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#10654 - 08/13/08 07:25 PM Re: Neither fish nor fowl, The 600 Club blog.... [Re: Fist]
Morgan Offline
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I saw a video today while killing time..

Called "Who Killed the Electric Car?"
It was done a few years ago when gas was still cheap.
It showed how those cars worked, ran, and were ultimately all repossessed by gm and crushed into little bits. There are none in private hands or running anywhere now.
It spoke with different people, and delved into that whole mess.

The thing is I only knew 1 actor who had one, and never knew that they were available for sale.

They were cheap and would have made the mideast mess obsolete.

Did anyone know that at one point they were available for sale at dealerships?
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#10655 - 08/13/08 09:14 PM Re: Neither fish nor fowl, The 600 Club blog.... [Re: Morgan]
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I think the big problem with them was that there had to be a certain plug or something for them to charge up at places like gas stations, and how the stations weren't equipped so there were only a relative handful of places to charge up the car...something to that effect. It was all quietly swept under the rug.
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#10656 - 08/14/08 01:19 AM Re: Neither fish nor fowl, The 600 Club blog.... [Re: Morgan]
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 Originally Posted By: Morgan
The thing is I only knew 1 actor who had one, and never knew that they were available for sale.

They were strictly a leased vehicle...

 Originally Posted By: Morgan
They were cheap and would have made the mideast mess obsolete.

Where does electricity come from? I love the way Chevy is talking about the Volt their next gen electric car... If you drive under 40 miles a day it will be zero emissions... It will plug into a normal house outlet... Zero emissions is a fucking joke...

I remember thinking many years ago how the electric car zero emissions fantasy is just that... As more cars are plugged in the demand for electricity will rise creating increased strain on the power grid... Therefore any gain in emission at the tailpipe will most likely be offset or surpassed at the power plant...

 Originally Posted By: Morgan
Did anyone know that at one point they were available for sale at dealerships?

Leased not sold... They would not sell them at the end of the lease period... Enough people were miffed that it made the local news...

People are building bicycle like generators and using them to charge batteries... They then use this electricity to live off of... Only solar or an as yet untapped power source could make the next Generation of electric car a truly zero emission vehicle... Absolutely off of the power grid...

peace

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AREN'T YOU THE GUYS WHO KILLED THE ELECTRIC CAR?


Edited by ta2zz (08/14/08 01:24 AM)
Edit Reason: I am at a loss for yet another excuse...
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#10662 - 08/14/08 11:34 AM Re: Neither fish nor fowl, The 600 Club blog.... [Re: ta2zz]
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okay, they were leased.
The thing was people wanted to keep them, but had to give them back whereby they were destroyed in perfect condition. They even offered to buy them, but gm didnt want the money.

Yes, there has to be more alternative energy sources. More wind, solar, etc. I dont see where it will be that much more regular electric use. If anything, in major cities, therewould be recharging problems because most people just park on the street and dont have a garage.

"People are building bicycle like generators and using them to charge batteries... They then use this electricity to live off of... Only solar or an as yet untapped power source could make the next Generation of electric car a truly zero emission vehicle... Absolutely off of the power grid..."

Thats the thing, its possible, and can be done.

But When....


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#10673 - 08/14/08 03:48 PM Re: Neither fish nor fowl, The 600 Club blog.... [Re: Fist]
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Back to the topic of Mcain and obama, i feel that neither of them should become the president. i believe that hillary should have won. she would have been a predictable president. not that that bothers me at all cuz im all the way up here in canada.
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#10676 - 08/14/08 08:01 PM Re: Neither fish nor fowl, The 600 Club blog.... [Re: harrison]
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I'm writing in a candidate...Fuck 'em both.
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#10677 - 08/14/08 08:27 PM Re: Neither fish nor fowl, The 600 Club blog.... [Re: Nemesis]
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I am running for president! Vote for me - LoL. A Satanic Pres. Somehow I don't think that would work. But as ya'll have said - look at our choices! Vote for me and things would change I GURAN-FUCKING-TEE IT!!!
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#10681 - 08/14/08 09:41 PM Re: Neither fish nor fowl, The 600 Club blog.... [Re: The Fat One]
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Our current electric infrastructure is base on coal burning power plants.

An 'electric' car is really a coal powered car.

Have you ever noticed how socialists, communists, Muslims, and other such people given to 'group-think' just love the American Democrat Party? Think about it...
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#10706 - 08/16/08 03:55 PM Re: Neither fish nor fowl, The 600 Club blog.... [Re: Fist]
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You totally said it bro. that is so true, and as for The Fat One, i totally vote for you! does anyone honestly care who becomes the next presedent???just wondering...
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#11139 - 09/01/08 07:45 PM More poker blabber and a day in my life [Re: Fist]
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A day in my life, if anyone gives two shakes of a stick.

Thanks to a friend forwarding me an email, I have a couple extra $$ in my pocket. A week ago a friend sent me an email that one of the casinos had installed a new electronic, dealerless poker room. The tables are very much like playing online or video poker. To promote the room, they were offering two tournaments each day. The tournaments were FREE. They would be paying the final table actual money just for playing. Sounded pretty good to me. I checked my schedule, cancelled a few things, and made my decision to go to Atlantic City and see how I could do. We rolled out Saturday morning bright and early, 4 o'clock. We arrived at Trump Taj Mahal with about an hour to spare to get registered and settle in. But wait. Due to a tactical error on my part, the tournament wasn't being held at Taj Mahal. It was at Trump Plaza. If you don't know Atlantic City, let me explain. Taj Mahal is at one very far end of the boardwalk. The casinos are spread out along the boardwalk, which is about 5 miles long. Trump Plaza was about 2 miles away. I had already paid $20 to park. So now we have an hour to hotfoot it 2 miles. We had to speed walk to Trump Plaza. Not fun at all. I got there with time to spare to get registered and fill out the paperwork. I gave my wife some spending money and settled in at my seat. An hour into it, and I am still playing. Working my way up the leader board. Second hour, still in it to win it. Third hour, almost there. By now most of the field has been eliminated. I am playing some very smart and very aggressive poker. We are down to 2 tables, I have $90,000 in chips, and can smell the final table. Play smart, let others bust out, take down short stacks. In the 4th hour, I make final table with a nice stack. Now I just have to coast. Let the short stacks bust out, make plays when I have the best hand, and I will make top 9 and get paid. Then it happened. The 10 player busted out, so now I am guaranteed to make some money. Time to switch gears again and try to take out more players and win this thing. There are 8 players left, I am currently 5th in chips. I get dealt Ace Queen of clubs. A very strong hand at the final table. The guy with the least amount of chips moves all in. I instantly push all in. I want to isolate him, take his chips and eliminate him. Then the guy that has the second least amount of chips moves all in behind me. This can't be good. The big blind also moves all in. He is in 2nd place and has enough chips to eliminate everyone. Really not good. We all "flip up" our cards. The short stack also has Ace Queen, but it isn't suited. The other guy has Ace King unsuited. Believe it or not, I have slightly the best hand. The big blind has 2 3 of clubs. What the hell? You don't call 3 all ins with that shit hand. Never, Never, Never. That took out 2 of my outs. The flop comes something, 2, 3. This idiot hits 2 pair. And no clubs. The best I can hope for now is QQ or AQ. That will chop the pot between me and the other AQ, and eliminate AK. Well nothing hits, and this jackass with 2 3 takes out 3 players. You want to talk about bitterness!!!! All 3 of us went to the window and berated him. It's one thing to be taken out of tournament, in the money, with a good hand. Like a pair, or AK. It's total horse crap to get taken out with a crap ass hand that never should have been in the pot. Well for my troubles and 4 plus hours of play, I was rewarded with a crisp $100 bill. Hey, not bad. Didn't cost me a penny to enter.

On with the story. I didn't know if I was going to stay in AC that night. However, now I was energized and inspired. I make some calls, and there are no rooms available. Badass assisted with a phone number for a hotel. They were full too. But wait, there is a Super 8 off the boardwalk. I call and they have a room. Holy loaded dice Batman!!!! They want $300 for the night. For a Super 8? Book it baybee. Now we have 2 hours to walk all the way back to the Taj Mahal, get the truck, drive back to the motel, register, walk to the Trump Plaza (about 2 blocks) and get registered for the next free tournament. A lot of damned walking. We pulled it off with about 15 minutes to spare. So now I am in the next tournament, ready to go another 4 hours and pull off another final table. I started out strong. Eliminated one player, and took a monster pot from another with a straight. That this idiot couldn't see on the board. I am chip leader at the table. An hour into it. I get dealt Ace 2. I decide to play it since the blinds are still cheap. There's a couple of callers. The flop comes Ace 2 4. Perfect! Two pair on the flop. I bet. I get raised. The others fold. Back to me. I call. Another low card comes. I bet, I get raised. I put this guy on something like Ace King, Ace Queen. I call. Last card is another blank. I bet, he pushes all in. I have him covered. I call. Thinking I have two pair and this guy only has a pair of Aces and a monster kicker. Wrong! Dude had a pair of 4s and hit 3 of a kind. There goes most of my stack. Not to worry. Next hand I get dealt Jacks. Awesome! I bet. I get called. The flop comes a bunch of little cards. I push all in, and the other player thinks about it. Then calls. We flip. She has King Queen. I am ahead. Then the Queen comes! Another blank, and I am eliminated. No money this time. I find my wife, who is $90 ahead playing slots. HUH? How do you manage that? I decide to play a cash game with some of Donald's $100 that he gave me. I buy in for $40. Within 10 minutes I took down a monster pot worth $80. I have now tripled up. I promptly leave the table. We go out to dinner at an Irish Pub. That serves nothing Irish! Hello? Guinness and fish and chips do not make you an Irish Pub! Long story short, we make a fistful of cash. But after gas, eats, booze, and a $300 room, we ended up losing money. Oh well. I will be returning next month to do more damage there.

This hand has bothered me so much, I decided to go to one of my poker sites and calculate the odds and percentages. I was a bit surprised to see the 32 suited was favored. Well not really surprised, but surprised at the odds he got. I knew I was dead when I saw the AK and another AQ. Best I could hope for would be a Q to hit and chop the pot, or 3 clubs to come and I hit the nut flush. For informational purposes, these are the odds and percentages of each person's hand winning.

1st AQ-win 2%, tie 11%, odds 13%
my hand-win 5%, tie 11%, odds 9%
AK-win 21%, tie 2%, odds 4%
23-win 10%, tie 1%, odds 8%
The higher the win % the better. The lower the odds percentage, the better.




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#11140 - 09/01/08 10:01 PM Re: More poker blabber and a day in my life [Re: fakepropht]
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Can you pm me the link to the site with the odds on it? I've been trying to find just that, with little to no luck.

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#11147 - 09/01/08 10:58 PM Re: More poker blabber and a day in my life [Re: ZephyrGirl]
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For anyone that might be interested. poker calculator

Morgan, you can use this site to play around with various hands and see if it would pay off to play reckless or not.
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#11159 - 09/02/08 11:52 AM Re: More poker blabber and a day in my life [Re: fakepropht]
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Cool, thank you. I will look into it later.
My new vice is lounging naked in bed playing msn celebrey poker. lol.
At least now when I look the odds over, I will have a better idea of things.
see ya,
Morgan
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#11239 - 09/06/08 06:10 AM Re: More poker blabber and a day in my life [Re: Morgan]
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Thanks for that link. I'm really just writing this post to have a winge. I don't do it often, but my health is a bit sucky ATM and I am in PAIN.

Stupid fucking Indian registrar fucked up my oncologists instructions yesterday and now I'll have to wait for over a week to see my onc. Another week of not being able to breath properly that I'm not looking forward to.

I know this is downright rascits, but fuck do I hate Indian doctors. I just don't trust them and I hate them touching me or asking me questions. Actually, I hate the male ones, the females I intimidate usually, so that are all, sucking up to me, but the males. Ick, they usually hate me because of all my tattoos and treat me like I am stupid.

Fucking dumb shit even tried to blame me for not making the CT scan appointment yesterday, I mean really, I'm not a doctor and can't write my own fucking referal the stupid dumb shit.

OK, that made me feel a little better.............continue on!

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#11241 - 09/06/08 06:37 AM Re: More poker blabber and a day in my life [Re: ZephyrGirl]
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Actually, I know this is random.. But I hate Indian doctors too.. I have no idea why, I just feel like I don't trust them. If I get one, I make some BS excuse to switch doctors. I find them repulsive, I never feel comfortable with them, and it's almost as if there is a big "I'm going to pull down your pants" sign, tattooed to their foreheads.. All it takes is a sore finger..


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