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JULY 2009


Geniuses at work!

Subject: Changing the Laws of Physics

At a recent breakfast meeting focusing on the new Obama auto guidelines, one of the speakers was David E. Cole, Chairman of the Center for Automotive Research (CAR).
Mr. Cole, an engineer by training, told many stories of the difficulty of working with the folks that the Obama administration has sent to save the auto industry. There have been many meetings during which experienced automotive experts have had to listen to newcomers to the industry, someone with zero manufacturing experience, zero auto industry experience, zero business experience, zero finance experience, and zero engineering experience, tell them how to run their business.
Mr. Cole’s favorite story…..
There was a team of Obama people conferring with Mr. Cole, explaining to him that the auto companies needed to make a car that is powered by electricity and liquid natural gas (LNG), with enough combined fuel to go 500 miles without refueling so we "wouldn't need so many gas stations". They referred to BTU's of LNG and battery life data they had looked up on some website.
Mr. Cole explained that to do this you would need a trunk full of batteries and an LNG tank as big as a car to make it happen, and that there were problems related to the laws of physics that prevented them from......
One of the Obama folks interrupted and said…
“These laws of physics…who's rules are those? We need to change that. [Some of the others wrote down "laws of physics" so they could look it up!]. We have the congress and the administration. We can repeal that law, amend it, or use an executive order to get rid of that problem. That's why we are here, to fix these sort of issues".


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