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originally posted by: TonyS
a reply to: Blue Shift
Where are those minerals mined? Just spent 20 minutes searching on that and came up empty handed! Very frustrating!
Below the nation’s mostly mountainous surface are vast mineral reserves, including iron, gold, magnesite, zinc, copper, limestone, molybdenum, graphite, and more—all told about 200 kinds of minerals. Also present are large amounts of rare earth metals, which factories in nearby countries need to make smartphones and other high-tech products.
Estimates as to the value of the nation’s mineral resources have varied greatly over the years, made difficult by secrecy and lack of access. North Korea itself has made what are likely exaggerated claims about them. According to one estimate from a South Korean state-owned mining company, they’re worth over $6 trillion. Another from a South Korean research institute puts the amount closer to $10 trillion.
In 1908, Henry Ford began mass production of the infamous gasoline air polluting car known as the Model T. Most people in the U.S. believed that automobiles would be powered by the newly developed wonder of ELECTRICITY. What most people did not realize was that the Ford Motor Company was a SUBSIDIARY of the Rockefeller owned Standard Oil Company.
When the other car companies saw the vast profits that Ford was making on his gasoline powered Model T, they abandoned the electric car, and began to produce their own air polluting cars.
In the early 20th century, National City Lines, which was a partnership of General Motors, Firestone, and Standard Oil of California, purchased many electric tram networks across the country to dismantle them and replace them with GM buses. The partnership was convicted for this conspiracy, but the ruling was overturned in a higher court. Electric tram line technologies could be used to recharge BEVs and PHEVs on the highway while the user drives, providing virtually unrestricted driving range.
"Mr. Electric" Thomas Edison ENCOURAGED Ford to produce gasoline powered vehicles!!
Thomas Alva Edison is a revered icon in the U.S. and around the world. Many credit him with developing electricity and lighting up the world. He was just another Rockefeller shill and Nikola Tesla was the man who electrified the world—not Thomas Edison.
Edison—acting under order from his boss Rockefeller—encouraged Henry Ford in the development of the gasoline engine. As a matter of fact, Edison and Ford were very good friends for all of their adult lives.
At least with the old way you siphon out petrol and have a molotov to defend yourself.
originally posted by: Ahabstar
a reply to: BigDave-AR
Take you basic $100 pancake air compressor and replace the pancake with a long tube tank. Now instead of plugging in that compressor, use a 40V Lithium Ion battery like many yard tools and push mowers use. Carry spare charged batteries for a longer trip. Lighter and cheaper than say a Prius battery or the Volt in GM’s case.
Rather than the gas/electric hybrid motor in the Prius or all electric of the Volt, use a compressed air rotary engine similar to the gas rotary engine found in some Mazda cars. Easier technology, lighter and less expensive to maintain or repair (replacing the 40V battery)
The air tank should last for about 50-100 miles before the compressor needs to come on to refill. So 3-4 batteries should be good for 8-10 hours drive time or roughly 400-500 miles before recharging.
You could go with lead acid batteries, which are more standard to cars, but freezing temps can discharge them and recharge cycles killing the lifespan would mean replacing them at least once a year. Even all electric riding mowers last 1.5-2 hours on lead acid batteries n a single charge.