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Still Waiting For Flying Machines and a Viable Electric-Conveyance

Victorian Flying Machines

I’ve been waiting for those personal flying machines since Edgar Rice Burrows wrote in the 1950s about the “9th ray.” And again, since the 1970s for an electric car that might be better, and more cost-efficient than the internal combustion engine (ICE).

All to no avail, at least so far.

The 9th ray doesn’t really exist and for every advancement in electric car manufacture, we see advances in combustion engines so I’m still waiting.

Related: A Reality Check For Electric Vehicles in the Real America

One big problem is that it costs manufacturers 40% or so more to go electric and the darn batteries have to be replaced every few years, while regular engines are cranking out two/three hundred thousand miles.

One writer in the Laconia Daily Sun addressed the electric energy/cars/airplanes etc. debate recently with the reality of scientific facts on the issue.

Why do so many “Green” promoters refuse to accept the science while demanding we accept their favorite “science”? Just so that they know, I accept the world is warming; just the “end of the world” narrative theory and has been for several million years. It goes up and down from decades to decades so I refuse to panic that’s all. My ten-year-old Ford runs great, looks great, and likely will outlast me so no thanks, electric.

Filled up our 2009 Nissan Cube the other day, $2.87 at BJ’s while more than a few pumps are closer to $3.00 thanks to the political hysteria of global warming.

Just a year ago it was closer to $2.00 and can anyone deny the costs of everything is going up again thanks to the Left’s war on facts and reality.

This affects every working family in America and just wait for the promised raise in your taxes next year. Funny how this stuff always hits the lower classes, working or otherwise, like a punch in the gut. What’s not funny is how those doing it don’t care. Kind of like how crime and murder rates are soaring in every city they control. Doesn’t it make you wonder?

News of note from Wakefield Ma. Eleven members of a group called Moors Rising were arrested after an armed stand-off with Ma. State Police on Rt. 95. No driver’s Licenses and all armed with unregistered rifles and pistols contrary to MA. laws. How come?

This is a fundamentalist Islamic group, and by their belief,s no secular laws are legal or binding on them, only Islamic doctrine is considered legitimate (Most Americans do not understand this). Hoping the Daily Sun tracks this story to see how our courts deal with it.