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Who Killed The Electric Car? Wasn't Me!

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in response to reader comment: This is silly

Submitted by Sword of Islam & The Babies of Beslan (United Kingdom), Sep 16, 2006 at 15:12

Very thorny issues in a very interesting debate. However, improving the fuel consumption of vehicles in the US would be a good start. From what I've read, the US has a fifth of the world's population yet accounts for half the world's co2 emissions. Why is it that, despite accounting for a third of the world's motorists, American cars have such poor fuel consumption ratings (on average just 20 miles per gallon)? If this average could be improved to simply match the fuel economy of European cars that alone would mean a lower individual fuel bill and therefore reduced revenue for the Arabs (wouldn't it?).

Is it possible that the oil companies are in league with GM, etc to make sure that your engines are as fuel inefficient as possible to keep sales up? If that is the case then it is not unreasonable to suggest that the big oil companies are indirectly funding the jihad which we spending even more tax dollars to thwart! Not to mention the fact that the US military gets through more oil in a year than does a country the size of Greece! Mind you, with the environmental effects of this chronic dependency on fossil fuel the odds are that we'll all be under sea level long before the Iranians get the 'Bomb' anyway!


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