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Rigby5
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Re: Hybrid Loyalty
Rigby5   4/23/2012 12:06:33 PM
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It does not matter if the area known as Palestine was never an independent entity.  The people have lived there for over 7,000 years, and earned their independence by helping us defeat the Ottoman Empire in WWI.  It is illegal, unjust, and evil to delay their independence any longer. 

Are we do be a society under the rule of law, of just a bunch of barbarian feudal lords?  There is no question Jerusalem was outside the Jewish partition devided by the UN, in 1948. So then the occupancy of Jerusalem by Israel is illegal.

There are 10 million Palestinians in concentration camps of less than 20% of the area, while the 5 million Israeli immigrant Jews occupy 80% of the land.  That is intolerable by any standard.

Rigby5
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Re: Hybrid Loyalty
Rigby5   4/23/2012 12:00:01 PM
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MIROX : No, 82% of the population do NOT by a new car every 4 or 5 years, and they would have to be idiots is they did, because cars spend more time in the shop in the first 2 years, than the whole rest of the life of the car.  Over 50% car owner have over 100,000 miles on their car, and intend to keep them forever.

All you have shown is that OEMs don't know anything about their customers or about how to run a business

The proof of that are all the millions of successful repair shops that do not sell cars at all, but make their profit through sevice entirely.  Service is extremely profitable, more so than selling cars.

The brands that fail are those with insuffient service networks.

http://green.autoblog.com/2010/02/11/this-ones-just-fine-thanks-car-owners-putting-50-000-more-mil/

FrankWye
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Re: Hybrid Loyalty
FrankWye   4/23/2012 11:25:53 AM
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"You are confusing Iranian terrorism..."  I think you got your head in the sand.  Also, there was never a country called Palestine, it is just an area.

MIROX
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Re: Why Hybrids aren't selling now
MIROX   4/23/2012 3:51:31 AM
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 Current EPA and CARB certifications and calculations for this or that are based on:

MPGe is based on 33.7 kilowatt-hours per gallon of Gasoline

MIROX
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Re: Hybrid Loyalty
MIROX   4/23/2012 3:43:22 AM
Rigby5


What you do with your cars, that is if you have even ever bought a NEW one and not a "great deal" second hand - or third hand one, is totally irrelevant to the discussion and to EVERY OEM !

OEM makes vehicles to the 82% of people that buy a NEW vehicle every 4 to 5 years and lease vehicles for 2 to 3 years.

Less than 5% of owners buy anything with intent to keep it "forever", that is why "resale value" is so important to TOYOTA buyers - and only about 1.8% actually DO (accidents, theft, even death & illness) and normal life events make that "impossible" for great majority.

No OEM in the World that is still in business today has a business model to keep any vehicle they ever made on the road, indefinitely!

The Business Model is to sell MORE than month before, and even MORE next month - when that does not happen - bankruptcy occurs, and sometimes also the end.

SAAB, GM, Chrysler, Aptera, AZD, Think!, on and on........

Longevity of vehicles is Business Model for suicide!

And customers with your vehicle buying habits are total undesirables!!!

(Nothing personal of course!!!) - Just a fact.

 


 

Greg M. Jung
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Re: Why Hybrids aren't selling now
Greg M. Jung   4/21/2012 11:06:06 AM
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Concerning breakthroughs and solar power, do you happen to know what the existing efficiency rating is of today's best solar cells that are in production?  Is it something like <20%?  If a technology breakthrough can be achieved in a renewable area, I can definitely see that energy segment getting more traction in the marketplace.

Rigby5
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Re: Hybrid Loyalty
Rigby5   4/20/2012 9:39:20 PM
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FrankeWye :  You are confusing Iranian terrorism and retaliatory attacks planned if the US attacked Iraq, as Iraqi involvement in terrorism.  Which is totally false.  Iraq never had any involvement in terrorism at all.  The closest you could come was the allegation Iraq had planned to assassinate Bush Sr. in Saudi Arabia, but there was no proof of that.

Rigby5
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Re: Hybrid Loyalty
Rigby5   4/20/2012 9:35:45 PM
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FrankWye :  I am aware of the complete history of the Mideast.  It took the immigration of 5 million European, US, and African Jews in order to create the current 5.1 million Jewish population of Israel.

And do not confuse a the Balfore Declations for a Jewish homeland within an Arab Palestine, as a justification Israel.

{

What was the White Paper of 1922?


The 1922 White Paper (also called the Churchill White Paper, after Colonial Secretary Winston Churchill) was the first official manifesto from the British Government interpreting the Balfour Declaration and the Palestine Mandate. It was issued on June 3, 1922, after investigation of the Arab riots of 1920-1921. Although Churchill's name is associated with the paper, it was largely influenced by the High Commissioner for Palestine, Sir Herbert Samuel.

The White Paper stated that Britain stood by the Balfour Declaration, and that the Declaration, "re-affirmed by the Conference of the Principle Allied Powers at San Remo and again in the Treaty of Sevres, is not susceptible of change". The document reiterated the considerable progress that the Zionists had made in building a community with "'national' characteristics", but made clear that the British did not support a separate nation as a Jewish National Home, only a continuation of the community within Palestine .... }

http://www.palestinefacts.org/pf_mandate_whitepaper_1922.php

FrankWye
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Re: Hybrid Loyalty
FrankWye   4/20/2012 9:26:07 PM
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Rigby - I'll give you credit. Most have given up long ago.

Starting in October of last year (2002), Iraq began preparing for war with the US by instructing agents in its embassies worldwide to organize terrorist-type attacks on American and allied targets, Filipino and US intelligence officials say.

Barzan Ibrahim El Hasan al Tikriti, a former head of Iraq's intelligence agency and senior adviser to Saddam Hussein, hatched a plan to dispatch a mole to Indonesia; suicide bombers to Amman, Jordan; and a woman agent to help with planned attacks in the Philippines, according to an Iraqi defector interviewed by US intelligence.

Iraqi officials also mulled suicide attacks on US ships in the Persian Gulf, according to the defector. If true, analysts say, the plans probably represent wishful thinking, since Iraq has rarely succeeded with such attempts in the past and has not been known to use suicide bombers.

But there is evidence that Iraq may be outsourcing. Intelligence officials are concerned that Iraq is seeking out Islamic militant groups that have little ideologically in common with Iraq's secular Baath regime, but find common cause against the US.

The Philippines government, which deported an Iraqi diplomat earlier this month, says the Iraqi embassy in Manila was building contacts with Abu Sayyaf, a kidnap-for-ransom group in the southern Philippines that US soldiers have been helping to fight for the past year.

"The Iraqis are dispatching agents around the globe and they're targeting assets of the US and its allies," says Rohan Gunaratna, a terrorism expert and author. "It remains to be seen if they'll be successful, or fail as they did in 1991."

That year, at the height of the Gulf War, Iraq sought to lash out at the US with operations based out of its embassies in Asia and the Middle East, according to US and Asian officials. They say that the same pattern of behavior may be emerging again.

The clearest evidence is the case of the Iraqi diplomat Hisham Z Hussein, who also went under the alias of Hisham Al Hidith and Abu Geith, according to Philippines intelligence officials.

FrankWye
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Re: Hybrid Loyalty
FrankWye   4/20/2012 9:23:31 PM
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Oh, I meant Abu Sayyaf is one of several military Islamist separatist groups based in and around the southern Philippines, in Bangsamoro (Jolo and Basilan) where for almost 30 years various Muslim groups have been engaged in an insurgency for an independent province in the country. The name of the group is derived from the Arabic ابو, abu ("father of") and sayyaf ("Swordsmith[6] "). The group calls itself "Al-Harakat Al-Islamiyya" or the "Islamic Movement".

Since its inception in the early 1990s, the group has carried out bombings, kidnappings, assassinations and extortion[7] in what they describe as their fight for an independent Islamic province in the Philippines.[8]
  • Manpower: Abu Sayyaf forces in Basilan and in Zamboanga Peninsula were, by June 2003, believed to number less than 500, down from more than 1,000 a year earlier.
  • Equipment: Abu Sayyaf uses mostly grenades, bombs (modified IED's and land mines), machine guns, rifles, rocket launchers and other weapons have been reported.

The United States Department of State has classified the group as a terrorist group by adding it to the list of Foreign Terrorist Organizations.[8] In 2002, fighting Abu Sayyaf became a mission of the American military's Operation Enduring Freedom and part of the U.S. War on Terror.[10] The CIA has deployed paramilitary officers from their elite Special Activities Division to hunt down and kill or capture key terrorist leaders.[11] Several hundred United States soldiers are also stationed in the area to mainly train local forces in counter terror and counter guerrilla operations, but as a status of forces agreement and under Philippine law are not allowed to engage in direct combat.[11]

The Abu Sayyaf are also a part-time operating criminal gang, where they conduct drive-by-shootings, larceny, drug dealing and excess theft in Mindanao.[4]

YOU MEAN IT IS NOT ABOUT OIL!

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