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lehigh69 Wrote: Dec 11, 2012 11:05 AM
As I'm sure you know, when you're actively spreading disinformation that you can later cite as "proof" of scientific ignorance, electric cars haven't used lead-acid batteries since the early 1900s. The nickle-cadmium and lithium ion batteries they do use, however, have significant environmental consequences of their own. A "cradle-to-grave" analysis will show that electric cars are no panacea. Go post on Huff & Puff Post where folks educated beyond their mental capacities can "ooh" and "ahh" over your cleverness...
Reginald10 Wrote: Dec 11, 2012 3:49 PM
I believe lead-acid batteries are probably more recyclable, and lower in lifetime cost, than the semi-precious metal batteries you mention. There is also the question of accidents: a lead-acid battery has enough internal resistance to weather a short-circuit, while the fancier batteries don't. Short them out, they go boom or catch fire. That's a problem.

During the holidays, a shopping mall can be more like a shopping maul. One way to avoid that scene is to give books as Christmas gifts, since books can be bought on-line, painlessly.

A book that fits in with the holiday spirit is "No, They Can't!" by TV show host John Stossel. It is written with a light touch, but gets across some pretty heavy stuff about economics. The title is a take-off on Obama's old slogan, "Yes, we can!"

It is the first book I have read that asks a question about electric cars that should have been...