reply to post by justsomeboreddude
GM and the other U.S. automakers have simply gotten beat by the competition, but the over all automobile industry is doing quite fine. Thirty years
ago, GM was the biggest company in the world, several times over, so at least at one time they knew what they were doing. As far as covering oil
companies during hard times, maybe you haven't been paying attention, but these certainly are hard times, and the Oil companies are still raking in
the money. Sorry, but once again, I think you are listening to the wrong radio shows, cause that is a major deal to overlook.
If taxes on gasoline were to reflex the true cost of keeping the oil supply flowing, they would cover our huge military costs to maintain control over
the oil supply. Most of that 13T DOLLAR debt that was built up by repub admins was spent to keep the oil supply flowing.
How have we been enslaved by the auto/oil/banking industries through our vehicles?
For anybody paying attention, the automobile has been the key component in making us all slaves to the system. Most of our liberty, money, and time
have been taken away by the automobile.
Anytime you get on a public road in a vehicle, under our current system, you essentially surrender your rights in order to operate your vehicle on a
public road. Yes, there are safety reasons behind these laws, but is an extremely convenient way for the PTB to take away our rights.
With planned obsolescence, most people wind up buying new cars every five years. If you are buying an average vehicle, that would be about $25K every
five years on purchase price alone. In thirty years you have spent close to $200k on vehicles with nothing to show for that expense, then of course
there is full coverage insurance, interest on the loan, and of course upkeep.
Besides cost, we must also have roads, and places to park these vehicles, which has lead to suburban sprawl. This has lead to our spending more and
more time in our vehicles driving around the large areas our communities now occupy. This has also lead to increased cost of housing, longer and
longer commutes, having to drive our kids to activities, all of which pours money into the profits of oil companies, banks, insurance companies, and
Why do we need batteries and hydrogen systems when it would make more sense to plug into the grid when we drive, rather than depend on charging our
vehicles, or buying hydrogen? Pay into the system for the power usage, and then we could save a lot of up front money by not having to buy big
expensive batteries or hydrogen safety systems.
A big important point that people don't see is that electric motors are extremely easy to maintain, and have very long life spans, especially in
relation to the automobile. With the development of frequency drives, there is no need for brushes, which means the only thing that will wear out is
the bearings, as they are the only moving parts on the motor, and they will last a very long time. Even the frequency drives will last a long time.
You could cheaply refurbish the vehicle every five years, instead of having to buy a whole new vehicle. Your vehicle could actually be like an
investment. Not only that, but refurbishing vehicles would be a highly marketable business for small businesses.
Then we could use computers to navigate through the system, developing a rail system for personal owned rail cars, which means that people wouldn't
have to drive. All you would have to do is plug in the destination, get onto the system, and then while traveling, you could do what ever you wanted
to do, work, help your kids with their homework, surf the net, exercise, whatever. All that commuting time would become personal time.
In addition, there would be no need for traffic cops. Your driving would be controlled by the system, so there would be no need for cops going around
making sure everyone was following the rules. There would be no need for traffic stops to issue safety citations.
There is only one reason I see that such a system would not be built, and that is because the PTB, the NWO, or more accurately, the CWO, big oil
companies, insurance, and banking institutions, not to mention our current police state, would not want such a system, because it would allow us to
escape from their slavery.