Rockin' in the free world since 2005.

[Total: 4    Average: 2.5/5]
26 Comments - View/Add
Hits: 12568
Rating: 2.5
Category: Weird
Date: 07/11/13 08:35 AM

26 Responses to This Is Why Public Transportation Still Sucks [Pic

  1. Profile photo of freddyferret
    freddyferret Male 40-49
    11742 posts
    July 11, 2013 at 8:43 am
    I would walk before I would take public transportation. I even hate taxis, you never know what is growing in those things.
  2. Profile photo of freddyferret
    freddyferret Male 40-49
    11742 posts
    July 11, 2013 at 8:44 am
    I do drive a hybrid car and am looking at an all electric car, so I`m also not just totally polluting the air either.
  3. Profile photo of Draculya
    Draculya Male 40-49
    14544 posts
    July 11, 2013 at 8:51 am
    giving him a wide berth too.
  4. Profile photo of pmarren
    pmarren Male 40-49
    4575 posts
    July 11, 2013 at 8:55 am
    Next day`s headline: "Black dude eats four adult commuters and two unattended children"
  5. Profile photo of McGovern1981
    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
    14273 posts
    July 11, 2013 at 8:56 am

  6. Profile photo of chicagojay
    chicagojay Male 40-49
    2018 posts
    July 11, 2013 at 9:45 am
    If you drive an electric car in the midwest, you are driving a coal powered car. You people do realize that electricity has be generated... it does not appear magically at the tax payer funder stations. Also, take a look at the toxic chemicals in todays batteries and think about the mess we will have in a few years when we have to dispose of these things.
  7. Profile photo of lauriloo
    lauriloo Female 40-49
    1803 posts
    July 11, 2013 at 10:19 am
    Ah, chicagojay. There are always excuses for not changing what you do to help prevent further climate damage, right? Sure, everything pollutes but some things are better than others. I guarantee that my electric lawnmower, despite how the electricity is made, creates less pollution overall than a gas mower. AND, unlike gas, we CAN find cleaner ways of making electricity so there is potential there that we should work towards, rather than continue to cling to fossil fuels because certain people don`t want to change their ruts. Decently-run coal plants use scrubbers to remove pollutants. If the GOP would get out of the way, the clean standards would be even tougher but we all know their priorities aren`t with the planet`s future but with making money now.
  8. Profile photo of CodeJockey
    CodeJockey Male 40-49
    5606 posts
    July 11, 2013 at 10:20 am
    I considered your argument, J, and have chosen what I think is the most reasonable compromise: A gas-electric hybrid.
    Overall, I get 40+ MPG and my electricity is generated in-vehicle.

    What I think helps the vehicle the most is the engine not idling while sitting still and I think this characteristic is going to find it`s way into other vehicles.

    I bought a crotch rocket that I want to convert to fuel injection (and maybe alternative fuel.) Starting at 38 MPG, I`ve gotten it up to a consistent 50.

    I`m going to design some air management to be CN-HEY IS THAT GUY TRYING TO EAT TWO KIDS?!!! SOMEBODY STOP THAT GUY!!!
  9. Profile photo of Grendel
    Grendel Male 40-49
    5877 posts
    July 11, 2013 at 10:25 am
    freddyferret-"looking at an all electric car, so I`m also not just totally polluting the air either."

    Where did you get the erroneous idea that an electric car doesn`t pollute the air?

    Unless your charging it by your own private windmill, the power you use to charge it gives you emissions equal to that of an Accord.

    The manufacturing process of building your electric car is much more toxic than that of manufacturing a gas engined vehicle. The production of the batteries and motors for an electric vehicle would put the total emissions in line with (if not worse than) a Hummer.

    But hey, as long as you FEEL clean....
  10. Profile photo of lauriloo
    lauriloo Female 40-49
    1803 posts
    July 11, 2013 at 10:26 am
    "What I think helps the vehicle the most is the engine not idling while sitting still and I think this characteristic is going to find it`s way into other vehicles."

    It would be nice if all cars did this. For years, I`ve been doing it by myself. I live in MN and basically never "warm up" my car by leaving it running in the driveway. I think remote-starters should be illegal. Sit your wussy can in the car during the couple minutes it takes to come to driving temp. I turn off the engine at bank drive-thrus and train stops. Drives me crazy when I see cars parked and running because apparently turning a key is too much work for some people.

    I was in Germany and the taxi I was in turned itself off and on every time the driver stopped at a light. Thought that was interesting.
  11. Profile photo of Grendel
    Grendel Male 40-49
    5877 posts
    July 11, 2013 at 10:35 am
    lauriloo-"I guarantee that my electric lawnmower, despite how the electricity is made, creates less pollution overall than a gas mower."

    In that you`d be correct. But a 2-stroke engine is much less efficient, and much dirtier, than a car engine. (I`ll not point out the obvious point that requiring 1,200` of extension chord is less than optimum).

    An EV, on the other hand, requires onboard batteries, the manufacture of which is currently much dirtier than manufacturing, say, a Dodge Ram.

    lauriloo-"unlike gas, we CAN find cleaner ways of making electricity so there is potential"

    Yes, POTENTIAL. Let me know when it`s viable. I LOVE the POTENTIAL benefits of electric cars, as a good electric motor will give you buttloads of torque, and fewer moving parts. But at the moment it does not meet my needs.
  12. Profile photo of carmium
    carmium Female 50-59
    6381 posts
    July 11, 2013 at 10:43 am
    Huh?! Why is this seat wet?!
  13. Profile photo of freddyferret
    freddyferret Male 40-49
    11742 posts
    July 11, 2013 at 12:15 pm
    Where did you get the erroneous idea that an electric car doesn`t pollute the air?

    Unless your charging it by your own private windmill, the power you use to charge it gives you emissions equal to that of an Accord.

    I don`t have a windmill, but I do have solar panels that power my home, with plenty of energy left over. Charging an electric car would be just a little more than I already use at home.

    As far as production, it may produce more waste to create it but in the long run the electric and hybrid vehicles have a much smaller carbon footprint than anything running on gas.
  14. Profile photo of Grendel
    Grendel Male 40-49
    5877 posts
    July 11, 2013 at 12:49 pm
    freddyferret-"but I do have solar panels that power my home"

    Then an EV is perfect for you. One of my peeves of EV is it`s really no more `clean` if it`s charged off the majority of the grid. The source of pollution has just been shunted.

    Kudos for your efforts.
  15. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
    12390 posts
    July 11, 2013 at 2:19 pm
    What I think helps the vehicle the most is the engine not idling while sitting still and I think this characteristic is going to find it`s way into other vehicles.

    It has already. Maybe not in the USA, but it`s been edging into the market over the last 10 years or so around here.
  16. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
    12390 posts
    July 11, 2013 at 2:25 pm
    I just looked it up, to check. The earliest car with it came out in 1981 and it`s become fairly common in new European cars in recent years.
  17. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
    12390 posts
    July 11, 2013 at 2:33 pm
    Yes, POTENTIAL. Let me know when it`s viable. I LOVE the POTENTIAL benefits of electric cars, as a good electric motor will give you buttloads of torque, and fewer moving parts. But at the moment it does not meet my needs.

    That`s it in a nutshell. EVs are OK right now if you have enough spare money to buy a very expensive version of a small urban car to use as a second car for short journeys and you have somewhere to charge it overnight and not very many people buy them.

    Otherwise...potential. We don`t have the batteries, we don`t have the infrastructure and it`s uncertain whether or not we have the generating and distribution capacity (EVs use a *lot* of electricity).

    Sure, you can build a drag racer EV that does 0-60 in 1.8s and is still road-legal. Which is fun and proves the point that EVs don`t have to be slow. But it`s not very practical.
  18. Profile photo of 2L84ME
    2L84ME Male 18-29
    208 posts
    July 11, 2013 at 3:23 pm
    I for one think this adds to the amusement of taking public trans.
  19. Profile photo of drawman61
    drawman61 Male 50-59
    7707 posts
    July 11, 2013 at 3:42 pm
    Dammit, I thought black men had to ride in their own carriage....oh, you didn`t mean that.
  20. Profile photo of CynicalGamer
    CynicalGamer Male 40-49
    450 posts
    July 11, 2013 at 3:58 pm
    I wouldn`t have one bit of a problem with that. People are too hung up on nipples and skin. So what if he opens up his shirt. Does it really hurt anyone?
  21. Profile photo of CodeJockey
    CodeJockey Male 40-49
    5606 posts
    July 11, 2013 at 10:12 pm
    Chalk, unless you want to tell me the manufacture of the super capacitor in my car was some horribly filthy process, I`ll call bullsh*t.

    Following the manual:
    -It uses 87, no E-85 allowed. It has been one-hell-of-a long time since less than 650 miles per 15 USgals of fuel. With 3 economy gauges, the one I reset at 5000 miles is still higher than 41MPG at 43000 miles.
    -It can go 10000 miles between oil changes, 5000 is recommended.
    -It doesn`t just run the engine to charge the capacitor, breaking/coasting also charge it.
    -If the engine is warm, cabin at climate control temp and the cap charged, the engine will not idle.
    - <=45MPH, it alternates partial gas, full electric, >45, it`s partial electric.

    Like any other type, not all hybrids are equal. BMW has one 33MPG and Chrysler and GM each had units <20MPG (WHYTF?!!)
  22. Profile photo of geckohead
    geckohead Female 50-59
    591 posts
    July 12, 2013 at 6:26 am
    Everyone needs to get over themselves. There are 7 BILLION people on this earth, everything you can imagine someone doing, it has been done. You/me/us are not that special.
  23. Profile photo of ferdyfred
    ferdyfred Male 40-49
    13602 posts
    July 12, 2013 at 1:58 pm
    why has a fat splaying black guy turned into a Electric car Hybrid, gas argument?
    wanna keep green, - walk
  24. Profile photo of CodeJockey
    CodeJockey Male 40-49
    5606 posts
    July 12, 2013 at 3:51 pm
    All that fat? We could use that fat to power our cars!

Leave a Reply