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McCains 300 million prize a false hope ?

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posted on Jun, 23 2008 @ 08:40 PM
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Why is John McCain offering a 300 million dollar award to whoever invents a better battery for cars when there are other technologies out there that can replace gas powered vehicles and not be a burden on the electrical grid system.

news.yahoo.com...
McCain proposes $300M prize for new auto battery - Yahoo! News


it takes energy to charge batteries wich costs money. it seems this water powered vehicle would be a better idea because it creates it's own energy and would be less demand on the power grid.





correct me if i am wrong on this please. is McCain promoting this to keep the utility company's going and to keep you on the GRID ?




posted on Jun, 23 2008 @ 08:55 PM
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So far, of the articles I've read about this $300 million, or $380 million "bounty" depending on what news you read or hear...where is the $300-380 million coming from anyway? It didn't say in this article and it didn't say on any of the news I heard today?



posted on Jun, 23 2008 @ 09:02 PM
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yes that is a good question and i think i heard or read that it would be one dollar from all of us. i will have to look for that again.

i dont remember hearing anything about where the money would actually be paid/taken from ?

taxpayer money or investor money is the question ?



posted on Jun, 23 2008 @ 09:07 PM
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Is it just me or does it seem as if McCain is completely senile? Does he have any clue as to what he's saying?

I simply do not understand the drivel politicians speak. Most all of them seem to live in a different world than I do. $300 million, sure, whatever.

I'd bet the government could save a few bucks by pulling out all of Tesla's stolen work and making use of it, but that won't line anyone's pockets with cash, will it?



posted on Jun, 23 2008 @ 09:11 PM
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i took a class entitled 'appropriate technologies' in which i studied several methods of producing electricity (solar, hydro, wind) designing and building these systems as well as an overview of other forms of energy.

one thing i was taught is how batteries have kind of peaked in terms of design. i was told that there is now a sever limit on the ability to store, the weight, and materials used. so there would, based ion this information, be a big need to push battery technology into the next level.

however, $300 million could sum up to chump change based on the costs possible to make such advances if the information i was given is true.



posted on Jun, 23 2008 @ 09:14 PM
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He's as out of touch as any lifetime Senator or politician is


Anyone remember the video of George SR. after he was out of the office I think touring a grocery store and marveling at the "scanners" that had been around for 15 years?
All of them are so out of touch it's unbelievable!!

[edit on 23-6-2008 by LateApexer313]



posted on Jun, 23 2008 @ 09:28 PM
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here is the video of McCain talking about the battery and he say's it would cost each American one dollar. what a joke




i think the leap in technology is already here...

www.youtube.com...
YouTube - Battery Powered SUV Recharges in Ten Minutes

[edit on 23-6-2008 by easynow]



posted on Jun, 23 2008 @ 10:29 PM
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one thing i was taught is how batteries have kind of peaked in terms of design. i was told that there is now a sever limit on the ability to store, the weight, and materials used. so there would, based ion this information, be a big need to push battery technology into the next level.


thanks for the post and i am sure that class was very interesting.

i have to ask you though , did they ever talk about how the next level would be achieved ? and did they tell you about nanotechnology batteries ?

i still think batteries are not the way to go but i guess it would be better than gasoline. what's probably going to happen is Exxon will probably be the one to win the prize money....



posted on Jun, 23 2008 @ 11:14 PM
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the person who taught the class knew of no advancement on the horizon, as far as i remember. he was saying that things like electric / hybrid cars, storage for energy produced on a small scale, and all the like were going to be drastically limited for a long time to come until some major break through in battery technology was made.

the technologies you mentioned could very well be the answer i am not the one to ask, i just thought i would share this information.

i do not do it to back up mccain, i think he is worthless, but to contribute to the overall body of knowledge.



posted on Jun, 23 2008 @ 11:28 PM
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i do not do it to back up mccain, i think he is worthless, but to contribute to the overall body of knowledge.


ok fair enough and thanks for the input.

i think there is an ulterior motive at play here with this prize money and i think most politicians are worthless.



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