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by marcopolo
Wed, 23 Feb 2011, 02:49
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Blade EV - New model
Replies: 104
Views: 14190

Blade EV - New model

But there is another one in Australia which you have not mentioned and is a full family size EV. We can revist this topic in a few months when the EV is put on public show. Er,....It's a bit difficult for me to mention, when it hasn't been revealed!? I'm talking about what's for sale now! You say B...
by marcopolo
Tue, 22 Feb 2011, 16:30
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Blade EV - New model
Replies: 104
Views: 14190

Blade EV - New model

Despite my forum differences with LBB from time to time and not being able to get a straight answer from him on price (mostly due to me being an impatient dick and not communicating well), he has in the past mentioned things that were coming up that were confidential, and did come to light as promi...
by marcopolo
Tue, 22 Feb 2011, 07:12
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Blade EV - New model
Replies: 104
Views: 14190

Blade EV - New model

Marcopolo, I am not here to tell lies. Everything I say is the truth and you will see this over the coming months as this information comes to light. It is frustrating not being able to talk in detail about some of these fascinating projects since I am sure many forum members would be extremely int...
by marcopolo
Tue, 22 Feb 2011, 03:53
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Blade EV - New model
Replies: 104
Views: 14190

Blade EV - New model

From talking to two of the "big boys" (professionals in the industry with many years experience of working for Ford and GM- both in Australia and the USA) I can tell you they will never crack the big time. Their cars have several quality issues with them and they are built to nowhere near the quali...
by marcopolo
Mon, 21 Feb 2011, 18:53
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Blade EV - New model
Replies: 104
Views: 14190

Blade EV - New model

All the panels are new and it hasn’t done any kms, but I really struggle to see this as an Australian built car. I commend them in trying to break into the big boy territory, but until they are producing their own designs and body panels, I’m sorry but I still see it as a conversion. Well, in that ...
by marcopolo
Mon, 21 Feb 2011, 07:19
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Blade EV - New model
Replies: 104
Views: 14190

Blade EV - New model

made in Australia from imported parts? :P The term is a little misleading. In fact the Australian motor industry has always been dependant on a very complex formula to determine what is local content. Like all Blade products, the Blade Runner's local content is measured by the same formula as Holde...
by marcopolo
Sun, 12 Dec 2010, 22:55
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Mexican Talk-fest
Replies: 0
Views: 695

Mexican Talk-fest

Another hugely expensive, international conference has concluded in Mexico. Better stage managed than Copenhagen, but just as unproductive and pointless! These talkfests are just an excuse for various politicians to look like they are doing something while actually achieving zero! Like a scene from ...
by marcopolo
Sun, 10 Oct 2010, 23:30
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Anyone for a test drive of an IMIEV
Replies: 9
Views: 1635

Anyone for a test drive of an IMIEV

Once again I'm amazed at the praise for the poorly performing imev as opposed to the roomier, better performing and more importantly, obtainable new and second hand for a much lower price, Blade Electron! Simply because the Electron is Australian produced, sourcing some of its components from the Ko...
by marcopolo
Sun, 29 Aug 2010, 22:58
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: emissions trading / carbon trading
Replies: 94
Views: 11263

emissions trading / carbon trading

But is the issue Oil reserves or Green House gases. Most of the topic suggests that Oil reserves are what's pushing this issue from those comments. Okay so can you trust the market forces without any regulation to provide an energy backbone that will be minial in CO2e emmisions. NO! Their needs to ...
by marcopolo
Fri, 27 Aug 2010, 02:12
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: emissions trading / carbon trading
Replies: 94
Views: 11263

emissions trading / carbon trading

Good grief don't go suggesting that!! If we stopped spending money on defence and burned it as an energy source instead we could stop mining coal. WE have made a note of your opinion, We have passed it on to THEM, who will Be investigating your activities! This will be conducted with an authorised ...
by marcopolo
Fri, 27 Aug 2010, 00:46
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: emissions trading / carbon trading
Replies: 94
Views: 11263

emissions trading / carbon trading

Western governments don't have to legislate family sizes. Mortgages, work pressures and the high cost of raising children do that automatically. Many European countries have a stable to declinig population, as would Australia if it were not for immigration. That would appear to work against the arg...
by marcopolo
Thu, 26 Aug 2010, 06:15
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: emissions trading / carbon trading
Replies: 94
Views: 11263

emissions trading / carbon trading

Discussions of carbon taxes may soon seem insignificant as they are overtaken by post peak oil woes.During the election, Tony Abbot showed that he has moved past being a climate change skeptic to a peak oil skeptic, ] and the alternative government isn't much better. It is widely quoted that we wil...
by marcopolo
Wed, 25 Aug 2010, 08:53
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: emissions trading / carbon trading
Replies: 94
Views: 11263

emissions trading / carbon trading

Not only do I agree with your analysis of this problem, but I also strongly agree with your proposal. As a child I was brain-washed by the Catholic brethren until my late teens when I had a St Paul of Antioch - style thunderbolt of enlightenment. So, while I am anti-Catholic-establishment Thank you...
by marcopolo
Tue, 24 Aug 2010, 19:17
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: emissions trading / carbon trading
Replies: 94
Views: 11263

emissions trading / carbon trading

Should the government be allowed to step in and say buy out technology from the company and make it available to the public? That's what's happening with the EV industry and the Energy Industry. Even hear in Australia - Especially here. Ok, moving past all the anti-human, anti-capitalist bogeyman d...
by marcopolo
Tue, 24 Aug 2010, 05:05
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: emissions trading / carbon trading
Replies: 94
Views: 11263

emissions trading / carbon trading

I wouldn't call it a 100% solution for those same sex couples who want to use the word 'marriage' but it would go a long way I expect for the word 'spouse' to be applicable in law and might satisfy 95% and would remove virtually all practical, rather than symbolic issues. If I were a politician and...
by marcopolo
Tue, 24 Aug 2010, 00:31
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: emissions trading / carbon trading
Replies: 94
Views: 11263

emissions trading / carbon trading

In academia, where I most often encounter this problem with non-Anglo names, a simple solution to this dilemma is to reply "Dear Dr. Polo,"People tend not be offended by the convenient assumption that they have a PhD. Heh, heh, heh, an absolutely brilliant solution! (and who said you didn't have po...
by marcopolo
Mon, 23 Aug 2010, 23:43
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: emissions trading / carbon trading
Replies: 94
Views: 11263

emissions trading / carbon trading

SSM=same sex marriage.Apparently some people feel their heterosexual relationships are undermined by other people's homosexual relationships. Personally I can't see how my heterosexual marriage is threatened or devalued by someone else's homosexual marriage. Perhaps, we are straying a little off to...
by marcopolo
Mon, 23 Aug 2010, 22:59
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: emissions trading / carbon trading
Replies: 94
Views: 11263

emissions trading / carbon trading

I figure it short messaging service code for the validation of a union between partners of non differential biological make up. Ah, I see...Thank you! Although simply because Julia Glliard has no children, and lives with a hairdresser and had those close friendships at Uni, means no more than....Oh...
by marcopolo
Mon, 23 Aug 2010, 05:16
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: emissions trading / carbon trading
Replies: 94
Views: 11263

emissions trading / carbon trading

What I enjoyed most was the annoying women on the TV panel I was watching. Forget what station it was, she was sitting next to Peter Costello, apparently she wrote a biography of Gillard. She was great, a total one eyed wacko who did not say anything intelligent the whole time I watched. I'd put a ...
by marcopolo
Sun, 22 Aug 2010, 23:22
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: emissions trading / carbon trading
Replies: 94
Views: 11263

emissions trading / carbon trading

Darn, polling day passed and we still don't have an answer. It is amazing how closely in two we are divided !That's probably why little gets done, the committee mentality. Yes indeed, an astonishing result! But sometimes you can have just a little too much democracy. It really is more efficient to ...
by marcopolo
Sun, 22 Aug 2010, 00:37
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: emissions trading / carbon trading
Replies: 94
Views: 11263

emissions trading / carbon trading

You don't have to be medical doctor to act on reputable medical advice. Similarly, you don't need to be a scientist to accept and act on reputable scientific advice. Actually, over the years, most of 'reputable medical advice' has in hindsight proved to be disastrous! As for 'science' for some time...
by marcopolo
Fri, 20 Aug 2010, 19:19
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: emissions trading / carbon trading
Replies: 94
Views: 11263

emissions trading / carbon trading

Are you summing up the situation there marco ? We have Arts candidates, not engineers, scientists or even economists (not accountants)? At least we don't have movie stars or journalists..... Oh... those too.Darn. Yeah, well of course Sen. Fielding is an engineer of sorts! The largest group of Polit...
by marcopolo
Fri, 20 Aug 2010, 19:14
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: emissions trading / carbon trading
Replies: 94
Views: 11263

emissions trading / carbon trading

Originally posted by acmotor Are you summing up the situation there marco ? We have Arts candidates, not engineers, scientists or even economists (not accountants)? At least we don't have movie stars or journalists..... Oh... those too.Darn.[/quote] Yeah, well of course Sen. Fielding is an engineer ...
by marcopolo
Fri, 20 Aug 2010, 19:11
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: emissions trading / carbon trading
Replies: 94
Views: 11263

emissions trading / carbon trading

Are you summing up the situation there marco ? We have Arts candidates, not engineers, scientists or even economists (not accountants)? At least we don't have movie stars or journalists..... Oh... those too.Darn. Yeah, well of course Sen. Fielding is an engineer of sorts. The largest group of Polit...
by marcopolo
Fri, 20 Aug 2010, 07:49
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: emissions trading / carbon trading
Replies: 94
Views: 11263

emissions trading / carbon trading

Yes, Bonds are not new. But Australia is one of the very few nations which do not utilise this method of financing national and municipal infrastructure. Bonds come in different forms. It is a very long time, more than 60 years, since the last Australian Bearer (negotiable) bonds were issued. Today ...