Earlier today I read an article which talked about something that I hadn’t really thought about before: how to charge people who charge their electric vehicles at public outlets. It got me thinking… why hasn’t anyone mentioned that before?
In 2008, Obama won the Presidential election promising “hope and change”. One of those changes was to eliminate our dependance on fossil fuels by aggressively pursuing alternative fuels. So far, we’ve tried hydrogren fuel cell vehicles, but those aren’t getting much traction, even though they make the most sense (more on that later). Some people have worked on solar-powered cars, but those were mostly gimmicks and would never work in real-world practical application. There’s always biodiesel, which is a viable fuel and is readily available; however, it is not going to replace gasoline as our #1 fuel source anytime soon. (And, as proven by Shell, algae is NOT the answer to biofuels… no matter how much Obama wants you to believe it is… and no matter how many biofuel companies the Department of Energy throws money at.) Now, hybrid drive vehicles are taking off, and they’re pretty decently efficient… however, they’re more expensive for automakers to make and they lose money selling them.
So, that leaves us with everybody’s favorite saviour, the electric vehicle. Now, on the surface, the EV is great: Clean power, quiet, low emissions… what’s not to like? And therein lies the problem. Nobody wants to look past the surface and ask the one question that should be on everybody’s mind: where does the power to charge the batteries come from?
That, my friends, is where the Kansas City Shuffle comes in.
For those of you who haven’t had the pleasure of watching Lucky Number Slevin, I highly recommend it. Just don’t watch it with your kids. But for those who haven’t… allow me to demonstrate the Kansas City Shuffle:
Now that we’re all on the same page… let’s continue.
You see, Obama’s entire presidency is based on the Kansas City Shuffle. His state-run mainstream misleadia cohorts will gladly downplay any news that may be detrimental to Obama and the Democrats in favor of American Idol, Jersey Shore, and Real Housewives. And they’re doing it again, now, with electric cars.
How can I be so sure of this? Oh… the pieces to the puzzle are there. You just have to sift through the liberal lies to find them.
- Lie #1 is quite obvious. The media wants you to believe that the high gas prices are a result of economic growth. That’s nonsense. How can the economy be improving when Gallup is reporting that unemployment will be over 9% for February? (So much for the seasonal hiring boost.)
- Lie #2: Biofuels will solve our energy crisis. Ok, even the mainstream misleadia knows this is at best a big-time stretch… and more than likely a complete farce. And even if they could solve our energy crisis, it wouldn’t be anytime soon… after all, the “algae theory” is nothing new. It’s been discussed for 60+ years.
- Lie #3, and the biggest lie of them all: Electric vehicles will be the end of Big Oil.
So, there’s your first half of the Kansas City Shuffle. Everybody looking to the right? Ok, good… now it’s time to go to the left while nobody’s paying attention.
While everyone has been concentrating on high gas prices, two things are at play behind the scenes that will make a big difference in the way everything plays out. First, the fact that hydrogen fuel cell cars are being pushed out of the picture. And second, the EPA regulations that kicked in January 1st, 2012.
How are these two things going to work together affect the course of this “crisis” (which wouldn’t be a crisis at all, if we’d just lift the Clinton-era regulations on refineries and the various bans on drilling for oil around the country)? Well, you have to remember my earlier point: How, exactly, are these EV’s going to get their batteries charged? It’s quite obvious the power grid will be involved. This is dangerous ground, for one main reason: The government controls the power grid. But again, more on that in a minute.
In January of 2008, Obama discussed a cap-and-trade system. In the following video, you can see exactly how far this man is willing to go to destroy our economy, in his own words:
And in this video, the results of his cap-and-trade system would bring about necessarily higher electricity rates:
Now, Obama didn’t get his way. The Cap-And-Trade bill never made it through Congress. But it was never going to and Obama knew it. What you didn’t hear about was what Obama’s EPA was doing in the background.
What was the purpose of Cap-And-Trade? In a nutshell, it was intended to cap off the level of allowable greenhouse gases produced by power plants and factories, and charge any overages back to the companies responsible. I shouldn’t have to go into great detail about why that is an insanely asinine thing to do, but let’s put it this way: every other country with a cap-and-trade system in place is working to dismantle that system because it doesn’t work. Well, as I said, Obama had a backup plan. Obama has the EPA in his pocket. The EPA recently initiated new regulations on greenhouse gasses that are punishable with fines and/or forced shutdowns of non-compliant power plants. In short, Obama circumvented Congress to force the closure of approximately 20% of the nation’s coal power plants, which happen to provide 45% of the power grid’s power. Obama, through the EPA, got an illegal, unconstitutional version of Cap-And-Trade. This all kicked in on January 1st of this year. And as you should have figured out by now, this is going to severely short the Supply side of Supply and Demand… and when something is in short supply, the price goes through the roof.
Have you figured out where this is headed yet?
Gas prices are skyrocketing. Electric cars are being heralded as the “wave of the future”. But that wave is going to be fueled by government-controlled, government-priced electricity from the power grid. And people who bought these electric vehicles because they were cheaper than gas vehicles won’t be able to afford to use them, and if they are there’s no guarentee there will be enough power to actually charge them with 45% of our power grid’s supply being phased out and no immediate replacement of it in sight. And when too many people try to charge up at once? The EPA will be there waiting to fine the power companies on the pollutant overages. So people will go back to gas vehicles, and pay $5/$6/$7 a gallon for gas… or they just won’t use their cars at all. In short… these policies will work together to bring the transportation industry to a sudden and immediate collapse.
Another added “benefit” to the push for EV’s, at least from Obama’s point of view, is simple control: It’s a lot easier to shut off the power grid than it is to shut off every single gas station in the country at once. By forcing us into electric cars, the bulk of the population could easily be rendered immobile and without electricity, simply by flipping a switch. Instantaneous government control of the entire population at the flip of a switch? A dictator’s wet dream realized.
Hydrogen fuel cell powered cars would solve all of this. No energy from the power grid, because they make their energy from the fuel cell, and the only byproduct is clean, drinkable H2O. But car manufacturers are saying that a viable fuel cell vehicle is at least eight years away. (Even though Honda has the FCX Clarity currently for lease if you live in Southern CA.) Why the delay, when at least one manufacturer already has a working, mass-produced fuel cell vehicle?
Because Obama’s Department of Energy won’t give you money for fuel cell vehicles. They only give you money if you make EV’s. Because they want total control of where you get your energy… and if you could get your fuel by using hydrogen, they can’t just turn off the supply at the flip of a switch.
Everybody looks right… Obama moves left.