like anyone who doesnt agree with them"

    Oh come on now, ignorant conservative racist hate mongers aren`t the only ones to raise their voices in protest. IAB has seen rabid commie liberal fascists write the occasional disparaging missive too. We all like to play troll once in a while ;-)
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    EricWRN Male 30-39
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    April 5, 2011 at 3:53 pm
    ha, that`s funny....
    but um, why are hummer owners "morons"?
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    SuperOnion Male 18-29
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    April 5, 2011 at 3:57 pm
    Well done, Freddy. I always appreciate clever pun humor.
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    CoyoteKing Male 18-29
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    April 5, 2011 at 4:05 pm
    oh Hummers and their small penis owners...
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    fivezones Male 40-49
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    April 5, 2011 at 4:26 pm
    Does "be green" make more sense on an electric car...? Considering most electricity comes from coal burning, an electric car (coal car) is worse than a Hummer.

    Some more details here comparing a Toyota Prius vs Hummer. http://reason.org/news/show/122517.html

    Also check out CNW Marketing Research, Inc. Dust to Dust Report. I personally would like to see SOLAR get developed better so the panels needed would be smaller and more efficient.
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    mcfudge Male 18-29
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    April 5, 2011 at 4:50 pm
    All this hate... when in reality, hummers get pretty decent gas mileage when compared to new cars.
  19. Profile photo of 5Cats
    5Cats Male 50-59
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    April 5, 2011 at 4:57 pm
    vv @yusuksomuch - trolling is bad for you.
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    watdatdoo Male 18-29
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    April 5, 2011 at 5:57 pm
    @mcfudge
    Sorry sir, incorrect. I`ve owned a hummer H2, super-bad MPG. In my new Ford focus `12 I get avg 32-35 MPG. When I had my hummer I it would burn off at least $147 dollars a week. And with the Focus it`s only $35. See the difference? Unless of course your statement was only to troll.
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    sbeelz Male 30-39
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    April 5, 2011 at 6:25 pm
    What a troll.
  22. Profile photo of ShadowVamp
    ShadowVamp Female 18-29
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    April 5, 2011 at 6:39 pm
    @fivezones: Except that the hybrid Prius generates its own electricity by capturing energy released by the breaks and the wheels when coasting. No plug means no electricity coming from outside sources means no coal burning. I just leave my foot off the gas as I roll down the driveway and the sloped street my house is on and the battery`s recharged.
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    BadLama Male 18-29
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    April 5, 2011 at 6:43 pm
    This is not the green you are all thinking about...
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    mr_c_bowler Male 18-29
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    April 5, 2011 at 6:56 pm
    "what morons the owners of H2s and H3s are"

    Fixed it for you. The Humvee was at least off-road capable
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    mr_c_bowler Male 18-29
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    April 5, 2011 at 6:59 pm
    @fivezones

    The energy produced at a plant is produced much more efficiently than the energy produced by the internal combustion engine thats in the average car.
    Electric cars that plug into a wall ARE more efficient than gas/diesel/propane/ethanol/etc.
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    IkeRay Male 18-29
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    April 5, 2011 at 7:01 pm


    you were saying something about hummers being bad for the environment?
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    IkeRay Male 18-29
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    April 5, 2011 at 7:10 pm
    @mr bowler

    except when the car depletes the batteries and they go straight to the junk heap. electric car components don`t last very long while a combustion engine can last decades
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    lukeforv123 Male 18-29
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    April 5, 2011 at 7:22 pm
    Instead of `I`m sure this bumper sticker is ironic...`
    Should read `This a#*hole is ignorant`
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    FunBunny Female 18-29
    174 posts
    April 5, 2011 at 7:32 pm
    lol
  30. Profile photo of OutWest
    OutWest Male 50-59
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    April 5, 2011 at 7:55 pm
    this proves that with some people you don`t have to do anything, as long as you care.
  31. Profile photo of ShadowVamp
    ShadowVamp Female 18-29
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    April 5, 2011 at 8:38 pm
    @IkeRay: Hydrogen fuel is in no way feasible on a large scale. It`s extremely expensive, difficult to use, and very inefficient. The future of cars won`t be in hydrogen, it`ll be in electricity from clean sources.
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    mvangild Male 30-39
    527 posts
    April 5, 2011 at 9:10 pm
    @ShadowVamp: That will require not only replacing current coal burning facilities, but also adding new "clean energy" sources as well as replacing the power grid in order to handle the increased demand. Add to that the current backlash against nuclear power (again), and our prospects for additional power generation are becoming quite slim.

    That`s not to say that we don`t have options. Hybrids are more efficient than the average method used to generate the electricity on the grid right now. Public transportation was never a priority in the US, but if it were better implemented, it may start to gain acceptance.

    Coal burning facilities probably will not be phased out until a good 50 years from now, if not longer. It is a cheap method of generating power, and people generally resist any change that makes their cost of living increase, regardless of how good it is for the planet. The steps to take will seem small, but that is the best way to make change
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    April 5, 2011 at 9:32 pm
    The energy produced at a plant is produced much more efficiently than the energy produced by the internal combustion engine thats in the average car.
    Electric cars that plug into a wall ARE more efficient than gas/diesel/propane/ethanol/etc.

    Not overall, not yet. When you take into account the total efficiency of burning those fuels to make electricity plus distributing it plus making the batteries plus making the replacement batteries then no, they aren`t.

    The potential is there, but the reality isn`t yet.

    There are dramatic improvements in battery technology on the horizon though, big enough to swing it if they ever make it from research lab to production.

    That`s assuming that we can double electricity generation, which would be needed to meet the massive increase in demand if everyone switched to electric cars. We need advances to make that possible too.
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    April 5, 2011 at 9:48 pm
    I just leave my foot off the gas as I roll down the driveway and the sloped street my house is on and the battery`s recharged.

    By enough to drive a couple of yards at most.

    When braking, you have a lot of kinetic energy available to convert to electricity.

    When coasting, you don`t. Unless that hill is so steep that you can go down it without braking hard, your Prius will be generating either no electricity at all or hardly any.

    Unless, of course, you`re using the ICE to generate electricity. Which is less efficient than leaving it off.

    Then there`s the fact that the ICE in the Prius isn`t particularly efficient. Plus the fact that the batteries are a bloody nightmare in environmental terms and need replacing far too often due to maximum charge loss caused by charging cycles.

    Many ICE cars are better for the environment than a Prius and a fair few use less ICE fuel too.
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    April 5, 2011 at 9:59 pm
    Coal burning facilities probably will not be phased out until a good 50 years from now, if not longer.

    I`m cautiously optimistic about fusion reactors going online in power stations within 40 years. JET came in on time, on budget and above spec. ITER is being built right now. The proposed schedule is being kept. If that continues, DEMO will be sustaining economic fusion by the early 2030s and the first commercial fusion power stations will be operational before 2050. It`s not pie in the sky stuff any more.
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    April 5, 2011 at 10:04 pm
    I personally would like to see SOLAR get developed better so the panels needed would be smaller and more efficient.

    I suggest that you look at concentrated solar power (heat) rather than photovoltaic panels (light).

    PV solar just doesn`t look viable on any sort of scale, not anywhere. CSP definitely is viable on a large scale right now in some parts of the world.

    Either way, you`re going to have to ruin ecosystems to get solar on a viable commercial scale, but at least it can be done with CSP.
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    SvampeBob Male 18-29
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    April 5, 2011 at 11:33 pm
    :-P
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    mr_fribbles Male 13-17
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    April 6, 2011 at 4:02 am
    Save the planet, its the only one with booze!
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    paddy215 Male 18-29
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    April 6, 2011 at 7:16 am
    Maybe Bruce Banner was driving.
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    Quackor Male 18-29
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    April 6, 2011 at 8:42 am
    but the faster we deplete our oil resources the faster we can move to clean energy, way to go hummers!
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    handimanner Male 60-69
    2095 posts
    April 6, 2011 at 9:36 am
    Earth first! (we`ll screw up the other planets later)
  42. Profile photo of ilfg
    ilfg Male 18-29
    336 posts
    April 6, 2011 at 12:41 pm
    oxymoron?
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    April 6, 2011 at 2:37 pm
    at least the effort was made
  44. Profile photo of taylor_stone
    taylor_stone Male 30-39
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    April 6, 2011 at 3:39 pm
    What Quackor said is actually quite insightful... As a society, we aren`t PREPARERS... We are adapters. We will continue to rely on oil until the very last drop is spent, and only when we have absolutely NO WAY of attaining more will we move on to another source of power. So all this, "We have to start getting ready now" activism is POINTLESS... Humankind doesnt work that way and never has... You could tell an entire country they were going to be hit by an earthquake that will destroy everything in 30 days and they wouldn`t do anything about it as a whole until about a week before the event. Even some would continue to stay even AFTER the event occurs. This is human nature... And it will never change.
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    April 6, 2011 at 6:33 pm
    taylor_stone:

    The European nuclear fusion program started in 1973 in the full knowledge that it would probably take a lifetime and nobody working on it would see the project`s completion.

    The program is still on track. The success so far has convinced India, Japan, the Republic of Korea, China, the Russian Federation and the USA to join the program.

    Humans can prepare and start work well ahead of time. It may not be the way things are normally done, but it can be done.
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    deadbass72 Male 18-29
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    April 6, 2011 at 8:45 pm
    Hummers use less oil over their entire life than a prius during its production. Look it up prove me wrong
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    taylor_stone Male 30-39
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    April 6, 2011 at 10:59 pm
    @Angillion

    As much as I normally agree with you, one example of such preparedness doesn`t change what we are as a society... Its very likely that the oil reserves will be depleted before that technology is perfected. And it may even find itself in mothballs if they come to some conclusion that the technology is impossible to maintain.

    But I still believe that humanity as a whole is an adapting creature, not a planning one...

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