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2010-09-17 03:33:34 PM
I see what you did there, subby.
 
rp.
2010-09-17 04:22:04 PM
I guess their favourite sandwiches would be Pb&j.

/really nothing
 
2010-09-17 04:22:21 PM
fark you subby, we have always lead the pack you anti-american douche.
 
2010-09-17 04:23:56 PM
Well played, subby
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2010-09-17 04:24:26 PM
The real travesty is that all of their "lead" pencils have no lead.

/rp. nice.
 
2010-09-17 04:24:49 PM
NTidd: fark you subby, we have always lead the pack you anti-american douche.

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2010-09-17 04:25:39 PM
NTidd
fark you subby, we have always lead the pack you anti-american douche.


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2010-09-17 04:27:05 PM
NTidd: fark you subby, we have always lead the pack you anti-american douche.

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2010-09-17 04:27:08 PM
NTidd: fark you subby, we have always lead the pack you anti-american douche.

I'm going to guess you are from Texas.
 
2010-09-17 04:27:18 PM
What? The Americans are putting lead in douches?

How'd that get by the FDA? Or is that the sort of things they don't have their hands in?
 
2010-09-17 04:28:37 PM
NTidd: fark you subby, we have always lead the pack you anti-american douche.

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2010-09-17 04:30:18 PM
1970: US leading auto market, China riding fixed gear bicycles

2010: China leading auto market, US riding fixed gear bicycles
 
2010-09-17 04:30:35 PM
NTidd: fark you subby, we have always lead the pack you anti-american douche.

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2010-09-17 04:30:50 PM
rp.: I guess their favourite sandwiches would be Pb&j.

/really nothing


Excellent!

/wish I'd thunk of it
 
2010-09-17 04:32:23 PM
i.ytimg.com

IT'S EASY, SUBBY!
 
2010-09-17 04:33:44 PM
Vorpal: 1970: US leading auto market, China riding fixed gear bicycles

2010: China leading auto market, US riding fixed gear bicycles


I have it on good authority that we have a secret plan to destroy their auto industry. We're going to teach the workers how to unionize.
 
2010-09-17 04:35:08 PM
U.S.: But there's no way we can make cars like that! No one wants them! The technology doesn't exist yet! The market isn't there!

China: How much do you owe us now?
 
2010-09-17 04:35:10 PM
Ninja Wicked: NTidd: fark you subby, we have always lead the pack you anti-american douche.

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I'm glad you posted that, it made my hour.
 
2010-09-17 04:40:42 PM
I must be missing something but haven't we been making the prius for years?
 
2010-09-17 04:42:10 PM
NTidd: I must be missing something but haven't we been making the prius for years?

We've also been using graphite in our pencils, if that helps ya.
 
2010-09-17 04:43:29 PM
betting the rest of this thread goes over like a lead zeppelin
 
2010-09-17 04:43:50 PM
And I'm guessing that WalMart will sell them here for $899.99 and people will buy them.
 
2010-09-17 04:43:59 PM
NTidd: I must be missing something but haven't we been making the prius for years?

Just pencil it up to be a homony-miss.
 
2010-09-17 04:44:03 PM
NTidd: I must be missing something but haven't we been making the prius for years?

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You're the gift that just keeps on giving aren't you.
 
2010-09-17 04:46:00 PM
Cheap cars that fall apart quickly, no matter how fuel-efficient, will never be as eco-friendly as buying a dependable used car locally.
 
2010-09-17 04:46:01 PM
In the ensuing thread, I don't think my sarcasm meter is sensitive enough to differentiate the real rotsky's from the fake rotsky's.
 
2010-09-17 04:49:06 PM
MrFi5ter: Cheap cars that fall apart quickly, no matter how fuel-efficient, will never be as eco-friendly as buying a dependable used car locally.

Hey, it's a global economy now. Why do you hate America? the new world order?
 
2010-09-17 04:49:22 PM
I believe it's kind of a necessity there. If the projections of the amount of vehicles that will be on the road in China are correct, the air quality would be awful. Even worse than it is now.
 
2010-09-17 04:56:47 PM
NTidd: I must be missing something but haven't we been making the prius for years?

China produces 97% of all the rare earth metals in the world. There are a lot of rare earth metals in the Prius' battery. China also recently reported that they are going to start restricting exports of the metals.
 
2010-09-17 04:57:54 PM
MrFi5ter: Cheap cars that fall apart quickly, no matter how fuel-efficient, will never be as eco-friendly as buying a dependable used car locally.
What a moran. Of course it's better for the environment to use lots of coal, oil, nuclear energy, etc., to make enough electricity to power the factories where steel, iron, rubber, plastic and all that crap that came from various strip mines and oil wells, etc., are put together to form brand new cars to replace perfectly functional existing cars with barely higher fuel consumption than the new cars. You know, cash for clunkers -- that was a big hit with the polar bears!
 
2010-09-17 05:00:20 PM
t1.gstatic.com

Actually, that's kinda cool
I wouldn't even fit in it
but it's cool nonetheless
 
2010-09-17 05:01:52 PM
Vorpal: 1970: US leading auto market, China riding fixed gear bicycles

2010: China leading auto market, US riding fixed gear bicycles


Oh, that's brilliant. +1
 
2010-09-17 05:01:58 PM
MrFi5ter: Cheap cars that fall apart quickly, no matter how fuel-efficient, will never be as eco-friendly as buying a dependable used car locally.

Would you like to by a Yugo? You can double it's worth by filling the gas tank.
 
2010-09-17 05:04:50 PM
NTidd: I must be missing something but haven't we been making the prius for years?

You are farking priceless!
 
2010-09-17 05:07:58 PM
MrFi5ter: Cheap cars that fall apart quickly, no matter how fuel-efficient, will never be as eco-friendly as buying a dependable used car locally.

This is completely untrue unless the used car has no exhaust leaks, a newish catalytic converter, and was originally ULEV or better.

Hate to break it to you, but your 1970 VW puts out 100,000 times the emissions of a newer Ford Excursion V10 in proportional and aggregate terms and that can be considered worse than the amount of fuel consumed.

/gets sick of seeing cars with the cat rusted off and eco stickers everywhere
 
2010-09-17 05:13:40 PM
MrFi5ter, Ron_Mexico_

I would also like to state that my default position is cars should not be driven unless absolutely necessary, and even then you should only own a vehicle that closely resembles your real needs, not perceived desires. People who buy big because it makes them feel safe sitting next to a semi should be deflated and/or punctured.
 
2010-09-17 05:16:11 PM
They couldn't just copy the design of American landing craft used at Normandy Beach? Five years after they were invented? God, what idiots. They seriously wanted to have their soldiers swim in and invade taiwan?

Has china ever conducted a successful blue water naval operation? Can anybody name one? Not counting that exploratory mission to the Southern tip of Africa in the 1500s or whatever.
 
2010-09-17 05:18:13 PM
power_slave: They couldn't just copy the design of American landing craft used at Normandy Beach? Five years after they were invented? God, what idiots. They seriously wanted to have their soldiers swim in and invade taiwan?

Has china ever conducted a successful blue water naval operation? Can anybody name one? Not counting that exploratory mission to the Southern tip of Africa in the 1500s or whatever.


*cough* wrong thread *cough*
 
2010-09-17 05:18:20 PM
NTidd: I must be missing something

Indeed.
 
2010-09-17 05:20:07 PM
g00ber: power_slave: They couldn't just copy the design of American landing craft used at Normandy Beach? Five years after they were invented? God, what idiots. They seriously wanted to have their soldiers swim in and invade taiwan?

Has china ever conducted a successful blue water naval operation? Can anybody name one? Not counting that exploratory mission to the Southern tip of Africa in the 1500s or whatever.

*cough* wrong thread *cough*


Haha too many tabs open.
 
2010-09-17 05:20:11 PM
brukmann


I would also like to state that my default position is cars should not be driven unless absolutely necessary, and even then you should only own a vehicle that closely resembles your real needs, not perceived desires.

"Man, that 4x4 pick-up truck could really tow that boat I don't own up that mountain I don't live by."
- Jon Stewart
 
2010-09-17 05:21:43 PM
power_slave: They couldn't just copy the design of American landing craft used at Normandy Beach? Five years after they were invented? God, what idiots. They seriously wanted to have their soldiers swim in and invade taiwan?

Has china ever conducted a successful blue water naval operation? Can anybody name one? Not counting that exploratory mission to the Southern tip of Africa in the 1500s or whatever.


Right church, wrong pew
 
2010-09-17 05:24:28 PM
China plans to lead world in eco-friendly cars. Haven't they lead enough?

ftfy subby!
 
2010-09-17 05:25:07 PM
MrFi5ter: Cheap cars that fall apart quickly, no matter how fuel-efficient, will never be as eco-friendly as buying a dependable used car locally.

Are you implying that Chinese cars will be cheaply made and fall apart quickly? Sure, that's a real possibility, but so were Japanese cars at one time. China has the resources to make cars as reliable as any manufacturer in the world, if they choose to do so.

And though with China's current fuel consumption ratios I would agree that it's quite easy for more fossil fuels to be burned in the manufacturing of a car than even the most fuel-efficient vehicle will ever save in fuel consumption, China could convert to greener energy sources and... um... OK, I guess I just don't see that second thing happening anytime soon. But my first point has merit.
 
2010-09-17 05:36:12 PM
brukmann: MrFi5ter, Ron_Mexico_

I would also like to state that my default position is cars should not be driven unless absolutely necessary, and even then you should only own a vehicle that closely resembles your real needs, not perceived desires. People who buy big because it makes them feel safe sitting next to a semi should be deflated and/or punctured.


Four people carpooling in an SUV at 16 mpg will use less fuel and cause less pollution than one person travelling in a Prius at 50 mpg.

One person in an SUV produces more pollution than one person in a Prius, but if the SUV is already on the road, then all the nasty pollution and despoiling of mother earth's precious resources involved in its production has already occurred. The overall "environment" will be better off if the existing car is driven "into the ground" rather than expending more resources and creating more pollution in building a new car to replace it. Or do you think that eco-friendly cars are also eco-friendly during the manufacturing process?

There's nothing wrong with trying to influence better choices in building new cars, but it is highly irrational to suggest that existing, functional SUVs should be trashed and traded in for eco-friendly cars. Cash for Clunkers was bullshi-t.
 
2010-09-17 06:02:59 PM
I_Am_Weasel: What? The Americans are putting lead in douches?

How'd that get by the FDA? Or is that the sort of things they don't have their hands in?


I'd just as soon the FDA didn't have their hands in my douche, thanks.
 
2010-09-17 06:23:12 PM
Vorpal: 1970: US leading auto market, China riding fixed gear bicycles

2010: China leading auto market, US riding fixed gear bicycles


I like your jibe !
/ 1 kung pao bacon for you.
 
2010-09-17 06:43:19 PM
Vorpal: 1970: US leading auto market, China riding fixed gear bicycles

2010: China leading auto market, US riding fixed gear bicycles



FTFA.. The auto technology requirement is "tantamount to China strong-arming foreign auto makers" to give up technology in exchange for market access, one senior foreign auto executive was quoted saying.

doubt it!!! looks like they don't even have the tech to build modern cars! LOL and we're afraid of them why?
All of their products are copycats.. they have no R & D and their people have no entrepreneurial skills. They're not inventors.. only copycats. You would think by now they'd know how to build their own cars w/o resorting to stealing auto technologies.
 
2010-09-17 06:48:17 PM
SuperNinjaToad Vorpal: 1970: US leading auto market, China riding fixed gear bicycles

2010: China leading auto market, US riding fixed gear bicycles


FTFA.. The auto technology requirement is "tantamount to China strong-arming foreign auto makers" to give up technology in exchange for market access, one senior foreign auto executive was quoted saying.

doubt it!!! looks like they don't even have the tech to build modern cars! LOL and we're afraid of them why?
All of their products are copycats.. they have no R & D and their people have no entrepreneurial skills. They're not inventors.. only copycats. You would think by now they'd know how to build their own cars w/o resorting to stealing auto technologies.


since not sure if serious, i give your performance a 6/10
 
2010-09-17 07:50:07 PM
Webgrunt: MrFi5ter: Cheap cars that fall apart quickly, no matter how fuel-efficient, will never be as eco-friendly as buying a dependable used car locally.

Are you implying that Chinese cars will be cheaply made and fall apart quickly? Sure, that's a real possibility, but so were Japanese cars at one time. China has the resources to make cars as reliable as any manufacturer in the world, if they choose to do so.

And though with China's current fuel consumption ratios I would agree that it's quite easy for more fossil fuels to be burned in the manufacturing of a car than even the most fuel-efficient vehicle will ever save in fuel consumption, China could convert to greener energy sources and... um... OK, I guess I just don't see that second thing happening anytime soon. But my first point has merit.


I didn't say anything about cheap Chinese cars. I said cheap cars. Cheap cars in general are far less reliable resulting in costly repairs requiring parts that have a huge negative impact on the environment to manufacture, or replacing the car entirely which has an even greater environmental impact.

I have owned a 2001 Camry since May, 2005. I have put 92,500 miles on it for a total 162,750 miles. I have never, ever had to make a single mechanical repair. My sister has a 2003 Corolla which, even though it is newer and from the same company is far inferior in terms of reliability. It has half the mileage and has required a lot of repair, and is going to be replaced soon. I believe this is because it was built to be cheap and light weight to make it "economical" and "eco friendly" but that is hardly the result of sub-standard engineering.
 
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