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Can you please stop announcing plans to bring electric cars to market, and just FUCKING DO IT. … Continue reading

FILE PHOTO: The electronic delivery car “Street Scooter” of German postal and logistics group Deutsche Post DHL is seen during a press confernce in Aachen, Germany, August 23, 2016. REUTERS/Thilo Schmuelgen/File Photo GLOBAL BUSINESS WEEK AHEAD SEARCH GLOBAL BUSINESS 7 AUG FOR ALL IMAGES

German car industry doesn’t deliver what Deutsche Post needed, so they built is themselves. And now increase capacity to sell it externally as well. I’ve said before that we are going to see an entire industry turned upside down. And it is already happening. Not mainstream yet, but I’d be surprised if any of the traditional car makers survive the next 10 years. To quote Tesla’s Elon Musk: “The future is now”.

Full article, in German, on Spiegel Online at http://www.spiegel.de/wirtschaft/unternehmen/post-street-scooter-diesel-skandal-heizt-interesse-an-elektro-transporter-an-a-1161865.html. … Continue reading

Really nice picture taken near my home. Shot on my iPhone 7, unaltered.

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Earlier today I was walking through a forrest, for about an hour. For the last couple hundred meters, before reaching the restaurant where I was having dinner, I had to pass a wide street with the typical commute traffic. Loud, stinking… what a contrast to the quiet green and singing birds. Let there be no mistake, I am so tired of these kind of headlines. Ok, so Ford is the latest in announcing an all electric car. Oh wait – shipping in 2020.

We live in 2017. We know for decades that fossil fuel is limited. We know for decades that we ruin the environment. And what, dear car industry, have you done to solve this problem. Nothing. If not for Tesla, you’d not get your ass up even now. That alone is reason enough for me to look at cars with different eyes than in the past. There is just no excuse for not shipping all electric cars today. Actually, there’s no excuse for not doing it for a long time already.

If I had both the money to afford a Tesla Model X, and if Tesla cars did not have such poorly designed interior with such an oversized and non-integrated iPad kind of thing I’d sure buy one. For now I just keep my fingers crossed my current Volvo Diesel keeps going for another 2-3 years until I can buy an affordable all electric SUV. Yes, I know it’s not ideal keeping the Diesel powered Volvo running for another 2-3 years. But paying one of the traditional car makers, including Volvo, for another fossil fuel powered car would be the wrong message to these guys.

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Ich verlinke selten zum Spiegel, aber dieser Kommentar spricht mir aus der Seele. Habe ich doch schon von Anfang gegen alle wohlmeinenden Einwände klar gesagt, dass dieser Mensch einfach nur dumm ist.

Richtig gefährlich sind eigentlich nur die intelligenten – oder zumindest einigermaßen intelligenten – Bösen. Die Dummen sind meist harmlos. Meist sogar lustig. Außer sie machen aus Versehen mal was kaputt. Deswegen lässt man solche Leute normalerweise eigentlich nicht an Atomknöpfe. Normalerweise. Ich hoffe die Amerikaner, und ein paar mehr gleich mit, lernen was davon. … Continue reading

Over the weekend I read about another airline flight attendant vs. passenger incident. Why would any sane person react that way. I mean, seems the flight attendant was right, but just like in the recent case of a man being violently pulled out of an over-booked United flight, how come flight attendants apply violence to enforce their case? I was thinking about this a bit this morning. What is obvious, when looking around, is that we have very obviously educated a whole generation with the believe that violence is a viable option, to enforce ones rights. In a kind of subtle way, this is happening all over the place. For example I was watching StarWars Rogue One over the weekend. Old story of good vs. bad. Like in the original StarWars movies. Right? Well, watch closely, and you’ll see that both apply violence whenever and however, and no matter how many casuals, if it seems an option to accomplish what they – in the name of a greater good – need to accomplish. Shooting a storm trooper, blowing up a ship… no big deal. This has become such a common trend, are we actually realizing what we are doing here. And let there be no mistake, this is not just about StarWars. I was just picking that movie because I very recently watched it. Pick any of the mainstream entertainment, movies, computer games. I am … Continue reading

A friend of mine once said, that if you follow your heart, everything you do is the right thing. If that doesn’t work, you need moral to guide you. And if that fails too, there are laws. Simple as that.

This is a very comprehensive article, digging into the very details of moral vs. peace treaty. And it beautifully explains why a morally motivated tolerance against everybody (incl. say Nazis, extremists of any kind, or just those annoying people who give a fuck about others) is fundamentally wrong. And dangerous.

Full article over at ExtraNewsfeed. … Continue reading

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