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  1. And while you are checking any word as to when they will start production of the Aviator GT?
  2. Your conclusion is a non sequitur and actually disproves your theory as to why people are moving. The reality is it is expensive in CA and some can't make it. Most of those moving out seem to be those with only a high school education while college educated and more affluent are moving in. https://lao.ca.gov/laoecontax/article/detail/265
  3. No. I don't think NASA data supports a cooling because of what might be happening in Duluth Minn. in the month of May 2019. https://climate.nasa.gov/evidence/
  4. NASA - What's the Difference Between Weather and Climate? Latest three month average temperature and precipitation anomalies for the United States. Credits: NOAA The difference between weather and climate is a measure of time. Weather is what conditions of the atmosphere are over a short period of time, and climate is how the atmosphere "behaves" over relatively long periods of time.
  5. Does this mean the Aviator has the "OK" to build? Also, any info when they are going to start building the Aviator GT?
  6. Yes, said talk is ALL false LOL. And actually I said "billion" regarding the surplus. It is actually $21.5 BILLION - https://www.latimes.com/politics/la-pol-sac-gavin-newsom-california-budget-20190513-story.html. As you see the surplus is actually greater than the entire budget of at least 20 states. California was having budgetary problems over 6 years ago. We then got a super majority of Democrats in power, raised taxes and invested in the state - complete turn around. Contrast with Kansas that went full "supple side economics" slashed taxes and ended up with an economic meltdown.
  7. Ouch! So yo don't like California. 90% of all wine from the United States comes from California so it is pretty safe to say that can't be done in other states. 99 percent of artichokes, 99 percent of walnuts, 97 percent of kiwis, 97 percent of plums, 95 percent of celery, 95 percent of garlic, 89 percent of cauliflower, 71 percent of spinach, and 69 percent of carrots in the United States. 82% of the worlds Almonds. You seriously think anywhere in this nation can surpass CA with the "right steps"? Then why doesn't some other state take the "right steps". Smut TV & Porn? Yes, California produces the most but it is for the red states that consume it. https://www.cnbc.com/2009/07/14/Top-US-States-For-Online-Pornography.html I have heard of those companies you mentioned, Microsoft & Amazon are headquartered in/near Seattle WA - great progressive place - love the city. Have you heard of Apple, Alphabet, Facebook. Usually in the top 6 of most valuable companies in the country - all in CA. And Californians are not arrogant, we are a diverse welcoming, open and friendly people who are not afraid of diversity, willing to accept people for who/what they are, we care about people and the environment. Are we perfect - of course not. Do we have some problems , sure (although I do not know what you mean by "all the problems CA is having") But I would not want to live anyplace else.
  8. The article does not support your conclusion at all. And my solar panels were made by a friendly country - South Korea. They will last over 25 years. The oil you talk about importing is continually burned and has to be replaced. Are you suggesting we not import anything? Why single out solar panels? How about ICE vehicles? And foreign oil is a bad thing, not only for the raising of CO2, but because we are giving billions to countries that fund terrorists and are run by barbaric religious fanatics.
  9. California’s agriculture industry is a major player in the state’s economy – and for the U.S. overall – generating a whopping $100 billion in agriculture-related activity each year. One of only five agricultural regions in the world with a Mediterranean-growing climate, California produces more than 400 animal and plant commodities annually, more than any other state, with top products including milk, almonds, grapes, beef and more. Additionally, two-thirds of the nation’s fruits and nuts and over a third of its vegetables are produced by California farms alone. We also have Silicon Valley and Hollywood that are not going to be replaced by Texas. Not too worried about a BK, we have a $20 billion dollar surplus this year.
  10. Those issues you raise need to be addressed. In California HOA's have to allow you to have a plug in station. So if you live in a condo you will be able to charge. They also require a TOU meter so you can charge for less at night. You can also install in at an apartment. As to cost they will go down in time and maybe a PHEV is a good stepping stone.
  11. 4th generation Californian, love the Progressive politics here. Not aware of any awful case law out of the 9th circuit - although would not be binding on the rest of the country anyway. Don't really know anyone who wants to push our agenda on the rest of the country - we just don't want the minority now controlling Washington to push their backward ideas on us.
  12. California's laws are only for Californians. Some other states have voluntarily adopted our standards set by CARB. So not sure how we are trying to tax and extort America.
  13. I'll take your comment about us Californians as a compliment. California only has 1 small coal power plant left. By 2026 it will be gone, as well as not allowing ANY electricity to be imported that is produced by coal. I have solar panels on my roof that supply almost 100% of my electricity. Last year I added more along with a heat pump water heater for my domestic hot water - further reducing my natural gas use. For heat in the winter I have radiant heat along with a boiler that is so efficient it vents out of PVC pipe. I am primarily on this forum because of the new Lincoln Aviator PHEV coming out and plan to add even more solar panels to feed it.- or some other PHEV. There is nothing wrong with pushing green. It is one of the reasons California on its own is the 5th largest economy in the world.
  14. At the time there was no evidence that horse-drawn wagons were causing pollution or were a threat to the earth. In the 80's scientist told us about the problem with the depleting ozone layer so CFC's were banned and alternatives found. It wasn't enough to simply say the people will buy something else when something better comes along. Even Ronald Reagan who was uncertain about the science thought it was cheap insurance at the time. If you believe in climate change or at least recognize the consequence of being wrong in your disbelief would be catastrophic, then moving backwards on mileage standards is the wrong answer.
  15. It wouldn't be a ban on current cars, it would be a ban on the sale of new ICE cars. And we are transitioning there, except scientist tell us that if we do not do it quicker there will be catastrophic consequences. This "threat" was in response to Washington wanting to go backwards on fuel economy mandates. And it is not about a "want" it is about a "need".